Category Archives: News & Announcements

A video on goals & some news

Hello everybody! I suppose most people won’t be checking this blog out anymore but for those who are still doing so, here goes… First day with a connection to the internet again! 😀 I was checking out my eoi email account … Continue reading

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Goodbyes

Well, today I said my goodbyes to Y5CAL and Y5B and tomorrow it’ll be Y5A and Y3C. Thanks for a wonderful year. I’m hopeful about your results, but, as you know, I don’t really care because I know (for the … Continue reading

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Exploring stuff

http://www.ivoox.com/podcast-podcast-mf-eoi-andalucia_sq_f1117689_1.html I’m uploading all the recordings I did this year for my Intermediate and Advanced students. 🙂 The ads and video publicity are terrible! 😦

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Y5CAL-Uploaded part of the project and 4 audios

Check it out! Couldn’t manage the site better. If anyone knows how to manage google sites, I need to talk to this person. Got tons of questions! https://sites.google.com/site/audiowebeoifuengirola/english/y5cal_2013_14

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Y5’s – Change of plans!

As you remember, at the beginning of the course I announced we would be working with three documentaries but we only managed one, the one about how our senses deceive us, and now we were going to do the second, and … Continue reading

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Open Friday Lesson

To Y5B and Y5CAL students: if you wish to come to class tomorrow afternoon, at 4.45 (for 2 hours), for Speaking or Listening practice, I’m sure Y5A’s will welcome you! Same room. Cheerio!

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Plans for the last lessons together

3ºC – we’ll continue as usual with time for Speaking Test practice Y5’s: About the textbook, my plan is to do the Self-Help Books listening activity, and then practice Speaking Tests. Then we could do a listening activity I’ll design … Continue reading

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For CAL students! Zokorro! :D

Dear students, I’ve been gathering the General Useful Classroom Language everybody sent in, but my eyes are sore after 10 pages and I’m not sure it’s ready for publication and recording, so here’s what. If you find some time, can … Continue reading

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Fifths: Three projects underway

5A is working on a 10-point Manifesto — peeps, I need someone to send me the text once you finish. 5CAL is working on the audio project of Useful Classroom Language — I’ll try to upload the checked sentences asap, … Continue reading

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Very Important: 2 Reminders!

Reminder 1: in the FIRST 3 lessons in May I’ll jot down the names of people who know who they want to take their Speaking test with. (The rest will be summoned to the oral, too, of course. No worries. … Continue reading

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For CAL students! Our project on Useful Classroom Language!

Dear CAL students! I have just published a Page where I have included the Useful Classroom Language I have collected from you all so far (black navbar above, first line) *CAL – The Useful Language Project! (Page here) Please, check … Continue reading

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Y5! Very important!

Dear Fifths, The authorities have told us we have to create a C1 group for next year!!! SO… YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL FOR A STUDENTS’ MEETING TO WRITE A REQUEST FOR THIS ANYMORE! Congratulations! ❤ The bad news is … Continue reading

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New webpage on the Talking People website

It’s on/in/at the “In class” section, Course 2013-14, direct link: http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/ra/2013_14.htm I intend to collect in it all the materials I produced this year* There is a new recording for all of you to use this week: Driving in Spain. It’s meant … Continue reading

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Exam info – June & School Annoucement Board

For all: The Announcement Board of the English Department, on the 2nd floor, will be updated in Week 3 of May. It will include the info on dates for the First Part of the exam (L, R, W) we published … Continue reading

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June PUCs (certificate exams)

Just for people who haven’t realized yet: on our page here FEBRUARY you can download the new Guía PUC, where everything on the exam is explained (36 pages). You should read it, at some point. The dates for your Escrito, … Continue reading

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Intermediate. Writing Tests. Pruebas Unificadas de Certificación (PUCs) – Interacción Escrita

Here is a kind of summary of what we learned/learnt before the Spring holiday. Print it and if you have questions, ask in class! This doc includes a task description, the writing exam strategies we have been training in (before, … Continue reading

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Updates

I have updated your Diaries, dear students, but I have not included links to all the stuff I’ve been posting, so make sure you watch the videos by students at least! Check the blog out, come on! Tercero: you should’ve … Continue reading

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Example of a List of Mistakes (LoM)

michelles2012sampleLoM (5 pages)

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My Bedside Table This Winter

I hope it inspires you to practice speaking at home! — and prepare presentations for class! (mybedsidetablethiswinter)

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Chapter 4 – Story of the Internet, by CAL students!

