Big Ben and the English Parliament (London)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Bonfire Night (5th November)

Guy Fawkes night is a tradition in most parts of the UK. Watch the video and learn about this particular night.

Then, do the quiz.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin Carving

1. What materials do you need to carve a pumpkin?
2. Which are the first steps before carving?
3.What can you do with the seeds?
4. Which other creative ideas with pumpkins does the video show?

Do They Know It's Halloween?

Watch this video of a song about Halloween. Do the quiz, too.

Do you think the message is positive or negative? What's your opinion on Halloween celebration?

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Exercises on Wild Animals


Do you know anything about sharks? Find out interesting facts about three different types of sharks here

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sk8er Boy - Avril Lavigne

Sk8er Boy is a song by the Canadian singer Avril Lavigne. Watch the video and think: What's the main idea or topic expressed by this song?
  1. A skater singer
  2. Betrayed love
  3. Becoming popular

Song Worksheet HERE

Monday, June 18, 2012

Weather Maze

Practise listening to weather words with this weather maze. Have fun!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Carnivals: A Travel Guide (Web Task)

Make your own travel guide for the most famous carnivals in the world. Go to this Web Task and start working!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Test Unit 8: Contents

  • Past Simple: Questions & Short Answers
  • Past Simple: Negatives
  • Adverbs of manner
  • Action verbs
  • Time Units

Monday, May 28, 2012

Making Deductions: Sherlock Holmes, a Web Task

Sherlock Holmes was famous for his DEDUCTIONS and must have been the greatest fictional detective of his day. He certainly solved a lot of cases so he can't have been very bad at it...

1) Watch this presentation and make deductions in the past and in the present about the pictures:
  • What is deduction?
  • What are modal verbs?
  • When do we use must? And can't, may or might?
  • How do we make deductions about the past?
2) You are going to watch the first part of The Hound of the Baskervilles, a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in which Sherlock Holmes has to investigate a mysterious dog.

- Watch CLIP 1 and answer the following questions:
  •  Did Sir Charles of Baskerville die of natural causes?
  • According to the legend of the Baskerville hound, what happens to all the members of the Baskerville family?
  • Does Sherlock Holmes believe in supernatural legends?
- Read about the legend and the characters HERE. Find out the meaning of the words in bold.

3) Try to solve the mystery as Sherlock Holmes would do. Prepare an oral presentation making deductions about what could have happened.

4) Read the complete summary HERE

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mr Bean's Christmas: Web Task

Mr Bean celebrates the traditional British Christmas. Find out how. Click on the Web Task and do all the activities.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Web Task: Friends in TV shows

Friends and The Secret Circle are two American TV series about a group of friends. Can you see any difference between them? What are the two shows about?

A Watch CLIP 1 and answer the following questions:

1 Where do the girls come from?
2 What is UNAGI?
3 Does UNAGI prove to be effective in the end?

B Watch CLIP 2 and answer the questions too:

1 What does the protagonist have to fix in her car?
2 In the video we see that Cassie has to start over. How?
3 In what way is her new circle of friends "different"?
4 What does the "secret circle" refer to?
5 What is special about Cassie?
C Imagine you are the owner of a successful TV channel. Which one would you choose?

Read how to express opinions in English and prepare a discussion.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Web Task: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919)

Do you normally go to art exhibitions? Have you got a favourite artist?

Click on this web task on Renoir, a famous French painter, and do the activities.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Life at a Secondary School

Read this text about a teenager at school in Britain. Then do the activities in the worksheet.

Is his school day very different from yours?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Watch the clip and answer the questions.

1) Which superheroes appear in the clip?
2) What's the problem with the girl's costume?
3) What's the solution to the problem? Is the girl happy with it?
4) Which costume is the man in red wearing? What's his special superpower?
5) Where are they going?


Publish your answers as a comment with your name. There will be POSITIVES for the ones with the best answers.

Have you ever seen an episode of this TV-series? What's its name?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Missing Coins Summary


The Missing Coins

is a mystery story. Pete and Carla are

students, visiting the city of Bath in England. While they

are walking around looking at the shops and buildings

they hear music in a quiet street. A man is playing a flute.

He is standing next to the window of a shop which sells

coins and stamps. They go into the shop and have a look.

Pete wants some stamps, but they are expensive and the

girl shop assistant is unfriendly. Pete and Carla then go to

a café for a drink.

To their surprise, the shopkeeper comes to find them

there. He says that some of his coins are missing. He

thinks Pete and Carla have stolen them. He looks in

Carla’s bag and their pockets in front of a policeman, but

it turns out that they have not taken them.

