Friday, 18 January 2019


If you're handy about the house / garden, you might need some of these...

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Bad Hair Day

Let's talk about your hair...

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Writing from headlines

Choose two headlines (or more) and write the first paragraph of the story behind it in about 50 words. 
Use passive verbs where appropriate:
2.3m kids "don't exercise enough"
The night Emma died was a night of horror
Should you tip binmen?
Thrones star set to speak at TEDx event
Estate to be bulldozed
Difficult childhood linked to violence
Shy boozers more likely to get "hangxiety"
"I've been shot... I'm outside the house... hurry up"
Sailor rescue
Warning on "button" batteries
Girls "hit by anxiety"
Dawn: My secret to looking so young
New cannabis treatment
Boris in $52k error
Too much sleep "bad for your heart"
Attacked everyday for doing your job
Carer who stole from elderly widow jailed
To be checked with the real news in class on Mon. 21st.
News from Manchester Evening News 7th Dec. 2018 issue

Real Decreto Evaluación EEOOII

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Friday, 11 January 2019

Jot down the five expressions you didn't know!

Thursday, 10 January 2019


An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which we have two or more words side by side contradicting each other. Their use in speech often leads to humour, irony, and sarcasm. 

Here is a list of 50 awfully good ones
(Thanks, Mª José)

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Christmas Lunch on Fool's Day

«Cheap Chinese guitar» (Perdición) By Fernando Rubio

Los 10 mejores discos nacionales de 2018, según ABC

Sinónimo de blues, folk y rock americano. Suena a Tennessee pero está regado desde Cartagena. El disco de este artista murciano destila música americana por los cuatro costados. Sonidos arrancados desde la raíz pero con mucho estilo donde las melodías, sinuosas y preciosistas, son parte fundamental en la interpretación.
Es un arquitecto del buen gusto. Es curioso pero este rock suave que extrae no es la única corriente que se encuentra en el álbum, dado que coquetea, en ocasiones, con ritmos de corte folk y pasajes algo más funk. Su sonido conquista no solo a los puristas del género, sino que puede sobrevolar sobre la cabeza del oyente menos exigente.

Porque en sus doce áridos y luminosos cortes, por los que desfilan guitarras acústicas en «Meteor Showers», espléndidas armonías vocales como en «It Ain't an Easy Thing» o «Carry on blues», eslide guitar y pedal steel bien desarollados en «Winter Sun», se encontrará con un billete directo a la pradera en la que campan Buffalo Springfield o The Band. Seguro que The Jayhawks estarían orgullosos.
Por José Manuel Sánchez

Congratulations for your music and success, Fernando!!!
Listen to the single here, but you'd better listen to the whole CD!

Monday, 7 January 2019

Vocabulary Checker

See how many words / expressions you already know from the 15 given:
List 1
List 2
Highlight the new ones!

Friday, 4 January 2019

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Selling Vocabulary

Check the CALD list to look up new words & phrases related to selling and do the activity at the end of it.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Ways of walking

After so many holidays, everyone should do some exercise... shall we amble, saunter, wander, ramble, mooch, meander, stride, dash, dart, scamper, sprint, jog, scurry, skip, lope, rush, hop, trip, hike, trek, paddle, wade ...?

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with Merriam-Webster 10-question challenge!

Start the visual Test

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Food Phrasal Verbs

Learn cooking, eating, and food related phrasal verbs in this English lesson with your English teacher Lucy.
Get ready for Christmas!!!

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by...

Check new words or phrases in a monolingual dictionary ...

Instead of SAID...

Here are dialogue words you can use instead of ‘said’, categorised by the kind of emotion or scenario they convey:

Anger: Shouted, bellowed, yelled, snapped, cautioned, rebuked.

Affection: Consoled, comforted, reassured, admired, soothed.

Excitement: Shouted, yelled, babbled, gushed, exclaimed.

Fear: Whispered, stuttered, stammered, gasped, urged, hissed, babbled, blurted.

Determination: Declared, insisted, maintained, commanded.

Happiness: Sighed, murmured, gushed, laughed.

Sadness: Cried, mumbled, sobbed, sighed, lamented.

Conflict: Jabbed, sneered, rebuked, hissed, scolded, demanded, threatened, insinuated, spat, glowered.

Making up: Apologised, relented, agreed, reassured, placated, assented.

Amusement Teased, joked, laughed, chuckled, chortled, sniggered, tittered, guffawed, giggled, roared.

Storytelling: Related, recounted, continued, emphasized, remembered, recalled, resumed, concluded

Tuesday, 18 December 2018