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Wednesday, May 16

  1. page Excercises for Self-Study edited ... The self-study section contains quite a lot of exercises on the use of definite/indefinite art…
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    The self-study section contains quite a lot of exercises on the use of definite/indefinite articles (the, a/an), but here is a very extensive list of rules and exceptions that might help you as well:
    Articles
    Articles in a nutshell:
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    A website that seems very helpful on the subject of word-order:
    Word Order
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Thursday, April 5

  1. page Video Links edited ... . How to make a difference in your community. Teaching with TED. A website where different te…
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    . How to make a difference in your community.
    Teaching with TED. A website where different teachers contribute ideas to on how to expand on TED talks. A very wide range of subjects, interesting not only to learners of English.
    On the level with TED! Feeling a bit dauntedTED talks selected by the enormous amountstudents for students. There are many websites that offer a selection of talks available and not sure where to start? Well, here's yet another website to help you select the TED Talks that are just righttalks for you and your levelspecific purposes, such as Business, Education, etc. This is an example of English. Adjust the level by moving the dials around and then select your talk, easy peasy....one of them.
    Horrible histories; fantastic series to explain history with a sense of humour. Intermediate level and upwards.
    The one and only remedy against disaster, a cup of tea ("cuppa cha").
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Friday, March 23

  1. page Cambridge Exams edited ... Website to do practice, get ideas on how to prepare, etc. Speaking Exam. Here is one example …
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    Website to do practice, get ideas on how to prepare, etc.
    Speaking Exam. Here is one example of the Speaking Test part 1 for C.A.E. You will be able to find examples of the other parts as well, in the right hand column of Youtube.
    Cambridge Complete Listening and Speaking Exam F.C.E. Especially useful for those students thinking of doing the online exam.
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Thursday, March 22

  1. page Excercises for Self-Study edited Self study exercises Self-study for B1/B2 Here you ThoughtCo Excellent website with a wide rang…
    Self study exercisesSelf-study for B1/B2 Here you
    ThoughtCo Excellent website with a wide range of subjects. Check out the articles on "How to improve your English" and "Effective Study Techniques" before you start!
    English Grammar Games Concise explanations and exercises to test yourself before or afterwards.
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Tuesday, February 13

  1. page Video Links edited ... Do you enjoy watching videos? Check out the following link for videos that help you practice y…
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    Do you enjoy watching videos? Check out the following link for videos that help you practice your English:
    Real English Videos ; here you can watch & practice different every-day situations
    Is it possible to perfect your accent? Amy Walker seems to think so...
    Up and over it? No problem! Watch our friend here, doing 24 accents and, actually, in a more entertaining way (he does apologize for the stereo-typing..):
    24 accents.
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    . Here is
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    you have to"to be on the ball..ball.."
    A more "relaxed journey" of British Accents can be found on "Anglophenia", which is a BBC website for Americans.. 17 Accents.
    We believe Americans are not stupid... Is this video realistic? Would you be able to answer all the questions (be honest!)? What are the stereotypes embedded in your mind for other nationalities?
    Here's a link to one of the many interesting videos on the CalTech University Education site; suggestion: watch the song (no, that's not the wrong verb..) once without subtitles and write down as many names of people and events as possible. What do you know about these people or the historical events? Then, watch it again with the subtitles and sit back and relax. You might want to look up some of the things in wikipedia though, afterwards... live and learn!
    Fire!
    Talking of California, this
    The following site has
    TED; ideas worth spreading
    ; Here is one example of a TED talk: Grit, the key to success. What makes a good learner?
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    Teaching with TED. A website where different teachers contribute ideas to on how to expand on TED talks. A very wide range of subjects, interesting not only to learners of English.
    On the level with TED! Feeling a bit daunted by the enormous amount of talks available and not sure where to start? Well, here's yet another website to help you select the TED Talks that are just right for you and your level of English. Adjust the level by moving the dials around and then select your talk, easy peasy....
    A bad case of.. sorry, had to put this one up. If nothing else to show people that absolutely anything can be taught..
    Horrible histories; fantastic series to explain history with a sense of humour. Intermediate level and upwards.
    The one and only remedy against disaster, a cup of tea ("cuppa cha").
    If you enjoyed that - I certainly did - you might want to have a look at the "making of".
    Watch the video once, then watch it again after clicking on "captions".
    Some great films to watch this month:
    RELAX, REPEAT; REMEMBER. Yo, check this out man!
    Sketches for classroom use.
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  2. page Theatre edited Theatre is, of course, another excellent way of getting some "ear training" in English. M…
    Theatre is, of course, another excellent way of getting some "ear training" in English. Madrid is lucky enough to have the Madrid Players, a group of actors and actresses that perform regularly in Madrid. Check out their website for the latest shows:
    madridplayers
    For the really bold, there is the Giggling Guiri stand up comedy show, once a month - check out the InMadrid listings on the "Links" page.
    Theatre Fuengirola; fancy an evening out in Fuengirola, seeing a show in English?
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  3. page Reading edited ... - Would you recommend this book to another student of English? The Outsiders Finished the boo…
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    - Would you recommend this book to another student of English?
    The Outsiders Finished the book? Now watch the movie!
    BOOK REVIEW QUESTIONS FOR "I, ROBOT":
    - What is the purpose of the stories; what is the writer trying to show?
    - Can you illustrate this with examples taken from two of the stories?
    - Describe Dr. Susan Calvin; what does she look like? What is she like? Why do you think she became a robot psychologist?
    - Can you describe two of the places where the stories are set?
    - Can you describe two other characters from the stories?
    - Do you think that any of the behaviour displayed by the robots could happen in the future? Will technology ever reach this point?
    - What was good/bad about the book? Did you enjoy it?
    - Would you recommend this book to another student of English?

