Friday, 23 October 2009

London Calling!

The BBC was the first radio and television company in Great Britain. It is very prestigious and people listen to and watch its programmes in many, many countries of the world. It also helps people learn English. This is the link to an activity on its webpage about languages.

That's not cricket!

"That's not cricket" is an old-fashioned phrase that some English people use when they think that something is unjust. But what do you know about the actual game of cricket? Click here to learn about where and how people play this game.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Beryl Cook

Do you like fat ladies? If so, you'll like the work by the English artist, Beryl Cook. Her paintings are very, very funny and usually show people having a good time. If you'd like to see more of her art, click here. Do you think her style is similar to that of the Colombian painter, Botero? Compare by clicking here. (By the way, -a propósito- do you think that's El Teide in the background?)


What's your favourite colour? Is it blue or green? Pink or white? Perhaps you like black or red? Maybe it's purple or lemon? Listen to the Yellow Lemon Tree song by clicking here. (Thanks to Pino at EOI Las Palmas I for sharing the link.)

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Songs and more

Do you remember The Cure? Do you want to hear the song again? Click here: Friday, I'm in Love

This is the videoclip of the song by the Bangles we heard in class :  "Eternal Flame"

Worried about pronunciation? It's just normal; have a look at this post from el blog para aprender inglés.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Meeting people

This is a very easy activity from contenidos educativos digitales: listen and then do the activities 1-8 at the bottom of the page. To practise nationalities go here.

Friday, 2 October 2009


Someone asked for a grammar they could look at... with the explanations in Spanish! Try mansioningles. Then choose the point you want to study.
For example, this is the explanation for the verb "to be" and this one for the "present simple".


Do you want a free online dictionary for your computer? This is a toolbar gadget from Macmillan Dictionary for Explorer or Mozilla, you choose. It's monolingual, but you can hear the pronunciation of words too. Useful, isn't it?
Just type your word and you'll get the definition in English.


NB1 GRAMMAR revision

  • 1B: revise the verb "to be" negatives and questions: here and here.
  • 1C: possessive adjectives: here and here.
  • 1D: articles, demonstratives, etc: here and here.

VOCABULARY PRACTICE: crosswords and word searches for all units

PRONUNCIATION: This is great for you to hear, repeat and practise vocabulary. Try it! Or go here for the correct pronunciation of numbers, the alphabet, colours...


This is further practice for UNIT 1.
This is the ABC song, Sesame Street version. Enjoy!

1A These are exercises to practise the present simple of the verb TO BE: