domingo, 25 de octubre de 2015


    What is your name? Do you think that if you have a strange name it can affect you?  Do you like your name? 
We will listen to some articles related to this topic.

These lessons are for teenagers or young adults with a language level of A2-B1-B2 and focuses on developing listening skills based around the topic of ‘names’. They are graded from A2-B2

1. A2


3. B2. This is a higher level activity based on an interview.

25 expressions with the word NAME:

A list of phrases about peoples' names                            Idioms about names


" La verdadera historia de Halloween " (Docum. Spanish)


Short docummentaries in English

Listening for Beginners                             Halloween Quiz

sábado, 24 de octubre de 2015


1.- Here you can see the poster of the short you are going to watch. Pay attention to the image. What do you think that represents?


2.- Have a look at the title. Why do you think it is in two colours?

3.- In the following fotograms you will see people with a different mood. Match the pictures with the adjectives.


4.- Why do you think they are in that mood? Think about activities you do in your free time.

5.- Have a look at the Synopsis: The night is progressing normally for four people until an unforeseeable event prevents them from contiuning their actions....
     What type of unexpected event is going to be?

6.- Watch the video and answer: Where are the characters and what relation is there between them?


7.- Pilar has got a private diary in which she writes every day. This is her latest entry:

     What a day today! As lately I'm not feeling very well, this morning I decided to run away from math class, how boring! , and I went to the gynecologist. Katy gave me a lift in her car; my goodness: I wouldn’t like anybody to go through this alone. It has made an ultrasound and told me that I'm pregnant. I went really very nervous. Imagine the situation: I still do not know how I'm going to tell my parents or David. What a shit! I have written a letter to David to tell him but I’ve just torn it up. Moreover, my philosophy teacher has found me cheating in an exam. He has opened my pencil case, he discovered the cheat sheet and has shown it to the rest of the classroom. I nearly die of shame. I’ve come back from school and got in my locked in my bedroom. I’ve only come out because of the blackout. Tomorrow it will be a new day.

8.- Decide if the following statements are TRUE or FALSE:

a. This morning she skipped her maths lesson.
b. She's gone to the doctor by car.
c. She has copied the exam from a classmate.
d. She has got home and slept all day.
e. She has sent David a letter.
f. Maths lesson is really boring.
g. After the lessons,she has gone for a walk.

9.- What has Sara done? Find seven differences in the pictures:

10.- How is the relation in the movie between parents and children? 
        Do you behave in a way similar to the brother or sister? 
        Do you like it? 
        Do you spend your free time with your family? 

11.- Give advice to this family:

     a. You should...               b. You ought to....           c. I wish you could.....

     d. If I were you....           e. You could...                f. You had better.....

12.- What ending would you like for this story? Could you think of a different one?

Advice and Suggestions      Giving Advice (all levels)

Trad. de materiales de Sandra Soriano Fernández "Con cortos y sin cortes. Una propuesta didáctica para el uso del cortometraje en la clase ELE"

Brain pop

    Learn English with animated movies.



       This lesson is based on a beautiful short film called Signs by Patrick Hughes about communication. We are going to talk about communication, watch a short film and write a composition about improving their communication.

1. If you hear the word COMMUNICATION, what different forms of communication are there?

   You may well come up with  the following forms: 

- Oral communication 

- Written communication 

- Non-verbal communication  

- Visual communication


2. Can you think of examples of each form of communication?

3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of communication?

4. You are going to watch a short film about communication, and you should watch out for the different types of communication used.

5. Let's get feedback on the film. Let's discuss the questions about the film.

     a. Why is the film called Signs?               
     b. How does the young man feel at the beginning of the film? Why? 
     c. What’s a normal day in his life like?      
     d. What’s his job like? 
     e. What do his parents think his life in the city is like?       
     f. How do the young man and woman communicate?
     g. What’s her secret? 
     h. Did you like the ending of the film? 
6. How can we communicate more effectively? 
    In small groups, brainstorm ideas. Write a composition titled: How can we communicate more effectively?

Lesson Plan (pdf)  Questions   Plot Summary   Daily Routines  1  2  3   Filmenglish 

All the materials have been taken from

How are storms formed?

  Mikel Oblinsky is a storm photographer.We could say a storm chaser. Probably on of the best ones in the world. His videos have become viral.

     Was storm photography how you started getting into photography?

