Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Santa María de Guía


Here are the poems we looked at in class. You can listen to me reading them in these Soundcloud links:

At First It Didn’t Matter

The Vampire

Colonel Fazackerley Butterworth Toast

Try to read the parts you practised in class and copy my pronunciation. Take your time and speak clearly. Can you copy the poem’s rhythm?

And here’s the wonderful short film we watched of Vincent by Tim Burton.

Happy Halloween.

Facebook groups 2017-2018

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Básico 1, Teacher Marta Martín

Básico 1, Teacher Silvia Martel

Básico 1, Teacher María Brito


Básico 2, Teacher Clara Petersen

Básico 2, Teacher Michael


Intermedio 1, Teacher Marta Martín

Intermedio 1, Teacher Silvia Martel


Intermedio 2, Teacher María Brito


Avanzado 1, Teacher Clara Petersen

Avanzado 1, Teacher Eva Suárez


Avanzado 2, Teacher Michael Lord


Competencia Comunicativa Primer Cuatrimestre


Facebook groups

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María Brito: Intermedio 1, Intermedio 2

Eva Suárez: Competencia Comunicativa

Michael Lord: Avanzado 2, Básico 1 turno de mañana

Ana Turégano: Básico 1

Nieves León: Básico 1, Intermedio 1



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Are you ready? We are! Just a short post to remind you that we are back at school and eager to start learning with you again. Ready, steady, go!!


A Building with History

Our students from Competencia Comunicativa, Francisca Lema and Patricia Arencibia have developed a wonderful project with pictures from the building of our school from the beginning of the XX century to nowadays. These pictures tell a wonderful story. Why don’t you take a look?

Click on the picture to see the images.

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Written by Juan A. Falcón

Like many of the great discoveries made by the human being, a chance has allowed the creation of a material that surely will revolutionize the future of humanity.

Graphene is a material that comes from graphite and has an atomic structure composed of carbon and hydrogen, arranged in a honeycomb structure and has amazing features, such as: high thermal and electrical conductivity, flexibility, hardness, resistance, lightness, etc. And if it were not enough, Graphene is also believed to have the ability to repair itself, is it not amazing?



Can you imagine screens a few millimeters thick? Or batteries that last much longer? Super processors barely heated? Graphene has many applications in all fields of modern science. One example is in biotechnology, through which scientists could make progress in the fight against terminal illnesses or even implants to replace damaged tissues at a cellular level.


0010260417Advances in communications would also be unimaginable. The concept of computers, mobile devices, TVs, etc. would be reduced to a single interface capable of communicating all kinds of signals at unthinkable speeds.

Energy consumption that comes from fossil fuel worldwide would change drastically due to that graphene is able to absorb sunlight and transform it into electrical energy, allowing a family to be energy self-sufficient in solar periods. The use of Graphene contributes to fight against climate change.


To conclude, Graphene seems to have no limits. Every day this material is investigated, discovering new and amazing qualities that surely in the near future will make humanity take a historical leap in its evolution.

To learn more about Graphene and its characteristics and implementations, please visit these sites:

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Tags: Graphene, metal, science, technology, future.

A day in the North of Gran Canaria

Written by Juana Delia Sosa

         Would you like to spend a day in the best places in Gran Canaria? Come to the North of Gran Canaria and enjoy visiting wonderful places, eating traditional products or taking a bath in its natural pools and beaches.

    The northen route leads us from Arucas to reach Agaete, driving across Santa María de Guía and Gáldar.

     The first stop in the journey is Arucas. The old city , full of history,  where we’d walk through  the streets of stones surrounded by colorful houses with attractive balconies until arriving at the gothic church which gives the city a magnificent image.

     In the itinerary from Arucas to Guía we’ll stop in a small cove called ‘ El Puertillo’. There we’ll take the first bath or simply we’ll have a ‘tapa’ while we relish) the breathtaking views from the sea.

     Just 10 minutes from El Puertillo  we’ll arrive at Santa María de Guía.  Every Sunday the city sets a traditional market where the visitor or tourist can buy and taste the local products like the cheese called ‘ queso de flor’.   

     Once we leave Santa María de Guía , we’ll visit Gáldar where the first compulsory place  is the Painted Cave. Inside the archeological museum, we’ll go back to the prehispanic period and will know how the native population lived.

      At the end of the journey we find Agaete. There we’ll go across the village to visit the Valley of Agaete. In the Valley, we’ll be able to contemplate the beauty of its rural landscape and will taste Agaete coffee.

Leaving the Valley back, we’ll go back to the village center to enter in the ‘ Huerto de las Flores’. This particulary garden with a lot of varieties of exotic plants was the meeting point of canarian poets like Tomás Morales and Alonso Quesada.

   Finally to finish the journey we’ll go to ‘ Las Nieves’ port where we’ll taste the fresh fish and will take a bath with the breathtaking views of the cliff of Tamadaba.   

Tags:  Gran Canaria, Arucas, church of Arucas, el puertillo de Arucas, Santa María de Guía, Galdar, La Cueva Pintada, Agaete, El Valle de Agaete, Agaete coffee, Huertos de las Flores, Tomás Morales, Alonso Quesada, Puerto de las Nieves, Tamadaba

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