Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Easter and April Fools' Day are here

All about Easter and April Fools' Day
Some more practice on ESOL Courses
Read and check your understanding: 1, 2
Listen (advanced)
Speak about these and other holidays: Beginners, Advanced
Watch: 1, 2, 3:
Talking about April 1st...
Here's plenty of advice for SCHOOL SURVIVAL

Saturday, March 21, 2015

4ºESO Term 2 Revision

...and don't forget or!: I will go today or tomorrow
Practise these Linking Words and Although 
with The British Council:

 Term 2 Review:
Basic Connectors HERE

Choose your game and play with words:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

English in Galicia

Where else? ;)
Click to find out about this year's Xunta Grants to study English
in Galicia this Summer:

If you're studying Bachillerato, F.P., ... 
you can also apply for the MEC grants 
and practise your English somewhere in Spain (only for "Becari@s")

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Saint Patrick's Day 2015

 When is Saint Patrick's Day celebrated?
What country is he the Patron Saint of?
What do you know about this country?
and about this holiday?
Is it popular in other countries too?
If you don't know the answers to these questions,
today you're going to learn a lot...

From previous Saint Patrick's Days:

Now some more:
Awesome resources by ESOL Courses
For example, read and do the activities:
 Read, ask and answer
Saint Patrick's Day Symbols Quiz 
More Quizzes and stuff: 1, 2 , 3 , 4 (in the Passive Voice)
Some new (silly) Games: 1, 2, 3

New videos:
15 St. Patrick's day videos  from

And, as promised, everything about the Irish accent:

Read more here

Thursday, March 12, 2015

She asked if we lived there - Reported Questions
Practise: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
 Here's a beautiful song from a film I loved - Boyhood -
 to wish you a happy weekend:

Revising Term 2 - 1º Bac.

Welcome, 1º Bachillerato

You can still tweet / make your presentations
about women who should be/ should have been better known.
Hashtag: #oteroenglish
and you can add 1 or 2 more hashtags such as:
#womenshistorymonth  #díadamuller

Term 2 Revision - Recent entries
Modals and Modal Perfects:
Click on the label, find exercises or start by this entry 

(Thanks to lovinglondon)
Gerund / To or Zero Infinitive:
Practise here or find exercises on the GERUNDS label

The weather:
(Click on the picture to learn more)
Practise: 1, 2, 3 , 4 + LOTS MORE 

1st. Term Revision Entry

 Talking about the weather and the Gerund / To infinitive...
here's another HOW TO video, to help you in scorching heat:

Video and Transcript:  How To Survive Without Air Conditioning

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's (or Paddy's) is just round the corner, but...
What do you know about it? Date? Colour? Origin?
Learn all about it on this blog's previous entries

Danny Boy Banned
Now, read and find out about "Danny Boy" (page 3)
Danny Boy with lyrics
Finally, discuss:
You have the power to ban anything for a day across the world.
What would you ban?
Discuss with a partner and decide on three things together.
Share your answers.

More about Saint Patrick's:
Listen and answer these 10 Questions
Saint Patrick's Survival Guide. Lesson 1:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Who or Whom?

in Formal Language we use WHOM instead of WHO / THAT:
-  As the OBJECT of the Relative Clause:
That's the girl whom I met at the party.
- AFTER A PREPOSITION (That would never be used)
That's the girl about whom Paul is talking all the time.

In Informal Language we omit this Relative:
That's the girl (whom) I met at the party. 
and the preposition is placed after the verb it modifies:
That's the girl (whom) Paul is talking about all the time.

In Non Defining Relative Clauses
because we can NOT omit the Relative Pronoun, 
the FORMAL Structure is common:
Peter, whom I met yesterday, is working abroad.
Ms. Wilkins, with whom you are working at present, used to work with me.
Who or Whom?: 1, 2, 3
Some songs with WHOM...:
Whom shall I fear?
For whom the bell tolls? (Metallica)
Bee Gees:

Here is the news. Read, watch and speak:

Monday, March 9, 2015

Action verbs

Learn with Pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5
Practise: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10:

More Unit 6 stuff:

What must or mustn't  you do? Listen and check:
More Can/Must Practice on this entry or
on some of the MODAL VERBS Label entries

Here is a song with "Can":

Can you think of any others?

And, But, Because
And, But, because, Or: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Play WORDSHAKE and increase your vocabulary:
How many points can you get in 3 minutes?
Longer words get more points.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

It's International Women's Day on Sunday

 As you may know, March, 8 is International Women's Day
and March is Women's History Month.
In order to make women's work visible,
you can tell us about women you admire on Twitter (etc.)
 using different Hashtags such as #oteroenglish

Previous years' Resources

Do you agree with Daniel Radcliffe's statement above?
Then you should learn about #HeforShe
and - Why not? Take action at He for She 
You should listen to Jackson Katz's talk "What's going on with men?
"There's so many men who care deeply about these issues, but caring deeply is not enough. We need more men with the guts, with the courage, with the strength, with the moral integrity to break our complicit silence and challenge each other and stand with women and not against them."
Other interesting TED TALKS on Feminism 

Famous women standing up for other women:
Emma Watson
Patricia Arquette

Can you think of any more situations like these?

Listen to Career Search
Are there jobs for men and women?
A sexist box office hit? 1, 2
Why you should talk to your kids about "50 Shades of Grey"
Stereotypes: Male vs Female brain

Some videos for thought:
10 hours of walking in NY as a woman
Always like a girl
What about TOYS?
Do you agree with differnet toys for boys and girls?
Here's what Charlotte Benjamin, a 7-year-old British girl,
wrote to LEGO last Xmas.:

Do you remember sweet Riley on this same issue? :)

She will love "The Guardian Princesses"
Let's talk! (More conversation on Gender roles on this post)

Happy March, 8!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sports Vocabulary - Intermediate

Sports for Intermediate students:
Vocabulary here
 Do you love football?:
Then explore "Premier Skills English" or take this quiz:

Read  THE FLU and answer the Questions
Did you see Mr. Bean at the Olympic games?

Reported Speech
Practise it on LEVEL 4 > Unit 9
Then revise vocabulary and Grammar in this level of Touchstone (4):

Monday, March 2, 2015


Can you identify these sports?
Learn  here or have a look at all the Olympic sports
Where do you go to practise them? Learn

Go, Do or Play?
Learn: 1, 2, 3, 4:
Practise: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (video activity)

Do you want some action now?
Choose your Olympic Sport game...
Ready? Steady?
Guess the sports! ;):


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