Tuesday 31 March 2020

Idioms to express your feelings during lockdown

Protecting the rights of migrant refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls

Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy

Despite the existence of gender-sensitive norms and policies, reports from international and civil society organisations have highlighted systemic weaknesses in the responses to the risks faced by women migrating to and within Europe, notably in the last years.

Read the booklet here

Monday 30 March 2020

Are Computers Male or Female?

To answer the question, should computers be addressed as "she" or "he", a Professor set up two groups of students The first was comprised of women, and the second of men. Each group was asked to recommend whether computers should be referred to in the feminine gender, or the masculine gender. They were asked to give 4 reasons for their recommendation. Take a listen and see which side you agree with.
Please, write your answers in the Post a comment section below.

10 Phrasal Verbs with SET

See SET translations into Spanish here...
... and make sentences with the new meanings you have found out, which you can write down in the comment section

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Friday 27 March 2020

Professor David Crystal: The Influence of the King James Bible on the English Language

This is an old video, but definitely worth watching. If you didn't know Professor David Crystal, you were missing something! If you did, you'll love it! [mixed conditional ;-)] Lovely English!

Thanks, Jose Víctor!

Idioms containing WORLD

Choose seven idioms (you did not know and you think you will use) containing WORD from the list in the link below and make a true sentence including the idiom for each.

E.g. :
  • English Learning today is worlds away from how it was just 20 years ago.
  • OMG! This hotel is the armpit of the world—all you can see from the window is a run-down area!
Idioms: The Free Dictionary.com WORLD

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Sunday 22 March 2020

Webquest: Water | Onestopenglish

Webquest: Water | Onestopenglish: Water is amazing – nothing on Earth can live without it. Find out more about water’s properties and why it’s so important in our watery webquest, celebrating World Water Day (22nd March).

Friday 20 March 2020

Proverbs in English 1

This phrase is typical of proverbs in another way: they are often rather judgmental and moralistic. The usual idea is that they express a generally accepted truth that can provide us with moral guidance or offer an explanation for things that happen. For example, ...

Reading Activity (3)

Thursday 19 March 2020

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Reading Activity (2)

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Useful Phrases for Writing Essays

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Writing Task

Only after completing the activities from the textbook (pp. 68 - 71) should you start with the following task.
Read the rubrics (and sample) of the following Writing Task for class.
Deadline 25th March

You'll find extra writing opinion essay information on this blog in an hour.

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Reading Activity

Answer the questions at the end of the text to put the vocabulary into practice, please.

Webquest: St Patrick's Day | Onestopenglish

Webquest: St Patrick's Day | Onestopenglish: Who was St Patrick? Find the answer in this webquest, and learn about how 17th March is celebrated around the world.

Why do we gender AI?

Friday 13 March 2020

New Academic Vocabulary List

New Academic Vocabulary List: Abstract. This article presents our new Academic Vocabulary List (AVL), derived from a 120-million-word academic subcorpus of the 425-million-word Corpus of Co

Pay special attention to pp. 13 to 16. (in the .pdf format)

Coronavirus Data in the World Today

Coronavirus Special for Murcia and Spain 12th March 2020 Flash Special News from Murcia Today

Photo from BBC: https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-51409611

Thursday 12 March 2020

Read the article and answer the questions at the end

Read and Learn

Do you Speak Internet? Read this BBC article and learn the highlighted words and phrases, which can be used as active vocabulary for your speaking and/or writing.

Which internet type are you?

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Saturday 7 March 2020

Adrian Underhill with our students at the EOI

Don't miss our class representation!!!

Friday 6 March 2020

Key to Buzzword

Check your answers here.

Tuesday 3 March 2020


Find synonyms and antonyms as well as related terms. Search for synonyms or topics, and browse the full Thesaurus content to build your vocabulary. Practise by playing one of the quizzes on different topics.Macmillan Dictionary Thesaurus British
A couple of examples to browse:
To come to an end
Large Quantities / Amounts