Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Atlantic slave trade

The Atlantic slave trade was one of the darkest periods in human history. Slavers forced millions of people to leave their homes in Africa in order to grow crops in America. This video gives a short summary of what happened.


 The video has subtitles in English, Spanish and other languages if you want to use them. There are also some comprehension questions and extra information if you follow this link

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The wisdom of the universe

The School of Life YouTube channel is a fantastic place for older students to go to for fun, insightful videos about philosophy, culture and life. They are subtitled and not very long.
Go check them out!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Conditional sentences: recap.

Here are the three types of conditional sentences together.

Make sure you also visit British Council LearnEnglish Teens to check some extra explanations and exercises. You can also find plenty of exercises on all three conditionals at

Monday, April 27, 2015

Comparative and superlative adjectives

 Make sure you also visit the British Council section on Comparative and superlative adjectives . You can also do some exercises at

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Learning to cook with Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver is a well-known British cook.  He started working as a cook at an Italian restaurant. In 1999, when he was 20 years old, he started a program with the BBC called “The Naked Chef”. He’s become very popular because he is young, funny and cooks recipes that are healthy and easy to make. In two of his shows he also made recipes that took 30 or even 15 minutes to prepare.

In 2005 he started a campaign to improve the quality of Britain’s school meals. He convinced the British Government to spend £280m on school dinners. In 2011 he filmed “Jamie’s Dream School”, where he tried to help students with problems achieve their dreams. He also conceived and established the “Fifteen” charity restaurant, where young people with problems can learn how to work in the hospitality industry. After the first restaurant in London, more “Fifteens” have opened around the world, in Britain, the Netherlands and Australia.

In this video we can see how to cook a tasty roast chicken and pasta.

Find the answers to these questions. (There are English subtitles if you need them):

a) How long does it take to cook the chicken? How about the pasta?

b) How many ingredients does the recipe need? What are they?

c) At what temperature does he roast the chicken?

How to use the past continuous

This one is courtesy of
IES Rosario Acuña

Past Continuous Form And Use from IES Rosario de Acuña

Please remember you can find a lot of exercises to practice this form at