martes, 16 de diciembre de 2014

Because it's almost Xmas II

This time with a bit of homework.
What is Christmas for you?
Leave your answers in the comment box.

martes, 9 de diciembre de 2014

Do they know it's Xmas ... 2004 vs 2014

These two videos are 20 years apart. I would like you to do some research and tell me something about them. Le'ts give some food for thought to the readers of this blog!!!

jueves, 13 de noviembre de 2014

sky full of stars

Let me share this music with you. Of course it has teaching purposes. I want you to listen to it and enjoy the pronunciation, then, in a few days you will have an exercise to do with it.

viernes, 31 de octubre de 2014

lunes, 27 de octubre de 2014

Let's test some phrasal verbs

Learn English Today is a site with lots of useful resources. Let´s see if you like the one I have selected for you.

And ... what about writing in the comment box the connection between the pic and the exercise?

miércoles, 22 de octubre de 2014

New Ears

Today I want to challenge you with a new experience. Let's see if we can do it together. I would like you to listen to this song. However,  instead of focusing your attention on what it says I'd rather you could just listen to the sounds. Let's start with the short i /ɪ/  just  check the way she says  "kiss" or "me" and see how many more examples of  that sound you can find along the song.

martes, 21 de octubre de 2014

Something (e-)new

This is something that I got in my mail directly from the UK, I wanted to share with you.
A warm welcome awaits at The Nelson Pub & Restaurant with Rooms, located in the heart of Burnham Market, close to the North Norfolk Coast.
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Hello and welcome to our brand new E-News....

from the team at The Nelson at Burnham Market, Norfolk. 

A warm welcome awaits at The Nelson Pub & Restaurant with Rooms located in the heart of Burnham Market, one of Norfolk's prettiest villages, just a hop, skip and a jump from the North Norfolk Coast. We’d like to keep you updated with news updates, tell you all about our special offers and share with you what’s happening right here at The Nelson, Burnham Market and throughout Norfolk. If you would prefer not to receive our news then please unsubscribe.
Did you know that today, 21st October, is Trafalgar Day, marking the victory of the Royal Navy under the command of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805 over the Spanish and French fleets. Horatio Nelson was born at nearby Burnham Thorpe on 29th September 1758 and went to sea at the age of 12.  He was fatally injured during the Battle of Trafalgar by a French sniper shot and was later buried at St Paul’s Cathedral. The area known as “The Burnhams” are of course inextricably linked with Horatio Nelson but in fact settlements date back to the 6th Century and are named after the Anglo Saxon words for river (burn) and settlement (ham).
But there’s more to our lovely part of the world too – fascinating fact number 2 coming up – the cliffs at Hunstanton have just been voted “People’s Favourite” in the Coastal category of the UK’s Top 100 Geosites.  Just 10 miles away, the colourful stripy cliffs are caused by contrasting layers of red limestone, also known as “red chalk” and white chalk and also noted for their fossils.  Well worth a visit!

Dare we say it...Christmas is coming!

Head Chef, Richard, is currently putting the finishing touches to some fantastic new dishes for our brand new Winter menu and of course our Christmas menu too (which will be available from 1st December) so do keep an eye on our Websiteand on Facebook to see what we can tempt you with.  Remember, all our food is sourced locally from trusted suppliers.
The Christmas Spectacular at Thursford, just 15 minutes away, starts on 8thNovember.  The largest Christmas Show in the country with a professional cast of 130 it is an extravaganza of singing, dancing, music, humour and variety – not to be missed.  Don’t miss Santa’s Magical Journey too for the young and young at heart.  If you’re planning a visit, why not stay with us in one of our individually designed and decorated comfortable en-suite rooms.  We have some very special deals available for an overnight stay at The Nelson with Thursford tickets included.  Or call in for a drink or a meal on your journey before or after the Show.

While we’ve got you in a festive mood, make sure you save the date – Saturday 22ndNovember – for the Burnham Market Christmas Market from 12 noon with the big Christmas Lights switch on at 6pm. Hope to see you then!
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sábado, 18 de octubre de 2014

English Idioms: Weather

Idioms are a fun part of English. Today with the help of Kaplan School of English, we are going to learn some of them related to weather.

miércoles, 15 de octubre de 2014

Do you do any of these?

Kaplan International school of English published these statistics. Have you ever done any of them? would you be willing to try any? Leave your comments and share your best ways to learn English.

sábado, 4 de octubre de 2014

some pronunciation tips

You  know how I always insist on good pronunciation. This is a little video that can help you to improve your final -s sounds. I want to thank Paz for sharing this with me, and to evaeaston where it is from

viernes, 19 de septiembre de 2014

current news

This is something I found browsing digital newspapers and I found it quite appropriate for you.

Published in The Guardian

lunes, 2 de junio de 2014

News of the day.

You can know a bit more about this on


jueves, 20 de marzo de 2014

Culture Shock

 We have studied stereotypes recently and we agreed we are different. We are also aware of the fact that there is much more to knowing a country and its people than just visiting it and -hopefully- talking the language. It is important to know certain things not to have to regret awkward situations. I would like you to read the article published in Speak Up Magazine number 314 and then, tell us if you have ever had one of these situations in which things got confused due to culture shock.

lunes, 17 de marzo de 2014

Saint Patrick's Day

Today it is going to be you feeding the blog. I would like you to do some research and tell me where it is an important date, why and how it is celebrated, and your experience of that date if you have any.
I might even treat you to an Irish beer if you do a good job.


viernes, 14 de febrero de 2014

Happy Valentine!!!!

Because ..." you have the power to make me feel good" says Madonna in this song which is not the typical romantic song. But it is nice, happy and quite refreshing. I hope you like it.

jueves, 30 de enero de 2014

trendy words

This is a post that appeared on the Oxford Words Blog that I wanted to share with you. It talks about the word of the year 2013. Which one do you think it is? Have a look at the post and leave your comments on the box.

This image is in honour of  a little girl who likes Dark Vader as well as this kind of pics.

lunes, 27 de enero de 2014

Anything you can do ....

      This is a grammar point we have seen recently that you seem to need a bit of help with.

I have selected these songs, but I want your opinion. So listen to them and express yourselves.

      I would like you to vote the best , but you will have to convince the other readers of this blog.  Even if you don't like them, remember we want to learn, therefore, let's vote for the one that helps you best with this grammar point.

anything you can do, I can do better

some more food for thought

Look at this and tell me how you feel about it.