BEING A TEACHER....

BEING A TEACHER IS A DIFFICULT TASK NOWADAYS, SO I DECIDED TO FOLLOW THIS PIECE OF ADVICE BY BRUCE LEE:

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

miércoles, 31 de diciembre de 2014

BRAND NEW EPISODES OF NEW THAT'S ENGLISH UPLOADED


I have just uploaded two new modules of the New That's English course onto my siteMODULE 7   &  MODULE 8.

You can't miss it!!!  It is a great opportunity, specially for our advanced students preparing for the B2.

And some other material found (check here: site):

lunes, 29 de diciembre de 2014

Travelling by drone

Incredible way to travel around the world and sightseeing!!!




VISIT WWW.TRAVELBYDRONE.COM


And here's GRANADA!!!


Other places to visit:    CHESTER   ,   LIVERPOOL  ,   MANCHESTER  


However, not all that glitters is gold:

National Park Service bans drones over safety, noise worries

 

viernes, 26 de diciembre de 2014

BOXING DAY




What is the BOXING DAY?


This day is not only special for the sales you can get, but also in the domain of sport, especially football (Boxing Day football)


viernes, 19 de diciembre de 2014

Are you into photograph?

Do you like photography? If you do, you are lucky! You can go to a photographic exposition in Motril! 


The inauguration is on Friday 19th at Casa de la Condesa, Motril

On the opening day there will be food and wine, but the exposition is going to be opened until 10th January!

If you visit the exposition, you can make a selfie and upload it onto a page of Facebook and you can win a photo shoot!

For further information go to this page --> https://www.facebook.com/events/297042237159437/

All the information was provided by Andrea Ligero (2º Bachillerato B)

martes, 9 de diciembre de 2014

Old rockers never die!!!!

Here are my hints for these Christmas.





Send me your favourite songs for 2014!!!!

Victor's hint >> 'Magic' by Rude  
Alberto Antequera's favourite songs:  Am I Wrong?   &   Noche y Día          
Alba's hints: Bang bang  ,  Break free  ,  All of the Stars        
Mª Jose's hints:  Bang bang  ,  Human      
Juan Ortiz: Monster meg  ,   Fiesta pagana   ,   Toothless Hawkins   
Robert:   Borgore  ,   Monsta  ,   Punyaso  
Carmen Trujillo:   Do I wanna know?  ,   Stay with me  ,  People help the people           
Ana Fernández: I really like the singers today.  Cancioncitas de amorNoche y día  ,  Nicky Jam  ,  Pasos de cero  
Álvaro:    Esta noche remix  ,    Tu cuerpo me arrebata remix   ,    Travesuras remix    ,    Yandel
Alberto Pineda:   Break free   ,   Dark horse   

viernes, 5 de diciembre de 2014

The day I cried

25 years ago, I remember coming home in the afternoon and getting shocked with the terrible piece of news of FERNANDO MARTIN getting killed in a car crash.


So when this week it has been the 25th anniversary of his death, these terrible moments came to my mind and reminded me of such a sad moment.


He was the first Spaniard to play in the NBA. What can you tell me about him and what can you find about him? Make your comments and send me anything you find on the web (articles in English, mainly)


jueves, 4 de diciembre de 2014

SOCIAL ISSUES

 


Send me any articles or websites about these social issues:

For example, what is the 'NHS'? What does it stand for?  Click here.
What does this song really mean? What is it about?  Which social issue does it make reference to?
  SONG    LISTEN   LYRICS  



miércoles, 3 de diciembre de 2014

The Internet and Safety

Some good advice about INTERNET SAFETY and very useful to be ready for your Selectivity exam.

Amazing video sent to me by Elena Pérez (3º ESO A)

3º ESO students can insert their comments here. (Unit 4)


Teenagers would rather lose TV than internet or mobile – survey


What do you think the main problems teenagers have when they use internet? Write your experiences and also write about the positive aspects of using it.

By the way, what does 'GOOGLE' mean? Here's a brilliant research by Mª José (3º ESO A).


lunes, 1 de diciembre de 2014

Who is wrong?

 

Albert wonders: "Am I wrong?"

 

Here's a nice to song to listen to.



After listening to it, think of the things you do wrong and the things your English teacher does wrong.


domingo, 30 de noviembre de 2014

BLACK FRIDAY!!!!



What does it mean?      BLACK FRIDAY 

Some articles to read:

 

 



Your classmates' entries


Here are some entries done by your classmates in their own blogs. You can read them, write your comments here about any of them and then, once I have sent you the corrections, make your comments directly into their blogs:


jueves, 20 de noviembre de 2014

GOOD NEWS: BBC Learning English's new site!!!!




