Wednesday 31 October 2018

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Monday 29 October 2018

Sunday 28 October 2018

Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 26th October 2018

Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 26th October 2018: The Costa Cálida weather is in the spotlight again as uncertainty over flight schedules at Corvera airport continues Once again much of the talk in Murcia this week has revolved around the weather, first when the Region was bypassed by the torrential rain which threatened the Mediterranean coastline last weekend and then by a dramatic drop in temperatures which is forecast all over Spain over the coming Saturday and Sunday. Last weekend’s storm saw the setting of new Spanish rainfa...
Murcia Today

Friday 26 October 2018

Stress Patterns

Key next week

Thursday 25 October 2018

Change of lesson

Week 28th Oct. to 2nd Nov., we'll have our Monday lesson ON TUESDAY (same time, 9.30-12.30 and same classroom, 6).
Sorry for the inconvenience.


Tuesday 23 October 2018

Sunday 21 October 2018

Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 19th October 2018

Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 19th October 2018: Gota fría storm warning in place again in the Costa Cálida For most of the last week the news in the Region of Murcia has been dominated by just one story, with meteorologists warning that one of the largest “gota fría” storms in recent years was forming and threatening torrential rain all along the Mediterranean coastline of Spain. Last weekend Murcia did not escape the strong winds and heavy showers which accompanied the tail-end of Hurricane Leslie as it swep

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Friday 19 October 2018

Look at this Circle!!!

It might provide you with extra info for your statistical report...

Thursday 18 October 2018


A toast to the academic year ...

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Sunday 14 October 2018

Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 12th October 2018

Murcia Today - News - What's On 

Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 12th October 2018: The weather, the climate, Corvera airport and the disastrous flooding in Mallorca occupy the front pages this week The second week of October ends with a national holiday in Spain on Friday 12th October – don’t worry, many major stores and shopping malls will be opening regardless! – after a few days in which the weather and the climate, directly and indirectly, has dominated the headlines in Spain. In Murcia and the Costa Cálida the conditions have been typical of the

Friday 12 October 2018

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Undubbed Films in Cartagena

La Filmoteca de Murcia ofrece, en el Aula de Cultura de la Caja Mediterráneo (Calle Mayor, 11), una programación más que interesante hasta finales de año. La entrada es libre hasta completar aforo a las 20:30 y los títulos para octubre son:

- Jueves 11: La naranja mecánica (1971)

- Jueves 18: El cebo (1958)

- Jueves 25: Call me by your name (2017)
Click on the titles to see the trailers...

Montserrat Caballé obituary

Yesterday on The Times

Grand diva of the opera stage who formed an unlikely but brilliant partnership with Freddie Mercury performing the anthemic hit Barcelona
Montserrat Caballé performs at the Liceu opera house, Barcelona, in 2004 REX FEATURES

Montserrat Caballé had long been acclaimed as the greatest operatic diva since Maria Callas, but she became a global superstar in the 1980s when she teamed up with the British rock star Freddie Mercury to record Barcelona, a homage to her home city that became the searing anthem of the 1992 Olympic Games.

It was an unlikely partnership, the svelte figure of Mercury and and majestic bulk of Caballé, sometimes known as “La Superba”, but the song became a worldwide hit, demonstrating clearly the musical parallels between opera and rock and introducing her powerful voice to a generation who had previously been unaware of her legendary status in the operatic firmament.

Rat race

Check the meaning here.

Monday 8 October 2018

Can Creativity be Taught?

Yes, creativity skills can be learned. Not from sitting in a lecture, but by learning and applying creative thinking processes. Here is an abstract from a study on The Effectiveness of Creativity Training:

Over the course of the last half century, numerous training programs intended to develop creativity capacities have been proposed. In this study, a quantitative meta-analysis of program evaluation efforts was conducted.

Based on 70 prior studies, it was found that well-designed creativity training programs typically induce gains in performance with these effects generalizing across criteria, settings, and target populations. Moreover, these effects held when internal validity considerations were taken into account.

An examination of the factors contributing to the relative effectiveness of these training programs indicated that more successful programs were likely to focus on the development of cognitive skills and the heuristics involved in skill application, using realistic exercises appropriate to the domain at hand.

The implications of these observations for the development of creativity through educational and training interventions are discussed along with directions for future research.

(Source: Ginamarie Scott, Lyle E. Leritz, and Michael D. Mumford, Creativity Research Journal, 2004, Vol. 16, No. 4, 361–388)
Amabile: 3-components-of-creativity

Saturday 6 October 2018

Over a third of men aged 30 to 34 in Murcia still live with their parents

Over a third of men aged 30 to 34 in Murcia still live with their parents: Flying the nest is not the done thing for the current generation of young Murcianos! A study which has been presented by researchers at the University of Murcia reports that as many as 36 per cent of men in the Region of Murcia aged between 30 and 34 still live with one or both parents, although among women in the same age group the proportion is significantly lower at 23 per cent. The study is entitled “Social and Professional Insertion of Young People in the Region of Murcia, and includ

Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 5th October 2018

Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 5th October 2018: Corvera airport hogs the headlines As the date for which the opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera approaches the subject continues to occupy many of the headlines in the Costa Cálida, and this is likely to be the case at least until the 15th January next year. The week began with reactions to the news that taxi drivers who are licensed in the municipality of Murcia will be granted exclusive rights to provide pick-up services at the airport, with the Mayor

Friday 5 October 2018

That's English!

Can you explain it???
Answers next week

Thursday 4 October 2018

Wednesday 3 October 2018



Tailgate party

Defining Creativity

Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterised by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing.Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being. Creativity requires passion and commitment. It brings to our awareness what was previously hidden and points to new life. The experience is one of heightened consciousness: ecstasy.” – Rollo May, The Courage to Create

Is this possible in business? I believe so, but you have to be willing to take risks and progress through discomfort to get to the finish line.

“A product is creative when it is (a) novel and (b) appropriate. A novel product is original not predictable. The bigger the concept, and the more the product stimulates further work and ideas, the more the product is creative.”
—Sternberg & Lubart, Defying the Crowd

Studies by Clayton M. Christensen and his researchers uncovered The Innovators DNA: Your ability to generate innovative ideas is not merely a function of the mind, but also a function of five key behaviours that optimize your brain for discovery:
Associating: drawing connections between questions, problems, or ideas from unrelated fields
Questioning: posing queries that challenge common wisdom
Observing: scrutinizing the behavior of customers, suppliers, and competitors to identify new ways of doing things
Networking: meeting people with different ideas and perspectives
Experimenting: constructing interactive experiences and provoking unorthodox responses to see what insights emerge

Sir Richard Branson has a mantra that runs through the DNA of Virgin companies. The mantra is A-B-C-D. (Always Be Connecting the Dots). Creativity is a practice, and if you practice using these five discovery skills every day, you will develop your skills in creativity and innovation.

Headspace | Meditation | The Hole in the Road

Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters --Portia Nelson

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

by Portia Nelson “There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk” 

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost . . . I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault . . .
It takes forever to find a way out.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in this same place.
But it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it there.
I still fall . . .
it’s a habit . . . but,
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

I walk down another street.

Monday 1 October 2018

Textbook for C2 this year

The textbook we'll be using this year for C2 is:
Unit 1 Sample KEYNOTE Proficient

Hello Everyone

From this post onwards this blog will be devoted  mostly to C2, but you can keep on visiting it for C1 material and activities. Old entries will still be here but I'll try to focus on C2 stuff.
Hope you carry on enyoing it!!! or
Welcome to our C2 class blog!!!

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Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 28th September 2018

Murcia and Spanish news round-up week ending 28th September 2018