Wednesday, 27 April 2011


Time is coming to say good-bye to students in APLE2 since the school year will soon be over for you and you will be starting a much more exciting and real period in your lives. You will step into the world to forge your own paths in life, which I am sure you will find, however difficult you might find it now. 
I wouldn't like to see you off without letting you know you've been a special group of students who I've really enjoyed teaching. Unlike the ordinary English subject, not being subjected to a text book has given me the chance to deal with a wide variety of topics and current affairs which I hope you found interesting. Your suggestions and initiative have undoubtedly made the task easier. I would also like to acknowledge your willingness to take part in all the activities, although some of them were quite embarrassing for some of you - I'm thinking of last year's sketches. I hope that you feel your English has improved after these two years in APLE. 
However, I won't let you go without setting your last assignment. This time I would like you to WRITE, something I haven't asked you to do in these two years, except for some commentaries in the blog. I would like you to write farewell letters leaving your testimony about what the years spent at Galileo Galilei have meant to you. You could think of how you felt when you were the new freshmen at the school and how you feel now that you are about to leave. You could write about any anecdotes or memories you have of all these years and give advice to the newcomers who will read your letters. Write them in the wiki and I will post them in the blog later on. Show them how good you really are!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011


English Attack is a new online resource for helping students of English improve their competence in the language. It provides an online entertainment platform which offers interesting video clips on a wide variety of topics. All the videos come with interactive activities and vocabulary games. You just need to sign in and choose a video according to your interests or level of English. Watch the video and do the exercises that follow. They are called video boosters and are based on music videos and short clips from movies, hit TV series and news channels. Don't miss the vocabulary games.

The video below presents this innovating site to learn English. I hope that you will continue improving your English when you finish your BTO, and I wish all the tools I've been presenting you with prove to be useful in your future individual learning. This site will definetely be one of them.

Monday, 25 April 2011


As preparation for your job interview I would like you to make your comments about the suggested topic in the Voicethread below .
Needless to say, all these final assignments are really important for your final marks, so try to do your best.
Deadline: May 4th

Check the feedback here.

These are most of the questions you will be asked at the interview. You can think about the answers while waiting to be interviewed.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Since you're about to take the first of the last two listening tests in the year, today you'll be doing some listening practice in the following sites:

1. - Take the following test after listening to a conversation between a customer and a shop assistant.

2.- Try one first certificate listening test here.

3.- Select the level you feel more at ease and choose one dictation.

4.- Finally you're going to choose at least three senior students who were asked about their 10-year plans and write a comment with the details.