Category Archives: Listening

Will Smith says it´s summer time: Get jiggy with it.

Inglés Málaga community, it´s practically summer and it´s time to practise your moves and shakes.

Come on: Get Jiggy With It! 

Jukebox Friday: Summer Chill-Out!

So, the summer vibe is palpable in the streets of Málaga and I´m already creating my beach soundtrack.  My bikini is dust-free, my flip flops are ready to take a stroll and my suntan lotion is in my beach bag.

In fact, if I were in your shoes, I would check out this amazing new band.  For me, FKJ are going to be the chill-out group of summer 2017. Recharge your batteries by listening to FKJ

Are you yellow, red, blue or teal?

doer thinkerFancy watching a video about the psychology of colour and personalities? You will improve your listening comprehension, and perhaps  learn something new and interesting at the same time. It´s the perfect plan!
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April Fool:The Round Up

april-fools-hed-2014April Fools; I’m mad about them: some are stupid, some are hilarious and some, you are never quite sure about.  Is it an April fool, or is this real?

My mother is extremely gullible and usually believes everything she reads.  I, on the other hand, am much more critical and usually raise an eyebrow at things that sound too incredible.

So, here are a few April Fools from the past and present:

  1. Janette’s engagement
  2. Google Crome: Emojify
  3. April Fool´s Day: The best spoofs and pranks

An Interview with Film Director: Baz Luhrmann

Baz LuhrmannClick here to listen to the Australian director talking about the film industry, the critics who don’t rate him, the pressure of creative risk-taking and the changing way Australia treats celebrities.

What do you think of the Ozzy accent? Is it easier to understand than the British accent?

The British Way: How to make a complaint!

Nikki Big BrotherControversially, Nikki is considered to be, by far, one of the most entertaining British Big Brother contestants.

She is well known for her furious Diary Room rants and her daily battles with the other housemates.

Watch this video to find out how she complains to Big Brother about the lack of heating in the house and try to hear what words she uses to say that she is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cold. It´s hilarious and I love her!

The must-follow offical English exam sites:

Cambridge EOI Ingles ExamenesThe following websites will help you prepare for official Cambridge Exams.

  1. Cambridge Exams B1, B2, C1, C2: Subscribe for weekly updates and quick language testing exercises.
  2. Cambridge CAE: C1: CAE Online Resource Directory:CAE Online Resource Directory
  3. Cambridge Internet TV
  4. La Junta Andalucia: EOI Exams

Improve your English level with the must-do sign up websites

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  1. All About .com English as a Second Language: To sign up for daily emails on grammar and vocabulary tips, click here:ESL Daily Email
  2. All About .com English as a Second Language: To sign up for a weekly email on a variety of topics, click here: ESL Weekly Email Please note: the place to subscribe is in the top, left hand corner of the webpage.
  3. Splendid Speaking: This resource is great for Intermediate –  Advanced learners. Sign up for weekly challenges.
  4. The Conversation: For advanced learners this website is brilliant to improve your vocabulary and review grammatical structure in context.

For more support, please view the Link In section of the Inglés Málaga site.

Free tools to support writing improvement

cambridge-inglesWrite & Improve is a free service for learners of English to practise their written English. Submit your written work and receive feedback in seconds, covering spelling, vocabulary, grammar and general style.

If you use it, don´t forget to let me know what you think about it. Is it useful, or is it another online tool which isn´t worth your time and energy? Click here: Cambridge Write and Improve

For more support, please view the Link In section of the Inglés Málaga site.

I make animal sounds!

LISTENING: I Make Animal Sounds!?!
Animal soundsTruth be told, I’m really keen on bizarre people. My favourite participant on the reality TV show, Big Brother, was a Welsh woman who said her favourite hobby was ‘blinking’. I mean – BLINKING, BLINKING, it’s a biological impossibility not to blink, how can that be a hobby?

And then, in Vietnam I met a British guy who told me his favourite pastime was to make animal sounds, so he spent the next 3 hours entertaining me with a lot of woof woofs, cluck, clucks, eeaw eeaws, and a cock a doodle do or two. It was hilarious, but not as hilarious as the next night when I hooked up with him and some other people from different nationalities and I found out that animals don’t make the same noises in different countries. OMG – I kid you not!

Don’t believe me? Well, check out this video