domingo, 31 de agosto de 2014
sábado, 30 de agosto de 2014
jueves, 28 de agosto de 2014
miércoles, 27 de agosto de 2014
domingo, 24 de agosto de 2014
jueves, 21 de agosto de 2014
PODSCASTS, AUDIO LESSONS AND AUDIOBOOKS
On this page you will find links to online English podcasts, English audio lessons and audiobooks. Most of the sites listed below allow you to download podcast files to your computer for free. Usually you can find English transcript for each audio clip.
Regular listening of English podcasts and audiobooks will help you learn basic English words and basic English phrases and will improve not only your listening, but also general communication skills in English language.
You will find three different levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) and also some English dialects (American, British, Australian and Canadian)
Click here and have a look this amazing web WEB
Os dejo una web muy interesante que os resultará de ayuda en vuestra profundización en inglés, sobre todo abrirá "vuestro oído" a esta maravillosa lengua. Haz click aquí y elige qué nivel quieres (elemental, intermedio o avanzado) y en con qué acento (americano, británico, canadiense o australiano) WEB
miércoles, 20 de agosto de 2014
martes, 19 de agosto de 2014
jueves, 14 de agosto de 2014
AMAZING WEB TO IMPROVE YOU LISTENING SKILLS!!
NO TE PIERDAS ESTA PÁGINA
SI QUIERES MEJORAR TU OIDO
SI QUIERES MEJORAR TU OIDO
While you are listening to the song, choose the right word and fill in the gap. Click here WEB
Si realmente quieres mejor tu listening, entra a esta web y verás cómo irás mejorando poco a poco. La canción va sonando y sólo tienes que elegir una de las dos palabras que te ofrecen.
Está genial. Haz click aquí y empieza a cantar WEB
miércoles, 13 de agosto de 2014
lunes, 11 de agosto de 2014
RECORD AUDIO FOR YOUNG LEARNERS
Learn how you can record audio for your English learners and for you website using Audacity. You can use this free software to record your audio, edit it, and then export it as an MP3.
Making personalized audio for your learners will add value to your lessons. And if you have a teaching website, then this software is perfect for that too.
Click here to have a look this amazing video WEB
domingo, 10 de agosto de 2014
sábado, 9 de agosto de 2014
viernes, 8 de agosto de 2014
Os recomiendo esta web ya que podéis escuchar noticias de todo el mundo (1 hora aprox) con el texto cada día en acento australiano :) WEB
Click here if you are interested in improving your English WEB
¡UNA WEB PARA QUE ESCUCHÉIS VUESTROS CUENTOS PREFERIDOS EN INGLÉS!
¡No os quejaréis! Esta web tiene un montón de cuentos que podéis escuchar. Espero que os guste mucho.¡A mí me encanta! Pincha aquí WEB
jueves, 7 de agosto de 2014
HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY
I´m going to give you some tips to write an essay:
- RESEARCH: Begin the essay writing process by researching your topic.
- ANALYSIS: Analyze the arguments you have read and define the claims topics, the reasons and evidences. Point out the weaknesses and strengths.
- IDEA (Brainstorming): The essay needs a genuine writing. Ask yourself questions about the topic and answer them.
- THESIS: Your thesis is your main point. Summed up in a concise sentence that lets the reader know where you are going and why. It´s practically impossible to write a good essay without a clear thesis.
- OUTLINE: Make sketches before writing your essay. Make sure each paragraph is concise and coherent.
- INTRODUCTION: It should introduce main arguments and grab the reader´s attention, leading them to the body of the essay.
- PARAGRAPHS: Each paragraph should be focused on a single idea.
- INTRODUCTION: The introduction should grab the readers´attention and introduce the main arguments concisely, leading the readers to the body of the essay.
- BODY: Show one idea per paragraph support your argument with evidences, references or examples. Use punctuation correctly, be concise and clear. Don´t be personal. Avoid paragraphs that are too long and connect then using linking works.
- CONCLUSION: Sum up arguments and never introduce new ideas into the last paragraph.
CAN WE LEARN PLAYING WITH ENGLISH GRAMMAR?
¿PODEMOS APRENDER JUGANDO CON LA GRAMÁTICA INGLESA?
En esa web podéis encontrar un montón de juegos lúdicos y educativos para que repaséis o aprendáis un poquito de gramática. Haz click en la palabra web y empezad a jugar... ¡a qué esperas! WEB
Click on this web to learn more about English grammar just playing. Enjoy it! WEB
miércoles, 6 de agosto de 2014
APRENDE INGLÉS VIENDO PELÍCULAS :)
LEARN ENGLISH WATCHING FILMS
Esta web tiene un montón de películas (con subtítulos en inglés si quieres) para mejorar tu inglés WEB
Improve your English with real English watching films :)
Click here to start WEB
PRACTICA TU LISTENING CANTANDO
Y RELLENANDO HUECOS :)
IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING SKILL FILLING THE GAPS WITH MUSIC :)
This is an amazing web to improve your listening skills. Click here to start WEB
Esta web está genial para mejorar "ese oído" que a veces nos falla en inglés. Haz click aquí WEB
martes, 5 de agosto de 2014
THE 10 PRINCIPLES OF LISTENING
A good listener will listen not only to what is being said, but also to what is left unsaid or only partially said.
Effective listening involves observing body language and noticing inconsistencies between verbal and non-verbal messages.
For example, if someone tells you that they are happy with their life but through gritted teeth or with tears filling their eyes, you should consider that the verbal and non-verbal messages are in conflict, they maybe don't mean what they say.
1. Stop Talking
“If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two tongues and one ear.” Mark Twain.
Don't talk, listen. When somebody else is talking listen to what they are saying, do not interrupt, talk over them or finish their sentences for them. Stop, just listen. When the other person has finished talking you may need to clarify to ensure you have received their message accurately.
2. Prepare Yourself to Listen
Relax. Focus on the speaker. Put other things out of mind. The human mind is easily distracted by other thoughts – what’s for lunch, what time do I need to leave to catch my train, is it going to rain – try to put other thoughts out of mind and concentrate on the messages that are being communicated.
3. Put the Speaker at Ease
Help the speaker to feel free to speak. Remember their needs and concerns. Nod or use other gestures or words to encourage them to continue. Maintain eye contact but don’t stare – show you are listening and understanding what is being said.
4. Remove Distractions
Focus on what is being said: don’t doodle, shuffle papers, look out the window, pick your fingernails or similar. Avoid unnecessary interruptions. These behaviours disrupt the listening process and send messages to the speaker that you are bored or distracted.
Try to understand the other person’s point of view. Look at issues from their perspective. Let go of preconceived ideas. By having an open mind we can more fully empathise with the speaker. If the speaker says something that you disagree with then wait and construct an argument to counter what is said but keep an open mind to the views and opinions of others.
See our page: What is Empathy?
6. Be Patient
A pause, even a long pause, does not necessarily mean that the speaker has finished. Be patient and let the speaker continue in their own time, sometimes it takes time to formulate what to say and how to say it. Never interrupt or finish a sentence for someone.
7. Avoid Personal Prejudice
Try to be impartial. Don't become irritated and don't let the person’s habits or mannerisms distract you from what they are really saying. Everybody has a different way of speaking - some people are for example more nervous or shy than others, some have regional accents or make excessive arm movements, some people like to pace whilst talking - others like to sit still. Focus on what is being said and try to ignore styles of delivery.
8. Listen to the Tone
Volume and tone both add to what someone is saying. A good speaker will use both volume and tone to their advantage to keep an audience attentive; everybody will use pitch, tone and volume of voice in certain situations – let these help you to understand the emphasis of what is being said.
See our page: Effective Speaking for more.
9. Listen for Ideas – Not Just Words
You need to get the whole picture, not just isolated bits and pieces. Maybe one of the most difficult aspects of listening is the ability to link together pieces of information to reveal the ideas of others. With proper concentration, letting go of distractions, and focus this becomes easier.
