LISTEN AND ENJOY IT

Monday, 23 June 2014

Parque de Europa 2013/2014: Tourist Accommodation Management

Hi, students,
I have created the following presentation with all the photos I had regarding this course.
I hope you like it!
Good luck!
Mary Sea

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

PARQUE DE EUROPA 2013/2014: Travel Agencies and Events Management

Hello, students,

With all the photos I had, I have created a presentation for all of us to remember the visit to Parque de Europa last February.

I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, 25 April 2014

GASTRONOMY

In order to study this topic and some popular types of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, seafood, etc. I recommend you to do the following activities. You don't need to learn them all but you should know the most important ones as far as Spanish and English gastronomy are concerned.






How about practising vocabulary related to meat, poultry, game and offal? Click in here and have fun.







In order to practise vocabulary regarding vegetables, herbs and seasoning, you can practise by doing the following activities.









Click here to review vocabulary regarding fish and seafood.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Katy Perry: Roar

Listen to the following song and guess the lyrics.


 Now click here and practise with Lyrics Training.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014

British vs American English

Here you have another exercise in order to practise different vocabulary in both American and British English.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Conference equipment: Vocabulary


 


 Here you a have another vocabulary set regarding conference equipment. Remember you can also create your own set. I hope you find it useful in order to study this topic. Have fun!!!

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Oral Presentations: Rubric

Have a look at the following rubric. It will help you to prepare your oral presentation as you will see the different items which will be taken into account when evaluating your presentation.

rubric_for_oral_presentation_blog.docx by dgmmm

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Madrid: Tourist Attractions


From your point of view, which are the most important tourist attractions in Madrid?

Choose one, find out some information about it, write a short description and, when you are ready, click here to listen to the instructions, choose a picture which represents the attraction you have chosen and speak about it.

T:  click here.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

A bit of practice

Once we have been practising relatives clauses quite a lot, you are ready to do the following test. This is the link to the test.

Free time activities and places: Vocabulary




In order to practise vocabulary related to free time
activities, different kinds of entertainment tourists can
carry out on holiday and the places where they are
practised, do the following exercises.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Travel-Deal Destinations for 2014

Please, read the following article from the Destinations Travel Magazine by next Monday so that we can speak about it in class (Click on the picture below).
http://www.destinationstravelmagazine.com/2014TravelPlanner/#/38
  • Which of the destinations mentioned would you like to visit? Why? 
  • Would you add any others? Which ones?

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Project: Tourist attractions 2014

Here you have the document with the guidelines you need to do the project, which is compulsory.
Good luck! =)
PROJECT

A TOURIST ATTRACTIONS QUESTIONNAIRE


Assignment: This project should be carried out at one of the top tourist attractions we can find in Madrid. You must interview a person and ask for permission to video-record the interview. If not, at least ask for permission to record the sound. I recommend you to do it in pairs but each student has to carry out an interview. Try to interact with the interviewee. Some interviews will be published on the blog www.agr8tourblog4u.blogspot.com for educational purposes.
Aim: To use English as a tool for communication and to get to know the people who visit our country (nationalities, reasons for travelling, accommodation chosen, opinion about tourist attractions…)
Assessment criteria: It will be graded from 1 to 10 and will be part of the mark of the oral skills.
Deadline: By Friday 7th February 2014. You will have to send me or hand in the files (with an extension I can see and listen to) and the transcription of the dialogues. The files have to be named as follows: 
  • yourname_surname_tourist_attractions_age_13_14 (Students of Travel Agencies and Events Management). 
  • yourname_surname_tourist_attractions_gatd_13_14 (Students of Tourist Accommodation Management).
This assignment won't be corrected if it doesn't follow these rules.
You can begin like this:
Good morning/afternoon/evening. I’m a student of Tourist Accommodation Management / Travel Agencies and Events Management / Tourism at Hotel Escuela High School, Madrid. We are doing a project about tourist attractions in Madrid. Would you mind answering a few questions? If you don’t mind, we would like to record the interview as a class practice. Thanks a lot.

POSSIBLE QUESTIONS:

  1. Where are you from?
  2. How long are you staying in Madrid?
  3. What is the purpose of your visit?
  4. Where are you staying (type of accommodation)?
  5. What monuments or places have you visited so far?
  6. Which one did you like most? Why?
  7. Could you give us a short description that summarises its main features?
  8. Did it fulfil your expectations? If not, why not?
  9. From you point of view, which are the top five visitor attractions in Madrid?

Student recommends one or two more places to visit (one of them has to be a ‘natural attraction’).

         Thanks for your help. Enjoy your stay.

Questionnaire: Oral production in the cloud I

Please, click here to answer a questionnaire regarding your thoughts about English language learning in order to provide you with some tools to practise your oral production.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Tourist attractions: Vocabulary



Click here to study and review vocabulary related to tourist attractions.

There are many different ways to do it. Test yourself! I'm sure you'll enjoy it.