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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.

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

#LoveDay17

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