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January 16, 2017


These are the districts mentioned on Chapter 3 of American Cities. Can you locate them on this map?

January 10, 2017

Some people talk about New Year´s Resolution

If we were honest about New Year's Resolutions... what would we really think?

January 05, 2017

Expressions with "do"

Happy New Year to you!!
Why not start learning a few useful expressions with "do"?

December 31, 2016

Chapter one and two

How is your reading going? Are you enjoying it? After reading chapter one and two from American Cities, can you answer these questions?

1. What does this painting represent?

2. What are these called?

3. Can you change these verbs into nouns?:
-  grow >
-  settle >
-  hunt >

4. Who were Lewis and Clark?

5. What are "tenements"?

6. What does Ellis Island represent in America?

7. What happened in 1929?

December 21, 2016

Christmas homework assignments


I'd like to remind you of the work to do at Christmas holidays:

- Coursebook: exercises on page 136 (comparisons)

- My gramar Lab: exercises on pages117, 118, 119 & 120 (present perfect simple and present perfect continuous)

- American Cities: read chapter one and two
and work on exercises on pages 4-5; p 13-15; p 24-26)

Have a swell time!

December 15, 2016

American Cities presentation schedule


This is the list of topics to present in January and February. You may want to start doing some research.

American Cities


As some of you couldn't find the reader by Gina D. B. Clemen Blackcat readers (Vicens Vives), I asked the editorial. They told me you could order it online on this link and then you would have it sent to your homes in a couple of days.

We will start reading this book next week: Dec 20th and 21st

How much did the Dutch pay for Manhattan Island in 1614? Where is the world's blue jeans headquarters? Who can you meet in the 'Malibu Colony', near Los Angeles?

New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Orleans are America's most distinctive and exciting cities. Similar in some ways and yet completely different in others, they fascinate everyone who visits them. Open this book and find out why.

December 06, 2016

The 45th president

Trump Therapy: With Love from Abroad

Liberal Americans are distraught over Mr. Trump’s victory. So we asked eight international comedians — from Cuba to Nigeria to Saudi Arabia — how they cope with their political angst.

December 02, 2016

Cooking contest

For our Cultural Day on December 22, the school has organized a cooking contest.
If you want to participate, you have to cook a dish from an English speaking country.

Check out these links for new cuisine and all-time-favourites or these recipes.

- Jamie Olivier
- Delia on line
- Martha Steward
- The New York Times cooking Videos
- Get Baking with the Bbc

Where: Room  (sweet dishes) and  (savoury dishes) between 18:30 and 19h
What: Sweet and savoury British or American Recipes
Jury: 1 school member, 1 student, 1 teacher
Prize: English learning materials. 
For requirements to take part, click here

November 29, 2016

Alfred Hitchcock 1960 BBC TV interview

Hitch discusses his film PSYCHO with Robert Robinson on the BBC. 
I recommend visiting the exhibition on this famous film director at Fundación Telefónica, 3 Fuencarral Street


November 28, 2016

A British Christmas tradition: the pantomime!

There’s an unusual British tradition that takes place every year at Christmas called the pantomime (often referred to as the “panto”). A pantomime is basically a Christmas theatre play that’s popular with both children and adults. If you ever find yourself in Britain around Christmas time, you should try to go to one. Here are 6 key elements of a typical pantomime.

If you're in Madrid on 9th to 11th December, come and watch a pantomime (a traditional Christmas play, with music, jokes and songs). You'll have a great time and really improve your English. Click here for tickets and more information!

November 27, 2016

Adelante Africa


This is the Adelante Africa Project that the family on the coursebook listening set up. Have a look at their web page, isn't it fascinating?

Below you'll find the video Jane's son took of her teaching nursery school children.