Brexit and linguistic politeness- listening comprehension

Listen to this report related to British linguistic politeness and the effects it is having on international politics at the moment. Read through questions 1 to 7. Listen carefully and fill in the gaps with up to three words. You can listen to the whole recording twice.

linking words for writing tasks

Coherence and cohesion play a major role whenever you are writing. In fact, they tend to appear as main criteria in most rubrics for marking / assessing written output.

Both of these can be promoted through the proper use of linking words. In the files below you can find a selection of linking words, roughly arranged by communicative function, which could be used for writing tasks in English for levels B1-C1.

convocatoria vacantes programa formación lenguas extranjeras- inglés B2-C1

Durante el mes de Septiembre se ofertaron 200 plazas a nivel autonómico, ampliadas hasta 260 posteriormente, para formación metodológica y  lingüística para llegar a alcanzar un nivel B2 o C1 en lengua inglesa. Finalizado el primer módulo de la formación, se han producido vacantes para los siguientes módulos del presente curso escolar, que se ofertan en la siguiente convocatoria, en las tres sedes del CARLEE:





En todos los casos, la inscripción estará abierta desde el 12 al 22 de Diciembre, ambos inclusive. Además de la inscripción en DOCEO, e igualmente dentro del plazo de inscripción, se deberá remitir escaneada de manera legible la documentación requerida en la convocatoria al correo ES IMPRESCINDIBLE LEER LA CONVOCATORIA COMPLETA. 


Fuel poverty- Tips on how to save money on energy

Listen to this clip where an expert discusses the issue of fuel poverty, and gives advice on how to save money on energy bills.

Then, try this vocabulary exercise, which includes some of the useful expressions mentioned by the host and guest. Once you have checked your answers, you can listen to the clip again, to find those expressions in their context.




Listen to this clip from a news bulletin describing yesterday’s supermoon:

  • What is different about the way we see the moon when it is a “supermoon”?
  • From when will it be seen?
  • When will it be brightest?
  • Is there another term for “supermoon”?
  • How far away from Earth is the moon on this occasion? How far away is it on a normal day?
  • What’s the reason for this optical effect?
  • Do you need any protection to look at it?
  • When will we see the next supermoon?

Download the transcript

More on the supermoon:


Black Friday, online shopping and fraud

Listen to this clip where an expert on online fraud discusses online scams on Black Friday. Then answer the questions below:

  • What tools are fraudsters using on Black Friday?
  • What is the expert’s advice in the face of such tools?
  • How much was lost to fraud on Black Friday last year?
  • What should you do if you become a victim of this kind of fraud?