Monday, February 6, 2017

Shadowing for a Better, Cleaner World...


And to follow up on the same subject, here you have the video on How to Care for the Environment which Esperanza proposed to practice some shadowing with. I actually think it is a great choice to improve your shadowing mastery. Thanks Esperanza!


How Environmentally Friendly Are You?


Find below the video Esperanza used to introduce the topic of Environment in class last week. It is a very useful piece of material to revise all the new vocabulary and expressions we learned with her. And why not revising our three R's too? it's all about saving our planet!


Monday, January 30, 2017

This is the Life, by Amy MacDonald


Where you gonna go, where you gonna go, where you gonna sleep tonight.... Still playing this tune in your head?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mayday!



This is a very short video to cheer you up, guys: A hilarious way to remind us of the importance of pronouncing English correctly when you work as an air traffic controller... or as a coastguard!

Sink (v): hundir, hundirse
German Coastguard Sinking

And remember: the only way to make progress is actually putting the foot in it, hopefully not in such dire circumstances as the poor German coastguard above!

Friday, December 23, 2016

No I didn't! Yes you did! The Fabulous Monty Pythons

As I promised, here you have the sketch by the Monty Pythons to practice question tags and short answers: The Argument Clinic
This is just a sample of the fabulous, marvellous, and unique humor displayed by this British surreal comedy group, whose comedy sketches were first aired in the BBC in 1969. 
The group's influence on comedy has been compared to the Beatles' influence on music, and, personally, I couldn't agree more.
 Please, don't miss the argument versus contradiction discussion!! And above all, do not get discouraged if you do not understand all of it, because it is surreal humor meant to the British public, but you're definitely going to have a laugh or two, that's the whole point! 

To help you understand the jokes, here follows the script of the sketch:

By the way, don't you think this type of argument clinic could be a fantastic way to avoid arguing with our family, friends, and workmates in these stressful times? We should all get a voucher for this clinic for Christmas!

Exam practice for Xmas: Writing


And last but not least, feel free to complete the writing assignment below, it's been reproduced from a real NI2 exam. To be handed in in class the first week of January.