quinta-feira, 7 de maio de 2015


Hello all,

Today our topic is:

1950s-1990s:art,culture and society


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 head back a few decades.













Watch these documentaries.
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s

Please feel free to leave a comment on one of the videos.

3- Improve your 



The subjunctive

Exercise    1       2       3       4      

Impersonal pronouns

Exercise   1

That´s all.

Farewell!

terça-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2015

Hello once again!


As you know, our topic is Building a democratic Europe


I have chosen several YouTube videos related to Dictatorship and Democracy.
Please watch them.

                                             Dictatorship


                                                        
  The pianist   

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


The Great Dictator is a 1940 American satirical film starring Charlie Chaplin. Listen to his speech:
"A message to humanity"


                      Democracy

A brief history of the European Union
The European Union explained
European Union - A New Europe


Don't forget to leave a meaningful comment on one of the videos.



















  And now test your
 Exercise      1            2           3                  4

Prefixes and suffixes  
    
Exercise           1


Thank you!J


See you next time.                                                                                  

quarta-feira, 28 de janeiro de 2015


Welcome back!


1 – These three famous freedom fighters have made a difference and changed the world.
They are prominent examples of how freedom and justice can be won through non-violent actions.

Have a look at these videos and learn more about them.

Gandhi

However there is still a long way to go...






2 – As you know, globalization is a process by which the world is becoming more and more interconnected as a result of an increased trade and cultural exchange. People around the globe are more connected than ever before.





Watch these videos. 


3-  These exercises online will help you to get more practice.




Phrasal verbs

bring     
come        
 get       
 go         
 take            
 set       

mixed phrasal verbs                     

Gerund or infinitive?
Exercise     1             2                3                  4


That's all for now.

Thank you!J


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.