Friday, January 09, 2009


I´ve changed the layout of the blog, the only problem is that the contact doesn´t work, so if you happen to write to me, this is my e-mail: I hope you like it better than the other one.
Not many students came to the first class of the term, probably due to bad weather conditions on Thursday,maybe because of the sales , or perhaps you were too tired of partying to cope with your classes ; anyway , those who showed up had their class, as usual, although we nearly died of frostbite ,so cold the classroom was. I have already asked for a radiator. Let´s hope it doesn´t take long to get one.
- Homework: Grammar, units 37,39,40, 43,112 and 113 were checked and doubts solved.
- Video: St.b. p.36. Mark and Allie´s story, this time in a restaurant.
- Ordering a meal: role play of waiter and customer and questions to answer.
- Problems with a meal: role play and completion exercise with differences between British English and American English,eg. chips-fries; bill-check.
- Social English: A true-false exercise and very useful expressions to make your English sound and look better.
We had extensive and thorough practice of this video.
- Homework:St.b. p.40. unit 4A From Rags to Riches. A reading about Zara shops throughout the world and exercises a, b and c. Workbook, p, 30

Only Anna and Sandra came, so it was a private class.
- Homework: Vocabulary Bank, p,149, about the parts of a car and words related to driving. Once done it, they tested each other to check how much they remembered.
-Quiz: 10 questions related to the previous activity .
-Reading: two scrambled stories about bad car journeys. We also talked about our bad experiences in cars.
-Grammar: Narrative tenses.p.36. A grid to be filled with verbs from the stories. Grammar Bank,p.134 . We saw the rules and did the exercises with the narrative tenses: simple past, past continuous, past perfect and past perfect continuous.
-Homework: grammar, units: 7,8 and 9

I find these acronyms clever and amusing . Have a look at them.

- APPLE - As Programmer Puts,.. Lost Everything
Average Performing Processors Lacking Everything
- BASIC - Bill's Attempt to Seize Industry Control
- CD-ROM - Consumer Device, Rendered Obsolete in Months
- DEC- Dump Everything and Close
- IBM - I Blame Microsoft
I'll Buy Macintoshes (next time) It's Better Manually
- ISDN - It Still Does Nothing
- WINDOWSNT - Well Intended Network Deccelerator, Only Works
Sometimes, Never Totally
- SCSI - System Can't See It
- WWW - World Wide Wait
- PCMCIA - People Can't Memorise
Computer Industry Acronyms
- INTEL - IN Total Errata Logic
- SUN - Such Utter Nonsense
- PCL - Pathetic Computer Logic
- HTML - How To Make Less
- JAVA - Just Another Vandalised Application
- INTERNET - It's New Technology, Every Remote Node Expects Trouble