Sharing Learning 2009

My 2009 CAE students at ARCI, Rosario, Argentina

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Rita in Poreč :-)

Apologies for cross-posting, but I simply need to share my news with you!

Yesterday was a very special day. Miha (my husband, you saw him briefly during our Skype interview) and I drove to Poreč, Croatia, and met up with Rita and Hector - Rita, my dear online friend and partner, Rita your wonderful English teacher. Incredible as an afternoon like this would have seemed to me less than 3 months ago, it really happened yesterday.

It was a beautiful waning summer day. And the world got… Continue

Added by Saša Sirk on September 21, 2009 at 4:17am — 4 Comments

Hobson's choice

Remember that a few classes ago, Hobson's choice came up but we didn't know what it meant? Well, I came across the meaning while I was searching another word in the dictionary, and there it was! According to the dictionary, this idiom comes from Tobias Hobson, a man who hired out horses in the 17th century. He gave his customers the choice of the horse nearest the stable door or none at all.

Hope you haven't found that out while I was away. However, it good to have it in another place in… Continue

Added by Aldana Moroni on August 17, 2009 at 10:33am — 2 Comments

TASKS FOR PRACTICE for the last week in July

Hi, all dear students,



As we've been missing too many classes, and since you now have enough time to devote to your English, you are ALL expected to finish unit 4 and 5 from your Exam Maximiser book (and unit 3 those who have not done it). This means that you'll be revising Modals, Conditionals, Intensifiers and Modifiers, and Comparatives, among other activities.



Please, also revise the use of "wish" (Unit 6). We are quite behind and need to be responsible,… Continue

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on July 27, 2009 at 6:28pm — 2 Comments

I hate the flu

In my hiper personal opinion, yes, we are being paranoic and too much fearfull to that new desease: the h1n1 flu, if you take a good look to the numbers, the regular every-day flu kills around 2000 people here in argentina only, meanwhile this flu only have killed 53 so far, and all those who died, where inmunodepressed ( I think thats the word), meaning that us, the young and healty cae students, must not worry about it, as simply as that.

Added by pablo marcelo aguilar on July 6, 2009 at 6:34pm — 1 Comment

Joke :O

I'll try to translate the joke.. here it goes! :)



A man is trying to get a job at a tailors shop. The shop's owner is not completely shure about this man.. So he ofeers him a deal: "I will give you a day to sell as much as you can. I will come back tomorrow and see how well you can sell. But this is your only chance, so work as hard as you can!"



He comes back the next day, and finds out that every single suit has been sold. The man is an exellent seller! But the owner… Continue

Added by A R I on June 30, 2009 at 5:16pm — 4 Comments

I know you were drunk yesterday

A fellow decides to take off early from work and go drinking. He stays until the bar closes at three in the morning, at which time he is extremely drunk. After leaving the bar, he returns home on foot.



When he enters his house, he doesn't want to wake anyone, so he takes off his shoes and starts tip-toeing up the stairs. Half-way up the stairs though, he falls over backwards and lands flat on his back. That wouldn't have been so bad, except that he had couple of empty pint bottles in… Continue

Added by Wilfredo on June 27, 2009 at 2:05am — 3 Comments

Are we being paranoic with these measures taken...?

All dear students,

As we won't see each other for a while, it would be great to keep connected with the language and among ourselves!

So I am bringing forward a comment Diegui posted, which I would like you to post your opinion on: by closing schools and institutions at the moment owing to the spread of the "swine flu" we are being paranoic...

Do you agree?

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on June 26, 2009 at 7:13pm — 12 Comments

GREAT LISTENING PRACTICE!!!

Hi, my beautiful gang of students!

HERE you'll find a wealthy source of Listening practice with activities. Choose ONE, from the Difficult list and do the activities. Then let us know why you liked it, posting to this blog...

Look forward to seeing your choices!

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on June 19, 2009 at 8:38pm — 3 Comments

Duck joke

Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven.

When they get there, St. Peter says, “We only have one rule here in

heaven: don’t step on the ducks!”

So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the

place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although

they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally

steps on one.

Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw.

St. Peter chains them… Continue

Added by Carla on June 17, 2009 at 1:31pm — 4 Comments

Test

Teacher: "Nick, what is the past participle of the verb to ring?"
Nick: "What do you think it is, Sir?"
Teacher: "I don't think, I KNOW!"
Nick: "I don't think I know either, Sir!"

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on June 17, 2009 at 9:15am — No Comments

Second Opinion

The doctor to the patient: 'You are very sick'
The patient to the doctor: 'Can I get a second opinion?'
The doctor again: 'Yes, you are very ugly too...'

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on June 17, 2009 at 9:12am — 4 Comments

WOULD YOU LIKE A FREE INTERVIEW ...?

My dear students,

Would you like to have a free interview online and get feedback on your performance?

Then click HERE to apply..., it'll be a wonderful experience!!

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on June 16, 2009 at 8:52am — No Comments

Joke

Remember I had to translate the joke... I did my best! :) Well, here it goes...



Queen Elizabeth II invites the president of Argentina, Nestor Kirchner, to have a cup of tea with her at Buckingham Palace, in London.

During the meeting, Nestor asks the Queen:

- Which is your lidership philosophy?

She answers:

- Is to be surrounded by intelligent people.

- And how do you know if they are intelligent?

- I ask the right question. Let me show you.

The… Continue

Added by Aldana Moroni on June 13, 2009 at 1:48pm — 3 Comments

"Bungee Running"

Remember we could not make out what Bungee Running is, folks?
Well, take a look HERE, there's a fairly good explanation...

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on June 4, 2009 at 9:36am — 2 Comments

Yetisports

Hey..
- Enter Yetisports
- Choose a game
- Have fun :)

https://www.yetisports.org/

.. ..didn't know how to make it a link.. .just cut and paste. its worthy ; )

Added by A R I on June 3, 2009 at 8:17pm — 3 Comments

Your answers IN THREE WORDS!

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on June 2, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

You don't have a microphone?? Hmmmm, you can make a comic then!

Well, well, well..., if you cannot record a message--or even if you can and do make a recording!!-- then you can create a comic strip using MakeBeliefsComix.
I want to see good stories!!! ;-))

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on May 27, 2009 at 1:11pm — No Comments

What would you prefer to do in England???

Hi, my dear students!



I´ve been thinking about our prospective trip to England together next January, and thought it might be a good idea to listen to your opinions regarding the possible activities we may choose to do and enjoy while there…



So I’ve recorded a series of options for you to listen to, which I´d like you to answer using the same tool I used. It’s Vocaroo. Click HERE and you´ll listen to my… Continue

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on May 25, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Longest Word

Click HERE to go to Wikipedia to see the longest train station name in Wales.

I also came across another finding: the longest English word is antidisestablishmentarianism , of 28 letteres, which is the name given to the movement against the separation of church and state...

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on May 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

QUIZ

Hi, my very dear students,

I've prepared a quiz which I'd like you to answer. Click HERE and complete it, reading the rubric CAREFULLY...

When you all send it back I'll show you the results in an interesting way ...:-)

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on May 21, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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