11 Jul 2018

Summertime with Lana Del Rey

Hi you all!
to celebrate summertime, click on the image below and you will open the lyrics training page. There, you have a song about that topic. 
Remember to choose the beginner level.
If you think that this is too easy for you, try a harder one.
You can repeat the missing word by clicking on the BACK BUTTON. If you don't understand the word, just jump the word with the TAB BUTTON and the web page will write the missing word for you.
Enjoy your summer listening to English songs!

9 Jul 2018

A magazine for young people

Hi there,
I have had some requests from families about how to engage children reading in English. My answer is always the same, the book, the magazine, the comic, the story...that each child chooses. However, some kids need our guide and this is the reason of the post Today. 
When my daughters were young, I bought an excellent magazine for them. After that, I introduced the same magazine at school and children were passionated in reading each time a new magazine arrived at school. That is "I love English junior" from Bayard R. 

If you tap on the pic, you will read on line a free sample.

21 Jun 2018

Welcome summer!

Hi there,
today is an important day!
Summer is here and it's also the end of the school year.
Here you have an energic summer song:
enjoy this time of the year with the summer jive!

18 Jun 2018

Resources for teachers

Hi there,
here you have the top 10 digital resources I have used this school year.
Click on the pic below and have a look. 
They are awesome!

15 Jun 2018

Creative writing with Alice

Hi there, do you know what ARC is?
ARC means "Aplicació de recursos al currículum" in catalan and, as you can imagine, it is not only a worthy space where you can find different proposals for your lessons but also you, as a teacher, can share quality teaching and interesting proposals associated with basic competences and the curriculum. The post today is because of that. Some activities that I used in my lessons have been published . If you want to find them out, click on the pic below.

After a period of time working full time, here I have the results!

12 Jun 2018

My symbaloo

Hi gorgeous! 
there are lots of resources and links I need to have in mind. Symbaloo is perfect for this issue. Here you have my personal symbaloo:

6 Jun 2018

How to improve listening and writing skills

"We are the world" is a song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie in 1985. If you click here, you will visit the Lyrics training webpage where you can practise listening and writing. Start on BEGINNER level. You will find the lyrics with some gaps where you have to type the words that are missing.
You can press the BACKSPACE button to listen to the last sentence again. After that, you will have to type it correctly !
Otherwise, If you want to jump the gap, press the TAP BUTTON and you will have the solution. Hope you like the song and the activity!

31 May 2018

Learning kind words

Hi everyone! 
A new month is here and finally it seems that spring is definitely with us.
The weather warms, flowers blossom and students of all ages look forward to have their "colònies" and the summer break. 
For those reasons, they are sometimes excited. Working on poetry and values can help them to remind some rules for living all together and having good relationships.
Here you have an activity that I will introduce next week.

26 May 2018

Only for Alice's lovers

Alice in Wonderland may well be the most interpreted book in history, but there are always new depths to dive. The book below is one of those books that I highly recommend to you if you are an Alice follower. I am and I am very glad to read it. 

Here you have another link about Alice philosophy you cannot lose. Enjoy it!

23 May 2018

Reading on line

Hi there,
here you have an amazing webpage to read thousand books and lots of magazines. You can also recommend videos and quizzes.
The video below shows you how it works. It is free for educators. Hooray for Epic. 
Thanks to JJ for the information. Visit it.

14 May 2018

Happiness and frienship

Has anyone ever inspired you to change your life in a signifcant way that made you happier?  Study after study shows us that friendship boots our happiness and even our health. 
I have worked many times this issue in my English lessons but after going to a trip with some friends and their children this last weekend, I have a new book. This is "Be Happy!,a little book for a happy YOU". Surprisingly, I have found an excellent singer who turned it into a book song. Here you have. Enjoy it!

13 May 2018

Simple grammar: verbs

The verb is the king in any language, so in English too. The shortest sentence contains a verb. You can make a one-word sentence with a verb, for example: "Go!"

Verbs are sometimes described as "action words". This is partly true because many verbs give the idea of action, of "doing" something. For example, words like run, fight, do and work all convey action.
But some verbs do not give the idea of action; they give the idea of existence, of state, of "being". For example, verbs like be, exist, seem and belong all convey state.
A verb always has a subject. (In the sentence "Peter goes swimming", Peter is the subject and goes is the verb.) In simple terms, therefore, we can say that verbs are words that tell us what a subject does or is; they describe:
  • action (Paul plays basketball.)
  • state (Susan seems cheerful.)
There is something very special about verbs in English. Most other words (adjectives, adverbs, prepositions etc) do not change in form (although nouns can have singular and plural forms). But almost all verbs change in form. For example, the verb to work has six forms:
  • to go, go, goes, went, gone, going
Of course, this is still very few forms compared to some languages which may have thirty or more forms for a single verb. 

Activity to introduce verbs: 

First of all, introduce or review the concept of verbs.
Give students a few minutes to share examples of different action verb.
Allow them to work in groups or with partners to complete this activity. 
     Give students time to look through old newspapers and magazines to cut out pictures and words that are examples of action verbs.
     Allow each group to share an example of action verbs they were able to find.

    Material you need:
Felt pens/ markers/ crayons