Monday, 16 October 2017

Steve Jobs talks about Managing People



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Monday, 9 October 2017

Keep Kids Safe Online



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Saturday, 7 October 2017

Nobel Prize for Literature: Kazuo Ishiguro



As I've told you this week, Kazuo Ishiguro has written two wonderful book which were adapted to the cinema, Never let me go and The remains of the day. Enjoy with the first one and try to see the whole film, it's worth.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Apostrophes-('s)

1º, 3º y 4º ESO Salesianos Santander

Useful Classroom Expressions


Can I see your exercises, please?
Can you read this word?
Can you speak louder?
Can you spell it, please?
Can you write it on the board, please?
Could you repeat that, please?
Do you understand?
First listen, and then repeat.
Give me some more examples, please.
Has anyone got a spare pen/pencil/rubber?
How do you spell … , please?
I’m sorry, I don’t understand.
Is this correct/right?
Keep going.

Let’s practise that again.
Please do the following exercises.
Put your hand up if you don’t understand.
Put your hand up if you know the answer.
Say it in English, please!
Say it more slowly.
Say it with me.
Say the whole sentence, please.
Shall I go on?
Show me your work.
Tell me the answer.
What does …. mean?
What page are we on?
What’s the English word for … ?
Who has finished?



You can find a good list in this link.



Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Cambridge English: First (FCE) and Cambridge English: First for Schools (FCE)



As I told you in class, this year is a good moment to get an English Certification before going to university, and FCE is an option.
An upper-intermediate qualification which covers use of English in real-life situations and study environments. Learners are expected to understand the main ideas of complex texts taken from a range of sources (such as magazines, news articles and fiction), demonstrate different writing styles (such as emails, essays, letters or short stories), follow a range of spoken materials (such as news programmes and public announcements), and keep up in conversations on a wide range of topics, expressing opinions, presenting arguments and producing spontaneous spoken language.

You can visit the oficial webpage to know about the exams, dates, places and even test your level.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

2017 EuroBasket: Spain capture Bronze medals with win over Russia



Spain overcame a gallant Russia 93-85 to win bronze and send retiring captain Juan Carlos Navarro off in style. 
Turning point: After trailing by 17 points midway through the third, Russia fought back gamely and capitalized on Spain's sloppiness with the ball. Russia continued their fight deep into the fourth, trailing 83-79 with under two minutes left with Spain without Ricky Rubio who earlier in the quarter was ejected after receiving his second unsportsmanlike foul.  However, Vitaly Fridzon badly missed a three-pointer that would have cut the deficit to one and Spain scored on the other end to restore their momentum. 
Stats-don't-lie: Russia dominated from deep, which kept them in the contest, but Spain's size and domination inside proved too much - as highlighted by a convincing 38-27 edge in rebounds. 
Game hero: In possibly his final FIBA EuroBasket game, Pau Gasol was brilliant for Spain. He dominated the second quarter when his brother Marc was injured and stepped up when Spain was challenged in the last quarter, where he scored 12 of his 26 points. He also had 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. 
They said: "I am really proud of my team after losing in the Semi-Finals to get this success. I am proud of finishing my career with a medal. (I feel) both sadness and happiness. How it finished makes me happy. Maybe the 2006 World Cup is the proudest moment but every year is important and you learn something." - Spain captain Juan Carlos Navarro after his final international game.  


Friday, 26 May 2017

Phrasal Verbs Doubts: Phrasalstein


Are you afraid of phrasal verbs or do you dare to face them up? Try this Cambridge University Press app to solve your doubts, Phrasalstein. You can use the language English or Spanish at the right top of the page.

For example you know the meaning of go and the preposition off separatedly but what is the meaning of the verb go off? here you can see the meaning from the context:
'The bomb wet off at noon'

'Exploit' is not the only meaning, whe some food is in bad condition, when you split up with some friend....

At the beginning you can choose to have a look on the phrasal verbs meaning or to start with the exercises, each definition is shown with some kind of funny sketches in which Dr Phrasalstein appears with some witches, monsters...

This app is terrific!


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Preparing your Select Exam: Essays


You have worked a lot all year round but now it is time to make the last effort.

It could be useful to have a watch on essay models to recognize your own mistakes, 
so click the image.

Thanks to Aaron Vincent.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Amy Tan, writer: Where does creativity hide?



