Monday, 28 December 2009


Everyone likes sandwiches. This snack is a significant part of the diets of many millions of people around the world. Would you like to learn a little more about the story of the sandwich?

You can read an article and watch a video about an attempt by cooks in Iran to make the world’s longest sandwich.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Christmas Jokes

- Mum, can I have a dog for Christmas?
- No, you can have turkey like everyone else!

- Knock, knock
- Who's there?
- Mary & Abby
- Mary & Abby who?
- Mary Christmas & Abby New Year.

- Knock! Knock!
- Who's there?
- Arthur!
- Arthur who?
- Arthur any mince pies left?!

- Why was Santa's helper feeling blue?
- He had low elf esteem.

Darth Vader: "Luke, I know what you are getting for Christmas - I have felt your presents"

- Doctor, doctor, my problem is that I keep stealing things when I go Christmas shopping. Can you give me something for it?
- Doctor: Try this medicine...and if it doesn't work come back and bring me a new video camera.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Extra listening exercises

Hi everyone,

I found some listening exercises on the Intenet. I hope you find them useful.


Taxi ride

Pizza delivery

Weekly activities

Good luck!

Friday, 4 December 2009


I absolutely love animated films and UP is one of the best I've ever seen. It was the first animated film to open the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

I've found an interesting reading exercise that you can do, but first, watch this video. Have fun!

Friday, 13 November 2009

Elia Kazan at the Faculty of Science

This November and December there is a season of Elia Kazan films at the Faculty of Science. All films are in English with subtitles in Spanish. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Sesame Street

Let's celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street with a video. Enjoy!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Back to school

Here is a text you might find interesting. Read it and do the exercises:

Then, you can do this quiz from the BBC Learn English website:

In the classroom

A couple of interesting websites:

A guide for teenagers (A guide for teenagers on coping with going back to school. )

Long school holidays should end (A BBC article (2008) about a study suggesting that some school pupils in the UK are falling behind in class because the summer holidays are too long.)

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Radio in English / Vocabulary

If you are interested in listening to the radio in English, then Screamer Radio is what you are looking for. It's a free programme that you can download onto your computer and with it, you can listen to radio stations from all over the world (in English and other languages).

Now some quizzes from the BBC Learning English website:

  • Agreeing

  • Family

  • Adjectives describing character

  • And a crossword from the BBC Learning English website:

  • Family
    • Sunday, 18 October 2009

      Sports / Past Tenses

      If you want to learn more about olympic sports, try these websites:

      Why don't you test your knowledge of sports with this quiz? You can try this game too. Another quiz: Do, play or go?

      In the past, a quiz from the BBC Learning English Website.

      And remember that you have lots of resources on this website:

      Sunday, 27 September 2009

      Past Perfect / Classroom Posters

      For those of you who couldn't come to class on Wednesday/Thursday, a handout on the Past Perfect.

      Extra exercises:

      In case you are interested, here is a set of posters for your classroom.

      Thursday, 24 September 2009

      Entry Checker / Food

      If you want to download the Key to the Entry Checker Intermediate Booklet, click here.

      What do you know about Traditional British Food? Check out this website and then do this reading exercise about food memories. You have the answers on page 2.

      Finally, a couple of listening exercises:

      Listen to Doug and Jackie talk about going on a diet. Then you can read the programme script here.

      Watch the video about the origins of hot dogs and then play the game.

      European Day of Languages

      As you probably know, 26 September is the European Day of Languages. Did you know that, according to UNESCO, more than a third of the world's six thousand languages are in danger of extinction? Listen and read about this problem by clicking here.

      Since I didn't give you any homework for next week, here go a few tips on online activities you might find interesting.

      Click here to learn about the differences between the following words: teacher, trainer, instructor, lecturer, professor.

      Click here to learn about overseas students at universities in the UK.

      Then, test what you have learned with this crossword.

      Have a good weekend!!!

      Sunday, 20 September 2009

      Henry King at the Filmoteca de Andalucía

      Hello, everyone!

      Welcome back. These days I want to suggest a few tips, so as to make it easier to get into the routine again.

      It would be a good idea to go to the Filmoteca de Andalucía. This month a season of Henry King will be screened, including titles such as Twelve O'Clock High (Almas en la hoguera) and The Gunfighter (El pistolero). The films are in English with subtitles in Spanish. If you want more information, click here.

      Saturday, 20 June 2009

      Things to do this summer

      Hi, everyone!

      Summer holidays are already here. Remember that it is very important to revise what you have learned this year. Here are a few tips on things that you can do this summer.

      - Download some audiobooks and listen to them while you are sunbathing on the beach.

      - Alternatively, if you prefer traditional books, you could get hold of some graded readers.

