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miércoles, 4 de enero de 2017

A stunningly enchanting New Year's Eve story

New Year's Eve is coming closer and our expectations are high as most of our happiness and future seems to depend on how well it all goes. Read this stunningly enchanting New Year's Eve story and give me your opinion:


The Guardian: The New Year’s Eve party when a bad fairy turned into a good friend (

What are your preparations for this occassion? Do you wear anything special? What are your expections? Are you looking forward to it? Are you meeting anybody special? Are you going to a party or are you staying at home with the family?



By the way, do you know the difference between these verbs?

Expect, Hope, Look Forward & Wait (explanation + exercises  & quiz)

Word formation: which verb and adjective does 'stunningly' come from? Watch the latest video of ...

English with Lucy >> 10 stunningly beautiful English words   

What are the most beautiful words for you in English? and in Spanish? or any other language?

English at university: A home from home (episode 16)


Christmas carols are a must-have these days... Merry Christmas!!!

Santa and Sleigh in Morning from AnimateIt.netWhat is a 'must-have' used as a noun or even as an adjective ('must-have accessories)? Looking  it up in the Merriam-Webster, I have found out this: must-have  & synonyms/antonyms

Some examples:
  • A gem of Gothic art that is a must-see.
  • The newest version of the software is a must-have. (something that is necessary to have or get)
  •  Aprons are must-have accessories for the cooking class

English with Lucy >>>> 


Christmas is coming and it is time to sing!!!  

Here's our list of traditional Christmas carols:


 You can send me your hints or give me your opinions about your favourite carols.

Paola's hint: All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey
David's hint: Santa Claus is coming to town    
Alex's hint:  his hint   

Et voici quelques Chants de Noël en français:

Les Choristes-Vois sur ton chemin 

25min of Christmas songs for kids with lyrics to learn French!


sábado, 31 de diciembre de 2016

What do winter rainy days make you feel like?

How do weather conditions affect your mood? >>>> (Can weather affect your mood?)

Some articles to read about the issue:

Word formation: Tell me all the adjectives you can think of connected with the verb TO SLEEP

Listening exercise to do: 'When do you feel sleepy?' (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

English with Lucy >>  PRONUNCIATION

 PRONUNCIATION >>    English Pronunciation Training | Imitation Technique | Tongue Twisters - /l/ /r/ /s/ /ʃ/ /θ/  

 English at university: Lost property (episode 14)


Episode 161214 / 14 December 2016   >>>  Expressions presented: a testament, lived rough, sanctuaries & urban oasis.😉

viernes, 2 de diciembre de 2016

Run, Forrest, run!!!!

Do you like running? jogging? Well, you need a pair of trainers!!

What's the American word for 'trainers'? "I just felt like running" What does this expression mean?
Listening exercise to do: 'Why we love trainers' (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

Have you seen the film Forrest Gump? You can read about the film HERE. Did you like it? What's your opinion?

Here are some newspaper articles from The Guardian for you to read:

English with Lucy >>>> 

PERFECT the TOP 25 IRREGULAR VERBS | British English Pronunciation 

English at university: Dinner time (episode 9)


sábado, 19 de noviembre de 2016

Hiking in the mountain (Composition Unit 2)

          I've been to many places in my life, but I had never been in a mountain to do hiking, so my family and I decided to go last year. We went to the Pyrenees, a great mountain range which is between France and Spain.

          I went there with my parents and my elder brother. My parents and I are very active and we like active holidays, however, my elder brother is too lazy and he is all the time in the sofa. As soon as we arrived, we started to walk, it was about seven o'clock and it would soon be night. After two hours walking, we stopped and my father put up the tents.

          It was quite windy and cold in the tents. We had dinner and we went to sleep. I was in the same tent as my brother. I couldn't sleep because of the cold. It was too late when suddenly, I heard a estrange noise out. I went out of the tent. Surprisingly, there was a big bear next to our tent. The bear started to run after me, I ran as fast as I could. I was so terrified and scared. I stopped running and the bear wasn't there any more. I didn't know where I was, I was lost! Fortunately I had my mobile and I called my parents.

          Afterwards, my parents looked for me, and after thirty minutes they found me. I was frozen. My parents were very worried about me, but later we had a good laugh about it. I've decided that I definitely don't like doing hiking in the mountain!

Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez 1ºA.Bachillerato

viernes, 28 de octubre de 2016

My friend Francisco (Composition Unit 1)

          I'm going to write about my friend Francisco. We've known each other since 2006 when we went to the primary school in Itrabo, so we're close friends. I'm going to describe him because he's my best and I can always count on him.

          Regarding his appearance, my friend Francisco has been going to the same class as me since he was six. Now, he's sixteen years old, and he's fairly tall.Actually, he has been growing taller and taller all  these years. He's slim, and he's got long dark hair and brown eyes. Everyone says he is very thim, although I think he's fine.

          Francisco is quite funny and friendly, he is always making me laugh. Moreover, he is very active and hard-working. In fact, he is always doing something and he really likes playing football. I think Francisco prefers playing football to studying because many times he is playing football when he should be studying. However, he plays football brilliantly. Two years ago, he scoored the most goals for our team.

          Although Francisco and I are very different we get on really well. We hardly ever have arguments. All in all, I think Francisco is the best friend in the world. Everyone should have a friend like him.

Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez 1ºA Bachillerato