This blog has been designed to provide information about the activities held at the social studies bilingual sections in CPI Tino Grandío (Guntín,Spain). The English language and Social Studies teachers have elaborated most of the resources you can see but our "auxiliares de conversa" also have their own page and posts. Therefore everyone is invited to have a look .

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Our menu

eTwinning group activities - Section 1

First check which group you are in and then go to your activity:
These are the different group activities for this first section:
  • GROUP 1: Presentation about free time activities in general. In this presentation students will show and comment on their favourite and popular free time activities.
  • GROUP 2: Design a questionnaire that will be administered to all the students in the project in a couple of weeks. After you have the questions, these should be written in a Google Form and the link will be passed to the teachers/students in the project. Try not to have too many questions but enough to cover all the possible free time activities you can think of. The purpose will be to know as much as possible about what we do in our frree time. 
  • GROUP 3: In this Padlet you should show pictures of yourself and others (with their permission) doing free.time activities. Then you can make comments, whether these activities are popular in you country or not, if you like them or not, etc.

COMMUNICATION WITH THE OTHER STUDENTS: You can write comments in your work document or you can go to this forum.

At the restaurant

Saving tropical forests

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Conditional sentences in English


The zero conditional is used to make statements about the real world, and often refers to general truths, such as scientific facts. In these sentences, the time is the present or always and the situation is real and possible.
  • If you heat water, it boils.
  • Water boils if you heat it.
  • When you heat ice, it melts.
  • Ice melts when you heat it.
  • If it snows, the grass gets white.
  • The grass gets white if it snows.
  • When it rains, the grass gets wet.
  • The grass gets wet when it rains.

We can make a zero conditional sentence with two present simple verbs (one in the 'if clause' and one in the 'main clause'):

If/when/unless + present simple, .... present simple.


The first conditional is also called the "real" conditional because it is used for real, or possible, situations. These situations take place if a certain condition is met.

In the first conditional we can salso use unless, which means "if... not". In other words, "... unless he hurries up" could also be written, "... if he doesn't hurry up."
1st type conditional sentence
  • If it rains, we will stay at home.
  • He will arrive late unless he hurries up.
  • Sophie will buy a new car, if she gets her raise.

The first conditional is formed by the use of the present simple in the if clause followed by a comma and a future simple verb (will + infinitive) in the result clause. You can also put the result clause first without using a comma between the clauses.
  • If he finishes on time, we will go to the movies.
  • We will go to the movies if he finishes on time.



2nd type conditional sentence
The second conditional is used to talk about situations or actions in the present or future which are not likely to happen or are imaginary, hypothetical or impossible.

  • If I were a rich woman, I would travel around the world. I think it is very unlikely that I will be rich. However, in this unlikely condition, I will travel around the world.
  • If I weren't / wasn't watching TV now, I would be playing tennis. I am watching TV, but I am imagining an alternative activity I would be doing if I wasn't watching TV
  • If you had a bigger dog, your house would be protected. You don't have a big dog, but I am imagining how protected you would be if you had one.
  • If I were an alien, I would be able to travel around the universe. It is impossible for me to be an alien. However, I am imagining what I would do in this situation.
  • We would go to Paris this summer if we passed all our subjects. That is our plan but, unfortunatelly,  we know we are not going to pass all our subjects.
If + past simple + conditional (would)
Conditional (would) if + past simple
Verb be is usually were for all subjects; was (1st & 3rd person) is colloquial.

If I were a rich man (Fiddler in the Roof-movie)
If I were a boy (Beyonce)

- Malted ESO-4 unit 7 (Gwineth and the Wizard)


The first conditional and second conditionals tell us about the future. With the third conditional we refer to the past. We speak about a condition in the past that did not happen. That is why there is no possibility for this condition. The third conditional is also like a dream, but with no possibility of the dream coming true.
  • If I had travelled to Italy I would have visited LucaBut I have not travelled to Italy and, therefore, I have not visited Luca.
  • If you had got a good mark, would you have complained to the teacher? but your mark was bad, so we don't know for sure what you would have done.
  • What would you have done if it had snowed last weekend? but it didn't snow.
  • I wouldn't have called if I had known that she wasn't home. but I knew so I called
If + past perfect  // would have + past participle
Past participle // if + past perfect