Posts Tagged ‘practice’

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.






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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


Practice on learning the skeleton of verbs and their meanings

1 February 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


Practice on learning the skeleton of verbs and their meanings:

Try to listen to your teacher in the classroom.

Get ready to work, that is, take your ball pen and paper to make some notes.

Have a seat next to the blackboard if possible.

You are supposed to have a copy of a list of verbs to learn (notebook, handouts, Aula Virtual {@moodle}).

Remember to do these 3 things to improve your English

use a dictionary, look up for the meaning of words and read texts.

One thing you must do to learn verbs is writing them on a paper as many times as you need to memorize them. If you always use the same verbs (to look, to drink, to like, to go), you will never learn anything. Be brave enough to write and speak English in the classroom using new verbs and new vocabulary.

Firstly, check if the verb you take is LEXICAL or AUXILIARY because auxiliary verbs work in a singular way. For instance:

Can could: poder (auxiliary verb)

We cannot put an –s- in the 3rd person singular for the present simple tense:

John´s sister cans type

But we can write and say this:

John´s sister can type (la hermana de John sabe/puede escribir a máquina)

Also, for the negative and interrogative forms we make changes in the elements of the sentence like these:

Winston cannot speak French in school / Can you help me?

Nevertheless, if we work with lexical verbs, we use do/does to make sentences negative or interrogative and an –s- in the third person singular for the present simple tense.


She feels sick every weekend. Strange, isn´t it?

What do you mean? (¿qué quieres decir?)

To learn verbs and vocabulary one must study, revise, copy the words a lot of times, read plenty of texts, listen to radio podcasts, etcetera.

A good student makes up sentences including the verbs he wants to learn by heart.


Follow her. She is an excellent teacher.

Do you believe him? He is a liar.

Push the door!

Look there! The boy is hiding his cell phone!

I don´t understand what you said

You will remember that woman in red
Why did you buy that pair of shoes?

How does your uncle feel about that?


to buy bought bought: comprar

to feel felt felt: sentir

to mean meant meant: significar, querer decir

to say said said: decir

to take took taken: coger, tomar


to ask asked asked: preguntar

to believe believed believed: creer

to follow followed followed: seguir

to practise practised practised: practicar

to push pushed pushed: empujar


to be was/were been: ser, estar

can could: poder

to do did done: hacer

may might: poder

will would: querer


to forbid forbade forbidden: prohibir

to hide hid hidden: esconder

to leave left left: irse, abandonar

to quit quit quit:abandonar



skeleton of a verb.enunciado de un verbo (infinitive, past and past participle form)



by memoria

to learn.aprender

memorize / learn by heart.aprender de memoria

like these.como estos

plenty of.muchos, un montón de

make up.inventar


Eugenio Fouz


In case you would like to print the paper in PDF via, please click on the link below:


Practice of English language- Present simple tense 1.2

8 November 2015


Last name ………………………………………………………………..
First name……………………….. Group……….

1. Translate these sentences into Spanish:

a. I always come to school by car.
b. She frequently arrives here before me.
c. He never forgets to do his homework.
d. I often catch the late bus home.
e. I play football on Saturdays.
f. Once a year I fly back to visit my family in Korea.

2. Complete the sentences using these words:

It, my, four, very, drinks, plays, don ́t, eats

a. I ……. live in Frankfurt.

b. She ……. football but she doesn’t play tennis.

c. For breakfast he ………. rice and …….. cold milk.

d. She works ……. hard.

e. …… friend speaks ……. languages.

f. ……rains a lot in Germany.

3. Answer to these questions in more than 2 words:

  1. How are you?
  2. Where do you study?
  3. Do you have any hobbies?
  4. Which ones?
  5. Which is your favourite film?
  6. How old are you?


  1. Write ordinal numbers from 1o to 8o
  2. Write all four seasons in order
  3. The time: 3:45 2:10 5:30 12:00
  4. Write the personal pronouns of subject
  5. Jot down the four demonstratives and their meanings (jot

    down.escribir, anotar) (meaning.significado)

Take it easy, packs of copycat copies

14 March 2011

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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


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A Guy's Moleskine Notebook

Books. Reflections. Travel.


crear siempre, aprender y guardar la llama