martes, 10 de febrero de 2015


We're going to celebrate St. Valentine's Day. Be ready for love

  • Watch the video again and answer the questions
    • Before the Valentine dance (04:10- 07;03)
    1. What is Charlie doing by the mail box?
    2. How many Valentine cards does he get?
    3. Who is Charlie in  love with?
    4. What does Linus suggest?
    5. Why does Charlie dial the information number?
    6. Who does Charlie phone in the end?
    • At the Valentine dance (07:03- 09:15)
      1.  Is Charlie dating the girl he likes? Why (not)?
      2. How does Snoopy manage to get into the dance?
      3. How does Charlie feel when he decides to ask the girl to dance?
      4. Why doesn't he dance with the little red-haired girl?
      5. Who dances with the little red-haired girl?
      6. How do Marcy and Peppermint Patty feel after the dance?
    • After the dance (09:15-15:07)
      1. Describe the relationship between the boy at the piano and the dark-haired girl
      2. Describe the relationship between Charlie's sister and Linus
      3. Does Charlie finally get a Valentine card?
  • Complete this crossword about feelings. Match the adjectives to the characters
  • Writing a Valentine card in haikus. A haiku is a Japanese poem with 17 syllables. Here is an example for you. Can you make up one?

Be my Valentine
not just February 14th
but for all my life
  • Did you know that there are more than 100 ways to say "I love you" in English. Here is the evidence. Of course you can use them to write your haiku

lunes, 9 de febrero de 2015


domingo, 8 de febrero de 2015


Here you are two presentations about reported speech

ReportedSpeech from Elena Valle


  1. Don´t smoke in my office, please”, the boss said.
  2. Our teacher said, “Try and read this text”.
  3. You shouldn´t eat in the living room”, the mother told her son.
  4. Don´t stop your car there”, the man said.
  5. I have to do my homework, Penny”
  6. We can save a lot of trees by recycling paper”, the ecologist said.
  7. Get out of my way”, he said.
  8. Be sure everything is in order”, I said to the children.
  9. Johnson used to be a member of parliament”, Errol said.
  10. Is he a scientist or a novel writer?”, the woman said.
  11. We are painting our house tomorrow”, Linda said.
  12. I had a bad cold last week”, she said.
  13. What else did you do on Saturday night?”, he said.
  14. Why is your home so full of antiques?”, he said.
  15. The electricity bill must also be paid this week”, he added.
  16. I would like to visit my parents”, Linda said to David.
  17. Put your gun on the table”, the policeman said.
  18. What was she wearing when you saw her last?”, the policeman said.
  19. Search the house”, the police sergeant said.
  20. Write to me as soon as you get to the hotel”, his wife said.
  21. Take me to the 33rd floor”, he said to the liftman.
  22. The government would have to make new laws”, the policeman argued.
  23. Don´t argue with your parents”, I said.
  24. How long have you been here, jenny?”, her mother said.
  25. The Christmas holidays will start on December 23rd “, my father remarked.
  26. When did you first travel by plane?, she said.
  27. We will see you tomorrow if the weather improves”, she said.
  28. Have you done this sort of work before?, the secretary said.
  29. The palace will open to the public tomorrow”, he said.
  30. The shops weren´t open yesterday afternoon”, the woman said.


To ask about the time in English we use these questions


And here you are a presentation about the time in English

  • Now it's your turn: What time is it?

jueves, 5 de febrero de 2015


"Do" and "make" are two verbs that may have the same meaning in Spanish, but in English you can't use them freely whenever you like. You have to learn some expressions or collocations. Here you are some examples