Category Archives: Listening

Mínimos para el Listening Diary de estos días

Hola! Espero que estéis escuchando inglés a todas horas!! 😀 Pero al menos un total de media hora al día, y anotando! Del libro, hasta vomitar: 1.2, 1.13, 1.22, 1.27-29; los audios de los Vocabulary Banks de la 1A y la 1B (números y países), y muy importante para el diálogo que empezaréis a preparar la semana que viene: 1.39 y 1.40!! Esto va acompañado de mis audios. El mínimo es seguir con Days-n-dates y People from Spain are Spanish and they speak Spanish (con otros países) + el de Useful Classroom Language porque la semana que viene tendréis que comunicaros en inglés en Small Groups y vamos a hacernos una lista de Lenguaje útil para clase para que podáis hablar inglés cuando os corrijáis en equipo los Grammar Banks. Podéis haceros los Grammar Banks de la 1A y 1B, pero no es necesario. Sí que miréis el resto de 1A y 1B con audios por si tenéis dudas que yo pueda resolver. Happy bilingual week! ❤


Audios this week (Listening Diary)

Dear students,

In case you forget, here are the audios you can listen to / this week and next week!

Can you spell your full name and email address? Can you say the days of the week? + More audios for future orals. Start listening today! Enjoy! ❤

Watch videos other Elementary students allowed me to record! ❤

Miriam’s Celebration of Learning Oral!

A great example of how to focus on the task! Enjoy! ❤

More Celebration of Learning Orals! (videos)

Sorry for taking so long! I’m taking my time, to enjoy it, OK? Yesterday or the day before (I can’t remember just now) I uploaded an amazing OP by a C1 student on feminist storytelling, so this also explains why I made you all wait for so long! Anyway, here’s the first, and I hope I can edit and post the rest (about 6 more I think) by the end of this week! Please, spread the word in your whatsapp groups and wherever you can! These videos are precious! They are helping a lot of people learn English! ❤

New video! Describing My House!

It’s more at the intermediate level, but you are English peacelings and can probably manage! Go for it! ❤ Thanks, Salva! ❤

Dictations! Would you like to take down a dictation?

I have the pleasure to announce a new webpage on María, Irene and Nansi took down a dictation in class, and here are the pics and here is the audio so you can do it too! Enjoy!

Plans for the rest of the course! Please, read!

About the Writing File. Remember to write more texts for your Writing File next week!

  • May 15/16 is the deadline. This means it will be the last day I can correct your work, so continue giving me your work now.
  • On May 17/18 I will give you back your checked work.
  • Then on May 22/23, you will bring your Writing File with a copy of the checklist for me. We will take pictures! ❤ It will be the Celebration of Writing! ❤

About next week:

Listening Diary. Hand in your April L.D. Continue listening to the pasts, for consolidation, to Giving Directions (mine), and start listening to My House (and The Park, The Fridge, if you like).

Extra listening: as I corrected the exams, I saw that most people don’t know that the verbs of likes and dislikes are followed by a gerund! (-ing). This was the first question in the last exercise. So PLEASE, LISTEN TO MY MONOLOGUE LIKES AND DISLIKES (and one about a friend, too?).

BIRTHDAY. On Tuesday, everybody IS INVITED to our amazing talk on language (see post below). There are no lessons because we are celebrating in this way our 25th anniversary! Please, join us! It’s in IES Fuengirola 1, behind Bioparc, at 6.00 pm. Teachers will be outside our School at 5.30, to go there, too.

LESSONS. The only lesson for the Tuesday group (next Thursday) and the first lesson for the Monday group (on Monday) is for the last monologues in the past, and dialogues on Giving Directions (mine, if possible: At the Language School).

I’ll give you your Spring Practice Test, too. Most people did really well in the four parts. Then, if time allows, I’ll start explaining There is / There are.

For the Monday group, the second lesson will be about Unit 8. I’ll explain There is and There are. We’ll have a look at that and at 8B, because next week you are going to start listening to my audio “My House”.

The Tuesday group should also start listening to my monologue My House.

Textbook. Everybody can start working on 8A, if you like. You don’t have to. Just if you like!

On May 1/2 we’ll continue with unit 8 (you’ll do the oral My House) and I’ll answer your questions about the Final Orals, the Celebration of Learning Orals.

When we finish unit 8 and something in unit 9 I want to explain, you’ll start sharing your Celebration of Learning Orals. We can videoshoot them, too, if you like. You need to bring your Speaking File checklist, a copy for me, on this day. Remember you need to print the latest /leitest/ version! And you need to tell me if you want to pass to second year (coevaluación).

The course ends at the end of May because June is Exam Month.

Passing (Apto). If you hand in your Writing File and your Speaking File, then you can pass (Evaluación continua). If I think I’m not sure about your level, I’ll ask you to come in June, to one, two, or tree tests: the Reading, the Listening and/or the Writing. It depends. But we’ll talk about it, don’t worry.

Work hard and joyfully!!! We only have one more month together! Come on! Then, I’ll give you a plan for the summer, so you can speak English really well in your holidays, and be well prepared for Básico 2! ❤