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Oct 30, 2010

NI2 Extra Practice ( File 4C )

Click  here, read the explanation and do the exercises.
Click  here to read a collection of funny ideas some  people used to believe in when they were children. On the left there is a list of sections, which includes school and at home, I suggest starting with them.
I bet you won't dare to post a comment sharing what you used to believe in when you where children.

Oct 28, 2010

NA1 Enjoy these Monty Python's sketches. Absolutely hilarious!...if you like British humour.


Argument Clinic: This one is great training for auxiliary verbs. 


At the doctor's surgery: And this one...I couldn't say, 
what do you think?

NA1 Watch these videos about NHS in Britain & answer the questions

How it started: Clipped from a short 1948 film by the British government introducing the original aims of the British National Health Service (NHS), their publicly funded health care system. The NHS began in 1948. For details on the creation and history of the NHS, linked to .


The expert's view: British GP Professor Steve Field talks about the transatlantic healthcare row.
Answer these questions after watching the video:
  1. What's his opinion about the British Healthcare Service?
  2. How has it improved over the last 10-15 years?
  3. What's the difference with the American system?


The users' view: A quick sampling of what Londoners think of their nationalized healthcare system - NHS.
Answer these questions after watching the video:
  1. Do the people interviewed complain about anything? 
  2. In general, how do they feel about their NHS?  
Spanish NHS: Post a comment with your opinion.What's your view about our National Health Service? Do you think it is efficient? How would you improve it?

Oct 26, 2010

NA1 You're the doctor (File 1C)

This week we'll start dealing with a new topic, "Health". These are some links you might find useful.
Health problems:  listen and learn how to pronounce words describing medical problems.

Oct 24, 2010

NI2 This is the song we did in class last Friday

Definitely, first versions are always the best. If you missed the lesson, ask me for a copy of the activity so that you can do it on your own.

Oct 22, 2010

NA1 Don't miss the latest post in Mª Jesús's blog!

Click on the link  to practise auxiliary verbs ( questions tags, echo questions...) on your own.
There's also  an interview with Ben Affleck , you can't miss it!

Oct 17, 2010

NA1 Pronunciation poems

Click on this link here and listen to the poem we did in class last Friday.
And now something a bit more challenging, but great pronunciation training. Listen to
The Chaos by Gerard Nolst Trenité. English poem. 

I absolutely disagree with the last line of the poem, on the contrary, never give it up!!!

Oct 15, 2010

NI2 Have a look at this post in Juanma's blog

Do you remember the listening we did about a TV show called "That'll teach 'em"? Well, my NI2 fellow teacher at EOI Mérida and friend, Juanma, has posted  a couple of interesting links about it in his blog, which I recommend. You can watch videos of the show- it may be challenging for your level, but it's worth watching and listening, just give it a go! This is the link to the post.

Oct 13, 2010

NA1: "You gotta be" by Des'ree

We did this song in class last Thursday. Click on the link, play the video and do the activity if you missed the lesson or if you didn't and just fancy it.

Oct 8, 2010

Thank you for following my blog

I've just seen that my blog has a new follower and that's  made me feel really happy. 
Thanks  Joaquín, Isabel and María, I'm very grateful  for your support.
I'd also like to encourage you all to post comments telling me whether you like the activities or not. Your suggestions will be welcome.
Finally, if you want to share something (a webpage, a blog, a sketch, your favourite song, film or tv series...) with your classmates, send it to me and I'll be glad to post it here.
Have a great long weekend!

Oct 7, 2010

NA1: What are you like?

Do this crossword  here  and check how many adjectives you can  remember.

NA1 File 1A : Extra practice

Here you are some extra activities you can use to revise what you've learnt in File 1A:
  • Watch this video about "Speed dating" (You can watch more related to the topic here)
  •  Post a comment: What's your view ? Would you give it a go?

  • Learn grammar with this funny guy, Misterduncan.
  • Types of questions 
  • Writing & Speaking: "If you had the chance to interview someone you admire, which questions would you ask him/her?" Do your own Q&A and take it to class next week. Try to be imaginative.

    Oct 6, 2010

    NI2 Listening: Public or private universities?

    As we're dealing with Education  in class  you're going to listen to real native speakers with different accents (Fred, from Canada and Todd, from the USA) discuss the university systems of Canada, the United States and Japan.
    1. Listen and do the quiz  here.
    2. Listen and ckeck with the script  here.
    3. Have you learnt any new words? Add them to "your own vocabulary bank" to talk about the topic.
    4. What's your view? Post a comment.
    Remember, the more you listen, the more you'll understand. Don't lose heart and keep trying.