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22 Jul 2016

Enjoy your summer holidays

Hello colleagues. This is my last post in this blog. Thanks a lot Vincent for your patience and your fun way to teach. Here you have a great web with series and films to learn English. Enjoy your summer holidays!

5 Jul 2016

25 May 2016

Pronunciation

Here you can find 10 resources to improve your pronunciation. And this is a video from a very interesting channel.

21 May 2016

18 May 2016

We're Englishmen & Engliswomen at last

I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear I like my toast done on one side And you can hear it in my accent when I talk I'm an Englishman in New York See me walking down Fifth Avenue A walking cane here at my side I take it everywhere I walk I'm an Englishman in New York I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien I'm an Englishman in New York I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien I'm an Englishman in New York If "Manners maketh man" as someone said Then he's the hero of the day It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile Be yourself no matter what they say I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien I'm an Englishman in New York I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien I'm an Englishman in New York Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety You could end up as the only one Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this society At night a candle's brighter than the sun Takes more than combat gear to make a man Takes more than a license for a gun Confront your enemies, avoid them when you can A gentleman will walk but never run If "Manners maketh man" as someone said Then he's the hero of the day It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile Be yourself no matter what they say [3x] I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien I'm an Englishman in New York I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien I'm an Englishman in New York

23 Apr 2016

Economics...

If I say bull and bear market, do you understand...?

Listen to this podcast from the BBC and be enlightened.

All the best,
Vincent

19 Apr 2016

William Shakespeare

My dear all,
As you know, this year we're celebrating both Cervantes and Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. Needless to say, the importance of both in world literature is absolutely huge.

I propose that you go to this link and read all the information offered by the British Library. By the way, next time you go to London, I suggest that you go to the British Library and find the exhibition room (to the left), where you'll be able to admire this copy of Shakespeare's First Folio:





You can also go to this map by Cambridge University Press and discover Shakespeare's London. So next time you go to London, you' won't need a guide ;-)

I do hope you enjoy it. And remember, as Shakespeare said,

Well, sir, learn to jest in good time;
there's a time for all things.
Take care,
Vincent

10 Apr 2016

IMPORTANT: Oral exam authorization 2016

B2 & C1


My dear students,

Please download this pdf, print it, sign it and give it to me in class before Thursday Abril 14th.

Remember it's a good thing to be recorded as you'll have the benefit of a second opinion. However, you WILL NOT have access to the recordings. They'll be only for the head of the department.

Good luck everyone,

Vincent

7 Apr 2016

B2 The passive (extra practice)

My dear B2 children,

Please download the following files with extra practice regarding the passive.

As usual, I hope you find them useful.

The passive

Have something done

Take care,
Vincent

22 Mar 2016

B2 exam practice

And this is for you, B2 children...

Extra practice...

C1 exam practice

My dear C1ish,

Please open this link to get some exam practice. I hope you find it useful.

Take care,
Vincent

B2 & C1 Writing

My dear students,

I'd like to introduce a new way to work on your writing. If it works, it will be fantastic.

After some time working on this, Cambridge University Press have come up with a great tool to assess your writing. All you have to do is sign up (you can also use Facebook for that), choose the exercise and submit it. You'll get instant feedback about how to improve your writing, which you can resubmit to be reassessed. I think it's a great idea.

Try and do let me know if it works for you.

Here's a video explaining how it works:





And here's the link to go:

https://sat.ilexir.co.uk

Good luck and enjoy your writing!

Vincent

16 Mar 2016

12 Mar 2016

10 Mar 2016

B2 & C1 Reading practice

My dear students,

Please go to the following links to download some extra reading practice. I hope you find this useful.

You're doing a great job. You'll be rewarded at the end...

Take care,
Vincent


B2
Reading practice 01 
Reading practice 02
Reading practice 03
Reading practice 04

C1
Reading practice 01
Reading practice 02

Listening, listening, listening

My dear students,

Stop doing what you're doing and go to http://www.esl-lab.com

Here you'll find lots of exercises to practise for your listening exam.

I hope you find it useful.

Take care,
Vincent

9 Mar 2016

Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol (bilingual English/Spanish)

My dear students,

I have made the edition of this classical story in a bilingual version English/Spanish. Momentarily, it's
only available for iOS devices, but it will soon be ready for other platforms.

I had to set a price for it because it's on the market worldwide.

I do hope you find it useful.

Click on this icon if you're curious:




Please rate it if you like it! Thanks!!!

Happy reading,
Vincent

8 Mar 2016

Happy Women's Day!

And thank you for being the way you are!!!




7 Mar 2016

Certificació dates!!!

My dear students,

Please note that Conselleria has finally published the dates for the exams and for registration. They are as follows:

Registration:

March 8th - March 21st (at 15:00!!!)

Here: http://www.gva.es/es/inicio/procedimientos?id_proc=17070&version=amp



B2 Exam:

May 30th 16:00h


C1 Exam:

May 31st 16:00h

You have more info at the EOI's website: http://mestreacasa.gva.es/web/eoilliria/113


I wish you all the best!

XOXO,
Vincent

15 Feb 2016

10 Feb 2016

Job interviews

My dear students,

Please get these files with info about possible questions you might find in a job interview. I do hope you find them useful.

Job interview TIPS
100 potential interview QUESTIONS

Take care,
Vincent

9 Feb 2016

The Revenant

Dear all,

After The Danish Girl last week, this time it's Leonardo di Caprio's turn with this movie about the extraordinary power of the human spirit: The Revenant.

When?          Friday 12th February
What time?   7:30 pm
Where?         Cine La Unió, Llíria

Watch the teaser trailer here:

Hope to see you all there!
Love,
Vincent













3 Feb 2016

Valentine's Day Facts

I know there are still days, but a piece of advice guys... Forewarned is forearmed :-)

26 Jan 2016

The Danish Girl

Dear all,

I'd like to invite you to watch The Danish Girl at the Unió movie theatre. I hope you enjoy it.

When?          Friday 5th February
What time?   7:30 pm
Where?         Cine La Unió, Llíria

Watch the featurette here:

Hope to see you all there!
Love,
Vincent

21 Jan 2016

After the 9/11 attacks in New York, the film academy paid tribute to the city and woody allen was invited. Here's what he said.

19 Jan 2016

Writing B2 & C1

Dear students,
Please go to this link and find the presentation about writing. It's just some basic help but I think you will find it useful. I really hope you do.

Happy writing everyone!

Vincent

11 Jan 2016