jueves, 28 de noviembre de 2013


p.99   - ex 1 and 6
p.101 - ex 1 and 2
p.103 - ex 2 and 6
(p.105 - ex 7)
p.107 - ex 9


MODULE 6. Unit 10 "Stories and legends"


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Readings with excercises for comprehension


miércoles, 27 de noviembre de 2013


Ejercicios orales para la sesión presencial:
* pg 89 - 7
* pg 92 - 11
* pg 93 - 1, 2, 7
* pg 95 - 7
* pg 97 - 8, 9


MODULE 6. Unit 9 "The world is a stage"


Nina's Cabbagges


Questions for discussion in the English class

That's English Videos as seen on TV

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Listening :Father and daughter talk about a film - Movie Review




Learn by watching movies
In this section, we analyze parts of the movie script to learn and understand the use of daily English language. Read the passages and try to understand them. Then, read the vocabulary explanation. Finally, read the passage again.
En esta sección, analizamos fragmentos de diálogos de una película para aprender y entender el uso del inglés informal. Lee los textos e intenta comprenderlos. Luego, lee las explicaciones de vocabulario. Finalmente, vuelve a leer el texto.



Drew's scripts-o-rama: Over 600 free scripts

You can take a look at this website in order to practice vocabulary through activities, games and quizzes

My favorite film





domingo, 24 de noviembre de 2013


1) Alumnado que en el 2012/2013 no superó ninguno de los módulos (7,8,9):
    Este curso se ha debido matricular en el Plan Nuevo (2011). Si tiene el módulo 6 (antiguo) superado, sólo tiene que evaluarse de los módulos 7 y 8.

2) Alumnado que en el 2012/2013 superó sólo el módulo 7:
    Este curso se ha debido matricular en el Plan Nuevo (2011) y sólo tiene que evaluarse del módulo 8.

3) Alumnado que en el 2012/2013 superó sólo los módulos 7 y 8:
    Este curso se ha debido matricular en el Plan Antiguo (1991) y tiene que superar el módulo 9.
    Sólo este alumnado cursará el módulo 9 antiguo.


sábado, 23 de noviembre de 2013


p 79 Ex 1 + 2 + 7
p 80 Ex 1
p 81 Ex 8
p 83 Ex 6
p 86 Ex 1
p 87 Ex 7


MODULE 6. Unit 8 "The art world"




§  Have you visited any art galleries or museums recently?

§  At the moment, are there any special exhibitions on in your town or country? Are you going to visit them?

§  In general, are art galleries in your country free or do you have to pay to visit them? Which do you think is best and why: a charge to cover costs? Free entry? A voluntary contribution?

§  Some cities organise one night each year - typically sometime in summer - during which some museums stay open until very late at night. Have you ever been to a museum late at night? Was it an interesting experience?

§  Do you own any interesting pieces of art or would you like to? What sort of art would you buy/collect?

§  Are you in any way artistic?

§  Has anything you painted/sculpted/designed, etc. ever been on public display?

§  Have you ever tried to buy something at an auction? What was the process?

§  Many people's tastes in art can be summed up by the comment "I don't know much about art, but I know what I like." What do you feel about that comment?

§  Is it possible to appreciate art without liking it? Can you think of any examples?

§  Are there specific works of art that you like by an artist even if you don't especially like that particular artist?



Art and Design












Museum of Modern Art  What do think of modern art?


Naional Gallery, London


Activities: listening, writing... 