10. Wait and Watch for Non-Verbal Communication
Gestures, facial expressions, and eye-movements can all be important. We don’t just listen with our ears but also with our eyes – watch and pick up the additional information being transmitted via non-verbal communication.
lunes, 4 de agosto de 2014
SEVEN BEST VOCABULARY LEARNING TIPS
Vocabulary Learning Tip: 1st# reading
Read, read, and read! Reading helps you revisit learned vocabulary, and see them in new sentences and contexts. Most English vocabulary words are learned from context. Reading a literature books and newsletters will be useful for that; the more you read the more vocabulary you will get. While you read, pay attention to new words and find out their meaning from context or check them out on the dictionary.
Vocabulary Learning Tip: 2nd# Improve your context skills.
Experts say that most English vocabulary words are learned from context. To improve your context skills pay attention to how words are used. Reading different topics will help your figure out how words used in different context.
Vocabulary Learning Tip: 3rd# Practice, practice, practice.
The biggest challenge facing English learners is forgetting. That is why learning words won't help you if you forget them. Experts say that it takes from 5 to 15 repetitions to make a word part of your vocabulary. As soon as you learn a new word, start using it in sentences and conversations. Review your index cards repeatedly to see if you have forgotten any of your new words.
Vocabulary Learning Tip: 4th# look up words you don't know.
Look up new words on dictionary program on your computer or smart phone and keep it open and handy. If you don’t have a dictionary, you can download it online from the internet Find them and look up any word you are not sure of. Use a thesaurus when you write to find the word that fits best.
Vocabulary Learning Tip: 5th# Play with words.
Play Scrabble, Boggle, crossword puzzles or other word games are available for the computer or on free online games, so you are not dependent on a partner to play. Or try out the Franklin Electronic Dictionary that features built-in word games.
Vocabulary Learning Tip: 6th# Use vocabulary lists.
For the serious vocabulary student, there are hundreds of books that focus on the words most commonly found in standardized tests such us TOEFL test, IELTS test, SAT test and GRE test. There are also many interesting word sites on the Internet which will send you a couple of words a day by email or PDF books.
Vocabulary Learning Tip: 7th# Take vocabulary tests.
Playing games, such as Scrabble, Boggle, crossword, that test your knowledge will help you learn new words and also let you know how much progress you're making.
sábado, 2 de agosto de 2014
DO YOU WANT TO PASS FCE? HAVE A LOOK THOSE VIDEOS :)
Hey guys! You´ve got here some videos to improve your FCE exams. Click on each one and enjoy :)
- FCE IDIOMS
- FCE WRITING-INFORMAL LETTER
- FCE WRITING-FORMAL LETTER
- FCE COLLOCATIONS
- FCE PHRASAL VERBS
- FCE TESTS
- FCE GRAMMAR
- FCE VOCABULARY
- FCE MULTIPLE CHOICE CLOZE
- FCE OPEN CLOZE
- FCE WORD FORMATION
- FCE KEY TRANSFORMATION
- FCE EXAM
- FCE AND CAE
viernes, 1 de agosto de 2014
AMAZING WEB TO IMPROVE YOUR 4 LANGUAGE SKILLS!
¡No dudéis en verla! La web trata cantidad de noticias con audio y transcripción en inglés sobre diversos temas de actualidad. Está genial! Pincha aquí si quieres verla ya WEB
Click here if you want to read, listen or watch some news in English with scripts WEB
WATCH ENGLISH CINEMA ONLINE FOR FREE- FULL ENGLISH FILMS
- The Iron Lady
- Wuthering Heights part 1/2
- Wuthering Heights part 2/2
- A room with a view
- Memoirs of a Geisha
- David Copperfield
- Oliver Twist part 1/2
- Oliver Twist part 2/2
- The illusionist
- The family man
- The double
- Play the game
- City by the sea
- The American
- Red line
- The Joneses
- Good agent is a bad agent
- Love begins
- To save a life
- A soldier´s love story
- A song from the heart
- ... :)
SOME VIDEOS TO ACHIEVE CAE EXAMS! :)