Monday, 19 December 2016

SUPERSTITIONS - INTERMEDIATE 2

Find the hidden words and phrases connected with superstitions

http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/folklore/superstitions/superstitions-word-search.html

Some reading on sporting superstitions
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120327-why-do-we-have-superstitions

The origin to 7 most common superstitions
http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/28/the-origins-behind-7-common-superstitions/

Time for some fun
http://a4esl.org/q/f/y/zz97mdt.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quizzes/crossword/090213_superstition.shtml

Star signs characteristics
http://www.isabelperez.com/star-signs.htm

SUPERSTITIONS - INTERMEDIATE 2

These are some common Western superstitions taken from http://stickyball.net/adult.html?id=262 

Superstition
Meaning
Baseball Bat
Spit on a new bat when using it for the first time to make it lucky.
Bed
It’s bad luck to put a hat on a bed.
Bell
When a bell rings, an angel has received its wings.
Cats
If a black cat crosses your path, you will have bad luck.
Clover
It’s good luck to find a four-leaf clover.
Knives
If a friend gives you a knife, you should give him/her a coin.
Ladybugs
It is bad luck to kill a ladybug.
Ladder
It’s bad luck to walk under a ladder.
Mirror
If you break a mirror, it’s seven years bad luck.
Salt
If you spill salt you must throw some over your left shoulder.
Umbrella
It’s bad luck to open an umbrella in the house.
Wood
Knock on wood anytime you mention good fortune.
Yawn
Cover your mouth so your soul doesn’t go out of your body.
Itchy Ear
Someone is talking about you.
Friday the 13th
This day is traditionally unlucky unless you were born on it.


Now, some reading on the topic 

SPORTS - LISTENING - INTERMEDIATE 2

Now, some links to listen and work on sports.

Preparing for the Great North Marathon
Muhammad Ali
Tour de France
Sports interview
Lance Armstrong banned and loses title
Sports
Thirteen-year-old clims Everest

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

RELATIVE CLAUSES - ADVANCED 1

These are some links with practice on relative clauses and all the ways to use them:

PASSIVE VOICE - ADVANCED 1

Time for some grammar aspects. To start with, let's do some practice on past tense passive voice. You don't have to think so much as all the examples are associated to past tense passive.


LISTENING ON CRIME - ADVANCED 1

Now it is time to do some listening practice:

CRIME VOCABULARY - ADVANCED 1

Some activities to revise crime vocabulary: