Sunday, 9 July 2017

Hello people, how are you doing? This time I bring a poem by Jim Morrinson. Have you ever heard of him? Maybe you know him or not.Anyway,I tell you he was the singer of the Doors and also wrote many poems.He's one of the most iconic frontmen in rock music history. I love him . I hope you enjoy the poem. ;) Noelia

criminal metabolism of guilt forest
Rattlesnakes whistles castanets

Remove me from this hall of mirrors
This filthy glass

Are you her
Do you look like that
How could you be when
no one ever could

Poet of the call-girl storm

She left a note on the bedroom door.
“If I’m out, bring me to.”

I dropped by to see you
late last night
But you were out
like a light
Your head was on the floor
& rats played pool w/your eyes

Death is a good disguise
for late at night

Wrapping all games in its calm garden

But what happens
when the guests return
& all unmask
& you are asked
to leave
for want of a smile

I’ll still take you then
But I’m your friend.

If you don't like so much poetry ↑🔺, here you have a nice song "People are strange". Have a nice week!! Noelia


Movies at home

Hey there! These rainy and cold days are perfect to stay at home and have some rest. Winter holidays are coming and we will have more free time to enjoy watching movies at home. Today I want to share with you some well-known movies about Teachers. Enjoy them!


🎦 The class:I remember we saw this movie in Teaching Practicum 2.
 A teacher faces a racially mixed class in a Parisian neighbourhood. 


 ðŸŽ¦ Freedom writers: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk student to learn tolerance.

🎦Mona Lisa Smile: A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles

🎦 Dead poets society: English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings

 ðŸŽ¦Good Will Hunting: Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

🎦 School of Rock: After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band

Thursday, 6 July 2017

What makes a good teacher?

As this year I may finish the English Teacher Training College, I feel that it's time to reflect on what type of teacher am I? Or what type of teacher I would like to be? I must confess that I'm a bit bossy but also friendly.
This year, I started working at secondary school. At the beginning I was worried but then I started enjoying it. My students are nice (I'm lucky!) and I enjoy talking about their future careers and give them advice.
In my moments of reflection, I've found this interesting article of Unicef called 'What makes a good teacher?' 500 children from 50 countries gave their opinion on what they consider what a good teacher is. Do you wanna know the answer?
Check it yourself!


Sunday, 2 July 2017

Hi there!!Today I bring an article for you about How to manage bad behaviour in the classroom.Have you ever dealt with a disruptive student?Have you wondered whether your reaction was the correct one or not?I almost sure you have.
 I think there is not a recipe to cope with bad behaviour but we have to keep in mind different strategies to use when we need it.I hope it'll be useful for you😉 Noelia


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

 Hi there! I think that studying for exams can be stressful. I find it quite difficult to stay focused on what I'm reading. So. it's important to prepare summaries in advance. Walking around my house while repeating the information is very useful for me, and I exercise at the same time ha ha...
I share with you some tips for the following exams. DON'T PROCRASTINATE!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

In my opinion, exams are highly stressful.However,I think they are really necessary.Before an exam, I need to read and summary all the texts.It's crucial to be present in every class and read the material beforehand,otherwise I feel lost throughout the explanation or discussion .I find it very useful to study with a partner in order to discuss any doubt.At least, these are my strategies. Noelia

Sunday, 11 June 2017

My baby

After reading (again) about FLA, I started paying more attention to my son's utterances. He can definitively understand more than what he actually produces.  He is in the 'two-word stage' and he can communicate with phrases like: 'Yes, please' or 'Thank you, mom'. Besides, I enjoy listening to him while he tries to produce a new item that calls his attention. He's so cute! I cannot help talking to him in a motherese way!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Hello everyone!!! After reading and discussing in class about First Language Acquisition, I want to share with you this brief video which summarizes some important concepts.I hope you enjoy it!! Noelia

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Here goes my gadget!!!

Hello everyone!! I want to share this video with you  in which you can find the different steps to carry out a task and some examples. I hope you like it.


Hi! I've found this great video to work on Gerunds and Infinitives. I'm planning to use it with my secondary students. Then I will let you know how things worked out.
Dai ❤


Monday, 8 May 2017

New gadget

Hi there!  I've just added our list of blogs. This will be useful to keep in touch with our mates! Xox

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Individual Task, page 35, Daiana Corvalan

Step 1

Look at newspaper advertisements applying for a job. Identify key words
 (vocabulary related to jobs)
Step 2

Read an applying e-mail in response to one of the previous advertisement. Write an e-mail using the same model but use your personal information.
Step 3

Read the different applying e-mails in response to the job advertisements then match the e-mails with the newspapers ads.
Step 4

Re-read the e-mails and identify the style (formal or informal) and use cue words to write sentences (responsible,tidy, punctual, outgoing, hardworking)
Step 5

Information gap role play. Student A plays the part of a potential employer who is looking for a new assistant and student B and C apply to the same interview.
Step 6

In groups, some students will create 'companies'. They will describe basic information about the company they work for and what kind of employee they are looking for. The rest of the class will have to write their CV, and then move around the classroom to have interviews with the different companies. 
Individual task. pag 35. Noelia Santos

Step 1

Look at pictures in a fashion magazine. Identify key words (dress, shoes, jackets, suit, trousers, tie, etc) and discuss when they would use the different outfits.
Step 2

Listen to a model conversation between two teenagers buying clothes for their prom party. Practise using the same conversation model with information from the fashion magazine in step 1.
Step 3

Listen to several native speakers buying clothes . Identify vocabulary related to clothes and where they would wear it. For example :a party, a job, sports, etc.)
Step 4

Listen again to conversations. Use cue words (size, price, changing room) and write complete questions and answers involving buying clothes ( What size is That?- How much…?Can I help you?)

Pair work: information gap role play. Student A is the shop assistant and student B is the customer. Make a list of clothes needed for prom party.
Step 6

In pairs discuss and  make decision about the following task. Look at different outfits for a prom party in the store and decide the most suitable one to buy.


DONE 👌 Noe and Dai

Reflect: Select one or two pedagogical tasks and elaborate them in terms of macrofunctions, microfunctions and grammatical exponents.





Role play. You are with your friend in a restaurant. Your partner is the waiter/waitress. Look at the menu and decide what to eat.

Exchanging goods and services.

Asking about and stating prices.
Would you like…?
Can I …?
I will…
Yes/ No questions.
How much?

Read a travelling webpage, and decide with three friends where to go, how much money you will spend and book your tickets.

Exchanging goods and services.
Asking about and stating prices.
Would you like…?
Can I …?
I will…
Yes/ No questions.
How much?


In this space we will share material and opinions related to English and it's teaching, and our teaching experiences. But not everything is about studying...we can also have a bit of fun!
Daiana and Noelia. 🙋🙋💓💕💖💗