Monday, May 23, 2011

What does it mean to "know" a word?

Wow! This is an excellent presentation made by a wonderful English teacher. Her name is Kalina and her blog is called Kalina English.    It's  a great way to understand what it really means to know a word... watch the presentation and ask yourself... Do I really know that word?

This was made by using google documents.. :) another excellent tool. Now, she also explained how to use this presentation and how to share it.. so feel free to embed it in your blogs..

* To view in full-screen, see the icon on the right of the black box with slide numbers.
* To embed it on your own site, click on menu to grab the code.
* To embed in a Ning or other learning platform save your own copy and upload into the GoogleDocs app.
* To share this blog post with colleagues, tap on "bookmark" button at the bottom of this post - above the retweet button - and click on the social-networking/envelope/print icon.
* To send just the document to someone, right click over THIS LINK and select the option to copy the link-address then insert this into an email.

Hope this help you to improve your vocabulary...
Keep on shining Love and Peace!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A visit to Machu Pichu in Peru

Well, on our Second visit to SL  we'll be visiting Machu Picchu in Second Life a proyect of Universidad San Martin de Porres (USMP). 

According to Wikipedia....
Machu Picchu (Quechua: Machu Pikchu [ˈmɑtʃu ˈpixtʃu], "Old Peak") is a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level.[1][2] It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World.

We'll meet at URBE EFL Center in SL at 2:00 pm (Venezuelan Time). 11:00 am. SLT  
Our Meeting Point:   

Watch this video from the USMP

Here you can see a Virtual Tour of the real life place in Peru. You can listen and read about this magical place.

And we went to Machu Pichu and had some fun.. Llamas spit on you... so watch out!!

A visit to Machu Pichu on PhotoPeach

So, come and join the fun! It'll be really interesting!
Keep on shining Love and Peace!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


This is a great talk about .. why we should smile... so listen to the teacher and will live longer...

As the presenter says..

So whenever you want to look great and competent, reduce your stress or improve your marriage, or feel as if you just had a whole stack of high-quality chocolate -- without incurring the caloric cost -- or as if you found 25 grand in a pocket of an old jacket you hadn't worn for ages, or whenever you want to tap into a superpower that will help you and everyone around you live a longer, healthier, happier life, smile.
Keep smiling hope and peace!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Second Life meeting: April _July 2011

Hello, there! once more we invite you to join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm (Venezuelan Time). 11:30 Am SLT. We'll be getting together  in the  virtual world (Second Life) to practice and have fun meeting interesting people from the world and visiting different places.

Meeting Point:

You will need to get an avatar and hedphones with a microphone. That will help you interact and practice your written and spoken English.

Look for Pionia's profile . ask her to be your friend.. Don't forget to tell her who you are .. what level and class you are in. Also, you'll have to join our group:

URBE EFL Center in 

Join the group

This is a slide show made with Photopeach, enjoy it!

First meeting in sl apil-july 2011 on PhotoPeach

Song: firelies by Owl City

Hope to see you inworld sometime... Keep on Shining Love and Peace!
Pionia Destiny 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Level 5. Unit 1 Lesson A: The People in my life Lesson B: My memories

World Link Unit 1
Lesson A: The People in my life
Lesson B: My memories

Topic: Introductions and relationships
Vocabulary: Relationships and life records
Grammar: The simple present vs. The present continuous, Review of the simple past, Reduction of present continuous – ing endings
Reading: “A book of memories”
Writing: “All about me and my memories”

People in my Life: Family and Relationships

Simple Present
Taken from:
Simple Present

The present simple is used to express daily routines and habits. Adverbs of frequency such as 'usually', 'sometimes', 'rarely', etc. are often used with the present simple.
This tense is often used with the following time expressions:
always, usually, sometimes, etc.
... every day
... on Sundays, Tuesdays, etc.

Simple Present, Exercise on Use
Simple Present Exercises on Form 

Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4 

Present Continuous 
Taken from:

One use of the present continuous tense is for action that is occurring at the moment of speaking. Remember that only action verbs can take the continuous form.
This tense is often used with the following time expressions:
... at the moment
... now
... today
... this morning / afternoon / evening

This tense is often used with the following time expressions:
... at the moment
... now
... this week / month

watch the video to review some basics thing about these two important tenses


Simple Present / Present Continuous

Present Continuous - Mixed Exercise 2  
Present Continuous - affirmative
Present Continuous- Mistakes
Present Continuous - Questions 1/6

Simple Past

The past simple is used to express something that happened a past point in time. Remember to always use a past time expression, or a clear contextual clue when using the past simple. If you do not indicate when something happened, use the present perfect for unspecified past.
This tense is often used with the following time expressions:
... ago
... in + year / month
...last week / month / year
... when ....

