Friday, September 2, 2011

September exams

Hello everyone,

As you may already know, the listening, reading and writing exams will be on the 6th of September at 16.00 in room 17. Please, come a little bit earlier so that we can start on time.

The oral exam will be the following day, on the 7th, in room 24. It is on the second floor as well, but in the other wing of the building. There will be a single call at 16.00 and then we will arrange the pairs depending on the people who come.

The marks will be published on the 13th at 16.00 and you will be able to see your exams that same day from 19.00 to 20.00.

Good luck!!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Oral exam

Hello everyone,

Here you have the list with the time when you should come to do your oral exam.

It will be on Tuesday, 7th of June, at 15.30 in room 5:

15.30 Daniel Sánchez Alcaide Inmaculada Sánchez Garzón
15.45 Benjamín Sánchez Ruiz Tíscar Sánchez Lorigo
16.00 Rocío Sánchez Alcaide Ana Fajardo Fernández
16.15 Silvia Valenzuela Ruiz Lidia Lorenzo Fernández
16.30 Cristina Sánchez Rojas Ana Isabel Moya Martínez
16.45 Fabiola Rojas Castilla Pablo Argota Hernández
17.00 Jessyka Musso Buendía Patricia Ruiz González
17.15 Fco. Javier Briones Rodríguez José Antonio Campaña Ruiz
17.30 Natividad García Peña Mª Carmen García Plata
17.45 Francisco Iglesias Cañas Alicia López Miedes
18.00 Ana M.Nogales Nogales Eva María Pérez García
18.15 Alejandro Pérez Líndez María Dolores Raquel Pérez Líndez
18.30 Damián Pérez Pérez Juan de Dios Polo Morcillo
18.45 Mariana G. Pucheta Virginia Rojas Cabrera
19.00 Juan Román Sánchez Ignacio Ruiz Valenzuela

Good Luck!

(And I hope this time I can join you for some tapas!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Third term, seventh week

Hello everyone,

This week has been focused on the film Avatar.
We were watching an interview with James Cameron, and we were talking about its technical aspects, the cast, the director, the plot, the release date, etc. The sound quality was not very good, so you can watch it again here in the blog:

Then, on Thursday, we were studying a film review of the film with Juanma. It contained a lot of useful new vocabulary, specially phrasal verbs.
For this week you had to write a film review of your favourite film with the following sections:

Title and release date
Film director and cast (include information about them if you know some)
Positive aspects
Negative aspects
Overall impression (your own opinion)

Then, on Tuesday's class you will tell your partners about it WITHOUT READING!! and when it is corrected by both Juanma and me, we will publish it here in the blog. Then, I would like you to make a comment on at least two of your classmates' film reviews.

Let's see how it works!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Third term, sixth week

Hello everybody,

Last week we finished The Canterbury Tales. I hope you enjoyed the book. Why don't you use our C-Box and write your opinion about it? You can refer to specific tales or to the book a whole. You can explain whether you liked it or not and why, if you can understand its historic value... I don't know, anything that comes to your mind. It will be interesting!

You can watch again The Wife of Bath's Tale. I am sure with your headphones you will understand it much better. I must admit the sound quality in the classroom wasn't the best.

In our speaking revisions, we practised money,banking,shopping, and food. Next week we will revise the topic of houses and cities (Tuesday) and family (Thursday).

We also started our last unit in the programme, in which we will learn how to make film reviews. Regarding grammar, we will study the passive voice.
I gave you a lot of handouts, but you don't have to work on them yet (only if you wish)

See you on Tuesday then!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Third term, fifth week

Hello everyone,

Last week we were learning how to make questions more polite intruducing them with expressions like "Could you tell me... " "Can I know..." etc. You have more explanations, listening activities and more practice here.

We also learnt how to make question tags, and you had some activities on that. You can also practice here.

Next week, we will continue talking about films, so you can start thinking about you favourite movie. You'll probably have to tell me something about it.

Have a nice weekend and don't forget to read the Franklin's tale!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Some laughs

Who said learning English is not important?

Watch this

Friday, April 29, 2011

Third term, fourth week

Hello everyone,

This week has been more dynamic, hasn't it?
We participated in the complementary activity with our language assitants on Tuesday. I hope you learnt some curiosities... for example:
Which leave appears in the Canadian flag?
What does "to raise the roof", "booze" or "this is not my cup of tea" mean?
Where is Jim Carrey from?
We were even doing line dancing! We certainly had a good time, didn't we?

Then, on Thursday we were roleplaying the Nun's Priest's Tale and we started talking about Jack the Ripper. Be careful if someone offers you grapes... I know the film was a bit difficult to understand, but if you watch it at home I am sure it will be much easier.

Patricia Cornwell led an investigation to find out the identity of Jack the Ripper. Next week we will learn somthing more about this theory, which is different from the one underlying the movie. If you want, you can have a look at this website which shows paintings by the 19th century artist Walter Sickert. Don't open the website if you are very sensitive.

And then, have a look at this article. (Just a curiosity)

Well... for next Thursday, you have to work on indirect questions on page 143. Read the Pardoner's tale as well, and try to practise telling it aloud. You don't know if you will be the narrator!

We will also practice one topic of oral production and interaction: money, banking, quality of life, social relationships, shopping...You could speak about aspects such as people who are too materialistic, retail therapy, having quality of life even though it means not so much professional success, what you would do if you had a lot of money, online shopping, saving money, bank loans... or anything you might want to say. And don't forget that now you know a lot of new structures and vocabulary which I hope to hear you use!

Well... enjoy the long weekend, but don't forget about English! We only have one month left!