Wednesday 31 May 2023


ORALES: Lunes 5 junio desde las 9.00 AULA 1

Sólo escrito: Blog (cuando estén corregidos)
Notas finales: Blog (cuando estén corregidos) y 21 junio a las 10.00 Mirador.

REVISIÓN: lunes 12 junio 9.30 AULA 1

RECLAMACIONES: 21, 22 y 23 junio.

Tuesday 30 May 2023

Tips to Tackle Mediation

From Lorena Alonsoguez's Linguistic Mediation in EOI Information

  • You know the person you are talking to. Treat them accordingly: say you will assist them at the beginning and at the end of your talk.
  • Always paraphrase if you do not know one of the words in English! Or give an equivalent in meaning.
  • Even though you may pretend the examiner is the person you are mediating with, do not ask questions, never expect answers; the examiner is not the person you are mediating with --you are doing a monologue.
[More info & advice next Thursday]

Monday 29 May 2023

C1 Brilliant Idea!

Why not start preparing the oral part of the test with my classmate using the activity SPEAKING on Aula Virtual Module 8?

EL PAÍS in English

Dear readers,

On the first anniversary of the massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, we traveled to this Texas town where, on the surface, everything is different, but found that very little has in fact changed.

This week we also analyzed how a tiny piece of high tech is driving global geopolitics, explored the causes of the fentanyl crisis in the U.S., interviewed Natalie Portman and spoke to plant experts about the best way to care for orchids.

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

You can also read:

Thursday 25 May 2023


Información para el alumnado de C1. Grupos M-J 16.00-19.00 y M-J 19.00 – 21.00. Prof: Miguel Ángel

- examen oral: días 6 y 7 junio, aula 1 desde las 16.00 (ver aquí
- revisión de examen: 14 junio, aula 9 a las 18.00
- publicación de notas en el blog
- reclamaciones 21,22 y 23 junio (horario de secretaría) y
- matrícula (los que certifican en junio): 28 de junio a 4 de julio 
(los que se presentan en septiembre): 11 a 14 de septiembre

Publicación de notas en Web Mirador: 21 de junio a las 10.00.

Wednesday 24 May 2023

Palabras en español que no tienen traducción literal al inglés

En ocasión del Día del Idioma Español, que se celebra cada 23 de abril, recordamos algunas de las palabras en español que usamos día a día y no tienen traducción literal al inglés para celebrar la riqueza de nuestra lengua que —con sus eñes, signos de exclamación e interrogación para abrir y cerrar las oraciones y tildes— comparten (en distintos niveles) más de 590 millones de personas en todo el mundo, según el Instituto Cervantes.

Tuesday 23 May 2023

Notice for C1 & C2

Check your Aula Virtual and your emails, please. On the former you will be able to find the keys of the important activities from last modules and the final questionnaire (fill it in, please, before May 31st) and in the latter some final advice and a reminder.

21 Advanced Phrases (C1) to Build Your Vocabulary

Read the pdf. document here! Do the quiz at the end.

Monday 22 May 2023

C2 Cleft Sentences

We use cleft sentences, especially in speaking, to connect what is already understood to what is new to the listener. 
In a cleft sentence, a single message is divided (cleft) into two clauses. This allows us to focus on the new information.

KEY to Reported Speech

Check your answers here.

EL PAÍS in English

Dear readers,

Ukraine is aiming to mark a turning point in the course of the war with its anticipated counteroffensive to retake territory occupied by Russia. As expectation builds, EL PAÍS examined the five main points on the front where Kyiv could launch its attack.

In other news, we spoke to Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso about his decision to dissolve the National Assembly, discussed current economic events with Nobel laureate Robert F. Engle, and talked to esteemed thinker Michael J. Sandel about why the left needs to offer a positive take on patriotism.

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

You can also read:

Friday 19 May 2023

Theatre at our School!

Survival guides to support EOI oral exam preparation

EOI Málaga C1 & C2

Practical, helpful and valuable advice together with free samples of oral tests.

Get the Most out of your Study Habits with these Tips

Few things are more stressful than studying for a big, important test. There is so much information to review for an exam, and unfortunately, study skills aren’t something they actually teach in many schools. For a lot of us, studying is an exhausting process of trial and error, and it can be all too tempting to just skip it entirely and try to cram the night before a big exam. (from

Thursday 18 May 2023

What Is The Medical Term For A Heart Attack?

Nothing gets our blood pumping like using the dictionary and thesaurus to find cool new words. (Such excitement!) But we’ve got to keep those beats under control, as we’re about to share a medical term you may want to know.

If you’re the kind of person who must keep a finger on the pulse of fancy medical jargon, then take a look here! (from

Wednesday 17 May 2023

Writing Assistance

Writing Models

Task Types Explained

Samples with explanations

Reported Speech

Read the theory and do the activities for reporting. (KEY next Monday)

Write you mistakes to check in class next week.

