Wednesday, November 30, 2005

To All Students

Last Message This Month!

Everyone: please do continue with listening practice. Check the message posted Friday 30 September with its long list of listening sites. Thanks to Myriam and Francesca for leaving lots of comments. It is very important to leave your comment in order to help other students.

Now for some messages directed to certain classes:

Level 5: we were looking at Lifestyles some lessons ago. What nouns go with 'strong', 'wide', 'plain' and 'high'?

Here's what I found at the
Virtual Language Centre:

16 of everything from new houses to strong ale. THERE was a man as the
8 r. The United directors have taken strong action, but they have tempered ju
64 " explains an insider. "There is a strong argument for this. Purcell's good
91 joke more than he did. He was a strong believer in interdenominational con

7 ays was "ultimately based on the wide acceptance of Christian duty." Yet
46 zones around the world reached a wide audience has been killed in a road
85 door, estate and cabriolet, with a wide choice of trim materials.

11 fell foul of fraud, negligence or plain bad advice by firms that then col
34 word "causes" was to be given its plain commonsense meaning and was not t
113 uary 1995 Mawhinney's accent on plain speaking soothes doubters' nerves

26 heir own sex who pushed them to be high achievers. She never really knew
30 treets are to be closed on days of high air pollution to curb a danger to
43 nstrumental or choral. Some have high ambitions and a real chance to achi
172 lready display insulin resistance, high blood insulin levels, high circul
215 brant economy is complemented by high-calibre government. Britain
223 n bids. Hermes wants to lay high-capacity fibre-optic cable along ra

Can you find any more common collocations with these - or other - adjectives? What about their opposites: weak, narrow etc?

153 rs who are on the run is a serious weak spot in the penal system. Wheneve

Count the number of collocations with the same adjective. If there are two or more, it's probably an established collocation.

Level 4:

Health and Fitness. Try the Interactive Health Tutorial. Find out what might be wrong with you. We hope nothing is, of course.

Under 'Health Topics', check out 'Health and Wellness, bottom right of the page. Example: Exercise and Physical Fitness.

How many new words or expressions did you learn? Write them in a comment.

For everybody, even if you are not interested in football, listen to a story about George Best on the BBC Learning English site. Is it easy or difficult? Tell us in your comment.

Also, learn more about storms.

That's all for the moment!

Ciao4now!

:-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

STILL ALIVE!
Dear collegues, if you receive an e-mail from "Tommy Giff" DO NOT OPEN IT! It's a terrible virus.. I think that the mother board of my pc is burnt. This is the reason why I didn't visit the blog in these days. Tomorrow I'll bring the pc to the doctor, I hope to solve the problem as soon as possible. Saturday I didn't come because I had aa test for a master's course and I finished too late. Next Saturday I will not come because I will go to Barcelona.. I know that everyone would be in Barcelona insted at the British Council but I assure you that I booked for this trip before I received the plan of the lessons. I will contact Ivana for the homeworks.
See you soon!
Myriam