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April 27, 2017

Saying sorry!

We all make mistakes, so saying sorry is very important. In this How do you… programme, we look at ways of apologising.


April 24, 2017

Eyes on the stars

On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina.




After watching, can you answer these questions?

1.       When did the story of the library take place?
2.
       What happened when he entered the library? What names was he called?
3.
       How was the problem solved?
4.
       How did the librarian give Ronald his book?
5.
       What was special about Star trek?
6.
       How did a coloured boy from South Carolina become an astronaut?
7.
       How old would he be today?

Boy apparently drove accross New South Wales alone

Boy apparently drove across New South Wales alone before police stopped his family’s car, which they say was damaged
This is news story contains the typical pyramidal shape to give information.
The Palace Hotel in Broken Hill. A 12-year-old boy was pulled over by police after apparently driving 1,300km across NSW to the outback town. Photograph: Richard Hart for the Guardian



The Guardian,
April 24, 2017

April 21, 2017

Exam dates

Hi,

I'd like to tell you about the dates for the final exams:

  • Written Exam: May 23 at 16h
  • Monday & Wednesday group Speaking Exam: May 31st
  • Tuesday & Thursday group Speaking Exam: June 2nd
  • Grades will be published on June 5 at 15:30
  • Exam check-up, June 7 at 19:30

April 20, 2017

Survey

This is a survey to know your personal opinon on this Intermediate course. I'd like you to access it with the personal code I gave you in class:


Judging by appearances

Hi,

These are some questions on profile pictures answered by Evan. Take note of useful expressions you want to use yourself. How about you? what would you say to this?
  1. Do you have a profile photo of yourself which you use on social networking sites, or on your ID? Answer 1
  2. Why did you choose it? Answer 2
  3. What do you think the photo says about you? Answer 3
  4. Do you have a picture of you when you were a child? Answer 4
  5. Would you use the picture of you and a friend on Facebook or other social networking sites? Answer 5
  6. Do you think people hide behind the screen? Answer 6
Updated: 21/04/17

What does your profile picture say about you?

Whether it’s a photo of you on a night out or of you cuddling your newborn baby, the image you choose to represent you on social-networking sites says a lot about you

April 18, 2017

Ain't Got No... I Got Life

Recording session: August 17, 1969 in Harlem, NY. Harlem Renaissance Festival  by Nina Simone, an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement.


April 10, 2017

April 06, 2017

Multi-word verbs with 'break'

Mark the monkey robber.

Mark broke in at midnight. He stuffed as much cash as he could into a sack and ran back to his car. But just as he was driving away, the car ...


April 05, 2017

Let's recommend a film to watch

Hecho con Padlet

The cinema

I'd like you to think about the answer to these questions. Then, listen to the aswers provided by the native speaker and take note of the vocabulary and expressions he used.

Can you think of a film which ...

Do you prefer ...?
  • seeing films at home or in the cinemas? Answer
  • seeing American films, Spanish films or films from other countries? Answer
  • seeing foreign films dubbed or with subtitles? Answer

Tell me about a really good film you've recently seen.

April 02, 2017

Dramas from BBC Learning English

Listen and read these popular stories:

  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
  • The Race, Phil and his friends as they attempt to sail around the world in just 80 days. 
  • The White Elephant, serving up lots of functional English phrases as it follows the story of a brand new restaurant
  • March 30, 2017

    Is there ...

    Hi,

    Let us go back to when we were younger and think about these situations. Listen to the answers Evan gave on these as well:

    Is there 

    • a kind of food or drink you didn't use to like at all, but which you now like?
    • a TV series you used to be addicted to? Why did you like it? Answer 1
    • a singer or a kind of music you used to listen to a lot (but you don't any more)? Answer 2
    • a sport or game you used to play a lot, but which you've given up?
    • a place you used to go in the summer holidays, and you'd like to go back to? Answer 3
    • a machine or gadget you used to use a lot, but which is now out of date? Answer 4
    Why don't you think about three of the above and record yourself on soundcloud

    Talk about your close friend

    Hi,

    These are the aswers Evan provided on the topic of a close friend. Listen to it again and take note of expressions you would like to use:

    1 How long have you met your close friend?
    2 How did you meet?
    3 Why do you get on well?
                                   Answer 1

    4 Do you ever argue? What about?
    5 How do you kee in touch?
                               Answer 2
    6 How often do you meet?   Answer 3
    7 Did you ever lose touch? Answer 4;
    8 Do you think you'll stay friends for ever? Answer 5

    VOCAB:
    • down-to-earth
    • pick up where you left off
    • a former classmate