July 2021 Intensive English Classes

Tenemos una variedad de cursos intensivos en julio.
Para las personas que quieran certificar su nivel A2, B1 o B2 hay un intensivo para el examen Oxford English Test (examen incluido). Para las que quieran certificar el B2 con el FCE y el C1 con el CAE, hay intensivos de 40 horas para cada uno de ellos. Para las que quieran mejorar su inglés en general a través de clases dinámicas y amenas, hay un curso intensivo de 40 horas. Puedes ver más pulsando aquí.

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Oxford test of English

Oxford Test of English with the Cámara de Comercio de Álava

En la Cámara de Comercio te preparamos para el Oxford Test of English (OTE) con un curso intensivo de 8 días (16 horas de clases de preparación y 2 horas de speaking individualizado) previo a la realización del examen en nuestras instalaciones ya que somos un centro certificado del OTE. Puedes certificar tu nivel de inglés con un A2, B1 o B2. Llámanos para saber más sobre este examen de Oxford.

off the cuff: episode 9

off the cuff: Episode 9 – MAY we talk about education?

  • to come from the perspective – to have a point of view
    • She comes from the perspective that the world is changing and so must we.
  • old habits die hard – an expression to say that it is very difficult to break habits.
    • He has been trying to quit smoking for years, but as they say, old habits die hard.
  • in a heartbeat – to do something as fast as the time it takes for your heart to beat.
    • Children learn languages in a heartbeat when they are taught in a fun and dynamic way.
  • to be zooming – the very of zoom (the popular program used for video conferencing)
    • I can’t talk to Sara right now because she is zooming with her class.
  • to google – to look something up on google.
    • I didn’t have the address so I googled it.
  • to be worth something – to not be important or interesting enough to receive a particular action.
    • I don’t think it’s worth talking to him about what happened because he is very angry.
  • antiquated language – old-fashioned or unsuitable language for modern society.
    • Many teachers teach antiquated language that is not very useful in the real world.
  • How’s it goin’? – an informal way to say hello to someone.
    • Hey Mark. It’s nice to see you. How’s it goin’?
  • Wa’s up? – an informal way to ask someone how they are doing. Short for “what is up”?
    • Hey man, wa’s up?
    • Nothing, wa’s up with you?
  • to grow as a person – to mature and learn from experience.
    • Learning a language helps you grow as a person because you learn to listen.
  • hence – the reason or explanation for something.
    • We needed a name that was easy to say in Spanish and English, hence we chose Lucia.
  • to change the chip – to change one idea or way of thinking for a different one.
    • We need to change the chip on how we learn languages.
  • mere – used to emphasize how strongly someone feels about something or how extreme a situation is.
  • The mere fact that you asked me that question means you were listening to me at all!
  • hot-desking – a way of saving office space in which workers do not have their own desk and are only given a desk when they need it.
    • By hot-desking we are able to save a lot of money on rent space.
  • a shift – when something moves or changes from one position or direction to another
    • There needs to be a shift in the way we think about learning and education.
  • something doesn’t sit right – when something feels uncomfortable or incorrect.
    • There is something about this situation that doesn’t sit right with me.
  • to be open to criticism – able and willing to accept negative feedback about yourself or your work without reacting overly emotionally.
    • Please let us know what you think about the podcast. We are open to criticism.
  • utility – the usefulness of something, especially in a practical way.
    • We are discussing the utility of learning such things as names of rivers or specific dates now that information is readily available on the internet.

Expressions Sessions

  • to move on – to change from one subject to another or to show that you would like to continue with what you were saying.
    • OK, so if no one has any more questions, I’m going to move on to my next point.
  • to expand on – to give more details about something you have said or written.
    • I was hoping you could expand a bit more on your second point that you mentioned.
  • to digress – to move away from the subject you are talking about to talk about something else.
    • I think we are digressing. I would like to get back to the topic at hand.
  • to go back – to return to a previously mentioned topic.
    • I would like to go back to the first topic where I mentioned our objectives.
  • to recap on – to repeat or summarize the main points of a presentation, explanation or description.
    • Could you recap on what the main points of the presentation were?
  • to turn to – change direction from one subject to another.
    • I’d like to turn your attention to page 5 of the handout.
  • to summarize – to express the most important facts, ideas or concepts about what someone has said or written in a short and clear way.
    • I will summarize the main points in an email after the meeting.
  • to conclude – to make the last point to end the meeting or presentation.
    • To conclude, there are more benefits than disadvantages to working with multi-cultural teams.
  • to elaborate on – to add more information to or continue to explain something you have said.
    • Could you please elaborate on your first point you made?