Remember to select English subtitles if you need, this way you won't miss anything.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Big City Small World



Big City Small World is an audio soap opera. Soap opera is a term used to describe a fictional radio or television programme that often follows the lives of a group of people. 
The storyline for the soap often spans several episodes and each show ends with a promise that the storyline will be continued in the next episode.

The characters are purely fictional. However, you will be able to interact directly with the characters through the Learn English website. Each of the characters has a profile page and you will be able to leave messages for them. Behind each character is a real person, who will respond to you.

For each episode there will be some comprehension questions, vocabulary and grammar exercises, and of course a complete transcript of the episode.

Via Learning English at British Council

Monday, 8 May 2017

Johnny Grammar's Word Challenge


We have a new section on the right column about apps to learn English with your tablet or other mobile devices and I'd like to present you Johnny Grammar's Word Challenge this time.
Beat the clock and answer as many spelling, vocabulary and grammar questions as you can in this 60-second quiz! Earn Grammar Guru, Word Wizard and Supreme Speller badges by completing all levels. Beat your score to earn the ultimate Johnny’s Gold badge!
Johnny Grammar’s Word Challenge is a quiz for English learners to test common vocabulary, spelling and grammar that appears in everyday English.
The game features:
  • 3 quiz categories – Words, Grammar, Spelling
  • 3 levels - Easy, Medium, Hard
  • 10 common topics to practise vocabulary – Food & Restaurants, Travel, Small Talk, Hobbies etc.
  • 12 grammar topics – Prepositions, Irregular verbs, Conjunctions etc. 
  • Earn badges as you play and share with others
  • Compete with other players on a global leaderboard
  • Share your badges with other players on a leaderboard
  • Read the feedback on wrong answers to learn how to improve

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Managing stress. Brainsmart




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Thursday, 4 May 2017

English Monster



"English Monster" is a funny app for Spanish learners of English to correct their most common mistakes.
And how does Cambridge know which mistakes learners make? The answer is their “Cambridge English Corpus” a database where they compile all mistakes from their official exams.
English Monster consists on a series of exercises in which two monsters will show you two possible answers about:
  • Spelling
  • False Friends
  • Writing correctly
  • Verb tenses

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Sunday, 16 April 2017

The Truth about McDonald´s



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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Sunday, 9 April 2017

The History of the Smurfs


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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Mother's Day



In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. In some countries it was changed to dates that were significant to the majority religion, or to historical dates.

And in the UK? Sunday 26th March. This year, Mother's Day in the United Kingdom including England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and all others regions of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is on Sunday 26th March. Mothering Sunday is always on the fourth Sunday in Lent.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Climate Change: What would happen If The World Warms Up By 2°C?



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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Human Trafficking



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Sunday, 5 March 2017

The Food Waste Fighter


Do you remember this topic we were talking about last term?

Canada vs USA



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Sunday, 26 February 2017

The Ancient Silk Road



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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Look up from your Phone



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Sunday, 5 February 2017

How to do London: The Basics - London Travel Guide



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Sunday, 29 January 2017

10 Strangely Cool British Traditions


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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Spanish ‘Smart’ City Project




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Monday, 23 January 2017

Donald Trump Sworn in as America's 45th President

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Melania Trump and his family looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20, 2017.
"...I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear...”
Donald Trump took the oath of office Friday to become the 45th president of the United States. He vowed to transfer power from Washington, D.C. to “the American people.”
Outgoing President Barack Obama stood nearby as the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John G. Roberts, Jr., administered the oath of office to Trump.
At his side for the ceremony was his wife Melania and his five children. Mike Pence had been sworn in as Vice-President moments before.
It is the scene that has been repeated every four years since 1789.
Patriotic music was played. And canons were fired.
The Capitol building was decorated with flags. Hundreds of thousands of people came to the Capitol grounds to see the new president sworn in. They wore red white and blue clothing with Trump’s name on it. Some wrapped themselves in flags. Many cheered the man they had elected to the office....

Go on reading and listening by clicking on the image


Sunday, 22 January 2017

The history of William Shakespeare



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Friday, 20 January 2017

Top 10 Facts about the UK



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Sunday, 15 January 2017

President Barack Obama Presents Michael Jordan With Medal of Freedom...


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Sunday, 8 January 2017

The Lord of the Rings - ''You Have No Power Here''


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