The Louvre is most visited art gallery 

Art and Design



miércoles, 13 de noviembre de 2013


p. 59 Ex 6
p. 60 Ex 4
p. 62 Ex 18
p. 63 Ex 6
p. 67 4 + 6  + 9


MODULE 6. Unit 6 "First Impressions"


 Vocabulary you should get familiar with:

* sixth sense / judging people‘s character / gut instinct e intuition / first instincts
* responsible for / make a good impression, / body language / eye contact / sensitive / feel down /
sensible / play a vital role /
* easy-going/ moody / outgoing / reserved / sensitive / sensible
* look someone in the eye / shake hands / nod your head / shake your head / shrug your shoulders / roll your eyes / fold your arms / cross your legs
* not sitting up straight / overuse of hands / crossed arms or legs / leaning back / looking someone in the eye / copying someone else’s actions / Think about the following questions / holding up your middle finger / sticking your tongue out / spitting / holding up two fingers / throwing your hands up / holding up the back of your hand / picking your nose
* form an impression / it is critical to/  make a good first impression / convey / it’s vital to / outfit / have a row with someone /


Videos Mod 6 Unit 6




ESLPodcast 44 - Making a Good Impression



Body language

  • What is body language?
  • "Body language" in the broadest sense can refer to visual signals or physical movements/positions. Can you think of any examples of each?
  • When you see a person for the first time, are there any outward signs they give which proclaim their status, interests or personality? What are they?
  • How much notice do you take of other people's body language?
  • How conscious are you of your own body language?
  • What purpose does dancing serve? Do you like dancing? Are you good at it?
  • Think about what happens when you are talking to someone. What messages would the following send?
    • standing with your hands on your hips
    • putting your hands in your pockets
    • crossing your arms
    • clasping your hands behind your back
    • twiddling with your hair
    • looking at the floor
    • standing sideways while talking to them
  • How much attention do you pay to how you sit or act if you are in a meeting or a class? Do you spin your pen round your thumb? Chew your pencil? Doodle? Yawn? How would you feel if you were in charge of the class or the meeting and you saw someone doing one, or more, of those things?


  • Do people shake hands when they meet in your country?
  • Do they shake hands when they depart?
  • How do you "interpret" people's handshakes?
  • Are there any handshakes you don't like? Describe them.
  • How would you describe your handshake?
  • Masons are said to have a special handshake - do you know what's special about it?

Cultural differences

  • Do you think that all cultures "speak" the same body language?
  • How close to each other do people in your culture stand when they are having a conversation?
  • Do people in your culture normally touch each other when they speak?
  • How do you feel if somebody touches you when they are speaking? How does your reaction differ (if at all) if it is a member of the opposite sex?
  • Are there any typical gestures used in your country for insulting? Do you think they are universal or specific to your country?
  • Can you think of any ways in which your culture's body language is different?

Eye contact

  • Eye contact is important in communication, but there are different ways of maintaining it, including a constant, fixed, contact, or looking people in the eye for a moment and then looking away. What sort of eye contact do you use/prefer?
  • How aware are you of other people's eye contact with you?
  • How aware are you of your own eye contact with people?
  • How relevant is the situation or the person with whom you are maintaining eye contact?
  • How do you feel if someone maintains fixed eye contact when they are talking to you?
  • How do you feel if someone is talking to you without looking at you?
  • How do you feel if someone maintains intermittent eye contact when talking to you?
  • How do you feel if somebody you are not in communication with stares at you?

Talk with body language

Make these statements by using your hands face and body. Stand up if necessary. Your partner has to guess the statement you are making. (Don't do them in this order!)
  • I do not know. I have no idea of the answer.
  • I feel very ashamed and embarrassed.
  • I've got a good idea!
  • We won the match!
  • I'm confused.
  • I'm the boss.
  • I'm afraid.
  • This is really boring.
  • I don't want to talk to you.
  • This is disgusting.
  • I'm feeling bored with this.
  • I'm getting ready to go.
  • I really like you and I'd like to get to know you better.



Describing people in english - Sample English conversation



Real English 40b - Describing People





Vocabulary - 7 adjectives for describing people in English


domingo, 10 de noviembre de 2013

Videos Module 6 Units 2, 3 and 7

Unit 2



Unit 3


Unit 7

miércoles, 6 de noviembre de 2013


p. 49 Ex 6
p. 50 Ex 2
p. 52 Ex 11 + 15
p. 53 Ex 2 + 7
p. 54 Ex. 1
p. 55 Ex 7 Talk about a city you like
p. 57 Ex 9 and then  10 report it to the other students


MODULE 6. Unit 5 "Going places"


Unit 5


Questions for discussion in the classroom:
Where are the best places for:
Adventure vacations?
Historical vacations?
Shopping vacations?
Party vacations?
Relaxing vacations?

