Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013

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Labor School Students,

Halloween is approaching and to celebrate it at LaborEnglishZone we give you again a very interesting post on the origins of this holiday.

Have a nice Halloween and enjoy the post!



Saturday, October 26, 2013

Google Like a Boss!

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Friday, October 25, 2013

How To Sound Like a Dog in 14 Languages

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How Long to Nap

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1-Do you enjoy sleeping or are you one of those people who think you’ll get enough sleep when you die?

2-Do you sleep right though the night or are you an insomniac?

3- Are eight hours of sleep enough for you or do you still take baby naps from time to time?

Whichever it is your case, below you have some interesting information about naps regarding their length. Whether you sleep a restorative 20 minute nap or you inevitably oversleep for 60 or 90 minutes, here you have the benefits and disadvantages:



(Source: ehow.com)


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Advice On How To Live Your Life

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

QUIZ: "Gotta Catch 'Em ALL"

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At LEZ, we’re positive you used to watch Pokémon when you were little, or still continue to do so in your teens. That’s why we propose you this sort of quiz for this term.
We bet Pokémon names sound weird to you, non native English speakers. However, each name has a specific meaning, usually consisting of one, two or three English words which have been modified to some extent or left with their original writing.

Let’s see an example:

This Pokémon is SNORELAX. Its name comes from snore (ronquido) and relax (relajar).


Below, there are pictures of 16 Pokémon. You should do the same as we did in the previous example with Snorelax: provide each Pokémon’s NAME and the words in English hidden on it (plus their Spanish translation).


As usual, 10 points will be awarded to the student who sends us the first email including the correct answers. Good luck and enjoy!


 1.                                                                                                    2.
3.                                                                                                     4.


Monday, October 21, 2013

The Most Horrifying Parasites!

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Happiness is...

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Ylvis - What Does the Fox Say?

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ESO 3 & ESO 4 1st Term PBL

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ESO 3 & ESO 4 Students,

This is your PBL assignment for the 2013-14 1st term. Your task is to translate and adapt this inspirational poster by artist Gavin Aung Than into the language of your choice: Spanish or Galician. 

You should translate EVERY WORD YOU SEE IN THE POSTER and create a new jpg or png file and send it to our mail. Keep the poster as it is: do not change the images. Just keep the same layout, fonts and colours as in the original, and substitute the English words with your Spanish or Galician version. The deadline is Sunday 24th November at precisely 23.59.59. No files will be admitted after the deadline ends.

Gavin Aung Than's favourite fonts are Creative Block and Red State Blue State.

Your file identification must be as follows: GROUPCOLOUR_CLASS.JPG or GROUPCOLOUR_CLASS.PNG. Example: RED_3A.PNG.

You must fill in the "subject" section of your mail messages with YOUR GROUP IDENTIFICATION and the word 'PBL'.

NB: Print this post and bring it to class next Monday 28th October.


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The Lost Choir: 'Mad World'

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Universal Children's Day was on November, 20th 2012.

Every three seconds the world loses a child. Again, this year many children will not see their fifth birthday. The reasons for this tragedy are diverse; hunger, malnutrition, dirty water or the absence of vaccine protection. Every single one of these problems can weaken the immune system so much that avoidable diseases lead to life-threatening danger. 

International Children's Fund helps those children in need, especially in Africa.

With your donation (https://www.icfaid.com/pages/DonateNow) we can continue our work and help stop the world from needlessly losing many children every year. Thank you for your support.

And we want to give special thanks to the boy's choir Wuppertaler Kurrende (http://www.wuppertaler-kurrende.com) for supporting the idea.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Roar, by Katy Perry

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

This is the World Cup!

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Monday, October 14, 2013

British Words that Mean Something Totally Different in the U.S.

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Here in the United States, we speak the same language as our ye old predecessors in Great Britain, but we don't always speak it the same way. So, we asked our oh-so British receptionist, Ryan Lovett, to give us a crash course in some of the more notable discrepancies.
Here are 20 words (along with some accompanying Bigstock images) that have pretty different meanings in Great Britain than they do in the U.S. 

