domingo, 11 de junio de 2017

Forrest Gump







      Forrest Gumpis a 1994 epic comedy-drama romance film. It was based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and starred Tom Hanks. The story portrays several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a naïve and slow-witted native of Alabama. The film shows how he witnesses, and in some cases changes, some of the most important events of the latter half of the 20th century.

link 1   link 2   link 3

lesson plan 1         Facts

sábado, 10 de junio de 2017

Audio materials



    Great list of audio materials to use in your English Lesson.




Project Based Learning (PBL)



    Awesome compilation of projects to use in your English lessons based on a PBL methodology.



Digital Citizenship



   Wide range of video materials to learn about copyright and responsible internet use.



miércoles, 7 de junio de 2017

Imaginary Worlds




 
    Here we have some projects made by pupils under the main idea of "Imaginary World". They have freely chosen to do things like this:

1. A new trailer and presentation for the film " A monster calls" by Patricia B.




martes, 6 de junio de 2017

Young Talent



  Here we have some entries about outstanding people. We start with KimUng-Yong.








Extraordinary People.Daniel Tammet




The Sixth Sense



Original Lesson Plan with Genially






VOCABULARY





LInk to the film.                  Script of the film.

Explanation of the film.      15 things you didn't know about the film

TSS. Lesson Plan

Questions about the film      Papers on the film

lunes, 8 de mayo de 2017

Something just like this - Coldplay & The Chainsmokers - Lesson Plan









bliss n(joy, happiness)felicidad nf
  dicha nf
  gozo nm
  éxtasis nm
 Ellen had never experienced bliss before she met her spouse.

Lesson Plan

isl collective 

Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz - Prayer in C - Lesson Plan












Video with Lyrics





Lesson Plan

Despacito - Justin Bieber



Link to the video



come over vi phrasalinformal (pay a visit) (AR, coloquial)venirse, pasarse v prnl
If you come over this evening we'll watch a movie together.
Venite esta tarde y miramos juntos una película.
 (coloquial)dejarse caer loc verb
Si te dejas caer esta tarde, miramos juntos una película.

tailor-made for [sth/sb] adjfigurative (perfectly suited) (figurado, coloquial)como anillo al dedo loc adj
Jim has always loved trains, so his new job as a train driver is tailor-made for him.
Tu idea me viene como anillo al dedo, es justo la solución que estaba buscando.

nibble vi(take small bites)mordisquear vtr




Project Based Learning (PBL)


 







     Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.(https://www.bie.org)

What types of strategies are involved?













lunes, 1 de mayo de 2017

James Arthur - Say you won't let go







   “Say You Won’t Let Go” is the first single from British singer-songwriter James Arthur’s second studio album, Back from the Edge. The song has peaked at No. 1 in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Sweden.
The song’s tender lyrics talk about falling in love with someone at first sight, and wanting to grow old with them. He talks about enjoying and loving her when she is young, and still wanting to be with her when she is old and grey, just as long as she “won’t let go.”
To show how serious he is about his love for her, he even expresses the desire to be with her after they both die.
Arthur said of this:
[It’s] about looking at the future and spending your life with someone, even after death.




Lesson Plan         2


Sing along with the subtitles:





Thanks to those who share their contents.

sábado, 29 de abril de 2017

Buy my Vitara - Parts of the car and Idioms Vocabulary






     Excelllent example to comment and have some speaking.For example about questions we can make before buying a used car.
Here you have some tips for discussion:





There are many important questions to ask before considering a used car:

1.  Is this the original paint?

2. Can I check the oil? Oil is an earmark for trouble with a used car. You could just ask if the owner has ever skipped an oil change, but it's best not to invite the seller to lie to you. 

3. Can you put this on the lift? This question applies to buying a car from a dealer. If you're mechanically inclined, getting a car on a lift is how you'll check for problems with the car like leaking fluids or rust.

4. Why are you selling it? This is a question that openly invites the seller to lie to you, and you should take it with a grain of salt when you're told a car was owned by an old lady mechanic who only drove to church on Sundays. Still, as many readers pointed out, putting the seller on the spot is a good way to recognize any deception on the part of the seller and will keep you mindful of potential problems.




5. Who was the previous owner?

6. Do you have the title in hand?

7. Can I take it for a test drive?

8. Can I see the maintenance history? Much as the seller can try and lie to you, lying through the maintenance history is a much tougher job. 

