Sunday, 28 March 2010



Here's the document with the activities to be done during the Easter holiday.


Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Resources: Learn English with songs

If you want to sing karaoke online in your web browser, you can't miss KaraokeParty. Practice your singing and increase your score. Challenge your friends in becoming the next karaoke champion. All you need is a microphone, built in or connected to your computer.

Registration is free, so what are you waiting for?

Lyrics Training is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills like English through the music and lyrics of the songs.

File 6C. On the Catwalk (Present Continuous & Clothes revision)

Naomi Campbell is the best top model on the catwalk.

In the photo she's modelling casual clothes by Calvin Klein. Naomi's wearing a brown jacket and matching grey top. She's wearing jeans too. For a perfect look, she's wearing a golden belt and some bracelets.

But Naomi is sophisticated. She never wears casual clothes when she isn't working. She prefers dresses and high-heeled sandals.


Identify the tenses in bold. Why are we using them in the sentences?

What are you wearing now? What's your favourite style?

Buying Clothes

Guess the correct piece of clothing
What are you wearing today? (This is a bit difficult, but try!)
What do you think about shopping?

Courtesy of Isabel Bastida

File 6C. Grammar: present continuous

The Present Continuous Guy
Lesson C present continuous (1)
Lesson C present continuous (2)
Lesson C present continuous (3)

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

File 6B: A Haunted House (Vocabulary)

I live in a big dark house near the main road. The house has ten windows and two of them overlook the garden. In the garden there is a green fountain with fish and a small swimming-pool.

On the ground floor there is a hall, a kitchen, a living room with lots of photos on the walls, a dining-room, a bathroom and a study room with hundreds of books in a giant bookcase. Upstairs, on the second floor there are three bedrooms, a bathroom and a small toilet.

This house is very cold because it hasn't got central heating. And it's dirty because there are lots of spiders and dust.

Strange things happen at night ...

Be careful with monsters and try to do these activities.

- Other rooms /things you may find around the house.
- House Words Quiz
- Flats and houses Crossword

Courtesy of Isabel Bastida

Monday, 15 March 2010

File 6A + 6B Grammar: there is / there are / there was / there were


Here are some grammar exercises to practise 'there is / there are' and 'there was/there were':

Lesson A there is/are (1)
Lesson A there is/are (2)

Lesson B there was / there were (1)
Lesson B there was / there were (2)

Sunday, 14 March 2010

File 6A. Listening: Houses

Click on the links below to practise some listening about houses:

Fran's House
Craig's house
Stephanie's house
Pam's house
A big house

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Funny stuff: Lip dub at the EOI Murcia, ext. Infante

A lip dub is a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video. It is made by filming individuals or a group of people lip synching while listening to a song or any recorded audio then dubbing over it in post editing with the original audio of the song. There is often some form of mobile audio device used such as an iPod. Often, they look like simple music videos, although many involve a lot of preparation and are well produced. The most popular lip dubs are done in a single unedited shot that often travels through different rooms and situations in, say, an office building. They have become popular with the advent of mass participatory video content sites like YouTube.

Here's a sample of what our fellow teachers & students at the EOI Murcia, Ext. Infante did for their "Jornadas Culturales 2010 Edition".

A masterpiece, isn't it?

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

File 5D. More irregular verbs stuff


Here are two lists of irregular verbs:

Irregular verb list (from English Grammar in Use)
Irregular verb list (with translations and examples)
Irregular verb list (with phonetic transcription)

And here, a game to practise irregular verbs:

The instructions are very simple: just enter your name or login as 'guest', and then choose the level (beginner, easy). Finally, click on CUE and you can start the game.