Category Archives: General

Summer Holidays

Dear Students,

Time has really flown! You have already finished 4th level and summer is just around the corner. I would like to say that it was a real pleasure to have such  smart groups of students like you.

You participated actively in class and you all contributed to the success of the course.  Thank you very much!!             I certainly had a wonderful time and learned a lot from you.  Challenging students like you make us teachers grow because you motivate us to do our best, so please keep in touch through our blog.

As I promised, I’m posting a list of recommended books you can find in the library. Remember  it is important to read during summer to keep up with your English . The 5th level is challenging and it will be a great help to you  if you come back from summer ready to go.

Recommended Books for Summer

Last but not least, I wanted to tell you about a wonderful site I’ve come across thanks to Joan Rubies’s blog. The site is called Lyrics Training and you can improve your English listening to music. These are the steps to follow :

1.- Go to : Lyrics training

2.- Sign up

3.- Choose the level

4.- Fill in the blanks

5.- Sing along and enjoy!

With love,

Anna xx

It’s worth keeping an eye on that blog

awardHi everybody,

I’m delighted to tell you that our blog has been awarded with ‘Vale a pena ficar de olho nesse blog’ award by Ana Concejero, a teacher of English, author of  a fantastic blog. I would like to thank Ana for considering  our blog worth visiting. We are truly honoured!

Now it is our turn to choose ten blogs worth visiting. This  is my list.

1.- Mis clases (Ana Concejero’s blog)

2.- Nik’s Daily English Activities

3.- Isabel Pérez ESL site

4.- Bloggin’ Away

5.- Learning English with Mª Jesús

6.- Abel’s English Page

7.- Enjoy Learning English

8.- Virtual English

9.- English for you, Rosa’s Blog

10.- Think and Dream in English

Modal Verbs

In lesson 4b you are going to learn how to use modal verbs to make deductions about the past. Carmen Torres, a teacher of English, has created an excellent ppt  which will help you revise modal verbs and learn how to use them in the past. Click on the following link to view the presentation.



Another excellent site to practise your English.

Yappr is an online service that makes learning English fun and easy.  You can learn English by watching videos from native speakers about music, celebrities, news, American culture, and more. Videos include transcriptions, translations and a dictionary, so you can learn about the topics that interest you.

You only need to register to use the site. Enjoy!!



Last Academic Year I posted the ‘Real English’ lesson on conditionals . If you want to watch the videoclip and do the exercises again, type ‘conditionals’ into the search engine in order to find them.

I’m posting a ppt on conditionals, thanks to an English teacher who has kindly shared his presentation. Thank you very much.

You will also find a clear summary of conditional forms on English Page.

I hope you enjoy the sites and find everything useful.

Unreal Conditionals ppt


We’ve got a new Santa  this year. I want to  introduce  MAX,  Paco Sanchez’  son.

He wants to wish everybody a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year 2010!!.  Isn’t he sweet?

Congratulations on the baby to both of you!!

Enjoy your first Christmas with him. It is such a blessing!

Thank you very much MAX and special Congratulations on your first Xmas!!


Secrets of the Psychics

Since we are going to deal with this topic, I am posting a very interesting documentary presented by James Randi, a master magician who uncovers the secrets about psychics. After you watch the video, I would like to know your opinion about psychics :

Do you believe they  have special powers? Can they be able to move objects at will, read a person’s thoughts, or even cure physical illnesses with the power of the mind? Have you ever been to a psychic? Is psychics power real or fake?

This documentary is divided into 6 parts. This is the first part of the programme but you can watch the following episodes on YouTube if you want to know more about Randi’s investigations.

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

Talking to Alice

ALICE is an acronym standing for ‘ Artificial Linguistic Computer Entity’. It is a natural language chatbot that relies on artificial intelligence for human interaction and a very useful tool to practise questions in English. 

You can try a free version and have a chat with a bot . Click here  and find out as much as possible about ALICE.

English Mania

Hello everybody,

I hope you all had a wonderful summer and are coming back with renewed energy for the new academic year.

I will periodically post items of interest and new activities to help you  improve your language skills, so whatever your  level of English, I encourage you to keep working and visiting the blog.

More and more people are studying English every year. Is it a virus? Is it  a mania?  Why do Chinese people study English?

Watch the video and choose the correct answer.

Happy St.Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. He was born in the fourth century and is famous for bringing Christianity into Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is a very well known Irish national holiday, which is celebrated not only in Ireland but all around the world. It falls on the 17th of March. If you want to know more about the history of the holiday go to  History Channel  and enjoy the videos.

History Channel