miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2011

New Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, speaks in Parliament

Want to know how it sounds in English?
Try this link to a TV Channel where you can hear about Rajoy's proposals in English.

http://www.livestation.com/channels/52?youtube_video=http%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fv%2F70dxb9U7p68%26feature%3Dyoutube_gdata_player

LOADS OF CHRISTMAS QUIZZES!!!!!

How much do you know about Christmas?
Would you say you're an expert?
Try some of these BBC Christmas quizzes and...
improve your reading skills,
your general knowledge and
-most of all-
HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!

lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2011

ADVENT CALENDAR

Are you curious about some of the most famous Christmas Traditions?
Try the Macmillan Advent Calendar.
You have to click on each day and it will open to reveal some 'hidden secrets'.
http://www.macmillanenglish.com/christmas/macmillan-advent-calendar/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Macmillan%20Advent%20Calendar%20%281%29&utm_content=

THE TOP 3 ENGLISH WORDS YOU NEED TO KNOW!!: 'HAVE'.

Here's a wonderful video explaining (very clearly!!!) the different uses of 'HAVE'.
Do you think you know everything about such a simple verb?
Have a look at it, learn something else...and have fun!!!

Ah! And then you can try an easy quizz to check your understanding of the video!!
engVid · Free English Video Lessons

miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

2011-12. First Term Readers. 1º Bachillerato.

Here are the titles for 1º Bachillerato in the First Term.
You can see that there are
three levels: Low, Intermediate and High.
I told you in class the title you had to read. Anyway, here you can read one page of each book and see if the level assigned to you is above or below your reading skills.
If you want to change the title, you have a week to let me know.


LOW:


"Dead Man's Island",
John Escott.
OXFORD. Stage 2.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-479055-0
  • Pages: 64



INTERMEDIATE:

"My Family and Other Animals",
Gerald Durrell.
PENGUIN READERS. Level 3.

ISBN 978 1 4058 8196 8 / 56 pages



HIGH:

"Meet me in Istanbul",
Richard Chisholm.
MACMILLAN READERS. Level 5 Intermediate.

ISBN: 978-1-4050-7705-7
Pages: 55

viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2011

THANKSGIVING RAP

video

THE HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING DAY

video

martes, 8 de noviembre de 2011

A HOLIDAY WITH A DIFFERENCE

A bit late but here's the key to the 'Practice Test' on page 11 of your Workbooks. Some of you did it (I hope so!!) on Tuesday 25th October, the day I was absent from class.

WRITING A POEM?

If you are in the mood for writing a poem and can't find the right word for a RHYME, try the links below: they will give you loads of rhyming words, synonyms, antonyms... It's worth to have a look at them!
http://www.rhymezone.com/

http://www.rhymer.com/

sábado, 5 de noviembre de 2011

Teachers hold seventh round of strike in Madrid

Well, well...it seems that even in Shanghai they know about our fight against the new education cuts!!!
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.asp?id=28090
Take a couple of minutes to read the article and tell me what you think about it: you'll improve your reading skills, your vocabulary...and your knowledge of our protest!

jueves, 3 de noviembre de 2011

NEED SOME PRACTICE WITH IRREGULAR VERBS? TRY THIS SITE!!

http://www.english-4u.de/irregular_verbs.htmEnlace
Try exercises 1 to 12.Exercises 10 to 12 are more demanding.
And, of course...don't forget to try the QUIZZES. They're fun and really helpful!
Good luck!

martes, 18 de octubre de 2011

LOOKING FOR HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES?

Try this site by Oxford University Press...and have fun!
http://promo.oupe.es/halloween/#secondary

SUMMER FUN IN FINLAND

Here's the answer key to those who decided to work on your own and do some more reading practice. This is an excellent way to improve your reading skills and learn new words as well as customs from other places!


viernes, 11 de marzo de 2011

THIRD TERM READERS FOR 1º BACHILLERATO

IMPORTANT!!
Read the pages carefully and check their level of difficulty. Remember that you don't have to understand everything. The right text should be a bit challenging for you.
If you decide to change the title you have been given by your teacher, you must tell him before Friday, 18th March. No changes will be allowed after that date!!

LOW: "A Pair of Ghostly Hands" (and other stories), Retold by Diane Mowat,
OXFORD, Stage 3.




INTERMEDIATE: "The Moonspinners", by Mary Stewart,
OXFORD, Stage 4.


ADVANCED: "The Mayor of Casterbridge", by Thomar Hardy,

PENGUIN READERS, Level 5.