30 Apr 2019

Basic Competences exams

Hi there, the basic competence exams will be on May the 7th, 8th and 9th.
Here you have some examples. 
They can be useful mainly for practising listenings with our students.

English exam 2017. Listenings
English exam 2018. Listenings

27 Apr 2019

My eTwinning tools

Hi there, european projects need interactive digital tools.
Here you have the ones I use.

23 Apr 2019

Ready for St. George Day

Hi there, St. George Day is a very important tradition for catalan people. You can find books and roses everywhere. But do you know why Catalonia celebrates this important day every year? It comes from a legend, which says that, once upon a time, there was a dragon who scared people who lived in the same town. People decided to choose a person among them to stop the dragon fearsome force and hungry. The chosen person was a princess. But then, a knight appeared. He was Saint George. He killed the dragon with his sword. The legend says that from the dragon's red blood it grew a red rose. 
So, from this legend you can understand the the tradition at Catalonia nowadays. 
Furthermore, books are important, too. But this tradition comes from Cervantes' day of death.
Related to books and as every year I will tell a story to my students. This school year will be the one you will listen to it in the link below.

After listening to the story, can you tell me the missing words?

and what about the rhyme words?
Finally, can you find the differences between the pictures?

22 Apr 2019

Do it now!

Hi there,
We celebrate the Earth Day today.
It means that people around the world are becoming more conscious of the urgent need to reduce pollution and save our green and blue planet.
So, Earth Day is not just a celebration, it is a call for action!
I worked it in my English lessons at the end of the last term and students and I concluded that 3 R's are very important in our lifes: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Some students gave some ideas to us about reusing:
1. Reuse clothes from family and friends,
2. Reuse mobile phones from family, so that you can play with them.
3. Reuse plastic bags in order to reduce pollution but if you remember, use fabric bags
4. Reuse papers at school. 
5. Reuse pencils from one term to another.

After that, we enjoyed singing an amazing song about the 3 R's. Here you have it!

21 Apr 2019

Easter Monday!

Hi there,
It is Easter Monday Today and that means that tomorrow will be the first day of the third Term! We will meet another time our friends and teachers and we will share our holidays experiences. Anyway, this is my speciall Mona for my godchildren.

16 Apr 2019

Happy Easter to everyone!

Hi you all,
this post is specially if you are a young learner. 
Tap on the picture below and listen to the vocabulary. 
After that, practice it playing some Easter games.


14 Apr 2019

What does plogging mean?

The practice of plogging encourages people to pick up litter while out running. So, it is not just good for your health, it is also good for the environment.

What I have just found out is the reason of the name. First, the practice comes from Sweeden and it is called "plogging" because is a mix between a Swedish word plocka upp that it means 'pick up' and jogging. 
The fact is that PLOGGING combines going for a run with intermittent stops to collect the rubbish. 
By the way, you can look at a group of runners (some friends and I -I am the one wearing a blue t-shirt) practising plogging in Torrent de Colobrers (photo above).

12 Apr 2019

A new project is being carried on...

Hi there,
after coming back from the Netherlands where I met teachers from six different  european countries, it was time to begin our task in our schools. 
Actually, I am involved in a new project with Portugal, Italy and the Netherlands. We are four teachers of English, teaching in year 2 and year 3. We decided to share something interesting from the places where we live and here we are!
We have just designed the cover for our story where we will have two main characters who will visit our cities and will learn from our cultural heritage. Here you have a summary:

10 Apr 2019

Learning past singing

Hi everyone! 
I always try to make my lessons funny and I think that
the videos below are worthy and useful for working on past simple and 
having fun at the same time.
Watch them and tell me what is your opinion.

7 Apr 2019

An excellent reading

This book is an excellent reading to inspire not only girls but also mothers, grandmothers and teachers. We can read it to schoolchildren. Illustrated by sixty female artists, the book introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives. Empowering, moving and inspirational, they are real lives for heroines who definitely want to be themselves!

1 Apr 2019

Fools Day

 April 1st, the day most commonly called "April Fool's Day" is celebrated in many countries by people in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Russia, Australia, South Africa, The Netherlands and other countries around the world. 
 It's a day
to practice jokesget creative and play fun pranks on people around you. 
Nobody is exactly sure where the tradition started but nowadays it's an excuse to play silly jokes on friends, as the example below at my kitchen.

Many newspaper, radio personalities, television shows, and internet web sites participate in the celebration.
Here you have a home made video where you can learn easy eater pranks ;D