Monday, March 31, 2014

April Fool's Day

Here we are again on April,1st or
"April Fool's Day"
1st.  task today:
Write a cartoon or an anecdote
with pranks that you played or were played on you...or invent one!
Then, you can see this previous entry and
Watch some pranks:
How do people react when they realize they've been fooled?
Watch this playlist:
Whatever you do...remember to find a reason to smile :)

Sunday, March 30, 2014


We've seen a lot of connectors this year.
Here they are on this previous entry and, of course,
a lot more activities, etc on the "Connectors" Label
More pictures for self-learning: 1, 2, 3
Rewrite with different connectors: 1, 2, 3, 4
Two Result connectors:
 So vs. such (a) ... that
So/Such exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Learn from songs:
(It's such a) Perfect Day - Lou Reed:

What other songs using Connectors can you think of?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Action Verbs and Vokis

Learn some Action verbs: 1, 2
Practise: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and:
And here's your unit 6 task:
Create a Voki like "Bee, your friendly pet"
and make it say the things that
you can('t) / must(n't) do:
Then you'll talk about them!
After this, you can go to last year's entry
and practise: Must, can, Sports, etc. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Computer Time

Practise for The Big Challenge:
Would you like to take it?
and / or explore Saint Patrick's day activities

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Modals and Perfect Modals

Theory and Practice on "Modal verbs" Label
and remember:
Attention to:
Can vs. May/ Might
We can go out tonight vs We may/might go out tonight
Must, Have/has to/need(s) to are synonymys BUT
Mustn't vs. Don't/doesn't have to, Needn't
We mustn't talk now vs. We don't have to/needn't talk now
Mixed Modals Game:
2014 PERFECT MODAL VERBS exercises:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Rewrite)
Which Modal/Perfect Modals are used in this song?:
Do you understand the Modals in the cartoons?:

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saint Patrick's Day

Monday, 17th March is here again...
as usual, you'll find lots of previous years' resources on this blog
by clicking on the "Saint Patrick's Day" Label 
Some more stuff:
Vocabulary, Reading, Listening, etc on ESOL Courses
Saint Patrick's Parades and Facts: 1, 2, 3
St. Patrick's Day: Made in America?
The History of St. Patrick's Day , now on ESL video:


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Happy International Women's Day

More posters for the men who tell women what to do or 
what they think of them in the street

Let's debate about men and women

Have a look at old materials and resources on previous entries,
And some new ones:
Portraits: Mothers and Daughters around the world
Videos  for March, 8:
4 TED-Ed lessons to watch on IW'sD:
Have you seen Google's Doodle?
More videos on International Women's Day. org

What about stereotypes?
How are women depicted in ads, songs, media, films, etc?:
Women in US ads
Women in Hollywood movies
and how are men supposed to be?
Do you think stereotypes affect people ?

Isn't it better for everyone just to try and fulfill our potentials?

 More interesting videos, infographics, etc. on
The Representation Project

Summing up,...
Does every princess really need to have a prince?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Connecting Clauses

These are most of the Connectors you'll be practising this year.
In Unit 5 we have Addition and Contrast
Notice the difference between Despite and Although:
If you don't see the difference yet, here's a video
Lots of previous practice on the Label "Connectors"

New!! Contrast Connectors Practice: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Contrast & Addition)
and a song with some Contrast connectors...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March is Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month in some countries
and March, 8 is, as you know, International Women's Day,
a date worth celebrating, don't you think?
Here are some previous years' activities for this date:
Some more new stuff for 2014:
 Philippa Fawcett, the woman who bested men at math:
A Woman's World:
Pics illustrating the importance of educating girls and empowering women
10 women who are changing the world today
Have a look at Rookie - The Teen magazine by a teen girl
Anyone missing? Who would you add to this list?

Women in History:
When did women start voting? Where?
Find this and much more out:
Important Dates on Women's History
Women's History Timeline

Food for thought:
- How many women are mentioned in your text books?
Get familiar with some names
 in this Children's Encyclopedia of Women
- How many famous women have you heard of?
and I don't mean "celebrities" but rulers, writers, scientists, etc.
Famous women: 1, 2, 3, 4
List of Women writers: 1, 2
List of Women scientists: 1, 2, 3
Women inventors: 1, 2, 3
+ 19 things you might not know were invented by women
Women composers
Women who left their "stamps" on History
Test your knowledge of famous Women with these Quizzes
- Do you think it is as easy for women to become famous as for men?
Why (not)?

Women's quotes:
- Is language sexist?

- Do you think women have achieved equality worldwide / in your country?
Here are some recent reports:
Violence against women in Europe
Workplace situation in Spain
Isn't it time to...?:

Let's try and smile despite all the hardships, last a product that's going to change our lives forever:
The pen for women.
Listen to the great Ellen DeGeneres tell us about it:
Video with Spanish subtitles (and a bad translation - Sorry, Upsocl)

Happy March, 8!


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