C1 CAL ENGLISH 2016/2017

15/09/16

Presentación profesor, alumnado y curso

Ficha del alumno/a

Contacto con el profesor

Libro de texto

Wasap de grupo

Sugerencias

Currículo C1

Homework ( HW )

TIP 1: MAKE ENGLISH PART OF YOUR LIFE
How to make English a part of your life

Relating English to your life

TIP 2: LEARN WITH YOUR EARS, NOT WITH YOUR EYES
Video


20/09/16

Speaking

Introduce yourself

Example( of introduction )

Mispronounced words

Silent letters

Mute consonants

CONNECTED SPEECH

Link 1 - Link 2 - Link 3 - Link 4

How natives cut and connect words

Why you don´t understand native speakers

Listening Practice

RADIO COMMERCIAL

WEATHER FORECAST

EXTRA

Exampleof speaking exam for advanced students


22/09/16

Mistakes 1

Video 1

Writing

Paraphrasing

Miscellaneous links

HW

Homework: for or against ?

VIDEO

Bring your ideas and share them with your classmates.


27/09/16

1.1 CITIES

Vocabulary: City life

Street vs Road ( and other words )

Listening: What is the city like ?

English village

Manchester ( link for the video in case you cannot watch it: video )

Video

Developing Conversation: Emphasising and reinforcing

Adding emphasis

Emphasis in writing

How to emphasize your point

Grammar emphasis

HW correction

EXTRA

HAPPY SONG




29/09/16

Mistakes 2

Video 2

Reading Comprehension ( & Speaking )

Reading 1

Reading 2

Initial evaluation

Listening + Reading

HW

Speaking

1.- Talk about how being evicted can affect the house’s owner/s. Do you think there are other options before evicting someone from his/her/their own house? Provide arguments to support your opinion.

2.- How to rebuild the deprived areas of a city

Every day you should do, at least, one the following activities:

- Listen to the radio: Option 1Option 2

- Watch a film or serie

- Listen to ( and read ) the news


04/10/16

Mistakes 3

Video 3

Vocabulary: Changes

Listenings 1 & 2

Listening 1

Vocabulary: Binomials

Binomials I

Binomials II

Homework correction

HW

Reading: Urban Myths ( p 12 excs.: B and C )

Speaking

Historic vs Historical

The Hitchhiker

25 Most Popular Urban Legends Still Being Told

Tell us an urban myth you know

EXTRA

4 Fundamental Mistakes Bad English Learners Make

Why You Don't Understand Native Speakers


06/10/16

HW correction

Mistakes 4

Video 4

Writing & Speaking: Initial assessment

HW

Advantages and disadvantages of living in a city

Advantages and disadvantages of living in a big city

City or country ?

City centre or outskirts ?

Town and City Vocabulary

EXTRA

Test 1


11/10/16

Mistakes 5

Video 5

Evaluación Inicial

Speaking

HW correction

EXTRA

Vocabulary: Confusing words

Confusing Verbs I

Confusing Verbs II

Especially vs Specially


13/10/16

Mistakes 6

Video 6

Evaluación Inicial

Speaking

Vocabulary

Society and culture

Listening

Society and culture in two different countries

Developing conversations

Disagreeing

Agreeing / Disagreeing ( Video )

Writing I: Describing visual data

Writing about a bar chart

Writing about survey results

Collection of graphs and chart exercises

HW

Get ready to speak about:

- Do you think museums should be admission free and subsidized exclusively by donations (public and/or private)?

- Should the government promote domestically-produced media by establishing a minimum amount of homegrown content on TV and radio?

Back up your opinion with facts, figures, examples or personal knowledge.

EXTRA

CURSO AVANZADO

UNIT 1

Test 2


18/10/16

Mistakes 7

Video 7

Grammar

Emphatic structures

Inversion ( Video )

Vocabulary: Household objects

Cellar ( no windows, for storage )

vs

Basement ( windows, for living )

Household items ( Test )

Speaking

Things that annoy you from:

- the place where you live

- other people

HW correction

HW

Reading

p 16 exc.: A – p 17 excs.: B & C

EXTRA

BRITISH CULTURE

British culture

Podcasts ( about British culture )

20/10/16

HW correction

Mistakes 8

Video 8

Speaking

British culture

Listening

Feelings about British culture

Writing I

Speaking


HW

Reading: p 19 exc.: B

Speaking:

- Do you think everybody is fit to adopt a child? Under which circumstances wouldn’t you be in favour of adoption? Provide examples to support your opinion.

- Talk about the handling of personal data by governments. Should governments have the right to tap our telephone conversations in the name of public safety and the fight against terrorism?

EXTRA

CURSO AVANZADO: UNIT 2

Test 3

Spanish stereotypes I

Spanish stereotypes II

VIDEO UNIT 2

CULTURE AND IDENTITY VOCABULARY

25/10/16

Mistakes 9

Video 9

Speaking

Questions on personality

Vocabulary

Personality vocabulary I

Personality vocabulary II

Describing people adjectives

HW correction

EXTRA

Test 3

personality adhjectives.jpg

27/10/16

Mistakes 10

Video 10

Listening

The Polyglot project( collection of podcasts )

Developing conversations

First impressions

Expressing Impressions

Grammar “would 1”

Expressing points

Useful expressions

Vocabulary

Divorce ( Video )

Speaking

Divorce I

Divorce II

Listening

Building Bridges

Spooky travel destinations

HW

Reading

The Bitter End p 22 exc.: A

Divorce

EXTRA

CURSO AVANZADO

UNIT 3

HALLOWEEN

**https://www.englishclub.com/efl/podcasts/classics/frankenstein/**

**http://edition.cnn.com/videos/living/2011/10/20/on-the-go-halloween.cnn**

**http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/autumn-festivals/halloween/us-most-haunted-halloween-listening.html**

I told my kids I ate all their Halloween candy( video )

