Monday 30 May 2022

Spanish News in English EL PAÍS

Dear readers,

Details are still emerging about the latest horrific school shooting in the United States, where 19 young children and two teachers were killed in the town of Uvalde, Texas, by an 18-year-old who had purchased assault rifles at a local gun store. The debate over gun control is raging again, but there is little hope for a significant bipartisan agreement.

International human rights groups are wondering why Spain has quickly deported an Algerian army corporal-turned-whistleblower who exposed corruption in his own military. Mohamed Benhalima had repeatedly warned he faced torture and possibly death if he was taken back.

In science, we explored new developments in quantum physics involving teleportation, and spoke with a world expert on obesity who discussed how genes can play a role in some people's predisposition to store fat.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from EL PAÍS English Edition. Thanks for reading.

Friday 27 May 2022

Vídeo de la exposición fotográfica del Mar Menor


Tiempos y tareas de examen

Tiempos y tareas C1

Tiempos y tareas C2

PCTE 90m 16.30 – 18.00 horas
Pausa 5m 18.00 – 18.05 horas
ME 25m 18.05 – 18.30 horas
Descanso 15m 18.30 – 18.45 horas
CTO 42m 18.45 – 19.30 horas
Pausa 5m 19.30 – 19.35 horas
CTE 90m 19.35 – 21.05 horas

C2 INGLÉS 295m (31 DE MAYO)
PCTE 110m 16.30 – 18.20 horas
Pausa 5m 18.20 – 18.25 horas
ME 25m 18.25 – 18.50 horas
Descanso 15m 18.50 – 19.05 horas
CTO 45m 19.05 – 19.50 horas
Pausa 5m 19.50 – 19.55 horas
CTE 90m 19.55 – 21.25 horas

Let's Hit the Ground Running!

Exams are here! Hit the Ground Running = Put all your energy into something from the start so that you immediately succeed.

Hitting the ground running  (Idioms and phrases in newspapers) From Cambridge Blog

Thursday 26 May 2022

Idioms (with translations)

You might know some of them, but this is a useful place to review idioms 


Wednesday 25 May 2022

Tuesday 24 May 2022

C2 Would I Lie to You?

Do this reading comprehension activity and only after finishing it, check your answers here.

Monday 23 May 2022

Spanish News in English EL PAÍS

Dear readers,

Last week's cryptocurrency crisis continued to make waves as thousands of small-time investors shared stories of lost savings and projects. Meanwhile, the Tax Justice Network released a report ahead of a G7 meeting that shows the US at the top of the list of global enablers of financial secrecy, leading to hefty losses in tax revenue.

One of our most popular stories this week was a feature about how violence in Colombia is endangering the Amazon, while ever-growing migration flows from Cuba and Central America drew renewed attention.

On the health front, we addressed mounting concern over the monkeypox virus, which has now been detected in several countries outside Africa, and analyzed the buzz around a new sleeping pill that claims to have very few side effects.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from EL PAÍS English Edition. Thanks for reading.

Saturday 21 May 2022

Friday 20 May 2022

C2 Last Lesson with Wesley

You will find the last activity of the year to be done with Wesley (next Moday) on the Aula Virtual Module 8.

C2 Vocabulary

Thursday 19 May 2022

C2 The Words You Need To Know To Talk About Climate Change Today

As climate change continues to affect the world, the language around it continuously changes too. Learn what terms are used today to discuss climate change

Tuesday 17 May 2022

C1 & C2 Discourse Markers activity

To reinforce the use of Discourse Markers, do the following activities: Worksheet 1, Worksheet 2. KEY

(from onestopenglish Lesson Share: Discourse Markers By Stephanie Valerio)

Monday 16 May 2022

Written Mediation KEY

You will be able to find a suggested answer to the written mediation dealing with the Income Tax Campaign here (at the end of the entry).

Spanish News in English EL PAÍS

Dear readers,

Cryptocurrencies grabbed headlines this week as the value of several digital currencies fell sharply (and one collapsed entirely). This is affecting not just thousands of investors but even an entire country, El Salvador, which made bitcoin legal tender last year and could now struggle to meet debt payments.

EL PAÍS has gained access to a second forensic report that says Debanhi Escobar was sexually abused and murdered, refuting prosecutors' suggestion of an accidental death. The case has galvanized public opinion in Mexico, where there are 1,800 missing women.

In science news, researchers looked under the lids of car gasoline tanks and found a new species of fuel-eating bacteria that they believe could be highly efficient at cleaning up spills. And in culture, we reviewed the rich sound history of Nosferatu, a silent film classic that turns 100 this year.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from EL PAÍS English Edition. Thanks for reading.

