miércoles, 13 de noviembre de 2019

Personal profile

We have recently written a personal profile. This is the best job. I would like you to read it to check the good examples of vocabulary, structures and clarity.


I am Adriana and I was born in Granada, the place where I live now.
Although I am a Biologist, I have ended up working as a caretaker. Needless to say this is not my dream job, but there was point in my life where I simply wanted to leave behind all kind of precarious jobs I was used to having and find the one which allowed me to meet my needs. So, given the economical circumstances of Spain, I decided to get myself into the fascinating world of competitive exams and, thankfully, I succeeded. Now, I keep on studying to move forward and become a haematologist, my current goal.

Regarding to my interests, it may sound like a cliché but I am truly passionate about traveling, and I do believe that my trips have led me to turn into an open-minded and easy-going person. Besides traveling, if I had to choose another hobby, it would definitely be music. I am crazy about live music and festivals. In fact, I am thought to be a money-wasting person since I am prone to spending my wage on summer concerts rather than saving money to buy a flat.

Related to my skills, no way am I going to lie. I am not a skilful person at all, I wish I was! The only thing I consider myself good at is writing, at least in my language.


Finally, my family is a small, tight-knit one. We get along with each other and we all speak our minds. The thing I like the most about them is we don’t follow traditions or social rules: everyone is free to live according to his/her standards.

domingo, 10 de noviembre de 2019

jueves, 7 de noviembre de 2019

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Let me introduce you. Emma is a teacher who is doing wonders for students of English around the world. She is passionate about languages. She will do her best to make it easier to cope with English for those who want to follow her on social media. 






miércoles, 6 de noviembre de 2019

Word pairs

Now that we are studying Vague Language or how to express our ideas in an inexact way, I thought these word pairs could come in handy. They are courtesy of Phrasal and Idiomatic English.





lunes, 4 de noviembre de 2019

martes, 29 de octubre de 2019

Pronunciation: silent letters

from: www.englishstudyhere.com

Please share which one is the most challenging for you. I remember having a personal battle with salmon, why? simply because I refused to depend on my 'ears' instead of my 'eyes'.

Use the comment box to leave your answers.

domingo, 20 de octubre de 2019

Fresh headlines about Brexit

Dear students,
As you know we have been attending an event of paramount importance in the last 32 -or so- months.
Since we have been studying the language of headlines and we are going to study politics in the next few weeks, you have an excellent oportunity to practise.

This is a link to the headlines published in the most important newspapers related to what happend at Westminster last Saturday. It was published in The Guardian by Graham Russell.



image from bbc.co.uk

viernes, 15 de marzo de 2019

Never ending Brexit

Speak up magazine on its last issue -number 403- has published an article about the current situation dealing with The United Kingdom leaving The European Union. You can either listen to it or read it.





martes, 11 de diciembre de 2018

Adjectives and images

Dear students,
I would like you to listen to this song. She used to be mine, written and sung by Sara Barailles

Trust your ears, resist the temptation to check the lyrics. It will help you with adjectives to describe personality. It also has beautiful images.

I would like you to write a litle story telling what happened to make her write this song.

jueves, 22 de noviembre de 2018

Thanksgiving day.


You know my intentions to make you aware of the culture of some of the countries where English is the official language. The fourthThursday of every November Thanksgiving Day is celebrated across the US. Here you have a video to find out more.


martes, 13 de noviembre de 2018

English Idioms: Knowledge.




This link will take you to some Idioms about knowledge. This was published on Instagram  by learnenglishquickly

Do you know anymore that you could add??

lunes, 5 de noviembre de 2018

Make use of personality adjectives.

We have been studying some vocabulary to talk about personality traits, it is time to put it into practice in a real situation.

I have come across this instagram post. I would like you to make use of what you have learned either by writing an answer to this post or by creating something similar about any other job.
Should you like to have it marked, please hand it to me in class.

Remember, remember....

... the 5th of November.


You can learn more about it if you  click here as well as this piece from Sky News




lunes, 15 de octubre de 2018

miércoles, 10 de octubre de 2018

A hard-working ballerina.


We have seen how no matter how important you are or how far you reach, you need to keep practising and working. An example of that is Hayley Forskitt, as we have listened to in the interview published in Speak Up Magazine  370

If you want to know more about her click here

miércoles, 25 de abril de 2018

Indian English

In your process of learning English in a deeper way, there is something you cannot miss.
Here you have two videos to feel the experience.