Thursday, 21 November 2019

Homework for Next Week

WRITING: Write a 150/180-word reply to the blog post on page 26 Ex. 6 mentioning your future academic / professional plans and aspirations. Use future tenses and other future forms (from Ex. 8, 9 and 10 on the same page).
START: Hi everyone  (...)  FINISH: Wish me luck!
Deadline: Mon. 25th
CLOZE ACTIVITY: Do it, please; we will check it on Wed. 27th in class

MEDIATION: Watch this video and be ready to explain it to Sandra on Wednesday: what it is about and what aim it pursues in 3 minutes.

25 Phrases to Sound Professional

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Which do you prefer?

prefer /prɪˈfɜː(r) / verb [T] -rr- CHOOSE to like, choose or want one thing rather than another
[ + -ing verb ] He prefers watching rugby to playing it.
[ + to infinitive ] I'd prefer not to discuss this issue.
formal I'd prefer you not to smoke (= I would like it better if you did not smoke) , please.
·  to prefer sth TO sth;           
I prefer cats to dogs;    I prefer reading to watching TV
·  to prefer to + INF                
I prefer to live alone;     I’d prefer to stay at home;
·  preferir QUE algo/algn + SUBJ; I’d prefer it to rain now rather than during the game; I won’t go if you’d prefer me to stay;
·  to prefer THAT preferir QUE + SUBJ; they prefer that it should not be discussed; I’d prefer it if you went now

Happy World Children's Day

World Children's Day 20th November

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Monday, 18 November 2019

Mistakes in Essays and Informative texts (31st Oct Post)

Check your writing mistakes. Try to spot and correct them by jotting down your version below. Then check the given possibilities by "colouring" the blank lines below the sentences.
Finally revise the last pages.

Why the School system is outdated

Murcia Today

Murcia and Spanish News Round up Week Ending 15th November

Friday, 15 November 2019

Future Learn

I have done several courses on Future Learn and wanted to share this letter I received with you. For more info about MOOCs click HERE

Hello Miguel Angel,
There are now ten million learners using the FutureLearn platform
All business milestones are exciting but this one is particularly special because it’s all about you.
You've turned hobbies into careers, achieved incredible professional goals, overcome personal challenges and found human connection through study.
Your stories have continuously inspired the FutureLearn team and brought us closer to our mission of creating enjoyable, social and credible learning experiences where anyone, anywhere can enjoy the transformative power of education.
Thank you for being a part of our journey so far.
We’ve broken down what ten million really means in terms of our courses, partners and learners in 
this post and we’d love for you to share your experience of learning with us in the comments.
You can also enter our 
ten million learners competition for the chance to win a free course upgrade and certificate.
Here’s to you and the next ten million

Happy learning,
Lily and the FutureLearn team 

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End of Life Care: Challenges and Innovation
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Food as Medicine
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Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice
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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Human rights aspects of immigrant and refugee integration policies (2019)

“Integration policies should not pursue migration-control goals but facilitate the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants and refugees." Tomáš Bocek, Special Representative of the Secretary General on migration and refugees

Wednesday, 13 November 2019


Learn collocations with IDENTIFY (verb) and FEE (noun).
Underline / Highlight the ones you find necessary for you to use and make up some true-for-you sentences using them.

TED Talks (6 - 12 mins)

3200+ talks to stir your curiosity

Find just the right one 

Friday, 8 November 2019

Education on

Education  /ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃən/ the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. Synonyms, examples, word origin...

A Glass of Wine?

"No, definitely not" at this time of the morning, but... Is Wine Good for you?

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

COLLOCATIONS with Accomplish, Achieve & Attain

English-Spanish Glossary for Educational Settings

Glossary of English Educational terminology translated into Spanish. (American English)

Recycle at the EOI

We have two new containers for recycling at our School:

  • There is a cardboard container to recycle  all type of batteries at the entrance (on the left). 
  • We have another container for toner and ink cartridges. Remember to bring ONLY ORIGINAL cartridges.
This action is included within the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals); Goal 12 of the Agenda 2030 included in our project IMAGINE A: 2030.

Goal 12: Responsible consumption, production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Achieving economic growth and sustainable development requires that we urgently reduce our ecological footprint by changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources. The efficient management of our shared natural resources, and the way we dispose of toxic waste and pollutants, are important targets to achieve this goal. Encouraging industries, businesses and consumers to recycle and reduce waste is equally important, as is supporting developing countries to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption by 2030.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Council of Europe and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) involves opportunities as well as risks; human rights should be strengthened by AI, not undermined. This Recommendation on AI and human rights provides guidance on the way in which the negative impact of AI systems on human rights can be prevented or mitigated, focusing on 10 key areas of action.

Monday, 4 November 2019

First steps into ... The ‘Four Cs’ | Onestopenglish

First steps into ... The ‘Four Cs’ | Onestopenglish: Communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. Daniel Barber introduces the ‘super skills’ that 21st century students can’t do without.

Murcia Today

Murcia and Spanish News Round up Week Ending 31st October

Friday, 1 November 2019

Youth research: the essentials (2019)

Research on youth is becoming increasingly recognised as an indispensable companion of effective, impactful policy and practice. To make it more accessible and better understood, this short text, written by members of the Pool of European Youth Researchers, co-ordinated by the EU-Council of Europe youth partnership, aspires to help the reader gain a better and immediate understanding of the purpose, scope and usefulness of research on youth. It also describes how various stakeholders in the youth field, and beyond, can make use of youth research. It does not intend to present the state of contemporary youth research, nor showcase youth research projects, but focuses on addressing specific questions such as: What is youth research? What are the theoretical influences of youth research? Why do we need youth research?

It is the authors’ wish, through this publication, to make research on youth closer and more accessible to all actors in the youth field in Europe and beyond.

Thursday, 31 October 2019


Learn a bit about Halloween!

Halloween Idioms

Webquest: Halloween | Onestopenglish: This spooky webquest includes activities on popular Halloween traditions, global celebrations and terrifying tales.

1st Q Lexical Topics (Oct. to Feb.)

During the first quarter of the year we will be studying the following lexical areas:

Module 1: Travel & Transport / Home, Neighbourhood, City, Money 

Module 2: Education / Personal Identification, Physical Aspect, Character, Personality

Module 3: Daily Life Activities, Work, Career 

Module 4: IT (Information Technologies) and Science / Shopping, Trade

Writing Task

TASK 1: An ESSAY (based on written input) of about 250 words (Look at p.17 Activities no. 8 & 9).

Do use the Useful Language column on the right of the page and the checklist for your piece of writing.

TASK 2: An INFORMATIVE TEXT (2 paragraphs, 180 words approx.) about:

· Either: The Damage of the Environment in your Area or Country; Measures to be Taken
· Or: A Traditional Job in your Country or Region (See p. 149 in Textbook).

Deadline: 11th Nov.

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