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Here you have this lesson plan about energy created with symbaloo edu

1.- Click on the image , log in with your name and start.

2.-You will see a canvas like this and …….ready to learn and enjoy 






How to use these animal idioms:

Elevator music: “Kevin hated going shopping in the mall. He was tired of all the elevator music!”
Ring a bell: “Tina was sure that she had heard that music idiom before. It certainly did ring a bell!”
For a song: “Roy was selling his collection of toys very cheaply. They were going for a song!”
Like a broken record: “Hazel was tired of listening to Rob talk about Manchester United all the time. He sounded just like a broken record!”
Blow your own trumpet: “Chase’s boss told him to ‘Blow your own trumpet‘ after he succeeded at work.”
Jam session: “Daryl and John got together in the studio for a jam session. They were thinking up ideas for their new album.”
Call the tune: “Juan was keen to call the tune in the meeting. He wanted to take control of the team.”
Blow the whistle: “Martin had to blow the whistle at work when he saw Hazel stealing from the stationary cupboard.”



How to use these jump idioms:

Jump for joy: “I’m so happy about my promotion that I want to jump for joy!”
Jump off the page: “That was such an eye-catching newspaper advertisement. It really did jump off the page!”
Jump the gun: “Wait until you’re allowed to leave the classroom. Don’t jump the gun!”
Jump on the bandwagon: “Are you a real fan of One Direction or did you just jump on the bandwagon?”
Jump through hoops: “Hazel had to jump through hoops to make sure her project was finished on time.”
Jump ship: “The football manager did not jump ship and instead decided to stay with his struggling team.”
Jump the shark: “The jump the shark moment for The Simpsons was after season nine. It really got worse after then.”
Jump at your own shadow: “You will be so scared after watching the movie that afterwards you’ll jump at your own shadow!”



detail englishThis page was much better before because there were lots of materials you could download but now it is not the same . Even if the links are still there , they don’t work. I suppose something related with copyrights.

Anyway, you have really  interesting  video lessons for all levels: basic, medium and high as you can see below.

At the bottonm of the page, specially for children you have the well known series: magic english, the triplets and sesame street 

  LEARN ENGLISH IDIOMSdetail englisl12

These 2 minutes  short and funny videos are excellent to explain idioms and learn english at the same time.

For medium and high level There are more than 60 popular english idioms , ex: against the clock, made my day, as cool as a cucumber, born with a silver spoon…and many more short and amusing ones.

 POD ENGLISHdetail english5

 A good well done collection of 80 videos of about 5 minutes each to learn english. Each lesson is divided into 3 sections: Watch, learn and try with study points at the beginning and review points at the end. For begginers and medium levels

Study points to present the key points to learn in the lesson. In the watch lesson you will watch a short movie. The learn section  to learn new vocabulary and grammar. The try section to practice. Review points to check and have a complete review.

It’s another good choice!!!

MR DUNCANdetail english4

Have you ever heard about Mr Duncan?  Here he is  with 50 fantastic lessons  of about 6/ 7 minutes . These videos with great  special effects are really fantastic.

They have also subtitles which is interesting. Medium level

 CONFUSED WORDSdetail english8

20 videos of about 5 minutes each  to explain clearly some  confused words like: advice/advise – Although/even though – bored/boring – during/while – here/hear – say/tell – see/look/watch – speak/talk/say/tell – so/such – to/too/two – They’re/there/their – who’s/whose – want/would like – you’re/your – bring/take – befor/ago – live/live – by/buy/bi/bye

 EFU VIDEOSdetail english3

EFU videos has 30 basic lessons with 5-6 or 7 parts each lesson. For elementary levels.

They are not the funniest videos but depending on yourself, you can find them interesting or not.

 LEARN ENGLISH VIDEOSdetail english9

 Another  good  collection of  more than 80 videos of about 5 /7 minutes each to learn english. Divided into 5 units: Routines, permission, shopping, directions, talking about the past . Plus 2 more: some new units and english converssation. Each unit is divided into 13 parts. with a good  video quality they are short conversations about different aspects and videos with time to review, practise and more. For starting/medium levels. Good ones.

 ENGLISH BETA CLIPSdetail english10

 A collection of 12 dialogues presented like comics and 22 units showing daily situations in conversations with review points at the end. Quite interesting for beginners or medium levels

  FUNNY ENGLISH VIDEOSdetail english7

7  short and hilarious  videos just for fun. I specilly like the 2 first ones. 

detail english6 REAL ENGLISH
And what about this good collection of “real english” videos? They are real interviews  related with different apects of english.

