lunes, 14 de septiembre de 2015

Welcome back to school

Here you are again, at IES San José de La Rinconada with lots of new things to learn, practise and enjoy. I hope so. As most of you know, I'll not be working at your school this year and I want to give thanks to all the people who have visited this blog as a platform to practise English in different ways but also to get information about any news affecting the bilingual programme at school. 
As I've spent eleven years of my life in that place, there is a lot to remember and I'll keep with me forever all the good memories especially those lived with you students in our Comenius project 2013- 2015. 

Regards and all the best from my new workplace : IES Macarena in Sevilla. I've met an important person here who loves books and reading. Here you are some pictures of the man. If you want to meet him...

viernes, 15 de mayo de 2015

Comenius week in Finland

Do you recognise some of the people in the photo? You could try the game Wally's searching to identify the members of our Spanish team. Paula, Tamara and Antonio together with the teachers  Manuel and Juan enjoyed the Finnish experience last week.

As you can see the weather was good and they could see the sun for a long period of time. Did you know that in Finland at this time of the year there is no sunset? Ask your friends about it.

 This is the picture of the group by the school  in Raahe.

Here you are a selection of pictures of this fabulous Comenius week where again Sciences and Arts improved their links.

The Comenius experience is almost over but all the participants in the project have a final questionnarie to fill in and send me by Friday 22nd.

Here you are the Wallpaper of the project in Raahe and a selection of photos sent by the French team.

martes, 28 de abril de 2015

Short Stories, critical essays: Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue

One of the most relevant figures of the Dark Romanticism is the American writer Edgar Allan Poe  (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849). He was an author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.
Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. 

Here you are a dramatization of the first story you are reading as part of your curriculum in the English lessons : The Masque of the Red DeathThanks to the people who made it public to us.

Follow the link to read an critical article about his figure and  learn more about the romantic movement.

jueves, 23 de abril de 2015

COMENIUS on the way to Finland

The Spanish team ( Manuel and Juan Ángel together with Tamara, Antonio and Paula) will be visiting Raahe from 2nd to 10th may. We wish they have great time in Finland and learn a lot.  

Here you are the programme of the visit. If you cannot see the programme here click on the link.

martes, 21 de abril de 2015


Here you are general information about the next sessions of Trinity exams in our school on 6th and 15th may. Click on the picture to learn more.

lunes, 6 de abril de 2015

Inmersión lingüística 1º y 2º ESO

En el BOE de 31 de marzo se publica la Resolución de 17 marzo de 2015 de la Secretaría de Estado de Educació, Formación Profesional y Universidades, por las que se convocan ayudas para participar en un programa de inmersión lingüística en colonias de vacaciones para 2015.

El programa se destina al alumnado de 1º y 2º de ESO y se desarrolla entre el 28 de junio y el 26 de julio asistiendo a colonias en dos turnos, de dos semanas cada uno, donde se trabajarán prioritariamente los aspectos orales del aprendizaje de la lengua inglesa.
El primer turno, del 28 de junio al 12 de julio, va dirigido al alumnado de 1º, y el segundo, del 12 al 26 de julio, al de 2º ESO.

Requisitos con carácter general:

a. Estar matriculado en centros sostenidos con fondos públicos durante el presente curso 2014/2015.
b. Haber obtenido, como mínimo, «notable/7» como nota media del curso 2013-2014.
c. Haber obtenido, como mínimo, «notable/7» como nota final en la asignatura de inglés en el curso 2013/2014.
d. No haber disfrutado de la ayuda en convocatorias anteriores.

La solicitud se cumplimentará mediante el formulario accesible por vía telemática en la dirección en el apartado correspondiente a «Trámites y Servicios» o en la siguiente dirección electrónica del ministerio de educación, cultura y deporte.

El plazo de presentación de solicitudes será de quince días hábiles a partir del siguiente al de la publicación en el BOE.

lunes, 23 de marzo de 2015

To the theatre: Frankenstein in Sevilla

Last 4th March a group of students of 1º Bachillerato and 4º ESO with the teachers Eva Gómez, Jesús Doña and Carmen Castro went to Sevilla to attend the performance of the play: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by the company Recursos Educativos in Teatro Quintero.

We learnt about the plot and did some worksheets before the performance in class. After a walk around the city centre (some of us went up to Las Setas to have a better view of the city) we enjoyed the performance.

