domingo, 23 de diciembre de 2012

Merry Christmas

We had no time to listen to a Christmas carol or any other Christmas time's songs, thus here you are a top track by Mariah Carey to sing along with your family and friends.

martes, 4 de diciembre de 2012

Advent time. Christmas is coming

Advent time is celebrated all around the world in English and not English speaking countries. On the link below you can learn more about the way these days are celebrated.

domingo, 2 de diciembre de 2012

lunes, 26 de noviembre de 2012

Vocabulary topic: food, meals, restaurants

Watch the video and repeat. You can revise food vocabulary and count-non countable nouns. Now. Let's have a listening practise to revise the vocabulary topic: food, meals and restaurants with these useful sources from the BBC World Service.

To complete the revision you can click here to read the text and learn new words .

As a speaking exercise click on the link to listen and repeat the vocabulary.

domingo, 18 de noviembre de 2012

sábado, 10 de noviembre de 2012

Unit 2 A: Money

An appropriate song to deal with money and the economical crisis. Shania Twain sings "Ka-Ching" in Chicago 2003. When she sang it, the economical crisis had not started yet...or perhaps it had...

domingo, 4 de noviembre de 2012

Sports: listening comprehension

Thanks to the web by the British Council you can watch a video about the personal story of a sportwoman with opportunities to play the Paralympics 2012.

Then you can practise your comprehension by doing the tasks.

lunes, 29 de octubre de 2012

Reading and grammar practice

  • If you click on the word READING  you will reach a  text about the economical crisis. I think it is important for you to practise as much as possible  with different excerpts related or not to the topics in the textbook.

Also you can revise the use of the verbal tenses we are studying now: present and past continuous, simple present, present perfect...

REMEMBER to open your email account in case you cannot read the document after clicking!!
You can also print the text if you prefer to work at home.

domingo, 21 de octubre de 2012

Vocabulary: Vegetables, fruit and nuts.

If you want to learn more about English vegetables, watch the video and then repeat the correct pronunciation.

And now you can practise more on the names of fruits and nuts.Take your time and remember you don't have to learn all of them by heart!!

miércoles, 10 de octubre de 2012

Typical british food

Click on the photo to learn more about typical British food and meals.

At a restaurant

Listen and speak by following the video . You can learn how to order a menu .

Then, you can follow another one and practise at home.

sábado, 6 de octubre de 2012

Listening comprehension practice

We have just started our lessons and I think it's a good idea to practise all the skills of the language. Today I'd like you to have a listening comprehension . Open the audio in a different window to read and answer the questions. Remember to listen to the audio at least twice . If you click here you can read the transcript but...don't do it until you have finished trying.

martes, 2 de octubre de 2012

Comparative and superlative . Pronunciation practice

You can revise the use of comparative and superlative form by playing this crossword.

Now you can make a revision of  pronunciation sounds and symbols by playing these quizzes.

European day of languages 26th September


Every year since 2001 the European day of languages is celebrated on 26th september. Here you can learn more about this fact.
Here you can hear people say hello in different languages.

If you are interested in knowing about the origin and language families play the quiz.
Here you can play a memory game and learn more about the present flags in Europe.

lunes, 17 de septiembre de 2012

Welcome back to 3º CAL!

Bienvenidos de nuevo al curso. Espero que hayáis cargado las pilas porque ya vais a por el examen certificatorio.

I hope you have enjoyed your holiday and are ready to go on learning English.
We will meet at IES San José Rinconada next wednesday 26th.

jueves, 14 de junio de 2012

Actas provisionales Junio 2012

En el siguiente enlace se pueden consultar las actas del curso provisionales hasta el día 22 de junio. Antes de final de mes espero comunicaros las fechas de los exámenes de septiembre.

lunes, 4 de junio de 2012

lunes, 14 de mayo de 2012

More about MODAL Verbs

If you click on the next link you will have the chance to learn a bit more about the uses of modal verbs in English. Click on the icon of an MP3 and you can follow the explanation in English.

miércoles, 9 de mayo de 2012

Writing formal letters

Here you are a link to the BBC English homepage where you can test if you can write a formal letter correctly. Test 1

Review of So/Either/Neither/Too

At times we get confused when using either and its negative form neither; the same with so and too. In the link below you can practise the use of these expressions. So - Too - Either - Neither, by Andreafernandes
Find this and other pronouns exercises in English Exercises .org

domingo, 6 de mayo de 2012

2nd Conditional

Now let's practise the second conditional with the exercises below. We talk about what things would be or what we would do in case (if) something happened. Notice the tenses: conditional and past simple.

Prepositions of movement and First Conditional

It's just an advice (Should)... but I am assertive when I upload this photo from the web. Just learn and practise.

We have studied prepositions along the school year. Let's practise a bit more with these exercises:
Now some practise with the first and zero conditional sentences:

miércoles, 2 de mayo de 2012

Modal verbs and a listening practise

Here you can practise more on modal verbs:           
And to check your listening skill click on this link where two people are talking about friendship.Open the mp3 file in a new window to answer the questions.

lunes, 16 de abril de 2012

More about modal auxiliaries

By watching the video you can revise the meaning and some uses of modal auxiliaries: may/might, can/could, must/mustn't, should...

Now, play

this game to practise.

Unit 5 C: mustn't/don't have to/ must

Practise the use of these modal auxiliaries with the tests below:

lunes, 9 de abril de 2012


Here you can practise how good you are at pronouncing words and expressions.
What about the pronunciation of final -ed ending?

More practise with infinitive or -ing form

Have you enjoyed your holiday? I hope so. Do you think that English is too much for you? I'm sure you don't think so.
- First, practise the use of infinitive or -ing form with this test.
- Then,enjoy this classical song by Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell where they talk about how far away we can get if we try.

miércoles, 21 de marzo de 2012

Infinitive with -TO or -ING

In Units 5A and 5B we will practise the uses of verbs with infinitive or -ing form. Click on the link to learn more about it.
Practise the uses of -ing or infinitive with to through these exercises:

lunes, 19 de marzo de 2012

Listening skills

To develop your skills at listening there are many webs to practise. Here you can listen to Sean Banville talking about job interviews. Click on the link  to listen to or download the audio. Then practise with the quizes.

domingo, 29 de enero de 2012

Units 4 A and B: verbal tenses

Today we are going to practise more on the verbal tenses we are studying. Let's start with Simple Past and Present Perfect and later with will and going to:
Now we can check our knowledge in the use of for or since in this link.Also we can check the use of just, already or yet
You can also revise the way in which letters are written in English by completing this one.

domingo, 22 de enero de 2012

Listening comprehension

 Watch the video , an interview to Meryl  Streep after playing the role of Margaret Thatcher,.and later we'll make a listening comprehension exercise in class.

domingo, 15 de enero de 2012

Watching a film: The Iron lady

I have an extracurricular activity for you. What about watching the new film based on the life and actions of the british politician Margaret Thatcher? This is a suggestion to practise listening skills by going to the cinema.

domingo, 8 de enero de 2012

Unit 3 D: Review of tenses

  • You can check your knowledge of the future tenses by clicking on this exercise 
  • To check how you use the simple past tense do this test.
  • Now do these tests on the use of Present Perfect Simple: test 1 , test 2, test 3.
  • Simple Past vs. Present Perfect Simple. Do the exercise on this link about Edinburgh.