ORAL PRACTICE…

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I know many of you are getting nervous about the oral test. So here are some ways to improve your speaking skills.

If you have the time and the energy to go to a real live Language Exchange meeting in Valencia –

CLICK HERE TO FIND A “TANDEM” (classified by day of the week)

If, on the other hand, you would rather chat online, then 

CLICK HERE TO SEE A LIST OF ONLINE CONVERSATION EXCHANGE WEBSITES

I HOPE THIS IS OF INTEREST TO YOU.  

CHEER UP – YOU ARE ALMOST THERE!!!

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“NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS”

WHAT DO YOU PROMISE TO DO TO PRACTISE AND LEARN MORE ENGLISH THIS YEAR?

CLICK ON THE IMAGE AND ADD YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

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NEW YEARS RESOLUTION

 HERE’S A SONG ABOUT NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS – MAYBE YOU CAN RELATE TO THE LYRICS

JAMIE CULLUM – NEXT YEAR

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE THE LYRICS

CLICK HERE

Answer to “Dear Sir” activity

 

ANSWER to “Dear Sir” activity (on Blog – HERE)

This song is called “Dear Mr. President” and it is sung by PINK

Above is a video of a live performance of the song. 

Below are the lyrics which I paraphrased in the activity:

Dear Mr. President,Come take a walk with me. Let’s pretend we’re just two people andYou’re not better than me. I‘d like to ask you some questions, if we can speak honestly. What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street? Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep? What do you feel when you look in the mirror? Are you proud? How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?

(chorus:) How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye? How do you walk with your head held high? Can you even look me in the eye and tell me why?

Dear Mr. President, were you a lonely boy? Are you a lonely boy? Are you a lonely boy?How can you say no child is left behind?We’re not dumb and we’re not blind.T hey’re all sitting in your cells while you pave their road to hell.

What kind of father would take his own daughter’s rights away? And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay? I can only imagine what the first lady has to say. You’ve come a long way from whiskey and cocaine.

(chorus:) How do you sleep while the rest of us cry? How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye? How do you walk with your head held high?Can you even look me in the eye?

Let me tell you ’bout hard work -minimum wage with a baby on the way. Let me tell you ’bout hard work -rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away. Let me tell you ’bout hard work – building a bed out of a cardboard box. Let me tell you ’bout hard work…Hard work…Hard work. You don’t know nothing ’bout hard work…Hard work…Hard work

(chorus:) Oh, How do you sleep at night? How do you walk with your head held high?

Dear Mr. President, you’d never take a walk with me. Would you?

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITY:

Write to your president or to a politician giving your opinion about some of their policies which you do not agree with. Send me your work for feedback.

learn English and share your experiences (SERENDIPITY= the accidental discovery of something pleasant and useful!)

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