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“THE STITCHER LIST”: PODCASTS ON THE GO TO IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS (1B2)

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“LE MOULIN DE LA GALETTE” by Mª ANGELES LÓPEZ (1B1)

LISTEN TO Mª ANGELES DESCRIBING A FAMOUS PAINTING BY RENOIR.

WHAT COMMENTS CAN YOU MAKE ON HER PERFORMANCE?

MERCEDES’S VOKI (1B1)

CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO LISTEN TO MERCEDES

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FEEL FREE TO MAKE COMMENTS

MY FAMILY (A2)

YOU KNOW THAT IN YOUR ORAL CERTIFICATE EXAMS YOU HAVE A “MONOLOGUE”. HAVE A LOOK AT ONE AND GET READY FOR IT.

TASK 1 : MONOLOGUE

•Please introduce yourself to the other candidate.

•You are going to give a short talk on a topic.

•Choose two or three ideas to talk about.

•You can add your own ideas.

•Talk for about 2 -3 minutes.

MONOLOGUE 3

 FAMILY

                                                                      famifamily  

 

•Parents/ brothers/sisters etc….•How often do you see them?

•Your home

•Things you like / don´t like  doing  together

•Housework

•Holidays

•Family events / celebrations

 

THIS IS ONE EXAMPLE FROM ONE OF MY STUDENTS LAST YEAR FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO IT.

YOU JUST HAVE TO RECORD YOURSELF USING AUDIOBOOM OR SOUNDCLOUD AND EMAIL ME THE CODE FOR WORDPRESS.

GETTING TO KNOW Esther (A2)

CONGRATULATIONS ESTHER!!  YOU COULD MANAGE TO SEND ME YOUR PODCAST .

I´LL WRITE OR RECORD MY COMMENTS SOON. IN THE MEANTIME ANYBODY CAN DO IT FOR ME

“VOICETHREAD” COLLABORATIVE STORY (LOW B2, B2 C1)

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WE ARE ON A  DIFFERENT MISSION NOW!! AN ORAL COLLABORATIVE CHALLENGE TO FOSTER SPEAKING SKILLS…..

What is VOICETHREAD, anyway?

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VOICETHREAD is one of the best free collaborative tools and IOS apps for teachers and students. This tool allows educators to create accounts for students without e-mail and offers a choice of avatars. Teachers can upload images, documents, and videos that are turned into a multimedia slideshow where learners and others can navigate slides and comment in various ways: leave voice comments with a mic or by telephone, create text, upload an audio file, leave a comment through a webcam, or choose a colored pen and doodle on the presentation. Many privacy options are available and the project is embeddable.

For this activity, you will contribute to a collaborative  chain SPEAKING STORY.

FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

1st Visit the collaborative SPEAKING story for your group by clicking the link below. The story has already been started.

https://voicethread.com/new/share/4596143/

2nd To contribute to the story:

  • REGISTER (www.voicethread.com) uploading your photo or an avatar and writing your name or an alias.. It´s free.
  • CLICK on the link above.
  • LISTEN to the entire story up to the last recording. NOTE: Your contribution needs to make sense and continue the flow of the story as well as relate to the previous post.
  • To record your contribution to the story click on the plus sign at the bottom of the screen and then select webcam or the microphone, which will only record your voice. You could also upload an audio file…..Listen to your recording and if you like it, click on SAVE.
  • Your contribution  should be at least ONE MINUTE  long. Add an image  to accompany your part of the story (by clicking on the yellow square at the bottom right-hand corner and then clicking on the plus sign). This added multimedia should be an element you wrote about in your story.
  • THE TEACHER STARTS THE STORY BUT….At least 6 additional people need to contribute to the story. It should be obvious that 6 additional people (STUDENTS) contributed.

After all your contributions the story needs to have a clear beginning, middle, and end.

 

There are apps to be downloaded both in your tablets or any other mobile devices

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COME ON!! I´LL BE WAITING FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS!!

MARISA´S FAMILY (A2)

JAVIER BOSCÁ´S FAMILY(A2)

CARMEN LÓPEZ´S FAMILY (A2)

AINET ALMELAS´S FAMILY (A2)

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