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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?

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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)



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Travelling to Ibiza and Dronies




Do you like travelling and making photographs?





Here's a Selectivity exam the University of Granada proposes to do: Welcome to Las Dalias Hippy Market (you can find a link to download the exam in my site: 2º Bachillerato) and here are some articles related to the issue you can read:


Discovering Veracruz in Mexico taking dronies, selfies.. Just amazing!!

 

miércoles, 28 de junio de 2017

It won't wash



Sometimes we find that politicians, or anyone else, are not telling the truth, and nothing but the truth, so you use this expression. Read about what it really means.

The English we speak: It won't wash (BBC Learning English) 

Articles related with the issue:

Listening exercise to do: How much food do you waste? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

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Shorter attention span, a problem for our students?




Lately, teachers are always complaining of how difficult it is to keep students' attention in class to what is being done. Here may be the cause.

 

 

Listening exercise to do: Goldfish, brain and phones (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

 Some articles to read about the issue >>> 



And talking about another problem that affects us these days, here we have some articles concerning attacks that we have suffered:


What does 'foyer' mean? Which language does it come from? Can you give me a synonym?

We should all be really happy!!!!



I don't know if happiness is genetic or not, but something is for sure there are some people that are naturally more cheerful than others. As well, babies tend to be happier than adults (probably due to all the problems and concerns that we have in mind). Another interesting fact is that grandparents also tend to be happier than parents. It may be due to the fact that they have fewer responsabilities in life. 



Read these related articles and to the listening exercise later, and then give me your opinion about the issue:

Listening exercise to do: Is happiness genetic? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English) 

 

English with Lucy: 6 ways to STOP translating in your head & THINK in another language!

 English with Lucy: 10 English LOVE expressions

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