Sunday, August 29, 2010

Europe Road Signs

How many European signs do you know?

  • go to :

  • Compare the signs with Argentina´s.
  • Write down 5 basic tips to drive around Europe
  • Discuss tips to drive in Argentina

Making up Ads

  1. Look at the info and photos below and write slogans for these cars!


• Cargo room (wagon)

• Control layout

• Fuel economy

• Handling/roadholding


• Acceleration

• Engine noise

• Rear-seat entry/exit (hatchback)


2.4 litre In-line 4, Diesel engine

3 doors, 5 seats

6 speed, Manual, 4X4 Constant


Fuel consumption 10L/100km

CO2 emissions 266g/km

Safety & Comfort

Safety rating: not rated

1 disc, 4 speaker stereo

Ad Slogans

1- Read the Definition:

slogan noun

/ˈsləʊ.gən/ /ˈsloʊ-/ n [C]

a short easily remembered phrase, especially one used to advertise an idea or a product

an advertising slogan

a campaign slogan

2. Make a list of famous slogans like “Just do it” by NIKE. Write it on paper or in comments.

3.  Where can you see the ads above? Discuss in pairs. Are these slogans?

Car slogans!

Mercedes-Benz car brand

Slogans: Unlike any other

Mercedes-Benz. The Future of the Automobile

Engineered to move the human spirit

Honda Cars

Slogans: The Power of Dreams

It must be love

Honda. First man, then machine

Technology you can enjoy

Acura cars (the Honda Motor's brand)

Ad slogans: The True Definition of Luxury. Yours.

Acura. Precision Crafted Performance


Advertising slogan: Driven by passion. FIAT.

Alfa Romeo car brand

Slogans: Alfa Romeo. Beauty is not enough

Power for your control

Volvo Cars

Advertising slogan: Volvo. For life

Ford Vehicles

Advertising slogans: Ford. Feel the difference. / Ford. Designed for living. Engineered to last.

Have you driven a Ford lately?

Car Accidents

Some vocabulary:

"crash course" = a course in which you learn the material in a very short time period

"She took a driving crash course before she went on vacation."

"black ice" = a coating of ice on the road that is nearly invisible to drivers

"Be careful as you drive home tonight because there are sure to be patches of black ice on the highways."

Go to :

And do the listening task.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bon Appétit!

How about dinner in 20 minutes?

The omelette show!!!

The movie "Julie and Julia" is inspired in Julia Child´s struggle to get started as a chef and Julie Powell´s attempt to cook all the recipes in "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". Julia´s and Julie´s stories are interwined...

Main Cast:

Julia Child- Maryl Streep

Julie Powell- Amy Adams

"Both women find food is the gateway to new lives and new happiness", Chicago Tribune.

Watch the real Julia Child cooking omelette!

Some tasks:

1- What do you need to make an omelette? Make a list

2-Can you flip it over it like Julia? I can´t!!!

3- How do you say "condimentar" in English?
Bon Appétit!

Cell Phone Synphony

  • My friend Eva ,who is not only a great friend but an endless source of inspiration, sent me this link about different funny scenes and public performances!

It´s fun!!! Try it!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


"My pc is the gadget I use the most. I couldn´t do without it! I can do everything here"

  • Which is the gadget you use the most? Why? Let´s vote! I vote for the pc!