Habre los hogos

20 November 2018

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[García Martínez, periodista]

El pasado domingo, 18 de noviembre, el cronista y periodista Pepe García Martínez escribía su columna en el diario LA VERDAD de Murcia (@laverdad_es) rompiendo las reglas de la corrección en la ortografía y gramática castellana. Me gustó mucho leerla porque esas líneas suponen una llamada de atención a la importancia de hablar y escribir bien. García Martínez nos dio una lección de esas que uno aprende del revés, o dicho de otro modo, el periodista murciano nos muestra-nos enseña aquí a “aprender por el contrario“.



Luis Miguel

20 November 2018

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[Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri (San Juan, Puerto Rico)]



7 points (planning the classroom)

18 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

7 points

planning the classroom

1/book.practice file.theory.oral.board.functional language

3/words (@moodle).idioms.abbreviations.false friends.






E. Fouz.-



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18 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Correction work in notebooks

To have a bloc or notebook entails an obligation for you in the classroom. The notebook looks like a passport. A passport is a document with memory of your trips, places where you have been. In other words, a passport is the memory of the work you have done.

The teacher must revise the correctness of the exercises done or undone. However, bear in mind that the revision of your passport/notebook is just a quick teacher´s bird´s-eye view. Note that the work you do in your notebook is mainly useful for you. The assessment of notebooks reminds you the importance of practice and reinforcement of basic theory concepts.


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You make me feel so young (Frank Sinatra)

17 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

-Frank Sinatra, artist-



[Sinatra sings the song.

The lyrics were written by Myrow and Gordon]


How to quote a tweet academically

17 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Portrait of Meyer Berger of the THE NEW YORK TIMES. (Photo by Roy Stevens/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Some weeks ago I wondered how to quote a tweet academically because the modern world of today confers relevance to the minimum digital unit of communication– that is, the tweet-. Tweets behave somehow as verses, maxims or proverbs


Modern Language Association homepage:



I have found out the MLA citation pattern by means of personal interest on English Literature via the University of Murcia (Spain), @UMU on Twitter. Here it is the Modern Language Association rule.


An example:

Gates, Melinda. “Today, Bill and I were deeply humbled to accept France’s Legion of Honour award on behalf of all our foundation’s partners and grantees.”
Twitter,21Apr.2017,2:36p.m., twitter.com/melindagates/status/855535625713459200.


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Pinches Of Practice

11 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


I think Paul Emmerson ´s Five minute-activities for Business English had something to do with the Pinches Of Practice shown below. The idea of having students involved in five minute-activities can transform the atmosphere of a classroom for the better. I think these activities would play a part in revision. By the way, the dotted line and scissors has been inspired in documents supplied by Oxford University Press to teachers fond of their material for learning English language at different levels, namely ABAU for Pronunciation Practice.


Business English 2

pinches of practice

1/the time: 4:55.five to five / 3:33 / 2:11 / 7:45 / 7:00 / 3:09

2/cardinal numbers: 3.three / 10 / 13 / 30 / 44 / 99 / 100

3/demonstratives: this book is red / that pen … is not h…  … / those … ….  (…)

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Five Favourite Fonts

10 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

These days I write lines in my laptop using American Typewriter font. It seems to be the stylish and nice calligraphy, although I fancy Georgia a lot too.

To type tests or exercises I take Courier or Chalkboard.

I normally use Arial for academic papers.


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nam efficitur ante non placerat commodo. Nulla euismod luctus consectetur. Suspendisse est ex, accumsan a sagittis sit amet, placerat eleifend arcu. Suspendisse convallis erat eros. Nunc dictum aliquet eros, eu rutrum purus. Vestibulum faucibus vitae lorem sed rutrum. Nullam egestas lacinia nibh nec semper. Nullam interdum mi a congue bibendum. Suspendisse ornare sagittis velit id dictum.

[American Typewriter, 10]



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Precious (Depeche Mode)

10 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

{Dave Gahan, soloist of DM}


Precious is my favourite song of Depeche Mode


 [Depeche Mode, Barcelona]


Depeche Mode


Precious and fragile things

Need special handling

My God what have we done to You?

We always try to share

The tenderest of care

Now look what we have put You through

Things get damaged

Things get broken

I thought we’d manage

But words left unspoken

Left us so brittle

There was so little left to give


Lyrics (Precious, Martin Gore)


How to use punctuation marks (via enchantedlearning dot com)

10 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Martin Luther King]

Using correctly some punctuation marks in writing such as colon,  a comma or  an apostrophe makes the difference between a good piece of writing and a standard one. By the way, dash is the equivalent word for “raya” (Morse code) and dot is the equivalente word for “punto“.


apostrophe ( ́) an apostrophe is used as a substitute for a missing letter or letters in a word (as in the contraction cannot = can’t), to show the possessive case (Jane’s room), and in the plural of letters, some numbers and abbreviations. Note: groups of years no longer require an apostrophe (for example, the 1950s or the 90s). I can’t see the cat’s tail. Dot your i’s and cross your t’s. 100’s of years

colon (:) a colon is used before a list or quote. A colon is used to separate hours and minutes. A colon is used to separate elements of a mathematical ratio. The time is 2:15. / The ratio of girls to boys is 3:2

comma (,) a comma is used to separate phrases or items in a list. She bought milk, eggs, and bread

dash (—) a dash is used to separate parts of a sentence. The dash is also known as an “em dash” because it is the length of a printed letter m — it is longer than a hyphen


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