Monday, 8 December 2008

What do you want for Christmas?

Hello students!

Holidays are around the corner. A last push with your exams, and you can start making plans for Christmas.

I am going to propose a plan already! We are going to sing in English a Christmas Carol. You can watch it, from the film "Love actually", sung by a precious girl with a wonderful voice. We don't have to sing as well as she does but we can try...

In the following link you have both lyrics and Mariah Carey's original version. Added is a video of her with pictures of Johnny Depp, who is not someone disgusting to look at...

Listen to it and when you feel ready, go to the karaoke version. Have fun!

This is the karaoke version, with incorporated lyrics.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Turkey time!

American people are not only celebrating that Bush is gone forever and Obama is here. This week they are going to celebrate Thanksgiving day.

Our class today is based on knowing about this celebration.

Go to the following link and start. Don't worry, it is difficult the first time you listen to it, but you can listen as many times as you need.

Now watch and answer. In the following list, you have some words which can help you understand the sketch better:


Trifle = type of English cake
From scratch= desde el comienzo, de cero
Right before= justo antes
Layer= capa, sedimento
Sneak and taste= probar a hurtadillas a escondidas
Shepherd pie = pastel de carne con patatas
Screw up = fastidiar algo
Eggplant= berenjena
Selfish = egoista
Balcony = terraza
“I’ll help you dial” = te ayudaré a marcar (to dial es marcar un número de teléfono)
Feet = pies
Are you kidding? = ¿Estás de broma?
Grab = agarrar, coger fuertemente
Pot =marihuana
Drugs = drogas, medicinas (en este contexto drogas)
Stick by someone= apoyar a alguien

What is Rachel's weird ingredient in her trifle cake?

Why does she make that mistake?

How many people are invited to Thanksgiving dinner?

Where does Chandler go to have his dessert?

Who is the only one enjoying his dessert?

Can you name any of the ingredients she put in her cake?

I know we don't celebrate Thanksgiving but let's wish them a nice day.

Coming soon to a theatre near you!

This is the sentence you hear at the States every time a new movie is released in theatres around the country.

Take a look at this trailer. Both 4th of ESO (we are talking about books, and this film is based on a best-seller from a book series, first one with the same title as the film ) and 2nd of Bachillerato. About the book, you can put it down once you have started reading it. I haven't read the second one but it seems to be as good as the first. The film... What can I say? I will watch it in Christmas for sure. Take a look at it. Enjoy it!

Friday, 21 November 2008

Hello 4th of ESO!

You can raise your marks in this evaluation if you engage in the following project.

You have to do a glogster, using the three topics for the evaluation: Teenagers today, books and the material world.

You can use images, songs, videos, etc.

This is a voluntary assignment. But it could help you if your grades are not good enough.

Take a look at the following samples:

It seems difficult but it is not.

Today we are going to play with glogster. Have fun and a great weekend!


Tuesday, 18 November 2008

You are doing really well!

I have seen you are tackling glogster perfectly fine.
Keep it up. In the meantime, take a look at this. I know many of you have seen him but he is a success story. Really admirable, and we can also play different tunes...

Listen and watch the first video.

1. What is Paul's profession? Where is he from?
2. What is the title of the song he sings? What language is he singing in?
3. What is the name of his company?
4. What does the woman jury call Paul?

Now listen and watch again.

Monday, 17 November 2008

This is good a little competition...

Good morning students!
I see that creativity is not only a privilege for Art students...
Take a look at Rafa and Daniel's glogster as well as Arianna's. You can do it as they did, and really well. By the way, Rafa and Daniel, the mouth getting its tongue in an out all the time is a plus (positivo) ha, ha, ha. I'm just kidding (new word?). Bon Jovi is one of my favourite singers but he was better at the beginning. Now he has sold himself to gold... Still, he is great and... yummy!
See you around


Wow, look at Arianna's glogster

Take a look at the comments section and copy and paste in the bar address her glogster. This is what Iam looking for. Very well Arianna!

Sometimes, when the media video is very "heavy" talking in tech language, it takes a while to reproduce it. Do not worry, the second time you play it is much better.

Keep up the good work!


Sunday, 16 November 2008

2PAC for 2nd year of Bachillerato

Hi dear students. It is a beautiful Sunday morning and you can take advantage of it, but this evening you should study so it may be the time to take a look at your new assignment.

You will have to create a page in the link
It is very easy.

But in the mean time, you will have to answer to the following questions on 2Pac Shakur's life

1. Name three places where Tupac stayed during his short life.

2. Could you say in which state is Baltimore (MD)?

3. Besides singing, what other activity was he engaged in?

Now find synonyms in the text:
a) incapable
b) killer
c) astonishing
d) withdrawn

Finally, in addition to Past simple, which of course it is the main tense to narrate events in the past, can you find different tenses in the text? Can you say what tenses they are and provide samples?

I hope your weekend it's been as productive and relaxing as mine. See you tomorrow!


