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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.

miércoles, 18 de octubre de 2017

Order of Adjectives: Mnemonic Help

Having trouble to remember the order of adjectives? I suggest this practical trick to remember it! Turn the info into a website so that, in either practice or in a test, you can solve the dilemma!

Determiner + Opinion + Size + Age + Shape + Colout + Origin + Material / Purpose + NOUN

Some students prefer to use the same trick, but with the letters in Spanish: DOTEF.COM 

martes, 17 de octubre de 2017

Ambassador School Programme: WE ARE IN!!!

We are very proud to inform that our school has been selected to participate in the Ambassador School Programme of the European Union. Both the Andrés, the History teacher, and myself, will become Senior Ambassadors of many Junior Ambassadors, students from both ESO (in Spanish) and Bachillerato level (in English). We will endeavor our efforts to do resarch and different activities related to the European Union in order to learn on the subject, spread the word and enjoy different and attractive prizes. You will hear from us all year long!!! 

lunes, 2 de octubre de 2017

Contrast Links: Unit 1

Here you are the link(s) from this unit:

THE LONG WALK TEXT: Ed Stafford walks the Amazon river (BBC article)
SCOTT OF THE ANTARTIC (You tube video)

miércoles, 13 de septiembre de 2017

28 Boring Words Alternatives - Improve Your Writing

Please, start dusting the brain so that your vocabulary starts shining again!!! In case you may need help with that, here you are a wonderful inphograpic designed by Donna Norton that will expand your initial "boring" list so that you can shine even brighter!!!

28 Boring Words Alternatives - Improve Your Writing

viernes, 8 de septiembre de 2017

Back on track!!!

This is an old prank involving a little girl who wants her school to be demolished. I suppose so many kids are wishing for that possibility after a great summer hols... Not my case at all!!! Super happy to be back on track. Enjoy the little joke and the luvly accent ;)


sábado, 20 de mayo de 2017

PAU Instructions

Check out all the info in the LINK

ENGLISH PAU EXAMS WITH KEY  (Examenes Corregidos)

lunes, 8 de mayo de 2017

V Cake Contest...

Click HERE to access all the info.

Check out all the delis we were lucky to taste MmM

sábado, 29 de abril de 2017

Modal Verbs for A2 Levels: The flipped Classroom ;)

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 aout 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 :)

jueves, 20 de abril de 2017

Relative Pronouns Info and Exercises

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.

viernes, 24 de marzo de 2017

Comparatives and Superlatives: ESO LEVEL

It is extremely easy to use either the comparative or the superlative structure.
Do you know the EQUATIONS?
Comparison of Adjectives, by Victoria-Ladybug
Find this and other comparatives/superlatives exercises in English Exercises .org
As....As (Similes)
Play Super Similes GAME

martes, 21 de marzo de 2017

Body Language around the World

This is another PMAR ESO2 production! After reading about body language around the world, we decided to share everything we learnt using a video application! We hope you'll like it :D

lunes, 13 de marzo de 2017

Idiomatic Expressions: The real way to sound authentic

Do you want to use proper British expressions? Are you trying to insert Spanish idioms in your English lessons? Probably, you are making a few mistakes...Here you are my "Silly the Bean" blog" to help you out with some tricky translations:
Click HERE to get redirected to the Idioms' blog.

miércoles, 8 de marzo de 2017

What does it take to be...?

sábado, 4 de marzo de 2017

We are into Mindfulness

ESO2A is practising mindfulness in the classroom. So far, they have enjoyed the experience a lot. We are going to try in English for the first time next week. Here you are our link to do so:

jueves, 2 de marzo de 2017

Thanks a Bunch!!!

lunes, 20 de febrero de 2017

Jane Goodall's message

Jane Goodall is an animal rights activitist especially known for her work with Chimpanzees as well as her current interventions in favour of sustainable development and fighting hard against unnecessary consumerism, animal cruelty and poverty. Hers is a courageous life worth knowing and admiring... I invite you to listen to her heartfelt and wise words.

domingo, 12 de febrero de 2017


Next Monday (13th February) we are collecting in the language lab DURING BREAKTIME all your messages and lollies in the different class boxes. All the collected goodies will be delivered on Tuesday just before breaktime. But for now, we can start sharing love and affection to our friends, teachers and special ones tomorrow!!! 

martes, 7 de febrero de 2017

Uses of WISH

lunes, 30 de enero de 2017

Conditionals for Bachillerato


domingo, 29 de enero de 2017

Conditionals for ESO level

Trip Around the World Project

ESO3B has been working on a cooperative and collaborative project related to travelling. They searched for information about a particular place and designed a poster including general facts, places to see, things to do and celebrities of the place. Finally, a cue card was written to carry out an oral presentation. Their contest-shaped oral test will take place in a week. Well done guys!

lunes, 23 de enero de 2017

Recommened Graded Readers

This post is the result of an extended-in-time activity. PMAR students have been reading and working on a chosen book and now that they are finished, they are willing to share their impressions in a video message. Listen to ther recommendation and opinion ;)

lunes, 16 de enero de 2017