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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.

miércoles, 18 de octubre de 2017

Order of Adjectives: Mnemonic Help

Having trouble to remember the order of adjectives? I suggest this practical trick to remember it! Turn the info into a website so that, in either practice or in a test, you can solve the dilemma!

Determiner + Opinion + Size + Age + Shape + Colout + Origin + Material / Purpose + NOUN

Some students prefer to use the same trick, but with the letters in Spanish: DOTEF.COM 

martes, 17 de octubre de 2017

Ambassador School Programme: WE ARE IN!!!

We are very proud to inform that our school has been selected to participate in the Ambassador School Programme of the European Union. Both the Andrés, the History teacher, and myself, will become Senior Ambassadors of many Junior Ambassadors, students from both ESO (in Spanish) and Bachillerato level (in English). We will endeavor our efforts to do resarch and different activities related to the European Union in order to learn on the subject, spread the word and enjoy different and attractive prizes. You will hear from us all year long!!! 

lunes, 2 de octubre de 2017

Contrast Links: Unit 1

Here you are the link(s) from this unit:

THE LONG WALK TEXT: Ed Stafford walks the Amazon river (BBC article)
SCOTT OF THE ANTARTIC (You tube video)

miércoles, 13 de septiembre de 2017

28 Boring Words Alternatives - Improve Your Writing

Please, start dusting the brain so that your vocabulary starts shining again!!! In case you may need help with that, here you are a wonderful inphograpic designed by Donna Norton that will expand your initial "boring" list so that you can shine even brighter!!!

28 Boring Words Alternatives - Improve Your Writing

viernes, 8 de septiembre de 2017

Back on track!!!

This is an old prank involving a little girl who wants her school to be demolished. I suppose so many kids are wishing for that possibility after a great summer hols... Not my case at all!!! Super happy to be back on track. Enjoy the little joke and the luvly accent ;)


sábado, 20 de mayo de 2017

PAU Instructions

Check out all the info in the LINK

ENGLISH PAU EXAMS WITH KEY  (Examenes Corregidos)

lunes, 8 de mayo de 2017

V Cake Contest...

Click HERE to access all the info.

Check out all the delis we were lucky to taste MmM

sábado, 29 de abril de 2017

Modal Verbs for A2 Levels: The flipped Classroom ;)

Hello class!

The first video you will have to watch is the presentation of MODAL VERBS: What are they and how they are used in sentences. Pay special attention;
As you have already seen in the video and just like you studied last year, modal verbs can express different meanings. Even the same modal verb can mean differen things! I will post now a very short video lessons to illustrate that:
Modal Verbs can be used in their PERFECT FORM, which includes the following structure: 
S + MODAL + HAVE + V3 (past participle) + COMPLEMENTS. This funny guy will explain much better than me :D

Finally, to help you aout with a different point of view, I will post a presentation where modals are grouped by their meaning. Right after, you will find links to practice all the grammar you have been studying.

Click here to practice modal verbs in different groups + tutorial.
Click here to learn about modal verbs + exercises in Spanish.
Click here to practise all modal verbs mixed up in sentences
MODAL VERBS TEST1 for further practice (English Grammar Course)
MODAL VERBS TEST2 to check your progress :)