Thursday, January 31, 2008

Practice your listening!

Unfortunately, there is no way by now to practice our listening skills in this course so that they could be evaluated later. However, you know you can always find several links in our online course to listen either to real English or adapted on your own.

Trying to find something else, I came across this fantastic blog. I have added it to the links (feeds) on the right, so that you could download mp3 to listen away from your computer or do it at the exactly same time your read the same text on the screen.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Blogs Becoming Regular Reading for Business Travelers

Do you agree with this article? Are you one of those professionals who uses Blogs as a mean to be informed? Did to get shocked when reading this headline? Do you think that blogs are a good profitable thing for professionals of the tourism industry?

Have a look at the ones proposed here in the article and leave here your impressions. Would you use blogs from now on-wards in your daily work?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

What's that little orange square on the right?

What this very short video and, after that, if you don't catch what's the meaning of those little orange squares, let me know, please... (using the comments button)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Those "headlines" on the right...

As I can guess from the activity in the last poll that I added here in this blog, I realize that you don't know exactly what are the links on the right. Well. Most of the most famous British and American newspapers have a specialized section on "travels and tourism".

What I did was including feeds from all these important publications (The Times on line, The Independent, The Guardian, The New York Times, etc...) so that you don't have to visit all those pages in order to look for articles dealing with tourism.

This way, articles will go to in real "fresh" English you and won't have to look for specialized text to improve your reading any more. But not only updated articles will be shown here in this blog using this method, also video (National Geographic) and audio archives could be listened and archived in your hard disk or mp3 player so that you could listen in the underground or by car...

You will find too feed to pages to learn English such as the one from the BBC or ESL About English

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Talking about travels...

For those of you who want to practice listening and speaking in an asynchronous way, here you are this useful blog with voice to practice different languages. This link leads you to the "travel section", but you could find many more there...

You could also participate as tourism professionals to be and answering questions shown there by people!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Do you like "wiking"?

If you like this way of publishing, why don't to collaborate with wikitravel ? As you can see, you could just read articles in many languages, buy why not writing about the place where you live? It would be a good way to practice your English...There is also an incredible section devoted to "tourism topics" perfect for you to practice before the exam!! Have a look at travel topics!