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My 2009 CAE students at ARCI, Rosario, Argentina

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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

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


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


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


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

"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

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


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

Our Meeting with Sasha via Skype

Today we had a very special experience: we all met online synchronously with Sasha via Skype.
I invite my dear students to express their views and feelings on this meeting, where many of them had the chance to speak with her, and all of them could hear what she so generously said.

The floor is yours, CAE B!!!

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on May 12, 2009 at 6:38pm — 8 Comments

Susan Boyle´s Performance in "Britain´s Got Talent 2009" has travelled the world!!!

Hi, my dear students!

Have you heard about Susan Boyle ?

Susan Boyle, a Scottish, unemployed 47 year woman just stumbled into fame and fell into the hearts of millions.

By taking part in ITV's 'Britain's Got Talent' competition she showed us that ducklings can still become swans, that dreams must never ever be given up on.

Watch the video HERE.

We will talk about this event in class next week. Enjoy… Continue

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on May 1, 2009 at 1:16pm — 3 Comments

ANIMOTO: Diego's video!

Hi, all dear students! I'm very happy to be able to put up the first video made by a CAE B 2009 student, this is Diego's, HERE


Added by Rita Zeinstejer on April 19, 2009 at 5:49pm — 1 Comment


These are the next steps to follow to complete our Graffiti project:

* Go to the Graffiti page HERE

* Choose ONE graffiti that appeals to you (uploaded by somebody from another country)

* Make a comment and invite the person to join your blog page

* On your blog page, exchange views on the choice of graffiti and on reasons for the choice, and compare cultural situations

* Get to know more about the… Continue

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on April 4, 2009 at 11:01am — 1 Comment


Hi, my dear students!!

I'm in Denver, where I've come for this Teachers Convention, enjoying the company and sharing the knowledge of so many colleagues from different spots in the world.
I hope you've had a good week, we'll be together again next Tuesday, hopefully ;-)...
Hugs to you all, we'll have a lot to talk about!!!


Added by Rita Zeinstejer on March 28, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments


Hi, dear students in Rosario!

We are about to take off..., to open new windows to the world, to get known, to meet other people from many different spots on the planet...

This will be the online space which will connect us with new cultures and with new friends...., to see how different, or how similar!!! we all human beings can be...

To start off, go to THIS site, where you'll be able to browse different pages with the… Continue

Added by Rita Zeinstejer on March 19, 2009 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

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