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“We only know the things that we tame, said the fox. People no longer have the time to know anything. They buy things already made for peddlers. But since there are no peddlers of friends, they no longer have friends. If you want a friend, tame me!
Goodbye, said the fox. Here’s my secret; it’s very simple: we see well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes.” (The Little Prince by Saint Exupéry)

Hello my dear students! As you all know, in class we have been talking about friendship, so today I have a proposal for all of you. Let’s share funny  anecdotes with our friends. Why don’t you leave in the comment section a retelling of  the funniest anecdote you have with one or some of your friends? It would be a good idea, if you can also share how and when you met them, what you often do with them and whatever comes to your mind. On Tuesday we can vote on the FUNNIEST ANECDOTE! Let’s see who the winner is.

Well, and now let’s finish with a song about friendship. It’s a karaoke song so why don’t we sing along? Stand by me (quedate a mi lado) by Timon and Pumba:


Well, we all know that English is a crazy language. Why don’t they follow a rule and that’s it? Here you have a funny poem about the inconsistencies of irregular verbs and at the bottom you will find lots of exercises to revise for Tuesday’s test.

Verbs is Funny

A boy who swims may say he swum,
But milk is skimmed and seldom skum,
And nails you trim; they are not trum.

When words you speak, these words are spoken,
But a nose is tweaked and can’t be twoken.
And what you seek is seldom soken.

If we forget, then we’ve forgotten,
But things we wet are never wotten,
And houses let cannot be lotten.

The things one sells are always sold,
But fog dispelled are not dispold,
And what you smell is never smold.

When young, a top you oft saw spun,
But did you see a grin ever grun,
Or a potato neatly skun?

Hope you like it…And here comes the serious work. Remember that the topics for the test are: was/ were and Past Simple: regular and irregular verbs (affirmative, negative and interrogative). I will leave a list of links to some online exercises for you to revise:

– Animated grammar tutorials: Past tense yes / no questions , past tense negatives

EGO4U. To find the exercises scroll down.

Past Simple Boy. A story and some exercises.

Esl Blues. To find the appropriate exercises go to Past Simple list.


Hope you find it useful. Study hard. See you on Tuesday.

imageprinHello my dear students! I’m very happy to welcome you all to this new project: Our own blog!!!! This blog has been created to be used as a space where we can meet and share the process of learning English. I’m willing to receive new ideas, suggestions and collaboration from all of you to make this blog a real place for interaction and learning. You are all part of this project so why don’t start taking part in it by leaving a comment telling us something about you and what you would like to find in this blog? We are really looking forward to your comments.

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