lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2015

Houses of the future



   What kind of homes will we live in in the future? What kind of technology will we have? Watch this video for a glimpse of the homes of tomorrow. 



The city of London



   Everyone knows Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge, but what else is there to the city of London? Learn about London's past, present and future in this video.








martes, 24 de noviembre de 2015

Domestic VIolence



 

Monsters In the Closet - Domestic Violence From a Child's View




International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 november)






Something good to finish...



   Vocabulary.

   Lesson Plan       II                          Listening                     Blog

lunes, 23 de noviembre de 2015

Thaknsgiving Facts


Origins of Thanksgiving tradition.






Answer these questions  

What was the name of the ship that sailed to America? 
Who were the Pilgrims? Why did they leave England? 
What year did they arrive in America? Where?
Who was the 1st. President to celebrate Thanksgiving?
What is Sarah Josefa Hale best known for? 
Who was the President that listened to her pleas? 
What began in 1924? 
What sport competition is held on this day?



 When was the holiday established?





The ship on which the Pilgrims sailed to America.

   


Have a look at this Reading Comprehension about The Mayflower:

What is the traditional Thanksgiving menu?


In this e-book you have got extra-material

Thanksgiving Rap!


Thanksgiving famous movie scenes

And after Thanksgiving, we have Black Friday.  Listen.


domingo, 22 de noviembre de 2015

lunes, 16 de noviembre de 2015

Ten amazing jokes



  Do you like playing tricks on your friends? Watch this video to get ideas for some creative practical jokes. -


What do you Love?

     This is a great idea to join people from different countries under the same question:

   


Can you name things you love? Can you make a ranking? What do you love first? 

Bullying


  Writing skills practice about Bullying: LINK

Bullying activities about a video

Different families


  Have you got a dream in your life?  Have you got plans for the future? Would you like to travel around the world? Here we have the Zapp's, this family has travelled around the world for fifteen years. They have got four children from four different nationalities.
Listen  to their story:




viernes, 13 de noviembre de 2015

Jobs and personality



    Do you think everybody can work in all jobs? Are you ready to work helping 
people? Are you the right choice to lead a working team?  Do you prefer  a secondary position but you are a hard worker?
In this article they help us match our personality with different jobs:




Do you agree with your personality type result? What are your traits and qualities? Which celebrities and role models are similar to you?

Inspiring video about evaluation



        When you have to help students in their progress you cannot just say that something is not correct, you should give some feedback and help improve. This is an example of how things can be done at this respect.


miércoles, 11 de noviembre de 2015

Description of a picture


 

DESCRIPTION OF A PICTURE.



Do:


  • Look at your picture carefully and take a few moments to think before you start talking.
  • Talk for all the time you are given. If you have one minute to do the task, use every second.
  • Practise the useful language below so you can explain which part of the picture you are talking about.

Don’t:


  • Panic if you don’t know the words for all the things in the picture. You don’t need to know all the words for everything in the picture if you know what to say when you don’t know an exact word.
  • Get distracted and start talking about something else. Focus on the photo or picture.
  • Panic if your mind goes blank. Take a deep breath, look at the picture and start again.

If you are asked to describe a photo or a picture in the exam, here is some language you can use:

What is in the picture?


In the picture I can see …
There
s / There are …
There isn’t a … / There aren’t any ..

Say what is happening with the present continuous

The man is …ing
The people are …ing
It’s raining.

Where in the picture?

At the top/bottom of the picture …
In the middle of the picture …
On the left/right of the picture …
next to
in front of
behind
near
on top of
under

If something isn’t clear

It looks like a …
It might be a …
He could be …ing
Maybe it’s a …
   

USEFUL EXAMPLES AND ADVICE

– See more at:   
   
– Also visit this website: 
 http://www.autoenglish.org/oralexams/describing.htm

Happy



       A song that makes you feel HAPPY


Writing



      This is a guide to make Opinion essays


lunes, 9 de noviembre de 2015

¿Quién soy?

     
    Una investigación filosófica de Amy Adkins


Teenagers




    Will Reid is a normal dad with teenage kids. He found his kids weren't listening to him when he asked them to do a few simple jobs around the house so he started to make instructional videos to help them and they have been very successful on YouTube. 

British Council lesson...     


Dishwasher Loading - Teenage Instructional Video 2

Hanging Up Wet Towels - Teenage Instructional Video 3


Turning Off Lights - Teenage Instructional Video 4


Vacuuming - Teenage Instructional Video 5





As you are listening to the radio podcast about teenagers, take notes of the important facts for later discussion.



Bonfire Night



     Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes DayBonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Actenforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure.

  Watch this video to know the story:






Some Reading and trivia questions ...                     An interactive Game...

                                             



Discussion Questions:



  1. Which festivals in your country remember historical events? 
  2. Do you have any festivals that are similar to Bonfire Night in your country? 
  3. When do you have firework displays in your country? 
  4. Do you think you like Bonfire Night? Why / why not? 
  5. Do you think festivals area good way to remember historical events? 
  6. Are fireworks legal in your country?
  7. How do you feel about fireworks and crackers?
  8. Have you ever handled them?
  9. Some people think that children shouldn't be allowed to handle fireworks. What are some of the possible risks?
                                          British Council Bonfire Night                    

                                                                      


                                            Bonfire Night recipes


                                                    

domingo, 8 de noviembre de 2015

Talking about your family



   In this video you can see different members of your family

   Speaking situation about family                            My family (A1-A2)  



How big is your family (List. A1-A2)                 Different personalities in the family (List.B1)

Questions, vocabulary and Idioms related to family                  Family members (A1-A2)

Questions about family (A1-B2)                                                Vocabulary B1-B2

Describing people adjectives (B1-B2)