Sunday, 9 November 2008

About B-Boying

Follow the following instructions about the article on B-Boying


1. Read the text again and try to answer if the following statements are true or false.

a. B-boying emphasizes on style and power moves.
b. Hip hop and house had been spreading over the world as b-boying.
c. B- Boying started at the end of the sixties.
d. When breaking was almost death Costa Rican boys put breaking in a new dimension.
e. B-boying became more popular due to a film called Footloose.
f. California was the place where b-boying took more importance in the 90´s´.

2. Find synonyms for the following words:
a. to catch (2nd paragraph)
b. kind (3rd paragraph)
c. youngsters (3rd paragraph)
e. revival (6th paragraph)

3. After looking at the two videos, can you explain the differences between them?

a. Look at the song lyrics, which is in
b. What is the song about ?
c. Look for one of your favourite song in the following address and try to find the lyrics.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Thank Daniel !!!! 2º C Bach

Hi students!

You already know what bboying is, right? I didn't so I have decided we are all going to learn about it.
Take a look at the article and when you have read it al least a couple of times, you will have to do something in class.

Especially you, Daniel...

Then, take a look at the song in the video and the video itself. I'll bring the lyrics to class.

Hip Hop A Capella - Watch more amazing videos here

Good night everyone.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Hello my Arts Bachillerato!!! OK Science pals can join in too

Do you want to be creative for Halloween?

Try the following addresses.

Have fun, ha ha ha ha ha, hoooo, boooooo

Ms. Lopez

Hello 4º A

Hi, everyone!

I am sorry I wasn't in class today. I'm afraid I won't be at school next Thursday, so I will miss all the Halloween stuff.

I know it is not the same, but I am sending you two links, so you can enjoy this typical Anglo-Saxon celebration.

Have fun with them!
With this address you can send me a mail message. Follow these instructions:
a. Type your message in the box: "enter you message"
b. Do it in English
c. Choose one of the characters
d. Write your mail if you have one, in the box: "your email"
e. Write my mail
f. If you want to check your message before you send it to me, click on "preview". You will have a surprise!
e. Send it!

2.How much do you really know about Halloween?
Find out taking the following quiz.


Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Tomorrow's session

Hi everyone in 2nd of Bachillerato

To see the link, you have to scroll down your screen on the right hand side and you will get to the first entrance I did for you, students of 2nd year of Bachillerato.

I'll try to have a computer session with both bachilleratos tomorrow. Then, you won't have any more problems.

I include the link again, but, have you ever seen a blog before?

Aye, aye, these new tech generation...

Ms Lopez

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

A new address for all my students

Hi everyone!
I am going to introduce to you a new tool that you can even use out of class, for your friends, to send messages, invitations, send stuff to people who are far from Fuenlabrada (family or friends abroad, etc).
I will tell you how to use it, but I think many of you can figure out on your own. I will send a link to one of my first postings on this page, so you try to do the same.

Have fun!

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Only because is Halloween and you are in 2nd year of Bachillerato

Do you think you know how to get a girl or a boy's attention towards you?
Watch this video and tell me what you think. It is just to have a laugh, but do you think the message is true? Write about it in a comment. If you are under 18 you shouldn't watch it! But my nine-year old did by accident!

Have fun

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Don't forget to sign your comments!

Hi everyone.
This comment is nice, with some mistakes but I appreciate the effort. My problem is: Who are you? I f you don't sign your comments, I won't be able to give credit, since I am not a mind-reader!!!

Go and sign whoever took the effort.

See you tomorrow

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Bachillerato 2º C

Hello students!

Instead of giving you a copy of the test you are going to do during the next fortnight (15 days), I insert a link and you can print it. If you have any problems getting it let me know in class.

You have to download "inglés, 2001 June"

In addition, I am going to post a link where you can practice present simple and present continuous in a much more fun format.

Have fun, or not but do it!!!!

Ms. López

Thursday, 2 October 2008


What do you know about her?

She is one of the hottest and most famous female pop singers at this moment. What do you know about her? Look for the following information:

How old is she?
Where was she born?
How many brothers and sisters has she got?
Something curious about her.

Then listen to her songs and try to sing it while you watch it.

Have fun!

Monday, 8 September 2008

Bienvenido/a a nuestra página Web

Bienvenido/a a nuestra página Web


Hello students!

This is your place, a place where you can exchange ideas, work, thoughts, everything you like, but only in English.

I am Nieves, your new English teacher for this course. I want to share my experiences with you, my knowledge of the Anglo-Saxon world so you can understand why English is not only a subject you have to study, but also a very important tool for communication.

Your first task is going to be writing a brief introduction about yourself, your interests and your likes and dislikes. You have to write at least ten sentences.

Do not worry! Your participation in the blog is absolutely confidential. I will send a flier to your parents so they know about the blog and how to use it.

I hope you enjoy English and my classes. I abide by the following quote by Colleen C. Barrett: "Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun."