I’m glad to tell you that Cristina Cabal, “the teacher next door”, has won last month’s British Council Teaching English blog award.
Most of you probably know her blog since I often mention her interesting posts and effective activities, but if you haven’t visit it yet, why not just now? Here’s the link to the post Most Common Pronunciation Mistakes Heard in Exams that was chosen as representative of her blog.
Congratulations Cristina; this award is well deserved, indeed. I hope you keep on going too!
Well, I hope last night was as terrific (=great) as my last day at school with you. I very much enjoyed dressing up as a “hybrid” creature. I’m still racking my brains trying to name my own spooky character. Oh, yeah, I know: not really terrifying, was it? 😉 Anyway, I wish you felt a bit of the spirit of Halloween or at least you learnt a little more vocabulary connected with the topic.
Here you have some links to the activities we did last day and others you might want to use.
In 1995 UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) decided to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day on 23th April since that date is the anniversary of the death of Cervantes, of William Shakespeare, and of several other writers. Every year numerous events are organized in a lot of countries all over the world to promote books and reading. In Catalonia, Spain, today is Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day) and people celebrate it exchanging books as well as roses, since it’s also the Day of the Rose.
This is a listening activity on the song.
The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday in America because most families begin their Christmas shopping frenzy during this holiday weekend. However, today is also Buy Nothing Day, a day to remember that excessive consumerism is not good either for us as individuals or for our planet.
The idea behind Buy Nothing Day is to spend a whole day without shopping to protest against over-consumption and its inevitable damaging effect in the environment.
Would you chance spending a whole day out without shopping? What would you do?
Yesterday was Book Day, but why not today, or tomorrow or any day? Reading and travelling keep our minds and souls entertained and open to new ideas and experiences. There’s always something new and fresh to be discovered and learnt whenever we start reading a book or set off on a journey.
Video promocional de las EEOOII, realizado con los trabajos enviados por profesores y alumnos de los centros de toda España.
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I’ve taken this from a link that can give a lot of fun from English: English is fun.
There are different ways to ask somebody how they are:
At Christmas time one of the most popular English carols is The Twelve Days of Christmas. However, here in Spain most people are more familiar with other traditional songs during this season, such as White Christmas or Jingle Bells. Personally, I find The Twelve Days of Christmas quite funny and enjoyable and less nostalgic.
Here you have three different versions of the carol; both are peculiar but in a different way. I hope you enjoy them.