domingo, 22 de octubre de 2017

Narrative: Tips to Improve Your Writing

The "Ba-Da-Ding Method" recommends including the following information to improve your writing:

  • where your feet were
  • what you saw
  • what you thought

jueves, 19 de octubre de 2017

Learning to Listen in a Conversation

We are often taught ( and we, teachers, often teach) how to speak, but not how to listen in any kind of contexts. In this video you will get some advice about how to do that in a conversation. 

This is the final message: 
Learn to be the last one to speak, so that you can understand and make a decision

lunes, 16 de octubre de 2017

Internet Language

Cyber crime words explained:

Ransomware: This is malicious software used to block access to a computer until the user agrees to pay a ransom. 

Malware: A combination of malicious and software, this is the generic term for programs designed to infiltrate and damage computers.
Virus: Code or a malicious program that infects other programs or files on your computer and is designed to spread from host to host.
Trojan Horse: A malicious program that is designed to look like a bona fide program. Once installed it can be used to alter information, steal passwords or destroy files.

Spyware: This is software that is created to collect information about a user’s computer use without the knowledge of the person being targeted.
Dark net: The normal internet is the open web, while information accessible through the open web but sitting behind a password-protected interface is the deep web. You need a special browser to access the dark net or dark web, which allows you to surf anonymously and is said to be a haven for criminals.

miércoles, 11 de octubre de 2017

Nobel Prize For Literature 2017

I guess you all know that Kazuo Ishiguro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature 2017.

The film below is a British dystopian science fiction, "Never Let Me Go", based on one of his novels. The story takes place in the late 20th century: human beings are cloned and bred for the purposes of harvesting their organs once they reach adulthood.

martes, 10 de octubre de 2017

Improve Your Vocabulary

Next time you write an essay, improve your vocabulary using synonyms from this infographic.

  28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead Infographic
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The synonyms below may also be useful:

viernes, 6 de octubre de 2017

English Pronunciation: Phonetic Alphabet

Practice with the BBC: pronunciation and phonetic symbols: watch the video below and repeat the pronunciation of both individual sounds and words after the speaker. 

The video is very long but you can split it and watch it at different times. 

jueves, 5 de octubre de 2017

martes, 3 de octubre de 2017

A Stunt: Tea For Trump

Dear 2nd BAC students, 

here is a good example of a pubilicity stunt. 

This is the way the company presented the commercial:

A US presidential candidate.
An Indian tea company.
One epic stunt.
In the summer of 2016, Indian tea brand Te-a-me tried to deliver an “intervention” to Trump at Trump Tower here in New York City: a four-year supply of its green tea. The spokeswoman in the fake video within the video reminds Trump that green tea is “proven to make people smarter” and that “it’s never to late to cleanse yourself.” But as you can see, there’s no proof the tea was actually delivered because it wasn’t. Still, the video has over a million views, so maybe it sold some product? Agency: Fisheye, Bangalore.

domingo, 1 de octubre de 2017

Song Of The Weekend: Darrelle London´s `Understand´

Song `Understand´by Darrelle London, a singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada.

martes, 26 de septiembre de 2017

Types Of Teachers

How would you describe your teachers this year? Do they fit into any of the following categories.

Optional Homework:

Tell me about a teacher you had in the past who fits into one of the descriptions below. Describe him/her and give examples of the way he/she acted that show she/he really belongs in one or two of these categories (60-100 words)

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17 Types of Teachers Everyone Knows Infographic
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