Sunday, May 26, 2013

Revising Unit 8 - 1st ESO

Revise the Simple Past Tense
Thanks, Mónica Llovet, for this great PPT

More exercises to practise the Simple Past Tense:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
and Games: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Learn about the Romans:
Read and listen to The voyage of the animal orchestra:
Your turn...
Can you tell us something funny or unusual that happened to you?

Saturday, May 25, 2013

What's your level in English? & Preparing the B2 Level Test

Cambridge English exams aligned against the six levels of the CEFR 

Test your English level: 1, 2, 3, 4
Preparing the B2 Level Exam:
Practical Info: 1, 2, 3
Practise the different parts (Reading, Listening, etc):
And remember to bring everything you need, keep calm and...
unlike Mr. Bean here...Check you've read all the questions!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I used to rule the world

These are the Connectors that we've been studying this year...
Do you understand them all? 
Some are followed by a Noun Phrase/ Gerund. Which ones?
Others are placed after a full stop and before a comma. Can you identify them?
Others are followed by an infinitive...

Finish these sentences:
1. When I was a child, I used to...
2. I am used to...
3. It's hard to get used to...

The Sunshine Award!


I was away on a school trip when I got the news that I have been nominated by my dear colleague Esther Martínez for The Sunshine Award.
I'm surprised and really flattered! Thank you so much for having thought of my blog for the nomination.


The Sunshine Award is an award given to bloggers by other bloggers.
 It is awarded to:


"Bloggers who are positive 
and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere"


Well, as with other similar awards, there are certain rules to keep to:
1. Include the award logo in your site.
2. Answer seven questions about yourself.
3. Nominate 5 to 10 other wonderful bloggers.
4. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blog, letting them know they are
    nominated.
5. Share the love and link with the person who nominated you.

There are lots of fantastic bloggers doing a great job out there and choosing just a few is really difficult but here are my nominees in no particular order:

Esther Martínez and My English scrapbook  for her inspiring posts on different aspects of the English language, ICT and culture. Thanks for being such a generous colleague as well, Esther!

Pilar Pamblanco and her Think and dream in English  for sharing her deep knowledge of education and ICT.

David Mainwood and his blog EFL Smart Blog full of excellent, ready-to-use class ideas.

Aurora Jove for Think in English, a veteran blog full of entertaining resources and amazing ideas for kids all ages.

Silvia Nayen and Escuela 25 del 12, another superb ESL blog for primary school students.

And, because English isn't everything in life...:

Richard Byrne writer of Free technology for teachers. Name an ICT resource and he will have told the teaching community about it.

Carmen Cid Manzano and her Science blogs for different levels. I'll just mention one of them: Entérate, a ciencia tamén é cultura where her students publish Science-related news.

Daniel Veiga and his awesome Barbón Blog, which has all the information any student might ever need to learn from a school counsellor and much more. 

These are just some of the teachers and bloggers whose work I follow. The list could go on...

Now a few things about me...

1. Favourite colour:
It's got to be...blue.
2. Favourite animal:
I can't choose one...dogs, horses, tigers -not as pets though ;)
3. Favourite number:
Maybe 1
4. Favourite non-alcoholic drink:
Water.
5. Favourite alcoholic drink:
Being a Spaniard, I'd say wine. Red or white depending on the occasion.
6. Facebook or Twitter:
Right now Twitter. I find lots of people I share interests with and useful information there.
7. My passions:
Reading, travelling, politics,
... just to mention some. I don't think I could live without music.
8. Giving or receiving gifts?
I feel far less embarrassed when giving
9. Favourite city or country?
That's a tough one. Venice perhaps. It's unique.
10. Favourite book?
Impossible to choose one! I love 20th and 21st American literature, but it wouldn't be fair to mention just one book or writer, so don't get me started!


Congratulations to all my nominees! Now it's your turn to spread the positive flow and send the sunshine to other fantastic and inspiring bloggers! 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

3rd Term Video - 1st Bac. A

Hi, 1st Bach. A
Answering your question, YES, you can record this term too.
Looking forward to your vids... - Free Topic, you choose.
Hope they're better than this ;) 
 Enjoy your long weekend!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

2013 Connectors

Connectors: My PPT and previous entries with lots of activities
Some more exercises on different ones:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Rephrasing (mostly Connectors but not only): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Have you tried The Conjunction Game?:
This video may help you:

Monday, May 6, 2013

What does she look like?

Let's see how to answer these 2 questions:
What do you look like?
Previous years' entries: 1, 2, 3, 4
This interactive book:
Finally, a song to listen to and write down:
1) the adjectives
2) the verbs in the Simple Past Tense:

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