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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Teaching myself the Spanish Language

How Do I Learn Languages On My Own?

Como aprendo idiomas por mi solo?

Viendo Reina de Corazones: Tengo a ver el mismo episodio tres veces. Primer en español, despues en ingles, y finalmente en español de nuevo. 🗣

Aprendiendo otra idiomas es divertido.

Puedo escribir, leer, y ver películas en español después casi un año.



Yo estoy muy bien. XD

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Los Ultimos De Filipinas una pelicula producción de España.


Acabo de final viendo la película de España sobre asedio en Baler por los últimos soldados españoles en las Filipinas. 

Inicialmente, estaba buscando una película en español para practicar mi español. Pero buscando este mejor película porque esta sobre historia de Filipinas en los ojos por España. 

Me mucho gusto este película. Es dos horas de duración pero estaba mucho aprendo sobre idioma español y historia de Filipinas. 

Parece que la película es como historias que libros Filipinos y peliculas Filipinos dicen. Pero leo que algunos personas españoles no gustan la pelicula porque esta insulto la historia de Espana. Algunos Españoles no creen que héroes hacen mal cosas durante la colonization.

Pero esta historia es verdad, no? Los soldados estaban asedio en Baler por casi un año. Estan no creen que españa perdido las filipinas con los americanos.

Nos aprendemos los lecciones de pasado. 



The movie was a very nice movie. I know that there are patriots from both in Spain and here in the Philippines that think that the movie is a hyperbole or a depiction to manipulate or insult the past, but there's always two sides of every story. And for every story you will always figure out which ones stay the same and consistent. 

As for my Spanish listening skills, I will continue to watch movies in Spanish. I would probably watch this movie again and rather than focusing on the story, I would now focus on the words. 

Reading and writing in Spanish and hopefully it becomes natural for me. 

I really love watching movies that are based from true stories and at the same time allows me to research about that particular story and find out more about it online. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Finalmente he terminado el curso principiante.


Here's my beginner 6 certificate in Spanish thanks to Babbel+.

I know I need to go through courses 1-6 again but más o menos lo sé más sobre español ahora.

Lo sé necesito repetir curso uno a seis para revisar.

Keep learning... Keep practicing...


TRAVEL

Here I am again with my travel jitters as if it's my first time to fly alone. 

It's not. So. I don't know why I'm so nervous!

But...



Tuesday, April 4, 2017

IELTS Practice Questions (SPEAKING PART)

What do you do after work?
Do you prefer comfortable or good-looking shoes?
Do people own too many shoes?


Describe an enjoyable day spent in the countryside (You can use the sample answers below for the topic: “Describe an unforgettable experience you have had”.)

You should say:
When and where you went
Who you went with
What you did there
And explain why you think it was enjoyable
Do you think it is better to live in the countryside or in the city?
What are some of the challenges facing towns and cities?
What are the advantages of living in the countryside?
Do you think that people should have permission to build houses in the countryside?
  1. Where do you live?
  2. What do you like about your living area?
  3. How is the transportation there like?
  4. What kind of transportation is popular where you live?
  5. When you were a child, which activity you like best between painting and drawing? Why?
  6. Do you think children nowadays love painting or drawing? Why?
Describe a positive change in your life.
– What the change was about?
– When it happened?
– Why did the change happen?
– How did you feel your change in this time?
Follow up question: What changes do you want to make in your life?
  1. Do you think your country will be changed in the future? Why?
  1. Does technology make people change? Why?
– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

What do you do?
Do you enjoy your work?
Can you tell me something exciting about your town?
What do you like (most) about your hometown?


Talk about a science subject that you studied and liked.  
You should say:
– What is it?
– Why did you choose it?
– How can you use it in life?

Which subjects do you think should be optional and which should be compulsory?

What are the advantages of studying computing in high school?
How are educational priorities today different from those in the past?
What changes do you think will happen in the classroom in the near future?


Source: http://ieltsmaterial.com/ielts-speaking-recent-actual-test-in-the-philippines-january-2017-with-sample-answers/

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

I really hate taking exams. I know I keep saying this whenever I have to take an exam. But IELTS is an exam that we Filipinos need to take if we want to work, study or move abroad. I don't know why we have to take it but it basically "judges" you if your are prolific in the English Language. So unfair. Why do we have to go through this Exam.

We Filipinos practically use English language more often than we know our native language anyway. Well, I gotta stop complaining because there is no way out but to review (again). After 2 board examinations, 1 masters degree, I am still not done with examinations!!

image source: http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare-test/understand-test-format


Free IELTS online Course. 

Now I am not sure which language I should focus on right now. Spanish or English ???







Link for free practice Tests
http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare-your-test/free-ielts-practice-tests/listening-practice-test-1
https://www.ielts-exam.net/Download-free-IELTS-resources.htm