travel and holidays-C1

These are the materials and resources we’ve used in our class about travel and holidays:

Term time holidays: listen to this clip from BBC radio Ulster and answer these questions:

BBC news- Term-time holiday- What are the rules?



The Accidental Tourist:

Little Britain Abroad- Majorca:

Come Fly With Me- Life Jackets:

More travel and holiday videos:

April Fools’s Day resources

Yesterday and today we have been centring our activities around the celebration of April Fools Day, which took place on April 1st. Here you may find the resources we used, as well as some extra ones.

April Fools classroom ideas (Edutopia)

Vocabulary to talk about April Fools Day:


Flying Penguins (BBC, 2008):

Spaghetti Harvest (BBC, 1957):

Kahoot about the video

Find someone who activity: with hoaxes taken / adapted from The top 100 April Fools Hoaxes of all time.

10 amazing practical jokes (Quirkology):

Tell the hoaxes and the true stories apart: 

Google Play for pets:

Hallmark-E, your emotional assistant:

Whopper toothpaste:

Lexus Valet Lane:

Virgin trains Tick Ink:

Honda Horn Emojis:

Google Gnome:

Self-driving car planning your vacation:

Why doesn’t America read anymore? 

IKEA transforming their in-store playground, Småland, in favor of sitting pods and tablets.

T-Mobile Onesie

Google wind:

Gmail motion:

Youtube is shutting down:

Gmail Blue:

Jameson Irish Whisky:

Quilted Northern (toilet paper)- Usit app:

This is, in fact, the only video which is NOT a hoax:

David Beckham’s son and tattoos

Brooklyn Beckham, David and Victoria Beckham’s eldest son, has hit the headlines recently, as he seems to be following in his dad’s footsteps, by, among other things, getting his first tattoo at 18. Brooklyn Beckham went to the tattoo parlour escorted by his dad.

Read the news:

Honoured to have my first tattoo done by dads friend Mark Mahoney

A post shared by bb (@brooklynbeckham) on

As we have been discussing appearances lately, this might be a good conversation topic.

  • What’s your take on this?
  • Is it OK for a dad to approve of his offspring to get a tattoo at such early age?
  • Is Brooklyn so young really?
  • Could David Beckham have argued against his son getting a tattoo, when he’s said to have some 40 tattoos all over his body?
  • What are the points for and against having a tattoo?
  • Are millennials obsessed with tattoos?


Dress codes at work and in schools

You may find below the videos and articles we have used in our session about dress codes, along with some extra resources:

  1. Nicola Thorp- high heels at work: 

BBC interview (1)


Opinion articles about Nicola Thorp’s petition and result:

Follow-up: My Heels, My Choice

You can also read about Donald Trump’s dress code policy, and the debate it sparked on social media:

Donald Trump #DressLikeAWoman: The Huffington Post article

2. Dress codes in schools: 

Infants and primary:



convocatoria pruebas certificación EOI 2016-2017

En el BOA de hoy se ha publicado la resolución por la que se convocan las pruebas de certificación de los niveles básico, intermedio, avanzado y C1 de las enseñanzas de idiomas de régimen especial correspondientes al curso académico 2016-2017 en las Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas de la Comunidad Autónoma de Aragón.

Recomendamos prestar especial atención a estos puntos, según el tipo de destinatario que corresponda:

  • Centros bilingües / Programa de Ampliación Lenguas Extranjeras / Cruzando Fronteras: 

página 2, punto cuarto

  • Alumnos del CARLEE B2: 

puntos quinto, sexto, séptimo y octavo

  • Alumnos del CARLEE C1: 

Las pruebas de certificación de nivel C1 para candidatos en régimen libre se regirán por su propia convocatoria, diferente de la presente.

Para todos los grupos, en cualquier caso, se recomienda consultar los anexos II y III (fechas convocatoria ordinaria y extraordinaria).

Recordamos que los funcionarios (de carrera o interinos) en activo del Departamento de Educación, Universidad, Cultura y Deporte del Gobierno de Aragón tienen derecho a la exención de tasas en las EOIs de Aragón, siempre y cuando presenten certificado original actualizado expedido por el Servicio Provincial del Departamento de Educación, Universidad Cultura y Deporte. Estos certificados caducan a los tres meses.