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new section: DOWNLOADS

Hi, everyone!

I’ve just created a new section called DOWNLOADS, where you can find some of the materials and handouts you get in class, as well as keys to exercises and some other stuff.

This page is password protected, so if you want to know the password, kindly ask for it in class or by email.



Horrible Histories

Hi, everyone!

I know it’s been a while since I last posted anything, but I thought I’d have my new website up and running by now, so I will still be publishing here for some more time.

What I have brought here today is this TV series from the BBC, HORRIBLE HISTORIES, which you can watch on ororo.tv on the following link or just by clicking on the picture below.


You can also go to Horrible Histories website by clicking HERE.

B2 – Crime and punishment

Hi, everyone!

This is a compilation of documents I’ve been posting over the last few years on this topic: CRIME


All I want for Christmas

Hi, everyone!

I’ve come across this video on Youtube and I’ve just thought it’d be great to share it with you all.

As it appears on the video description, this is the instrument list and the people who played & performed:

Jimmy Fallon – wood block, tambourine, bass drum, kazoo
Mariah Carey – vocals

The Roots:

Questlove – wooden clacker w/ afro pick
Mark Kelley – Fisher Price xylophone
Kamal Gray – recorder
James Poyser – melodica
Captain Kirk – ukulele
Tuba Gooding Jr. – kazoo
Frank Knuckles – bongos
Black Thought – sleigh bells

Hope you like it as much as I do. 

B2 – HEALTH related vocabulary & KEY

Hi, everyone!

This is the HEALTH handout I’ve given out in class this week. The KEY is at the end of the document.

healing songs

Hi, everyone!

As you know, the vocabulary we’ve been studying in the past few days dealt with health issues, that is, symptoms, illnesses, and treatments. I’ve always believed that any given topic has a song about it and that’s why I’m writing about health (and its counterpart).

To begin with, there’s a band whose name comes in handy: The Cure. I’m not a great fan myself, so I don’t have a clue whether they speak about health or not, but their name is more than enough so far.

When it comes to songs, well, that’s easier. The thing is that singers don’t really write about flu, a cough, or even hepatitis. No. It’s love and broken hearts what’s more sung and written about (even cried about). From Bonnie Tyler’s It’s a heartache (just for its title) to Bon Jovi’s Bad Medicine.

And let’s not forget Robert Palmer’s Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)

Lack of sleep can also be a good cause for feeling unwell, isn’t it? As in I’m so tired, by The Beatles


Hope you like the songs and learn a lot from them.



B2 Treasure restored

Hi, everyone!

These are the treasure restored handouts I gave out in class. You can also do the listening comprehension exercises by clicking on the buttons below.

track 27


track 28



2. 1- potter  2- wealthy  3- vineyard  4- undamaged  5- merchant  6- ship  7- wrecked  8- divers  9- restorer  10- auction  11- museum

4. 1-b  2-g  3-d  4-f  5-a  6-e  7-c

5. 1- No, she isn’t.  2- The Egyptian mummies

The 100 most beautiful words in English

Hi, everyone!

Although I’m on holidays, I haven’t forgotten about you, my dear students. I came across this webpage while surfing the net, and I thought you’d like to have a look at it. Enjoy!

By the way, what’s your favourite word in English? Mine is… (I’ll tell you in class!)


A2 – adjectives, common verbs & irregular verbs review

Hi, everyone!

These are the exercises we have been doing over the past few days. Check out the KEY at the end of the document.


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