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And the winner was…Cristina’s blog!

I’m glad to tell you that Cristina Cabal, “the teacher next door”, has won last month’s British Council Teaching English blog award.

Most of you probably know her blog since I often mention her interesting posts and effective activities, but if you haven’t visit it yet, why not just now? Here’s the link  to the post Most Common Pronunciation Mistakes Heard in Exams that was chosen as representative of her blog.

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Congratulations Cristina; this award is well deserved, indeed. I hope you keep on going too!

 

December 9, 2015 Posted by | MISCELLANEOUS | 2 Comments

Did you have a terrific or terrifying Halloween night?

Well, I hope last night was as terrific (=great) as my last day at school with you. I very much enjoyed dressing up as a “hybrid” creature. I’m still racking my brains trying to name my own spooky character. Oh, yeah, I know: not really terrifying, was it? 😉  Anyway, I wish you felt a bit of the spirit of Halloween or at least you learnt a little more vocabulary connected with the topic.

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Here you have some links to the activities we did last day and others you might want to use.

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November 1, 2015 Posted by | 1st INT, MISCELLANEOUS | , | Leave a comment

Happy Book Day 2015!

In 1995 UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) decided to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day on 23th April since that date is the anniversary of the death of Cervantes, of William Shakespeare, and of several other writers. Every year numerous events are organized in a lot of countries all over the world to promote books and reading. In Catalonia, Spain, today is Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day) and people celebrate it exchanging books as well as roses, since it’s also the Day of the Rose.

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April 23, 2015 Posted by | MISCELLANEOUS | , | Leave a comment

So this is Christmas – John Lennon

Last 8th December was the 34th anniversary of John Lennon‘s tragic death. Here you have one of his songs, So this is Christmas.

This is a listening activity on the song.

December 15, 2014 Posted by | MISCELLANEOUS, MUSIC | , , | Leave a comment

Today is Black Friday and… Buy Nothing Day!

The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday in America because most families begin their Christmas shopping frenzy during this holiday weekend. However, today is also Buy Nothing Day, a day to remember that excessive consumerism is not good  either for us as individuals or for our planet.

The idea behind Buy Nothing Day is to spend a whole day without shopping to protest against over-consumption and its inevitable damaging effect in the environment.

Would you chance spending a whole day out without shopping? What would you do?

 

 

November 28, 2014 Posted by | 1st INT, 2nd INT, MISCELLANEOUS | Leave a comment

Yesterday was Book Day, but today?

Yesterday was Book Day, but why not today, or tomorrow or any day? Reading and travelling keep our minds and souls entertained and open to new ideas and experiences. There’s always something new and fresh to be discovered and learnt whenever we start reading a book or set off on a journey.

GaboGabriel García Márquez, who died just a week ago, was very good at helping us learn and discover new things with his books.

April 24, 2014 Posted by | MISCELLANEOUS | Leave a comment

En la EOI: ¡Claro que sí!

Video promocional de las EEOOII, realizado con los trabajos enviados por profesores y alumnos de los centros de toda España.

March 17, 2013 Posted by | BLOG BOARD, MISCELLANEOUS | Leave a comment

Apps for Learning English | Oxford University Press

See on Scoop.itTechnology for my English classes

Take your English language learning with you wherever you go with our range of apps for smartphones.

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January 25, 2013 Posted by | MISCELLANEOUS, RESOURCES | Leave a comment

How are you, dear students?

I’ve taken this from a link that can give a lot of fun from English: English is fun.

There are different ways to ask somebody how they are:

October 1, 2012 Posted by | MISCELLANEOUS | Leave a comment

12 Days of Christmas

At Christmas time one of the most popular English carols is  The Twelve Days of Christmas. However, here in Spain most people are more familiar with other traditional songs during this season, such as White Christmas or Jingle Bells. Personally, I find The Twelve Days of Christmas quite funny and enjoyable and less nostalgic.

Here you have three different versions of the carol; both are peculiar but in a different way. I hope you enjoy them.

I WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND

A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

December 21, 2011 Posted by | MISCELLANEOUS, MUSIC | 2 Comments