Since I am still saving up in order to afford a PGCE I can’t spend much money on treats anymore but fortunately, there are still ways to treat yourself without breaking your piggy bank. This time I would like to recommend the Instituto Cervantes e-library. I’ve recently got access to this wonderful library catalogue and I would like to share my opinion about it.
Yesterday it was not Free Comic Book Day but it was el Día del Cómic Gratis in Spain and since I forgot to post about the first one (to be fair it was mother’s day in Spain so I had relevant plans that could not be ignored) I thought I could make up with this post on the Spanish celebration day.
Last week, my mom who is learning English and French at the Official School of Languages (EOI) asked me if I was tempted by any books from her school’s library since she was going to collect one for herself. I checked the libraries’ catalogue very quickly and I was happily surprised to find these:
Last week, I received an e-mail with the following subject:
Discounted books from £2! Learn with the British Museum.
I mean… 2 P O U N D S! 😮 Of course it took me seconds to go to The British Museum Shop Online. Where to find them?
Why to buy them? Because they are so cheap and useful for teaching but, to be honest, this time I’ve just bought them as a treat to myself. My pics were:
Today is #InternationalWomensDay. You’ve probably seen it everywhere. GOOD!
I was just writing on this day to recommend a super lovely book (2 volumes actually) that celebrates extraordinary women (Layers, musicians, writers, astronauts, journalist… even a volcanologist!) that although history did not grant them the tag of ‘superstar’ (to most of them) they deserve it so very much.
Culottées (Tome 1): Des femmes qui ne font que ce qu’elles veulent AND Culottées (Tome 2): Des femmes qui ne font que ce qu’elles veulent.
I was lucky enough to find a chronicle I can relate to most of the topics covered in the AQA A2 exam. It took me some time until I found the perfect story for my students’ revision time.
It is some info about a place called Auroville (in India) and the idea of a place with no official religion, currency and a very particular form of government seems fascinating to me and fortunately my students liked it too so feel free to have a look and use it in your lessons if you find it useful.
A printable match up activity on the topic of the holiday. You can use this idea to make more documents on different topics. My students love a bit of a challenge and this is one of their favourites. Simple but it works!
A very simple activity for the students to practice their speaking about what can one do in a city/village. There are 4 text messages from different types of visitors with different preferences and the students have to come up with a suitable plan for them.