Tuesday 16 May 2023

Friday 12 May 2023

CARM EOI Final Exam Samples (2020, 2021 & 2022 / June & Sep.)

Pruebas Específicas de Certificación CARM SAMPLES 

C1 Marked Samples of Oral and Written Tests

You can check different speaking & writing tests of several C1 students marked here

See how writing and speaking assessment criteria are applied and the difference between marks given.  

Excellent work carried out by our EOI Murcia colleagues. 

Thank you very much for sharing!

C2 National Limerick Day

Limerick Examples: Funny Famous Poems
Practise these limericks
Write a limerick for next Monday. We'll read them in class (any topic)

Noche de los Museos 23 Cartagena

La Noche de los Museos in Cartagena celebrates its 15th edition on May 20, offering participants a safe culture with which to enjoy the artistic and historical heritage of our city. It has become one of the most important cultural events in our city, capable of highlighting not only cultural heritage as an unquestionable legacy of the past, but also an essential resource for our future, due to its great educational and social value. Join us! Programme

ORAL MEDIATION ACTIVITY: Explain to Dane (C1) and George (C2) what they can discover during this historical night and recommend one of the Guided Routes and Visits in about 3 minutes. 

Thursday 11 May 2023

Review Writing

How to write a review


In this presentation (by Javi) you can see some useful vocabulary for Book Reviews (remember to check How to Write a Book Review)
Check this Restaurant Review and Useful Vocabulary --both pages-- before getting down to writing.

C1: Write a 250-word Review following the rubrics on EITHER p. 142 (8) OR p. 143 (10) in 8f. Deadline 19th May
[Check here all the answers to the textbook activities]

C2: Write a 250-word Review following the rubrics on p. 143 (10) in 8f. Deadline 19th May
[Check here all the answers to the textbook activities]

Another option (if you have already written book or film reviews other years) is to write a review of:
  • a website / blog. Write about the layout, information provided and why people should use it.
  • a new restaurant. Write about the decor, food and people you might find there.
  • a gig / concert. Write about the singer / band, the audience and the performance.

Wednesday 10 May 2023

Causative Verbs Practice

Revise causatives with this activity by Lucy for C1, and this by for C2.

[answers provided in both]

Write your mistakes to check in class next week.

Tuesday 9 May 2023

A Test with Just 12 Collocations

Do it here! (Answers included)

Did you get more than 65%?

Monday 8 May 2023

The coronation of King Charles and tourism

Activity from Natalialzam. Do the cloze and answer the questions.

The Climate Connection

The Climate Connection is a ten-part podcast series from the British Council which explores the relationship between the climate crisis and language education.

Across the ten episodes, you'll hear from a wide range of leading practitioners working in the sector – teachers, trainers, researchers, publishers and authors. We’ll travel from Colombia to China, Moldova to Mali, and Palestine to Poland in our quest to share what’s happening at the cutting edge of climate action in language education.

In partnership with the Oxford English Dictionary, we’ll also learn more about the origins of climate-related language, in both English and other languages.

EL PAÍS in English

Dear readers,

EL PAÍS has published an investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church. The story of the Jesuit priest Alfonso Pedrajas, who preyed on schoolchidren for decades while Church officials looked the other way, came to light after a nephew stepped forward with Pedrajas' diary, which the latter left in a computer file before passing away.

This week we also reviewed the most relevant aspects of the coronation ceremony for Charles III and Camilla, went over facts and figures ahead of the Kentucky Derby, and spoke with a Saudi scientist who has confirmed the fraud behind the world's top university rankings.

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

You can also read:

Saturday 6 May 2023

Cinco de Mayo KEY

 Cinco de Mayo 1 1D 2B 3C

Friday 5 May 2023

C1 Conditionals Revision

... you feel like revising, do this test from English Page to review your command of conditionals. 
Write you mistakes to check in class next week.

Linking Words & Phrases

Revise this list with useful linking words and phrases from Successful Writing by Virginia Evans EXPRESS PUBLISHING

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Thursday 4 May 2023

Mucho Más Mayo 23

“Mejor con menos. Prácticas artísticas y ética de la sobriedad.” Del 4 al 14 de mayo
ORAL MEDIATION ACTIVITY: Explain to Dane (C1) and George (C2) what they can find in this festival and give recommendations according to their tastes in about 3 minutes.

Free Online Spell Checker

Get word-perfect copy every time with our spell checker. Simply enter the URL you want to check, or paste your text below and we’ll do the rest. (Thanks Jane Marie)

Why you understand English, but can't speak fluently!


Wednesday 3 May 2023

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

As you will soon discover, the term climate change refers to much more than Earth getting warmer. Climate change also refers to changes in the atmosphere, the effects on the Earth’s oceans, and to the fate of all life on Earth—including us! (From