A. Make a mindmap about people in your life. Use photos or drawings. Write about 2 people in your family , school life, work, neighbourhood, online and a hero.  Explain your mindmap, explain why those people are in your life.

B. My memories: Good memories of high school. Make a photo story. Use or Include images and text. Use these questions to help you: Where did you go to school? What was your favorite subject? Who was your favorite teacher? My best friend in high school: Who was your best friend in high school? What are some things you did together? What is one happy memory you have of this person?

Friday, May 6, 2011

Bloggers April- July 2011

Welcome Bloggers April - July 2011!!!!
Well, these are the new generation of bloggers of April-July 2011 Trimester! Welcome Bloggers!


Arenas Carlos
Yorwin Añez
Wilfredo cabezas
Ana Campos
Michele Chavez
Marisel Contreras
Katerin Delgado
Alfredo Echavez
Jhulimar Fraga
Gerardo Gutierrez
Oliver Herrera
Arturo Molina
Rafael Morales
Karelis Moreno
Mauricio Muñoz
Gustavo Nava
Dulce Navarro
Mariansel Parra
Octavio Parra
Carola Sanchez
Arturo Vilchez


Level 2 O211 April-July2011
Roselis Arguello
Alexander Bermudez
Danmiel Bohorquez
Juan Camacho
Marianny Castro
Maria Chacin
Ivan Clavero
Wilfredo Correa
Elis Escobar
Joseph Gonzalez
Juan Henriquez
Maria Hernandez
Luis Lobo
Dayerlin Lopez
Fernando Matos
Veronica Navarro
Justin Nieto
Oscar portillo
Amilcar Reguillo
Mayerlyng Reyes
Emmanuel Romero
Daniela Vazquez
Claudio Vilchez
Jose Villasmil
Dianela Villavicencio
Antonio Yajure


April-July 2011 C221
Alfredo Aguirre
Edgar Alvarez
daniel Alvarez
Gerardo Antunez
Juan aponte
Jose Avila
Hely Boscan
juan Chacin
Arnaldo Estrada
Jose Fleire
jose Franceschini
Mariana Gil
Robert Gonzalez
Viviany Lopez
Trino Mendez
Luis Moran
Brimar Quevedo
Elio Rincon
Noel Villalobos
Monica Zambrano


D201  April-July 2011
Arlenys Alvarez
Carlos Arguelles
Juan Armas
Jeniree Badell
Rebeca Baez
Maryoli Cardozo
Linner Chacon
Amarilis Colina
Roxanny Colina
Rocielis Fernandez
Eyorline Gonzalez
Carlos Mas y Rubi
Efigenia Perez
Valentina Pirela
Laura Prada
Jorge Rivas
Adriana Rosales
Ruben Sencial
Andry Sepulveda
Yolglemnis Urribarri
Jesus Viloria
Christine Yari
Yeraldine Zapata
Catherin Zuleta


D291 April-July 2011
Alvarado Maria
Arias Geraldine
Arria Andrei
Caceres Jorge
Cohen Gabriela
D Angelis Sasha
Divita Andrea De Lucia
Escobar Cefora
Infante Moises
La Rosa Eskewer
Luque Claudia
Medina Kariennys
Mendoza Rosa
Morillo Yourlaineth
Morillo Yargelis
Mundo Andrea
Piña Pedro
Rios karem
Redondo Jean
Sierra Noralith
Torres Rosandy

J212 April-July 201

Alvarez Linoska
Barnique Carlos
Benitez Petra
Blanco Betzabeth
Boscan Emily
Bracho Ariana
Cortez Angireth
Giancola Andres
Gonzalez Milagros
Herrera Rolendio
Jordan Leidys
Labarca Anabel
Labarca Leonevelis
Lobato Keybeth
Morillo Eleidy
Navas Alba
Negron Eliezer
Osuna Yuraima
Padron Islany
Palmar Dayanna
Paz Mayerlin
Perez Carolina
Petrace Vicky
Ramirez Vanessa
Cinthia Romero
Ruiz Yenireth
Salamanca Emperatriz
Suarez Luiscelys
Urdaneta Blanca
Valbuena Leximar
Villalobos Maria

G202 April-July 2011
Jesus Arteaga
Eduardo Añez
Daniela Añez
Pablo Canache
Jose Chango
Luis de Freitas
Reily Delgado
Daniel Ferrer
Yaneth Fuentes
Yen Galue
Jeiderson Garcia
Juan Gonzalez
Yenny Gonzalez
Jesus Gonzalez
Miguel Lopez
Adriana Luzardo
Juan Millan
Mayleth Miranda
Jorge Nava
Daniel Pirela
Liz Rad
Carla Rangel
Miguel Rivero
Arlette Salas
Marialys Sulbaran
Catherina Vasquez
Jose Vazquez
Januzs Woyciechowsky


