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jueves, 23 de diciembre de 2010

Let´s be Friends



Do you think a dog and a dolphin can be friends?

Don you think they can´t?

Have a look at this video.

It´s from the movie Zeus and Roxanne (1997)

Music: Song of the Seas (Vangelis)

Did you know the film?

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There are two messages in this video:

"There´s nothing on this earth to be prized more than true friendship"

and

"If a dolphin and a dog can be friends, why can´t we?"

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Do any of these messages say something to you?

Have you ever thought that you could never be a friend of someone?

Perhaps because you were too different?

What do you think after watching the video?

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Happy Christmas!

sábado, 18 de diciembre de 2010

viernes, 10 de diciembre de 2010

I Benefit Show Donation / Donativo del Primer Festival Solidario

Fran and Asun are in Sahara at the moment.
Fran y Asun están en el Sáhara en este momento.
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Who are Fran and Asun?
¿Quienes son Fran y Asun?
They are active members of the
Son miembros activos de la
"Asociación del Pueblo Saharaui de Alcalá de Henares"
(an Alcala de Henares Association for Sahrawi People)
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What are they doing there?
¿Qué están haciendo allí?
They are helping Sahrawui people.
Están ayudando al pueblo saharaui.
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This is the poster they are using for their campaign.
Este es el póster que utilizan para su campaña.
It says: "Solidarity for the Sahrawi people"
Dice: "Solidaridad con el pueblo saharaui"
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But last Wednesday, November, 24, Asun and Fran were with us,
Pero el pasado miércoles, 24 de noviembre, Asun y Fran estuvieron con nosotros,
at Isidra de Guzmán High School.
en el instituto Isidra de Guzmán.
Why did they come?
¿Por qué vinieron?
Because their Association was chosen by a number of our students
Porque su asociación fue elegida por un grupo de nuestros alumnos
to receive the Fund from the I Benefit Show at our School, which took place last June 2010.
para recibir la recaudación obtenida en el Primer Festival Solidario en nuestro Centro,
que tuvo lugar el pasado mes de junio de 2010.


We were happy to be waiting their visit!
¡Estábamos contentos esperando su visita!

First, they explained what their Association is doing:
En primer lugar, nos explicaron lo que su asociación hace:
in Alcalá, 20 families welcome 20 children aged 8-12
en Alcalá, 20 familias acogen a 20 niños de entre 8 y 12 años
from Sahara during the summer.
del Sáhara durante el verano.
In Sahara, they help their Schools and families.
En el Sáhara, ayudan a las escuelas y las familias.
Then, they told us what they are going to do with the money from
A continuación, nos contaron lo que van a hacer con el dinero del
Isidra de Guzmán Benefit Show:
Festival Solidario del Isidra de Guzmán:
They are giving it to the kindergarten,
Se lo van a dar a la Guardería Infantil
so that the children could have breakfast every day.
para que los niños puedan desayunar todos los días.
This will guarantee at least one meal a day.
Esto garantizará al menos una comida al día.
The United Nations also helps them,
Las Naciones Unidas también les ayuda,
but unfortunately there is not enough food for every day.
pero por desgracia no hay suficiente comida para todos los días.
Before the end of each month, they usually run out of food.
Antes de que acaba el mes, normalmente se quedan sin comida.
No money, no food.
Si no hay dinero, no hay comida.
This year, they will have an extra little help from our Donation.
Este año tendrán una pequeña ayuda extra de nuestro donativo.



And, finally, since the information provided by Fran and Asun was so suggesting,
Y, finalmente, dado que la información proporcionada por Fran y Asun fue tan sugerente,
different groups of students joined us and further
distintos grupos de alumn@s se unieron y
and very interesting explanations were added.
se añadieron más explicaciones y muy interesantes.
Would you like to attend one of their talks on Sahara and Sahrawi people?
¿Te gustaría asistir a una de sus charlas sobre el Sahara y el pueblo saharaui?

Thank you, Asun and Fran, for your visit!
¡Gracias, Asun y Fran, por vuestra visita!
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Congratulations for your project, good luck in Sahara and
Enhorabuena por vuestro proyecto, buena suerte en el Sáhara y
see you soon!
¡Hasta pronto!
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All the photographs taken here
Todas las fotos aquí.

Human Rights Day



Today, December, 10, has been chosen as the International Day of Human Rights.

Look at this link at Wikipedia and answer the following questions.


