Buyer beware!

May 27, 2010

These are not the traditional kind of ads, are they?

Have a look at this. What do you think?

If you want to see more spoof ads by adbusters click here. These are their main principles:

And to raise your consumer awareness, check out this web!

http://www.consumoresponsable.org/

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Teenage achievements

May 25, 2010

Read and watch this interesting post on the fabulous site, The English Blog, about young people who succeed in achieving great goals.

http://jeffreyhill.typepad.com/english/2010/05/newsy-video-13yearold-climbs-mount-everest.html

Do they make you feel that your life is empty and boring or you prefer to study, relax and lead the life of a common teenager?


On Lienas’s Conference

April 17, 2010

I hope you all enjoyed Gemma Lienas’s conference. It’d be great if you could express here some opinions on the topics she mentioned, i.e. equality, discrimination, domestic violence, feminism, sexuality…

I highly recommend her books! This is her website.

By the way, here you have some extra information about traditional fairy tales in education, in case it is not clear yet what it is all about. Thanks Celia for the questions, anyway. It’s always interesting to discuss controversial issues.


Irregular verbs

January 12, 2010

Here you have some online activities to practise irregular verbs.

Have a go and test yourself!
http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/practicegrammar/irreg/


Practise your English over the weekend: Halloween and more

October 31, 2009

It’s such a long weekend that you will probably have time to get bored!! So use your time to practise English!

Here you can read and test your knowledge on Halloween:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_2340000/newsid_2349600/2349641.stm

By the way, Happy Halloween to you all!

Here you are some exercises to practise vocabulary to describe physical appearance:

Vocabulary practice – Unit 2

http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/bonus/vocab/bon1appearance

http://www.esltower.com/VOCABQUIZ/describing%20physical%20appearances/describing%20physical%20appearances.html

and some more vocabulary to learn:

http://www.lingolex.com/appearance.htm

And don’t forget to have a look at the news and send some comments if you find something interesting!


On phrasal verbs

October 29, 2009

Here you have a link to a very interesting website for learners of English.

This entry is about how to learn PHRASAL VERBS.

Have a look at it:

http://menuaingles.blogspot.com/2007/02/consejos-para-aprender-los-phrasal.html


Press in the English speaking countries

September 18, 2009

Time to start reading the news in English!!

  • I recommend the BBC World News Website (you can see the headlines in Spanish and listen to the news. It also includes some difficult vocabulary translated into Spanish! Click here
  • You can also check the CBBC Newsround Website, news specifically written for children, easier to understand! Click here

Try and have a look at ‘real English speaking newspapers.

And feel free to do some research for more newspapers in English speaking countries and post a comment with your suggestions!