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

sábado, 23 de julio de 2016

Oh, my God!!! July is nearly over!!!

Yes, when we are on holiday and we are having a good time, time really flies away!!!

Listening exercise to do: Are we there yet? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

What have you done so far this summer? I hope you are having a good time, but that you are getting ready for the next school year. Here are some hints for your holidays:

The Châteaux of the Loire Valley   (what's interesting about the château Le Clos de Lucé?)

 Oviedo, the capital city of the Principality of Asturias

     Two incredible natural landscapes in León: Las Médulas y Los Ancares ( palloza )

Why are Las Medulas known for? Who was responsible for this?


Episode 160720 / 20 July 2016   >>>  Expressions presented: candidate, damning & trend.  

lunes, 18 de julio de 2016

Don't leave it for tomorrow!!! Start now and you'll be ready for next school year.

Here I present a record of all the comments and projects made by our students during the summer time.


Andrea Gutiérrez (4º ESO B)- 5 & Project on A Foreigner in Britain by Andrea Gutiérrez
Alex España (4º ESO B) -   10
Ariadna López (4º ESO A) -3
Joaquín García (4º ESO B) - Project on A Foreigner in Britain
Inés cobos (4º ESO A) - 1
María Béjar (4º ESO A) - 3

Have a look at the PROJECT done by Joaquín García on the reader A Foreigner in Britain.

Why do people (especially students) tend to procrastinate everything they have to do? What does this word mean? Here's a good listening exercise to do: Get on with it!  (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

Important piece of news for my students in 1º Bachillerato next year   >>>   Have a look in my site at Notes on grammatical issues (1º Bach) and you'll find the exercises will be doing next year, apart from most useful notes on the uses of TENSES & MODAL VERBS:        


Remember that in NOTES ON GRAMMATICAL ISSUES (2º Bach) you can have a look at the following issues (I give you the links to some useful exercises to do all along the school year):

a. Comparatives and superlatives    (EXERCISES TO DO)  

b. Passive voice    (EXERCISES TO DO)  

c. Conditional sentences    (EXERCISES TO DO)  

d. Relative Clauses    (EXERCISES TO DO)  

e. Reported Speech    (EXERCISES TO DO)  

Have a look at the picture on the right and give me a synonym for 'supposed to'. Remember to revise the modal verbs. Can you rewrite the sentence using the modal verb.



jueves, 14 de julio de 2016

New PM for the UK (Acronyms)

What do 'PM', 'UK', 'mp'... stand for? What other acronyms do you know in English? Here is, among many others, a most common acronyms list.

Activity to do: A new Prime Minister for Britain (BBC Learning English)

Articles to read in the press:
And who will be the new Foreign Secretary dealing all the Brexit affairs? Read this and find out.

Now try to compile the most interesting words you have seen related with the semantic field of POLITICS.


Episode 160713 / 13 July 2016   >>>  Expressions presented: pressing, scene, malnutrition & so-called.

miércoles, 13 de julio de 2016


Some time ago (January, 2014) I made this post about this great Dutch painter. Here it is again with some updated information you may be interested in.


Who was Vincent Van Gogh? Tell me all the information you know about him. 

If you don't know him, you can read something about him. CLICK HERE!!! 


And if you like to have a look at a page with brand new information about Vincent Van Gogh and many other artists, I will provide you with this like: Artsy's Vincent Van Gogh page . It will take you to Artsy's page, whose main aim is to make all of the world's art accessible to anyone online.

Crossword on ART 

VIDEO PROPOSED by Margarita Llanes (2º ESO A)

sábado, 9 de julio de 2016

Diabetes, a rising disease

Listening exercise to do: Why is the disease diabetes on the rise? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

Related articles to read about the issue and some other eating disorders:

Do you really know what the word 'time' means? Here are nine of its many uses (BBC Learning English). Can you tell me any more you know?


Episode 160706 / 06 July 2016   >>>  Expressions presented: on such a scale, judgement, on record, loggers & orbiting.

Read about Juno spacecraft orbiting around Jupiter.