Monday, 1 December 2008

Punctuation marks

Dear students,
Mariona (2n B) sent me this link to this nice site about punctuation marks. Have a look!!
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/marks.htm
See you soon.

Friday, 28 November 2008

Comparatives and superlatives

Dear students,
Here's the Real English video about the use of comparative and superlatives. Hope you like it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLE5yPZa_Ow
See you soon

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Obama's speech (Chicago)

Dear students,
Here you can have a look at part of Obama's speech in Chicago once he was elected President of the USA.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7c8wm_president-barack-obama-speech-part1_news
It's quite easy to understand. Why don't you try?
See you soon.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

English 180

Dear students,
This is a nice listening activity about a market where we can see different kinds of fruit and vegetables. Have a look!
http://video.google.es/videosearch?q=english180&hl=es&emb=0&aq=f#
See you soon.

SONGS (II)

Dear ESO students,
Some more links to songs we've been using in class. I hope you like them.
Toploader - Dancing in the moonlight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHkmLEhFq44
James Morrison - You give me something
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWdC-ELzfYE
See you in class.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Can you tell me the way to..? (Real English)

Dear ESO students,
Here's a Real English video that we're going to use in our 2n ESO classes about asking for directions, etc. I think it's quite useful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auRTQeR9IVo&feature=channel
See you soon

A, an, some, any...

Dear ESO students,
Maria (2n B) sent me these links to some useful websites so you can work on countable and uncountable nouns, some/any, a/an, etc.
http://www.folkuniversitetet.ee/harjutused/Beginners/SomeAny.htm
http://www.better-english.com/grammar/counta.htm
http://www.bradleys-english-school.com/online/flashmultiplechoice/mc_aansomeany.html
http://usuarios.lycos.es/englishweb/gramatica/SomeanyImag3-16.htm
http://www.bradleys-english-school.com/online/cloze/aansomeany.html
And Judit L. and Ares(2n B) and Clàudia (2n A) also found this list of nouns that are both countable and uncountable:
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/nouns-un-countable_3.htm
Thanks a lot Maria, Judit, Ares and Clàudia
See you soon

The most horrible English words

Dear ESO students,
Alejandro (3r A) told me about this website where you can find some of the most horrible words in English. I think they aren't so frequently used...I mean they are so long and HORRIBLE!! But they're fun after all. Why don't you have a look?
http://www.writinghood.com/Style/The-Most-Horrible-English-Words.78741
Thanks Alejandro
See you soon

Songs (I)

Dear ESO students,
So you love music...Me too. It's fun and we can learn so much English from songs. Some students keep on sending me some of their favourite songs so we can use them in class:
Eva (2n B)
Cascada - Miracle- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCzz4_FPbug
Jonas & Lovato- This is me -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr3VZtj2D8U
Pol (2n A)
Katy Perry - Hot'n'cold -http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=y-LhyAVzDBI
Nikol (2n B)
Aly and AJ - Collapsed - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aAmEdp2eKE&feature=related
Aly and AJ - Out of the blue - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPJ-jJ73xQ8&feature=related
Thanks everyone
See you soon

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Present simple or continuous? (2n ESO)

Dear ESO students,
Have a look at these activities about present simple or continuous. They are useful for the exam. http://eslprograms.vcc.ca/ESLWEB/gramrev1.htm
See you soon

Sunday, 26 October 2008

HALLOWEEN (2)

Dear ESO students,
Some more links to spooky Halloween activities.
1) British Council Halloween
http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-topics-halloween.htm
2) Halloween Vocabulary
http://www.isabelperez.com/halloween1.htm
3) History of Halloween Webquest
http://stbern.com/Classroom%20Pages/computer/Halloween%20Web%20Quest/scary_web_quest.htm
Well if you find any more interesting activities about Halloween, please let me know
Happy Halloween

