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A blog for Maribel's students at EOI and CEP Granada

Archive for October, 2010

Avanzado 1 27.10.10

Posted by maribel on 31/10/2010

The tie clip:

Thanks to Alex!


TB pg. 133 exercise 1C


Idioms describing people

Describing people: character

Think of a Spanish joke that has to do with English


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CEP A2 26.10.10

Posted by maribel on 30/10/2010


Loch Ness

study vs learn

We study in order to learn. Studying is the process, while learning is the outcome. Hopefully, you are both studying and learning English.

“I am studying English,” means majoring in English at a university. However, it also means doing exercises or attending a course. “I am studying English,” means that you are actively doing something academic that will cause your brain to learn English. This could mean attending a class, reading a book or doing exercises, even on your own. “I am learning English” implies that you are doing English language exercises or that you are attending an English language course, but also that English is somehow getting into your head. It doesn’t matter how.

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Avanzado 1 25.10.10

Posted by maribel on 28/10/2010

Today we talked about accessories:

Some baby animals:













You can learn new baby animal words here.


How do you say pilla corbatas in English?

Vocabulary bank pg. 147 Illness and treatment

TB pg. 15 reading



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Avanzado 1 20.10.10

Posted by maribel on 22/10/2010

This is the song we did in class:


Handouts on grammar: 1A question formation, 1B auxiliary verbs and 1B The… the… + comparatives

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Avanzado 1 18.10.10

Posted by maribel on 22/10/2010

Today we had Lauren, from New Jersey, in class and we sang:


TB pg. 9: The.. the

TB pg. 146: Vocabulary bank: Personality

Revision of writing assignement 01: Informal email

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CEP A1 19.10.10

Posted by maribel on 20/10/2010

Today we talked about names. But what matters is what something is, not what it is called.

 What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
      By any other name would smell as sweet;

From Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, 1600

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CEP B1 19.10.10

Posted by maribel on 19/10/2010

This is handout 03 with the text for the above video.

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Avanzado 1 13.10.10

Posted by maribel on 19/10/2010

Today we had Chanelle, from Saskatchewan, Canada, in class.

Where do you practice sport?

Football  pitch, golf course, tennis court, basketball cout, a race track, iceskating rink, boxing ring, swimming pool …

A hamlet is a small settlement, too small to be considered a village.
A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet, and including a church.
A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. Usually, a “town” is thought of as larger than a village but smaller than a “city”.
A city is an urban settlement with a particularly important status which differentiates it from a town. City is primarily used to designate an urban settlement with a large population. However, city may also indicate a special administrative, legal, or historical status.

Here you have some more false friends and cognates.


TB pg. 133: exercises 1B a & b

TB pg. 8: Reading and exercises

Entry checker: phrasal verbs

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My Blueberry Nights

Posted by maribel on 13/10/2010

Elizabeth: So what’s wrong with the Blueberry Pie?
Jeremy: There’s nothing wrong with the Blueberry Pie, just people make other choices. You can’t blame the Blueberry Pie, it’s just… no one wants it.
Elizabeth: Wait! I want a piece.

Elizabeth’s heart is broken. She drops in late at night a few times at Jeremy’s diner for blueberry pie; they talk. Once, he watchers her sleep, her head on the counter. Abruptly, she leaves New York City to get away from her pain. She works a couple of jobs in Memphis. Then, she’s in Nevada, working at a casino. Along the way she encounts a series of offbeat characters. Elizabeth is Norah Jones. Jeremy is Jude Law. Natalie Portman and Rachel Weisz also star in this film by Wong-Kar Wai

You can watch My Blueberry Nights courtesy of Javier O. Remember to bring a USB flash drive to class.

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Avanzado 1 11.10.10

Posted by maribel on 12/10/2010

A cheat sheet or crib sheet:

Hariadhi cc by-sa

Here you have many metric conversion charts and calculators for metric conversions.


Strangely enough, recentlyI’ve been seen more of an old friend of mine. (adverb)

She is not working hard enough. (adverb)

You are not old enough. (adjective)

I have enough money. (noun)

Click here for the use of in spite of, despite and although.

To find out more about as vs like go here.


Three handouts: phrasal verbs, a reading exercise and a use of English exercise.

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