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viernes, 31 de diciembre de 2010

Mr. DUNCAN ENGLISH CLASES - 59

miércoles, 29 de diciembre de 2010

I´VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT

pair of shoes and now I´ve found them! I´ve been looking for boots like these for a while.


You have a new outfit. Have you been shopping?

I have no money left. I´ve been buying too many clothes.

They´re all the rage. These boots are the in thing.

I feel like my entire wardrobe is totally out of date.
Learn to talk about trends and fashion in English. In this intermediate English lesson you will hear two friends talking about clothes. One of the women is very fashionable and the other is asking for advice. You will learn the most common vocabulary for talking about the trends in clothes and shoes.

lunes, 27 de diciembre de 2010

LINK EN LA MANSION DEL INGLES

OLDIE BUT GOODIE 30
Publicado el 28/4/2006
Estimado José :

Mi nombre es Luis Blanco. Soy Webmaster de La Mansión del Inglés (http://www.mansioningles.com/index.htm), web que supongo vd. ya conoce dado que incluye una mención hacia la sección de Listenings de nuestro sitio desde su Blog.
He accedido casualmente al mismo hoy, dado que no conocía de su existencia, y he quedado gratamente impresionado del variado contenido y del enfoque con que vd. plantea el aprendizaje del inglés, incluyendo numerosos y diferentes recursos que facilitan a cualquier usuario interesado en dicho idioma múltiples posibilidades de aprendizaje.

Hemos agregado un link a su Blog desde la sección de enlaces de nuestra web, apartado de 'Recursos para estudiantes de inglés' que puede vd. ver en http://www.mansioningles.com/ehtm enlaces.(accesible desde todas las páginas de nuestra web, a través de la sección de 'Recursos').

Esperamos que nuestra pequeña aportación con este enlace contribuya a difundir su sitio. Para nosotros en todo caso es un orgullo contar con su dirección entre nuestros enlaces. No obstante, si tiene vd. cualquier observación al respecto no dude en hacernosla llegar.

Aprovechamos la ocasión para felicitarle por su página y le deseamos los mayores éxitos en su proyecto. Un cordial saludo,Luis Blanco

viernes, 24 de diciembre de 2010

Mr. DUNCAN IN ENGLAND - 58

MILITARY COUP: Golpe de estado
EARTHQUAKE : Terremoto
TO ENDEAVOUR : Esforzarse








SHAKLE: (Enganche de metal)

AVERAGE: Promedio

miércoles, 22 de diciembre de 2010

DON´T YOU HATE THESE MODERN

houses? Isn´t this apartment spacious ? / too small for us ?

But isn´t our townhouse too expensive ?

Aren´t you tired of fixing up things ? Aren´t you ready to move house ?

Learn how to talk about your apartment or house in English. In this intermediate English lesson you will see a couple looking for a new place to live. They talk about what they like and dislike about their current home and about this apartment they are visiting.

lunes, 20 de diciembre de 2010

JULIAN ASSANGE - WIKILEAKS

THE GREAT NAMES 35 - BIOGRAFIA - ¿QUE ES WIKILEAKS?
Estudió física y matemáticas en la Universidad de Melbourne hasta 2006, cuando empezó a implicarse profundamente en WikiLeaks. Ha sido descrito como muy autodidacta y extensamente leído en ciencias y matemáticas. También ha estudiado filosofía y neurociencia. Assange dice que WikiLeaks ha publicado más documentos clasificados que toda la prensa mundial junta.

Eso no lo digo para demostrar nuestro éxito, más bien, muestra el alarmante estado del resto de los medios de comunicación. ¿Cómo es que un equipo de cinco personas ha llegado a mostrarle al público la información más reprimida, a ese nivel, que el resto de la prensa mundial junta? Es vergonzoso.
Haz click en VIEW SUBTITLES y luego en SPANISH.
El controvertido sitio web WikiLeaks recoge y publica documentos y vídeos clasificados como altamente confidenciales. Julian Assange, cuyo interrogatorio supuestamente están solicitando las autoridades estadounidenses, habla con Chris Anderson de TED sobre cómo opera el sitio, qué ha logrado y qué le motiva. La entrevista incluye material gráfico de un reciente ataque aéreo de EE.UU. en Bagdad.

viernes, 17 de diciembre de 2010

Mr. DUNCAN IN ENGLAND - 57

STRETCH: Extensión
CRAB : Cangrejo
LOBSTER : Langosta

HALLMARK: Contraste
GUST: Ráfaga

miércoles, 15 de diciembre de 2010

I HAVE TO START EATING MORE

healthily. I´m waiting for an important phone call.

Have you had lunch yet ? Have you started your diet yet ? Has Tom finished his breakfast yet ?

Good morning, do you feel like singing or running ? No, thank you. I´m feeling like sleeping.

Learn how to talk about food choices and eating habits in English. In this intermediate English lesson you will see two colleagues talking about their diets. One is a vegetarian and the other is trying to eat more healthily.

lunes, 13 de diciembre de 2010

viernes, 10 de diciembre de 2010

Mr. DUNCAN IN ENGLAND - 56

HARSH : Aspero, severo
TO SHED : Desprenderse de
BUDS : Brotes

TO FLURRY: Conmoción
DAFFODIL: Narciso

miércoles, 8 de diciembre de 2010

DID YOU CATCH MY DRIFT ?

Did you catch my meaning ? Did you understand ?

SCUBA : Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.

I´m treading water : I´m not making any progress.

I´m out of my depth : It´s too hard.

Let´s test the waters : Let´s experiment.

Learn how to use some common English idioms and expressions in everyday life. In this intermediate English lesson you will see two people a a gym talking about their fitness routines and some unusual sports. They use some common expressions during their conversation.

lunes, 6 de diciembre de 2010

JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH

CONVERSATIONS WITH HISTORY 7

Economist John Kenneth Galbraith, in a conversation with host Harry Kreisler, looks back and reflects on the art of writing, U.S. policy toward the Third World during the Cold War, political leadership, and on his intellectual contributions.

viernes, 3 de diciembre de 2010

HOW CAN WE CHANGE A PRESENT

Continuous sentence into a Passive Voice ?

What are the differences between "have to" and "must", "will" and "shall"?

Will the real Misterduncan please stand up ! Zeal - Freezing Idioms.

How can we express habits and actions using Past Tense ?

miércoles, 1 de diciembre de 2010

WHAT KIND OR FLOWERS DOES

your girlfriend like ? Which colours does she prefer ? Which of these flowers do you like the best ?

How much will that be ? How much are the flowers ? How much do I owe you ? How about a bouquet of red and yellow roses ?

Learn how to ask questions to get more detail about type and cost when shopping in English. In this intermediate English lesson you will see a man ordering flowers for his girlfriend on the phone. He and the flower shop both ask questions to find out what types of flowers he should buy and how much they cost.

lunes, 29 de noviembre de 2010

VOCABULARY IN USE ELEMENTARY

Para ver los propósitos de esta serie y como se manejan estos libros, HACER CLICK AQUI.
English Vocabulary in Use Elementary)

viernes, 26 de noviembre de 2010

COULD YOU EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCES

between "all", "them", "lots" and "more"? What are the rules for using "a" and "an" before a word ? - precedent - big head.

How can I learn common words used in English and when should I use synonyms ?

miércoles, 24 de noviembre de 2010

I´M AFRAID I´M NOT READY TO MAKE

the deal. She isn´t ready to make the deal. She isn´t ready to close the deal.

My boss wasn´t satisfied with the terms. My boss wasn´t satisfied with the conditions. The terms of the contract.

We would have to adjust the price. We would have to charge you more. If you finish in June, we could negociate on the price.

Learn to negotiate the terms of a business contract in English. In this intermediate English lesson you will see a potential customer negotiating with a building company. They are trying to reach a deal on the construction of a new factory.

lunes, 22 de noviembre de 2010

IKER CASILLAS HABLA EN INGLES

El portero de la selección española de fútbol (la campeona del mundo), habla en inglés. Se trata de unas pocas frases que aprendió para una publicidad.

Son frases cortas pero muy bien pronunciadas. Lo habrá practicado bastante.

viernes, 19 de noviembre de 2010

WHY DO PEOPLE USE THE EXPRESSSION

"You know" while speaking English ?

What are the differences between the words "make" and "do" and how do we use them ? - Animal idioms.

How do I understand the meaning of words while reading English books ? - Obnoxious.

miércoles, 17 de noviembre de 2010

AS SOON AS I TURN SIXTY,

I want to retire.

When I finisth school, I want to travel around the world.

