miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2011



2  b is true    3  a nd c are true   4 b and d are true   5 c and d are true   6 c is true


2  We´ll have finished   3  we´ll be playing   4  I´ll be working   5 the meeting will have finished
6 he´ll have spent   7 he´ll have been   8 you´ll still be doing    9 she´ll have travelled
10  I´ll be staying   11 Will you be seeing.

martes, 20 de diciembre de 2011


Download this worksheet to get  the guidelines to do some writing during these Christmas holidays. 
This composition is to be handed in on 9th or 10th January

domingo, 18 de diciembre de 2011


To get familiar with the British healthcare system watch this video on the basics. You don´t need to watch the whole of it just .

Then watch this other video on the new reforms planned. Answer the questions on this worksheet.

IDIOMS ( answers)

1 give me a hand
2 put your foot in it
3 pulling my leg
4 on the tip of my tongue
5 get cold feet
6 ...got butterflies in my stomach
7 ...broke his heart
8 I can´t get ....out of my head
9 learn..... by heart
10 get it off my chest

It´s my party ( answers )

1 cry want
2 would cry happened
has gone
4 left was .....holding
6 ´s supposed.....

8 leave ´s dancing

14 ´s wearing

miércoles, 14 de diciembre de 2011


Click on this link for further practice on stress and intonation


Listen to the song and do the exercise on the worksheet you took in class .

Lesley Gore - It's My Party .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine

domingo, 11 de diciembre de 2011



1. b.2. c 3. b 4. a 5. a 6. b 7. c 8. b 9. c 10. b 11. c 12. c 13. a 14. b 15. b 16. a

17. b 18. c 19. c 20. a


This link gives you further practice on vocabulary related to health problems

miércoles, 7 de diciembre de 2011


Click on this link for the power point we used in class today. Student´s from group B wait till Tuesday 13th for presentation in class.

domingo, 4 de diciembre de 2011

UNLESS, AS LONG AS, ETC ( Answer key)


113.1 2 she gets lost
3 She´s going to take an umbrella in case it rains.
4 She´s going to take her camera in case she wants to take some photographs
5 She´s going to take some water in case she gets thirsty.
6 She´s going to take a towel in case she wants to have a swim.

113.2 1 in case you need to contact me.
2 I´ll say goodbye now in case I don´t see you again before you go.
3 Can you check the list in case we´ve forgotten something? or....forgotten anything?

113.3 2 He wrote down the name of the book in case he forgot it.
3 I phoned my parents in case they were worried about me
4 I wrote to Jane again in case she hadn´t received my first letter
5 I gave them my address in case they came to London one day

113.4 3 If 4 if 5 in case 6 if 7 if 8 in case 9 in case


114.1 2 unless you listen carefully.
3 I´ll never speak to her again unless she apologises to me.
4 He won´t be able to understand you unless you speak very slowly.
5 I´m going to look for another job unless the company offer( of offers ) me more money.

114.2 2 I´m not ging to the party unless you go too or ....unless you come too.
3 The dog won´t attack you unless you move suddenly.
4 He won´t speak to you unless you ask him a question.
5 The doctor won´t see you today unless it´s an emergency.

114.3 2 unless 3 providing 4 as long as 5 unless 6 unless 7 provided 8 Unless
9 unless 10 as long as

114.4 Example answers:

2 I have to work 3 I don´t have to work 4 she has time 5 it isn´t raining
6 I´m in a hurry 7 you have something else to do 8 you pay it back as soon as possible
9 you take risks.



1 -E 2 A 3 G 4 B 5 D 6 F


1 audiences 2 dubbed 3 may 4 rights 5 so 6 ever 7 on 8 up 9 than 10 above
11 in fact 12 even 13 better 14 appalled 15 for 16 after 17 role 18 attempts 19 have 20 selfish


1 in 2 than 3 walking 4 suddenly 5 his 6 from 7 down 8 quickly 9 bike
10 took 11 them 12 chest 13 was 14 brave 15 wear 16 promise 17 shoulder
18 wish 19 hesitation 20 tremble

jueves, 1 de diciembre de 2011


1) How many "celebrations " does she have a day?
4 or 5 to go to.
2) What is confusing according to her?
2 or three in the same day

3) What´s typical food on this day apart from turkey ?
ham, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie

4) What´s her favourite dish on this day? What adjective does she use to describe it?
grandpa´s wife pudding /Yummy
5) What does she love doing that is very competitive ?
playing a game called "spoons", on the floor, they end up breaking tables.

