Do you eat healthily? What are the benefits of the so-called mediterranean diet? Have you ever tried tofu?
By doing this ELLA unit you’ll learn some facts about vegetarian life, find out how to eat more healthily and improve your cooking skills.
Click on the picture and have fun!
In English we use Passive Voice when we focus on the action. Who or what performed the action is not so important. For example, if we say “A mistake was made” we focus on the mistake itself and we do not blame anyone.
You can have a look again at what we did in our lesson.
Remember the online exercises suggested at the end of the presentation.
Link to the exercises:
My English Pages
To Learn English
My Fair Lady is a musical film based on the play by Bernard Shaw, Pigmalion.
Professor Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train Eliza Doolittle, a girl who sells flowers in Covent Garden, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party by teaching her to talk and pronounce as an upper class lady.
Eliza goes through many forms of speech training and finds it really diffcult to talk “properly”. She makes little progress, but when she’s on the verge of giving up she finally “gets it”.
Then, the final test comes and … to know more and do the online activity, click on the picture below.
This interactive unit was created by Mª José Díaz, a teacher from EOI Avilés.
In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. It is intended to teach significant content while encourages crtitcal thinking and collaborative work, developing the students’ communication skills at the same time.
Watch the video and learn abour PBL in an funny way.
You can get more info at http://www.bie.org/
Why don’t we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it’s because we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies — far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity — are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. “We are educating people out of their creativity,” Robinson says. It’s a message with deep resonance. Robinson’s TEDTalk has been distributed widely around the Web since its release in June 2006. The most popular words framing blog posts on his talk? “Everyone should watch this.”
A visionary cultural leader, Sir Ken led the British government’s 1998 advisory committee on creative and cultural education, a massive inquiry into the significance of creativity in the educational system and the economy, and was knighted in 2003 for his achievements. His latest book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, a deep look at human creativity and education, was published in January 2009.
“Ken’s vision and expertise is sought by public and commercial organizations throughout the world.”
BBC Radio 4
You can download the script by clicking here.
As you know, I was in Pamplona from the 18th to the 20th of April because of the conference that Schools of Languages held every two years. As it usually happens when you meet colleagues from other places, the experience has been great.
If you watch the following videos, you’ll see what I am talking about.
We finally closed the conference with this wonderful video recorded by some students in favour of Schools of Languages.
Next conference will take place in 2015 in Barcelona Drassanes. I’ll be there!
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library”
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Remember we are not having a lesson on Thursday 18th April. I am attending the 8th EOI Congress in Pamplona. I’ll tell you about it next Tuesday.
Instead you can do the interactive lesson above. Click on the picture to do it.