Showing posts with label read. Show all posts
Showing posts with label read. Show all posts

Sunday, 7 May 2017

The reign of Philip II of Spain

Welcome to the Empire on which the sun never sets

Charles V. Holy Roman Emperor

Flashback to 16th century Europe. This guy could have gone down on history as the grandson of the Catholic Monarchs an Emperor Maximilian, but he became much more. Here's what you need to know about Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Ted-Ed. Lessons Worth Sharing

Ted-Ed. Lessons Worth Sharing

Today I'd like to introduce you to this website, highly recommendable for teachers involved in bilingual projects. Besides, it's worth the visit if you are an English teacher looking for listening comprehension exercises. Ted Ed site offers videos about topics that can be found in the curriculum of several subjects. Plus, each video features a comprehension quiz, writing prompts and the chance to create your own lesson. But that's not all, teachers who sign up can make their own lessons from any youtube video. A fantastic tool for learners and teachers, a great resource for PILC and CLIL lessons.

Ted-d Video Tutorial

Monday, 23 April 2012

International Book and Copyright Day

On 23rd April, we celebrate World Book and Copyright Day. Its origins are found in Spain because Cervantes died on this date, as well as Shakespeare and other writers. Later, the UNESCO declared 23rd April as a day to promote reading and publishing. In the UK, World Book Day is celebrated in early March, so that it doesn't clash with Easter holidays and students can properly celebrate it at school with their Language and Literature teachers. Here I'm suggesting you some interesting websites where you can read and create stories online, or even download books legally. So enjoyable!

                           Storybird. Make art-inspired stories to read, share and print

Monday, 16 April 2012

Matching Game with Present Perfect Sentences

Hey there! Have you studied your lesson about present perfect? I hope you have because I'm offering you a challenge. This is a matching game, it's very good to learn grammar and to practice reading comprehension. Make sure you understand all of the sentences; if you are not sure about their meaning, look up the words in the online dictionary below. You just have to match the answers to the questions so that they all make sense. To do so, drag the answers to the box at the bottom of the screen. The program itself will tell you if your answers are right or wrong. How many seconds have you needed to finish?

Present Perfect Matching Game by Pilar

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Free Rice: your learning donates food

Today I'd like to encourage you all to visit the site
Freerice belongs to the World Food Programme, a branch of the United Nations that provides food to 90 million people every year. You can collaborate if you enter the site and play the educational games. For each right answer, you donate 10 grains of rice. Sponsored banners pay for the rice donated and the game improves your writing, speaking, thinking and, as a consequence, your marks. Click here and give it a go.