Trennbare Verben (A1)

Wenn Ihr die trennbaren Verben immer noch schwierig findet, dann sollt ihr euch dieses Video ansehen.



Mystisches München (B1)

Glaubt Ihr nicht an Geister? Nach dieser gruseligen Stadtführung seid Ihr vielleicht einer anderen Meinung.


Es gibt auch interessante Übungen dazu.

Mystery Story (narrative tenses) B1

This youtube video is a scary story for you to work on your narrative tenses (past simple, past continuous and past perfect). Along with it there is a link to a worksheet, the transcript, grammar explanations and a podcast.


Past Continuous (A2)

When you have to tell a story you often have to say what was going on. Learn how to use the past continuous in this video.

Present simple-present continuous (A1)

At English Grammar Secrets you can practise these important verb tenses. Enjoy the exercises!



Mr Bean's Daily Routines (A1)

What is a normal day like for you? Is it like Mr Bean's? Watch this video and make a note of everyday activities you surely do too.


The Day of the Dead (B1)

Everybody in Spain is learning a lot about Halloween these days but there are other holidays and festivals dedicated to the dead around the world. This is the case of Mexico.Go to ESL Video and learn about this unusual celebration doing the activities next to the video. Enjoy it!






Uniforms for Pre-Schoolers (C1)

Hi everyone,

These days many of our kids are attending Halloween parties, where they wear costumes such as witches or skeletons.

Talking about kids' clothes, what do you think of school uniforms? do you think they're appropriate even for pre-school? Watch this video from the Wall Street Journal and answer the comprehension questions below:


1-Where is Sue Shellenbarger speaking from?
a) A city in the US
b) A school in the UK
c) A conference with other educators

2-Which of these statements is true:
a)      The presenter has Heard of uniforms being used in the UK
b)      The presenter was brought up in Britain
c)       Susan Shellenbarger defends the British school system

3-Which of these reasons why uniforms are being implemented in pre-school does Sue Shellenbarger NOT mention in the video?
a)      It increases children’s safety
b)      It makes schools look more professional
c)       Schools save money

4-The man sitting next to the presenter …
a)      didn’t mind wearing a uniform when he was a kid
b)      thinks uniforms have some benefits
c)       agrees his children are too woriied about fashion

5-According to Ms Shellenbarger ….
a)      All educators agree on this issue
b)      Uniforms créate a sense of identity among the kids
c)       Fashion can be a source of anxiety for young kids.



Café ou thé? (A2)

9 Français sur 10 commencent leur journée par une tasse de café.

Thé ou café : Quels sont les avantages de chacun? Vous le découvrirez dans ce reportage





Et vous, êtes-vous plutôt thé ou café?

Expresión de la semana (francés / inglés)

En français : “être au bout du rouleau” signifie être très fatigué.

Ex : Entre le travail, les enfants et les tâches ménagères, je n’en peux plus, je suis au bout du rouleau!



In English : “to be at the end of one’s rope

Eg: I am very tired, I can’t deal with it anymore. I am at the end of my rope.



Comment voir des films français avec des sous-titres? (A2 à C2)

Sur le site filmfra, vous trouverez une longue liste de films français, que vous pourrez voir avec ou sans sous-titres.

Vous pouvez les télécharger ou directement le regarder “on line”.

Pour commencer, voici la bande-annonce de Jeux d’enfants.

Halloween (B1)

This National-Geographic video that you can find at esolcourses shows us a few things about Halloween that you might not now. There are some comprehension questions.

http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/autumn-festivals/halloween/history-of-halloween-listening.html

Akordioa EGA aztertzeko (Berria)

Eusko Legebiltzarrak aho batez eskatu du euskara tituluen egoera ikertzea. Lau hilabeteko epea jarri dio Jaurlaritzari adituekin hitz egin eta ondorioak ateratzeko.

http://www.berria.eus/paperekoa/1787/004/001/2015-10-23/akordioa_ega_aztertzeko.htm

Wie bewerbe ich mich richtig? (B1)

Möchtest du dich für eine Ausbildung in Deutschland bewerben? Dann könnte dich dieses Youtube-Video interessieren, wo man uns zeigt, was bei Anschreiben und Lebenslauf zu beachten ist.


Food preparation verbs (A1)

For those of you who like cooking, here’s a video where you can learn how you talk about it in English.
Why don’t you make a note of the verbs at the end of the video and write a recipe you know well?



How to stay motivated when learning a language, 3rd part (B2)

These are the third and fourth tips Benny Lewis in his blog Fluent in 3 months, on how to keep motivated when we feel like giving up learning a foreign language.
Like in the previous weeks, we’ve taken out some words for you to choose from the list below.

Tip 3 Put Pen to paper
Why not go one step further and ditch the computer entirely? ____________ has been shown to be a more effective way of learning. That’s because the slower your write, the more likely you are to absorb information.
Tasks you can do with pen and paper include:
§  Creating flashcards
§  Writing to a ________ in your target language
§  Creating a script for your next Skype call with your language exchange partner

Tip 4: Set yourself realistic mini-missions
So many people start learning a language, then ___________ before they’ve reached fluency. Why does this happen? Often it’s because they start their language learning mission with no clear objectives.
It’s incredibly easy to quit learning – or even to ___________ to start learning – when you don’t have a clear objective. If your aim is along the lines of: “learn to speak such and such language at some point in time”. This goal is much too big. It also doesn’t have a ___________. For both of these reasons, it’s a motivation killer.
A house is built through the ___________ of hundreds of single bricks. Learning a language is very similar. That’s why I recommend setting yourself mini-missions.
Give yourself a goal you can achieve this week. Your goal could be:
§  Learning 20 new words a day on Anki
§  Finding a language exchange partner
§  Holding a conversation about your favourite foods.
The most important thing is that you have something to work towards that you can realistically achieve in seven days.
Want an extra motivation __________? Write down your mini mission each week, then display it somewhere you’ll see it every day.
boost
deadline
fail
handwriting
laying
partner
penpal
quit

Prêts pour le changement d'heure? (A2-B1)

Le weekend prochain, dans la nuit du samedi 24 au dimanche 25 octobre, nous "reculons" d'une heure, et par conséquent nous dormirons une heure de plus.

