Tuesday, 3 October 2017


This is a common tool to optimise learning opportunities from mistakes students make in written homework and to encourage the self-correction to get to know the mistakes and do not repeat them any longer. I'll show you where the mistakes are and what kind they are, and then you must try to correct them as a second stage to the initial writing task. The codes shown here is what you might find in your writing all over this course. It's your task to find them and correct them properly.

Click on the following link: Writing self-correction code

Monday, 2 October 2017


When we usually learn about how to make a question, we learn about object questions, because they are the most common type of question. The normal rules that you learn about making questions, such as inverting the question word and the auxiliary verb, or adding 'do', 'does' or 'did', are all used in object questions. 'Who kissed John?' is a subject question. We don't need to use inversion, or add 'did'. Instead, we just take out 'Lucy' from the answer (which is a normal sentence) and add 'who'. We generally make subject questions using 'who' or 'what'.

Activities for practicing
Grammar explanations and rules
More practise (+ rules)

Sunday, 30 April 2017


Here you can download the Workbook KEY if you want some practice for your exam. In your Workbook there are activities we haven't done in class and you can go through them and see your work afterwards. This is something you can do all along this course, so why not taking the chance?

To download the document, click on the following link: Workbook  KEY


Here you can download the Workbook KEY if you want some practice for your exam. In your Workbook there are activities we haven't done in class and you can go through them and see your work afterwards. This is something you can do all along this course, so why not taking the chance?

To download the document, click on the following link: Workbook KEY


Welcome to Burlington Books Spain. The website tailor-made for teachers and students of English in Spain!

The Catalogue section enables you to browse
through Burlington Books' full catalogue of printed publications and digital products. For a presentation of our New Books, click on the orange icon.

If you are a teacher using Burlington Books, you may join our exclusive Teacher's Zone. This will give you access to a wealth of resources to help you in the classroom, including handy MP3 recordings and the programaciones for our coursebooks.

For your students, there is the Student's Zone, where they will find resources for their coursebook and readers, such as MP3 recordings, extra exams, interactive games and activities to practise their English at home.

Visit our site often to keep up to date with our new materials: Burlington extra material


In connection with the 2017-2018 school year, I have highlighted some interesting information for students and families: course organization, class does and don'ts, assessment criteria... Very clear document where you can find the essential points for this year's course. In case of any questions, contact me.

2017-18 course notices

Friday, 31 March 2017


Guinness World Records is the official reference, and ultimate authority, for world records. Distributed in more than 100 countries and translated into 20 languages, the Guinness World Records annual is one of the best-selling books of all time!
It aims to inspire ordinary people to do extra-ordinary things. Our mission is to entertain and inform, and to celebrate the world’s best.

To download the worksheet: Quiz
To go to the oficial website: guinnessworldrecords.com
To go to the video of SPOTLIGHT - Most dominoes toppled in a 3D pyramid
For another video: GWR 2017
For educators: GWR Teacher's guide book 


Tuesday, 28 February 2017


An unknown alien life form lands on earth and has to learn English to get by in a range of social situations. Players of Academy Island have to progress through different difficulty levels by helping the alien use English in a range of situations such as shopping in a bakery and visiting places such as an art gallery and library. Our game is designed to help learners improve their English language ability, in a fun way.

Thursday, 23 February 2017


We can use the Third Conditional to talk about 'impossible' conditions, impossible because they are in the past and we cannot change what has happened: If I had worked harder at school, I would have got better grades.

Notice that the main clause can contain 'would', 'could' or 'might: If I had seen him at the meeting, I would have asked him. (But he wasn't there so I didn't.)

Also notice that sometimes the 'if clause' is implied rather than spoken:
I'd have done it. ("if you had asked me but you didn't.")
I wouldn't have said that. ("if I'd been there.")

To download the class power point: All conditional forms
For tutorial and online practice: English Page conditionals tutorial


English grammar practice exercise, for pre-intermediate and intermediate level. In this exercise you will practise the difference between first conditional and second conditional sentences.

To download the class Power Point: All conditionals Power Point

See the common mistakes when building First and Second conditionals and practice it with some exercises online: speakspeak 

For  more sites: AgendaWeb 
Tutorial fof conditionals + online exercises: English Page Conditionals


A modal is a type of auxiliary (helping) verb that is used to express: ability, possibility, permission or obligation. Modal phrases (or semi-modals) are used to express the same things as modals, but are a combination of auxiliary verbs and the preposition to.
Modals are special verbs which behave very irregularly in English. In this post you will find the modal explanations and complete the associated exercises and take another step toward English fluency. 
If you want to practice Modal Verbs online Click Here .

For more online practice go to the following link: Modal Verbs or AgendaWeb

If you want to check the modal verb list and their different use, download this document: modals summary chart
To review exercises on the Power Point we have gone through in class, see this link: Modal Verbs Power Point


We use the zero conditional when the result of the condition is always true, like a scientific fact.
Notice that we are thinking about a result that is always true for this condition. The result of the condition is an absolute certainty. We are not thinking about the future or the past, or even the present. We are thinking about a simple fact. We use the Present Simple tense to talk about the condition. We also use the Present Simple tense to talk about the result. The important thing about the zero conditional is that the condition always has the same result.

If you want to practice this conditional, click on the following exercises:

There are more activities in the following site: Agendaweb

Wednesday, 22 February 2017


There are several different ways in English that you can talk about the future. This page is an introduction to the most important ones.

Simple Future has two different forms in English: "will" and "be going to." Although the two forms can sometimes be used interchangeably, they often express two very different meanings. These different meanings might seem too abstract at first, but with time and practice, the differences will become clear. Both "will" and "be going to" refer to a specific time in the future.

As I stated in class, in this post you can find the activities you have to do for homework. The first with the sentences you have to make up and the second a fill-in-the-gaps exercise.

To download the photocopy future uses
To download the photocopy fill-in-the-gaps
To download the Power Point seen in class: Future tenses Power Point

For being directed to a future website with exercises, try the following link: English page
For other sites with GOING TO & WILL online activities: agendaweb; englishgrammarsecrets

Saturday, 18 February 2017


This is the homework you couldn't do because your book is faulty. As we agreed I leave the page you don't have in your books so that you can do it for Tuesday. Remember your homework: check vocabulary in the text you don't understand and activities 2, 3, 4 on the same page and 7 on the opposite page. If you want to make the photo bigger click on it or if you want to download it, clcik on the following link: Reading activities UNIT 6

See you around

Tuesday, 7 February 2017


This game is very simple and easy to play. You just look at the image or listen to the audio and then spell the word. You can spell the word by clicking on the letters on the screen.
You first select the vocabulary items that you want to practice spelling. Then you are show images in turn and have to spell each one. The faster you spell each item the more score you can accumulate. The game ends when the time runs out.
The idea is that by spelling words again and again very quickly you can become a better speller while also having fun playing a game. If you click the wrong letter then you don’t lose you can just try another one until you get it right. In this way there is a little bit of trial and error in learning to spell words that you don’t know.
For the games online: Spelling Bee (easy)
Fot a more challenging version online: Spelling Bee (challenging)

Monday, 6 February 2017