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English Daily Vitamin (January 2019)

 

Hoy hemos publicado la última Daily Vitamin del mes de enero. ¿Te has perdido alguna lección desde inicios del nuevo año? Te adjuntamos un resumen de todas ellas para que no pierdas ni una. Y al final del post incluimos un link al Activity Pack, un PDF descargable (que nuestros alumnos también pueden encontrar en la Biblioteca de nuestro Campus Virtual).

WORD OF THE YEAR

The last Daily Vitamin post of 2018 was the Oxford Dictionary 2017 Word of the Year, which was YOUTHQUAKE. We began 2019’s lessons by looking at the 2018 Word of the Year, which Oxford announced in December. The 2018 Word of the Year was TOXIC.


NEW ENGLISH WORDS

This first week of January we also did lessons about New English Words. These are words that have recently been added to the English dictionary.


GERUND OR INFINITIVE

In the lessons about Gerund vs. Infinitive we gave you a sentence and asked you to complete it with either a gerund (a verb ending in –ING) or an infinitive (an infinitive verb with TO).


CAMBRIDGE FCE READING AND USE OF ENGLISH, PART 2 (I)

In the Cambridge FCE Reading and Use of English, Part 2 lessons, we gave you a sentence with a blank and asked you to complete it with ONE word.


COMPOUND ADJECTIVES

And finally, we looked at Compound Adjectives. These are a combination of two words that create an adjective. We often use a hyphen between the two words to combine them into one phrase.


THE MAGIC LINE ON FEBRUARY 24th

In January we also announced our participation in the Magic Line fundraising event for the well-known hospital, Sant Joan de Deu. They work to help the most vulnerable people.

We ask you to donate money to the Ziggurat Magic Line team. All of the money you donate goes directly to the hospital. We have the goal to double our objective from 2017, which was 1,000€ (and we ended up raising 1,124€). This year we want to raise at least 2000€ before the day of the walk, on February 24th. Please, could you donate a euro or two (or five) through Ziggurat’s page on the Magic Line website: http://www.magiclinesjd.org/es/donar/31?

Thank you very much for your collaboration!

DESCARGAR EL PDF DE LAS ACTIVIDADES AQUÍ!

 

 

English Daily Vitamin (December 2018)

Hoy hemos publicado la última Daily Vitamin del año 2018. Si has seguido las últimas lecciones de inglés, sabrás que este mes hemos tratado temas relaciones con las fiestas y Navidades. Aquí te dejamos el listado con todas ellas (y abajo ACTIVITY PACK DESCARGABLE para practicar).

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HOLIDAY SONGS
At the beginning of the month, we decided to get into the holiday spirit, so the first week’s theme was Famous Holiday Songs. We were looking at the vocabulary from different holiday songs.

 

BAD CHRISTMAS JOKES
That was the second week of holiday-related posts, and we were celebrating the season with a week of Holiday Jokes. One of the more difficult things to do in your second language is tell and understand jokes (no matter how good or bad they are).

 

WORD OF THE YEAR
We were looking at the Word of the Year for the past five years. Each year, Oxford Dictionaries announces the Word of the Year. This is a word or expression that (according to Oxford Dictionaries) “has attracted a great deal of interest over the last 12 months.” The word reflects the events or the emotions of the year.

We thought it would be fun to look at previous winners.

¿Quieres practicar y repasar las Daily Vitamin del mes de diciembre?

DESCARGA EL ACTIVITY PACK AQUÍ

English Daily Vitamin (November 2018)

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Hoy hemos publicado la última Daily Vitamin del mes de noviembre. ¿Te has perdido alguna? Aquí tienes el listado de todas las lecciones del mes:

SPOT THE ERROR
The first week of November, we brought back the Spot-the-Error theme. Do you know what is wrong with the sentences below?


PHRASAL VERBS vs. FORMAL VOCAB
English often has a phrasal verb that is the less-formal equivalent of a formal word or phrase. We looked at these pairs.


IDIOMS FOR BEING THANKFUL
Thanksgiving is a time when people reflect on what they have and what they are thankful for. To celebrate, we looked at idioms and expressions for being thankful.


CAMBRIDGE READING AND USE OF ENGLISH PART 4
You don’t have to be studying for a Cambridge exam to learn something or to participate! Part 4 of Reading and Use of English is a fun grammar and vocabulary challenge. Here’s how it works:

  1. You have two sentences. One sentence is complete. The other is missing words.
  2. You must complete the second sentence so that its meaning is the same as the first sentence.

For the First Certificate Exam, you can use 2-5 words. For the Certificate of Advanced English, they allow 3-6 words.

 Y para repasar las lecciones del mes de noviembre, podéis descargar el ACTIVITY PACK AQUÍ.

Oferta Black Friday 2018

Black-Friday-discount¿Buscas una solución online eficaz para aprender inglés?

El curso online de Net Languages*, tutorizado por profesionales de Ziggurat, es una opción segura. Disfrutarás de múltiples ventajas:

  1. Variedad: distintas modalidades de curso (General English, Presentations, Dealing with the Public, Appliying for a job…)
  2. Flexibilidad: acceso al curso cuando quieras y desde cualquier lugar y dispositivo (PC, MAC, iPad, tablet Android, smartphone…)
  3. Excelencia: contenidos pedagógicos de calidad con tutores con una larga experiencia docente

¿Quieres saber más?

  • Contacta con nosotros a través de info@ziggurat.es, llámanos al 93 363 54 78
  • O también puedes comprar el curso directamente a través del siguiente enlace utilizando el CÓDIGO DE DESCUENTO Ziggurat15. COMPRAR CURSO ONLINE

*Net Languages ha recibido el premio iStudy al proveedor de cursos de idiomas online del año 2018-19.

Concurso #SoyVitaminero

The Daily Vitamin cumple 15 años y para celebrarlo lanzamos el 1r concurso #SoyVitaminero

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¿Quieres saber en qué consiste? ¡Sigue leyendo!

  1. Tarea principal: escribir una lección para la Daily Vitamin
  2. Idiomas aceptados: inglés (l@s alumn@s de Ziggurat podrán participar en el 2º idioma que están estudiando)
  3. Extensión: 80-225 palabras
  4. Deberás adjuntar una breve explicación sobre que lo pretendes enseñar con tu lección (nivel al que va dirigido, objetivos…)
  5. El texto deberá ser propio, original, pedagógico y de calidad
  6. Fecha límite para enviar vuestra lección: 21 de diciembre 2018
  7. Anunciaremos el ganador el 11 de enero de 2019

¡Publicaremos las lecciones que cumplan con los mínimos requeridos para participar!

Y, obviamente, todo esfuerzo tiene su recompensa. Si eres el ganador, podrás conseguir una TABLET FIRE HD.

Participa a través del siguiente enlace: https://basicfront.easypromosapp.com/p/932041

English Daily Vitamin (October 2018)

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Hello!

¿Os perdisteis alguna de las Daily Vitamin de octubre? Hoy os dejamos la lista de todas las lecciones publicadas. Y, al final del post, link al activity pack descargable.

PHRASAL VERBS FOR BUSINESS
We hope you can use these phrasal verbs at work, but you will also see that they can be used outside of the office.

BULATS READING, PART 1, SECTION 4
You do not have to be studying for the BULATS to benefit from this week’s lessons: they are gap exercises that test your vocabulary.

VERB + PREPOSITION
Students so often say that they have issues with prepositions. We are focusing on Verb + Preposition Combinations.

OFTEN CONFUSED WORDS
We are concentrating on words that are often confused in English. We are presenting words that are very similar, which is why they are often confused. Sometimes the words sound the same; sometimes they are spelled similarly but are pronounced differently and have different meanings.

HALLOWEEN VOCABULARY
Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated in different ways in different countries.

Y para repasar, podéis descargar el ACTIVITY PACK AQUÍ.

English Daily Vitamin (September 2018)

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Hello!

Hoy os dejamos el primer resumen de lecciones de la Daily Vitamin del año. ¡Empezamos con septiembre! If you missed a lesson, click on the relevant link below:

SPOT THE ERROR
Each day we are giving you a sentence in English and you must decide if the sentence is correct or not; if is it not correct, tell us what the mistake in the sentence is.

THE ADVERB EVEN
We are looking at different uses of the adverb EVEN.

BRITISH VS. AMERICAN ENGLISH
We are looking at some vocabulary differences between standard British and American English. It is common to have different words to describe the same thing in different dialects. One is not more or less correct, but it’s best to use the word that corresponds to the dialect of the place that you are in, to avoid miscommunication. You know the saying, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do.”

 

Finalmente, ya tenemos disponible el pack de actividades de lecciones de julio y septiembre. Lo podéis descargar AQUÍ.