Then, check your answers in "Comentario 1"


QUESTIONS:


1. When was this date chosen as Human Rights Day?

2. Where did this formal establishment occur?

3. In South Africa, however, it is celebrated on March, 21. Why?
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Further information here.

viernes, 26 de noviembre de 2010

Questions for a test

Here you have some questions for a test.
Good luck for next Monday!

jueves, 25 de noviembre de 2010

There is / There are

Meaning:
Both mean "HAY" in Spanish.
Form:
Affirmative: There is a / some...; There are some...
Negative: There isn´t a/any; There aren´t any...
Interrogative: Is there a / any...?; Are there any...?
Use:
THERE IS for singular countable nouns and for uncountable nouns.
THERE ARE for plural countable nouns.
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You can do some easy exercises here.

martes, 23 de noviembre de 2010

PROGRESS CHECK EZ4, U3

GRAMMAR
EXERCISE 1
2. such; 3. so; 4. such; 5. so; 6. so; 7. such; 8. so; 9. such
EXERCISE 2
2. while; 3. while; 4. when; 5. while; 6. when
EXERCISE 3
2. was singing, exploded; 3. were talking, arrived; 4. phoned, were having;
5. met, was waiting; 6. were you going, saw; 7. did you do
VOCABULARY
EXERCISE 4
BIOLOGY / PHYSICS / HISTORY / MUSIC / GEOGRAPHY / ART / MATHS
EXERCISE 5
(Own answers)
Examples: PE (physical education), chemistry, design and technology, French, drama, religion
EXERCISE 6
1. take; 2. are rivising; 3. cheated; have passed / passed
COMMUNICATE
EXERCISE 7
WHAT DID YOU DO LAST WEEKEND / SUMMER?
WHAT WERE YOU DOING LAST NIGHT AT 10 O´CLOCK?
WHAT WERE YOU DOING AT 8 O´CLOCK THIS MORNING?

miércoles, 17 de noviembre de 2010

Test Unit 1

Here you have the 4 grammar questions included in the Unit 1 Test.
Learn from your mistakes, ask your teacher for help if needed,
revise once a week and good luck for our next test,
on Monday, November, 30

martes, 16 de noviembre de 2010

PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS

THIS IS THE LESSON EXPLAINED IN CLASS.

HAVE YOU GOT ANY QUESTIONS?


DO YOU FIND THIS LESSON EASY / AVERAGE / DIFFICULT ?


WAS THE PRESENTATION USEFUL?


WHAT DID YOU LIKE MOST / LEAST?

lunes, 15 de noviembre de 2010

PROGRESS CHECK EZ4, U2


PROGRESS CHECK, UNIT 2


GRAMMAR

1. WRITE SENTENCES.


2. Kerry doesn't like watching tv; 3. Harry enjoys studying; 4. Everybody likes sleeping; 5. They don´t mind doing homework; 6. I am interested in going to the cinema; 7. Penny´s good at swimming; 8. Bill loves listening to hip-hop; 9. Watching tv is boring; 10. We hate getting up early.


2. SUBJECT OR OBJECT QUESTIONS?


2. S; 3. S; 4. O; 5. O; 6. S


3. ORDER...


2. What music do you like? ; 3. Who teaches your class maths? ;

4. What do you do on Saturdays? ; 5. What is your favourite tv programme? ; 6. Who sits behind you in class? ; 7. What is your father´s name?


VOCABULARY


4. ORDER...


2. going out with friends ; 3. getting up early ; 4. staying in bed all day ; 5. staying at home ; 6. going for walks ; 7. going to the cinema ; 8. doing sports ; 9. cooking ; 10. shopping ; washing-up


5. TWO LISTS:

Free time activites: going out with friends; staying in bed all day; staying at home ; going for walks; going to the cinema; doing sports.

Everyday activities: getting up early; cooking; shopping; washing-up.


6. AN ACTIVITY FOR EACH DEFINITION:

1. shopping; 2. staying in bed all day; 3. washing-up; 4. going to the cinema; 5. cooking; doing sports / going for walks.


COMMUNICATE

(FREE ANSWERS)

Remember: use the gerund form after these verbs:

like / don´t like / love / hate / don´t mind

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How well did you do this progress check?

Remember to CORRECT MISTAKES on your notebook!

