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Survey on educational demands and preferences for those interested in studying at the EOI Alcalá de Henares.
A new curriculum is implemented for the academic year 2018-2019 at EEOOII (Official School of Languages) nationwide.
We would like to know the needs and preferences of students and citizens interested in learning languages ​​with us to try to adapt our resources to the demand of our area.
Your answers help us improve and it will only take a few minutes.
Thanks a bunch!!


FAQs: Calificaciones e incorporación al nuevo plan de estudios 2018/19

Nivel C1 (cursado en 2017/18) Curso al que accede a partir del curso 2018/19 Certificado C1 (60/100 puntos) C2.1 Puntuación prueba certificación C1 entre 50 y 59 puntos. (Puntuación mínima destrezas de 11 puntos) C2.1 Puntuación prueba certificación C1 menor de 50 puntos C1

Convocatoria ordinaria de mayo 2018:
1.He aprobado la prueba de certificación C1 con 60 puntos o más en la convocatoria ordinaria de mayo 2018. Enhorabuena. Ya tienes tu certificado de nivel C1 y puedes acceder al curso C2.1.
2.He sacado una puntuación entre 50 y 59 puntos en la convocatoria ordinaria de mayo. Tienes que presentarte a la convocatoria extraordinaria de junio a las destrezas que tengan una puntuación de menos de 15 puntos. Si no te presentas a esas destrezas suspensas en mayo, consta como “no presentado”.
3.He sacado una puntuación menor de 50 puntos en la convocatoria ordinaria de mayo. Tienes que presentarte a la convocatoria extraordinaria de junio a las destrezas que tengan una puntuació…


Fun cliffhangers: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.

A masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland: Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt.

Quirky, irreverent humour: Matilda by Roald Dahl.

A critical snapshot of modern London: A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks.

A popular whodunit: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

A beautifully crafted mystery: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

A dystopian novel everybody is talking about: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Your teacher’s choice: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Out of curiosity: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.


Quick Fix - Essential phrases in 40 languages
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Your say - Don't try this abroad- Common language mistakes
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Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father’ is definitely a show to add to your watch list. It follows Jack Whitehall as he embarks on the trip of a lifetime with his father, Michael. The two set off on a journey across South East Asia to partake in a series of adventures, mishaps and escapades with two very different perspectives.
6 Reasons To Watch "Travels With MyFather"

An now, a non-Madonna song (inside joke):


Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D., Vice President of New Technology Discovery at AgeX Therapeutics, discusses the “Methuselarity” — the point at which technology enables humans to live to more than 1,000 years of age.  Dr. de Grey believes this could happen within the coming decades and posits that some people born today may live to be 1,000 years of age.  He further states that people who are 30 years old today have a 50/50 chance to live to be 1,000 years old. 
Ending aging

GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES PRACTICE- Just what the doctor ordered

Hello boys and girls. Here are some links to practise with gerund vs infinitive exercises online.
If you don't have much time, try these three short 10-item exercises.
Or else, try this website with a three-part tutorial and loads of exercises (basic, intermediate and advanced) plus reference lists.

Here are the basics: Even though English grammar is thought to be easy, it gets a bit messy when it comes to verbs followed by infinitive or gerund.

The easy thing to say is that some verbs are followed by infinitive (promise to go)some verbs are followed by gerunds (can’t stand ironing).
But then we find that, some other verbs are followed by infinitive or gerund with no change of meaning (start to study/start studying)while some others are followed by infinitive and gerund with a change of meaning(stop to smoke/stop smoking)
And to add insult to injury, some verbs are followed by infinitive with to (offer to help)some others by infinitive without to ( ma…