ADVANCED LEVEL

                    

ENVIRONMENT

Watch the following piece of news and answer the questions, click here.
What is the protest about?
How does the actress justify her opinion about climate change

Watch the following videos:
Vocabulary:
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Website4

EXPRESSIONS IN INFORMAL AND FORMAL LETTERS

Here you are a website with useful expressions for informal and formal letters


VOCABULARY MIX: DEMONYMS OR GENTILICS, FOOD AND CLOTHING

DEMONYMS: NATIONALITIES, REGIONA AND LOCAL NICKNAMES
When we refer to someone's nationality or place of origin, we use a word called 'demonym' or 'gentilic' to mean that nationality or place of origin
Here are some explanatory resources:
Demonym explanation (it contains a full list of countries, regions,states and cities)
UK demonyms
Other English-Speaking countries vulgar demonyms
Countries and nationalities
Countries and nationalities
Countries and nationalities

FOOD
Food1
Food2
Food3
Food4
American cuisine
British cuisine1
British cuisine2 (BBC website)
British cuisine3
 British cookbook 

CLOTHES
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Resource4

HOW TO GIVE PRESENTATIONS

Here are some resources to make presentations


CLOTHES

Here are some resources to learn vocabulary:

TOP UNUSUAL PLACES

Here is a top list of ususual places:
Some resources of geography in English:
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Resources2 (Magazine)
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Resources4

HOW TO WRITE AN INFORMAL LETTER

It is a tricky issue when you learn English, here below are some resources to learn how to make it.

Resource1 (example list)
Resource2 (for Spanish speakers)
Resource4 (for Spanish speakers)
Resource5 (example list)

Here are some visual illustrations of informal letters






DIFFERENT MANNERS TO SAY HELLO IN THE WORLD

Each culture own a different manner to greet and to address to people publicly, some of them are shocking if you come from a different culture, where cultural codes may be the opposite. But it is necessary to be open-minded to understand those cultures and accept their mindsets, points of view, and communicative codes. 

FUTURE CONTINUOUS

The future continuous is one of the least well-known future tenses in English, however its use is quite generalized and extended in common language. Here are some resources to learn how this verbal tenses goes:
Here are some exercises to revise:


THE NEW COMMUNICATION

The world has changed a lot and new ways of communication have emerged recently. Things like sendind a letter by post looks old-fashioned today. Watch the following videos and ponder on how the human relationships have changed and the impact on youth in particular

WHAT'S FREEGANISM?


This is a practical activity, watch the video below and afterwards answer the following questions:

Answer the questions:
     What do they think about ordinary people consuming habits?
     How do they define what freeganism is?
     What is the aim of their shop?
    What sort of philosophy  do they run the shop with?

SMALL SUPPORT TO LEARN THE TIME TENSES AND THE SENTENCE STRUCTURE IN ENGLISH


If you should have problems with the sentence structure and time tenses in English, if you click here, you will visit a website with a very useful diagram explaining how it works very well. .

Here you are some diagrams to help you understand it better




If you click on some of the next links below, you will go straight to practice website full of practical exercises
Verbal Tenses First Link
Verbal Tenses Second Link
Verbal Tenses Third Link
Verbal Tenses Fourth Link

                  JOBS INTERVIEWS IN ENGLISH

Many of you may perhaps wish to know more about skills, techniques and linguistic issues to deal with a job interview in English. Many resources to help you prepare a job interview are displayed on this post. Hope all this will be helpful enough to you  from the tips and advice shown here below. 

These videos illustrate the skill you need to face a situation as important as a job interview. Enjoy  them.


                                            




Also, you can learn some useful vocabulary and phrases that you can use in a job interview. Sometimes, knowing some of them may be really helpful to surmount this situation successfully. Enjoy the videos:


There are many more sources full of good help and good advice. Here below is a list with some useful resources.
http://kaplaninternational.com/blog/how-to-answer-interview-questions-in-english/
http://www.englishtown.com/community/portal/jobsearch/jobinterview/free.aspx http://www.engvid.com/english-resource/100-common-job-interview-questions/       
 http://esl.about.com/library/weekly/aa120797.htm      

                                                      THE PREPOSITIONS IN ENGLISH
The prepositions are one of the biggest pitfalls many ESL students run into when they are learning at an advanced stage, because the way this kind of words work is quite different from one's own language. Prepositions don't follow a logic pattern in any language, and still less in English. Anyway, it is that complicated to learn to use them. Here below, we post some videos and some resources giving you advice and resolving some doubts regarding some specific issues. Enjoy
One of the most confusing groups of prepositions is the one formed by At/In/On, there is a good explanation on the video below ''To'' and ''For'' also cause some confusion, watch the explanation given by the video Click here and you'll find a page giving you the use and examples of many other prepositions and you will also find exercises.


THE REPORTED SPEECH
The reported speech is one of the most complicated parts of English grammar. When the ESL students deal with this, they always run into hindrances, so we are going to teach you how to use the Reported Speech well. Rebecca from Engvid explains to you how all this works. 



In the following pictographs, you have got the changes taking place in verbs tenses and adverbs, when the a Direct Speech sentence is transformed into Reported Speech. 




Do you want to practice? click here and you'll find a wide range of exercises to practice the different aspects of the Reported Speech and overcome the difficulties derived from it. 


THE CONDITIONALS
The Conditionals are one of the most difficult grammar pitfalls the ESL students run into. This pictograph may   help you





When you have read the pictograph, click at it and go to the exercise

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