viernes, 27 de diciembre de 2013

Further online listening practice

Hi everybody!

I hope you're all enjoying your Christmas holidays. But keep in mind you should also study for module 6 test: Remember: Thursday 9th January at 17:00, main hall, IES Jabalcuz.
The purpose of this post is to offer a series of links to sites that you may find useful to prepare the oral comprehension test. So, here we go...

Saber inglés
This web includes a large listening comprehension test section. Try the intermediate level link where you'll find 60 different recordings together with online comprehension activities for each of them.

Elllo offers an incredibly huge amount of listening practice. Recordings can be sought according to topic, level or country or you can try the daily suggestions shown on the site homepage. Full transcripts and vocabulary help sections are included.

The British Council
Ths site also offers some listening practice at three different levels (A1, A2 and B1) as well as some tips to succeed in your exams.

See you all after Christmas.

By the way, some of you asked me to share the recording we used in class to review unit 10. Well, here it is.

miércoles, 11 de diciembre de 2013

Unit 10: Stories and legends

Hello everybody! Well, module 6 is coming to an end and here's a summary of unit 10 contents, together with the listening activities and proposed talking points. Good luck!

sábado, 7 de diciembre de 2013

lunes, 18 de noviembre de 2013

Unit 5

Hi everybody in groups 3E to 3H. I told you I'd post everything concerning unit 5 (that is, listening activities, talking points and topics for your essays) but Juan Manuel Ángeles has kindly uploaded it for all of you. So check his post to access all the information you need. Besides, I strongly advice you to check the major issues handout where all grammar, vocabulary and communication points in unit 5 are at your grasp.

M6 Unit 5. Major Issues (Handout)

M6 Unit 5. Major issues (Handout)

M6 Unit 5 Specific Speaking, Listening & Writing Material

M6 Unit 5 Specific Listening, Speaking & WriM6 Unit 5. Specific Listening, Speaking and Writing Materialtting Material

domingo, 10 de noviembre de 2013

Units 5 and 6. Major Issues

Here's a list of the major issues to be found on units 5 and 6 in Module 6. Click on the links below:

Unit 5

Unit 6

You can also find an information sheet with interesting information related to those groups tutored by Rafael Cano. LINK

Thursday 14th November: essay and suggested talking points

Hi everyone!
Here's a list of topics for your next week's essays. Remember: just one piece of writing of about 125 words. Essays can be submitted via email or in class.

- Have you ever tried to lose weight? Explain what you did and why you were or were not successful.
- Write an email to a friend about how you take care of yourself.
-Write an essay recommending your favourite book.
- Use the following opening line of a short story by William Gibson to write one of your own:
            The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel...

 And now, a list of talking points to use in class next Thursday:

1. Do you read books? Why /why not? What kind of books do you read?
2. How do you decide which books to read?
3. What is your favourite book? What is it about?
4. Who is your favourite author? Why?
5. Which book would you recommend for a reading club? Why?
6. Which book would you never read? Why?
7. Where do you usually read?
8. Which do you prefer, paper books or e-books? Why?
9. How has online publishing affected the publishing industry?
10. How have e-books changed reading habits over the last five years?
11. How will the book industry change in the future?
12. What will happen to bookshops and libraries in the future?
13. Which do you prefer to read: books, newspapers or magazines? Why?

martes, 5 de noviembre de 2013


Hi everybody!
This brand new blog has just opened for B1 That's English students in EOI Jaén. The site is intended to help you with your English tasks by providing extra materials, tips or links to online open resources that may come in handy to improve spoken or written skills, to review grammar points or to strengthen vocabulary.
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