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TRAVELLING TO CHICAGO (ALL LEVELS)

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO CHICAGO?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO?

SO, THIS IS THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME…..

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THE SAFEST MEANS OF TRANSPORT? (2B1)

TODAY WE´VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT DIFFERENT MEANS OF TRANSPORT…..WHY ARE ELECTRIC SCOOTERS IN THE NEWS TODAY?

 

“Spain sees first case of a pedestrian killed by an electric scooter” READ MORE

“Valencia is set to adopt new more restrictive rules banning scooters from sidewalks” READ MORE

So, are electric scooters one of the safest means of transport or one of the most dangerous?

LET´S GO OVER THE GRAMMAR OF COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES…

NOW YOU ARE READY TO REVIEW THE GRAMMAR ON PAGE 136.

 

25th NOVEMBER:”STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN” (ALL LEVELS)

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DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE TAKEN PLACE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO PROTEST AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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MULTIMEDIA-LIBRARY EOI: SURVEY (ENCUESTA) (ALL LEVELS)

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  • Durante este curso se está trabajando para transformar la biblioteca en un espacio diferente, que se llamará mediateca (multimedia-library)
  • El tipo de servicios y actividades que esperamos poder ofrecer en la nueva mediateca aparecen en el cuestionario, así que es muy interesante que lo rellenes.
  • Si queréis participar más activamente en el proyecto, la última pregunta del cuestionario te pide tu dirección de e-mail para contactar.

 CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW TO GO TO THE SURVEY:

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ENGLISH CONSONANTS (ALL LEVELS)

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THIS IS THE CHART IN YOUR BOOK

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CLICK ON THE WEBPAGE BELOW TO LISTEN AND PRACTISE:

CONSONANTS

MORE CONSONANTS

REMEMBER:

UNVOICED = “SORDO”

VOICED = SONORO 

YOU CAN ALSO TRY ADRIAN UNDERHILL´S  INTERACTIVE PHONEMIC CHART:

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CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE AND YOU´LL BE ABLE TO HEAR THE SOUNDS.

 

NOWADAYS THERE ARE MANY APPS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ON YOUR MOBILE / TABLET TO PRACTISE PRONUNCIATION:

SOUND FOUNDATIONS: SOUND MACMILLAN (FREE VERSION, NOT PREMIUM)
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ENGLISH FILE PRONUNCIATION
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THIS IS A GOOD SITE TO WORK ON PRONUNCIATION (BBC Learning English)140924155826_bbcle_new_site-2

OR THE BRITISH COUNCIL

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AND THE BRITISH COUNCIL APP

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NOW YOU COULD PRACTICE WITH THIS LIST OF THE 100  MOST  COMMONLY MISPRONOUNCED WORDS IN ENGLISH: 100 mispronounced words

 

 

 

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THE “XMAS SEASON HAS BEGUN” (ALL LEVELS)

 

According to THE INDEPENDENT: ”

“Following years of heartfelt short films set to covers of classic songs that have been known to bring tears to viewers’ eyes, this year the retail giant has departed from its fictionalised stories and ingénue singers, with a two-minute Christmas campaign film that tells the story of John’s career, set to his first major hit, “Your Song”.

Titled The Boy and the Piano, the advert opens in the present day with a shot of the musician sat at his piano playing the opening notes of “Your Song,” before going back in time to chart his meteoric rise to stardom. Eventually we are shown the origin of his talents: a piano gifted to him for Christmas by his mother and grandmother.

Different actors play the singer throughout, with Freddie Henderson depicting the young Elton, Brandon Stein covering his teenage years, Oliver Marshall doing the Seventies, Simon Burbage covering the Eighties/Nineties years and John himself appearing for the present day scenes.

Each scene sees an array of opulent costumes, designed by Joanna Johnston to be identical replicas of John’s original outfits.

While the entire song is played throughout the advert, it is pieced together using different recordings that John sung throughout his career, adding a subtle but noticeable change of mood with each scene transition.

Additionally, this is the first time that John Lewis has used a repeat song, with Ellie Goulding’s cover of “Your Song” having appeared in the brand’s 2010 Christmas campaign.

By using a celebrity as the focus of the advert, John Lewis has moved away from preceding campaigns, which have seen up and coming artists cover classic songs, with Gabrielle Aplin singing “The Power of Love” and Tom Odell singing “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want”.

The advert comes just months before Elton John biopic, Rocket Man, comes to cinemas, and ahead of his 2019 farewell tour. Both dates seem more than a happy coincidence, but representatives from John Lewis and Partners insist that the timing of this was not planned in relation to their campaign. ….. READ MORE….

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LYRICS TRAINING: SONGS (2B1, ALL LEVELS)

DO YOU ENJOY LISTENING TO MUSIC?

IF YOU ENJOY MUSIC, WHY DON´T YOU TRY LYRICS TRAINING TO IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS?

LyricsTraining is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign language skills, through the power of music and songs……

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THERE ARE ALSO APPS AVAILABLE FOR MOBILES

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READ MORE…

PRONUNCIATION 2: DIPHTHONGS (ALL LEVELS)

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THESE ARE THE ENGLISH DIPHTHONGS:

CAN YOU THINK OF A WORD FOR EACH DIPHTHONG?

IF NOT, TRY THE INTERACTIVE CHART, BY CLICKING ON THE LINK.

IF YOU CAN´T WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE TYPE IN “IPA DIPHTHONGS” ON YOU TUBE,OK?

WATCH THIS MINI-MOVIE TO PRACTISE THE DIPHTHONGS:

(http://www.cambridge.org/elt/resources/skills/interactive/pron_animations/index.htm

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FOR MORE DETAILED PRACTICE ON EACH DIPHTHONG YOU CAN WATCH THESE VIDEOS:

 

 

 

 

YOU CAN ALSO USE THIS MATERIAL:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/pronunciation

http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/englishfile/intermediate/c_pronunciation/pronunciation02/

LANGUAGE EXCHANGE AT THE SCHOOL (ALL LEVELS)

Remember! ¡Acuérdate! 
Hoy a las 17:30 en EOI, 
20:30 Halloween Language Exchange en Unic…. ( Disfrázate…)

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WHEN WILL THE CLOCKS GO BACK TONIGHT? (ALL LEVELS)

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SPANIARDS will get an extra hour of sleep as the clock goes back one hour tonight. When WILL the clocks go back?

IN SPAIN CLOCKS WILL GO BACK ONE HOUR THIS WEEKEND ON SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER AT 3 am IN THE MORNING . TWICE EVERY YEAR OUR CLOCKS CHANGE BY ONE HOUR WITH PEOPLE EITHER GAINING OR LOSING AN HOUR OF SLEEP. THE CHANGES ALLOW  ENERGY SAVING AND MORE DAYLIGHT  ONCE THE SUMMER ARRIVES

YOU WON´T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT YOUR SMARTPHONE OR OTHER INTERNET-CONNECTED DEVICES LIKE TABLETS AND COMPUTERS  AS THEY WILL CHANGE THE TIME AUTOMATICALLY INSTEAD OF REQUIRING YOU DO IT MANUALLY.

THIS YEAR MIGHT BE THE LAST ONE AS THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF CONTROVERSY IN EUROPE ABOUT IT….BUT IS CHANGING THE CLOCKS A WASTE OF TIME? WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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Smart Up Your English

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Smart Up Your English

LEARN NEW WORDS, EXPRESSIONS, PHRASES...

Helendipity

learn English and share your experiences (SERENDIPITY= the accidental discovery of something pleasant and useful!)

Adrian Underhill's Pronunciation Site

Practical Discovery of English Pronunciation