01 April 2020

Basic informal letters

How to Write Informal Letters

30 March 2020

Giving Directions


Prepositions of place
Prepositions of movement

Click here and learn how to give directions in English with vocabulary and listening comprehension activities.

Listening Comprehension

29 March 2020

Grammar lessons and exercises for A2 Level students

I´m goint to add a link to a very interesting website with different kinds of activities to practise your English. There are grammar points and exercises, as well as listening tasks to improve your English.

27 March 2020

Oxford Practice Grammar for A2 Level

Oxford University Press offers you this exercises to practise your English online.

How to Pronounce -ed in English

There are three ways to pronounce the final -ed of regular verbs in the simple past tense. This pronunciation is determined by the final sound* of the verb in the infinitive: Is it a voiced consonant, an unvoiced consonant, or a vowel sound?

  1. For verbs ending in d and t the final -ed is pronounced /Id/ as in the final two letters of the word did. Note that here the -e is not silent and this final -ed sound adds another syllable to the end of the verb.

  2. After unvoiced sounds such as/ p, k, f, sʃ  ,θ/ the final -ed is pronounced like /t/ as in the word cat. Note that the -e remains silent.

  3. After voiced consonants such as /bð , g, v, zʒ, dʒ , m, n, ŋ, l, r/ the final -ed sound is pronounced like /d/ as in good. Note that the -e remains silent. The final -ed is also pronounced like the d in good after all vowel sounds (the -e remains silent too).
This chart may help you remember the rules above.

Click here to see some examples and listen to the past tense verbs.
Now you are ready to do these listening activities (1, 2, 3).

*If you need to revise the phonemic symbols in English, click here.

26 March 2020

Past Simple

Use of English
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English Irregular verbs

Asking Questions

Click on the title below to study the charts and revise questions in English. Then do the exercises that follow the lesson.

Exercises for A1/2 students

Do the following exercises and practise how to use :

To be
Exercises  12, 3, 4, 5

To have (Present Simple)

Prepositions of place

Exercises 1, 2

Wh questions

Exercises 1, 2, 3, 4

Verb Tenses

You can find grammar and exercises to practise with the Present Simple on OM Multimedia. Click here.

25 March 2020


John Lennon was born in Liverpool in the autumn of 1940.

His early years were certainly not easy. His father worked away for long periods on a ship, and essentially he was raised by his aunt. As he did not have the guidance of his parents in his formative years, it is perhaps understandable that John Lennon became disruptive at school.
The turning point in his life though came when he developed a strong interest in skiffle, a type of rock and roll music, during his teenage years.
It was while playing for a skiffle band he had formed at school that he met Paul McCartney. The two struck up an immediate friendship, and developed a fine partnership, writing and composing songs. After performing under several band names the pair, along with George Harrison and Pete Best, settled on calling themselves The Beatles. The drummer, Pete Best, was replaced later by Ringo Starr, and soon afterwards The Beatles were signed by George Martin for EMI records.
Lennon and McCartney were the creative force behind the group, and the amount of quality material they produced was amazing. They began touring the world and were hugely popular, especially in the US.
Around 1966, Lennon met Yoko Ono. Although the couple were immediately attracted to each other, John was married to Cynthia Powell and they had a child.
John and Yoko eventualy married in 1969. In those early years together, they devoured a fair quantity of psychedelics such as LSD, and stories of violence towards one another were in the press.
In 1970, Paul McCartney left the Beatles, causing tension between himself and John. A year later Lennon released the hugely popular ‘Imagine’ album. Together he and Yoko campaigned for world peace. Calling for an end to the Vietnam War offended the American government deeply, and he nearly lost his green card as a result.
From 1975 to 1979, John Lennon produced no music of any real quality, preferring to stay at home with his young son Sean, whom Yoko had borne. If he had known what was to follow it is highly likely that he would have stuck with that peaceful lifestyle.
Unable to repress the musical genius inside himself, he wrote the excellent album ‘Double Fantasy’. On December 8, 1980, he was accosted by a young man outside his apartment in New York and asked to sign a copy of the album. When John returned to the apartment later that day, that young man, called Mark Chapman, shot and killed him.
Chapman received a life sentence for his madness, but the rest of the world lost a unique musical genius. Lets all be glad at least, that John gave us a taste of his magic.

"Imagine" ,which is one of his best-known songs, first appeared on his 1971 album, Imagine.

Lennon commented that the song was "an anti-religious, anti-nationalistic, anti-conventional, anti-capitalistic song, but because it's sugar-coated, it's accepted."

Yoko Ono commented "It's not like he thought, 'Oh, this can be an anthem,'"Imagine" was "just what John believed -- that we are all one country, one world, one people. He wanted to get that idea out."

Since its release, "Imagine" has appeared on many lists of favourite songs and influential songs; e.g. it is listed as the 3rd greatest song on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

If you want to practice your English with this song, click here.

Models of EOI Certification Exams

Click here and then look for the English language exam models in Asturias.
Click here and then look for the English language exam models in Galicia.

Click on the links below to practise with certification exam models from other communities in Spain:

Listening Comprehesion for A2 Level

missing baby
morning routine
my life in the UK
missing child
party time!
snack time
clothing and fashion
morning routine
a shopping trip
TV guide
college roommates

All the activities above belong to Escuela Oficial de Pinto website.

Listening Activities for Basic Level Students

ELLLO Listening Level 3 exercises are designed for basic level students. Click on the picture below and start. Ready, steady... go!

At BBC Leaning English, you can find the following listening exercises which are extremely useful to get some practice for your Certification Test.

24 March 2020


Click here to learn cardinal and ordinal numbers in English.

You can find more exercises with numbers in the section called Kids.

Vocabulary (B1)- Communication and Technology

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