Sunday, 15 November 2009

Speaking time!

It's time for you to record your voice! If you haven't done it on Vaestro, you will have the opportunity to do it on VoiceThread. This is a more attractive environment where you can comment using your voice and your webcam. You will find a set of questions on each slide. Choose only those questions you feel comfortable with and answer them. In the end (final slide) you can ask one of the participants a question and that participant will come to this blog post to give his/her answers.
I hope you will like this as it is a very attractive way of knowing one another and of using English, of course!
I am waiting for you on VoiceThread.


I have created a yahoogroup for distance learning EnglishDL. In order to become members, go to and click join.
In this way you will be able to receive my messages straight into your e-mail box. When you do not wish to be members anymore, i.e. at the end of the second year, you go to the same address, Click on Edit Membership and choose Leave group (at the bottom of the page.
After you have joined the group, for the beginning, you can add your photo.
Keep in touch!

Sunday, 1 November 2009


This card is valid only for the first 50 viewers. I hope the winners will be among them.

Week starting November 2nd - The Goldsmith's story

This week we will be talking about money issues. Your task is to go listen to the following story - don't worry if you don't understand all the words: Then answer the following questions: 1. Where does money come from? (Attention: money is in the singular, unlike in Romanian, we say money is, was, etc.) 2. What have you learnt from the Goldsmith's story? 3. How can you make money out of nothing?
Then go to the following site, listen to the vocabulary and do the test about banking: Tell me about your score and if you found it easy or difficult.