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Happy week!

domingo, 14 de noviembre de 2010

"The positive side"

I think I am quite an optimistic person,
usually trying to find the positive aspect of any experience.
Last Friday, my students at 4th C E.S.O. gave me a new opportunity to find "the positive side".
They gave me the opportunity to:
1. Check that I can still shout, even at my age!
2. Communicate with their parents, something often useful.
3. Decide how to check homework more effectively in the future.
4. Allow my students be more responsible and mature.
5. Start this new section.
6. Revise this song, usually helpful :-))
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Enjoy the song...
and the positive side!
I´ll also try to do it!

martes, 9 de noviembre de 2010

4th E.S.O. U2L2L3

1.

1.British. 2. sixteen 3. Bristol 4. tennis 5. reading and P.E

LESSON 2

2.

2. Who likes history? ; 3.Which subjects does Jonh like? ; 4.Who lives in Bristol? ; 5.Who likes PE? ; 6.Which subjects does Steve like? ; 7.Who is John´s favourite person? ; 8.Who does Steve like best ? ; 9.What sport do Jonh and Steve play? ; 10.Who is a famous mathematian? ; 11.Who likes swimming? ; 12.What kind of music does Steve like? ; 13. What instrument does John play?14. What does Steve collect?

3.

2. Steve ; 3. He likes maths, general science and PE. ; 4. Steve and John. ; 5. Steve and John ; 6.He likes history, English and P.E. ; 7. His uncle Tom. ; 8. His elder brother. ; 9.They play tennis. ; 10. Tom, John's uncle. ; 11. John. ; 12. He likes classical music. ; 13. He plays the guitar. ; 14. He collects stamps.

4.

1. How old -> g ; 2. Where -> a ; 3. When -> d ; 4. What -> b ; 5. When -> f ; 6. Who -> e ;

7. Who -> h ; 8. What -> c

5.

2. What is / Take ; 3. Romeo ; 4. What does ; 5. Who had ; 6 Who invented ; 7. What do ;

8. Who was ; 9. What ; 10. Who wrote

LESSON 3

1.

1.e ; 2.c ; 3.a ; 4.b ; 5.d

2.

1.F ; 2. F ; 3. F ; 4. T ; 5. F

3.

2. did / meet ; 3. was Candy ; 4. does Mark love doing ; 5. worked hard ; 6. happened

lunes, 18 de octubre de 2010

PROGRESS CHECK EZ4, SB, UNIT 1

Exercise 1

1. are having; 2. go; 3. play; 4. works; 5. visits; 6. go; 7. reads; 8. listen; 9. is talking; 10. are doing

Exercise 2

2. Do; 3. have; 4. Does

Exercise 3

2. and; 3. because; 4. and; 5. But

Exercise 4

2. friendly; 3. serious; 4. reliable; 5. honest; 6. pretty; 7. good-looking; 8. bossy; 9. relaxed;
10. sociable; 11. shy; 12. sensitive

Exercise 5

(Own answers)

Exercise 6

(Own answers)

domingo, 17 de octubre de 2010

WRITINGS: A Description of Someone you Know Well

This is an example provided by the web Saber Inglés.
We have highlighted useful expressions when writing an essay.

About myself
(Sent by Cristina Ruiz, an advanced student from Madrid, Spain)

My name is Cristina. I'm in my twenties. I'm studying Information Science at university and I'm also job-hunting at the moment.
As for my personality, I consider myself as a shy but sociable person. I mean, the first time I meet someone I am not the one who starts a conversation but once the ice is broken I'm very sociable and friendly.
Apart from that, my friends say that I have my feet firmly on the ground, that is, I'm a realistic person and I know what my limits are.
As regards to my hobbies, I'm keen on swimming, reading and walking in the countryside. And also, I like going clubbing and partying.

Writing: A Description of Someone you Know Well: Learning from Mistakes

These are some of the mistakes you´ve made when writing your descriptions.
Can you correct them?

Remember:
First, do this exercise on your notebook
and then click on "comentarios" to check your answers.

Good luck!
FIND THE MISTAKES:
4th C´s:

1. My best friend is name Anna.
2. She is 15 old.
3. He has 25 years old.
4. She likes to go...
5. The house´s Adam
6. His sister´s is...
7. He don´t like...
8. She goes out with your friends.
9. She nothing sport.
10. She´s interesting in pets.
4th A´s
1. She haven´t any brother or sister.
2. She likes listen to music.
3. She goes with her friends on weekends.
4. She watchs TV.
5. She´s one sister.
6. She like drawing.
7. She goes to study science.
8. I´m love she (2 mistakes)
9. She studyes at university.
10. He like to play the piano (2 mistakes)

