C1 ENGLISH
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
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
Mistakes 1
Video 1
Writing
Paraphrasing
HW
Homework: for or against ?
VIDEO
Bring your ideas and share them with your classmates.
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
EXTRA
HAPPY SONG
Mistakes 2
Video 2
Reading Comprehension ( & Speaking )
Reading 1
Reading 2
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
Speaking:
Advantages and disadvantages of living in a city
Mistakes 3
Video 3
Vocabulary: Changes
Listenings 1 & 2
Listening 1
Vocabulary: Binomials
Binomials I
Binomials II
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

Mistakes 4
Video 4
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
Mistakes 5
Video 5
EXTRA
Vocabulary: Confusing words
File Not Found
File Not Found
( and others )
File Not Found
File Not Found

Especially vs Specially
Mistakes 6
Video 6
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
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

Reading
p 16 exc.: A – p 17 excs.: B & C
EXTRA

BRITISH CULTURE
British culture
Podcasts ( about British culture )
Mistakes 8
Video 8
Speaking
British culture
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
Mistakes 9
Video 9
Speaking
Questions on personality
Vocabulary
Personality vocabulary I
Personality vocabulary II
Describing people adjectives
EXTRA
Test 3
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

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
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 )
EXTRA
Curso Avanzado
Unit 4
Mistakes 13
Video 13
Developing conversations
Give your opinion about ...
Listening
Wage vs Salary
Grammar
Conditionals I ( revision )
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
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
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
Mistakes 16
Video 16
Speaking
p 31
Vocabulary
Feelings
Idioms with emotions
EXTRA
Video Unit 4

POLITICS VOCABULARY

Test 2
Mistakes 17
Video 17
Listening
A night out in Newcastle
Developing conversations
I bet / imagine = You must be / have been
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


Thanks giving day - 4th Thursday in November
Unit 7

UN
Link 1
Listening 1
Listening 2
Listening 3
Mistakes 18
Video 18
Vocabulary
Noun + preposition
Nouns and prepositions
Grammar
Noun phrases
EXTRA

Listening
Test 3
Mistakes 19
Video 19
Speaking
Reading habits I
Reading habits II
Books
Listening
Book clubs
Vocabulary
Describing books
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 )
Mistakes 20
Video 20
Speaking
Reasons why we argue
Listening
About conflicts
EXTRA
NIGHT IN NIGHT OUT

Test 4
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
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
[[https://www.ted.com/talks?topics[]=crime|Videos about Crime]] ( TED TALKS )

Video Unit 6

**CONFLICT VOCABULARY**
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
Mistakes 24

Video 24

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
Mistakes 25
Video 25
Speaking
Negative stereotypes of scientists
Listening
Jobs
Vocabulary
Forming words
EXTRA
**SCIENCE AND RESEARCH VOCABULARY**

CURSO AVANZADO: Unit 11
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
Mistakes 27
Video 27
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mistakes 32
Video 32
Vocabulary
The world of work
Listening
News reports related to work
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
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
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
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
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
Mistakes 37
Video 37
Listening
Conversations about sports
Developing Conversations
Irony and Humour
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
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
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

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Mistakes 39
Video 39
Listening
5 people talking about games
Vocabulary
Sports and games metaphors
EXTRA
Test 3

**VOCABULARY UNIT 11**
HW
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.
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
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Mistakes 40
Video 40
Vocabulary
Timelines
British Timeline
Timelines for children/schools
Listening
An amazing life
Connecting the dots, by Steve Jobs
Developing Conversations: Similes
as … as
Similes list
Conversation practice
- Personal history
historic vs historical
HW
Speak about:
- Military service
- Pros and cons of living in a big family
EXTRA
Test 4

Ejemplos de exámenes de otras comunidades
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)
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Mistakes 41
Video 41
Developing Conversations ( Listening )
Asking for clarification
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
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
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EXTRA
Reading: Berlin´s Wall most iconic paintings under threat ( download the pdf document )

Test 3

Video: Enlightening video about the comma
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
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
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
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Mistakes 44
Video 44
Vocabulary
News Headlines
Listening
Short conversations about headlines
EXTRA
Test 5
SPEAK OUT ADVANCED VIDEOS
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
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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
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
Mistakes 46
Video 46
Listening
News bulletin
HW

Grammar
Reporting verbs
Reporting verbs 2
EXTRA
**Test 1**

**VOCABULARY UNIT 13**
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
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
Situations connected to the banks
Grammar
Relative Clauses
Vocabulary
Business situations
Listening
Business meeting in a footwear company
HW
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
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
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
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
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
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
HW
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**
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 )
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
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Listening
Interview on a radio programme with a health and safety officer
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