An Autumn Poem

 

«The leaves are falling one by one.


The sunny days will soon be gone.


Yellow, orange, brown, and green,


The colours of Autumn can be seen.»


(Unknown)


What do you like best about Autumn?

 

 

 

Comfort food

With the cold weather comes warm clothes, hot drinks and comfort food – soups, apple crumble and stews. Today we bring you some cooking vocabulary and later this week we’ll share some autumn recipes on our Facebook page:


Chop – picar


Chop the onions…


Fry – freír


 … and then fry them until soft.


Bring to the boil – llevar a embullición


Bring the vegetable stock to the boil.


Simmer – cocer a fuego lento


Add the onions and a kilo of pumpkin and simmer for 10 minutes.


Pour – verter


Pour 150 ml cream into the pan and bring to the boil.


Season – sazonar


Blend into a thick soup then season with salt and pepper. Delicious!


You can learn more about cooking in B1.1 unit 4 on this app!

 

 

 

 

World Teachers Day – 5th October

To celebrate World Teachers Day, here are some inspirational quotes about teaching…


“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

Malala Yousafzai


“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
Aristotle


“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning”

Brad Henry


Can you remember a teacher who inspired you?


Visit our Facebook or Instagram this week for vocabulary and writing tips related to school.

 

 

New C1!

Our C1 course includes new programmes: Friends’ Talk – a group of English-speaking friends discussing the topic of each unit over coffee, On the News – real news clips from English-speaking countries and Extended Interviews which provides more in-depth talk with people from the documentaries. There are also real audios in the listening section, taken from the news, radio shows and interviews.


According to the CEFR a C1 student can:


  • Understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and recognise implicit meaning.

  • Express himself/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.

  • Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

  • Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

We hope you enjoy the course! Remember to follow us at That’s English! on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

 

 

 

 

¡No te quedes sin plaza!

¡La inscripción está abierta! ¡No te quedes sin plaza!
No dejes pasar la oportunidad de mejorar tu inglés y matricúlate en el curso oficial de inglés a distancia del Ministerio de Educación. Accede aquí.
Si tienes alguna consulta puedes escribirnos pulsando aquí o llamarnos al teléfono gratuito 900103515.
It’s time to learn English!

Enrolment is now open! Don’t miss out!

Don’t miss the opportunity to improve your English and sign up to the Ministry of Education’s official distance learning English course. Click here.

For any enquiries, write to us by clicking here or call us on free phone 900103515.
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European Day of Languages – 26th September

Let’s celebrate the European Day of Languages this weekend with some language idioms:


In plain English – con lenguaje simple

I can´t understand the instructions, tell me how to do it in plain English.


Watch your language! – No uses palabrotas

Remember there are children here – please watch your language!


To speak the same language – entenderse con alguien (ideas, opiniones etc)

I get on well with Joe because we speak the same language.


 You can learn more about language in B2.3 unit 5.

 

 

 

What is mediation?

Our new courses from B1.1 to C1.2 include linguistic mediation. But what is linguistic mediation?


Linguistic mediation tasks can be written or oral and the aim is to transmit information to another person by summarising, translating, paraphrasing or interpreting information. These activities aim to prepare students for the multicultural world in which we live and to improve communication skills in realistic situations. An example would be helping a foreign friend to decide what to order from the menú del día – explaining what you get for the price (bread, a drink, dessert) and what the dishes are, for example lentejas con chorizo or albóndigas. You can see an example response in B1.1, unit 4.


Los nuevos cursos de That’s English! Incluyen mediación lingüística desde B1.1 hasta C1.2 pero… ¿Qué es la mediación lingüística?


La mediación lingüística puede ser una actividad escrita u oral con el objetivo de transmitir información a otra persona resumiendo, traduciendo, interpretando o usando nuestras propias palabras. Las actividades de mediación preparan a los alumnos para expresarse en nuestro mundo multicultural y trabajan las destrezas comunicativas en situaciones reales. Un ejemplo sería ayudar a un amigo extranjero a decidir qué pedir del menú del día – explicando que incluye (pan, bebida, postre) y cómo son los platos, por ejemplo lentejas con chorizo o albóndigas. Puedes ver una respuesta modelo en B1.1, unidad 4.

 

 

 

 

Study Tips

Get the most out of your studies!

With the 2020-21 academic year starting, we bring you some study tips to get the most out of your time and studies:


  • Find a comfortable, quiet place with good lighting to study in.

  • Make a realistic study plan – When can you study? How long for? How much can you study in that time?

  • Take breaks if you’re studying for a long time.

  • Get rid of any distractions such as your phone or put it on silent.

  • Make sure you have the material you need before starting – stationery, headphones etc.

  • If you have a friend who is also studying with That’s English! why not study together to practise the speaking activities?

We hope these tips are useful and help to make your study time more productive!


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Ya estamos abiertos

¡Ya es septiembre y comenzamos con la matrícula de este curso!

Algunas escuelas ya han abierto su periodo de inscripción. Consulta todas las fechas en nuestra web .

Recuerda que este año estamos de estreno: nuevo logo, nuevo nivel C1, nuevos materiales, nueva plataforma,…

Si tienes alguna consulta puedes escribirnos pulsando aquí o llamarnos al teléfono gratuito 900103515.

It’s time to learn english!

Time to hit the books!

Summer is coming to an end and it´s time to hit the books with our new That’s English! course now including C1! Will you sail through the course and pass with flying colours or do you need to brush up on your grammar and go over the vocabulary after a long, lazy summer?


Welcome to That´s English! 2020-21 – we hope you will enjoy the new materials.


To hit the books = ponerse a estudiar en serio


It´s almost time to hit the books again as the new course begins.


 To sail through something = pasar algo sin problema


You´re a great student, I´m sure you´ll sail through the course this year.


 To pass with flying colours = aprobar con muy buena nota


I passed my English exam with flying colours! I´m so proud!


 Brush up on = repasar


I need to brush up on phrasal verbs – I´m not very good at using them!


Go over = repasar/revisar


It´s a good idea to go over your notes from the previous course before starting the next level.


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