|A scene of Hamlet, by Eugène Delacroix|
lunes, 18 de abril de 2016
martes, 29 de marzo de 2016
William Shakespeare is one of the greatest authors of humankind. In fact, his poems and plays are considered to be unequalled, since he managed to look into the human soul in order to reveal all the passions that are hidden inside us, good and bad. And most importantly, he did so with the mastery of a literary genius. William Shakespeare is a widely admired playwright, but he was mainly a poet in all his writings. In his time, poetry and drama were so linked together that all Shakespeare's plays are full of poetry, and he has always been considered the best poet in the English language. He wrote some books of poetry, but his Sonnets are celebrated as his finest poems.
lunes, 1 de febrero de 2016
The world is in danger. Have you read the news? Have you noticed something wrong in your surroundings? Have you heard of extended droughts, melting ice, heat waves, deadly storms? Have you seen any blooming almond trees in winter? No, it isn't a massive attack by creatures from other planets. It is a retaliation by Planet Earth in its own defence, because we attack Nature everyday and everywhere. Climate change is a warning that we are damaging our environment. We have to take control of the situation, but will we have time to put things right? It is now or never.
lunes, 21 de septiembre de 2015
James Bond is an icon of western culture, and he has been the perfect secret agent for a long time. Writer Ian Fleming created James Bond in 1953, and his character has been a successful agent in all his missions since then. The novels and films that he has starred have accompanied our leisure time, and we have always had a great time with him. Now James Bond is going to check your skill in English verb tenses with some tests and stories. Verbs are actions, and James Bond is an expert in bold and difficult actions, as he shows us when he tries to catch spies and criminals all over the world.
miércoles, 27 de noviembre de 2013
We all know Superman, the hero of so many people. He is seventy-five years old now, but he is still young and muscular. He always helps people in danger, and so he wants to help you with your English. With this easy activity you can listen and write about our hero and you can do some exercises to be as fit and clever as Superman. Can you fly? Can you break walls? My students can, because they have done these exercises and they are stronger now. Let your imagination fly with Superman! Celebrate his 75th anniversary this year.
lunes, 23 de abril de 2012
Para celebrar el Día del Libro, Javier Escajedo, Ana Almarza y yo hemos escogido la fantástica historia de los libros voladores, un vídeo excepcional que analizamos a nuestra manera con actividades educativas. El amor a los libros nunca se ha expresado mejor que en este vídeo lleno de arte y encanto. Con los libros convivimos en su casa fantástica y disfrutamos imaginando el mundo como una gran biblioteca. Al final nos vemos transformados después de este viaje a la Imaginación, que vuelve a comenzar con el siguiente libro. No hay ningún placer como la lectura. Volad con esta historia y decidnos cuál es vuestro libro volador.
lunes, 26 de marzo de 2012
webquest is intended to help students to revise their knowledge of English verb tenses, but also to make them aware of the historical process. If we are to know who we are, we must know at least our recent past, get in touch with present concerns and foresee the future. It is a question of survival. The past is full of interesting events which reveal the essences of humankind. The present is a tangle of events, interests, ideas and worries that we should untwist to see what is really happening. And the future is always open to our hopes and our imagination in spite of the dangers we face today. Let's try to understand the world.
martes, 10 de mayo de 2011
Would you like to watch a beautiful but sad story? Here is Sintel, a short video which will make you feel and think deeply. You will feel the sorrow of a girl who is looking for a baby dragon that she has lost. In her search, Sintel finds difficulties and has to fight to get what she wants. The end is not as she expected, but she finally gets a reward for her quest. Likewise, young people are always in search of something and they have to fight. This film shows that you may get a reward if you make efforts to achieve a goal.
sábado, 23 de abril de 2011
Entre otras actividades que publiqué en El tinglado para el Día del Libro, no podían faltar, en un día tan señalado, los libros para niños, que tanto nos hicieron imaginar cuando éramos pequeños. Hay que agradecer a muchos buenos autores que hayan pensado en la tierna infancia y en la adolescencia cuando escribían relatos, porque así se crean lectores a edad temprana. Que estos tests sirvan como homenaje a estos escritores de antes y de ahora.
miércoles, 27 de enero de 2010
Millions of robots from a distant planet have invaded the Earth. They have made some announcements about their invasion, but we have to decipher them to know what they are saying. Can you do it? You only have to do these tests to find out the robots' intentions. Are they good or bad robots? What do they want to do on our planet? Can we fight against their armies? What must we do? Please, help us.