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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.

viernes, 18 de mayo de 2018



viernes, 11 de mayo de 2018

Europe Day Celebration II: VI Cake Contest (photos and videos)


This video shows what the whole contest participants presented, a sweet sample of creativeness and taste. A big THANK YOU to all our beloved bakers.

Photos of the winning desserts

1st Prize: 
2nd Prize:

3rd Prize:

Europe Day Celebration I: Photos, Video and Newspaper Article.

Europe Day celebration started with the presence of the Local Education Authority, Ms Yollanda Caballero, our Delegate, who inagurated the different activities we presented to the School.

You can see the PHOTO ALBUM here.
Follow the link to the Newspaper Article about Ambassadors Programme.
We want to express our deepest gratitude to the effort and commitment all students involved in the project have shown. We also thank the Delegate to join us in such a key celebration for us, a culmination of a one-year project.

domingo, 6 de mayo de 2018

Modal Verbs Bachillerato level (A-Levels)

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 out 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 :)

miércoles, 2 de mayo de 2018


Hello Bakers!!!

Our traditional Cake Contest is back!!!

Get your ovens ready for this special "European Edition" . If  you are running short of ideas, you can  Use this link to get some inspiration :)

Let's get sweet!!!

sábado, 21 de abril de 2018

The Passive Voice

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

Open publication - Free publishing - More voice

viernes, 13 de abril de 2018

AS PROJECTS for Escuelas Embajadoras del Parlamento Europeo

My AS students are working really hard this year in an Ambassadors School Programme. Apart from an intense monthly work with the assigned activity booklet, we are preparing many activities for EUROPE DAY! Here are the next projects we will devote our efforts to:

LOVE, HATE & HOPE VIDEO PROJECT: Esta actividad requiere una grabación con el móvil breve (son opiniones cortas y al grano) en la que se exponen opiniones que responden a las siguientes preguntas ¿Qué te gusta, qué no te gusta y qué esperas de Europa (becas, trabajo, viajar sin pasaporte, cobertura sanitaria sin problemas). Se puede grabar a gente del instituto, amigos, familiares, en español, inglés, francés…y debe quedar muy clara la opinión de cada persona al manifestar si lo que comenta le gusta, no le gusta o es lo que espera  “I love….” “I hate….”, “I hope….”
MY EUROPE PROJECT: Exposición con maletas o cajas de cartón “My Europe” ¿Con qué bagaje viajo yo culturalmente o sentimentalmente cuando voy a otro país? ¿Qué habéis echado de menos de España y qué os habéis traído de vuestro viaje de estudios a Italia o de vuestro viaje a Londres? Viajar os ha cambiado y ahora vuestra "maleta" es diferente...Echad en ella lo que sois y dejadnos mirar qué contiene su interior.

Europass Template for C.V.

Here you can have access to Europass Templates in all European Languages and formats.

Click HERE to download your Europass in English.
Click HERE to access the Spanish version to help you out. 
You may find these instructions and example of your interest.