Thursday, June 18, 2009

End of Course-Extraordinay Test

British Culture quiz.

Find the answer to these questions and post them on to your personal blog: (10marks)

1. Which of the following is a traditional British dish?
a) Paella
b) Fish and chips
c) Frogs’ legs
d) Tagliatelli.

2. Who is the current heir to the British throne?
a) Prince Charles
b) Prince Harry
c) Prince Edward
d) Prince, the singer

3. What is an MP?
a) A military policeman
b) A monetary policy
c) A member of parliament
d) A master postman

4. The United Kingdom is made up of:
a) England, Scotland and Wales
b) England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland
c) England and Scotland
d) England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

5. List the capital cities of each country in the UK.

6. The famous sword of King Arthur was called:
a) Exchequer
b) Excalibur
c) Exactor
d) Excapitulator

7. Which famous theatre has recently been reconstructed near its original site?
a) The Theatre Royal
b) The Globe
c) The Shakespeare
d) The King’ s Theatre

8. Who is the patron saint of England?
a) St. Patrick
b) St. Andrew
c) St. David
d) St. George

9. What´s the BBC? What does it stand for ?

10. Who´s the writer of:???
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter
Gulliver’ s Travels
Robinson Crusoe


Vocabulary: Find a definition to these terms and p create a simple powerpoint presentation to be uploaded and embedded in your personal blog: (10 marks)

Web 2.0
Social Network
Search Engine

Embed in your blog your favourite English song, with lyrics and a picture of the band/singer so that it can be heard and watched from your website. (5marks)

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Evaluation of the course

End of course – Evaluating sheet-0809- Javier Martínez- English Language

The content of the course
1. The course is appropriate to the aims of the students.
1 2 3 4 5
2. The course material follows a clear logical structure.
1 2 3 4 5
3. The course material is useful and interesting.
1 2 3 4 5
4. The course is oriented to the practical application of the information.
1 2 3 4 5
The teaching methodology
5. The teaching methodology supports the students' active involvement in the teaching process.
1 2 3 4 5
6. The language assistant is an interesting/necessary support for the course skills.
1 2 3 4 5
7. The teacher effectively uses the time. Contents are correctly programmed.
1 2 3 4 5
8. Using the internet raises the students' motivation toward further work in this field. Is it a useful tool for you?
1 2 3 4 5
The professional skills
9. The sessions provide the information in a clear and interesting manner.
1 2 3 4 5
10. The teacher promotes the students' independence & respects the students.
1 2 3 4 5

Add any other comments or suggestions you´d like to be considered.
Thanks in advance
Or just do it online:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Test your level of English

Please read the information by the British Council :

test your vocabulary :
Try this test to know how good you are at English vocabulary. This test will give you a general idea about your language skills. Enjoy it!

test your grammar:
Try this test to know how good you are at English grammar. This test will give you a general idea about your language skills. Enjoy it!

test your listening:
Try this test to know how good you are at listening in English. This test will give you a general idea about your language skills. Enjoy it!

test your reading:
Try this test to know how good you are at reading in English. This test will give you a general idea about your language skills. Enjoy it!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Final task. Pub Quiz Presentation.

A pub quiz is a quiz held in a public house. It is a largely British phenomenon, which reached its peak in the early 1990s. Pub quizzes are still extremely popular and may attract people to a pub who are not found there on other days. The pub quiz is a modern example of a pub game. Though different pub quizzes can cover a range of formats and topics, they have many features in common.

There may be between one and more than half a dozen rounds of questions, totalling anything from 10 to upwards of 80 questions. Rounds may include the following kinds (most common first):
Factual rounds - these are usually spoken, either over a public address system or just called out. Common topics include:
General knowledge - covering the topics listed below (if they're not a separate round) and also topics such as history, geography and science and nature. There may well be more than one of these rounds.
Sport - comprising the statistics and minutiae of popular, well-known sports and general facts about others.
Entertainment - movies, TV shows and music (see also below).
Picture round - these use photocopied or computer-printed hand-outs and consist of pictures to be identified, such as photos of famous people (possibly snapped out of context, or else partially obscured) or logos of companies (without tell-tale lettering), famous places or objects pictured from a strange angle.
Who Am I? - A series of clues to the identity of a famous person (or thing). Clues are given in order of desceding difficulty. The earlier a team can identify the correct answer, the more points they are awarded.
Music round - these consist of excerpts (often only the intro or other non-vocal segment) of songs played over the PA system. Usually the teams must identify the song and also the singer or band (sometimes the year the song was released is also required). Variations include the inclusion of film soundtracks and TV theme tunes (requiring the title), and/or classical music (also requiring the composer).
Puzzle rounds - generally on a hand-out sheet. These may consist of crossword puzzles, anagrams and basic math problems.
True or False - questions to which the answer is True or False.
Novelty rounds - themed round a specific word or name (e.g. all the questions relate to a famous Norman); 'connections', where the last answer in the round provides a link to all the previous answers; true or false; and various others to break up the general stream of questions.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

World Book Day

Answer the following questions about the most important writers in Literature:


Life & Biography
Also known as…..
Where was Shakespeare born?
How many children did he have?
Time when he lived?
Who did he married?
A strange profession he had?


How many sonnets did he write?
How many plays did he write?
Translate these well-known plays:
Sueño de una noche de verano
Mucho ruido y pocas nueces
El mercader de Venecia

Match the titles with the themes:
Romeo & Juliet
Ambition – Doubt – Jealousy – Love

Language & technique

How many words did he used in his Works?
How many words is he said to have created?
Definitions of language resources:
Long speech by one actor alone on the stage
Direct address to the audience
Words with more than one meaning
Unrhymed five-metre verse


Vida y Biografía

También conocido como….
¿ Dónde nació?
¿Dónde vivió?
¿Época en la que vivió?
Un hecho llamativo de su vida.
Un trabajo extraño que desempeñó…


¿Qué son los entremeses?
¿Qué géneros literarios escribió Cervantes?
¿Quién no pertenece al Siglo de Oro español?
Felipe II, Carlos V, Felipe IV, Fernando VII,
Góngora, Berceo, Quevedo, Calderón,
El Greco, Zurbarán, Goya, Velázquez
Empareja los personajes con la idea que representan
D. Quijote
Sancho Panza
La libertad, el ideal perfección, el materialismo

Lengua y simbolismo

¿Qué aspectos sociales ensalza y cuáles critica?
Cita un paralelismo entre Cervantes y su personaje del Quijote:

Thursday, April 02, 2009


It is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works – such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video – in a standardized format. : "Really Simple Syndication”
Look at the examples and add a source to get information into your blog.


It is a series of audio or video digital-media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated download, through Web feeds, to portable media players and personal computers. ("Personal On Demand broadCASTING").

Look at the teachers sidebar and get some exmaple to embed into your blog

English Speaking Countries