6) Do they get back to school after this celebration?Whay? Why not?

No, they have a 4- day- Thanksgiving break

miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011


To keep updated on current affairs and watch the news report about today´s Britain public sector strike.

domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2011

Revise&check answers


a 1 look for it 2 pick you up 3 look it up 4 look like her 5 turn it down 6 take after him
7 write it down 8 Put them away

b 1 Did you enjoy the holiday? 2 What are they talking about? 3 Why didn´t you like living abroad? 4 How many books have you read this month? 5 Who won the marathon last year?

c 2 Had you been 3 Who did you go 4 Why didn´t 5 How long did you
d (Brackets show alternative positions)

1 Drive carefully because it´s raining very hard.
2 I could hardly see the screen.
3 We almost missed the ocncert.
4 She speaks French and Spanish fluently, and a little German.
5 We don´t ( often) see each other often-only about twice a year.
6 I enjoyed the holiday very much.
7 It was an awful journey ut eventually we got there ( eventually).
8 The ambulance arrived immediately.


a 1 shut up 2 close down 3 went on 4 turn on 5 gone up 6 took off 7 give out 8 looking into

b 1 game show 2 headline 3 channel 4 biased 5 audience figures
c 1 leg 2 sense 3 funny 4 joking 5 cartoons 6 telling 7 fun
d 1 gradually 2 at the end 3 Ideally 4 at the moment 5 hard.


1 A 1 T 2 F 3 F 4T 5 T 6 F 7 T

B 1 available 2 host 3 enclosed 4 provided free of charge 5 escort you
6 show you around 7 hire 8 coach transfer 9 stall 10 placement test

6 1 the same to you 2 Good luck 3 Never mind/ it doesn´t matter 4 Bless you!
5 Congratulations ! 6 Happy Birthday! 7 No, thanks, I´m full 8 Cheers!
9 Help yourself ! 10 See you tomorrow/later

ADVERBS BINGO (answer key)

1 1 terribly 2 luckily 3 at once 4 especially 5 slightly

2 1 hard 2 absolutely 3 gradually 4 always 5 carefully

3 1 nowadays 2 as well 3 nearly 4 just 5 lately

4 1 much 2 hardly 3 often 4 seriously 5 unfortunately

5 1 carefully 2 basically 3 late 4 luckily 5 probably

6 1 lately 2 hardly 3 very 4 always 5 eventually

7 1 absolutely 2 rarely/hardly 3 Nearly 4 as well 5 gradually

8 1 fluently 2 unfortunately 3 seriously 4 eventually/luckily 5 actually

jueves, 24 de noviembre de 2011


What are all these people doing?
Why are they doing it?
What day is it supposed to be?

Learn everything about this event by clicking on this link

martes, 22 de noviembre de 2011


Listen to this youngster talking about this important holiday. Then answer the following questions

1) How many "celebrations " does she have a day?
2) What is confusing according to her?
3) What´s typical food on this day apart from turkey ?
4) What´s her favourite dish on this day? What adjective does she use to describe it?
5) What does she love doing that is very competitive ?
6) Do they get back to school after this celebration?Whay? Why not?

Use this other link for a different perspective of this holiday.

Watch this video for a different view on how to spend Thanksgiving.

lunes, 21 de noviembre de 2011


Watch the video on this link but don´t look at the videoscript below yet. Use this worksheet and
fill in the gaps .
Check answers using the videoscript which appears below the video itself.

domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2011


Watch this American journalist expressing his anger at the financial American crisis. Can you see a lot of yourself in here? Feel free to post your comments.

jueves, 17 de noviembre de 2011


1.- a)We USUALLY think the rest of the European Countries are better (referred to the present??
b) We USUALLY turn a blind eye on ........ ( referred to the present??)

