2 dic. 2010

BITS AND BOBS

As you can see there is a new section, 'Bits and Bobs'. In there you can find more interesting materials to work with.

Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it.  Author Unknown

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25 abr. 2010

DESCRIBING A PICTURE

This is Van Gogh's room at Arles. I am sure you already know the picture but what can you see there? Describe it using prepositions of place, there is and there are, and of course, don't forget to use some adjectives!!!!


Write a composition and hand it to your teacher. Or you can practise speaking by recording yourself. Remember that the best way to learn to speak is speaking!!

PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE 2

Look at the picture and then describe it by recording yourself and send it to your teacher.



For example: Emma is in front of Barbara, between Donna and Frank.

29 mar. 2010

RHYMES TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH

These are 64 easy rhymes with words and pictures to practise speaking, reading, and listening in English. And to improve or revise your vocabulary aswell. Play the video and listen to the rhyme, then stop the video and record yourself, compare with the original and you can send it to your teacher via email, if you want, of course!!!




Record yourself as many times as you want. Remember the formula
PRACTICE + PATIENT = SUCCESS!!!!

8 mar. 2010

AND THE OSCAR GOES TO ...

In a few hours the Oscars Awards Ceremony will take place in Hollywood. Actors, actresses, producers, scriptwriters, choreographers, people from the film industry in general, cinema lovers, journalists, photographers and, of course, some nosy, busybody people will not miss the event. Two films are the favourites, Avatar,directed by James Cameron and The Hurt Locker, known in Spain as 'En Tierra Hostil', directed by Kathryn Bigelow. 

I will tell you about these films:

AVATAR
It's the year 2154 in Pandora. The human people are in conflit with the na'vi, the humanoide people that live in Pandora, because they have a mineral the Earth needs, the unobtainium. Jake Sully, a marine, participates in the programme Avatar. This programme transports the mind of the scitentists to an artificial na'vi body to have better relationships. Jake goes to Pandora. But colonel Quaritch wants the war if it is necessary. Jake follows his orders but then he falls in love with a humanoide, Neytiri, and he forgets about his mission. The war is imminent and Jake has to decide if he wants to fight with the humans or with the humanoides. In the end the soldiers have to leave Pandora but Jake's mind is traspassed to the Tree of Souls.

THE HURT LOCKER
Iraq. 2004. William James, a veteran, becomes a team leader in a unit specializing in explosives. He has two workmates, Sanborn and Owen. When James goes to disarm the bombs they communicate with him via radio and proctect him with their riffles. He has very unorthodox methods and there is a lot of tession between them. One day James can't disarm a bomb that an Iraqi has in his chest because he doesn't have time and the bomb explodes. Sanborn tells him that he is going to leave Iraq and wants to start a family. James leaves Iraq too and returns to his wife and son.One night he speaks to his son, and tells him that there is only "one thing" that he knows that he loves. In the end he goes to Iraq again.

NOTE: The title is slang for being injured in an explosion.


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Do you have a favourite film? Which is your favourite film? Titanic? Star Trek? Harry Potter? Precious? Up in the air? Nine? Tell us what it is about!!!!
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7 mar. 2010

MORE VERB PHRASES

Just to practise a bit more vocabulary. Remember that being grammatically correct but not having vocabulary is for nothing!!!!

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

25 ene. 2010