domingo, 28 de diciembre de 2014

Grand Hotel, Greater Movie

Of course, movies in original version will help you improve your English but choosing this film will also make you have a great time, especially if you like to see something out of the box now and then.
A funny and exciting story, a cast which includes a large number of great actors and actresses, and a perfect opportunity to listen to really good English. 
Do the fill-in-the-gap activity and then check your answers by clicking KEY here or in the toolbar. And don't miss it!

jueves, 20 de noviembre de 2014

Let's rap irregular verbs

I know, learning the list of irregular verbs with their correct spelling and pronunciation is giving you a headache!
Why don't you try watching this video a student of mine recommended to me?
No doubt, a witty and talented teacher!

lunes, 13 de octubre de 2014

My name is...

Summer is over and a new school year has just started for me. 
It's time to meet my new students and share with them work and laughter. The first song I've chosen is 'My name is Luka', a sad song with easy lyrics that my students of Básico 2 will be able to understand, I hope.
Try to do the fill-in-the-gap activity and check your answers by clicking KEY in the toolbar.

domingo, 6 de julio de 2014

Sad but unfortunately true

Have you ever heard a high number of couples split up after going on holidays together? 
Not surprisingly, spending the whole day with your love one can be the source of rows and trouble, and make you realize this is not what you really wanted.
Breaking up is hard and when it comes to how to do so, it seems there's no easy way to face it.
If you find yourself in such a situation, you may find this video really helpful, and funny as a matter of fact. 
Try to do the fill-in-the-gap activity below and you'll get some useful tips.

lunes, 23 de junio de 2014


Another year's over and the summer and the holidays are here!
I'm so glad to have shared this year with wonderful students and workmates but I'm in cloud nine because, at last, I'll be able to have a good rest. 
I've chosen a song that cheers me up whenever I listen to it and which, I hope, will brighten up your day.
Try to do the fill-in-the-gap activity. This time the missing words rhyme so you won't find it hard to complete them.

viernes, 18 de abril de 2014

A reason to learn

One of the reasons why I love being a teacher at the Official Schools of Languages is that I have the opportunity to be in touch with students of all ages and learn from them, no matter how young or old they may be.
This post is especially dedicated to a group of young women I have the pleasure to share this year with. 
The beautiful song they recommended to me will help you revise the long vowels in English as all the missing words in the fill-in-the-gap activity below contain one of them.
Remember these long vowels are:






Now, you can listen to the song and try to complete the lyrics.

lunes, 31 de marzo de 2014

Do we really feel European?

Although it seems the only way to get ahead is to hold on tightly to a united Europe, I still believe that many of us don't really feel as part of this union. Do you?
Bono, the lead singer of the Irish band U2, made a speech on this issue and I thought you may enjoy listening to part of it while practising your skill.
Do the fill-in-the-gap activity below and then, click KEY on the toolbar to check your answers.

lunes, 16 de diciembre de 2013

Nelson Mandela: Courage and Dignity

I can't help offering my little tribute to a man who was able to overcome the anger he felt against those people who had tried to do away with him just because he had a great goal in mind: to help his country and his people.
I don't know whether I'd be able to do so but I do admire his courage and cleverness.
This is part of an interview he did in Oprah Winfrey's program in 2000. Watch it and do the fill-in-the-gap activity to practise your listening but above all, enjoy it.