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Friday, November 27, 2015

Happy Christmas (war is over)

Click on the following links to download your part of the song so you can practise at home.

Chicos Bachillerato
Chicas Bachillerato

1º ESO
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Todos


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

As you know, American people celebrate Thanksgiving today. It's a day full of traditions and events: parades, football matches, the turkey pardon...

In the following video you can see President Obama pardoning this year's turkey, Abe.


It's a day to be thankful and greatful in the US. So, why not, for us too. Feel free to use the comments to say what you are grateful for this year.


Saturday, October 31, 2015

2º ESO And the winners are...


It's been reaaally difficult to decide!! I loved all your stories. Believe me, you did an amazing job!! These are the winning stories in 2º ESO. CONGRATULATIONS!!


2º ESO A - CLAUDIA FERNÁNDEZ MORALEJA

It was Halloween night. I looked out the front window at my house and saw… Oh!!! They were Juan and Aitana, they wanted to scare me! “Hi guys!” I said. “Come on Claudia! We can't be late!” Aitana said. “Ok, just 2 minutes.” I lied…

After 10 minutes.... “Clauuuuuudia! Come down!” “I'm almost ready!” Aitana, Juan and I went to the party where we were meeting the rest of our class (2ºESO A). When we arrived, all the class was there. The music wasn´t ready! At eleven o'clock, music started and we all danced. The songs we danced were: La Gozadera (because Diego proposed it), How deep is you love, Lady Madrid, The mordidita, I just wanna break the rules, La bamba, Deep down low, Outside, Ain´t nobody, Marry the night, Total eclipse of the heart, Ginza, Play my music... We were dancing until 1:00AM because, suddenly, many vampires and witches appeared!!! “Oh God! The witches are catching Raquel, Pablo, Alex, Juan, Clara and Jimena!!” Alejandra said. “And the monsters are eating them! They're going to die!” Noelia added. “Quickly!!!!!!! Follow me” Adela proposed. All the class followed Adela, because she knew a hiding place to be safe. We were all so excited and speaking at the same time so I said: “Shut up everyone! Thanks. I have an idea; we are going to go out of this place, ok? Because I'm listening to noise near this hiding place and I think vampires are coming, but, keep calm please.” “Ok, perfect!” Héctor said “It´s seems a very good idea” Ana, Carmen and Johnny said. “I'm so scared” Gema said. “Don´t worry! Be happy!” Diego told her. And he hugged Gema. “Okay, let´s go!”

Finally we were in the street; we ran a lot because vampires ran very quickly. “Oh my god!!! Where are Gabriela, Adrián, Adela, Jorge, Gabriel and Claudia?” “There!!! They're flying!?” Inés said. “Nooo!! They´re becoming vampires!!” Carmen said. “And their bodies are exploding” Ana said. “We must go on or we are going to die!” Eva said. “Auchhh! I want to dance! //♪and gozadera is here...♪//” Diego was singing. “Shut up!!!!” everyone said at the same time. “You´re so annoying Diego!!” Aitana told him. “And you so pretty honey!” Diego replied. “Stupid...” everyone said again. The 2ºA survivors (until that moment) went to eat something to a McDonald´s. They were thinking about everything that had happened in the last hours of their lives when a bomb fell and all 2ºA survivors died. It was the worst Halloween night ever. Nowadays, nobody knows why 2ºA CLASS died that awful night. People think that the person who organized everything was their school tutor, Noelia García.



