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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.

lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2015

Imaginary Land Project. II Edition.

As we are about to celebrate Constitution Day in Spain, what better project than designing your own country??? You can't get any cooler than that! In groups, we will design a brochure to present an Imaginary Land with the following info:
Page 1: Name of the country & Flag.
Passage Way to South Seas by   
Page 2: Members of the project
Page 3: Index of Contents (as detailed next)
Page 4: Description of the country
Page 5: Description of the capital city.
Page 6: Map including distinctive geographical aspects.
Page 7: Inhabitants and Nationality.
Page 8: Flora and Fauna
Page 9: Language 
Page 10: LAWS. 
This last point will be the perfect excuse to start a debate about the importance of a constitution, moving to ours in particular. They must reflect not only on people's rights, but also on their duties and responsibilities. Also, key aspects such as monarchy, presidency, religion and police forces will be questioned to be present or absent in each group's proposal.

miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 2015

Daily Routine

ESO1 is learning to talk about their DAILY ROUTINES. To help them with that, we will watch the following video in class and then we will exchange information about our routines and habits. It will also be helpful to revise how to tell the time!!!.   

martes, 24 de noviembre de 2015

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Activity for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

To be directed to the song click here
For the Activities pdf link click here


lunes, 23 de noviembre de 2015

Thanksgiving Day

Americans are about to celebrate Thanksgiving, a national holiday which is a kind of pre-Xmas due to the gathering of family and friends. However, its original purpose was to give thanks. Why? Get to know this celebration better with the following video and show your understanding by answering the questions! 1)Name 5 things that are typical in a Thanksgiving Day.
2)Who was travelling in the Mayflower?
3)When and where did they land?
4)What happened after they arrived?
5)Who helped the Colonists?
6)What did the first harvest include?
7)Who is Sarah Josepha Hale?
8)Who declared tha last thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day?
9 What sport is associated to Thanksgiving Day?
10)So... when is Thanksgiving celebrated NOW?

miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 2015


Unit 2 was about recycling. We have learnt how important recycling is for present and future generations. In order to prove we are on eco-mode, our project requieres some active action from our side.
Option 1: Bring a recycled object from home that you usually use. Say what it is, what it is made of and why you use it.
Example: coconut bag. It is a bag made of coconut. I use it because it is perfect for small things such as mobile, keys or change. It is very handy to go out in summer.
Option 2: Create your own recycled object. Show the class how we can create things with our own hands and using materials we have at home.
Example one: corner bookmark (video tutorial in Spanish)
Example two: a butterfly bookmark (video tutorial in English)


ESO3A and Javi's thumb up!

lunes, 9 de noviembre de 2015

Oh Poppy Day!

Remembrance or Armistice Day is also commonly and popularly known as Poppy Day. If you want to learn about the story behing the Poppy, watch the following video with a delicious Scottich accent.

Verb + Gerund, Infinitive (Stop, Remember, Forget)

miércoles, 4 de noviembre de 2015

Halloween 2015 photos and videos


martes, 3 de noviembre de 2015


You may find all this info on "-ED" Pronunciation useful ;) Now, do some practice using this WORKSHEET

Bonfire Night, Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes Day or other ways of saying Fireworks!

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

Video and Activities on the festivity Bonfire Night

Some info on the festivity here

Adjective + Ed or Ing? This is confusing...I am confused!

Students usually find the difference confusing, but the truth is that grammar related to this aspect of adjectives is actually very simple. Take your time to read and listen the explanation offered in this link:
hablamejoringles.com (read the explanation and LISTEN to the audioclips embedded). Then use the pictures to help you with analysing and learning the topic.