Friday, 26 November 2010
I have meant to find several phrasal verbs, idioms, etc... and this is the result:
* Comprehensive (it isn't "comprensivo", it's "exhaustivo, completo").
* Suply (it isn't "suplir", it's "suministrar").
* "Companies are playing it straight with consumers" ("Las compañías están jugando limpio con los consumidores"). PLAY IT STRAIGHT is to do something without tricks, with fair play.
* "But are widely expected to follow suit" ("Se espera que, por lo general, siga su ejemplo"). FOLLOW SUIT is to follow the example of another.
* "ripping off consumers". Rip is "rasgar, romper" but RIP OFF is "estafar".
* "put up its domestics gas tariffs". Put is "poner" but PUT UP is "aumentar".
Can anybody find more in this new?
We talked about the weather through a four in a row game with two teams!
Then we read the texts on the page 40 and did the exercises 1b and 3a from pages 40 and 41.
After that we started reading some cartoons from a Jan's photocopy.
There is homework: making some questions about the text in the top of the sheet.
We were talking, at the end of the last lesson, about the date of our Christmas dinner.
And the consensual date is 10th of December. We have to decide as soon as possible, so tell us if you are in or if you have an alternative date.
There's another point we have to discuss. The guys told about an italian restaurant, so we have to decide if everyone like it or not.
Have a nice weekend!
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Friday, 19 November 2010
Then we corrected the homework.
And after we did exercises 1a and 2a from the pages 36 and 37.
The homework for Tuesday are the exercises 4a, 4b and 4e from page 38.
Have a nice weekend!
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Sunday, 14 November 2010
I start with a collocation (collocations are words that go together).
For example, we say I go by car/by train/by plane.
But when we want to say that don't want to take a transport, we say that we go on foot and not by foot.
That's your turn Borja!
Thursday, 11 November 2010
I have an idea and want to share with you. You tell me if it's a good or bad idea...
You can do an alphabetic list, like this:
4. Jose Domingo
6. Maria Jesus
And each of us have to choose a word/phrase to improve our vocabulary. But not ordinary words. The words must be prepositions, collocations, phrasal verbs or idioms. The most difficult subjects...!
The idea is that the first person, in this case Borja, have to choose a word/phrase and have to post it on the blog. But there's not only choose the words, we have to give a pair of examples. Then in the next class we discuss that in the first minutes.
Today I present this idea at the class.
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Then we did a little revision about fashion and clothes.
In the end we were talking about transports and we read the text "Air Babylon" on the page 24.
The homework for the next lesson is 2a from page 25.
The school organized an hike activity and we promise that Thursday we'll say if we go or not.
We also planned a meeting around "Valdepasillas" after Thursday lesson.
Have a nice day!
Friday, 5 November 2010
We also did exercises 3b and 3f at the page 22 and exercise 5a from page 23.
There are homework: exercises 1a, 1c, 2a, 2b and 3a from pages 14 and 15 (workbook).
Have a good weekend!
I’m going to ask you for an advice.
When I’m working, usually listen to the radio and I would like listening some English radio but don’t know a good channel. Really I would like a radio of music because I can’t pay so much attention, hearing people speaking only, I will bore. I have checked BBC radio but I don’t like its music.
Do you know some good English radio that I can listen by Internet? Could you advice me?
Thank you very much!!
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Waooo!! This is very nice!! I have never thought to take class of english will be so entertaining and fun!! But I can see that you guys write very good... it's like if you don't need to take class!
I'm agree with Borja, we should go " de cañas" in order to improve our level of english in a " BAR"
Pd: sorry for the orthographic mistakes....