lunes, 31 de octubre de 2011

What are your problems with English?

Have you ever wondered how to deal with your problems with English? I mean, that's if you have any ;) guiñando.
Actually, I think analyzing the difficulties we encounter when learning and trying to find a solution is a good way to start solving them.
First watch this presentation that'll help you reflect on the kind of trouble you may experience yourself.


Now, watch the funny video in the Voicethread below about some students who do have problems with English . Then, listen to my comment and try to make yours, explaining what you find most difficult to deal with and your tips to overcome obstacles.

Would you dare correct their mistakes? Try the online activities underneath.




domingo, 9 de octubre de 2011

A lesson for life

I'm sure you've heard Steve Jobs, the father of 'Apple' died last Wednesday. I knew he was a visionary who founded the company which has created such wonderful devices as the iPad, the iPhone or the iPod but after listening to his speech at Stanford University, I discovered a man with a philosophy of life that we all should follow.
You can do the listening test below and found out what he advised young people to do. You also have the transcript so that you can read it after you've finished the listening activity.

sábado, 1 de octubre de 2011

Too much or too little holiday?

Hello everybody! Yes, I’m sorry to tell you summer is over and holidays too! I hope your enjoyed yours as mine weren’t as relaxing and peaceful as I’d expected.
But now it’s time to go back to work and brush up your English and what a better way to do it than revising some grammar through music? I’ve chosen “Broken Strings”, a song by James Morrison & Nelly Furtado, in which you’ll find several quantifiers and indefinite pronouns. First, do the listening task and then, revise the use of these words trying the activities below. They’re not too difficult as I guess you'll need some time to get used to hard work, won’t you?
As usual, you can correct your answers if you CLICK THE KEY.