Intensive Advanced 2

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Advanced 2. Education

Changing education paradigms. Click here,  watch the video and then leave a comment if you want.
If you want to learn more vocabulary, click here.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Advanced 2: Buying or renting property?

Would you rather buy a house or rent it? Watch the following video. Click here.
homeowner: propietario
renter/ tenant: inquilino
landlord / landlady: el casero /casera
monthly rent check: alquiler mensual
a down payment: una señal, un pago inicial (a sum paid in advance)
a washer-drier: una lavadora-secadora
equity: patrimonio neto, participación en la propiedad
shag carpeting: alfombra / moqueta de pelo largo
to chip away: socavar
outright. totalmente
lay out a good chunk of change: desembolsar un buen "pellizco"
cost-effective: rentable
to upkeep: mantener

Advanced 2. Video: Hong Kong apartment

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Advanced 2: The house of the future

Have you ever wondered what the house of the future will be like? Well, if you want to find out, just click here.

Advanced 2. Video: The Wishgranter Short Film

Watch this animated short film and make hypotheses. What would have happened if...? Click here. (Special thanks to Anabel Fernández for the link).

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Advanced 2. Mixed conditionals

In English there are mainly two types of mixed conditionals. On this webpage you will find all the necessary information Click here.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Advanced 2. Video. My blackberry is not working.

You are going to watch a video in which a customer complains about a blackberry he has just bought from a fruit stall. Click here and do the pre-viewing exercises. Click here to see the video. Finally, if you want to read the original script, click here.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Saint Patrick's Day.

Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th to commemorate the arrival of Christianity in the Emerald Isle. Today, it is also celebrated by Irish communities all over the world.  If you want to find out more about the origins of the holiday, click here.

Advanced 2. Saint Patrick's Day.

If you want to learn some interesting expressions related to Saint Patrick's Day, click here and watch the video. Enjoy!

Saint Patrick's Day

Today is March 17! For the Irish this particular day is full of symbolism because they celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland. Click here if you want to know more about Saint Patrick's history.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Advanced 2. Composition: A letter/ email of apology

Click here and take a look at this task and sample letter. Then write a similar one (150-180 words).
You were supposed to attend an important meeting with a business partner on Tuesday but you could not go in the end. Write an email to the other person. In your email:
-apologize and lay out a specific account of the situation.
-take responsibility and acknowledge that it was your fault (explain the reasons why you could not attend the meeting).
-promise that it won't happen again and express your willingness to do whatever is necessary to correct the situation (eg. rescheduling the meeting for next week, etc.)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Advanced 2: Poverty

Kathleen Kerridge claims that there is a massive gap between the public perception of poverty and what it really means for those who experience it. Click here and watch the video. (Source: The Guardian).