domingo, 16 de diciembre de 2007


We are by now almost at the end of this first term. I have created this new entry to wish you a very happy Christmas and also good luck to all students with their marks.
Also, if you think Christmas is boring (because you have plenty of free time) and you need to revise your English I recommend you to visit
this new page I have just found about Christmas traditions and elements. Here, you can find many games related to Christmas, also you can create Christmas cards and send them to your friends to wish them a merry christmas, learn about Christmas stories and also learn how to cook many traditional Christmas recipes!!!!

I hope you enjoy it!!!!

viernes, 7 de diciembre de 2007


Do you know Mika? And Rihanna? Here you have two of the most famous songs of the moment. You can practise your English trying to sing them. Here you have the lyrics!!!

MIKA Lyrics
Relax, Take It Easy Lyrics

- Rihanna Lyrics

miércoles, 21 de noviembre de 2007

English: A crazy language!!!

Do you want to know why some people call English a crazy language?
Have a look at what I found in the web. Do you understand it?
Do you agree?

miércoles, 14 de noviembre de 2007


Do you know what Thanksgiving day is?
Are you interested in knowing more about this American tradition?
If so, click here

viernes, 2 de noviembre de 2007


Hi again!!
This time I found in the web a power point presentation about how to learn English in an easy way. Please, watch it and tell me:
-what's your opinion about it?
-Have you ever heard any of these expressions?
-which sentence do you like the most?

martes, 23 de octubre de 2007


I have found something very interesting for you to practise grammar and vocabulary and also very useful to revise for your exams. This activity was in Isabel Perez's site. She is an English teacher in Granada that has spent many years investigating how to take advantage of the use of new technologies in class.
It is a very original exercise (it's like a game) in which you have to go from one place to another by underground (you are going to work with the real London Underground's map). In every stop you have to do an activity before you move to the next one and finally arrive to your destination. Try to complete all routes!!!!! It's very funny!!!

Click London Underground's Activity

jueves, 18 de octubre de 2007


As our first unit of the book is about music and one of your partners (Victor 3ºB) recommended me a very interesting video, I've decided to include it here so that you can watch it too and tell me your opinion about it.

-Do you think this can be considered music?
-Do you know why it is called 'beat box'?
-Do you like it? Do you consider it interesting?
-Do you really think a person is able to do it? Is it real?
-Do you think it is difficult to do or not?

I'll wait for your answers!!!!
Thank you for your collaboration and interest, Victor.

lunes, 15 de octubre de 2007


Hello again my dear students!!!

I've just created this entry to present you a new chapter of 'gomaespuminglish'. I would like you to watch it and tell me your opinion about these videos (remember I included another chapter in one of the first entries of my blog - you will find it if you go to the end of the page and click 'entradas antiguas'-): do you consider them interesting? do you think they are funny? do you understand them or do you think they are a bit difficult? would you like to watch more chapters?

viernes, 12 de octubre de 2007


Welcome back my dear students!!!!

Here we are again after a long, long holiday to work and learn all together and why not? to have fun as well.

As most of my students this year didn't know about the existence of my blog (and also Chari's and Rosario's), I would like to explain them that these blogs have been created for them to practice and improve their English in an original and funny way.

You can use the blog as a way to communicate with other students and the teachers. To do that, you just need to write comments about the activities proposed.

Here you also have access to different activities related to vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, etc so that you can practise and revise contents for your exams.

Participation is obviously optional but I will take into account those students that show interest in improving their English and also their marks.

In this first entry I would like you to tell me something about your holidays: where have you been, what have you done, if you travelled anywhere, etc.

Also I would you to tell me your ideas, your likes and dislikes , suggestions so that you can help me with the blog, making it more interesting for you.

The most interesting thing I did this summer was travelling to London and Dublin. I already knew London but not Dublin. It's wonderful. I really recommend you to visit Ireland. It's an amazing country with wonderful landscapes. Here you can have a look at some pictures I took during my holidays there:

jueves, 21 de junio de 2007


As the other teachers, I also wanted to say goodbye to all the students, especially to the students in 4th ESO in general (and of course to my students of 4º A).

I'm very sad because I know I'm going to miss you and the good moments together in class.
Thanks for your visits to my blog and thanks for your interest and your collaboration. I hope you have liked and enjoyed it.
I hope to see you next year (if you want to come to the high school to visit me).
If you need me, I'll be very glad to help you if I can. (First Conditional-Jajajaja!!!).
I hope you have learnt some English with me. It's been a pleasure to be your English teacher.
Good luck to all of you and take care!!!!!
Have a nice holiday!!! Now it's time to relax, at last!!!!


PS: I forgot to give you my email address. I'll give it to you on Wednesday during the lunch we are going to have together.


Here are the lyrics. They are a bit difficult because the song is written in American English.

I hope you like it!!!.

Yeah... this right here (tell me why)

Goes out, to everyone, that has lost someone

That they truly loved (c'mon, check it out)

Seems like yesterday we used to rock the show

I laced the track, you locked the flow

So far from hangin on the block for dough

Notorious, they got to know that

Life ain't always what it seem to be (uh-uh)

Words can't express what you mean to me

Even though you're gone, we still a team

Through your family, I'll fulfill your dream (that's right)

In the future, can't wait to see

If you'll open up the gates for me

Reminisce some time, the night they took my friend (uh-huh)

Try to black it out, but it plays again

When it's real, feelings hard to conceal

Can't imagine all the pain I feel

Give anything to hear half your breath (half your breath)

I know you still living your life, after death

Every step I take, every move I make

Every single day, every time I pray

I'll be missing you

Thinkin of the day, when you went away

What a life to take, what a bond to break

I'll be missing yo

It's kinda hard with you not around (yeah)

Know you in heaven smilin down (eheh)

Watchin us while we pray for you

Every day we pray for you

Til the day we meet again

In my heart is where I'll keep you friend

Memories give me the strength I need (uh-huh) to proceed

Strength I need to believe

My thoughts Big I just can't define (can't define)

Wish I coul turn back the hands of time

Us in the six, shop for new clothes and kicks

You and me taking flicks

Makin hits, stages they receive you on

Still can't believe you're gone (can't believe you're gone)

Give anything to hear half your breath (half your breath)

I know you still living you're life, after death

Every step I take, every move I make

Every single day, every time I pray

I'll be missing you

Thinkin of the day, when you went away

What a life to take, what a bond to break

I'll be missing yo

One black morning

When this life is over

I know

I'll see your face

Every night I pray, every step I take

Every move I make, every single day

Every night I pray, every step I take
Every day that passes

Every move I make, every single day

Is a day that I get closer

To seeing you again

Every night I pray, every step I take

We miss you Big... and we won't stop

Every move I make, every single day

Cause we can't stop... that's right

Every night I pray, every step I take

Every move I make, every single day

We miss you Big

lunes, 21 de mayo de 2007


Se nos va nuestra amiga Orla...
¿Quiéres despedirte de ella?
Escribe tu mensaje aquí antes del 31 de Mayo. (No olvides poner tu nombre y curso).

¡Puedes hacerlo en inglés o español!

domingo, 6 de mayo de 2007

Hello again!!!

I just wanted to show you what some of my students of 3º D have done in their free time: they have translated some popular Spanish songs into Spanglish.

At least it is original and creative, don't you think so?

domingo, 8 de abril de 2007


Hello again my dear students!!!

Although a bit late, here you have two pages where you can find some information about how Easter and the Holy Week are celebrated in Britain. I guess you don't know what the Easter Bunny, Easter eggs, Palm Sunday, Good Friday or Holy Saturday are. Have a look at these pages below to learn how different Easter and Holy Week celebrations are in Britain and Spain.

"Easter is the oldest and the most important Christian festival, the celebration of the death and coming to life again of Jesus Christ. For Christians, the dawn of Easter Sunday with its message of new life is the highest point of the year".

"Holy Week is the week leading up to Easter, commemorating events in the last days of Christ's life. The first day of Holy Week is Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos). "

And what about the Holy Week here in Spain? Do you like it? What do you like the most about it? Do you prefer Easter in Spain or in Britain?


Here you have also a video of our 'Holy Week' in Seville. It is about 'San Gonzalo', one of my neighbourhood's "cofradias".

domingo, 11 de febrero de 2007


Here's a new activity for you to work on.
First I want you to click on the link below and watch the following video about The Simpsons.
Then, try to complete the fragment. I also want you to stop the video, write down and translate the words you can see written on the wall.

Homer: "No ______ and no beer make Homer ___________, ___________
Marge: go __________. "
Homer: "Don't mind if I do"
Marge: "Stay _________ from me, Homer"
Homer: "Give me the _______, Marge. Give me the ________. Give me ________, come on, give me the ________".
To watch the whole episode click below:

Hello my dear students!!! This blog has been created for you!!
Here you have the opportunity to practise and improve your English in a different and more original way. You will find activities, songs and links to some useful and interesting sites.
I hope you have fun!!

And remember: "When there's a will, there's a way!!!"

I welcome all comments and suggestions!! But please, in English!!

Hi ladies & Gentlemen!!! How are you?

I'm still waiting for you to add your commentaries, ok?

Here you have a new activity: a webtask about England.

Click on the link below to have a look and complete the activities.

domingo, 4 de febrero de 2007

A funny English lesson!!

In this section of my blog I invite you to watch a funny video about an unusual English lesson. Please, watch it and send me your comments.
What do you think about it? Do you think many people in Spain speaks English in this way? If you don't want to sound like this, PAY ATTENTION IN CLASS AND LEARN PROPER ENGLISH!!!!

sábado, 3 de febrero de 2007

To my students of 3º & 4º ESO

Do you remember the play we watched last Monday about Bonnie and Clyde?

Do you remember the story? Who were Bonnie and Clyde? What about the end?
In this activity I want you :

-to click the links provided below and read about the story. There you have information about the plot, in case you don't remember it.

-to provide a brief summary of the story.

-to give your opinion about the story and the performance we watched on Monday:

*Did you like it? Did you have fun?
*Did you like the actors? Do you think they are good or bad actors?
*Do you consider the story is interesting or boring?
*Other comments.



This time we are going to work with the new single of my favourite English group. You have the lyrics below and a link to listen to the song (you can stop and listen to the song all the times you need it to complete the lyrics). To complete the task, copy the lyrics in a word document and add the missing words in a different colour. Then, send it to my e-mail address (I will give you my e-mail in class, ok?).

I know this song can be a bit difficult for you but I want to test your ability to understand a song in English when you are alone and relaxed at home (with no pressure) and without receiving any help.

P.S I need suggestions about the type of music and songs you like to use them on another occasion. Cheers!!

TAKE THAT 'Patience'

Just have a little _________
I'm still hurting from a love I lost
I 'm feeling your frustration
Any minute all the pain will ______
Just hold me close inside your arms tonight
Don't be too hard on my _________
'Cause I need time
My heart is numb, has no ________
So while I'm still healing
Just try and have a little patience

I really wanna start over again
I know you wanna be my _________
The one that I can always depend
I'll try to be strong, believe me
I'm trying to move on
I t's complicated but understand me
Cause I need _______
My heart is numb has no feeling
So while I'm still healing
Just try and have a little patience, yeah
Have a little patience, yeah
Cause these scars run so deep
It's been hard, but I have to __________ in me
Have a little patience
Have a little patience
'Cause I,
I just need time
My heart is numb has no feeling
So while I'm still healing
Just try, and have a little patience
Have a little patience
My heart is numb has no feeling
So while I'm still healing
Just try and have a little... patience

Click here to watch the videoclip.