2º ESO B - ISMAEL CARBALLAR DEL VALLE

It was Halloween night. I looked out the front window at my house and saw a light. It was a mild light, and the street was very dark. I lived in a village with my two brothers and my parents, but that night my grandparents came. I was a little bit scared, so I thought “be calm, it is a funny night, put your costume on and...” Ti-ti ti- ti. The light was trembling. Now I was a little bit more scared. After that, I turned around and... “Aaaaah!” There there was my mother and she said to me: “Shhh! The dinner is ready. Your grandparents are waiting for you, and now, go to the living room.” When she turned around, I saw a spider running on hes neck. I shouted, but when I blinked again there was nothing. “What is wrong with you?” said my mother. “No..No...Nothing, sorry.” “Ok, now go to the living room.” “Ok, I´m sorry mum.” When she disappeared, I thought: “Something is wrong here.” At that moment I was really scared and nervous. After that, I went to my bedroom, but my lovely cat wasn’t there. I started looking for him, but it was not there. Suddenly, the light turned off. Tu-tum Tu-tum Tu- tum. I turned around, but I could not see anything. Tu-tum Tu-tum Tu-tum. Someone was walking. Tu-tum Tu-tum Tu-tum. When the light turned on, I jumped and shouted, but there was my little sister laughing. “Oh, you are silly, Marta, don´t scare me.” “After that, we went to the living room. All the family was there. They were very serious and calmed. All of them look at us, and after that they did not say anything and continued eating a strange soup... with... eyes? I looked around but my sister was not there. I was really scared, sweaty, and nervous. “Marta? Marta?” “Who are you talking to?” said my father. “To your third child, of course.” “I only have two children, you and Alice.” “Ok, it does not matter.” My voice was trembling, and I was really scared and very sweaty, because when I looked at him he had a bit of blood in the hands. I sat on the chair and, suddenly, there was a sound. Tin! The chicken was ready. When I looked around my mother was not there, but I thought: “It does not matter, they are your family and they love you” but in my head I was thinking that they were crazy. “The chicken is ready!” said my grandmother with a crazy face and smiling. After that, all the people started laughing and smiling. I made a nervous smile, but I was terrified. When she put the chicken on the table it was not like a chicken. “Eat it dear, it is delicious.” she said smiling. “O...O...O...Ok.” I ate it, but it was very disgusting. Suddenly... I heard a shout from Marta and after that my mother appeared smiling with a lot of blood, and all the people stood up and started smiling and laughing. “What is this?” I was terrified, very nervous and sweaty. “Roast cat…” said my grandmother. Everyone started laughing very loudly. I spat ... that thing, and I saw a lot of spiders running on the wall. I started crying... and I saw that my mother had a knife with a lot of blood on it. Then I asked: “How can you have done this?” I was crying a lot, and my grandma said: “We like roast cat, and now... we want to eat you, so you are the next.” I started shouting, crying and...



2º ESO C - PATRICIA GARCÍA BORDES

It was Halloween night. I looked out the front window at my house and saw a group of children asking for candies in the street in front of me. "Trick or treat! Trick or treat!" They were wearing costumes. One of them was a vampire, another one was a pumpkin, another was a skeleton and a little girl was a witch. At that moment an enormous dark cloud appeared over them. They looked at it frightened. I heard a terrible noise and, suddenly, the vampire disappeared! The children screamed. I was terrified. I tried to leave my house to help them but I couldn´t open the door. It was closed. I run to the window and just at that moment the pumpkin disappeared too. The skeleton and the witch were running towards my house. I opened the window and shouted: "Come in! Come in!" But there was only the little witch. She was alone. She was crying. "Where are my friends?" she said. I took my hand out of the window to hold the little girl. Suddenly, I heard a voice saying: "You can´t do anything to help her now. She´s mine". And before I could hold her she disappeared too! I've never seen them since then. But every year on Halloween I can hear them laughing and saying "Trick or treat! Trick or treat...! If you don´t give us any candy, you´ll come with us".



1º ESO And the winners are...


Thank you all for sending your stories. It's been very difficult to decide. All your Halloween stories were great and very scary!! I don't know if I will sleep tonight... I'm very frightened right now... Anyway, these are the winning stories. CONGRATULATIONS!!



1º ESO A - ALICIA CORRALIZA CAUSÍN

I stepped up to the door, rang the doorbell, and called out: “Trick or Treat!” “Why this house, Sophie?” “Jade told me we had to come here.” “Oh, great, and we have to obey your stupid doll...” Suddenly, someone opened the door. It was a cute little girl. She was wearing a wet nightgown and she was barefoot. We said again: “Trick or treat!” but she didn’t answer. Then I asked her: “Is your mum inside?” She shook her head and said no. “Can we help you change your clothes? You will get a cold” my sister said. She didn’t answer but she pointed inside. We followed her to a dirty pink bedroom. I saw a picture which attracted my attention: a strange woman with three little girls. The old one was like me when I was younger. “What is your name?” Sophie asked her. “Don’t you remember? I´m Jade!” she answered. “Like my doll!” Sophie said. But Jade told her: “I was your doll…” “I think it would be better if we left this house, Sophie” I recommended. “OK, but first let me help her.” But, suddenly, Jade disappeared. Sophie and I ran as fast as we could to our house. When we arrived there, we told everything to our parents, and they seemed to be hiding something. I went to my bedroom and I searched the address of that house on my laptop. I saw this on Google: “Adelaida Riberson, a desperate mother, drowns her youngest daughter, Jade, in the bath. Fortunately the other two girls were adopted in a good family…”



1º ESO B - LORENA TORRES NÚÑEZ DE PRADO

I stepped up to the door, rang the doorbell, and called out: “Trick or Treat!” No one opened the door. We called again. Nothing. The rest of the group went to another house. I say the rest of the group because I didn´t go with them. Why? Because I saw a mild light into the house. I saw a window and I looked through it. There was a... sheep... and the light was a candle, a red candle. The sheep was eating the red candle! Then, the sheep saw me. Her eyes were red!! Like the candle!! So, I went running to where my group was, and I told them everything. They thought that I was lying. But I wans’t!! When we went back to our houses to sleep, I looked through my room´s window. And what did I see?! There were a lot of sheep ALL OVER the garden!!! With red eyes!! Now, I´m in my wardrobe writing this, because there are sheep in all the city!!! THE SHEEP´S INVASION!!!! The end :)



