Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Spanish Hot Lemon in Hot Water...

 
An advert (anuncio) for the Spanish equivalent of 'Hot Lemon' cold and flu treatment (Frenadol Complex) has caused a bit of a controversy (polémica) over the last few days. Challenge you students to discover the reason for the row by watching the advert (link below).

And to give you a little bit of Spanish listening practice, I won't add the answer to this blog until next week...

Which is now - and the reason for the controversy is of course the note at the bottom of the screen after 14 seconds: 'Este medicamento puede producir somnolencia. Se recomienda no conducir...'

¡Disfruta!




If you enjoyed this resource, you might like to read about my first year here in Spain as an immersion teacher of a class of Spanish primary children. Zen Kyu Maestro: An English Teacher´s Spanish Adventure is published as an eBook by Monday Books. There´s a free sample chapter available to download here: Zen Kyu Maestro
 Also, you can keep up with my current observations on life as an ex-pat teacher in Spain, as well as thoughts on the Spanish and English languages on my blog: zen kyu maestro...teacher in Spain or follow me on Twitter (@JeremyJoseDean) and/or Facebook (Jeremy Jose Dean).

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Vik y Van...



Movistar+ (the Spanish equivalent of Sky TV) has an entertaining series of self-publicising adverts featuring Vik y Van. Sharpen up your listening skills...

Vik y Van.



If you enjoyed this resource, you might like to read about my first year here in Spain as an immersion teacher of a class of Spanish primary children. Zen Kyu Maestro: An English Teacher´s Spanish Adventure is published as an eBook by Monday Books. There´s a free sample chapter available to download here: Zen Kyu Maestro
 Also, you can keep up with my current observations on life as an ex-pat teacher in Spain, as well as thoughts on the Spanish and English languages on my blog: zen kyu maestro...teacher in Spain or follow me on Twitter (@JeremyJoseDean) and/or Facebook (Jeremy Jose Dean).

Saturday, 3 December 2016

El Gordo Video 2016



22nd December is the date for Spain's annual 'Gordo' lottery draw. Almost as exciting as the draw is the advert which goes with it. In recent years these ads have become talking points in the national media. So here's this year's...




If you enjoyed this resource, you might like to read about my first year here in Spain as an immersion teacher of a class of Spanish primary children. Zen Kyu Maestro: An English Teacher´s Spanish Adventure is published as an eBook by Monday Books. There´s a free sample chapter available to download here: Zen Kyu Maestro
 Also, you can keep up with my current observations on life as an ex-pat teacher in Spain, as well as thoughts on the Spanish and English languages on my blog: zen kyu maestro...teacher in Spain or follow me on Twitter (@JeremyJoseDean) and/or Facebook (Jeremy Jose Dean).

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

La Otra Carta.



I'm sure you're just about ready to start the festive season, so here's a little something from Ikea (say ee-kay-ya if you're in España). Something for your students to translate and ponder...

N.B. You might need to explain to your students before watching, the Spanish tradition of children writing Xmas letters to Los Reyes Majos (instead of Santa or Father Christmas). This will also explain why so many flats seem to attract brightly-clad burglars in the run-up to Christmas...

¡Feliz Navidad!



You will, however, notice that Santa is gaining ground on the Reyes in some households...



If you enjoyed this resource, you might like to read about my first year here in Spain as an immersion teacher of a class of Spanish primary children. Zen Kyu Maestro: An English Teacher´s Spanish Adventure is published as an eBook by Monday Books. There´s a free sample chapter available to download here: Zen Kyu Maestro
 Also, you can keep up with my current observations on life as an ex-pat teacher in Spain, as well as thoughts on the Spanish and English languages on my blog: zen kyu maestro...teacher in Spain or follow me on Twitter (@JeremyJoseDean) and/or Facebook (Jeremy Jose Dean).

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Mamma Mia! Or should that be Madre Mía??



I gave my Spanish listening skills a right going-over last night at a performance of Mamma Mia! the musical en Español. (Yes, including the songs!)

For any of your students with an interest in the show, the website is a treasure trove of interviews and songs to sharpen their Spanish skills.

I must say, it taxed my listening powers to the limit - ¡Madre Mía!




If you enjoyed this resource, you might like to read about my first year here in Spain as an immersion teacher of a class of Spanish primary children. Zen Kyu Maestro: An English Teacher´s Spanish Adventure is published as an eBook by Monday Books. There´s a free sample chapter available to download here: Zen Kyu Maestro
 Also, you can keep up with my current observations on life as an ex-pat teacher in Spain, as well as thoughts on the Spanish and English languages on my blog: zen kyu maestro...teacher in Spain or follow me on Twitter (@JeremyJoseDean) and/or Facebook (Jeremy Jose Dean).

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Brexit, la vista de España.

Here's an article published in el Mediterraneo newspaper, giving an interesting Spanish slant on the UK decision to leave the European Union.





If you enjoyed this resource, you might like to read about my first year here in Spain as an immersion teacher of a class of Spanish primary children. Zen Kyu Maestro: An English Teacher´s Spanish Adventure is published as an eBook by Monday Books. There´s a free sample chapter available to download here: Zen Kyu Maestro
 Also, you can keep up with my current observations on life as an ex-pat teacher in Spain, as well as thoughts on the Spanish and English languages on my blog: zen kyu maestro...teacher in Spain or follow me on Twitter (@JeremyJoseDean) and/or Facebook (Jeremy Jose Dean).

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Boicot de Deberes!

I bet that headline will grab the attention of your students. But wait until they find out who's calling for the boycott...


el País 

el periodico mediterraneo 

¡Buen finde!



If you enjoyed this resource, you might like to read about my first year here in Spain as an immersion teacher of a class of Spanish primary children. Zen Kyu Maestro: An English Teacher´s Spanish Adventure is published as an eBook by Monday Books. There´s a free sample chapter available to download here: Zen Kyu Maestro
 Also, you can keep up with my current observations on life as an ex-pat teacher in Spain, as well as thoughts on the Spanish and English languages on my blog: zen kyu maestro...teacher in Spain or follow me on Twitter (@JeremyJoseDean) and/or Facebook (Jeremy Jose Dean).