My name is Pilar and I am a teacher of English as a Foreign Language.

I decided to create this blog because the time for my class is not enough at school. Here you will find some stuff to practice what you learned, reinforce the content studied at school, have fun, sing along, watch a video, play games...

I hope this blog is appealing for those who visit it. And remember that suggestions are always welcome -thank you!

Have a nice day :-)

sábado, 16 de noviembre de 2019

Reflection about my reading habits

    I am aware of the importance of reading. It helps us improve our vocabulary and interiorize the language structures, both academic and colloquial language -depending on the readings. However, I am not such a good reader. During the school year, I am usually exhausted with all the school work… But I do enjoy this pleasure when I travel and when I am relaxed in summer.

I have not always enjoyed reading though. I remember when I was a student and we had to read imposed books… I hated it. Some of them could end up being interesting, but I would not like most of them or would not understand them if they were in English. I could relate myself to that image of a class where they all are reading the same book.

I was lucky enough some years ago when I was studying Italian since our teacher let us choose a title among a bunch she gave us. I chose a funny book and I liked it. I would not have read it in Spanish though. I guess the kind of book you read in each language depends on your level in that language. If it is low or basic, you won’t be ready to read books about certain topics or specific vocabulary. In my mother tongue I enjoy mysterious books. These days I can read more or less the same kind of books in my L1 and my L2 (English) as my level is good enough. Actually, the book I am reading is an autobiography by a British pianist, and I have never read anything similar in my mother tongue; but I could not read anything like this in my L3 (Italian) since my level is way lower in that one.

So whatever you read (and no matter the format -I’m still a paper person), make sure it is something you choose and something you think you are going to enjoy, because that is what counts.

As Dr. Seuss wrote: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places that you’ll go.”

viernes, 15 de noviembre de 2019

Recommended websites


I would like to share some websites that you will find useful to study or practice your English.

Hope you like all or some of them and have fun with them :-)

martes, 7 de febrero de 2012

Some pictures from Halloween...


I know it's been a long time -sorry! But better late than never ;)

Here you are some pictures of when we celebrated Halloween. Hope you like them! :D

Thanks to the families for their participation! :-)

jueves, 27 de octubre de 2011

Halloween is fun too!

Halloween is near and we are starting to celebrate it... We are decorating the school, doing activities related to it, reading stories, creating pumpkins and Jack-o'-lanterns! We have been playing some games on-line too and this is the link to surf on today's website: Halloween games 

On Friday we are disguising ourselves and playing "Trick or Treat" in the neighbourhood!! :D We'll upload some pictures next week...

Meanwhile, have fun! ;D

miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2011

A Danish visit! :)

At the beginning of October, we had a very interesting and nice visit at school. A Danish friend of mine called Kasper came to meet the kids and participate in two of our classes. He told us some things about his country: Denmark. Then, we made a quizz and, afterwards, we had a bilingual lesson of Physical Education playing games using the English language :)

I hope you learned (and still remember) something from that day. I know you did enjoy yourselves quite a lot! ;)

Here you are some pictures of that day (October, 7th):

Thanks to the other teachers for collaborating, to the kids for their good behaviour and to Kasper for coming to school and participating! As he would say in Danish, "tak" :)

New year, new school, new kids...

Hi everyone in 6ºB and 6ºA! :D

As you know, I'm working in a different school this year. The name is Nuestra Señora de las Veredas and it's located in a small village called Guadalema de los Quintero, depending on Utrera (Sevilla).
This school is very small: there are only 45 children altogether! I'm teaching English to all of them, but I'm also "tutora" of the 3rd year class and I teach them Spanish reading, Spanish language, Maths and Arts and crafts. They are 7-8 years old and all of them are very good.

Here you are some pictures of my new school:

I'm good here but I miss you and hope to see you again soon! :)


martes, 14 de junio de 2011

Our song...

Hi guys!

Here you are the song "Flower of Scotland" to sing it, practice and enjoy the views in the video... Hope you like it! It will be great on Friday when you all do it! :)

Flower of Scotland

martes, 3 de mayo de 2011

Easter!! =)

And before Easter holidays, the last day at school (Friday, April the 15th) the kids had a great surprise: they had to search for an Easter egg each, hehe! At the beginning, they didn't know what was going on... I sent them all out of the classroom so that I could hide the eggs... When they came in, searched for an egg, sat down when found it and eventually ate it when everyone had theirs...uhmm!! :D

 5ºB looking for the eggs...

                                                                            5ºA after finding the eggs :)

After eating the eggs, we watched a video where Mickey Mouse called the rest of his friends to do something similar... Mickey's Easter party
Hope you had a great Easter week! :)

Day of the Book

Hi there!

Last 14th of April we celebrated the Day of the Book, which is on the 23rd of April, but it was Easter holidays.

We were invited to go to Santa María Square to read some passages of Cervantes' Quijote. This reading was organised by the IES Fuente de la Peña, who danced some medieval dances before the reading. They also invited classes from other schools :)

You can see some photos below.

As you can see, after the reading, on our way back to school, we made a stop in this park (next to the bullring) for five minutes :)

We had a great morning, the kids got some knowledge of the Quijote novel. I hope they liked it and felt motivated by what they learnt to read this novel adapted to their age.

Now you should read for a while ;)

miércoles, 13 de abril de 2011

Easter eggs

Here you are some instructions just in case you want to make an Easter egg ;-)

Hope you like this: --> Make an Easter egg!