Where do you like to go on vacation?
Where would you like to go on vacation?
What are some things you must or have to do when you go on vacation to another country?
What are some things that you must not or can’t do on an airplane or in an airport?
Tell your partner about your best travel story.
What are some things you always take with you on a trip?
Do you prefer package tours or making your own trip?
Where did you spend your last vacation?
What did you do?
What are some of the benefits of travelling alone?
What are some of the benefits of travelling with a group?
What is the longest journey you have ever made?
Have you ever been to a foreign country?
Have you ever gotten lost while traveling? If so, tell about it.
Have you ever hitchhiked? If so, how many times?
Have you ever taken a package tour?
How do you spend your time when you are on holiday and the weather is bad?
How many countries have you been to? How many states?
How many times have you traveled abroad?
How much luggage do you usually carry?
If you traveled to South America, what countries would like to visit?
If you went to ___(Insert a country name)__, what kind of souvenirs would you buy?
If you were going on a camping trip for a week, what 10 things would you bring? Explain why.
What are some countries that you would never visit? Why would you not visit them? What are some things that you always take with you on a trip?
What countries would you like to visit? Why?
How important do you think it is to use public transportation?
Do you think that governments should encourage public transportation more?
Do you think city governments should discourage use of privately driven cars within city limits?
Do you have good public transportation where you live?
How could public transportation in your city be improved?
Do you think that we ought to be obligated to drive electrical and solar powered vehicles?
Is the public transportation in your city efficient?
Is public transportation in your city too expensive?
If public transportation were free, would you use it more?
Do you think that your city government maintains the public transportation well? In other words, are the buses and trains kept clean?
Do you feel safe when you use public transportation?

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)
 1) Do you like travelling?
2) What is travel for you?
3) What different kinds of travelling are there?
4) What’s the best place you’ve ever been to?
5) Would you like to go travelling for a few years non-stop?
6) What are the good and bad things about travelling?
 7) Where do you want to travel to before you die?
 8) Is it better to travel or to arrive?
9) Lin Yutang said: "No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." Do you agree?
10) Elizabeth Drew said: "Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation." What does this mean? Do you agree?

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)
1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘travel’?
2) Are you a traveller?
3) Is travel an education?
 4) Would you like to travel in space or to the moon?
5) Would you like to work in the travel industry?
6) What are the pros and cons of traveling first class and backpacking?
7) Is travel helping the world?
8) What would make you wiser – travelling around the world for ten years or reading 10,000 books?
9) Mason Cooley said: "Travelers never think that they are the foreigners." Do you agree?
10) St. Augustine said: "The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." What does this mean? Do you agree?

Podcasts related to TRAVELLING

 Describe places: speaking


Going places


martes, 29 de octubre de 2013


You can revise and practice with the new program on tv or the web at 

(Click the pic)

errores de pronunciación, errores de comprensión by Zac (hablamejoringles.com)


"En todas las entregas que he escrito (Zac) para el blog, apenas he tocado el tema más importante de todos: ¡la comprensión auditiva!
Hasta un determinado nivel, es normal no entender el inglés hablado por los nativos a una velocidad natural. Sobre todo, no te preocupes si no puedes seguir algunas series y películas: eso requiere mucha experiencia y no debería ser el barómetro para la mayoría de los estudiantes de inglés.
Lo que sí es preocupante es cuando alguien no entiende frases básicas que sí podría construir él mismo y que entendería perfectamente por escrito. Si es tu caso, merece la pena analizar por qué te pasa e intentar resolver este problema poco a poco.
En muchos casos los problemas de comprensión van unidos a errores de pronunciación. Cuando tienes una idea equivocada de cómo se pronuncia una palabra, además de decirla mal cuando estás hablando, es posible que no la reconozcas cuando la oyes.

lunes, 28 de octubre de 2013



Ideas que debemos tener claras respecto a las oraciones subordinadas de RELATIVO.

