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Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

The students in 2º ESO wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with the Christmas carol Maria taught them. 

Enjoy your holidays!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Music Glogs (2º ESO)

These are the music glogs that my students in 2º ESO made about their favourite bands or singers. I hope you like them.

2º ESO A
Ne-Yo - Javier Abad
Rihanna - Andrea Alegría
Elvis Presley - Marco Alonso
The Rolling Stones - Álvaro Berdasco
Michael Jackson - Sandra Cáceres
Eminem - Arturo Carrera
Eminem - María Crisol
Beyoncé - Claudia de Dueñas
David Guetta - Jose Fernando Duque
The Wanted - Athena Escalante
David Guetta - Jesús Escribano
Rihanna - Laura Espín
Rihanna - Ana Frías
Katy Perry - Sonia Gómez
Avril Lavigne - Shelia Gonzáles
Rihanna - Irene González
Snoop Dogg - Geovany Linero
Jessie J - Valeria Medina
Maroon 5 - Rosángela Navarrete
Jennifer López - Irene Plaza
Remi Gaillard - Daniel Sánchez
Green Day - Alejandro Tajahuerce

2º ESO B
J. Alvarez - Jonatan Aguilar
Arcangel - Diego Arce
LMFAO - Sergio Arpa
Beyoncé - Josselin Vanessa Carrillo
Rihanna - Sara Fuente
Tokio Hotel - Julia Gómez
Pitbull - María Mateos
Alicia Keys - Lucía Ortega
Ska-P - Gema París
The Black Eyed Peas - David Peña
Pitbull - Andrés Pinza
U2 - Alejandro Pola
Coldplay - Mercedes del Pozo
Bruno Mars - Paula Sánchez
DJ Tiesto & DJ Kilian - Javier Sánchez
The Strokes - Carlos Sanz
Madonna - Ángela Saralegui
Rihanna - Beatriz Serrano
Lady Gaga - Marta Somavilla
Eric Saade - Belén Valdivieso
David Guetta - Diego del Valle
Katy Perry - Andrea Vallejo
Florida - Jaime Vecina
Daddy Yankee - Alfredo Zúñiga

2º ESO C
LMFAO - Cristian Dumitru
The Black Eyed Peas - Manuel Escribano
Michael Jackson - Alberto Gil
Bob Marley - Andrés Gómez
Simple Plan - Ignacio González
Jennifer López - Kimberly González
David Guetta - Pablo González
Celine Dion - Héctor Gutiérrez
Katy Perry - Alberto Guzmán
Lilly Allen - María Herrero
Rihanna - Claudia Hormaechea
ACDC - Miguel Jiménez
Emily Osment - Ruth López
The Black Eyed Peas - Cristina Llorente
Demi Lovato - Lorena Marca
Michael Jackson - Marina Marsá
Katy Perry - Raquel Martín
The Beatles - María Martínez
The Black Eyed Peas - Pedro Moncayola
Lady Gaga - Esther Moreno
David Guetta - Patricia Navascuez
Amy Winehouse - Alba Parra
Maldita Nerea - Victoria Ramos

Friday, October 28, 2011

If the World Was Crazy by Shel Silverstein

This is the poem you've been working on with Maria -our language assistant- during this week. It's a funny poem, isn't it? I post it here so that you can go over it again and check how much of it you got at first.

If the World Was Crazy

If the world was crazy, you know what I'd eat?
A big slice of soup and a whole quart of meat,
A lemonade sandwich, and then I might try
Some roasted ice cream or a bicycle pie,
A nice notebook salad, an underwear roast,
An omelet of hats and some crisp cardboard toast,
A thick malted milk made from pencils and daisies,
And that's what I'd eat if the world was crazy.

If the world was crazy, you know what I'd wear?
A chocolate suit and a tie of eclair,
Some marshmallow earmuffs, some licorice shoes,
And I'd read a paper of peppermint news.
I'd call the boys "Suzy" and I'd call the girls "Harry,"
I'd talk through my ears, and I always would carry
A paper umbrella for when it grew hazy
To keep in the rain, if the world was crazy.

If the world was crazy, you know what I'd do?
I'd walk on the ocean and swim in my shoe,
I'd fly through the ground and I'd skip through the air,
I'd run down the bathtub and bathe on the stair.
When I met somebody I'd say, "G'bye, Joe,"
And when I was leaving--then I'd say "Hello."
And the greatest of men would be silly and lazy
So I would be king...if the world was crazy.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is coming! Do you want to have some Halloween fun? Go the the following website and use your own photos in Halloween related videos. You just have to choose a video, upload a photograph and you'll see yourselves surrounded by scary and frightening things. I hope you don't get scared!

JibJab Halloween

Monday, October 17, 2011

Reading a short story (1º Bach.)

Let's check your reading abilities by reading a short story. In the following website you will find tons of short stories from American Literature. What you have to do is to pick out one of the stories and read it. Then you have to complete the question paper below and send it to my e-mail (englishcornercormar@gmail.com).

