Category Archives: Reading

Your amazing brain…

Your brain has areas for different skills, and you can develop a range of talents.

You have areas for music and maths, language and physical ability and even an area for imagining things in three dimensions.

Tease your brain and find out what you’re good at.

Go to: Your amazing Brain… Before you start the tests you will be asked if you are male or female and to give your age.

When you have finished the test you can compare your results with those of all the other men and women who have taken the test.



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!!


What’s the weather like?

I promised I would post new activities during this week while you are taking the oral exam.

Since we are going to talk about the weather, I am posting a listening comprehension task on this topic.

  • Before you start watching the video, take a piece of paper to take notes.
  • First you will see the regular version, then the version with Closed Captions (English subtitles).
  • Watch the video clip and write down the names of the people interviewed and the adjectives they use to describe the weather.
  • Watch the regular version as many times as necessary before you check your answers.

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More links about ‘The Weather’

BBC Weather News

Stormy Weather (a song sung by Sinatra). I have to thank Mª Jesús, a teacher from EOI Mérida, for this link.

Report and predict the weather (interactive activity)

Useful vocabulary with a recording of the words (a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis )

Friday’s weather report (another listening from esl-lab)

See you next week 🙂

Back to school

Happy New Year to everybody! I hope you a had a wonderful Christmas time and the Three Wise Men brought plenty of presents for you.

As I promised I’m posting the solution to the test I handed out before Christmas. I’ve also prepared a reading comprehension test on Education since this is the topic we are covering this week.  Read the text, say which five sentences are true and check your answers.


Reading Comprehension test

If you want to know more about The British Education System  click here

If you want to know more about  The American Education System click here