Tag Archives: reading

a tinybook of major events

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Y5-Answers to the Matching Exercises

I’m posting this so you can do the exercises at home and then check. Please, write down your results, and your questions for me, if you wish to comment your mistakes, in case I can help you in terms of … Continue reading

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What happened when she started a feminist society at school

http://www.theguardian.com/education/mortarboard/2013/jun/20/why-i-started-a-feminist-society

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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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Making Suggestions (Intermedio – Writing, Speaking)

Here you will find 8 examples of letters by Intermedio 2 students in Madrid, who used the language function of making suggestions to write an email to their teacher. Enjoy! By the way, thanks for a lovely lesson! That was … 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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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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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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Our Crazy Summer – Creating a Ten Point Plan

Classroom activities after reading the novel. 5A is opening this way! ❤ TenPoints (3 Word pages, but I’ll print 1 & 2 in one page to give out as a handout) – for Quinto A today.

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Star signs (wot?!)

When I was a teenager, at home, we had great fun reading a very thick red book by Linda Goodman, where she depicted “How to recognize” people having whichever star sign. I do not believe in astrology (for we are … 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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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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Your contributions! More writings by Avanzado 2 students!

I just published / I’ve just published three articles by Y5 students on Articles – Writing – Your Stuff at talkingpeople.net: The Mayan Riviera: Paradise!, by María José Malpica (Y5B, 2013-14) Paradise Near Málaga, by Carmen de Paz (Y5B, 2013-14) … 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. 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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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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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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Cloze tests with literature

Online cloze test for Intermediate students. Practice tenses! http://talkingpeople.net/tp/hotpot/cloze_story_leo.htm

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More contributions!

And more to come! Sorry for the humongous delay! 😀 http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/credits/2013-2014.html Writing Assignments – in a humongous rush!!! I used bold for new corrections, people, see what you think! Stories: Jesús’s disastrous trip! (Y3C, 2013-2014) Job-Application Letters: Alicia’s job application as a … Continue reading

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Your Projects. Y5B has a plan now! One Crazy Summer

As you can see in our schedule for January, we’re having the a lesson for projects at the end of this month. 5CAL has decided they will just do the Audiobook Project, consolidation stage, and then if time allows I’ll … Continue reading

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Work just published: application letter and mini sagas

Just published Sara’s job-application letter http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/yourstuff/texts/letters.htm and created the webpage to host Avanzado 2 mini sagas, including three wonderful pieces in it! Anon., Felipe (new) http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/yourstuff/yourtexts.htm These authors are credited in the Thanks section devoted to course 2013-14: http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/credits/2013-2014.html Thanks … Continue reading

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Hairdos, a key human problem

/hérdus/ I have to admit I’m not gifted for arranging my hair. And I’ve got a cowlick on my crown, what means my pony tails look bumpy and when you look closely you find what looks like bald patches… Sigh. … Continue reading

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Some of the new stuff on talkingpeople.net

I have neglected talkingpeople.net for the past years, but I do hope to get some time to work on updating it all and improving its organization. Thanks to the students who are contributing their work this year, by the way! … Continue reading

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Exciting plans for your winter holidays!

Teresa, in 5CAL, told me today she had BEEN TO the Hilma af Klint exhibition in Málaga, and that she had taken a brochure in English, so as to do the exercise I designed for you all all! The timed … Continue reading

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Hilma af Klint – A Pioneer of Abstraction

The Museo Picasso in Málaga, Andalucía, is showing an extraordinary exhibition by an extraordinary artist. Teachers don’t know if students would like to go, so Charo has taped a sheet on Ana’s desk (the janitor’s, on the 2nd floor) so … Continue reading

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Whose violence?

I’m posting this for the people who have finished reading One Crazy Summer. This is old, from the 1970s — Angela Davis was in prison — but the point of asking Whose violence? is still on, because of the hypocrisy … Continue reading

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Audiobook Project for Y3: Inventions!

Today I got the confirmation that a courageous and hard(-)working group of students in third year is going to work on the Audiobook Project! And we re-designed it because they had a good idea about how to do it! Other … Continue reading

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This week!

Dear all, sorry for delays answering emails. I don’t seem to find the time to do all the things I’ve got to do in time! 🙂 So bear with me. I’ll be back to you at some point. Promise! This … Continue reading

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The Skimming & Scanning Reading Comprehension Technique

I have just created a Page explaining this technique, in case you need to improve your ability to solve Reading Comprehension exercises!

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About your Audiobook Projects

As you use your audiobook in November, to listen as you read, and just to listen and listen, think about this: the audiobook is one more excuse to help you develop the habit of listening to English every day and … Continue reading

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Damyanti’s Stories

Hi, Damyanti! What a nice surprise! ❤ Thanks for dropping by! Dear all, Damyanti is a freelance writer / indie writer from Singapur and I had the pleasure to read a collection of stories she wrote last summer: A to … Continue reading

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Attention, Y5’s! ReadMe

Dear all, just to check you all know about what we are doing/learning, I’m asking you to tick/check the boxes in the handout below (I will not bring copies unless you ask me to next Monday Oct 28, or Tuesday … Continue reading

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Unit 3 mons for Avanzado

A new speaking activity you can prepare in your going through last year’s textbook is this: Giving your opinion on Crime and Punishment. The topic is not easy, so make sure you listen to the textbook audios on this and … Continue reading

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Lesson Plans for Tercero

Lesson Plans for the week – the more you prepare things at home, the better we can work in class, ok? You should be learning to hold conversations about food and related topics, and also giving your opinion on statements. … Continue reading

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Stop Violence Against Women: Forced motherhood is torture

In patriarchal societies, century after century men have been taught to rape women and to connect this kind of torture to sex and pleasure, but also to use rape to “punish” the women who do not obey, who deserve it. … Continue reading

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