Another excellent site to practise your English.
Yappr is an online service that makes learning English fun and easy. You can learn English by watching videos from native speakers about music, celebrities, news, American culture, and more. Videos include transcriptions, translations and a dictionary, so you can learn about the topics that interest you.
You only need to register to use the site. Enjoy!!
Last Academic Year I posted the ‘Real English’ lesson on conditionals . If you want to watch the videoclip and do the exercises again, type ‘conditionals’ into the search engine in order to find them.
I’m posting a ppt on conditionals, thanks to an English teacher who has kindly shared his presentation. Thank you very much.
You will also find a clear summary of conditional forms on English Page.
I hope you enjoy the sites and find everything useful.
Unreal Conditionals ppt
‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is the name of a movie by former U.S. vice president Al Gore. The movie is a presentation about climate change and its effects. The purpose of the movie is to inform the people of the world, and especially the U.S., that global warming is real and caused by humans. It also shows how we can change global warming. Watch the movie trailer with English subtitles and give your opinion about the following questions :
- What are some ways that you can reduce pollution in this country?
- What can you do to help prevent pollution?
- What can you do to make this world a better place?
- Which is more important, increasing people’s standard of living, or protecting the environment?
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Interesting Stories is a collection of interactive stories that focus on the intersection of human health and the environment.
These stories are based on real-life problems that involve the effect of our environment on our health.
Throughout the story, you will encounter information that explores the science behind the key health questions in the story. Analyze this information and then use it to answer the open-ended question that completes each story.
Vocabulary, articles, news, games and information relating to the environment
I promised I would post new activities during this week while you are taking the oral exam.
Since we are going to talk about the weather, I am posting a listening comprehension task on this topic.
- Before you start watching the video, take a piece of paper to take notes.
- First you will see the regular version, then the version with Closed Captions (English subtitles).
- Watch the video clip and write down the names of the people interviewed and the adjectives they use to describe the weather.
- Watch the regular version as many times as necessary before you check your answers.
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More links about ‘The Weather’
BBC Weather News
Stormy Weather (a song sung by Sinatra). I have to thank Mª Jesús, a teacher from EOI Mérida, for this link.
Report and predict the weather (interactive activity)
Useful vocabulary with a recording of the words (a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis )
Friday’s weather report (another listening from esl-lab)
See you next week 🙂
Thanks to Russell Stannard, I’ve found a fantastic website which provides videos with subtitles and then you can record yourselves saying the same thing and it gives feedback on performance. And… it is FREE!!
I am also posting key to the exercises I gave you in class.
Key to Linkers
Be good and study hard for the exams 😉
See you on Monday!
Hello everybody and welcome back!!
We always start the New Year making New Year’s Resolutions. Have you already made yours?
Watch Jennifer’s video and tell us about your New Year’s Resolutions.
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This is the first part of the episode. Watch the video and do the listening activity below. When you finish check your answers.
Thank you very much for being such wonderful students. Thank you for all the good moments we’ve spent together.
I WISH YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
See you next year 🙂
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If you want to practise your grammar and pronunciation skills, I strongly recommend you visit Jennifer’s site and watch any of the lessons displayed. Lessons 7-16 are devoted to Reported Speech, so you can revise what we have learnt in class. I hope you find it useful.