15 December 2007


Just a short message from me to all my students and
all the teachers at San Antonio.
I wish you a very merry Christmas! And a wonderful year 2008!

Now, you can have a special Christmas CARD . You only have to follow the instructions.

22 November 2007

STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN! And against every human being.

November 25th is the day to remind the whole world that we must stop VIOLENCE against women

Today was probably another ordinary day for you, but TODAY lots of WOMEN all over the world SUFFERED just because they are women.

For some women HOME is not a refuge, but a place of terror. Every day, in every country in the world, women and girls are beaten and sexually assaulted by husbands, fathers, and other family members. They usually don't tell anybody because they feel scared, embarrased, isolated...

But that's not the way to stop violence. Ask for help if you are in this situation, or know anybody who is.

08 November 2007


" My parents don't understand me! "

The BBC carried out a SURVEY where teenagers speak about their parents, money, school, sex, religion, the pressures of modern life... Have a look at it. Do you agree with them?
This is the EXTRA ACTIVITY for unit 2 (4º ESO).
Now you can play some GAMES and watch this video about being young...

29 October 2007


Here's something for you to watch on Halloween...

This is Halloween

Boys and girls of every age wouldn't you like to see something strange?

Come with us and you will see this, our town of Halloween

This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Pumpkins scream in the dead of night

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene

Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright

it's our town, everybody scream

In this town of Halloween

I am the one hiding under your bed

Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red

I am the one hiding under your stairs

Fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair

This is Halloween, this is
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

In this town we call home

Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

In this town, don't we love it now?

Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

Round that corner, man hiding in the trash can

Something's waiting now to pounce, and how you'll...Scream!

This is Halloween

Red 'n' black, slimy green

Aen't you scared?Well, that's just fine

Say it once, say it twice

Take a chance and roll the dice

Everybody scream, everybody scream

In our town of Halloween!

I am the clown with the tear-away face

Here in a flash and gone without a trace

I am the "who" when you call, "Who's there?"

I am the wind blowing through your hair

I am the shadow on the moon at night

Filling your dreams to the brim with fright

This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

Halloween! Halloween! Tender lumplings everywhere

Life's no fun without a good scare

That's our job, but we're not mean

In our town of HalloweenIn this town

Don't we love it now?Everyone's waiting for the next surprise

Skeleton Jack might catch you in the back

And scream like a banshee

Make you jump out of your skin

This is Halloween, everybody scream

Wont' ya please make way for a very special guy

Our man jack is King of the Pumpkin patch
Everyone hail to the Pumpkin King now
This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
In this town we call home

La la la la-laLa la la la-laLa la la la-la la la-la laWhoo!


20 October 2007


Wearing jewels is not a modern fashion at all.

People started wearing them 40.000 years ago… That’s a long time ago!!!

Do you want to know more about the HISTORY OF JEWELS?
Learn more about jewellry by doing this EXTRA ACTIVITY for unit 1 (4ºESO).

12 October 2007


Read these rules:

1. You mustn't go out with men.
2. You mustn't marry during the time of your contract.
3. You must be home between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
4. Your dresses mustn't be shorter than two inches(=pulgadas) above your ankle.
5. You mustn't travel beyond the city limits without the permission your boss.
6. You mustn't ride in a carriage or automobile with a man.
7. You mustn't dress in bright colors.
8. You mustn't dye(=teñir) your hair.
9. You must wear two petticoats(=enaguas).
10. You mustn't go to ice cream shops.

In the past, when a woman wanted to work as a ??????????????,
She had to obey those RULES.

What's the JOB? And, now, a more difficult question: can you guess the YEAR?

Please, write down your answers and your opinion about the rules.

Here is a little CLUE (a song from a famous film...).
Gangsters Paradise – Coolio

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I take a look at my life and realise there's not much left
Cause I've been brassing and laughing so long that
Even my mamma thinks that my mind is gone
But I ain’t never crossed a man that didn't deserve it
Me be treated like a punk, you know that's unheard of
You better watch how you talking, and where you walking
Or you and your homies might be lined in chalk
I really hate to trip but I gotta lope
As they croak I see myself in the pistol smoke ... fool
I'm the kinda G that little homies want to be like
On my knees in the night, saying prayers in the street light
They been spending most their lives living in the gangsta's paradise
We keep spending most our lives living in the gangsta's paradise

Look at the situation, they got me facing
I can't live a normal life, I was raised by the strip
So I gotta be down with the hood team
Too much television watching got me chasing dreams
I'm a educated fool with money on my mind
Got my 10 in my hand and a gleam in my eye
I'm a loped out gangsta set trippin banger
And my homies is down so don’t arouse my anger ... fool
Death ain’t nothing but a heartbeat away
I'm living life do or die, what can I say
I'm 23 now but will I live to see 24
The way things is going I don't know

Tell me why are we so blind to see
That the ones we hurt are you and me.

