Tuesday, 29 May 2012

EATING HABITS - FOR ALL LEVELS

From food vocabulary to recipes and ideas, there's everything a food-loving English learner can want!

Plenty of activities for all levels on OKEY-DOKEY

ELLLO - LISTENING SITE FOR ALL LEVELS

These activities are good for elementary students . The topics are simpler and the vocabulary is more common. Each topic has got the transcript and on the right side you have 'vocabulary quiz' and comprehension quiz'. Besides there is information about difficult words if you click on 'vocabulary' next to 'transcript'

ELLLO - BASIC
ELLLO - LOW INTERMEDIATE

These are good for intermediate and advanced ones. Follow the same instructions as above.

ELLLO - INTERMEDIATE
ELLLO - HIGH INTERMEDIATE
ELLLO - ADVANCED

LISTENING PRACTICE FOR ALL LEVELS

Randall's is a website that offers you lots of material to practise your listening skill. Every level has its own material: basic students can try out 'easy', intermediate ones ' medium' and advanced 'difficult'. However, if you feel confident enough, why don't you try higher ones to see if you can make it?

A different section on the site is this part with videos and exercises, only for intermediate and advanced.
Randall's video snapshots

Friday, 25 May 2012

MORE ABOUT FOOD - BASIC 2

Vocabulary to help you pronounce and learn about food and meals

Vegetables
Meals and Cooking
Fruit
Food

FECHA MATRÍCULA PARA ALUMNADO OFICIAL Y PUBLICACIÓN DE NOTAS

Les recuerdo a todos que, el próximo 1 de Junio, se abre el período de matrícula para el próximo curso escolar, para el alumnado oficial. El plazo de finalización será el 13 de Julio. Si no realizan la matrícula en dicho plazo pierden el derecho a la plaza y ésta será ocupada por el alumnado de nuevo ingreso.

Asimismo, comunicar que las notas se publicarán el viernes 1 de Junio y podrán realizar las reclamaciones pertinentes hasta el 5 de Junio.

SEASIDE ENTERTAINMENT - BASIC 2

Where can you go on a rollercoaster, watch a puppet show or ride a donkey? Does playing virtual sports help you to play the game well in real life? Find out the answers to these questions by watching this video.




Seaside Entertainment

FOOD IN THE UK - BASIC 2

What do you think of as typical British food? Roast beef? Fish and chips? Tea and cakes? Or maybe there's more to British food than that? Check out this video to find out about what people in the UK are eating these days. There are complementary activities and the transcript.


Food in Britain

GRAMMAR VIDEOS AND EXERCISES - BASIC 2 AND INTERMEDIATE


Grammar snacks
This section offers you grammar practice in bites. The videos show the grammar that is used in a natural way. A conversation-style explanation and interactive exercises will check that you can really use the language.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

READING FOR CERTIFICATION - INTERMEDIATE 2

This is a site with plenty of reading texts. At the bottom of the page you can move on to the next one by clicking on page 2 or 3. The activities are grouped by the type of exercise you have to deal with.

Reading for Intermediate 2

LISTENING FOR CERTIFICATION - INTERMEDIATE 2

These two sets of activities are thought to help you improve your listening skill. The first link will take you to a bunch of activities for an intermediate level whereas the second link is aimed to those of you who look for more demanding tasks. You could start with the first and then try the second. Who knows? You might get really surprised to know how good you have become in listening.

Intermediate Listening
Upper Intermediate Listening

All the activities are supported by their transcriptions so, after listening twice, you could check out whether you have understood or not by having a look at the dialogues. You can also download the files to your MP 3/4 or any other gadget.

LISTENING FOR CERTIFICATION - BASIC 2

On the following page, you will find 9 listening exercises with their transcription, in case you find it difficult to understand. If you click on the topic, you will be taken to the exercise and the audio. The audio can be downloaded as mp 3 file to use it every time you need.

