Sunday, 26 December 2010

Digital Xmas

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Year 1: Revision Units 1+2

Here’s a Power Point Presentation we worked with in class, in case you couldn’t come or want to take a look again. It's a revision of some of the things we've seen in Units 1 and 2.

Christmas carols

Hi there!

Do you know a programme called Screamer Radio? You can download it onto your computer (it's freeware, by the way) and with it, you can listen to radio stations from all over the world (in English and other languages). Visit their website:

Here are some interesting karaoke videos. You can ask your family and friends to sing along ;)

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Year 1: Possessive s / Family

If you want to revise your English vocabulary, here is a list of vocabulary of members of a family and some exercises:
Exercise 1
Exercise 2

Now practise what you have learned with this quiz.

If you are having problems with the possessive s, it's worth having a look at these websites.

Possessive s 1
Possessive s 2

If you want to test your grammar, click here and take the first four tests (Grammar Lessons 2, 6, 10, 14).

Good luck!!!

Year 4: 21 accents

Like many other languages, spoken English has wide variation in its pronunciation. This variation is especially noticeable in English, because the language is spoken over such a wide territory: Australia, Canada, the Commonwealth Caribbean, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, in addition to being spoken as a first or second language by people in countries on every continent. Watch the video below. Can you identify the 21 different accents?

If you want to improve your pronunciation, check out the following websites:

BBC Pronunciation tips

Sounds of English

Thursday, 25 November 2010

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

In December 1999, the 54th session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring November 25th the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The origins of November 25th go back to 1960, when the three Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic were violently assassinated for their political activism. The sisters, known as the Unforgettable Butterflies, became a symbol of the crisis of violence against women in Latin America. November 25th was the date chosen to commemorate their lives and promote global recognition of gender violence.

For more information, click here. If you want to read and listen to a text about violence against women, click here.

And now you can watch this ad, which is part of an initiative of the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect aimed at ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Australia's children.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Year 1: Present Simple

Do you want to revise what we've seen about the Present simple? Check out these exercises:
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

Now you can watch this video and do the exercise.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Year 4: Remembrance Day

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the guns of Europe fell silent. After four years of terrible fighting, The First World War ended. This moment is still commemorated by millions of people in Britain every year.

Find out more about Remembrance Day.

Now you are ready to do the crossword.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Year 1: Bonfire night

Bonfire Night is celebrated across the UK on 5 November. The date marks the failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament by Guy Fawkes along with a group of co-conspirators in London in 1605.

Find out more about...

Guy Fawkes and Bonfire night

Bonfire Night Traditions in the UK

Friday, 5 November 2010

Year 4: Guy Fawkes

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.

I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

This November 5th is Guy Fawkes' Night and it will be celebrated by people across the UK. This year is the 405th anniversary of Guy Fawkes' failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament, King James I and the entire English government.

Luckily, the plot failed but why do people in the UK continue to celebrate such a violent event more than 400 years after the actual attempt?

If you want to know more about the gunpowder plot, you can watch this BBC documentary:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Then do the crossword and play this game.

Do you want to know more about the history of the nursery rhyme? Check out this website.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Year 4: Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Do you know where the tradition of Halloween comes from? Watch this video and answer the questions.

Now you are ready to read a classic horror story by Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven (with a useful glossary) and watch the Simpsons version of this classic tale.

On this website, you'll find many more horror short stories. Enjoy!!!

Year 1: Halloween

A powerpoint presentation to help you revise some of the Halloween vocabulary we saw in class.
And if you want, you can test yourself with this Halloween crossword.


Monday, 25 October 2010

Year 4: Question Tags / verbs + to INF / ING


If you feel like revising the grammar points we've already studied, have a look at these websites:

Stative verbs
Listen to this episode of The Flatmates
Read the Language Point
Do the Quiz

Question tags
Exercise 1
Exercise 2

Verbs + to INF / ING
First of all, read this very interesting document.
If you want to find out more about changes in meaning, read this chart.
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Exercise 5

Year 1: Extra Grammar

Hello everyone!

In case you need more grammar exercises, here is a selection of interesting websites you can check out:

Exercise 1

This, that, these, those
Regular Plurals
Exercise 2

Possessive adjectives
Exercise 3

If you have problems with any other grammar points, don't hesitate to tell me.

Monday, 21 June 2010

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.

• Penguin Readers. Level 4. Ed Pearson Longman
• Oxford Bookworms. Level 4. Ed. OUP
• Black Cat. Reading and Training. Step Three (B1.2). Ed Vicens Vives

- 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 fantastic summer!