H312 April-July 2011
Luis Armijo
Ender Bastidas
Ana Castillo
Mayerlin Espina
Herlin Estrada
Carla Fereira
Marlon Ferrer
Leonel Garcia
Lorena Hernandez
Liliana Hernandez
Oswaldo Hoyos
Luis Leal
Jose Mejias
Ana Novoa http//
Elen Perez
Yuleidys Rios
Jose Romero
Luis Salazar
Isamar Sarmiento
Edilmaryory Silva
Adriana Soto
Enmanuela Urdaneta

C511 May -July 2010

1 Acosta Virmelis
2 Andrade Araina
3 Bermudez Leilay
4 Boscan Jhonn
5 Boscan Darielys
6 Bravo Anyire
7 Caceres Isana
8 Caldera Nestor
9 Cueva Gustavo
10 Ferrer Andres
11 Gil Kevin
12 Gonzalez Jose
13 Gonzalez Yuletzi
14 Gonzalez Vanessa
15 Lobo Belgibel
16 Luengo Edixon
17 Marin Massimo
18 Marquez Francisco
20 Montilla Paul
21 Niño Jose
22 Paz Kysbel
23 Quivera Hector
24 Ramirez Freddy
25 Romero Jose 26 Romero Diego
27 Rondon Leydi
28 Sanchez Miguelangel
29 Santamaria Daniela
30 Valbuena Emmanuel
31 Valecillos Ernesto
32 Vale Rosanyela
33 Vasquez Riccardo
34 Vergel Johana
35 Villalobos Angel
36 Yedra Afredo

M511 April-July 2011

Barreto Yesica
Cabrera Manuel
Carmona Tahiret
Ceballos Rina
Contreras Maria
Contreras Maria de las Angustias
Diaz Maribys
Garcia Luisana
Gonzalez Exibely
Gonzalez Samuel
Guerra Wagner Diego
Leal Maria
Luces Alejandro
Montiel Jose
Montiel Paul
Muñoz Dariangela
Ortega Orlando
Pacheco Jesus
Parra Adrian
Perozo Yulianna
Petit Luisana
Pirona Fabiana
Rivas Jesus
Rodriguez Jose
Rodriguez Luis
Rojas Andrea
Echandia Humberto
Sanchez Maria
Serrano Isaac
Silva Nestor
Urdaneta Karla
Valles Aleaxi
Level 6

Katherine Alvarez

Level 7
 1. Victor Aular
2. Julio Gil
3. Julieska Leal
4. Nubia Navarro
5. Andrea Olano
6. Beatriz Orozco
7. Nataly Palacio
8. Andrea Pirela
9. Leonardo Reyes
10. Brian Rincon
11. Marlyn Soto
12. Yoselin Zapata

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A poem for your Mom!!

According to Wikipedia.....

The modern Mother's Day is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March, April, or May as a day to honor mothers and motherhood.

Well, ....we are celebrating Mother's Day next Sunday.. what are you doing to tell your mom how much you love her...?

This is an idea.... Write a poem!!!

In order to do that here you can fin three examples:  Fun EFL Task: Writing a Poem

This is a little one I made for my mom..

Ivonne Perez
By: Doris Molero

Happy, little bit crazy, loving, inspiring
Mother of  Ivoncita, Ivan, Doris and Ruben
Who loves Chavez, her family and helping others
Who is afraid of rats, crime and being alone
Wants to see her grandchildren grow and her family happy
Resident of my heart

Well, have fun writing a little something for your moms.. and Happy Mother Day to all the moms of the world!

Welcome to my blog Task!!!

Hello, everyone.. since everybody should be working on your blogs this week.. This is an example you can follow to write your welcome to my blog post.

A. Read about Juan. (this is just a model.. feel free to add more to the different paragraphs)

In this blog I will post my school homework for Level 7. I will use it to practice writing, listening, speaking and reading. Also, i will share it with my classmates and people from the world.

Hi, there! My name’s Juan Gonzalez but you can call me Juanchi. I’m from Maracaibo, originally. I live in Maracaibo, in Monte Claro. I’m 20 years old and I study engineering at URBE . My favorite subjects are mathematics and English. This trimester I am taking 4 classes and I am in the 7th trimester.

I love music, dancing, playing soccer, driving my car (I have a red sport car), surfing the net, studying English, talking on the phone with my friends, pizza , chocolate, my family , my country and my dog.

