Posts Tagged ‘practice’

Walking, walking …

3 October 2021

twitter: @eugenio_fouz




Seven benefits of walking …

Hannah Roberts

Insider; 17.06.2020

‘Walking is a form of exercise that can significantly improve your physical and mental health. Not only can it extend your life and prevent disease, but it can also boost your energy and mood.

In addition, studies show that if you walk regularly and quickly enough, it could be the only aerobic exercise you need to keep your heart and lungs healthy.

It’s also accessible, easy, and free. So if you’re one of the 47% of adults in the US who don’t meet the CDC’s Physical Activity Guidelines for aerobic activity, then walking is a habit worth pursuing and keeping.’



Christine Turlington, model




The Way Top Models walk

@YouTube video, 8:06 mins.




Nota Bene: Better handwriting for adults-The National Adult Literacy Agency from Ireland

29 April 2021

twitter: @eugenio_fouz



This useful pack of 48 pages helps a lot to practice handwriting. Have a look at the PDF below.

Just a little sample of clipping from one page

field notes


Better handwriting for adults

by NALA, @nalaireland on Twitter



You should know (Business English 2)

6 December 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

You should know

1.No cell phones allowed. If the connection fails… (email your teacher!)

2.Reread HOJA DEL ALUMNO (evaluation, methodology, stuff)

3.STUFF: book / dictionary / cell phone or laptop / bloc / pen / MOODLE

4.Have a look at the structure of MOODLE / Aula Virtual: THEORY + PRACTICE A + PRACTICE B

5.URGENT issues show tasks, reminders, dates of exams, how to do thing papers, handouts

6.There are 2 documents you must study hard: WORDS + PARALLEL PAPERS


Vocabulary and grammar syllabus: numbers, colours, alphabet, articles

demonstratives (this, these)
verbs (skeleton: infinitive, past, past participle)
personal pronouns (subject: I, you, he, she, it) (object: me, you, him, her, it)
adjectives (ugly, smart)
adverbs (slowly, early)
prepositions (at, in, on, of)
conjunctions (but, and, or)

BOARD class: summaries of sessions, that is to say: explanations, examples on board

present simple tense (form and uses)
frequency adverbs
imperative (form and uses)
present continuous tense (form and uses)


Siga leyendo:


You should know .-Business English 2


You should know .-Business English 1


E. Fouz.-6.12.2020



I do not understand (pattern)

3 December 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz



practice on the blackboard


Plan B

Try to pass these sentences to English:

Yo no entiendo (I do not understand)

1/Juan no entiende

2/Nosotros no entendemos

3/La hermana de Pedro no entiende

4/¿Entiendo yo?

5/Yo entendí

6/Yo entenderé

7/Tu hermano no entenderá

8/Yo no he entendido


How to get ready for the next examination of English language

30 November 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

How to get ready for the next examination of English Language

Some suggestions

1/ download and print on paper: Parallel Papers & Words

2/ try to learn skeleton of verbs [PPA, first pages], but not all of them

3/ revise and study vocabulary from every lesson [WORDS]
-use a highlighter / ball pen to underline those words you know-

4/ have a bird´s eye view of the things you need to learn: BOOK, notebook, MOODLE texts, practice, documents

5/ use a dictionary

6/ get used to reading: messages, news, texts

How do I get used to reading?
Every single day, if I get free time, no matter where I am, subway, public road, home, school, company. I will read something in English. And I have downloaded many English reading apps and News apps, even read interesting answers in Quora.

After step by step, I get quite familiar with the vocabularies, even though there are thousands of words I am struggled with, but I don’t feel uncomfortable anymore.

Now, I keep the same habit as routine, and every day I read at least 30 pages in an English textbook and freestyle reading during the rest of the time.

Finally, I have to say, there is no shortcut, not at all. Only master it through reading, reading, and reading“. (Erasmus Yan. July 13, 2018.-QUORA)

You can only get used to reading by reading. Try starting with short books and light material, then gradually move on to longer and denser subjects. Since I have attention deficit problems, I couldn’t read for more than 10 minutes straight a year ago. Now I’m used to it and regularly read in 3–4 hour bursts and occasionally as much as 15 hours a day if I happen to get my hands on something I’m passionate about. I would recommend easing your way in with lighter material.” (Andrew Holmes. July 15, 2018. QUORA)

7/ get used to listening English talk (audios, TV series, short videos)

8/ distinguish THEORY from PRACTICE. Learn the concepts you must learn by heart. See which of the parts of theory are BASICS, e.g: cardinal numbers, how to tell the time, etcetera

Eugenio Fouz.-
METHOD. 30.11.2020, Monday




7 points (planning the classroom)

18 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

7 points

planning the classroom

1/book.practice file.theory.oral.board.functional language

3/words (@moodle).idioms.abbreviations.false friends.






