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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!

Useful Resources

When learning a foreign language, it is very important to have some useful material in order to practise and improve your language skills. Nowadays, it could be even easier to get that useful resources on the Net. Here you are some from my «personal collection.» These are just some webpages where you can find everything you need to learn and improve your ESL knowledge.

Cuando aprendemos una segunda lengua, es muy importante tener material útil para practicar y mejorar las habilidades del lenguaje. Hoy en día puede ser incluso más fácil conseguir estos recursos a través de Internet. Aquí tenéis algunas páginas web de mi «colección personal.» Son sólo algunas donde encontraréis todo lo que necesitáis para aprender y mejorar vuestros conocimientos de inglés como segunda lengua.

LEARNING ENGLISH BBC, una página de la BBC para practicar practicamente todas las destrezas de la lengua: vocabulario, reading, grammar, listening,… en incluso speaking a través de los chats de una forma amena y divertida. Además podéis haceros seguidores en Facebook y seguir todas las novedades.

BRITISH COUNCIL LEARNING ENGLISH, juegos para practicar vocabulario, etc.

Follow the BBC Learning English on Facebook, too.

VIDEOJUG, una página repleta de vídeos en inglés, algunos con subtítulos.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REFERENCE, una magnífica referencia a términos, slang, idioms, etc. con explicaciones, ejemplos y quizzes.

ENGLISH ON THE ROCKS, una interesante página con multitud de recursos que también puedes seguir en Facebook para estar al día y no olvidarte de tu pequeña práctica de inglés una vez al día. Ya sabéis lo que suelo decir: «más valen 10 minutos al día que una hora a la semana»

The Future Tense

We are learning the Future Tense in class and here you can get more information now about how to express future in English as well as all the uses with examples and exercises to practise.

Estamos aprendiendo el tiempo futuro en clase y ahora podéis obtener más información sobre cómo expresar futuro en inglés así como todos los usos con ejemplos y ejercicios para practicar.


Future tenses (explanation in English)
Future tenses (explanation in English and exercises at the end)
Future with WILL (explanation in English)
Future with GOING TO (explanation in English)
Future with PRESENT CONTINUOUS (explanation in English)

Future review (explanation in English and exercises)

Exercise 1: will or going to
Exercise 2: present continuous or will
Exercise 3: all future forms
Lots of exercises
Many interactive exercises

Queen: I Want to Break Free

    

We dedicated one of our speaking classes this week to listening to a song by Queen, I Want to Break Free. We took an exercise you can download here now and we talked about the meaning of the song.

Exercise: fill in the gaps

Merry Christmas Mr. Bean

One of the topics in our speaking workshops was Christmas, and for that occasion, I asked the help of a very funny English actor. As he doesn’t speak very much (or anything) we were in charge of all the speaking and we based our conversation on parts of the videos you can watch here now. Although we will probably continue watching them in class, here you are all of them just in case you want to prepare some vocabulary in advance.

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