Why Teal Pumpkins Are Popping Up This Halloween

03/11/15
HW correction
Mistakes 11
Video 11
Grammar
Wouldn´t + verb ( 2 )
Speaking
Different age groups
Listening
Raising teenagers
Meeting a new neighbour
Feeling embarrassed
Vocabulary
Phrasal Verbs
Developing conversation
What´s up ?
Reading
Grim forecast for e-waste ...
HW
Breaking bad habits

Watch the video and answer these questions:
  1. What bad habits does he mention?
  2. What solution to these bad habits does he suggest?
EXTRA
Video Unit 3

RELATIONSHIPS VOCABULARY

Test 4

08/11/16

Mistakes 12

Video 12

Speaking

Problems and solutions

Writing II: Expressing your opinion

How to write an opinion essay

How to express your opinion ( Video )

For and against essay ( Sample I )

Argumentative essays ( Sample II )

Argumentative composition ( Sample III )

HW correction

EXTRA

Curso Avanzado

Unit 4


10/11/16

Mistakes 13

Video 13

Developing conversations

Give your opinion about ...

Listening

Wage vs Salary

Grammar

Conditionals I ( revision )

Listening practice

HW

Vocabulary

Speaking

Expressing Consequencies

- Talk about the following statement: ‘Political parties just take people into account when the elections are round the corner’. Do you agree? Provide arguments to support your opinion.

- Talk about the effect of crowdfunding (the practice of raising funds from two or more people over the Internet towards a common service, project or product) in today’s society. How can that help entrepreneurs or artists, or social projects? What type of project would you be willing to fund? Back up your opinion with facts, figures, examples or personal knowledge.

EXTRA

Curso Avanzado

Bonfire night - 5th

Unit 5


15/11/16

HW correction

Mistakes 14

Video 14

Vocabulary: Politicians

Qualities a politician must have

Listening

About jokes

Ways of looking

Ways of walking

Speaking

Jokes about politicians

HW

Reading p 28

Exc.: A

EXTRA

If vs Whether

PRUEBAS UNIFICADAS DE CERTIFICACIÓN

Test 1


17/11/16

HW correction

Mistakes 15

Video 15

Vocabulary

Elections and Politics

Listening

Talking about votes

British electoral system

Electing a US president

First Past The Post ( FPTP )

Writing practice

Opinion essay

HW

Reading p 30

Speaking

Exc.: D

- Talk about politics and honesty. Are all politicians dishonest? Do you think they only say whatever is convenient at the time? Back up your opinion with facts, figures, examples or personal knowledge.

- The electoral sytem in other counties.

EXTRA

Curso Avanzado

Unit 6


22/11/16
HW correction
Mistakes 16
Video 16
Speaking
p 31
Vocabulary
Feelings
Idioms with emotions
EXTRA
Video Unit 4

POLITICS VOCABULARY

Test 2

24/11/16

Mistakes 17

Video 17

Listening

A night out in Newcastle

Developing conversations

I bet / imagine = You must be / have been

Speaking + Reading practice

HW

Get ready to talk about:

1.- Give your opinion on leisure activities that involve mistreating an animal, such as bullfighting or foxhunting. Do you think they should be banned? Support your opinion with convincing arguments.

2.- Talk about volunteering. Would you consider spending your leisure time helpìng others ? Do you think it is worthwhile ? Give reasons why ( or not ) you would do that .

EXTRA

Curso avanzado

International Day for the elimination of violence against Women

Unit 7

UN
Link 1
Listening 1
Listening 2
Listening 3

29/11/16

HW correction

Mistakes 18

Video 18

Speaking practice

Speaking

- p 38 exc.: A

Vocabulary

Noun + preposition

Nouns and prepositions

Grammar

Noun phrases p 140

HW

Reading

pp 38-39 excs. A & D

EXTRA

Listening

Test 3


01/12/16

HW correction

Mistakes 19

Video 19

Speaking

Reading habits I

Reading habits II

Books

Listening

Book clubs

Vocabulary

Describing books

Listening practice

Writing III

How to write a review

Excellent Presentation

Example 1

Example 2

HW

Prepare a brief monologue recommending a book, a restaurant, a film, ...

EXTRA

Curso Avanzado

Unit 8

**ADVANCED READING COMPREHENSION TESTS**

**ADVANCED VOCABULARY**

**ADVANCED LISTENING**

**STUDENTS´ ORAL PERFORMANCES WITH TEACHER´S FEEDBACK**( C1 LEVEL )

13/12/16

HW correction

Mistakes 20

Video 20

Find and Correct the mistakes

Inversion

Speaking

Reasons why we argue

Speaking practice

Listening

About conflicts

EXTRA

NIGHT IN NIGHT OUT

Test 4


15/12/16

Speaking practice

Mistakes 21

Video 21

Developing conversations

Giving negative / private information

Grammar

I wish / If only ( have a look at the “advanced grammar reference” )

Vocabulary

Adverbs collocations

Writing Practice: A Review

EXTRA

Curso Avanzado

Unit 9


20/12/16

Mistakes 22

Video 22

Vocabulary

War and peace

Listening

News stories

Speaking

Agree or disagree with these statements ?

