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June 30, 2014

World Records


You may read and listen to different world records at the same time with this HotEnglish magazine handout. How about you? Do you know of any other world record?


June 27, 2014

Summer Courses


As some of you asked about summer courses, I am posting these conversation and general English courses taught both at Jesús Maestro and Acorcón.

June 26, 2014



If you passed in June, you may have a look at this link to know when to do your registration for next course.

As for the provisional NA1 schedule next year, click here!

Why do some Scots want to leave the United Kingdom?

June 23, 2014

Influencer Interviews: Sir Martin Sorrell

LinkedIn Executive Editor Dan Roth speaks with WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell about the state of advertising, creativity, Mad Men, and more.

June 21, 2014

Spanish news on CNN

Isn't it interesting to know what is said about us in foreign channels?
On the day Spain inaugurated a new king, Christiane Amanpour speaks with Artur Mas, president of Catalonia.

Catalan leader pushes on for independence Amanpour| Added on June 19, 2014

June 20, 2014

Motivational quotes

My computer has been off for almost two weeks, but fortunately I'm back to normal now.
Today I'm posting some motivational quotes to help you build good habits. Which one do you like best? Why? Why not write down the answer in the comment?
These are especially meant for those who failed the exam and are preparing hard to try again in September. Enjoy this deck and get some inspiration!

June 19, 2014

Do Children Learn Better in Same-Sex Schools?

The debate continues over whether all-girls and all-boys schools are more effective than schools where girls and boys learn together.

June 12, 2014

And finally...


As the final results are ready, I won't make you wait any longer. You can see your grades below:
Have a good weekend!

June 09, 2014

There they go!


You may now read your grades:

at 19h30 today


Grades will be published here on the blog and the school board on the ground floor at 19:30 today Monday 9th.

Oral Exams will take place on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Final grades will be published on June 13th and remember you can check your exam on June 16 at 19h.

Have a good day!

June 07, 2014

Vegetarian UK

Read about vegetarianism in the UK and then do the three exercises.
  • How important is meat in your diet?
  • Could you happily live without ever eating any meat? In the UK vegetarianism is becoming more and more popular.
Vegetarianism is increasing in the UK as more and more British people are deciding not to eat meat and animal products. According to the Vegetarian Society, 2000 people are giving up meat and ‘going veggie’ in Britain every week. There’s even a ‘National Vegetarian Week’ organised every year to encourage people to try a meat-free lifestyle.

June 06, 2014

Keep practicing

Keep listening and learning by following these steps from

Step 1 Read the Question. Briefly think about the question
Step 2 Play the Video. Listen for meaning. The first time, try to listen with the captions off.
Step 3 Take the Quiz After listening, open the quiz and try to answer the questions.
Step 4 Listen with Captions. Open the "CC" button and read the text as you listen. CC means "Closed Captions."
Step 5  Answer the question yourself copying expressions from the speakers. Listen to yourself speaking up.
  1. What extreme sport would you like to try?
  2. What adventure you would like to do?
  3. Has your life changed?
Don't forget to do the multiple choice activity on the right of these links:

June 04, 2014

Internet has revolutionized reading

This is an American poet Kenneth Goldsmith commenting on reading today.
How about you?
  • Do you tend to read long novels? Do you read a lot of garbage?
  • Do you think people are reading today more then ever? Do people engage in literature more today than ever?
  • What type of reading do you do? Do you read a book from front to back? Do you also skim, browse, graze, forward, pause, bookmark?
Skim: to read (something) quickly, missing out parts
Browse: (of people) to glance through a book etc casually
Source: CNN Reading for Leading

June 01, 2014


I thought you may want to have a look at this link, again from my colleague Michel.
For and against writing. 

Thanks mate!

The science of attraction

Romantic chemistry is all about warm, gooey feelings that gush from the deepest depths of the heart…right? Not quite. Actually, the real boss behind attraction is your brain, which runs through a very quick, very complex series of calculations when assessing a potential partner. Dawn Maslar explores how our five senses contribute to this mating game, citing some pretty wild studies along the way. 

Open discussion: joelle markgraf, Source: TED Talks.

Does this video change your definition on what love is? What relationships are? Or make you question if there really is such a thing as love and it's really just biology?