Monday, 22 March 2010

Obama’s Health Plan in 4 Minutes

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The White House has released an edited version of President Obama’s health care speech to Congress that outlines his health care plan in four minutes. 

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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Surviving Oral Exams

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To do well on an oral exam requires a rather different set of skills than those called for on a written exam. You still need mastery of the material, of course, but you need to access and articulate the material in a different way.

Most people find oral exams harder than written, but some really enjoy them! Read more.
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Five tips for oral tests

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Are you ready to impress your teacher when sitting for the final test? Here you are five tips that make the difference.
1. STRUCTURE:
Correct / understandable word order, word form, verb form, verb agreement, tense.
2. VOCABULARY:
Natural incorporation of new words and expressions, there is no need to ask the student for vocabulary.
3.  FLUENCY & PRONUNCIATION:
Ideas flow smoothly, little to no hesitation, compensation strategies are used naturally, intonation is understandable.
4. COHESIVENESS & COHERENCE:
Correct use of topic sentences, shows connection between ideas, uses transitions correctly.

5. CONTENT:

Covers the main points, has good examples, has an introduction and conclusion.
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E- mails and letters in English

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Would you like to write a letter but you can’t think of how to start?
Right, click here and you’ll find a site with some useful tips to write both formal and informal letters. (info in Spanish)
As regards emails, this site from Hong Kong will teach you how to lay out an email properly. (info in English)
This other link from UK shows how to write different types of mails, such as business ones, emails to friends, and so on. (info in English)
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Monday, 8 March 2010

Pesi o Pepsi?

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Why does Torres have to record the advert once and again? Watch the video and find out. Then, remember it is essential to aspirate your plosives so as to sound real English when you speak, even if you come from Fuenla!!!!

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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

An online food store, by Verónica Rodríguez

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Verónica Rodríguez is setting up a new venture. Click and see her online business. Thank you very much for your contribution, Verónica!

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A new venture, by Cristina Fernández. Advanced ESL

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Cristina Fernández would like to share her new venture with all of us. Thanks, Cristina!

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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Eco-friendly shopping bags

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A look at the problems caused by plastic shopping bags. Features the reusable and designer bags that will replace plastic.
I hope after watching this video you make up your minds and start being eco-friendly as well.

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Monday, 1 March 2010

Lyrics Training

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What is Lyrics Training?

Lyrics Training is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills like english through the music and lyrics of the songs.
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