Vocabulary

Social conflict

Confusing words

suggestion vs recommendation

as vs like

Listening

The Truth and Reconciliation Commision

Speaking

Creative punishments

Kahoot 1

Kahoot 2

EXTRA

Test 1

Ways to talk about crime

Talking about crime

Videos about Crime ( TED TALKS )

**CONFLICT VOCABULARY**


10/01/17

Mistakes 23

Video 23

Speaking: New Year´s Resolutions

Bridget Jones

New Year´s Resolution Song

Reading

Reading circles

Writing

**Punctuation guide**( The period )

Vocabulary

Talking about science

Science vocabulary

EXTRA

CURSO AVANZADO:Unit10




PERIOD.jpg

12/01/16

Mistakes 24

Video 24

Vocabulary

Proverbs powerpoint

Listening

Science-based stories

Developing conversations

Expressing surprise and disbelief

Video

Link

Vocabulary

Statistics

Grammar: Passives

Reduced passives

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

A FAMOUS ARCHITECT DESIGNED THE BUILDING

The building was designed by a famous architect

The building designed by a famous architect is awesome ( Reduced )

It is said that the building was desined by a famous architect

The building is said to have been designed by a famous architect

I am going to have my hair cut

I have had my hair cut

I have had my hair cut vs I got my hand trapped in the door

She won´t have her holiday ruined by them

I want the report finished by next Monday

Listening

Business communication

HW

Reading: TRUTH AND STATISTICS

p 50 exc.: C

GET READY TO SPEAK ABOUT:

- Talk about drilling/deep sea prospections and the use of renewable energies. Do you think we should look for new sources of fossil fuel or new alternative energies? Do you believe the economic advantages would outweigh the environmental consequences of drilling near the coast? Back up your opinion with facts,

figures, examples or personal knowledge.

- Is “climate change / global warming” a hoax ?

EXTRA

Test 2




17/01/17

Mistakes 25

Video 25

HW correction

Speaking

Negative stereotypes of scientists

Listening

Jobs

Vocabulary

Forming words

EXTRA

**SCIENCE AND RESEARCH VOCABULARY**

CURSO AVANZADO: Unit 11


19/01/16

Mistakes 26

Video 26

Vocabulary

Describing scenery

Scenery Vocabulary

Describe a scenery

Listening

Talking about scenery

Developing Conversations

Emphatic Tags

Other emphatic structures

It was Tom who didn’t want to come

What Mike did was (to) take Sally to the party

All you need is love

Writing 4

Describing processes

Link 1

Link 2

HW

- Talk about the pros and cons of ‘Intensive farming’ as opposed to ‘Organic farming’. Give your opinion and provide arguments to support it.

EXTRA

Test 1

RECIPES FOR ENGLISH


24/01/17

Mistakes 27

Video 27

HW correction

Speaking

Men vs Women

Avoid sexist language

Examples and Alternatives of Sexist/Gendered Language

Listening

Language and gender

Violence against women

Grammar

Auxiliaries ( Yes-No Game )

Question Tags

Advanced Question Tags

**10 grammar questions most teachers can´t answer**

Newsy

Hard Brexit ?

**Trump´s First 3 measures**

EXTRA

CURSO AVANZADO: Unit 12


26/01/17

Mistakes 28

Video 28

Vocabulary

Communicating p 57 exc.: A

Speaking

Read about animals and make a summary

Interview a famous

Writing practice

Describe a process

example 1

example 2 ( corrected )

HW

A.- Reading: Read the text p 58

p 59 exc.: D

B.- Get ready to talk about:

1.- bullying and child crime. Do you think students should be held legally responsible for bullying at school? What type of punishment would be appropriate? Back up your opinion

with facts, figures, examples or personal knowledge.

2.- Do you think everybody is fit to adopt a child? Under which circumstances wouldn’t you be in favour of adoption? Provide examples to support your opinion.

EXTRA

Test 2


31/01/17

Correct homework ( **LOSERS** )

Mujer vs Hombre: Las diferencias

Mistakes 29

Video 29

Vocabulary

Animal groups

List of animals

Animal body parts

Animal sounds

Animal young

Punctuation

How to use the comma

EXTRA

NATURE VOCABULARY

CURSO AVANZADO: Unit 13




COMMA.jpg


02/02/17

Mistakes 30

Video 30

Vocabulary: Company jobs and Tasks

Work vocabulary

Work vocabulary 2

Idioms related to job ( Video )

Talk about your job ( Video )

Listening: First day in a new job

Learning work rules and routine

First day at work

Developing Conversations: Deductions

Video

Some exercises

More exercises

Grammar

Continuous Forms p 65 exc.: a

Reading practice

HW

Get ready to talk about:

- pros and cons of working abroad

- what your duties are ( in your current job )

- your ideal job

- who should have priority: young people or older people

- important things to find out before accepting a job

- having your own business or working for someone else

EXTRA

Test 3


FECHAS PARA LOS EXÁMENES DE LA SEGUNDA EVALUACIÓN
DESTREZA
DÍA
MES
HORA
LUGAR
Writing
14
marzo
18.45
Aula 112
Reading + Listening
16
marzo
18.45
Aula 112
Speaking
21
marzo
18.45
Aula 112
Revisión exámenes
23
marzo
18.45
Aula 112

07/02/17

Homework correction

Mistakes 31

Video 31

Vocabulary: Adverb-adjective collocations

Link 1

Link 2

Game

Listening

Brief summary of lessons from experience

HW

1.- Reading: p 67 excs.: B, C and D ( page 66 )

EXTRA

GAME: The Alphabet Game

CURSO AVANZADO: Unit 14


09/02/17

Homework correction

Mistakes 32

Video 32

Vocabulary

The world of work

Listening

News reports related to work

Listening practice

Writing

8 de marzo: Ensayo de opinión sobre “los prejuicios de género en el trabajo”

Link 1

Link 2

HW

Get ready to talk about

- Work:

  • working conditions: then and now

  • common complaints at work

  • uniform at work

  • maternity leave

  • retirement age

- The most common causes of stress in people’s lives today. How can long‐term stress affect people?

EXTRA

Test 4

WORK VOCABULARY


14/02/17

Homework correction

Mistakes 33

Video 33

Speaking

Cosmetic Surgery: for or against ?

Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation ( laser )

Listening

Surgical procedures

Vocabulary

Operations

EXTRA

Test 1


16/02/17

Mistakes 34

Video 34

Developing Conversations

Vague language

Kind vs Type

Vocabulary: Body Actions

List of actions

Listening: Mindfulness exercise

Mindfulness ( Video )

Writing practice: Application letter

How to write a successful covering letter

Cover letters

Job application letter

How to

CV examples

Top words for your job interview ( Video )

HW

Reading: East meets West ( pp 72-73 )

Speaking: p72Health habits

Get ready to be able to talk about:

- Public debate on private medicine

EXTRA

Test 2

21/02/17

Homework correction

Mistakes 35

Video 35

Speaking

Some illnesses

Illnesses and medical advice

Vocabulary: Medical conditions

Medical English vocabulary

How to talk about health problems

Listening: Lorenzo's Oil

News extract about a rare medical condition

HW

- Reading p74 exc.: B

- Grammar: Modal Verbs p 75 excs.: A and C

EXTRA

Test 3


23/02/17

Homework correction

Mistakes 36

Video 36

Speaking

Sports habits

Vocabulary

Sports exercises

Sports vocabulary

Leisure vocabulary

Writing

Paragraph structure

A magazine article

**Another link**

HW

- Get ready to talk about: the ethics of stem cell research into cancer and hereditary diseases. Does the advancement of medical science justify the use of human embryos, or stem cells from your own body or a donor? Back up your opinion with facts, figures, examples or personal knowledge.

EXTRA

Test 4


02/03/17

Homework correction + Speaking p 77 exc. D

Mistakes 37

Video 37

Listening

Conversations about sports

Developing Conversations

Irony and Humour

Reading practice

HW

Get ready to talk about:

- Rules of sports / games

- if you think sport unites or sets people apart

- Talk about volunteering. Would you consider spending your leisure time helping others? Do you think it is worthwhile? Give reasons why (or not) you would do that.

EXTRA

Test 1


HOW TO SAY ZERO.jpg


07/03/17

HW correction

Mistakes 38

Video 38

Vocabulary

Rules of Games

Listening

Short talk on playing cards

HW

Grammar: Linking words

Reading p 81 & exc.: C p 80

EXTRA

Test 2


09/03/17

A pain in the neck - Insoportable / muy pesado

Actually - De hecho

After you - Después de ti (cuando cedes la entrada a alguien)

Again and again - Una y otra vez

Ages ago - Hace siglos

And to top it all - ...y encima para rematar...

Apple doesn't fall far away from the tree - de tal palo tal astilla

Are you kidding me? - ¿Estás de coña?

As clear as a day - tan claro como el agua

As for me - Por mi parte

As soon as possible/asap - Lo más rápido posible

Ass licker - Pelota/Lameculos

At last - Por fin

At least - Al menos

At the end of the day - Al fin y al cabo

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

HW correction

Mistakes 39

Video 39

Listening

5 people talking about games

Vocabulary

Sports and games metaphors

Speaking

p 80 exc.: A

Listening practice

EXTRA

Test 3

**VOCABULARY UNIT 11**


CONVOCATORIA PRUEBAS DE CERTIFICACIÓN






¡¡¡ ESTO TE INTERESA !!!!!


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ENLACE





HW for Tuesday 28th

Get ready to talk about:

1.- Do you think children have too many rights and very few duties nowadays? Are they being overprotected by the law and social norms? How is this affecting education and parenting? Support your opinion with convincing arguments.

2.- DIALOGUE

STUDENT A

You are planning to expand your IT business abroad. You believe Asia is a good placement for a new office because a big number of the high-tech companies are from that continent. Your business partner might be against the idea, but try to talk them into approving your plan. You should try to reach an agreement.

You start the conversation.

STUDENT B

Your business partner wants to expand your IT business abroad. They think Asia would be a good destination. For you, the USA seems a better placement for a new office. You should try to reach an agreement.

A starts the conversation.

28/03/17

Homework correction

Back in the day - Antiguamente/En aquella época

Be right back - Ahora vengo

Better devil you know than evil you don't - mejor malo conocido que bueno por conocer -- British

Better late than never - Mejor tarde que nunca

Between the devil and deep blue sea - entre la espada y la pared -- British

Bollocks - mentiras, estupideces o cojones (testículos)

Bullshit - Mentira!

Burn the luck! - Qué mala suerte!

By all means - De todos modos/En cualquier caso

By chance - por casualidad

By heart - De memoria

By hook or by crook - por las buenas o por las malas

By the skin of my teeth - Por los pelos

By the time - Cuando.../para cuando...

By the way - Por cierto

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

Mistakes 40

Video 40

Vocabulary

Timelines

British Timeline

Timelines for children/schools

Listening

An amazing life

Connecting the dots, by Steve Jobs

Speaking

p 83 exc.: D

Developing Conversations: Similes

as … as

Similes list

Conversation practice

- Personal history

historic vs historical

HW

Reading: p 84 excs.: A and B

- Civil service

- Pros and cons of living in a big family

EXTRA

Test 4

Ejemplos de exámenes de otras comunidades

Video: Comma Story


30/03/17

Homework correction

Carry on - Continua (a seguir con algo)

Catch you later - Nos vemos luego/Luego te veo

Chat shit - decir tonterias / contar mentiras -- British

Check this out - Mira esto/Atento a esto

Cheers - Gracias (informal UK)

Clearly - Evidentemente

Cocktease - Calientapollas

Come hell or high water - Caiga quien caiga

Cunt - Genitales femeninos/Cabrón/Puta, forma despectiva hacia la mujer (You fucking cunt -tu puta madre)

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

Mistakes 41

Video 41

Developing Conversations ( Listening )

Asking for clarification

Vocabulary

Presenting arguments and theories

Listening practice

HW

Monologue:

- Speaking: p 86 exc.: A (historical milestones)

Dialogue:

- STUDENT A: You are on the local advisory board of your political party. You and your partner have to recommend three specific projects to the general committee. You believe it is essential to improve the town’s historical heritage (old buildings, museums, etc.) and its street/road system and to promote it as a tourist destination, which will increase the job market in the area. Negotiate with your partner.

You start the conversation.

- STUDENT B: You are on the local advisory board of your political party. You and your partner have to recommend three specific projects to the general committee. You believe it is essential to promote self-employment and the set up of multinational companies, which will increase the job market in the area. Negotiate with your partner.

