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CREATE A ONE-MINUTE VOKI TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO THE CLASS (1B1)

WHAT IS A “VOKI”?

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Voki is an educational tool that allows users to create  talking characters by using their own voice.

CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO LISTEN TO AN EXAMPLE FROM A STUDENT:

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YOU JUST HAVE TO….

  • DOWNLOAD THE APP ON YOUR MOBILE (APPLE STORE OR GOOGLE PLAY) IT´S FREE & YOU DON´T HAVE TO REGISTER
  • SELECT AN AVATAR
  • CUSTOMIZE IT
  • ADD YOUR VOICE ( LIMITED TO 1 MINUTE) SPEAKING ABOUT YOURSELF
  • PICK UP A BACKGROUND
  • PUBLISH & SHARE ( by emailing it tome so that it can be published on my blog)

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I´LL BE WAITING FOR YOUR VOKIS!!

 

https://mcargobe.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/yolanda-valeros-voki-1b1/

http://www.voki.com/site/app

 

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LET´S TALK ABOUT ME (ALL LEVELS)

WHO IS YOUR TEACHER THIS YEAR? WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ME? WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW?

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“EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY” AND AS “A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS“…..ALL THE PHOTOS BELOW CONTAIN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT ME. WHAT´S  THE LINK IS BETWEEN THE PHOTOS AND MY LIFE? AM I 29 YEARS OLD? DID I MARRY TWICE?…ETC….

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CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS YEAR´S UPDATED AND INTERACTIVE PREZI PRESENTATION. UNFORTUNATELY I CAN NOT EMBED IT DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH WORDPRESS.

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1B2 (QUESTIONS & ANSWERS)

http://www.classtools.net/QR/qr_generator.php?fold=41&fname=YV4Uj&diff=0

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1B1 (QUESTIONS & ANSWERS)

http://www.classtools.net/QR/qr_generator.php?fold=5&fname=beaQJ&diff=0

http://www.classtools.net/QR/questions_list.php?fold=5&fname=beaQJ&diff=0

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK WITH QR CODES AS I MENTIONED IN A PREVIOUS POST?

CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE TO SCAN ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT MATCH THE ANSWERS OF MY PREZI SLIDE

PRESENTATION. (LET´S TALK ABOUT ME 2017-18)

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INTERVIEW A CELEBRITY (1B1)

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AS WE HAVE BEEN GOING OVER QUESTION FORMS. TO PRACTISE IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO TRY AND WRITE YOUR OWN QUESTIONS TO INTERVIEW CARLES PUIGDEMONT AFTER YESTERDAY´S SPEECH . CHECK THE GRAMMAR BEFORE POSTING THEM. OR RECORDING THEM. OK?

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GETTING TO KNOW….. YOUR TEACHER (1B2)

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WHO IS YOUR TEACHER THIS YEAR? WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ME? WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW?

NOW, LET´S TALK ABOUT ME! IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO INTERVIEW ME, WHAT QUESTIONS WOULD YOU ASK ME? WRITE SUITABLE, CORRECT QUESTIONS  IN ENGLISH.   WHY DON´T YOU CREATE YOUR OWN PODCAST WITH AUDIOBOOM or SOUNDCLOUD? WHAT IS “AUDIOBOOM“?

SO, TO GET YOUR “AUDIOBOOM PODCAST” POSTED YOU JUST HAVE TO

  • DOWNLOAD THE APP (ON YOUR MOBILE, IPAD OR TABLET) IT´S AVAILABLE  BOTH FOR IOS AND ANDROID
  • RECORD YOUR PODCAST, SAVE IT  AND …
  • SHARE IT  BY EMAILING IT TO ME SO THAT I CAN POST IT ON MY BLOG AND SHARE IT WITH ALL YOUR CLASSMATES.

WHY DON´T YOU HAVE A GO?

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CAN YOU GET THE MESSAGE? (1B2 & 1B1)

WHAT´S THIS?
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IT´S CALLED A QR CODE AND THE ONE ABOVE IS ACTUALLY LINKED  TO MY BLOG (SEE IF IT WORKS!!!)HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THEM?

HERE´S AN INTERESTING VIDEO WHICH ILLUSTRATES HOW QR CODES WORK:

ALL YOU NEED IS DOWNLOAD A QR READER (e.g. I-Nigma | NeoReader | Kaywa) ONTO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE. SO, SCAN THIS QR CODE WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE OR IPHONE AND SEE IF YOU CAN GET THE MESSAGE. CAN YOU GET THE MESSAGE?

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DO YOU THINK OR CODES CAN BE USED IN THE CLASSROOM?

I´LL BE WAITING FOR YOUR COMMENTS. HOWEVER, IN THE MEANTIME ENJOY THIS SPOT AND HAVE FUN!! AREN´T YOU CURIOUS ABOUT IT?

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A THANK YOU MESSAGE!(1B1 & 1B2)

 

THIS POST IS TO THANK  ALL MY 1B1 & 1B2  STUDENTS FOR THEIR HELP AND SUPPORT ALL YEAR ROUND. IT´S BEEN  A TOUGH YEAR FOR MOST OF YOU, I KNOW, I KNOW….. BUT I HOPE YOU THINK IT HAS BEEN WORTH IT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT AND COLLABORATION…. (AS WELL AS THE FANTASTIC BREAKFAST / BRUNCH  WE HAD TODAY…)

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IT WAS A PLEASURE TO TEACH YOU! HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR SUMMER AND DON´T FORGET YOUR ENGLISH!! IN A FEW DAYS I´LL PUBLISH A POST WITH IDEAS ON HOW TO KEEP UP YOUR ENGLISH DURING THE SUMMER. WE´LL MEET AGAIN!

 

 

 

REVISION FINAL EXAM 1B1 (1B1)

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REVISION  ( MAY FINAL EXAM  ) 1B1  // SPEAKING TEST

AS I TOLD YOU IN CLASS (ACCORDING TO THE SCHOOL WEBSITE), IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOUR FINAL EXAM, YOU NEED TO COME  ON TUESDAY  16th MAY  TO OUR USUAL CLASS. I WILL BE THERE FROM 8.00 TO  11.30. IT DOESN´T MATTER WHICH GROUP YOU BELONG TO…. YOU CAN TURN UP AT ANY TIME

EVALUACIÓN DEL PROFESOR & CURSO 1B1 2017 (ENCUESTA PARA EL ALUMNADO)

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Assessment  (= EVALUATION) is not an easy task, but now the time has come for you to assess the course and my work……I´m aware that the course is quite short (120 hours is not enough )…However, there´s nothing I can do about it. So let´s concentrate on what I can actually do.

I´d be really grateful if you took some minutes of your time  to complete this teacher & course assessment form online. Your feedback is incredibly important to me to  improve future course preparation and my own attitude to the whole teaching process.

It should only take less than 5  minutes of your time. Your answers will be completely anonymous and by filling out the survey you will be actively participating in next year’s course organisation. All survey results will be published on this blog as soon as my 1B1 students’ answers are collected.(by the end of MAY)

The response scale should run 1-5 with 5 being the highest (strongly agree).

(1) Strongly Disagree, (ESTOY EN TOTAL DESACUERDO)
(2) Disagree, (ESTOY EN DESACUERDO)
(3) Neutral, (NEUTRAL)
(4) Agree, (ESTOY DE ACUERDO)
(5) Strongly Agree (ESTOY TOTALMENTE DE ACUERDO)

The teacher´s evaluation survey can be easily accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WV3PF8X

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SPEAKING TEST 1B1 (1B1)

YOU ARE ASKING ME QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR  1B1 SPEAKING TEST. AS YOU KNOW IT IS  BASED ON PICTURE DESCRIPTION. THIS IS WHAT IT COULD LOOK LIKE.

STUDENT A

Ask your partner questions

PART 1

  • Where / work or study?
  • Who / live with?
  • / have any children?
  • How old / be?
  • What sports / like?

PART 2

Describe the photo below

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PART 3

Talk with your partner about houseworkWhat housework do you usually do? What have you done today? etc…

Ask questions too: (EXAMPLES)

  • Who does the most housework in your family?
  • Do you argue about housework in your family? Give examples
  • What housework do you hate doing? What don’t you mind doing? Is there any housework you like doing?
  • Who does more housework at home, the male or the female members of your family?

STUDENT B

Ask your partner questions

PART 1

  • How / spell your name?
  • What / do?
  • Where/ live?
  • What kind of music/ listen to?
  • /have any brothers /sisters?

PART 2

Describe the photo below.

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PART 3

Talk with your partner about houseworkWhat housework do you usually do? What have you done today? etc…

Ask questions too: (EXAMPLES)

  • Who does the most housework in your family?
  • Do you argue about housework in your family? Give examples
  • What housework do you hate doing? What don’t you mind doing? Is there any housework you like doing?
  • Who does more housework at home, the male or the female members of your family?

REMEMBER TO:

Introduce the photo: This photo shows…. I can see

Location: on the left/right , in the middle, at the front/back

The people (appearance and actions) She looks sad. He is reading

Your opinion: I think…. I like it because…

YOU CAN USE ALL THE MATERIAL I GAVE YOU IN CLASS BUT YOU CAN ALSO USE

http://www.cristinacabal.com/?p=4378

DESCRIBING A PICTURE

RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!!!

ORAL PRACTICE 1B1

ORAL PRACTICE 1B1 2

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ORAL PRACTICE 1B1 3

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PRACTISE LISTENING FOR EXAMS (1B1)(1B2)

ListeningNow that final exams are around the corner, what do you do to practice LISTENING?

My colleague CRISTINA CABAL has just published an excellent post on it. I hope it´s useful.

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10 Best Free Listening Websites with Quizzes to Practise for Listening Exams

Smart Up Your English

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Adrian Underhill's Pronunciation Site

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Smart Up Your English

LEARN NEW WORDS, EXPRESSIONS, PHRASES...

Helendipity Weblog

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