miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2016


History seems to teach us nothing. It took a long time to tear down the Berlin Wall, one of the most famous -if not the most- walls on earth, and here we are again, talking about putting walls up, no matter whether it is in Mexico or Korea we seem to enjoy them.

Click on the pictures and read the information about the Berlin Wall first and about other walls in the world afterwards.


domingo, 23 de octubre de 2016


Here is the result of the survey. Thank you for taking part and sending comments.

Your comments:

The poem usually becomes the song. In this case, the song becomes the poem.
20/10/2016 16:25
I'd rather ask you something. Do you remember the latest Nobel literature prize winners? have you read any of them? Maybe the answer is blowing in the wind. H_ _ _
20/10/2016 13:10
I can't understand this controversy. In my opinion, although most of the people don't know anything about the writers that were  awarded previously, they are claiming that Mr. Dylan doesn't deserve the prize... Based on what? Personally, I think it is the same kind of narrow-minded attitude that genius like Van Gog had to suffer before.
18/10/2016 21:35
Dylan has written a lot of beautiful lyrics and this is something nobody can deny but in my opinion it's not enough to receive such a kind of accolade because there are contemporary writers whose career could have been awarded instead of his.
18/10/2016 13:16
I think he has been an icon for more than 30 years. I love very much his music, his lyrics and its message. Thank you very much for shaking our comfortable lives.
17/10/2016 23:47
He's been a poet for many decades and I believe he deserves a prize like this.
17/10/2016 13:33

Your comments: 

I think art is important enough to create a new category
20/10/2016 16:25
I believe that art contributes to the development of mankind, as a way to express feelings, agreement and disagreement with society, politics, etc; but I think artistic merits should be rated in a different field or category
20/10/2016 14:43
I can't believe that a Nobel Prize in Arts doesn't exist! There is no reason for that because these artists must be recognized for their contribution to our culture and for the way they beautify our lives.
18/10/2016 13:16
Neither of them! Aren't composers artists?
18/10/2016 9:44
I think his work is pure literature.
17/10/2016 23:47

Your comments:

In my opinion, he is talking about how people turn their heads so as not to see the real problems of our society.
20/10/2016 16:25
I think this theme sounds to me like a prayer of somebody who asks for answers in the same way a prayer speaks to God
18/10/2016 13:16
It talks about human diversity, tolerance and inclusion.
17/10/2016 23:47
What I understand is that the song talks about what it takes for a human being to be considered equal to another.
17/10/2016 13:33 

viernes, 21 de octubre de 2016


Although I have looked for this because Alejandro asked for some extra practice with subject-verb coordination, you can all have a try. Once again we must thank Cristina for providing us with useful activities.


I wonder if this song by Depeche Mode might help you remember that PEOPLE ARE. Well, I post it here for you.

martes, 18 de octubre de 2016


It is a few days since Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, but the Academy has not succeeded in getting in touch with him.

Read the article published by the Guardian with the latest information.


domingo, 16 de octubre de 2016


You might have heard about the controversy created after Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Listen to the announcement of the award and the surprise it caused in the audience. 
You can also listen to a Dylan enthusiast talking about him and his songs.

If you click on the picture you can do an exercise based on one of his famous songs and then you can do the survey below, it'll only be available for a week.


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American citizens have been called to cast their ballots on November 8th, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2016. The process for candidates to be nominated is a long one and begins in the spring of the year previous to the election. The video below explains what the process is like, print the worksheet, watch the video and do the exercises. I got it on www.cristinacabal.com. Click HERE if you want to read the article she published.


miércoles, 12 de octubre de 2016


On Monday and Tuesday we had a walk around Brighton with travel journalist Simon Calder, if you want to watch the video again click on the picture below.


I include further information about the Royal Pavilion, one of the main attractions of the city and the only British Palace that does not belong to the State or the Crown.

And from past to present: the i360 is an observation tower which opened last August. It offers breathtaking views and the opportunity to take a ride on the world's first vertical cable car. You can read more about the tower HERE.