Thursday, May 29, 2008


Today we are going to practise asking for and giving directions:
1) at Randall's cyberlab
2) at the BBC
3) and at ELLLO!: 1, 2
4) A video activity:

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

One month ago ...

1º Bac., time to listen and revise

Hi! Let's begin with some listening practice, called "A film review", the same topic as in Unit 8; it's got some more post-listening activities: 1, 2, 3

Next you can revise the Passive voice in this previous entry .
(You can practise Irregular verbs too).

Some "Have/Get something done" practice: 1, 2, 3, 4

Then, Purpose (Final) Connectors (note: you'll also need "In case", translate it as "por si"): Theory + 1, 2, 3, 4

And now a general revision of some common connectors (there are more exercises in other previous entries as well): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

If you still have time, try this crossword. Have a nice class!

Italy (iii): Florence

Hi! Here are some of the most famous sights in Florence:

"Il Duomo" (or Cathedral):

The Old Bridge:

And, me, missing all of you ...:

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Another 2nd Lge. class

We talked about Antony and The Johnsons in class.
Here is one of his songs.
You can listen to it as you practise the Passive Voice:

1st) An easy introduction
2nd) There are a few exercises on this website
3rd) And plenty more here

Fancy going to a Flea market? (Don't forget the vocabulary revision activities)

Finally, what about revising Irregular Verbs? Here are some tests:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
And try the "Minefield" games: don't step on the Regular Verbs!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Italy (ii): Pompeii

These photos are just meant to encourage you to travel.
Today it's Pompeii, the Roman city buried by the Vesuvius in the year 79AD. Pompeii has inspired writers, film directors, ... ; there's also a great BBC documentary about its last days.

The "Palestra" (Gym):

This was a bar (the holes were used to keep the drinks cool):

The Forum area:

Many plaster casts of victims of the eruption are in the Archaelogical Museum of Naples. Others can still be found in the city:

Monday, May 19, 2008

1st ESO Unit 8 Revision

In this Unit we saw the Present Continuous again. Write sentences about the near future using it here.
And some more Present Continuous Practice: 1, 2, 3
For plans you use "Going to": 1, 2, 3

1st) some House & Furniture: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
2nd) House chores: 1, 2

And some Reading

Can The Simpsons and Road Runner help you practise the Present Continuous?
Let's try, ...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Italy (i): Rome at night

I was in Italy during our May, 1st break. And what about you? What did you do? (the questions, as usual, will be "blowing in the wind", but still ...)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

2nd Language class again

We'll begin by revising a couple of Hotel Conversations: 1, 2

Next, Contrast Connectors Practice: 1, 2 and more in this previous entry.

Then some Reading (First Certificate-type activity).

Finally, some Idioms, today online.

Have a nice class!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

"ONCE": A beautiful film

Do you like romantic films? Do you like music? Then you'll enjoy "Once". Here are a couple of songs:


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