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May 29, 2011

NI2 Listening practice to improve your listening & speaking skills.

Listen and do the quizzes, then read the transcripts, when available. You can also use some of them as models to practise for your Speaking test.

Perfect match: Listen to six people describe the type of person they would like to date.

Who is the man? : Describing feelings and reasons.

Text messaging

My favourite city

Anyway, browse this site  for more examples. 

May 28, 2011

NA1 Going through the year

Agreeing & disagreeing: So do I / Neither do I / I do / I don't
Revising condicional sentences, posted by Mª Jesús
Dive into The Grammar Aquarium,you'll find explanations and online exercises on anything you need to practise.
Read the articles below  to revise and extend your vocabulary on some of the topics we've done this year. They also provide loads of examples of tenses, passive forms, reported speech, reporting verbs, conditional sentences, connectors...
Air travel &  natural and man-made disasters:  
Man accused killing daughter girl 10 poisoned.
Globe Trekkers: " New York City: 10 things you need to know "  (Do not miss it!)
Climate change:

May 27, 2011

Wael Ghonim: Inside the Egyptian revolution

One of my NA1 students  would like to share this link with you all. It's on TedTalks an amazing website where you can listen to incredibly interesting people. There's an interactive transcript you can open if you need it. 
Wael Ghonim is the Google executive who helped jumpstart Egypt's democratic revolution.
I also think  it's worth watching. Thanks to Benito for sending it.

May 22, 2011

Spain rocked by protests

Spain's `indignados´summon spirit of 1968. Click here to watch the report on Channel 4. And here to listen to and interview with a Ana Cavero, one of the thousands of young unemployed protesters, on the BBC.
Read about the 15-M movement  in Wikipedia.

 José Luis Sampedro analyses the 15-M movement.Click on the arrow, then on cc to display the English subtitles.

May 7, 2011

NA1 The press

Here you are the links to some popular British and American newspapers. Reading the press is a great way to improve your English, so why don't you make a habit of it?