9. Can I take this to my mechanic? If a used car's seller won't let you get the car looked at, walk away. Getting the car checked out by an expert on the car is how you're going to find out what's really right or wrong with the thing.

10. Is the vehicle 4 Wheel Drive? if so does it work properly?

11. Are there any signs of smoking or pets?

12.  Do all the windows and locks work?

13. Do all of the lights, wipers and stereo work?




14. Do the turn signals and cruise control work?

15. How many keys and remotes are included with the car?

16. Does the car have a spare tire and jack?

17. Ask about rust perforation/ pitting/ rock chips. many cars in inclement areas suffer from this.

18. Does the vehicle leak any fluids such as oil, antifreeze or any other essential fluid?

19.  How about the tread on tires and wear on brakes?













Idioms related to driving in English:










lunes, 24 de abril de 2017

domingo, 2 de abril de 2017

We own it






Shape of you - Ed Sheeran













Lesson Plan         Genius        Translation


thrifty adj(person: frugal)ahorrativo/a adj
ahorrador/a adj
If you're thrifty you'll have some money left at the end of the month.

all-you-can-eatadj(restaurant buffet: unlimited)bufet libre, bufé libre, buffet libre nm + adj mf
bufet, buffet, bufé nm
buffet ilimitado nm + adj

Talk about the “sweet and sour” represent the good and bad things they share with each other
about their lives.Talk about everything


grab [sth] vtr(take hold of) (excepto AR)coger vtr
agarrar vtr
atrapar vtr

lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

Walt Whitman - No te detengas





No dejes que termine el día sin haber crecido un poco,
sin haber sido feliz, sin haber aumentado tus sueños.
No te dejes vencer por el desaliento.
No permitas que nadie te quite el derecho a expresarte,
que es casi un deber.
No abandones las ansias de hacer de tu vida algo extraordinario.
No dejes de creer que las palabras y las poesías
sí pueden cambiar el mundo.
Pase lo que pase nuestra esencia está intacta.
Somos seres llenos de pasión.
La vida es desierto y oasis.
Nos derriba, nos lastima,
nos enseña,
nos convierte en protagonistas
de nuestra propia historia.
Aunque el viento sople en contra,
la poderosa obra continúa:
Tu puedes aportar una estrofa.
No dejes nunca de soñar,
porque en sueños es libre el hombre.
No caigas en el peor de los errores:
el silencio.
La mayoría vive en un silencio espantoso.
No te resignes.
Huye.
“Emito mis alaridos por los techos de este mundo”,
dice el poeta.
Valora la belleza de las cosas simples.
Se puede hacer bella poesía sobre pequeñas cosas,
pero no podemos remar en contra de nosotros mismos.
Eso transforma la vida en un infierno.
Disfruta del pánico que te provoca
tener la vida por delante.
Vívela intensamente,
sin mediocridad.
Piensa que en ti está el futuro
y encara la tarea con orgullo y sin miedo.
Aprende de quienes puedan enseñarte.
Las experiencias de quienes nos precedieron
de nuestros “poetas muertos”,
te ayudan a caminar por la vida
La sociedad de hoy somos nosotros:
Los “poetas vivos”.
No permitas que la vida te pase a ti sin que la vivas.
Un poema de Walt Whitman

Scarlet B1 Listening activity



       Scarlett is twelve years old and is trying to understand the world around her. She asks questions about everything, all the time. She also says that she already knows five languages…



Agree and Disagree









Let's agree to disagree






Presentation (slideshare)






Give your opoinion about the following statements



Topics for discussion



How to agree and disagree. Listen to the podcast

Our opinions (pdf)      Four corners (pdf)    Do you agree...(issuu)      Agree and Disagree

martes, 7 de marzo de 2017

International day of women

🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼


Some materials for this celebration:



Canción "Manos de mujeres"-Marta Gómez ❀❀❀




lunes, 6 de marzo de 2017

Dead Celebrity - Messiah










Subtitles.  Translation in Spanish.




"Messiah"

Move out the way when I'm passing through.
I got heads to the front and the back of you.
I got the world in my hands you can have it, too.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.

Move out the way when I'm passing through.
I got heads to the front and the back of you.
I got the world in my hands you can have it, too.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.

