13 Oct 2016

Entry Checker Upper-Intermediate

Hey students! Welcome to our course!

As you know when you buy your upper-intermediate books, inside the workbook you can find a bunch of activities to revise the grammar contents of the previous year, called the Grammar Checker. However, the key for these exercises is not included. Well, here you are.


You need to know the contents of this booklet well in order to be ready for the grammar contents of the upper-intermediate book. 

So, enjoy revising them!

3 Nov 2015

Extra Grammar Activities! 1B2

Hey Students!
You asked me the other day for more grammar activities to practise at home, and here you are! They're related to all the grammar contents of our upper-intermediate book. 

You just need to click on the link and print the specific section (e.g. 1A) and do it. Of course I've included the Answer Key so you can check your answers once you've done the activities.  

Intro   1A    1B    2A    2B    3A    3B    4A    4B    5A    5B    6A    6B    7A   7B    8A    8B   

 9A    9B    10A    10B          Answer Key 1        Anwer Key 2       Answer Key 3

Mini Grammar 1B      Mini Grammar 3A       Mini Grammar 7A

Mini Grammar 7B      Mini Grammar 8A     Mini Grammar 9A     Mini Grammar Key

If you have questions, ask in class or in a comment on this post and other students or the teacher will answer your doubts. 

Enjoy the practice!

21 Oct 2015

Discourse Markers List

If you need a complete list of discourse markers to use when writing and speaking, check out this one. Look at the examples since each marker is usually used in a particular position in the sentence and you need to bear that in mind. 


16 Oct 2015

Useful Expressions

When you're discussing topics they are some expressions you can use to sound more natural in English, for example to ask somebody's opinion "Helen, what do you think about this?", to state your opinion "The way I see it..." or to interrupt if the other speakers don't let you talk "Can I add something here?".

Besides, it's also necesary to agree or disagree with others in a conversation. So, you can use "I'm with you on this" to agree, or "I'm not sure about that" to disagree.

These are only some examples, but there are many others you can use. 

Here you have a document with a list of useful expressions. I recommend you print it and use it when discussig topics. It's good practice for the exam!

1 Oct 2015

New academic year 2015-2016

Here we are again starting a new academic year 
and it's absolutely true the saying 'time flies'!

So a new year with new students, new things to learn and teach, 
to share, to discuss, to work hard and enjoy. 

I hope my students will be as curious as me.


29 Dec 2014

Merry X-mas

How are you doing these Christmas holidays? 
I hope you're enjoying free time with friends and family, having fun and tasting good food.

 And talking about food, would you like to try some Christmas recipes?
(Click on each image to see the recipe.)
         
And finally a Christmas song to wish you the best Christmas ever.

6 Oct 2014

Practise Discourse Markers

Hey students, we've seen in class how important discourse markers are. Now here you are some more activities to practise them. 

Linkers 1
Linkers 2
Linkers 3
Linkers 4

Remember you have the grammar explanation in your book in unit 1 and also in unit 4. Besides, there's also a very complete list of discourse markers which you should print and study.

Enjoy the practice!

3 Oct 2014

Extra Grammar Activities 2B2

Hi English Students!
I've included in this post the links to all the extra grammar activities which you can use to reinforce the contents seen in class (in the 2nd advanced course 2B2). You need to print the documents in order to do them. Remember to use these documents after seeing the corresponding section in class.

1A     1B     1C     2A     2B     2C     3A     3B     3C     
4A     4B     4C     5A     5B     5C     6A     6B     6C     
7A     7B     7C     Answers 1    Answers 2 

The correct answers are also included, so you can check your answers once you've done them, of course.

If you have questions, ask in class or in a comment and other students or the teacher will answer your doubts.

Enjoy the practice!

2 Oct 2014

Grammar Checker for Advanced

Hey students! How are you doing?

As you know when you buy your advanced books, inside the workbook you can find a bunch of activities to revise the grammar contents of the previous year, called the Grammar Checker for Advanced. However, the key for these exercises is not included. Well, here you are.


You need to know the contents of this booklet well in order to be ready for the grammar contents of the advanced book. 

So, enjoy the weekend revising them!

25 Sep 2014

Welcome 2014-2015

Hey students! So, here we are again with a whole academic year ahead of us, a year to experience new things and meet new classmates, to read English books and online newspapers, to get hooked up on new TV series and enjoy English films, a year to learn a lot and work hard. 

Since it's the beginning of the academic year we have plenty of time but we also have many things to do. So don't rest on your laurels!


And start the year with a positive thought! This year is going to be your year!

8 Feb 2014

It's a boy

Hi students! As some of you already know I'm on maternity leave because last week I gave birth to a baby boy, Izan! We're both great and incredibly happy!!

I'll be off work for a few months in order to enjoy my kid and this new experience in my life. Consequently, I'm going to take a break on publishing things on the blog. I'll continue posting regularly next academic year. 

11 Jan 2014

Word of the week: Homebody

This week's word is

homebody

which is a noun used to refer to a person who likes staying at home rather than going out, something normal when it's cold, isn't it? 

Example: I have always been a homebody, just hiding out in my little cottage