Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Merry Xmas!!

3rd ESO Christmas Homework

Dear students of 3rd ESO,

As I told you, this Christmas you will have to find the storytelling you want to perform. I recommend you find two options.

In your groups:
  • Create or find one or two stories (cuentos)
  • Find the script / transcription or create it.
  • Print or write it.
  • Hand it to me the week after Christmas in a folder. (one per group)

Best regards,


Libro de lectura 1ºESO

Guía para realizar el trabajo de lectura de inglés 1ºESO:

  • Lee el libro.
  • Realizar un Podcast, video representación, video tutorial, una grabación explicando los siguientes puntos:
    • Los personajes: cuántos hay, sus nombres, su personalidad, el rol que tienen en la historia (ej. protagonista, mamá del protagonista, vecino, villano...)
    • Haz un resumen del libro (no lo leas, explica brevemente (2-4 minutos) el libro).
    • Opinión personal y explícala.
      • ¿Qué piensas de la historia? ¿Te ha gustado? ¿Por qué?
      • ¿Cuál es tu personaje favorito? ¿Por qué?
  • Las teachers os recomendamos escribir todo antes de aprenderlo y grabarlo para que la grabación sea más fluida.
  • Las grabaciones tienen que ser en .avi, .mp4.
  • La entrega será el 16 de enero como fecha tope. Entrega por email o  pendrive (poned el nombre en el pendrive)
  • Esta actividad es individual.

Anne of Green Gables ISBN 978 84 682 1776 5
Más abajo tenéis este post con la información en inglés.
Your teachers,
Ester & Rosa

Thursday, 30 November 2017

English idioms you can use for your composition

Dear students of 3rd of ESO,

Here you have a list of idioms to be used in your composition and in your everyday life.

Have a lovely day,


Meaning Usage
A blessing in disguise a good thing that seemed bad at first as part of a sentence
A dime a dozen Something common as part of a sentence
Beat around the bush Avoid saying what you mean, usually because it is uncomfortable as part of a sentence
Better late than never Better to arrive late than not to come at all by itself
Bite the bullet To get something over with because it is inevitable as part of a sentence
Break a leg Good luck by itself
Call it a day Stop working on something as part of a sentence
Cut somebody some slack Don't be so critical as part of a sentence
Cutting corners Doing something poorly in order to save time or money as part of a sentence
Easy does it Slow down by itself
Get out of hand Get out of control as part of a sentence
Get something out of your system Do the thing you've been wanting to do so you can move on as part of a sentence
Get your act together Work better or leave by itself
Give someone the benefit of the doubt Trust what someone says as part of a sentence
Go back to the drawing board Start over as part of a sentence
Hang in there Don't give up by itself
Hit the sack Go to sleep as part of a sentence
It's not rocket science It's not complicated by itself
Let someone off the hook To not hold someone responsible for something as part of a sentence
Make a long story short Tell something briefly as part of a sentence
Miss the boat It's too late as part of a sentence
No pain, no gain You have to work for what you want by itself
On the ball Doing a good job as part of a sentence
Pull someone's leg To joke with someone as part of a sentence
Pull yourself together Calm down by itself
So far so good Things are going well so far by itself
Speak of the devil The person we were just talking about showed up! by itself
That's the last straw My patience has run out by itself
The best of both worlds An ideal situation as part of a sentence
Time flies when you're having fun You don't notice how long something lasts when it's fun by itself
To get bent out of shape To get upset as part of a sentence
To make matters worse Make a problem worse as part of a sentence
Under the weather Sick as part of a sentence
We'll cross that bridge when we come to it Let's not talk about that problem right now by itself
Wrap your head around something Understand something complicated as part of a sentence
You can say that again That's true, I agree by itself
Your guess is as good as mine I have no idea by itself

Common English idioms & expressions

These English idioms are used quite regularly in the United States. You may not hear them every day, but they will be very familiar to any native English speaker. You can be confident using any of them when the context is appropriate.
Idiom Meaning Usage
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush What you have is worth more than what you might have later by itself
A penny for your thoughts Tell me what you're thinking by itself
A penny saved is a penny earned Money you save today you can spend later by itself
A perfect storm the worst possible situation as part of a sentence
A picture is worth 1000 words Better to show than tell by itself
Actions speak louder than words Believe what people do and not what they say by itself
Add insult to injury To make a bad situation worse as part of a sentence
Barking up the wrong tree To be mistaken, to be looking for solutions in the wrong place as part of a sentence
Birds of a feather flock together People who are alike are often friends (usually used negatively) by itself
Bite off more than you can chew Take on a project that you cannot finish as part of a sentence
Break the ice Make people feel more comfortable as part of a sentence
By the skin of your teeth Just barely as part of a sentence
Comparing apples to oranges Comparing two things that cannot be compared as part of a sentence
Costs an arm and a leg Very expensive as part of a sentence
Do something at the drop of a hat Do something without having planned beforehand as part of a sentence
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you Treat people fairly. Also known as "The Golden Rule" by itself
Don't count your chickens before they hatch Don't count on something good happening until it's happened. by itself
Don't cry over spilt milk There's no reason to complain about something that can't be fixed by itself
Don't give up your day job You're not very good at this by itself
Don't put all your eggs in one basket What you're doing is too risky by itself
Every cloud has a silver lining Good things come after bad things by itself
Get a taste of your own medicine Get treated the way you've been treating others (negative) as part of a sentence
Give someone the cold shoulder Ignore someone as part of a sentence
Go on a wild goose chase To do something pointless as part of a sentence
Good things come to those who wait Be patient by itself
He has bigger fish to fry He has bigger things to take care of than what we are talking about now by itself
He's a chip off the old block The son is like the father by itself
Hit the nail on the head Get something exactly right by itself
Ignorance is bliss You're better off not knowing by itself
It ain't over till the fat lady sings This isn't over yet by itself
It takes one to know one You're just as bad as I am by itself
It's a piece of cake It's easy by itself
It's raining cats and dogs It's raining hard by itself
Kill two birds with one stone Get two things done with a single action by itself
Let the cat out of the bag Give away a secret as part of a sentence
Live and learn I made a mistake by itself
Look before you leap Take only calculated risks by itself
On thin ice On probation. If you make another mistake, there will be trouble. as part of a sentence
Once in a blue moon Rarely as part of a sentence
Play devil's advocate To argue the opposite, just for the sake of argument as part of a sentence
Put something on ice Put a projet on hold as part of a sentence
Rain on someone's parade To spoil something as part of a sentence
Saving for a rainy day Saving money for later as part of a sentence
Slow and steady wins the race Reliability is more important than speed by itself
Spill the beans Give away a secret as part of a sentence
Take a rain check Postpone a plan as part of a sentence
Take it with a grain of salt Don’t take it too seriously as part of a sentence
The ball is in your court It's your decision by itself
The best thing since sliced bread A really good invention as part of a sentence
The devil is in the details It looks good from a distance, but when you look closer, there are problems by itself
The early bird gets the worm The first people who arrive will get the best stuff by itself
The elephant in the room The big issue, the problem people are avoiding as part of a sentence
The whole nine yards Everything, all the way. as part of a sentence
There are other fish in the sea It's ok to miss this opportunity. Others will arise. by itself
There's a method to his madness He seems crazy but actually he's clever by itself
There's no such thing as a free lunch Nothing is entirely free by itself
Throw caution to the wind Take a risk as part of a sentence
You can't have your cake and eat it too You can't have everything by itself
You can't judge a book by its cover This person or thing may look bad, but it's good inside by itself

