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WEAR IT PINK DAY 2018: SUPPORT BREAST CANCER RESEARCH (ALL LEVELS)

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Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day

On 19 October we will wear pink, raise money and make life-saving research happen.

Why? Because breast cancer is still here. It’s still tearing apart the lives of families and it’s still taking the lives of the women we love on a heartbreaking scale.

We will be wearing it pink in October. Will you join us?

WEAR IT PINK DAY or PINK RIBBON DAY is celebrated every 19th October,

On 19th October 2018, people all around Spain will be turning up to work dressed in pink and doing other pink-themed things, to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign. The funds go towards improving treatment, and survival rates, for people fighting breast cancer, as well as research into the disease.

When you take part in wear it pink, you join forces with scientists, researchers, supporters and people affected by breast cancer.

Together, we can make real progress in research that saves lives. It’s easy to join in, simply get together with your colleagues, friends and family, pull on something pink and raise money for breast cancer research. We believe everyone who joins the fight is a hero, from people affected by breast cancer, to our scientists and all our amazing fundraisers.

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TAGXEDO  is an application to make word clouds with styles. Look at the heart above, which is a good example. Would you like to try?

WORLD FOOD DAY (2B1) (ALL LEVELS)

TODAY WE´VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOOD IN CLASS BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT IT´S WORLD FOOD DAY?

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“FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.

World Food Day is a chance to show our commitment to to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. THE RIGHT TO FOOD IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT”

PRONUNCIATION 1: VOWELS (ALL LEVELS)

 

LISTEN TO PABLO IGLESIAS SPEAKING IN ENGLISH LAST YEAR. WHAT DO YOU THINK HIS PROBLEM IS?

LOOK AT THIS CHART.

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THESE ARE THE SOUNDS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. AS YOU CAN SEE, THE CHART IS DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS:  VOWELS, DIPHTHONGS AND CONSONANTS.

LET´S CONCENTRATE ON THE REVISION OF ENGLISH VOWELS.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW OR THE PICTURE ABOVE TO USE AN INTERACTIVE VERSION OF THE CHART:

http://www.onestopenglish.com/skills/pronunciation/phonemic-chart-and-app/interactive-phonemic-chart-british-english/

 

YOU CAN ALSO WATCH THIS VIDEO:

IF THE LINK DOESN´T WORK, TYPE IN  “IPA VOWELS”  ON YOUTUBE   AND YOU´LL BE ABLE TO WATCH THE VIDEO. OK?

THIS IS ALSO A USEFUL LINK  TO LISTEN TO THE VOWELS BELOW:

www.oup.com/elt/englishfile/beginner

EXTRA PRACTICE

NOWADAYS THERE ARE MANY APPS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD TO PRACTISE PRONUNCIATION:

  • SOUND FOUNDATIONS (there is a free version)

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  • ENGLISH FILE PRONUNCIATION (you have to pay to download)

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FOR INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS AND ABOVE, YOU CAN ALSO VISIT THIS WEBSITE:

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

WELCOME BACK MESSAGE 2018-2019 (1B2 & 2B1) (ALL LEVELS)

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MONDAY & WEDNESDAY GROUPS   1B2    MONDAY        8th OCTOBER

TUESDAY & THURSDAY GROUPS      2B1    THURSDAY    11th OCTOBER

GROUPS, TEACHERS AND CLASSROOMS 2018-19
CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW

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CURSOS FORMATIVOS /”TRAINING COURSES”: HOW TO REGISTER. (ALL LEVELS)

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IF YOU´RE INTERESTED IN OUR TRAINING COURSES THIS YEAR (LIST), CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO FIND OUT  ABOUT DATES  & HOW TO REGISTER. REQUEST FOR APPOINTMENT !!!

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THIS IS THE ONE I OFFER FOR 2B1 STUDENTS: ORAL SKILLS & CONVERSATION GAMBITS 2B1 (ADDRESSED TO STUDENTS WHO ALREADY PASSED 1 B1  & ARE GETTING READY FOR THE B1 CERTIFICATE THIS YEAR)

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CURSO FORMATIVO EOI ZAIDIA 2018-19 (CARMEN GÓMEZ BENÍTEZ) INGLÉS   

 

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NUEVAS SECCIONES EOI VALENCIA (ALL LEVELS)

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BEFORE YOU SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT YEAR 2018-2019, READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY IN CASE YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED

NUEVAS SECCIONES. UBICACIÓN.

 MAPA DE LES NOVES SECCIONS DE L’EOI VALÈNCIA: D’ara endavant, l’EOI València tindrà noves seccions:

 

ÀREA NORD

Secció Benicalap (Av. Dr Nicasi Benlloch, 130)

Secció Alboraia (C/ Canonge Julià, 33)

Secció St. Llorenç (Av. Germans Machado, 9)

Secció Mislata (C/ Séquia de Favara, 2)

ÀREA SUD

Secció Quatre Carreres (Av. Germans Maristes, 25)

Secció Creu del Grau (Av. Balears, 66)

Secció Tres Forques (C/ Guillem Despuig, 8)

 

 

La matrícula es farà a la seus central (Llano de Zaidia, 19)

WORLD BULLYING DAY (ALL LEVELS)

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World Bullying Day is an international day marked on May 2nd to raise awareness of bullying and cyberbullying. It’s a widespread issue that affects millions of students around the world in schools and universities with consequences that range from psychological traumas to even suicide and causes around 200 deaths each year.

