Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

This Summer's Reading Ideas



Here are some reading ideas for the summer. Click here.

This Week's Perfect English Grammar

 

 
This week's Perfect English Grammar looks at the theme of writing. See here for more details.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

This Week's Speaking Idea

Les recordamos que este domingo 2 de junio, de 11:30 a 14:30, pueden disfrutar de un menú especial para celebrar el "Día de Canarias" en nuestro "Brunch de intercambio" junto al Jardín Canario. Jugaremos a un divertido "Pasapalabra". Esta vez jugaremos por equipos!
Llama antes de venir o manda un email, y pagas al llegar:  Zaida 676 14 70 70  asoc.laconcepciondegrancanaria@gmail.com

 This is a reminder that this Sunday, June 2nd, from 11:30 to 14:30, there is a special menu to celebrate the "Día de Canarias" in our "Exchange brunch" you can enjoy, beside the Botanic Garden (Jardín Canario). We're going to play a funny "Password". We're going to play in teams this time!
Call before or send an email, and you pay on arrival:  Zaida 676 14 70 70 asoc.laconcepciondegrancanaria@gmail.com

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Answer Key CD 5 Advanced 2


1

1 Ancient Egypt  2 willow tree extract  3 1829  4 stomach  5 German company  6 research

7 50  8 vegetables

2

1 frequency  2 powerful/string  3 Deforestation/Cutting down trees  4 (many) thousands

5 cattle disease  6 coral reefs  7 heat up/melt  8 global warming

3

1B  2A  3D  4D  5C  6A

4

1B  2H  3A  4D  5F  6G  7F  8H  9D  10B

5

1 an amateur historian  2 farmer  3 a doctor  4 articles and essays  5 personal correspondence

6 wife’s brother  7 Roman history  8 Italy

6

1 48  2 (a) vacuum pack  3 oxygen  4 3 days  5 renting (an)  6 (a free) gift/promotional device

7 conservationists  8 (dangerous) waste 

7

1A  2B  3C  4D  5A  6A

8

1C  2A  3B  4A  5A  6B  7A  8C  9A  10B

9

1 a (new) motorway  2 skeleton  3 ceremonial  4 cattle  5 leader  6 France  7 west  8 the British Museum

10

1 purple  2 a/one tenth/1/10  3 (rare) birds  4 deer  5 tourist attractions  6 landowners  7 trees

8 decline/deterioration

11

1C  2C  3D  4B  5A  6A

12

1A  2H  3G  4E  5B  6F  7D  8B  9H  10C

13

1 winter  2 2  3 direct  4 not descended  5 became extinct  6 tools  7 groups  8 a mystery

14

1 200 metres  2 overhead cables/power lines  3 children  4 (model aircraft) fuel  5 connect (the) battery  6 (the) starter spring  7 step backwards 8 climbs and dives

15

1B  2A  3C  4A  5D  6C

16

1B  2A  3C  4A  5C  6A  7C  8B  9B  10A

17

1 subject  2 on earth  3 extraterrestrial life  4 history  5 (geological) period  6 5 million

7 (very) different from  8 (the) dinosaurs

18

1 hard work  2 passive exercise  3 vibrates  4 fit  5 aerobic  6 resistance  7 (basic) equipment 

8 push

19

1A  2D  3C  4B  5A  6C

20

1B  2C  3G  4A  5D  6E  7A  8F  9G  10H

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Answer Key CD5 NI2

 

NI2

CD5

Answer key:

 

1) 1 touring  2 £14  3 £1,25  4 £60  5 (lightweight) bags  6 lock  7 £100  8 credit card

2) 8 garage  9 health centre  10 Clark’s (Cycle Hire)

3) 1 stamp collecting  2 Social  3 China  4 Charities  5 Political  6 Liberal Democrats 7 Light     

     opera

4) 8B  9B  10A

5) 1 (background) reading  2 content  3 Edit (notes)  4 next lecture  5 week

6) 6 At the front  7 Leave a space  8 It saves time  9 Signpost words

7) 10B

8) 1A  2A  3B  4C  5B  6A

9) 7C  8B  9C  10B

10) 1 32%  2 impede  3 61%  4 57%

11)  5 first year  6 (other) people  7 on their own  8 primary school  9 far (away)  10 everyone

       11 activities  12 support services

12)  A, E, F and C,D

13)  B, E, F. A and A, E

14) 1A    3C  4C  5B  6B

15) 1 Wark  2 his hand luggage  3 tights  4 500 metres

16) A, C and F

17)  1 lifts that work  2 Hearing impairment  3 visual doorbells  4 clear markings  5 extra time

        6 emergency. D

18)  1C  2B  3F  4E  5A  6D

19)  7D  8B  9B  10C

20)  1 Passport  2 Driving licence  3 benefit book  4 insurance certificate  5 Electricity bill

21)  6 Savings Bank  7 Monday to Friday  8 9,30 am to 3,30 pm  9 Ground floor  10 No

       11F  12A  13C

22)  1 work samples  2 job description  3 employees  4 experience

23)  5 10 minutes  6 take your time  7 ask for clarification  8 salary  9 confident  10 appearance

24)  11 university  12 interesting  13 vocational  14 careers service

25)  15A  16C  17B  18A  19C  20 Private

26)  1 £95  2 Lots of stations  3 (sound) quality  4 one year  5 Battery life

27)  6  3 months  7 22,5%  8 one per month  8 20 miles  10  £12

28)  1 Full-time students  2 Part-time students  3 Distance learners  4 Make an appointment

        5 Your ID card

29)  6 Economics  7 French literature  8 The new restaurant  9 150  10 National newspapers

This Week's Pets' Corner


Six Kittens
Can you imagine how difficult it was for the photographer to get her six kittens to sit still - all at the same time - for this photograph?!