miércoles, 13 de octubre de 2010

WORKBOOK CORRECTION: EZ4, UNIT 1

REMEMBER:
FIRST DO THE EXERCISES ON YOUR OWN.
CHECK YOUR ANSWERS AND CORRECT THEM.
DO NOT ERASE OR COVER MISTAKES.
YOU ALSO LEARN FROM THEM
AND
YOUR TEACHER WILL SEE
HOW WELL YOU ARE UNDERSTANDING AND IMPROVING.
"Own answers" means that each student may have a different correct answer, because they are usually personal questions.
It is advisable to check them with your teacher to make sure that they are correct.
If you have doubts or questions, ask your teacher or submit a comment here.
Good luck and enjoy!
LESSON 1
Exercise 1:
2. How do you do?; 3. Hi, my name´s...; 4. Where do you come from/Where are you from?
Exercise 2:
2. j; 3. h; 4. i; 5. e; 6. d; 7. a; 8. b; 9. f; 10. g
Exercise 3:
1. ...reading; 2. Nick is tall, friendly and good-looking. He is relaxed. He likes playing football.
3. Dan is blonde, short and slim. He is serious. He likes watching videos.
Exercise 4:
(own answers)
LESSON 2
Exercise 1:
comes / is studying / is working / think / is watching / talking
like / think / speaks / comes / looks / wears / rides
are coming / are talking / is talking / isn´t looking
Exercise 2:
2. She comes from Portugal.
3. Because her father works there.
4. She´s witty and funny but she talks too much.
5. Because he/she is a new teacher.
6. Because she speaks French all the time.
7. She looks very modern.
8. Her mother and Nela.
9. They are talking.
10. Because Nela is talking too much.
Exercise 3:
(own anwers)
Exercise 4:
3. Where do you see her?
4. When do you see her?
5. How do you know?
6. What are you doing...?
7. Whose mobile are you using?
LESSON 3
Exercise 1:
1. They are waiting for their guide.
2. Jeremias López.
3. He was the first European to travel along the Amazon in 1542.
4. It´s full of dangerous animals.
5. Because he liked Candy and wanted to go with her.
Exercise 2:
2. d; 3. e; 4. a; 5. b
Exercise 3:
(own answers)

lunes, 6 de septiembre de 2010

ED Award Vicente Ferrer

Congratulations!


I.E.S. Isidra de Guzmán teachers have been awarded with the
II Prize for Education for Development "Vicente Ferrer".

Other 15 Spanish centres have been awarded this prize too.
More information and photographs will be published soon.

The news in Diario de Alcalá

lunes, 28 de junio de 2010

First Benefit Show at IES Isidra de Guzmán: Summary

Last Thursday, June, 17
the First Benefit Show
at IES Isidra de Guzmán took place at the Meeting Room of the High School at 17:30.
All the tickets available were sold among students, friends and relatives and everybody enjoyed a funny afternoon. Thank you everybody for joining us and congratulations to the artists! Special thanks to Miguel Ángel and other teachers and relatives who took photographs and videos. The following is a brief summary of the event:

The Conductors.
The Audience.


An English Chorus: Alba Rodríguez, Marta Pérez, Irene Salido, Clara Sarro and Andrea Moreno, 1st ESO students, interpreting AN IRISH BLESSING, a popular Irish song and EVERYBODY SINGS FREEDOM, a spiritual song.

TELEPHONE: HELP HER, a show based on the song Telephone, by Beyoncée, interpreted by Tania Martínez, Julia Nemes, María Ocaña, David Moro and Jennifer Cocera, 1st ESO students. The song talks about a woman in jail and the dancing tries to transmit that everybody needs help sometimes.

Flamenco Dancers: Jessica Durán and Elena Antequera, 4th ESO students.

A Four Hands Piano Performance, by Sara Gañán and Mª Nieves Robledo, 2nd ESO students, interpreting Czerny´s Staccato.

MIXING IS POSSIBLE, a dancing show created by 4th ESO students Estefanía Ayala, Celia López, Elena Antequera, Jessica Durán and Lissa Dockli, in which different styles are mixed. Jazz, classic dancing, reggaeton, funky and hip-hop are combined to show that mixing is possible thanks to respect and tolerance.

A GLASSES SYMPHONY, rythms with plastic glasses on desks, an original way of showing imitations, repetitions and canons. The interpreters are 2nd ESO students Esteban Cevallos, Yulia Shcerba, Laura Sopeña, Diego García, Laura Sánchez, Sara El Korchi, Lorena Descalzo, Diego Gallego, Cristina Cubillo, Cecilia Rubio, Nerea Álvarez y Miguel García Romeral.

