Tuesday, 13 June 2017

"Two Can Toucan" a tale for our little ones

Yesterday, our 3rd ESO students, Paula Bermejo and Antía Sierra, visited the 4-year-olds to tell them the story of Two Can Toucan, the bird who didn't have a name. They did it so well that they are going to repeat it with the 5-year-olds tomorrow. Next week, they will be on tour in Primary Education :-)

Job well done, girls!!!


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Superstitions

Do you believe...

that finding a four-leaf clover will bring you good luck?

or 

that breaking a mirror will bring you 7 years bad luck?



If you do, then you should watch this video and learn where some of these superstitions come from. 




And if you are still in the mood for superstitions, here's Stevie Wonder's wonderful song. Enjoy it!





Thursday, 11 May 2017

Learning English with Kahoot!

Who said learning was boring? 

Our 4th ESO students have been playing Kahoot! to revise some contents from the last unit. 











video




Friday, 5 May 2017

Expressions with "do"

A collocation is the combination of words formed when two or more words are often used together in a way that sounds correct

Here are some collocations with the verb "do":



GIF from: 

http://blog.cambridge.es/


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Interviewing inventors

Our 4th ESO students did a great job in their speaking tests last term. 

We had been reading about inventions and discoveries and some of the stories were quite curious. For example, did you know that the Chinese were the first who made ketchup? or that toothpaste was originally made with vinegar, honey, salt and ground glass? 

I asked students to pick one of the inventors seen in class or a different one of their own choice, prepare an interview and record it. 

Here are some of the interviews. Congratulations guys!

Monday, 6 March 2017

How to invite someone to do something

INVITING SOMEONE TO DO SOMETHING


Do you want to / *wanna (very informal)…?
Do you want to go to the movies tonight?
Would you like to…?
Would you like to have some coffee?
Will you . . . (with me)
Will you dance with me?
How about  V+ing…?
How about going to the ice rink?
How would you like to…?
How would you like to go on a trip at the weekend?
I was wondering if you would (like to)…
I was wondering if you would like to go to the theatre on Friday.
I would like to invite you to (more formal)…
I would like to invite you to my birthday party.



Conversation practice
When inviting someone to do something with you, it is polite to "break the ice" before extending the invitation. For example:
- Will you go dancing with me on Friday? (too abrupt by itself)
You should give the other person time to "prepare" for your invitation.
- Do you have time on Friday?
Yes, I do. Why do you ask?
- There's a dance at the Grand Ballroom. Would you like to go with me?
Sure! I'd love to.

Inviting:

  • Do you want to go to the movies tonight?
  • Would you like to go to the theater tomorrow?
  • Would you be interested in going to the stadium next Sunday?
  • How do you fancy going to the restaurant for dinner?
  • How about going to the movies?
  • Care to come over for lunch?
  • I was just wondering if you would like to come over for a drink.
  • We'd be delighted to have you over for my birthday party.

Accepting invitations:

  • Sure. What time?
  • I'd love to, thanks.
  • That's very kind of you, thanks.
  • That sounds lovely, thank you.
  • What a great idea, thank you.
  • Sure. When should I be there?

Declining invitations:

  • I can't.  I have to work.
  • This evening is no good.  I have an appointment.
  • I'm busy tomorrow.  Can I take a rain check* on that? 
  • That's very kind of you, but actually I'm doing something else this afternoon.
  • Well, I'd love to, but I'm already going out to the restaurant.
  • I'm really sorry, but I've got something else on.
  • I really don't think I can - I'm supposed to be doing something else.

(*rain check: used to tell someone that you cannot accept invitations now, but would like to do so at a later time)



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Thursday, 23 February 2017

"Being around" by The Lemonheads




If I was in the fridge, would you open the door?
If I was the grass, would you mow your lawn?
If I was your body, would you still wear clothes?
If I was a booger, would you blow your nose?
Would you keep it? would you eat it?
I'm just tryin to give myself a reason, for being around.


If I was the front porch swing would you let me hang?
If I was the dance floor would you shake your thing?
If I was a rubber check would you let me bounce
Up and down inside your bank account?
Would ya trust me, not to break you?
I'm just tryin really hard to make you,
Notice me being around.


If I was a haircut would you wear a hat?
If I was a maid, could I clean your flat?
If I was the carpet would ya wipe your feet,
In time to save me from mud off the street?
If you like me, if you love me,
Why don't you get down on your knees
And scrub me?
I'm a little grubby
From being around.