Wednesday, 21 November 2012

PICTURE DESCRIPTION: JOBS & FACILITIES IN CATERING SERVICES MANAGEMENT

Look at the PPP and describe the different pictures. The questions below will help you so as to practise for the oral examination.
1.- Who are the people shown in the pictures?
2.- What are their responsibilities?
3.- What are they wearing?
4.- Name the different facilities and services you see in the pictures.
5.- Can you name any others?

Now, listen to the description of two pictures. One is related to STAFF and the other to FACILITIES & SERVICES. I hope this can help you practise for the oral test: 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

MY GRAMMAR BOOKLET

The first chapter is on present simple vs. continuous:


The second chapter is on time prepositions:


The third chapter is on modality:


Chapter four is to practise the future with will and going to:


With chapter five you can practise the differences between simple past and present perfect tenses:
Chapter six is about Degrees of the Adjectives:
Next chapter, number seven, is about QUANTITY:


Chapter eight deals with Simple Past:
A new chapter, number nine, dealing with PASSIVE VOICE
Chapter 10: How to give directions:
Chapter 11: There is and There are. It is ready for you:
Chapter 12: Place preposition. Are you ready?

Chapter 13: Relative clauses
Chapter 14: The verb "To Be":
Chapter 15: Present Simple 
Chapter 16: Present Continuous Tense

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

TIPS ON ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Some tips to take into consideration before facing oral presentations:



 One example of an Oral Presentation on COSTA RICA so you can guess how your final product will be like:
Finally, a speaking & listening rubric on oral presentations:

Monday, 10 September 2012

STUDENTS´ CONTRIBUTION TO I LOVE TEACHING & I LOVE LEARNING

The video below complements the prezi above:

MY ENGLISH SUITCASE

Complete the suitcase. In one of the parts, write your previous experience with English; in the second one, the problems you have come across with the language; in number three, your expectations for the course; in number four, your ideas, suggestions...for me to take into account. Once done, send it to me by e-mail.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Once all answers have been collected, we can share them all on this wall:

Thursday, 17 May 2012

THE USA

The games below can be used to practise vocabulary, geography and socio-cultural aspects of English-speaking countries. TIA students designed them for you. Now, it´s your turn! Good luck!

CROSSWORDS

Enjoy trying the crossword below. It was designed by one of my Tourist Guide, Information & Assistance students:

Sunday, 19 February 2012

CARNIVAL

Find below a useful site with some activities about CARNIVAL for you to practise with your students. There are plenty of them and they are planned for all levels: Carnival Corner

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

ROLE-PLAY TEMPLATES FOR CATERING SERVICES

This first role-play helps you prepare a conversation on the telephone when asking for information and making a reservation in a restaurant:

Information & Booking (a table on the phone) by VirginiaEspinosa on Scribd

This second role-play is to be used when receiving clients, taking orders and receiving payment in a restaurant:

Receiving Clients, Taking Orders and Receiving Payment by VirginiaEspinosa on Scribd

This third one is to be used in the bar and to deal with complaints:
Dealing With Complaints in the Bar.

Friday, 20 January 2012

EXAMPLES OF ROLE-PLAYS: BOOKING A TABLE AND ASKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE PHONE

Below, there are some examples designed by two former students of mine in Catering & Hospitality Industry. You can also use them for extra practice in order to prepare your oral test.
Booking a Table on the Phone

Some more examples for you to practise:


Now, listen to some samples:

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

THE OR ZERO ARTICLE

When is THE used in English? When do we use THE or NO ARTICLE with geographical terms?
The or Zero Article

HERBS & SPICES

Season your life by learning HERBS & SPICES in English:

Herbs

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Herbs