ENGLISH SUMMER COURSES.

9 Mayo 2019 1

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

Welcome back to our section! Today I want to provide you some ideas that can make your summer one of the most exciting and allow you to make you the most of it while, obviously, improving your English!

“Summer English camps for youngsters” program. Every year Junta de Castilla y León offers summer courses for youngest between 10 and 30 years old. These courses offer sociocultural, formative and convivial activities. All of them are carried out in youth hostels or residences. You need to pay attention to the deadline time, which is normally between March and April. All the information is in: www.tramitacastillayleon.jcyl.es go to tramites y servicios and then to Programa “curso de inglés para jovenes verano.”  www.juventud.jcyl.es/web/jcyl/Juventud/es/Plantilla100/1284710704239/_/_/_

Youth institute of Castilla y León (www.injuve.es/convocatorias/actividades/campamentos-verano-red-activa-2019-castilla-y-leon ) and the council of family and equal opportunities try to promote autonomy and alternatives for active and creative use of youngsters’ leisure time. So every year they offer a wide range of activities (multi adventure, nautical, sociocultural and educational, specially related to language learning) in Youth hostels/ residences or camps for youngsters and teens aged between 9 and 17. All camps offer lodging and meals. Many activities start in shifts by the end of June to August.

If you are passionate to go abroad, you can find information about many places online. One place you can check is www.languageinternational.com It is a search site for language courses where you can compare hundreds of courses in a glance.

Another one is www.esl.co.uk . They offer language courses for kids and teens between 7 and 17. This agency offers you accommodations (in residences, host families and shared apartments) in over 200 destinations to learn different languages. They have activities for children and adults too.

Finally, www.goabroad.com states in his website to be the “leading online search engine for international travel programs.” You can start your search and select the type of adventure you would like and the destination as well; once the filters are selected, you will be offered results that matches your needs. This website is useful because it can help you to save and compare programs if you create an account. However, if you do not want to create it you can read reviews and opinions of people, which actually have already taken the experiences.

This is all by now. Hope the info will be useful, you travel wise and to as many places, you can!

BW,

Jimena González Sanz

4 Junio 2022 1
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TRADITIONAL BRITISH DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY.

TRADITIONAL BRITISH DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY.

 

Autor: Verónica Amaro Bermejo

 

Shepherd’s Pie

 Shepherd’s Pie is primarily made from minced lamb and potatoes. Many families will make this dish using beef, but then it should actually be referred to as Cottage Pie, as shepherds only herd sheep (duh). 

Most Brits would agree that Shepherd’s Pie is best eaten at home with your family and, in fact, the dish is not often served in restaurants.

 Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a fillet of steak coated in patê and then rolled in pastry. Although the dish shares its name with the famous Duke of Wellington, it actually shares no link with the British nobility. In reality, it is thought that Beef Wellington was based around the French dish filet de bœuf en croûte (fillet of beef in pastry).

Beef Wellington is served in posh pubs and restaurants up and down the country.

 

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4 junio 2022 11
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READING COMPREHENSION.

READING COMPREHENSION.

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

 

Simply put, reading comprehension is the act of understanding what you are reading. While the definition can be simply stated, the act is not simple to teach, learn or practice. Reading comprehension is an intentional, active process that occurs before, during and after a person reads a particular piece of writing.

What is the reading process? What do we do during the reading process? The following ideas can sum up the main things that happen on each stage.

The reading process has three stages: The initial stage, prereading or before reading, then the second one that happens while reading and the third and last one is the post reading or exploring and extending your reading. 

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3 abril 2022 11
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PHRASAL VERBS

PHRASAL VERBS.

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

 

Hi everyone! Welcome back to our English space where you can find interesting websites and ideas to improve your learning English learning. Today we are going to tackle a complex topic: phrasal verbs.

A phrasal verb is a phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or an adverb, or both. In many cases the meaning of the phrasal verb cannot be deduced from its separate elements. In addition, many phrasal verbs are polysemous i.e., they have more than one meaning. There are also difficulties with the grammar of phrasal verbs, particularly with the position of the particles, in that some phrasal verbs are ‘separable’ (the particle can be moved), while some are ‘inseparable.’ Quite apart from all this, there are literally thousands of them

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