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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.

domingo, 19 de noviembre de 2017

You Need This Project II Edition

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".


Mind Mapping Vocabulary

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?

miércoles, 15 de noviembre de 2017

My Super School!

This is a PMAR end-of-unit project in which they imagine what school really should be like so that it was simply perfect: the right timetable and the right subjects according to them!

Hope you'll like them :D

Rocío's Super School

Alejandro's busy Super School

M&S Xmas Video starred by Paddington

'Tis a Season to be Jolly!

Here we go with the first Xmas advert that I have come across this year.

Contrast 1 Links: Unit 2

Another chance to listen to REAL english!
Unit 2 links are as follows:

LUCKY TO BE ALIVE TEXT (You tube video)

lunes, 6 de noviembre de 2017

Gerund or Infinitive?

Here you are a complete tutorial about this grammatical aspect.
Read the explanations, do the exercises and check the pictures to help you memorise all the info.
Remember all the information is also available in your students book (Contrast 1) in pages 128-129
Gerunds and Infinitives Part 1 (explanation + exercises)
Gerunds and Infinitives Part 2 (explanation + exercises)
Gerunds and Infinitives Part 3 (explanation + exercises)
Extra Practice at

Grammar Picture 1  Grammar Picture 2

Test yourself here with Perfect English or here with OUP via super fast testing exercises :)

domingo, 5 de noviembre de 2017

Halloween Photos and Videos 2017

Pumpkins Video 

Models Video

Classcraft: The Role Game We Love

PMAR ESO3 is using the role game Classcraft along this academic year to make our English lessons fun from the begining to the end. We could say that we are using Gamificatio at its best. This video introduces the characters they have created and the countries they live in. Ask your teacher for some fun fun fun.