Tuesday, 30 December 2008

UK Queen's Christmas message

Listen to the Queen of the UK. It's an interesting and useful activity for English language learners. She speaks perfect English and her speech is especially suitable for learners because it is clear and extremely slow so it is easy to understand (although it isn't in fact, real British rhythm)
Her speech would also be interesting to work on vocabulary about solidarity.

Read the full text here

Monday, 29 December 2008

Seasonal songs

A great love song for Christmas:

Wham! Lyrics
Last Christmas Lyrics

And a song for the new year, although it's a little depressing ...

ABBA Lyrics
Happy New Year Lyrics

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Another great modal verb!

Watch the video. It's the last Nespresso spot.
Can you guess the use of the modal verb MUST?

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Modal verbs

Here you have online activities to practice MODALS.

By the way, can you think of the most popular modal verb these days?
And the answer must be: Yes, we can!

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Wednesday, 22 October 2008


You've got here lots of activities about future tenses.


We have said in class that we need to check prepositions. So, here you are some online activities to start checking prepositions.


Sunday, 5 October 2008

Online activities

We have started studying hard!
Here you've got some links to get to online activities about present simple and present continuous and past simple and past continuous.

Present simple activities

Present continuous activities
Past simple activities
Past continuous activities

Sunday, 28 September 2008

First lesson!

Next Wednesday, 1st October, we will have a general view of our subject. We will check the syllabus, the tasks, Moodle and other important aspects.
But, we will finish our first lesson singing!
This is the song I suggest: Mamma Mia by Abba (1975)
And here you've got the activity we'll do in class.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Have fun!

The school year starts next week!
We have a syllabus full of language, grammar and tasks, but we'll begin with all these later.
Let's start just having fun. There is a way of learning a language that is based on playing and singing. It is especially used when teaching children.
But, why not with adult language learners? So, let's sing, laugh and play too, just like our pupils do in English lessons.

Do you know the word "spam" ? Where does it come from? What did it originally mean?
You can guess the answer to all these questions watching the video of Monthy Python. It's simply hilarious... true English humour!

And then, sing!

Monday, 21 July 2008


Simple Past.


Saturday, 12 July 2008

Education vocabulary

Learn the specific vocabulary about education:



Thursday, 10 July 2008

Reason to learn another language

Why should we learn another language?

Watch the video and you will find a pretty good reason.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Let's sing!

One of the ways to learn a lot of English is singing.
Look at all these videos and sing!


Tuesday, 24 June 2008

-ing vs. -ed

Boring or bored?


Colours are a very important part of the first steps of children learning English.
But, there are a lot of expressions with them that we don't normally know.
Listen and learn three expressions.

Listen to this song.
What does "feeling blue" means?

I'M BLUE by Eiffel 65

Expressions with BLACK here

Expressions with BLUE

Expressions with BROWN

Expressions with GREEN

Expressions with WHITE

Expressions with YELLOW

Friday, 13 June 2008

Passive I

Passive. First part.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Conditionals IV

Third conditional: past perfect+would have

Conditionals III

Second conditional: past simple+conditional

Conditionals II

First conditional: present+future

Monday, 9 June 2008

Conditionals I

Listen the theory about conditionals.
Conditional O: present simple + present simple