Intensive Advanced 2

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Five days on and the world is still grieving for the loss of Nelson Mandela, a world which he made a better place with his goodness. If you want to learn more about him, have a look at this slideshow presentation and get to know him a little bit more through his words. Click here. RIP Tata Madiba.

Friday, September 27, 2013


Hello and welcome! I hope you find this blog useful and interesting. As I said in class, I intend to post extra activities here and I hope you can devote some time to practising at home.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Listening: Dictations

Hi everybody! I have just visited a very useful website where you can do dictations on line. If you want to have a go, just click here and choose your level.
Have a great summer!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Intermediate 1. Revision.

'Welcome to London' is an intermediate English language course that will allow you to practise your reading, listening and pronunciation skills. Click here and enjoy. (Source BBC World Service)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Intermediate 1. Listening comprehension.

Listen to a Scottish girl talking about sports in the UK. Why does Scotland sometimes have its own team and sometimes not?
Listen and find out. Click here.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Intermediate 1."Sports"

Hi again! Are you good at sports or are you a couch potato (someone who spends most of their time sitting on the sofa and watching TV)? Leave your comments here.

In the meantime, listen to some people talking about sports. As usual, click the grey tabs on your right to do the lesson activities.

  1. "Team vs. individual sports". Click here

  2. "Other sports". Click here

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Intermediate 1. Giving directions. Unit 4.

Excuse me, can you tell me the way to...? If you need extra practice, listen to this podcast and do the exercises as well ;) Click here.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Intermediate 1. Comparisons

Click here and translate the sentences.
And... some more activities to practice the use of the comparative and superlative forms. Click on the following link:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Intermediate 1. "Movies"

Click here, listen and choose the best answer to each question.


Downtown (American English): el centro de la ciudad.

Mall (American English): centro comercial.

Review: reseña

To bother: tomarse la molestia

The concessions: los puestos de venta

Cell phone (American English): teléfono móvil

Showing: el pase, la proyección

Seat: asiento, butaca

I'd rather = I'd prefer

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Intermediate 1. "St. Patrick's Day History"

St.Patrick's Day, March 17, is the celebration of the Patron Saint of Ireland. It is a national holiday in Ireland and Irish communities all over the world celebrate it too. Click here and find out more about this important celebration. Read the text and then answer the questions.

By the way, have fun with the crossword puzzle!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Intermediate 1. Present perfect vs. past simple

Do you know when you have to use the present perfect? Well, visit the "Grammar Challenge" page, where you will find some quizzes and also a podcast which includes a grammar explanation. Listen and do the exercises. Click here.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Intermediate 1. Listening comprehension.

Do you believe in UFOs (unidentified flying objects)? Have you ever seen one?
Well, listen to the story and do the exercises. When you finish, scroll down and listen to the conversation as you read the Quiz Script (exercise 2).
Do you think the man is telling the truth? Leave your comments if you want.
Click here.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Intermediate 1. Translation: Going to / will

Translate the following sentences. Click here.

Intermediate 1. "White Flag"

Watch the video and answer the following questions:
1.- What has happened to the singer?
2.- Does she still love her ex-partner?
3.- Do you think the singer left him, or he left her?
4.- What does she think will happen when they meet again?
5.- Who usually "goes down with their ship"?
6.- Who usually "puts their hands up to surrender"?
7.- When does somebody hold up a white flag?

Post your answers as comments.And now... Listen and enjoy!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Intermediate 1. Video. At the airport.

Here is the video we watched in class the other day. If you would like to listen to the conversations again, click here.