As we are at Halloween, here is one of the top 10 Halloween songs in the story of music. Released on December 2, 1983, Michael Jackson's Thriller is a 13 minutes video directed by John Landis who co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Jackson.
Weekly essay: "Are Spanish eating habits healthy? Give your opinion."
An opinion essay, obviously, so remember that it is a formal essay -no contractions- and you have to give a clear view of your personal point of view with facts, definitions and details. Be careful of not writing about advantages or disadvantages or points for or against. In addition, bear in mind that you can't use emotive vocabulary nor give personal examples.
By the way, what do we mean by "healthy eating habits"? Let's watch this video to find it out.
Our weekly essay: "Apart from getting enough sleep, what else can you do to improve your health?"
This is a narrative essay where you develop a strong point and prove it in the end.
The thesis statement needs to be in the introduction as it will give a special meaning to the examples you are going to give in the body.
Finally, in the conclusion you express your opinion supporting the thesis.
We are revising family vocabulary so here is this video to practise talking about your family in English.
You will learn the vocabulary to talk about your aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. You will also learn to use "have" to describe your family relationships. Enjoy!
By the way, if you feel like creating your own family tree, this is a funny site where you can create one: Mi árbol genealógico, and you can even play a game to test your vocabulary in English.
The full English breakfast became popular in the British Isles during the Victorian era. It is often contrasted with the lighter alternative of a Continental breakfast, traditionally consisting of tea, milk or coffee and fruit juices with bread, croissants, or pastries.
Do you want to learn how to cook a real full English breakfast? Watch this video and learn/revise some vocabulary too.
Our first essay: "Everybody can contribute to the protection of the environment. Discuss."
Remember that "Discuss" means that essentially this is a written debate where you are using your skill at reasoning, backed up by carefully selected evidence to point out the advantages and disadvantages of a given context. Remember to arrive at a conclusion, too.