Category Archives: Listening

Education: What is it?

Education: what is it?

Well, it´s a word which uses all of the 5 English vowels. And, phonetically speaking,  it looks like this: /ɛdjʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/. In addition, it´s a word that politicians repeat to infinity and beyond during an election campaign.  Finally, it´s something that affects all of us.

OK Janette, but what does it mean?

Well, I have my opinions, but I think this guy has something more interesting to say than me.  If you check out this video, you will improve your English listening and comprehension skills, learn new vocabulary, and you will definitely think. Perfect; bring on the brain shake!

The must link-in websites

English Link InThere is a lot of information on the Internet that you can use to improve your English and get yourself linked-in.

Why not check out the sites that Janette and Inglés Málaga recommend? The Inglés Málaga Link In section gives you direct links to external sites which will help you improve your English level.  To help you on your way, here are a selection of online resources you might find useful:

  1. Downloads: Provides general information for grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  2. Topic of the Month: Provides ideas for writing and speaking on specific topics.
  3. Link In: Provides links to external support.
  4. Written Work: EOI suggested Levels: A2, B1, B2
  5. Written Work: The British Council
  6. Cambridge Write and Improve

Happy surfing!

 

TED Talks is coming back to Málaga

OMG, I love TED! And TED is coming in October and November!

If you are not familiar with the TED Talks empire, you really must check it out.  I have spent hours and hours, and hours and hours learning things about crazy stuff from truly brilliant people. I am always inspired and without a shadow of a doubt I can say that knowledge is sexy, and knowledgeable people are hot!

So kids, stay in school, learn stuff, be curious, question, be critical, experiment and innovate as it´s much more likely that you´ll get laid if you do.

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