Learning vocabulary…

October 13, 2011

…can be a boring or a fascinating task. It all depends on the learner.

However, sometimes there are very difficult questions to answer. Click and see .

Don’t forget your earphones!!!

Thanks JM.


My cup of tea

October 10, 2011

This is one of the most popular drinks in Britain. But how do you actually make a proper cup of tea? Do you need to boil the water? Do you pour the milk first? Do Englsih people always have tea at 5 p.m.?

Watch the video and find out this and more. If you want to get more details, try to answer the questions. Click here.

By the way, what does “my cup of tea” mean?


El Che

May 18, 2011

He is one of the icons of our time and therefore,   tons of books, pictures, articles… about him.  Of course there are also films based on his life, what is commonly known as a biopic. We have chosen one of them, the one Steven Soderbergh made some years ago.Watch this short document and try to answer the questions.

If you want more information about him or about icons in general, pages 92 to 95 in your book will help you.


Any complaints?

May 10, 2011

If you spend time writing a shopping list, checking it and making sure you´ve got enough money to buy what you want,   what do you do when you’re not happy with the items you bought? Here you have some ideas that might help you. Try to find out the differences between the written version (worksheet) and what the speaker really says (key).

Have you ever had a bad experience with something you bought? When? Where? Why? What happened? How did you solve it? Tell us about it and … good luck next time you go shopping!!!!


Job interviews

April 28, 2011

How can you make a good first impression when it comes to job interviews?

Listen to Judi James, a body language expert, and see how much you can understand. All you have to do is compare the information she gives with the information you have on the worksheet . You can check your answers on the key provided.

click for video 

click  for worksheet

click for key


Are you a slow person?

April 7, 2011

Now we all know that Carlo Petrini started the whole business of slow food, but if you want to know more about his ideas, click on the links below and don’t forget to write your opinion on the slow movement. Which of his ideas interest you the most or the least? Is he right or wrong?

Remember also the compromise to take up one of the tips in our book for a week (  listening comprehension, unit 5a): have a bath, not a shower; go for walks everyday; forget the gym, do yoga instead; have breakfast standing up…

VIDEO 1 —-   VIDEO 2


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?


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.