Listening for Basic Level

FUTURE REVISION - BASIC 2 AND INTERMEDIATE 1

These are more exercises online to continue practising future tenses (be going to / will / present continuous). The link below will get you to a page with a lot of exercises but basic students should only do those in the first three groups, and the ones in orange: Be going to, will - future and Future Simple. The other two groups are for more advanced students.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

LISTENING TO A SPEECH - INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED

Randy Pausch was an American professor who sadly passed away (died) in 2008. He was an extremely inspirational person, and through this video I hope it will remind you of what is important in life. Listen to the interview and try to fill in the gaps in the sentences.
Note: in English, 'the reaper' is another word for 'death'

THE POWER OF SMILING - LISTENING - INTERMEDIATE 2 AND ADVANCED

This is a lesson that will help you live longer, be more successful and feel as if you have eaten lots of chocolate without the calories! Listen to the lecture and see if you can answer the questions below true or false. I recommend you to listen at least twice and carefully, as the man giving the talk speaks quite quickly. 






Activity

MUSIC - ALL LEVELS

And now a bit of fun. I thought some relaxing activities could be good after the strain caused by the exams. Here are some links with songs and activities:

Whitney Houston - I know him so well
Taylor Swift - Breathe
Wicked - For Good
Cold Play - Fix you
The script - If you ever come back
Corinne Baiyle Rae - Put your records on

Beautiful tunes, indeed, to help you chill out.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

FOOD - BASIC LEVEL

Here is a list of food vocabulary websites to help you with everything related to FOOD and MEALS.


madridteacher.com
Each word is specified in English, Spanish and with a “Spanglish” pronunciation. (If you read it as if you are reading Spanish, you should be able to pronounce it correctly)

learnenglish.de
Plenty of activities to enjoy while learning about food
eflnet.com
Pictures and exercises to go on with food.

drlemon.com


Amazing website with all you need about food, drinks, restaurants and cooking terms






Saturday, 5 May 2012

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

TRAVEL / JOURNEY / TRIP - BASIC AND INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

What is the difference between 'travel', ' journey' and 'trip'? Have a look at this explanation and take the quiz. Remember to click on START to take the quiz

Travel - Journey - Trip


SOME / ANY - BASIC LEVEL 2

We have studied the difference between 'some' and 'any' but do you really know when to use them? This exercise can say how well you know to use these two words

difference-between-some-and-any


FRUIT - BASIC LEVEL

Learn how to pronounce the fruit in English with the help of the pictures.

Fruit


LISTENING - ENGLISH CLASS INFORMATION - INTERMEDIATE AND BASIC LEVELS


Listen to this telephone message and take the quiz below to test your understanding. There are two listening options: fast (for intermediate to advanced students) and slow (for beginner to pre-intermediate students).

English Class Information

PRESENT PERFECT OR PAST SIMPLE - BASIC LEVEL

Try this quiz to help you decide if you have to use present perfect or past simple. It has a section with grammar notes to help you make up your mind (decide)

Present-perfect-or-past-simple ?

TAKE THE RIGHT PREPOSITION - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL


How well do you know English prepositions? Take the preposition quiz to find out! Choose the correct preposition to complete each sentence, or choose — if no preposition is necessary. Leave a comment with your score!

Take the preposition quiz


LISTENING EXERCISE - BASIC LEVEL


Listen to this 1-minute biography of famous soccer player Lionel Messi and take the quiz to test your understanding!

Lionel Messi


ORDERING AT A RESTAURANT - BASIC LEVEL


Listen to this dialogue between Emily, Laura, and the waitress and practice repeating each phrase. The audio is real English at natural speed – so if you can understand it, you’ll be OK to order a meal in a restaurant in English!

Ordering a meal at a restaurant

COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE - BASIC LEVEL

Learn how to know when a noun is countable or uncountable. After the grammar explanation, you can take the quiz by clicking on START.

countable-and-uncountable-nouns

COMMON ENGLISH MISTAKES - BASIC LEVEL


Don’t make these common beginner English mistakes!
Take the quiz and decide if the sentences are correct or incorrect. To start the quiz, click on START.


common-english-mistakes-beginner-quiz-1




COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE - BASIC LEVEL

This website gives you the grammar on comparison and there is also a quiz where you choose the correct answer. To go to the quiz, you have to click on START.

comparative-or-superlative