welcome

Welcome to this blog. I hope it becomes a useful and interesting tool.

martes, 25 de abril de 2017

3D. 26th April

Choose an infamous criminal and prepare a presentation about him/them/her.



F. Ex ; Jack the stripper


Follow these steps:
1. Name
2. Nationality.
3. time.
4. crimes


2. Look for the description of a crime on the newspapers and describe it as we did in class the other day.

jueves, 20 de abril de 2017

A MUSIC BAND. 2 PMAR


CHOOSE AN AMERICAN OR BRITISH BAND (CHINESE ALLOWED, YUAN) AND PREPARE A PRESENTATION FOLLOWING THESE STEPS

1. NAME
2. NATIONALITY, TYPE OF MUSIC.
3. DIFFERENT MEMBERS AND THEIR ROLE IN THEIR BAND.
4. ALBUMS, SONGS, AWARDS, SUCCESS.
5. WHY YOU CHOSE THEM.

lunes, 3 de abril de 2017

A formal e mail. 4th ESO

Please to give it to me on wednesday or thursdaY
Some American people are coming to your area and you have been asked to help organise the group’s visit. Read the email you have received from Mrs Lucas, the group leader, and the notes you have made. Then write an email to Mrs Lucas using all your notes.

Email from: Melanie Lucas
Sent:               15 May
Subject:        American visitors

Dear Peter,
The group will arrive on 3 August and will leave August 8. Do you think these dates are suitable? (Perfect. Coincides with local festival) There will be 10 teenagers and 6 adults in the group. Somebody recommended the Swan hotel. Could you give me some more information about it? (Give info to Mrs Lucas)
The adults would like to go shopping. Could you suggest some interesting shops to visit? (Suggest some shops). The teenagers are keen on sports. Are there any good sports facilities in the area? (Give some sports info)
Everybody is looking forward to visiting your town. Thank you for all your help.
Melanie Lucas

Write your email. You must use grammatically correct sentences with accurate spelling and punctuation in a style appropriate for the situation.

THE ARTHURIAN LEGEND. 3rd.

Legend: a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but not entirely true

https://www.arthurian-legend.com/


Arthur’s Story

Defended Britain against invaders 400-500 CE.Wife: Guinevere Finds sword Excalibur, and pulls it from the stone/water Fights many battles Goes on quest for Holy Grail Leads a band of knights, Knights of the Round Table Buried in Avalon .

jueves, 30 de marzo de 2017

KING ARTHUR STORY

Arthur was the first born son of King Uther Pendragon and heir to the throne. However these were very troubled times and Merlin, a wise magician, advised that the baby Arthur should be raised in a secret place and that none should know his true identity.

As Merlin feared, when King Uther died there was great conflict over who should be the next king.
    Merlin used his magic to set a sword in a stone. Written on the sword, in letters of gold,  were these words: "Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone is the rightwise born king of all England."

Of course all the contenders for the throne took their turn at trying to draw the sword, but none could succeed.
    Arthur, quite by chance, withdrew the sword for another to use in a tournament.

Arthur became King. He gathered Knights around him and fought back against the Saxons who, since the Romans left Britain, were slowly but surely taking the country over.
    After many great battles and a huge victory at Mount Badon the Saxons were beaten.

Arthur became King. He gathered Knights around him and fought back against the Saxons who, since the Romans left Britain, were slowly but surely taking the country over.
    After many great battles and a huge victory at Mount Badon the Saxons were beaten.
Arthur's base was at a place called Camelot. Here he built a strong castle. His knights met at a Round Table.
    They carried out acts of chivalry such as rescuing damsels in distress and fought against strange beasts.
    They also searched for a lost treasure, which they believed would cure all ills - this was the 'Quest for the Holy Grail'.

Under the guidance of Merlin, Arthur had obtained a magical sword from The Lady Of The Lake.
    This sword was called 'Excalibur" and with this weapon he defeated many villains.


Queen Guinevere was Arthur's beautiful wife, while his equally beautiful half sister Morgan le Fay was a dark and mysterious character.
Unfortunately, as peace settled over the country things turned sour within the court of Camelot and civil war broke out.
    In the final battle at Camlan both Arthur and Mordred, Arthur's disloyal nephew, were badly wounded.
    Arthur was set upon a boat and floated down river to the isle of Avalon. Here his wounds were treated by three mysterious maidens.
    His body was never found and many say that he rests under a hill with all his knights - ready to ride forth and save the country again.

miércoles, 29 de marzo de 2017

debating

USEFUL PHRASES FOR DEBATING

Stating an opinion 
In my opinion...
I think that...
I feel that...
I believe that...
It seems to me that...
If you ask me...
I'd say that...
The point is...
As I see it...

Asking someone to repeat or explain 
I don't understand what you mean
Would you explain that, please?
I'm sorry, but I didn't understand your point.
Could you give an example?
What do you mean by...?

Agreeing with someone 
You're right
I think so, too
I agree with you
You could be right
I couldn't agree more
That's a good point
I see what you mean
That's just what I was thinking
I agree entirely
You know, that's exactly what I think

Disagreeing with someone 
Yes, but...
I'm sorry but I have to disagree there
That's not the point
No, I think you're wrong
I can't agree with you there
Up to a point, but...
Yes, that's quite true, but...
I'm not sure I quite agree
Well, you have a point there, but...
Perhaps, but don't you think that...
I see what you mean, but...
I totally disagree with you there

Persuading someone 
You must admit that...
Do you really believe that...?
Don't you think that...?
Don't you agree that...?
Wouldn't you say that the reverse is also true?
 
 
EBATE ROLES and RULES

Roles
Rules
 
Opening Statement Presenter:
Gathers the main arguments into an introductory statement.  Does not give specific information; just says "this is true because of A and B and C." 1. WE BELIEVE UNIFORMS SHOULD BE WORN IN SCHOOLS BECAUSE OF A,B,C________________________________________ 
Topic Presenters:  
Present the main arguments for the team.  Each presenter give specific details that prove A and B and C.
(2 or 3) 1 IT HELPS YOU TO DECIDE QUICKLY ON YOUR CLOTHES AS........________________________________________
2.IT IS CHEAPER BECAUSE________________________________________
3. IT AVOIDS BULLYING AS.....________________________________________
 
Rebuttal Presenters:  
Answer the arguments of the other team.  These presenters must take notes as the other team is presenting their arguments and respond to every argument, using specific information to disprove them.
(1 or 2) 1.________________________________________
2.________________________________________
 
Closing Statement Presenter:
Presents the closing arguments for the team.  Repeats the main idea for this and this and this reason. 1.________________________________________
 
   


Debate Rules
No put downs.
You must raise your hand if it's not your time to speak.
Teams lose 1 point for each interruption.
Teams lose 1 point for whispering while another speaker is talking. TIMES
Opening statements for both sides = 3 minutes each
Arguments for both sides = 3 minutes each

Rebuttals = 2 minutes each
Closing statements for both sides = 3 minutes each
 
 

martes, 28 de marzo de 2017

urban tribes, 4th ESo




CHOOSE ONE OF THE GROUPS BELOW AND PREPARE A PRESENTATION ABOUT THEM. HISTORY, MAIN FEATURES, HOBBIES, INTERESTS, CLOTHES....... TWO CLASSES TO PREPARE, PRESENT FIRST WEDNESDAY AFTER EASTER BREAK. SIX MINUTES TALKING TIME.