Sunday 15 May 2022

Embajador/a de nuestra EOI

If interested, visit the EOI Conserjería, tell us your name, email, level and the language you're studying, and you will be able to wear your brand new T-Shirt

Friday 13 May 2022

Speaking Formal English


Videos from Close-up C2

If  you feel like watching videos (about all the topics), click here:

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Glossary of toxic dating tactics from banksying to zombieing

Social networks and match apps have triggered new, and modified versions of old, behavior patterns, and there are dozens of new terms to identify toxic dating tactics. (From El PAÍS English Edition)

Tuesday 10 May 2022

30 Advanced Verbs

English with Lucy offers us this list of 30 ADVANCED VERBS, with definitions, pronunciation and a test so as to learn how to use them...

Monday 9 May 2022

C2 interactions (By Natalia)

Formal language and linguistic politeness

Spanish News in English EL PAÍS

Dear readers,

In the wake of this week's leak of a US Supreme Court draft opinion that could overturn abortion rights, we spoke with a leading expert on Roe v. Wade and analyzed the implications of the disclosure.

Our columnists this week include Colombia's former president and Nobel laureate Juan Manuel Santos, who offers his views on the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

In Ukraine-related news, our correspondents interviewed evacuees of the Azovstal steel plant in the besieged city of Mariupol, and analyzed Russia's growing influence in Africa.

We also looked at how science may help free Australia’s ‘worst female serial killer,’ and reviewed the case of a man whose intractable bacterial infection was defeated by a virus thanks to an experimental therapy.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from EL PAÍS English Edition. Thanks for reading.

Friday 6 May 2022

Oral & Written Mediation Activities


Your English neighbour has just received an e-mail reminder about his Spanish DECLARACIÓN DE LA RENTA for this year. He did it last year for the fist time, but now he cannot remember how to do it again. He asks you to give him the most relevant information provided in the text in a voice message (around 3-4 mins).

To be done with Wesley on Monday (C2) and Thursday (C1)


Your English neighbour has read this on, but she is in the UK at the moment. She asks you to write a brief summary in English (125 words) about the info and email it to her, as she is not sure she can understand everything.

To be handed in / emailed together with the writing task.

To improve your vocabulary on the topic, click on Renta and Heritage.

Written Mediation Suggested Answer

C1 & C2: Advanced Verbs + Prepositions & Phrasal verbs

Have a look at the list & check your Verb + Preposition Colocations and Phrasal Verbs
Delete the ones you already know and write true-for-you sentences with the rest. 

Thursday 5 May 2022

Writing Task

C1: Check your next writing task on Aula Virtual Mod 6. 

C2: Check your next writing task on Aula Virtual Mod 7.

Orden de evaluación Abril 2022

Read the Orden de Evaluación to know about evaluation, promotion and certification of basic, intermediate and advanced levels (A1 to C2) in Enseñanzas de idiomas de Régimen Especial in the CARM.

The Helpful Essay Writing Guide: Structure, Outline, Tips and Format

What is an Essay?
Purpose and Importance of Essay Writing
Essay Types
Basic Essay Structure
Essay Outline and How to Complete It
How to Choose a Topic for an Essay
Essay Writing Step by Step
Tips for Effective Writing
Essay Formatting

Wednesday 4 May 2022

La Noche de los Museos

 La Noche de los Museos XIV Edición Programa

Develop your vocab

Develop your vocabulary

Tuesday 3 May 2022

EOI Cartagena

Free e-books in English

Thanks Laura & Julio

Monday 2 May 2022

Literary Awards Shortlists

We are thrilled to reveal the 2022 Women’s Prize shortlist! (with video and some interviews to the authors!) The Women’s Prize Trust is a registered charity championing women writers on a global stage.
We empower all women to raise their voice and own their story, shining a spotlight on outstanding and ambitious fiction by women from anywhere in the world, regardless of their age, race, nationality or background. 

The 2022 International Booker Prize. Each year, the prize is awarded to what is, in the opinion of the judges, the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK and Ireland between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022. The six shortlisted novels have been announced. The works are each translated from a different language and originate from a different country, with three continents represented on the list.
Thanks Laura!

Spanish News in English EL PAÍS

Dear readers,

This week our correspondents analyzed what the battle for eastern Ukraine will look like as the war enters a second phase that could be long and bloody. In a related story, they also looked at Transnistria, a previously obscure breakaway region of Moldova that is making world headlines and seems anchored in a Soviet past.

In business news, we analyzed what Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk might be planning to do (or not do) with Twitter, and checked out a sweet new venture in the US by one of the Roca brothers, famous for their three-Michelin-star restaurant El Celler de Can Roca.

On the cultural stage we visited the BCN Film Fest, where US director Oliver Stone offered his personal views on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

We hope you enjoy this selection of articles from EL PAÍS English Edition. Thanks for reading.