Posts Tagged ‘Blogging’

Antiguo vicio

22 May 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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 Vivir para contarla, Gabriel García Márquez (Random House Mondadori)

Supongo que no quiero convencerle de que lea libros de papel, ni siquiera quiero pelearme con usted si es que es de los partidarios de leer libros en “ebook” o si es esa clase de individuos que suele plantearse el dilema de elegir entre la película y el libro.

Si no ha probado a comprarse un libro como este que ve aquí de García Márquez, si no ha sentido nada al ver la fotografía del niño en color sepia y no se ha detenido en la librería a sentirlo, a cogerlo y tenerlo un poco como si ya fuera el propietario de las líneas ahí escritas…

Si no ha tenido la curiosa ansiedad de querer saber cuánto pesan estas 579 páginas en una sola mano e imaginarse tantas horas de lectura y soledad ni se ha molestado en tocar las páginas mientras aletean de un lado a otro presas en el lomo… Si no siente un incómodo placer estúpido observando la forma alargada del libro y el tacto de la cubierta, el olor del papel o el poder de un lápiz bajo unas letras, entonces no vamos a compartir este vicio antiguo, desconocido amigo mío.

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A vampire sucks my blood in the night

20 May 2012

twitter @eugenio_fouz

(David Bowie, singer and actor)

When I am alone, asleep -or so I think- there he comes.

Insomnia makes me feel & think  or nothing.

The mysterious, gentle vampire demands one more vein,

The writing chain of that bloody verse of mine

Why Are Gregory and Evgeni Speaking Russian?

16 May 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

(Gregory House)

Words

Audios

Grammar

&

Exercises(dictations, translations, essays)

Short Messages (SMS, sentences: transformation, pass into English)

Reading (texts aloud) (Reading Book:form and content)

(Read this message to remind you these six activities in class)

-mnemonics-

Softly with this song, killing me via @YouTube

29 April 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

(Roberta Flack)

This page is one entry or post in this wordpress blog, but it is also a sample of one entry on @moodle a.k.a AULA VIRTUAL for my students of English language. It is not a compulsory thing but an option to get more and more involved in the English world, that is, culture, music, art or even pictures taken from that crazy and motherly web which turned out to be the internet.

I usually choose videos from @YouTube where subtitles in Spanish language are provided. On this occasion the singer is Roberta Flack and the song is well known in our country by a kind of gypsy flamenco version of Pitingo. It is a good point, I think, to include the lyrics-always written language- of the song.

To finish, a picture of the singer would be fine. And there you are.

 

Killing me softly

Sung by Roberta Flack

 

Struming my pain with his fingers

Singing my life with his words

killing me softy with his song

killing me softly with his song

telling my whole life

with his words

killing me softly with his song

 

I heard he sang a good song

I heard he had a style

and so i came to see

and listen for a while

 

and there he was this younge boy

a stranger to my eyes

Struming my pain with his fingers

Singing my life with his words

killing me softy with his song

killing me softly with his song

telling my whole life

with his words

killing me softly with his song

 

I felt all flushed with fever

Embarrassed by the crowd

I felt he found my letter

and read eachone out loud

I prayed that he would finish

but he just kept right on

Struming my pain with his fingers

Singing my life with his words

killing me softy with his song

killing me softly with his song

telling my whole life

with his words

killing me softly with his song

 

he sang as if he knew me

In all my darkness fair

and then he looked right through me

as if i wasn’t there

and he kept on singing

singing clear and strong

Struming my pain with his fingers

Singing my life with his words

killing me softy with his song

killing me softly with his song

telling my whole life

with his words

killing me softly with his song

 

ohhhhhhhhhhh oohhhhhhh…lalalal..ohhhh lalaaaaaaa

 

Struming my pain with his fingers

Singing my life with his words

killing me softy with his song

killing me softly with his song

telling my whole life

with his words

killing me (softly)

 

he was strumming my pain

yeah he was seing my life

killing me softly with his song

killing em softly with his song

telling my whole life with his words

killing me softly with his song

Tuenti zings ;.) [+PDF]

25 April 2012

twitter: eugenio_fouz

 

-Veinte consejos para alumnos con la asignatura de Lengua inglesa suspensa-

1. Consiga todas las fotocopias de repaso: Copycat fly, AEI grammar [ESPAÑOL], Take It Easy

2. Busque y consulte manuales de gramática. No se conforme con las nociones de gramática del libro de texto (textbook)

3. Consiga “Parallel Papers” y trabaje con esas fotocopias trimestrales

4. Estudie y subraye las palabras aprendidas en las fotocopias “Words” (usar rotulador fosforescente es una idea)

5. Tenga a mano “Review English Papers” y haga ejercicios de forma relajada

6. Entre las páginas del libro de actividades (workbook) se encuentran textos en inglés interesantes que contienen vocabulario. Use diccionario bilingüe de inglés y español

