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Friday, 19 May 2017

CONFUSING: 'SOME', 'ANY, OR 'NONE' VIDEO LESSON

Watch this video lesson to get to distinguish through examples when to use the common quantifiers:

SOME, ANY & NONE.

By the way, the teacher on this video is Greg, who is Teresa Amido's son-in-law, our former Physical Education teacher.
You can follow his online video lessons on YouTube on OLA, the Online Way to Learn English page.

Video:


Thursday, 18 May 2017

CAUSE & EFFECT


Cause and effect connectors and adverbs.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

CONFUSING: 'ONLY' vs 'JUST'


This chart clarifies the differences and similarities in use of ONLY and JUST.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

PORTUGAL WINS EUROVISION FOR THE FIRST TIME



Portugal has won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 49 years with the song "AMAR PELOS DOIS" performed by Salvador Sobral. He said on receiving the trophy: "We live in a world of fast food music. This is a victory for music... music isn't fireworks, music is feeling." 
We're enclosing the videos of the winning moment of the show, his final performance with his sister Luisa, who is the composer of the song. Later a video with some extra info about him and a final lyric video with the song in Portuguese and the English translation.

Videos @ Eurovision final 2017:


Video "AMAR PELOS DOIS", Salvador Sobral @ ESC Final:



In second position came Bulgaria with Kristian Kostov and the song "BEAUTIFUL MESS":


Another of our favourites was Sweden with Robin Bengtsson's "I CAN'T GO ON" which ended up 5th.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

LONDON TRAIN STATION DEPENDING ON YOUR ORIGIN OR DESTINATION.

This map shows you by the different colours which London railway station you have to arrive to or leave from depending on your origin or destination, respectively.

EUSTON if you travel to or from the Western England, Scotland and North Wales. (Glasgow,  Blackpool, Liverpool, Manchester)

MARYLEBONE if you travel from or to a small area of Northeast London.

PADDINGTON if you travel from or to South Wales, Somerset. (Cardiff, Bristol, Oxford, Reading)

WATERLOO if you travel from or to the South West: Devon & Cornwall. (Plymouth, Exeter, Southampton)

VICTORIA if you travel from or to the central South coast (Portsmouth, Brighton)

LONDON BRIDGE if you travel from or to the South West coast (Canterbury, Dover)

FENCHURCH STREET if you travel to or from East Anglia.

KINGS CROSS if you travel to the Eastern England & Scotland (Edinburgh, Leeds, Hull)

St PANCRAS if you travel from or to the Midlands & the Eurostar train to/from the continent (Paris & Brussels).


Friday, 12 May 2017

"LOVE ACTUALLY", THE SEQUEL FOR "RED NOSE DAY" CHARITY


"Love Actually" has finally got its sequel, 14 years later. It's not a second film really, but a short film for charity shown on British TV on March 24th and on American TV next May 25th. Its director Richard Curtis has been directing again. It features: Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, his stepson in the film, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Martine McCutcheon, Andrew Lincoln, Lucia Moniz, Bill Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke, Olivia Olson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Laura Linney  and Rowan Atkinson. Emma Thompson isn't on the list, and obviously, neither her unfaithful husband, Alan Rickman, who died last year. The sequel has been made for charity purposes.
Here are some photos of the filming and the trailers of the sequel:


Fotos: @Zed Jameson / Fameflynet.UK.com


Trailers:

Video trailer American screening:

Sunday, 7 May 2017

CELEBRATING 1,000 POSTS @ ClickOnEnglish


 THIS IS POST Nº1000 @ ClickOnEnglish. 
The blog to help you learn English, which started back on a Sunday in mid-September 2009 with THIS POST, since then and up until today, posts have been published regularly and have only stopped during the summer holidays.
Thanks for following and visiting us in all these posts.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

HOW BRITISH & AMERICAN SPELLING PARTED WAYS


Here's another animated video to show us the origin of how British & American spellings parted ways.

Video:

Friday, 5 May 2017

BUSINESS ENGLISH


This post is about economy and business. Above a chart of business related abbreviations. Below a video with vocabulary on the topic.

Video:

Thursday, 4 May 2017

STAR WARS DAY: MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!


