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Hi, everyone!

We’re finally moving to a renewed and more reliable site. If you already liked this humble blog, and if you still want to receive an email every time I  publish a new post, please subscribe again at the new blog.

In the new english4all there’s a specific section for my students at the EOI, which is password protected, where you can find tests and exercises which will be of great help both to me and you to assess your progress. There’s another password protected section with materials, resources, handouts…, you name it, which we go through in class.

I’m all ears to your suggestions and ideas for this new space.

Thanks a lot for your visits and support all this time and I hope you all like the new site, our new site.

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Hi, everyone!

This is is the exercise you have in your books, on page 12. Listen carefully to each situation and choose the best answer a, b, or c.

  1. You hear a man and a woman talking. When should the man go to Belize?
    1. between November and May

    2. between June and October

    3. in February
  2. You hear a man talking. Why do most tourists go to Lake Plastira?

    1. to hike in the surrounding area

    2. to go canoeing

    3. to enjoy the view

  3. You hear a woman talking. Who can stay in the lounge?

    1. British Airways passengers with children

    2. all British Airways passengers

    3. business and first class passengers of British Airways

  4. You hear a man and a woman talking. What does the man think about the spa.

    1. He thinks his wife will like it.

    2. He wants to spend most of his time there.

    3. He would rather send his wife there alone.

  5. You hear a woman talking about the Airbus 4380. What is she doing when she speaks?

    1. encouraging people to travel on the Airbus A380

    2. giving information about the Airbus A380

    3. discussing the positive and negative features of the Airbus A380

  6. You hear a man and a woman talking. What does the man think of the hotel?

    1. He would like to visit it only for a day.

    2. He wants to stay in it overnight.

    3. He thinks it’s not worth visiting.

  7. You hear a man and a woman talking. Which of the following is most likely to happen?

    1. They will travel around Europe together.

    2. They will visit the same countries in Europe.

    3. They will both buy a Eurail ticket in the future.

  8. You hear a man talking on the radio. Who would the information he is giving interest most?

    1. people living in Geneva

    2. people travelling to Geneva

    3. Geography and Art teachers

KEY:

1. b  2. b  3. c  4. a  5. b  6. a  7. c  8. b

new section: DOWNLOADS

Hi, everyone!

I’ve just created a new section called DOWNLOADS, where you can find some of the materials and handouts you get in class, as well as keys to exercises and some other stuff.

This page is password protected, so if you want to know the password, kindly ask for it in class or by email.

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new navigation bars

Hi, everyone!

I’ve added a new navigation bar at the top right side of the blog.

Just move your cursor over each category and a submenu will scroll down. Then, if you’re interested in vocabulary practice for intermediate or B1, click on the link.

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It sometimes takes a while to load — sorry, I’m still working out how to make it faster — so be patient and you’ll get to your destination in less than no time.

 

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Hi, everyone!

Here you have some instructions and exercises to prepare your September examinations and to keep in touch with the language for the next course ahead.

  • links for listening comprehension

http://www.agendaweb.org/listening/upperintermediate.html http://www.eoioviedo.org/webteca/recursos%20ingles/listening.htm http://www.soundsenglish.com/upper.html http://www.englishlearner.com/intermediate/listening-comprehension-boracay.shtml http://www.ivoox.com/podcast-better-at-english-upper-intermediate_sq_f16308_1.html http://www.betteratenglish.com/category/levels/upper-intermediate

  • links for reading comprehension

http://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/upper-intermediate-reading-exercise-dracula http://www.teachya.com/reading/reading_exercises/upper_intermediate.php

  • links for written expression and interaction

http://www.onestopenglish.com/skills/writing/lesson-plans/ http://esl.about.com/od/writinglessonpla2/

Hi, everyone!

I told you about this website in class, but I still needed to write about it here on the blog. This post deals with ororo.tv, a website which we can use, as the people who run it actually say, ‘to learn English by watching tv-shows and movies’.

 

ororo

 

You can find here almost everything — the best tv shows are just one click away, so that’s just great. The shows can be displayed by popularity, by genre, by name, or by year of production, for example. If you want to get the latest episodes, you should display the results by date (newest).

Or more simply, just type the title — or part of it — in the search box.

So just check it out and, most importantly, enjoy while you learn.

Horrible Histories

Hi, everyone!

I know it’s been a while since I last posted anything, but I thought I’d have my new website up and running by now, so I will still be publishing here for some more time.

What I have brought here today is this TV series from the BBC, HORRIBLE HISTORIES, which you can watch on ororo.tv on the following link or just by clicking on the picture below.

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You can also go to Horrible Histories website by clicking HERE.

Javier Agüera:

Here you have again Yossi and Kevin’s adventure in the Amazonian rainforest.

Originally posted on english 4 all:

Hi, everyone!

This is the listening comprehension activity that we’ve been doing about the 4 friends who took part in an incredible adventure in the Amazon rainforest.

On the following links you can find some information about the people involved and a video of Yossi, one of the survivors.

Article: I was lost in the Amazon jungle

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And in this video we can see Yossi, who has become a motivational speaker, giving talks all over the world about his adventure.

LISTENING COMPREHENSION RECORDINGS

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B2 – Crime and punishment

Hi, everyone!

This is a compilation of documents I’ve been posting over the last few years on this topic: CRIME

Enjoy!

Hi, everyone!

This is my new blogroll on books, reading, literature… It’s student oriented, so I hope you find it useful — that’s my intention.

On the blog you can see your own work. If you’d like to contribute with book reviews, recommendations, or anything of interest you might have in mind, please let me know!

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