Familiar English idioms & proverbs

These English idioms and proverbs are familiar and easily understood by native English speakers, but they are not usually used in everyday conversation. If you haven't mastered the more frequent idioms yet, they are a better place to start, but if you're already familiar with those expressions, the idioms below will further spice up your English.
Idiom Meaning Usage
A little learning is a dangerous thing People who don't understand something fully are dangerous by itself
A snowball effect Events have momentum and build upon each other as part of a sentence
A snowball's chance in hell No chance at all as part of a sentence
A stitch in time saves nine Fix the problem now because it will get worse later by itself
A storm in a teacup A big fuss about a small problem as part of a sentence
An apple a day keeps the doctor away Apples are good for you by itself
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure You can prevent a problem with little effort. Fixing it later is harder. by itself
As right as rain Perfect as part of a sentence
Bolt from the blue Something that happened without warning as part of a sentence
Burn bridges Destroy relationships as part of a sentence
Calm before the storm Something bad is coming, but right now it's calm as part of a sentence
Come rain or shine No matter what as part of a sentence
Curiosity killed the cat Stop asking questions by itself
Cut the mustard Do a good job as part of a sentence
Don't beat a dead horse Move on, this subject is over by itself
Every dog has his day Everyone gets a chance at least once by itself
Familiarity breeds contempt The better you know someone the less you like him by itself
Fit as a fiddle In good health as part of a sentence
Fortune favours the bold Take risks by itself
Get a second wind Have more energy after having been tired as part of a sentence
Get wind of something Hear news of something secret as part of a sentence
Go down in flames Fail spectacularly as part of a sentence
Haste makes waste You'll make mistakes if you rush through something by itself
Have your head in the clouds Not be concentrating as part of a sentence
He who laughs last laughs loudest I'll get you back for what you did by itself
Hear something straight from the horse's mouth Hear something from the person involved as part of a sentence
He's not playing with a full deck He's dumb by itself
He's off his rocker He's crazy by itself
He's sitting on the fence He can't make up his mind by itself
It is a poor workman who blames his tools If you can't do the job, don't blame it on others by itself
It is always darkest before the dawn Things are going to get better by itself
It takes two to tango One person alone isn't responsible. Both people are involved. by itself
Jump on the bandwagon Follow a trend, do what everyone else is doing as part of a sentence
Know which way the wind is blowing Understand the situation (usually negative) as part of a sentence
Leave no stone unturned Look everywhere as part of a sentence
Let sleeping dogs lie Stop discussing an issue as part of a sentence
Like riding a bicycle Something you never forget how to do as part of a sentence
Like two peas in a pod They're always together as part of a sentence
Make hay while the sun shines Take advantage of a good situation as part of a sentence
On cloud nine Very happy as part of a sentence
Once bitten, twice shy You're more cautious when you've been hurt before by itself
Out of the frying pan and into the fire Things are going from bad to worse by itself
Run like the wind Run fast as part of a sentence
Shape up or ship out Work better or leave by itself
Snowed under Busy as part of a sentence
That ship has sailed It's too late by itself
The pot calling the kettle black Someone criticizing someone else he is just as bad as part of a sentence
There are clouds on the horizon Trouble is coming by itself
Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones People who are morally questionable shouldn't criticize others by itself
Through thick and thin In good times and in bad times as part of a sentence
Time is money Work quickly by itself
Waste not, want not Don't waste things and you'll always have enough by itself
We see eye to eye We agree by itself
Weather the storm Go through something difficult as part of a sentence
Well begun is half done Getting a good start is important by itself
When it rains it pours Everything is going wrong at once by itself
You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar You'll get what you want by being nice by itself
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink You can't force someone to make the right decision by itself
You can't make an omelet without breaking some eggs There's always a cost to doing something by itself


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

1st ESO speaking exam

  • Talk about your daily routines.
  • You have to talk for about 1 - 2 minutes.
  • You have to explain the the things you normally, always, never ... do, eat, play ... during the week.
  • OPTIONALLY: you can make a poster.

your teachers:
Rosa & Ester

3rd ESO writing exam

  • Write a composition about the topic mentioned in class.
  • Write 4 paragraphs.
  • Use grammar: e.g. present perfect, past simple, comparatives, superlatives, futrure, conditionals...
  • Use, at least, one idiom.
  • Each paragraph should have, at least, two different connectors .
    • Compulsory:
      • 1st p: Currently / Nowadays
      • 2nd: On the one hand,
      • 3rd: On the other hand,
      • 4th: to finish, / to sum up

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

3rd ESO oral exam

ORAL EXAM 1st semester

This semester you are going to become ecologist.

