Friday, 12 May 2017

HOMES OF THE FUTURE



Our society is changing constantly so it’s obvious that our homes are changing at the same time too.
Think about your future home…. What kind of style would you like? 
What kind of new technologies would you like to have in?

Watch this video to see …….the homes of tomorrow!



Wednesday, 10 May 2017

EXTRA - CHAPTER 2 (6th)

Watch this episode of Extra and then answer the questions:



1- The girls don't feel well. What happens to them?
2- What luxury item has Hector at home?
3- What is Hector wearing in the first part of the episode?
4- How many melons do they buy?
5- Is Hector cool after shopping?
6- What is the name of the landlady? What animal is it?
7- What pet do they have in the house?


Sunday, 30 April 2017

Good video tools to improve our English level

There are lots of amazing tools to maintain and reach a better English level. Not only it consists in taking English assignments but also using some mighty apps or using our personal computer.

That the reason why I'm pointing out that. VOA resources would be a good one.

Click on the following link and enjoy your trip to a simple and interesting English learning method.



http://learningenglish.voanews.com/

Here you are some examples. Bye for now!


Monday, 17 April 2017

British English and American English


British people and American people can always understand each other – but there are a few notable differences between British English and American English

Grammar

Americans use the present perfect tense less than speakers of British English and a British teacher might mark wrong some things that an American teacher would say are correct.
  • US Did you do your homework yet?
  • Brit. Have you done your homework yet?
  • US I already ate.
  • Brit. I’ve already eaten.
In British English, ‘have got’ is often used for the possessive sense of ‘have’ and ‘have got to’ is informally used for ‘have to’. This is much less common in American English.
  • Brit. I’ve got two sisters.
  • US I have two sisters.
  • Brit. I’ve got to go now.
  • US I have to go now.
There are a number of other minor grammatical differences.

Vocabulary

There are a lot of examples of different words being used in British and American English. Here are a few of the commonest.
  • angry (Brit.) = mad (US)
  • autumn = fall
  • boot (of a car) = trunk
  • chemist’s = drug store
  • cupboard = closet
  • flat = apartment
  • lift = elevator
  • nappy = diaper
  • pavement = sidewalk
  • petrol = gas/gasoline
  • rubbish = trash
  • tap = faucet
  • trousers = pants
There are British words which many Americans will not understand and vice versa. There are also words which exist in both British and American English but have very different meanings.

Spelling

There are also a number of different spelling rules between British English and American English.

1 Some words that end in ‘-tre’ in British English end in ‘-ter’ in American English.
  • US theater, center
  • Brit. theatre, centre
2 Some words that end in ‘-our’ in British English end in ‘-or’ in American English.
  • US color, labor
  • Brit. colour, labour
3 Some words are shorter in American English than in British English.
  • US catalog, program
  • Brit. catalogue, programme
There are other minor spelling differences between British and American English.


Thursday, 30 March 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017

WORLD WATER DAY



Most human activities that use water produce wastewater.  As the overall demand for water grows, the quantity of wastewater produced and its overall pollution load are continuously increasing worldwide. Over 80% of the world’s wastewater – and over 95% in some least developed countries – is released to the environment without treatment. 


Every 22nd March the Word Water Day  is celebrated. This year’s World Water Day theme is wastewater and the campaign, ‘Why waste water?’ is about reducing and reusing wastewater. Have you thought about what you can do to reduce and reuse wastewater?
Let's gonna watch this video and think about it!!





Friday, 24 March 2017

Easter Holidays

If you still do not know what you could do on Easter holidays, here you have an idea; Procession of Verges and Dance of Death.

This Easter Procession takes place on Maundy Thursday. The Procession of Verges is a theatrical representation of the life and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRj1dmaCslI