Monday, 21 February 2011

ANIMALS

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PODCASTS - SERIES 1 EPISODE 1 - BASIC 2 AND INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Practise your English language listening skills with the Elementary Podcasts. Listen to them on your computer, or download and save them on your mp3 player.

Each episode is accompanied by a range of activities to help you learn new vocabulary and focus on the language you hear.

You can also download the support packs which contain the tape scripts and extra learning activities.

It could be really helpful to do the activities.

If you like the website, you can subscribe to this podcast and automatically receive the latest episodes.

This is the first episode of series 1 - British Council - Learn English

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE?

Listen to the vocabulary connected with weather.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

THERE IS / THERE ARE

Read the sentence, decide on the answer, then click the answer button to see the correct answer. Activities for ESL Students

There is or There are, by Elvira
Find this and other prepositions exercises in English Exercises .org

Type There is or There are in the boxes. Adele's ESL Corner

There is / are - Brays Inglés

Saturday, 19 February 2011

SUPERSTITIONS - INTERMEDIATE 2

Does the phrase "Oh no, it's Friday the 13th!" mean anything to you? Does this date fill you with fear, anxiety and foreboding - or is it simply another day on the calendar? Whether you're superstitious or not, join us as we try to find out why Friday the 13th is such an infamous date. Click on the Weekener to listen to the audio. Besides, you can see the vocabulary used and at the bottom of the page, you have a quiz as well as the script.
BBC World Service
Learn about other superstitions in the UK. Click on this website:
Woodlands Junio School
Woodlands Junior School 2

WISHES - INTERMEDIATE 2

Sentences to practise the use of wish. By clicking on the button you will see whether you were right or not. www.better-english.com.

CONDITIONAL SENTENCES / IF CLAUSES

Conditional Sentences are used to express that the action in the main clause (without if) can only take place if a certain condition (in the clause with if) is fulfilled. There are three types of Conditional Sentences. Click on the link below and you will be taken to www.ego4u.com where you will be able to practise the conditional sentences.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

TIME AND DAILY ROUTINE - BASIC 1

Use the inteactive book to learn the time and to use the daily routines. Click on the coloured tags that you can see on the right side of the page (pica sobre las pestañas de colores en la parte derecha de la página)
Time and daily Routines

HOW TO SUPPORT THE PLANET WITHOUT LIFTING A FINGER - INTERMEDIATE 2



Feel exhausted just thinking about the environment? If the energy you want to save is primarily your own, try these close to effortless actions.
You Will Need

* Webcam
* Microwave
* Dishwasher

How to Support the Planet Without Lifting a Finger: Have a videoconference

Step 1: Have a videoconference

It’s bad enough going to work, but having to take a business trip? Good grief! Get a webcam for your computer and videoconference instead from your office or, even better, your home. You’ll save the energy that would have been expended on the flight, rental car, and hotel stay while saving yourself the hassle of having to put on pants.
How to Support the Planet Without Lifting a Finger: Use the microwave

Step 2: Use the microwave

Cooking a meal? Forget gas and electric ovens and make it in a microwave; it uses up to 9.5 percent less electricity, produces fewer indoor pollutants, and decreases temperature changes that affect your thermostat. Plus, you’ll have lots of extra time for your favorite activity — doing nothing.
How to Support the Planet Without Lifting a Finger: Wait to shave

Step 3: Wait to shave

Shaving’s so annoying and it uses a gallon of water on average. So, men, grow a beard; ladies, wear pants or proudly sport hairy legs. If you don’t like the wild look, fill the sink halfway and rinse your razor, rather than running it under the tap; it doesn’t take that much effort to turn off the faucet.
How to Support the Planet Without Lifting a Finger: Turn to the dishwasher

Step 4: Turn to the dishwasher

When it’s time to wash the dishes, don’t. Leave them in the sink until you have a full load; then, use a dishwasher rather than washing them by hand — you’ll save yourself a lot of work along with an average of 5,000 gallons of water per year.

No need to unload either — just take clean dishes out of the dishwasher until the sink is full; then, load it up again.
How to Support the Planet Without Lifting a Finger: Leave the clippings

Step 5: Leave the clippings

When you finally get around to mowing the lawn, don’t bother picking up the clippings; they add nutrients to the soil and won’t take up space in landfills. Plus, you can stop doing yard work sooner and get back where you really belong — the couch.

HOW TO PREVENT GLOBAL WARMING - READING FOR INTERMEDIATE 2

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is essential to prevent global warming, part of the broader environmental concern of climate change. Here are some ways to help that may surprise you. Click on the link or just read the tips. On the website you may leave your say too.
How to Help Prevent Global Warming

Step 1: Live in a city

Live in a city: Urbanites own fewer cars, tend to live in energy-efficient apartment buildings, and don’t have much need for powered lawn mowers, a major contributor to greenhouse gases.

Painting a roof white reduces the energy needed to both heat and cool a building.

Step 2: Don’t assume local is better

Don’t assume that buying local is always better. Food miles — the distance food travels from farm to table — isn’t the only factor to consider: 80 percent of the carbon emissions from food production occur before shipping, and industrial farms tend to be more energy-efficient than smaller ones.

Step 3: Eat less meat

Eat less meat. The average American carnivore contributes 1.5 more tons of greenhouse gases per year than the average vegetarian. If you can’t keep away from beef, organic may be better for your body but not necessarily help prevent global warming: An organically raised cow emits 16 percent more greenhouse gases than a standard one.

Producing red meat generates 4 times the greenhouse gas emissions as an equal amount of chicken or fish.

Step 4: Support nuclear power

Don’t discount nuclear power if you want to help prevent global warming. Yes, there are safety and security concerns. But when it comes to large-scale energy sources, nuclear power is more climate-friendly than coal, gas, and even wind.

Step 5: Practice the three R’s

Practice the three R’s — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. And don’t give recyclables more than a quick rinse: For each ton of recycled plastic, consumers waste about 10 tons of water cleaning it.

THE HOUSE - BASIC LEVEL 1


You can learn the house vocabulary with these cards. Watch them and practice. This material has been taken from www.mes-english.com