BBC Learning English's new site

 with his renewed section: 6 minute English



We have a listening exercise about this topic in our 2nd Bachillerato textbook. Here's another listening exercise (Random act of Kindness) and an article to read (Kinder children are more popular) that can help you to enrich your vocabulary.


You can also watch this video (Prison bank) to learn about the crime issue.

The rage in Spain that turned into a political party..... PODEMOS??

 Some time ago we were in the middle of a most serious economic crisis and people went on demonstrations and took the streets. Two years later we have a new political party whose origins were probably in these street protests. What is your opinion about the issue?

 Podemos hopes to cement rise of citizen politics in Spain after election success


We are living hard times in Spain, which is also the name of a novel written by Charles Dickens. Here you have got an article to read about how the world sees all these street riots, but remember the case of the hoodies some time ago in London or the problems they had in France.


The euro

The rage in Spain

miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014

The very first footballer from Motril to make his debut for the Spanish national team: CALLEJÓN




Callejon: 'Spain dream come true'

Debutant Callejon looking to prove himself with Spain


Yes, ladies and gentlemen, another impressive match by our local player in yesterday's match Ajax Amsterdam-Real Madrid.
What two goals he scored with such a skill!  How beautifully he played! He's so fast when he's got the ball in his feet.

Read about him: JOSÉ CALLEJÓN    and the POST-MATCH CHRONICLE    
HIS PROFILE

martes, 18 de noviembre de 2014

Twitter and its origins

As you know, your English teacher has just opened an account in Twitter, which you can follow, of course. Are you into social networks? What are the pros and the cons? (What does this question really mean?)

What does 'tweet' mean? Discover the origin of this popular means of communication.

Interesting listening exercise to do.

  TWEET OF THE DAY 



lunes, 17 de noviembre de 2014

lunes, 10 de noviembre de 2014

Latest news on THE EBOLA OUTBREAK!!!!

What is Ebola? Interesting video to watch




Further news on the Ebola outbreak:

 And to find further information about the Ebola crisis:   EBOLA



Here are two health issues to read and listen about that can be very useful for you.

Ebola epidemic

Article to read: RESOLVING THE ETHICS OF THE EBOLA DILEMMA   
Listening exercise to do: The Ebola outbreak   

Purple tomatoes

GRAMMAR CHALLENGE:  UNLESS 




domingo, 9 de noviembre de 2014

THE ROMANS IN BRITAIN




Interesting video about Chester.
Click on Module 7 Unit 4 B    Actually, there's a mistake because it is Module 9 Unit 4B   At the end of the programme you've got the visit to Chester.


 Lately, there have been some interesting films about the time when Romans were in Britain, and especially when they were attacked by the Picts and other tribes. As well, in our study trips to UK we have been able to visit some of these Roman sites (baths in Bath last year or the ancient castle in Chester, which comes from the Latin word 'castra, castrorum').


Here are some fascinating articles about the issue:









The fall of the Berlin Wall




Not long ago, actually 25 years ago, there were two Germanies and there was a wall between them.


Some articles to read about the issue:

Are there any examples in the world?

Are people still building this kind of walls nowadays?

And now listen to this song by Pink Floyd:  Another Brick in the Wall 

viernes, 31 de octubre de 2014

Ned Flanders in Bath

Here's our Philosophy teacher's fearless Ned Flanders visiting Bath.

Have a look at it!!

miércoles, 29 de octubre de 2014

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM: Scotland votes 'No'

Articles to read: LINK  & Scottish referendum: Scotland votes 'No' to independence
   

Read this article and give me your opinion. What have you heard about it? Do you think it is possible?
(If you were in Edinburgh with us, what do the people think about the issue?)

jueves, 16 de octubre de 2014

STUDYING AT UNIVERSITY IN THE UK


Next year you will be probably studying at university in Granada or elsewhere, what are your expectations or fears?


Here's an interesting article about studying at university in the UK:

Why aren't Chinese students at UK universities getting top degrees?



How much do you know about economy?


We have recently corrected a Selectivity exam dealing the issue of emerging market giants. Here's an article to read:

martes, 14 de octubre de 2014

sábado, 11 de octubre de 2014

lunes, 6 de octubre de 2014

2014 FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP for women


Will our female basketball national team be able to do what our men couldn't? Well, for a start, they are already in the final against USA!!!!





 The basketaball world cup is being held these days in Spain and our national team has five wins in a row. Will they be able to reach the final and defeat the American team?


2014 FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP







martes, 30 de septiembre de 2014

City skylines


We have always heard of famous city skylines such as the one in New York, especially when the Twin Peaks were still there. By the way, your English teacher was up there himself a long time ago!!!!



Read the following article about London skyline:

London’s changing skyline: Are new skyscrapers good for the capital?

Listening exercise to do: London skyline   




Crossword to do: Cities  and a quiznet:  Prepositional phrases