7. Anote palabras, números, verbos, nombres, días de la semana, y demás cuestiones en un bloc o libreta

8. Si es posible lea prensa inglesa

9. Escuche la radio en inglés (Radio Vaughan en 97,1 MHz de la FM)

10. Repase y escriba expresiones de lenguaje funcional (functional language). Suelen aparecer en los “Parallel Papers

11. Resuelva cuanto antes dudas de nociones básicas: pronombres personales de sujeto u objeto, números ordinales o cardinales, adjetivos posesivos

12. Repase con calma y tenga claro qué es un demostrativo. Aprenda, si es que no sabe, a decir correctamente la hora. Repase también la conjugación de verbos

13. Lea en voz alta textos breves en inglés

14. Invente oraciones en castellano para traducirlas al inglés

15. Visite a menudo el Aula Virtual (moodle)

16. Hágase con un par de libros de lectura ( o solo con un libro de lectura), propóngase leerlo y finalmente, lea y disfrute con ello.

17. Vea programas, series de televisión o informativos en inglés (aunque solo sea durante 5 minutos)

18. Compre un MP3 y grabe podcasts de la BBC. Escúchelos con frecuencia. Es muy difícil hablar en inglés sin haber escuchado cómo hablan los ingleses

19. Viaje si tiene ocasión a Inglaterra o a países de habla inglesa y practique su inglés

20. Hágame caso

 

Be good & good luck!

😉

Eugene [*Eugin]

**

https://document.li/Abf8

 

 

Mi mamá me mima

25 April 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

(Mis primeros libros de poesía .-Rafael Alberti)

Tengo once años y mi madre me pregunta qué quiero de regalo para el día de mi santo y yo le digo que me gustaría tener algún libro de poesía. Pienso en Alberti y mi madre se calla.

Llega el día y aparece con un paquete envuelto en papel de colores. Lo abro y encuentro los dos libros de Alberti que inician la aventura poética. Después leería a Bécquer y Cernuda, a Machado y a los simbolistas franceses. Más tarde conocería a otros poetas.

Quick activities in a class

22 April 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

1. Working words (lists and meanings, drawings, oral choir)

2. Filling up sentences in hand out copies (copycat fly)

3. Explaining grammar notions (by writing model phrases and substitution tables on board) (examples)

4. Get students involved in the language by asking them to read aloud a text from the textbook

5. Provide students with easy, quick exercises

6. Listening to real English language via audios

7. Copy Spanish sentences on the board and translate into English language

8. Demand some short essay writings, dictations and texts for translation

9. Show a drawing, picture or photograph to make them talk

10. Q. & A. (Question and Answer: direct question & direct answer) (teacher asks questions)

11. Ask for homework

Oogle give me a g

13 April 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

 (Notting Hill, a film directed by Roger Michell, 1999. Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant)

Oogle give me a g

Outube give me a letter y

Bc give me another b

 

G, y, b google and you´ll be friends

 

Why?

Well, you´ll see

 

Ikipedia give me a double u

Ordreference search for this English word and give me u twice

Ordpress blog these verses, yep, give me a w

 

Google, youtube and bbc podcasting

Wikipedia, wordreference and wordpress blogging

 

Six places one must stay at least twice everyday

About efnotebloc (extract)

8 April 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

(London taxi cabs)

Clicking on the blue phrase “about efnotebloc” on the sidebar on the right you can read the whole story. This is just an extract.

“#efnotebloc is an unexisting word which I write to identify my personal digital notepad. The origin of this blog was a reminder for some notes on school activities such as organizing international exchange trips with Spanish students in England. There were also some lists and relevant points concerning teaching and English language that I wanted to remember. Later on, I started to write about daily life in school and found myself writing my personal reflections on pedagogy. I am a teacher of English language and a blogger. I am interested in literature, poetry and British culture. I love American culture as well.

In the beginning, this blog looked like a notepad without any beautiful design, I mean, no pictures and no photographs on it, but I considered the idea of making the blog attractive by inserting pictures in every post. That was the real start of something good” (…)

Go, lovely Rosie

6 April 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

 

I keep on waiting on a friend. I am waiting on an English friend to talk to. Wherever you are let me remind you that I need a colleague, a mate, a penpal.

Yes, I love the idea of someone in touch. I would like to ask questions on books and life and art. Oh, I would love to be in the know. I want to see the way the English people informally talk.

Yes, I need learning about language and culture and life. Go, lovely Rosie, go!


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