Commenting on a curiosity today. Do you know what day it is?

It's May, 4th: "Star Wars Day"

And do you know why it's so? Well, it has a curious explanation: it's a pun or a play on words, with one of the famous mythical punch-line quotes from the films, which has become a worldwide catchphrase:

"MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!"

which phonetically sounds similar to another sentence:

"MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!"

This second sentence was used on the exact day in 1979 as a headline in a British newspaper to congratulate Margaret Thatcher for having won the election and having become the first woman Prime Minister in the country.
Since 2008, it has become the day to pay tribute to George Lucas' film saga by its millions of fans and it's widely celebrated throughout the social networks and media.

Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno.




Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

INFORMAL CONTRACTIONS


Some common contractions that should never be used in written speech because they completely belong to informal use.


Monday, 1 May 2017

ALEX RAWLINGS' TIPS ON LANGUAGE LEARNING


Today we're bringing some videos from the British Council where language teacher and polyglot Alex Rawlings gives some interesting tips and help on language learning.

Video 1: FOUR WAYS TO GET BETTER AT LANGUAGES:


Video 2: "WHEN ARE YOU FLUENT IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE?":



Video 3: "HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED WHEN LEARNING A LANGUAGE":



Video 4 "BENEFITS OF LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE":

Sunday, 30 April 2017

ED SHEERAN'S "SHAPE OF YOU"

Practice your English with this Ed Sheeran's hit "SHAPE OF YOU" with this lyric on screen video.

Video:

Saturday, 29 April 2017

LOST IN TRANSLATION: UNTRANSLATABLE IDIOMS


A curious post for this long weekend. Idioms are a difficult aspect in any languages because they relate to cultural issues of each country. Here's a collection of idioms in different languages which don't make much sense if translated literally to another.

Friday, 28 April 2017

OCEAN CLEANUP PROJECTS


There are different projects to try to clean up our oceans from all the great amount of plastic waste that has been disposed in them.
This post is an answer to the listenings from our 1ºBAC book on the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans.

Videos:


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

DEAR STUDENTS, I KNOW...


[CROTCH= a place where something divides, such as the human body between the legs / the part of trousers, panties, etc., where the two legs or panels join]

I do. 
And I also know when you're... 
...studying/working on a different subject, 
...reading a book/comic, 
...not paying attention,
...talking,
...playing, 
...& even sleeping.

I just CAN'T STOP the class each time someone does something unexpected and inappropriate.

It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DO YOUR BEST in each class.

It's YOUR OBLIGATION TO BEHAVE CORRCTLY, not only for your teacher, but also for your classmates.

Monday, 24 April 2017

MODAL PERFECTS

When talking about past actions, we have to use modals in the past. MODAL PERFECTS.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

23rd APRIL, BOOK'S DAY: SOME SUGGESTIONS ON ENGLISH LITERATURE


On the 23rd of April, commemorating St. George's Day and Book's Day, here are some suggestions on English books and authors to read.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

[8th CW] "RAPPING THE COSMOS", THE REPORTERS' MAKING OF VIDEO


Finally including the reporters' making of video from the "RAPPING THE COSMOS" project that this year's English teacher-in-practice, Tania Souto, organized together with 2nd BAC students. Some of the students played the role of reporters asking all the participants how they felt setting up the work. At the end the actual show can also be seen.

Video REPORTERS:


Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno

Monday, 17 April 2017

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

USEFUL PHRASES IN A CAFÉ


Here are some useful phrases you'll need when you go to a café with different funcions: ordering, offering and paying.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

HOTEL BOOKING


Just in case you're going on holidays, here's some vocabulary for hotel booking.

EXPRESSING TIREDNESS


Here are different ways of expressing tiredness, depending on how tired you feel.

Friday, 7 April 2017

[8th CW] RAPPING THE COSMOS


Tania Souto, the English teacher in practice in our school this year, has prepared a task based educational project related with the Cosmos and popular urban culture of rap and hip hop. She has been able to involve all the students from 2nd BAC to complete a multi-competence task. We are grateful for her interest and work. Here are some photos, we'll be updating with video soon.
















Galician version @ ArquivosDoTrasno.

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