How long...

How long  by  ACE

How long has this been goin' on?
How long has this been goin' on?

Well your frriends with their fancy persuasions
Can't admit that it's part of a scheme
But I can't help but have my suspicions
'Cause I ain't quite as dumb as I seem

And you said you were never intendin'
To break up our secret this way
But there ain't any use in pretendin'
It could happen to us any day

How long has this been goin' on? 4X



Improve Your Speaking

How can you become a more confident English speaker?

  • Practise where and  when you can. Any practice is good – whether you speak to someone who is a native English speaker or not!
  • It's important to build your confidence. If possible, use simple English sentence structure that you know is correct, so that you can concentrate on getting your message across.
  • Try to experiment with the English you know. Use words and phrases you know in new situations.
  • Read, read, read. It’s good to read aloud long texts, and listen to the CD if you feel you have to correct your pronunciation.
  • Listen to English songs and SING! That also helps a lot to improve your pronunciation. There are millions of songs in English, for sure some you’ll find you like!
  • Try to respond to what people say to you. You can often get clues to what people think by looking at their body language. Respond to them in a natural way.
  • Try NOT to translate into and from your own language. This takes too much time and will make you more hesitant.
  • If you forget a word, try to use a similar one or explain using other words you know well. Also you  can say ‘ummm…’, or ‘er…’, until the right words come. This is better than keeping completely silent
  • Don't speak too fast! It's important to use a natural rhythm when speaking English, but if you speak too fast it will be difficult for people to understand you.
  • Try to relax when you speak – you'll find your mouth does most of the pronunciation work for you. When you speak English at normal speed, you'll discover that many of the pronunciation skills, such as linking between words, will happen automatically.
  • Speak


Oral test time


Unit 3: Speaking about Money

Oral Presentation 
(November '15)

If I were a millionaire....

Prepare an oral presentation including the following: 

1.Would you like to be a millionaire? Why/why not?
2.If you had a big amount of money, what would you do with it? What are the advantages?
3.Can you think of any negative aspects of being very well off? Any disadvantages?

It's a three-minute presentation.
Don't forget to sign up for your oral presentation, writing your name on the list provided.


Questionnaire - You and money

Do the questionnaire "You and money" (I gave you in class) and find out more about your relationship with money by checking the results below. 

You're a very generous person and spend money very easily. In fact, you find it
difficult not to spend money. You should try to reduce your spending, especially if you
haven't got any money in the bank. Perhaps you should consider opening a savings
You're usually careful with your money and don't spend money unnecessarily.
However, you don't let money control your life. You can enjoy the benefits of money
but find it difficult to buy something spontaneously. It's OK to splash out on
yourself from time to time!
Over 25
You really love money and one of your ambitions is to have as much money as
possible. If you're not careful, you'll let money control everything you do in your
life. What is more important: having money or having friends?

each "a" answer: 1 point
each "b" answer: 2 points
each "c" answer: 3 points

Speaking English - How to use "so" and "neither"

Family and Relationships – Families

PRACTICE  family words and the saxon genitive!
  • Who is Bart? (to Lisa) >  Bart is Lisa’s brother
  • Who is Homer (Patty)?
  • Who is Ling (Marge)?
  • Who is Lisa (Selma)?
  • Who is Maggie ( Mona)?
  • Who is Selma ( Homer)?
  • Who is Herb ( Marge)?
  • Who are Lisa and Bart ( Abraham)?
Remember these!
brother elder / older brother
granddaughter / son
grandfather / mother
grandparent (s)

son-in law, etc.
step-daughter, etc.

twin-sister/ brother
widow (woman)
widower (man)

Go visit   this video seen in class!  :-)

A song ? Listen and read  the lyrics of this all time classic!:



Unit 3 - Money Matters+ Present Perfect (Unit 2A in the Student's book))

1. a. Kevin talks about being
broke (having no money) in New York.
Click HERE and listen to the conversation.

1. b. Answer these questions after you have listened and read.
  • Is this the only time Kevin has been broke?
  • How many jobs did Kevin have? What were they?
  • How many people did he live with?
  • How much was the rent of the house?
  • Why does he mention New Orleans?

2. Match the correct response to the question or statement. Click on the arrow to see if you have answered correctly.Pri

  • Did he inherit that painting?
  • Whom do I make the check out to?
  • How much do you want for this water-color?
  • Why are you putting so much money in the bank?
  • Your car must have cost a lot of money....
  • The house has burnt down! What are we going to do?
  • Can we change money at the restaurant to pay the bill?
  • How much do you make a year?
  • Do I still owe you any money?
  • We seem to be spending a lot of money lately.
1.    $400.
2.    I'm saving up to buy a new motorbike.
3.    Maybe we should try to save a little.
4.    Yes, his Grandfather left it to him.
5.    No, you've paid it all back.
6.    To Jackson and Smith bros.
7.    Actually, I won it in a lottery.
8.    I think they accept travelers checks anyway.
9.    That is really none of your business.
10. Don't worry, we're insured.

SOURCE :http://esl.about.com/library/vocabulary/blvocabquiz_money3.htmFinal del formulario

4. CLICK HERE to practise more on the PRESENT PERFECT


Ourselves and Each Other

In class we've seen the reflexive and reciprocal pronouns.
Have a look at the presentation and keep practicing!

REMEMBER we also revised Describing People and that you are expected to write a composition on either describing a family member or a close friend.  (About 150 words)

Time limit to give in your homework>> Friday 25th.

We are family
I've got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

Everyone can see we're together
As we walk on by
...and we fly just like birds of a feather
I won't tell no lie
...all of the people around us they say
Can they be that close
Just let me state for the record
We're giving love in a family dose


Living life is fun and we've just begun
To get our share of this world's delights
(HIGH!) high hopes we have for the future
And our goal's in sight
(WE!) no we don't get depressed
Here's what we call our golden rule
Have faith in you and the things you do
You won't go wrong
This is our family Jewel


Enjoy yourselves this weekend!


Tonight is Halloweeen... One of the most expected days for children, especially in US and Britain, together with Christmas Day. But it's not a public holiday, so everyone today is at work or school as it should be! But tonight is Halloween, no matter what!

Now, Don’t be fooled by the promotion of Halloween being a fun, candy-filled holiday with cute kids in adorable costumes, Halloween haunts go a lot deeper than that.A true Halloween “haunted house” will make you scream like you’ve never screamed before and will send your blood pressure racing...

Read about the origins and traditions of this festivity  HERE

Enjoy the video! And happy Halloween to everyone!

Happy Halloween!!!



Unit 3 - Money

Price Tag
Jessie J
Task: Watch the video and fill in the gaps with an appropriate word (check out the photocopy I gave you)

Key: 1 sleep / 2 second / 3 smile / 4 serious / 5 eyes / 6 time / 7 left / 8 right / 9 love / 10 dance / 11 dance / 12 video / 13 happiness 


The last time you... - Practice past time expressions

The last time:An Encounter

The last time you ...
made a mistake
went to a film / concert
really laughed
made / broke a promise
told a lie
were lied to
fell into temptation
ate alone
fell in love
kissed someone
shook hands
had fun
were surprised / had a surprise
played a game
ate out
pinched something
got drunk
picked someone up
felt depressed
were angry
made someone angry

Task: Choose 10 topics and write about "The last time you did them". For each topic, think about four details such as: Where were you?: Who were you with?; How did you feel?; Why did you do it?; etc

Prepare it for our next lesson!!!!