martes, 30 de octubre de 2012

For those of you who are interested in current affairs, here you have the article published in Speak up Magazine (326) about the Presidential elections that will take place next Tuesday the 6th of November.

US Elections

If you want to know more.

viernes, 26 de octubre de 2012

Something old with new ears

We are going to start our activities having fun with sounds. With that purpose I have thought of a classic, Francis. It's a song you all know very well, so I'll ask you to approach it "with new ears".
It's easy, you just have to listen to it concentrating on the sounds, rather than on the way you would expect to hear the words according to our Spanish sounds.

Let me propose an activity. Listen to the song and then find words that contain the following  sounds:
 /dʒ/ as in jazz,
 /iz/as in  watches,   
 /a:/as in car,  
 and a very easy one - /ai/ as in light,

... and don't miss the final dooby doooby dooo for /d/.


You have four days to think about it, and after those days, you are welcome to write your results in the comment box.  Enjoy the sounds!

Hey students, where are your answers!!??!!??

domingo, 21 de octubre de 2012

Here we go!!!!

Dear students,
I approach this web log with mixed feelings. On the one hand I don't think I am good enough to create a blog that is there  for everyone to read  or see but, on the other hand, I embrace this idea with huge enthusiasm since I view it as an excellent opportunity to share with you those things we have no time for in the hectic lessons of ours.

As you can see, on the sidebar,  there are some links to web pages you can visit -I have decided not to include  too many - they vary from those where you can  keep yourself in touch with news in English to those in which you can just be listening to current music while you are working, the difference with your local radio station is that you will have advertisements in English or you will hear about the traffic in London. You also have dictionaries, or podcasts.

I hope you find it useful and get to enjoy English outside the classroom.

Here, I'd like to have a place where we can keep on practicing English with curious things, articles, songs or games.  You will be able to comment, participate and have debates with other readers (if there are any).

For those of you who find it too corny, I hope you can overcome the looks of it and find something worthy in the contents.

Welcome to our blog!!!!!