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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.


We’ve been working with some famous period films, now it’s time we see here some of their best known scenes and dialogues.

William Wallace: “They may take away our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!”


Rett Butler: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”


Jack in Titanic: “I am the king of the world”


“I’m Spartacus”


Rick in Casablanca: “Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”


Maximus in Gladiator:

“My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius,
Commander of the Armies of the North,
General of the Felix Legions,
loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius.
Father to a murdered son,
husband to a murdered wife.
And I will have my vengeance,
in this life or the next.”

Today we’ve had a whole lesson about Adele and her new hit. I would like to know why the success, why all this fuss around her. Who knows?

The truth is this song is in my head since the moment I heard it for the first time. Isn’t it in yours?

Here you can see the videos we saw in class, in case you fancy watching them again.



If you like dancing, this is definitely your app to practise English. You can download it to your Android phone or iphone and start dancing and singing at the same time. You also need to have a computer nearby, so that you can see the moves as you hold your phone with your right hand. The better you dance, the more points you obtain.

There are 5 songs you can dance for free, and that are changed regularly, if you want to access to the whole pack of songs, you have to pay for a subscription.

You can dance on your own, or with friends, as there is a multiplayer mode.

Just check it out and let us know what you think. Click here to download the app.

You can see the instructions in the video below.

Now that we have started with our book, it’s a good time to find out what it’s website has for us. The book New English File has a website which contains activities for all the contents seen in each file. Below you can see what I’m talking about. Just click on the image and do the online activities.

New English File Advanced

Today we saw this great video in class.

After watching the video, I wanted to find out where it came from and I’m not completely sure. It can be found on Eliot Glazer’s channel on Youtube, but I can’t find if it belongs to a collection. Reading the information about the video, the people starring are himself and his sister, Illana Glazer. The previous links are both their personal blogs, but they have both another site each with where they have their own web series.

Illana’s web series is called Broad City, and Eliot’s It Gets Betterish. I haven’t seen any of them, but seeing this video I bet they do have good stuff there.

Well, I showed this video and asked my students to write a dialogue using the expressions they heard, and here is the result. Hope you like it.

Here you can also see the videos we’ve done before with other students like you.

Thank you, Sol and Víctor, for letting us publish your video. 🙂

Today we had a hilarious lesson, but that’s another story. What I want to share here is the result of an activity I adapted from Lessonstream, a website for teachers.

After studying the stress patterns and singing for a while, students in the CLIL course wrote their one sentences for the song. This is the result:

Chocolate pudding and Vanilla Ice-cream
Football and swimming or singing and dancing
Teddies and trains or dollies and toys
These are a few of my favourite things.

Boys in black trousers with big and red noses, 
mermaids are swimming with smiling seahorses, 
students are singing and teachers are drinking,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Chocolate and cookies when the rain is over,
carry my jacket and open the umbrella,
meeting my friend and a coffee together, 
these are a few of my favourite things.

Red coloured roses and watching a rainbow
When children are playing a delicious ice cream,
Laughs of a child and a big apple tree,

These are a few of my favourite things.

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