Friday, 2 June 2017

Pairs and time for final orals 12th June

Answer this post and tell me when you wish to do the oral test and who with. I'll do my best to arrange pairs as you suggest.
Monday 12th June
9.30: Gabi & Juanfra
10.00: Karina & Praxe
10.30: Sara M. & Maite
11.15: Esther & Mar J.
11.45: Mar H. & David
12.15: Pablo & Marta
12:45: Pedro & Félix

Friday, 26 May 2017

Landscapes (Unit 12)

Extra Practice
Ex. 12 a
Ex 12 b
Keys next Monday

Key to unit 11 activities

Check your activities here (first 3) and here (a & b).

Exam Preparation Complete Kit

If I had to choose very few posts to help prepare final exams, the result would be the following:
Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking & Oral Interaction Activities, Vocabulary & GOOD LUCK!!!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Posts till D-Day

  • Remember next Monday 29th there will be no class: just doubts or problems. We won't be doing revision work.  
  • I'll be posting till D-Day, at least 1 post a day. Practice and interesting stuff, as usual ;-)  

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

How Smart are you?

Take This Quiz to Find Out!
I got 34 of 50 right. (With a bit of luck, I must say)
Wow! You got your Bachelor's degree! (They said)

Thanks Mª José for the link!

Monday, 22 May 2017

Last Writing Assignment of the Year

Write a 350-word essay about one of the following topics:
  • How does social background affect a child's prospects in life?
  • Which are the most important factors for a well-functioning society?
  • It is wrong to tell people that anyone can achieve anything in life.
Deadline: next Wed. (if handed in); Fri. 2 pm (if emailed).

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! Murcia Today - Murcia And Spanish News Round-up Week Ending 19th May 2017

Punctuation Activity

Do this activity to check your punctuation skills!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Student Guide for Final Exams

If you still have any doubt at this time of the year on how the tests will be administered, click here. Info for all PTEC tests: A2, B1, B2 and C1.

Classic vs classical

Check here the difference.


Friday, 12 May 2017

Social Living (Unit 10)

Extra Practice
Ex. 10 a
Ex 10 b(1)
Ex. 10 b(2)
Keys next week

Noche de los Museos

Next weekend, on 20th May...

Find info on the Noche de los museos website
If you prefer (and can afford) to do it in London, click here!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Mucho Más Mayo

The Reasons to Swear. A Lot.

The Reasons to Swear. A Lot.: The blog from explores the English language for the secrets behind everyday words. Our expert writers and lexicographers offer practical advice for every English speaker to improve their language skills. Our articles, infographics and quizzes bring words to life for anyone using English.
Fair warning: The language here could get a little strong for some tastes.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Collocations KEY

Check your answers here.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Dealing with the main topic of the unit, I have prepared several vocabulary-related sheets from several dictionaries. They are to be used, looked up and checked before speaking or writing about music. The idea(r) is to highlight words, phrases or collocations you think you will / might use in your speech or writing and of course do put them into practice later.
Types of Music, Singing in General, Music Collocations, Usage Note. Music miscellany, Talk about music

A bit on three P's

Phrasal Verbs Pronunciation

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Collocations with similar words

Key next week.

Last Speaking Lessons with Parker

  • 4th May, Thursday morning 10.30 - 11.30
  • 5th May, Friday afternoon 16.30 - 19.30 Film Discussion (Assembly Room)
  • 9th May, Tuesday morning 9.30 - 10.30

KEY to CAE Activities

Check your last week grammar work here.

! Murcia Today - Murcia And Spanish News Round-up Week Ending 28th April 2017

! Murcia Today - Murcia And Spanish News Round-up Week Ending 28th April 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017

Really GOOD!!!

Improve your formal writing and speaking: "Good" is OK for beginners... but you are a C1 student: Do use the adjectives below (all meaning good)

We have had a third of a million hits on our blog!!!

REGISTER: Formal vs Informal

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Curso de inmersión lingüística en lengua extranjera para la obtención del certificado C1

Al igual que en los últimos dos cursos pasados desde el Servicio de Innovación y Formación del Profesorado a través del Centro de Profesores y Recursos Región de Murcia se viene organizando un curso de inmersión lingüística en el extranjero dentro del programa “+Idiomas” que la Consejería de Educación ha puesto en marcha con la finalidad de que todos los centros educativos sean bilingües en el año 2019. Este curso conlleva una inmersión durante 4 semanas (mes de julio) en un país extranjero. La actividad formativa está financiada con Fondos Europeos. Adjunto la convocatoria del curso para la acreditación del nivel C1 del MCERL . Por lo que os pedimos se difunda esta convocatoria entre el alumnado que actualmente está cursando el curso de especialización en C1 por si están interesados en inscribirse. Adjunto el enlace a la web del CPR para ampliar información.

Article Writing Task

 Write a 350-word article about one of the following topics (if you run short of ideas) from

1) A local councillor has made a terrible mistake that has caused the loss of 700 million euros of public money. However, no one thinks he should resign. You have decided to write an article for your local magazine stating your opinion. Include the following points:
· Current state of affairs.
· Liability.
· Accountability.
· Consequences.

2) The government wants to keep primary schools open all year round so working parents can combine childcare and work. You have decided to write an article for the parents’ association magazine stating your opinion. Include the following points:
· Cost.
· Effectiveness.
· Impact on adults.
· Impact on children.
3) An English language magazine to which you are subscribed is appealing for short articles for a series called Me and My Mates. Write an article to the magazine including the following:
· The values you and your friends share.
· The things you like to do together.
· How you think your generation differs from others.
Deadline 3rd May

NOTE: If you write an article different from the suggested ones, do write the title and type of paper / magazine / website it will be published

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Article Writing (2)

Have a look at the two samples of article writing here. Notice:
· title,
· topic sentence in paragraphs,
· type of vocabulary,
· tone of the writing,
· first and last paragraphs,
· use of punctuation
· clear structure of the writing
· coherence and cohesion (in paragraphs and in the whole text).

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Article Writing: Introduction

Tomorrow we'll start with article writing. This is just an introduction.

Buzz or Bull? The Top 21 Buzzwords of 2015 & 2016

Buzz or Bull? The Top 21 Buzzwords of 2015 & 2016: After scouring the web I have found the top marketing buzzwords for 2015/2016. Check them out and let me know if I have missed any.

CAE Activities (By Tim Warre)

Monday, 24 April 2017

State of democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Populism - How strong are Europe's checks and balances?

Increasing numbers of Europeans faced with austerity, unemployment and inequality are seeing globalisation as a threat and are tempted by populist parties. To address this trend, it is vital that social rights such as employment, health and education be respected within inclusive societies. Citizens must also be fully confident about their national and European institutions. They require independent and impartial justice, effective parliaments and pluralistic media.
The new report by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe State of democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Populism - How strong are Europe's checks and balances? assesses the functioning of institutions and of societies across the 47 countries of the Organisation in the current political and social context. The report also explains how responsible political players can work together to challenge populism and to foster safe and stable states.

EOI CT Quality Survey

From today you can fill in a survey about our school and the classes you are given. Do this survey, please; we want to improve. Speak freely, it is anonymous that answers, not you! ;-)

Key to Passive Voice activities

Check your activities about Passive voice here.

Murcia Today Weekly Bulletin

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! Murcia Today - Murcia And Spanish News Round-up Week Ending 21st April 2017

Friday, 21 April 2017

The most complicated word in English ...

... is only three letters long. [Not GET]
Read this msn article.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Passive Verbs (Activities)

Do these to review verbs in the passive voice: 1 & 2.
We'll be checking answers in class next Monday 24th.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017