ACTIVITY PACK. Wearing nothing new

¿Has preparado ya tus propósitos para 2018? ¿Este año quieres aprender inglés? Recuerda: es mejor hacer un poco cada día que esperar a tener 1 o 2 horas a la semana para ponerte a estudiar.

¿Qué puedes hacer hoy? Te proponemos que veas el siguiente vídeo de 6 minutos de Jessi Arrington, quien explica que es posible vestir con estilo por menos de 20 dólares, comprando en mercados de segunda mano. Después de visionar el vídeo descarga este ACTIVITY PACK y contesta las preguntas.


Designer Jessi Arrington packed nothing for TEDActive but 7 pairs of undies, buying the rest of her clothes in thrift stores around LA. It’s a meditation on conscious consumption — wrapped in a rainbow of color and creativity.

Build a Tower, Build a Team (Tom Wujec)

Hoy queremos compartir con vosotros una de nuestras lecciones para mejorar vuestras habilidades de listening. Después de visionar el vídeo TED ‘Build a Tower, Build a Team’ podéis descargar nuestro pack de actividades y contestar a las preguntas.
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Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?

Keep Your Goals To Yourself (Derek Sivers)

Hoy queremos compartir con vosotros una de nuestras lecciones para mejorar vuestras habilidades de listening. Después de visionar el vídeo TED ‘Keep Your Goals To Yourself’ podéis descargar nuestro pack de actividades y contestar a las preguntas. Descargar actividades

After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it’s better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.

8 canciones en inglés que hablan sobre el verano

El verano ya está aquí. Hoy os dejamos un listado de canciones que hablan sobre el verano. Muchas veces, las canciones en inglés pueden ‘sonar a chino’, pero ¿qué tal si las escuchas mientras lees la letra de la canción? Prueba con estas a ver si cambia 😉

Surfin U.S.A (The Beach Boys)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbs1luUIxCE

Summer Nights –Grease (John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODOj2jBUKW0

California Girls (The Beach Boys)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8yph3rb27o

Summer (Calvin Harris)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebXbLfLACGM

Summer Love (One Direction)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d164x2dT3ck

Summertime (Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3kQt14_5OQ

Summertime (Billy Stewart)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRGeHRDBPYw&noredirect=1

Frozen “In Summer” Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnEB2F_v_cE

Student’s Review: ‘Revenge’ by Patricia

Can you imagine a story similar to The Count of Monte Cristo but with the glamour of The Hamptons as a backdrop?
If you like drama series combined with intrigue, glamour and the possibility of bringing The Hamptons into your home … then REVENGE is the series for you!

Revenge

THE PLOT
When the main character, Amanda Jones, was a child, her father took the fall for a crime he did not commit. The same people who destroyed her father ensured that she was sent to a juvenile detention center in order to never see him again.

Once she is an adult and abandons that center, she finds out that she is the heir to a fortune her father had and decides to come back to The Hamptons as her alter ego, Emily Thorne, to get revenge on those who destroyed her family and caused his death.

“Revenge” is the story of a revenge that takes place in the glamorous and cosmopolitan Hamptons, the most famous residential seaside resort of New York State where celebrities and rich people come together.

The Hamptons

The Hamptons

WHY IS THIS SERIES GOOD FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS?
Not only because watching Revenge is a way to improve your English while you are enjoying watching a series but also because of the different characters and accents that appear in Revenge! You can start watching it with subtitles and as your confidence grows and you get familiar with the characters, challenge yourself and take them off!

CONCLUSION
Revenge can be summed up as a sort of Count of Monte Cristo in our modern world! Once you start watching it, you will be hooked!

We want to thank Patricia for this great contribution to our blog!