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.
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.
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 :)
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.