miércoles, 24 de diciembre de 2008

"You'd better...": Santa Claus is coming to town

Esta canción repite varias veces "you'd better...", justo lo que os expliqué en clase hace unos días. Espero que la disfrutéis. Feliz Navidad.

lunes, 24 de noviembre de 2008

Modal Perfects

It must have been love: Debe de haber sido amor.
must + have + past participle: a logical conclusion about a past action.
Here you have a beautiful song using this structure. Sometimes, learning some lyrics may help you improve your English quite a lot. You should try and learn them by heart, you could make good use of it in special occasions or "maybe" (quizá), in an exam. Who knows?

It Must Have Been Love - MUSICA.COM

jueves, 20 de noviembre de 2008

Modal Verbs

Have a look at this page to study these verbs:
e Learn English Language

lunes, 17 de noviembre de 2008

Modals: vídeo

Here you have an excellent video with explanation on modal verbs. They are very well presented, take a look at it and get familiar with them. We'll study this in class very soon.

domingo, 9 de noviembre de 2008

Let's go to the cinema and sing.

We are going to the cinema next Wednesday. The film is a musical,“Mamma Mía”, with plenty of songs composed by ABBA. Here you have two of my favourite songs. I hope you like them.

ABBA-The Winner Takes It All

ABBA lyrics

Chiquitita-Karaoke version

sábado, 18 de octubre de 2008

Present Perfect Video

In this video, some people will show you how to use the present perfect. I hope you like it.

sábado, 4 de octubre de 2008

Revising tenses

I recommend you to read this Web page from lesson 17th to 22nd. It will help you a lot with our verb tense revision. Click here.

One of Shakira's hits: Objection

We are reading an article about Shakira these days, this is one of her famous songs.

Objection - MUSICA.COM

domingo, 28 de septiembre de 2008

Bye Paul

I wanted to attach Manohla Dargis’s wonderful comments on Paul Newman. He was a generous man and a great actor. Thank you for showing us that it is possible to change our world into something better.

martes, 19 de agosto de 2008

English tenses.

Hi again,
Here you have two good pages with detailed explanations of the English tenses. The second one has cartoons to make it more fun. Take a look at them.



jueves, 14 de agosto de 2008

Modelo de examen 1º Bach.

Un saludo a aquellos alumnos de 1º de bachillerato que me estéis siguiendo a través de este blog. Tenéis un modelo de examen de 1º de Bachillerato en mi página web. Lo veréis en menú principal, “Apuntes/Modelo Ex.”. En unos días os doy las soluciones, (en ese mismo lugar), para que lo podáis corregir.
Recordad, el examen de recuperación es el día 2 a las 10:00h.

sábado, 19 de julio de 2008

Repaso general. 1º Bach.

He preparado un listado de páginas en las que vais a poder practicar los aspectos gramaticales vistos en clase, con ejercicios de autocorrección.

1. Oraciones de relativo – “Relative Clauses”
Explicación y ejercicios, con los distintos tipos de relativo.
a. Mi vídeo: http://www.bioestadistica.uma.es/ana/content/blogcategory/17/45/
b. http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/clauses-2.html
c. http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/clauses-3.html
d. http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/clauses-4.html

2. Oraciones de estilo indirecto – “Reported Speech”
a. http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech

3. Oraciones Condicionales – “Conditionals”:
a. http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/conditional-sentences

4. Oraciones pasivas – “Passive Voice”.
a. Mi vídeo: http://www.bioestadistica.uma.es/ana/content/blogcategory/17/45/
b. http://www.mansioningles.com/gram55.htm
c. http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/passive
d. http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/blgrquiz_passive1.htm

5. Oraciones causativas “Have/get something done”
a. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/havesomethingdone/menu.php

Teneis además la página de Isabel Pérez Torres, que ya conoceis, en la que encontrareis todo. Echadle un buen vistazo. http://www.isabelperez.com/grammar.htm No olvidéis que en mi Web también tenéis enlaces a muy buenas páginas.

En Agosto os daré una dirección para que accedáis a un breve examen de 1º de Bachillerato, (que elaboraré con soluciones), para que podáis comprobar cómo va vuestro nivel.

