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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Farewell

Hi!

I won't be updating this blog anymore. I'll leave it open, in case you need to revise something, and you can also check out this one and this one (for more revision).

I wish everyone good luck for next year!

Cheers!


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

3 Great YouTube tools to help you learn English

Here are three amazing tools that will help you learn English with YouTube videos. No registration needed!

Tubequizzard creates tests based on videos. You can choose the level and the skill you want to practise (grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary or spelling) Click here.

Use Youglish to practise your pronunciation. Just type a word and it will take you to a YouTube video in the exact place where this word is pronounced. Click here.

And finally VoiceTube. It does loads of things. Just see for yourself. There's a demo video to show you how to use it. Click here.

Feedback would be appreciated, as usual (👀👂Anyone still there?)

Monday, July 31, 2017

Help with grammar and vocabulary

Here are two great tools I've just discovered that will help you with your grammar and vocabulary. They are both free, but you'll have to register.

Grammarly is an extension that you can install on your browser and will automatically check your grammar and spelling. It's not perfect, but it helps! You can download it here. There's also a premium version, but the free one works just fine.

Phraseum is also an extension you can add to your browser. It allows you to save words or phrases while you are browsing the net and organize them in a phrase book. You can download it here.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Listen to English this summer!

If you want to stay in touch with English during the summer but travelling to the UK or the USA is out of the question, here you have a few apps that will make you feel right in the middle of London or NY City! All of them are free, I think.

If you need to practise and also learn some grammar, try some of these British Council apps. There are grammar, vocabulary, listening and video apps.

Here you will find the app for BBC Learning English (Apple) and of course 6-minute English! (Apple and Android)

If you want to hear real radio, here you have two options:

For American radio, try NPR (National Public Radio) (Android or Apple)

And of course, you must try the BBC app! (Apple and Android) It has lots of content and fantastic design.

If you know or use any other useful apps, let me know in the comments (I keep dreaming 😑)

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Fechas de exámenes de septiembre

Podéis consultar las fechas de exámenes de septiembre aquí.

Aquellos alumnos que tengan pendiente la prueba oral, se pueden apuntar en los cuadrantes de la cristalera de la sala de profesores. La escuela está abierta durante el mes de julio por las mañanas.

Enjoy the summer and don't forget your English! If I come across anything interesting or useful I'll post it.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Say it right!

Here are a few things I (or any English teacher) don't want to hear or read any more:


Don't say: We have differents opinions.
Say: We have DIFFERENT opinions.


Don't say: He said me that he would be late.
Say: He TOLD ME that he would be late.



Don't say: I go to the school in Utebo for learn / for to learn / for learning English.
Say: I go to the school in Utebo TO LEARN English.


Don't say: I like go to the cinema on Sundays.
Say: I like GOING / TO GO to the cinema on Sundays.

And of course don't forget this and this.

Today I'll be in the school in the afternoon/evening, if you have any last-minute questions.

Cheers!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

6 tips to help you with reading exams

More tips from the BBC, this time to help you with reading exams:



You might want to try some exercises here. You'll find the B1 exercises too easy: go for the B2 ones!