How to make friends

March 28, 2011

Are you alone? Do you need friends to talk to or go out with?

Have a look at the video and see if the tips can help you. If you want to check how much you understood,

click here for the worksheet.

 

However, if you’re not happy with this, you can always listen to Freddy Mercury: Friends will be Friends


Human Planet

March 14, 2011

Now that we are talking about the place where we’d like to live, our ideal homes and so on…
What do you think of these places? Which one is your favourite place on earth? Click and comment!
If you want more, click again and watch your favourite videos.
Thanks again, Alicia


The girl effect

March 10, 2011

A couple of days ago we celebrated International Women´s Day… but sometimes we forget that girls come before women.

Why don’t you have a look at the videos : CLICK CLICK Think about them…

and write your opinion below?

Is it a real solution?


Break a leg

March 2, 2011

Don’t panic, it’s a way of wishing you good luck

But, what is the origin of the expression? If you want to know, click here

If you know any other expressions, why don’t you write a comment below?


How to be romantic…

February 14, 2011

Take a pen and note down  some advice to impress your partner with the best ever Valentine’s card. All you have to do is  pay attention to  the following steps on how to write a love letter.  If you find it too difficult or there are some bits you can’t understand, check the written version.

By the way, what does the picture above show? What do you call this ring? Where is it common to find it?

Leave a comment below if you know any of the answers.


Exams, exams… and fun

February 9, 2011

It’s not always easy to look on the bright side of life, but sometimes a couple of minutes can help you relax right after your exams, or just before them: eating habits, means of transport, men and women, medicine, children…. different topics with a laugh. Which one do you prefer and why?

Thank you, Alicia


Are the Swedish more intelligent than you?

January 28, 2011

Here you have a documentary on the Swedish school system that might help you answer the question. Try to spot the differences between the way they learn in Sweden and the way you did it when you were their age. If you like it there is also part 2 and 3. Click on the picture to watch part 1. WORKSHEET


Culture shock

January 17, 2011

Have you ever blown your nose in public?

Was anybody shocked by that? What are ‘pants’ ? Why should you wear clean socks in Japan? Watch and find out more about these questions.

1. What to  do when you get home in Japan. Worksheet and key

2. Linguistic differences: American – British English. Worsheet and key

3. Introduction to cultural differences in Japan. Worksheet and key


New year’s resolutions

January 13, 2011

Just a couple or activities to practice and start again after the holidays.  Some vocabulary practice ( with key) and two videos to sharpen your ears:


Xmas

December 20, 2010

At Christmas we eat a lot, we drink too much, we relax very little, we talk to quite a number of people and we sing more than we usually do.

Why don’t we do it in English?   We don’t know the lyrics, we get embarrassed…

Those days are over, guys. Christmas with fun can help overcome your shyness.

Sing along and write a comment on your favourite carols here