24 Mar 2015

EOI Registration Period 2015

Hello everyone,


It's time to enrol to the EOI to do the examination.  You have been and you are working hard, so don't be afraid of it and take your chance.

If you are interested in getting your EOI certification, it's time to do it.  You just have to think about your nearest EOI and do the online registration for the examinations. 

 The exams will be at the end of May and in June, but if you don't pass a part of them, you will have another opportunity in September to try to succeed in passing your failed parts.

If you want to do it in Zaragoza or in Utebo you have to do a pre-enrolment through the net from the 7th to the 13 th April 2015 in any of the following websites:  www.eoi1zaragoza.org, www.eoiflc.org or www.eoiutebo.comAnd later the registration period is from the 4th to the 11 th May 2015.  You can also choose the Zuera School of Languages to do the Basic and the Intermediate free examinations.

They are free examinations and you have the opportunity of getting the Basic, Intermediate or Advanced level in different languages.
And here you will link to different exams performed at the different regions around Spain.


Take profit of it and just do it!
All the best,
Loli


SPRING BREAK

Remember this coming Wednesday March 25th is one of the La Puebla de Alfindén local festivities, so we won't have classes.

And remember as well Spring Break because of Easter would be from March 30th to April 6th.  So, classes would be started again on the 7th April.
Have a nice break!  And if you go on holidays somewhere, take profit and try to speak in English!  

Remember as well to do your blog compositions and to have a look at the www.inglesdivino.com to sing a bit and learn a lot of English.

Loli

See You Soon by Alvaro

Dear classmates,
I'm so sad because I haven't enough time to attend the English class. I know it's only 2 hours  a week but my baby boy and specially my wife need my help at home. I promise I'll try to follow the blog and I'll continue learning English little by little.  If I can, I'll return the next course.

 It has been a pleasure to meet all of you, see you soon.

Thank you to all of you and mainly thanks to Loli.  See you next course if I can.
Álvaro

Take care Álvaro and family and come to the Adult learning centre to borrow some book and of course, whenever you want.    

We will be waiting for you.   
Loli

SPEAKING ACTIVITY ABOUT WORK, JOBS AND OCCUPATIONS

Here you are some questions to speak a bit with your classmates from the following website:  http://iteslj.org/questions/jobs.html
  • At what age do people usually begin to work in your country?
  • At what age do people usually retire in your country?
  • At what age would you like to retire?
  • What do you think you will do after you retire?
  • Describe a typical day at your current job?
  • Describe some of the people that you work with?
  • Do you have a part-time job? If so, what do you do?
  • Do you have to attend a lot of meetings for your job?
  • Do you have to do a lot of paperwork?
  • Do you have to work overtime?  If so, how often?
  • Do you have to work on Sundays?
  • Do you like your boss? Why or why not?
  • Do you like your job? Why or why not?
  • ... ... ...
     

Amaya's Weekend

Last weekend I was calm at home with my husband and my daughter.

On Saturday my father-in-law and my parents came to our house, because my husband and daughter had the influenza.  In the afternoon we watch some Disney films. And later we had a short walk because it was starting to rain.

On Sunday it was raining all day,   I was playing with my daughter a play house with her dolls.
In the evening we went for a short walk but it was cold and rainy.  Afterwards we were reading for a little time and studying with my daughter.

That was my weekend!

23 Mar 2015

TIME

READING & SPEAKING

TIME

The concept of time is an important cultural aspect that is worth noting to avoid misunderstandings when people from different cultural backgrounds work together.
The attitude of English speakers towards time schedules is usually one of respect.  Time schedules are kept, so if there is a meeting, an interview, or a social event, they expect it to begin and end at the scheduled time.  No matter how much time in advance they have been arranged, they are supposed to be kept.  Consequently it is not necessary to confirm a meeting or a deadline previously set.  Other cultures are far more flexible in this respect.
English speakers plan their activities carefully in advance, so they also expect appointments to be kept.  Therefore, a last minute cancellation is ‘unthinkable’.

Source:  English for secretaries and administrative personnel.  Student’s book.
Ed. McGrawHill




- In your country,  is it acceptable to arrive late?  In what circumstances?
- Is it the same for business and personal appointments?  How late is ‘acceptable’?
-  How punctual are you for appointments, dates, work?  Give reasons for being late.
-  What is your attitude with respect to deadlines?
-  Are appointments set in advance usually kept in your country?

22 Mar 2015

Holiday in Sardinia by Susana T.



Last summer, my family and I were in the island of Sardinia on holiday. We arrived by plane from Girona and we stayed at a camping site. Every day we went to a place and at a different beach. We ate very well,  a lot of pasta and many pizzas. We visited very nice towns and cities but the children enjoyed more the different beaches. I liked to see the nightfall from the camping site.  It  was really nice.  We had a good time.  Sardinia is worth a visit!