Sunday, 18 April 2010


Try the challenging game that can help you improve your general knowledge of the world. Type your name, press continue and good luck!! Remember you can ask the audience, call a friend or choose the 50% option if you are not sure of the answer as in the real contest.
Post a comment with your name and your score!



Lyrics Training is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills like English through the music and lyrics of the songs. You just need to register with an email account. Once you're registered, choose a video and beginner game mode. The video will stop after each verse so that you can write the missing words. 
You can always listen to the line again by pressing backspace key.
If you don't understand a word, press tab key to jump to the next.
If it is too difficult, you can click on translate at the bottom of the video and after choosing Spanish you'll be able to see the lyrics in Spanish, which will be of great help. 
Have a good time!!!                  
Try this at home if the school widthband is not quick enough.

We Choose The Moon

We Choose The Moon
This is an interactive website created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon in real time. You’ll need to turn up the audio to truly enjoy this! There is a lot to experience in this site. Explore the videos, the pictures and the dialogues that ocurred between the base and the astronauts. Enjoy!

Saturday, 17 April 2010


During the first term, 1st Cycle students went to the theatre to watch "Drockula", a play in English. During the second term, Bachillerato students went to the same theatre and enjoyed "A Midnight Summer Dream". Now it is 2nd Cycle students' turn to watch a play in English. On Friday 23rd at Margarita Buron Theatre you will be watching "Pop Dreams with Romeo and Juliet" , a musical play about two high school students who have to perform another play. I'm sure you all want to know more about the plot. For this reason you have to read the plot synopsis and answer the following questions before Friday 23rd. It will also help you understand the play better.
You can answer the questions orally or you can type your answers in the Voicethread below:

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


As you all seem to have enjoyed the previous week's challenge, here I go again. This time things will be easier and faster since you already know how it works and I'm sure you will have improved your pronunciation. This week's challenge is 4,000 points from 15th April to 21st April. Don't forget to connect to my channel and watch the new videos I have selected for you at English Central .

But this time I am going to ask you something else. I want you to make a comment about the activity itself and the videos you have watched on the Voicethread below. Due date for yourVoicethread: April 22nd.

Monday, 5 April 2010


Welcome back after the Easter break to practise your listening and speaking skills. This time we are going to use English Central.

First of all you'll need to register with your nickname (use your whole name as nickname),  mail account and password. Now you are part of my group of students. Go to Videos and click on Ana Mendez (Galileo Galilei) Channel.

Choose at least three videos in my channel of your interest and record your voice to obtain the highest number of points over this week. To start with, your challenge for this week is 2,400 points.


To do it properly, the best way is:

1.- Try watching all the video hiding the subtitles. If it is too difficult, you can make use of the subtitles the second time you watch it.

2.- Click on "Pause video after each line", play the line as many times as you want (you can even hear the line slowed down) and then click on the red "record" button to record your voice.

3.- When you have finished, click on stop and see the result. If the words are yellow, it means you didn't pronounce them properly. If you click on the yellow word, you will listen how it should be pronounced and how you did it.

For the moment, use practise mode and not quiz mode, which is a bit more difficult.

Friday, 2 April 2010


During the final term you may all read a voluntary book which will help you improve your marks. You just need to choose a book according to your level and show it to your teacher. If I agree with your choice, after reading it you will have to complete the book review sheet and upload it into the correspondent page in the wiki together with a picture of the cover of your book.

Or if you prefer and following Teacher Diana's idea you can read several news articles at Google News and make a short article of each one of them. You will find all the instructions in the following wiki page.

The due date for either task is April 30th.

Don't miss the chance to get higher marks. Remember this is the final term!!!!