MUSIC AND LISTENING SKILLS

2 feb 2021 11

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

Hi everyone! Welcome one more time to our English section where you can find interesting websites and ideas to improve your learning of English as a second language.

I would like to introduce you a website called TUNE INTO ENGLISH. If you are keen on music and English this is the place you to be.

Songs are a great way to practice both listening and – if you sing along – pronunciation. This fun website lets you test your skills.

As it is stated in their website using songs is meaningful because songs are part of our life. Most of us are interested in songs an so it can be highly motivating and of course we must point out they are memorable. This is because when listening to songs we are reinforcing active listening and consolidating language, grammar and pronunciation as well. Songs are easier to remember that a long list of vocabulary and singing a song lifts your spirit and makes you feel in a good mood too.

To use the resources available within this website you will have to register. In this sense you need an email account and to choose your username. Once you have done this you will receive an email with a password and a link. Click on the link and place your username and the provided password. Then you will be directed to a new page where you need to enter your first and las name as well as your new password. Now you are ready!

The website offers several areas of interest. If you go to the Teachers´ area there is what it is called worksheets. There you will be able to find over 350 songs. You just have to pick one of them and you will be able to download the correspondent worksheet in pdf format for each one of them. It will diverse one from another but what you can get is several activities related to vocab and listening like filling the gaps, revising verb tenses,

The students´ area offers other possibilities. There are several areas of interests: Speak up; Games and activities; Explanations; Charts and Trivia and Media and News. Speak Up  magazine offers a section for self-study worksheets and lyrics analysis, with audio. At the Games/Activities part you will be able to find fun ways to practice your English through music. The section called Explanations  offers some analysis, translation, facts and lyrics. The Charts/Trivia section is the place you need to go to find a selection of websites here you can find charts, facts and music of course! And finally, Media/News offers you online radio, magazines and news. One of those websites where you will be able to listen to music all around the world with an interactive map is radio garden. Enjoy it!

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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