Tuesday, 23 November 2010

NEF A1: 5 A holiday report

I went to Colombia last August with my family. We flew to Colombia with Iberia.
We stayed for twenty days in my parents' house.
During the day we walked around the city. We visited many beautiful sites. We loved going to the Monserrate. We took a lot of photos. At night we often took pies for dinner and we went to bed early. We bought a lot of clothes because they are very cheap.
We had a great time and the weather was good. We had good luck because it often rains in Colombia in August and it is usually windy; it is the kite month. I don´t remember having any problems.


I went to Salamanca last spring with my husband to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We went by car.
We stayed for a weekend in a small hotel near the university. The hotel was nice and quite cheap.
During the day we walked around the city and visited the University of Salamanca, museums, a castle and the Plaza Mayor.
We took a lot of photos. At night we went to a restaurant and had "cochinillo". We also tasted the sweets in Salamanca. We bought the traditional "frog" and "skull" from Salamanca. I bought a keychain with the frog from Salamanca for my son too.
We had a great time. Salamanca is full of history and full of Spanish and foreign students. We only had one problem: the hotel room didn't have a big bed ... but two twin beds!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

NEF A1: 4C Five classic love stories

Pride can stand a thousand trials
The strong will never fall
But watching stars without you
My soul cries

Heaving heart is full of pain
Oooh, oooh, the aching
'Cause I'm kissing you, oooh
I'm kissing you, oooh

Touch me deep, pure and true
Give to me forever
'Cause I'm kissing you, oooh
I'm kissing you, oooh

Where are you now
Where are you now
'Cause I'm kissing you
I'm kissing you, oooh

Monday, 8 November 2010

NEF A1: 3 My favourite day

My favourite day of the week is Sunday, because it is when we are all at home.
I usually stay in bed until 9:30. Then I have breakfast and watch TV. After breakfast I often take the dog for a walk. I like to be with my dog very much.
In my house we normally make a big lunch. After lunch we watch TV, we go to the cinema or visit beautiful places. We love nature.
In the evening we often speak to my family in Romania by phone or the Internet. We never go to bed before 12:30.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

NEF A1: 2 An informal e-mail / letter

Hi Oscar
My name's Yimi. I'm from Spain, and I live in Arganda del Rey (Madrid). I'm a lorry driver, but now I'm unemployed. I study English in my free time.
I speak Spanish and a little bit of English. I want to learn English for my children and because I like it.
I have a big family. I have a wife and children, also I have two sisters and a brother. My wife is unemployed and my children go to school. My sisters and my brother are at work. My father is retired and my mother is a dustwoman. My wife is 30, my daughter is 5 and my son is 2. My brother is 35, and my sisters are 30 and 29. I'm 34.
I like music, cinema and sport. I like going to my parents' house and watching films on TV with my family every Monday.
Please write soon.
Best wishes


Hi Laura,

My name's Adriana. I'm from Romania, but I live in Spain. I'm unemployed and I study English four days a week.
I speak Romanian, Spanish and little English. I want to learn English because I love it very much and I think it's an interesting language.
I have one sister. Her name's Corina. I have two nephews. My father is very ill. He's 68. They live in Romania. I'm married. My husband's name's Sorin. I have a son. His name's Deian. He's 18. He is a student of Environmental Science. I also have a dog. Its name's Cora. We love it very much.
Please write soon.
Best wishes,