Wednesday, 20 December 2017

CANARIAN WRESTLING

Great news!!!! One of our students gives his team the championships of the Canarian wrestling league. Our school feels proud of his great performance tumbling five opponents and leading his team to a decisive win on the last bout. Congratulations Doramas!!!!






In order to know more about Canarian wrestling, you can read below:

Of all the traditional local sports in the Canary Islands, there can be no doubt that it is the Canary wrestling that is still the most popular through to this day. The oldest chronicles with respect to the islands made allusion to this sport practiced by the islanders and passed down from one generation to the next. According to the Chronicles, these wrestling bouts were organized to solve conflicts with respect to land and other matters.

 The tradition is as alive as it was centuries back. The same rites and rituals have been maintained although the matches are now organized for sporting reasons only and in areas specially designed for the same, types of arenas called “terreros”. On these arenas, the wrestlers try to tumble their opponent, using skill often more than sheer strength. The winner is the wrestler who manages to floor his opponent making them touch the arena with any part of their body.
Although this is a type of combat, respect for one’s adversary is the essence itself of the sport. Nobility, respect for the loser, team spirit and regard for the rules are all tacit elements of Canary wrestling. Each time a wrestler is tumbled, the winning opponent helps him up and hugs him respectfully before abandoning the arena. 

Wrestlers can be big tough-looking guys and many of them are a fair size. However, to be a wrestler, you don’t only have to be strong but to be agile, to catch your opponent’s weak points and use them to good effect to knock him off balance. Wrestling matches are organized by rounds that bring together opponents from two teams who are eliminated as they fall in the various bouts. Wrestlers grasp each other by the clothes at the beginning of the bout and when the referee gives the go ahead, they set to, to try and tumble their rival to the ground.
The teams of Canary wrestling are organized by the Federation, set up in 1943, into regional and island competitions.

From: Patronato de Turismo Del Cabildo de Gran Canaria: 

Monday, 16 October 2017

PLURAL GAMES - BASIC 1

Practise singular and plural using games. Games are useful for language learning because they provide a fun way to learn. (practica el singular y plural usando juegos. los juegos son útiles para aprender idiomas porque dan un enfoque divertido al aprendizaje)

/https://www.eslgamesplus.com/singular-plural-possessive-game/


Now here are some interactive activities you can do to practise plural and singular forms.

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=723

IRREGULAR PLURALS - BASIC 1

Friday, 6 October 2017

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

LEARNING ENGLISH WITH SERIES - INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVELS

If you want to learn English in a funnier way, here is a video with a sample lesson. In case you want some more, click on the youtube icon on the video menu and you'll be taken to the youtube site where you can find more lessons.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

THE ALPHABET - BASIC 1

This website will offer you the possibility to review the alphabet as many times as you wish. Esta web te ofrecerá la posibilidad de repasar el alfabeto tantas veces como desees. Try the options of 'practicar la comprensión oral' y 'practicar la pronunciación'.

http://www.languageguide.org/ingl%C3%A9s/alfabeto/

Saturday, 23 September 2017

NUMBERS - BASIC 1

Firstly, solve the crosswords by adding the correct numbers. Primero, resuelve el crucigrama añadiendo los números correctos. Then,  listen to the audios and click on the correct phone number. Luego, escucha los audios y pica el número de teléfono correcto.

https://www.quia.com/quiz/4861127.html?AP_rand=1215288333

Now try this website to review how to pronounce numbers. Ahora, intenta esta web para repasar cómo pronunciar los números.

http://www.languageguide.org/ingl%C3%A9s/n%C3%BAmeros/




Wednesday, 17 May 2017

WISHES - ADVANCED 1

These websites offer you a wide range of activities on wishes and regrets.

http://www.english-in-chester.co.uk/e-learning/lesson/wishes-regrets/
http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/wish_if_only.htm
http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/wish-exercise-1.html
http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/4g7-wishes-and-regrets.php
https://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/118.html

HOW TO PREPARE MONOLOGUES FOR CERTIFICATION - INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVEL

Here is a website of an English teacher, Marek Connell ,and his awesome videos on how to prepare a monologue. I am going to share samples for advanced and for intermediate separately. Apart from the video on this blog, you can have access to other ones on the right menu on youtube.

