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.
DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE TAKEN PLACE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO PROTEST AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
- 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:
THIS IS THE CHART IN YOUR BOOK
CLICK ON THE WEBPAGE BELOW TO LISTEN AND PRACTISE:
UNVOICED = “SORDO”
VOICED = SONORO
YOU CAN ALSO TRY ADRIAN UNDERHILL´S INTERACTIVE PHONEMIC CHART:
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:
THIS IS A GOOD SITE TO WORK ON PRONUNCIATION (BBC Learning English)
OR THE BRITISH COUNCIL
AND THE BRITISH COUNCIL APP
NOW YOU COULD PRACTICE WITH THIS LIST OF THE 100 MOST COMMONLY MISPRONOUNCED WORDS IN ENGLISH: 100 mispronounced words
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….
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……
THERE ARE ALSO APPS AVAILABLE FOR MOBILES
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:
FOR MORE DETAILED PRACTICE ON EACH DIPHTHONG YOU CAN WATCH THESE VIDEOS:
YOU CAN ALSO USE THIS MATERIAL:
Hoy a las 17:30 en EOI,
20:30 Halloween Language Exchange en Unic…. ( Disfrázate…)
Fotos publicadas en el Facebook de Valencia Language Exchange
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?