They been spending most their lives living in the gangsta's paradise
We keep spending most our lives living in the gangsta's paradise
Power and the money, money and the power
Minute after minute, hour after hour
Everybody's running, but half of them ain’t looking
What's going on in the kitchen, but I don't know what's cooking
They say I've got to learn but nobody's here to teach me
If they can't understand it, how can they reach me
I guess they can'tI guess they won'tI guess they front
That's why I know my life is out of luck ... fool

They been spending most their lives living in the gangsta's paradise
We keep spending most our lives living in the gangsta's paradise
Tell me why are we so blind to see
That the ones we hurt are you and me.
Tell me why are we so blind to see
That the ones we hurt are you and me.

28 September 2007


Hello again, my dear students. Here we are, back at school after a long holiday.....Good luck to all of you!
This year, the BLOG will present one extra activity, or project, for every unit in your book. These activities are for the students who want to improve their marks in English by doing some extra work at home.
The blog will also include information about special occassions for the British people, like Halloween, etc.
I hope you find the blog interesting and useful. And remember you can tell me your suggestions, ideas, etc. to make it more attractive to you.

16 June 2007

4ºB say "GOOD-BYE!"

The students in this group want to say bye-bye to their school, their teachers, and all the friends they have here.

They want to dedicate this song to everybody: "You'll never walk alone"

Also, they left some messages for you to remember them:

Pablo M.: "I'm very sad to leave the school. My time here has taught me a lot of things I'll never forget."

Rocío: "It was so nice meeting you all, and being here."

Alejandro O.: "I hope I'll pass all my exams and get my certificate."

Jairo: "So many moments to remember, I can't believe it's finished. I'd like to start again and make the most of every moment I've lived here"

Pablo A.: "I'm very happy to end my studies in the ESO. I'd like to thank all my teachers, who worked very hard for me."

Alejandro C.: "I've spent the best moments of my life here. I'll always remember my school and my teachers."

Analís: "I can't summarize four years in a message, I'll just say that this year has been wonderful, my classmates were so friendly, I've got unforgetable memories. Thanks to all my teachers."

María: "I don't want to leave my "cole". I'm afraid of the future...But I have to go on. Good luck to all my teachers!

Valeria: "Good-bye to all my friends and my teachers. I admire them very much."

Javi: "The best teachers are here. Thank you all for working so hard and for helping us always."

Iván B.: "Thanks to all my teachers.You taught us that we must try again and again. And you had to be very brave sometimes!"

Álvaro: "It's been four years, that is a long time. I'll never forget my school and everything I've learnt here. Good luck to my friends and my teachers!"

Iván G.: "I want to say sorry to all the tachers who had a bad time because of me. I wish you all have a good summer holiday and better luck for next year."

Cristian: "Bye to all my teachers and friends here. Thank you all. Have a good summer and, Viva er Betis!"

Miguel: "Thank you everybody for giving me the best year of my life."




01 June 2007


Your final exams are very near...
Remember you have to study everyday. Don't leave the revision for the day before the test, it's not a good idea.

You must work hard, but you have to take your time to relax, too.

Do you feel
STRESS before your exams? Leave your comments below... and read this list of TIPS TO HELP YOU.

Now you can do this short
ACTIVITY to learn some vocabulary related to exams.

Now watch, listen and relax...

To finish, here's a JOKE about final exams.

21 May 2007


Se nos va nuestra amiga Orla...
¿Quieres despedirte de ella?

Escribe tu mensaje aquí antes del 31 de Mayo. (No olvides poner tu nombre y curso)

¡Puedes hacerlo en Inglés o en español!

