15 septiembre 2016


What better way to start back school than with some listening practice? It sure will help you refresh your English! 

Click the picture below and listen to 5 different conversations about PLACES AND FREE TIME. Then, try to answer the questions correctly. Good luck!

24 junio 2016

BREXIT: insight and analysis

What is “Brexit”?

This term stands for “British Exit” from the European Union (EU). This has happened once before; Britain joined the EU in 1973, and promptly held a referendum on leaving it in 1975. They decided to stay... 40 years ago! However, today's results have drawn a very different outcome: UK citizens want to leave the EU and stand on its own for good.

The independence process is taking two years, but there are too many existing doubts and complex issues yet to be sorted out. Leaving is not that easy.

Is leaving the EU a good idea?

No. At least not if you care about things like the economy or “avoiding an unnecessary immigration crisis of epic proportions”. Economists are virtually united in their assessment that Brexit would cut into Britain’s trading activity and do measurable damage to the economy and growth, at least in the short to medium term. It would force Britain to renegotiate all of its trade deals with the rest of Europe, so it’s hard to predict its exact long term impact. Most believe that, eventually, Britain’s economy could sink.

The economy of the rest of Europe could also sink, to a smaller degree. Brexit would also probably cause Britain’s stock market and currency (pounds £) to fall into recession. On top of all of this, leaving the EU would mean a big change in immigration status for the millions of EU residents currently living and working in Britain. It would be harder for non-British people to stay and to travel to and from Britain.

What are the reasons for the exit?

Brexit is propelled by the same vague anti-immigrant, nationalist sentiment that motivates a lot of Donald Trump voters in the USA. Polls say that immigration, not the economy, is the most powerful driver of  the “Leave” vote. The old “my country first, we’re losing it to the immigrants" idea is digging deep in older, more conservative voters who are more prone to vote "Leave". The younger, more liberal voters, less tied to the past and less fearful of newcomers, are more likely to want to stay.
This ignorant, fear-based anti-immigrant mentality is despicable! 
On the other hand, there are important economical reasons among voters to preserve Britain's welfare. The UK, one of the main global economic forces, might motivate to make changes to ensure that all of its benefits are not widely shared among other less competent countries in the EU like Greek, Eslovenia, Portugal or Bulgaria.

22 junio 2016

Entrega Premios The Big Challenge 2016

Juan Miguel Carrillo Carricondo (90)
Paloma Da Casa Cerdán (92)
María Alonso Sánchez (165)

Pedro Alfonso Baleriola García (15)
Guillermo Maya Martínez (15)
Diana Mulero Martínez (19)

María Cerezo Lorente (9) (Campeona escolar)
Sanuel Setton Bernal (27)
Alejandro Martínez Moreno (27)

Ignacio López Huertas (18)
Carlos Rubio Perea (27)
África Sánchez Caballero (39)

*Entre paréntesis, posición alcanzada a nivel Regional

15 junio 2016

Cambridge Exams 2016 Results: Know your Score!

Los resultados de los exámenes deberán consultarse a través de la dirección que aparece abajo. Los candidatos deberán hacer uso de las claves personales que recibieron junto con la información necesaria para realizar su examen.


Recuerden que en primer lugar deben registrarse y, una vez terminado el proceso, podrán introducir las claves para acceder a la nota del examen realizado una vez se notifique por email que la nota ya está disponible.

Información sobre los resultados según el nuevo baremo establecido en 2015: Cambridge English Scale
En resumen, según el tipo de examen realizado, se debe llegar a una nota mínima para obtener el Certificado oficial:
KET (A2) - 120 puntos
PET (B1) - 140 puntos
FCE (B2) - 160 puntos
CEA (C1) - 180 puntos

Finalmente, se tendrá acceso a un Statement of Results o informe específico de los resultados obtenidos por el candidato en cada una de las pruebas de las que constaba el examen y que generan la nota final. Este modelo puede servir de ejemplo: (DESCARGA PDF)
Terminamos recordando que los certificados suelen tardar unos 2 meses en ser expedidos y que se celebrará un pequeño acto de entrega en el colegio a la vuelta de vacaciones.

Fifth Harmony- Write On Me (Sub español + lyrics)