jueves, 24 de noviembre de 2016


 Key to vocabulary exercises on page 152 of your textbook.

GLOBALISATION. 1. Americanised - 2. sweatshops - 3. way of life - 4. global brand - 5. brain drain - 6. local produce - 7. clash of cultures - 8. multinational corporations.

URBANISATION. 1. green belt land – 2. no-go areas – 3. reclaimed land – 4. slums – 5. squalor – 6. congestion

OTHER WORDS AND PHRASES. 1. brand new – 2. keep up with – 3. scale – 4. used as a template – 5. side effect – 6. from scratch – 7. bold – 8. drew up

Tenses. Have a look at the verb tenses chart before doing the exercises.
 Read the explanation about the ways of expressing the future.
Linking words.


"A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."

Do these exercises on the pronunciation of -ough, then listen to the man as you read the poem below.


I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble, but not you
On hiccough, thorough, slough, and through.
Well done! And now you wish, perhaps,
To learn of less familiar traps.
Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird.
And dead: it's said like bed, not bead,
For goodness sake don't call it deed!
Watch out for meat and great and threat
(They rhyme with suite and straight and debt).
A moth is not a moth in mother
Nor both in bother, broth in brother,
And here is not a match for there,
Nor dear and fear, for bear and pear.
And then there's dose and rose and lose--
Just look them up--and goose and choose
And cork and work and card and ward
And font and front and word and sword
And do and go, then thwart and cart,
Come, come! I've hardly made a start.
A dreadful Language? Man alive!
I learned to speak it when I was five.
And yet to write it, the more I sigh,
I'll not learn how till the day I die.

lunes, 21 de noviembre de 2016


Try this exercise to revise housing vocabulary.

viernes, 18 de noviembre de 2016


Bob Dylan was not the only singer song-writer that was awarded a literary prize. In 2011, Leonard Cohen was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award of Literature. He didn't just come and pick up the prize, but he also gave a moving speech which I wanted to share with you. 

The picture will lead you to Comunícate, where you can do two exercises to practise your English while you enjoy listening to Leonard Cohen.



If you didn't get a clear idea of what Songdo is like, watch the video below.

Now watch this one about one the biggest cities in Colombia: Medellin.