Are you studing English? If so, are you doing English or taking English ?

“Two nations divided by a common language” George Bernard Shaw.

Are you studying English? If so, are you doing English (UK English) or taking English (US English) ? Where did you go to school? the word school is different – for Brits refers only to primary or secondary school, whereas for North Americans, it can refer also to any form of higher education including colleges and universities. Even the word college has different meaning in UK English or US English.

The following blog post has focused on very general words and phrases related with studying. And not only does it describe the most typical systems in the UK and the US, but also explains some important differences between UK and US vocabulary.

 

About Words - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog

by Liz Walter​
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Almost everyone needs to talk about education now and then, so this blog post looks at some useful words and phrases connected with studying. It describes the most typical systems in the UK and the US, and explains some important differences between UK and US vocabulary.

The very youngest schoolchildren have a reception year in the UK and a kindergarten year in the US. After that, Brits talk about year 1, year 2, etc., while US children are in first grade, second grade, etc. The word grade is also used in US English to talk about scores in exams or written work. British English uses mark: He always gets good grades/marks.

In general, the UK has primary schools for ages 5-11 and secondary schools for ages 11-16, followed by sixth form collegesfor ages 16-18. In the US, elementary schoolsteach grades 1-5…

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Disfrutar del inglés en verano. Gaudir de l’anglès a l’estiu. Enjoy English in summer

Durant els mesos de les vacances d’estiu els xiquets han de descansar i fer activitats acords a aquesta època, gaudint en família o amb amics.

No obstant això, és important mantenir, encara que de manera més distesa, l’hàbit d’estudi. Respecte a l’anglès, una desconnexió total afecta indubtablement al seu progrés. Hi ha diferents formes de repassar i practicar aquest idioma d’una manera amena i divertida. Unes hores a la setmana ajuden en gran mesura a mantenir i desenvolupar l’aprenentatge en els més petits i ho agrairan tant ells com vosaltres durant el proper curs.

Us presente alguns suggeriments per realitzar activitats en anglès aquest estiu: NOU: Frank’s class

Per al més menuts:

Cançons on-line:

Do you like…?

Sweater, jacket…

Down on the farm

How Many? (práctica de los números)

The Alphabet

Cuentos on-line:

            Oxford Owl 

BBC Stories

The Twins Story (un cuento de la BBC en You Tube)

 

Juegos on-line:

Puzzles de Animales (BBC)

Juegos on-line para niños (BBC)

Fichas on-line:

Páginas y fichas para colorear (The Color)

Páginas para colorear (Free Coloring)

Fichas en inglés de CEIP Cervantes en Murcia

ACTIVITIES BY TOPICS

1. CLOTHES

2. WEATHER

The weather

The 4 seasons

The Seasons Of The Year

3. HOBBIES

Sports

Sports 1

4. PARTS OF THE BODY

OUR BODY

My body

5. NUMBERS

Numbers to 10

Numbers from 1 to 10

Word search numbers 11-20

Crossword numbers 11-20

6. HOUSE

Parts of the house

The House – Furniture, Appliances and Accessories

Furniturre and appliances

7. SCHOOL

School objects

Classroom objects

8. COLOURS

The colours

Colours

9. ALPHABET

ABC

The alphabet

10. ANIMALS

Animal Flashcards

Animals (Eduardo Connolly)

11. NATIONALITIES

Nationalities

Countries and nationalities

12. JOBS

Jobs

13. THE TIME

The time

Telling time

Telling time 1

Days of the week

14. FOODS AND DRINKS

Foods and drinks

Foods croosword

Activities on line

15. DESCRIBING PEOPLE

What are they like?

Adjetives (strong, weak. tall, short, slow, fast, heavy, light, pretty, ugly, boring, fun, big, small)  spelling,  word searchesfree writing,

Adjetives 1 (full, empty, high, low, wet, dry, close, far, long, short, new, old, easy, hard, dark, light, clean, dirty)spelling,  word searchesfree writing,

Recursos adicionales:

Página para padres en inglés de Oxford University Press  

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/index.html

www.englishexercises.org

www.cambridge.org

Have a nice holiday!

Is there a future for the paper dictionary? …

Macmillan Dictionaries will no longer appear as physical books. The final copies are rolling off the presses at this very moment, and from next year, Macmillan Dictionary will be available only online.

 Is there a future for the paper dictionary or, like the encyclopedia, will it soon become a 20th century relic? Beyond this, will dictionaries in any form survive, as digital natives increasingly use the Web as their primary source of lexical information?

What is your answer? …. (clue: look what happened to encyclopedias)

The CD-ROM dictionary was first produced about twenty years ago, followed by other handheld devices. But the Web has now taken a more central role, generating significant ‘external’ effects and creating a completely new, and still emerging, paradigm.

Liberated from space constraints and taking advantage of multimedia and hyperlinking, the electronic dictionary’s range is infinite, affording the possibility of a multilayered approach to defining words that demonstrates to the user the many ways in which it can be encoded. Online dictionaries, replete with pronunciation aids, sound effects and games, have the capacity to offer the user a far more holistic experience than their paper counterparts. Furthermore, online dictionaries can be effortlessly current, staying really up to date (not once in 5 years o more)

What do we lose? …..

  • Users Dictionary as ‘authority.
  • Too much information? Needs careful management.

The future is already here … but is it for everybody?

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/top-stories/macmillan-phase-out-printed-dictionaries

www.macmillandictionaryblog.com

“Who needs dictionaries?”