1º ESO C – ALBERTO CANO FERNÁNDEZ

I stepped up to the door, rang the doorbell, and called out: "Trick or Treat!" The house was dirty, old and not very beautiful. It had small windows, and a wooden and very old door. The house had a small garden around the house with a broken fence. A woman opened the door, she was old, dirty and very ugly. She was strange and had striped clothes. She had a black cat too. She gave us candies and she invited us into her house. Inside, the house was like from the outside: dirty, old and there were spider webs. She said that we had to sit down and we did it. Then she went to a small room with lots of bottles with different colours and sizes. We saw the old woman mixing the liquids of the bottles and she put it in a pot and started cooking. A few minutes later, blue smoke appeared in the house. She gave us the liquid in different glasses. We were ready to drink it when a friend dropped the liquid over an old book. And, suddenly... A huge monster appeared in the living room. The book was magic, and the woman was a witch!!! We were very scared and we went out the door but the witch ran behind us. Luckily, a policeman shot the woman and the monster. But the legend says that the spirit of the witch is in the house killing everyone who says trick or treat. HAPPY HALLOWEEN.


I don't want to fail to mention a very special story within a story by CELIA PRADA GONZÁLEZ from 1º ESO A:


I stepped up to the door, rang the doorbell, and called out, "Trick or Treat!”. No one came, so I pushed the door and it opened by itself. I was frightened; I thought Larry would open the door! Larry is the owner of the library; he's a good old friend of my best friend, Amelia. He’s got long blond hair in a ponytail and light green eyes. We decided to meet there at 12 AM to tell scary Halloween stories in the dark. I walked through the corridor with my vampire costume. It was even darker than other days I went there at night... I arrived to the place we wanted to meet when I heard a sad voice behind me. I turned around, but no one was there. Instead, I saw some red stains on the floor. Finally, after being paralyzed for some minutes, I felt a cold hand on my shoulder. "AAAAHH!!" I screamed. They were Amelia and Larry. And, obviously, they were laughing. "That was not nice, guys!" I said. "We are supposed to scare people on Halloween, aren't we?" Amelia told me. Amelia is short and red haired. Her hair is short and straight. She’s got beautiful yellow eyes. She always wears a yellow shirt with a pink bow as a bow tie. She wears glasses too. This time, she was wearing a black witch costume and a witch hat. Larry was wearing purple clothes and a fake knife. He was also wearing a purple and black cap. He looked like a security guard, but I think he was dressing as a videogame murderer. "I've got everything ready, so let's start!" Larry said. “Amelia, do you have the Halloween candy?” “Of course!” she replied, showing a bag full of candy. We sat on some chairs in a small circle. There was a little lamp in the middle which radiated a weak light. I was bad at telling stories, so I had no stories to tell. Amelia looked like she had a good one. “So… who starts?” I asked. “I have a VERY good one!!” Larry said. He was excited to tell his story. Maybe too excited. “Aww… Alright, go for it” Amelia said. Larry cleared his throat and started:

