Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Santa María de Guía

Describing people and places

A good start for stories is always a description. There are lots of resources to make your descriptions better, but adjectives can’t be missed. Below you have a list of resources to enhance your descriptions. See you!!!

Check this website for additional vocabulary and tips to write your description of a person.

List of vocabulary for people.

Check this website where you can find vocabulary to describe places.  

This is a powerpoint with tips to describe places

For and Against Essays

In Intermediate 1 we have been studying how to write a For and Against Essay. Check this PowerPoint to review the main points to follow when writing this type of work.

My Memorable Night

Do you remember a really good night out? Click here to listen to an interview with me about a memorable night I had.

Now it’s Fileyour turn.  Study the irregular verbs first from unit 7 and think about your answers to the same questions. Why don’t you do these exercises from the English File coursebook website to practise?

Now click here and answer my questions.  I give you time to answer so there is a pause after the questions.

The 36 questions to fall in love.

1. Do you think that love can be forced?

2. Do you think you can decide who you feel in love with?

3. Or that someone can decide it for you?

More than 20 years ago, an American psychologist, Arthur Aron, designed a plan to make people fall in love quickly. His plan consisted in 36 questions organised in 3 sets that have to be answered by the two people involved. After answering the questions, they have to look at each other in the eye for 4 minutes, which I find very difficult to keep. It appears that some of the people fell in love that day, or just felt something for the other person, a couple even got married six months afterwards.

This experiment has become known by the general public because The New York Times has recently published an article about a lady named Mandy Len Catron who decided to try the experiment with someone she previously liked, and at the end of it, there were fireworks.

In this link you can read Mandy’s story, and in this other one you can read the 36 questions. But I would like to know your opinion. I would appreciate that you leave your answer to the questions at the beginning of this post in the comments section of this article.

To finish the post, I would like to leave here the links to some of the St Valentine’s cards we saw in class yesterday. Which one would you send to your other half?

Link to 21 Awkward Valentine’s cards.

Link to 11 emotionally repressed Valentine’s cards for British people. 

Lingro: The coolest dictionary!

lingro  The coolest dictionary known to hombre

Try  Lingro,   an open content dictionary which allows you to enter a web address and make all of the words on that page clickable for definitions and translation. A clicked word immediately displays its definition from the Lingro dictionary pages. The website looks visually the same within the Lingro window, but all words become clickable.

Writing a Report 2015

In this post you are going to find a presentation with all the information you need to write any kind of report, and at the end you will find some useful links with language and examples. I’m sure you’ll find them useful.

This presentation has been updated for course 2014-15.


How Healthy Are You?

Here’s a link to the text we read together about the common cold.  You may learn something that is useful at this time of the year when lots of people suddenly become ill.  The text is taken from New English File Intermediate Plus. You can also practise the vocabulary on “Health and Medicine” on their website here.

And finally, here is the video from the National Health Service (NHS) so you can do the listening exercise.  We’ll check the answers in the next lesson.  You can watch other videos about health and safety on their website here.  Have fun and stay healthy!



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