Thursday, 10 September 2015

September Exams

Written Exams will be on September 11th at 16.30

Reading: 16.30-18.00;

Listening: 18:00-18.45
Writing: 19.00-20.15

Oral Exams: 15th from 9.30
Speaking: 9:30 - 12:00

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

More about boxes...

... after last 18th June post...a bit of poetry by Alan Maley:

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

CNN Student News

CNN Student News is a 10-minute, commercial-free, daily news program designed for middle and high school classes. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year. You can see now this year's last show (on 5th June). Broadcast will resume on August 17th.
Watch news here.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Are you Open-Minded?

Remember you can watch it with / without subtitles if you activate / disable them (fourth icon from your right)

Monday, 6 July 2015

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Work out your Level at CEFR

The CEFR is an internationally recognised framework that describes 6 levels of language ability from A1 for beginners up to C2 for those who have mastered a language. The CEFR is used by organisations all over the world as a reliable benchmark of language ability.
Test your English here.

Monday, 29 June 2015

How to Survive a Festival

The UK is well known for its many summer music festivals, the most famous being Glastonbury
If you like festivals, have a look here... There are several things you should know to survive them. You'll find an interesting video at the end with Top Ten Iconic Music Festivals of all times...

Tuesday, 23 June 2015


A curvaceous young phoneme called schwa
Said "I never feel strong. It's bizarre!
I'm retiring and meek
And I always sound weak
But in frequency counts – I'm the star!"

Unexplored Britain

Leith Hill 25 minutes from London and the city is suddenly far away. Leith Hill, in the Surrey Hills, is the highest point in South East England. 

From OXFORD University Press Language Schools ELT June

Friday, 19 June 2015

Top Ten British Castles

If you like castles (not the TV series :-) ), have a look at this page from National Trust.
From OXFORD University Press Language Schools ELT June

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Describing People: Personality Adjectives

Positive vs Negative
Choose the few new ones for you, check the meaning and think about people you know who could be described with them.
I'll select these for you to look up: convivial, exuberant, aloof, callous ... Be careful because some may be "false friends" and check pronunciation too.
From English Club

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Confessions of an Idiom

Watch the following video and check how many idioms you can recognize in it. There are 39 including the ones in the title of the animation. Enjoy it! [Key before summer holidays]
From OXFORD University Press Language Schools ELT June
Confessions of an Idiom from Amanda Koh on Vimeo.

Friday, 29 May 2015

End-of-Year Quality Survey

Do, please, find five minutes to fill in this questionnaire. You can do it either here or on the EOI Website (top right hand side).
Thanks a lot!!!

Great Country

Pedro, a former student at EOI, wants me to share this article with you... Here you are!

... Do you agree?