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New resolutions: Why don't you improve your English?

Hi everyone,
Did you enjoy Christmas Day? Did Santa bring you a lot of presents or just a lump of coal?
Do you usually make resolutions for New Year?
What are your new resolutions for year 2016?  What things do you want to improve?
Are you ready to push the reset button? Some ideas:

- Help other people.
- Study more.
- Tidy your bedroom.
- Recycle.
- Save money.
- Wake up earlier.
- Learn or improve your English level.

If you want to improve your English or learn a new language, then you must know this:

Do you know what the CEFR is?

It is the Common European Framewok of Reference for Languages which is an international standard for describing language ability.




These Elementary Podcasts can help you.

If you want to find more content for this level click here.

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Santa Claus is coming to town.

Hello everyone,
How many days left until Christmas Eve? And Christmas Day?
Santa is visiting us next week and he's checking his list.
Have you been naughty or good?

Santa is an old man who has got a long beard and a big moustache. He has got a red and white suit and brown boots. He has got a lot of presents for children in his sack.
He has got helpers called elves and a famous reindeer which guides him called Rudolph.

Year 6 student, Amanda, has drawn this pic of Santa for a friend in England and Year 4 students, Lucía and Nebdret have coloured it. Do you like this pic of Father Christmas?







































This is one of my favourite song for Christmas.I hope you like it
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Rudolph the red nose reindeer

Hi everyone,
Do you like the famous Christmas carol "Rudolph the red nose reindeer". Let's practise it.



We wish you Merry Christmas.
Last Christmas by Wham


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UEFA European championship 2016.

Hi everyone,

UEFA European Championship 2016 will be played in France next summer. Yesterday it was the drawing and Spain is in Group D with Turkey, Czech Republic and Croatia.

Image taken from UEFA

How far is Croatia from Spain? And Turkey? And Czech Republic? Look at the map and think the furthest and the nearest country?
Will Spain go far at EURO 2016?


What about the rest of the groups? Which is the easiest one? And the most difficult?

                                                                   Image taken from BBC

There are two British teams in the same group. Moreover England will play against Wales for the first time at a tournament.

Do you know the name of  any English or Welsh players? Where do they play? Are they famous?

Who will win the tournament next year? Who is your favourite team? And player?

Check the schedule. The first match will be on Friday 10th June and it will face Estonia and France in 

Spain must not repeat the debacle of Brazil world cup.

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Classroom library: digital books.

Hello everyone,
Last Black Friday we bought twenty-one new books for our English library. The new books are different as they are digital books and they offer different options.
Here you are the list of  of the books.   Click here to access to the new collection of books.























- Girl on a motorcycle       Sally's phone     The little match girl      London         


- The shoemaker and the elves           The magic cooking pot      England 


- The Canterville Ghost     Robinson Crusoe    Henry VIII and his six wives  


- Hollywood          The Cat        Journey to the west      The skateboarder      
     

- Moby   Dick         The girl with green eyes       The phantom of the Opera


- Les miserables      Lownu  Mends the Sky        Zombie attack


If you want to check the list of paper books and magazines, then click here.

Some of the students are interested in reading then they want to create an English Reading Club and share opinions and experiences online about the books they read. Would you like to join us?
Our English club works from Tuesdays to Thursdays at 12.30 pm.







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Christmas cards are on the way.

Hi everyone,
Last week our students made their beautiful Christmas cards for their pen pals for Epsom, Surrey, England. They wrote some greeting messages and drew some Christmas and winter pictures on the front.
Last Saturday I woke up early, then I had breakfast a cup of coffee and some toast and took some pics of most of the cards.

After that I put them in different envelopes and I went to the post office. It cost me six euros each envelope and I paid by credit card. It was a busy morning for me.

Can you find all the irregular verbs in the past form in the text above?

Now look at the pictures and revise the vocabulary students have added to the pictures.

How do you say that in English?







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Constitution Day: 6th December.

Hi everyone,
Are you enjoying this long weekend? I hope so.
We celebrate Constitution Day in Spain today and Inmaculate Conception on Tuesday what means we have two official days off to chill out and rest this week.
Constitution Day is a national public holiday and also Inmaculate Conception.




























The Constitution is the basis of the law. An original copy, signed by King Juan Carlos I on the 27th December, is in the Congress of Deputies in Madrid. It went into effect on the 29th of the same month.























Constitution Day marks  a referendum held in Spain on 6th December 1978. The referendum was approved and it was the first step to reestablish democracy under the political form of parliamentary monarchy, after a long  dictatorship period which started in 1939 and ended in 1978. Before that ,"The fathers of the Constitution", politicians who had different political ideas, worked on a draft which was also approved by the Spanish Parlamient on 31st October 1978. These political leaders represented a wide spectrum within the Parlamient.






















If you want to get more information, watch this video.



Information taken from:
Constituion Day in Spain
What is Constitution Day in Spain?

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Advent Calendar.

Hello everyone,
Yesterday most of you received an Advent Calendar. It was a beautiful present for the starting of December. They are a way of counting down to Christmas and they have a window to open for every day from 1st December to 24th, Crhistmas Eve.
It's time to make your list of presents for Santa and The Three Wise Men.




























Here you are some questions related to Christmas you must think about.

What is the meaning of Advent? When did it began?
When does it start? What happens during advent?
To get more information click here.

Do you decorate your house?
Why do we put up a Christmas tree?
What does it represent?
What kind of tree is it?
Click here. (It's a little more difficult).





























This PEARSON Advent Calendar is very funny. You can learn new things.

Finally you can enjoy this giant calendar in Manchester.

Bye for now.

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