Monday, 30 April 2012

The Environment

Ecologists and scientists are worried about the state of the environment. Humans are polluting the earth and this is going to cause world problems such as global warming and the greenhouse effect. Learn some words about the environment studying these flashcards, do the spelling, matching and listening activities. Then you can play games and do the pastimes. Enjoy them! I hope you will think about ecology because we are in this together.

Ted-Ed. Lessons Worth Sharing

Ted-Ed. Lessons Worth Sharing

Today I'd like to introduce you to this website, highly recommendable for teachers involved in bilingual projects. Besides, it's worth the visit if you are an English teacher looking for listening comprehension exercises. Ted Ed site offers videos about topics that can be found in the curriculum of several subjects. Plus, each video features a comprehension quiz, writing prompts and the chance to create your own lesson. But that's not all, teachers who sign up can make their own lessons from any youtube video. A fantastic tool for learners and teachers, a great resource for PILC and CLIL lessons.

Ted-d Video Tutorial

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Wh- questions

In the exercise below, you have to match each question to the correct answer. Remember to refresh the page to keep on practising after each try. Each time you refresh the page, you will get a different question. Good luck!

Video Logs

Some internet users have video logs and they update them regularly. There is a wide variety of video logs and of course, we can find a good buch of them for English learners. Here's a compilation you might want to save in your favourites tool bar.

American English and much more with captioned news and features. Stories are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. You can also read, listen and learn with daily MP3s and texts at

Idioms, vocabulary, news, entertainment and much more.

Vocabulary, grammar patterns and conversations for young learners of English as a second language.

Five-minute podcasts with lessons for beginners, elementary and advanced students.

Short videos with free lessons on

Grammar, vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation. 

Videos and scripts for students and teachers.

Free Time Activities. Taxi Race

In the game below, you can revise grammar and vocabulary about free time activities. You must complete the sentences with the correct option. Remember to pay attention not only to vocabulary but also to grammar. You will see a taxi race and you will have to get to your destination as fast as possible but you must respect these rules: control your speed and don't damage the other vehicles. You must be careful and responsible! Press the left and right arrow keys to steer. Press the up and down keys to control the speed and press the space bar to jump over the other cars. Don't forget! Don't try this with a real vehicle!

Wild Taxi Race

Free Time Activites. Flashcards and Exercises

What do you like doing in your free time? In my spare time, I love meeting friends and playing musical instruments. Sometimes I like surfing the net and buying things on the Internet. However, I hate going shopping. I don't like queues at all. I prefer to spend my time reading books or magazines, going out with people and specially attending concerts. What about you? Look at these flashcards, do the matching, spelling and listening exercises, and finally play the games to reinforce your knowledge. Then, you can tell me what you like doing in your free time.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Music Flashcards

Look at this set of flashcards, learn the pronunciation of these music styles and make sure you identifiy each. How many singers, musicians and bands can you name for each style? Then, move on to the spelling, matching and listening activities. You can play a game too.

Bug Match. Music Styles

Hey there! How much do you know about music? Why don't you show me? You just have to play the Matching Bug game. Use the arrow keys to control the spider and match each musician, singer or band to their music styles. Why not play and prove who can get the best score?

Music Genres Bug Match

Flashcards and educational games by StudyStack

Music Styles

Are you keen on music? Do you like listening to music in your free time? Do you like one or several music genres? Can you play any instruments? I play the bass guitar in a band. We have influences of 70s punk and 90s garage. We rehearse every day and we do small gigs in pubs at weekends. Even though our favourite kind of music is punk, our music is influenced by other styles. Listen and learn the words. Then, move on to the vocabulary exercises to practise spelling.





R & B (short for Rhythm and Blues)




Hip Hop




Thursday, 26 April 2012

Bouncing Balls with Was and Were

The past simple of the verb to be is made with was and were. The negative forms are wasn't and weren't. We use was for first and third person singular subjects and were for the second person singular subject and all of the plurals.
Take this game to practise, it's called Boucing Balls. Follow these instructions: Look at the ball colour and destroy the other balls by shooting them into groups of three. You must clear all the balls in order to proceed. Use the mouse to aim and shoot. It's more difficult than you may think. Be smart and quick. Come on!