Some minutes before the actors took stage.

miércoles, 18 de marzo de 2015

Becas Inmersión Lingüística 2015

Ha salido publicada la convocatoria de becas para un programa intensivo de inmersión lingüística en inglés para alumnado de Bachillerato y Ciclos Formativos de Grado Medio así como de Artes Plástica y Diseño, Enseñanzas Deportivas, de Profesionales de Enseñanza de Música y Danza y de Idiomas de Nivel Intermedio y Avanzado para 2015.  

La imagen te llevará al sitio web del boletín oficial donde podréis descargar la convocatoria así como cumplimentar la solicitud si cumplís los requisitos. Es necesario haber obtenido beca en la convocatoria general del Ministerio.

Se trata de estancias de una semana de duración, en régimen de internado y pensión completa, a partir del 30 de junio y durante el mes de julio de 2015.

El plazo para la presentación de solicitudes será de 20 días hábiles a partir del día siguiente al de publicación de esta resolución en el «Boletín Oficial del Estado».
Gracias por vuestra colaboración para la difusión de esta información. 

martes, 17 de marzo de 2015


Today it is 17th March and many people around the world celebrate the National Day of Ireland. Its patron saint is Saint Patrick and you can learn more about history in this link by BBC.

domingo, 8 de marzo de 2015

Behind the scenes

These are some of the movies that were nomineed for the last Oscar Academy Awards 2015. Click on the image to know the winners.

Follow the review in the Guardian website. You have a full list of winners including videos of the ceremony. You can watch and listen while practising your English.

Here you are the trailer of the best film: Birdman.

Did you know that the covering song for the trailer Crazy was considered to be the best one in the decade 2000-2009 and is placed among the best 100 songs of the history of music? Here you are the version by the band Gnarls Barkley. Watch the video and enjoy .

Here you can sing along following the lyrics. 

Then you can hear the winner as the best song Glory in the film Selma.

After that you can practise with the lyrics of the song by playing this game. You can choose the level you prefer.

lunes, 23 de febrero de 2015

Looks aren't everything

Today I'd like you to listen and watch to Cameron Russell, a wonderful top model talking about her life and work as such a famous person. Is that a legacy she received when she was born? Did she win a lottery?

What is your opinion after watching the video? If you were a top model , you...   Think about it and state some sentences using conditionals.

jueves, 5 de febrero de 2015

Grammar revision : MODAL VERBS

Some links to help you with the use of modal verbs. Click on the picture to revise the use of these verbs.

Here you are some other exercises to practise;

And now some songs to revise the meaning and use of some of those verbs. You Tube helps a lot!!

martes, 27 de enero de 2015

Comenius week in Germany

Last sunday 25th our students Paula, Natalia, María and Isabel together with their teachers came back from a great experience in Hannover. Again our colleagues from Finland, France, Italy, Czech Republic met at the Gymnasium Goethe-Schule in Germany where we were received a warm welcome. Thanks to the organizers and the whole school for their job.

Click on the photo of the group to see a gallery of pictures of the visit.

Some activities allowed our students  to participate in a filming process using the technique of greenscreen.
Here you are the winner. Perhaps we have new television stars in our school!!.

Here you are another one.

Trinity examinations

 We have some news from the Trinity College registration office. All the students interested in the examinations ISE I and ISE II for next 15th April in our school please contact your teacher of English as soon as possible as the registration has to be completed by 1st February.

Una nueva noticia de la oficina de registros de Trinity College. Todo el alumnado interesado en los exámenes del próximo 15 de Abril en el centro conducentes a certificados ISE I (B1) e ISE II (B2), por favor, contactad con vuestro profesor/a de Inglés lo antes posible porque la matriculación debe completarse antes del 1 de febrero.

Here you are the link to the main page in the website Trinity College.

lunes, 12 de enero de 2015

COMENIUS visit to Hannover

We start the year 2015 with the next visit of the project Sciences and Arts. Next week from 18th to 25th January, four students and two teachers of our school will be visiting the GymnasiumGoetheschule Hannover .

During the present week we'll be revising the presentation of our school in the German one. Thus, girls, be ready for that!

If you cannot watch the programme below please click on this link.

jueves, 8 de enero de 2015

Back to school...again and HAPPY 2015

After the countdown on 31st december 0:00 the calendar with a good set of purposes for the new year starts. Have you  got any? Do you give up by the end of January? Watch the video with some advices to keep your resolutions.

I want to share with you this quote as its philosophy is worthy. Whatever your goals are, keep this ideas in mind.  ENJOY YOUR DAYS IN 2015!

And here you are a link to read about the celebration of 6th January in Ireland. Did you know that the Epiphany or "Nollaig na mBanis called Women's Christmas. Read and learn why.