"An attempt to integrate the teaching of the English language & ICT, using MUSIC as a mere pretext."

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

Our blog
"English @ Edrissis" 
wish you all 
Merry Christmas
with this home-made video...

I hope you like it...

... and have a great time 
at Christmas!

We wish you all
A very Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year !! 

Jesús Canca

PS. The video has been produced by our friend Victor Ferrer. Thank you, Victor !

Sunday, November 16, 2014



In order to generate public awareness, emphasize the dangers of intolerance 
and react in support of tolerance promotion and education, 
we solemnly proclaim the annual International Day for Tolerance 
on the 16th of November every year.
UNESCO, 1995

Tolerance is ...
... respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, 
our forms of expression and ways of being human. 

 Tolerance is ...
... fostered by knowledge, openness, communication, and freedom of thought, conscience and belief. 

 Tolerance is ...
... harmony in difference. It is not only a moral duty, it is also a political and legal requirement.

... the virtue that makes peace possible, 
contributes to the replacement of the culture of war by a culture of peace.
"Declaration of Principles on Tolerance"
(Article 1)


Let's commemorate this day with the song
"Wonderful Life" by the British singer Black.

If We consider the song as an invitation to look for a friend, 
in order to be able to practise TOLERANCE with him / her,
complete the following...

...Activity :
*Watch the video-clip of the song,
paying attention to the lyrics,
and decide in which part of the lyrics of the song
we can include the following sentence...

..."with whom I can practice Tolerance"

Enjoy the song!!

(ANSWER : 3'19'' of the video-clip )

Thursday, October 9, 2014



Do you know this man?

 Of course, ... you are right!!

He is John Lennon, 
the famous singer that founded The Beatles
a band that changed the popular music scene.

John Lennon was born
on the 9th of October, 1940
in Liverpool (England).

So, Today...
 It is his birthday!!

 Let's remember him today
with one of his songs:

A Tribute to John Lennon...


Listen to the song and practise the lyrics with the given activity.

 Fill-in-the-blanks (using one of the given words):

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you _____ (1)
No hell below us
Above us only _____ (2)
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t _____ (3) to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the _____ (4)
Living life in peace                             

You may say that I’m a dreamer  
But I’m not the only one
I hope _____ (5) you’ll join us
And the world wil be as one

Imagine no _____ (6)
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
_____ (7) all the world

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope _____ (8) you’ll join us
And the world wil be as one

(1)    Dye – Cry - Try

(2)    Fly – Sky – Spry

(3)    Yard – Card – Hard

(4)    Steeple – People - Maple

(5)    Sunday – One day – Someday

(6)    Sessions – Possessions – Decisions

(7)    Sharing – Cheering – Changing

(8)    Sunday – One day – Someday

I hope you enjoy the song!

The Quotation of this month of October 
of this blog "English@Edrissis"
is dedicated to him: 

"When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. 
I wrote down "HAPPY".They told me I didn't understand the question, 
and I told them they didn't understand LIFE".

 John Lennon


You can learn more about John Lennon, having a look at the following links:

In ENGLISHLennon's biography

Friday, October 3, 2014



Let's start a new school year
with the famous song
"What a wonderful world".

Let´s enjoy simple things in life
and let's share the hopeful, 
optimistic tone of the song 
with regard to the future
(... and to the present).

Watch the following video
and pay attention to the song...

Warming-Up Activity.-

Fill-in-the blanks :

I see _____ (1) of green, _____ (2) roses too
I see them bloom for me and _____ (3)
and I think to myself _____ (4)

I see skies of _____ (5) and clouds of _____ (6)
the bright blessed _____ (7), the dark sacred _____ (8)
and I think to myself _____ (9).

The _____ (10) of the _____ (11) so pretty in the _____ (12)
are also on the faces of _____ (13) going by
I see _____ (14) shaking hands saying _____ (15)
They're really saying _____ (16).

I hear ____ (17) crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself _____ (18).


If you need some HELP,
Have a look at the missing words:




Good Luck
 for the new school year !!

Friday, February 21, 2014


    I  LOVE  CEUTA !!
  To all those who don't know Ceuta... yet 

... let me show you my home-town,
a beautiful small Spanish town 

located on the north coast of Africa,
and share with you the following video...

** Please, if you cannot watch te video, use this LINK. **

What do you think?
Do you like it?
I hope so!


And talking about the music...
... Do you know the song?
... and the singer?
Perhaps not!

Let me answer those questions for you...

The music from the video is the song "Life is beautiful", by the singer Tim McMorris.

Tim McMorris is a music producer, a composer and a singer-songwriter living and working out of Niagara Falls, in Canada.

Music has been one of his greatest passions and over the years he has been honored to have had his work featured in various large scale projects around teh world.

Musically speaking, his main focus is currently on creating Royalty Free Music, that is, music specifically created for use on TV, films, animations, commercials, documentaries, webs and any place commercial music is needed.

For more information about Tim McMorris or his music, please visit his  website.

If you feel curiosity about the lyrics of the song
this is simply for you...

"Life is beautiful", 
by Tim McMorris

Hey now
Come on
Let’s go
The music’s playin’

I've got
To move on
To go out
No more delayin'

Pack my things up
Care free
Adventure's waitin'

I´m headin' out
Headin' out to see the rest of the world
Yeah, yeah

So kick it up to stir it up
Alive will make you feel
Press reset with no regret
Make sure to keep it real

The possibilities, right in front of me
Oh all the things that I can be
Got me feelin' free

So turn it up and shout about
'Cause you got something to shout about
And let the world just spin around
As you go on and make more ground

And throw your hands up, ya put em up high
Walk a new path, and go on
And let the cares fly by

And if you take some time to ask me why
You always see me with a smile
I´ll tell yo that

Life is grand, life is great, life is good
Life is beautiful
Ya gotta give it all ya got
Everything you got to give
Time to shine, time to live

Life is grand, life is great, life is good
Life is beautiful
Now your living out your dream
With your hopes up high
Your only limit is the sky
Hey, hey, hey, hey

Standing in a brnad new place
I feel the sun shine on my face
The weather's good, the day is bright
I watched it turn from dark to light

And keep the music going
Keep the good times rollin'
And now I'll never let it stop
You'll only find me growin'
Come on

Sing out a song
And don't be shy
'Cause you'll never know
Till you give it a try

Colourful like a work of art
A brand new day, a brand new start

And once you go up, you´ll never come down
Like your walking right on the air, with you feet far off the ground

And if I take some time to ask you why
I always see you with a smile
You'll tell me that

Life is grand, life is great, life is good
Life is bautiful
Ya gotta give it all ya got
Everything you got to give
Time to shine, time to live

Life is grand, life is great, life is good
Life is beautiful
Now your living out your dream
With your hopes up high
Your only limit is the sky
Hey, hey, hey, hey



Now, have a look at the lyrics of the song and ...

1.- Find 3 Synonyms of "beautiful".
2.- Find as many examples of colloquial English as possible.
3.- Find as many examples of Phrasal Verbs as possible.

And finally,
a funny and hard task...

Play the video again 
and try to sing aloud the song
 "Life is beautiful" with Tim McMorris 
- following the lyrics.

(Can you finish the song?)

Good Luck !!