Happy holidays!

Hi everyone!

Happy Easter! Hope you are having a wonderful time, and getting lots of chocolate too!!!

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Now, in Euroschool we are already thinking about summer. We know that there are usually two questions entering students’ minds:

1) Does the course finish in June?

Well, the answer is NO, it doesn’t. At Euroschool we organise it so that the course books are started in October and finished in June but that doesn’t mean the course finishes. Once you have achieved the goals set by your book we have summer courses for several resons:

Firstly so that you find it easier to adapt to the new level in October

Secondly so you secure the knowledge you have gained

and finally so that you don’t start again in October after three months of no contact with the language, as we all know that can make things harder than necessary.

For all those reasons we offer:

  • Exam preparation classes for all levels
  • General English classes (all levels of course! 😉 )
  • One to One classes (Private classes)
  • Summer in England (for both adults and teenagers)

2) Is there anything for my children to do in summer so that they make the most of their holidays and boost their English level?

Absolutely!!! At Euroschool we have several options for your kids to enjoy an English summer, whether they stay in Spain or want to go abroad!

Summer Camp in Manzaneda:

Everyday, children will have dynamic English lessons, focused on improving their productive skills (speaking and listening), as well as a wide range of activities.

  • Orienteering
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Mountain First Aid
  • Bowling
  • … and many more!!!!

Summer camp in England:


  • 15 hours a week of English lessons
  • 10 hours a week of activities, to be chosen everyday.
  • 1 full-day trip a week
  • 2 half-day trips a week
  • Daily evening activities with students from different countries.
  • Championships
  • Accommodation at Portsmouth’s University (Southsea)

Urban summer camp in A Coruña:

  • 2 hours of English lessons a day
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Music Workshop
  • Masterchef
  • Popular Games
  • Trips
  • Story telling

So, there you go! Make the most of your summer and join any of the programmes!  🙂 Remember you can ask for further information via email (info@euroschoolofenglish.com), giving us a call (981140024) or just popping in any of our schools.
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Prepare with the best, enjoy with the best!

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Pronunciation (-ed )

Hey guys!

How are you doing? In Euroschool we couldn’t be happier!!! We have been awarded with the Achievement Award 2016!!!

Do you know what that means? Well, in case you missed it last year, this is an award given by Cambridge English to the best Exam Preparation Centres. We are top notch! 🙂 And the best part is that it is not us saying it: it’s Cambridge! So before getting hands on with pronunciation we want to thank YOU: this wouldn’t have been possible without all your effort to pass.

Here’s the award:

PRONUNCIATION:

-ed pronunciation is usually an issue to students of all levels so, today’s post is going to be dedicated to helping you with this matter.

The first thing you need to understand is that the pronunciation of these endings is going to depend on the last sound of the word without the suffix. (If you are not familiar with the phonetic chart, check out this link: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/phonemic-chart )

For example:

“Watch” is pronounced /wɒtʃ/ and its last sound is /. This means that when adding the -ed suffix it will sound like this: /wɒtʃt/. You can see that a /t/ sound has been added at the end.

“Love” is pronounced /lov/ and its last sound is /v/. So in the past and past participle forms it will sound like this: /lovd/. Here, a /d/ sound has been added.

“Lift” is pronounced just as it is written: /lift/, with a final /t/ sound,  and in its -ed form is pronounced /liftid/

/t/, /d/ or /id/?

As mentioned above that will depend on the last sound of the word which  we know is sometimes difficult to identify. However, we have made this chart in which we categorise those sounds depending on the pronunciation of the -ed suffix.

(Please note that these are not phonemic symbols but an approximation of how they sound when we pronounce them)

/t/ /d/ /id/
/p/

/k/

/f/

/s/

/sh/

/tch/

/ks/

/b/

/g/

/v/

/z/

/dj/

/m/

/n/

/r/

/l/

/t/

/d/

This chart works not only for verbs but for any other word with -ed ending.

I know that phonetics are not very popular amongst Spanish students but I really encourage you to learn them! Your teacher at Euroschool can help you! Meanwhile, if you want to start digging around on your own, here is a great video to get started:

YouTube – British Council Phonemic Chart

As students, we usually think that our pronunciation has to be spot on and that we should know how to pronounce every word. We tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves! Well, maybe the following video will help you to be a bit more relaxed about it!

Check it out! It’s just hilarious! 😆

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