HALLOWEEN

Dear ESO students,
It's Halloween time. Maybe you'd like to have a look at these videos and activities which are so scary and full of Halloween creatures.
1) This is Halloween
2) Thriller (Michael Jackson)
3) Halloween party
http://www.quia.com/rr/249081.html
4) History of Halloween
http://www.history.com/minisites/halloween/
5) Halloween facts
http://www.wsl.edu.pl/~azetka/halloween.htm
6) Halloween riddles and hangman
http://www.quia.com/hm/335479.html
Happy Halloween

State and action verbs (2n ESO)

Dear ESO students,
As we are dealing with the progressive form of verbs with 2n ESO students, here you'll find some more information about the difference between state and action verbs:
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/stat.htm
http://www.eclecticenglish.com/grammar/PresentContinuous1H.html
I think they can help you understand the difference.
See you soon

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Get Stupid (Madonna)

Dear ESO students,
Pol (2n A) wanted me to post this video by Madonna. Here you are. I think it's a cool video and the words are also interesting. Thanks a lot, Pol.
This is the link: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=um3Id7riTWM
See you soon.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Adverbs of Frequency (2n ESO)

Dear students,
Once more THANKS because you're helping me a lot with the blog.
Now, some links to adverbs of frequency activities (2n ESO)
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/adverb1.htm
http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/grammar/archive/frequency_adverbs01.html
http://www.saberingles.com.ar/lists/adverbsfrequency.html
http://www.autoenglish.org/gr.frequ.i.htm
Thanks, Judit L., Sheherezade and Mariona (2n B)
See you :)

Thursday, 9 October 2008

The village with the longest name...

Dear ESO students,

Miquel (2n ESO A) has sent me the name of the village with the longest name in the world. It's in Wales and it's got 58 letters!!!! Amazing, isn't it?

(In Welsh)

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

(And in English)

"St Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio of the red cave"

Thanks, Miquel.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

More About Idioms

Dear ESO students,
3r ESO students know that we're working on Animal Idioms in English. Miquel (3r B) has linked me to this amazing website about.....ANIMAL IDIOMS!!!!!
http://www.doghause.com/idioms.asp
Thanks a lot, Miquel

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Help Wanted (2)

Dear ESO students,
Adrià (2n A) has just sent me this link to a good website for students of English. I think you can find it quite useful.
http://www.saberingles.com.ar/exercises/index.html
And Nikol (2n B) sent another link as well.
http://www.english-the-easy-way.com/
Sandra (2n B) also sent this link to these nice games and activities about singular and plural nouns
http://www.quia.com/jg/67715.html
Thanks a lot, Adrià, Nikol and Sandra

Monday, 29 September 2008

1000 images on the tip of my tongue

Dear ESO students,
I found this website with loads of idioms in English and their translation in Spanish (and French too). I think it's great!! Why don't you have a look?
How do you say "a storm in a teacup" or "all peaches and cream" in Spanish/Catalan?
This is the link: http://rea.ccdmd.qc.ca/ri/Expressions/index.html
See you soon.

Irregular plurals (2n ESO)

Dear ESO students,
We've been working on Irregular plural nouns in English with 2n ESO students and this is just a link to a nice activity you can use if you need some more practice.
Thanks Oriol (2n B)
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/irrplu1.htm
See you soon!

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Help Wanted

Dear ESO students,

This means to be an interactive blog so your help is needed in order to find resources and activities to improve your English.
Every now and then I will ask you to look for information related to grammar, vocabulary or other topics on the Internet so you can send me links to interesting websites dealing with these topics.
Thanks a lot for your help. See you soon.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

"Quantum of solace" trailer

Dear ESO students,
This is the trailer for the new James Bond film called "Quantum of solace". What does the title mean? Why don't you find it out and send me your comments with the translation?

video

Monday, 8 September 2008

Hi world!

Dear ESO students,
This blog just wants to be a new resource for all of you in the long and winding road of English learning. Let's see if you can find it both useful and entertaining. Only one thing:
IN ENGLISH, PLEASE!!!
WELCOME!