Source: The Guardian newspaper

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

This Week's Video -


A rare video - in colour - of London in the 1920s.

More videos here.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Revised Dates for May Exams - some changes in the oral times


Proposed dates for our May exams. Be warned! Changes may have to be made in the timetable for the oral exams at the last minute!

Final results will be published on the notice board on Wed 29th May in the evening.

La fecha límite para reclamaciones es el lunes día 3 de junio por la tarde.

NA2.  May Exams. Proposed Timetable.

Writing Exam (2 tasks). 105 minutes. Wednesday 8th May.
Listening Exam (3 tasks).  40 minutes. Wednesday 15th May.
Reading Exam (3 tasks). 95 minutes. Monday 13th May.

Oral Exam (2 tasks = Monologue. 6 minutes. Dialogue = 8 minutes)

Monday 20th May

6.45 pm
Desirée, Expedito
Lorena N.
7.20 pm
Daida
Idaira
7.50 pm
Ada, Tamara
Dani
8.25 pm
Carmen
Tere

Wednesday 15th May

8.15 pm
Fernanda
Regina

Wednesday 22nd May
6.50 pm
Nacho
Jose
7.20 pm
Laura
Irina
7.50 pm
Lorena R.
Nancy
8.20 pm
Fermín
Tito

Monday 27th May

6.50 pm
Inés
Ana María
7.20 pm
Pedro
Ana Elisa
7.50 pm
Tamara
Sergio

Feedback = Monday 27th May from 5.00 - 6.50 pm; 8.30 - 9.00 pm.

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NI2B. May Exams. Proposed Timetable.

Writing Exam (2 Tasks). 90 minutes. Tuesday 14th May.
Listening Exam (3 Tasks). 35 minutes. Thursday 16th May.
Reading Exam (3 Tasks). 80 minutes. Thursday 16th May.

Oral Expression and Interaction.

 Tuesday 7th May


7.00 pm
Úrsula
Vanesa
7.30 pm
Ana
Esther N.
8.00 pm
Tahona
Luis
8.30 pm
María José
Julia

Thursday 9th May


7.10 pm
Mercedes
Rosa Eraya
7.40 pm
Omar
Ofelia
8.10 pm
Mª Dolores
Badel

 Tuesday 21st May

7.10 pm
Dulcinea
Elena
7.40 pm
Lidia
Vicente
8.10 pm
Josue
Sabrina

 Thursday 23rd May
7.10 pm
Valentina
Ramón
7.40 pm
Juan Antonio, Sara
Telmo
8.10 pm


Feedback = Tuesday 28th May from 7.45 pm – 9.00 pm.

Final Marks will be posted on our Notice Board on Wednesday 29th May.

La fecha límite para reclamaciones es el lunes día 3 de junio por la tarde.

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NI1A. May Exams. Proposed Timetable.

Writing Exam (2 tasks). 75 minutes. Wednesday 8th May.
Listening Exam (3 tasks). 30 minutes. Monday 13th May.
Reading Exam (3 tasks). 65 minutes. Monday 13th May.

Wednesday 15th May


5.00
Gabriel, Isabel
Blas
5.30
Paz
Mónica
5.50
Nereida
Eduardo
6.15
Alodia
Laura
 
 
 

Monday 20th May

4.30                  Paz                                                          Mónica
5.00
Adela R
Leti
5.20
Elba, Carmen
Yurena S.
5.50
Marta
Samuel
6.15
Naira
Yurena G.
6.35
Adela S.
Guacimara H.

Wednesday 22nd May

5.10
Guillermo
Juan
5.30
Patricia
Laura
5.50
Jorge
Lidia
6.15
Jennifer
Guacimara R.
6.35
 Jose
 Magdalena

Feedback = Monday 27th May from 4.30 - 6.50 pm.

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NI1B. May Exams. Proposed Timetable.
Writing Exam (2 tasks).   75 minutes. Thursday 9th May.
Listening Exam (3 tasks). 30 minutes. Tuesday 14th May.
Reading Exam (3 tasks). 65 minutes. Tuesday 14th May.
Oral Expression and Interaction (2 tasks: monologue = 4 minutes; interaction = 5 minutes.)
Thursday 16th May
4.30 pm
Pablo R.
Ángela
4.50
Pino
Montse
5.10
Oliver
Omar
5.30
Guillermo
Francisco
6.00
Máximo
Diego
6.20
Margarita
Mónica
Tuesday 21st May
4.30 pm
Lourdes S
Silvia
Inmaculada
5.10
Ylenia
Tamara
5.30
Carla
Anabel
6.00
Daniel
Güise
6.20
David
Rubén
6.40
Pablo V.
Nestor
Thursday 23rd May
4.30 pm
Enrique
Leticia
4.50
Lourdes O.
Daura
5.10
Soledad
Lourdes N.
5.30
Andrea
Alba
6.00
Jose
María Jesús
6.20
Marisela
Raquel
Feedback = Monday 27th May from 4.30 - 6.50 pm.