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Passive voice

Normally, the passive voice is something which is learnt aferwards, but I think that it is easier than it seems since it has the same structure as in Spanish. What you have to bear in mind is that the passive voice is formed with the past participle of the main verb and the verb «to be» in the same form as the main verb in the active sentence. So that, if the main verb is in present continuous in the active sentence, the verb «to be» will be in present continuous in the passive structure, and the main verb in the past participle form. Look at the next example:

Peter is writing a book.            A book is being written by Peter.
Anyway, here you are some links with explanations and exercises for you to practise.

Burns Night

«Each year Scottish people across t
he world celebrate an unique dinner
known as ‘Burns Night’. This is to remember a famous Scottish poet
called Robert Burns.» (British Council)

Today, 25th January, is the very day when this is celebrated. If you want to read more about this tradition, click HERE. You will also find interesting videos and facts about the Scottish culture and food.

You may know that the traditional meal in Scotland is ‘haggis,’ a kind of our ‘morcilla’ served in very different ways. Robert Burns wrote a poem called «Adress to haggis» about it. You can learn new vocabulary HERE with this poem and also listen to it.

A Fulldome Experience

Esta semana tuvimos un regalo especial para los alumnos de inglés del CITA, y es que
había aparecido una especie de cúpula azul en una de las entradas del
CITA que a todos causaba expectación. Hicimos una visita y descubrimos que era una especie de planetario en
pequeño que proyectaba varios cortos educativos en inglés con unas imágenes realmente espectaculares.
Tuvimos la ocasión, entonces, de practicar el inglés de una forma totalmente diferente y atractiva.

Aquí os dejo algunos recuerdos y dos trailers de las proyecciones que vimos que he encontrado en internet para que podáis seguir practicando desde casa.

Computer Room (1)

Esta semana algunos grupos de inglés de adultos hemos realizado un par de sesiones en el aula de ordenadores. Hemos aprovechado la oportunidad de perfeccionar el manejo y uso de nuestro blog de inglés trabajando los diversos aspectos que ya hemos trabajado en clase reforzándolos de una forma mucho más asequible.

Además realizamos diversas actividades orales de refuerzo y repaso ayudándonos del software de la Pizarra Digital instalado en los ordenadores. Se trataba de un ejercicio de descripción, repasando las preposiciones de lugar y otros términos de vocabulario.

Halloween 2013

31st October is the «All Hallow’s Eve» Do you know the history of this celebration? Do you know why people dressed up? Do you know the origin of ‘trick of treating’? Below you will find a video and then an article so that you can learn more about the history of Halloween and also the controversy about celebrating it if you are Christian.

Reading: Halloween’s Pagan Roots and Alleged Evils Leave Many Asking: Should Christians Celebrate?

Now some videos and links to practise your reading, listening and speaking skills from the Englis BBC.

Reading Comprehension

Listening Comprehension 1
Listening Comprehension 2 (video)

For the occasion, we spoke to our American friend and teacher John Derosa and some of his colleagues and students via Skype. We talked about different topics, but mainly Halloween and its tradition.
It was a very exciting and productive conversation and we will reapeat it for sure!

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