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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Two listenings: celebrities & an interview with an astronaut

The first one is an interview with the astronaut Charles Duke, who is talking about his trip to the moon (multiple choice) In the second one you will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about an occasion … Continue reading

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Future and future in the past

Apart from the explanation in the grammar section you can watch this video for an interesting overview: However you may feel the need for exercises. TRY AT LEAST ONE to see if you fully understand these tenses : in English … 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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FORMS OF ENTERTAINMENT… Dancing!!

Feel like dancing? Listen to some people talking about how they feel when dancing. How long does it take to practise this listening? On the whole? Just 10 minutes!!    

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