SiestaMovies: Original Sountrack Movies with subtitles

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SiestaMovies

A really nice present for you all to start the year, SiestaMovies is a website with a good range of movies in different languages (mainly English) in their original soundtracks. There you have the option to download them with or without subtitles. In most cases those subtitles are in the original language, however a small number of them come with Spanish subtitles. And that is it! Now click on the link below and choose your next film for the weekend.

  Ingles | SiestaMovies.com

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Verbling: practice the language with native speakers

In this post, I want to talk you about Verbling, a website designed for students of English as a foreign language to get in touch with native English speakers from around the world and practice in real time. It is meant to be an exchange between you and your chat partner: 5 minutes for each language.

On top of that, if you don’t know what to talk about, the site itself gives you the possibility of choosing a topic you like and proposes a question that could help as a conversation starter. All you need is a mic, a webcam and an email address. About privacy, these guys are in control of everything and they will not provide any personal information to anybody. You should also remember not to do it yourself!

Ups, nearly forgot! This website is not meant for under 13.

English Central: A fun way of dealing with pronunciation.

 

http://www.englishcentral.com/en/videos

First of all, I must thank Maria from EOI Santa Brígida for the tip. English Central is a new attemp to make English Learning fun and effective. The idea is to watch a video, record your own voice repeating  the lines on the screen, then their speech recognition technology will analyze yours and give inmediate feedback. The aim is to help ESL students with their   pronuntiation by comparing their speech with that of a native. If you are a group of students who enjoy on-line gaming, you can also set a challange for your group and compete to see who is the best.  There are more features to this brilliant site, but I’d rather let you discover them by yourself. 

>Another celebration: Thanksgiving Day

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And here is another one! This time it is about Thanksgiving. This American one-day holiday is very well known all over the world, but do we really understand the origins and history behind this American tradition? Take a look at the documentary and the enjoy the exercise about Thanksgiving day. Do not forget to leave some feedback: either positive or negative, both will help.

>More interesting English blogs

>Hi there! Just about to start the weekend, isn’t it? But before we switch off I would like to introduce you to some good initiatives our colleagues from the EOI in Santa María de Guía have been running for a while and which you may find quite useful and handy. They are three different blogs, each of them devoted to the corresponding level and full of stuff to help you with your English. Below you have the links to each of them, don’t miss them!

>Fame Star

>Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the stuff I’ve been posting here. Today, I would like you to become celebrities yourselves. You may be wondering how you are going to do it if you do not sing, act or have any special abilities, apart from driving your English teacher mad, no bitterness, and the answer is my famestar. It is a website where you can create your a celeb personality of your own and they do the rest. It is real fun! Below, you will find an example I have made up myself. I wwould like you to do one and send it to me so we can show it in the classroom and practise the autobiography. Hope to hear your stories soon.

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>Another one on advertisement

>Howdy! The other day I posted on a very funny advert campaign from a well-known chocolate brand. Today I’m doing the same with a new sensation on British TV. Actually, they are two. The main character is Alexandr Orlov, a meerkat of Russian origin, who runs a website aiming to compare meerkats. He is somehow upset because people mistake his site for another one. can you tell me the name of the website?

>London views

>Now that Carnivals have taken over the attention of the public. It may be a good idea to run away from the frenzy of so much flesh and alcohol and enjoy the views of the capital of Britain. Maybe it will give you ideas for a possible get away in the near future. Why don’t you try and make your imaginary trip around the always exciting London. You can post and share your arrangements with the rest of the readers. Nice trip!!