miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2022

French words in English

 @johnplusenglish has published this list of  loan words. In this case they are words that come from French and we use in English every day. How many of them do you use? , could you add any more?

lunes, 19 de diciembre de 2022

Christmas traditions

 BBC has published this article to share with us different Christmas traditions. Which one is your favourite? Leave your answers in the comment box.

martes, 15 de noviembre de 2022

Schwa /ʃwa/ by Pronunciation with Emma

 Watch this video published by Pronunciation with Emma to help you with this sound.

Tell us the words that contain this sound that you struggle to pronounce correctly.

Thank you Emma!!!

domingo, 16 de octubre de 2022

CONTEST: complex noun phrases in songs.

 Are you competitive? Do you like music? Here you have a new challenge. I am going to ask you to present songs (leave them in the comment box) with examples of complex noun phrases. We will vote in class those that you find most creative and complex. 

This is one of my examples.

martes, 4 de octubre de 2022

A new school year


... to  a new school year. A new beginning full with new proyects and expectations.

To break the ice, we are going to start with the pronunciation of words that end in -ture, which is

 a very common difficulty among Spanish speakers. Nena Devos has something to help you with.

Should you want more examples, click here.


sábado, 2 de abril de 2022

miércoles, 2 de febrero de 2022

sweet memories

 This is a composition using narrative tenses. Congratulations Alba!

The bamboo cane field


A while ago, when my friend Laura and had jagged smiles and no more than 1,40 in height, I used to go to her cottage and spent my afternoons there with her and our imagination.

At the very beginning, I barely remember how we discovered that place, but it became our secret spot to become whatever we wanted to. We started to feel very comfy going there and talking about our deepest secrets, and with deepest secrets I mean the undisclosed stories a 7-year-old girl can have, such as becoming friends with a fairy.

When we reached the age of understanding fairies didn’t exist, we started using that safe place to show one to the other our little choreographies, believing ourselves to be Britney Spears for a hot second. Later on that year, my parents gifted me a camera for my birthday, so we realised we were tired of rehearsing as dancers, and we became Hollywood stars, recording home movies, with a complex script written by us, representing stories that were mostly about adventurous, brave girls that were lost in the jungle trying to survive.

Next to the bamboo field, there was an old swing that must have belonged to the former owner of the cottage. I highlight that the swing was rusty and gnawed, because one of my last memories there, was that the swing broke whit Laura on it, and she fell on top of a stone and I have never seen her cry so much ever again. That was one of the last memories I had in that magical place. I can’t ever give a number of hours that we spent there, but I can assure that the bamboo canes saw how we became little adults, and I’m so grateful of how that place helped for our friendship growth, because now, I genuinely can affirm Laura is one of my real friends in life.

By Alba Pulido Guerra