Big Ben and the English Parliament (London)

Monday, December 4, 2017

Little Red Riding Hood by Roald Dahl

Watch the video below and listen to the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf told by Roald Dahl.

Have you read this tale before? In what ways is this one different from the original story?

Now listen again and do the EXERCISES. Then, read the whole poem HERE.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The story behind the "Fearless Girl"

A new statue facing the famous bull of Wall Street appeared on March 8th in New York. What does it symbolize? Click on the picture to learn more.

You can also watch this interesting video:

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Spaniard guy walking around the world

Nacho Dean is thought to be the only Spaniard to have walked around the world. Click on his picture below and learn more things about his amazing achievement.

  • What did he learn from people during his trip?
  • What obstacles did he overcome?
  • What environmental problems did he observe?
You can hear an interview with him HERE.

TASK: Find information about other people who travelled around the world and prepare a presentation about them.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Weird jobs famous people had

Here are some of the weirdest jobs that celebrities had before making it big.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

10 inventions that will make your life easier

Watch this video and do the quiz.
Are there any other amazing inventions you would like to share with us?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Parts of a car

  • Do you know all the parts of a car in English? 
  • Download this worksheet and do the matching activity.
  • Was there any word you didn't know?

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Do You Feel Lucky?

For Robert Edge, a keen golfer, it started out as an 1…………….. weekend. On Saturday morning, Edge went, as usual, to his local golf course with some friends. He couldn't believe his luck when he hit a hole-in-one, and he celebrated the amazing experience with his friends after finishing the game. What made the weekend even more special was that, returning to the same golf course the following day, he hit another hole-in-one! He was undoubtedly a very lucky person.

Events like this are not 2……………, but we all experience "lucky" and "unlucky" events throughout our lives. The question is whether we can do anything to influence our luck.

Some people use lucky charms to help them avoid bad luck, and others believe very strongly in superstition and numerology. Many people associate certain objects with luck. Horseshoes, rabbits' feet and four-leaf clovers are all said to bring good fortune. The number thirteen is considered unlucky in many countries, with hotels jumping from the twelfth floor directly to the fourteenth. In parts of Asia, the number four is avoided, as the pronunciation is nearly 3…………… to that of the word for "death". Most scientists and psychologists don't believe in superstitions, or the idea that some people are luckier than others. They say that optimists 4…………… to remember good results, and therefore believe that they are lucky; pessimists typically remember bad results, and therefore believe that they are unlucky.

So, if you want to feel like a lucky person, thinking positively can help. Think and act
like an optimist, and ask yourself: do you feel lucky?

1) Read the text and complete with the missing words: identical / ordinary / tend / common.
2) Answer the questions:
  • What do horseshoes, rabbits' feet, and four-leaf clovers have in common?
  • According to the writer, what is the best way to feel lucky? 
  • What do you think of Robert Edge's story? Was he skillful or lucky? 
3) Think about some moments in your life when you feel lucky. Make a comment to this entry starting like this: I feel lucky if/when... One day, I ....