       I’ve always been a weather nut, and I would always write on Facebook that I should be a meteorologist, and why didn’t I go to school for that, and all that kind of stuff. So I always liked that, and I just started looking at photography, and started following some guys who were doing lightning photography, and thought, "that looks like so much fun." So I took this little camera out, and would just hold the shutter down, and it would just go click, click, click, and I would try to take pictures of lightning, and I got a few that were ok, and then one night I got an amazing one, and I couldn’t believe it. Then I got on the local news, and I was hooked from there. I told my wife, “I’ve got to get a camera that can do long exposures,” so we sold all of our DVDs on eBay for almost $500, and I bought a Canon Rebel and just started from there.

Answer the following questions:

a. What would Mikel have liked to study?
b. What do you unerstand by lightning photography?
c. What type of camera did Mikel need?
d. How did he manage to buy a better camera?

How do you find storms to shoot?

     In the summer out here in Phoenix, there are pretty much storms from July 1st to sometime in September. There are storms somewhere in Arizona unless there’s a really big dry period. So the night before, I’m always looking at forecasts, reading what the weather service people say, looking at models of predicted radar. And just kind of from experience, I’ve lived here my whole life, so I understand how the storms work.

Answer the following questions:

a. When is the time for storms in Phoenix?
b. How does Mikel know where to find a storm?

                                                                           VIMEO VIDEO (The Chase)

domingo, 18 de octubre de 2015

Juego de las letras

   Elige tu canción y el nivel de dificultad. Intenta rellenar los huecos que te deja el programa. Disfruta de la música y aprende inglés


miércoles, 14 de octubre de 2015

Monsterbox. Corto sobre la amistad

          Monsterbox una preciosa animación creada en 2012 como un proyecto de fin de estudios de Ludovic Gavillet, Derya Kocaurlu, Lucas Hudson y Colin Jean-Saunier, estudiantes de la prestigiosa Escuela de Arte y Diseño Bellecour de Lyon.

Monsterbox es un corto con adorables personajes, una calidad magnífica, música fenomenal, casas de pájaros y flores de lo más creativos, unos monstruos muy especiales y un final conmovedor. 

Mural con las reflexiones de la clase

lunes, 12 de octubre de 2015

Encounters in the UK - Homestay accommodation for English students (4ESO)


     It tells the story of four girls from different countries who travel to Cambridge in England to study English and stay with local families in what is called a "homestay" arrangement. In the film, we also meet several of the host families as well as a consultant who helps match homestay students to families. For the four girls the homestay arrangement is a positive experience. As one of the homestay hosts explains: "It's going to be a great experience, not only in terms of learning English, but in learning about life."  Introductory questions

Vocabulary Types of Accommodation

miércoles, 7 de octubre de 2015

Learn American Holidays

In this 25-lesson series, you'll learn all about the holidays celebrated in America! Perfect for any student interested in learning more about American Culture, these will teach you the what, why, when and how of 25 American holidays.

English Listening for Advanced Learners

English Listening Intermediate

English Listening Comprehension for Beginners

English Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners

Improve your English listening skills in every lesson! This English Listening Comprehension Series tests you on your listening and makes sure you understand every word. 
Listen to the dialog, watch the video, and answer the questions asked. 

The Gunpowder Plot Story

This is the terrible story behind one of England's most popular festivities: Guy Fawkes Day, on November the 5th. A story of oppression and terrorism with no good guys.

