Can you hear me? Are you listening?

“LISTEN y HEAR” = ESCUCHAR Y OÍR:    Listening describes an intentional activity. When you are listening, you are actively trying to hear something.  Hearing is something that happens without any intentional effort.    “LISTEN” se usa cuando alguien tiene que hacer un mayor esfuerzo para prestar atención lo que le están diciendo o oyendo. […]

The Word “Last”

LAST La palabra “LAST” tiene diferentes significados y usos en ingles:   1.) Como verbo: “LAST” = Durar   Ejemplos: Vemos que “LAST” va al final en frases interrogativas usando “HOW LONG”   Cuanto dura la película? = How long does the movie last? Cuanto duró la reunión? = Cuanto durará la fiesta = Cuanto […]

Meta Data – How much do you know?

Meta Data   Network on Vimeo Information technology has become a ubiquitous presence. By visualizing the processes behind our interactions with this technology we can trace what happens to the information we send into the network.   How do you pronounce meta? How do you pronounce data? Please discuss the following words from the video: […]

Labour Market Reforms – The language of strikes

BBC News – 19 February 2012 Huge Spain rallies against labour market reforms The main unions – CCOO and UGT – mobilised people across Spain   Vocab & Phrases mass protests reforms The trade unions the turnout severance pay flexibility the motto inefficient useless for jobs to lay off sector-wide collective bargaining arrangements job-seekers   […]

TED – The true face of Leonardo

  Ted.com   Siegfried Woldhek shows how he found the true face of Leonardo You are going to view a presentation from Ted.com. Technology Entertainment Design. Mona Lisa is one of the best-known faces on the planet. But would you recognize an image of Leonardo da Vinci? Illustrator Siegfried Woldhek uses some thoughtful image-analysis techniques […]

A Day Made of Glass 2 : Using technology vocab

A Day Made of Glass 2 Upper Intermediate + : conversation and comprehension class   Vocab building: general, technology & educational. Skills: using common / colloquial expressions & phrases Comprehension exercise: understanding company presentations Grammar: 3rd Conditional Discussion: speaking practice. Duration: 120 minutes Source: Corning/ YouTube   Structure: There are 7 parts to the class […]

Skype Class – US Film

Introduction: Skype classes are designed to help with listening comprehension and conversation skills. They will include different and diverse subjects for expansion of vocabulary. Today’s subject is US National Film   Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/2012/01/120119_6min_english_films.shtml   Please prepare the vocabulary and listen to the news report… Some words need to be changed into the correct tense.   […]

A Day Made of Glass – Part 1 – Using technology words

A Day made of Glass A class designed to help you use all the modern technology words, using video.    Language level: Intermediate – advanced (B1 – C1) Learned type   : All ages Time : 60 mins Activity : Descriptive everyday English with technology. Topic   : Future technology with glass. Language : Phrasal verbs, technology […]

The 5 ways to say “bastante” in English

There are 5 ways to say “BASTANTE / SUFICIENTE” in English Es importante saber las diferencias que hay entre ellas   1.) FAIRLY = Bastante : “Fairly” + Adjetivo o Adverbio Se usa”FAIRLY” con adjetivos mas bien “positivos”y significa que algo o alguien es algo “MAS” que un poco y mucho menos que “MUY”   Ejemplos: […]