martes, 17 de enero de 2012
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: http://www.eslvideo.com/esl_video_quiz_low_intermediate.php?id=9644
1º de intermedio and AAEE students click here: http://www.eslvideo.com/esl_video_quiz_intermediate.php?id=8974
Hope you find it useful!!
See you tomorrow!!
lunes, 16 de enero de 2012
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 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/28/new-europe-spain-graduates-emigrate?CMP=twt_gu
Publicado por Estyhidalgo en 14:03
domingo, 15 de enero de 2012
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: http://www.newsy.com/
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: http://www.newsy.com/videos/3-dead-after-cruise-ship-runs-aground/
Another web to watch videos with comprehension questions and transcripts is this one: http://www.eslvideo.com/esl_video_quiz_intermediate.php?id=8974
Hope you make the most of it!!
viernes, 13 de enero de 2012
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
Publicado por Estyhidalgo en 5:55
martes, 10 de enero de 2012
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 http://english-zone.com/verbs/lend1.html and do this quiz online.
Publicado por Estyhidalgo en 10:48