Your brain has areas for different skills, and you can develop a range of talents.
You have areas for music and maths, language and physical ability and even an area for imagining things in three dimensions.
Tease your brain and find out what you’re good at.
Go to: Your amazing Brain… Before you start the tests you will be asked if you are male or female and to give your age.
When you have finished the test you can compare your results with those of all the other men and women who have taken the test.
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!!
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 🙂
Learn about the difference between ‘tabloids’ and ‘broadsheets’ and have a look at the main online newspapers and magazines you will find in the following websites. Examine and compare different articles and/or versions of an event from different newspapers.
Do you remember Jennifer’s online instruction?. This is her first lesson on Conditionals. Watch the video and then click here to do some practice.
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Happy New Year to everybody! I hope you a had a wonderful Christmas time and the Three Wise Men brought plenty of presents for you.
As I promised I’m posting the solution to the test I handed out before Christmas. I’ve also prepared a reading comprehension test on Education since this is the topic we are covering this week. Read the text, say which five sentences are true and check your answers.
Reading Comprehension test
If you want to know more about The British Education System click here
If you want to know more about The American Education System click here
Anglesonline is an excellent website with lots of resources to practise your English. You can watch a video and do a listening comprehension, play snakes and ladders and practise your grammar, listen to a song and fill in the missing words or just enjoy a range of special Christmas activities.
Practise you typing skills, read, write and learn new vocabulary. Typeracer is a free Internet application to test your typing speed and challenge your colleagues to see who’s the fastest in the group. It’s fun!.You only need to sign up to get started. Have a look!
This quiz from the BBC’s BiteSize website is an adventure quiz with 8 beautifully designed levels. The quiz tests your understanding of writing skills, maths, science and many other topics. Another interesting thing about the quiz is that you have to click parts of the image to find the questions. I want to thank Nik Peachey for his wonderful resources.
An excellent site by Isabel Hidalgo with fun activities and all you wanted to know about Halloween traditions.