Summer recommendations

SchoolClosedForTheSummerSummer is round the corner! All of us enjoy summer but sometimes we relax so much that we tend to forget our English. It is really important to keep in touch with English and there are lots of different ways we can do it. Remember that it is essential to listen and read to keep our English up to date.

The following links are just but a few recommendations for you to keep your English alive.

British Council Elementary Podcasts (not always so “elementary”): There are 3 series of podcasts with an average length of 20 minutes. They are really varied and you can download both the audio and the script. There are also online exercises available.

Big city small world: Audio soap opera set in London. A group of young people share their experiences. You can download both the audio file and the script. You can also try the online exercises.

Listen to English: Lots of podcasts with script. Some of them include online exercises. It is difficult not to find something you like.

Welcome to London: BBC World Service Leaning English offers this series of short conversational dialogues. Very useful if you are travelling to London!

6 Minute English: A bit more demanding than the previous ones. It offers lots of audio files which you can download. The script is also available.

News English Lessons: Short audio files (a minute more or less) with script and vocabulary exercises.

ELLA: Several interactive units designed specifically for EOI students. Try the elementary and intermediate ones.

Happy Summer!

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Summer recommendations

SchoolClosedForTheSummerSummer is round the corner! All of us enjoy summer but sometimes we relax so much that we tend to forget our English. It is really important to keep in touch with English and there are lots of different ways we can do it. Remember that it is essential to listen and read to keep our English up to date.

The following links are just but a few recommendations for you to keep your English alive.

British Council Elementary Podcasts (not always so “elementary”): There are 3 series of podcasts with an average length of 20 minutes. They are really varied and you can download both the audio and the script. There are also online exercises available.

Big city small world: Audio soap opera set in London. A group of young people share their experiences. You can download both the audio file and the script. You can also try the online exercises.

Listen to English: Lots of podcasts with script. Some of them include online exercises. It is difficult not to find something you like.

Welcome to London: BBC World Service Leaning English offers this series of short conversational dialogues. Very useful if you are travelling to London!

6 Minute English: A bit more demanding that the previous ones. It offers lost of audio files which you can download. The script is also available.

News English Lessons: Short audio files (a minute more or less) with script and vocabulary exercises.

ELLA: Several interactive units designed specifically for EOI students. Try the elementary and intermediate ones.

Happy Summer!

London Calling

Even if you have been to London and you know it like the palm of your hand, you’ll learn something new about this alluring city. Next time you go to London, I’m sure you’ll look at it with different eyes and if you’ve never been there you’ll just become an expert.

It’s always a good idea to try again the interactive unit we have been working with. Click on the picture and enjoy!

LondonCalling

These boots are made for walking

These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” is a pop song which was written by Lee Hazlewood.

It was recorded by Nancy Sinatra.

It was released on February 22, 1966, and became #1 in the United States and United Kingdom Pop charts.

 

Get ready for Passive Voice. Remember that it is far more frequent in English than in Spanish and that translation can sometimes be misleading in this case.

 

Now try these online exercises:

British Council

My English Pages

To learn English

 

Going to the doctor’s

ELLA Doctor'sHow often do you go to the doctor’s?

Have you ever been to a hospital?

Do you usually get colds?

If you are ready to answer these questions and do some more exercises click on the picture on the left and you’ll be directed to the online exercise we tried in our lesson.

Art matters

cropped-993975_10200524165246849_1125358798_n.jpgOverwhelmed because of so much vocabulary? Afraid of not being able to remember all the words? Take it easy. Learning vocabulary can be an easy game.

Click here and try the crosswords.

How to solve the crosswords online:

  • Click a cell on the crossword grid, or click a clue
  • Click twice on a cell to toggle between across and down
  • The active cell is highlighted in blue
  • Start typing in the word
  • Hit enter when you are done typing in the word
  • The word will turn green or red if you got it right or wrong
  • You can use the tab and shift-tab keys to move around the crossword