Tuesday, 22 December 2009


Click here to watch the video about 'How to Survive a Family Christmas' on the excellent video website You can find all sorts of videos about Christmas on this website by clicking here. And if you particularly want to know how to make Christmas mince pies, click here. Remember 'mincemeat' does not have any meat in it! Of course, you'll have to make it yourself unless you go to one of the English supermarkets down south in Puerto Rico or el Tablero where they sell it.

If you want to find out a bit more about how Christmas is celebrated in the UK, then click here to do a webquest on a fantastic primary school website which tells you all you need to know and more! Feel free to surf the website - it's amazing and you can spend hours following up all its links. Click here to read the first of many pages about a British Christmas. If you want an idea of what Christmas cracker jokes are like, click here.

And finally, if you're in the mood for some singing, then here's the karaoke video to 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town.' Just remember that you have neighbours and close the windows before you hit the first note!

Why happy? Because the English lessons start again! Remember the half year proficiency test starts on the week of January 18th!!! See you on the 11th or 12th.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

The North Pole and the Marathon des Sables

Here are two videos from 'youtube' about extreme races. You can watch these and do the tasks on the photocopy I gave out in class.

Here is the video about the very cold marathon in the North Pole.

And here is the video about the very hot marathon in the Sahara Desert.

So get training and apply to join the waiting list to compete in the next race!!!

UNIT 3A: Car Stories

Here are a few exercises from Unit 3A. You can practice the narrative past tenses by clicking here. To practise the vocabulary for cars and driving, click here. And to try to reconstruct the two texts about 'Bad Car Journeys', click here.

And finally, if you want to sing along to the song by Madness, 'Driving in My Car', then here is the video of this fun band from the '80s singing this hit.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Are you a perfectionist?

If you want to try to reconstruct the text 'Are you a perfectionist?' from unit 2C, you can do this exercise. Click here. Don't forget, there are two parts: part 1 and 2.

used to/ didn't use to, be used to, usually

Here's some interactive practice on the 'used to, be used to, usually' structures.