martes, 22 de diciembre de 2020

A Geographical issue


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This concept is often confussing. I would like you to write an article for this blog where you can make out the difference between The United Kingdom and Great Britain. You should also explain why Ireland appears both in green and blue. It should have about 150 words and the deadline is the 19th of January.

sábado, 28 de noviembre de 2020


 Dear reader,

Today I'd like to make you think about the meaning of these slang words. You can leave your answers in the comment box.

jueves, 29 de octubre de 2020

used to and be/get used to by bbclearningenglish

 These two structures are sometimes difficult to differentiate. This video from BBC Learning English can give you a hand with it.

COT has some useful tips. Click to check!

To keep practising, you could think of situations in your life that implied changes, therefore, getting used to doing things in a different way. 
Leave your examples in the comments box.

lunes, 26 de octubre de 2020

Do you agree?

 Are you confident a native speaker could understand you if they heard you say this?

Test yourselves and leave your comments.

martes, 7 de julio de 2020

Things to avoid while improving your English

Check what @_dailyvocabulary has to say about this.
Do you agree? Do you let bad feelings ruin your process of learning?
Feel free to leave your answers in the comment box.

miércoles, 24 de junio de 2020

After the rain.

After having lived some weeks confined, we now have a glimpse of what our lives used to be. On March 17th I addressed you to share your feelings about the lockdown. Today I would like you to open up about these times of uncertainty. Have you learned anything?, are you a better person? has your life changed?

martes, 28 de abril de 2020

From my window

These are two remarkable compositions from students working on their C1 certificate.

From my balcony
I had a real awakening while looking out from my balcony just the day when this confinement was declared. I realised that during this lock down, my balcony would be an awesome window to breathe the freedom that I was deprived of.
What I can see from there is the majestic Badajoz’s longest bridge called Puente Real with a few cars approaching in the distance along the bridge. Only the slow movement of cars makes me feel that it is not a picture. It is much more similar to a film set, especially when every sunset the sun is barely peeping through the clouds and touching carefully the metal part of the bridge. This image is a breathtaking moment to enjoy.
A refreshingly cool breeze always moisturizes my face while I can only listen to the silence in the air. No people hanging out, no lively streets, only me and the inspiring smell of a freshly grounded  cup of strong coffee with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
Victoria Carrillo


I am locked down, you are locked down… half the world is locked down these days. And, during my solitary confinement, a tranquil gaze from my window is the only way to scape. Fortunately, I live on a 5th floor; the 5th floor of a fifty-year-old building fronted by modern yet low-rise ones: a kind of privilege, given the circumstances…
So, I open my window: I can feel the warm, extremely soft spring breeze and close my eyes to deeply breath the freshest, cleanest, pollution-free air in years. Then I take a calm long look outside, over the tiled roofs until my eyes meet the farthest buildings, a tiny bit of the west horizon…and the sky. A mesmerizing pinkish-orange partly clouded sky displaying a strikingly awesome sunset, so totally breathking that makes me forget for a moment the cloud of uncertainty we are living under.

lunes, 30 de marzo de 2020

at home

Home is the place to be now.  I invite you to write about how you are coping with being confined, describe your home using the new adjectives we have learned and think of people's whose homes or companions are not so nice. Here you have a link  to The Guardian's Instagram where you will find out about coffin homes.

martes, 17 de marzo de 2020

Life as we don't know it.

We are living a different situation in our lives. Coronavirus has given us an opportunity to test our resilience.  How are you coping? What do you worry about? What do you miss the most in your confinement? Please leave your comments on the answer box.

miércoles, 22 de enero de 2020