Friday, October 20, 2017

BRITISH TV ONLINE FOR FREE

If you have internet, you can watch British TV channels online for free including BBC1, BBC2,(3 and 4) ITV, Channel 4, Sky News, Film4 Live plus a lot more. Go to watchallchannels.com.
The site is mobile friendly so you can watch these channels on any device.
Watching British TV is a nice alternative to watching series or listening to podcasts to improve your listening skills.
Give it a go!

INTERNET RADIO STATIONS FROM THE UK

I copy a link below which one of you has sent me to practise your listening skills.

http://www.internetradiouk.com/#bbc-radio-2

I encourage you to send me any links which you may consider interesting for all of you because team work is the best way to improve.

WEBSITES TO PRACTISE LISTENING

http://www.elllo.org
http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/listen-and-watch
VOA news
http://www.twominenglish.com 
mansion del ingles
learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org
newsinlevels.com 
http://www.esl-lab.com/index.htm
 http://www.cdlponline.org/
 http://es.talkenglish.com 
http://saberingles.com.ar
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympic_games/world_olympic_dreams/9123928.stm (bbc world news for children)

Monday, October 16, 2017

PERSONALITY ADJECTIVES


HERE you can find a list of both positive and negative adjectives when describing someone in terms of personality.
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SPEAKING: WORK

Discuss and give your opinions on any of the questions below.

1. What is more important  having a high income, ojob   satisfaction?
2. Hoimportant is josatisfactioto people in your country?
3.What kinds of jobs are most likely to give people job satisfaction and why?
4. Is it a good idea to keep changing careers? Why do some people do this?
5. How important is work in your life?
 How easy is it for people to achieve a work-life balance that suits them?
6.Are you trained for a 21st century job?
7. What are the main skills needed for the modern labour market?
8. Would you like to work from home?
9. What would be your ideal job?

WORK QUESTIONS

1. Do you know what the expression “working to live or living to work” means?
2. How would you define “work satisfaction”?
3. What is the most interesting or unusual job you have ever had or heard of?
4. Would you prefer to work in a pleasant environment with a lower salary or is money the only thing that matters? Would it make a difference if you had a family or children?
5. If you had to design an office building, what services and facilities would you provide?
6. Would you like to work from home? Why/ Why not?
7. Do you know anyone who is self-employed? What does he / she do? What are the advantages and the inconveniences of doing so? How do you prefer to work, in a team or alone? Why? / Why not?
8. Do you think that men and women get the same opportunities at work?
9. Have you ever had a summer job or a part time job? Is it common in Spain to have this kind of jobs?
10. Do you know what “Casual Friday” is? What is your opinion on this?

WORK QUESTIONS (ELLEN)
1. Do you think job satisfaction is more important than a high income?
2. When did you last take a day off during the week?
3. What age can people retire in your country?
4. Do you know anyone who has been made redundant?
5. Do you think it’s better to work for an employer or work freelance? Why?
6. What does/did your father do? What does/did his work involve?
7. Do you think it’s important to have a career? Why/Why not?
8. How much maternity leave do women get in your country? (sick leave)
9. If you decided to resign (quit), what would you say to your boss before you left?
10. Can you think of four reasons why people get fired from their jobs?
11. Do you think everyone should get a pay rise every year? Why/Why not?
12. Has it been hard to return to the daily grind after holidays?
13. What do you do for a living?
14. Have you ever been an apprentice or a trainee?
15. Do you take work home?
16. Do you work long hours or work overtime?
17. Do you consider yourself a workaholic?
18. Do you have good working conditions? Why (not)?
19. Do you have to meet deadlines at work?
20. Have you ever been under pressure at work?
21. Do you work in shifts?
22. Have you ever worked against the clock?
23. Do you know someone who has a dead-end job?
24. Have you ever felt you were stuck in a rut at work? When?
25. When do people take on too much work?
26. Do you ever talk shop?
27. Have you ever got a promotion at work?
28. What do you think of job shadowing?
29. Is your job run-of-the-mill?
30. Have you ever been up to your eyes in work? What was it about?
31.  Do you know anyone who is self-employed? What does he / she do? What are the advantages and the inconveniences of doing so? How do you prefer to work, in a team or alone? Why? / Why not?
32. Do you think that men and women get the same opportunities at work?
33.  Would you prefer to work in a pleasant environment with a lower salary or is money the only thing that matters? Would it make a difference if you had a family or children?
34. If you had to design an office building, what services and facilities would you provide?
35. What is the most interesting or unusual job you have ever had or heard of?


 

WRITING 1: A COVER LETTER OR LETTER OF APPLICATION


WRITING 1: A LETTER OF APLLICATION OR COVER LETTER. (ASTURIAS 2010 EXERCISE 1, PAGE 3 OF THE PDF)

Write a letter of application to one of the firms asking for a period of work experience.
You should mention the following points in your letter and any other information you consider relevant.
• Your experience with this sort of work / your training
• Your qualifications
• Your interests
• Your reason for applying for a period of work experience
• Your reason for wanting to work in Britain / North America
• Explain what makes you an ideal candidate for this particular job.
Find the link HERE
Length: 190-220 words. Deadline: 30th-31st October 2017.

SAMPLE MODELS FOR LETTER OF APPLICATION, COVER LETTER AND CV:
-Find HERE a model of a letter of application or cover letter.
- Example: A cover letter HERE
- Example: A CV HERE











WORK

READING: 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO WHEN STARTING A NEW JOB. (ASTURIAS JUNE 2013, EXERCISE 2). HERE

LISTENING: JOB INTERVIEWS. (ASTURIAS SEPTEMBER 2013, LISTENING 2). HERE

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE VOCABULARY

JOBS AND WORK IDIOMS HERE



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