Double reading practice for the long weekend.Reading a lot is the key to good writing!!

Watch the animated video about libraries from StoryCorps.

And the song of the week ........


23rd April will be the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Most of you know who he was and how important he is and this is going to be a very special anniversary. Let's find out more about him: 1, 2 and 3.

You will find some videos of his plays on Learn English Teens
A lot of newspapers are publishing articles about him and this special event these days. This is the one I have chosen for you.

And sing along with .......


The theme of the unit is films and cinema. We all love watching films and there are lots of different genres to choose from.

The grammar of the unit, conditional sentences.

Some practice: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.


Thanks again to Film English for another great lesson, let's click on the image.

Some useful vocabulary: 1.

Elections day and British UK government.Last year's entry:1.


This week's reading is from learningenglishvoanews.com, a very interesting webpage for you with lots of resources. Remember you can listen to the news while reading it and there is also some vocabulary at the bottom.

The video of the week is dedicated to Harry Potter lovers.

And sing along ..........


In informal  conversation we usually report speech using the introductory verbs say and tell. In more formal speech and writing, we use a greater variety of introductory verbs to better reflect the situation and intention of the speaker. These are called reporting verbs and there are different patterns used after them. 

1. verb + full infinitive: agree, ask, offer, promise, refuse, threaten 
                                    He refused to see her.

2. verb + object + full infinitive: tell, advise, ask, beg, invite, order, persuade, remind, warn
                                    I told her to come. 
                                    My father advised me to get a better job.

3. Verb + gerund: admit, deny, suggest, recommend  
                                     He denied having been there.
                                    They suggested trying the new Chinese restaurant.

4. verb + object + thattell, advise, convince, persuade, promise, remind, explain, complain  
                                     They reminded me that they would be home late.

5. verb + 5. object + preposition + gerund: 
congratulate + him on passing the exam
accuse + her of cheating
blame + us for breaking it
apologise to + me + for + being late
insist on + seeing the manager

And some listening practice for you!!


Here we are, time really flies, your last term at secondary school! How about creating a personal memory about your life at IES HONORI GARCÍA? Six years have gone by since you started and that trip is about to finish.There must be lots of things that you can share with all of us. These are some ideas, but feel free to use your own. Please surprise me!!

  a song, a film or a book that you identify with this period of your life
  school activities, classroom experiences, journeys, trips.... 
  a dramatic, funny or special moment
  family, friends, teachers ....and you could mention someone who has been specially relevant
  aspects of your life and personality that have changed
  your plans for the future ,  your expectations, your dreams ......
  choose a quote you would like to be your motto now and in your future
You know I love exploring new tools and some months ago I read about Tackk. This tool allows you to publish photos, videos, audios, maps or text. I think you can create a tack page without signing up, but I am not sure if it is saved after one week. Therefore you should create your free account and we will make sure your content is saved. If you want to get familiar with this new tool, watch the demo video and read the tutorial.

Start doing some thinking and planning!! 3rd of May will be your deadline (correcting should be done before the deadline). Click 1, 2, 3 and 4 to view last year's projects.




Reported speech is the grammar topic of unit 7. Watch the video to review the basics.

Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
For more practice, click on past entries.
And if you want to practice any other grammatical content in order to do some revision, click here: 1 and 2.


In groups of three or four prepare a presentation project about one of the topics suggested below.The presentation should have a duration of 8/10 minutes, depending on the number of students in the group. You can use any online tool (e-mazeprezi ....), just make sure we will be able to watch it in class. Over the week, tell me the topic you have chosen and the members of the group. You have to send it to me for correction before the 12th of May.
Topics to choose:
  • Travelling
  • Technology
  • Relationships
  • Shopping/ Consumerism
  • Social issues
  • Social networks
  • Cultural contrast/ Stereotypes
Click on the image to get some tips to help you.


This is the first weekend after the Easter holidays and we are all back to normal. Time flies, so you'd better start working: reading, listening and singing!!

Some positive thinking for a good start.


Do you remember how to express future in English? Check this picture.
Click here for more information and do these exercises: 1,2 and 3.
Finally, revise first conditional.


Revise vocabulary with these two quizzes: 1 and 2.

Next, we have to talk about the future. This is a bit confusing because there are different ways to do it in English. Read the grammar explanation and do the exercises to practice. 

Future Tenses from terefernan

Exercises:1, 2, 3 and 4.


Culture shock is used to describe different reactions ( anxiety, surprise, confusion ....) to spending an extended period of time in a culture very different from your own.Have you ever experienced it?
Let's watch the video "Culture shock for Amazon  Chief's son" about a man called Tue Huni Kui, who moved from the jungles of the Amazon to New York.

Vocabulary : 12 and 3.
To avoid problems when travelling, make sure what is acceptable in the country you are going to visit.

Dining Etiquette Around The World Pt. 2

From Visually.

Click here for more resources.