Mais connaissez-vous l'origine de ce changement d'heure? Comment ? Quand ? Qui ? Pourquoi ? Regardez cette vidéo pour le savoir (B1).


Que pensent les Français du changement d'heure? Sont-ils pour ou contre? (A2)
Et vous?



London Vacation Travel Guide (B1)

If you’re thinking of your next holiday trip, this video at eslvideo.com will come in handy, especially if you’ve never been to probably one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. You’ll find some comprehension questions too to check your listening.
 
http://www.eslvideo.com/eslvideo_quiz_int.php?id=23440

How to stay motivated when learning a language, 2nd part. (B2).

This is the second tip Benny Lewis in his blog Fluent in 3 months: http://www.fluentin3months.com/stay-motivated/, on how to keep motivated when we feel like giving up.
Like last week, we’ve taken out some words for you to choose from the list below. Again, you can check your answers by getting back to the original text (link above). 

Tip 2: Stop wasting time online.
It’s time to learn and you’re ___________ to get started! You switch your computer on, __________ over the keyboard, ready to rock and roll.
Then you think: I might just quickly check my emails.
An hour later you’ve organised your inbox, created a new playlist on Spotify, ___________ your ex on Facebook and spent a good ten minutes wondering what that unidentified $17 payment on your __________ could possibly be.
That’s a whole hour which could have been otherwise spent learning adverbs, practising pronunciation, speaking with a language exchange partner… anything other than wasting time on the Internet.
In a world where an individual’s ____________ lasts as little as nine seconds, it is incredibly challenging to motivate yourself to focus on the task at hand.
It would be nice, of course, to simply use a bit of self-control. Yet sometimes we need a little extra help.
If you find yourself easily distracted while online, consider installing an extension on your ____________ that forces you to keep on task. StayFocusd for the Chrome web browser is perfect for this. Once installed, you can configure it to restrict the amount of time you spend on certain websites. For example, if I were to _____________ myself ten minutes a day on Facebook, after I had reached the time allowance StayFocusd would block Facebook until the end of the day. If you’re using Firefox rather than Chrome, Leechbox does the exact same thing.
 
allocate; attention span; bank statement; browser; eager; poised; stalke.

Opposites (A2)

In this game at www.englishclub.com you’ll have the chance to test your vocabulary matching opposites. Enjoy it!

https://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/matching-opposites-05.htm
 

Der, die oder das? (B1)

Auch B1 Deutschlernern fällt es noch schwer, bei einigen Nomen den richtigen Artikel zu benutzen (der, die oder das):
In diesem Video von www.deutschlernerblog.de werden interesante Regeln, Kriterien, Beispiele und Ausnahmen angegeben, die Ihr bestimmt nützlich findet:


Processus de fabrication : le miel (B1)

Tous les processus de fabrication sont différents... et pourtant le vocabulaire se répète. Puisque c'est la saison, voici une vidéo expliquant comment on obtient du miel, ainsi que des activités pour pratiquer votre compréhension.
(Remarque : Attention, LE miel, c'est masculin!)

http://apprendre.tv5monde.com/fr/apprendre-francais/la-fabrication-du-miel-0?exercice=1

ZD B1 sprechen Prüfung (B1)

So sieht der mündliche Teil des Goethe Institut Zertifikat Deutsch B1 aus.


How to stay motivated when learning a language (B2)

We’re going to start a series of reading activities taken from Benny Lewis’blog. Fluent in 3 months:  where he gives us tips on how to keep motivation when we feel like quitting.
We’ve taken some words out for you to choose from the list below. You can check your answers by getting back to the original text (link above).
This way, you’ll be learning vocabulary and learning to learn at the same time!
Enjoy it!

You can learn a language fast if you _____________ it the right way.
Yes, learning to speak a new language takes time, dedication and hard work. But it also takes a  ____________ approach. That means using study __________ to get the best returns on the time you invest in studying.
Anyone at any age can learn any language from anywhere – and these hacks will help you learn a language faster.

Tip 1: Read Something Written By a Person Who Inspires You

Even when you’re feeling _____________ to learn a language, some days that fire under your belly just refuses to be lit.
If you’re ever ___________ incentive, you can turn to a blog, article or book written by someone who inspires you.
As you read, you’ll be encouraged by their success. You’ll start thinking: “What is stopping me from doing the same?” These people aren’t magic beings – they’re normal ______________. The only difference is that they’ve given themselves a goal and worked towards it bit by bit, to achieve what they ______________ to do.
Realising this will give you the motivation to start working towards your own goals. You’ll be encouraged enough to ____________into _____________.

approach; folk; hacks; impassioned; jump feet first straight; lacking; set out; smart; study mode.

Fast Food (A2)

In this game at www.englishclub.com you’ll have the chance to test your vocabulary matching opposites. Enjoy it!

https://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/matching-opposites-05.htm
 

UK Snack culture (B1)

This is a reading activity from the British Council that you should do when you aren’t hungry.

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/uk-now/read-uk/snack-culture

Bandtagebuch: Auf dem Oktoberfest

Warst du mal auf dem Oktoberfest? Was muss man als Tourist beachten, um nicht aufzufallen? In diesem Video zeigen uns zwei jungen Münchner, wie man sich auf der Theresienwiese verhalten soll, um wie ein richtiger Bayer auszusehen.