Tuesday, 16 December 2014

USED TO / BE USED TO/ GET USED TO - INTERMEDIATE 2

PLAY, GO, DO - SPORTS - BASIC LEVEL

ENGLISH CONVERSATION - BASIC AND INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

I thought you might need some help when studying English over Xmas holidays and I found useful videos which could help you continue getting better at English. I'm going to post the link for the first conversation but if you click on the YouTube icon, you will be redirected to the YouTube website and on the right side menu there are more episodes or other similar videos with subtitles in English.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

DESCRIBING PEOPLE - BASIC LEVEL 2



Each time, there's a short description for you to read and a choice of five faces. Can you guess who the person is? To start the game, you have to click on 'click here to play'

Sunday, 9 November 2014

SUPERSIZE ME - INTERMEDIATE 2

You are going to watch a clip from a film about fast food. You can do a gap filling exercise after watching the clip. There is also more information on fast food which might be of your interest.

Supersize me

The EFL SMARTblog

Monday, 3 November 2014

WAITING IN A QUEUE - BASIC 2

When you describe a picture with people in it, you sometimes need words to say where the people are. This site has activities to help you practise describing where people are in a queue. Listen and do all the activities.

Friday, 31 October 2014

LISTENING PRACTICE FOR ALL LEVELS - FROM BASIC 2 TO ADVANCED

Some students have been asking for sites to practise listening. There are a lot of them on the menu but if you dont want to spend time searching, here is one which is updated almost daily and has three different levels.

NEWS IN LEVELS

Friday, 24 October 2014

THE REAL SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE - LISTENING - INTERMEDIATE 2

What you are going to watch is the real case of a slumdog millionaire. Watch and answer the questions.

Slumdog millionaire

MATCHING ACTIVITY - SHOPPING VOCABULARY - INTERMEDIATE 2

English words for shopping. Click on new game for more words.

Shopping words

PRICE TAG - SONG - MONEY - INTERMEDIATE 2

Another song for intermediate level. This one based on the topic of unit 2, money.

Price Tag

SHOPPING SPREE -INTERMEDIATE 2

This single mom had no idea that when her phone rang it would be Ellen on the line! and what happens next is on the video. It's worth a watch.



FIRST, FRY THE PRAWNS - FOOD AND MEALS - INTERMEDIATE 2

DESCRIPTIONS - BASIC 2

JOB DESCRIPTION - BASIC 2

SONG - MY BRAVE FACE - PRESENT PERFECT TENSES - INTERMEDIATE 2

Now coming a song on present perfect tenses by Paul McCartney. Who said that perfect tenses were boring. This is a classic which I hope you enjoy watching and singing.

PARTS OF THE BODY- BASIC 2

FACE



BODY

PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE - BASIC 2



Where are you? Where is the box?



And now let's have some fun, singing aloud




Wednesday, 22 October 2014

BASIC: The Ant Bully: This, That, These, Those - Demonstrative Pronouns

This is a wonderful movie. It's fun, clever and the graphics are amazing. Watch this attractive scene to practice the use of demonstrative pronouns, because the characters use them all the time in a contextualized and visual manner.

The Ant Bully - Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals

Saturday, 18 October 2014

BANKING AND MONEY - INTERMEDIATE 2

This is a list a vocabulary items related to banking

Banking and money vocabulary

ATM

abbreviation of Automated Teller Machine: a machine, usually in a wall outside a bank, from which you can take money out of your bank account using a special card.

bank balance

the amount of money in a bank account.
I'd like to check my bank balance, please.

bank charges

sums of money paid by a customer for a bank's services.

bank statement

a printed record of the money put into and removed from a bank account

bounce

when a check cannot be paid or accepted by a bank because of a lack of money in the account:
I had to pay a penalty fee when my check bounced.

cash

(noun) money in the form of notes and coins, rather than checks or credit cards:
Do you have any cash on you?

cash a check/cheque

(verb) to exchange a check for cash:
Would you cash a check for me?

checkbook (US) / chequebook (UK)

a book of checks / cheques with your name printed on them which is given to you by your bank to make payments with.

check (US) / cheque (UK)

a printed form, used instead of money, to make payments from your bank account:
I wrote him a check for $100.

credit

1. money in your bank account.
I was relieved to see from my statement that my account was in credit
2. a method of paying for goods or services at a later time, usually paying interest as well as the original money.
They decided to buy the car on credit.

credit card

a small plastic card which can be used as a method of payment, the money being taken from you at a later time.

checking account (US) / current account (UK)

a bank account that you can take money from at any time and which usually earns little or no interest.

debit

(a record of) money taken out of a bank account.
The account was in debit at the end of the month (= more money had been spent than was in the account at that time).

debt

money, which is owed to someone else, or the state of owing something:
He managed to pay off his debts in two years.
The firm ran up huge debts.

deposit (US) / pay in (UK)

to put money into a bank account.
If you go to the bank, will you deposit these checks for me?

direct debit

an arrangement for making payments, usually to an organization, in which your bank moves money from your account into the organization's account at regular times:
I pay my electricity bill by direct debit.

expense

when you spend or use money.
Buying a bigger car has proved to be well worth the expense.
We've just had a new garage built at great expense.

insurance

an agreement in which you pay a company money and they pay your costs if you have an accident, injury, etc:
life/health/car/travel insurance

interest

1. money which is charged by a bank or other financial organization for borrowing money.
I got a loan with an interest rate of 10%.
2. money that you earn from keeping your money in an account in a bank or other financial organization.
You should put the money in a savings account where it will earn interest.

loan

a sum of money which is borrowed, often from a bank, and has to be paid back, usually together with an additional amount of money that you have to pay as a charge for borrowing.
She's trying to get a $100 000 loan to start her own business.

NSF

Non Sufficient Fund

overdraft

The act of overdrawing a bank account.

payee

a person who money is paid to or should be paid to.

savings account (US) / deposit account (UK)

a bank account in which you usually leave money for a long time and which pays you interest.

standing account (UK)

an instruction to a bank to pay a particular amount of money at regular times from a person's bank account to another bank account (compare direct debit)

tax

(an amount of) money paid to the government, which is based on your income or of the cost of goods or services you have bought:
They're putting up the tax on cigarettes.

traveler's check

a piece of paper that you buy from a bank or a travel company and that you can use as money or exchange for the local money of the country you visit

withdraw

to take money out of a bank account.

Banking idiomatic expressions

Can I bank on your support?
A fool and his money are soon parted.
A company or an activity which is a licence to print money.
The company has been coining it/money since the new manager took over.
Since he's in the money, he's extremely generous to his friends.
Ice cream sellers are minting money thanks to the heat.
Most people think being a professional footballer is money for jam.
That costs an arm and a leg.
I got it for a song.
Time is money.
More money idioms with explanations and examples

Rich and poor

Describing a rich or a poor person:
Rich:
stinking rich, flush, well-heeled, loaded, moneyed, well-to-do, filthy rich, rolling in it, wealthy, prosperous, affluent, well off, ...
Poor:
dirt poor, hard up, needy, skint, broke, penniless, moneyless, poverty-stricken, empty-handed, deprived, unfortunate, underprivileged, meager, reduced, pitiable, humble, lowly, modest, destitute...

BANKING SERVICES - INTERMEDIATE 2

No matter where you live, opening a bank account is one essential part of life, and it is good to find out what services a bank provides. Listen to the words and complete the sentences in a gapfilling activity.

Bank Services

Now it is time to do some speaking practice. First, listen to the conversation and then you take the part of B,  the customer, and do the conversation as if you were a customer at the bank.

Conversations at the Bank 

Finally, listen to the recording without reading the text. It is essential you don't read the text in the first two listens. There is a vocabulary quiz to support your understanding so it is up to you to do the quiz before or after listening to the recording.

From Saving Accounts to Certificates of Deposit

Thursday, 9 October 2014

GREAT BRITISH MENU - LISTENING - INTERMEDIATE 2

After being working on food and eating habits, it's time you did some listening practice. I know you request listening activities all the time so you can start by watching and answering the questions in this episode of Great Britain Menu
And this other video which shows you how to make a cuppa (cup of tea)

Once over with the video, why not try this vocabulary?
Typical British food

And some bits of culture
Typical British food quiz

PERSONALITY ADJECTIVES - INTERMEDIATE 2

I have come across this amazing site with lots of activities. In order to revise adjectives, I thought these activities could help you remember them

Adjectives matching 1
Adjectives matching 2
Adjectives to describe personality 1
Adjectives to describe personality 2


Do you know what the position of adjectives is? When there are more than two adjectives in a phrase, it's advisable to follow some rules:

Adjective order


Monday, 29 September 2014

Saturday, 27 September 2014

AUDIOBOOM - PODCASTS - ADVANCED LEVEL

AudioBoom is a site which offers loads of podcasts with the latest news or radio programmes. They have also launched a brand new listening app for your mobile, which they say is free to download from the App Store now

Friday, 19 September 2014

Monday, 15 September 2014

BASIC 1 THE ALPHABET

Hello dear new students,
es un placer tener nuevos estudiantes de inglés en la EOI Ingenio. Para empezar el año os colgamos un video sobre el alfabeto inglés.

BASICO 1 ALPHABET GAME

Play this videogame to practice the alphabet! HAVE FUN

Thursday, 7 August 2014

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - ADVANCED LEVEL

I came across this video on youtube and I thought you would probably love to watch this fantastic film in original version. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when I saw it.