A starts the conversation.

EXTRA

Test 1


04/04/17

HW correction

Mistakes 42

Video 42

Damn it - Maldita sea

Damn! - Maldición!

Dead on arrival - Condenado al fracaso (antes de empezar)

Despite of/In spite of... - A pesar de...

Doesn't matter - No importa/Ningún problema

Dog´s bollocks - Cojonudo/Lo mejor

Don't be a pussy - No seas marica

Don´t bullshit me! - Deja de decirme gilipolleces / No me cuentes gilipolleces

Don't get me wrong - No me malinterpretes

Don't give that jazz! - no me vengas con cuentos!

Don't make a fool out of myself - No me tomes por tonto

Don´t pull my leg/Dont take the mickey/Dont tease me - No me tomes el pelo

Don't Worry - No te preocupes/No hay problema

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

Several speaking activities

Hexagones ( Link )

Speed discussions

Reading practice

EXTRA

Reading: Berlin´s Wall most iconic paintings under threat ( download the pdf document )

Test 3

Video:Enlightening video about the comma


06/04/17

Mistakes 43

Video 43

Easy-peasy - Tirado, chupado, muy fácil

Enough is enough - Ya está bien

Fair and square - Como Dios manda, de forma justa

Fall over heels in love with someone - enamorarse profundamente de alguien - British

Far and wide - Por todas partes

Feel like + gerundio - Tener ganas, apetecer (I feel like dancing - tengo ganas de bailar)

Feel like + objeto - Apetecer (I feel like beer - me apetece una cerveza)

For fuck's sake - Por qué cojones...

For God's sake! - ¡Madre del amor hermoso!

For sure! - ¡Por supuesto! (con énfasis)

For the hell of it - Porque sí/Porque me dió la gana

For the love of it - por amor al arte

For the record - Para que conste

Fresh - Descarado/Sinverguenza

From A to Z - De pe a pa

From now on - De ahora en adelante/A partir de ahora

From time to time - De vez en cuando

Fuck off! - ¡Que te jodan! / ¡Vete a la mierda !

Furthermore - Además

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

Vocabulary

Recent history

Listening

Milestone events

Grammar

Dramatic inversion

HW

Get ready to be able to talk about:

MONOLOGUE

- Talk about the information revolution our society and the media have experienced in the last few years with the appearance of Twitter and the online press. Do you think we are suffering from information overload? What are the positive and the negative aspects of this immediate access to what is going on? Back up your opinion with facts, figures, examples or personal knowledge.

DIALOGUE

  • STUDENT A

You realise that you are paying a fortune for your car insurance with FiveStar Vehicle Insurance. Just when you are about to sign up with another firm, your bank statement shows that FiveStar have already charged you for renewal – two months early! And even more pricy! March into your local FiveStar branch and demand a refund, or at least a much, much better deal.

You start the conversation.

  • STUDENT B

You are an insurance agent, and your salary is based on the number of clients on your list. A client comes to your office to complain about an “unexpected” charge for car insurance for 2016-17. Although you are not allowed to give full refunds, you have plenty of scope for suggesting alternatives. Above all, persuade them not to move to another firm.

A starts the conversation.

EXTRA

Test 4

**VOCABULARY.com** ( HISTORY )

Traditions and festivals in April


18/04/17

Homework correction

Get it? - ¿Entiendes?/¿Lo pillas?

Get Lost! - Pierdete!

Get off! - Quita de enmedio!/Apártate!

Get out of my way! - Aparta de mi camino/vista

Get the fuck out - Lárgate (malsonante)

Give it to me straight - Dimelo directamente/Dimelo sin rodeos

Go fly a kite! - vete a la porra/ a cagar!

Goddamn it all to hell - La madre que me parió

Goddamn - Puñetero/Maldito

Guess what - A que no sabes que

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

Mistakes 44

Video 44

Vocabulary

News Headlines

Listening

Short conversations about headlines

HW

- Reading: p 95 exc. : A p 94

EXTRA

Test 5

SPEAK OUT ADVANCED VIDEOS


20/04/17

Homework correction

Hanging out (hang out)- Pasando el rato (pasar el rato)

Hardly/Barely - Apenas (refiriendose a cantidad, no a tiempo)

He gets on my nerves - Me saca de quicio.

He is in his twenties - El ronda los 20 (años)

He is twenty- odd years old - Tiene veintitantos años

He/she is on his/her way - Está de camino

Help yourself - Sírvete tú mismo (amable)

Hence my surprise - De ahí mi sorpresa

Hence/Therefore - Por lo tanto

Here you are - Cóbrese/Aquí tiene

Hereabouts - Por aquí cerca

High Five/Give me five - Choca esos cinco!

Hold your horses! - para el carro!

Holy crap! - Me cago en la puta! (informal)

Holy moly/Holey moley - Santo cielo

Holy shit - Mierda!/Su puta madre!

How come? - ¿Como es eso?

How embarrasing! - Que vergüenza!

How you doing?/How you going? - ¿Que hay?/¿como estás?/¿como lo llevas? (Informal)

However - Sin embargo/Aún así

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

Mistakes 45

Video 45

Speaking

Paper-based publishing vs online newspapers

Listening

Extract from a radio programme about the future of newspaper publishing

Vocabulary

Newspapers

News headlines

Writing: Proposal

How to write a proposal

Example1

Example 2

HW

Get ready to talk about:

MONOLOGUE

- Talk about free speech and the media. Do you think the media should be able to speak freely about anything? Do you believe there should be restrictions to avoid defamation, invasion of privacy and racial or religious discrimination? How does the media affect our opinion about current affairs? Are we manipulated by the media? Back up your opinion with facts, figures, examples or personal knowledge.