Can you remember when Nick´s friend Joe retired ?

Joe retired as soon as he turned 50.

I want to retired when I´m still young.

Maybe I´ll go back to school after I stop working.

I will come home as soon as the movie finishes.

Learn to talk about your plans for later in life in English. In this intermediate English lesson you will see two friends talking about their goals and projects in life. They discuss travel plans and retirement.

lunes, 15 de noviembre de 2010

ANGJO SPEAKS 19 - BOOKS

What kinds of books do you enjoy reading?
What is your favorite book?
What book have you read recently?
Do you have a favorite author? Who is he/she?
Why do you like him/her?
Do you like going to the library? Bookstore?
Was there a book you’ve read that you didn’t like? Why?

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viernes, 12 de noviembre de 2010

IS IT CORRECT TO USE "BREADS"

as a countable word ?

Are the words "discriminate" and "differentiate" the same, how can they be used and what does "on the right track" mean ?

I have trouble using verbs and expressing simple present & participle past, can you help me ?

Procrastinate - What are the differences between "single", "alone" and "lonely"?

miércoles, 10 de noviembre de 2010

IT WAS CLEANED THIS MORNING

The lifts, conference halls and most of the bedrooms were designated to accommodate disabled guests.

Unfortunately, both my credit cards were stolen a week ago.

Learn how to check in to a hotel and ask questions about the hotel facilities in English. In this intermediate English lesson you will see a man on a business trip arriving at a hotel and making reservations for his colleagues. He asks questions about the hotel facilities and the receptionist answers him using the passive voice.

lunes, 8 de noviembre de 2010

FUN EASY ENGLISH HOWIE HAYMAN

Howie Hayman vive en Japón. Da clases de inglés y de japonés.
Es el creador de FunEasyEnglish, esto es lo que dice de él mismo :

Hi. My name is Howie. I am American, born and raised in the Mid-West. I speak American English with a neutral Mid-West American accent, the same accent news reporters on CNN use. I am the creator of Fun Easy English, a 2200 page, internationally recognized English language learning website now used in over 180 countries.
Fun Easy English está especializada principalmente en el conocimiento básico del inglés y en consejos para principiantes. Sus cursos incluyen pronunciación, gramática, modismos, argot, escritura, tests, y mucho más. La mayor parte de los mismos se desarrollan en formato de vídeo, junto a transcripciones e imágenes de apoyo.

Existe un link permanente a esta pagina en ENGLISH EXERCISES AND MORE (debajo de English Links, a la derecha de nuestra pagina) en el apartado ENGLISH BLOGS.

viernes, 5 de noviembre de 2010

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN

"less" and "lesser"?

What does the phrase "swear by" mean, does it mean that you will say something bad?

Why do you teach English ? - glee - red tape

miércoles, 3 de noviembre de 2010

I FEEL PRESSURED I DIDN´T MEAN TO

You mean the world to me.

Do you want to break up with me ?

I think we should slow down a bit.

Learn how to talk to your boyfriend or girlfriend about your relationship in English. In this intermediate English lesson you will see a couple taking about their lives together. The man would like to move in together, but the woman wants to slow down.

lunes, 1 de noviembre de 2010

QUE DIFICIL ES EL CASTELLANO

OLDIE BUT GOODIE 29 (10/3/2006)

Muchas veces nos quejamos de lo difícil que es hablar ingles.
Pues, para gente de otros países es todavía más difícil aprender castellano.
¡ Ese idioma tan complejo con tanto vocabulario y una gramática imposible !
Las primeras veces que intentamos utilizar el ingles que hemos aprendido, nos responderan "I´m sorry........" "What?" " I don´t understand you" "Can you repeat it?".
Nos pondremos algo nerviosos y repetiremos varias veces nuestra frase incluso ayudandonos con gestos y señas.
A ellos también les sucede, incluso diría que lo pasan peor.
Lo que sucede es que hablamos ingles con nuestro acento y eso dificulta que nos entiendan.
Luego, si pasamos un tiempo en ese país imitaremos algo su acento y nos entenderán cada vez mejor.
De cualquier manera HAY QUE HABLAR, NO HAY QUE TENER MIEDO AL RIDÍCULO.
Para ilustrar lo que he dicho, vereis unos vídeos realizados por estudiantes americanos de castellano. En realidad hablan castellano muy bien, pero tienen un acento que hace difícil nuestra comprensión.

viernes, 29 de octubre de 2010

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE USE OF

"very" and "fished for" which you used in your "by the sea" video lesson ?