1.- Lo primero es aclarar la procedencia de la propia palabra RELATIVO: no tiene que ver con la teoría de la 'relatividad' sino con 'relación', palabra 'relacionada' con otra, como si dijera por ejemplo que rosáceo es un adjetivo relativo al color rosa.

2.- ¿De dónde proceden las oraciones subordinadas de relativo? Pues procede de dos oraciones simples que tienen una palabra en común, que hace referencia a lo mismo, que están 'relacionadas'.
Ejemplo: Ayer vi a un hombre - El hombre me dio una carta para ti.

Por tener la palabra 'hombre' en común, podemos poner ambas frases en 'relación', esa palabra (hombre) hace referencia a lo mismo. Las palabras que hacen referencia a lo mismo podrían también no ser iguales:
Ejemplo: Ayer vi a un hombre - Él me dio una carta para ti.

Así pues, ambas frases pasan a formar una oración: 'El hombre que vi ayer me dio una carta para ti.'
En esta oración resultante, la segunda palabra que hace referencia al hombre, se ha convertido en un  pronombre (=porque sustituye a una palabra) relativo (que está relacionada con otra de la misma oración).

Es por todo esto que en la mayoría de los ejercicios con relativos, nos propongan unir dos frases simples en una subordinada de relativo.

MODULE 6 - UNIT 4 - Books, books, books !

p.39 Ex 6
p.42 Ex 10 + 11
p.43 Ex 6
p.47 Ex 6 + 8 (Speak about that book)


MODULE 6. Unit 4 "Books, books, books!


 Nina's Cabbage


Module 6. Topics on Unit 4. 


Videos Unit 4

  ===================================================================== Questions for discussion in the English class


STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)
1)How important are books to you?
2)What would life be like without books?
3)What kinds of books do you like?
4)Do you prefer paperbacks or hardbacks?
5)If you wrote a book, what would you write about?
6)If you could only have one book for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
7)Do you think the Internet will make books disappear?
8)What do you think of the idea of E-books?
9)What book  would you recommend for children?
10)How many books have you read in English?

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)
1)Who is your favorite author?
2)What do you think of Google’s idea to put all the world’s books on the Internet, accessible for free?
3)Why doesn’t everybody enjoy reading?
4)Do you prefer to keep the books you read?
5)What’s the most number of times you have read the same book?
6)Which is better, the book or the movie?
7)Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction?
8)Do you spend a long time browsing in bookshops?
9)Do you ever read the last page of a book before you start reading it?
10)How often do you want the story in a book to never end?


Books conversation questions


ESL Discussion Questions about Reading

Do you like to read?
How often do you read?
How long can you read at one sitting?  (One hour?  Two hours?)
Where do you read?
How do you read?
How many books are you reading these days?
What have you read today?
What kinds of books do you read?
Do you prefer to fiction or non-fiction?  Novels or short stories?
What do you like to read about?  What do you want to read about?
Can you read one book at a time or do you have several started?
What is you favourite book?
Who is your favourite author?
What is your favourite fiction genre?
Is there a book that changed your mind, your thinking or your life?
Are there books that you are ashamed to admit that you read?
Some books are brain candy. What does that mean?
Have you read a book recently that you couldn't put down?
Does reading make you smarter?
Is reading better than playing computer games?  Conversation?  Doing sports?
Is there a book you always have besides your bed?
Is there a book that you have read over and over and over again?
Do you ever read aloud?
Do you always carry something to read you with?


Mrs. P, the librarian from MrsP.com, an online library devoted to inspiring children to read, shares the holiday season's best children's books with Erica Hill.

Can't Read Write Documentary Illiteracy in America


The most recent bestsellers in Britain

Newspapers in Britain

Magazines (http://newspaper-world.com/europe/britain.asp)

Do you feel like reading a book?