1. Jump


2. Trainer 


3. Pants

4. Bird

5. Bog

6. Rubber

7. Braces

8. Trolley

9. Chips

10. Coach

Sunday, October 13, 2013

England? Uk? Great Britain? British Isles?

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Effort

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mom Has Son Sign 18-point Agreement for iPhone Christmas Gift!

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Thirteen-year-old Greg Hoffman had been begging his parents for an iPhone all year. So on Christmas morning he was thrilled to find the object of his desire under the tree, but there was a catch.


Dear Gregory

Merry Christmas! You are now the proud owner of an iPhone. Hot Damn! You are a good & responsible 13 year old boy and you deserve this gift. But with the acceptance of this present comes rules and regulations. Please read through the following contract. I hope that you understand it is my job to raise you into a well rounded, healthy young man that can function in the world and coexist with technology, not be ruled by it. Failure to comply with the following list will result in termination of your iPhone ownership.

I love you madly & look forward to sharing several million text messages with you in the days to come.

1. It is my phone. I bought it. I pay for it. I am loaning it to you. Aren't I the greatest?

2. I will always know the password. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Unbelievable Words in English

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Do your friends think you’re a gobemouch? Are you having quaresimal meals to lose weight?  Is your bed-swerver spouse making you miserable?

Not a clue about what that means? Understandable: those are some of the most unbelievable and less used words in English. People at grammar.net have created an interesting infographic showing those words used to name things most of us didn’t know we need a word for:


Agerasia
(n.) A lack of the signs of old ages; a youthful old age
“The agerasia of that fellow is amazing; look at him darting around on those skates!”
Bayard
(n.) A person armed with the self-confidence of ignorance
“Only a bayard would walk past that bull.”


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ESO 1: UNIT 1 REVISION

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Dear ESO 1 students,

As your unit 1 exam is due on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th, here you have some notes about the grammar and vocabulary studied along this unit which will help you revise at home:

GRAMMAR:

Personal pronouns.
Be: present simple affirmative, negative and questions.
Wh- pronouns: questions with the verb be.

Remember:
We can replace subject pronouns by names:
He's handsome = Brad Pitt's handsome
She's very inteligent = María's very intelligent
It's clever = My cat's clever
They are in the box = My books are in the box

If the subject is singular (we use 's) if it is plural (we use are). Examples:
Is/Are your mum pretty? Your mum=singular=Is she/Is your mum?
Is/Are your bird yellow? Your bird=singular=Is the bird/Is it?
Is/Are Peter a good teacher? Peter=singular=Is Peter/ Is he?
Is/Are these photos from Paris? These photos=plural=Are these photos/Are they?
Answers
Are you a good student? Yes I am                Are you Spanish? Yes, we are
Are you from New York? No, I am not          Are your parents old? No, they aren’t
Is Peter a good teacher? Yes, he is              Are Angelina and Brad married? Yes, they are
Is your mum pretty? Yes, she is                      
Is your bird yellow? No, it isn’t                        

A. Circle the correct option and answer the questions:
1. Is / Are you American?                                         5. Is / Are your dog intelligent?
2. Is / Are we going to the party?                              6. Is / Are Paula and Marcos your friends?
3. Is / Are Melanie a good student?                         7. Is / Are Leonardo Dicaprio a good actor?
4. Is / Are my books on the table?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Khan Academy

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(Reblogged from Khan Academy)

A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal
of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.
All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

More than a Teacher

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Found at: busyteacher.org

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Friday, October 4, 2013

There's No Homework in Finland

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Translators Are a Waste of Time

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What if You Stopped Sleeping?

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Cosmos Intro

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The beautiful intro to the Cosmos television series. Carl Sagan talks about the universe and our place within it.
The intro music is an excerpt from "Heaven & Hell Part I" by Vangelis.


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