jueves, 6 de julio de 2017

Teacher Training in Summer


Some people ( most of them) think that teachers have the same holidays as students. Truth be told, we work really hard at the end of the school year and sometimes we take training courses in summer. This is what I am doing right now.


Go to this link if you want to know more about it: Harrogate. PIALE. July 2017


martes, 27 de junio de 2017

Goodbye For The Summer Break


With my best wishes for a great summer!



lunes, 19 de junio de 2017

The War in Syria, Lest We Forget

What is happening in Syria? 

`Searching For Syria´ is a webpage partnered by Google and UNHCR that explores the most common search queries that people around the world are asking about Syria; based on UNHRC verified data, the webpage tries to ensure that people will understand better the war and the events of the last six years there.


 

jueves, 15 de junio de 2017

Australian English & British English

Actress Naomi Watts  was born in England but she has lived in Australia for a long time; in fact, she thinks of herself as an Aussie. Sometimes people ask her where she is from because they cannot tell from her accent. In this video she teaches some Aussie and British slang.

Can you notice the difference in her accent when she speaks Australian English? 



viernes, 9 de junio de 2017

Manspreading



This is a photo of an ad on the NY subway. What is its purpose, in your view?

`Manspreading´: if you have not heard or seen this word before, what do you think it means? Focus on the word, is it a compound word? do you know all the words included in it? are there any suffixes? Once you have done that, try and define it.


`Manspreading´is all about body language. Since it includes the word `man´, do you think women do that too?

 Watch the video below and form your own opinion about this issue:








lunes, 5 de junio de 2017

Modal Practice









jueves, 1 de junio de 2017

Punctuation: The Comma













miércoles, 31 de mayo de 2017

Suffixes -able / -ible: Uses and Pronunciation



Suffixes -able and -ible have the same meaning, "something can be done"; although there is not a rule that is 100% sure as to their use, if the base word is not altered in any way, then add -able.






martes, 30 de mayo de 2017

Causative Verbs


We usually explain the causative construction with have ( causative `have´) but there are other verbs which can be used with a similar construction. Watch the video below to learn about this; choose the subtitles in English to make sure you understand the grammar explanations.

Once you have watched the video, do this quiz to check your understanding.

 


lunes, 29 de mayo de 2017

Collocations With `Make´And `Do´


Further study of collocations with `do´and `make´



Collocations with `do´, `make´ and many others:




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