lunes, 23 de enero de 2017

Third conditional in Benjamin Button Film

Third Conditional



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Transcript video 1

Transcript video 2
(These video materials and their transcripts are part of the online course "Literature and Mental Health" of the University of Warwick)







1. Re-watch episodes 1 and 2
2. Copy and translate the dialogue in video 3


Songs with Simple Past

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

Past Simple Tense - Know what they're saying!

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

More Past Simple examples in Songs!!

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

martes, 17 de enero de 2017

International Day of Peace


In the countdown to International Day of Peace on 21 September, share your #messageofhope and be part of a global movement for peace and justice.


International Day of Peace: UNITED NATIONS LINK

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wiki entry:

The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access.

lunes, 16 de enero de 2017




ecological dilemmas CONVERSATION CARDS

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2nd conditional cards

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Simple Past - Negative Form - Friends (Scene)

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

It is Blue Monday today! :(

Are you feeling a little down today? Maybe you're got a case of the Blue Monday blues.
That's what they call the third Monday in January.Supposedly the most depressing day of the year. But is it really?


What is Blue Monday, why is it the most depressing day of the year and how can you beat the blues?

It's the single glummest day of the year. But why?

Overcoming Blue Monday

viernes, 13 de enero de 2017

First, Second, and Third Conditional: Examples

Conditional Clause and Main Clause

If I have enough money,
conditional clause    
I will go to Japan.
    main clause
I will go to Japan,
main clause    
if I have enough money
    conditional clause

First, Second, and Third Conditional

1. First conditional:If I have enough money, I will go to Japan.
2. Second conditional:If I had enough money, I would go to Japan.
3. Third conditional:If I had had enough money, I would have gone to Japan.

martes, 10 de enero de 2017

New Year's Resolutions

What do you think when you look at me? | Dalia Mogahed

When you look at Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed, what do you see: a woman of faith? a scholar, a mom, a sister? or an oppressed, brainwashed, potential terrorist? In this personal, powerful talk, Mogahed asks us, in this polarizing time, to fight negative perceptions of her faith in the media — and to choose empathy over prejudice.



Today the Internet provides people with tons of useful and interesting information. There is no need to go to the library or pay enormous sums of money in order to read desired book or article. It is possible to find great amounts of information in the vastness of the Internet. Thus, it is extremely important for modern people to read more information and apply useful reading techniques that can improve person’s reading skills. Here are some tips that can be beneficial for readers:
            1. Scanning and Skimming. These methods of speed reading involve scanning of the whole text and identifying the main points of the text. The main idea of these techniques is that person highlights the most important parts of the text and concentrates on the most useful facts. There is no need to read the whole text word by word in order to define the most valuable data. It is beneficial to look through introduction and conclusion in order to receive sufficient knowledge. Additionally, it is recommended to identify topic sentences that contain general information related to certain page or the whole text.
            2. It is important for persons to read without talking to themselves. Noteworthy, the majority of people pronounce words in their mind in the process of reading. The organs of speech function involuntarily even when people read to themselves. It limits the speed of reading. Thus, it is necessary to avoid spelling of the words when reading to oneself in order to improve reading skills. Chewing a gum or eating a lollipop in the process of reading can help break this habit.
            3. It is significant to avoid unnecessary eye movements. People focus on particular words or word combinations. Consequently, it interrupts the process of reading. Usually people perceive information when they concentrate on certain words. The main idea of this method is to make fewer movements in the process of reading. It may be beneficial for readers to divide a page into sections and focus on these parts of a page instead of reading particular words. This method requires continuous trainings and practice.
            4. Moreover, some scientists claim that it is useful to train reading reflexes. The main idea is that human brain can recognize the meaning of the words faster than it occurs in the process of reading. For this reason, it is important to increase average speed of movement through the text not focusing on the meaning of the words. Continuous practice of this technique can help recognize the words faster and improve reading skills in the long run.
             5. Overall, it is significant to time speed of reading and count the number of words. It may be beneficial to set personal reading goals associated with number of words per minute. Persons should strive to read faster and receive more information. It is essential for persons to notice positive results and progress in their work. Everyday speed reading test, continuous trainings and practice are beneficial for people and increase average speed of reading.

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