Monthly Archives: January 2019

Learning Modals with songs and films??? Yeah!!

SONGS: https://englishsongsforclass.wordpress.com/modals/ Here you can see a great powerpoint explanation (with practice) on these modals! The British Council’s web is always a must! What are the typical characteristics of modal verbs? Have a look at a very useful handout: modal-verbs-tutorial2 Looking for quick exercises? … Continue reading

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Listening: Performances (theatre, concerts,…)

Going to a live performance can be thrilling … or the opposite. Listen to some people giving their opinions about their experiences and find out more. As usual the answers are unveiled if you click on ‘Show more’ (or ‘Mostrar … Continue reading

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Some songs about consumerism: Are we consuming too much?

http://learnenglisheoi.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/consumerism/ Lilly Allen ‘The Fear’. Test your understanding with lyrics training, too   Jessie J. ‘Price Tag’

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Mad about shopping and consumerism

Consumerism and compulsive shopping is a common topic you can stumble upon in the exam, associated with subtopics such as Retail Therapy, Men and shopping, Bargain Shopping, etc. An interesting list of useful vocabulary is available here. This 5-minute video is also great as … Continue reading

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Creativity: the original habits of creative original thinkers

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — … Continue reading

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