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Nov 29, 2010

NI2 FLE 5C: Job swap (Extra Practice)

The Learn English Jobs Crossword
Idioms and sayings
Verbs to do with jobs and work
British work culture
Listening Comprehension:
Working in the UK : Listen and do the quiz on the right
Listen and check with the script    
Reading Comprehension:Test your understanding                                                

Nov 27, 2010

NA1 An Englishman in New York

Would you like to listen to one of Sting's greatest hit again?
Click here and enjoy the original video clip  and here you'll find a more recent version.
I hope you like it. 
Thanks to Isabel Ramos (NA1D) for this link, where you can read about Quentin Crisp, a British author and actor who inspired Sting to write this song.

Nov 25, 2010

NA1 Fashion (File 2A)

Click here and enjoy  Mª Jesús's latest post.

Nov 21, 2010

NI2 Quantifiers (FILE 5A)

Click here to revise the rules try the free online exercises.

Nov 15, 2010

NA1 Do this activity in Mª Jesús's blog

Mª Jesús posted this activity last year but I thought you might like it. Click National Stereotypes, The English and check your answers when you finish.

Nov 10, 2010

"Crash", Thursday 11th, November 19.00 (Bibloteca del Estado)

Click here to watch the trailer in English and Spanish in Juanma's blog. He has also posted one of the songs included in the film soundtrack. Do you fancy seeing the film? Don't miss it, I think it's one of the ten best films I've seen over the last few years.
Click here  to find out more about the EOI Mérida Film Season.
See you there!

Nov 9, 2010

NI2 Write an advert for a house / flat to rent.

Imagine you have a house / flat to rent, click on comments and post your adverts . Follow the guidelines on p.65 in your books, and try to make people who read it choose your house / flat for their next holiday. 

 Mª Ángeles asked me to post a picture of her house to rent.  I think Lola's right, it's perfect for throwing a Halloween party.Would you rent it? I dare you!


Nov 8, 2010

NA1 Some more laughing to wind up the topic of Health.

Have you ever watched this American sitcom? It was on from 1998 to 2004 (6 seasons, 129 episodes).
I´d lke to share one of my favourite episodes with you.
But first read the Storyline in case you´ve never heard of it:

Misanthropic Dr. John Becker runs a clinic in New York City. He is assisted by super-capable Margaret Wyborn and less-than-capable Linda, who's only kept on because no one else can stand the doctor. Becker's best (some would say only) friend is the blind Jake Malinak, who runs a newsstand in the diner across the street. The diner is run by Reggie Kostas, an ex model who inherited it from his late father. The diner is also frequented by Robert Benito, who is universally known as Bob and is the super ( caretaker in British English) at Becker's apartment (much to the doctor's regret).

Click here  and here  to find out about the sitcom, the cast and the characters they play in it.

This is "The rumour", second season, episode 14 and this is its plot:
A rumor spreads through the office and diner that John is dying when he suddenly begins eating healthy food and tries to control his temper. 

Click part 1   and  part 2  to watch the full episode (no subtitles, but remember you don´t have to understand every single word. Do take it easy when Bob speaks). Simply  enjoy it.

Nov 4, 2010

NA1 Watch these videos about NHS in Britain & answer the questions. Check your answers.

Click here to check how well you did. I do know it was hard, but you can use it to discuss the topic with Ella next Tuesday. Click on the link under the first video or here to find out more about the British NHS.

NA1 Revise vocabulary in Mª Jesús's blog

This evening we're doing the text "Get stressed, stay young"  in your book.  Mª Jesús has posted this  activity:Revise vocabulary from the reading on File 1C to help you revise the new vocabulary. Have a try after we do the text in class.

Nov 2, 2010

NI2 Great new posts in Juanma's blog

Click on the links below and do the exercises. Thank you, Juanma.
Talk about an ideal house listening

New links

Hi guys,
Did you have a nice long weekend? I did. Some close friends came over and we had a lovely time with their 2-year old boy, despite the hideous weather.
Anyway, I'd just like to let you know that  I have posted some new links on the right, in case you haven't realised. For example, there are lots of new vocabulary websites, new on-line dictionaries, listening sites...  Have a look at them whenever you have a little spare time, will you? I hope you find them useful and you do use them. See you soon.