Friday 21 December 2012

Defendamos la enseñanza pública de idiomas

¡Defendamos la enseñanza pública de idiomas! from Matthieu Davière on Vimeo.

Los alumnos y alumnas de la Escuela Oficial de Idiomas nos recuerdan los beneficios personales y profesionales de una enseñanza pública de idiomas de calidad. ¡Defendámosla! ¡Que no nos dejen sin palabras! Iniciativa promovida por los Consejos Escolares de las Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas de Cádiz y San Fernando.

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Thursday 13 December 2012

This column will change your life

Oliver Burkeman, a columnist for The Guardian, investigates routes to mental wellbeing. The articles are thought-provoking and highly readable. Browse the series here.

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Useful list for writing

If you want to have a powerful effect on your readers, use this.

Monday 3 December 2012

Don't use "Get", use...

In the morning we were studying get to talk about changes. Get has hundreds of different meanings. Use these synonyms instead.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Around 15% of the world’s population, or one billion people, live with disabilities. People are often unaware of the great number of persons living with disabilities around the world and the challenges they face. WHO's mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities through national, regional and global efforts and to raise awareness about the magnitude and consequences. International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Disability and Health fact sheet.

Thursday 22 November 2012

Saint Cecilia's Day

Let's celebrate Saint Cecilia, the patroness of musicians, today with an unusual concert... Despite the advertising, it's beautiful and moving; enjoy it!

Bares lingüísticos de España

You can check language pubs here.

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Formal letters QUIZZES

Do this and see how good you are writing formal letters.

Friday 9 November 2012

WTM's World Responsible Tourism Day 2011

Responsible Tourism is about using tourism to make “better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit” WRTD 2012 Events

Friday 26 October 2012

Test your Vocab

How many English words do you know? The answer is here.

Thursday 25 October 2012

Video Activity

Have a look at this video about making an impression (an anecdote about a person who made a big impression on you) by Inside Out Macmillan. Check how personality and character vocabulary is used in context. Are you brave enough to record yourself and make a similar video? C'mon, give it a try and share it with us!!!

Thursday 11 October 2012

Red Word Game

This game, by Macmillan Dictionary, will allow you to know how frequent a word is in the English language. You should know ALL the words of the game. They belong to the corpus of the 7,500 most used words in English. I got 225 points . If you can get more than that, write a comment and tell us!

Thursday 19 July 2012

Sins against syntax | Macmillan

Yes, yes, I know syntax is not a trending topic. But those of us who deal with teaching why sentences must be constructed one way or other, must mention it every now and then.
Sins against syntax | Macmillan

Tuesday 17 July 2012

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Tuesday 26 June 2012


It's hot and sunny today. Why not do a sun-related crossword?

Friday 25 May 2012

Conexia (EOI San Javier)

Ha nacido un nuevo punto de encuentro donde podremos practicar el idioma que estamos aprendiendo, compartir ideas, relacionarnos con otras culturas, emprender nuevos negocios, dar a conocer nuestras costumbres, crear nuevos espacios de futuro... ¿Qué estás esperando? ¡CONEXIÓNATE!

How to / not to pronounce English ;-D

Topics for Conversation / Composition + a Cloze Activity

Two wonderful ideas from Cristina's Blog, Avanzado 2 EOI Santander Teacher: topics and a cloze activity about London Olympic Games. Thanks Cristina

Thursday 24 May 2012

Vox Populi (latest issue)

Have a look at the latest issue of Vox Populi a wonderful magazine written by Pamplona EOI. I wouldn't miss Yoga and English (p. 20), Helter Skelter (p. 32) and Away with Textbooks (p. 44). Enjoy your reading!

The Best Everyday Listening Practice

Wednesday 9 May 2012

What's the best thing of being...

... a man?
... a woman?
Check in Express English (BBC Learning English)

Friday 27 April 2012

Reasons Why I Love Language too

From A walk in the WoRds, an interesting blog to visit.

Sunday 22 April 2012

Earth Day

Climate (unit 11) will be our next topic. Earth Day is a perfect starter...

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Thursday 29 March 2012

Dubai's New Giant

Reading comprehension activity about Dubai's skyline. By Inside Out.

Poppycock, bunkum and rawmaish | Macmillan

Look into the many different expressions in English for saying that something is nonsense: Poppycock, bunkum and rawmaish | Macmillan

Thursday 22 March 2012

Friday 16 March 2012


Just a warm-up activity... Next week we'll start with unit 7 Health. Read this article from The Guardian and do the reading comprehension activity suggested by OUP later if you feel like it.

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Spanish news in The Guardian

If you want to follow Spanish news on The Guardian click here.

BOE Grants to study English

Up to €900 government grants to study English. Check whether you are eligible for it in the Resolución de 22 de febrero.

Friday 9 March 2012

Common Particles with Phrasal Verbs

Away Diagram
Away Chart
From MacMillan Phrasal Verbs Plus Dictionary

Thursday 8 March 2012

International Women's Day

Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures
IWD 2012
International Women's Day is celebrated across the world on March 8th each year. The day is about celebrating the vital role women play in enhancing economic security for their families, communities and countries as a whole while recognising that significant barriers to achieving women's economic security and equality continue to exist.

Monday 5 March 2012


Review phrasal verbs with Tim Bowen on One Stop English.

Wednesday 29 February 2012

And twenty-nine in each leap year | Macmillan

Thirty days hath September, April, June and November; All the rest have thirty-one, Except for February alone, Which has twenty-eight days clear, And twenty-nine in each leap year | Macmillan

Friday 24 February 2012

Google Doodles

Try to guess what these google doodles were made for as you watch...

Tuesday 31 January 2012

Meanings into Words by Michael McGrath

Interesting article by a English teacher from EOIP (Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Pamplona). Vox Populi nº 36

Thursday 19 January 2012

GET quiz

You've GOT to GET 6 out of 6 in this BBC Learning English quiz

Did you get it...?