Wednesday, March 30, 2011

File 5D. Song: We are the champions

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

File 5D. Grammar: prepositions of movement


Here are a couple of useful links to learn more about prepositions:

EXTRA PRACTICE: Prepositions of movement

Hope it is useful.

File 5D. Video: The most exciting sporting moment

Watch the video and answer the questions below:

1. What sport was it?
2. When and where was it?
3. Who was taking part?
4. Where did you watch it?
5. What happened?
6. What was your reaction when you saw it?

Use the Comments section to describe your own experience about this exciting sporting moment.

Monday, March 28, 2011

File 5D. Grammar: expressing movement

Lesson D expressing movement (1)
Lesson D expressing movement (2)

File 5D. Video: sports

Watch the following video:

Answer these questions:

1. What is the sport shown on the video?
2. Do you think the video is real?
3. Would you like to practise this sport? Why (not)?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

File 5C. Grammar: modal verbs

File 5C: have to, don't have to, must, mustn't (1)
File 5C: have to, don't have to, must, mustn't (2)

Optional exercises (expansion):
Exercise A: had to/didn't have to/ did you have to
Exercise B: can/can't/have to/don't have to

Resources: Video & Listening @

Dear students,

Here's another useful link with squillions of short videos so that you can practise listening at home:

I strongly recommend that you watch at least a couple of videos every day. Don't worry if you don't understand everything. Remember that there is a CC (Closed captions = subtitles) option that you can turn on any time you want.

Hope it is useful!

Writing / Speaking: Linking words

Hi everyone

I've uploaded a document with lots of linking words. If you are interested, you can download it by clicking on here. The level is a bit too high (NI1), but you can make a selection and decide which linking words are most useful for you.

Print it out and try to use as many linking words as you can in your compositions or oral presentations. The more linking words you use, the better cohesion you will get!

Hope it is useful.

File 7B. Grammar: Present perfect vs Past Simple


Here are some extra exercises about the use of the Present Perfect and Past Simple:

Present Perfect or Past Simple? Exercise 1
Present Perfect or Past Simple? Exercise 2
Present Perfect or Past Simple? Exercise 3
Present Perfect or Past Simple? Exercise 4
Present Perfect or Past Simple? Exercise 5

Extra exercises:
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4

Game: Past participles

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pronunciation: NB2 Difficult words


Here's the list of difficult words that I have compiled so far (last update: 15 March).

Do not forget to check this list regularly and practise the pronunciation of the words at home.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Culture: St Patrick's Day (17th March)


This is just to remind you that St Patrick's Day, the most important Irish festival, will take place next Thursday the 17th of March.

Just like we did with some of the other important festivities (e.g. Christmas), two or three students from each group will have to prepare a presentation about St Patrick's Day.

If you want to do it, please let me know in class as soon as possible. I'm looking forward to your collaboration.

See you!

** UPDATE **

St Patrick's Day presentations:
NB2 - Group A: Irene & Noemi (Wednesday 16th)
NB2 - Group C: Raquel (Wednesday 16th)
NB2 - Group D: Paco Sánchez (Thursday 17th)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

WRITING TIPS: Punctuation


The following link is strongly recommended for those students who have difficulties with WRITING or PUNCTUATION. You should do, at least, "Section 1: Punctuation", or continue with the rest in case you find it necessary.


Lots of students at this EOI are doing the activities and they found the website really useful.

Also, you can't miss the other contents of the website. It's really worth a visit.

Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks Ana Fúster for the link


  Hi again,

Here's a link for you to practise the Listening Comprehension part of the June/September exams.

Start with the EASY EXERCISES and move on to the medium ones if you feel you are confident enough to do that.

Hope it is useful.