  • Work in the groups done by the teacher.
  • Make a plan for your event (what you are going to protect, your concerns, the activity you are planning….)
  • Choose a name for your event (catchy titles always make people join your plan!)
  • Decide where and when it will be.
  • Create a poster, power point, custome, leaflet, badgets… to help you!
  • Lenght of the project: 5 – 10 minutes

Ideas for your plan:
  • do a project about recycling or de environment.
  • Clean up your neighbourhood.
  • Make a vegetable garden.
  • Organize a 'question and answer' treasure hunt.
  • Have a fancy dress party.
  • Sell homemade T-shirts or grocery bags.
  • Plant trees or other plants.
  • Have a food festival.
  • Build a recycled sculpture.
  • Organize a sponsored hike.
  • Do a sponsored walk or run.
  • Have a parade.
  • Have a poster competition.
  • Have an art exhibition.
  • Organize a contest.

Monday, 20 November 2017

1st ESO - Anne of the Green Gables

Dear students of 1st ESO,

As you know, you have to read a book for the 15th of January. Here you have the instructions:

  • This book activity is not obligatory but optional, and recommendable to have a higher mark.
  • There will be no exam, but an oral project. 
    • First, you will have to talk about the characters (talk about their personality, role they play/have in the book).
    • Then, you will have to summarize the plot. 
    • Finally, you will have to give your personal opinion and explain:
      • What do you think about the story? Was it good? Bad? and why?
      • What's your favourite moment/situation? and why?
  • It is recommended you write everything before you study and record your video because in this way your speech will be more fluent.
  • You have to record yourself in .avi or .mp4 format, and talk to your teacher to see how to hand it in.
  • This activity has to be done INDIVIDUALLY.
  • Deadline: January 15th.

Anne of Green Gables ISBN 978 84 682 1776 5

Friday, 3 November 2017

3rd ESO keys (student's book page 24.4)


1 has become
2 won
3 fell
4 haven't .... seen
5 moved
6 arrived
7 was
8 discovered
9 started
10 came
11 became
12 has run
13 has won
14 has broken
15 took
16 has .... seen

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Evaluation criteria for ESO

La nota final de la asignatura de inglés se calculará siguiendo los siguientes porcentajes:
CONTENIDOS 70% (4º ESO contiene alguna modificación en este apartado)
Un examen por unidad de vocabulario, gramática.
Un examen trimestral de listening, reading, writing & speaking.
Número de palabras para el ejercicio de expresión escrita. Será requisito indispensable alcanzar el número mínimo de palabras.
1ºESO : 70 – 90 words
2º ESO : 80 – 100 words
3º ESO : 100 – 110 words
4º ESO : 110 – 125 words
Deberes, trabajo en clase, proyectos, controles de verbos (hasta 1 punto), libro de lectura…
Interés, participación, puntualidad, esfuerzo, traer el material necesario…

1º ESO
Anne of Green Gables ISBN 978 84 682 1776 5
Editorial Vicens Vives, colección Black Cat.
Lectura opcional del libro.
Realización OPCIONAL de forma individual un video podcast, video-representación a entregar vía email el lunes 15 de enero. No se aceptarán vídeos fuera de la fecha de entrega. Bonus de 1 punto para la 2ª evaluación.

Little Women ISBN 978 88 530 0473 4
Robinson Crusoe ISBN 9788431690526
Robin Hood ISBN 9788431677534
Editorial Vicens Vives, colección Black Cat.
Lectura OBLIGATORIA de uno de los libros propuestos.
Realización OBLIGATORIA en grupo de una película basada en el libro a entregar vía email el 30 de abril. No se aceptarán vídeos fuera de la fecha de entrega. Bonus de 1 punto para la 2ª evaluación.

Robin Hood ISBN 9788431677534
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ISBN 9788853013279
Journey to the Center of the Earth ISBN 9788468203027
Editorial Vicens Vives, colección Black Cat.
Lectura OBLIGATORIA de uno de los libros propuestos.
Realización OBLIGATORIA en grupo de una película basada en el libro a entregar vía email el 30 de abril. No se aceptarán vídeos fuera de la fecha de entrega. Bonus de 1 punto para la 2ª evaluación.

Charlie and the chocolate Factory ISBN 9780141365374
Editorial Penguin Books
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ISBN 9781408855652
Editorial Bloomsbury
Lectura OBLIGATORIA de uno de los libros propuestos.
Realización OBLIGATORIA en grupo de un trailer basado en el libro a entregar vía email el 30 de abril. No se aceptarán vídeos fuera de la fecha de entrega. Bonus de 1 punto para la 2ª evaluación.

