Do you know Madrid?  Of course!!! For sure, you have already visited it, and you know that Madrid is a wonderful place to visit.

I think people like Madrid because in this city everybody can find a place to enjoy.

Madrid is a city chosen by a large number of students to learn Spanish. Learning a new language is not only about learning grammar and vocabulary, but also knowing how people live, think and behave. It means enriching yourself with a new culture, and a new way of living.

The long summer days offer the possibility of doing a Spanish course in the morning and enjoying the rest of the day visiting different places such as: museums, palaces, monuments, theatres… all of them offer such a variety of activities and exhibitions that it is difficult to choose one of them.

Are you looking for a place to take a Spanish course in Madrid?

If you want to do a Spanish course in Madrid we would like you to know our school: Sí.la.bas . In our intensive summer courses we have: small groups (maximum 4 people), qualified teachers and affordable prices.

And, of course, after lessons and visits to Museums, you need to drink a cold beer in one of the fantastic Terrazas that the city has in almost every street, square or corner.  All my students ask me the same question:

Do Spanish people work?  Good question!!  We work, but we find one hour to have a drink.

For another thing, Madrid has a most convenient location. How about going to Toledo on Saturday or Monday??  Or a bit further to Barcelona or Sevilla by train in two hours??

Although there is not a beach, there are some rivers where you can have a bath during the sunny days of summer.

If your course is finishing, you need to do shopping. Stores and small shops where you can find an exclusive gift are easy to find, although the best present would be a Spanish course. Wouldn’t it??

Thanksgiving Day

Do you want to know more about this day?

On the fourth Thursday of November, the United States celebrates Thanksgiving.

This national holiday honors the pilgrims that arrived on the Mayflower and their 1621 Harvest Feast known as The First Thanksgiving.

The Plymouth Colony was a group of English Puritans who wanted to break away from the Church of England. However, long before Europeans arrived, the area was inhabited by many native Americans. The Wampanoag people had lived in the area for centuries, but a few years before the Mayflower landed in New England, an epidemic of disease had wiped out much of the native population.

When the pilgrims reached Cape Cod, they were incredibly unprepared for the winter,and this was really hard. Due to their desperation they   robbed corn from native Americans´ graves and storehouses.  But even then, half of the colony died within their first year.

So in March of 1621, a formal agreement was made between the settlers and the native people to protect each other from other tribes. When the pilgrims and the Wampanoag sat down for the first Thanksgiving that year it was likely just a routine English Harvest Celebration.

Nearly 250 years later, in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a National Holiday to give thanks and to try to heal the wounds of the Civil War.

What do Americans do this day?

Americans love this day , they eat with their families, watch American football and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV.

In the United States some kinds of food are traditionally  served this day: Turkey, usually roasted and stuffed , mashed potatoes,

pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and various fall vegetables.

American football is one of the many traditions in America culture associated with this day.

Since 1924 , in New York City, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held annually every Thanksgiving day from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Macy’s flagship store in Heald Square , and televised nationally by NBC. The float that traditionally ends the Macy’s Parade is the Santa Claus float , the arrival of which is an unofficial sign of the beginning of Christmas season.


False friends

False friend: assit

Los false friend nos causan bastantes problemas a la hora de comunicarnos. Os dejo el que he preparado esta semana.




Como sabéis, siempre nos equivocamos con los «false friends», os ayudaré a repasarlos publicando uno cada semana.

Este es el ‘false friend’ de esta semana:



Past simple exercises

Past simple





What did you do yesterday?


  1. I ………………………..(dry) my hair.


  1. I ………………………….(brush) my hair.


  1. I ……………………………(wash) my hands.


  1. I …………………………..(clean) my room.


  1. I …………………………….(do) my homework.


  1. I ………………………………(study) English.


  1. I ………………………………(play) football.


What did he do yesterday?

Parts of the body

Parts of the body


arm  back chest  ear elbow finger  foot hand head knee  leg neck nose stomach  throat toe tooth


Put these words in the correct place in the photo.