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Master key for reading articles in English language

29 February 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

seen on @tumblr (Dave Coverly)

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This master key offers plenty of sites for reading:

https://web.cortland.edu/ponterior/english/reading.html

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https://www.nytimes.com/section/business

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https://www.wired.com

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https://www.theguardian.com/weekly

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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.’

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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. 

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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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Outline of English Literature & English Timeline+ (EXTRA) + BrIdGe

4 October 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

NPG 212; William Blake by Thomas Phillips

[William Blake, poet]

A brief outline of English Literature

including a GLOSSARY of LITERARY TERMS

Ҭ Allegory: an allegory is a narrative in which the characters often stand for abstract concepts. An allegory generally teaches a lesson by means of an interesting story.

¨ Alliteration: the repetition at close intervals of consonant sounds for a purpose. For example: wailing in the winter wind.

¨ Allusion: a reference to something in literature, history, mythology, religious texts, etc., considered common knowledge.

¨ Ambiguity: Double or even multiple meaning.

¨ Analogy: a point by point comparison between two dissimilar things for the purpose of clarifying the less familiar of the two things.” (…)

-via englishcorner altervista. org-

A Brief Outline of English Literature

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English timeline

-via The British Library-

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Magna Carta, 1215

English timeline (The British Library)

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EXTRA BrIdGe

BrIdGe Child´s Routledge D. I 

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New York Public Library

NYPL

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Library of Congress U S

Library of Congress U S

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Gallup Polls

Gallup Polls

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Child´s D. I Literary Terms PDF

Routledge D I

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E. Fouz.-

4.10.2019

Focus On Reading (schedule) + EXTRA

16 September 2019

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E. Dantes, The Count of Monte Cristo (A. Dumas)

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Focus On Reading 

 SCHEDULE

1/Literature pieces:Pynchon, Bioy Casares, Flannery O´Connor, Mallarmé, Paul Éluard, Rafael Cadenas, John Donne, Ray Bradbury

2/New Journalism pieces:Plimpton, Sack, Reed, Breslin, McGinniss, Didion, Capote

3/Criticism:Raymond Williams, Roland Barthes, Terry Eagleton

4/Handbooks of English literature:Dobson, Whitla, Daiches

5/Handbooks of American literature:Jack Salzman, Paul Lauter, Richard Gray

6/Books on Journalism: Kovach, Liebling, McLuhan, Freedman, Rosenblum

7/Manuals on style:Theodore Berstein, Strunk,  William Zinsser, Steven Pinker, Ann Handley, Ray Bradbury, William Safire

 

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E.Fouz.-

16.09.2019

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#PDF

https://tinyurl.com/y4xu643m

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EXTRA:

26 of the best books on writing

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The 50 Best Books for Journalism Students

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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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“Read a thousand books” … (Virginia Woolf)

12 January 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Edward Hopper, Nighthawks]

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Quote: 

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How to read more books:

1/ Kaye Lean Ramos

https://medium.com/swlh/how-to-read-and-enjoy-more-books-in-less-time-and-still-have-a-life-e313f1868214

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2/ Elizabeth Entenman

https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/entertainment/how-to-read-more-books

#PDF

https://tinyurl.com/y9dso3mu

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3/ Kevan Lee

https://open.buffer.com/how-to-read-more-and-remember-it-all/

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4/ Andrew Medal

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/275880

13 tricks #PDF

13 tricks

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5/ James Clear

https://www.quora.com/What-are-good-ways-to-read-more-and-how-can-I-read-more-effectively

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6/ Yong Kahg Chan

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/15-ways-help-you-read-more.html

 

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“Carpe diem” (Welton Academy and Cornell College)

6 December 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[El Club De Los Poetas Muertos. Dir: Peter Weir, 1989]

Esta historia maravillosa llevada al cine se basa en la novela de la periodista Nancy H. Kleinbaum. Después de haber visto la película quise saber más y leí la novela “El Club De Los Poetas Muertos“. En mi opinión, el papel de Robin Williams como profesor John Keating fue extraordinariamente bueno.