09 May 2007


Do you like hip hop?
Did you know it has
influences of Martial Arts, gymnastics, African music, Salsa,...?
how did it start?
What clothes do you like wearing? Do you like
hip hop style?
If you are very interested in this type of music, look at this list of hip hop vocabulary
Now, listen to the song and then do
these activities.

And... here's a new way to study SHAKESPEARE, have a look!
... or you can listen to this song by one of our old students: RIVO&Nueva Raza.
Finally, watch this:

03 May 2007


Congratulations for your team's victory yesterday. But, remember, life is full of ups and downs...!!
Anyway, here's a VIDEO you'll love to watch.

Did you know that people played fotball 5000 years ago in China?, Did you know that The Greeks or the Romans played football more than 2000 years ago?
Now, learn a little about the ORIGINS OF FOOTBALL.
Here's a list of football VOCABULARY.
How about playing these GAMES?

What about Glasgow? What is it? Where exactly is it? What is it like?
Do you want to know more about this city?, click HERE(Glasgow).
Finally, stop for a minute and write down your comment or your opinion.

26 April 2007


Here's a love song to help you improve your English.
Play it and fill in the gaps with the right prepositions in the first part of the song.

TELL HIM (by Vonda Shepard)

I know something .......... love
You've gotta want it bad
If that guy's got .......... your blood,
Go .......... and get him
If you want him to be the very part .......... you
That makes you want ............. breathe
Here's the thing ......... do

Now, if you want to see the whole lyrics, click here and do these ACTIVITIES.
Finally, you can watch this video and watch Soraya singing the song.
Now listen to it again and sing! It's very easy!

17 April 2007


On April, 22nd we'll celebrate Earth Day.
But we are destroying the Earth (our planet!) faster than ever.
As teenagers, you will inherit(=heredar) the planet. You will need to find ways to go on with human progress, without destroying the Earth in the process.

Recycling programs in our school, conserving energy in your home, and keeping water clean are just a few actions you can take in your community to help the planet. We can educate people to change their habits to have a better future for our Earth.
How big is your (footprint) impact on Earth? Do you really want to know? Do this QUIZ (1st-2nd ESO) or this QUIZ (3rd-4th ESO).
Surprised?, OK,
What can you do?
Now, send me your opinions, suggestions, and play these easy
GAMES, or design your own BOOKMARK(=señalador de libro) to celebrate this day.

11 April 2007



Will anybody stop to listen to him?, Will he get a lot of money?, Will everybody ignore him? What's your opinion?
The Washington Post, an important American newspaper, proposed this experiment to Joshua Bell and.... This is what happened, watch:

31 March 2007


This is my favourite
MARCHA procesional"(click to listen to it). What's your favourite "marcha"? Why?
Easter week is a Catholic celebration in Spain. They celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus and it´s particularly popular in the South. Even though it is a Catholic event, everybody enjoys it. Years ago, it was just a religious feeling. Women wore black clothing, men always wore dark suits with a black tie, and everybody was so serious. Today, in Spain, it's different, together with the religious feeling, people have fun, meet their friends, and see the floats(=pasos) just to enjoy the art in them.

What about EASTER in Great Britain? There're lots of SYMBOLS you'll like to know about.

17 March 2007


One singer?
Or two different singers? Who are they?

To learn about the photo on the left click HERE. To learn about the photo on the right click HERE.

Now watch these two videos and read the song. Which one do you prefer? why? Send your opinions.




08 March 2007


Click HERE to learn about Women's day.
Watch, listen and think... Can we work together to create a "wonderful world" for all men, women and children all over the world? Can you do someting about it in your school, town,...? What?
Now play the video again, listen and practise your English with the song "Wonderful world" (try, it's very easy!):

I see trees of (1)__________, red roses too

I see them bloom for me and (2)____________

And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of (3)____________ and clouds of (4)______________

The bright blessed day, the dark sacred (5)______________

And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colours of the rainbow so pretty in the (6)______________

Are also on the faces of (7)_______________ going by

I see friends shaking hands saying how do you (8)_____________

They're really saying I (9)______________ you.

I hear (10)______________ crying, I watch them grow

They'll learn much more than I'll (11)______________ know

And I think to myself what a wonderful world

Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

01 March 2007


St Patrick's day -March 17th- is a very special day in many English speaking countries (Ireland, the USA, Canada...). Lots of people celebrate this day: they have parties, parades, eat traditional Irish meals and wear green clothes! Some people even dye(tiñen de verde) the rivers...watch this video. But, who was St. Patrick? Why do people celebrate this day? Click HERE and you'll learn about all this. You can also play some GAMES on line.

