Friday, 19 December 2014

Sight for sore eyes

'Maverick' doctor who restored the vision of 100,000 people
It takes Sanduk Ruit about five minutes to change someone's life. 
By Sophie Brown, for CNN 

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Going Christmas shopping?

Do you know what a mystery shopper is? Check here.

Historic Breakthrough in US - Cuba Relations

Read more on The Guardian.

Little Drummer Boy PENTATONIX

The words and music to the Christmas song Little Drummer Boy were composed by Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone in 1958.
The lyrics of Little Drummer Boy consist of no less than 21 rum pum pum pum' - a major part of the song and therefore presenting an apparently easy task for the lyricist! However, Little Drummer Boy has been a huge hit for several artists.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Twin Truths

Jenny and Pippa are twins. Like many twins they often know what the other is thinking. They complete each other. When one of the twins disappears the other woman is left to face the world alone as she tries to find out what happened to her "other half". Vividly set in Argentina, Brazil, Greece and the UK, Shelan Rodger's stunning debut is a beautiful examination of identity and how much this is moulded by our relationships with others.

Meet "Twin Truths" author, writer Shelan Rodger

EOI Cartagena Salón de Actos Tomorrow at 5.30pm

Speaking Lesson with Kerrin tomorrow

I Work in pairs. Discuss the chances of events 1-5 happening in the next 20 years. (Give as many reasons as possible) (About 20 mins.)
1. We will be able to have holidays in space
2. There will be a cure for cancer / AIDS
3. Nuclear energy will have been abolished.
4. Parents will routinely be able to choose the sex, hair, eye and skin colour of their babies.
5. All foods will be genetically modified
II Answer the following questions using the expressions below. (about 10 mins.)
Be up to   Be at a loose end   Be snowed under   Have sth lined up   Be tied up   Fall through   Go ahead   Get out of sth   Call off   Wind down   Crop up   Put my feet up
What are you up to this evening?
When do you usually put your feet up?
What do you have lined up for next weekend?
What do you do when you're at a loose end?
Are there responsibilities you'd like to get out of?
Have any problems cropped up at work / school?
III Christmas Time (about 30 mins.)
How do you feel about it?
What do you usually do at Xmas?
Your Best / Worst Christmas

Writing for FCE and CAE

Monday, 15 December 2014

In this edition of the Journal:
     ►Torture and secret prisons in Europe: the US Senate confirms Council of Europe findings
Committee of Ministers urges US moratorium on the death penalty
Gender Mainstreaming in Georgian Politics

! Murcia Today - Region Of Murcia News Round-up, Week Ending 12th December 2014

Position of also

Position of also

Renovate / renew; reform / repair; redecorate / refurbish

Renovations, reforms, repairs, redecorations??? Which?
Definitions & Activities.

Typical Mistakes in LEAFLET Writing

Check your mistakes here.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Writing Task

Prepare to write a 300/350-word Short Story (detailed narrative). Choose one of the titles below or write a story you already know. Include title. Deadline 22nd Dec. Reread Textbook p.157 before you start writing.
· A Family Tale
· The Secret
· A Dream Come True
· 24 Hours

Human Rights BLOG

Human Rights Council of Europe BLOG

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Possibility, probability, certainty

You can find translations into Spanish of different ways of expressing possibility and probability here.
Do some grammar practice on can not vs may not here.

Unit 3 Vocabulary Review

Unit 3 Vocabulary Review

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Friday, 5 December 2014

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

People Description

English Advanced 2: Speakout Advanced p 15. Commenting on the Pictures...: Remember that in the speaking task you might need to describe people / family / relatives /celebrities...
Thanks Tomeu Aloy's English Advanced 2 Blog (from Calvià EOI), Mallorca!

Monday, 1 December 2014

Key for Character & Personality Activity

Check your answers here. Have a look at it even though you didn't do the activity --it's a useful sheet of vocab!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Speaking lesson for Wed. 3 Dec.

1. Using the speaking sheet, be prepared to talk about inspiring teachers. Though you can also use a businessperson, salesperson, doctor or any other profession you like.

2. Read what you (and people you know well) are like according to the descriptions in this "Star Sign" list. Say how far you agree with them.

3. Did you buy anything on Black Friday? What do you think of it?

The latest American "shopping fashion" coming to Spain: 
Read in El País in English today's article: Spanish retailers import Black Friday in bid to lure in customers.


As we could see some jokes last Wednesday, I found some more... Read them here. If you can't understand them (because of the language, not because you're a bit silly), check the "explanations" on page 2.

Positive and Negative Personality Adjectives

Review some personality vocabulary with this presentation.
Think of people with these character traits...

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Webquest: Thanksgiving | Onestopenglish

Learn about this important day in North American tradition:
Teacher's Notes

Monday, 24 November 2014

How do you feel today?

How do you feel after the weekend? Highlight the adjectives that apply to you every time you click on the "How do you feel Today" vocabulary reminder.