Posts Tagged ‘documents’

Stuff, documents and tools for the student

15 May 2016

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moleskine 1

A presentation of stuff, documents and tools for the students via @SlideShare (25 pages)

English language 1


Or if you prefer, a PDF via

How to shorten a link & how to share a document

28 March 2016

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poets society gif

There are 2 basic URLs to bear in mind: tinyURL & dropbox (#mypublicfiles)


NOTE: From March, 2017 Dropbox doesn´t allow public files so there is a big removal from the previous public files to a new box, namely Therefore, the text cited below will be saved and shared in as well as I keep it safe in DROPBOX, private boxes.

Be that as it may, I continue using dropbox for my private files. 



TinyURL shortens every long URL that could make a blog post ugly. TinyURL usually gets a reduction to a maximum of 26 characters. For example, if one meets across a long link like this:




El traje nuevo del Emperador

Hans Christian Andersen


“Hace muchos años había un Emperador tan aficionado a los trajes nuevos, que gastaba todas sus rentas en vestir con la máxima elegancia.

No se interesaba por sus soldados ni por el teatro, ni le gustaba salir de paseo por el campo, a menos que fuera para lucir sus trajes nuevos. Tenía un vestido distinto para cada hora del día, y de la misma manera que se dice de un rey: “Está en el Consejo”, de nuestro hombre se decía: “El Emperador está en el vestuario”. (…)


(There are up to 87 characters). TinyURL allows the user to copy the link and paste it in a small rectangular box here:

One will get a shortened link of 26 characters. See:


Dropbox is the ideal place to keep documents, pictures, letters, writings or images safe. In fact, it works as a kind of safe. Dropbox allows sharing documents and everything the owner of the account wants via specific links from dropbox. There is a useful drawer where one can place public documents, like a public files folder.

See now the fairy tale via here:



Teacher´s memo: urgent docs

13 January 2016


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[fotografía tomada de @JotDownSpain]

Timetable (teacher´s & students) / Tutorship group / Tutorship cards (students)


Teacher´s files (docs, notes, memos) / Hoja del alumno / Notes on attendance and excuses


Methodology / Favourites / Excel attendance list  / Excel marks list


Parallel Papers / Words list / Extra words list


Verbs lists / Readers choice / Schedule planning- tests, lessons, texts, dictations, etc


Exercise list / Handouts / Notebook lists


How to lists (tell the time, CV, answer the phone) / Functional language  / AUDIOS


Dictations / Essays / Texts for reading


Texts for translation / Reports on groups / Aula Virtual lists of topics


Quotes / Pictures  / GIFs


Video extracts / Lyrics and songs / Role play lists


E.F. – 100116D

British Council listening audios and dropboxing

14 March 2013

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


Weeks ago a colleague of mine spoke wonderfully about the usefulness of a podcast series he fancied a lot. Francisco shared with me the link of the British Council Learning English series. Now I listen to the British Council podcasts too. Listening to genuine dialogues is fine. I would recommend these to anyone who wanted to learn English easily.

Take this link if you please:

On the other hand, this guy was the one who said lots of positive things about dropbox to me. Thanks to Hidalgo now I have a big box to store documents, images and projects.

Reminder Bacc 1; errors in sms and exams; do´s and don´ts

29 November 2012

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PAU test sheet

11 December 2011

NAME AND SURNAME……………………………………………………………………………

DATE……………….. CLASS GROUP …………

PAU test sheet

□Mondays □Tuesdays □Wednesdays □Thursdays □Fridays

1. Read the text and all the questions once. Then, have a look at the text again and underline some sentences or words of relevance. Reread the text as many times as you need (Using a dictionary that day is a good idea)

2. The tests or exams are always centered on a text. Most questions are concerned with vocabulary and grammar. The student should have acquired knowledge of some grammar points and lots of vocabulary. If the student is keen on reading and likes looking for words and meanings in dictionaries, much better.

3. It is important to have a good grammar basis on certain points such as verbal tenses, structures and formulas. In grammar, there are several aspects to take into account: passive voice, reported speech or indirect speech, modal verbs, relative clauses and conditional sentences. Also, formulas of the kind “I wish you were here” or “Susan´s mother had her hair cut yesterday morning” are of great relevance.

4. In Bachillerato2 the student has to cope with lots of words-vocabulary-, linking words(“although”, “however”, “on the other hand”, “that is”, “such as”), phrasal verbs(“put up with”, “look for”, “get on well with”) , idiomatic expressions (“be fed up with”, “it´s none of your business”, “out of the blue”) and some others. There are some main structures, formulas and vocabulary expressions to learn, as well as the use of false friends if one expects to be good at English language.

5. It is also important to practise writing essays, short ones of about 30 or 40 words and be fluent at writing. A good reader can be a good writer.

6. TESTS: there will be tests very often that might be marked with some numbers and which will affect the general mark of the term. These tests may be on reading, translation, dictation or PAU. It is possible that you take one test only or more than one test. Some tests will be SURPRISE TESTS on your “PAU test or reading day”. Every test counts.

Eugenio Fouz


Moodle y GESE, comunicación en la red y lenguaje oral

30 March 2011

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En el blog THE CHARACTER aparecen 2 nuevos enlaces. Uno de ellos trata de la herramienta MOODLE para trabajar en Internet con los alumnos y para complementar el proceso de enseñanza mediante algo tan personal como un PC y el uso de Internet. Básicamente se trata de un manual para profesores. Gracias a MOODLE uno ha podido facilitar información extra, fotografías y enlaces a páginas web importantes como por ejemplo algún enlace a la BBC.

El otro enlace en el blogroll es de GESE o Graded Examinations in Spoken English ( Exámenes graduados en inglés oral) . En el aprendizaje de la lengua inglesa no debería relegarse a un segundo plano –y se ha hecho sistemáticamente- el lenguaje oral. En las pruebas de inglés de PAU no se evalúa  la habilidad oral del estudiante.


¡Escuche con atención, por favor!

27 March 2011

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Usted tiene derecho a permanecer en silencio (también tiene derecho a hablar); pero  tiene también la obligación de prestar atención a sus profesores y comportarse de modo correcto. No tiene la obligación de comportarse de modo incorrecto, ¿verdad? 

Utopic class plan

26 March 2011

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(Samuel Beckett)

These ideas are flying over my head these days.

The ideal class period should contain some of these:


2.Sentences /SMS/ to translate, transform, put in order, make  changes, etc. Also some words to write, learn and use.

3.Board (icons, homework, data) . Audio listening. Oral and written skills exploited. Use of Functional Language or Useful language.

4.Reading aloud. Essay writing task. Dictation. Translation

Take it easy, packs of copycat copies

14 March 2011

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This copy below is just a sample of the first page. The intention of these packs of copies is to get students of any level involved in doing exercises.



Journalism As Literature

A graduate seminar at the University of Florida


Elements of True Gentlemen


Disentería literaria


El primer blog de Garrafón en habla hispana

A Guy's Moleskine Notebook

Books. Reflections. Travel.


crear siempre, aprender y guardar la llama