Ánimo y no dejéis el repaso para el final.

martes, 1 de julio de 2008

Verbs tense revision

We start with “Verbs tense revision”. Take a look at these links, the first page is bilingual, the explanation is in Spanish, and the second one is really nice and easy, perfect to have a good revision without difficulties.


http://www.learn-english-online.org/ Lessons: 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 29, 30, 31, 40, 48, 49 and 50

miércoles, 18 de junio de 2008

Actress-dancer Cyd Charisse has died

Cyd Charisse, the long-legged dancer has died today. I admired her because she had a very nice style and perfect movements of arms and feet. I’m sad because she made me dream and have very nice moments every time I would see any of her films. Like some other people, she influenced me a little bit.
Bye Cyd.

lunes, 2 de junio de 2008

Ask questions to Mary.

"Think in English” es un blog de aula creado por Aurora Jove, y es genial por todo lo que Aurora nos presenta tan novedoso e interesante para aprender inglés. De momento me gustaría que fuerais a un enlace suyo que nos hace conocer a Mary. Le podréis preguntar cualquier cosa, pero con la pregunta bien formulada, a ver qué os contesta.


¡Recuerda!: Who?, What?, Why?, When?, Where?, How old?, .... son algunas de las "question words" que podeis utilizar.

domingo, 1 de junio de 2008

Two links to Causative Sentenses.

Next week we’ll start studying “Causative Sentences” in class. I give you the links to two good webs where you can revise the grammar, practise and check yourself.



viernes, 23 de mayo de 2008

Some more practice on Conditionals

As I told you in class, I show you a good page to practise the conditionals.
Grammar chart:

Why don’t you try and do the next exercise? It’s a quiz and you’ll be able to correct yourself. You’ll see it at the top of the page. You’ll find the three types of conditionals there.

Click here: http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/bl_conditionals1.htm

miércoles, 21 de mayo de 2008

If I were.... practise with this song.

I thought this song would remind you that you have to say "If I were..." instead of "if I was..." in conditional sentences. Listen to it, the lyrics are really nice.

viernes, 16 de mayo de 2008

More practice on Reported Speech

Some students asked me to provide them with more exercises to practise “indirect speech”. Here you have some sites where you’ll be able to do many exercises and check your answers.

Do the exercises on these three sections:
Basic Reported (Indirect) Speech
Indirect Speech Transformations Quiz 1
Indirect Speech Transformations Quiz 2

Some more webs:

miércoles, 14 de mayo de 2008

Taio Cruz. "I can be", full of comparatives.

You can listen to the comparative form in this song. You'll realise it isn't difficult. I hope you like it.


- Taio Cruz Lyrics

martes, 6 de mayo de 2008


We're studying the conditionals in class. Please have a look at these pages to practise.



domingo, 27 de abril de 2008

E-mails to Charlie.

This is our first magazine with students' compositions. Take a look at it. They are e-mails written to a boy called Charlie, who is coming to Spain.

lunes, 14 de abril de 2008


It was nice, wasn’t it?
“Spanglish” is a play that deals with stereotypes. In a world of social networks and easy communications, stereotypes still remain.

According to some of the students, a group of 4º, the play was very funny and the actor and actresses performed very well. The decoration was colourful and beautiful. Someone said it was easy to understand, which is very important.
When I asked them about their favourite scenes, they mentioned many different moments: the scene at the restaurant, on the plane, with the skateboard, in the classroom, dancing to The Beatles’s song with the students, the kiss at the end and especially, the actor pretending to be a bullfighter dancing and singing “Olé!”

Have a look at the slides.

What are stereotypes?

domingo, 13 de abril de 2008

Practise Passive Voice. (4º ESO)

Try to do this activity designed by Isabel Pérez Torres. You'll revise the passive voice.

jueves, 3 de abril de 2008

Voz pasiva 4º ESO

Para que reviséis la formación de las oraciones pasivas, os recomiendo echar un vistazo a esta página

sábado, 15 de marzo de 2008

Past tense.

