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domingo, 30 de julio de 2017

The moment of truth is right here!!!





Yes, the moment of truth is right here!! This third term will be really short and it is time for students to do their best, especially those in Bachillerato or those preparing for certain exams.

 



Now you have to be flexible and ready to work in a broader range of jobs, so you'll need a university degree, a good level of foreign languages and so many more things. Here are some articles to read about the issue before you do the listening exercise I propose you:

Couchsurfing is no picnic



Again it is getting hotter and hotter, but we are getting tired of going to the beach!!! First, this post would like to present these two expressions you can find in the section The English We Speak (BBC Learning English):

 

  • No picnic   >>>  What does it mean in Spanish?

  • Wet weekend   >>>>  Was last weekend a wet weekend for you?


Some related articles:

 

By the way, do you know what Airbnb is? It comes from two concepts: 'airbed' and 'bed & breakfast'.


Best songs for summer 2017



Summer is a wonderful time to relax, to dance and for music. There will always be songs that bring you unforgettable memories for the rest of your life. Give me some hits of your best songs in English for this summer. Here are some songs that may be popular this summer:

 

English with Lucy: 5 English conversation tips  >>>  How to improve your communication skills. They could be really useful for flirting this summer!!!

 


 

 

sábado, 15 de julio de 2017

Unbearable conditions at our schools

Can teachers really teach and can our students really learn in these weather conditions? Some politicians think we can from their air-conditioned offices!!!!



Teaching in the heatwave: help, my classroom is too hot (The Guardian)


Where does the word 'unbearable' mean? Which verb does it come from?

Some articles to read about the heatwave we have had in Europe and its consequences (for instance, huge fires in Portugal and Spain)   >>>> 


 

Listening exercise to do: Mindfulness (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

Where does the noun 'mindfulness' come from?

LINGOHACK  >>>


Anyway, what kind of holidays are you planning to have? Perhaps a busman's holiday (The English We Speak, BBC Learning English)




martes, 11 de julio de 2017

Do you trust first impressions?




Do you trust first impressions or do you need more time to get to know a person and then decide what kind of relationship you are going to have with him/her?


Listening exercise to do: Faces and first impressions (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

 

Which verb does the adjective 'trustworthy' come from? What does it mean?   

 

What does the expression 'to go with your gut' mean?

 

 

Article to read about the issue:

First Impressions: what can babies see? (The Guardian)

 

 

What does 'a drill' mean? It has got mainly two meanings. Here's one from the point of view of teachers:  DRILLING TECHNIQUE (The teachers' room, BBC Learning English)




Is Television helpful or harmful for our society?



Here are some articles to read about the issue:
Crossword on TELEVISION (BBC Learning English)

Vocabulary and Listening exercise to do: Language to use in research (English at work, BBC Learning English)



LINGOHACK  >>>