From number 1 to 9 They are appropiate for begginers. From 10 to 47 for medium level. From 48 to 83 for higher levels.

After the short interview, there is a part with closed captions for better comprehension. In total about 4/5 minutes.. Here the relation of topics:

1 Hi ! 2 Where are you from ? 3 alphabet
4 favourite color 5 nationality 6 introductions
7 zodiac 8 how old are you 9 what time is it ?
8d dates 10 Jones family 11 are you married ?
13a Americans 14a British 12 the weather
13b Americans 14b British 15 what can you do
16a French 17 Italians 18 Germans
19 directions 20 going to a place 21 introduction to do
22 continental airlines 23a what have you got ? 24a what do you do ?
25 Scottish and English 23b what have you got ? 24b what’s your job ?
26 time and frequency 27a Do for fun 27b Do for fun
28 music and movies 29 like to do 30 like to do
31 how long does it take 32a where do you live ? 32b where do you live ?
34 introduction to doing 35 what are tey doing ? 36 american dream
37 what are you doing ? 38 are you wearing ? 39 comparatives – superl.
40 going to 42 was were 43 did marty
44 on Saturday night 46 did yesterday 47 used to do
48 present perfect 49 Sophia sings 50 maira and roberta
51 have done – did 52 present perfect 53 the messenger
54 coincidence 55 women 57 present perfect
59 second conditional 60 homeless in florida 61 christina and karen
66 dorothy 68 the best year 69a topical clip
69b achieve 76 homeless in florida 77 one way love
78 love gets me every. 86 colonel Roberts 80 second language
81a second language 82a second language 80b second language
81b second language 82b second language 83 second language

THE TRIPLETSdetail english2

MAGIC ENGLISHdetail english12

ATTENTION !Not all of them work because of the copyright.

SESAME STREETdetail english13


Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals

braveThis useful blog of Claudio Azevedo from Brazil  contains a series of movie segments and activities to assess or practice grammar points through fun, challenging exercises.
Here you will find different movie segments (many of them with subtitles),  lesson plans, printable worksheets with answer key for each activity, and  tips to develop your own grammar activities. New activities are posted regularly.
 On the right of the blog you will find the different grammar points. For example:
Just in each of them you will find the video, but if you want a better quality ( in many cases) you can download it  from the link in colour blue somewhere  below the video, such as in the example: grammar segments


Teaching grammar with movie segments is inspiring and highly motivating.



VII SEMANA EUROPEALa mañana del sábado 29 de Noviembre,

de 10:00 a 14:00,

en los salones de Caja Burgos de la Avenida Cantabria 

estará dedicada a los especialistas de la educación con la la conferencia titulada:

” Métodos diferentes en el aula minimizan los trastornos en el TDAH. Medidas de intervención”.

Abrirá al sesión el Director Provincial de Educación.

Por la tarde, de 17:00 a 20:00

estará dedicada a los padres

con el título: “Reconducir y reforzar conductas y por qué”

Si estás interesado no te demores en inscribirte en ya que es gratuito hasta completar aforo

¡M E R E C E   L A   P E N A,   Y A   L O    V E R Á S!


DIPLOMA MAKER to make easy diplomas for your students

Diploma makediploma 2r is a very easy way if you want to award your students with something special.

With more 8o central images and more than 30 different frames.

You can choose your own words and with a great, great variety of different fonts.

The page is written in Duch but it is not difficult. Anyway, I give you some directions in order to make it easier for you.

This is what you see when you go to the page. To your left I leave some explanationsdiploma maker

TITEL = The title you want to write at the top of your certificate
Naam = name
Onderschrifft= The legend you want. It will appear at the bottom of the page
Datum= date
Selectie kanltjn= Select frame (more than 30 different ones)
afbeelding= add the image
diploma maker 2
Imagine you want to choose anyother picture that you can have in your computer . Well, in this case follow next steps
First, you click on “blader” and choose your image on your computer.
Second, upload it by clicking the button “uploaden”. If you don’t like the image you can eliminate it by clicking Werwijder”.
Third, once you have the diploma you want , just, print it?
Blader= choose the one from your computer
uploaden= upload it
Werwijder= to erase it in order to choose another one

national geographic for kids- photos, videos and more

national geographic kids 3THis page has changed a lot. I have to rewrite it. Anyway it’s worthwhile to visit it

Before were much better than now. You have to register and, even if there are some free resources, they are continuously  offering the subscribtion.

national geographic kids 5In the same way This page has changed a lot. From my point of view, searching things were easier before than now.

national geographic kids2In “photos gallery ” there are photos about different  categries.

It has also changed a lot. 

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