Monday, 5 March 2018

AIRES DE IRLANDA

We all feel Irish culture































This is the fourth time we share with you this experience, where we dance, sing along some Irish songs, make toast saying SLÁINTE and have a great time with our friends while we make new ones


Vocabulary to use in an Irish pub  to look like  a perfect Irish person

Sláinte!../slon-cha/..................................¡Salud!

How´re you keeeping?-I¨m grand.........................¿Cómo estás? .-estoy bien
Can you recomend a bar to me?............................¿Me recomiendas un bar?
Stop in for a pint of Guinnes.................................Entra y tómate una pinta de Guinness
It´s my round.........................................................Es mi turno/ pago yo
I´m a bit tipsy........................................................Estoy un poco borracho
Do you want a pint or a half?...............................¿Quieres una pinta o media?
This one is  on the house......................................Esta va por cuenta de la casa
Do you want a bottle or a draught?......................¿La quieres de botella o de barril?

Friday, 2 March 2018

The Empty Nest: Opportunity or Crisis?

Imagen relacionadaIt is a time of change. Parents who have been very involved with their kids’ lives — coaching the teams, endlessly carpooling, monitoring homework, sharing a hobby or activity and truly enjoying each other’s company — may find themselves with hours of time they haven’t had for years, as well as without the buddies with whom they shared those activities. Like most change, this can present an opportunity or a crisis.


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PRE INTERMEDIATE PROGRESS TEST 4-6

PRE INTERMEDIATE
 ANSWER KEY

3:       2 yoga  3 lorry  4 sick  5 sailing
          6 cricket
4:       2 vegetarian  3 souvenirs  4 racket  5 squash  6 coach
5:       2 gave  3 sit  4 missing  5 working  6 getting
6:       2 mustn’t  3 were watching, saw  
          4 eating  5 have, since  
          6 expect, see  7 hasn’t, for  8 to do  9 won’t, to want  10 have, to tell
7:       2c  3b  4b  5c  6a  7c  8b  9b  10a  11c
8:       2b  3c  4a  5c  6b
9:       2a  3b  4b  5c  6b
10:     2 about  3 Can  4 going  5 When  
          6 be  7 and  8 going  9 good  10 It’ll  11 shouldn’t (mustn’t)
11:     I listen to the songs again and again, and read and re-read the words. I also look up new words in an online dictionary and practise the pronunciation. Then I sing the songs while I’m listening. My English isn’t perfect but the singers make a lot of grammar mistakes in the English songs!

Monday, 19 February 2018

ELEMENTARY PROGRESS TEST 4-6

ELEMENTARY
ANSWER KEY

3:        2 armchair  3 wardrobe  4 bedroom  5 shelves  6 shower
4:       2 tomato  3 butter  4 banana  5 cereal  6 vegetable
5:       1 next to  2 behind  3 ago  4 opposite  5 on
6:       2c  3a  4c  5b  6b  7a  8c  9b  10c  11c
7:       2 His new car was one thousand pounds. 3 We weren’t at home last night.
          4 Can you smoke in the garden?
          5 There aren’t many good bookshops in the town.
          6 Her birthday was on the tenth of April. 7 This jacket isn’t big enough.
          8 Where were your grandparents born?
          9 We can buy stamps in our village.
          10 They didn’t see us at the concert.
          11 How many cans of beer are there in the fridge?
8:       2c  3a  4c  5b  6c  7a  8b  9c  10b  11a
9:       2b  3c  4c  5a  6b
10:     2a/c  3b/c  4a/c  5a/b  6b/c
11:     2d That sounds terrible!
          3f Where did you go?
          4e Who did you go with?
          5b Did your wife go with you?
          6c When did you get back?

12:     You need four eggs, an onion, three potatoes, salt, pepper and some oil. First wash and cut up the potatoes and onion. Next heat the oil in a frying pan. Fry the onion and potatoes and then add the eggs. Stir it all around and cook for fifteen or twenty minutes. You’ll love it!

Friday, 16 February 2018

MINISTER FOR LONELINESS

ABOUT JO COX

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Less than a year after the launch of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, the Prime Minister committed to  “bring an end to the acceptance of loneliness in our society”
Jo Cox’s life was marked by her compassion and by her passion. She worked tirelessly for a fairer, kinder and more tolerant world. And she believed passionately that even the greatest challenges could be overcome.

She was motivated by both her own experience of loneliness at university, and conversations with her constituents. She came into Parliament and set up the Commission with the driving belief that “young or old, loneliness does not discriminate”.
She was a campaigner and an active member of her community. She was a colleague, a friend, a wife, a daughter and a sister. Above all, she was a mother to two beautiful children. Read more.