Best free books

Free ebooks - Project Gutenberg

28 Great Books You Can Read For Free


Is illiteracy leading us to this?



Sinopsis2 [editar · editar código]

Joe Bauers (representado por Luke Wilson), un oficial del ejército de los Estados Unidos (seleccionado por sus superiores debido a que es "el hombre más ordinario en nuestras filas"), y una prostituta llamada Rita (representada por Maya Rudolph) son puestos en un experimento militar ultra-secreto para demostrar la viabilidad de hibernar soldados durante tiempos de paz. Sin embargo, antes de que transcurriera un año (tiempo en que debían ser descongelados), la base militar es clausurada y su jefe científico puesto en arresto debido a un escándalo por prostitución.
El experimento es olvidado por completo, la base militar es demolida y ambos protagonistas son descongelados de manera accidental unos 500 años después (el año 2505) en un mundo distópico en el que la selección natural ya no favorece los seres más inteligentes, debido a que se reproducen más aquellos de poca sabiduría. Esto ha resultado en una humanidad idiota, ignorante y retrasada, de modo que Joe se convierte en el hombre más inteligente del planeta.

Idiocracia from Morféo de Gea on Vimeo.



Reading Habits in the USA (reading)





Books, books, books!



Como hay 3 módulos (6, 7 y 8) en tercero y 10 temas por módulo, (3X10=30) pero no hay 30 sesiones, sino solo 21, en toda Andalucía se han eliminado 3 unidades por módulo, que consideran más 'light' o con menos contenido, o por considerarlos repasos.

Las unidades que no se darán son:

MÓDULO 6:  unidades 2, 3 y 7

MÓDULO 7: unidades 1, 4 Y 10

MÓDULO 8: unidades 4, 5 Y 9

viernes, 25 de octubre de 2013



MODULE 6. Unit 1 "Getting better"


Videos Unit 1 =============================================================== Listen to some podcasts:

Alternative Medicine (vocabulary)

Recovering from an Illness or Injury

Donating an Organ 

Fad Dieting

Minor Medical Injuries

And many more podcasts about the same topic 


from minute 1:42 on


U.S. teens taking to alternative medicines


1)What springs to mind when you hear the term ‘alternative medicine’?
2)What is ‘alternative’ about alternative medicine?
3)What alternative medicine do you know about?
4)Have you tried any alternative medicine?
5)Do you think alternative medicine is just a trend that goes in and out of fashion?
6)Do you think alternative medicine works?
7)What kind of people use alternative medicine?
8)Do you think alternative medicines work better than modern drugs?
9)Do you trust alternative medicine?
10)Do you think doctors should study about and be experts in alternative medicine?

1)Do you think alternative medicines are tried, tested and safe?
2)Why do you think so little is known about the health benefits of alternative medicine?
3)Which countries in the world have the best medicines?
4)Do you think we can find all the medicines we need from the natural world, instead of making drugs?
5)Would you like to try acupuncture?
6)What are your thoughts on traditional Chinese medicine?
7)Do you think the medicine in Western hospitals is alternative medicine in other countries?
8)What do you think of things like art therapy, music therapy, healing with animals, etc?
9)What would you like to know about alternative medicine?
10)Do you know anyone who uses alternative medicine?

Talk About
 Have you ever used any type of alternative medicine?
 Is alternative medicine common in your country?
Do you think alternative medicine could replace scientific medicine?
Would you like to be hypnotised?
Have you ever had a massage?




Investigate 6 different types of alternative medicine.  Read the therapy adverts and follow the web links to find out more about each one.  Match 12 patient cards to appropriate therapies.
An excellent group activity, role play encourages further discussion between patient and therapist. Functional language skills can therefore be further developed.

Lesson: Therapy adverts - Alternative medicine


Reading Comprehension 1

Listening Comprehension 2


Alternative Medicine Vocabulary






Getting better