Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 25, 2017

LETTER OF APPLICATION

You are looking for an interesting and challenging summer job.

Write an email, using between 320 and 350 words, applying for the post of student tour leader. The school’s email address is schoolofenglish@info.com

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

With 0) __________ to your advertisement in yesterday’s edition of The Times of Malta, I am interested in applying for the 1) __________ of tour leader for Italian students learning English as a foreign language at your school of English.

 

I am 22 years old and I am currently studying for a diploma in Tourism at MCAST. 2) __________ that I hope to follow a career in the travel industry. During the last summer holidays I worked 3) __________ a youth leader in various school projects and I enjoyed the work very much because it involved organising various recreational and academic activities for students at school. Next summer I would like to do something more varied and challenging, and for this reason I am 4) __________ in the job of tour leader.

 

I feel that I would be well-5) __________ for this job as I enjoy working with young people very much. I have a lot of energy and enthusiasm and am also responsible and reliable.

 

I have 6) __________ my CV as a Word document. You will notice that I have supervised children on a range of sports and cultural activities within the school Scout Group. I have also, on several occasions, been in charge of transport arrangements and tickets. On two separate occasions I have also carried out voluntary work abroad, at a summer camp for school children. I was group leader and besides organising many social and cultural activities, I was also responsible 7) __________ the children’s well-being throughout the whole experience. I am also 8) __________ in English, so I will also be a good influence on the students of your English School as they can practise their English outside school hours.

 

I would be 9) __________ if you would consider my application. I am 10) __________ for interview any weekday afternoon and you can email me or telephone me on the number below.

 

I look forward to 11) __________ from you soon.

 

Yours 12) __________,

 

John Smith

 

From: https://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/65346/engspec2011.pdf

KEY

 

0. REFERENCE

  1. POST / POSITION
  2. AFTER
  3. AS
  4. INTERESTED
  5. SUITED
  6. ATTACHED
  7. FOR
  8. FLUENT
  9. GRATEFUL
  10. AVAILABLE
  11. HEARING

 

From: https://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/65346/engspec2011.pdf

Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 25, 2017

JOB INTERVIEW TIPS – VIDEO ACTIVITY

JOB INTERVIEW TIPS – JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

  1. Maggie is a(n) ________________ coach.
  2. You must be ________________ properly when you are going to a job interview.
  3. The first thing you must do when you enter the room is ________________.
  4. The interviewee needs to make the interviewer feel ________________, just as they would like to be.
  5. Making small talk or being relaxed can be a real ________________.
  6. One key question is __________________ you want to ________________ your job.
  7. People often quit their jobs because they ________________ their bosses.
  8. What you must tell the interviewer is that you need a job where you can be ________________, ________________, where you can get ________________.
  9. One problem applicants can face is the fact that they might be ________________.
  10. If you have not had enough experience, you must tell the interviewer that you ________________ and ________________ well.
  11. If you want to know the salary for a position, you should look it up ________________.
  12. You should not mention ________________, ________________, or ________________ on your first interview.

 

KEY

 

  1. (LIFE PURPOSE AND) CAREER
  2. DRESSED
  3. SMILE
  4. AT EASE / RELAXED
  5. ICE-BREAKER
  6. WHY – QUIT / LEAVE
  7. CAN’T STAND
  8. MANAGED – DEVELOPED – GUIDANCE / MENTORING
  9. OVERQUALIFIED / DEFENSIVE
  10. LEARN QUICKLY – PERFORM
  11. ON THE INTERNET
  12. SALARY – HEALTHCARE – VACATION TIME / VACATIONS – FLEXTIME

 

ALUMNOS OFICIALES:

Pinchad en el enlace siguiente para acceder a los tribunales del Nivel Avanzado, la fecha y hora del examen oral y el aula donde se desarrollará éste.

