RECOMMENDATION FOR THE SUMMER

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Looking for ways to improve your English this summer? Here’s a website that will keep you busy for a few weeks. It contains real spontaneous English videos from beginner to advanced level plus ejercises for each video. CLICK ON THE LOGO BELOW:

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extr@ English…

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extr@ English…

promises language learning with laughter, in an authentic London setting. With 30 hilarious, half-hour sitcom programmes, the extra@ series is a delight for anyone learning English, especially young adults. The adventures of the four main characters in their London flat are stylish and funny.

The programmes feature lively, colloquial English dialogue. The characters speak naturally, but clearly with constant repetition and use of visual prompts (subtitles) that help learners without detracting from the storyline. The series follows a syllabus in line with the aims of modern EFL curricula, practicing functions and structures suitable for intermediate level learners.

The Episodes of extr@ English:  CLICK HERE

 

The Case for Optimism on Climate Change

Al Gore’s electrifying, optimistic (!) take on climate change

Last week, Al Gore rocked TED with one of the most electrifying talks on our planet’s future you’ll ever hear. He asks three questions about climate change: Do we have to change? (Oh, yes we do; stunning stats and some jawdropping footage help make his case.) Second question: Can we change? And here’s the surprising part: We’ve already started. So then, he asks the big question: Will we change? In this challenging, inspiring talk, Gore says yes: “We’re going to win this.” If you’ve got climate-change fatigue, feeling helpless and hopeless — take the time to watch this rousing talk on the state of Earth right now.

SPEECHYARD

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Speechyard is a platform that allows English students, specially those at an intermediate and advanced level, learn English through films, series and books.

You have to sign up with your Facebook account or email address and then select your language, which will be used for translations.

Go to the content tab to choose either films or series or books. In the learning page you can learn the words and expressions that you have previously selected while watching a film or reading a book. And you can use the community page to practise your English with other learners.

There are thousands of full movies, series and books to choose from.

This video explains how Speechyard works.

ORORO….

Have you tried ORORO TV?

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A fabulous website with dozens of online series and films with subtitles. FREE!!! NO WAITING!!!

And a great feature is that if you hold the mouse over any word you don’t understand, you’ll see the translation.

click on this image to go there…
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The future is here… (almost)!!!

Have fun with this video . Follow the instructions and see what happens.

Try to describe what role your finger plays in the different scenes! 

Eg. It bursts the balloons……

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It serves as a perch for a bird…..

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Now it’s your turn… watch the following video on full-screen size for best results!

CONFESSIONS OF AN IDIOM

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Well, now school’s out for summer you’ll all be dying for some extra work over the long, hot months! How about taking a look at this video – see how many idioms you catch. Try learning  some of the ones that you find most interesting or useful; ones that you feel you are most likely to use. Try them out during the holidays with your friends and family (or even any tourists you meet)!

Note: You’ll find a list of all the idioms at the end of the video. But it’s up to you to find out their meaning and use. Just “google” each one and start using some of these fun and colourful expressions. Don’t forget, you can leave a comment below – try to use an idiom in a suitable context (you might try to tell an anecdote, for example) and I’ll let you know if I think you’ve used it appropriately!

 

 

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