In defence of State Education.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
|An EOI student from Santa Brígida enjoying an exciting Agatha Christie novel|
on Jandía beach. (Or is it Diane?)
It's essential that you keep up-to-date with your English studies during the summer months. If you don't, you will find the next academic year very, very challenging. Here are some ideas to help you.
Meet up with a classmate or a friend who speaks English and go to this website. Here, you will find hundreds of interesting topics to explore. Choose a topic, left click, and interview your partner by using some of the questions. Remember to expand your questions, listen carefully to what your partner says and ask for more information based on what you hear.
There are hundreds of sites on the internet to explore listening. Here are some of them:
- English Listening Lending Library online
- ESL Cyber Listening Lab
- Vaughan Radio
- Listen and Watch with the British Council
- Listen to English, Learn English
It was amazing (and embarrassing) to see how many BASIC errors were made in the May exams. My recommendation is for those students who have just completed NB2 to start with Elementary and those who have just completed NA1 to begin with Pre-intermediate or Intermediate.
This link is really for more advanced students. However, if you are going into NI 1 in September, why don't you go to Canary Books or Idiomática and choose a reader to read and listen to while at the beach?
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
A male Sumatran rhinoceros is born in a conservation park in Indonesia. His mother, Ratu, is one of only 10 Sumatran rhinos living in captivity. Only 200 Sumatran rhinos now live in the wild in Indonesia and Malaysia. But Indonesia's forest minister Zulkifli Hasan says the birth has boosted confidence in efforts to conserve endangered species.
Source: The Guardian newspaper
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Results for the Certification Exams will be available for Nivel Básico after 5 o'clock on Monday 18th June. Please remember that, if you want the certificate, you must ask for it. See the School's webpage for more information. If you'd like to see your exams, I'll be available on Monday between 5 and 7 o'clock and on Tuesday between 4 o'clock and 5.30 pm in Room 20 or Secretaría. You have until Wednesday 20th at 8 pm for "aclaraciones" and "reclamaciones".
PS: I'll be posting some work for you to do over the summer soon. :)
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Ex 2 B B C A A
Ex 3 500 one hour floors living room July
Ex 4 No No No Yes Yes
Ex 5 C C B B A
Ex 6 30 weeks notes quickly body language
Ex 7 B C B A A C
Ex 8 nature wildlife forest 12 fire bird house
Ex 9 Yes No No Yes No No
Ex 10 A C B C A B
Ex 11 March England father money trainer apples
Ex 12 Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Ex 13 B C A B C A
Ex 14 rope 20 tall band rabbit ice-cream
Ex 15 No No No Yes No Yes
Ex 16 A C A B A C
Ex 17 tiger change trains 2000 library website
Ex 18 Yes Yes No No Yes No
Ex 19 No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Ex 20 B C B A B C
Ex 21 16th town centre dancing Friday film modern
Ex 22 Yes No Yes No No Yes
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Certificación. Oral timetable. Don’t be late!
Tuesday 5th June – NB2A. Room 20
4.30 Yurena S and Marta
4.50 Manuel G and Laura
5.10 Elba and Luis
5.30 Leti and Adela
6.20 Guillermo and Nisa
6.40 Alberto and Daniel
7.00 Pepe and Mónica (NB2C)
7.50 Paz and Mar
Thursday 7th June – NB2A. Room 18
8.00 Yurena G, Naira and Mónica R
Monday 11th June – NB2C. Room 18
5.05 Iris and Antonio
5.25 Yumara and Güise
Tuesday 12th June – NB2C. Room 20
5.10 Mario and Nati
5.30 Cristina and Manuel H.
6.15 Ángela and Inmaculada
6.35 Jose Luis M and Silvia
7.00 Isabel, Montse and Gustavo
Friday, June 1, 2012
NB2 start "Certificación" on Monday 4th. This is our timetable:
15:45 Comprobación de identidad / Cumplimentación de ficha de resultados
16:00 Expresión e interacción escrita (75 minutos)
17:25 Examen de comprensión auditiva (35 minutos)
18:10 Comprensión de lectura (65 minutos)
19:15 Final del examen
NB2A should go to Classroom 17.
NB2B should go to Classroom 19.
NB2C should go to Classroom 18.
On Monday, during the breaks, we will finalise the oral timetable. For NB2A and NB2C, the oral exams will be held on the following days in the afternoon / evening:
Tuesday 5th; Monday 11th; Tuesday 12th.
Remember, do your exam calmly and well! Good luck!