Teacher bloggers on the BBC


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I love these kind of things. There are lots of posts written by teachers and students which belong to the BBC Learning English section. Long or short posts including corrections and a glossary on vocabulary. I copy here an extract of one teacher who was running theDublinmarathon. Of course, there are many more posts there.

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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

6 comments

Music to run to

Hi Enrico,

Thanks for your latest posting. It was really interesting hearing about the kind of music you like. Music is so personal, isn’t it? Do you find running with music makes you bond with certain tracks? Do you make special music mixes for races? I know I did, and to this day, there are some songs that can immediately take me back to a particular run or race whenever I hear them.

When I ran the Dublin marathon it was so long ago that I was using a little Walkman tape recorder to listen to my special marathon mix. As I told you before, I was quite a slow runner so I even managed to run out of batteries during the marathon so I had to stop and go into a little shop to buy some more. I remember there was a young lad in the shop who started making fun of my being in the shop (with my running number on – clearly in the marathon). He said in a really loud voice for everyone to hear ‘Oi! This woman’s cheating! She’s stopped for a rest in here. She’s not allowed to do that, so she’s not!’ I tell you, I paid for those batteries and got out of that shop as fast as I could! I wasmortified!

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Here are some words that you didn’t spell correctly. I think a few of them might just have been a slip when you were typing, but can you have a look at them and see if you can correct them?

hearthquake /esperience /reggaee /preferit /rithm /syntethizer /wiev /studing (English)

In English, we use an apostrophe before the s to show that something belongs to a person (or animal). For example, if you want to talk about one girl who has one book, you can write:
The girl’s book  / Two students sharing one newspaper: The students’ newspaper.
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Vocabulary
personal – relating or belonging to a single person rather than to a group or an organization
mixes – mixtures, varieties of
bond with– have a close connection with
tracks – songs on a CD or record
to this day – even though it was a long time ago
run out of– If you run out of something you have no more of it left (here, my batteries no longer worked, there was no power left in them)
lad – young man
mortified – very embarrassed
remember as clear as day – remember very clearly
blasting – making a very loud noise (here, the music was playing very loudly)
possession – something you own
a slip – a mistake
you’ve mastered – you are able to do something very effectively
overuse – use too much

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And here is the link :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/communicate/blog/teacher/

Isn´t this stuff a good idea for teachers?

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