martes, 18 de octubre de 2016

Good news!

Baby born to mother who had been brain-dead for four months

Healthy boy born by caesarean section after mother had a brain haemorrhage in February
The successful birth represented Portugal’s longest-ever survival of a foetus whose mother was brain-dead. 

A baby has been born in Portugal almost four months after his mother was declared brain-dead.
The boy, who weighed 5lb 3oz (2.4kg), was delivered by caesarean section at Lisbon’s São José hospital at 32 weeks, after his mother, 37, suffered a brain haemorrhage on 20 February.
The decision to continue with the pregnancy was made in consultation with the father.
“The foetus appeared to be in good health,” the hospital said in a statement. “The decision was taken with the family to follow through with the pregnancy.”
Luis Graça, head of the Portuguese Society of Obstetricians, said the birth was “an extraordinary feat”.
It is the longest a child has survived in the womb in Portugal after a mother has been declared brain-dead.

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Baby born to brain-dead mother

miércoles, 12 de octubre de 2016

Talk about yourself

And here is the next task for you.

Watch this video by Jennifer Clyde to help you talk about yoursef, either in your normal life or in a job interview, and take notes on everything you find interesting or new.

In the next class you'll have to put it into practice with a new partner. Make sure you manage to have an "advanced" conversation, using more sophisticated expressions and trying to sound natural at the same time.

If you hear some uncomprehensible speech along the recording, don't panic! As I told you, she speaks sometimes in Korean, as the video is intended for Korean people. But it won't interfere with your general understanding.

Tina Turner's Simply the best

Here you have 2 videos. The fist one without lyrics, so you can do the gap filling exercise, and another one with lyrics, so you can check and SING along!!!!

Without lyrics

With lyrics

Enjoy it!!

jueves, 6 de octubre de 2016

Welcome back to class!

Dear students,

Here we are again!
I hope you enjoy a new year learning English with us and I also hope you find this blog useful. Please use it and feel free to express your opinion at any time. We can improve a lot of things if we work together.

This is the book we are going to use this course in NA1: EMPOWER B2

Please, buy the Student's book and the Workbook with key but do not register in the Cambridge platform yet, as I have to send you the instructions to do it properly. Thank you for your patience.

Get ready and see you soon!