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Lip synching (2)

I love this activiy. A good way for students to practise pronunciation and have fun too. :). Motivation is the key to learning.

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Essay topics, taken from Selectividad exams, divided into different categories in order to help students write compositions.


  • Should teenagers decide about their own future alone or guided by their parents?.
  • What could the government do to help teenage careers?.
  • What do you think are the biggest problems  for teenagers nowadays?.
  • How do you meet new friends?.
  • Tattoes, piercings, clothes, hairstyle... do you like to follow trends?.
  • What experiences would you like to live before you are old and why?.
  • Would you like to take part in the Erasmus Programme in the future?.
  • Why are some brands so popular with teenagers?
 Free time activities

  • What are your free time activities?. 
  • Do you think some sports are better than others?.
  • Do you prefer conventional or extreme sports?.
  • What types fo films do you prefer?.
  • Do you like mystery stories?. Discuss and summarises one of these stories.
  • Do you like reading or watching TV? What kind of stories do you prefer?.
  • Can watching TV provide the same benefits as reading a book?.
  • What ,for you, is the most important holiday of the year? Why?.
  • What are the benefits of spending time outdoors? Why is it important?.
  • Tell a story that you know.
Healthy life 

  • Do you think young people eat too much junk food?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of eating fast food.
  • What can you do to have a healthy lifestyle?.
  • What do you think you could do in your daily routine to have a healthy lifestyle?.
  • Describe one habit you don't consider healthy.
  • How important is sleeping for you? Why?.
  • What do you do to be fit?.
  • The importance of keeping fit.
  • Does alternative medicine really work?. 

  • Do you think people pay more attention to the environment in order to prevent natural disasters?.
  • What can be done to improve environmental conditions?. 
  • How will global warming affect our lives in the future?.
  • What is your opinion about recycling and what do you do about it?.
  • Write about the excess of waste affects the environment.
  • How will climate change affect your daily life?.
  • What must governments do to reduce the consequences of climate change?.
  • How can you contribute to preserving the environment in your daily routine?.
  • What can we do to help the environment?.
  • Do you think fighting climate change should be a real priority?, Why?.
  • Will our children live in a worse environment than we do?.
New tecnologies. The internet 

  • What do you normally use the internet for?.
  • Would you like to use the internet to meet other people?.
  • Good and bad uses of new technologies.
  • Computers, mobile phones, game consoles... What's your favourite technological device? Why?.
  • Which invention or inventions have changes the world the most and why?
  • Would you live for four weeks without television, the internet, video games or your mobile phone?.
Social topics 

  • Would you like to work or volunteer for an emergency service? Why?.
  • There is no agreement on how government could spend public money: education, health, culture, environment etc...
  • Smoking is a social problem nowadays.
  • What are the effects of immigration in the life of your country?.
  • In what ways do you notice that we are in the middle of a serious crisis?.
  • Would you emigrate to another country to start another life?.
  • What measures could be taken to solve the problem of illegal immigration?.
  • Would you like to go to Africa and help people there?.
  • What are the problems affecting children in poor countries?
  • Would you like to go to an underdeveloped country?
  • The first world should contribute to finding a solution to African's problems.
Travelling / foreign country

  • Would you live in a foreign country?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of living in a beautiful area like the Caribbean.
  • Would you like to visit England?.
  • Where would you like to travel?.
  • Describe one of the school trips you have been on.

  • What do you think of having pets at home?.
  • Do animals contribute to make our lives easier or better?.
  • Discuss the importance and problems of animal in modern urban societies.
  • Do humans have the right to manipulate animal life?.

  • Would you prefer to learn at home instead of having to go to school? Why?.
  • Discipline in schools.
  • Would you like to be a teacher?
  • I spent some of the best days of my life at school.
  • School violence is a serious problem in schools.
  • Describe your experience at high school.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using mobile phone devices at school.
  • Do you think school life is stressful?.
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of going to university?.
Mass Media 

  • Gossip and yellow journalism in Spanish media.
  • Would you like to become famous and appear on TV?.
  • Do you read celebrity news?.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of being a celebrity. 
  • What's your opinion of celebrity gossip?.
  • Does advertising influence people?.

  • Some British and American traditions have become popular in Spain.
  • What's your favourite celebration of the year? Why?. 
  • Describe your favourite festivities of the year and explain why you like them. 

  • Describe your ideal friend. What do you think he/she should be like?.
  • Describe your ideal husband, wife or partner.
  • Describe your ideal teacher.

  • Do you think learning other languages is important nowadays? Why?.
  • Studying English abroad.
Men and women

  • Men and women's new roles in society.

  • Have you ever seen or had an accident? What happened?.
  • Write something funny that happened to you or someone you know.
  • What's the biggest lie or fantasy you have ever been told?.
Uncategorized topics

  • Married or single? Advantages and disadvantages.
  • Does money bring happiness?.
  • What are the most important things in life? why?.
  • What kind of prize would you like to win?. 
  • Do you believe in life in outer space?.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of living in the city and living in the country.
  • Would you like to have supernatural powers? Why?.
  •  What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of living up to 100 years of age?.

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Powerpoint presentation that Evelyn, our teaching assistant, made for the students from the VTC in Catering Services.

Students' own cocktails

(By Alejandro Delgado)

                                                                                                                             (By Eva Jurado)                                                                   (By Samuel Mena)

                            (By Claudia Bustos)                                                      (By Nataly Espinosa)                                                                                                 

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