How do we use "recommend" in a sentence and what synonyms are there ?

What are the differences between the homonyms "there" "their" and "they´re"? - Gratuitous.

What are the differences between "always" and "ever"?

miércoles, 27 de octubre de 2010

I HAVEN´T TRAVELLED MUCH

I´ve never been to Australia before.

Have you been to China ?

Have you ever been to Africa ?

Learn how to plan a vacation and talk about your past travel experiences in English. In this intermediate English lesson you will see someone talking to a travel agent about where to go on vacation. The travel agent asks several questions about the person's experiences using "ever" and "never".

lunes, 25 de octubre de 2010

RYANAIR CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE ?

WIKIPEDIA

En el siguiente video se explican los secretos de Ryanair gracias a una documental realizada con la ayuda de dos azafatas-periodistas infiltradas en la empresa. (hablada y parcialmente subtitulada en inglés). Si no tienes un buen nivel de inglés entenderás poco, pero siempre es bueno oir para ejercitar tu oido y cuantos más videos veas más mejorará tu LISTENING.


viernes, 22 de octubre de 2010

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

"learn" and "study"? - apple idioms - exaggerate.

How do we use "either" when choosing from more than two things ?

What are the differences between "this" and "these"?

miércoles, 20 de octubre de 2010

I HAVE NOT SEEN YOU SINCE HIGH

school graduation. I´ve always worked hard in my career.

Has Eve had an interesting life since they last met? Yes, she has.

Eve worked very hard in school. Eve had a family.

Learn how to talk about the past using the present perfect and the past simple tenses in English. In this intermediate English lesson you will see two high school friends talking about their lives since they last saw each other and how to find a good balance in life.

lunes, 18 de octubre de 2010

MICHAEL MOORE

THE GREAT NAMES 34 - BIOGRAFIA
Es un cineasta documentalista y escritor estadounidense conocido por su postura progresista y su visión crítica hacia la globalización, las grandes corporaciones, la violencia armada, la invasión a Iraq y a otros países y las políticas del gobierno de George W. Bush y sus antecesores.
Sus documentales BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, FARENHEIT 9/11, y SICKO (Haz click en los links si quieres verlas) recibieron numerosos premios y fueron vistas en todo el mundo.

Su ultima documental : CAPITALISMO : UNA HISTORIA DE AMOR se puede ver online en GRAN CINE FISTERRA . Y aquí debajo podéis ver una entrevista que le hizo la CNN para comentar dicha película.

En esta entrevista queda claro el interés que tienen los medios de comunicación de Estados Unidos por desprestigiarlo. Pero Michael ya esta acostumbrado a eso. Y es un gran provocador, aunque asegura no ser socialista, CAPITALISMO : UNA HISTORIA DE AMOR acaba con una versión americana de LA INTERNACIONAL. Para oírla: Haz click aquí debajo.

LaInternationale sung by Tony Babino -






viernes, 15 de octubre de 2010

COULD YOU EXPLAIN THE USES OF

the word "get" in one of your lessons ?

What are the differences between "which" and "what"?

How do we express dates in English ? Are there any variations ?

miércoles, 13 de octubre de 2010

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR

greatest strength ?

What do you consider your greatest achivement ?

What do you consider most important in you career ?

May I ask you what your greatest weakness is ?

Learn how to form polite questions in the context of a professional job interview. In this intermediate English lesson you will see a job interview taking place in an office. Listen to the polite way the interviewer is asking questions.

lunes, 11 de octubre de 2010

viernes, 8 de octubre de 2010

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN A VERB NEEDS

to be expressed as a gerund or an infinitive ?

What are the differences between the words "cause" and "reason"?

A very wet word : WATER

What if any, are the differences between the words "while" and "whilst"?

miércoles, 6 de octubre de 2010

FIRST CONDITIONAL

Pollution : damage caused to the environment or nature.

If the temperature continues to rise the polar ice will melt.


Learn how to talk about climate change and global warming in English using the first conditional tense. In this intermediate English lesson you will see a student talking to a professor about climate change.

