Monday 31 May 2010


On NEWSY select the piece of news you want to watch / hear, listen to it as many times as necessary and then listen to it once more reading the transcript. Easy!!!

Monday 24 May 2010

Passive Voice

Get some grammar practice with passive voice sentences here.
If you feel like some rephrasing, click here and here.

Wednesday 19 May 2010

elllo Listening Practice

Get listening practice on elllo advanced page: these listenings can be fast, long, and/or complicated.

Using a noun entry

A difficult activity from Oxford Collocations Dictionary. Key soon.

Phrasal Verbs

More phrasal verbs (up & down) you should know; and the KEY to the phrasal verb activity blogged on 22 March.

Monday 17 May 2010

Bill Bryson: The story of the electric light

For centuries, we hunched over candles after dark. Then gas and electricity arrived – and the world lit up. In the latest extract from his new book, the acclaimed writer reveals the bizarre story of how artificial light came to transform our lives

Read this Bill Bryson's writing on the Guardian. It's a good read.

Friday 14 May 2010

Modelos de tarea de pruebas de Certificación de las EEOOII del País Vasco

You can see the samples here. Go to Nivel Avanzado Inglés and remember that the exams are not exactly the same here and in the Basque Country.

Are our brains built for languages?

Learning a language is no easy task. Like optical illusions, language can play tricks on the brain, explained New York University psychologist Gary Marcus at a lecture at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Simple syntactic ambiguities, he argued, throw a wrench into prevalent theories that the human brain is well evolved—or even optimally evolved—for language.
Read this article about the brain and languages; it's interesting!
You can read more articles on CELT.

Wednesday 12 May 2010

Mind & Brain(s) VOCAB

Mind and brain vocabulary for you to highlight (from collocation, mono and bilingual dictionaries)

Sunday 9 May 2010

No class on Monday 10th May

Tomorrow's lesson will be on Thursday. See you on Wednesday

Friday 7 May 2010


Try this 14-question Total English Quiz to revise your art, music, photograph vocabulary. Key on p. 2.

Monday 3 May 2010

The Weather

Let's start with some general words; then some collocations (both from CALD 3rd edition). We will carry on with a dazzling activity prepared by Javi (English EOI teacher). Finally, more vocabulary about Natural Disasters and a reading comprehension activity by The Guardian Weekly, key included ...... we may as well look on the bright side!!!

Macmillan Buzz Words: Eco-bling

What does ECOBLING mean?

Global Warming in YAPPR

See an informative video about global warming with subtitles here.