Advanced samples

Click on the menu on youtube for more samples

Intermediate samples

Click on the menu on youtube for more samples

Monday, 8 May 2017

FOR AND AGAINST ESSAYS - INTERMEDIATE 2 AND ADVANCED LEVELS

Look at the essay and do the exercises to improve your writing skills.

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/writing-skills-practice/and-against-essay?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bc-learnenglishteens

HOUSES - INTERMEDIATE 2 LEVEL

Listening practice on the topic of housing.


This website has lots of other listening tasks in case you fancy doing more:

CONDITIONAL EXERCISES ONLINE - INTERMEDIATE 2 AND ADVANCED LEVELS

For those of you who still need more practice on conditional sentences, here are more useful links:


Sunday, 2 April 2017

EDUCATION - LISTENING - INTERMEDIATE 2

Here are some links on education:

http://www.examenglish.com/B1/b1_listening_education.htm
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1211/121129-education.html
http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/listening-skills-practice/how-study
http://www.esl-lab.com/school1/scholrd1.htm
http://www.esl-lab.com/elc/elcrd1.htm
http://www.elllo.org/english/0951/T972-Tom-Errors.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DEM_ewJwbY
http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/magazine/exams

SOMEONE LIKE YOU - ADELLE - ADVANCED 1

Listen and play. While listening you'll have to fill in the gaps with the correct word. The more correct words you get, the more points you'll be awarded. If you aren't good enough the first time, you can try as many times as you feel like. After trying this one, you might give it a go with some other tunes.

https://es.lyricstraining.com/play/adele/someone-like-you/HmUHg21Uhm#a7w

BREAKUPS LISTENING - ADVANCED 1

If you want to test your listening on breakups, here are some links:

http://www.talkenglish.com/listening/lessonlisten.aspx?ALID=229
http://www.talkenglish.com/listening/lessonlisten.aspx?ALID=233
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1006/100613-relationships.html
http://www.elllo.org/english/0951/T988-George-BreakUp.htm
http://www.esl-lab.com/divorcelawyer/divorcelawyerrd1.htm

REPORTED SPEECH - ADVANCED 1

If we report what another person has said, we usually do not use the speaker’s exact words (direct speech), but reported (indirect) speech. Therefore, you need to learn how to transform direct speech into reported speech. The structure is a little different depending on whether you want to transform a statement, question or request.

HAVE SOMETHING DONE - ADVANCED 1

These are some links to practise 'causatives':

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/causatives-exercise-1.html
https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/participles/exercises?08
https://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/221.html
http://www.englishvocabularyexercises.com/Grammar%20exercises/causatives.htm

Sunday, 26 February 2017

HOW TO NEGOTIATE A BETTER PRICE - INTERMEDIATE 2

Getting the best price can be hard, and it's even harder if you aren't comfortable using the language you have to negotiate in. In this useful English lesson, you'll learn how to get a better deal by negotiating prices. You'll learn phrases and vocabulary you can use to get a better price on your car, house, or on any item at a local market. Learn about the different ways you can ask about prices politely, so you can get more for less!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

MANNERS - INTERMEDIATE 2

If you visit another country, it's good to know what is considered good eating etiquette. What is considered polite may vary from country to country. Here are some tips to help you when travelling abroad


Now do these quizzes to find out how good your manners are:


Finally, some listening stuff:

Monday, 20 February 2017

Friday, 20 January 2017

LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS - INTERMEDIATE 2

Vocabulary links:

Listening links:

PAST PERFECT SIMPLE - INTERMEDIATE 2 AND ADVANCED

Free exercises to make the past perfect tenses in English:

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/past-perfect-exercise-1.html
http://www.focus.olsztyn.pl/en-exercises-past-perfect-test-1.html#.WII5RlPJzIU
http://www.adelescorner.org/grammar/past_perfect/past_perfect.html
http://mrbrownslearningspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Past_Perfect_1.htm
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/past_perfect.htm