25 February 2007


Here is a selection of your best projects on Bonnie and Clyde.
Have a look at them!

24 February 2007


The Notting Hill Carnival is a symbol of London's multi-cultural status. It began with the Abolition of Slavery Act (abolición de la esclavitud) in 1833 when the first carnival was celebrated in Trinidad. Caribbean’s took to the streets and celebrated with songs, dance and costumes. During the 1950’s the West Indian immigrants brought their traditions with them to England. The Carnival found a home in Notting Hill in 1964. This carnival has the strong Caribbean style of its origins: Steel Drums, Calypso and Soca music ring through the streets. There are extravagant costumes, floats and dancing. It is a symbol of London’s multi-cultural status. Click HERE to watch a video.
Did you like it? Is it very different from the Carnival in Bollullos?

16 February 2007


Here's a song you know well: Lucky. You can listen to it and do the exercises. Remember songs are a good way to practise and improve your English. Enjoy yourself!

14 February 2007


Happy St. Valentine to averyone! I hope you received lots of carnations from your friends, and sweethearts. Do you know the real story of St.Valentine? Read this text and do the exercises, and then, if you feel inspire, write your own poem. This is the song we'll listen to in class. The group is called The Corrs, and they're from Ireland. I hope you like it.

The Corrs - Breathless
Go on, go on
Leave me breathless
Come on
The daylight's fading slowly
The time with you is standing still
I'm waiting for you only
The slightest touch and I feel weak
I cannot lie
From you I can not hide
I'm losing will to try
Can't hide it
Can't fight it
So go on, go on
Come on leave me breathless
Tempt me, tease me
'Till I can't deny this
Loving feeling
Let me long for your kiss
Go on, go on
Yeah come on
And if there's no tomorrow
And all we have is here and now
I'm happy just to have you
You're all the love I need somehow
It's like a dream
Although I'm not asleep
I never want to wake up
Don't lose it
Don't leave it
So go on, go on
Come on leave me breathless
Tempt me, tease me
'Till I can't deny this
Loving feeling
Let me long for your kiss
Go on, go on
Yeah come on
And I can't lie
From you I can not hide
I've lost my will to try
Can't hide it
Can't fight it
So go on, go on
Come on leave me breathless
Tempt me, tease me
'Till I can't deny this
Loving feeling
Make me long for your kiss
Go on, go on
Come on leave me breathless
Go on, go on
Come on leave me breathless
Go on, go on
Come on leave me breathless
Go on, go on

11 February 2007


This is a new activity for you to practise the past simple. In this exercise you can learn more about Shakira, and when you finish you can watch one of her new VIDEOS. A love song for this week. It's a good way of revising for your next exam.

01 February 2007


Last month I went to a very special place with my family. La Jayona is a mine in the south of Badajoz, you can visit it and you'll learn about how men, women and children worked in mines in the early 1920's. A very interesting place and a beautiful natural scenery. It's a good idea to go there with your family, I'm sure you'll love it!


TONIGHT, some of the monuments in Europe will be in darkness. WHY?...... It's a symbolic complaint against CLIMATE CHANGE. Our planet is getting warmer. Scientists predict more droughts(sequías), floods(inundaciones) and extreme weather and say that human activities are responsible for this. In this short text you can learn more about global warming(calentamiento global), greenhouse effects(efecto invernardero), and its consequences.


Here's a dictionary to help you understand the readings exercises, articles and other activities I propose. Use your dictionary and try to learn a few words everyday!!!

29 January 2007


Did you enjoy the play today? Did you understand most of it? I'd like to know your opinion. Please send your comments. If you want to know a bit more about the real story of these two gangsters click here. (....Thank you for your extra money to help the Saharaui people!)


Hello everybody, Tomorrow we'll be celebrating the day of Peace in the schools. We'll use the song "Zombie", by The Cranberries, in class as a starting point to talk about peace, and eventually we'll produce some messages of peace. I found this information on the web which may help you understand the song better. Read it (it's too long, but you don't have to read it all. Choose the parts you're more interested in) and send me your comments.