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Más propuestas para trabajar la pronunciación aquí.
As you know, English has 12 vowels sounds, as opposed to Spanish, which only has 5. To tell the difference between those extra vowel sounds, and to increase your phonemic awareness, you can try this exercise based on the song “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay.
(Click here to watch the video with subtitles in English)
You can download the exercise by clicking on the screenshot below:
One of the most relevant aspects of the structure of an essay is signposting: giving clear indications about the content of your writing not just in the introduction, but in every section. Imagine you were giving indications to a driver to prevent them from getting lost: that is the function of signposting language. That way, your text will be much easier to read, much clearer.
This is essential, even at intermediate levels (B1-B2). You can find ideas of signpost language in the document below:
This week’s topic is holidays and travel. First, have a look at this short presentation about the differences between trip / travel and journey:
This Davidoff ad featuring Ewan McGregor illustrates this idea of a journey as the process:
You may watch these Lonely Planet videos about different cities and states in the USA (click on CC to turn on / off the subtitles in English):
You may also watch this BBC news item about Pompeii:
Finally, I recommend this clip from BBC comedy classic Fawlty Towers. The show is set in a hotel in Torquay, a seaside town in Devon, on the south west coast on England. In the clip you may find vocabulary related to hotels and reservations (and excellent pronunciations):