Thursday, 5 October 2017

Assignment: listen to the Outlook podcast

Hello, folks.

This is what we set for homework for our next lesson: the audio entitled "I was shot by my student" from the Outlook podcast. Please listen to it a few times, and get ready to discuss it in class.
Here's the link to the recording:

I was shot by my student

Nice weekend!




Thursday, 28 September 2017

What works for me

Every English learner is different. There may be things that work for your, and help you improve, and some other things that don't help you at all.
At this stage, you are already an experienced learner, you I sure you will have many things to say on the subject, with the benefit of hindsight.

Let's initiate a class discussion. Write a shot comment below (3-4 lines) and share your thoughts.


Monday, 25 September 2017

A new course starts at the EOI


Hello, folks. I'd like to welcome you C1 students to the new English course. We will try to work hard and have lots of fun in English. I encourage you to write comments on this blog. It's a great way to practise your writing!

These is the TEXTBOOK we are going to use, among other materials:

 "Pioneer", Student's Book. MM Publication. Authors: H. Q. Mitchell, Marileni Malkogianni

On the right-hand side of this I will post the daily homework or "assignment", as well as the monthly composition exercises due. You can check it regularly to keep up with the class. You also have some links to websites that offer extra language practice.

So enjoy the course and pull up your socks!!! (work hard!),

Ray

Friday, 1 September 2017

Want to improve your listening skills? Become a podcast fan


In class we suggested the possibility on working with  podcasts. But, what is a podcast?
In simple words, a podcast is a subscription to a radio programme. There are thousands of websites and radio stations that offer free podcasts on the Internet. This is how it works:
 First of all you need to install in your computer one of the many software programmes that enable you to subscribe to a podcast. The most popular free programme is iTunes.
Then you go to the podcast directory in iTunes, and choose the subscriptions you would like to make (there are podcasts about virtually everything: news, sports, comedy, films, music, science, entertainment, you name it ...). Once you have selected them, every time you open the programme with an Internet connection the latest audio file gets downloaded on to your computer, phone, etc.


The beauty of podcast is that you can listen to your favourite programmes anywhere you like: in your car, at home while you do your house chores, while walking in the street, etc.

It's a great way to activate your English! There are also video podcasts, and of course, many interesting podcasts in other languages, including Spanish.

Here is a very interesting article with ideas on on how to work with podcasts and improve your English:

Podcasts (The Independent)

Enjoy the practice!



Monday, 28 September 2015

Delicious Jacket Potatoes

Hi, friends. Last Friday we discussed in class how to make delicious jacket potatoes. The basic idea is simple: Put some large potatoes in the oven for 50-60 minutes (200º). Open them in halves, and empty the potatoes with a spoon, leaving just the skin (the "jacket"). Put the inner part of the potatoes into a large bowl, and mash them with olive oil or butter, salt, pepper and grated cheese.
Stuff the jackets (skin) with some ingredient (e. g.  ham), and then cover them with the mash.
Grill in the oven for another 15 minutes. ENJOY
The following website offers many interesting variants: Baked potatoes

Sunday, 27 September 2015

The Home Project

Since we sometimes talk about environmental issues in class, I thought you might like to see this film. It places humankind on our planet throughout history, and gives us some interesting lines of action to improve our future and our children's future. If you like you can leave a comment below with your views.

The Home Project



 
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