DIALOGUE

STUDENT A

As a member of the National Youth Association, you are to take part in a round table discussion

titled, “Changes in Society as a Result of Social Media”. You have mixed feelings about social media. Before you go, clarify you thoughts by discussing social media with two local colleagues. Discuss your ideas about its effects on such aspects as: access to information, social relations, business, shopping, children, identity and privacy, education, politics... Comment on your colleagues’ suggestions and ask for clarifications when necessary.=== ===

You start the conversation.

STUDENT B

Student A, your colleague at the National Youth Association, is to take part in a round table discussion titled, “Changes in Society as a Result of Social Media”. Before the big day, you meet to discuss ideas and help your colleague prepare. Unlike student C, you are positive about the advances generated by social media: the benefits to businesses and shoppers, universal, free access to news and the sharing of ideas and knowledge. Express your opinions and react to your partners’ so as to help student A.

A starts the conversation. You are second.

STUDENT C

Student A, your colleague at the National Youth Association, is to take part in a round table discussion titled, “Changes in Society as a Result of Social Media”. Before the big day, you meet to discuss ideas and help your colleague prepare. Unlike student B, you tend to see the downsides: cyberbullying, lack of privacy, identity theft, social isolation, decreased productivity. Express your opinions and react to your partners’ so as to help student A.

A starts the conversation. B is second. You are third.

EXTRA

Test 6


25/04/17

I am at your beck and call - Estoy a su entera disposición

I do like it - En serio que me gusta/Me gusta (como aclarándolo)

I don´t give a fuck - Me la suda

I don't care - Me la trae floja xD (despectivo)

I don't feel like doing it - No tengo ganas (de hacer algo que te dicen)

I don't give a damn - Me importa un bledo

I don't give a shit - Me importa una mierda

I don't mind - No me importa/Me da igual

I don't think so - No pienso eso/No lo creo

I don't, either - Yo tampoco (formal)

I get the picture - Capto la idea/Me hago a la idea

I go nuts - Se me va la olla

I got the right spot - Le he cogido el punto

I guess so - Supongo que sí

I have no idea - Ni idea (I haven't idea está mal)

I haven´t got the faintest idea - No tengo ni la menor idea (enfatizando)

I mean - Me refiero/quiero decir (modismo, para aclarar algo a continuación)

I put him off/I was stalling him - Le di largas

I rather think that... - Me da la impresión que....

I screwed it up/I messed up/I blew it - La cagué/La fastidié

I see - Ah, ya veo/Ah, ya entiendo

I'd screw/bang her - Melafó/Me la follaba

If need be... - Si hay que hacerlo...

If only/I wish - Ojalá

If you say so - Si tú lo dices...

I'm aching all over - Me duele todo

I'm deadstoned - Estoy reventado/hecho polvo/fundío

I'm drunk as hell/I'm piss drunk/I'm hammered/I'm trashed/I'm high - Estoy ciego/borracho/colocado

I'm fond of... - Ser aficionado a...

I'm freaking out - me estoy volviendo loco

I'm going to hit the sack - Me voy a la cama

I'm going to pieces - Estoy hecho polvo (de ánimos)

I'm gone/I'm off - Me voy/Me largo (informal)

I'm out of cash/I'm broke - Estoy sin un duro

I'm pissed off - Estoy cabreado

In a nutshell... - En pocas palabras... (para comenzar a resumir algo)

In and of itself - En sí mismo/a

In fact - De hecho

In for a dime in for a dollar - De perdidos al rio (US)

In for a penny in for a pound - De perdidos al rio

In the altogether - en pelotas

Indeed - Ya lo creo

Inside out - Del revés

Is cutting edge - Es el último grito/moda

Is giving him hell - Le hace la vida imposible

Is water under the bridge - Es agua pasada (cuando se hacen las paces por ejemplo)

It gives me the goosebumps - Me pone la piel de gallina

It sounds Greek to me - Me suena a chino

It turns out that - Resulta que...

It's a rip off - Vaya estafa!

It's bullshit - Es una mierda

It's finger licking good - Esta para chuparse los dedos

It's high time/About time - Ya es hora/Ya va siendo hora

It's in the lap of the Gods - que sea lo que dios quiera

It's my treat / It's on me - Invito yo

It's not a big deal / It's not that of a big deal - No es para tanto

It's on the house - Invito la casa/por cuenta de la casa

It's raining cats and dogs - Llueve a cántaros

It's up to you - Como tú quieras/Depende de ti (en tono amable)

It's worthless - No vale nada

I've enough on my plate - No puedo más (en la vida)

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

HW correction

Mistakes 46

Video 46

Listening

News bulletin

HW

Grammar

p 148

Reporting verbs

Reporting verbs 2

EXTRA

**Test 1**

**VOCABULARY UNIT 13**



27/04/17

Homework correction

Just in case - Por si acaso/Por si las moscas

Keep an eye on... - Vigila a.../Echa un ojo a...

Keep dreaming - Sigue soñando

Keep it up - Sigue así

Keep you hair on! - cálmate!

Kind of/Give or take - Más o menos (more or less se usa poco)

Kiss and make up - Borrón y cuenta nueva

Last but one - Penúltimo

Last night - Anoche

Lest you forget - Para que no (te) olvides

Like water off duck's back - palabras necias oídos sordos : British

Long story short... - Resumiendo...

Long time no see! - ¡Cuanto tiempo!

Look out! - Cuidado!

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

Mistakes 47

Video 47

Writing practice: A proposal

EXTRA

Test 2


04/05/17

Mistakes 48

Video 48

Make my day - Alégrame el día

Make up your mind - Decídete. Decide tú.

Make yourself at home - Estás en tu casa (expresión de cortesía)

Maybe - Tal vez/A lo mejor

Me neither - Yo tampoco (informal)

Meanwhile/In the meantime - Mientras tanto

Mind the gap - Cuidado con el hueco

Mofo - modo abreviado y vulgar (más aún) de decir motherfucker

Moreover - Además

Much to my dismay - Para mi desgracia

My bad - Culpa mía (USA)

My goodness! - Madre mia!