Wordsearch (pdf)                 Gunpowder Plot game           Guy Fawkes story

Q.1. In what year did the Gunpowder Plot take place?
a) 1605
b) 1606
c) 1607
Q.2. Where was Guy Fawkes from?
a) London
b) Thetford
c) York
Q.3. How many barrels of gunpowder are said to have been hidden under the House of Lords?
a) 30
b) 36
c) 46
Q.4. Who was the ringleader of the Conspiracy?
a) Guy Fawkes
b) Robert Catesby
c) Thomas Winter
Q.5. Who was monarch at the time of the gunpowder plot?
a) King James I
b) King Henry VIII
c) Queen Elizabeth I
Q.6. Who received a letter of warning about the planned attack on the House of Lords?
a) Thomas Percy
b) Lord Monteagle
c) Guy Fawkes
Q.7. what did Guy Fawkes and his fellow plotters intend to do at the state opening of parliament?
a) Take the King hostage
b) Blow up the House and kill the king
c) Hand in a signed petition
Q.8. what do children ask for when they take their guy around the streets?
a) Trick or Treat
b) Free fireworks
c) A penny for the Guy
Q.9. Guy Fawkes joined the Spanish army and changed his name to…?
a) Juan
b) Manuel
c) Guido
Q.10. Where was the shoot out which ended the attempted rising in the Midlands following the discovery of Fawkes and the Plot?
a) Howden Hall
b) Hewell Grange
c) Holbeach House
Q.11. what happened to the Monteagle letter?
a) Burned by the King
b) Kept in the Public Records Office
c) Put on display in the Tower of London
Q.12. what was the religion of the conspirators?
a) Roman Catholic
b) Protestant
c) Presbyterian
Q.13. Who visited the Houses of Parliament on the State Opening of Parliament? (This still happens today)
a) The King
b) The Mayor of London
c) The King of France
Q.14. what happens as a consequence of Guy Fawkes’ plot today?
a) The King never visits the Houses of Parliament
b) The cellars of the Houses of Parliament are searched before the State Opening of Parliament
c) The State Opening of Parliament takes place at Buckingham Palace
Q. 15. How do people celebrate Guy Fawkes’ night these days?
a) By eating and drinking
b) By having bonfires and fireworks
c) By singing songs about the King or Queen

The Secret Garden

An adaptation of the classic children's novel by English author Frances Hodgson Burnett, this series stars a spoiled and sour girl named Mary. When Mary finds a deserted garden, she becomes determined to bring it back to life. As the garden blooms, will Mary bloom too?

First Part
Second Part

Third Part

Learning about Christopher Columbus

    Learn about Christopher Columbus and his explorations with this video. Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 to discover a western route to Asia, but discovered the Americas by mistake. The United States now celebrates Columbus day each year in honor of the discovery of the Americas.

Answer the following questions from the video:

1. Where was Columbus born?
2. When was he born?
3. Who paid for his exploration?
4. Can you name the three ships?
5. When did the crew members see land? What island was it?
6. What was Columbus named?
7. What do Spanish people celebrate on the 12th October?

Peppa Pig - Hospital

Peppa is playing with her friends when she hurts her knee. Then, Peppa and her friends go to the hospital to visit her friend Pedro.

Peppa Pig - The Alphabet

Peppa teaches us the alphabet.

Peppa pig - Danny's Pirate Party

Peppa pig goes to a pirate party.

Peppa Pig - The Fire Engine

Peppa's mother is going to the mummies' fire-engine practice.

Interactive activities (Interm.)

  List of interactive activities (all levels) for secondary students.

Daddy Pig's office

Peppa goes to see Daddy Pig's office.

Peppa Pig - Shopping

Here a new episode where Peppa Pig goes shopping with their parents.

Snow Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig and her brother George are playing in the snow and making a snowman.

Peter Pan, a traditional story. Enjoy it.

Peter Pan was written by J. M. Barrie and is the story of a magical young boy who refuses to grow up. 

Pinocchio, a traditional fairy tale.

An episode of Peg + Cat

           Peg is The main character, together with Cat. She is a young girl who wears a red hat and blue dress. She explains the situation in each episode directly to the "camera", announces when they have "a big problem", and reasons out solutions to math-related problems. During songs, she pulls out a ukelele and plays it. She has a special blue marble hidden under her hat. Her favorite crayon is "little bluey". She is voiced by Hayley Faith Negrin.
When Peg and Cat get lost riding dinosaurs through a prehistoric forest, they use a diagram to find their way to safety before the Baby T-Rex catches up to them.

Basic English short stories for kids

Basic dialogues in English with cartoons

Just Breathe

           In this short, we hear from children who have already learned a life-changing lesson - taking a deep breath can change your whole world. Talking about what happens in their minds when they get angry, the children in the video explain how it's easy to feel out of control.
The video titled, What Children Can Teach Us About Anger, is described as showing that 'you're never too old, or too young, to discover mindfulness and let anger go'.

lunes, 5 de octubre de 2015

Conversation questions 4ESO

   Getting to know each other.

You have a list of questions you can use as an icebreaker.


1º ESO Starter Speaking Activity


Starter Activity. (Beginner)

Here we have a list of conversation questions to know people.