Saturday, 31 December 2016

Friday, 30 December 2016

English Humour


Solve this puzzle about English Humour...
Key to the puzzle.





Sorry, but I love stupid jokes!!!

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Key to Cloze Activity

Check your answers to the cloze activity: key (22nd Dec.)

Old World Language Families

When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian). Lessons on language families are often illustrated with a simple tree diagram that has all the information but lacks imagination. There’s no reason linguistics has to be so visually uninspiring. Minna Sundberg, creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent, a story set in a lushly imagined post-apocalyptic Nordic world, has drawn the antidote to the boring linguistic tree diagram.

Also worth checking out is the page before the tree, where she gives a comparison chart of words in the Nordic languages, and illustrates what an outlier Finnish is with the concept of “meow.”

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Monday, 26 December 2016

Vox Populi nº 46 (Revista EOI Pamplona)

Vox Populi nº 46 EOI Pamplona. A wonderful magazine to read: interesting, varied and written by EOI students and teachers.

Good, Cheap & Fast


Friday, 23 December 2016

Read and Watch News

Do it on Sky News... I recommend the 3 minute catch up. Be patient with buffering...

Reasons to watch SKY NEWS everyday

 You keep yourself informed about current affairs in the world.

 You listen to different types of register: formal (newsreaders) and informal (people interviewed)

 You listen to different types of accents: people from all over the world and from everywhere in the UK or the USA.

 In only three minutes you hear about several different topics: politics, sports, economy, society, music, environment...

 The news are very similar to the ones you’ve heard in your mother tongue, which helps your understanding.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Global: December solstice | Onestopenglish

Global: December solstice | Onestopenglish: This infographic lesson looks at interesting facts about the December solstice.

Cloze Activity


Key next week!

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Squid and chips to replace fish (cod) and chips

Squid & Chips from The Telegraph

Christmas Crossword

Review Tim Warre's vocabulary sheet seen in today's class by doing the crossword. (Key here)

Language tip of the week: possibility | Macmillan

Language tip of the week: possibility | Macmillan

Possibility, probability, certainty

You can find translations into Spanish of different ways of expressing possibility and probability here.
Do some grammar practice on can not vs may not here.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Médicos sin Fronteras

Proyecto solidario en nuestra EOI con Médicos sin Fronteras.
Para más info habla con tu profe.

! Murcia Today - Murcia And Spanish News Round-up Week Ending 16th December 2016

! Murcia Today - Murcia And Spanish News Round-up Week Ending 16th December 2016

What's on weekly bulletin

Last class of the year

Not my cup of tea... but tomorrow we'll be reviewing the grammar points from the first three units (pp. 159-161) of the textbook: intensifying adverbs, emphatic structures (cleft sentences and negative inversion) and past modals (1st part of session).
We'll also be doing a riveting activity with Christmas specific vocabulary (2nd part of session)!!!
... and deadline for essay assignment, hand it in o email it, please!

Monday, 19 December 2016

SUSPENDIDAS LAS CLASES LUNES 19 DE DICIEMBRE

El Ayuntamiento de Cartagena y la Consejería de Educación han decidido suspender las clases el lunes 19 de diciembre debido al tiempo e intensas lluvias en este municipio

Xmas Voc

Friday, 16 December 2016

Save Sheffield Trees!!!

Ellie wanted me to share this with you...

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Inventions their creators regret


Read this article by The Guardian and do the suggested activities. If you want to read The Guardian's Monthly News Lessons, click. (Choose advanced ones) If you want to read Spanish News from The Guardian, click.


Xmas Card Contest

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Present an Invention


Follow the instructions from the slides and be ready to present your New Invention!
(Tim Warre's activity)

Mindmap for writing


Let's thank Tim Warre once more!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Writing your Essay


Writing Task: Essay

Write a 350-word opinion essay on a free topic.
If you cannot find a topic, you can use one of the following:
  • Is a lottery a good idea?
  • Are smartphones dangerous?
  • Should students be allowed to grade their teachers
More topics here. Deadline 21st Dec.


Argument / Opinion Essay Writing

First thing, check The Essay Writing Process. After that, if you want to learn some tips for essay writing, have a look at this. Interesting information on argument and opinion essay writing and two samples (one for each) for you to read.

Writing Essays


Formal Writing


Handout (Both by Tim Warre)

Monday, 12 December 2016

13th December latest English language films at Las Velas in Los Alcázares

13th December latest English language films at Las Velas in Los Alcázares: Jack Reacher, Office Christmas Party, Allied, Moana and Deepwater Horizon A feast of cinema treats for filmgoers in the Mar Menor area are on offer at the Las Velas cinema in Los Alcázares on the evening of December 13th with these English language originals: 20:45 Tom Cruise stars in Jack Reacher Never go Back Click for film trailer 16:00 and 18:30 Office Christmas Party with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman Click for film trailer 16:00 and 20:45 Allied starring Brad Pitt and Marion C.
Ticket prize 4.50 euros

Can you pass the UK citizenship test?

Check here. Do this 20-question test. [I passed !!!]

Friday, 9 December 2016

21st Century Communication...

... is a series of English textbooks for all levels by National Geographic based on TED Talks. You can find here 8 titles for you to see. Definitely worth watching (and inspiring)!!! Look them up on the link above!!!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Wednesday class

We'll start class at 9.00 and it'll last 90 mins., as I have a meeting in Murcia. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

English Breakfast

Did you have breakfast? Have a look at the typical English Breakfast and others...
Don't miss the 22 slides with photos of breakfasts everywhere in the world --delicious!!!

Monday, 5 December 2016

Friday, 2 December 2016

Shakespeare's 12th Night


The British Council colloborated with SBTV who brought together musicians and lyricists for a special Twelfth Night-inspired piece. Watch the music video and find out more about British Council events and activities taking place around the world in 2016 on the Shakespeare Lives website.
(You can add subtitles if necessary)

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Magnus Carlsen

Do you know Magnus Carlsen?
See here and here (Place the cursor on the matches if you want more info).