FITH YEAR-ADVANCED ENGLISH

Marisa’s advanced English class

What do you think? Should we do something about it?

Posted by marisadedios on February 9, 2008

Las escuelas de idiomas añaden un curso

ELISA SILIÓ – Madrid – 05/11/2007
Hasta ahora, al aprobar el último curso de la Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (EOI), 5º, el alumno obtenía un título que equivalía en la especialidad de inglés al Proficency (el máximo certificado expedido por la Universidad de Cambridge). Pero eso se acabó. Read the rest of this entry »
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write an essay based on this article

Posted by marisadedios on February 8, 2008

I have found this article in EL PAIS, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8. I would like you to read it and write a discursive essay giving your opinion on the issue. Send me an email before the 18th, OK?

Popular Party pledges curb
on use of Muslim headscarf
Immigrant, leftist groups deride “integration contract” plan
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busines vocabulary exercises

Posted by marisadedios on February 7, 2008

These are some of the exercises we have done on business voca in class. In the box you also have the “personal finance cloze” and the “public finance” cloze

business-vocab_key-terms-finance.doc

business-vocab1-ways-to-say-0.doc

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business vocabulary

Posted by marisadedios on February 7, 2008

Here go a few websites in case you want to expand on the vocabulary we have been practising in class this week.

business vocabulary definitions

business vocabulary definitons 1

business vocabulary practice 1

business vocabulary practice 2

business vocabulary practice 3

business vocabulary practice 4

business vocabulary practice 5

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listening practice

Posted by marisadedios on February 2, 2008

Since some of you were worried about listening last Friday, I keep looking for interesting links to help you. Here goes one.

mansioningles

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let’s play this word game and help end the world hunger

Posted by marisadedios on February 2, 2008

For every word we guess right they donate 20 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end the world hunger.

freerice.com

Let’s play!

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Watch Video:What would you swap hitting the jackpot for?

Posted by marisadedios on February 2, 2008

lottery winner

Next week we’ll be dicussing this topic. I’d like you to Watch this video and read about lottery winner Stephen Smith. He hit the jackpot last week but he said he would swap his windfall for his health. His sober reflection prompts us to revisit the age-old question: “Can money buy happiness?” In Smith’s case he would take a long, healthy but poor life over a short life with wealth beyond his wildest dreams “in a second”.A famous 1978 paper by Brickman, Coates and Janoff-Bulman found lottery winners reverted to their previous level of happiness within a year of winning their windfall.
Viv Nicholson is probably the UK’s most famous pools winner having gone from rags to riches and back again. She hit the jackpot in 1961, winning the then astronomical sum of £152,000 and promptly promised to “spend, spend, spend”. She did as she promised and was declared bankrupt within four years. By her own admission, she could not handle her newfound wealth and the way people treated her differently.But Nicholson was just one of many. A US website lists a number of sorry tales where winning the lottery certainly did not buy happiness.In class next week I would like to hear what you think – is money, health or happiness most important to you? Are they interlinked? What would you swap a cash windfall for?

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IMPORTANT: IVAJ GRANTS

Posted by marisadedios on January 30, 2008

IVAJ offers grants to those aged 20 – 36 who are registered  in the fifth year at EOI in the Comunitat Valenciana. Deadline: 8 February

To know more, click here

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crime vocabulary listening

Posted by marisadedios on January 30, 2008

How about listening to this podcast about crime? Do you dare to write the tapescript?

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crime vocabulary practice

Posted by marisadedios on January 30, 2008

crime vocab quiz 1

crime vocab quiz 2

crime vocab quiz 3

crime vocab quiz 4 (drag and drop)

crime vocab quiz 5

crime vocab quiz 6

crime vocab quiz 7

crime vocab quiz 8 (more difficult)

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crime vocabulary

Posted by marisadedios on January 30, 2008

Definitions: English into Spanish

Crime vocabulary. Definitions 1

Crime vocabulary. Definitions 2

Crime type definitions (more specific vocabulary)

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INTERESTING LINKS

Posted by marisadedios on January 29, 2008

In Unit 5.1 of the book we are going to study the following:

GRAMMAR: emphasis

VOCABULARY: words related to crime

words related to business

Do you know any interesting websites to practise more?

Write them here and then I’ll select and organize it for you.

WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTIONS!!!,THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED. THE “CRIME” SECTION IS QUITE COMPLETE NOW. CAN YOU HELP WITH THE OTHER PARTS?

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more queries

Posted by marisadedios on January 29, 2008

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Is this correct?

Posted by marisadedios on January 28, 2008

Is it correct to say this?: “Not until did I get home I realized I didn’t have the keys with me”

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inversion, exercises, exercises

Posted by marisadedios on January 28, 2008

These are the exercises we have done in class today.

inversion

inversion 1

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two-part expressions, theory and exercises

Posted by marisadedios on January 28, 2008

These are the exercises we have done in class today.


two-part expressions 1

two-part expressions 2

two-part expressions 3

two-part expressions 4

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two-part expressions, write a paragraph

Posted by marisadedios on January 28, 2008

How about writing a short paragraph about a topic of your choice trying to introduce as many two-part expressions as possible?

Peter still had some bits and pieces to do at work but he was sick and tired of working overtime. He knew this was part and parcel of his new position in the company but he wasn’t ready to miss that wine and dine at his favourite restaurant in town. So he switched his computer off and went home. There was Mary, ready and waiting, “Good Evening, darling”, she said.

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amazing inventions

Posted by marisadedios on January 28, 2008

THE BEST INVENTION FOR COMMUTING IN THE CITY

And this one just to have a laugh

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Paula Pryke’s programme. A different view

Posted by marisadedios on January 27, 2008

I thought you might like to have a different view on this topic from the one in your coursebook.
What is your opinion?
From
September 22, 2004

Freak show makes for grubby viewing

NOTICE HOW everyone wants to be involved in TV these days? If they don’t want to be making programmes, then they want to appear on screen; welcoming guests, giving away prizes, swapping wives. Any other job you might have is just a temporary diversion on the path to a TV career; even if the job is being President of the United States. No sooner Read the rest of this entry »

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inversion, still more exercises

Posted by marisadedios on January 25, 2008

OK, it seems some of you still want to do more exercises. So

here go a few more:

inversion exercises

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