Posts Tagged ‘audios’

A business communication reading list

16 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Anne Hathaway, actress

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Well, in other words, a master key for reading on business communication. I have found out a pretty interesting web inside and I suppose I will get more. (Downloadable listenings, tests, texts and activities)

Jefflarche.com

http://www.jefflarche.com/2018/02/24/a-business-communication-reading-list/

“A month ago to the day, I provided a crowd-sourced list of recommended readings for the career-minded. I didn’t have room in that post to talk about all the excellent suggestions from one extraordinary friend. Jill Stewart is a professional lecturer at DePaul University’s College of Communication. I’ve never told her this, but hand’s down my favorite business class in college was Business Communication.” (…)

“Books on how to improve your writing

Clark, How to Write Short (2014) and Writing Tools (2008)
Danziger, Get to the Point (2001)
Gray-Grant, 8 ½ Steps to Writing Faster, Better (2008)
Fiske, The Dictionary of Concise Writing, (2006)
Fogarty, Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (2008)
Kallan, Renovating Your Writing, (2013)
King, On Writing, (2000)
Klinkenborg, Several Short Sentences about Writing (2012)
McCormack, Brief (2014)
Norris, Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen (2016)
O’Connor, Woe is I (2012)
O’Connor, Words Fail Me (1999)
Rubin, Hey Wait How Do I Write This Email? (2015)
Strunk & White, Elements of Style, (1999)*
Watt & Bradford, An E.B. White Reader (1996)
Yagoda, How to Not Write Bad, (2013)
Zinsser, On Writing Well (1998) ”

Jill Stewart

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Webs included on the list:

quickanddirtytips (grammar girl) 

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl

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See:

Interesting language stories in the news

(35 mins AUDIO)

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/news-chat

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A tentative teacher´s schedule (classroom)

28 February 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

BOOK (textbook: grammar, vocabulary PRESENTATION)

reading texts aloud time for exercises in class + homework

Wordlist.- pack of copies [@moodle / hard copies or printed copies]

Parallel Papers or PPA: revise, Q.A, write some expressions

DICTIONARY use

Time for NOTEBOOK correction of exercises on board

AUDIOS from the BOOK. Repetition. Solving out exercises

Parallel Papers [PPA].-Explain, comment papers on grammar, functional language or texts

How to (teach how to tell the time, how to say an email address)

Time for Virtual Platform (@moodle) – check some points, ie., grammar syllabus, recommendations, warnings.

READING texts aloud

AUDIOS, PRACTICE (exercises linked from the net with answer keys)

Worksheets (pair work).-exercises to do and correct in the classroom

Reading the Graded reader in class. Select vocabulary

Lyrics and songs (selection)

Short dictations

Mini test

Essay writing (how to, opinion, brief texts)

Functional language

Q.A (question and answer) – oral class

Surprise Tests

Revision time (conjugation of verbs, vocabulary, how to issues, spelling, BASICS)

Videos, GIFs, proverbs

Write short messages in English

Translate messages

Situations (problem solving)

Role-plays

AOB (Any Other Business)

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#PDF

http://tinyurl.com/

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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

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

4/PPA

5/notebooks

6/AV.tasks.GIFs.audios.exercises

7/worksheets.tests

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E. Fouz.-

181118

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See #PDF

https://tinyurl.com/yceuaj6x

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Oldest Message in a Bottle – level 2 | News in Levels

26 May 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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14-03-2018 15:00 A woman in Australia was picking up rubbish on a beach when she found a bottle with a message inside it. It turns out that the bottle came from Germany in 1886, and the message was also old and from a German captain. The find is the oldest message in a bottle in the world! You can see…

Origen: Oldest Message in a Bottle – level 2 | News in Levels

Essential websites for English language practice

30 October 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

London, 196o (@historyinmoment)

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1.esl.fis.edu: dialogues, communication.-creative site

http://esl.fis.edu/index.htm

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2. Learn English Feel Good: exercises, choice.- attractive pages

https://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com

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3.eslfast: dialogues, audios.- ideal for communication

https://www.eslfast.com

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4.rong-chang: short, easy texts, big letters.- reading

https://www.rong-chang.com

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5.BusinessEnglishSite: specific website on Business English.-plenty of practice

https://www.businessenglishsite.com

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ESL fast, a great website for English language speakers

12 February 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

santos-angeles-tertulia

“La tertulia” (óleo de Ángeles Santos Torroella.

-Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid)

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ESL fast.com 

Sample of small talk:

http://www.eslfast.com/robot/topics/smalltalk/smalltalk.htm

Excellent website for English language speakers. It provides students

with podcasts and audio scripts. Specific for short dialogues.

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GREETINGS:

http://www.eslfast.com/robot/topics/smalltalk/smalltalk01.htm

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WEATHER:

http://www.eslfast.com/robot/topics/smalltalk/smalltalk04.htm

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DESCRIBING PEOPLE:

http://www.eslfast.com/robot/topics/smalltalk/smalltalk06.htm

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LEISURE ACTIVITIES:

http://www.eslfast.com/robot/topics/smalltalk/smalltalk10.htm

etcetera (…)

El dilema de la sombra dormida

10 December 2016

twitter: eugenio_fouz

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FOTO: Martín Mejía /AP /Reino Unido #Espionaje / Se aprueba la Ley de Poderes de Investigación en Reino Unido. La conocida como “Snooper’s Charter” (Carta de los Fisgones) se ha convertido este martes en una ley en Reino Unido a pesar de las firmas recogidas para que fuera derogada. El proyecto de ley de Poderes de Investigación ha recibido el consentimiento real para convertirse en ley.

Esto significa que las compañías de teléfono e internet deben guardar los historiales de todos sus usuarios durante doce meses y darle acceso a la policía, los servicios de seguridad y las agencias oficiales a todos los datos.

Además, esta ley dará a los servicios de seguridad y la policía nuevos poderes para hackear ordenadores y teléfonos para recoger datos en grandes cantidades. Para poder ver las llamadas e historiales de los periodistas, la policía necesita la firma de un juez, pero aún así la medida ha sido descrita en Reino Unido como “una sentencia de muerte para el periodismo de investigación”.

La Ministra de Interior, Amber Rudd, cree que la Ley de Poderes de Investigación de 2016 es una “legislación líder en el mundo” que provee “una transparencia sin precedentes y una sustancial protección de la privacidad”. Sin embargo, los activistas por la privacidad opinan que creará un estándar internacional que los regímenes autoritarios del resto del mundo utilizarán para justificar sus propios planes de vigilancia. De momento, algunas cláusulas no van a ser implantadas, pues necesitan aún un extenso estudio, según el Ministerio de Interior británico.

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 #ElSubjetivo

El dilema de la sombra dormida

Eugenio Fouz

Netizen poet & blogger, profesor de inglés.

Me llamo @eugenio_fouz

y soy twitter-adicto.

9.12.2016.-Cualquiera se atreve a fiarse de una sombra. Tal y como están las cosas, la privacidad no parece garantizada. El timbre de llamada en el bolsillo en un sitio público, el mensaje de whatsapp interceptado por la centralita, la violación del correo electrónico, la contraseña de la tarjeta en el cajero, la grabación fortuita de un androide “a un móvil pegado” (con su permiso, Quevedo) nos convierte a todos en objetivo de otro ojo humano. Digo ojo, pero también cuento con el oído, el odio, la envidia o la insana curiosidad insaciable de los cazadores de imágenes, palabras y conversaciones.

No sé si la sonrisa de la señora del abrigo verde del semáforo es para mí o si, por otro lado, la mujer ha detectado la presencia de alguna cámara del Show de Truman en el que vivimos y quiere mostrar su cara amable a la vista de los espectadores. Me parece a mí que hemos perdido naturalidad. Tal vez hacemos cosas que no haríamos en soledad. Pero es que hay demasiados espías, demasiados teléfonos activados a nuestro alrededor grabando sin parar. La sombra de una mujer es capturada por el objetivo del fotógrafo Martín Mejía.

Estos días el Parlamento inglés ha aprobado una ley que permite a la policía buscar en las llamadas, los correos y demás datos de los ordenadores de cualquier habitante del Reino Unido susceptible de ser investigado. El hombre inmoral no pide permiso para hacer el mal ni le preocupa la libertad de los otros hombres. A veces, la grabación de una cámara oculta en determinados espacios supone una garantía de objetividad para la aplicación de la justicia que, de otro modo, no existiría. Uno no sabe si la sombra que le acompaña está despierta o dormida.

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Lea la versión original de #El Subjetivo vía @TheObjective_es  aquí:

http://theobjective.com/#!se-aprueba-la-ley-de-poderes-de-investigacion-en-reino-unido

 

“Look at those lovely little yellow flowers”

25 November 2016

 

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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These days I am reading and learning a lot of things from a self-study book on phonetics. This book -a handbook, in fact- provides a pack of audios which I listen as I read. The author is Jonathan Marks. There are plenty of examples, exercises and pair words to distinguish specific pronunciation of sounds.

Besides, one enjoys little pieces of poetry, stories or witty examples inside the book. The title of the post has been copied from an exercise in the book. The sentence works out the sound /l/ through the wonderful literary device of alliteration, “look at those lovely little yellow flowers”.

The variety of exercises offer the student of phonetics the chance to listen and mark the odd word out of a series of similar word sounds, phonetic transcriptions, drawings of the mouth, lips, tongue to show how a sound is pronounced, typical spellings where the sound is produced, etcetera.

As I said before, the book has got some stories. I would like to save this one:

Too many twos

Tom and Tim were twins

Tom said to Tim, “Can I talk to you?”

Tim said to Tom, “Shh, wait a minute…

One two is two

Two twos are four

Three twos are six

Four twos are eight

Five twos are ten…”

Tom said to Tim, “And what are two fives?”

Tim said to Tom, “Two fives? Don´t ask me!”

 

This is the handbook:

Jonathan Marks; English Pronunciation in Use.-Elementary; Cambridge University Press, (Cambridge, 2007)

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Thorough reminder of a teacher of English language

16 July 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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1/listen to BBC podcasts a minimum of three times and focus on audios

2/watch videos on @YouTube, @euronews, BBC

3/read daily newspapers (The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Guardian)

4/be a reader of readers

5/use more than two grammar books (get every new handbook one finds out): Michael Swan, How English works (Oxford U.P); Nigel Barnsley, Business Elements (Mc Graw Hill)

6/fancy literature a lot

7/use dictionaries

8/get blocs & pens to take notes

8/practise pronunciation through phonetics theory and practice

9/ be good at your subject matter (specific topics of business, English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, writing)

10/use specific points or anecdotes to make your classes attractive (magazines, exercises, newspapers, flashcards)

11/have exercises ready in advance (handouts, short messages, mock tests, readings, dictations, &c) to provide them to your students via @moodle, for example

12/use technology inside and outside your classes (blogs, social media, online dictionaries)

13/ teach your students practical things: how to tell the time, how to say numbers or dates, how to do small talk, how to make comments. Help your students to be curious on history, geography and culture

14/show your students apparently useless things such as games, pastimes, sudoku or whatever

15/speak English

16/let your students participate freely

17/use the blackboard

18/move around the classroom

19/encourage your students to memorize vocabulary and write brief comments to improve their writing expression

20/travel to the UK as many times as possible

21/be a radio listener

22/try international projects (e.g: Skype, eTwinning)

23/be humble enough to register in MOOC and NOOC courses for teachers

24/certificate knowledge and progress by official institutions (ESOL and others)

25/be good at Spanish

 

 

 

Teacher´s dossiers and files

2 November 2015

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Larson, Keith

A/

#separate file: MARKS

B/

#dossier: attendance pack. FRONT

#dossier: notes for lessons, activities, timing, schemes, words

#dossier: schedule. PLANNING term. BACK

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**notebook list. PACK

**Parallel Papers pack

**AUDIOS listening selection and strategies

**skeleton of verbs pack

**words (vocabulary)

**functional language pack

**grammar syllabus

**extra papers: reminders, how to download podcasts, how to do dictations

**worksheets: sentences for translation, BASICS review, pictures, exercises

**@moodle memo

**tests pack


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