ENGLISH WRITTEN.

9 MAYO 2018 1

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

Welcome back to our English space. May is going to be an opportunity to approach to the written language. In fact, one of the hardest tasks, even in our mother tongue don´t you think ? You might think it is easy peasy, but honestly for me it has always been the most challenging skill and still it is. Not only because the grammar problems, the lack of vocabulary, the accuracy when choosing the style or the ages it takes me to write a decent piece of work, but also because you need to know what you want to say.

As it is the first time we are going to deal with it I just one you to give some advices and ideas about how to improve it. So let´s get started!

First, it is the fact that to become a good writer you need to know what you want to say (it could be a personal email, a letter of presentation or a story) in that sense you need a good range of vocabulary. You could have tried Duolingo already and you may have learnt some of it, but face the reality it will not be enough if you want to write an essay for your teacher. In 9 MAYO 2018 2this sense, an excellent way to gain vocabulary, ideas and some stylistics will be reading. We encouraged you to pick this excellent habit a few months back and we are keen on reminding you to keep on going.

Another good idea is to improve your spelling and grammar. However, if you lack of time next time you are going to handle something to your teacher nowadays it is quite easy to write something and get an idea if your piece of work is good enough. It can be as simple as running the spelling and grammar checker in your files (office and open source programs include it, so use it!)

My final advice is that you just do it. It might be a dreadful experience the very first time you face a white sheet, scary even, but it is practice what makes perfection. Use a draft paper and do a brainstorming about the topic you want to write. A problem that might arise is that you are not comfortable about your own ideas (you do not know enough about the topic, have no opinion or prefer to get it to your own.) My advice is that you read something related to the topic and once you have chewed and spitted those facts then you will be ready to think out of the box. Try to write something, leave for a while and read it again afterwards. You can also ask someone to give you a hand. Someone who can give you some hints as if the main idea is clear enough or if there is any noticeable mistakes. Then you will be ready to change whatever needed.

Hope all of this information is useful and you enjoy it. We expect any comments from you, ideas about topics you want we deal with or any question that arises. See you!

 

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Jimena González Sanz.

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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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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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