martes, 17 de enero de 2012

ESL video:improve your listening skills II

Hi guys,
You always ask me about ways of improving your listening skills on your own and I always tell you to see films in English, to listen to the BBC online, to travel abroad,etc...
Apart from all that, you have the Internet with loads of websites and blogs (like this one ;)),that help you improve all the skills.A fantastic website I came across last week is ESL VIDEOS.
In this website you´ll find a wide variety of videos with questions and transcripts so, if you don´t understand well, you can listen to it and read the transcript at the same time so you get used to the sounds of the words.
There are 4 levels: beginner,low intermediate,intermediate and high intermediate.
You can start to improve now!!2º Básico students click here:
1º de intermedio and AAEE students click here:
Hope you find it useful!!
See you tomorrow!!

lunes, 16 de enero de 2012

An interesting article-unemployment-

Hi dear readers,
Today we are going to do a bit of reading about a current problem in our society,especially among young people:unemployment.
Read the article and summarize the main ideas,ok?
Have a good evening!
Read the article here

domingo, 15 de enero de 2012

How to improve your listening skills: NEWSY

Hi dear readers!
How are you doing this chilly Sunday afternoon (at least in Spain)? I am looking for stuff so you can improve your listening skills and I have found this website:
By means of this website you can know what´s going on in the world through 2 or 3 minutes videos and it also gives you the transcript so you can learn new wordS, expressions, etc.
Click here and start now:
Another web to watch videos with comprehension questions and transcripts is this one:
Hope you make the most of it!!

viernes, 13 de enero de 2012

FRIDAY THE 13TH, Are you superstitious?

Hi dear readers!!Are you superstitious?Does the phrase "Oh no, it's Friday the 13th!" mean anything to you? Does this date fill you with fear, anxiety and foreboding - or is it simply another day on the calendar? Whether you're superstitious or not, join us as we try to find out why Friday the 13th is such an infamous date.

Click here and listen to the audio for more info:
Or try this quiz:
Some tips for this day:
Don’t walk under a ladder.
  • Don’t let a black cat cross your path.
  • Offer a blessing to someone who has sneezed.
  •  Cross your fingers for luck.
  • Don’t wash your uniform socks while your team’s on a winning streak.
  • Don’t fly in an airplane on Friday the 13th
Have a very lucky day!! See you on Monday!!

martes, 10 de enero de 2012


Hi everyone!Today´s post is about two easily confused verbs that we are going to study in unit 4 (intermediate students).These 2 verbs are Borrow and lend.
Borrow means to take something from someone, with permission and with the intention of giving it back. You usually say: I borrowed this pen drive from my sister.

On the other hand, you say lend to give something to someone, with the expectation that s/he will return it, as: can you lend me a pencil, please?
Functions and examples

1. We use borrow to say that we take something temporarily with the intention of returning it.
Can I borrow your car?
She borrowed $100 from her father.
2. We use lend to say that we give something temporarily with the intention of having it returned.
Can you lend me your car?
Her father lent her $100.
Her father lent $100 to his daughter
Click here and do this quiz online.

viernes, 6 de enero de 2012

New Year´s Resolutions

Hi dear readers!
Have you written your New Year´s resolutions?what are the typical ones?

click here and try the New Year´s resolutions generator:
Do you remember Bridget Jones? Here I post a video about her New Year´s resolutions. Are you going to keep yours?

Hear what people in London say, then join the conversation!

miércoles, 4 de enero de 2012