Monday, 10 April 2017

3rd ESO storytelling

Dear students,

As you know, we are going to perform different storytellings during the week after Easter (semana del libro).

We've been divided in groups. Please, let me know if you still don't have group!
You have to look for a script and tell me which story you've chosen. In that way, we'll avoid repetition.

The homework for Easter will be to PPP: prepare, practice and perfectionate.

A timetable will be published here or in class so you'll know the day, hour and class you'll go to.

Remember to prepare a power point and send it to me (Ester) so that I can keep it for the day of the performance.

Wearing a disguise is also welcome, but remember that you have to come to school wearing the uniform! I'll let you time though to prepare yourselves.

Here you have some sources to find a script in case you haven't found one yet.

or enter on youtube and type: "pink fong".

I also want to wish you a lovely Easter.

Your teacher Ester

Sunday, 2 April 2017

How to pass English of the previous year...

Dear students,

I remind you the requirements to pass the subject of English of the last course.

  • You did some activities. If not, you'll have to sit the part of vocabulary and grammar too.
For the day of the recuperación:
  • You will have to do a reading comprehension test.
    •  Students of 2nd ESO: Tuesday, April 4 (with teacher Ester)
    • Students of 3rd and 4th ESO: Thursday, April 6 (with teacher Rosa)

  • You will also have to do a speaking test:
    • 2nd ESO students will have to talk about "likes & dislikes"
    • 3rd ESO students will have to talk about "daily routines & housework"
    • 4th ESO students will have to talk about "last holidays"
Remember to use connectors, useful expressions and grammar seen last year in your listening exam!
For the reading, remember to write complete sentences (subject + subject + verb + complements)

In case you have any question, please ASK YOUR TEACHER!


Friday, 3 February 2017

1st ESO students

Dear students and families,

As you know, we are doing in school some exams of Cambridge. Due to this, next Monday February 6th, students of 1ESO who are considering doing the exam of A2 this year in the school, will stay for about 15 - 20 minutes at 13.00 in the class of 1st ESO B to do the listening part of an extra test I have given to them. Tutors have informed personally those students who passed the first exam.

We will tell you more as soon as we know.

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, 2 February 2017

**Happiness Recipe** 3rd ESO

SUN 3rd A
The best recite to have a happy life is called “the magic recipe”. It has three important ingredients to be happy.
The first is laughter, it is fundamental to have fun and also enjoy a good life.
The next ingredient is love, it is essential to do all things with love, because it gives good luck and energy to our life.
Another is positivity, it makes us strong and willingness to live the present.
The family and the friends are fundamental ingredients, because having a good company makes us want to live and enjoy the good times with them.
And the last is madness, living with a little madness always comes right for ourselves.
These ingredients will help you to get a happy and magical life.

Mr Bean 3rd A
·         One spoonful of happiness.
·         Two or three smiles.
·         A couple of laughter.
·         A spot of love.
·         A lot of hugs.
·         One or two kisses.
·         Three or four friends.
·         A bit of affection chocolate.
                First, we put a bowl with the friends, we shake during a few seconds, we add the spoonful of happiness, the couple of laughter and the smiles. We put all in the oven, for thirty minutes.
                Later, we take out the cake, and we add the spot of love with the hugs. If you want, you can put one or two kisses.
                At the end, we put the happiness cake on the fridge, and before eating it we add the affection chocolate.

Chocolate 3rd  A
Fantastic chocolate!
Ingredients for 2 people:
·          100 grams of cocoa.
·          1 pot of kindness.
·          1 petal of a red and bright rose.
·          100 mililiters of milk.
·          1 can of smiles.
·          20 grams of crunchy cereals.
·          1 tablespoon of honey.
·          10 grams of crushed cookies.
·          1 sachet of dearness.
·          A jar of empathy.
                First, crush the cocoa in a coffee grinder until obtaining a thick brown paste. Then, boil water in a saucepan and, in another smaller, add the cocoa. When the paste of cocoa is hot, crush it again to obtain a smooth texture of chocolate.
                After that, add the milk, the petal, the cereals, the cookies and the honey. Mix the chocolate with all the ingredients and later place them in a mold.
                Finally, mix all the senses and add them to the chocolate before putting it in the fridge. Keep it settle until it cools and becomes consistent.

