martes, 16 de octubre de 2012

Some web pages we used in class

This week we have started with our classes but we've been working with the introduction. I told you there were plenty of material to work with English and here you have the ones we've seen:

Nevertheless, when you want to look for something on the internet you can go to google and click what you want and then add +ESL

miércoles, 10 de octubre de 2012

Do you like Spongebob?

This is one of my children's favourite cartoon and I found this video with one of the songs of Spongebob. It has the subtitles and I think it's queite easy to understand. If you want to have a good time with your children, have a look with this video but remember there are many more in youtube. Have fun!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5g2HtEDJVU

Peace in the world

Surfing on the internet I've found this video made by a person from Israel; I think it's pretty good for the message so when someting is interesting it's much better to do some listening practice with it.
The first link is the video itself in the original version, without subtitles. Although he's not a native speaker of English I think it's quite correct and it can be understood quite well. This is the link:

This second link is the same video with subtitles in Spanish, just in case you want to know the exact meaning of the message
If you want to hear some other messages of peace, go to this famous song: Imagine
I hope you'll enjoy this post. See you.

jueves, 4 de octubre de 2012

Stress in a sentence

One of the most difficult things we have while learning a new language is to change the way we pronounce, especially the stress (acento/golpe de voz). Have a look in your English books and you'll see it's something quite common in the pronunciation section.

If you want to "sound natural" you should pay attention to where the stress of the sentence is. The general rule is that you stress on those words which are really important in meaning within a sentence or the ones you want to emphasise; e.g.: What are you doing?   I'm working at my office   At your office?It's my office

If you're interested in knowing some more details and some oral examples, go to this link of Hablar mejor en inglés; click here to go directly.

There is also a long but useful explanation on BBC Learning English. Click here to visit the page

Hope it'll be useful. See you at school soon!