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1st Bachillerato Final Exam Contents


  • Verb tenses
  • Rephrasing
  • Prepositions


  • The Selfish Jean
  • The High Price Of Abuse
  • How the West Was Won
  • Hikikomori
  • The Food Waste Scandal


Reread one of the following stories:

  • Telling Stories
  • The Model Millionaire
  • A Shocking Accident


  • The Cider House Rules
  • Match Point
  • American Beauty




Muna 2017


21 students from Arturo Soria Shool  have participated in the Model of United Nations organised by Alfrink College for the seventh time in a row.

They arrived full of enthusiasm, and have returned loaded with confidence and determination, fully aware of the power of their voice. No doubt will this experience contribute to making them individuals that are not afraid of speaking up, that will be the voice of those who do not have a voice.

We are very proud of them for they have got on very well in an academic English, in a multicultural environment, being excellent ambassadors of our school.






The Storyteller

The library of Colegio Arturo Soria, in collaboration with the Foreign Language Department, would like to annunce the 2nd edition of the NATIONAL YOUTH STORYTELLING COMPETITION


which promotes writing skills and the creation of literature in its narrative form.

Participation rules

We strongly encourage you to get round to WRITING. We know there’s a lot of talent out there! 



Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator.   His works
enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post
magazine over nearly five decades. Among the best-known of Rockwell’s works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, The
Problem We All Live With, Saying Grace, and the Four Freedoms series.

For your next oral presentation, we want you to look into his art, choose one of his works that especially appeals to you, and comment on it.

(individual work, 5 minutes per student)

• What part of American culture does the painting reflect?
• Why do you especially like that painting?
• What emotions can you see in the painting characters?

The presentations are due for 14th December, 2016

We hope that you’ll enjoy the activity.  For sure it will let you discover an exceptional artist!

Rachel and Hana


You know prepositions is a tricky business. It’s important to work on them to get to use them confidently, with no hesitation and with no mistakes.

Here I leave you the handout worked in class so that you can do a proper revision.

Enjoy your Easter holidays. 🙂


Prepositions (3) SOLUTIONS

Muna 2016

The 1st Bachillerato students who have participated in MUNA2016 have just returned from Holland, happy and proud of having been such good ambassadors of our school.



A letter from Benedict Cumberbatch to Father Christmas


A letter from Benedict Cumberbatch to Father Christmas

Dear Father Christmas,

So my friend has asked me to write to you… I have to confess it’s been hard to know what to say. Mainly because like most adults I feel preposterous asking anything of you because our time with you is surely done. Now we get our own presents, control our own fates, take responsibility for our own actions, and live in the world we have created… so it’s not for us to turn around and plead for your help with the environment, the migrant crisis, the NHS, education, food banks, human rights, fundamentalism and wars. Though God knows we need all the help we can get with all these man-made problems and more.

And it’s not that you aren’t compassionate and full of joy. You’re great. In spite of you being changed into different colours for corporations and being bastardised to represent materialism gone mad – despite probably originating in some season based pagan druid ritual a million thought miles from requests for spontaneously combusting hoverboards… Kidadults cynically pointing this out after having their moment of belief in you are wasting everyone’s precious time. Because you are not for them. You are for the children. Children who need some magic in a world were the borders between innocence and responsibility, playful imagination and cold, adult obstacles are continually shrinking.

This is what I’d like to ask you to help with. A little more time for children to be children. Stretch the moment of magic and playfulness. Distract them from the realities of a world gone mad so that they can laugh with their breath rather than sob with their tears. Especially those caring for family members, or suffering illness, hunger or poverty. Especially those hiding in buildings as bombs rain down, or being handed shaking with fear or cold into a boat to escape environmental disaster or war. Please help to light up their worlds with a moment of joy and hope.

When I think about it you’ve got it tough this year… And when I really think about it I’m not sure that asking you for a lightsaber and getting one (not that I ever did by the way) is equatable with controlling the space time continuum and making the good of childhood last a little longer.

But you do inspire wonder and awe amongst those that write you letters and go to sleep hoping there might be a new object in their possession come dawn. You inspire good behaviour and, at least in my memory, some desperate last minute attempts to redeem bad behaviour so as not to be overlooked. Spare a thought too for those millions who want to write to you but through illiteracy can’t. Hear their words and help to give them the time and chance to learn how to read and write so they can better their lives and escape their impoverished beginnings.

I feel a little sorry for you. And I guess I’ve done exactly what I said I wouldn’t… Asked you to help with adult problems and solve some of the greatest worries we have for our children. I promise to leave some extra port and mince pies for you!

Lots of love

Benedict x

P.S. Please could I have that lightsaber now?

Sharing Benedict Cumberbath’s pleas, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas




The Merchant of Venice


The students of 3ESO, 4ESO and  1Bachillerato  of Colegio Arturo Soria have had the opportunity to enjoy an adaptation of The Merchant of Venice, performed by The Lingua-Arts Theatre Company.

All the students followed the play with great interest, and had no difficulty in understanding it,  which again proves their high level in oral comprehension.

We all had a very good time, and  we will certainly repeat the experience.