welcome

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

sábado, 23 de septiembre de 2017

2nd Bachillerato Monday 25th September



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1. WRITE A TEXT EXPLAINING THE MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DIFFERENT PERIODS IN USA FROM 1900-1945 FOLLOWING THE VIDEOS AND THE NOTES YOU TOOK.

2. BROWSE THESE WEBSITES AND CHOOSE THREE PHOTOGRAPHS AND DESCRIBE THEM STATING WHICH PART OF AMERICAN LIFE THEY DOCUMENT.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/evan/hd_evan.htm


https://www.moma.org/artists/3373

https://myhero.com/d_lange


www.smartwomeninvest.com/peoplepics

MAKE SURE YOU SAVE ALL THESE PROJECTS/ACTIVITIES IN YOUR LITERATURE FILE.

martes, 19 de septiembre de 2017

writings in the PAU TEST

PAU ESSAY TITLES – MADRID TOPIC ESSAY TITLE YEAR

Animals Pets in city flats? Argue for or against. 2010
Beautiful places / travel / tourism What distant or exotic country would you like to visit? Give reasons for your choice. 2010
 Books, television, cinema, music, arts Discuss the negative and positive aspects of television. 2009

 Do you think parents should control the number of hours their children watch TV? Explain. 2009

 Why are Indiana Jones movies so popular among young people? Discuss. 2009

 Consumerism Do you ever buy things that you don’t need? Why? 2008

The Compulsive Buying Disorder has become worse with the arrival of online shopping and television programmes devoted to buying goods 24 hours a day. Discuss. 2008

Fashion and physical appearance How important is a brand name for people your age when they go shopping? 2012

 Happiness, fear and other feelings / emotions Would you like to have a photographic memory? Explain why or why not. 2012
 Health, addictions etc. What do you do to look after yourself when you catch a cold or the flu? 2011

 Recycling / the environment Describe any natural disaster you have seen, read or been told about. 2013

 Do you think it’s important to recycle? Defend your point of view. 2009
 What can you do at school or at home to improve the environment? 2013

Superstitions Write the story of a broken mirror you found in the rubbish. 2009
The internet/social networking sites / new technologies Would you like to have a humanoid robot in your home? Why or why not? 2012

sábado, 16 de septiembre de 2017

USA in the 20th century and the lost generation

WATCH THE TWO VIDEOS AND WRITE NOTES. 1. WRITE DOWN THE DIFFERENT PERIODS MENTIONED IN THE FIRST VIDEO AND A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THEM 2. WRITE DOWN WHAT THE LOST GENERATION IS AND WHO THEIR MEMBERS WERE. 3. READ THE TIMELINE ON USA HISTORY AND CREATE A TIMELINE OF THE PERIOD 1900-1945 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1230058.stm





martes, 12 de septiembre de 2017

2nd bachillerato

BACK TO LAST YEAR SCHOOL (2ND)


1.HOW DO YOU FACE YOUR LAST YEAR?. TALK TO A CLASSMATE.

1. How long have you been in secondary school?
2. what was the worst year?
3. what was the best one?
4. Do you think this year is going to be different to the rest?
5. Have you already decided about next year?
6. Does it make you nervous/excited..... to think about life after high school?


2. WITH THE INFORMATION , MAKE A 90 SECONDS SPEECH ABOUT YOUR CLASSMATE.

3LISTEN TO STEVE JOBS SPEECH TO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND WRITE DOWN NOTES ON WHAT HE SAYS ON THESE SUBJECTS

FAMILY
UNIVERSITY STUDIES
JOBS
DEATH

welcome to school year 2017-18



welcome and have a great school year. 

martes, 6 de junio de 2017

4TH C literature test

to revise for literature test

1. Emily Bronte and wuthering heights. Biography and elements and characteristics of the novel.

2. Realism/the victorian novel. Characteristics, time, genres, society....


3. Charles Dickens and great expectations. Biography and elements and characteristics of the novel.

martes, 23 de mayo de 2017

Dickens. 4th c

Prepare a presentation on one of the novels by Dickens. Follow these steps

1. Title
2. year of publication and also in relation with Dickens writing (beginning or end... ) how it was published.... etc
3. setting
4Characters
5.Point of view
4 Plot
5. Structure.
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/teaching-teens/uk-culture/charles-dickens

http://www.biography.com/people/charles-dickens-9274087

jueves, 11 de mayo de 2017

POE

3rd B, people who made a difference

read the page on nobel peace prize and create a chart with the last 10 people who got the Nobel prize for peace

 https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/

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Name

Year

Achievement/why?


