Posts Tagged ‘English language’

TAEP (The After Exam Page) for Business English 1 (1.7)

24 May 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

THE AFTER EXAM PAGE

Business English 1

1.7

3rd term

 

1.The months of the year are twelve: January, February, March, April (…)

2.Cardinal numbers in Spanish language: 1-13: uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho (…)

3.Ordinal numbers in Spanish language: 1-13: primero, segundo, tercero, cuarto (…)

4.Personal pronouns of subject are: I, you, he /she/ it, we, you, they (yo, tú, él /ella / ello, nosotros, vosotros, ellos). I speak: yo hablo / she speaks: ella habla  / we do not speak: nosotros no hablamos

5.Possessive adjectives always need a noun after themselves, e.g: my book (my: mi) (book: libro) my keys / your girlfriend / his notebook / her brother (…)

6.Skeleton of verbs (enunciado de verbos).- TO TYPE (escribir a máquina)

To type typed typed [to type: escribir INFINITIVE FORM] [typed: escribí PAST FORM] [typed: escrito PAST PARTICIPLE FORM]

 

7.Conjugation of LEXICAL VERBS works like this:

To WRITE (escribir)

Present Simple (+)

I write / you write / she writes (ella escribe)

We write / you write / they write (ellas escriben)

To CHECK (comprobar)

Present Simple (-)

I do not check / you do not check / she does not check (ella no comprueba)

We do not check / (…)

To SPELL (deletrear) (?)

Do I spell? (¿deletreo yo?) / do you spell? / does he spell?

(…)

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#PDF G-Drive

https://tinyurl.com/yxq78tob

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Oral skills (English language method)

24 May 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

I don´t hate school

Work oral skills in the classroom. It would be ideal to test students´oral skills in short interviews; however, another way could be just Q & A, that is, make questions quickly to students and check their answers (intonation, pronunciation, fluency)

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METHOD

A bit more rich than it used to be (English language method)

24 May 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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I am trying to make classes a bit more rich by means of showing new points of difficulty in theory and practice. [Do not ask easy questions in controls such as “write the days of the week in order”, “put all the personal pronouns of object”]

Deal with some varied grammar points, some extra vocabulary packs and share sentences a bit more complicated than usual. Try to challenge students´s language skills. Include functional, useful language in the classroom. Board work. Oral chorus (pronunciation)

 

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METHOD

 

8 ways to be constantly improving (ENG)

20 May 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Never discourage anyone who …

8 May 2019

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Extra something

29 April 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Extra something

 

We, as teachers, might improve the active participation of our students in the classroom by means of certain strategies. We could teach something new on the blackboard, write some rare expressions (idioms, false friends, abbreviations), get our pupils involved in a singular practice such as a specific role play activity, e.g.: a phone conversation with a famous movie star, or just provide them with a pack of new words.

We might as well suggest they copy a wordlist on their notebooks, turn some sentences into the negative or the past simple tense, et cetera.

These could be the extra something to those students coming to the classroom in any of our subjects, namely English language, Latin, Ethics or whatever

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METHOD

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“Why should you read Flannery O´Connor?” Iseult Gillespie

15 April 2019

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[Flannery O´Connor, short story writer]

“How to write shorter”(Josh Bernoff)

16 March 2019

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https://withoutbullshit.com/blog/write-shorter/

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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“We may learn English while we are sleeping”

15 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

website

https://breakingnewsenglish.com/simple-english-news.html

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1/learning vocabulary

“A new study shows that we could learn vocabulary while we are sleeping. This is great news for students struggling to learn a new language. It is also good for anyone who is trying to expand their knowledge of words. Researchers from the University of Bern in Switzerland have shown that it is possible to learn new information while we are sleeping deeply, and then recall this information when we need it after we wake up. This new information includes foreign language vocabulary.” (…)

read the whole story here:

https://breakingnewsenglish.com/1902/190206-learning-vocabulary.html

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2/on Fortnite

“The video game Fortnite is more popular than television, movies and streaming videos among young people. This is according to the video streaming service Netflix. Gaming is becoming more and more popular with young people worldwide. TV viewing is becoming less popular. Netflix said Fortnite was now more of a competitor than HBO – another popular streaming company. Fortnite is much more popular with young men. A study from the American Economic Association found that between 2015 and 2017, men aged between 21 and 30 spent more time on gaming. Their playing rose from 2.3 hours a day to 4 hours, while time spent on watching TV, movies or streaming fell.” (…)

read the whole story here:

https://breakingnewsenglish.com/1901/190121-fortnite.html

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