Blue and Red 3rd B
·         A spoon of tolerance.
·         3-4 cuffs of friendship.
·         10 cups of goodness.
·         A saucepan of charity.
·         Many drops of sincerity.
How to do:
Before starting the recipe, you have to have illusion. We start:
First, if we mix the friendship with the goodness, we’ll have the respect. Next, you have to put together the charity d the tolerance and you will obtain kindness. Finally, in a plate, we put together the respect and the kindness and you have to add the sincerity and you have the dish: happiness. It is a smile in the street, be comfortable with the people of other gender, skin color, religion… that is to say, showing tolerance.
And you will have your recipe. Enjoy it, it is wonderful!

Flower 3rd  B
Ingredients for breakfast:
·         Smiles (a big glass)
·         Self-confidence (1 slice)
·         Positive attitude (1 slice)
Ingredients for lunch:
·         Humility (1 bar)
·         Bounty (1 brik)
·         Lots of understanding
·         Large amount of patience
Ingredients for dinner:
·         Effort (large quantity)
·         Joy (optional)
·         Gratitude (inmense amount)
Preparation method:
Start the day with a big hot glass of smiles, a toast of positive attitude and another toast of self-confidence.
At school I share my lunch with my classmates. It is a humility bar and a brick of bounty, sweetened with a lot of understanding. Have plenty of patience with people who don’t want to share my lunch.
At home, put an enormous amount of effort into doing my homework, so that I can feel good about myself, and thus share the dinners with joy. At bedtime, don’t forget to give thanks to God for my life and for this wonderful shared day.

Kate Becket 3rd  B
This recipe is very easy and quick to do. The ingredients that you will need are:
Three spoons of love, 5 dl of patience, a half cup of kindness, a full cup of faith, 0,1 kg of flour and two glasses of glitter.
Pour the three spoons of love in a big bowl with the 5 dl of patience then, mix it up. Warm it up in the microwave for five minutes! After that, mix the half cup of kindness and 0,1 kg of flour in another bowl. Then mix everything together and add a full cup of faith. To finish, sprinkle a little bit of glitter.

Gala 3rd  C
·         Family
·         Friends
·         Love
·         Peace
·         Joy
·         Laughs
·         Music
How to cook:
First of all you need a group of people that you really love like your family or your friends. I strongly believe that this is the main secret of this recipe.
Then you must mix these ingredients with a lot of love, peace and joy. After that, you must sing beautiful songs and play funny games. Meanwhile, you must eat tasty cakes. Finally, you must add laughs, music and dance.
In conclusion, I would like that you enjoy this recipe and have a great time.
Misaki Mei 3rd  C
Main ingredients:
·         Love
·         Friendship
·         Generosity
·         Hope
·         Humility
To decorate:
·         A friend’s hug.
·         A relative’s kiss.
How to cook:
1.       First, you have to beat the humility and the generosity until you have a uniform mixture. Then, you have to cut the love and the friendship in small pieces to mix them well, and add them to the first mixture.
2.       Now, you have to prepare a heart-shaped mould by spreading the hope in its base, and pur the dough into it. Next, the mould should be placed in the oven at 160 degrees for half an hour. While the dough is cooked, you can put the friend’s hug and the relative’s kiss in a pastry bag.
3.       After 30 minutes, remove the mould from the oven. Finally, decorate the dough already cooked and you’ve got the HAPPINESS.

Yung Beef SL 3rd  C
·         100g of positivity
·         Friends dust
·         A bag of money
·         Health
·         Family dust
·         A pot of smiles
·         10g of empathy
·         Some water
First of all, take the bag of money and mix it with the 100g of positivity in a bowl. While you do the mixture, switch on the oven to 200ºC.
Secondly, take another bowl or a glass and fill it with water. After that, add the pot of smiles, the health and the empathy and mix it until the water gets rainbow colours.
Last steps. Take the water and mix it with the mass we’ve made before and finally, put it inside the oven for half an hour.
When it has finished, add the friends and family dust and it will be finished.