6 STRANGE BUT REAL ADDICTIONS

16 05 2011

What addictions may you have heard of???? Why are they produced???? Do you know anyone who may be obsessed with anything????

Let´s watch a video about this and see if our questions can be answered:

This video goes with a listening comprehension: VIDEO 6 STRANGE BUT REAL ADDICTIONS 2ND ADVANCED to test your understanding of it.

So, were you surprised by any of the ADDICTIONS presented???? Did you learn anything new?????

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SELF-HELP BOOKS

12 05 2011

   Do you think self-help books can really help??? Do you believe in their power???? We are going to watch a video about 8 of the most important self-help books that apparently can make you happy.

Let’s watch the video: HOW SELF-HELP BOOKS CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY

It comes with a listening comprehension based on a matching exercise: VIDEO QUIZ SELF HELP BOOKS

And I am also including the key in case you may need it: VIDEO QUIZ KEY SELF-HELP BOOKS

So, after having watched the video, do you keep on having the same opinion about SELF-HELP BOOKS????





ADVANCED GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

1 05 2011

 What I promised you. A sheet with all the ADVANCED GRAMMAR STRUCTURES we are supposed to have seen in this year.

I hope you will find them useful and that they will help you to revise: ADVANCED GRAMMAR STRUCTURES





THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR

1 05 2011

In the unlikely case you have not seen any images or heard anything about the wedding of the year, I am including some videos with the most interesting and juicy details:

THE CEREMONY

THE FIRST KISS AT THE BALCONY

THE HIGHLIGHTS

Any thoughts about it???





INTERESTING STUFF

26 04 2011

         English worksheet: Connectors and linkers      Victor has compiled a list of idioms, collocations, phrasal verbs, inversions and linkers and has asked me to share it with you all, so there it goes!!!! I hope you will find it useful and that you will say thanks to him!!!!! : TINY SUMMARY OF IDIOMS, COLLOCATIONS, PHRASAL VERBS, INVERSIONS AND LINKERS





MORE ON IMMIGRATION: CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

14 04 2011

Keeping on with the topic of immigration, we watched 2 more videos in class:

* The first one dealt with cultural differences, presenting 5 European students in the United States giving their views about the cultural differences between their own country and the USA, commenting on the first thing that struck them when they first arrived there: 

And it goes with a worksheet: VIDEO cultural differences

 

* The second one intends to give us some advice when working with people from other countries: VIDEO tips for working with people from other cultures

And it also comes with its own worksheet: VIDEO tips for working with people from other cultures.

And to finish, a bit of humour to see the problems cultural misunderstandings may cause:





IMMIGRATION: THE BASICS

6 04 2011

Do you kow a lot about immigration????? Do you think it is a problem or it is on the other hand something that enriches a country? I think that before starting to discuss our opinion about this, it would be a good idea to have some idea of the basic ideas about immigration, so I am supplying a video with the definitions of the most impoortant words related to this topic, which goes with a worksheet I gave to you in class, but which I am including here too in case you could not come to it:

1.- The video:  where an expert explains to us the most important concepts related to this topic.

2.- The worksheet: IMMIGRATION BASICS VIDEO QUESTIONS

3.- The transcript to check your ideas: IMMIGRATION BASICS VIDEO TRANSCRIPT