Practice oral skills for your exam

Have a look at this website where you can find different topics for your speaking exam. Learn IELTS topic vocabulary the easy way, presented as you might use the words and expressions in an IELTS Speaking exam.

http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-vocabulary/

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Headmistress bans parents wearing pyjamas to school — My That’s English!

A primary school headmistress bans parents from wearing pyjamas to school.Self-study activity:Watch the video and complete the gaps in the sentences below. Pyjamas, not the most obviously offensive item of clothing but the (1) … of this school in Darlington has taken offense of the nightwear being worn during the day. The (1) … ……

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Reading test: How many Brits live in the rest of the EU? — My That’s English!

In this week’s reading test we are going to use the BBC article Reality Check: How many Brits live in the rest of the EU? to practice the grammar and vocabulary multiple choice task.Read the article and choose the option A, B or C which best completes each gap. 0 is an example. Reality Check:…

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IF THE WORLD WERE 100 PEOPLE…

Interesting video about world data :

if the world were only 100 people… would we all fight harder for equality?

SHAKESPEARE COLLABORATIVE WRITING

COLLABORATIVE WRITING. 4ºB
Note: this text was written by the students on their own in order to commemorate 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. It is not edited to show their real writing skills so it may contain some mistakes.
WHY IS SHAKESPEARE FAMOUS?
(by Laura Pardo, Jorge Puente, Mario Ferrer and Sergio Fernandez)
Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616. He became famous because he wrote poems and plays, also in 1603 when James I was coronated, he became a kingsman.
THE YOUNG SHAKESPEARE
(by Silvia Egea, Mapi Lafuente, David Búciu, Anthony Ibarra and Jorge Meléndez)
He was christened, he was baptised on 26th April 1564, and his birthday was on 23rd April. He left school at 16, he worked as a teacher and he helped his father. In 1582 he got married to Anne Hathaway and they had a daughter, Susana, and twins.
SHAKESPEARE IN LONDON
(by Blanca Sanz, Fátima Dehhab, Violeta Martinez, Miguel Molina and Isabel Abad)
Some of his life is a mystery, but we know that he went to London in 1590 because it had theaters and a lot of markets. In 1592 he was already being talked about, reason for which a jealous writer named Robert Greene wrote ride things about him.
PLAYS IN SHAKESPEARE’S TIME
(by Violeta Lalaguna, Lizara Oliván, Iván Aparicio, Samuel Fondevila and Daniel Monné)
William Shakespeare was a member of a company of actors called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. In 1997 the New Globe Theatre was built, a copy of Shakespeare’s Globe. Over the stage there was a roof to keep off the rain. There was a tramp door in the stage too, so actors could pop up to surprise the audience. There were ghost, witches, loud sounds… He wrote comedy plays with happy ending and people falling in love with disguises (Midsummer Night’s Dream with fairies and humans) tragedies, stories with sad ending ( Romeo and Juliet), and history plays with real people like Julius Caesar, or English kings.
MORE ABOUT SHAKESPEARE
(by Alba Utrilla, Rita Torres, Raúl Stioponi and Jorge Lizandra, )
Shakespeare was a rich and famous writer who wrote some important plays (like Hamlet). He also wrote poems: sonnets and others. He invented expressions, but the English language has changed since Shakespeare’s time. He died on 23rd April 1616.
SOURCE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/william_shakespeare/

SHAKESPEARE’ S plays

ROMEO AND JULIET

You will probably know this play, which is one of the most popular tragedies of all times. two families fight one each other while their children get married in secret, do you know the end?  Is a happy or sad ending?

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HAMLET

Another tragedy by Shakespeare, a complex plot of family affairs, ghosts….

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CONCURSO #vidiomas16, help us to win!

Maria e Ixeya from 4ESO-D are taking part in a video contest about ‘your city’, we need your help to be within the most voted 10 videos! Would you like to view your city in the web? these two students tell us about Paseo de la Independencia in Zaragoza. I bet there are things you didn’t know! Great job! Good luck!

REMEMBER TO ENTER YOUTUBE TO GIVE YOUR VOTE, THIS IS THE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6_k9z4DncE

SHAKESPEARE’S AND CERVANTES’ SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES

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1st and 2nd conditionals: 4th ESO

4234035_origPractice conditionals with these exercises online, be aware of what you mean by doing 1st or 2nd conditionals!

TYPE 1: REPHRASING

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TYPE 2: REPHRASING

 

 

Shakespeare’S WEEK

Who was William Shakespeare? What are his main works?Why has he been universally acknowledged as “a writer of all times” ? Laura Hopwood believes that Shakespeare’s text, being rhythmical and poetic, lends itself well to physicality and movement. Laura also says that studying Shakespeare in the UK is amazing, due to…

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