Last week we studied the past tense in class of 2º ESO. I’d like you to revise that grammar point on Isabel’s page:
And then, do the following exercises:
First: Correct the mistakes.
Second: Put the sentences in the correct order.

jueves, 13 de marzo de 2008

"If everybody cared...", by Nickelback

Do you remember the second type of conditional sentences? The grammatical structure is as follows:


You'll practise these sentences with the next song chosen by one of my students.


You've got the video here, there is a bit of German at the end, another beautiful European language.

Future tense

For 1º Bach.: I recommend to have a look at this page to study the future tense.
Go to the tenses section and click on the tense you are interested in, you’ve got notes and exercises on-line where you can check yourself.

viernes, 29 de febrero de 2008

Video Quiz: Mouse and Cheese Song


Picture taken from: http://palc.sd40.bc.ca/palc/feature/0402/collocations.htm#top

As it is explained in the site BBC World Service, “Collocation refers to the way in which some words regularly occur together”

Take a look at this page and practise "collocations".

miércoles, 27 de febrero de 2008

Jobs and professions.

Image taken from: http://www.learnenglish.de/vocabulary/jobs.htm Leo Netwok

Have a look at this excellent page called Leo Netwok-Learn. English. Click on the image to listen to the word.

Here is a long list of jobs and professions.

Click and listen to the word, (mp3 format).

martes, 26 de febrero de 2008

Asking and Giving Directions

Picture taken from:www.istockphoto.com
We are practising how to give directions these days, here you have some useful pages with exercises, and an excellent video to learn how to deal with these real situations.

miércoles, 13 de febrero de 2008

Write your love poem

Image taken from http://www.lacoctelera.com/
Isabel Pérez Torres has designed a beautiful activity for St. Valentine’s day. You can write a love poem and hand it in. She gives you the words, so you just have to drag and drop them in the blank space. Go to this section of her web page: http://www.isabelperez.com/lovepoem1.htm

Lucie Silvas. "What you're made of"

We'll practise some grammar points and vocabulary with this song in class. Enjoy it!
What You're Made Of - MUSICA.COM

jueves, 31 de enero de 2008

Oraciones de Relativo. Ejercicio "On-line".

Os animo a hacer esta actividad. Está realizada por Isabel Pérez Torres, y si os esforzáis en construir bien estas frases, y obtenéis aciertos en ellas, podéis estar seguros de que habéis entendido el sentido de este tipo de oraciones. Esta profesora nos presenta estos ejercicios de una forma mucho más atractiva. Este es el enlace.

sábado, 26 de enero de 2008

jueves, 17 de enero de 2008

Futuro: will/going to

A petición de un alumno de 4º, os recomiendo una página donde repasar este aspecto gramatical. Capítulo 14 de esta web:

Para practicar el fututo con will/going to, hay ejercicios de autocorrección aquí:

miércoles, 16 de enero de 2008


I needed to show some slides of London to some students. Nothing better than youtube for this occasion. Enjoy it!



lunes, 14 de enero de 2008

Past Simple, Present Perfect & Past Perfect

Para quienes queráis practicar los tiempos verbales en inglés: Past Simple, Present Perfect, y Past Perfect, os recomiendo una página bilingüe en la que hay explicaciones claras, es la primera que menciono, y otras en las que podéis practicar los distintos aspectos vistos en clase. Son distintas secciones de una misma página.
Como aún no hemos visto las oraciones condicionales de tercer tipo, obviar las frases que empiecen por IF.
Tenéis que dar tiempo a que se cargue la página.
En la primera web tenéis que buscar el tema 8, y para pasar página debéis cliquear abajo, donde dice “seguir”.






jueves, 10 de enero de 2008

Estancias en el extranjero

ORDEN de 18 de diciembre de 2007, conjunta de la Consejería de Educación y la Consejería para la Igualdad y Bienestar Social, por la que se convocan estancias en el extranjero al amparo del programa «Idiomas y Juventud» para el curso escolar 2007-2008 y se establecen los requisitos, los criterios de prioridad y el procedimiento para la adjudicación de las mismas.