Welcome to Ana Mercado's Website 

"Work? If you are not having fun, you are not doing it right! Every kid knows that!" 

academic year 06-07

  • course units: 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9
  • homework 
  • recommended bibliography
  • noticeboard


  • writing
  • reading
  • speaking
  • listening 
  • learning to learn 


  • grammar
  • vocabulary
  • pronunciation 


useful links

cultural background



The purpose of this site is to provide you, my students,  with lots of extras to supplement your English lessons. These extras include useful websites for learners of English, the academic year's recommended bibliography and a learning skills corner to help you become a better, more efficient learner. This site will keep you informed of the homework and other assignments that you are to do and their deadlines. Apart from this, you will find useful links where you will obtain information on the books assigned for this year (reviews, interviews with the authors, sypnoses, etc.). Also, if you want to keep up with what's being dealt with in class or supplement it,  click on the corresponding coursebook unit number in the top left hand corner. Ah! two other things:

  • Don't forget to have a look at our learner-teacher contract from time to time!
  • Feel free to contact me with any comments or questions. I am at


Needless to say, this page needs a lot of improvement and, hopefully, its contents will become more interesting with time and your feedback, which you can send to my e-mail address above. 

Anything new?

  • First it was podcasts, now we have videocasts. You can't miss this one on teaching. It's called 'The Teaching Challenge' - a series of video podcasts from Teachers' TV where celebrities find out just how tough it is to be a teacher.
  • Log on to this site if you want to read & listen to Steve Jobs' 2005 Commencement Speech at Stanford University again. If you didn't come to class and therefore missed his inspiring speech, then logging on to it is a must. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Alternatively you can also find it here and this is the text. For more Stanford University lectures, speeches and debates click here.
  • Complete (and free) Windows Media Player English Pronunciation course available for download.
  •  Don't miss David Crystal's talks on the English language
  •  BBC collection of interviews, originally produced for radio, with people as diverse as Bob Marley, Rowan Atkinson or Margaret Thatcher.
  • The Voices Project: a snapshot of the many ways people speak across the British Isles in the early 21st century.
  • Do you want to have a laugh and use your brains? Do you know what spoonerism is? Do you know the titles of these famous tales and fables?