 

http://www.eoisantander.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CONVOCATORIA-ORAL-AVANZADO-OFICIAL-17.pdf

Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 21, 2017

JOB INTERVIEWS – Word formation

JOB INTERVIEWS

 

I’ve heard of really unusual interviews, where the interviewer starts by lying down on the floor, and then waits for the person’s _______________ (react) to his behaviour. Apparently, the successful _______________ (apply) is the one who gets down on the floor and does the same thing! First _______________ (impress) mean a lot to interviewers, which can be very _______________ (fortune). In fact, one consultant claims that words contribute a _______________ (proportion) tiny 7% of the total message a person communicates, with tone of voice making up a further 38%. The rest is non-verbal – body language, _______________ (face) expression and clothes. You look for signs that show someone is being less than _______________ (true): they may touch their nose or scratch their ear, or start fiddling with a collar or tie. Arms and legs are _______________ (possible) difficult to control when a person is trying to mask emotions. This is known as _______________ (leak), so, for example, if someone crosses their arms or legs, it suggests suppressed aggression.

Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 21, 2017

REPHRASING

REPHRASING

 

  1. He never achieved his goal though it was his aim for years.

(spite)

                                                                                                                                        

  1. He was too young to join the club.

(enough)

                                                                                                                                        

  1. I’m sure they came last night.

(Must)

                                                                                                                                        

  1. It was impossible not to laugh at his faux pas.

(help)

                                                                                                                                        

  1. We can’t wait to move into our new house.

(looking)

                                                                                                                         

  1. We don’t normally travel to London by train.

(used)

                                                                                                                                        

  1. I’m sure it came as a shock to him.

(must)

                                                                                                                                        

  1. The last time I saw Audrey was when I was in Italy.

(since)

                                                                                                                                        

  1. Don’t cheat in the exams or they punish you.

You                                                                                                                                 

  1. I was never allowed to drink soft drinks when I was young.

(let)

                                                                                                                       

  1. Although it was very cold, we went out.

Despite                                                                                                                          

  1. I am so sorry I didn’t arrive in time.

If only                                                                                                                            

  1. I’m not sure whether I posted the letter or not.

(remember)

                                                                                                                                        

  1. I regret not listening to my parents.

I wish                                                                                                                             

  1. My mother told me to take off my mini-skirt and put on something decent.

(made)

                                                                                                                                        

  1. Provided you come, everybody will be happy.

(long)

                                                                                                                                        

  1. “I won’t listen to him”, he said.

He refused                                                                                                                       

  1. They will promote somebody from the 9th

Somebody                                                                                                                    

  1. My parents let me do what I wanted.

(allowed)

                                                                                                                                        

  1. We haven’t talked to each other for a long time.

(stopped)

                                                                                                                                        

  1. “I wouldn’t do it if I were you”, he said.

He discouraged                                                                                                           

KEY

1.He never achieved his goal in spite of being / having been his aim for years.

2. He was not old enough to join the club.

3. They must have come last night.

4. I couldn’t help laughing at his faux pas.

5. We are looking forward to moving into our new house.

6. We are not used to travelling to London by train.

7. It must have come as a shock to him.

8. I haven’t seen Audrey since I was in Italy.

9. You mustn’t cheat in the exam or they’ll punish you. / You will be punished if you cheat in the exam.

10. They didn’t let me drink soft drinks when I was a child.

11. Despite the cold / the cold weather / the fact that it was cold, we went out.

12. If only I had arrived on time.

13. I don’t remember posting the letter.

14. I wish I had listened to my parents.

15. My mother made me take off my mini-skirt and put on something decent.

16. As long as you come, everybody will be happy.

17. He refused to listen to him.

18. Somebody from the 9th floor will be promoted.

19. I was allowed to do what I wanted. / My parents allowed me to do what I wanted.

20. We stopped talking to each other a long time ago.

21. He discouraged me from doing it.

Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 21, 2017

Vocabulary and Video Activity from the British Council

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/sites/podcasts/files/learnenglish-youre-hired-01-support-pack.pdf

 

Calendario de exámenes DE TODOS LOS IDIOMAS y horas de cada parte del examen.:

Avanzado: En SANTANDER, el examen oral de la Prueba Unificada del Nivel AVANZADO de INGLÉS empezará el día 14 de junio.

http://www.eoisantander.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/CalendarioExamenesCertificado_16-17.pdf

ALLAN PEASE REVEALS HIS FORMULA TO SUCCESS

 

 

  1. Allan Pease has published fourteen _____________________ books.
  2. The books he has written have been translated into _____________________.
  3. Allan Pease is suffering from _____________________.
  4. Allan Pease has chosen to follow the way of the _____________________ of people who have survived.
  5. All the people who survived had a very _____________________: they were going to live.
  6. The farmer’s wife who was told she had only a few weeks cancelled all _____________________ and is now _____________________.
  7. Once you have reached a decision, you must put it in _____________________, with all the obstacles and _______________________.
  8. You must follow your goals through despite ____________________.
  9. You must keep looking at your ___________________, so you are continuously motivated.
  10. You should never think you are a(n) ___________________.
  11. Allan Pease started playing the _______________________ when he was 45.
  12. The important things are…
    1. to ___________________ what you are going to do,
    2. ____________________ it down, make a(n) ______________ of your goals.
    3. And the Law of ________________ is what will bring it to you.

