Welcome to my blog! Here you will have the opportunity to improve your English and get to know interesting facts about this language!
I hope you learn and get the most out of it!! Inma Melgar

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Modal verbs in songs

Watch this video and underline the use of each modal verb in these expressions:

May it be the shadow's call... (Request/possibility):
We might be strangers (possibility/Request):
I just can't get you out of my head (impossibility/Inability):
I know I can be what I wanna be (ability/permission/request):
You mustn't cry (Prohibition/impossibility):
The show must go on (obligation/certainty):
My make-up may be fading (permission/possibility)
It must be love (obligation/certainty):
Should I stay or should I go? (advice/opinion):


Saturday, May 7, 2011

How to sleep better

Matt Bean from "Men's Health" has five ways to get a perfect night's sleep:
Listen and complete the missing information.

These are five tips to get a perfect night's sleep:
First, create_______________________
Secondly, stay ________
Thirdly, spend money on a good _________, ___________ and _________
Fourthly, extra______________ does not do any good
Finally, sleep a minimum of _____________


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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Scrubs: Best friend and best man

This time you are going to watch two videos of a funny TV series, "Scrubs". Send two summaries of both these funny moments to my email.





Monday, April 11, 2011

From muggers to organic farmers

Watch this video and answer:

- What does "mugger" mean? and "to mug"?
- Why is it the last place where you could find an organic farm?
- What did the speaker use to do before working in the farm?
- What did they plant?
- What is the challenge for the next 5 years?

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Prince William to wed in April at historic London abbey

Watch the video and answer the questions:

Which date did they choose for the wedding?
Why is the wedding ring so special for William?
Where and when did they meet for the first time?
What events took place in Westminster Abbey?
What is the question (left unanswered) that the reporter says at the end of the video? video

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Women look great (8th March)

"Real women have curves" is an interesting film about women who have to fight against prejudices in a traditional world. Ana, the main character, is torn between working in a sewing factory with her family or continuing her education to find her place in the world. Watch the video and answer these questions:
1. How does Ana feel while ironing?
2. What does Ana's mother think about her daughters?
3. What difference does her mother see between her sisters and herself with respect to weight?
4. They compare themselves with a "cow" and a "pig". Why do they mention these animals? What are the comparisons?
5. Why do they start to take their clothes off?


Thursday, February 10, 2011

A beautiful love scene in "Before Sunrise"

What are they doing? They are pretending....................................
Where are they from?
Where did they meet? In which city are they now?
When is he leaving?
Why did the woman fall in love with him?
Are they going to meet again?
How long did he stay in Madrid?
Can you say three adjectives the man uses to describe her?


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Black Swan and Natalie Portman

Watch the video about the film "The Black Swan" and answer these questions:

1. What type of film is "The black swan"?
2. What was the main change in Natalie's life in the last decade?
3. How did the film change Portman's life?
4. What's the main purpose of Natalie Portman when making a film?

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Olympic Games in London

Click HERE and try the exercise while watching this video.

Send me the words you wrote after checking them.


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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New kind of houses...

...made entirely from recycled materials. If you want to know more about it, watch the video and do the exercises.

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What are made the stairs from?
What kind of company did Phillips find 12 years ago?
What is the main advantage of building a house from recycled materials, according to Dan Phillips?
What does Mr. Phillips like playing with?
Who does Mr. Phillips build the houses for?
Who does Mr. Phillips usually hire? Architects/Unskilled workers/Construction companies?
What is the meaning of "preacher"?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Punch me Panda?

Watch this video and answer the questions:

1) In which city is the artist Punch me Panda performing?
2) How old is the Punch me Panda performer?
3) What kind of relief do they get by punching the Panda?
4) What is one of the ideas for punching the Panda?
a. Problems at work b. Relationship c. Disease