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Friday, November 22, 2013

St. Cecilia the patroness of music

St. Cecilia is the patroness of musicians. Her feast is celebtrated on November 22, and that's why today we attended a concert at our school. The musician José Manuel Baena explained why St. Cecilia is considered the patron saint of music. However, if you search the web you will see different versions such as the following:

1. Cecilia's musical fame rests on a passing notice in her legend that she sang praises to God as she lay dying a martyr's death.

2. When Cecilia was married they played pagan Roman music but Cecilia said she was singing hymns of praise to God in her heart.


a) Can you share what the teacher of music told us? Please, leave a comment.

On the other hand, we were lucky to enjoy the music played by the four artists that performed: Isabel, Pablo, Diana and José Manuel. There were also a group of students who interpreted Carmina Burana with their flutes.


b) Find out which pieces of music they interpreted and which musical instrument they played. Please, leave a comment.


C) Did you enjoy the concert? What did you feel? Is silence important for you? Please, leave a comment.

Here you have some pictures.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

And we're back with GET!

Dear students. I'm sorry about my absence during the last months, but a little child takes my whole time every day and almost every minute and second! :) Fortunately, we've still communicated through edmodo, but sharing things on the blog may help more people in the world than merely our class. Hence, Let me suggest an interesting site to keep on learning English out of class:


The link will take you to this week's lesson: meanings of the English verb GET, get it? :) Little verb, but full of meaning!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Latest useful resources

I've been recently to different multilingual conferences and heard about some resources that you may find interesting to improve your language, but mostly to keep up your motivation high :)

A virtual community to share your reading experiences.
A way to create presentations with  emotions. You can write your own ebook.
Videos + Dialogues
An application to make pictures talk and much more!
Another way of interacting with pictures. You can add text, audio or video to your images.
Easily create multimedia stories
Create your own comics with your own pictures!
Your whole project into a glance

I hope you enjoy using all these applications at the same time you improve your English. Who said English was boring???????

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tom's diner

Diners are traditional fast food restaurants in the USA and are cultural icons. Suzanne Vega wrote a song about them.

1.  Read the lyrics.
2. Look up new words in the dictionary. 
3. Write sentences with the new words and share them as a comment on this post.
4. Sing the songs with your friends!
5. Optional: record yourselves and bring the video to class

I am sitting
In the morning
At the diner
On the corner

I am waiting
At the counter
For the man
To pour the coffee

And he fills it
Only halfway
And before
I even argue

He is looking
Out the window
At somebody
Coming in

"It is always
Nice to see you"
Says the man
Behind the counter

To the woman
Who has come in
She is shaking
Her umbrella

And I look
The other way
As they are kissing
Their hellos

I'm pretending
Not to see them
I pour the milk

I open
Up the paper
There's a story
Of an actor

Who had died
While he was drinking
It was no one
I had heard of

And I'm turning
To the horoscope
And looking
For the funnies

When I'm feeling
Someone watching me
And so
I raise my head

There's a woman
On the outside
Looking inside
Does she see me?

No she does not
Really see me
Cause she sees
Her own reflection

And I'm trying
Not to notice
That she's hitching
Up her skirt

And while she's
Straightening her stockings
Her hair
Is getting wet

Oh, this rain
It will continue
Through the morning
As I'm listening

To the bells
Of the cathedral
I am thinking
Of your voice...

And of the midnight picnic
Once upon a time
Before the rain began...

I finish up my coffee
It's time to catch the train

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Interjections are like exclamations. They are words used to express an emotion on the part of the speaker. In this video, you can find the most common ones. Watch it and start using them! They're fun! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013


I can't think of a better way 
to express love than a song...

Monday, February 4, 2013

2013 Super Bowl

Hello Guys!!

Yesterday was a big day for North American peple.

What happened?
Which country hosted the match?
Which teams played? Which one won?
Look for some anecdotes and tell us by writing a comment!!

Here you have some interesting pages to help you get informed.

Best pictures

Wednesday, January 30, 2013