Thursday 30 April 2020

Why is creativity important?

What is creativity for you?

Try to answer these 2 questions in the comments! [In about 50 words]
Thanks Dani!!!

The 10 Biggest Myths in Fitness

Key in a week

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Saturday 25 April 2020


Feel free for 5 minutes and a half!!!

I'll take it for granted Antonio will explain to us how easy it is to do this...

Friday 24 April 2020

School Education Gateway MOOC Course: Global Climate Crisis

Academy School Education Gateway Global Climate Crisis

Just choose one!

Have a look at these slides and choose the one which caught your attention most after the watching. Be ready to explain why next Monday.
Book-inspired Slides

Answers: 27 figures of speech in one image

1. Time flies
2. An ace up your sleeve
3. Spill the beans
4. Cat got your tongue
5. Got the cat by the tail
6. Kick the bucket
7. Born with a silver spoon in the mouth
8. Don’t carry all your eggs in one basket
9. Wear your heart on your sleeve
10. Keep your cards close to your chest
11. Nail on the head
12. Loose screw
13. Cold feet
14. Something fishy
15. Fish out of water
16. Tie the knot
17. Living in your shadow
18. Piece of cake
19. Bird brain
20. Cherry on top
21. Chalk & cheese
22. Knock your socks off
23. Red herring
24. An earworm
25. In a nutshell
26. On a silver platter
27. On the wings of time
You could have also found the following:
1. Pull up your socks
2. Rags to Riches
3. Shadow of his former self
4. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch
5. Put your best foot forward
6. Hard nut to crack
Try to translate all of them into Spanish ...
We'll be seeing them on Monday 4th lesson!

Webquest: Ramadan | Onestopenglish

Webquest: Ramadan | Onestopenglish: In this webquest, students find out when and how Ramadan is celebrated, learn about fasting and watch six British Muslims talking about Ramadan and Eid.

Today starts this year's RAMADAN and it will end on May 23rd. What do you know about it?

WIKIPEDIA: The month of Ramadan' (Arabic: رَمَضَان‎, Ramaḍān), also spelled Ramadhanœ' or Ramazan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and the month in which the Quran was revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset. According to Islam, the Quran was sent down to the lowest heaven during this month, thus being prepared for gradual revelation by Jibreel to Muhammad. Therefore, Muhammad told his followers that the gates of Heaven would be open for the entire month and the gates of Hell (Jahannam) would be closed. The first day of the next month, Shawwal, is spent in celebration and is observed as the "Festival of Breaking Fast" or Eid al-Fitr.

Thursday 23 April 2020

World Book Day

Think of the book (fiction or non-fiction) you would recommend your classmates. The book you have enjoyed most in your life. Try to convince them to read it giving your reasons (in just 2 mins.) We'll be doing this activity in class next week!

Your intonation will be key to convince everyone!!!

Webquest: Shakespeare | Onestopenglish

NOTE: This post is only for properly, broadly and classically educated students. If you don't belong to this group, stop reading.

This is just a curtain-raiser for those of you who want to get to know the Bard a bit better, and will visit The Globe (on this blog) anytime from tomorrow 14.30 to "review" a well-known play, whose plot you can revise (together with much more info) below.

Webquest: Shakespeare | Onestopenglish: The 23rd of April is the Bard’s birthday, so here on onestopenglish we’re taking a closer look at England’s most famous author. This Shakespearean webquest includes activities on Shakespeare’s life, Romeo and Juliet, ’boy players’ and famous quotes from Shakespeare plays that we still use today.
Shakespeare's Webquest Activity
Shakespeare's Activity KEY

Cloze Activity

Key next Mon. at noon

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Speaking Test (Sample1)

You can find the answer to some of the questions I asked you on today's lesson in this Speaking Test Sample. Even though the procedure of the test is not exactly the same as ours, it is perfectly valid for our purposes.

The first thing I'd like you to do is to compare and contrast your answers with those given in the sample. Check the range of vocabulary and structures. Then use a highlighter to underline the expressions, phrases, syntactical devices and vocabulary used in the sample to express opinions and facts. And finally read the text aloud, paying very special attention to stress and intonation (mainly stressed vs unstressed syllables in words; stressed vs unstressed words in phrases; and ups and downs (rise / falls) in your tone of voice. Always remember (while doing the activity) that you are NOT reading, but speaking.

