domingo, 15 de noviembre de 2015

Nous sommes Paris

Paris (CNN).- On a night when thousands of Paris residents and tourists were reveling and fans were enjoying a soccer match between France and world champion Germany, horror struck in an unprecedented manner. Terrorists -- some with AK-47s, some reportedly with bombs strapped to them -- attacked sites throughout the French capital and at the stadium where the soccer match was underway.

Eight extremists are dead after attacks. Seven of them were killed in suicide bombings.

U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with French President Francois Hollande to offer condolences and assistance in the investigation, the White House said. Earlier, Obama said, "This is an attack not just on Paris, not just on the people on France, but an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share." He called the attacks an "outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians."

A total of six locations were attacked in and just outside the capital.

At least 128 people were killed in the Paris and Saint-Denis shootings and bombings, French officials said. Saint-Denis is home to the national stadium where the soccer match was being played.
The worst carnage occurred at Bataclan, with at least 80 left dead. A journalist who was at a rock concert there escaped and told CNN: "We lied down on the floor not to get hurt. It was a huge panic. The terrorists shot at us for 10 to 15 minutes. It was a bloodbath." 

martes, 3 de noviembre de 2015

Remember, remember the 5 of November...

Do you know the tradition of Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes Day?
 Read this poem and click on the image below to know about it. 

The Fifth of November
 Remember, remember! 
    The fifth of November, 
    The Gunpowder treason and plot; 
    I know of no reason 
    Why the Gunpowder treason 
    Should ever be forgot! 
    Guy Fawkes and his companions 
    Did the scheme contrive, 
    To blow the King and Parliament 
    All up alive. 
    Threescore barrels, laid below, 
    To prove old England's overthrow. 
    But, by God's providence, him they catch, 
    With a dark lantern, lighting a match! 
    A stick and a stake 
    For King James's sake! 
    If you won't give me one, 
    I'll take two, 
    The better for me, 
    And the worse for you. 
    A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope, 
    A penn'orth of cheese to choke him, 
    A pint of beer to wash it down, 
    And a jolly good fire to burn him. 
    Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring! 
    Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King! 
    Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!

domingo, 18 de octubre de 2015


Watch this video to learn about USED TO: 

El verbo “use” significa “usar” o “utilizar”. Sin embargo, cuando utilizamos este verbo en el pasado simple, más la preposición “to”, como verbo modal, el significado cambia. Además, se puede utilizar “used to” como adjetivo. A continuación tienes una explicación de los diferentes usos.
To used to (Soler)
El verbo modal “used to” se emplea para indicar algo que ocurría o sucedería en el pasado de manera habitual. También, se utiliza para algo que antes era verdad pero ya no lo es. Como con los otros verbos modales, “used to” está seguido por la forma base del verbo (el infinitivo sin “to”).
Structure (Estructura)
1. Affirmative Sentences (Frases afirmativas)
Sujeto + “used to” + verbo…

We used to go to the beach every summer when I was young. (Cuando era joven solíamos ir a la playa cada verano.)

He used to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, but he gave up last year. (Solía fumar un paquete de cigarrillos al día, pero lo dejo el año pasado.)

used to like mushrooms, but not anymore. (Me solían gustar las setas, pero ya no.)

There used to be a great restaurant here, but it closed a few years ago. (Había un gran restaurante aquí, pero cerró hace unos años.)
2. Negative Sentences (Frases negativas)
Sujeto + “didn’t” + “use to” + verbo…

didn’t use to like mushrooms, but now I do. (No me solían gustar las setas, pero ahora si.)

Food didn’t use to be so expensive. (La comida no solía ser tan cara.)

We didn’t use to go away on holiday very often when I was young. (No solíamos ir de vacaciones a menudo cuando era joven.)
3. Interrogative Sentences (Frases interrogativas)
Did + sujeto + “use to” + verbo…?

Didn’t he use to smoke a lot? (Él solía fumar mucho, ¿no?)

Did you use to live here? (¿Vivías aquí antes?)

Did they use to go to the beach in the summers? (¿Solían ir a la playa durante los veranos?)
Nota: No utilizamos “used to” para acciones habituales en el presente. En vez de este verbo modal, se usa un adverbio como “usually” o “normally” por ejemplo.

We usually go to the beach every summer. (Solemos ir a la playa cada verano.)

He normally smokes a pack of cigarettes every day. (Normalmente él fuma un paquete de cigarrillos cada día.)

They usually play football on the weekends. (Suelen jugar a fútbol los fines de semana.)

 Let's practice!!!

miércoles, 14 de octubre de 2015


Tuesday 13th is considered a day of Bad Luck in Spain, but...Why? 

Do this quiz and you'll be able to discover it!! 

  1. What’s the meaning of Triskaidekaphobia?
  2. How do you call the fear of Friday 13th?
  3. How do you translate into English: "En martes ni te cases ni te embarques, ni de tu casa te apartes"
  4. What happened on these dates?
    1. Tuesday April 13 1204 
    2. Tuesday May 29 1453
  5. Who was Mars?
  6. What is the origin of the name “Tuesday”?
  7. Give examples of 12 things.
  8. Give examples of 13 things.

Answers coming soon 

martes, 22 de septiembre de 2015

EL PEL en el IES Pay Arias

El pasado miércoles 16 de septiembre en las Jornadas de Plurilingüismo: AICLE, CIL, PEL y Programas Educativos Europeos, que se llevaron a cabo en el CEP Luisa Revuelta (Córdoba) tuve la oportunidad de exponer y explicar como trabajamos el Portfolio de las Lenguas Europeas (PEL) 
en nuestro IES Pay Arias. 

Gracias CEPs, por darnos la oportunidad de enseñar y compartir nuestro trabajo y acompañarnos en nuestro aprendizaje. Gracias compañeros y alumnos del IES Pay Arias, por hacer de nuestro IES una pequeña gran comunidad educativa. Gracias teachers de inglés... "You are always there". Special Thanks to: Teacher Antonia por tu trabajo, tus enseñanzas y nuestra compenetración, por todo lo que aprendí y aprendo de ti. MU. 

lunes, 14 de septiembre de 2015

If you don't want it... change it!

One more year together group! You are now in 2CSE!!! 

I know you are going to do your best although sometimes you can feel blue ...

But, in that case you know perfectly well what to do!!! 

¡¡Dale la vuelta a la tortilla!!

If you could read my mind.....

Welcome back to school!! One more year teaching and learning together! 

This is for my 4CSEA students... Your first "listening&writing" activity. 

lunes, 16 de febrero de 2015

Cervantes and Shakespeare

Who was Miguel de Cervantes? and William Shakespeare? 
What do both author have in common?
Why is The Book Day celebrated on 23rd April each year? 

Look at this Prezzi and solve you doubts

domingo, 15 de febrero de 2015

Asking and Giving Directions

I'm lost! Can you help me? 
Revise this vocabulary on directions.

Now watch this video and learn how to arrive everywhere!