E. Fouz.-



See #PDF


The best foreign languages teacher in my world

15 July 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Daniel Day-Lewis, actor]


The best foreign languages teacher must


1/ be a good reader

2/ be a good radio and podcast listener

3/ use dictionaries almost obsessively

4/ learn culture issues (geography, physics, history, maths, traditions)

5/ be an exquisite fanatic of something singular: literature and poetry, for example

6/ study English language everyday (theory)

7/ understand any kind of written text, video or audio in the foreign language

8/ focus on specific aspects of anything – i.e., Business English, Communication, Language, Journalism

9/ use new tools

10/ master the essentials of language: grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation


11/ follow good methods to learn and teach the subject

12/ be honest

13/ move, change, question himself and his strategies on a regular basis

14/ speak good English


15/ always explain matters slowly and clear

16/ use old tools

17/ do plenty of exercises on his own (practice)

18/ be a devoted teacher






Essential websites for English language practice

30 October 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

London, 196o (@historyinmoment)

* dialogues, communication.-creative site


2. Learn English Feel Good: exercises, choice.- attractive pages


3.eslfast: dialogues, audios.- ideal for communication


4.rong-chang: short, easy texts, big letters.- reading


5.BusinessEnglishSite: specific website on Business English.-plenty of practice


Webpage, MOODLE and summer tasks for English language students

22 June 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


English language.-Business English 1

June 22nd, 2016

The webpage of school is an essential tool. There one can see practical, general information. Students will find the dates for examinations, warnings, material required for every subject, activities, proposals, pictures, etcetera

A different thing is AULA VIRTUAL also known as @moodle (twitter). Here you will get exercises, tasks, theory pages, GIFS, images, links, videos and so on. Use dictionaries of English language and Spanish to learn new words.

(Write here the meaning of: find … / also known as … / tool … )

It is a good idea to study English language, Literature or Business English notions a few minutes every day. You must not study without a pen and a notebook. It is important not to confuse basic words in English. A typical mistake students make is writing Thuesday instead of Thursday (jueves)

If you think that doing these summer exercises is the key to pass the English language exam, you are wrong. These exercises are only a minimum part of all the work you have to do in summer. Study every day, listen to the BBC podcasts very often, use dictionaries, read English newspapers, read a reader of your choice, write a lot of English words, practise saying verbs in loud voice.

If possible, watch TV series in English language audio with subtitles in Spanish — or English.

Revise basics such as days of the week, numbers, vocabulary, personal pronouns, possessive adjectives, lexical verbs (regular and irregular verbs), auxiliary verbs, conjugations of verbs, idioms, abbreviations, et cetera.

Consult and exploit all the stuff you have: textbook, notebook, Parallel Papers, audios, podcasts, Aula Virtual or @moodle, television, trips to the UK, Skype

Be good & good luck!

Eugene 😉


Click on the link below to see “suggested summer tasks”:

@moodle / @dropbox #mypublicfiles



summer tasks PDF (30 pages)


Practice on conjugation of verbs (three verb tenses)

14 February 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


[seen on @Pinterest]





Present Simple tense (AFF)

I wash, you wash, she washes (ella lava), we wash, you wash, they wash

Present Simple tense (NEG)

I do not understand, you do not understand, she does not understand, we do not understand (nosotros no entendemos), you do not understand, they do not understand

Past Simple tense (AFF)

I saw, you saw, she saw, we saw, you saw, they saw (ellas vieron / ellas veían)

Past Simple tense (INT)

Did I phone?, did you phone, did he phone? (¿telefoneó él?), did we phone? did you phone? did they phone?

Future Simple tense (AFF)

I will learn, you will learn (tú aprenderás), he will learn, we will learn, you will learn, they will learn

Future Simple tense (NEG)

I will not learn / I won ́t learn, you will not learn, she will not learn, we will not learn, you will not learn, they will not learn




TO BE WAS/WERE BEEN: ser, estar CAN COULD: poder
MUST “HAD TO”: deber

Present Simple tense (AFF)

I am, you are, she is, we are, you are (vosotras sóis), they are

Past Simple tense (AFF)

I was, you were, she was, we were, they were (ellas eran)

Future Simple tense (INT)

Will I be?, will you be?, will she be? (¿será ella?), will we be, will you be? will they be?


Eugenio Fouz.-10022016


Journalism As Literature

A graduate seminar at the University of Florida


Elements of True Gentlemen

El Lobo está aquí

Disentería literaria


El primer blog de Garrafón en habla hispana

A Guy's Moleskine Notebook

Books. Reflections. Travel.


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