Never again - Nunca más

Never mind - No importa (tono amable)

New brush sweeps clean but old broom knows all the corners - mejor malo conocido que bueno por conocer -- British

No bother - No te preocupes/ no es molestia

No brainer - Sin duda

No way - Ni hablar/De ninguna manera

No wonder - No me extraña

Nor/neither do I - Yo tampoco.

Not a chance / No way in hell - Ninguna posibilidad / Ni de coña

Not at all/You're welcome/It's Ok - De nada (tras agradecimiento)

Not Bad - No está mal

Not for nothing - No es por nada

Not half! - ya lo creo!/por supuesto! (Do you fancy a beer!, not half - te apetece una cerveza?, ya lo creo)

Not my bussiness - No es asunto mio

Not my cup of tea - No es lo mio (britanico?)

Not worth a penny/red cent - No vale un duro

Not worth a shit - No vale una mierda

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

Vocabulary

Business vocabulary

Listening

Telephone calls between colleagues

Speaking

p 100 ( situations connected to the banks )

Grammar

Relative Clauses

Vocabulary

Business situations

Listening

Business meeting in a footwear company

HW

1.- Reading p 101 exc.: A and B p 100

Get ready to talk about:

MONOLOGUE

- Talk about employment. What is the key to improving the current situation? Should the government invest more in research and development, or should it give more support to the self-employed and entrepreneurs? If you decided to start your own business, what type of business would it be?

DIALOGUE

STUDENT A

The biggest trade unions in your country are calling a 24-hour general strike against cuts and austerity measures. You consider it´s high time citizens stood up for their rights and defend the welfare state. Talk to your colleague at work and discuss the issue. Express your opinion and react to your partner´s point of view. You start the conversation.

STUDENT B

The biggest trade unions in your country are calling a 24-hour general strike against cuts and austerity measures. You consider this kind of actions may be a risky move and may do more harm than good. Keeping quiet might be the best way to avoid losing your job. Talk to your colleague at work and discuss the issue. Express your opinion and react to your partner´s point of view. A starts the conversation.

EXTRA

Test 3

09/05/17

HW correction

Mistakes 49

**Video 49**

Off the top of my head - Así de cabeza...

Oh dear! - Oh Dios!/Dios mio!

Oh my Gosh - forma políticamente correcta de decir "Oh my God"

On one hand... on the other hand - Por un lado ... por otro lado

On the face of it - Según las apariencias

On your bike! - Vete por ahí/No me cuentes milongas/no me cuentes historias

Once in a lifetime - Una vez en la vida

Once in a while/from time to time - De vez en cuando

Out of the blue - como caído del cielo

Over and over again - Una y otra vez

Paint from the same brush - distinto perro mismo collar -- British

Pardon my French - Perdón por lo que voy a decir/acabo de decir (palabras malsonantes)

Phony baloney - Cuento chino

Piece of cake! - Está chupado!

Piss off - mandar a la mierda a alguien o cabrear alguien

Pleasure/Bless you - Jesús (para cuandoalguien estornuda)

Point taken - Te entiendo (el punto de vista)

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

Vocabulary

Style and design

Listening 1

4 conversations about style

Developing conversations

Backtracking and correcting

HW

- Reading: the opening of Adorned in Dreams by Elizabeth Wilson - p 106 excs.: A, C and D

EXTRA

Test 4


11/05/17

HW correction

Raining cat and dogs - Lloviendo a cantaros

Really? - ¿En serio?

Say when - Cuando sirves algo dices "say when" para que te digan cuando parar

See you anon - Te veo luego

Seen - Ya/'aham' (forma de asentir en UK)

Shake/show a leg! - espabila!, levántate!, muévete!

Shame on you! - Vergüenza debería darte

She turns me on - Me pone (cachondo, a tono...)

Shoot the breeze - darle a la lengua

Shut the fuck up! - Cállate de una puta vez!

Shut up! - Cállate!

So bad/badly - mucho/un montón (I love you so bad)

So do I - Como yo./Yo también.

So long - hasta la vista

Some other time - Otra vez será

Speaking of which - Hablando de lo cual...

Stick someone's nose up at someone - mirar por encima del hombro -- british

Stop Messing around - Deja de hacer el tonto

Such is life/That's life/Life's like that - Así es la vida

Suck it up - Te aguantas / Te jodes

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

Mistakes 50

Video 50

Grammar

Prepositions patterns

Listening

Influence of the fashion industry on society

Vocabulary

Fashion and the Media

Writing: A report

How to write a report 1

How to write a report 2

HW

Get ready to talk about:

MONOLOGUE

- how fashion trends have evolved over the last years. Say if you think one’s image is really important in all walks of life and provide arguments to support your opinion.

DIALOGUE

STUDENT A

You are on the local advisory board of your political party. You and your partner have to recommend three specific projects to the general committee. You believe it is essential to improve the town’s historical heritage (old buildings, museums, etc.) and its street/road system and to promote it as a tourist destination, which will increase the job market in the area. Negotiate with your partner.

You start the conversation.

STUDENT B

You are on the local advisory board of your political party. You and your partner have to recommend three specific projects to the general committee. You believe it is essential to promote self-employment and the set up of multinational companies, which will increase the job market in the area. Negotiate with your partner.

A starts the conversation.

EXTRA

ADVANCED VIDEOS


16/05/17

Homework correction

Take it easy - Tómatelo con calma

Talking of the devil - Hablando del rey de Roma

Thanks in advance - Gracias por adelantado

That's quite dodgy - Eso es muy cutre

That's the straw that brokes the camel's back - Esta es la gota que colma el vaso

That's what I mind - Eso es lo que cuenta/A eso me refiero.