Monday, 14 June 2010

Film Festival "Cines del Sur"

The film festival "Cines del Sur" is taking place in Granada. You can see films from different countries of the South. All the films are available in original version with Spanish subtitles.

The festival will be celebrated from the 12 to the 18 June 2010. If you want more information, visit the Festival Website.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

TO+INF or GERUND ? / Work

If you want more practice on TO+INF / GERUND, read the explanation and then do the quiz and the exercises:

A quiz
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

In this website, you'll find a lot of interesting words related to jobs and work.

Now watch this funny video by Belle and Sebastian. The song is called Step Into My Office Baby, you can read the lyrics and the glossary here.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Generation Gap

What do you think? Are there significant differences in outlook and attitudes between the different generations in Spain? Are there any aspects of one generation’s lifestyle that another generation finds difficult to understand? Do you believe there are any ways in which young people today behave worse, or better, than older people did at their age? Can you think of any examples of one generation having mistaken beliefs or assumptions about another?

I would like you to read a text on the views of three people about the differences between the generations in contemporary Britain.

Generation Gap_Text

Generation Gap_Glossary

Generation Gap_Answers

If you want to find out more about the Generation Gap, watch this video. In this report we look at the growing gap between analogue values and digital values. And between digital natives and digital immigrants. It's in English with subtitles.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

St George's Day

The 23rd of April is England’s national day, St George’s Day.

Can you answer this question: According to legend, which mythical creature did St George kill or 'slay'?

a) a unicorn
b) a dragon
c) a griffin

Listen to this programme on St George's Day and don't forget to listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.

If you want to find out more about England, you can read the following text and browse through some of the websites I have listed below:



The England entry in Simple English Wikipedia.

The website of the English national tourism organization.

A page on St George’s Day from an excellent online project on Britain created by teachers and students at a school in England. There are numerous other pages with information about England.

A page on the red deer, England’s largest wild animal, from the website of the British Deer Society.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Writing Contest

Now is the time to enter our writing contest. Don't miss your chance to submit your entry and win a prize!

Concurso de Minirrelatos_color

Thursday, 8 April 2010

The Tube

The Tube_Text

The Tube_Glossary

The Tube_Answers

These days we've been talking about the underground in Granada and "the tube" in London. If you want to find out more about this form of transport, you can read the following text and do the activities.

What do you think? Is the tube a place where you can meet new friends? Why aren't people friendly on the tube?

Listen to this programme and find out more about this interesting subject.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Exam samples

Hi everyone!

If you want to practise for your final exam, you can have a look at some exam samples from other Autonomous Communities in Spain. They might be a little bit different from the one you'll do, but I think you might find these samples interesting. Good luck!

EEOOII de Cataluña

EEOOII de Euskadi

EEOOII de Madrid

EEOOII de Aragón

EEOOII de Baleares

EEOOII de Asturias

EOI de Valencia

EOI de Santander

EOI de Utiel

Sunday, 21 March 2010


The world's tallest building opened in the Gulf emirate of Dubai in January 2010. The Burj Khalifa was revealed to be 828m (2,716ft) high, far taller than the previous record holder, Taipei 101.

If you want to find out more about this building and other landmarks in the world, read this text and do the exercises:

Monday, 8 March 2010


International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on March 8 every year. It is an important day to highlight the economic, political and social contributions women have made to our world.

I would like you to do this exercise about the disappearance of Women's Studies from British universities. First of all, listen to this story (without reading the text, please) and then try this comprehension quiz. Later you can read the text and do these reading exercises.

A final question: What do you think is possible for women and girls in the next decade?

Good luck!

Sunday, 21 February 2010


Today I would like you to read about a recently-released film that has already broken cinema box-office records: James Cameron’s Avatar.




Now you can watch the trailer of the film. Good luck!

Friday, 5 February 2010

Film Festival in Granada

Are you interested in classic films? A classic film festival is taking place in Granada from the 5 to the 14 February. Some of the films are in English with subtitles in Spanish.
More information on:

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

The ‘noughties’

The first decade of the 21st century, the ‘noughties’, is over. It is a time to look back, at both the highs and the lows. How has the world changed in the last ten years?

The noughties

The noughties_Answers

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Australia Day

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, the day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788, the hoisting of the British flag there, and the proclamation of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia.

Australia Day is seen as controversial by some Australians, who see it as a celebration of the destruction of Indigenous culture by British colonialism.

If you want to find out more about Australia, try this questions and answers.

You can also watch this documentary about some of the impressive locations where the film "Australia" was shot, and get an idea of what an Aussie accent sounds like.

Friday, 15 January 2010


A few interesting things to revise before the exam.
Good luck!

Exercise 1
Exercise 2

Exercise 1
Exercise 2

Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3