Monday 30 December 2019

Travellers and Visitors

Have a look and answer the questions at the end of the list, please.

Friday 27 December 2019

Tuesday 24 December 2019

How to Sound POSH in English

35 Words ONLY Posh People Use
1. Marvellous 2. Splendid 3. Sensational 4. "Spiffing" 5. Stupendous 6. Ravishing 7. Dashing 8. Joyous 9. Glorious 10. Eclectic 11. Chuffed 12. Thrilled 13. Beastly 14. Ghastly 15. Preposterous 16. Rather 17. Jolly 18. Terribly 19. Helping (basically serving) 20. Lavatory 21. a Bore 22. a Bind 23. Yonks 24. Nonsense 25. Poppycock 26. Codswallop 27. Old fellow 28. Old bean 29. Old sport 30. Old chap 31. Old fruit 32. Darling 33. Polly (Golly* is the correct one) 34. I say 35. Bravo 
If you want to listen to them in real examples, 
watch Lucy’s video

Thursday 19 December 2019

Common Christmas Phrasals

Trump Impeached

He is a step closer to being removed from office. Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives, becoming only the third US president to suffer the ignominy. Two articles of impeachment were passed over his behaviour in the Ukraine scandal early today - one for abuse of power and the other for obstruction of Congress. It means a trial in the Senate will decide on whether to convict Mr Trump and remove him from the White House. Addressing supporters at a rally in Michigan as the historic debate was held, Mr Trump was dismissive and defiant. US Editor Ben Riley-Smith explains the fateful phone call that led to this moment. What next? Rozina Sabur outlines the impeachment process.

The Why Factor

Why do we  love camping? (24 mins.)

BBC World Service

Wednesday 18 December 2019

The Twelve Days of Christmas CAROL

The 12 Days of Xmas Lyrics

12 Days of Christmas Explained

Positive Personality Traits

Find synonyms for the circled adjectives:
Persistent   Enthusiastic / Bubbly   Calm   Reliable   Outgoing   Desiring   Friendly / Sociable   Charming   Modest
KEY next week

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Idioms and Expressions As ... As... .

Idioms-and-expressions: As... as ...

Activities with comparisons as ... as ...

Do the Common Comparison Part (Key on p. 2)

The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

the pot calling the kettle black something that you say which means someone should not criticize another person for a fault that they have themselves
Elliott accused me of being selfish. 
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! 
[¡Mira quién habla! / Dijo la sartén al cazo...]


Diversity = Integración

Friday 13 December 2019

Mediation for Xmas. Activity

Our Language Assitant will not go back to Canada for Christmas. She's staying with her sister in Cartagena and would like to know what will be going on around the city during Xmas. Read the info on a La Opinión article and be ready to explain to her as many activities as possible they can do during the holidays on a Whatsapp audio message. You have 3 minutes to do it.
We will do the activity on Wednesday 18th in class.

Beautiful Words

Welcome to the new EOI Cartagena Website

Thursday 12 December 2019

Wednesday 11 December 2019

100 Advanced English Adjectives

You can start at 4'50''

Check how many are new to you!!!

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Learning Academic Content Through English

Watch this interesting webinar from National Geographic Learning. It contains a great amount of vocabulary related to education. Enjoy it!
Learning Academic Content Through English  Presented by Deborah Short

Monday 9 December 2019

Murcia Today

Murcia and Spanish News Round_up Week Ending 5th December

Microsoft Japan tested a four-day work week and productivity jumped by 40%

The experiment for the month of August led to more efficient meetings and happier workers who took less time off
Keep on reading on The Guardian

Friday 6 December 2019

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2019

... and if you want to watch another, this is John Lewis Christmas Advert 1914 (my favourite).

Thursday 5 December 2019

Comical and hysterical (Words that mean funny)

‘A day without laughter is a day wasted,’ said Charlie Chaplin, the comic actor and filmmaker. Whether or not you agree with him, you’ll almost certainly want to describe, in English, things that are funny... See on the Cambridge Dictionary Blog

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Key to last week CLOZE

Check your CLOZE here.

Intelectual Property and Education in Europe

The Software that spies on your partner

Women's charities are concerned by new research that shows a rise in the use of so-called 'stalkerware'. The surveillance software allows someone complete access to a victim's phone showing private messages, GPS location and even giving someone the ability to see and hear through cameras and microphones. The BBC's cyber-security reporter Joe Tidy let a colleague spy on his phone for two days to show how easy it is.

Tuesday 3 December 2019

DANA / Gota Fría Warning

What is a gota fría? from Murcia Today
Spot these words and phrases in context:
Meteorological phenomena and precautions
Devastating flooding
DANA (Isolated High Altitude Depression)
To issue a DANA warning
Torrencial storms / downpours
Storm-warning area
Prevailing winds
A large body of cold air
Upward airstream
Lightning and hailstones
From natural dry river-bed to permanent canal
Widespread destruction
To be cleared of undergrowth
To be washed away
To be swept into the Mediterranean
Drainage ditches
Review guttering
Cut off the electricity supply
Car's full beam

Have you been "dad-shamed"?

Check here.

Friday 29 November 2019

Christmas Contests at the EOI

Christmas is coming and we are celebrating!!!
Click on these contests to see what we are preparing for you:

Make a choice, participate and win fabulous prizes!!!

GSE Teacher Toolkit

The Global Scale of English (GSE) saves you time and improves the quality and relevance of your English classes. The GSE Teacher Toolkit gives you fast access to GSE learning objectives, grammar and vocabulary to help you plan lessons that are at the right level for your students.

Thursday 28 November 2019

Common Expressions

Choose the expressions you didn't know and write short dialogues using them in real contexts for you. Say them ALOUD paying special attention to intonation.

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Happy Day!!!

Today give some thought to all these wonderful people who have made you become a person, with their knowledge, advice and love. I am positive you still remember many of them.

How to Learn Phrasal Verbs Easily

Monday 25 November 2019

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

UN Women
Why we Must eliminate Violence against Women
SDG 5 (Sustainable Development Goal 5) 
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
  • Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.
  • Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
  • Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate.
  • Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decisionmaking in political, economic and public life.
  • Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences.
  • Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws.
  • Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women.
  • Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels.
Law graduate and Thai women’s rights activist Thararat Panya, 23, used her experience of sexual assault to drive change at the Thammasat University in Bangkok.
One day, I was out drinking with friends. Everybody was drunk, so we crashed at a friend’s room, which is a pretty normal thing for university students. I woke up during the night to find my friend using his legs to hold me down while he grabbed me... (Continue reading)

Murcia Today

Murcia and Spanish News Round up Week Ending 22nd November
Murcia Today

Friday 22 November 2019


Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena 48

Creativity in Language Teaching

The C Group is an independent and informal grouping of EFL professionals. It aims collaboratively to share information, promote reflection and inquiry, and encourage action through more creative and open teaching practices.

The C Group BLOG
More about Creativity on these old posts:
Defining Creativity
Can Creativity be Taught?

Thursday 21 November 2019

Homework for Next Week

WRITING: Write a 150/180-word reply to the blog post on page 26 Ex. 6 mentioning your future academic / professional plans and aspirations. Use future tenses and other future forms (from Ex. 8, 9 and 10 on the same page).
START: Hi everyone  (...)  FINISH: Wish me luck!
Deadline: Mon. 25th
CLOZE ACTIVITY: Do it, please; we will check it on Wed. 27th in class

MEDIATION: Watch this video and be ready to explain it to Sandra on Wednesday: what it is about and what aim it pursues in 3 minutes.

25 Phrases to Sound Professional

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Monday 18 November 2019

Mistakes in Essays and Informative texts (31st Oct Post)

Check your writing mistakes. Try to spot and correct them by jotting down your version below. Then check the given possibilities by "colouring" the blank lines below the sentences.
Finally revise the last pages.