Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Intermediate 2. Future tenses.

Will or be going to? Click here.
Will, be going to, present simple or present continuous? Click here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day.

On November 11 the Commonwealth countries remember those who gave their lives to defend other people's rights. This special day is called Remembrance Day (or Poppy Day). People wear a poppy in memory of those soldiers who died during wars. If you want to know more, click here

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Intermediate 2. Listening Comprehension: Families

Listen to these people talking about their family. Do the Comprehension Quiz exercises on the right. Click here and here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Basic Level. Listening comprehension.

Click here and listen to the monologues (only page 1). Fill in the gaps with the right word(s). The solutions are on the right side of the page Haz click para comprobar las soluciones

Basic Level. Present simple.

Multiple choice activity on the use of the present simple. Read the sentences and choose the right answer. Click here.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Intermediate. Halloween. Jack O'Lantern

October 31st is Halloween. One of its most famous symbols is the Jack O'Lantern, a pumpkin with a candle inside. But do you know why? Listen to Ginny talking about the legend of Jack O'Lantern. Watch the video and fill in the blanks in the transcript below. The answers are written in white, if you want to see them, just select the blank spaces.

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Hi, I’m Ginny on behalf of Expert Village and I’d like to tell you a story. Come, travel back in time with me as we explore the brief history of Halloween.
One of the biggest symbols of Halloween, the Jack O’Lantern, is associated with Irish tradition. This comes from the Irish belief, a long ago time, there was a rascal of a fellow named Jack, who had the audacity to trick the very Devil himself. It is said that Jack played a trick on the Devil by enticing him up into a tree, then carving the sign of the cross in the tree, so that the Devil could not get down. In exchange for removing the sign, the Devil had to promise not to come after Jack’s soul.
Well, the Devil kept his promise, but it did not prevent Jack from eventually dying.
Because Jack had been a stingy miserly drunkard in his life, he was not admitted into Heaven. Desperate for a place to rest his soul, Jack appealed to the Devil to let him reside in Hell. But, because Jack had tricked the Devil, the Devil would not let Jack into Hell. Instead Jack was condemned to roam the Earth forever, searching for an eternal resting place. The Devil gave Jack a candle, which Jack put into the turnip he was eating. From that day on he has roamed the Earth with his lantern, looking for that place to rest.
And that is how we got the modern day Jack O’Lantern. Stay tuned for History of Halloween Chapter 11.

Basic Level. Halloween.

Click here and enjoy. Happy Halloween!!

Basic Level. Halloween song

Sing along to this spooky Halloween song. Click here.

Basic Level. Halloween: Interactive book.

Happy Halloween!!! Click here and enjoy the stories and activities (please, remember that the crosswords are meant for French users!!!)