Archive for March 2nd, 2019

A country map of Australia seen from the Aliens of Mars

2 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Map of Australia

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Not easy to catch at first sight, the image of Australia from the outer space might be the na√Įve drawing of a Yorkshire terrier looking left and a cat searching its food from a plate.

The image was shared by a guy called @_youhadonejob1 on Twitter.

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Yorkshire terrier?

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Ana, have a look at this wonderful thing! (@lacerme)

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Mini tests dictated by the teacher

2 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

 

MINI TESTS dictated

The teacher dictates 3 or 4 exercises on BASICS, that is, vocabulary essentials, numbers, telling the time, formulaic language, verbs, idioms, conjugations, transformation of short sentences, et cetera) to be done immediately in the classroom by the students.

All the students are to stay sitting separately as if taking an examination, although the activity equals a simple test.

AIMS:

a/ check that your own teacher¬īs talk (pronunciation, intonation, English language) is clear.

b/ check the students¬ī s understanding as well as their knowledge of spelling, vocabulary and grammar

c/ check the students¬īs progress on elementary points, that is, see if they still have problems with any aspects of verbal tenses or vocabulary METHOD

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SAMPLE

  1. Write all months of the year in order. Make 2 sentences of ¬†a minimum of 6 words using “June”, “her” in the present continuous tense negative
  2. Put these numbers in letters: 2nd / 12th / 15th / 20th / 23rd
  3. Conjugate the past simple tense of the verb TO SPELL in the interrogative form. Translate one form into Spanish
  4. Name 4 idioms from the wordlist from lesson 4 (cf. Aula Virtual / @moodle; PPA. Second term. Business English 2)

 

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“DICTATE: to say or read (something) aloud for another person to transcribe or for a machine to record: to dictate some letters to a secretary” (cf. Dictionary.com)

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#PDF via G.Drive

https://tinyurl.com/yyz8klgt

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“He fre√≠do un huevo” est√° bien dicho – (Manuel Morales)

2 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

‚ÄúHe fre√≠do un huevo‚ÄĚ est√° bien dicho
MANUEL MORALES
El País.-Madrid 27 FEB 2019

Para empezar, ¬Ņcu√°l es el nombre de la lengua que hablamos 577 millones de personas, castellano o espa√Īol? “Ambos son sin√≥nimos, igual de v√°lidos y correctos”. Esta es la primera vacilaci√≥n que resuelve el libro Las dudas m√°s frecuentes del espa√Īol, manual de bolsillo que, publicado por la editorial Espasa, ha presentado este mi√©rcoles el Instituto Cervantes. Esta obra es la hermana peque√Īa de la que la instituci√≥n public√≥ en 2013, que abordaba 500 dudas. Entre las novedades de esta ocasi√≥n destaca un cap√≠tulo que recoge cuestiones sobre g√©nero: ¬ŅEs correcto, como se suele decir en pol√≠tica, “diputados y diputadas” y “ciudadanos y ciudadanas” para referirse a las personas de ambos sexos que forman un conjunto? Lo es, “pero pueden resultar inadecuadas por redundantes“, se se√Īala en la duda n√ļmero 56, que a√Īade: “Al igual que en otras lenguas, en espa√Īol el masculino es el g√©nero no marcado, lo que quiere decir que incluye a los individuos de los dos sexos“. (…)

Lea aquí el artículo completo:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2019/02/27/actualidad/1551281911_074030.html

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Do not feed cheaters!

2 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Tom Berenger as Jonathan Shale in “The Substitute“.

Dir. Robert Mandel. 1996]

In tests, controls and examinations teachers must avoid questions on BASICS which could be easily copied on a slip of paper. Do not feed cheaters!

In case a teacher would like to check the student¬īs learning of the days of the week, ordinal numbers from 1st to 12th, for example, he shouldn’t directly ask like this ‚Äúwrite all days of the week in order‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúcomplete the numbers missing¬†on the following list first, se‚Ķ‚Ķ., th‚Ķ.., fourth ‚Ķ‚Ķ‚Ķ..ninth ‚Ķ

Another way might be as follows:

a/Pass these messages into Spanish

She will meet her friend Joan next Thursday at 5.44

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*Are you coming with us to the zoo tomorrow?

**You mean, tomorrow Tuesday?

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#PDF via G.Drive

https://tinyurl.com/y32rhevj

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Secret message (complete that on the blackboard)

2 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

The teacher writes an easy message on the board of the classroom. There would be one or two words left out. The students should complete the message with the missing words, later in the class period.

AIM of the activity: stand out a verbal tense, a peculiar expression. Revise typical mistakes or solve out doubts related to grammar, spelling, et cetera.

This formula can be used to introduce a new topic, e.g.:the past simple tense, idioms, question tags, false friends

SAMPLE

She h…… w…….. a lot today. Let her go out for a walk, dear!

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[KEY: has worked. Introduction of the present perfect tense]

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#PDF via G.Drive

https://tinyurl.com/yyboapax

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“I just sued the school system” (Prince EA)

2 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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Prince EA speaks about the School system for 6 minutes.

Watch and listen:

 

(@YouTube)

Conjugador de verbos en espa√Īol [amar]

2 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Haga clic aquí para ver la conjugación:

https://www.conjugacion.es/del/verbo/amar.php

-vía conjugacion.es

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MODO INDICATIVO
Presente
yo amo
t√ļ amas
él ama
nosotros amamos
vosotros am√°is
ellos aman

Pretérito perfecto compuesto
yo he amado
t√ļ has amado
él ha amado
nosotros hemos amado
vosotros habéis amado
ellos han amado

Pretérito imperfecto
yo amaba
t√ļ amabas
él amaba
nosotros am√°bamos
vosotros amabais
ellos amaban

(…)

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