Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Phrasal Verbs

Check out the document below which gathers 150 phrasal verbs. I was glad to see, after having gone through all of them, that by now you probably know, consciously or unconciously, at least 90% of the verbs shown in the list.

150 phrasal verbs
I would like to give you some advice on how to learn these verbs: As you may feel already, phrasal verbs are a somewhat complicated part of the English vocabulary, so I wouldn't suggest that you binge learn a big amount of them. Rather, it is much better if you start using them little by little, building up your own personal dictionary of phrasal verb in a sustainable way, not to die trying, ok?

20 more phrasal verbs for the road

And here follows an example of a home made dictionary of phrasal verbs, in case you find it useful:

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Arctic: Life in the Deep Freeze

Human Planet is a British television documentary series produced by the BBC with co-production from Discovery and BBC Worldwide. It describes the human species and its relationship with the natural world by showing the remarkable ways humans have adapted to life in every environment on Earth.

After watching the episode Arctic: Life in the Deep Freeze, now it's time to check your answers to the questions discussed in class, so click on the link below to find out!

Answers to the comprehension questions

And if you'd like to watch the Human Planet documentaries online, check out this link:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Some Thoughts Inspired by Garry Winogrand's Images

Here follow the minitales, or perhaps better called literary thoughts, inspired by some of Garry Winogrand's images.Thanks Estrella and Carlos for your engaging words.

She is coupled
By the solitude of stuffed animals,
No one stops ...
With a smile in her eyes,
Camouflages her bad luck
By Estrella Gómez

And me...when is my turn? I'm tired of being the third wheel during their date!!

By Estrella Gómez

The American dream flies by

By Carlos Estangüi

And now a few more words about the collection of photographies displayed in the exhibit: For those who didn't get the chance to go see it yet, check out the review written by a former student and still friend, Carlos Estangüi: