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miércoles, 28 de junio de 2017

It won't wash



Sometimes we find that politicians, or anyone else, are not telling the truth, and nothing but the truth, so you use this expression. Read about what it really means.

The English we speak: It won't wash (BBC Learning English) 

Articles related with the issue:

Listening exercise to do: How much food do you waste? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

LINGOHACK  >>>

 

Shorter attention span, a problem for our students?




Lately, teachers are always complaining of how difficult it is to keep students' attention in class to what is being done. Here may be the cause.

 

 

Listening exercise to do: Goldfish, brain and phones (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

 Some articles to read about the issue >>> 



And talking about another problem that affects us these days, here we have some articles concerning attacks that we have suffered:


What does 'foyer' mean? Which language does it come from? Can you give me a synonym?

We should all be really happy!!!!



I don't know if happiness is genetic or not, but something is for sure there are some people that are naturally more cheerful than others. As well, babies tend to be happier than adults (probably due to all the problems and concerns that we have in mind). Another interesting fact is that grandparents also tend to be happier than parents. It may be due to the fact that they have fewer responsabilities in life. 



Read these related articles and to the listening exercise later, and then give me your opinion about the issue:

Listening exercise to do: Is happiness genetic? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English) 

 

English with Lucy: 6 ways to STOP translating in your head & THINK in another language!

 English with Lucy: 10 English LOVE expressions

LINGOHACK  >>>

Veganism and climate change

Do these two concepts have anything in common? Read this post about the issue and do this Selectivity exam:

Eating less meat could save 45,000 lives a year, experts claim


Articles related to the issue which are interesting for you to read:

 https://cdn.theguardian.tv/mainwebsite/2015/07/07/150707Vegan_desk.mp4

Listening exercise to do: Could you go vegan? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

What does 'vegan' stand for? Can you give me a definition?


English with Lucy: Oxford English

 


sábado, 27 de mayo de 2017

Over to you (Composition Unit 8)

          Nowadays, we usually forget many things such as where the keys are, where we had to go, what we got up for.....These are some of the most common things that happen to us.


          In my case, I have a good memory, I can learn many words or texts in  a short time. However, it isn't the first time I have forgotten something. Once, I went to my friend´s house  and I forgot where I had put my keys. I couldn´t go back home until I found them. What a stressful situation!!


          From my point of view, one interesting thing is how we can remember new English vocabulary. Many people have a vocabulary because they have read many books. If I read more books, my vocabulary will improve. In my opinion, it's good to repeat the word many times and write it into Spanish, it's what I do.


          To end up, I want to say that there are lots of ways to improve your memory like board games, crosswords, sudokus....that will help you to keep your memory fit.

jueves, 11 de mayo de 2017

The Hormiguero (Composition Unit 6)

                                     The Hormiguero

          My favourite TV programme is called "The Hormiguero". It's a very popular talk show which is shown on Antena 3 everyday. It's a programme where famous people go to be interviewed and the viewers can vote who is going to come in the next programme.

 

          There is a TV presenter who is called Pablo Motos and three interesting characters which are three puppets called Trancas, Barrancas and Petancas. The programme is divided into sections. Firstly, Pablo Motos introduces the puppets, secondly, he makes the interview to the famous person. Then, there are a man in black and a magician who make the show really entertainig. The presenter is quite  nice in my opinion. Every week, they make a raffle for a car and I try to phone them the sooner I can.

 

          All in all, I'd recommend this programme because it's interesting to see the famous interviews and it's very entertaining. Personally, I think that some programmes are incredible, for example. the programme I enjoyed the most was that time that Vin Diesel came to the programme. 

 

          From my point of view, I would change some sections that I think they are a bit boring. I would introduce new sections which were more dynamic and funnier. One thing that I don't like is the setting, I would change it too.

 Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez 1ºA. Bachillerato