Then choose someone who as awarded the prize in history( not in the last 10 years) and prepare a presentation about him/her to be able to speak for 5 minutes two people.

Name
nationality
Year of award
Reasons
Influence
Why you hve chosen him/her.

2n pmar. test preparation

To prepare for tomorrows test you must do a mind map wit the vocabulary of the lessons and then practice the present perfect.



http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/present-perfect-exercise-1.html


http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/present-perfect-exercise-2.html


http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/present-perfect-exercise-3


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http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/present-perfect-exercise-5.html


http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/past-simple-present-perfect-1.html

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.

miércoles, 22 de marzo de 2017

Animation films. 3B

Choose an animation film and prepare a presentation on these points:

1. Title.
2. Plot. setting and story
3. Characters.
4. history: dates, awards, influence......
5. The film and you. Have you seen it when? why have you chosen?


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3rd ESO. create your own business

Prepare a presentation on a business/firm that you have set out.

1. Think of what you are going to sell (goods or service).
2. Think of how you are going to sell it (shop, stores, internet.)
3. Think of how you are going to promote it.

Include the name of the firm, your logo, your slogan, examples and prices. Follow these steps
1.NAME/DESCRIPTION/LOGO/SLOGAN
2. LOCATION.
3. PRODUCTS/GOODS
4.PROMOTION.

TO BE PRESENTED BETWEEN TUESDAY 4TH APRIL THURSDAY 6TH APRIL.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE IT ON A PENDRIVE.
IF YOU DON'T PRESENT IT THOSE DAYS, ITS A Z______________

martes, 21 de marzo de 2017

FCE Informal letters

http://www.firstcertificatewriting.co.uk/live/part-2-informal-letter-7/


Hi Sandra,
It’s great to hear from you again. I hope things are going well in your new job and you get on well with your boss and workmates.
As you know, I am really fed up with my job, so I’ve decided to give it up. I know it’s risky in an economic crisis, but I’m sure I can find work in Britain. If you know about any jobs, please email me so I can get in touch with them.
I’ll be able to learn English by working or making British friends, so I won’t have to go to a school to study. If I need qualifications in English, maybe I could do an exam later.
can’t afford to rent a flat on my own, so it would be brilliant if you could find some young people who would like to share. I could stay at the youth hostel for a few weeks while I’m looking for a place to live.
Anyway, it’s time for work, so I’d better get ready.
Keep in touch and thanks for all your help
Pete

lunes, 13 de marzo de 2017

make your own comic strip

1. Look at this cartoon and complete with an appropriate dialogue

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2. Create your own comic trip

1. No more than six boxes.
2. Think of character.
3. Think of a story/plot. The story develops and resolves quickly.
4. use different type of bubbles


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miércoles, 8 de marzo de 2017

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY



READ ABOUT THESE WOMEN AND CHOOSE THREE  OF THEM OR ANY OTHER TO PREPARE A SHORT TEXT ABOUT THEM
NAME
CONTRIBUTION



Britannica® School resources/links:

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Biography Browse: http://school.eb.co.uk/levels/intermediate/browse/biography
Mary Seacole article: http://school.eb.co.uk/levels/foundation/article/442268
Billie Jean King: http://school.eb.co.uk/levels/intermediate/article/275276
Emmeline Pankhurst: http://school.eb.co.uk/levels/intermediate/article/312892
Coco Chanel: http://school.eb.co.uk/levels/intermediate/article/319252
Mary Wollenstonecraft: http://school.eb.co.uk/levels/intermediate/article/314253
Aung San Suu Kyi: http://school.eb.co.uk/levels/foundation/article/576925
Billie Holiday: http://school.eb.co.uk/levels/intermediate/article/274912
Frida Kahlo: http://school.eb.co.uk/levels/intermediate/article/311942
Joan of Arc: http://school.eb.co.uk/levels/foundation/article/440767
Rosa Parks: http://school.eb.co.uk/levels/foundation/article/441330
Malala Yousafzai: http://school.eb.co.uk/levels/foundation/article/610610

jueves, 2 de marzo de 2017

Cartoons . 3B

Create your own cartoon.

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1. Follow these steps


 http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Cartoon

 Coose this page or any other that you know free and unregistered.

http://www.toondoo.com/

If you cannot do it on the computer you can use a  piece of paper.