Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

viernes, 26 de junio de 2015

VERY IMPORTANT NEWS: September Exam Schedule



Click on the link to see all the times for the September exams of all the subjects:

SEPTEMBER EXAM for 2º Bachillerato   

(My group 2º Bach B  >>>  We will do the exam in the classroom 1º ESO A)
The exam will be on Tuesday, 1st September at 8.15 a.m.


(My groups 1º ESO A   +  3º ESO A & B  >  We will do the exam in the classroom 1º ESO A if it is free)
The exam will be on Tuesday, 1st September and I will be in the classroom from 8.15 a.m. in case you want to start earlier (as you may have PENDIENTES) and if you don't have the previous exam. However, remember that the official time for the exam is at 10.30 a.m.

jueves, 25 de junio de 2015

Congratulations to Clara Prados

La Junta homenajea a los 25 jóvenes de Granada con las mejores notas en Selectividad


Congratulations to Clara Prados for having achieved the second highest mark in the Selectivity exams in the province of Granada.


Read this article in EL IDEAL: El 92,64% de los estudiantes de bachillerato que han hecho la selectividad han aprobado y uno ha conseguido un 10 absoluto and you'll see: "La segunda mejor nota ha correspondido a la alumna Clara Prados Rodríguez, del IES “Mediterráneo” de Salobreña (Granada), con una nota de 9,950 en el Acceso a la Universidad."  

Furthermore, these 4 students also got excellent results: Ana González (9,37), Martín Fco. Martín (9,23), Marta Nieto (9,09) and Desiré Venegas (9,4).

And congratulations to all our students as they have all passed and they have obtained excellent results in the Selectivity exams, especially in English, whose mean (Albert's students) was 7,2 and whose mean in the Selectivity exam has been 7,3 (and in the province of Granada the mean is of 5,99).

And, as far as we know, again incredible results at the official language school in Motril: 

  • 1º Bach A: Claudio López has obtained his B2
  • 2º Bachillerato: Mireia González & Andrea Ligero have obtained their B1 
  • 1º Bach B: Inés Palomino has obtained her B2 in French.


  Clara Prados in the press!!!!   

Other interesting articles about the issue:   1   2   3  

viernes, 19 de junio de 2015

The teenage brain


Two listening exercises to do and some vocabulary to learn:

And now some drama: Jamaica Inn Part 1, and the rest of the episodes if you are interested in the story.

Some other interesting activities to do.

sábado, 13 de junio de 2015


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NON-BILINGUAL STUDENTS (level 3º ESO at IES Mediterráneo, Salobreña) for their excellent results in English!!!!


I don't ask anyone to beat it, just to equalize it!!!!


If you want to learn about your individual marks, send me an email... or wait until Monday!!!!


Even if the results could have been better in certain cases, I am really proud of you!!!! 

Besides four of our students (Andrea Gutiérrez. Mª José García, Joaquín García and Alberto Pineda) passed their first year at the Official Language School in French.

AND REMEMBER THAT OUR SUMMER RECOMMENDATIONS for 3º ESO & 1º ESO students have already been updated.

sábado, 6 de junio de 2015

Baku (Azerbaijan): First European Games

Do you know anything about Baku? And what about Azerbaijan?

Read about the city of Baku and then watch this documentary:

Here are 10 reasons to visit Azerbaijan. and then watch this video about the country.

Well, this is is going to be the venue for the FIRST EUROPEAN GAMES.

lunes, 1 de junio de 2015

Some advice for your fellow students 2015

The school year is coming to an end and I would like you to read old students' advice and then give some advice to the students that will follow your steps. Try to be sincere and, using appropriate advice structures, tell them what they should do. Include the level you are referring to at the beginning of your comment.

Here's an example. Pay attention to the structures used and also have a look at this (and then listen to the episode): 

For example:
I'm a student of 2º ESO and I would like to give you some advice if you are in 2º ESO next year with Albert:

  • I think you should....
  • You must....
  • You have to.....
  • Study everyday...
  • Don't  keep your things untidy....
  • If I were you, I would....
  • You'd better.... 
  • And remember TO ADVISE, SPELT WITH AN S, IS THE VERB (I'd advise you to do sth) and ADVICE, SPELT WITH A C, IS AN UNCOUNTABLE NOUN (My piece of advice for you is...  OR I will give you some advice about...)

 Write a comment giving your advice and tell me if you find any other useful structure or vocabulary connected with the issue.