Posts Tagged ‘English language’

“You deserve someone” …

27 March 2020

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you deserve someone

Sequence connectors and essay writing (englishgrammarhere dot com)

27 March 2020

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Captain Hook (J.M.Barrie, Peter Pan)

18 March 2020

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He was never more sinister

than when he was most polite,

which is probably the truest test of breeding;

and the elegance of his diction,

even when he was swearing,

no less than the distinction of his demeanor,

showed him one of a different cast from his crew

James Barrie, Peter Pan

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click on the link below to read

(and listen to)

chapter 5

from J. M. Barrie´s Peter Pan

online

https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/86/peter-pan/1543/chapter-5-the-island-come-true/

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Reading medium size texts (English language)+ EXTRA: audio, easy reads

15 February 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain]

Extract:

Understand The News In English
Do you want to read the news in English? It’s a great way to get more news, from more points of view, as well as to get lots of English practice. However, it’s not always easy reading– or watching. Here’s a little help for understanding common news vocabulary and the way news is investigated and reported in English-speaking countries.

Near the bottom of this page there are links to more help to understand the news you read or watch (ESL or simple-English news sites).

Incidentally, did you notice that the word ‘news’ is treated as a singular, uncountable noun in English? So we say the news is good or bad, never ‘are’ or ‘were.’

(…)

go on reading:

https://www.englishhints.com/news-in-english.html

ENGLISH HINTS dot com

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Extract:

Magazine

Do you want to practise your reading and learn about global issues, special days and festivals?

In this section, read articles about a wide variety of topics. The articles are written for intermediate (CEFR level B1) and upper intermediate (CEFR level B2) learners.

You will improve your reading comprehension and develop your vocabulary on a diverse range of international events, celebrations and topics. Each article has interactive exercises to help you understand and use the language. 

(…)

go on reading:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/general-english/magazine

BRITISH COUNCIL dot org

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EXTRAS

Daily ESL (short readings with audios)

https://www.dailyesl.com/education/english-classes/

DAILY ESL dot com

This I believe

https://thisibelieve.org

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Black is beautiful

https://thisibelieve.org/essay/28540/

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How to write and say the year in English

16 December 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[The Rolling Stones “unchained”]

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How to write and say the years in English language can be read and listened here:

https://7esl.com/the-date/

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1817: eighteen seventeen
1998: nineteen ninety-eight
2000: two thousand
2003: two thousand (and) three Or twenty oh-three
2011: two thousand (and) eleven Or twenty eleven
2018: two thousand (and) eighteen Or twenty eighteen

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See about this in a note:

#PDF

https://tinyurl.com/uytgwaw

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Try to solve these exercises on the day and month

via Englisch Hilfen

1

https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/various/date_pronunciation.htm

2

https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/various/date_spelling_british.htm

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THE AFTER EXAM PAGE (Business English 1) 6.12.19

6 December 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

THE AFTER EXAM PAGE
Business English 1
6.12.19

1/ Get your textbook or a dictionary, check the correct spelling of the days of the week and copy them at least twice (at least.al menos) (twice.dos veces)

2/ To learn vocabulary, download the wordlist papers from Aula Virtual (@moodle) and print them. After that, mark the words and expressions you can write or say without any doubt (doubt.duda)

3/ Attend classes. If you miss the teacher´s talks, you will be lost (to attend.asistir)

4/ Always have a look at your mistakes the day of correction. If possible, take some notes to avoid making the same mistake (to avoid.evitar)

5/ Thuesday is a word that doesn´t exist. Tuesday (martes) or Thursday (jueves) do exist!
Thrusday doesn´t exist either (either.tampoco)

6/ I don´t not like this girl is WRONG. I do not like this girl (no me gusta esta chica) is RIGHT
(WRONG.incorrecto) (RIGHT.correcto)

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E. Fouz.-6.12.19

METHOD

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#PDF

https://tinyurl.com/wob2akj

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THE AFTER EXAM PAGE .- Business English 2 (first term)

4 December 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

1.Lexical verbs can be REGULAR or IRREGULAR
Regular Verbs have a regular ending in –ED in the past form and the past participle form. See:
to play (INFINITIVE form) played (PAST form) played (PAST PARTICIPLE form): JUGAR
to work worked worked : TRABAJAR
to spell spelled spelled: DELETREAR

Irregular verbs do not have a regular ending. These verbs have different forms. Sometimes all three forms are the same. See:
to quit quit quit: ABANDONAR
to write wrote written: ESCRIBIR

2.How to conjugate lexical verbs in the past simple tense
aff.-                                                              neg.-
I /you saw.yo/tú vi (viste)                           I / you did not see
she saw                                                         she did not see.ella no vio
we / you / they saw                                     we / you / they did not see

int.-
Did I / you see?
Did she see?
Did we / you / they see? .¿vimos nosotros?

(…)

#PDF

https://tinyurl.com/sjthajs

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Tips during examinations for the student of English language

2 December 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Tips for examinations

1/ write on the top of the examination paper your SURNAME (in CAPITAL LETTERS) and name as in the example: SMITH, John

2/ write the date and your class group

3/ if doing an exercise of matching items from 2 columns never use arrows.
Use numbers and letters to match both items such as: 1.b 2.f 3.e 4.a 5.c 6.d

4/ write clearly, that is, try a nice handwriting

5/ separate letters (h e l l o ) and words (How old are you? )

6/ use punctuation marks as well (, . “ ¡! : )

7/ please, do not make extremely small words!!

(…)

#PDF

https://tinyurl.com/umpuyvb

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E. Fouz.-2.12.19

METHOD

say, you say (English language classroom)

30 November 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

English language
Classroom board:

The teacher writes a word on the blackboard:

say

 

what is this word?
is it a noun, a verb, a pronoun?

 

__it´s a verb

 

it is a verb. Right!
now, let´s see…
can we call this verb form INFINITIVE?
just say anything! The first idea you have…

 

__yes, it´s the infinitive

So, the Spanish translation is decir?

 

__yes, that´s it

 

No, that´s not right.
The infinitive of a verb, generally speaking, must be signalled by the particle to.

(…)

See the whole board here:

#PDF

https://tinyurl.com/vtzltyl

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E. Fouz.-30.11.19

METHOD

Oral assessment – Q. A (VII)

13 November 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Q. A

-oral assessment-

2.1.10

 

Asking to meet
Can we meet next Wednesday? What about 10 a.m?
Can we meet on Tuesday around 12 a.m?
We have to talk
I´d like to have a meeting with you this afternoon

Asking about times
Is Friday OK? Is tomorrow morning OK for you?
Is next Saturday good for you?
What time are you free?
Can we meet at 7 p.m in the café?
Can we meet in 5 minutes?
Are you busy today after 5 p.m?

(…)

#PDF

Q.A – 2.1.10

https://tinyurl.com/swj8bd7

#PDF

Q.A – 2.1.11

https://tinyurl.com/sp3zkvp

#PDF

Q.A – 2.1.12

https://tinyurl.com/utgp9ct

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E. Fouz.-13.11.19

METHOD


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