Lala: The Pet Penguin

What a fun video!!



And some useful activities!


I paste them here, thanks a lot, Sharon Yoneda!



This news story is happening in ________.

The penguin’s name is _________.

Lala lives with the ____________.
Nishimoto family
Nishimura family
Nishiyama family

Lala has his own bedroom complete with __________.
a powerful heater
a powerful freezer
a powerful air conditioner

Lala likes __________.
to travel

After Mrs. Nishimoto packs him up, Lala ________ into town.
took a trip
takes a trip
will take a trip

When Lala hits the road, he _______ to the fish store.
will go

When the owner of the store sees Lala, she ____ him a fish.
will give

Lala loves ___________ sardines and mackerel.
to ate
to eat

After Lala finishes his snack, he ____ his trip home.
will begin

While Lala ________ home, he takes a shower with a neighbour’s garden hose.
is walking

When Lala gets home, his owner _______ the fish from his backpack.
will unpack

After he finishes his shopping, he _______ to his room.
went back
goes back
is going back

At the end of the day, Lala spends __________ with his family.
quantity time
quandary time
quality time

This is _________ pet story I have ever seen.
the funny
the funniest

Whenever I _____ this video, I always laugh and laugh.
am watching 




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Summer activities

Have a lovely summer!

These proverbs and idioms might be a lovely way to start the holidays!

I share the bored panda amazing articles for an esl class!!!



Words Of Wisdom


Words Of Wisdom



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Websites for busy teachers

Just before finishing this course year and heading for the summer holidays, I thought that this  post would be of great help in September when we are back to school.

A little help would do more than starting to stress ourselves form the first day!

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Just few days left!

Holidays are the word of the day and this post is an invitation for our students to get some more motivation for the classes left!


This video is interesting and perhaps can engage them in some conversation!



And if you need some more stunning images to get your students’ attention, just have a look at this video!


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Movies, again

I have just found out that many links I used to recommend here are no long available, so for movies and videos, try this new website I found and it still works!

And just in case you need some more ideas for your ESL classes, I recommend this movie:

Rock Dog 2016

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.


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Creative writing

These are the activities I usually use for Creative Writing:

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  1. Finish the sentence and continue the story.
  2. The magic box: take out some objects you previously put in a box and ask students to write a story with them.
  3. Guess what happened: use some pictures about the same persons in different situations and recreate the story behind them.
  4. A letter to an invisible friend about a specific topic.
  5. Send a mail to your favourite writer/actor, etc.
  6. Detective story: missing things in a museum and some clues in order to create a story.




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The Girl on the Train

The Book or the Movie?

What is your favourite?


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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins


The journey takes Rachel along the backs of houses on the street where she used to live. Unable to look at number 23, her old home, where ex-husband Tom now lives with new wife Anna, she focuses instead on number 15. She has become obsessed with the beautiful young couple living there, whom she names Jess and Jason. Rachel looks out for the pair every day, daydreaming about their perfect lives. Until one day she sees something that startles her in their garden, and when she reads in the paper that “Jess” – who is really called Megan – has vanished, she decides to tip off the police. She is convinced that “Jason”, now the prime suspect – and really called Scott – would never harm his beloved wife.

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Gone Girl switches between Nick’s narrative, as the hunt for the beautiful, blond Amy consumes the attention of America’s media, and Amy’s diary, as she writes about the early days of their relationship. “Tra and la! I am smiling a big adopted-orphan smile as I write this… I met a boy!” she says. And then later: “He promised to take care of me, and yet I feel afraid.”

Gradually the two stories begin to converge. The pointed finger of media – and police – blame starts to swing Nick’s way, and he doesn’t endear himself to his readers as a hint of misogyny enters his tone. Women have “girl brain[s]” and female scents, “vaginal and strangely lewd”. He lies to the police: little lies that don’t really matter, but why is he doing it? And there’s something odd about Amy’s diary too; her version of the events of their past is different from Nick’s, fails to ring quite true, grates in its perfection. We begin to see flashes of the darkness which lies in the cracks of this seemingly perfect marriage: where is Amy, and who is telling the truth?


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