YOUR BROTHER IS A MAN, a Spanish parody by Isabel Agüero whose aim is reflecting on women equality.
Sound: Fernando Melenchón; lights: Jesús González; dress: Roxana Comán, Desy Valerieva and Cristina Bolaños; scenery: Javier Robledo, Jesús Castro and Dyna Alexandrova; prompter: Víctor Castaños; father : Alberto Moreno, mother: Soraya del Fresno, son: Sergio Vivo, daughter: Justina Strauss. Directed by Amelia de la Prida.

COEDUCATION: María Guzmán, Paloma Gil-Ortega, Estrella Márquez, Andrea Pérez, Irene Hernández, Sara Gañán and Andrea Hernández, 2nd ESO students, dancing in favour of equality.

TRICICLAOS, a particular trio of 4th ESO students Javier Robledo, Alberto Moreno and Jesús Castro, interpreting a parody of Julio Iglesias´hit parade Soy un truhán, soy un señor.

Amelia´s students thanked her for her efforts.

Terry´s students thanked her for her help.
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Thank you!


viernes, 11 de junio de 2010

First IES Isidra de Guzmán Benefit Show

These photographs were taken at the
GENERAL SHOW REHEARSAL
of the

FIRST ISIDRA DE GUZMÁN BENEFIT SHOW
which will be held on June, 17, 2010
at our I.E.S. Isidra de Guzmán



The conductors.
Glasses Symphony.
Flamenco dancers.
Part of the English Chorus.
"Telephone: Help Her", a modern dancing performance
based on the song "Telephone" (Lady Gagá & Beyoncée)
"Mixing is Possible"
4 hands piano performance
"Theatre: Your Brother is a Man"

Two of the TRI-TRIO
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The First I.E.S. ISIDRA DE GUZMÁN BENEFIT SHOW
will be held on June, 17, 2010, at 17:30.

With such event funds and public awareness will be raised for the benefit of
HOSPITAL DE ANTEZANA (widely known as Hospitalillo),
in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid.
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Why for this entity?

Our students looked for information about different charity local entities, and they themselves decided this one to be raised the money for.
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Who will be the show performed by?

The show will be performed by the IES Isidra de Guzmán students, with the help of their teachers Amelia de la Prida (Music), Teresa Cancelo (English) and Idoia Muñoz (P.E.).
Consuelo Marazuela (Religion) also helped with the coordination of the show.
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This activity is part of our REDYNETED PROJECT.
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Tickets are being sold at the price of 2 euros.
They can be bought at the English Department (teacher in charge: Teresa Cancelo)
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The previous photographs were taken at the SHOW GENERAL REHEARSAL, last Wednesday.
We would like to give special thanks to other members of the staff who have been helpful in the develpment of this show and its rehearsals.
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A second GENERAL REHERSAL will take place next Wednesday, June, 16, in the afternoon.
Ask Amelia or Teresa if you can join it, with permission of your corresponding teachers.
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Thank you very much and ENJOY THE SHOW!


martes, 8 de junio de 2010

I Want to Be with You Tonight

The verbs in red are written in the passive voice.
As you can see, the passive voice is widely used in English.

Sometimes, songs are popular because they have been used in advertising.
Some other times songs are used in advertising because they are popular.
This song is popular and it is used on a TV advertisement.

The lyrics can be followed on this site.

If you know the music, it can be sang along on this karaoke.

A translation into Spanish can be found here.

If you click here an original video will be played.

lunes, 3 de mayo de 2010

WRITING A REPORT: useful vocabulary and grammar

I´ve found this interesting piece of news about a School Science Fair in Plymouth,
published at The Bristol Press.

This article talks about the Fair, how it was organised, who won the first prizes and explains some of the students´experiments, providing some of their comments and reactions.

This site includes a list of blogs on the right, with a topic sentence summarising each blog´s contents.

