Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Speak English!

Speak English! offers a wide range of materials to help you learn English. Pick up some basic phrases, expand your vocabulary, or discuss language questions in the forums.
Sound is available for all the phrases and vocabulary on this site. It has been recorded to the highest quality by native English speakers.
Access to the site is completely free.

The words and phrases on this site are in British English. However, the language you learn will allow you to make yourself understood anywhere in the world where English is spoken.

The Forest

What have you learnt from this story?
Should we keep in silence?

Friday, 25 April 2014

The American Revolution

Remember to include my code as a teacher (begonals)
 if you want me to get your score. 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Shakespeare: 450th Anniversary

On 23th April we celebrate Shakespeare's anniversary, apart from Cervantes' of course. 
Let's enjoy this symbaloo app to discover Shakespearean World.

Thanks to Esther Martínez.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable nouns are easy to recognize. They are things that we can count. For example: “pen”. We can count pens. We can have one, two, three or more pens. Here are some more countable nouns:
  • dog, cat, animal, man, person
  • bottle, box, litre
  • coin, note, dollar
  • cup, plate, fork
  • table, chair, suitcase, bag
Countable nouns can be singular or plural:
  • My dog is playing.
  • My dogs are hungry.
We can use the indefinite article a/an with countable nouns:
  • A dog is an animal.
When a countable noun is singular, we must use a word like a/the/my/this with it:
  • I want an orange. (not I want orange.)
  • Where is my bottle? (not Where is bottle?)
When a countable noun is plural, we can use it alone:
  • I like oranges.
  • Bottles can break.
We can use some and any with countable nouns:
  • I’ve got some dollars.
  • Have you got any pens?
We can use a few and many with countable nouns:
  • I’ve got a few dollars.
  • I haven’t got many pens.
Uncountable nouns are substances, concepts etc that we cannot divide into separate elements. We cannot “count” them. For example, we cannot count “milk”. We can count “bottles of milk” or “litres of milk”, but we cannot count “milk” itself. Here are some more uncountable nouns:
  • music, art, love, happiness
  • advice, information, news
  • furniture, luggage
  • rice, sugar, butter, water
  • electricity, gas, power
  • money, currency
We usually treat uncountable nouns as singular. We use a singular verb. For example:
  • This news is very important.
  • Your luggage looks heavy.
We do not usually use the indefinite article a/an with uncountable nouns. We cannot say “an information” or “a music”. But we can say a something of:
  • a piece of news
  • a bottle of water
  • a grain of rice
We can use some and any with uncountable nouns:
  • I’ve got some money.
  • Have you got any rice?
We can use a little and much with uncountable nouns:
  • I’ve got a little money.

Now try these tests to know if you have understood this topic:

One,  Two

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Story Tree

Remember to add my teacher's code (begonals)to show me how you did.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Amazing Penguins

You were surprised watching flying penguins, weren't you? 
Let's see now how BBC made it.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Incredible Life

 Remember my code to get your marks.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Easter in Britain

 Remember to add my teacher's code, begonals, when you finish the test.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

April's Fool Day

April Fool’s Day, sometimes called All Fool's Day, is on the first of April every year. People can play practical jokes. That's why you shouldn't believe what is said to you and you should be doubtful of the people around you on this day. Someone might change the time on another person's alarm to make him wake up very early or very late. Or she / he may put a lot of pepper in another's food.

The origins of April Fools' Day are obscure. The most commonly cited theory holds that it dates from about 1582, the year France adopted the Gregorian Calendar, which shifted the observance of New Year's Day from the end of March (around the time of the vernal equinox) to the first of January. 
According to popular lore, some folks, out of ignorance, stubbornness, or both, continued to ring in the New Year on April first and were made the butt of jokes and pranks on account of their foolishness. This became an annual tradition which ultimately spread throughout Europe and other parts of the world.
Do you want to know some jokes to enjoy this day?

Top 100 April Fool's Day hoaxes of all time.


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