Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Monday, 25 January 2010

Advanced II. Inversion and cleft sentences.

By clicking on this link, you will have access to the exercise we have done in class consisting in translating some sentences in Galician into examples of inversion and it/what anticipatory subjects in English.

In order to be able to use this and other links with google.docs, you must send me an e-mail address and ask me to include you among my authorised readers.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Advanced II. Amazingly Good Talks.

For those of you who are curious to learn about a variety of subjects, here is a page with hundreds of different talks given by experts organised alphabetically by subject (I've just watched one on bonobos and it was fantastic). What are your waiting for? Click on this link and explore for yourselves. TED.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Advanced II. Inversion and Emphasis in English.

Below, you will find three links you can explore to find out more about emphasis and inversion in English.




Advanced II. Other Conditional Conjunctions.


Assuming he'll still get funding after Avatar bombs, James Cameron says his next project is "The Seven Samurai in space"

ON CONDITION THAT (a condiciĆ³n de que...)

The Magistrate sentenced him to five years' imprisonment of which two were suspended for three years on condition that he pays the sum of P21 784.05.


Dogs are good friends to you provided that you treat them well.
Normally students will be allowed to proceed to level 2 of the programme providing they have been awarded 80 credits in the previous year.

UNLESS (a menos que...)

Motor vehicle drivers should be liable for road accidents involving pedestrians or cyclists unless they prove it's not their fault.

IN THE EVENT THAT (sempre e cando...)

In the event that the Congress should fail to act, and act adequately, I shall accept the responsibility, and I will act.

AS/SO LONG AS (sempre e que/mentras que...)

So long as the economic management of the Bank of England is sensible, Scotland would not be disadvantaged.

GRANTING (to grant: conceder. Concedendo que... Asumindo que...).

Granting that animals are intelligent in the broad acceptation of the word, are they only perceptually intelligent or also conceptually?


Should the weather deteriorate, we always have the option of returning to base camp.
Should you need any more information, do not hesitate to contact me.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Advanced II. Risk Takers. Videos With Examples.

Hi, guys. This is a selection of videos featuring different people involved in risky activities. Enjoy, and please leave your comments as to what you think of the activities depicted. Would you feel tempted to get involved in any of them? Also, could you think of any more risky activities and, in what ways to we take risks in our day-to-day lives?

Dangerous sports


White water rafting

Extreme Skydiving

Scuba diving


Rock climbing

The alps, extreme mountain climbing (mountaineering)

Snowboarding. How to snowboard


Sailing solo around the world

Ballooning around the world

Hiking in the jungle