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 naĂŻve 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´s talk (pronunciation, intonation, English language) is clear.

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

c/ check the students´s 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 freĂ­do un huevo” está bien dicho – (Manuel Morales)

2 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

“He freído un huevo” está bien dicho
MANUEL MORALES
El PaĂ­s.-Madrid 27 FEB 2019

Para empezar, Âżcuál es el nombre de la lengua que hablamos 577 millones de personas, castellano o español? “Ambos son sinĂłnimos, igual de válidos y correctos”. Esta es la primera vacilaciĂłn que resuelve el libro Las dudas más frecuentes del español, manual de bolsillo que, publicado por la editorial Espasa, ha presentado este miĂ©rcoles el Instituto Cervantes. Esta obra es la hermana pequeña de la que la instituciĂłn publicĂł en 2013, que abordaba 500 dudas. Entre las novedades de esta ocasiĂłn destaca un capĂ­tulo que recoge cuestiones sobre gĂ©nero: ÂżEs correcto, como se suele decir en polĂ­tica, “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 señala en la duda nĂşmero 56, que añade: “Al igual que en otras lenguas, en español el masculino es el gĂ©nero no marcado, lo que quiere decir que incluye a los individuos de los dos sexos“. (…)

Lea aquĂ­ el artĂ­culo 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´s learning of the days of the week, ordinal numbers from 1st to 12th, for example, he shouldn’t directly ask like this “write all days of the week in order” or “complete the numbers missing on the following list first, se……., th….., fourth ………..ninth …

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 español [amar]

2 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Haga clic aquĂ­ para ver la conjugaciĂłn:

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

-vĂ­a conjugacion.es

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MODO INDICATIVO
Presente
yo amo
tĂş amas
Ă©l ama
nosotros amamos
vosotros amáis
ellos aman

Pretérito perfecto compuesto
yo he amado
tĂş has amado
Ă©l ha amado
nosotros hemos amado
vosotros habéis amado
ellos han amado

Pretérito imperfecto
yo amaba
tĂş amabas
Ă©l amaba
nosotros amábamos
vosotros amabais
ellos amaban

(…)

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