Later, Carla hears the music again. She realises how the

coins were stolen: The girl in the shop has made a plan

with the flute player. She drops the coins into the flute

player’s hat through the open window. Carla explains this

to the policeman. The policeman finds the missing coins

in the flute player’s hat.

The shopkeeper is so pleased with Carla and Pete that he,

in return, gives Pete the stamps that he wants.

1) Translate the summary in your language and find out the meaning of the words in purple.
2) Watch this video about Bath and do the exercises.
3) Prepare an oral presentation to do in class.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mr Bean Goes to the Dentist

Today Mr Bean goes to the dentist... watch the video and find out all the strange things that will happen to him!!

Have fun... and do the exercises too.


*Easter Homework: Download the worksheet HERE and give it to your teacher after holidays.

Friday, March 16, 2012

I'm With You - Avril Lavigne

I'm With You is a song written by the Canadian singer Avril Lavigne for her first album Let Go. It was released in November 2002 and was Lavigne's first ballad released as a single. Do you know any other songs by Avril Lavigne?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Test Unit 5

As you already know, on March 12th we'll take the second part of the test for Unit 5 (Grammar / Vocabulary & Writing)

You must revise the following concepts:

  • Rooms in the House
  • Furniture
  • Food
  • Prepositions of Place
  • There is/ Are
  • Countable vs. Uncountable Nouns
  • Some / Any / A / An
You can spend some time doing these online exercises. Good luck!!

Vocabulary: Rooms & Furniture
Vocabulary: Food
Exercise on There is/are/isn't/aren't
Exercises on There is/are/some/any/a/an
Exercise on Prepositions of place

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Reading Comprehension: Homes Around the World


All around the world, people live in different types of homes. Many people live in apartment buildings reaching high into the sky. In Spain many people live in villas with big swimming pools. Eskimos live in igloos. Igloos are made of huge blocks of ice. In some hot countries people live in huts with no windows or doors, made of mud, straw and leaves. Some Indians still live in teepees made from animal skins. In many countries people live in houseboats, which are houses on the water.


water – igloo – animal – buildings – huts

1- Some people live in apartment ………………………………

2- Eskimos live in …………………………………

3- …………………………… are made of mud, straw and leaves.

4- Teepees are made out of …………………………… skins.

5- Houseboats are on the …………………………………

Write true (T) or false (F):

1- Huts are made from blocks of ice.                      -------

2- Houseboats are on the land.                               -------

3- Everyone lives in the same type of house           -------

4- Indians live in teepees                                       -------

Answer the following questions:

1- Are there villas in Spain?
2- What are igloos made out of?
3- Do houseboats float on the water?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Test Unit 4

Our next English test will be on February 17th (next Friday).

  • Places in a town
  • Shops
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Present Simple: Questions and Short Answers
  • Adverbs of Frequency: Use and Position

Online Exercises to revise the main grammar points:

Exercise on Present Simple (Questions I)
Exercise on Present Simple (Questions II)
Exercise on Present Simple (Short Answers I)
Exercises on Present Simple (mix)
Exercise on Frequency Adverbs (I)
Exercise on Frequency Adverbs (II)

Good luck!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

St Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day falls on February 14 every year. Red and pink hearts decorate classrooms. Children make or buy cards to give to their friends. Adults often buy cards for the people they love. Friends may give gifts of candy, chocolate, flowers, or jewelry.

The cards given on Valentine’s Day are called “valentines”. Valentines often have poems written on them: 

Roses are red / Violets are blue / Sugar is sweet / And so are you

Valentine's Day / Is a wonderful way / To make I love you / Easy to say

Valentine’s Day is not a legal holiday. Children go to school on Valentine’s Day. Moms and dads go to work. But Valentine’s Day is still a very special day. Valentine’s Day is a good time to tell someone “I 'm glad you are my friend”, or “I love you”.

Now play filling in the lyrics for the song Love Story by Taylor Swift.

How to play:
  • » To continue playing you must complete each line.
  • » To listen again the last line, press backspace key.
  • » If you can't understand a word, press tab key to jump to the next.
  • » Don't write spaces neither any special character.


Monday, January 16, 2012


This is a funny video about how to ask for and give directions in English.
Watch it and answer the following questions in your notebook:

1- Where is the protagonist of the video from?
2- Where is he?
3- Write two ways to ask for directions in the video.
4- Can you explain what the problem is?

Now you are ready to do some online exercises:
- Could you tell me the way to...?
- Directions Multiple choice

If you need some more practice click HERE.