Category Archives: Listening

20 years of texting

     It has saved lives and ruined marriages, created a whole new dialect and made billions in profits for phone companies. But as the text message celebrates its 20th birthday, some wonder how much longer it will survive in … Continue reading

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How to ace a job interview

Not sure how to act in a job interview? Howcast offers you a very funny video explaining what to do to ace a job interview. If you click on the green arrow on top of the screen, you’ll get a … Continue reading

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Open up your ears

Listening is the language modality that is used most frequently. It is estimated that adults spend almost half their communication time listening, and students may receive as much as 90% of their in-school information through listening to instructors and to … Continue reading

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First conditional: If You Don’t Try, You Will Never Know

Following Coldplay advise, I invite you to keep trying and never ever give up. If you don’t try, you’ll never know what will happen… OR with lyrics First Conditional: real possibility We are thinking about a particular condition/ situation in … Continue reading

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Forecasting the weather

You don’t need many instruments to forecast the weather. Watching the news is a good option. But you can also follow some steps to know what the weather will be like tomorrow. Watch the following video (and read the script … Continue reading

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CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

LISTEN TO A RADIO PROGRAMME ABOUT CYBER CRIME IN THE UK. You can  read the script too!!! (watch the DOWNLOAD section on the rigth top of the page and check the vocabulary section) Enjoy!: 110623_6min_english_botnets_page.shtml HERE’S AN INTERESTING READING ABOUT CRIME IN OXFORD … Continue reading

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IN THE AIR – body language, cheap flights…LOOK INSIDE!

Remember the vocabulary about airplanes and airports you recently learnt. . .IN LESS THAN TWO MINUTES!!! Now watch this video  and see how important BODY LANGUAGE (and learning languages) is!!!Two Englishmen on a plane, travelling to Italy….. And…have you ever … Continue reading

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