Tag Archives: Y5B

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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Phew! At last!

I found how to fix a few thing on the new site for the CAL Project. Have a look now! https://sites.google.com/site/audiowebeoifuengirola/english/y5cal_2013_14 Here’s a nightmare poem on English pronunciation. Thanks to Rachel for reminding me of it nightmarish existence!! (Demented laughter) http://www.learnenglish.de/pronunciation/pronunciationpoem.htmlContinue reading

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Last Exam Tips: relax & focus on/enjoy the tasks…

Pay attention to the teacher when she/he speaks. Remember you’ve got all the exam info on the English Department Announcement Boards (2nd floor, in the corridor leading to the classrooms). Bring your ID card, water/juice, tissue paper, A WATCH, two/four … Continue reading

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FAQ – Speaking Test & Pics in Monolog(ue)

Today Sara (Y5B, guest student at the Y5A lesson today) asked me about the pictures under the instructions for your monologue. She had the pictures of three kinds of buildings and didn’t know how to call each kind of house. … Continue reading

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New video on One Crazy Summer!

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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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The verb “Suggest” in structures (Avanzado – writing, speaking)

Here is the explanation I’ve been giving lately in my Fifths. I couldn’t find it on talking people.net and then remembered I might’ve posted it on the blog I had last year for my Intermedio 2’s and Avanzado 2’s in … 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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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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What we did on the first lesson after the break

In Quintos, we reviewed a few Speaking Strategies and language points. This is just a reminder for the people who came. Conversations about the holidays Ice-breaking questions vs Follow-up questions Did you have A good holiday? / How were your … 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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Movies in Class! Playing 2 scenes! New video

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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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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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New video: Trip to Denmark!

Enjoy!

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New contributions!! – Writing by Avanzado students (B2)

Four new pieces. Their authors need to have a look, because I made changes they might not agree with. (Sergio, I rearranged the order of the paragraphs to match the outline of points to tackle in letters and then had an … 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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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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I’m gonna keep you with me next year!!

So don’t you worry about the Speaking Test. You won’t have a chance! (Demented laughter) Being nervous is no excuse! Apart from English, I’ve been teaching you to be resourceful,so if you don’t manage to pull your shit together and … Continue reading

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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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wotsap!

Today, in Y5B, students told me about wassap. I didn’t know a word about it. I had heard it was an app, but I’m not sure I know what that is. The thing is, they have a group, which is … Continue reading

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Y5. Presenting May – Your work with textbook

Today and tomorrow our lesson plan… (I’ll update this post after tomorrow’s lesson, supposing something comes up in Y5CAL and Y5B) Your work in unit 2 at home. Any oral work to share, or questions, or requests for us to … Continue reading

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Y5. Test Your Reported & Reporting Speech

(Y3’s: this comes up in unit 8, so don’t do it now if you have enough work with what we are doing now.) How good are you at understanding & using indirect speech? An online B1 test (Intermedio) on indirect … Continue reading

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LoM – Y5’s – Partitives

A common mistake: a lot of people are using “one of” followed by a singular! “one of” + plural!!! One of the PEOPLE in the picture is… One of my siblingS is a musician One of my CHILDREN is … … Continue reading

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Book Review on One Crazy Summer, by Jaceline

Jaceline brought me this video she recorded in her house. I’ll be posting it on Rita Williams-Garcia’s Like Page! Thanks so much, Jaceline!

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Feedback on my corrections

Today an adorable student told me about her concerns with my corrections. First of all, she thanked me for writing my feedback and corrections in pencil. She said seeing all that in red would probably crush her confidence. This is important: … 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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New contributions published on Talking People!

Just published two more letters by Fifth Year students: Josephine and Iratxe. ❤ On Talking People, they’re on Your Stuff – Your Texts – Letters, and also linked at THANKS – Course 2013-14, and here they’re linked from the Page … 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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