terça-feira, 18 de Novembro de 2014

Hello,

Our topic this month is ..
HUMAN RIGHTS












As you know, in 1948 the United Nations wrote The Universal Declaration of Human Rights that established international standards about the rights and freedoms everyone is entitled to.

Watch this video clip from YouTube: 


However, human rights violations still occur around the world.

 Each of the following videos portrays a violation of human rights.
Remember to leave a comment on one of them.


The challenge for us all is to fulfill the promise of the UDHR.

And now ...time for some 

grammar exercises

Impersonal passive voice
Exercise   1    2    3     4     5






Thank you!

See you next time!


segunda-feira, 20 de Outubro de 2014

Hello students!

Improve your English outside the classroom and revise for the written and oral tests.
There are several materials for you to use. Feel free to use them in a way that helps you.


1 - Watch these three videos related to

















2 - And now watch the following YouTube links. It´s






3 - These exercises online allow you to get more practice!


Inversion in Conditional sentences
Exercise    1     2     3      4

Inversion of the subject
Exercise    1    2     3     4     5

 Word formation - suffixes
Exercise   1    2      3




That's all for now.
I encourage anyone who logs on to leave a comment.

Do let me know what you think about ONE of the videos.  

Thank you. 
See you next time!

quarta-feira, 24 de Setembro de 2014


Welcome to EnglishNet, the EFL blog for Jaime Moniz students.






EnglishNet gives you access to English language and culture.





This is a place where you have the opportunity to learn, practise and improve your English in a different way.

It contains links to help you learn and improve your English grammar and your listening, reading and writing skills.

 You will also be able to participate and give opinions.



Let's start by finding some interesting and entertaining facts about the English language:

- there are more than 125 English dialects worldwide.

-  the most common vowel  in English is "e" and the most common consonant is "r" followed by "t". The letter "q" is the least used.

- the oldest word in the English language is "town".

-"invisibility" is the only word in the English language which has one vowel, but this vowel occurs  five times.

- "uncopyrightable" is the only English word that has 15 letters and that can be spelt without repeating a single one.

- "bookkeeper" is the only English word with three consecutive repeated letters.

- the word "typewriter" is the longest word you can write in English by only using the  keys on the    same row of your keyboard.

- "skiing" is the only English word with double  "i".

- "dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

- the words "racecar", "kayak" and "level" are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

That's all for now.
I hope you enjoy and get the most of this blog!

See you next time.

sábado, 17 de Maio de 2014

Welcome back,

1 -This time I´d like to start by sharing with you a great video which tells us:
Our story in two minutes


2- And now let´s go back a few decades.







Watch these YouTube videos:
The 1950s
The 1960s
The 1970s
The 1980s
The 1990s

Post an opinion on one of them.

3-  Now...



The turbulent 1960s



4-And finally ...







The subjunctive
Exercise 1      2      3      4   

Impersonal pronouns
Exercise  1

That's all I have for now.
Farewell.


quinta-feira, 13 de Março de 2014



Hello to all of you!

This month our topic is Building a democratic Europe



Let´s start by having a look at these videos about ...

The boy in the striped pyjamas
The pianist
Schindler´s list

The last flower  -  an anti-war short story, published shortly after WW2 began.


Now watch these videos about....


A brief history  of the European Union
The EU explained




Please feel free to leave some interesting comments related to the videos.



Time to check your grammar

The use of prefixes
Exercise    1         2          3             4             5

Verbs plus prepositions
Exercise      1       2

That´s all for now.

terça-feira, 28 de Janeiro de 2014

Welcome back!

Today we will revise two topics:








These three men took action to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights. 
Let´s learn more about them. Watch these YouTube videos:


Nelson Mandela showed us "what is possible".
This is a song that pays tribute to Nelson Mandela:














People around the globe are more connected to each other than ever before.
Watch these videos:


Phrasal verbs exercises:

Gerund or infinitive?
Exercise    1     2     3

Please leave a comment on one of the videos!
Thank you! J



terça-feira, 19 de Novembro de 2013


This  time we'll have a look at our most recent topic:










As you know, in 1948 the United Nations wrote The Universal Declaration of Human Rights that established international standards about the rights and freedoms everyone is entitled to.

Watch these video clips from YouTube: 




However, human rights violations still occur around the world.

Each of the following videos portrays a violation of human rights. 
Remember to leave a comment on one of them.

                                          Child labour                                       

     Child soldiers
                                                                
                                          Human trafficking                                 

      Violence against women



The challenge for us all is to fulfill the promise of the UDHR.


                                           Imagine

                                                                    
                                          Heal the world



Now time for some






Impersonal passive voice

Exercise     1      2       3        4

Purpose, reason and result clauses

Exercise     1       2          3

Thank you !

Goodbye for now!