I hate onions, listening to hip hop, getting up early on the weekend, violence, war, injustice, and washing the dishes. I can't stand people smoking.

My dream is to travel around the world, visit the Pyramids in Egypt and The Eiffel Tower in Paris. Of course, I want to graduate from Engineering School and be a good engineer. I also want to learn to speak French, and Italian. I’d love to work in an important company and buy a house, get married and start a family.

About English, I love to learn new languages. I think English is very important. I listen to music and watch TV in English. It’s a good exercise. I also chat on the internet and have friends in many countries. I can write well, but I need to practice more. The most difficult for me is speaking. I want to practice in class and out of class, too. I hope I can make a lot of friends and practice speaking in this class.

Well, This is a little bit about me. Hope you liked it... Please, leave a comment!

Keep on Shining Love and Peace!
B. Now it’s your turn to write about yourself. Add your picture.

C. It's time to meet two new friends. Use these questions to interview your new friends.
What’s your name? Where are you from? What school in URBE are you from? How old are you? Where do you live?
What do you like doing? What things do you like? Love? Enjoy?
What things you don’t like? Hate? Can’t stand?
What is your dream? What do you want to do with your life?
About English:
What’s your opinion about English? Do you like it? Is it important? What do you do to study English? How do you prefer to study English? What do you want to do in this class?
Use these expressions to answer to your new friends questions:
My name is…. / I’m from …… / I go to …… in URBE / I’m …….years old. / I live in…….
I love…… / I enjoy….. /I like to …….
I don’t like to ……. / I hate……. /I can’t stand………
My dream is to ……. / I want to ……. One day.
About English:
I think English is……. / In my opinion …….. / For me ….. / I guess ……. / I want to …. in this class.
Now, write your new friends information here:
Her/his name’s ……... She/he’s from ……... She/he’s a student from …………………… school. She/he’s …… years old. She/he lives in ………………...
She/he likes …+ing, She/he likes to …….,
She/he loves …. + ing, she/he enjoys …+ ing
She/he doesn’t like to ……. / She/he hate……. /She/he can’t stand………
Her/his dream is to ……. / She/he wants to ……. One day.
About English:
She/he thinks English is……. / In her/his opinion …….. / For her/him ….. / He/she guesses ……. / She/he wants to …. in this class.

D. Now draw a mind map with the information about your friend.

E. Write about you and your friend in your blog.

Have fun and keep on shining love and peace!

Bloggers April- July 2011

Hello! Do you have a blog? yes.. good for you!.. No.. that's not so cool.. :(.. get one...:)..

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Welcome April - July 2011 Class!!!

Welcome, everybody!

This new trimester, we will be learning in a blended connected way. But what is that? you may be asking yourself. Well, let's try to explain what it is about. To start with:
  1. It is mostly about learning and practicing your English.
  2. You will be reading, listening to, writing and talking about different topics in English.
  3. It is about learning English using technology. That means we will be using computers and internet to find real updated information concerning your different interests. We are going to experiment and play with new ways to learn autonomously. Learning for life. Learning to learn. Learning by doing. We will watching and listening to videos as well as making videos. We'll have the chance to use different tools to express our ideas and interact with people.
  4. It is about learning and practicing your English in groups, in community. Be ready to meet students and teachers from the university and the world. Of course, there will be tasks you must complete on your own.
That was a general description of the course. Now, how the classes take place:
  • If you can't come to classes, you can connect at home or wherever you have access to a computer and Internet.
  • You need to get a google account, since we will using different tools provided by Google. make sure to register to Gmail, Google Reader, Google Talk, Google Doc, and Blogger
  • Blogs are going to be your personal journals. There you will register everything we do in class. All your homework and tasks should be there.
  • Every class will be a taken as a workshop or TALLER. Try not to miss your classes and if you do, keep your blog updated.
  • Homework will be assigned for each one of the units covered in class. The dateline to hand in your homework will be the day of your test. It means you will have the chance to work on your blog till the exam day.
  • Corrections to writing will be done through Google documents and with the help of tutors.. try to get one.. Go to Bloque F and meet our tutors. .or find a friend that watn to help you-
  • We will also use social networks to keep in touch: Facebook and Twitter
  • Get a microphone and headphones for this class. Register to Skype
  • Get an avatar we will join a project on a virtual world. Register to Second Life to get your avatar.
Things you need to do to take this class:
  • Get a Gmail account and register to Google services: reader, Google talk, reader and blogger.
  • Get a blog at Blogger. For instructions on how to that get the power point presentation from our box or follow the tutorial prepared by Vance Stevens.
Well, hope you can learn a lot and have lots of fun in this class! Once more welcome everyone!

Keep on shining Love and Peace!