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October 21, 2016

How to improve your spoken English!

Here are our 13 top tips for improving your spoken English.

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Part I: Preparation
As part of improving your spoken English, you need to get used to producing English sounds. Here’s what you can do.
1 Read aloud
Take a short text (preferably one with an audio file to go with it) and read parts of it out loud. Later, you can compare your version to the original.
2 Repetition
Repeat key sentences and expressions over and over again until they become automatic. Very soon, you’ll have learnt lots of useful phrases you can use in real conversations.
3 Stories
Practise telling your favourite stories or anecdotes. Write them out first. Then, make notes and practise saying them to yourself or a friend. Later, you can use these stories or anecdotes in conversations.
4 Memory
Memorise typical phrases, expressions and sentences. A lot of the language we use when speaking consists of set expressions and chunks of language. For example, “That’s interesting! / I never knew that! / That must have been scary!”
speaking how to II5 Simultaneous speaking
Sing along to your favourite songs, or try to speak at the same time as the character in a video clip or an audio recording you’re familiar with. Simply press play and then start speaking along with the news presenter, actors, singers, etc.
6 Questions
Practise forming questions. Take a piece of text and make questions from sentences in the article or paragraph. For example, “She’s seen it. = Has she seen it?” Asking questions is a good way of participating in a conversation without having to say much.
7 Listening
Work on improving your listening skills so you can follow what people are saying. You can do this by listening to audio files from course books, watching films or TV series, listening to music or watching videos on YouTube. Spend at least 70% of your study time listening to English.

October 18, 2016

7 Foods to Boost Your Mood Naturally


This is the text that you'll orally present in class:

Find out which healthy foods will help boost your mood.

If you’re feeling blue—or want to ward off feeling that way—there are some foods to consider adding to your diet that might help. Studies suggest that the following foods may help reduce stress, ease anxiety and fight depression. See which healthy foods to eat to help you boost your mood.
—Brierley Wright, M.S. R.D.

October 15, 2016

Reviewing irregular past simple verbs

How about reviewing irregular past tenses with Hot English Magazine?
Listen to the key as well.

September 27, 2016

Lessons start on October 6th


Welcome to a new school year. I'd like to inform you that lessons will start on Thursday 6th. I hope you find the lessons motivating and full of enjoyable learning experiences.

Ms Bermejo

September 14, 2016

Free online English course


You might  be interested in this online course to learn English for the workplace. It was created by the British Council.

It's a mooc course, so it's free.

September 05, 2016

September Exam Results


These are your final grades:
Congratulations to those who passed and I hope those who didn't, will do better next year.

Those passing to next course, can see the registration date for NI2 on this link.

September 03, 2016

Speaking schedule for Monday 5th


This is the schedule for the speaking exam on Monday 5th:

16h    Belén M - Carolina D
16:20 Alfonso P - Jorge G
17h    Antonia - Zarco
17:20 Eva M - Petra P

The exam will take place in room 11
You may wait in room 10

Good luck!!

September 01, 2016

Partner needed


I'd like to ask if anyone would be ready to take the oral exam today as well after the written part. Yolanda, a colleague of yours, will need a partner today.

Good luck!

June 29, 2016

September exams


Your exams in September are scheduled as follows:

  • Written Exam (reading, listening, writing): 1st September at 16h
  • Speaking Exam:                                          5th September starting at 16h
  • Grades will be published on:                       6th September
  • Exam check:                                                7th September at 18h

Have a good summer!

June 06, 2016

Final Grades


Your grades are published in these links:
You can see your exams on Tuesday at 19h.

As for registration in the NI2 course:
  1.  You can collect your envelop on June 22nd
  2. and hand it in again on June 23

May 29, 2016

Cincinnati zoo

Cincinnati zoo kills gorilla to save child who slipped into enclosure
Source: CNN
That was a difficult choice, don't you think?
Good luck tomorrow!

May 27, 2016

Can plants communicate?

The subject of plant communication has been hotly debated in the scientific community over the past several decades. While most scientists now agree that communication does occur, there is still considerable controversy about how to interpret these phenomena.

May 25, 2016

Standing-up rephrasing

Hi, You may correct the rephrasing exercise with did in class but didn't find the time to finish.

May 24, 2016

Shakespeare in Song! on Friday 27 at 20h

How to make your brain age better

One of the best ways to keep your brain sharp as you get older may be to stay busy, according to new research. While scientists have previously recommended engaging in mentally challenging activities, a new study suggests that keeping a packed schedule may offer similar benefits.