 

 

KEY

  1. BEST-SELLING
  2. 50 LANGUAGES
  3. PROSTATE CANCER
  4. 2%
  5. DEFINED GOAL
  6. MEDICAL ACTION – IN HER 60S
  7. WRITING – DEADLINES
  8. WHAT ANYBODY / OTHERS SAY
  9. LIST / PLAN OF ACTION
  10. FAILURE
  11. PIANO
    1. DECIDE 
    2. WRITING – LIST
    3. ATTRACTION
Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 17, 2017

Phrasal verbs – Speaking activity

PHRASAL VERBS

 

  1. In your opinion, what makes someone stand out from a crowd?
  2. Have you ever passed out? If so, why did you?
  3. Why might anyone pass out?
  4. Mention someone who stands up for his beliefs?
  5. Do you think politicians actually stand up for what they believe in?
  6. Do you know anyone who can’t help making everything up?
  7. Remember a time you made up an excuse. Tell your partner about it.
  8. Who do you look up to?
  9. Does anyone look up to you?
  10. When someone lies to you, do you usually see through them?

CLOZE TEST

Fill in the gaps with ONE suitable word from the list below. There are SIX extra words you do not need to use

THE MYSTERY OF THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE MAY FINALLY BE SOLVED

One of life’s great mysteries, the Bermuda Triangle 1) __________ have finally found an explanation. This strange region, which 2) __________ in the North Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Miami and Puerto Rico, has been the presumed cause of 3) __________ of mind-boggling disappearances of ships and planes.

The Bermuda Triangle lore includes such stories as that of Flight 19, a group of 5 U.S. torpedo bombers that 4) __________ in the Triangle in 1945. A rescue plane sent to look for them also disappeared. 5) __________ stories include the mystery of USS Cyclops, resulting in the largest non-combat 6) __________ of life in U.S. Navy’s history. The ship with a crew of 309 went missing in 1918. Even as recently as 2015, El Faro, a cargo ship with 33 on board disappeared in the area.

Altogether, as 7) __________ as we know, 75 planes and hundreds of ships met their demise in the Bermuda Triangle. Possible causes for the catastrophes have been proposed over time, 8) __________ from the paranormal, electromagnetic interference that causes compass problems, bad weather, to the Gulf Stream  and large undersea fields of methane.

Now, a new theory has been proposed by meteorologists that claims that the reason for the mysteries pervading the Bermuda Triangle area are unusual hexagonal clouds creating 170 mph air bombs full of wind. These 9) __________ pockets cause all the mischief, sinking ships and downing planes.

By studying imagery from a NASA satellite, the 10) __________ concluded that some of these clouds reach 20 to 55 miles across. Waves inside these wind monsters can reach as high as 45 feet. What’s more – the clouds have straight edges which eventually come down out of the bottom of the cloud and then hit the ocean and create waves that can sometimes be massive in size as they interact with each other. Anything caught inside one of these “bombs” could be very well knocked out of the air, flipped over, sunk.

http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/the-mystery-of-the-bermuda-triangle-may-finally-be-solved

 

 

AIR                       LIES                      OTHER                 SCIENTIFIC

ALL                       LOSS                     OTHERS               SCORES

DISSOLVED          MIGHT                 RANGING             TIME

FAR                      MUST                   SCIENTISTS          VANISHED

 

 

1.   7.
2.   8.
3.   9.
4.   10.
5.    
6.    

 

KEY

 

  1. MIGHT
  2. LIES
  3. SCORES
  4. VANISHED
  5. OTHER
  6. LOSS
  7. FAR
  8. RANGING
  9. AIR
  10. SCIENTISTS

 

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