Endangered Animals

diciembre 9, 2008

 Some animal species are endangered: they are in danger of becoming extinct rapidly!


Go to this site:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/static/guides/animals/animals.stm  and learn more about this problem.

You can find mor information in this link:



Feelings and Emotions

noviembre 11, 2008




Happy Halloween!

octubre 26, 2008

November 1st is All Saints’ Day, a famous and historic Christian feast day. Another name for All Saints’ Day is All Hallows’ Day, as “hallow” is an old word for “saint“. The evening before, the evening of 31st, is All Hallows’s Eve, or Hallowe’en. The custom of dressing up as witches or ghosts on that evening dates back to much older times, before Christianity.

What is Halloween?
People used to dress up on Halloween because in the old days winter was a scary time. They didn’t always have enough food and many people were afraid of the dark. They all believed that ghosts came back to earth on October 31st. So they were really scared of meeting a ghost if they went out.
To solve this problem people wore masks when they left their homes, so that the ghosts didn’t think they were one of them. People also placed a bowl of food outside their homes to please the ghosts and in the hope that they wouldn’t go into their homes.

Test your knowledge about this festivity:



Love is in the air

febrero 13, 2008

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  Are you in love?   Perhaps you are very shy and you don´t know how to express your feelings. Today we´re going to help you.



1. Choose a love poem to send to a loved person .

2. You can also choose one Limerick (corny, silly rhymes) and send your Valentine e-greeting.

3.- Sing Love songs and watch romantic movies. I´m going to watch again 



A Guy is singing his heart out on the streets of Dublin for tip money. One day a Czech Girl  stops to listen to the Guy play his music. She is very impressed by his songs and she asks if he wrote his own music. The Guy says that he writes and loves to play his own songs to himself even if the street crowd wants to hear other music. It is nice to earn tips, but that is not what his music is all about. The Guy lives at home and helps his father repair vacuum cleaners, but he has a dream of becoming a recording star. His girlfriend of many years has just left him and is now living in London. You can tell what this has done to his emotions, because it is being reflected in his new songs. The Girl  also has a musical background of playing the piano and writing songs. Their music brings them together and the Girl begins to help the Guy realize his dream. They begin to share their music and their feeling for each other. They put together a band with other street players and rent a recording studio for the weekend to record two demos. This could be the start of a new and wonderful life.

Falling Slowly

I don’t know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can’t react
And games that never amount
To more than they’re meant
Will play themselves out

Take the sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You’ve made it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can’t go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I’m painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It’s time that you won

Take the sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You’ve made it now

Take the sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You’ve made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I’ll sing along

Take Action!

enero 28, 2008



1. Reduce your impact at home. Choose at least 5 pledges you can fulfil. ( Click on the picture


Did You Know?

· Each ton of recycled newspaper saves 3.5 cubic yards of landfill space

· Recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy needed to produce new cans from raw materials

· For every 14,000 plastic bottles and jugs recycled, we save 5.65 cubic yards of landfill space

· Recycling steel (tin) cans saves 60 % of the energy needed to produce new cans from raw materials.

2.- Reduce your impact at school: Supporting   futuro-verde.gif  groups.

3.- Finally let´s sing “The 3 R´s” by Jack Johnson


Save the Planet!

enero 17, 2008

Just where do you start when you want “to save the planet”? An in which areas should you focus most of your efforts? Luckily, students in Pay Arias High School seem to be concerned and worried about environmental issues.

One of the greatest environmental problems is the careless and unnnecesary waste of water. We need to make our friends and family aware of the water shortage. Many famous pople are also investing their money and time on it. A good example is Leonardo DiCaprio and his ecosite.

His video WATER PLANET provides us a lot of information about water cycle.

1st Task  Watch and listen the video. Try to deduce the meaning  of the words that appear in it from context.

2nd Task  Listen again but reading the transcript made by Isabel Pérez by clicking on this link .Circle the words you don´t know and ask your teacher or the language assistant.

3rd Task    Work in pairs. Answer the following questions:

1.- How does water suppot life?

2.- Which are the main threats to water ?

3.- How has  Global Warming influenced water cycle?

4.- What are the main consequences of this situation?

5.- What can we do?

6.- What can governments do?

For more information about this topic visit this site  





Create your own playlist of music videos and lyrics

enero 15, 2008


EsFresh allows you to watch every version of music videos, lyrics and many more for each song by your favorite artists and make your own Playlist. You can discover new music using our new Radio Station where you type a Genre or an Artist and esFresh plays similar Music.I hope that you enjoy this new resource to learn English in a funny way.
I have just started my own efresh playlist for my students.
Enjoy your favourite music videos while you read their lyrics