Category Archives: Humour


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

Golden Girls – Twas the Night Before Christmas (1/3)

This is the first part of the episode. Watch the video and do the listening activity below. When you finish check your answers.

Thank you very much for being such wonderful students. Thank you for all the good moments we’ve spent together.


See you next year 🙂


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Sister Mary Dracula


October 31st is Halloween. Where does Halloween come from? The Celts lived in Britain, Ireland and parts of France over 2,000 years ago, and October 31st was the end of their year. The Celts believed that ghosts came back to earth on this day. Today many people around the world celebrate this old festival – but today people usually have parties, dress up, and tell spooky stories about witches, skeletons, bats and ghosts.

Sister  Mary Dracula was created in the summer of 2001 and was selected for the San Diego Comic Con Independent Film Festival in 2004.

Watch this animation and have some Halloween fun!   BOOOOO!!!

Kate Winslet’s interview at ‘Inside the Actors Studio Clips’

It seems there are copyright problems with the interview I posted yesterday, so I have prepared another listening and let’s hope you tube doesn’t remove it.

Watch the interview and say whether the sentences are T(rue) or F(alse) 

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1. The interviewer asks Kate to tell a story about her work with Harvey Keitel.

2. Kate knew that Harvey liked improvising.

3. Harvey liked to improvise to improve their performance.

4. Harvey asked Kate to act like a dying dog. 

5. Jane Campion(the director) didn't like Harvey's idea.

6. Harvey played Enya during the scene.

7. The scene took about 5 tracks of Enya.

8. Kate couldn't concentrate because the scene was very funny.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This is the last week of classes and  Christmas is around the corner. I know that you are going to be pretty busy these days: you will probably decorate the house, prepare special dishes, visit family, go to a party, wrap and deliver presents, travel, do your homework (ha,ha) etc. So it might be nice to be able to just sit back , relax and enjoy the Christmas episode of  Friends and listen to a traditional Christmas carol sung by The Jingle Cats.

To all my students at EOI and to everyone throughout the blogosphere and beyond:

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Jingle Cats – White ChristmasClick here for more home videos

Goodbye to the Normals

Goodbye to the Normals






Alfie Field

Goodbye to the Normals is a British short film, approximately 4 mins long, which follows a fictional story about a small boy running away from home. The film was originally broadcast in the UK by  Channel 4. It is currently touring the film festival circuit, either on its own or as part of the British Council Festival Submission Scheme.

 I’ve prepared a listening for you but before you start watching the film, have a look at the vocabulary you might need to know  in order to understand the dialogue.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     To run away = to leave a place or person secretly and suddenly

To take one’s fancy = If something takes/tickles your fancy, you like it and want to have or do it

To be all packed  =   be packed to have put your things into a bag or box, etc

A surgery =     the treatment of injuries or diseases in people or animals by cutting open the body and removing or repairing the damaged part.

Make up your mind on something = to decide

Can I give you a lift to the airport?  = Do you want me to take you to the airport?

Fairtrade = a way of buying and selling products that makes certain that the original producer  receives a fair price (Comerç  Just)

organic = not using artificial chemicals in the growing of plants and animals for food and other products. (biològic)


Watch the film and answer the following questions.

1.   Where is the boy going?
2.   How long is he going to be away?
3.   Is he worried about school?
4.  What is his dad going to do with his room?
5.   How is he travelling ? 
6.  Why does he refuse the sandwich?
7.    Why does he come back?

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