Reading English on the Web - blog

Monday, December 27, 2004

problems to publish your comments

You problably have noticed that it has been impossible to publish your comments in the blog lately. I've moved my web to another server and that caused the problems.
Now it's working again, and you can add your comments to the last reading.

(Ha habido problemas con la publicación pero ya funciona de nuevo, así que espero que podáis añadir los comentarios antes de volver a clase)

Friday, December 10, 2004

Your Brain & Music

I know you are all healthy, bright students and you want the best for your body and mind. At the same time, most of you like music a lot. So, my proposal this week is also double.

First I want you to read about how you can protect and take care of your "brain" and also about the benefits of music in your brain.

Second, I've got another musical proposal: this BBC page where you can find all sort of information about any kind of music and artists.

Enjoy the weekend and tell me what you read and learnt.


Wednesday, December 01, 2004


Hi again,

we've got a long weekend ahead and I thouhgt that a good reading at this time would be any texts that give you information about AIDS. You may think that "it won't happen to you!", but many of the people infected by the HIV never thought of catching the virus. So be aware of the risks and protect yourself.

Read the following page titled "HIV and AIDS: Are You at Risk?" .
After reading it, go to this page and do some quizzes about AIDS.

You can also read, listen or watch a video if you visit some other links in this page.

Then post your comments. Tell me what you have read or done and if you have learnt something.
After reading the text try to complete this quiz correctly without looking at the text again.


Tuesday, November 23, 2004

dream job

What are your plans and ambitions for the future?

This week reading is related to unit 3 in your textbook. Visit the following site about jobs and careers.

Click on the subject you like. Select a job. Read about as many jobs as you are interested in. Then, tell us about the jobs you chose.
Did the information on this page help you think about your future?
Which words did you look up in the dictionary?.
Which will be your dream job?

Friday, November 12, 2004

Sur in English

This week reading is a newspaper article. You are going to visit the site of the newspaper “SUR” in English.
Have a quick look at the different sections of the paper and then choose one or two articles to read. Did you know about this newspaper? Have you read this news in Spanish before? Tell us about the story/stories that you read and add any comments that they may suggest you. Tell us some of the words that you need to look up in the dictionary. How long have you been reading? Why did you select that story?

See you on Monday,

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Your first reading activity

Our first reading activity will consist on reading about Great Britain.
Go to this site and choose one of the topics (Why Britain?, Countries, Food, etc.)

Write on your notebook the words that you looked up in your dictionary. Then, write your comments on this blog. Include the following:

a) Time you spent reading, b) Topics you have read about, c) something you have learnt,

Use English as much as possible.
Go ahead and enjoy your reading,


Thursday, October 14, 2004

send me an e-mail

I forgot to tell you this morning that those who are participating in this Blog must send me an e-mail to the following address:

I've also prepared and link a glossary on the right column with the expressions and words you need to understand to complete the questionnaire. I hope it will help you.
If you have any questions I' ll see you in the school tomorrow.


Starting out

Hi all!

this blog is going to be a new teaching and learning experience. We're going to read on the Internet and observe how we read and how we can improve our electronic reading.
The first thing you have to do is to complete the following questionnaire This will help evaluate your computer skills and know how you use the Internet.
Go ahead, read the questions and, when you are sure about your answers complete and submit the questionnaire.