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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.

jueves, 7 de febrero de 2019

Relationship Applications, the App you need!

AS students are ON FIRE and have presented assorted apps they think are interesting to socialise, interact and meet other people, not only with romantic purposes, but basically to either contact to meet up, make friends or connect in a world where finding people with similar tastes gets easier thanks to new technologies. Let me share some of their multiple proposals. Although once more, due so shyness constrictions, many apps won't be shared. Too bad.

LINKING: WORK IN COMPANY by Sebastián Machado.

miércoles, 6 de febrero de 2019

AS Horror movie Trailers

AS level class 1º Bachillerato B proudly presents some of their scary creations. I thank them for their dedication. There are many more, but they are too shy to share. Nevermind, I am extremely pleased with their work and generosity when it comes to sharing with you all.

THE HAUNTED HOUSE by Cristina Cañada
RASPUTIN TRAILER TRILOGY presented by Alejandro Liébanas, Pablo Sutil, Paulo González. Jorge Robles, Sebastián MAchado and Víctor Ruiz with special collaborations of their classmates
SCARY SHORT MOVIE by Manuel Juan Cano and Laura Moriana.
THE BOY by Ibrahim El Madani
A group of three girls from AS level class ,1º Bachillerato C, has presented an interesting short film. Here you are their scary creation:
EMMA, THE FILM by Cristina Castillo, Alejandra Jiménez and Nieves Garrido. 

viernes, 1 de febrero de 2019

The Passive Voice: Theory and Practice



Here you are some practice about the passive:
Active to Passive Transformations 1
Active to Passive Transformations 2
Present Simple Passive
Past simple passive
All tenses
Passive Quiz



WATCH THIS VIDEO TO LEARN ABOUT THE PASSIVE VOICE TRANSFORMATION. 

AS level Horror Movie TRAILERS

COMING SOON...









viernes, 25 de enero de 2019

Reported Speech expanded

If you find Reported Speech a bit difficult, try this lesson IN SPANISH
Would you like to listen to the explanation in English? Watch the following video as many times as you need.

Reported Speech (A levels)

Reported Speech Summary (as seen in class) Take your time to look at the presentation and take notes if you need.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Theory without practice is not very productive. Here you are a complete page for full practice on statements, questions and commands. Download or copy on your notebook. Happy reporting!
TO CORRECT THE REPORTED SPEECH EXERCISES PAGE, CLICK HERE

domingo, 13 de enero de 2019

ESO4 Imaginary Land Project

After two weeks of work and fun combined, students came up with very creative and interesting new imaginary lands with their own flag, capital city, geographical aspects and peculiar laws. I made this video to show their group work and some of their creations. 


sábado, 12 de enero de 2019

Relatives Clauses: Theory and Practice.

Relative clauses are extremely useful in our everyday English. You must learn, first of all, the different relative pronouns. Once you master them, use them in relative clauses.

Video lesson about Relative Pronouns





Defining (specifying) vs Non-defining (non-specifying) sentences.




Video lesson for Advanced Learners

Some practice will be more than necessary. Here you are some and graded in difficulty :D
PERFECT ENGLISH caters for ordinary sentence construction practice.
OM EXERCISE includes definitions with relatives and sentence formation.
EGO4U includes explanation in English and activities.
AGENDAWEB offers assorted pratice including tests.
Explicación básica en español.