Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The feminist strike in Spain

Here you can read and watch what some international media showed about the feminist strike and the demonstration in Spain.
The Guardian
Australia ABC
Canada CBC

Stella Young. I'm not your inspiration

Here you have a very interesting speech that unfornutately we don't have the time to watch in class this course.

Megan Absten

Info from https://www.teamusa.org/para-track-and-field/athletes/Megan-Absten

When Megan Absten was 14 years old, she lost her left arm after an accident in which an all-terrain vehicle was overturned. She attended the Annie Wright Schools after receiving a scholarship where she found a love for education. A wrestler and track star in high school, Absten returned to sport with the help of fitness coach Laurie Saunders. In her junior year of high school, back problems led her coach to reach out to a Paralympics coach who later came out to see her run. In 2013, she competed at her first U.S. National Paralympics Track and Field meet where she hit the podium with two silver medals. 

This one-arm athlete shows in different videos her way to do things with one arm. It really surprised me to see how many things we do the very same way.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sample exams

Following these links you can access different exam samples.
Link 1
Link 2

Monday, March 5, 2018

State/stative verbs

Some of you had problems identifying the state verbs. Check these websites, I think they'll solve your doubts.
State verbs 1
State verbs 2

Key Reading Avanzado 1


  1. financing
  2. surprising
  3. talent

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Extra exercises on conditionals

Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Exercise 5
Exercise 6
Exercise 7

Quick review on conditionals (thanks to my colleague María Jesús)

Conditional sentences (OUP)

Type 1 conditional sentences

They are used to talk about a possible present or future situation and its result.

You can use any present tense in the if clause and any form of the future in the other clause.


They won’t get a table unless theyve already booked.

Can I borrow your dictionary a moment if youre not using it?

If it stops raining, Im going to walk into town.

Conversation groups: smartphones

This is the video we  watched in class in the conversation groups.

Tips and topics for the oral exam


  • ·          Read carefully the instructions and make sure you understand everything.
  • ·          Give a short introduction (greeting)
  • ·          Speak about all the points you are required. Stay focused on the task.
  • ·          Introduce the points one by one. Express your opinion but don’t agree too soon. At the end try to summarize all the agreements you’ve reached. Warn, advice, persuade….
  • ·          Use specific vocabulary related to the issue.
  • ·          Make use of some of the grammar structures you’ve studied during the course.
  • ·          Express agreement and disagreement using some of the structures you’ve learnt. You also need to warn, advice, persuade….
  • ·          Adapt the register(formal/informal)  you use to the different situations
  • ·          Show interest
  • ·          Take the floor, interrupting if necessary, involve your partner(s) in the conversation