Monthly Archives: January 2020

SPORT (B1.2)

THESE PHOTOS ARE RELATED TO SOME OF THE SPORTS NEWS THIS WEEK. WHAT´S THE STORY BEHIND?

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LET´S PLAY HANGMAN WITH THE SPORTS VOCABULARY ON  PAGE 229

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SPORTS VOCABULARY HANGMAN

BREXIT FINAL COUNTDOWN (ALL LEVELS)

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THE PAINFUL DATE HAS JUST ARRIVED……AND NOW WHAT?

THE GUARDIAN ANSWERS ITS READERS´QUESTIONS ABOUT BREXIT. READ MORE…

 

REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS (2B1)

LISTEN TO THIS POPULAR SONG

IT´S CALLED “I PROMISED MYSELFWHAT KIND OF WORD IS “MYSELF”?,

YEAH, YOU´RE RIGHT…. IT´S A REFLEXIVE PRONOUN

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EXERCISES

ANNOYED OR ANNOYING? -ED or -ING ADJECTIVES (B1. 2)

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CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE IN MEANING BETWEEN THESE ADJECTIVES?

IF YOU´RE HAVING PROBLEMS, LISTEN TO OUR BBC GRAMMAR EXPERT:

TRY THIS QUIZ

TRY THESE EXERCISES:http://www.better-english.com/grammar/adjing.htm

CAN, COULD or BE ABLE TO? (B1.2)

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Photo EURONEWS

Nine provinces are on red alert today, with areas such as the Valencia region and the Balearics struggling to cope with heavy snowfall, rain showers and record waves of more than eight meters. At least 120 towns  in Valencia have suspended classes and closed schools  because the adverse weather conditions. So many students couldn´t // weren´t able to attend classes today.

IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COULDN´T & WEREN´T ABLE IN THIS CONTEXT?

REMEMBER THAT WEDNESDAY IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN VALENCIA CAPITAL CITY AND I WON´T SEE YOU UNTIL NEXT MONDAY 27th. SO,  DON´T FORGET TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK

GOYA AWARDS 2020

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The 34th Goya Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences (AACCE), will honor the best in Spanish films of 2019 and take place at the Palacio de Deportes  in Málaga on January 25th, 2020. The ceremony will be broadcast in Spain by TVE and will be hosted for the second consecutive year by television presenter and comedian Andreu Buenafuente and actress Silvia Abril. . It will be the third overall time and the second consecutive year that the ceremony will be held outside of Madrid: previously the 14th edition and the 33th edition had taken place in Barcelona and Seville respectively. 

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Nominations were announced on December 2nd  2019 . While at War received the most nominations with seventeen, followed by Pain and Glory and The Endless Trench with sixteen and fifteen nominations respectively.

The awards were established in 1987, a year after the founding of “the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España”, and the first awards ceremony took place on March 16th, 1987, at the Teatro Lope de Vega, Madrid. The ceremony continues to take place annually around the end of January, and awards are given to films produced during the previous year.

The award itself is a small bronze bust of Francisco de Goya created by the sculptor José Luis Fernández.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WRITE THE ENGLISH SUBTITLES FOR THE GOYA SPOT THIS YEAR?

  • DO YOU LIKE SPANISH CINEMA?

  • HAVE YOU SEEN ANY OF THE TOP NOMINATED FILMS THIS YEAR?

  • WHICH FILM DO YOU THINK DESERVES THE MOST AWARDS? WHY?

  • WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE ANY PREDICTIONS FOR NEXT WEEK? VOTE ON THE PANEL BELOW FOR YOUR FAVOURITE FILM

Leading the way is Alejandro Amenábar’s historical drama While At War, which follows revered author Miguel de Unamuno as he decides to publicly support the Spanish coup of July 1936, eventually heading to Franco’s palace to ask for clemency.

Following closely behind was Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain And Glory with 16 nominations including best film, director and acting noms for its leads Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz.

Alongside those two frontrunners, drama The Endless Trench, which premiered at San Sebastian film festival this year, picked up 15 nominations, including a nod for best film and best director for its trio of helmers Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, and Jose Mari Goenaga.

Also up for best film are Benito Zambrano’s Outdoor and Oliver Laxe’s What Burns. Laxe is also nominated for best director.

 

WISHES AND REGRETS…. ( B2.2)

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WHAT DO YOU THINK THE QUEEN WISHES?

I wish I was in London, walkin’ in the rain
I wish I was in London, ooh I really miss the rain
Oh, just take me home again

I wish I was in England, I really miss the Queen
I wish I was in England, ooh I really miss the Queen
Oh, just take me home again

What happened to the Empire? There’s nothing in the Bank
They gave away the Empire, without a word of thanks
Oh, just blame it on the Yanks

So give me rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves
I live in California, but it’s really not the same
Oh, so take me home again

Oh, please take me home again
Oh, so take me home again
[ These are London Lyrics on http://www.lyricsmania.com/ ]

“I WISH I WAS IN LONDON”…IS THIS A WISH OR A REGRET?

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MAKE YOUR HOME A SAFER PLACE FOR CHILDREN (B2.2)

 

THIS VIDEO WENT VIRAL LAST WEEK. IT IS ABOUT THE DANGEROUS WALK OF A GIRL BY THE CORNICE OF THE 5TH FLOOR OF A BLOCK OF FLATS. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE PARENTS SHOULD OR SHOULDN´T HAVE DONE?

PUT THEM AWAY, FOR GOD´S SAKE! (B1.2)

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW AND TELL US WHAT´S HAPPENING?

A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO ADELE SINGLED OUT A CONCERT GOER FOR RECORDING HER PERFORMANCE WITH HER MOBILE INSTEAD OF LIVING IN THE MOMENT AND EXPERIENCING THE GIG.MADONNA, ALICIA KEYS AND OTHER ARTISTS ARE TRYING A DEVICE THAT LOCKS UP FANS´PHONES. (YONDR) TO GET PEOPLE TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE MUSIC INSTEAD OF RECORDING IT.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS PROHIBITION?

A QUESTION OF MANNERS? (B1.2)

B1 MONOLOGUES:   IS IT A QUESTION OF MANNERS?

Read the title of the topic and the suggestions.

Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue.

You can add ideas of your own. Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes.  

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  • Talking loudly on your phone in public places
  • Texting when you´re having a meal in a restaurant
  • Throwing rubbish in the street
  • Drinking alcohol  (binge drinking) in the street
  • Noise  pollution in towns and cities.

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TO PRACTICE DIALOGUES  click_here_button_animated_2_

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