The email address where your questions, doubts and hesitations about your English should be sent is:

thatsenglish2huelva @ gmail.com

The session for Basic Level with José Antonio will be held on Thursday, at 17:30 in the computers room

lunes, 22 de diciembre de 2008

domingo, 21 de diciembre de 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

DAYS OF THE WEEK - song

¿Sabrías adivinar qué días de la semana faltan en los huecos?



Friday i'm in Love
(by The Cure)




i don't care if ________'s blue
__________'s grey and __________ too
__________ i don't care about you
it's __________ i'm in love

__________ you can fall apart
__________ __________ break my heart
__________ doesn't even start
it's __________ i'm in love

__________ wait
and __________ always comes too late
but __________ never hesitate...

i don't care if __________'s black
__________ __________ heart attack
__________ never looking back
it's __________ i'm in love

__________ you can hold your head
__________ __________ stay in bed
or __________ watch the walls instead
it's __________ i'm in love
__________ wait
and __________ always comes too late
but __________ never hesitate...



dressed up to the eyes
it's a wonderful surprise
to see your shoes and
your spirits rise
throwing out your frown
and just smiling at the sound
and as sleek as a shriek
spinning round and round
always take a big bite
it's such a gorgeous sight
to see you in the middle of the night
you can never get enough
enough of this stuff
it's __________
i'm in love



jueves, 18 de diciembre de 2008

APRENDE INGLES TV with Richard Vaughan

Have you got spare time? Nowadays it's almost imposible, isn't it?

Well, in case you have, here you can watch TV to practise, learn, review and even reinforce concepts you know. Choose the right level for you and have a good time with English.




If you prefer you can listen to the radio:

martes, 16 de diciembre de 2008

Pronunciation: Magic "e"

The objective of the exercises is to understand how to pronounce words which are written with a final, silent "e".
The meaning of the words is not important. Some words are very uncommon.
Here is a question to ask yourself: What is the function of the silent letter "e" at the end of some words? Try and find the answer for yourself as you do the exercises. You can check your hypothesis at the end in the final Magic "e" rule exercise.


Set 1
Letter A exercise
Letter E exercise
Letter I exercise
Letter O exercise
Letter U exercise


Set 2
Letter A exercise
Letter E exercise
Letter I exercise
Letter O exercise
Letter U exercise


Magic "e" rule

PROBLEMS WITH NUMBERS?





Read and listen to the correct pronunciation of the numbers below. Once you have listened try to repeat the numbers by yourself




domingo, 14 de diciembre de 2008

INTERVIEW - PREPARING THE ORAL EXAM

Imagine you are this person at the final oral exam.
What can you see here? How does she feel? How do you feel when you speak English or any other language? How do you prepare for this test?

LISTENINGS - BASIC LEVEL



DON'T DO ALL THE LISTENINGS THE FIRST DAY ;-)

They also have some comprehension questions and in case there is something you don't understand, and after the tests, you can check the transcriptions.


Craig’s House (Br.)
Terry’s House (Br.)
Stephanie’s House (Br.)
Fran’s House (Br.)
Kevin’s House (Br.)
Harry’s House (Br.)
Innes’s House (Br.)
Not My Year For Football (Br.)
Andie’s Job (Am.)
Pilot’s announcement (Br.)
Buying a Train Ticket (Br.)
Flight Announcement (Br.)
Buying A Sandwich (Br.)
In The Pub (Br.)
Phone Message (Br.)
Confirming A Flight (Br.)
Informal Introductions (Br.)
The London Underground (Br.)

ROSETTASTONE



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martes, 9 de diciembre de 2008

BRITISH COUNCIL elementary podcasts



LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts are for learners at Elementary level or who are trying to reach CEF Level A2 (Council of Europe Framework of Reference). For this trial period, we will publish a new podcast every month.