      Year 1
      - Black Cat Graded Readers (Step 1-2). Vicens Vives
      - Cambridge English Readers (Level 2). C.U.P.
      - Macmillan Readers (Elementary Level). Macmillan
      - Oxford Bookworms (Stage 1-2). O.U.P.

      Year 2
      - Black Cat Graded Readers (Step 2-3). Vicens Vives
      - Cambridge English Readers (Level 2-3). C.U.P.
      - Macmillan Readers (Pre-Intermediate Level). Macmillan
      - Oxford Bookworms (Stage 3). O.U.P.

      - Finally, Spain is full of English-speaking people at this time of year, so don't be shy and talk to them (in English, of course).

      Have a lovely summer!

      Thursday, 28 May 2009

      Year 1: Final Post

      Good Luck!!!

      Year 2: Final Post


      Here are some documents that may help you with the exams: a powerpoint presentation and some questions for the oral exam.

      Good Luck!!!

      Tuesday, 26 May 2009

      Year 2: Extra reading exercises


      I've just found some interesting texts with exercises where you have to match words in the text with their definitions (you did a similar exercise in the reading exam). I hope you find them useful.

      Dogs_Student's Worksheet

      Teenage Issues_Student's Worksheet
      Teenage Issues_Glossary
      Teenage Issues_Key

      Holiday Choices_Student's Worksheet
      Holiday Choices_Glossary
      Holiday Choices_Key

      Thursday, 7 May 2009

      Year 1: Listening Have Got - Food

      Listen to the following dialogues and do the exercises.

      Click here to download the answers.

      Wednesday, 6 May 2009

      Year 2: Animals

      If you are interested in finding out more about animals, read this interesting list of collective nouns of animals. Then, try this listening exercise, revise some of the language used in the exercise, and finally, try the quiz.

      Good luck!

      Sunday, 3 May 2009

      Have Got

      Hi, everyone!

      I've found these exercises that you can do, in case you want more practice on Have and Have Got.
      Exercise 1_Have or Has?
      Exercise 2_Form
      Exercise 3_Have/Have Got?
      Exercise 4_Be/Have Got?
      Exercise 5_Listenings

      You can also do the following listening exercise about the first case of swine flu in Spain.

      Thursday, 23 April 2009

      Year 2: Sports

      If you want to learn more about olympic sports, try these websites:
      BBC Learning English_Olympics 2008
      International Olympic Committee

      Why don't you test your knowledge of sports with this quiz? You can try this game too.

      Now listen to `We are the champions´ and do the activities. You can check your answers here.

      Here is a powerpoint presentation on prepositions of place and movement that you might find interesting.

      World Book and Copyright Day

      Today is 23 April: World Book and Copyright Day. This is a symbolic date for world literature because on this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

      To mark this date, we would like to organize a book fair at school. If you have any books at home that you don't want anymore, please, donate them. Someone else may want them in exchange for a small contribution. All the money raised will go to charity.

      Thank you.

      Monday, 13 April 2009

      Graded Readers

      Hi, there

      If you want, you can download some documents about the Graded Readers I recommended. Good luck!

      Thursday, 2 April 2009

      Year 2: TO + INF or -ING / Easter in the UK

      Some extra exercises. Choose TO + INF or -ING.

      If you want to know more about Easter in the UK, read this text.

      Year 1: There is - There are / Easter Traditions

      Some more exercises on There is - There are:

      Exercise 1
      Exercise 2
      Exercise 3
      Exercise 4 (Some / any)

      In class, some people wanted to know more about the origins of Easter. If you want, you can read this text about the subject.

      Wednesday, 1 April 2009

      Martin Scorsese at the Filmoteca de Andalucía

      This month, a season of Martin Scorsese films will be screened at the Filmoteca de Andalucía, including some of his most acclaimed films, such as Taxi Driver or Raging Bull (Toro Salvaje). The films are in English with subtitles in Spanish. If you want more information, click here.

      Saturday, 28 March 2009

      Year 1: Extra Listenings / Past Simple


      Here you'll be able to do two new listening exercises. Listen to this recording and do the exercises.

      Friday, 27 March 2009

      WWF’s Earth Hour

      On Saturday 28 March 2009 at 8.30pm, people, businesses and iconic buildings around the world will switch off their lights for an hour – WWF’s Earth Hour. If you want to know more about this initiative, you can watch this video about the history of WWF’s Earth Hour.

      Thursday, 26 March 2009

      The Princess of Nebraska

      Tomorrow at the Filmoteca de Andalucía, you can see the film The Princess of Nebraska. It's in English with subtitles in Spanish. There are two sessions, at 6 and at 8.30. If you want more information click here.

