“Any teacher that can be replaced with a computer, deserves to be.” – David Thornburg

17 July 2009

Karaoke time!


If after listening to this song (and singing along, of course) you don't learn how to pronounce the word "change", I don't know what else I can do, honestly (just kidding). Have fun!


Lyrics | Katy Perry lyrics - Hot N Cold lyrics

16 July 2009

14 July 2009

Welcome to London

Hello, dear teachers. In this post you'll just find a direct link to the BBC Learning English website in which there is an activity called "Welcome to London". Here, you can listen to different conversations (transport, hotel, work, shopping, eating out, etc) by two people who have just arrived in London and want to settle there. This exercise is so useful that you really can't miss it. I posted this link in my blog some time ago under the label "travelling". I suggest that you go through the archive or label sections in order to check previous posts that might be interesting for you.
See you tomorrow!

FANCY GOING TO THE MOVIES?

The boat that rocked (Radio Encubierta in Spanish) is the last film I've seen (original version, of course). It is a comedy about a pirate radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s in the UK. At this time, the BBC was the only UK mainland licensed radio broadcaster playing little more than two hours of any kind of recorded music each week. In the story a pirate station called Radio Rock began broadcasting rock music twenty-four hours a day from a boat anchored off the coast of England in international waters. Hosted by a colourful band of disc-jockeys, it soon gains an audience of millions and angers the government in the process.

What else can I say? Made by the creators of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Love Actually, it's full of humour, good music and references to other films that you'll immediately recognise.

10 July 2009

WELCOME, TEACHERS!!!


This is the welcome post for those Primary and Secondary school teachers that are learning English at EOI Alcalá this summer. Welcome to my blog! You are working so hard that you need some kind of reward. That's why I'll be posting things for you in my blog.


In this post you have some direct links to some grammar and vocabulary exercises so that you can practise what you learn in class. Enjoy!





07 July 2009

Ryanair to make passengers stand!!

A colleague of mine told me about this incredible piece of news. Read it and tell me what you think.

Ryanair to make passengers stand!!

05 July 2009

JOINING WORDS: ice-cream, I scream


You all know that in speech, words are not separated; they join together. Normally, we know from the context what a word is. For example, if I'm buying an ice-cream, that's what people understand (imagine they understood "I scream").

You also know that when one word ends with a consonant and the next word begins with a vowel, we should imagine that the consonant is at the beginning of the next word. For example, if I want to say "I liked it", I should imagine /ai laik tit/.

Well, without further ado, I'm going to show you a song in which this characteristic of spoken English is clearly marked. Pay attention to it and enjoy!!