Your teacher will teach you some important English vocabulary for talking about the environment.

lunes, 4 de octubre de 2010

ROBERT S. McNAMARA

CONVERSATIONS WITH HISTORY 6

Robert S. McNamara, former Secretary of Defense and former President of the World Bank reminisces with host Harry Kreisler about public service, the War in Vietnam, znc the dangers of the superpower confrontation during the Cold War.

viernes, 1 de octubre de 2010

WHAT IS THE FORMAL LAYOUT OF A LETTER,

where should things go ?

Differences between "trip", "tour" and "journey".

How should we respond to an informal greeting ?

The word "hand".

miércoles, 29 de septiembre de 2010

BUDGET THE CHEAPEST PACKAGE TOUR

The most expensive resort. It´s the busiest place for nightlife. But the beaches are some of the most crowded in Europe.

Learn how to construct superlatives in English like "the biggest" or "the best". In this beginner English lesson you will watch two friends talking about where to go on a beach vacation. They describe which types of beaches they like best.

You will learn the English grammar to make superlatives using the "-est" ending on short adjectives and "the most" for longer adjectives.

lunes, 27 de septiembre de 2010

GRAMMAR SUPPLEMENTARY EXERCISES

Para ver los propósitos de esta serie y como se manejan estos libros, HACER CLICK AQUI.
Essential Grammar in Use_Supplementary Exercises
Este libro es la continuación de ESSENTIAL GRAMMAR IN USE, que también se puede leer aquí (si haceis click sobre el nombre).

viernes, 24 de septiembre de 2010

IS IT BETTER TO LEARN ENGLISH

through watching movies with or without subtitles ?

What does the sentence "fingers crossed" mean and when do we use it ?

Your name "Misterduncan" is grammatically incorrect, why do you spell it this way ?

What are the differences between "look", "see" and "watch"?

miércoles, 22 de septiembre de 2010

COULD I SPEAK WITH X, PLEASE ?

I´m sorry, X isn´t here. Can I help you ?

Can I take a message ?

I´m afraid I can´t make it.

Learn the most common phrases and expressions for making phone calls in English. In this beginner English lesson you will see two phone conversations.

You will learn how to answer the phone, how to ask to speak to someone, and how to take a message. You will also learn how to cancel an appointment and reschedule for another time.

lunes, 20 de septiembre de 2010

LA REINA SOFIA HABLA EN INGLES


En este video se puede comprobar que la reina Sofia habla varios idiomas muy bien.

Este video es del año 2005 cuando la reina Sofia realizó un muy buen discurso para intentar que Madrid consiguiese ser sede de unos juegos olimpicos.

Aqui se nota una soltura extraordinaria cuando habla en inglés. Es cierto que ella no nació en España (su marido tampoco) pero ese es un detalle en el que no pensamos los españoles.

viernes, 17 de septiembre de 2010

ARE THERE ANY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN

the words "everyone" and "everybody"?

How are your lessons going to help us to speak English ?

I´m going to be an English teacher, but I feel afraid.
How can I improve my English quickly ?

miércoles, 15 de septiembre de 2010

MAY MIGHT MAYBE

Some famous people might be there.

I may go to the dentist today.

My brother might come to my house later.

They might visit France next year.
Learn how to talk about things you are not sure about in English using "may", "might" and "maybe".

In this beginner English lesson you will see two friends trying to decide what to wear to a party. You will learn how to use "may" and "might" to express things that may happen but that are not certain.

lunes, 13 de septiembre de 2010

ANGJO SPEAKS 18 - AGE

What do you think is the best age to be? Why?
What do people your age usually do in your country?
What age should one get married in your country?
What age do people in your country usually graduate from the university?
Explain the meaning of midlife crisis.
Explain the meaning of May-December affair.
Should people be forced to retire when they reach the retiring age?


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Wikio

viernes, 10 de septiembre de 2010

HOW IMPORTANT ARE COLLOCATIONS

in spoken and written English ?

How do we use the word "let" in a sentence ?

Do you have a question for Mr. Duncan ?

What is the difference between "for" and "to"?

miércoles, 8 de septiembre de 2010

TAG QUESTIONS

You are going to the office party this weekend, aren´t you ?

It´s OK if we bring someone, isn´t it ?

Learn how to use tag questions to ask for confirmation of your statements. In this beginner English lesson you will see two colleagues talking about an office party planned for the coming weekend. One colleague is asking the other about the details of the party events.