martes, 19 de abril de 2016

Marathons

How much do you know about the history of the marathon?

Do you know anybody who has ever run it?

What is the distance you run?

Would you like to run a marathon?

Learn some more about its history and test your knowledge. (Click below)

http://www.esolcourses.com/vocabulary/english-word-definitions-and-stories/marathon.html


viernes, 4 de marzo de 2016

Human Brain


When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.


sábado, 13 de febrero de 2016

Dances

Watch the video clips and decide which dance do you like the best and why.
Which one would you like to learn ? Explain the reasons

     " Riverdance "and  traditional Irish Jigs  

                                                                   Break Dance

Waltz


Rock and Roll

Are you a good dancer? 
Where do you dance?
What kind of dancing do you like to do? Fast dancing? Slow dancing? Group dancing? Belly dancing? Tap dancing? Dancing with a partner? 
What kind or style of dancing is popular now?
Where do you dance? Where can you go dancing?

When do you dance? 
Is dancing difficult? Why? Why not?
Is it hard to dance because people are shy to dance? 
What kind of dancing do you like to watch? Ballet? Go-go dancing? Exotic dancing? Belly dancing?

Where do you like to watch dancing?  Theatres? On movies and in films?
Do you like to watch musicals? 
Who are some famous dancers?
What kind of music is good for dancing?


martes, 2 de febrero de 2016

Ice Hotel


Let´s talk about these pictures:




What have they all got in common?

Describe picture 1. What is it? Do you know what is this natural phenomenon called?

Would you choose a place like this to visit? why? Why not?

Click  on the link below,  watch the video and go through the questions in the quiz.
How many questions did you get right?

jueves, 21 de enero de 2016

Winter Sports



What are the people in the picture doing?
Have you ever heard of this sport before?
Where do you think this competition is held?
How long do you think it lasts?
Would you like to take part?

Discussion and listening activities :
http://www.esl-lab.com/health/snowshoemarathon-video.htm

jueves, 17 de diciembre de 2015

A special gift for Christmas

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI  by o´Henry



Watch the video and compare what are the differences and similarities with the story you have read by O´Henry.