2.- a)In spite of LIVING in a big country we are hard-working and we USUALLY organize our time

3.- The population CAN´T dance flamenco.
4.- WITH regard to not BEING hard-working....
5.- We HAVE /TAKE A NAP every day.
6 .-This is the same situation AS flamenco dancers.
7.- I disagree with THESE ideas....
8.- MOST OF the Northeuropean COUNTRIES.
9.- We´re lazier THAN OTHER nationalities.

domingo, 13 de noviembre de 2011


Page 106

1 a played 2 caused 3 came 4 helps 5 do you mean 6 told 7 happened 8 costs 9 suit 10 does the letter say

2 1 a What did Alice break? b Who broke her arm?
2 aWhat did Paul find? b Who found a necklace?
3 a What did the bomb destroy b What destroyed a school?
4 a Who lost the map? b) What did Fred lose?
5 a What does Julie teach? b Who teaches Japanese?
6 a Who prefers classical music ? b What kind/sort /type of music does his wife prefer?
7 a How many people does room 6 hold? b Which room holds 600 people?
8 a Whose baby keeps us awake at night? b) who does her baby keep awake at night?
9 a Who can´t wear red? b What colour can´t Sheila wear?
10 a Who caught the first train ? b Which train did Peter catch?

Page 107

1 1 What a re you thinking about?
2 Who did you buy it from?
3 Who did she send it to?
4 What will you carry it in ?
5 What can I eat it with ?
6 What did she hit him with ?
7 Who does your father work for?
8 Who did you make it for ?
9 What´s the book about ?
10 Who were you talking to ?

2 1 What are you waiting for?
2 What are you worried about?
3 What are you taoking about?
4 Who do you want to speak to ?
5 Who do you work for ?
6 What are you looking at ?
7 What are you looking for ?
8 What are you interested in ?
9 Who are you writing to ?
10 What are you thinking about?

3 1 Who from? 2 Who for? 3 Where to?
4 Who with? 5 Who to? 6 What about?
7 Who with? 8 What for? 9 What with ?
10 What with?

Now try to do it looking only at the sentences, orally.


Here´s an account of some of the most common mistakes I found on your first written asignments. In a few days´time I´ll publish an entry with the corrections. I´m looking forward to your answers.

Spot and correct the mistakes:

1.- a)We used to think the rest of the European Countries are better (referred to the present??
b) We use to turn a blind eye on ........ ( referred to the present??)

2.- a)In spite of we live in a big country we are hard-working and we used to organize our time

3.- The population don´t know dance flamenco.
4.- In regard to not to be hard-working....
5.- We´ve a siesta every day.
6 .-This is the same situation than flamenco dancers.
7.- I disagree with that ideas....
8.- The most of the Northeuropean countrys.
9.- We´re lazier that others nationalities.

jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2011


Look at this photo.
Who is this man? He seems to be wearing a flower on his lapel.
What flower is it?
Why is he wearing it?


A 1 call you name 2 feel sad 3 throw a dice 4 play all my cards 5 go through 6 obey rules 7 make sense 8 shake your hand.

B 1 gone through 2 played all my cards 3 made sense 4 throw a dice 5 calls your name
6 rules must be obeyed 7 feel sad 8 shake my hand

domingo, 6 de noviembre de 2011


Use this song to do the exercise in your books ( File 1B)

Download this mp3 from Beemp3.com


Click on this page to learn more about Guy Fawkes. There´s reading, writing and listening practice on the subject. You´ll notice some parts are to be done in class but since there´s no time for that stick to the ones you can do on your own. The MP3 podcast in on top of the page.


Here´s a copy of the handout of the phrasal verb game we did in class last week as promised.

jueves, 27 de octubre de 2011



Section A :

a) D b) B c) A d) C

2 A) on C B) on B C) A
3 a) up C B) up A C) B

4 a) off B b) off A c) off C

Section B:

1 increase, put up
2 increase put on
3 put in its proper place put away
4 postpone put off
5 fix to a wall put up
6 start sth working put on
7 extinguish put out
8 place on your body put on
9 provide accommodation put up
10 distract put off
11 connect by phone put through
12 discourage put off

miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2011


Watch the video below and download the follow-up worksheet for further practice on the topic.
If you notice, it includes the document transcript to check answers.

domingo, 23 de octubre de 2011


Just for a start, click on this link for some help on how to organise a vocabulary notebook. There´s another from the BBC you might find useful.

Sample notebook templates.

Feel free to share with us any commentaries on how you organise your vocabulary notebook. It might help other classmates.

miércoles, 12 de octubre de 2011


Click on this link and find out a bit more about your name etymology or even surname. Please, let us know if you found out anything peculiar about it.

And if you want to know more about the origins of 10 nicknames click on this site.

Finally keep practising the pronunciation of some British names.

lunes, 10 de octubre de 2011


Let´s listen to a famous Spanish TV presenter being interviewed on a TV show in English.
Watch this video from Aprende Inglés TV and enjoy yourself for a while learning a bit more about this versatile woman. Feel free to make any commentaries on the interview.