Friday 29 October 2021

C1 + C2 Written Mediation Activity

Your neighbours at the beach house, who are a couple of lovely elderly English people, asked you to explain to them the info given from Cruz Roja in their campaign Consejos para un envejecimiento activo. They know what it is about, but they don't understand everything. They would like you to give it to them in writing so as to be able to share it with other English friends in the area.

Read the text and write about 125 words giving the info provided. Deadline 4th Nov.

Thursday 28 October 2021


Learn a bit about Halloween!

Halloween Idioms

Webquest: Halloween | Onestopenglish: This spooky webquest includes activities on popular Halloween traditions, global celebrations and terrifying tales.

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Idioms for Halloween

It makes my flesh crawl... and even more here.

CONTEST: Will you find the "mupis"?

Several "mupis*" have been placed in Cartagena with info about CT EOI and the last part of our enrolling process.

Our students will have to find the "mupis" and upload a selfie to the social networks labelling it @EOICartagena with #yoyaestoymatriculad@.





Thanks for joining us!

*MUPI stands for Mobilier Urbain pour l'Information (French), Urban Furniture Information, (English)

Theatre at the EOI!

We'll meet again TODAY in the School Library at 6 pm.

Join us!!!

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Monday 25 October 2021

C1 Scorpio Time

Words to describe Scorpios. See below in the entry if you want to learn more about your Star Sign.

Spanish News in English

Dear readers,

This week marked 10 years since the Basque terrorist group ETA announced an official end to its campaign of violence, which claimed the lives of around 850 people. Ahead of the anniversary, two leaders from the Basque radical left recognized the “pain” of the victims and committed to “mitigating it.” EL PAÍS spoke to former prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, who was in power at the time, about the events leading up to the end of ETA.

Meanwhile in Spain, the new volcano on La Palma continued this week to upturn the lives of residents on the Canary Island. New areas were evacuated, seismic activity intensified and more homes were destroyed by the lava.

In political news, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced his policy targets at last weekend's Socialist Party congress. These include repealing the so-called “gag law,” abolishing prostitution and overturning labor reforms that make it easier to fire workers.

And finally, we went inside the pod hotels in Spain, which despite not having a private bathroom, window or closet, are making ground in the country.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from the EL PAÍS English Edition.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Pronunciation Workshop

Enhance your speaking & listening skills!!!

If you're interested, just show up. Up to 15 students allowed. 
We will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Join us!!!

EOI Haloween Writing Contest

How Scary!!!

Write a horror story or answer the question What scares you most? (in 80 to 100 words) and win a fabulous prize!!!

Deadline: 1st Nov.

More info here.

Chats with Lia


Monday 18 October 2021

Student Card on EOI website

Find how to get it here.

Spanish News in English

Dear readers,

The volcanic eruption on La Palma continued to wreak havoc on the Canary Island this week, with more neighborhoods forced to evacuate. The region was also hit by its strongest earthquake since the eruption began on September 19, and authorities warn there is no sign that the situation is easing.

Meanwhile in Spain, the government presented the details of its budget plan for 2022. The document, which needs to be approved by Congress, includes €43.4 billion for public investment, with the lion's share going to defense, transportation and the environment.

In political news, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez was booed by members of the public during a military parade to observe Spain's National Day. The jeers were in start contrast to the applause received by King Felipe VI, and were described by an EL PAÍS editorial as "anti-democratic."

And finally, we looked at the epic, 39-year-project to describe all the 6,120 plants of Spain and Portugal.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from the EL PAÍS English Edition.

Thanks for reading.

Friday 15 October 2021

Wednesday 13 October 2021

-ed Adjectives Pronunciation

· Most words ending in -ed follow the same rules as the past-tense inflectional ending.

· Some words ending in -ed have the 'usual' past-tense pronunciation when they are verbs, but end in an 'id' sound as adjectives: blessed, beloved, learned*, dogged, legged (adjectival in eg three-legged)
eg.: The priest blessed /blest/ the bread and wine vs a moment of blessed /ˈblesɪd/ calm
Eric was a teacher beloved /-vd/ by his students vs Her beloved /-vid/ husband

· Some -ed words always end in an /id/ sound because they are adjectives with no corresponding verbs: naked, wretched, rugged, wicked.

* the pronunciation of learned may vary according to context when it is an adjective: 
a learned /id/ man (having a lot of knowledge because of study); 
learned /nd/ behaviour (developed by training or experience, not existing at birth).

[Grid from Blog de Cristina]

Learn English with a Short Story


Monday 11 October 2021

Spanish News in English EL PAÍS

Dear readers,

This week the news was dominated by the Pandora Papers, a global investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) into murky business dealings of politicians, millionaires and artists from more than 90 countries. Colombian pop star Shakira, Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, soccer coach Pep Guardiola and Nobel-prize winning author Mario Vargas Llosa are among the notable names listed in the secret files.

In coronavirus news, the national incidence rate in Spain has fallen below 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants for the first time since July 2020. Experts, however, are still calling for caution. Meanwhile, Spain is to begin administering third shot of the Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna to the over-70 population starting October 25.

And finally, the new volcano on La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands continues to wreak havoc. In this infographic special, EL PAÍS looks at how an underwater "hotspot" is fueling the eruption.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from the EL PAÍS English Edition.

Thanks for reading.
Melissa Kitson


To read EL PAÍS in English everyday, click here or go to Links to visit El País in English 
(on the right side of the blog, below).

Friday 8 October 2021

Acronym Dictionary

Check your ACRONYMS [An acronym is a word formed by abbreviating a phrase by combining certain letters of words in the phrase (often the first initial of each) into a single term. Common examples of acronyms include NASA (an acronym for National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and FOMO (a slang acronym for fear of missing out)] here. (From

Wednesday 6 October 2021

C2 The Road not Taken by Robert Frost

You can listen to it and learn about it and the author by clicking on the title

Tuesday 5 October 2021

C1 Level

Facebook apologises for major outage that wiped $50bn off its value

Six-hour disruption affected an estimated 2.8bn people and left the company’s 60,000 employees unable to work
Read the whole article here on The Telegraph  (By James Titcomb and Simon Foy) 5 October 2021 6:41am

Monday 4 October 2021

Spanish News in English

Dear readers,

The volcanic eruption in the Canary Island of La Palma continued to dominate the headlines this week. The lava flow from the new volcano finally reached the sea on Tuesday and has since formed a delta around 20 hectares in size. EL PAÍS was on the scene to speak with the residents who have been confined due to the risk of toxic gas from the contact of lava with the sea. A third vent also opened up on Friday, sparking fears of a new lava flow.

In coronavirus news, the epidemiological situation continues to improve with the incidence rate falling to levels not seen since July last year. What's more, 77% of the population is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This has prompted several regions, including Madrid, to lift restrictions on the capacity and opening hours of food and entertainment venues. Spain's regional and central authorities have also agreed to allow outdoor stadiums to open at full capacity starting this weekend.

And finally, we looked at why is that in 2021, there are still expanses of Spain where people can barely use a cellphone, send a text message or surf the internet.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from the EL PAÍS English Edition.

Thanks for reading.