20 Best British TV Series to Learn English

Sunday 19 April 2020

Kitchen table teaching: Affective teaching online (By Adrian Underhill) at IATEFL

Today from 13.45 - 14.30 you can click:
IATEFL Global Get-Together 2020

The psychological atmosphere teachers create is as important as their method. We call this field of study “affect”. But is it something that has to get lost online? In this session we’ll consider the following:
1. What affect is, why it’s important, why it gets left out.
2. What we can learn from skillful facilitation, which at heart says, “Be yourself”.
3. A suggestion for online “Kitchen table teaching”. Could online teaching provide an affective game changer that unhooks us from our “noisy classroom omnipresence” ... to “talking across the kitchen table”?

Adrian Underhill is a trainer, consultant, writer and speaker. A Past President of IATEFL and current IATEFL Ambassador, ex director of International House Hastings, and author of Sound Foundations. He works with teachers and trainers incorporating natural human faculties such as intuition, playfulness and improvisation into classroom learning.

Saturday 18 April 2020

Visual Capitalist

Write a report from any statistics related to your field of work / study. (Add them to your report)
In case you find nothing, read the entry linked above and write a 200-word statistical report interpreting the data provided.
See before the previous post. You should also read Writing a Statistical Report for further (plenty of) info. You have a sample below.
Deadline: 29th April

Vocabulary to Talk about Charts, Graphs and Diagrams by Natalia

Have a look at the post above before writing your report.
Extended deadline!

Friday 17 April 2020

Find 27 English Expresssions in the following Picture

For example: Time flies
Key next Friday

Thursday 16 April 2020

50 Free Things You Can Do During Lockdown

Run out of things to do in quarantine? We've got you covered with 50 fun, free ways to keep busy during the coronavirus lockdown.
So you’re in lockdown. You’ve completed Netflix list and you’re tired of talking about the news with your flatmate.
Don’t fret, there are still plenty of free things left to do.
We’ve collated a list of 50 fun and free things to do using your internet connection or items you already have lying around to get you through the weeks of lockdown.

We will start next Monday 20th lesson by checking how many and which of these you have been doing or are planning to carry out.

Wednesday 15 April 2020

9 Ways To Respond To Kids When They Say “I’m Bored”

How to respond to the two most dreaded words in parenting: "I'm bored"

One sound almost every parent can instantly recognize is the lament of a bored child. It can come as a direct statement, “I’m booooored,” or you may discover your child’s boredom all on your own when they wander aimlessly around the house or silently hover over you.

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Making the Best of Covid-19

Dictionary Blog Cambridge

Making the Best of it (Dealing with Life during the Coronavirus Pandemic)

by Kate Woodford

All over the world, people are adjusting to a new way of living as a result of COVID-19. At the time of writing, around a third of the world is on lockdown, permitted to leave home only for ...

Just for the sake of revising Law & Order vocabulary

Burglars still have a go during coronavirus lockdown — as I found out The Times article

Friday 10 April 2020

Thursday 9 April 2020

Fond of the Moon?

Listen to this video explanations with Hindi accent. Wonderful!

Try to explain the main characteristics of the Hindi accent.
If you want to know the answer, click here. (Wikipedia)

Don McLean - Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) With Lyrics

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Hi everyone... Happy Holy Wednesday

As all of you know, we will carry on studying on line at least for the following next two weeks. First, some tips on how to do it Futurelearn: How to Keep Going on an Online Course and then the keys for the following textbook activities in Module 5, which will be published soon (you will only have to click here: Key to 5b 
I'll be posting the contents for the 1st online lesson after the Holy Week soon. Remember we will meet again exactly in a week time: Wed. 15th. 


Tuesday 7 April 2020

Phrasal Verbs TEST

You MUST get 10 out of 10. ALL these are used everyday

20 Confusing Words ...

Monday 6 April 2020

Listening Bookclub

Have a look at this blog post from Natalia (C2 English Teacher from Aragón). Download the activity (below at the end of the blog entry) and listen to the writers (first part of the post). You can check it later (see Key at the end of the post)
Thanks for sharing Natalia López!

Friday 3 April 2020

Extra Practice

High School Learning Hub

Daily activities to last a week from

Thursday 2 April 2020

Weekly topical news lessons | Onestopenglish

Free access through June 2020 

This is a unique place to do reading comprehension activities.
Thank Onestopenglish!!!

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Irish and Scottish Accents

Oral Mediation Activity

Oral Mediation Activity

Written Mediation

You have your holidays to do these two written mediation at home. It is not necessary to do them "under exam conditions" this time (as far as preparation time is concerned); but please, do keep to the number of words!
Written interlinguistic Mediation Activity (from Spanish into English)
Written intralinguistic Mediation Activity (from English to English)
To do this last activity have a look at the pictures: