Thursday 31 December 2020

Happy 2021

QUIZZES Test Yourself With The Ultimate Word Of The Year Quiz!

The People’s Choice 2020 Word Of The Year: 2020 Was A $#@#%%$@!

For the past decade, we have handpicked a single word to describe each year; explore our past choices in this challenging quiz! 

Take the quiz here.

Choose one... (or more)

Word of the Year Poll THE GUARDIAN

Wednesday 30 December 2020

C1 Review: 6 Minute English - Human Emotions Mega Class! One Hour of New Vocabulary!

Improve your English vocabulary and speaking with this 'human emotions' 6 Minute English compilation from BBC Learning English! One hour of listening practice to help improve your English listening and learn LOTS of new vocabulary! There are 10 episodes and each contains authentic listening practice, fun quiz questions, analysis of new vocabulary and looks at how to use these words in real-life contexts!

Tuesday 29 December 2020

The truth behind why zebras have stripes

Rudyard Kipling playfully wrote that zebras stripes were due to "the slippery-slidy shadows of the trees" falling on its body but are scientists getting closer to the truth?

Monday 28 December 2020

Language Quizzes (By Macmillan Dictionary)

Wide selection of quizzes – click on the links to complete the quiz! Or do the one related to Trending Words in 2020 directly to start with....

Friday 18 December 2020

Food Podcast Completed Activity Sheet

Have a look at the suggested activity sheet filled in with words, expressions and notes from the Food poscast.

2 T's in a Pod: Food

Fill in this ACTIVITY SHEET while listening to the podcast!

In a minute I'll be posting my suggestions for the activity sheet, but do it yourself first and check it later! Remember you can use this activity sheet for any podcast you listen to!

Thursday 17 December 2020

Monday 14 December 2020

Covid-19 Live updates in the US


C2 Miscellaneous Letter Samples

If you want some inspiration for the letter writing task or just would like to read other types of letters, have a look at Writing a Letter To The Editor - Sample & Examples (

Friday 11 December 2020

Ugly Sweater Week

Come to class in your most colourful Christmas sweater on 21, 22, 23 December. If you also want to take part in the contest, take a picture and send it to:

Deadline: 17th December

Try these tips to get the prize:
Select ridiculous colours. The more they clash, the better.
Embellish. Over-embellish! Pom-poms, bells, felt, tinsel, or any other glittery, jingly items lying around the house.
Animal or cartoon characters with a holiday theme give sweaters a kitsch feel. Think reindeer, snowmen, mice, kittens or elves.
· Accessorize like a Kardashian! 

· Give it some 80s flair with shoulder pads. 
Electrify it! Put Rudolph to shame and go to the head of the team with bright, flashing lights! Make your sweaters serve as beacons of light so bright, Rudolph himself will someday be out of a job. 

Faraway Christmas (via ZOOM)

Would you like to know what a Kiwi summer Christmas is like? 

Join us for a zoom discussion with SUE LEES, a New Zealander who will wake up early to talk to you about how Christmas feels like in summer.
When? Monday, 14th December at 8pm. Zoom ID to be confirmed.

How about Christmas in Norway? 

Join us for a zoom discussion with WENCHE and HARVARD, two Norwegians who love Cartagena and who will zoom in from Oslo to tell you about Christmas traditions in their country and their passion for our town.
When? Monday, 21st December at 4.30 pm

Sustainable Christmas tree decorations

The school Christmas tree is arriving soon and this year we would like to have it decorated with your own crafts, made out of recycled materials. There will be a prize for the best one!

There is a link below with some crafts but you can create your own. Do it, enjoy the eco-friendly experience, take a picture and send it to before December 15th. Then hang the ornament on the tree downstairs.

Make Someone Smile at Christmas

Even with the pandemic, we still need to be positive in everything we think and do. That's why we would like you to take part in this contest: use your creativity and try to make someone smile! There are several ways you can do it: 
- write a short story (no more than 150 words) 
- draw a cartoon/ caricature 
- upload a Tiktok video (no longer than one minute)

Christmas Activities at EOI Cartagena 2020

Play a part in making 

our Christmas brighter!!!

Key to last week's WORD FORMATION Practice sentences

Tuesday 8 December 2020

Michael Rosen speaks after beating COVID-19

Have a look at this interesting post by Natalialzam about the poet Michael Rosen on her blog. Listen to the poem: These are the hands (at the end of the blog post).

Thanks once more Natalia.

Monday 7 December 2020

What day is today? or What day is it today?

The other day in class we were discussing which was right ... and of course, why?
... In “What day is it today?” “today” is acting as an adverb. The answer is usually a day of the week not the date. 
The answer to this question would be: "Monday"
The more common "What day is it today?" is answered by "It is X today", where "it" is a pleonastic pronoun.
In “What day is today?” “today” is acting as a predicate nominative that completes a linking verb and renames the noun “day.” 

The answer is usually “Today is…” our anniversary, Independence Day, Friday.

Yes, It is Monday today / Today is Monday

What is your choice for the 2020 WORD OF THE YEAR?

Does it ring a bell? Don't miss the video!

Friday 4 December 2020

C1 & C2 Word Families / Prefixes and Suffixes + Practice

This is a list dealing with Word Formation. You can also check on Prefixes and Suffixes (more detailed, many more words). A shorter version is available on Word Families from Cambridge Advanced Learners' Dictionary.

Practice sentences (Key next week)