Sunday, 28 November 2010


There will be NO CLASS tomorrow, Monday 29th November, at EOI Arucas because of the bad weather.
There will probably be class as usual on Tuesday 30th November, but  watch the news or read the press to make sure.
Take advantage of your "free" afternoon and do some extra revision or read your book. Have a good day!
Today TUESDAY 30TH there are lessons as usual.

Saturday, 20 November 2010


We have some COMPETITIONS for you:

1. BOOKMARKERS: please bring them to the school before Tuesday November 23rd. Don't forget to write your name and group at the back. 
2. PHOTOS FROM ARUCAS. See them in the advanced blog and follow the instructions there.
3. MINISAGAS: write a complete story in EXACTLY 50 words (without the title). People will vote the best ones during the week. Give it to your teacher before Tuesday too!
4. CAKES: have yours ready for Thursday 25th at 5.30 p.m.  Remember to email your teacher the recipe in English. We'll give a booklet with all the recipes to everybody who participates!
5. POEMS: write a poem in less than 55 words
Miércoles  24
- Aula 1  Password (básico)
- Aula 3:  ciclo de cortometrajes franceses (cine fórum)  Paris je t’aime
- Aula 4  Theatre Workshop (intermediate)
17.45  Café y té
- Salón de Actos   BOLLYWOOD (se requiere ropa cómoda ¡nada de tacones!)
- Aula 1  Charla : A  Year’s Turning: Britain and  Ireland Through the Seasons (intermediate & advanced)
- Aula 2  Who wants to be a millionaire? (básico)
- Aula 3: Taller de crêpes

Jueves 25 (mañana)
- Aula 1: karaoke/ Who wants to be a millionaire?
- Aula 2: Workshop: Patchwork
- Aula 3:  Theatre Workshop
11.00   Aula 3  Concurso de Tartas

Jueves 25 (tarde)
- Aula 1: pub quiz (intermediate & advanced)
- Aula 2 Workshop: Patchwork (básico)
- Aula 3: Concurso sobre cultura francesa
- Aula 4:  Who wants to be a millionaire?
- Aula 6:  Wer wird Millionär?
17.35   Concurso de Tartas. Café y té
- Libros de ocasión de Canary Books. Aprovecha las ofertas!
18.20  Presentación de juegos  malabares
- Aula 1:  Password (básico)
- Aula 2:  Taboo (int & adv) Pili y Loli
- Aula 3: Taller de crêpes. Exposición de cultura francesa.
- Aula 6: Taboo. Comida típica alemana

Thursday, 18 November 2010


This is the presentation I used in class to revise CONDITIONAL SENTENCES. 
Conditionals 0 1 2 3
And don't forget to have a look at previous entries in this blog (grammar section) that revise this grammar point, they'll help you practise it.

This is beyoncé's video "If I Were A Boy", a great song and a wonderful example of the second conditional. You can also listen to the songs in the NB2 blog here and here.

 Now the question is... What would you do if you were... God? Please leave your ideas in a comment below!

Thursday, 4 November 2010


On November 5th, we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in Britain.

Watch this video where historians discuss how terrifyingly simple the gunpowder plot was and what a narrow escape the government of 1605 had. 

This is the rest of the story. Notice the use of third conditionals to talk about the hypotheses about what would have happened if the plot had succeeded.

This is the poem that commemorates such a feat:
Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot ;
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
'Twas his intent.
To blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below.
Poor old England to overthrow.
By God's providence he was catch'd,
With a dark lantern and burning match
Holloa boys, Holloa boys, let the bells ring
Holloa boys, Holloa boys, God save the King!
Hip hip Hoorah !
Hip hip Hoorah !

A penny loaf to feed ol'Pope,
A farthing cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down,
A faggot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar,'
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head,
Then we'll say: ol'Pope is dead.