19 Jan 2017

Intermediate Reading: Famous (cheating) moments in sport

Famous (cheating) moments in sport

1. Football

Argentina were playing England in the quarter - finals of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. In the 52nd minute the Argentinian captain, Diego Maradona, scored a goal. The English players protested but the referee gave the goal. TV cameras showed that Maradona had scored the goal with his hand! Maradona said the next day, "It was partly the hand of Maradona, and partly the hand of God"

Later in the game Maradona scored another goal and Argentina won 2-1. They went on to win the World Cup. 

2. Athletics

Fred Lorz, from New York, won the marathon at the St Lous Olympic Games in 1904. He finished the race in three hours 13 minutes. 

After rhe race Fred was waiting to get his medal land the spectators were cheering him loudly. Alice Roosevelt, the daughter of the US President, was in the crowd, ans some journalists took a photo of Fred with her. But then suddenly somebody started shouting "cheat" and soon everybody was shouting the same thing. It was true. Fred had travelled 18 of the 42 kilometres in a friend's car!
Fred didn't win the gold medal and he was banned from athletics. 

3. Fencing

Boris Onischenko, an army officer from the Soviet Union, was competing against Jim Foz from Britain in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Boris was winning and the electronic scoreboard was showing "hit" after "hit" for him. Jim Fox protested to the referee. Fox said that Boris was scoring points without hitting him. Olympic officials examined Boris's sword  and they made a shocking discovery. Boris had changed the electronic part of his sword. He could turn on the "hit" light on the scoreboard even when he hadn't hit Fox. Boris went home in disgrace, the next day, the British newspapers called him "Dishonischenko"

Text taken from: New English File. Intermediate.  Oxford. 


Hey guys!

I write you to remember that next week we are NOT going to have CLASSES. 

Monday 23rd of January. Villanueva: No class!!

Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th of January. La Puebla: No class!!

See you soon! 


18 Jan 2017



In the fatal early hours of April 15th 1912, the Titanic sank in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg, claiming the lives of 1495 people. 100 years later, Titanic the Exhibition, with over 200 original authentic objects and reproductions of the inside rooms, takes you on an unforgettable journey to the past. Welcome aboard.

The school has organized a trip to visit the Titanic's Exhibition. It takes places in the Augusta Mall.

Date: 31st January 2017
Time: 18.00

If you are interested in visiting this exhibition, don't hesitate and contact me!!

See you guys! Have a nice afternoon!


17 Jan 2017

Elementary test: Present Simple

Good afternoon Elementary Students!

Today we are going to take the test I told you last Thursday in class. PLEASE DON'T DO IT AT HOME!!!.

Test: Present Simple

See you later, :)


Blue Monday

Yesterday, Monday 17th of January 2017 is said to be the most depressing day of the year.

But... was is so sad? The sun shined and birds sang :)

What's its origin?

Blue Monday was created in 2005 by a British holiday compamy. The idea was derived by using a calculation involving factors such as weather conditions and debt levels.

There is also a song in which Blue Monday is mentioned: Friday I'm in love by The Cure.

In the link below you will find an activity in which you have to fill in the gaps.

Song activity.- Fill in the gaps

See you guys! Have a nice week!


Intermediate listening: Gourmet Cooking


12 Jan 2017

Elementary test: Present Simple

Hi Elementary Students!

Here I attach a link where you can test your knowledge about the Present Simple tense. 

Good luck! :)


See you!