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May 29, 2016

Cincinnati zoo

Cincinnati zoo kills gorilla to save child who slipped into enclosure
Source: CNN
That was a difficult choice, don't you think?
Good luck tomorrow!

May 27, 2016

Can plants communicate?

The subject of plant communication has been hotly debated in the scientific community over the past several decades. While most scientists now agree that communication does occur, there is still considerable controversy about how to interpret these phenomena.

May 25, 2016

Standing-up rephrasing

Hi, You may correct the rephrasing exercise with did in class but didn't find the time to finish.

May 24, 2016

Shakespeare in Song! on Friday 27 at 20h

How to make your brain age better

One of the best ways to keep your brain sharp as you get older may be to stay busy, according to new research. While scientists have previously recommended engaging in mentally challenging activities, a new study suggests that keeping a packed schedule may offer similar benefits.

May 23, 2016

Expressions with "go"

Listen and learn these useful expressions with the verb "go" from HotEnglish:

May 20, 2016

Exam schedule

The written exam on May 30th will follow this schedule:
16h - 17:15    Reading Comprehension
17:20 - 17:50 Listening Comprehension
10 minute Break
18 - 19:10      Written Expression

As you already know, the speaking exam Schedule is as follows:
  1. Speaking Exam on June 2nd
  2. Speaking Exam on June 3rd

May 19, 2016

Assignments for Monday 23 & Tuesday 24


These are the assignments for the weekend:
- Page 105+106 from the course book
- Unit 7 review and extension, p 90
- Rephrasing and Reading comprehension

The active and passive voice

May 14, 2016

Pairs for speaking exam on June 2nd

These are the pairs for Thursday June 2nd:

15:30 Cristina G - Agustín S
15:50 Pilar S - Esther V
16:10 Belén M. - Carmen G
16:30 Cristina R- Juan Carlos C
16:50 Gabriel G - Petra P
17:10 Violeta P - Gema M
17:30 Manuel R - Antonia M
17:50 Alejandra G - Aser V L
18:10 Mariano V - Jara Q
18:30 Juan M - Carlos A
18:50 Soraya G -Vicente P

Pairs for speaking exam on June 3rd


These are the pairs for the speaking exam on Friday June 3rd:

15:30 Eva M- Margarita R
15:50 Eloísa D- Sheila R
16:10 Sonsoles A - Oliver S
16:30 David C-Matías I
16:50 Jorge G - Alfonso P
17:10 Inés G - Horacio G
17:30 Pablo E - Carolina D
17:50 Teresa G - Zarko J
18:10 Ana B - Kelly A
18:30 Irene V - Marta M
18:50 Marta M- Marisa R
19:10 Asier M- Asunción E - Laura G
19:30 Leticia J - Celia L
19:50 Antonio M- María S

May 10, 2016

Are small towns better to live than big cities?

Are small towns safer than big cities? Are they better for the environment? Provide reasons when expressing your opinion in the comment section below.
You may want to get some ideas from this listening at

May 09, 2016

Theater play on Friday 13

This coming Friday 13 we are having a couple of activities at the English Department. First,  Social Media Quiz and then at 19h a fundrising theater play. Don't miss it!

Phrasal Verbs for the phone


These are very useful expressions to be used when talking on the phone. Listen to them as well.

Source: HotEnglish

May 08, 2016

'It’s a brave thing, loving another person': readers share stories of motherhood

As today it's mothering day in the UK, you may find these experiences from The Guardian interesting. Which one do you find more interesting? Mine is ‘For me, being a mother means being in love with yourself.’

Ahead of Mother’s Day we asked readers for their experiences of motherhood, as well as memories of their own mothers. Here are some of their moving stories and tributes

May 05, 2016

Shakespeare in Song!

Singing students are going to perform Shakespeare's songs in two concerts that will take place on
  • Friday 20 May at 12-12:30 at Teresa Braganza's Conservatory (Lucero Metro station)
  • Friday 27 May at Arturo Soria Conservatory
This compilation os songs from Shakespeare will help students follow the lyrics although not all of them will be sung.


May 04, 2016

The Case for the 1-Minute Workout Is Getting Stronger

Is the one minute workout for real? Here’s what you need to know about whether it’s right for you

There’s a lot of talk in the exercise world about high intensity interval training (HIIT) lately, which is exactly what it sounds like — alternating episodes of exercise with periods of less intensive activity or recovery. It’s not an new idea, although many gyms, trainers and some experts are touting it as if it’s a new phenomenon. Professional and elite athletes have been using interval training for nearly a century to maintain their peak performance with the least wear and tear on their bodies. And it’s baked in to workouts like SoulCycle, Cross Fit and many group classes at gyms.

But the concept of HIIT is gaining more momentum lately thanks to research that’s starting to show that such regimens can actually have the same health benefits as continuous, longer workouts—even if the intervals of exercise add up to as little a 60 seconds of burn. (See Introducing the 1-Minute Workout, here.) Of course, that doesn’t mean people are working hard for 1 minute in a whole day. It’s about alternating within a workout.