Memoirs of a Geisha

Monday, 14 April 2014

SONG BY U2 - ORDINARY LOVE - ALL LEVELS

Here is a song by rock band U2. It was written to honour Nelson Mandela and is included in the biography film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Friday, 4 April 2014

SPEAKOUT - THE PAST - BASIC LEVEL

JUSTICE - ADVANCED LEVEL

Watch and find out what ordinary people think of justice.

WHAT IS THE CRIME? - ADVANCED LEVEL

You want to know what the crime is? You aren't sure what to call a crime. Well, read the clues and click on the right crime.

Careless criminals
Criminal identification

BULLYING - ADVANCED LEVEL

This is an article on the way a mom punishes her own daughter for bullying other classmates. I recommend you to read it and watch the news item at the bottom of the page.

Mom Cybershames Daughter for Online Bullying. Who's the Bully Now?

Lady Gaga is launching a charity in the US to help young people with anti-bullying issues. Read the article

CRIME - ADVANCED LEVEL

This week we have been dealing with crime in advanced level and we've felt really pleased to have an ex police officer at school. It's been a rewarding experience to see how students interacted and the way they have put into practice all they've been learning. To follow with this topic, I thought you could also find interesting to do activities like the ones below:

  • Crime vocabulary
  • More on crime terminology
  • Listen to the audio passage and answer the multiple choice questions. Now try this other audio on thefts
  • Read the ESL passage about crime in the city. Fill in the blanks with the correct word.
  • Games - There is a list of words related on crime. From a list, you decide what type of game you want to play.

BBC MODERN SPIES - ADVANCED LEVEL

Have a look at the world of spies. I've come across these two videos which might interest you.

BBC Modern Spies - Part 1

BBC Modern Spies - Part 2


Friday, 28 March 2014

Thursday, 13 February 2014

YOUR BODY LANGUAGE - ADVANCED 1

In a few days we are dealing with behaviour in class. I came across this video, which could cast some light on it. It focuses on the importance of body language and how it could affect the way others see us. I do recommend you to watch it. You might not have realised what you are saying to others by the way you sit or move your hands.

There is no exercise to do, just listen and enjoy the talk. If you find it difficult, activate the subtitles.




Tuesday, 11 February 2014

INFINITIVES AND -ING FORMS - ADVANCED 1

Activities to practise the use of infinitives and -ing forms.

infinitives and -ing forms 1
infinitives and -ing forms 2
infinitives and -ing forms 3
infinitives and -ing forms 4
infinitives and -ing forms 5
infintives and -ing forms 6
infinitives and -ing forms 7
infinitives and -ing forms 8


FOOD WITH PRONUNCIATION - BASIC 1

These videos can help you pronounce the food items.



DAILY ROUTINES -BASIC 1

Here you can listen to different daily routines. You can pronounce them better with this video. Repeat after the man to do it better in English.

MODAL 'CAN' - BASIC 1

This video has abilities people have and how you use those abilities with the modal 'CAN'


This is the link to an interactive book with activities and the modal 'can'. You have pronunciation exercises, vocabulary and a bit of grammar.

http://chagall-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr/IMG/didapages/can/index.html

And now a bit of listening. This is a video with interview to people about their abilities.

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-9960.php

Test your English here

http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/grammar-verbs-testyourself4.htm




Tuesday, 28 January 2014

SERIES AND MOVIES ONLINE - ALL LEVELS

I would like to let you know there is a new link on the TV menu which takes you to a website where you can watch some of the most famous TV series.

Ororo TV

Monday, 6 January 2014

DAILY ROUTINES - LISTENING - BASIC LEVEL

Listen and answer TRUE or FALSE.

Daily routines

FOOD AND PRONUNCIATION - BASIC LEVEL

These pages can help you to pronounce the different foods in English.

Fruit
Vegetables
Food 1
Food 2
Drinks and beverages

ADJECTIVES AND THEIR OPPOSITES - BASIC LEVEL

Here are these three exercises to practise adjectives and their opposites. Not all the words are adjectives but there is a large number of them.

Opposites 1
Opposites 2
Opposites 3

FAMILY - BASIC LEVEL

Answer the question of this quiz on the family.

Family quiz


SIMPLE PRESENT GAME - BASIC LEVEL

You can play golf and learn English at the same time. First choose how many holes you want to play. In golf you normally play 18 holes but you decide here. When you click start you have a question or an answer. There are four columns and you have to choose one option in each column. All the questions or answers have got four parts. When you are sure that your option is correct, you click on 'swing'. For your answers you have the information above (encima) the question.

English Golf

 Learn English online

JOBS AND WHAT PEOPLE DO AT WORK - BASIC LEVEL


NB1 - Jobs from Sergio Vi単 

Play this game. You read the description of the job and change the person's clothes. Then you click on 'check' when you have an answer. After that, you click on 'next' for the next job.

Job mixer

HOW TO EXPRESS A REACTION - ADVANCED LEVEL

By watching the video you can learn hot to express a reaction.