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February 15, 2010

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How perfect is your present?

February 10, 2010

Hi everyone!

Long time no write… We have all been very busy with the exams- I have to admit I’m really looking forward to coming back to regular lessons. What about you?

In the meanwhile, let’s revise a recent grammar point: the present perfect.

I recommend you to visit the following websites:

1- A whole explanation of when to use the present perfect. If you scroll down the page, you’ll find many exercises too. For example, what’s the difference between past simple and present perfect? Click here and here to find out.

2- A brief explanation in Spanish.

3- More exercises at the bottom of this page.

4- Finally, why not watch this interesting video?

Happy holidays

December 22, 2009

Hi there everyone!

Time goes by so quickly, doesn’t it? Christmas is just round the corner! If you want to see the English department Christmas card, please click here.

And remember: if you want to revise English during the holidays, there are some things you can do:

– Participate in the social network here.

– Read the Listening and Speaking tips in the photocopies that I gave you on the last day.

– Do the Self-Assessment handout (“What can you do?”) for File 3.

– Catch up with the Workbook exercises.

– Or just enjoy some songs and videos here! (includes quizzes for different levels)

What will you ask Santa this year? This is my wish-list:

Taken from Matt Glover.

Grammar revision

December 7, 2009

Hi there! Are you enjoying your holidays?

I just wanted to remind you the grammar we’ve studied so far. If you want to revise it, you have several options:

1. Do the exercises in the Workbook up to File 3.

2. Read the rules and do the exercises on the grammar book Essential Grammar in Use (Cambridge). Which units? Don’t worry, if you click here you will find the units that you need to study.

3. Go to Oxford’s website and do the corresponding grammar exercises.

4. Use the CD-Rom that came along with the book when you bought it!

Thanks for your work.

See you soon!

Listening practice

October 31, 2009

Hi everyone! One of your classmates told me that she needed some more listening practice. Is this true for you too? In this post you will find a couple of interesting websites you can visit these days. listening babe

  • Ello:  Here you have audio and text together. You can choose to show or hide the text while you listen. There is a great variety of topics! For example, Tai Chi, living a long life, how to break up a relationship, expensive cities, etc.
  • Real English for beginners: in this website you have lessons with videos, examples and exercises. It’s very interesting! They are all native speakers of English, and you can also speak yourself.
  • AudioEnglish: in the beginners section you have mainly pronunciation practice with audio, but there are also some tests.
  • Masion Inglés: again, a lot of listening exercises divided into different topics and levels. Both British and American English accents!
  • Cyber Listening Lab: you have listening exercises of different levels (easy, medium and difficult). Click on any, listen to the text and test yourself. If you click on “Quiz Script“, you can also read the text at the same time. Finally, you have Vocabulary Activities at the end of each exercise. Very complete!

    Enjoy your listening experience!

    Pronunciation of the past

    October 20, 2009

    Hey there!

    I know some of you (and myself) are concerned about the pronunciation of past verbs. No need to panic! I’ll organize the info in 2 parts:

    1. Pronunciation of irregular verbs: go to the following websites:

    2.  Pronunciation of regular verbs (-ed):

    I hope you find these help useful!

    WELCOME BACK! Fechas de comienzo de clases

    September 7, 2009

    Hello everyone and welcome back!

    Did you have a nice summer? I hope so.

    I’m very glad to remind you that we’re meeting next week: for those who have signed up for a Monday-Wednesday class, lessons will start on Monday 14th.
    For those belonging to the Tuesday-Thursday class, lessons will start on Tuesday 15th.

    Are you happy to be back? Me too!

    See you next week.

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