PROFESSIONAL EMAILS

Introduction: explicamos la intención del email y decimos lo que esperamos conseguir

· Saludo: Dear + name,

¬∑ Motivo de la carta:¬†I hope this email finds you well (si escribes t√ļ por primera vez) / Thanks for your email (si est√°s contestando). I’m writing to you to…

Body: explicamos las cosas que nos han pedido

· Desarrolla el contenido por puntos:

Firstly, I wanted to discuss…

Secondly, I’d like to as if…¬†

Thirdly, let me develop…

Conclusion: resumen del body y ofrece futuro contacto

¬∑ Resume brevemente el body:¬†In short, I hope to have…

¬∑ Proporciona datos de contacto por si fuera necesario:¬†Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out on this same address.

· Despedida: Best regards,

· Tu nombre: Patri

Fórmulas a incluir:

¬∑ Per our last conversation: tras nuestra √ļltima conversaci√≥n…

¬∑ Hope this email finds you well: espero que est√©(s) bien al recibir esta carta. (Para tratar de usted al sujeto, a√Īadimos, Sir o Madam al final de la frase).

¬∑ Thank you for your email. In reference to your questions… gracias por tu/su email. En referencia a tus/sus preguntas…

· I look forward to hearing from you: espero tus/sus noticias.

· Please, feel free to contact me if you have any questions: por favor, si tiene alguna duda contacte conmigo.

· Thanks in advance: gracias por adelantado.

EJEMPLO:

Dear Emily,

I hope this email finds you well. I’m writing to ask a couple of things regarding yesterday’s proposal.

Firstly, I wanted to highlight what a brilliant job you did presenting it. All our colleagues were as impressed as I was.

Secondly, some clients contacted me saying that they’d like to have the presentation, as they can’t remember all specific details from the proposal. Can you email it to me, please? Thanks in advance.

In short, I just wanted to congratulate you on the proposal and ask for the digital version to share with those clients. If you need more information, feel free to contact me.

Best regards,

Patri

A. POLO

EOI C1 essay.

It is a universally acknowledged fact that the crisis around the Catalan question has always been a matter of heated debate throughoutdin the Spain’s history. There seems to be no need to doubt that it is one of the most relevant issues for the Government nowadays. This essay will be focused on explaining the essential reasons for this.

First of all, it is necessary that we be aware that the recent court ruling by the Supreme Court against the incidents that took place in 2017 has stirred the anger of quite a few Catalan citizens. In addition, the independenceindependent parties have required that accused the set free to the Catalan’spoliticians condemnedbe set free. 

Secondly, it goes without saying that we are witnesses of to a dramatic,violentcesituation around Catalonia, specifically in Barcelona. The initialspeaceful independence demonstrations,have ended up in/turned intoa fight between the Police againstand the radicals. Until this momentAs of now, the balance of this street war is close to 200 wounded and 18 people arrested.

Lastly, I would like to put forward,to finish with this issue, a real constitutional modification of the Spanish’s Constitution. This legislative technical could be able take place allow a possible referendum to take place. Complicated though this measure is, maintain for this conflict to continue is more dangerous. Not only for the Government and politicians, but also,undoubtedly,is forthe citizens.

Be it as it may, the obvious conclusion to be drawn is that the Spanish‚ÄôsConstitution is founded on the principle of the respect of the law. John .F. Kennedy said: ‚ÄúOonce upon a time,that the citizens are free to disagree with the law,but not to disobey it. For in a Government of law, no man is entitled to defy a court of law.‚ÄĚ

CRITERIOS DE EVALUACI√ďN

A continuación puedes descargar los criterios de evaluación de writing y speaking de los tres exámenes de Cambridge:

Criterios oficiales de B2 (First):

Writing

https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/cambridge-english-assessing-writing-performance-at-level-b2.pdf

Speaking

https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/168619-assessing-speaking-performance-at-level-b2.pdf

Criterios oficiales de C1 (Advanced):

Writing

https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/cambridge-english-assessing-writing-performance-at-level-c1.pdf

Speaking

https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/168620-assessing-speaking-performance-at-level-c1.pdf

Criterios oficiales de C2 (Proficiency):

Writing

https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/cambridge-english-assessing-writing-performance-at-level-c2.pdf

Speaking

https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/182109-assessing-speaking-performance-at-level-c2.pdf

FAQ’s

Preguntas frecuentes respecto al examen (esta lista se actualizar√° con nuevas preguntas que salgan en clase):

  • ¬ŅQu√© diferencia hay entre report y proposal? El report tiene como objetivo informar sobre un tema y hacer recomendaciones si se piden, y la proposal busca persuadir a quien lo lee para que tome una decisi√≥n respecto a algo. Ambos son formales y tienen encabezado. Se recomienda ordenar, dentro de cada encabezado, los argumentos con puntos (bullet points).
  • ¬ŅQu√© diferencia hay entre policy, politics y politician? Policy es una pol√≠tica de actuaci√≥n; politics, la disciplina comunicativa y politician, la figura del profesional de dicho campo.
  • ¬ŅEn qu√© textos puedo poner contracciones (por ejemplo: don’t, aren’t)? En los informales. Es decir todos aquellos escritos a un destinatario familiar: letter to a friend, review y article de revista.

A STAR IS BORN

Loudly human. Unabashedly honest. Oscar-nominated. Bradley Cooper pulls a Sean Penn and enters the film-makers-to-watch club with a directorial debut that hasn’t left either critics or movie-goers indifferent.

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Off the deep end, figuratively

Enough to sell the ticket, the also-screenwriter found his star out of, at least and as we are #blessed to now know, 100 people in the room: Lady Gaga. And aren’t we glad. The children of Italian immigrants create magic in this musical drama, the kind we keep rewatching Gladiator or Mamma Mia to relive. Although some would argue that the first half of the movie is its strongest, tension and relatability abound throughout.

The fourth remake of¬†A Star Is Born (of the original 1937 film, after the 1954 musical, the 1976 rock musical and the 2013 Bollywood romance film) follows Ally and Jackson Maine’s romance, which whirlwinds its way into a garage (spoiler, kinda). She, an upright young woman fiercer than she feels. He, a burned out rockstar with more drinks around than he needs. After meeting at a fortunate drag-filled event, where she unknowingly delights him to his core, they fall for each other. The rest is history, but a tumultuous one.

The acting is magnificent. If anyone still needed proof of what a gigantic talent Gaga is, refer to this film. If you had seen her steal the show at the Oscars in 2015 and specially in 2016, you get it. Their performance of Shallow, in particular, gives you the kind of feeling you get when kissing someone or smashing your running record. It’s freedom, passion, feeling, triumph. Can’t wait to see them kill at the Oscars.

Likewise, the writing and directing is fluent and smart. Cooper has already earned the Director Award from the National Board of Review and although Cuar√≥n is on track to take the gold, Bradley’s efforts will not be dismissed. Singing soulfully and with a story to tell, it’s safe to say he’s leaped over his own versatile standards. Production, sound and costume design are all on point, and lengthy though the film is, at no point do you disconnect from the story, let alone get bored. The supporting cast ‚ÄĒ Oscar nominee Sam Elliott, SNL‘s adoptive son (no pun intended) Dave Chappelle and Blue Jasmine‘s Andrew Dice Clay generously accommodate in a vehicle steered by its two smashing leads, whose ping-ponging chemistry is at the peak of its powers.

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Watch as I dive in

In short, A Star Is Born has been the last slice of pizza of this crazy Oscars season and an enjoyable piece in the most rigorous sense of the word. Right, bear? x