Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 22, 2018

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

 

Film director Milos Forman died last week. One of his most famous films was One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, translated into Spanish as Alguien Voló sobre el Nido de Cuco. Here’s the actual meaning of this expression:
In American slang ‘cuckoo’ means ‘crazy’ or ‘madman’. Therefore ‘cuckoo’s nest’ is an apt term for the mental hospital which is the setting of the book / film.
The title is a line in an old nursery rhyme about three geese leaving a flock, “one flew east, one flew west, one flew over the cuckoo’s nest”.

 

 

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Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 22, 2018

Describing an author’s tone (Advanced / C1)

https://writerswrite.co.za/155-words-to-describe-an-authors-tone/

Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 22, 2018

Vocabulary for Advanced or C1 Students

https://writerswrite.co.za/37-ways-to-write-about-anger/

 

 

Posted by: crisdiaz24 | March 14, 2018

To be or not to be

I strongly recommend you  watch this short and very amusing video where different actors, some of whom have played Hamlet on stage, recite the famous line “To be or not to be, that is the question”.

Pay attention to the way each of them emphasizes a different word from the line so its meaning gets slightly different.

 

 

 

Posted by: crisdiaz24 | January 2, 2018

Happy 2018 to you all!

Posted by: crisdiaz24 | June 12, 2017

All the best tomorrow

Best of luck in the exam tomorrow.

Have a good night’s rest. Read something in English before the exam. AND…

 

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.

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