June 21

A WONDERFUL TOOL TO CREATE LESSONS FOR FLIPPED CLASSROOM

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Are you fed up with teaching the same stuff for ages? Are you annoyed with students asking you umpteenth time how to write a report? Would you consider asking your students to get prepared for the class at home instead of spending precious class time on theory?

 

FLIPPED CLASSROOM  might be the answer.

I experimented with the tool called BLENDSPACE which allows you to create canvas with activities for blended learning (flipped classroom or project based learning). I played with the tool a bit and created a lesson about Personality  for the Self-Awareness unit I teach. You need to sing up if you want to see the tasks attached to the files, comment in the comment boxes or do the quiz but you don’t need to do anything if you want to have a quick look only.

 

May 30

Learn languages with LINGUISTADORES

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LINGUISTADORES– a fantastic  website helping to learn languages.

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LINGUISTADORES

Sign up and set your preferences – the language you would like to learn and the language for translation. Choose your level – from Beginners (A1) to High Advanced (C2).

You can choose from a selection of articles, songs and videos. If you have chosen an article, click on the word you would like to translate and then click “plus” which adds it to the word list.

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You can create WORDLISTS

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You can choose between two options – FREE  or PAID. See the features.

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September 26

HOW TO EXPRESS OPINION

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HOW TO EXPRESS OPINION

Personal Point of View

We use these words and phrases to express a personal point of view:

  • In my experience…
  • As far as I’m concerned…
  • Speaking for myself…
  • In my opinion…
  • Personally, I think…
  • I’d say that…
  • I’d suggest that…
  • I’d like to point out that…
  • I believe that…
  • What I mean is…
  • General Point of View

    We use these words and phrases to express a point of view that is generally thought by people:

    • It is thought that…
    • Some people say that…
    • It is considered…
    • It is generally accepted that…

    Agreeing with an opinion

    We use these words and phrases to agree with someone else’s point of view:

    • Of course.
    • You’re absolutely right.
    • Yes, I agree.
    • I think so too.
    • That’s a good point.
    • Exactly.
    • I don’t think so either.
    • So do I.
    • I’d go along with that.
    • That’s true.
    • Neither do I.
    • I agree with you entirely.
    • That’s just what I was thinking.
    • I couldn’t agree more.
    • Disagreeing with an opinion

      We use these words and phrases to disagree with someone else’s point of view:

      • That’s different.
      • I don’t agree with you.
      • However…
      • That’s not entirely true.
      • On the contrary…
      • I’m sorry to disagree with you, but…
      • Yes, but don’t you think…
      • That’s not the same thing at all.
      • I’m afraid I have to disagree.
      • I’m not so sure about that.
      • I must take issue with you on that.
      • It’s unjustifiable to say that…
      • http://www.vocabulary.cl/Lists/Opinions.htm