LearnEnglish Elementary Podcast is a way for you to practise your English language listening skills. You can listen on your computer, or download to your mp3 player. Each episode has got many activities that you can do on your computer while you listen, or print out and do when you want. It's free, and if you subscribe we will send it to you every month.

lunes, 8 de diciembre de 2008

Pronunciation of L and R

L vs R
How to Pronounce the Letter L and R

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First Part



Second Part



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In this case, the /r/ sound, is almost like in Spanish because the teacher is from Scotland

L - English Pronunciation

First Part (a)




First Part (b)





Second Part (a)




Second Part (b)





Third Part (a)




Third Part (b)

R - English Pronunciation

R - 1a English Pronunciation (as a vowel)



R - 1b English Pronunciation (as a vowel)




R - 2a English Pronunciation (as a consonant)



R - 2b English Pronunciation (as a consonant)



R - 2c English Pronunciation (as a consonant)




REAL-ENGLISH.com

BET or PEG ?


/b/ or /p/ ?








PULL or POOL ?




SHORT /u/ or LONG /u:/ ?

You can find a good site to practice these sounds HERE and also watch this video:





SHIP or SHEEP ?




SHORT /i/ or LONG /i:/ ?

You can find a good site to practice these sounds HERE and also watch this video:






/i:/

















/I/






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domingo, 7 de diciembre de 2008

How to say "yes" - /j/



DE QUÉ CONSTAN LAS PRUEBAS

Las pruebas de evaluación varían según los módulos:

Módulos 1 y 2

Las pruebas constan de seis textos escritos cortos. En cada texto hay cinco espacios en blanco que tienes que completar, seleccionando una, de entre cuatro opciones que se te ofrecen para cada espacio en blanco. El total de espacios en blanco que hay que completar será, por tanto, de 30.


Módulo 3

La evaluación consta de una parte escrita y otra oral:

PARTE ESCRITA. Compuesta por tres pruebas:

PRUEBA DE COMPRENSIÓN LECTORA: Lectura de un texto y respuesta a cinco preguntas de opción múltiple.

PRUEBA DE COMPRENSIÓN AUDITIVA: audición, dos veces, de un texto breve en inglés y respuesta a cinco preguntas de opción múltiple.

TEST: Prueba de las mismas características que las descritas para los módulos 1 y 2.

PARTE ORAL.Una vez superada la parte escrita, tendrás acceso a la PRUEBA DE EXPRESIÓN ORAL, que consistirá en una entrevista breve con tu tutor/a basada en situaciones de comunicación vistas a lo largo del módulo.

sábado, 6 de diciembre de 2008

MODELOS DE EXÁMENES

You may find examples of the exams you have to do here:

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3




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domingo, 30 de noviembre de 2008

IT'S/ ITS

See Look Watch

Speak Talk Say Tell

Pronunciation tips

* Join words together, don't speak word-by-word. You may practice with short sentences you are beginning to learn:

My_name's_Joseantonio
I_live_in_Huelva
What_d(o)you_do_in_your_free_time?
What's_your_job?
I'm_a_student

Piensa en bloques de sonidos que te vengan bien a ti, cada uno en los bloques que mejor le venga, por ejemplo: (y no uso símbolos fonéticos del IPA)

/wot/_/sior/_/yob/ = what syour job? = what's your job? (yo= lla,lle,lli,llo,llu)
/ai/_/mas/_/tiudent/ = I 'mas tudent = I'm a student
Así evitamos el típico error de los españoles de poner una E delante de una S líquida

/wot/_/sior/_/neim/ = what's your name?
/maineims/_/ana/ = My name's Ana == /mainéim/_/sána/ = My name's Ana

Si adviertes que con la M no llegas a cerrar los labios, puedes todavía utilizar otra alternativa, que es no contraer el verbo y unir la M con la I 'name_is'--> /neimis/==> /mainéimisán/
pronunciando así la M correctamente al final de una palabra.


F / R / TH- / V




Pronunciation Lessons -
Don't forget to pronounce all the consonants at the end of a word

Countable nouns

Countable nouns 1



Countable nouns 2



Countable nouns 3



Countable nouns 4



Countable noun 5



Countable nouns 7




uncountable noun classifiication (part 8)




Things you can't do with uncountable nouns (part 9)




Nouns that are countable and uncountable (10)




Nouns that are countable and uncountable (part 11)




Exceptions to Countable Nouns (12)




How to Speak Naturally with countable and uncountable nouns (13)




Nouns - Countable and Uncountable - Elementary