Hay lugares en los Estados Unidos que bien podrían ser la escuela “Welton Academy“. Me refiero a Cornell College (Iowa, EE UU).

https://www.cornellcollege.edu/classical_studies/latin/latin-links.shtml

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[Bowden chapel, Cornell College]

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EXTRA LINKS and WEBSITES:

1/ Ascaniusyci.org (Vocabulario pictográfico)

http://ascaniusyci.org/store/text.htm

2/ Latin teach resources

http://latinteach.com/Site/RESOURCES/Entries/2008/7/16_Latin_Vocabulary_.html

3/ Latin library. org / handouts

http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/101/

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Hojas de trabajo de Inglés 1 (worksheets, Business English 1)

3 March 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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Worksheet Business English 1. I was short of money (EXTRACT)

Business English 1. Worksheet. Second term

Complete the sentences. Use CAN, CAN´T, COULD, COULDN´T

  1. I was short of money last week. I … …buy that disk
  2. I am afraid I … …come to your party
  3. When my father was a schoolboy, he was a good runner. He … …run very fast
  4. My great grandmother was very clever. She … …speak three foreign languages
  5. Daniel … …swim quite well now. But last summer he … …swim at all
  6. His uncle … …ride a horse when he was seven
  7. My grandfather loved music very much. He … …play the piano and the guitar very well
  8. Something was wrong with my alarm clock. I … ….wake up in time
  9. Max is in a hurry. He … …wait for us
  10. They talked quite loudly. I … …hear everything they said

 

   Write the plural to these nouns

man.m…….       roof.ro…….

tooth.te……..   boy.bo………

knife.kn……….. tomato.tom……..

box.bo…….       wife.wi……..

child.ch……     pencil.pen….

teacher.te…….. woman.wo……

See, download and print the whole worksheet here:

https://tinyurl.com/ybv8feeq

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Business English 1, Worksheet . Write all months of the year in order (EXTRACT)

  1. BASICS: write all months of the year in order.
  2. Conjugate the present simple tense in the affirmative form of the verb TO FINISH.terminar (translate one form into Spanish) + conjugate the present simple tense in the negative form of TO SPEAK.hablar (translate one form into Spanish)
  3. Put the following expressions in letters [for example: 44€:forty-four euros]

33 pp, 105 books, 200 friends, it´s 2:55 pm, 658 pp, year 1896, year 2000

  1. Fill in the missing letters. AV MOODLE. Wordlist

     traducción.tra……… / lector.rea…… / conjugación.conj…….  /patio.play……

    hoja asistencia.att……. p…  / ordenadores.co…………. / Brasil.Br……. /

    China.Ch…… /diseñar(v).de……     /repartir(v).del…….. /quejarse(v).com…..

See, download and print the whole worksheet here:

https://tinyurl.com/yb9bdwzp

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AV @moodle: reminder 3.02.2018

3 February 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

-extracto-

AULA VIRTUAL / MOODLE

@moodle

Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment

El Aula Virtual (@moodle) es una herramienta útil para el profesor porque permite subir documentos, fotografías, vídeos, resúmenes teóricos, listados de vocabulario y ejercicios entre otras muchas cosas. El alumno accede a este material desde cualquier dispositivo electrónico (ordenador portátil, tableta, smartphone) en el momento que le conviene con la opción a guardar, descargar y obtener una copia impresa de textos, ejercicios o esquemas. El formato de la clase en línea (online classroom) facilita la comunicación del profesor y los alumnos.

En la asignatura de lengua extranjera un profesor puede compartir audios en formato MP3 –podcasts– simplemente añadiendo el enlace de una página web. Por supuesto, los vídeos explicativos sobre gramática, los GIFs –animaciones de vídeos brevísimos- hacen la clase divertida, las fotografías, los mapas geográficos, los textos sencillos y los difíciles, las páginas web especializadas en ejercicios que ofrecen la opción a comprobar la realización correcta o incorrecta de un ítem, etcétera.

Todos los alumnos deben entrar, visitar y consultar los apartados de esta clase online obligatoriamente al menos una vez a la semana. No hacerlo significaría faltar a una clase. En esta plataforma virtual, el profesor añade esquemas, incorpora apuntes y observaciones, deja recordatorios, comparte ideas y anota fechas de trabajos que han de ser entregados un día y una hora fijadas con antelación.

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Lea el documento completo aquí:

https://tinyurl.com/yb79sbrq

G-Drive

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Useful handbook on Business Etiquette (Barbara Pachter)

24 June 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

business woman

I have been reading a book on Business Etiquette written by Barbara Pachter (@BarbaraPachter). I came across the handbook through the internet when looking for ideas on Business English manners. I found out a PDF edition and started reading it. There are good pieces of advice on emailing, texting, making presentations, answering the phone and about dressing code as well. The book has been written for businesswomen; however a businessman or a male teacher of Business English could get relevant thoughts on etiquette (netiquette too, by the way). What´s more, anyone might learn about good manners here.

http://tinyurl.com/ybn5xcrh

The book itself makes easy the reading activity: the font size of is big enough to underline or take notes on the margin of every page.

[I got my copy printed and bound in http://www.apapel.es (@apapel_es)]

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my personal review on @goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show?id=2024542723


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