      Sunday, 22 March 2009

      World Water Day

      World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

      You can have a look at some beautiful images from around the world here and here, or send your friends a World Water Day e-card (in English, of course).

      You can also watch this interesting video on the importance of clean water for children.

      Year 1 + 2: Storyteller

      Come to the CEP de Granada on Thursday, 26 March and listen to the storyteller!

      The first session (for Básico 1 and 2) starts at 17.00 and the second session (for Intermedio and Avanzado) starts at 19.00, but you are more than welcome to stay for both sessions.

      If you want to go by bus, take bus N. 8 and get off at the last stop (Avenida de Dílar 1).

      Please, be punctual. Latecomers will not be admitted!

      Saturday, 21 March 2009

      Present Perfect

      A revision of the Present Perfect you might find interesting.
      Good luck.

      Thursday, 19 March 2009

      Year 1: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Past Simple of Regular and Irregular Verbs

      First, do the following exercises on the Past Simple

      Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3, Exercise 4, Test

      Then, watch the first part of the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and do this activity.

      Friday, 6 March 2009

      Year 1: Was / Were

      On the following websites you can find some practice on was/were.

      Exercise 1
      Exercise 2
      Exercise 3
      Exercise 4
      Exercise 5

      Good luck!

      Monday, 23 February 2009

      Year 2: Slumdog Millionaire

      Slumdog Millionaire is the film everybody is talking about. If you want to watch the trailer in English click here.

      I have prepared a couple of listening exercises for you. The second part is about the Indian film industry. Listen to the audio file and then do the exercises.

      Thursday, 19 February 2009

      Year 1: Revision of Grammar


      Do you want to revise some points of grammar for the exam? Here is a Power Point presentation that may help you.

      Wednesday, 18 February 2009

      Year 2: Songs

      Hello, again

      Do you want to revise your tenses? Then, try this quiz.

      Watch these videos and do the activities. You have got the worksheet of True Blue and, if you click here, you can download the key.

      If you want more practice on the Present Perfect, listen to this song and do this activity.

      Monday, 16 February 2009

      Valentine's Day

      Want to find out more about Valentine's Day traditions?

      Year 1: Read this text and do the activities.
      Year 2: Read this text and listen to the story (or download it). Then download the activities.

      Friday, 13 February 2009

      Year 2: Clothes

      Hi there,

      If you want to practise your reading skills, here you have another text on the rise of Zara . Click here to get the answers.

      You can also read this article on clothing sizes (and listen to it too).

      Here you can find a listening exercise on verbs to talk about clothes.

      Check what you have learned with this quiz.

      Friday, 6 February 2009


      Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago -on 12 February 1809-, and 50 years later he unveiled his theory of natural selection. To mark these anniversaries, why don't we find out more about the life of the world-famous British naturalist and about the natural world?

      Year 1:
      1) Learn more about the natural world with this Ppt Presentation.

      2) Test what you have learned with this animal quiz.
      3) Want a challenge? Then, try this game. You have to press 1, 2, or 3 on your keyboard to select the correct answer.

      Year 2:
      1) If you want to know more about the life of Darwin and practise your listening skills, click here. Listen to the recording and choose the right answer.
      2) Do you want to brush up your animal vocabulary? Why not try this quiz?

      Good luck!

      Friday, 30 January 2009

      Films in English

      Are you interested in classic films? A classic film festival is taking place in Granada from the 24 January to the 1 February. Some of the films are in English with subtitles in Spanish.
      More information on:

      Wednesday, 28 January 2009

      Year 1 + 2: Elementary Podcast

      Hi, again

      I´ve just discovered this very interesting podcast. For those of you who are not familiar the term, a podcast is an audio file that you can subscribe to, so that you don’t have to visit a website to listen to it. This is the first one of a series.

      You can do the following activities while you listen.

      When you finish, you can read the transcript.

      I´ll try to include listening exercises here using this podcast. However, if you want to subscribe to this podcast, or find out more about it, go to

      Wednesday, 21 January 2009

      Year 2: Revision of Grammar

      Hi, this is a Powerpoint presentation I didn't have time to do with you in class. However, you can have a look at it now. I hope you find it interesting.

      Thursday, 8 January 2009

      Year 2: Going to / Present Continuous


      Here we are again. If you click on the following image, you will be able to listen to an interesting programme called Grammar Challenge:

      1. First, you can listen to an explanation of Going to / Present Continuous to talk about future plans.
      2. Then, teacher and student try to arrange a meeting. Here is the student's diary:
      3. Read the explanation:
      4. Pracise what you have learned:

      If you found it interesting, you can also download or subscribe to this programme's podcast.
      Good luck!