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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Your life on Earth

Have you ever wondered how old you would be in Saturn? How many kilometers have you travelled around the Milky Way? Or how many times has your heart beaten since you were born? This BBC website gives you a lot of interesting information about your place universe. I'm sure a lot of the facts will surprise you!!

You can also test how much you know about Planet Earth doing this quiz About the Earth | British Councing LearnEnglish Teens