Wednesday, April 26, 2017

to- infinite or the gerund?

Here you can find the key of the exercise I've handed out this week.

Very interesting blog, link with a lot of information related to this

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

EOI sample

Click here to find sample exams of Navarra. Try first Nivel Intermedio and then go for Nivel Avanzado (remember this is the exam you do when you finish Avanzado 2!!!)
In case of problems or doubts, tell me in class. Good luck!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Enjoy your holidays!

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


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Timing for the oral exam

Speaking  Exam AVANZADO 1

*Se trata de horarios orientativos, que pueden adelantarse o retrasarse según las circunstancias del examen. El alumno deberá estar siempre al menos 10 minutos antes de la hora a la que está citado. Las parejas también se pueden modificar dependiendo de las necesidades del examen.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Always look on the bright side of life

Because learning phrasal verbs is not always dull.

This is a golden oldie.

With subtitles in both Spanish and English. Enjoy it!

The Optimism Bias

This is the video we watched in class. It's really intersting, now you can watch from beginning to the end.

Key modal verbs

Click here to check the key of the excercises on modal verbs. I have already included the exercises on must/mustn't/needn't

Thursday, February 16, 2017

And the winners are....

Miss Vogel's Vacation and The Women in Hats
Remember you have to read the stories and write four questions about each of them.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Expressions with the word face

Rewrite these sentences using expressions with the word face:

1.       He was very disappointed when he learnt he had failed the exam.
2.       I don’t want to walk five more miles, we’ve already been walking for hours.
3.       Maria was continuously making gestures as she was listening to John.
4.       You have to accept it, Donald Trump is the current president of the USA.
5.       He felt so ashamed  after falling down in an embarrassing way in front of his fiancée.
6.       You decided to hide the truth, and now it’s been made public, I’m afraid you will have to accept the unpleasant consequences of your action.