Past Simple of the Verb TO BE. Bouncing Balls Game

Monday, 23 April 2012

Literature Quiz

I am sure you know the famous TV game show Do you want to be a millionaire? Imagine you are a contestant and answer as many right questions as possible. How much do you know about English and American literature? Take this quiz and find out.

Do you want to be a millionaire? Quiz by Pilar

International Book and Copyright Day

On 23rd April, we celebrate World Book and Copyright Day. Its origins are found in Spain because Cervantes died on this date, as well as Shakespeare and other writers. Later, the UNESCO declared 23rd April as a day to promote reading and publishing. In the UK, World Book Day is celebrated in early March, so that it doesn't clash with Easter holidays and students can properly celebrate it at school with their Language and Literature teachers. Here I'm suggesting you some interesting websites where you can read and create stories online, or even download books legally. So enjoyable!

                           Storybird. Make art-inspired stories to read, share and print

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Elementary Tenses Quiz Game

Learning English rules by heart is easy but do you know how to put them into practice? This game is a real challenge because you will find present simple, present continuous and pas simple sentences. Can you choose the right answer to complete the sentences and win the final prize? If you aren't sure about your choice, you can resort to three buttons that will be helpful. You won't certainly win a million dollars but it's fun for practice. At the end, tell me: did you find it easy or difficult?

Elementary Tenses by PilarDBD

Interesting Online Resources for English Learning

Hi! How is it going? I have researched and collected a series of resources to learn English that you will surely enjoy. Here below, you can click on the links and you will be redirected to fabulous sites with flashcards, games, exercises and info. Highly recommendable not only for students, but also for teachers and people involved in bilingual education. Science, history, maths... There are wonderful resources here. Have a look at this compilation. I hope you will find it useful.

Playcomic. Secondary Education

La Motxilla, CEIP Diputació

Brain Nook. Maths and English Games


The Problem Site

Andalucía's Education Board

Colour your English. First Year of Secondary Education

Lesson Plans for Teachers

Elementary English for the 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd year of Primary Education

English for Primary Students and Teachers

Present Perfect Quiz

I've got a quiz for you. Here you can revise almost everything about present perfect: verbs, participles, time expressions and syntax. Take the quiz and you will get feedback after each answer, so that you can get an idea of the grammar explanation for it. You can register to take the quiz. It's free, fast and easy. But don't forget your username and password, you might need them again. You will also get a document including full feedback of the end result. Good luck with the quiz!

If you do not wish to register, you can use this username and password.
Username: elementaryenglish
Password: elementaryenglish

Present Perfect Quiz with Feedback by Pilar

Friday, 20 April 2012

Past Participle. Irregular Verbs. Game

Hey there! Do you find it hard to remember the spelling of irregular verbs? This exercise will help you and you won't forget anymore. Unscramble the letters to create past participles of irregular verbs in English, just drag each letter to the correct place and click on the check button to make sure that you did right. Then, move on to the next word. You will find a lot of verbs in the exercise. There are almost all the past participles you can find in the English language. The more you practise, the better your spelling. Go ahead!

Irregular Verbs. Past Simple Game

In this game, there are a lot of irregular verbs for you to unscramble. Drag the letters to the correct place and click on the check button to see if you got the right answer. This is good for your spelling and it will help you remember irregular verbs. How much time did you need to finish the game?

Sports Pastimes

Here I am to suggest some games to improve spelling. Play the hangman with words about sports and hobbies. Click on the letters and try to escape the gallows. There are eight words in each game. Then, do the word search, drag your mouse along the letters. You will find words across, down and diagonal. If you refresh the page, you will get another word search with different sports. Before you finish your practice session, do the word scramble exercise and drag each letter to the correct place to create words about sports and hobbies. Do you do any of them? Would you like to try?

Was, were, there was, there were

Today we are going to practise short answers for the past simple of the verb to be. You can use this board game to play on your own or with friends and classmates. On this board, there are many questions and you must answer using short answers of the verb to be. Click on the wheel and move your counter according to the number. Then click on the case and you will see a question. If you're playing with other teams, you will lose your turn for each wrong answer. Can you become the first to race to the finish?

Was, were, there was, there were by Pilar