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Motivational videos

Here’s a selection of the motivational links most students sent to me several months ago. Now it’s time to blow the dust off them and use them, since they will be used for your upcoming listening exam next week. Some of them will be shown in class, whereas the rest of them will remain in … Continue reading

CAE Reading Paper 1 Part 4: Solutions

20 D: Zirker’s explanations are clear and sharp, although don’t expect him to lead you by the hand (which means, “don’t expect him to make the explanations easy”) 21 A: The author says that she had previously believed Barbara Kingsolver’s books were too sentimental but recently she has discovered that it is not true (“I … Continue reading

Listening solved

Here’s the listening script of the listening exercise we did in class last week. I hope it helps you understand it a bit better and become familiar with this kind and level of listenings: It has been four years since uprisings in the Middle East ended a long period of stability. Most observers believe 2015 … Continue reading

Homework PAU practice 2

Dear students, I’m sorry not to be able to be with you today. However, and as I told you yesterday, I would like you to have the document I’m attaching to this post (click on the title and you’ll see the link), so that you keep praticing for the PAU exam next year. List it … Continue reading

Homework 1st Bachillerato

Dear students, I hope you had a wonderful time in Navarra, I’m sure it’s been worth it!! As I told you I was going to do, here is the homework I expect you to do for next Tuesday: complete Student’s Book pages 26 to 28 and workbook page 17. I would like you to carefully … Continue reading

Jim Caviezel on The Passion of the Christ

We have seen and -more importantly- listened to this interview to Jim Caviezel (the main actor in The Passion of the Christ), which I thought was very interesting, especially now that we are in Easter and have recently gone through the Holy Week. I hope you enjoy it!

Cambridge Mock Exams

Dear students, mock exams are really close!! As you’ve already been told in class, next week you’ll be sitting for the Cambridge exams, after which you’ll be able to know how it really feels to take an official exam such as this one. It’s also the best and most accurate way to know how well … Continue reading

Reported speech review exercises

OK. You are about to take an exam on reported speech. You have practised but you would still like to practise some more, for you have the feeling that you could do better… OK, here it is. The following attachment provides you with some clear, straight-to-the-point exercises for you to improve your acquired skills on … Continue reading

Modal verbs

Dear students, here you are! I’ve summarized modal verbs for you in this worksheet I’m attaching here, so that you can have a look at it and do the exercises that follow. Please read it carefully and make any questions or comments in class, where we can discuss it in depth. See you tomorrow! 🙂 … Continue reading

Some info on St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. Since he was caught marrying Christian couples and aiding any Christians who were being persecuted under Emperor Claudius in Rome [when helping them was considered a crime], Valentinus was arrested and … Continue reading

Relative clauses

Dear students, here’s the worksheet that I promised to upload. It contains a brief explanation of relative clauses, defining and non-defining, as well as some exercises for you to practice. Please download the pdf attachment, print it and bring it done to class next day. Have a nice weekend! RELATIVE CLAUSES WS

Review of passive and causative structures

Here’s the powerpoint presentation that I showed you in class when I explained the different uses of passive and causative structures. Always remember that passive is more commonly used in English than in Spanish, and that the focus is on the action. Also, when rewriting an active sentence in passive, have a look at the … Continue reading

Future tenses 2

As you can see above, there are FOUR different ways of referring to the future. Whereas the future form “will” does not imply there have been some arrangements made, the present simple with a future meaning is mostly used for schedules and timetables (that is, when you give the exact time expression). Also, “will” is … Continue reading

Steve Jobs at Stanford

Here’s the video of Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address delivered at Stanford University on June 12, 2005. It addresses graduate students who are about to enter professional life and advises them on how to live their lives. Especially, he encourages them to search for something they truly love doing, so that they can be happy and … Continue reading

Congreso de Valores LQDVI

Here are the forthcoming speakers at the conference “Lo que de verdad importa”, which will take place on November 27 in Madrid!! These short profiles can help you think a bit about their lives and your own, too, so take some time and read about Ana Belón, Irene Villa, Emmanuelle Kelly, and Lucía Lantero. Have … Continue reading

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