TOPIC 3: LEARNING LANGUAGES

TOPIC: LEARNING LANGUAGES

Ejemplo de Examen de Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Pamplona (Imagen).

VOCABULARY:

English-speaking countries.
non-native speakers.
native-english speakers
Amusing teaching methods.
Proficient Speaker
Learning Style.
Attainable goals.

          
                 
                I am going to talk about the importance of learning languages and how teaching methods have been developed for last 50 years.
Nowadays, due to New Technologies, Global system, internet…. our society is changing more and more towards a global world, where can communicate with far away people, and so, learning languages is a must question. It’s absolutely necessary for us because of our growing international contacts with all the countries of the world.
               There are plenty of reasons why we should study foreign languages. In the first picture, we can see as a father encourage his son to learn languages. It’s very important learning any language since childhood, as a second language.
               Also, there are a lot of ways to learn languages. The second picture shows a new new method to learn Spanish. There are a wide range of ways: travelling abroad can get an enriching experience, get into their culture… besides, you can study through internet at home. On the web there are a lot of podcasts, video which can improve your pronunciation skills. On the other hand, if you have a chat room you can chat with foreign people. Internet is an useful tool to learn. The third picture express this idea. Besides, you should keep your traditional way of learning, with workbooks, cds… the grammar is essential to learn a language. Another suggestion would be watch tv in original version, read abroad press, keep in touch with abroad friends,…..(so on)….
               As far as I’m concerned learning foreign languages is very important nowadays, because we live in a global society. English is the most important language, because is the language of international business. Multinational Companies, Google, Microsoft… run their business in English.
               So that, people should communicate reasonably well in english. People in public life really ought to be able to speak fluent English. In this way, people would be more thoughtful to improve their English, Specially is a matter which happens in Spain. 
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TOPIC 2: SOCIAL CHANGE

2 TOPIC: SOCIAL CHANGE


MONOLOGUE: SOCIALCHANGE (ESCUELA OFICIAL DE IDIOMAS DE CACERES)
What social changes have resulted from the increased mobility of people around the world?
·        Multicultural societies.
·        Opportunity.
·        Xenophobia.
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2 TOPIC: SOCIAL CHANGE
             Social changes have resulted from the increased mobility around the world. It’s a phenomenon which has happened throughout the history.
               People who lived in poor conditions have travelled to richest countries than their own, to be living in better conditions.
               Getting used to a new life, new language, new customes is very difficult and imply a long time of adaptation. This can create Multicultural societies, which can get a lot of advantages and disadvantages. The main advantage would be create a cultural diversity which all together could live in peace. It’s very important people open up their mind, encourage tolerance towards others ways of life…. So that, we can make the transition into a new society.
               People have to be willing to accept to other country’s people who coming to living with us. We can help them in order to create a much better society.
               On the other hand, there would be other disadvantages too. Sometimes they don’t adopt the culture of their new country. Ghettos and run-downs areas created to them. They live in it and they cannot integrate. So, it may appear xenophobia toward poorest migration, and it can develope in big riots and violent acts.
               As for the Opportunities. We live in a global society. At any time, the Company where you work can send you to work to other country. You and even your family have to be ready to this: open your mind, encourage to know other cultures, learning other languages….. you have to see the positive side and thinking it is an enriching experience.
               Apart from that, Governments have to get social measures in order to improving new housing to them, healt care to them, free classes to study the country’s language…
               As far as I’m concerned (I believe) that young people benefit greatly from living and working abroad. Living in a multicultural society enriches our lifes.Esquema (mapa mental) en Mindomo del topic Social Change:

http://www.mindomo.com/es/edit/15d18e1ed92046508951551863ac8961

http://www.mindomo.com/es/edit/15d18e1ed92046508951551863ac8961  (clicka en el enlace para ver el mapa mental)

(Topic spoken in 3/4 minutes)

TOPIC 1: WORK (I): VOCABULARY/ COLLOCATIONS

TOPIC 1: JOBS (I): VOCABULARY/ COLLOCATIONS
 
Adjectives describing a job:

challenging                        tediousmonotonous                       boring         repetitive                           time-consuming  rewarding                          full-timemotivating                         outdoor demanding                        though     well-paid                            Part time/ full time.

 
Other words related with job:
employer                           employee
qualifications                    career
skills                                  staff
freelance                           self-employed
work experience               Run a business
marketing strategy            Good opportunities
happiest employees          Relevant experience
Retired people                  A working day
Salary/ wages
 
Adjectives related with people:
Commuter
Calculating                       Concerned
Insecure                           Secure
flexible                             Motivated
self-motivated                  Organized
dependent                        Honest
loyal                                 Patient
Collocations/ sentences:
the world of work is changing.
be in charge of
Deal with very difficult clients
He is off work at the moment
I am on maternity leave.
I am a part of a successful team
get promoted to head of department.
I am on a short-term contract.
The Company was losing money.
Out of work: I have been out of work for 3 months.
Get a better job
Get a promotion/ be promoted.
On the dole.
I was sacked
More rewarding than….
Interpersonal skills.
Under pressure
Take a drop in salary
work abroad
 

What makes people happy at work:
 
     

          Doing something rewarding

·        Doing varied work
·        earning a competitive salary
·        Doing enjoyable work
·        Having a good boss or manager
·        Having a good working-life balance.
·        Having supportive, friendly colleagues.
·        Having your achievements recognized.
·        Relaxed atmosphere
·        get promoted.
·        learning from my mistakes.
·        The courage to set out and seek my fortune.
       Being part of a successful team.

OBJETIVOS DEL BLOG

Este blog está concebido para preparar el examen oral o speaking de inglés avanzado de las Escuelas oficiales de idiomas (EOI), que viene a ser el llamado B2 del Marco de referencia europeo.
El objetivo principal es eso: “Pass your Speaking”, aprobar una parte de todo el examen de inglés: El Temido Speaking.
Es muy común que en las EOI pregunten acerca de Topics in english. Pueden darte unas preguntas para darte las pautas, o hablar libremente sobre ellos. El tiempo del speaking difiere de cada EOI y suele ser entre 3 a 7 minutos.
Este blog, es una guía en inglés para poder hablar sobre los topics. Luchar contra el temible “quedarse en blanco” y no saber qué decir. Cada entrada de blog, estará dedicado a un topic. Es una herramienta de trabajo más, con vocabulario específico para cada topic que sirve como método de apoyo para poder aprobar el Speaking en inglés de B2 en las EOI.