At the end you will find the cards that explain what the Audiobook Project is and why it’s so good for students’ English! Enjoy! Thanks, Mar, for sending your graphic notes! ❤

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Movies in Class! Playing 2 scenes! New video

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New video: Audiobook Project by 5CAL!

Chapter 8, enjoy!

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Help! Looking for Mar, Quinto CAL

I need Mar to send me a picture of the diagram she created to remember her page and a half of the audiobook! I’ve finished editing the video of chapter 4 except for this pic. If anyone can tell her, I’d be … Continue reading

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Y5A: Forgot sth!

On our first day back together, apart from discussing the movie, we can also talk about the novel. If people have no ideas, we could write a Manifesto, like that by the Black Panthers included at the end of the … Continue reading

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Y5B: The Happiness Discussion

Today in Y5B we had a plenary discussion on happiness, which actually lasted our complete 2hour 15min lesson! It was very interesting and a lot of different ideas came up. As we mostly considered the extremes, we decided to tackle … Continue reading

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About asking for the C1 level…

It seems in previous years you were collecting signatures to request the School included the C1 level. This is just to remind you that you have a more direct channel you can also use: you have the right to hold … Continue reading

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Y5A: today and for your spring break

Today we had a lovely lesson. First we talked about roma people (gypsies, in Spain) and indians, then about religion, also in the USA and in Europe. I thought we had to do the video at the end of unit … Continue reading

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Y3: today and for the spring break

Today we talked about people’s mistakes in the job-application letter, and reviewed Exam Strategies for writing applications, plus their structure. People will improve their work and bring a final version for after the holiday. I gave out a Pack on … Continue reading

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About the videos

The reason why I’m taking so long with the videos (pending: Y5CAL’s Audio Project, for instance!) is because I’m not managing with the machines! I have some trouble with transferring the videos from the camera to my computer, and I’m … Continue reading

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Y5’s: First Lesson after the Spring Holidays

Today we’ve arranged in Y5A that we’ll hold a complete plenary lesson to talk about the novel and the movie. People have to prepare a three-minute presentation of whatever they want to say about each. After we listen to everybody, … Continue reading

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About Certificate Exams!

Here is the new guide! Everything is carefully explained. Guía Alumnado PUC 2013_14 (36 pdf pages) “SPEAKING” PROPOSAL FOR MY CERTIFICATE GROUPS: Please, every week, have a look at some of the Speaking Tests that have been given in previous … Continue reading

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Why I am not moved by people saying they were nervous (edited)

I’m not moved when I have to certify that students have reached a level and they can’t show they have the level because “they were nervous”. Everybody is nervous in a speaking test, forgodssake! But some manage, and some don’t. … Continue reading

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Today and next week

Y5A, this is what we’ll do next day: What we did in the other Fifths today: We checked your homework (first two pages in 3B) and left the Grammar (also third page) and Grammar Banks 3A and 3B for next … Continue reading

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News

Holy Molly! Today — when I’m finally recovering — tomorrow I’ll be in class (demented laughter) — it’s all good news coming in! It’s like the sun coming out everywhere. When you are ill, it feels so horribly gloomy and hopeless! But … Continue reading

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About the Learn Spanish podcast!

Carol, we’ve just created a blog to host it. And I’ve written two episodes on colors, which I’ll be recording soon! http://www.talkingpeople.net/learnspanish/  

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Interviewing Y5B about the wasapp group & two messages for people

Dear Quinto B, thanks for accepting my proposal of the interview. I’ll bring my digital recording machine (though also the video recorder, in case you finally agree!!), so you can tell me which. But I’ll do that in two weeks, … Continue reading

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Msg to students! Please read (edited)

Dear students, I’m still working on Writings to publish and on audios to turn into videos with your pics. This last mission is really time-consuming but it is certainly worth it! Soon-ish I’ll be publishing these videos: A trip, another Book … Continue reading

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March Writing Assignment for Y5’s (inc. Resources)

Please, read B and C of my “How to write a composition” so you can review a few concepts before thinking of your new assignment. Task description: “Can we learn without teachers?” Write an argumentative article/essay for your educational center/centre … Continue reading

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Handouts this week!

Improving your fluency and accuracy by using Communicative Strategies (Oral drilling) I’ve given all my groups (Quinto, Tercero) the doc here called: What’s the word for…? For Y3’s this is very interesting because you will consolidate your relative clauses. For … Continue reading

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8 de marzo – celebrando el feminismo

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