Wednesday 31 December 2014

Tuesday 30 December 2014


Famous Quotations

If you enjoy famous quotations, try this activity by New Inside Out. Key. Glossary.

Thursday 18 December 2014

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.

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

Writing for FCE and CAE

Saturday 6 December 2014

Friday 5 December 2014

Friday 28 November 2014


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...

Saturday 22 November 2014

Sing along!

Have a look at this website, where you'll be able to watch and read your favourite songs' videos and lyrics at the same time... You can start with A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay.
Look up at the line with all the alphabet and choose your favourites!

U2 - The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)

Never been a keen fan of U2 actually; but I've loved this song since the first time I heard it.

Friday 21 November 2014

Strange Pronunciations

 Check some "strange-pronunciation" words here.
How many did you know?
... is a large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. It is alternatively known as Llanfairpwll, Llanfair PG, or
 pronounced ( listen).
At the 2001 census the population of the community was 3,040, 76% of whom speak Welsh fluently; the highest percentage of speakers is in the 10–14 age group, where 97.1% speak Welsh. It is the sixth largest settlement on the island by population.
The long form of the name was invented for promotional purposes in the 1860s; with 58 characters it is the longest place name in Europe and the second longest official one-word place name in the world. Visitors stop at the railway station to be photographed next to the station sign, visit the nearby Visitors' Centre, or to stamp their 'passport' at the adjacent shop. Another tourist attraction is the nearby Marquess of Anglesey's Column, which at a height of 27 metres (89 ft) offers views over Anglesey and the Menai Strait. Designed by Thomas Harrison, the monument celebrates the heroism of Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey at the Battle of Waterloo.
From Wikipaedia

Thursday 20 November 2014

Universal Children's Day

Have a look at United Nations Universal Children's Day Website and learn more about this day on Wikipedia.

Monday 17 November 2014

Fakes & Forgery & a Hoax

Revise the vocabulary and do the activity at the end of the vocabulary sheet.

Read about a very famous recent hoax. Does "Little Nicolás" ring a bell? Just how did a 20-year-old student end up rubbing shoulders with Spain’s political elite?

International Students' Day

Have a look at the International Students' Day... and about this year info: here.
How are students in Europe celebrating the International Students’ Day?

Friday 14 November 2014

World Diabetes Day

Read about diabetes. Have a look at if you're interested in the illness or want to learn more about it. ACT ON DIABETES. NOW
IDF International Diabetes Federation

Thursday 13 November 2014

Phrasal Verb Game 1

Phrasal verbs may seem obvious to native English language speakers, but for learners they can be mystifying. Knowing your phrasal verbs brings you much closer to speaking fluently. Choose the correct synonym or antonym in this challenging game. I got 180 points!

Tuesday 28 October 2014

IT Vocabulary

Check some vocabulary for tomorrow's lesson...

... if you want more vocabulary sheets, go to The vocabulary you have to use in Advanced exams.
and Internet terminology and abbreviations

Friday 24 October 2014

Bodily Noises

Not everything's gonna be formal and academic language ...!

Friday 17 October 2014

What’s not to like about ‘like’? | Macmillan

What’s not to like about ‘like’? | Macmillan

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

"On this day we recommit to think, decide and act together against extreme poverty -- and plan for a world where no-one is left behind. Our aim must be prosperity for all, not just a few."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Learn more about this day here.
Objetivos del Milenio

Friday 10 October 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

So, you wanna learn English...

Read this and underline what you can't understand. Key soon

Monday 6 October 2014

Suggestions to improve vocabulary

Read the advice here
On video something similar here.

Keep always a record of the new words / phrases you learn and revise it regularly.
Look at the example seen in class with the word threshold.

Friday 3 October 2014

Test your English

Do this 25-multiple-choice-question test to see your knowledge in the language... and which is the most appropriate Cambridge Exam for you.
There's no time limit, but don't cheat!

Thursday 2 October 2014

For vs During


Check your "For" vs "During" usage herehere.

Monday 29 September 2014

MacMillan Dictionary Real Grammar Quiz

Click here to do the 10-question test. Results are given immediately.
Everyone has an opinion about grammar. Some people get upset about what they regard as bad grammar, and believe we must all ‘follow the rules’. But where do these rules come from? And are they all valid? In our Real Grammar series, Macmillan Dictionary re-opens the debate, this time insisting that the only reliable way of understanding English grammar is to study the evidence of language in use. We analyse corpus data and observe how people use English, around the world and across the whole spectrum of text-types.
Try our quiz to test your knowledge of real 21st century grammar.

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Watch and Read News

Do it on Sky News... I recommend the 3 minute catch up. Be patient with buffering...

Reasons to watch SKY NEWS everyday

 You keep yourself informed about current affairs in the world.

 You listen to different types of register: formal (newsreaders) and informal (people interviewed)

 You listen to different types of accents: people from all over the world and from everywhere in the UK or the USA.

 In only three minutes you hear about several different topics: politics, sports, economy, society, music, environment...

 The news are very similar to the ones you’ve heard in your mother tongue, which helps your understanding.

Tuesday 29 July 2014


Talk and read about trips

Read about a tour on Nepal and describe the photographs using the vocabulary from the text.
(From OneStopEnglish Tuk Tuk Travels)

Thursday 24 July 2014

BBC Magazine

Enjoy the site and the info...
Lots of interesting articles and videos...

Travel, Trip or Journey?

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Monday 21 July 2014

Ice Cream Day

Ice Cream Day
Learn more about Ice Creams here.
It's great to learn how to make ice cream with Australian accent, isn't it?

Friday 18 July 2014

Concert Mile

If you want to be informed about ALL concerts and musical events in Murcia and Alicante, just click Concert Mile: clear, detailed and reliable info.

Going to the beach at the weekend?

The English We Speak

Listen to BBC's The English We Speak...

Monday 14 July 2014

The Spanish Smooth Temptation

If you want to learn a bit more about Licor 43 in English, click here.

Monday 30 June 2014

Spain's "Robin Hood"
Read about Enric Duran in the article from the Guardian OneStopEnglish. And if you want to know more about it... click here.

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Friday 20 June 2014

Animal idioms

You'll find on the BBC Learning English website idioms like: Fly-on-the-wall TV programmes... but if you have other fish to fry, just ignore this post.

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Cambridge Survey

In a recent survey on the situation of English language teaching in Spain by Cambridge Monitor, these are some significant results:

If you want to see the whole results, click here.