    Once you have read one or even all of these books, you are ready for something a bit more challenging. Some examples:
    "The Day of the Triffids" by John Wyndham
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    - What was good/bad about the book? Did you enjoy it?
    - Would you recommend this book to another student of English?
    More Graded Readers:
    "Far From the Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy
    1. Explain the title. Could you suggest a different title?
    2. Please give a brief description of the following characters:
    - Batsheba Everdene
    - Gabriel Oak
    - Frank Troy
    - William Boldwood
    3. Why were they given those names?
    4. Should she have married Gabriel at the beginning of the story? Why or why not?
    5. Would you recommend this book to another student of English?
    "Vanity Fair" by William Thackeray
    1. Explain the title. Do you think it's appropriate?
    2. Please give a brief description of the following characters:
    - Becky Sharp
    - Amelia Sedley
    - Rawdon Crawley
    - William Dobbin
    3. Who would prefer to have as a friend or acquaintance, Becky or Amelia, why?
    4. What do you think of the ending?
    5. Would you recommend this book to another student of English?
    "This Rough Magic" by Mary Stewart
    1. Explain the title.
    2. Please describe the following characters:
    - Lucy Waring
    - Godfrey Manning
    - Max Gale
    - Sir Julian Gale
    3. How did Spiro really disappear?
    4. Why were the crimes committed?
    5. Would you recommend this book to another student?

    Links to sites that can help you improve your reading skills further:
    Reading7Levels A good website for elementary readers. Here you can listen to stories (based on films) with subtitles in English. It's a bit of a slow process, but you can decide to listen to several extracts of a film, read along with the subtitles and then try and watch the film with subtitles in English or Spanish.
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    "Decline and Fall" HU Evelyn Waugh
    "Scoop" HU !! ,, ,,
    "The Loved One" ,, ,,
    "Doctor in the House" HU Richard Gordon
    "The Inimitable Jeeves" HU P.G.Wodehouse
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  4. page Listening Practice edited Here are links to sites that allow you to download podcasts to listen to on your computer or MP3 pl…
    Here are links to sites that allow you to download podcasts to listen to on your computer or MP3 player. Most of these sites let you download the podcasts free of charge, but will ask you to become a member if you want to use the worksheets or transcript. Personally, I think listening to the different podcasts (again and again!) is sufficient practice, but if you feel you need extra help with your listening comprehension it might be an option.
    Elementary podcastsBritish Council Elementary Podcasts Let's start
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    free too! The same site also has video and written material.
    http://www.podcastsinenglish.com This website has three levels and an enormous variety of subjects. Highly recommended.
    http://www.ESLpod.com
    BBC English 6 Minutes The old Beeb strikes again! Interesting podcasts with questions, vocabulary, etc. all for free!
    British Council Great listening practice with video and audio. All levels.
    Academic Podcasts. A list of sites where you can find podcasts on many "academic subjects" as well as "general interest" ones.
    Randall's Lab. This site is good for practice on how to answer questions about interviews, dialogues, etc. Very useful for the FGUMA exams..
    TED Audio talks. You can find a lot of information on TED on the Video page, but did you know they have audio talks too?
    Down to business Engish. What's happening in the world of business and international politics?
    English Class 101. Although the free membership is a bit limited, you can try it out and see if you are willing to pay for more.
    University of Iowa. There are, of course, many more sites - e.g. the university of Iowa has a page with many more links to check out.
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  5. page Forums edited ... aardvark's very good for grammar and vocabulary reference englishforum everything you always …
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    aardvark's very good for grammar and vocabulary reference
    englishforum everything you always wanted to know about English, but were afraid to ask
    OLE Questions, oddities and general light-hearted chat about English, to learn and enjoy; run by one of Madrid's most reputed English teachers, Marjory Ann Lynn.
    englishtips welcome to "englishtips", comrade! Make sure you change the language to English before you browse and find a world of course materials at your fingertips; is there a Russian word for copyright?
    the English blog More than just a place to ask questions; here you can catch up on the latest news, watch videos and many other things, all related to learning English; well presented!
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