Tag Archives: listening

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! 😦 Advertisements

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FAQ – Where I get my Tees

I get my Literature T-shirts here (USA): http://outofprintclothing.com/shop/clothing/ And I get my Amnesty International (also feminist) Tees here (Spain): https://tienda.es.amnesty.org The rest come from international pacifist meetings I attended throughout my life. (I tend to think clothes should last FOREVER! 😀 😀 … Continue reading

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New video on One Crazy Summer!

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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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Intermediate Practice Test (cañero)

Dear all, I designed a very hard Intermediate exam for Exam Practice and I wonder if the Fifths would be able to do the listening in Part 2! It’s designed so you can use the Skeleton of Meaning technique, the … Continue reading

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Follow-up for the Writing Assignment on Life Without Teachers

The reason why I gave you, my fifths, this writing assignment is because I had just read this lovely story by Isaac Asimov, The Fun They Had. Enjoy! http://www.talkingpeople.net/tppodcast/2014/05/06/stories-the-fun-they-had-by-isaac-asimov/

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Are you going to survive the exam or not? (audio)

Listen to this message first! Then read on, if you like! http://vocaroo.com/i/s1bPKUjCcqU6 Sometimes survival is all about understanding a good idea, that allows you to develop the correct attitude. It’s not about competing and cheating, but about focusing and collaborating. … 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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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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English peacelings!: Some episodes at the ESL podcast

Come on! Go for podcasts now! Crush Exams! ❤ This was one of my fav podcasts. The host is not an activist, and for me, he’s rather traditional in his views, but he is not conservative. And he’s a great … Continue reading

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Listening to the news: Child soldiers

African English. After listening a few times, read the transcript and see how well you did! UNICEF: 6,000 child soldiers fighting in Central Africa Republic

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Barely over a month to go! Your priorities…

Dear all, just a reminder: You should be listening to English every day (textbook audios, now instead of TV series, focus on radio programs/programmes – podcasts) and preparing weekly monologues, or having conversations with your invisible friend! Collecting Useful Language … Continue reading

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About cleaning – Un poquito de por favor!!

I would like to recommend an article I used in class with Advanced students some years, ” So You Wanna Clean Your Apartment? (2 pages) Check out Speaking for housing issues” For a few decades I shared an apartment/flat with … Continue reading

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Games. If that person were a colo(u)r, what colo(u)r would he or she be?

Today we were practicing/practising conditional sentences in Y3 and I remembered a game I used to play with friends which was a favo(u)rite of mine! Imagine you are a group of friends. One leaves the room. The rest choose /chus/ … Continue reading

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Celebrating Book Day

Dear all, next Wednesday, April 25 (International Book Day) and Thursday April 26, I’ll be raffling a few books, to celebrate World Book Day! I created the video My Bedside Table This Winter so that you all can watch it. … Continue reading

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The Best Exotic Marigol Hotel – Discussing the movie

Today and tomorrow students will be using their English for the real purpose of discussing this movie and topics that come up in it! What language did you learn? What did you learn about India and Britain? What topics were … Continue reading

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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies

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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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New video: another childhood memory, the Indian Mountain!

It includes a list of items that make María José’s language range rich.

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New video: Trip to Denmark!

Enjoy!

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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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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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Australia: extra listening activity for Intermedio!

Today I’ve been in bed, so I had the chance to do quite a bit of listening to audiobooks. The Burlington rep visited and gave me copies of some audiobooks for Baccalaurate students. I asked for them because they have … Continue reading

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Another childhood memory!!

Listen to this. It’s wonderful! At the end I mention the 3 mistakes Sergio makes, and also assess his performance. Enjoy!

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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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Y3’s. Worksheet on the Passive with link to audios

Please, download it, so you can click on the links and download the recordings, and then printed it to bring to class next week. ThePassiveforB1 (2 pdf pages)

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As part of your daily listening to English…

Download the Dialogues and the Useful Language episodes (especially the 3 episodes called Communicative Strategies for conversations) here on the Talking People podcast and make sure every day you listen and repeat to some. When you finish, start again, consolidate! … Continue reading

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Y3. Intensive listening!

In Tercero, we have used February to train in Exam Format exercise, except for the last lesson in the month. In January, I had suggested students work on unit 5 throughout February at home, because Exam Practice Month gave you lots … Continue reading

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Alice Walker

I think that just two people knew who Alice Walker was, and everybody knew about Spielberg’s movie “The Color Purple”, so here is a little webpage to introduce her to you all. Alice Walker is a US American writer who … Continue reading

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Certificate Exam Practice – Intermedio

April Update: Hey! The broken links are working now!!! (videos)  http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/ra/2013_14.htm (audio version) – DON’T PRINT THE PAPER VERSION ON TP YET BECAUSE I HAVEN’T HAD TIME TO FIX THAT. THE CORRECTED PAPER VERSION and the KEY are HERE (intermediate … Continue reading

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AUDIOS. Used to / Usually

Video + audio sentences with used to, be used to, get used to for past habits (not anymore) and usually (present habits) http://www.jdaenglish.com/usually-and-used-to/

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AUDIOS. Y5. Speaking about environmental issues

Here are the answers to your close test (reading comprehension exercise) “The Living Planet”. Use the audio to learn to speak about environmental issues! Remember to download the audios to your computer. The Living Planet 1: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1C7gTRitkei The Living Planet 2: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0L2fP5o7VXH … Continue reading

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AUDIO. Technology. Cell phones / Mobiles phones

Here is an example of how you can use again the same text you have worked on for a different purpose (the onion approach for consolidating learning). In this case, I used a cloze test we did in Intermedio (see … Continue reading

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C1 listening exercise: Movie Reviews

http://talkingpeople.net/tp/hotpot/TPlisteningactivities/l_reviews_reelwomen_scaredsacred.htm

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Y3. Lesson Plans, Your Work at Home (unit 5 & Revising 1-4)

Here is a reminder of how we are scheduling our work: Textbook: Unit 5 was scheduled for February, but because we had Exam Practice — I presented techniques, we have practiced with two different exams — and because the last … Continue reading

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Audios. Básico 1

http://blogforbasico1.wordpress.com/episodes-for-basico-at-the-talking-people-podcast/

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AudioStory: Asimov, “The Fun They Had”

About having a human teacher and paper books that always show the same thing! Avanzado: Listen to this story (link on bottom right-hand side), so you can practice learning to listen, and learning to speak. On that website you can … Continue reading

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