"ONCE UPON A TIME… There was a beautiful kingdom where everyone was happy. Everyone had money, a home and food to eat. Everyone was kind with each other, and everyone loved both the king and the queen. They had a pretty little daughter. Her hair colour was dark as the brown leaves in autumn and she had her mother’s eyes, grey as the full moon in the night sky. The princess was only 7 years old when a near dark town invaded the kingdom. The king was very busy controlling the guards and the army. At the end, they were too many; and so he decided to join his own people to fight them. The queen helped the residents to hide from the invasion. The little princess was scared to death. She was worried about her dad. What did the invaders want from them? Will her daddy be ok? Her mother realized she was crying, and the queen told her: “There’s still hope, there can always be hope. You just need to search for it, my dear”. A tear fell from the child’s face, as it touched the ground softly, making a flower grow up from the floor. She will never forget those words. 
When everything was over, everyone went out and saw how destroyed the kingdom was. There was blood in every corner, and there were dead bodies everywhere, including the king’s body. Both the queen and her daughter cried for days. They were nicknamed “The crying duet” since that time. The kingdom and its people were cursed with discord for the rest of the eternity since then. But there’s still hope, right? One day in the morning, the queen disappeared. The little princess (now with 9 years) ran all over the castle searching for her mother. She didn’t want to lose her too. The kingdom was a complete mess, and she didn’t want to rule it. Since that small war, everyone was crazy. Murderers, thieves… nobody was kind and generous anymore. The princess finally found her mother in the basement, but she was hanged up the ceiling…with a rope. There was blood all over her body and all over the room. On the wall there was a message, saying “I’M SORRY” and another one on the other wall: “HOPE”. The kid was shocked: how could her mother do that? Why did she do it? No one could help her… All she did was take her mother’s crown and rule the kingdom. Soon, the people knew about the queen’s death, but they didn’t care. 10 years later nothing changed. All the residents were even worse. The people made fires, burned houses… etc. The new queen couldn’t do anything, but all the nights she prayed to the moon for hope. In another town, there was a boy called Bob. He had dark black hair and dark eyes. He didn’t like his town either because it was very violent. He was searching for someone that could understand him and someone to share moments with, so he moved to the kingdom where the queen “ruled”. Bob was exploring the place when he realized it was as bad as the other one. He saw all the crimes that were taking place around him. He just sighted and kept on with his walking. Soon, Bob ended in front of the castle’s gates. One of them was open…that was strange. Bob decided to peek in to see if there was someone, but no one was there. He had a lot of curiosity, so he decided to come in. What he didn’t expect is that upstairs there was the prettiest woman he had ever seen. He didn’t believe how beautiful she was, and he instantly fell in love with the queen. The queen was sitting next to the window. Then she saw Bob standing outside the room; and, scared, they started talking. Soon, they were getting along and discovered that they had the same theories and thoughts. With time, they started being friends, then best friends, and finally boyfriend and girlfriend. Every day they were sharing ideas and stories. The queen thought she knew everything about Bob, but what she didn’t know is that he has a secret. At night he was a psychopath, and he liked to murder kids, adults and elders. Once his victim is dead, he takes his organs out to make sure they’re completely dead. A month later, the queen decided to go for a walk at night. She knew it was dangerous, but the kingdom was very beautiful at night, even though it was more beautiful when she was little. She was walking through the streets when she heard a scream. She gasped and tried to see where it came from. It came from a small and abandoned pub. The windows were broken, so she saw what was happening in there. She couldn’t believe what she was witnessing: Bob, dressed with dark clothes, was killing a person! She saw how he took his organs out. Bob realized his girlfriend was watching him. He tried to explain it, but the queen insulted him, told him she breaks up with him and ran away, crying. Bob’s heart was broken, he started crying too. His sadness and depression immediately turned into rage and anger. He picked up a knife and ran up to her. The queen was now in her castle, close to a statue. Bob yelled while he was running and tried to stab her. He did, but his ex-girlfriend picked up a sharp rock and stabbed him too. Nowadays, the "kingdom" is still cursed. The queen’s spirit is trapped in the statue hoping for this world to be a better place. Under the statue, there are plants and flowers that grew with the queen’s hopes. There is a school where the castle was; and on the fourth or fifth floor, Bob’s spirit is trapped in a room where the blind had 3 red stripes. If you listen closely, you can hear his sad voice. Bob is now known as Bob-in-dark. THE END"
Larry finished his story. “Well…That was deep. And creepy” Amelia said. “It’s my turn—AAAAH!!” she screamed. She looked like if she has seen a ghost. We turned around and saw... “BOB IN DARK!!!!” we all said.


Thursday, October 29, 2015

2º BACH tenses table

If you need a summary of all the tenses we have studied so far, download the following document:



Monday, October 19, 2015

Halloween contest

Halloween is just around the corner and I want you to participate in a contest. The instructions are very easy: starting with the sentence I give you, just use your imagination and write the most frightening and scary story that you can think about. Use the forms below to send your stories. The best one in every class will have a special prize!!

Due date: October 30th

Good luck!




Infinitive vs. -ing


Download de document from Dropbox:

Infinitive vs. -ing

Practice with the following activities and bring them to class the next day:

Infinitive -ing worksheet



Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Evolution of Music


Last week we were talking about music in our 2ºESO classes. We learnt about instruments and also about the different types of music.

Watch this video to make a "tour" of the evolution of music with the awesome Pentatonix guys. They are incredible! And remember what I told you: "You have to expand your music horizons!" :D

Enjoy!








Writing a composition for the PAU exam

Let's get the ball rolling again over here!


This document is what you need to start writing your compositions. I'm pretty sure you all will eventually learn to do it perfectly. I really hope so and I know you will work hard for it.

Instructions for PAU composition

Enjoy!!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

Infinitive or -ing form

Download notes from Dropbox:
Infinitive or -ing


Practice online:
Practice 1
Practice 2
Practice 3



Short Stories (1ºBachillerato)

Choose one short story from the following link and read it. Then answer the set of questions I've given each of you and send them by e-mail to englishcornercormar@gmail.com.

Short stories

Remember the deadline is February 12th.