This initiative was founded by NGO Bullying Without Borders in 2013. The founder of the organization, Dr Javier Miglino, and an international multi-disciplinary team conformed by psychologists, educators, medics, journalists and parents whose children suffered from bullying and cyberbullying considered necessary the creation of an ephemeris to help raise awareness of this problem and make governments take notice. Basing themselves on what Nelson Mandela said, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, they thought education and awareness in schools would be the determining factor to eradicate bullying from any educational institution. READ MORE…

Bullying has been a growing problem in schools, especially in past years. While some consider hazing and the abuse that some children take in school to be a typical part of the adolescent experience, rising suicide rates and violence in school has led officials to start taking a hard, zero-tolerance stance on bullying. World Day Of Bullying Prevention is bringing attention to your plight, and the plight of others who experienced this incredibly difficult, and dangerous, part of many children’s lives.

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MORE THAN A THIRD OF SPANISH KIDS BULLY… READ MORE

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BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK? (ALL LEVELS)

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DON´T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER! 

A Blind Date with a Book is a hand wrapped book, carefully curated from a wide range of popular genres that is tagged with intriguing clues alluding to the book inside. This curated collection includes everything from mystery, romance, classics, horror, adventure, science fiction to young adult.

We pick books that readers may have missed by great authors or other great books that perhaps did not receive the publicity that they deserved. Orders are shipped worldwide and are a great present for yourself or someone else.

Blind Date with a Book began at Elizabeth’s Bookshops in Australia and is now available at Waitrose stores in England and to the rest of the world from our online shop here at blinddatewithabook.com.

You can also find bookshops in Spain carrying out this initiative, like “Librerís Eixo” in Ourense or “La Casa del Libro” in Alicante.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS INITIATIVE TO FOSTER READING, ESPECIALLY TODAY ON WORLD BOOK DAY? HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF IT?

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WORLD BOOK DAY 2018 (ALL LEVELS)

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On 23 April, World Book Day is celebrated all over the world. In Spain, this is a day to encourage reading and the enjoyment of literature in a different way. It is also a day on which the great universal writer Miguel de Cervantes is particularly remembered with the presentation of the prize which bears his name, the most important distinction in Spanish letters.

For writers, publishers and the reading public, 23 April is a red letter day on the calendar. The celebration of World Book Day is the perfect opportunity to meet your favourite author, give the gift of literature or buy that novel that you’ve always wanted at an attractive discount. What’s more, librarians, museums and other cultural institutions usually organise special activities to mark the occasion (roundtables, book signings, lectures, guided visits, children’s workshops, storytellers, concerts, public readings, etc…) An invitation to experience the world of letters in a different way.

The festivity of Sant Jordi In Catalonia coincides. According to tradition, on this day it is customary to give the gift of a book to men and a rose to women. Thus cities like Barcelona become transformed into an enormous open-air bookshop-florist’s, full of stalls with authors signing copies of their work.Cervantes and ‘Don Quixote’ On 23 April, the birthplace of the writer Miguel de Cervantes, Alcalá de Henares, puts on all its finery: in the auditorium of the University, the King and Queen of Spain present the Cervantes Prize, the most important literary distinction which is awarded in the world of the Spanish language.Cervantes’ masterpiece, ‘Don Quixote of La Mancha’, is also a protagonist of World Book Day. Every year, in the Column Room at the Círculo de Bellas Artes academy in Madrid, there is a non-stop reading of the novel: this involves 48 hours of uninterrupted reading by figures from the world of culture and politics, as well as anonymous citizens. The tale of Don Quixote is also read in numerous centres of the Cervantes Institute located abroad, in order to mark this date.Book Night Book Night is held in Madrid. Over 100 bookshops stay open until midnight with a special cultural programme which includes everything from live music and encounters with writers through to activities for the children. What’s more, anyone who buys a book on that day will be given a 10% discount off the price.Book Day is a fantastic way for book lovers to whet their appetite for the numerous book fairs which take place all over Spain a little later in the year.

HAVE YOU READ ANY BOOK LATELY THAT YOU´D RECOMMEND ANY OF YOUR CLASSMATES TO BUY TODAY OR TO READ?

IF SO, WHICH ONE IS IT?

DO YOU KNOW WHICH ARE THE TOP 10 SELLING BOOKS AT THE MOMENT?

HAPPY EASTER (1B1+ 1B2)

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WE´RE GOING TO BREAK UP  FOR EASTER.

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ALL THE HOMEWORK CAN BE CHECKED  BY CLICKING ON CLASSWORK, DEPENDING ON THE LEVELS.

  • IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EASTER TRADITIONS IN SPAIN YOU CAN READ THE ARTICLES BELOW:

http://www.thelocal.es/galleries/culture/ten-fascinating-facts-about-holy-week-in-spain

http://www.thelocal.es/galleries/culture/ten-delicious-food-for-easter-in-spain

https://twitter.com/mcargobe/status/582876907093491713 https://twitter.com/mcargobe/status/582877456308256768

IF YOU´RE A B2 STUDENT AND WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR VOCABULARY ON HOLY WEEK, TRY THIS LINK http://www.isabelperez.com/holy1.htm

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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