 “young or old, loneliness doesn't discriminate...it is something many of us could easily help with. Looking in on a neighbour, visiting an elderly relative or making that call or visit we've been promising to a friend we haven't seen in a long time.”

http://time.com/5107252/minister-for-loneliness-uk/

PR- INTERMEDIATE MID COURSE TEST


ANSWER KEY

4:       2 painting  3 history  4 ship  5 pills  
          6 golf
5:       2 musical  3 performance  4 trainer  5 consultant  6 scientist
6:       2b  3c  4a  5c  6b  7a  8b  9a  10c  11b
7:       2 can’t stand making decisions
          3 mind working under pressure
          4 haven’t eaten out for weeks
          5 (‘s) promised to phone me later
          6 were having lunch when I arrived
8:       2 made make, is  
          3 wearing wear, do  4 since, haven’t  5 ‘ve seen saw, was  6 to, won’t
9:       2 Where did they get to know each other? f
          3 Who gave her that watch? d
          4 What time’s he arriving tomorrow? b
          5 Whose book won the Man Booker Prize in 2008? a
          6 Which subject did you study when you were at university? c
10:     2 last  3 passport  4 and/so  5 were  6 good  7 hours  8 was  9 be  
          10 hungry  11 won’t
11:     2c  3b  4b  5a  6c
12:     2 jazz  3 7.00p.m  4 two  5 £15
          6 20th
13:     2d  3b  4f  5a  6e
14:     2 known you  3 seeing her  
          4 getting on  5 started  6 month ago  7 can’t stand  8 thinks  9 back together  10 to her  11 welcome
15:     2 I'm careful about what I eat so I don't eat junk food or eat fatty food.
          3 I (also) try to eat oily fish twice a week and I (also) eat vegetables every day.
            4 I do yoga and I may start playing tennis soon

ELEMENTARY MID COURSE TEST


ANWER KEY


4:        2 comb  3 lawyer  4 carpet  5 butcher’s  6 cabbage  7 serious  8 above  9 town hall  10 roll           11     gave
5:       2 hairdresser / ’s  3 newsagent’s  4 greengrocer’s  5 washbasin  6 upstairs
6:       2 eat, go  3 got, left  4 cleaned, went  5 love, having  6 goes, sleeps
7:       2 Did she buy any new clothes yesterday? Yes, she did.
          3 Is there any milk in the fridge now? No, there isn’t.
          4 Can you buy stamps in the supermarket? Yes, you can.
          5 Does he always go to bed late? No, he doesn’t.
          6 Have they got any children? No, they haven’t.
8:       2 were your parents born
          3 many brothers and sisters has she got
          4 did you see him
          5 do they start school
          6 did you buy
9:       2a  3c  4a  5c  6b  7a  8c  9b  10a  11c
10:     2 goes to bed late
          3 isn’t any cheese
          4 my husband worked late
          5 There aren’t many
          6 they had breakfast in a cafe
11:     2 in  3 had  4 we  5 dad  6 centre  7 to  8 the  9 very  10 their  11 are
12:     2b  3a  4b  5c  6c
13:     2 the station  3 6.30  4 the bookshop  5 Travels in Tibet  6 £5
14:     2a  3f  4b  5e  6c
15:     2 too  3 that  4 know  5 much  6 got  7 you  8 enough  9 Have  10 in  11 small
16:     My bedroom was my favourite place when I was fourteen. I loved reading, music and films so there were lots of books, CDs and DVDs on the shelves. My favourite stars were Brad Pitt and Robbie Williams. I watched one of Brads films fifty times and listened to Robbies music for hours.

STARTER MID COURSE TEST


AMSWER KEY

3:       2a)   3b)   4b)   5a)   6a)   7b)   8a)
4:       3 doesn’t do   4 studies
          5 doesn’t eat   6 ’re/are   7 don’t like
          8 watches   9 has   10 aren’t/are not
5:       2 What time does she get up?
          3 Where are they from?
          4 Are you a doctor?
          5 Do you live with your parents?
          6 Is this Marina’s chair?
6:       2 computer   3 read   4 eighty
          5 coffee   6 pens   7 hot   8 waiter
          9 café   10 lunch   11 keys
7:       2 white   3 ninety-five   4 festival
          5 afternoon   6 vegetables
8:       2 actor   3 Wednesdays   4 tired
          5 Germany   6 guided
9:       2a)   3a)   4b)   5a)   6a)
10:     2 like   3 as in   4 Excuse
          5 time does   6 Sorry   7 thanks
          8 When   9 time is it   10 How much
          11 wonderful
11:     2D   3A   4C   5E
12:     2T   3F   4F   5T   6T
13:     2b)   3a)   4a)   5a)   6a)   7b)
14:     2 but   3 First   4 that   5 then
          6 Finally