Deadline: November 18th

Short stories website: American Literature

PS. feel free to read more than one story!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Glogster tutorial (2º ESO)

I found this very easy Glogster tutorial on YouTube. Here you have this little help in case you missed something yesterday when we talked about how to use it and how to create our music glog.

Remember that you can't use only pictures and videos and that you have to write some text about the group, band, singer or type of music you choose. Be original! We will vote and post here the best ones.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


It's been a special day for some of you today. Those of you who last year took one of the Cambridge ESOL Exams received your certificates some hours ago. It was so nice seeing you up there on the stage taking your certificates, I'm so proud of you. I hope it's been a good experience for you too. I'd like you to take this as a starting point for your progress with the English language. Remember what "Mr. Cambridge" said: "this is a staircase that you have to walk up" and you've already started doing it really well.

Congratulations to you all!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

News links

As I said, here you have some links that you may find useful when you look for the news you have to bring to the class. Remember you can choose the topic you like the most, the one you find the most interesting, or simply the one you feel like talking about.

That's enough for the time being. I hope we all enjoy this activity. Try to be original!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Welcome back!

Tomorrow is the day. A new school year is about to begin for all of us. Some of you already know this place from last year and you know what we're going to use it for, more or less.  The 'new' ones, my new students in 1º ESO and 1º Bachillerato, don't worry because you will get used to it in just a minute.
Feel free to use the blog as much as you want, write comments, give ideas, ask questions to me and to your classmates... and many more things. I really hope we can get a lot out of this.
Let me start the year with a funny video about why it's important to speak a second language.

I hope you have a great start tomorrow and, of course, a great great year.

PS. Students from last year are also welcome to keep visiting and using the blog. I'm not going to be your teacher but I'm still here for you :P

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Our English Corner on ITE

I know I said goodbye for the holidays but... this is kind of a good thing to know so I'm going to make an exception and tell you.

Today we've been posted on the blog 'TIC en Lenguas Extranjeras del ITE (Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas). This is the link where you can see the entry on the blog:

I just wanted you to know it and I hope you can feel as proud and moved as I am because of it.

Have a great great summer and see you again in September.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Closed for holidays

Well... tomorrow is school reports day, you all will get your final marks and go on holiday... at last!! :D.

This entry is just to say that even though we haven't had this blog for much time I think it's been something nice to work with for our classes. I'm already looking forward to starting next year again with it from the very beginning. Some of you will already know it but for most of you it will be a new thing, a new experience for the English class. I really hope we can get the most out of this 'place' but what I actually want the most for next year is that you think of the blog as something yours, as a place where we can all take part and where you can express yourselves.

Have a great summer!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Karaoke 1º Bach-A

Today we've been using  the Web page KaraokeParty for our English class in 1º Bachillerato. We've been singing some songs all together following the lyrics on the whiteboard. We had some fun, didn't we? Here you can find the videos... don't pick on us too much!! ;D

The result: TOTALLY TONE DEAF!! hahaha! but we promise to get better!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Passive Voice & Reported Speech (1º Bach.)

As I promised.. Passive Voice and Reported Speech notes for 1º Bachillerato... enjoy!! :P

Passive Voice

Reported Speech

Europe Day, May 9th

Here you have some photos I took on May 9th, Europe Day

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer

Friday, April 29, 2011

FCE Exam (May 8th)

My 3 dear students taking the FCE next May 8th:

Here you have the links we've been talking about this morning. The first one is the speaking test that we've been practising and the other link is the one with the Reading and Use of English practice.

U're doing just great. Seriously, do it that way the day of the exam and u'll have no problems passing it.

KET and PET students: I have not forgotten about you... we will start practising again soon... u're not getting rid of me that easily...

Have a good loooooooong weekend (well, not really that long.... :P) 


Monday, April 25, 2011

London WebQuest for 2º ESO

Hello there!

Yeah, yeah, I know... we don't start school again until tomorrow... but I have some time now... so here you (2º ESO) have your project for this term. You are going to make a WebQuest!

And you will wonder... what is that?? Well, it's like a treasure hunt on the Internet, where you have to find the information that you are asked to in order to achieve a goal. You will find all the information that you need in order to complete this activity in the document below these lines.. You just have to download it from SlideShare.  As you will read, the final purpose of the whole thing is to do a presentation in class. And... who knows? Maybe we can post some of your presentations here!

Oh, I forgot... DEADLINE: June 6th. You have an entire month to do a great job! And, of course, to have fun doing it!!

C u 2morrow!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


I was thinking: how about creating a blog for and with my English students in CORMAR? We all have things to say... why not saying them in English? Let's try to make something different out of this. 
You can send me your thoughts, things that you find on the Internet or whatever you want to tell to the rest of the world (well... not whatever... you know what I mean...) and I will publish them here for all of us. We can also include things for our classes here. And... of course... MUSIC!! (always in English). Do you feel like doing it? It can be nice and fun!