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About updating the Avanzado 2 and Intermedio 2 Pages

January 21, 2013

Dear all,

Just a note to let you know that I think I didn’t update these two pages last week, and that in these next days I’ve got tons of Writings to check, so I won’t be able to do so.

If any of you out there copied the lesson overview I wrote today on the whiteboard (where I mentioned what we would be able to actually do together in class, and what you should try to do at home), please, feel free to post it on its corresponding page!

In any case, the idea is: a unit a month. You can certainly skip the exercises that are far too academic or complex. Your exam is not about that, really. Then, your priorities should be learning grammar from listening and repeating your audios, and the Useful Language you underline in other exercises. Plus anything else you can manage, of course. List of Priorities: Listening to podcasts and past textbook audios (not to future audios!), Weekly monologue. And then, Reading exercises, Vocabulary exercises, Grammar Banks when you have practiced those language items. It’s a lot, of course — nobody can learn a language without long hours of personal work. Considering this, you should try to enjoy it. But it’s up to you how much time you have for this, so JUST DO what doesn’t make you develop hatred for the language! 🙂 And please, avoid feeling guilty and procrastinating. You can consolidate things you learn in class by simply reading them out loud in those little dead moments of the day — 5 minutes here, 10 minutes days. Guilt crushes people. Avoid it!

Considering we have 3 or 4 lessons till the end of January, I picked the Listenings and Speaking activities we could manage together. In Avanzado I suggested we did the pages on Mobiles and on Addictions together in class.

Remember please to tell me which answers you want me to post — by sending me an email or by posting here.

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