I am a secondary teacher of English in Southern Spain. I studied MFL in Jaén and I got a DPSI certificate in Law in England. I started my teaching career in Newcastle back in 2000, where I lived for 3 years. Once I returned home, I taught in a public school and got ready to sit the "oposiciones" exam, which I passed!!! Currently, I am teaching in Jaén, which has become my definite residence in Spain since 2004.
A2 students (2º Bachillerato) are currently working on advertising . Therefore, they have read about different techniques used by companies: Insecurity, Bandwagon, Uniqueness, Association among others. As a final project, they have to make an advert of a product of their choice (alternatively a movie trailer) under the slogan "You need this".
Word lists are dull as hell. They lack any fun, creatvity or entertainment. However, just grouping those same words in categories can turn into a real challenge and a plastic alternative learning strategy. We tried today with a PMAR 3 group and all the free time activities were organised their way... Not too bad, huh?