26 November 2009

Stereotypes

I've foud the following post at Tripadvisor.com and I think it's quite interesting.

Why don't you read it and then write your opinion about it?
What is your idea of the typical Spanish citizen, if such citizen exists, and what are Spanish people really like?

Click on the picture below and read the post:

The Truth About Spanish Stereotypes



The French

And what about our neighbours? What do you think of the French? Click here and you'll find several listening comprehension and vocabulary activities based on this topic.



25 November 2009

Glacier Collapse Video

Watch this amazing video that Chema, one of your classmates, has sent me and see a huge glacier move and collapse right before the onlookers' eyes!





video



Now answer the following questions:
  1. What did they hear before they arrived at the lake?

  2. What caused the sounds they heard?

  3. Did they imagine what was going to happen?

  4. Were the people frightened at the beginning?

  5. When did the crowd realise that it was really dangerous?

  6. Did the people have time to react?

  7. How long did it take for the whole mountain of ice to fall down?

  8. Was anybody injured when they were swept by the huge wave?

  9. What caused the wave?

  10. Did anybody die when they were pounded against the rocks ?


17 November 2009

Countries and Nationalities

Click here and do the exercises

10 November 2009

V Premios Sociedad de la Información



This blog, ESL Bloggers, has been selected as one of the finalists in the fifth edition of the awards : "Premios de la Sociedad de la Informacion". Our blog takes part in the category: Best Public Initiative of e-Education.
The names of the winners will be known during the ceremony which will be held on 11th of November, 2009, at "Universidad Loboral" Theatre in Gijón.
Regardless the final result of the contest, it has been an honour to have been nominated and then selected as one of the finalists.
I would like to thank the organisers for this initiative, which contributes greatly to the develpment of communication, education and business through the so called New Technologies.
My most since thanks to CTIC foundation and the Government of the Principality of Asturias for organising and promoting this important contest.
If you click on the logo below, you'll find further information, such as the names of all the finalists in the different categories, as well as links to all the websites and blogs.

 
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