I'm the messiah, I'm anti-celebrity,
I'm anti-war like John Lennon in the seventies.
Dead celeb's the movement, you're the students.
It's time to change the world kids.
Here's the blueprint.
Something smells like teen spirit,
Like the ghost of Kurt Kobain wrote these lyrics,
And forced America to listen,
With a million angry misfits screaming "fuck the system! ".
I'm the pain in Axle Rose's diary.
That's why an Appetite for Destruction lives inside of me.
I'm not your typical lyricist.
Acting gangster and selling out appearances.
They need to take a musicology class,
So thank God the prince has finally come back.
To save us from the whack water at El Creek's s sideshow.
I'm the anti-American teen Idol.

Move out the way when I'm passing through.
I got heads to the front and the back of you.
I got the world in my hands you can have it, too.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.
Move out the way when I'm passing through.
I got heads to the front and the back of you.
I got the world in my hands you can have it, too.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.

I'm like the hands of Michael Jackson's plastic surgeon,
Changing music into a different person.
I took it's face and changed it, replaced it,
Surgically, verbally gave it a face-lift.
And what's this new shit we callin' Blood Music,
For Dead Celeb fans who can relate to it.
-And now.
So let the games begin.
You either turn with the world, or you watch it spin.
If your dreams were stolen by a liar,
Then steal it back, like your name was "Winona Ryder".
Don't be afraid, be stronger divide and conquer.
Come out swinging like "Ozzfest" concerts.
Time's up, I'm calling you to rise up.
No more walking blind with eyes shut.
Find the message hidden in these chapters.
Like Black Sabbath records playing backwards.

Move out the way when I'm passing through.
I got heads to the front and the back of you.
I got the world in my hands you can have it, too.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.
Move out the way when I'm passing through.
I got heads to the front and the back of you.
I got the world in my hands you can have it, too.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.

I fight for this like it's a violent game.
I'm in between Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne.
I'm the magic in the hands of David Blaine.
Spit so much blood, I leave this microphone stained.
Along came a spider spinning webs of hated.
Welcome to the wonderful world of entertainment,
Where stars are born and celebrities tell lies.
The revolution will now be televised.

Move out the way when I'm passing through.
I got heads to the front and the back of you.
I got the world in my hands you can have it, too.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.
Move out the way when I'm passing through.
I got heads to the front and the back of you.
I got the world in my hands you can have it, too.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.
-Move.

I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.
-Move.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.
-Move.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.
-Move.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at,
Fuck you.

I'm the anti-American teen Idol.

Move out the way when I'm passing through.
I got heads to the front and the back of you.
I got the world in my hands you can have it, too.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.
Move out the way when I'm passing through.
I got heads to the front and the back of you.
I got the world in my hands you can have it, too.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.

I'm like the hands of Michael Jackson's plastic surgeon,
Changing music into a different person.
I took it's face and changed it, replaced it,
Surgically, verbally gave it a face-lift.
And what's this new shit we callin' Blood Music,
For Dead Celeb fans who can relate to it.
-And now.
So let the games begin.
You either turn with the world, or you watch it spin.
If your dreams were stolen by a liar,
Then steal it back, like your name was "Winona Ryder".
Don't be afraid, be stronger divide and conquer.
Come out swinging like "Ozzfest" concerts.
Time's up, I'm calling you to rise up.
No more walking blind with eyes shut.
Find the message hidden in these chapters.
Like Black Sabbath records playing backwards.

Move out the way when I'm passing through.
I got heads to the front and the back of you.
I got the world in my hands you can have it, too.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.
Move out the way when I'm passing through.
I got heads to the front and the back of you.
I got the world in my hands you can have it, too.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.

I fight for this like it's a violent game.
I'm in between Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne.
I'm the magic in the hands of David Blaine.
Spit so much blood, I leave this microphone stained.
Along came a spider spinning webs of hated.
Welcome to the wonderful world of entertainment,
Where stars are born and celebrities tell lies.
The revolution will now be televised.

Move out the way when I'm passing through.
I got heads to the front and the back of you.
I got the world in my hands you can have it, too.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.
Move out the way when I'm passing through.
I got heads to the front and the back of you.
I got the world in my hands you can have it, too.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.
-Move.

I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.
-Move.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.
-Move.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at you.
-Move.
I got two middle fingers and they're pointing at,
Fuck you.

Blueprint- proyecto original      misfit- inadaptado     pass through- cruzar, pasar
sideshow- barraca de feria, circo


One Republic - Counting Stars







Lesson plans:    A     B      C                 Game:  A


Subtitles English/Spanish



Cover by Leroy Sánchez




Opinion essay








British Council practice                                   Opinion essay explanation for FCE      Opinion

How to write an opinion essay (blog)              Practice writing (fill in the gaps)