That's what matters/That's all that matters - Eso es lo que cuenta

The more the merrier - Cuanto más, mejor

The sooner the better - Cuanto antes, mejor

Think twice - Piensalo dos veces

This is my bread and butter - Con esto me gano la vida

This is not rocket science - No es tan dificil (si alguien esta intentando hacer algo fácil y no sabe cómo)

To ask for the moon - pedir peras al olmo

To bang/screw [alguien] - Cepillarse a alguien

To be a bellend - ser un capullo

To be a cunt - ser un capullo/gilipollas -- British

To be a dickhead - (se pronuncia dicked)

To be between the devil and the deep/between a rock and a hard place - Estar entre la espada y la pared.

To be caught between a rock and a hard place - entre la espada y la pared --- British

To be down to fuck - Querer un polvo

To be high/stone - Estar colocado/ciego/borracho

To be on the ball - Estar en la onda/al día

To be/sit on the fence - Dudar

To be over the moon - estar feliz, contento

To be such a [adjetivo] - Ser un auténtico [adjetivo]

To be wasted/blackout/legless - Estar bastante borracho

To be/feel under the weather - sentirse mal/enfermo

To blackmailed - Chantajear

To call it a day - dar algo por terminado

To cheat on - Poner los cuernos

To chew the carpet - Tragarse el orgullo

To clutch straws - Agarrarse a un clavo ardiendo

To cut the cheese - Tirarse un pedo

To do [alguien] - Liarse (con alguien, plan folleteo)

To fair enough - Estar deacuerdo

To get along - Llevarse bien

To get by - Para ir tirando/Para arreglarselas

To get frisky - Ponerse juguetón (en el sentido más pornoso de la palabra)

To get laid - acostarse, tener sexo con alguien, echar un polvo

To get rid of [algo/alguien - librarse de [algo/alguien]

To get the hang of it - Pillarle el truco

To give somebody a lift - Llevar a alguien (en coche, en moto...)

To go all out - Hacer todo lo posible/Darlo todo

To hang up - Colgar (teléfono)

To have a blast - pasarlo bien/divertirse/pasarlo pipa

To have a bone to pick (with someone) - Tener cuentas que ajustar (con alguien)

To have a finger in every pie - Estar en misa y repicando / Intentar estar en todo a la vez

To have a thing about [something] - Estar loco/obsesionado por algo

To have an argue - Tener una discusión

To have forty winks - Echar un sueño

To have the face... - Tener la cara/morro... (de hacer algo)

To keep at bay - Mantener a raya

To make a point - Querer dejar clara una cosa

To make do - Conformarse

To make out - Enrollarse (pareja)

To make out - entender

To murder something - modo informal de decir que te apetece comer o beber algo

To run an errand - Hacer un recado

To see eye to eye with somebody - Tener el mismo punto de vista/Ver de la misma manera

To set the (whole) world on fire - Comerse el mundo

To shag/press - Follar (Británico)

To sow your wild oats - Ir de flor en flor

To spoil [somebody] rotten - Malcriar/mimar/consentir a alguien

To sum up... - En resumen...

To take [something] with a pinch of salt - Coger algo entre pinzas (sobre algo que te han dicho)

To tan somebody's hide - darle una paliza a alguien

Toff/Posh - Pijo

Train bound for - Tren con destino a..

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

Mistakes 51

Video 51

Vocabulary

Accidents and Injuries

Speaking

Activities and accidents

Listening

Conversations about accidents

EXTRA

BUSINESS VOCABULARY I

BUSINESS VOCABULARY II

FASHION VOCABULARY

Test 5


18/05/17

Upside down - Boca abajo/Patas arriba/Del revés/Invertido (dado la vuelta)

Watch out! - Cuidado!

We're even - Estamos en paz

What a drag! - Vaya coñazo

What a horse's ass - Vaya un imbecil!

What a palaver! - Menudo follón!

What a pity - Que pena

What a shame! - Qué vergüenza!

What the fuck! - Que cojones!/Que coño!

What this is have to do with... - qué tiene que ver esto con...

What were you up to? - Que estabas haciendo?

Whatever - Lo que sea (resignado)

Who is this? - ¿Quien es? (al responder una llamada de telefono)

Who on earth....? - ¿Quién coño...?

Without any doubt - Sin ninguna duda

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

Mistakes 52

Video 52

Interactive learning practice

Writing practice

HW

a.- Reading p 112 excs.: A and C

b.- Get ready to talk about:

MONOLOGUE

Give your opinion on the current obsession with looks. Do you think we pay too much attention to our physical appearance? Support your opinion with convincing arguments.

DIALOGUE

SPEAKER A

You are a member of a charity that promotes women's rights in Bangladesh. You have been travelling to that country to do some volunteer work for the last few years.

Try to convince your best friend to join the charity and travel with you this summer. Justify the need to support this organisation.

You start the conversation.

SPEAKER B

You are a member of a charity that helps the homeless in your country. You want to participate in a new project that will be carried out this summer. You think people should get more involved in local charities.

Try to convince your best friend to join the charity and work with you on the same project this summer.

Justify the need to support this organisation.

A starts the conversation.

EXTRA
**Test 6**

23/05/17

Homework correction

You and what army? - ¿Tú y cuantos más?

You are on your own - Estás solo en esto/Apañatelas (?)

You never know - Nunca se sabe

You rock! - Tu molas!

You´ve got another thing comin´ - Lo tienes claro (connotación irónica)

You're fit - Estas bueno/a (UK)

You're hot - Estas bueno/a

You're on thin ice - Te la estás jugando

http://tardecilla.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/310-expresiones-utiles-en-ingles.html

Vocabulary

Laws and regulations

Listening

Listen to a health and safety officer

Speaking

Safety regulations ( Fire drill rules )


25/05/17

Vocabulary

Dangers and Risks

HW

Watch the video: BAD HABITS

1.- What bad habits does he mention?

2.- What solution to these bad habits does he suggest ?

EXTRA

If you like the cinema, learn English through trailers: Trailer Argo ( try other trailers: http://cinema.clubefl.gr/ )


30/05/17

HW correction

Listening

Interview on a radio programme with a health and safety officer

Listening practice

Speaking

Risks and dangers

Rephrasing

p 115 exc.: F

Reading practice

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