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January 31, 2016

12 ways that TV series can help you learn English!

TV IWatching TV series is a great way to improve your English. Here are 12 reasons why. 

1. There’s a lot of conversation, so you’ll be learning lots of useful spoken language. Also, the dialogues are often short and easy to follow.

2. Watching a TV series is great for your listening ability, which is THE key skill in language learning. Once you can listen and understand, you’ll learn English easily and effortlessly.

3. By watching a TV series, you’ll hear English in context, so you’ll see how and when the language is used. And although the dialogues have been scripted, they’re designed to sound as natural and authentic as possible.

January 29, 2016

How to show interest

Are you having an informal conversation with someone? Do you want to show you are interested in what they are saying? We teach you some expressions.
Why don't you copy them and make an effort to use them next time you speak to your partner?

Question Tags


You can practice the grammar we learnt in class in these links.

Grammar Aquarium:

Eglish Hilfen:
  • Question tags – Exercise 1
  • Question tags – Exercise 2
  • Question tags – Exercise 3

  • Articles:

  • Pronunciation of the article the in English – Exercise
  • The articles a/an, the – Exercise

  • Talking about fear


    Let's learn expressions to talk about "fear". After you can take a quiz to see how much you've learned:

    This is a wonderful link that Ángel suggested, There are plenty of videos divided by levels and topics.

    January 26, 2016

    How to complain in English

    In this sheet you can learn how to complain in English. You may listen to it as well.
    Source: Hot English

    January 23, 2016

    6 ways to prepare for an English exam!

    Are you thinking of taking an English exam? Perhaps you should. They’re a good way of motivating you to study. Here are our top tips on how to pass an English exam in five months. This is the first part of a series on doing exams.

    Let’s imagine you’ve got five months to prepare for your English exam. You can prepare yourself with just an hour a day over the five-month period before the exam. Here’s what you should be doing.
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    1 General preparation
    Most exams test your general ability to communicate in English. So, in order to prepare you for this, you’ll need to work on the four key communication skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The best way to do this is to immerse yourself in the language, and to do a bit every day to increase your general level. Language learning takes time, and in order for it to take place, you need to read and listen a lot in order to get enough exposure to the language. In fact, language learning takes place through input (reading  + listening) and practice (speaking + writing).

    January 21, 2016

    Space Oddity, Christ Hadfield

    This is a revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

    The fascination of Egypt


    As commented in class, we are going to visit The fascination of Egypt exhibition in Canal. In relation to the field trip we will do, you can read the following leaflet. These are the topics that we are to present in class from now till March.

    Jan 27, 28
    Feb 1, 2
    Ptolemaic Dynasty
    Feb 3, 4
    Alexander Magnum
    Feb 10, 9
    The city of Alexandria
    Feb 15, 11
    Serapis, Osiris’ Judgement and Isis
    Feb 17, 16
    Debod Temple
    Feb 29, 18
    Cleopatra VII
    March 2, 1
    Egypt a province of Rome
    March 7, 3
    Cleopatra and the arts (films, plays…)
    March 9, 8
    March 14, 10
    Art in Egypt
    March 16
    Valley of Kings
    April 4
    Sculpture of Nefertiti
    April 6
    The Book of the dead
    April 11
    Citizen journalism in Arab spring
    April 13

    January 20, 2016

    Cleopatra VII

    Do you like history? Are you fascinated by the life of Cleopatra? Listen to this video and take note of the information that you didn't know before.

    January 12, 2016

    Is English an easy language to learn?

    easy learn english IIIs English an easy language to learn? Here are a few arguments in favour of the idea that English is fairly simple. What do you think? Express your opinión in the comment section.
    Listen to this HotEnglish document.

    PluralsPlurals are relatively easy in English. In most cases, you simply add an “s” to the end of the word. For example: one chair, two chairs. There are very few exceptions to this. Some other languages have several different types of plural endings, which can get quite complex.

    NounsIn general, nouns in English don’t have any gender as they do in other languages. For example, it’s a horse or a cow. But in languages such as Spanish, words can be either masculine or feminine. So, “a horse” in Spanish is “un caballo” (which is masculine), and “a cow” is “una vaca” (which is feminine).