It also has a section below where comments can be submitted.
Now, I have selected a paragraph to focus attention on some items which might be useful for you when writing your own reports.
Pay attention, take notes and stop before the explanations to think on your own




Thursday, April 1, 2010 10:42 PM EDT (1)
By Freesia Singngam
Staff Writer (2)

PLYMOUTH —(3) Their experiments ranged from analyzing plant growth to making their own batteries, but all the 7th-grade students (4) from Bonnie Doughty-Jenkins’ class (5)used the scientific method for their entries in the third-annual Eli Terry Jr. Middle School Science Fair Wednesday (6).“They had to come up with a question they wanted to test,” Doughty-Jenkins said (7) About 80 students from her classes entered the fair, but in the end (8), one student won it all. Spencer Pilarski won the first place trophy with “The Effect of Various Liquids on a Nail.” In a wooden box, he placed cups of several different liquids including ammonia, ginger ale, lemonade and salt water. Then he put one nail in each. He found that salt water rusted the nail the most.“I thought I wasn’t going to win it,” he said (9)
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BEFORE LOOKING AT THE NOTES BELOW,

FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

1. READ THE FULL TEXT TRYING TO UNDERSTAND IT.

2. THEN, FOCUS ATTENTION ON THE COLOURED EXPRESSIONS TRYING TO GUESS THE REASON WHY THEY HAVE BEEN HIGHTLIGHTED.
3. WRITE YOUR CONCLUSIONS ON YOUR INTERNET-SHEET
4. ANSWER THE FINAL TWO QUESTIONS AT THE END OF YOUR WORK ON YOUR INTERNET-SHEET AND AS A "COMENTARIO" HERE. REMEMBER TO WRITE YOUR NAME!

NOTES:

(1) Date: Notice one of the ways of writing the date.
(2) By: Used to introduce the author of the report --also used for films or books, i.e. directed by; written by. Notice the structure BY + NAME OF THE PERSON WHO WROTE THE ARTICLE + WHO HE/SHE IS.
(3) PLYMOUTH: This is the place where the event took place.
(4) Los estudiantes de 7º grado
(5) De la clase de Bonnie Doughty-Jenkins. An example of the use of the Saxon Genitive form. Notice the structure NAME OF THE TEACHER + ´S + CLASS
(6) La Feria de Ciencias del Colegio Eli Terry. Notice the order of elements in English --DETERMINER + NOUN.
(7) Dijo Daughty-Jenkins. Notice the order SUBJECT + VERB and the use of the verb say --said, to report someone else´s words.
(8) al final
(9) dijo. Notice the use and order of SUBJECT + VERB, though in Spanish the subject is not needed. See (7)
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1. Has this post been useful to you?

2. What did you appreciate most?


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Learn & Enjoy

Live & Feel

viernes, 16 de abril de 2010

A site providing examples of how to summarize the contents of a blog

Eli Terry students explore science through experiments
is the title of a piece of news I´ve found by chance.
Interesting as an example of how to write a headline on what a blog is about (column on the right)
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It is also a resource for vocabulary
which might be used by my students in their reports.
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It´s also interesting because it talks about a group of students and their work,
as well as the way they share it.
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Have a look at the instructions for "submitting a comment"
-- Go to the SUBMIT A COMMENT section.
Do you understand them?
***
Has this link been useful?
What have you learnt?
Did you like the experiments?
Submit a comment here or e-mail to
if you want to write a larger report.
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Enjoy your visit!

miércoles, 14 de abril de 2010

I REDYNETED meeting at Alcalá de Henares

Yesterday, the I REDYNETED meeting
took place at I.E.S. Isidra de Guzmán in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid.
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What is REDYNETED?
It is a project which joins people from four schools in Spain who want to share their work.
These schools are:
I.E.S. Schaman Josefina de la Torre, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
I.E.S. El Rincón, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
I.E.S. Isidra de Guzmán, Alcalá de Henares

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Meeting Hall at I.E.S. Isidra de Guzmán


Welcome at the Town Council


Back to I.E.S. Isidra de Guzmán.

An Exhibition on Outstanding Women Through History


Students from Las Palmas showed their works.


And students from I.E.S. Isidra de Guzmán too


A group of students played a flute version of Pachelbel´s Canon



And a peculiar trio

representing a parody of Julio Iglesias hit parade

"Soy un truhán, soy un señor"


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On-line Local Press reporting this meeting:
Local News at Portal Local

A2 Prensa
La Quincena.es
Madrid Informativo
Tribuna Municipal
El Portal de Alcalá de Henares
(all of them offer the same report
and a similar photograph at the Town Council)

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More photographs here.
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Dear friends,
Enjoy your visit and thank you for coming!

lunes, 12 de abril de 2010

Where is the love?

Video:
Lyrics and a different video (recommended):
TITLE: Where is the love?
AUTHOR: Black Eyes Peas
SINGER/GROUP: Black Eyes Peas
NATIONALITY: USA
STYLE: R&B, pop and hip-hop
MAIN MESSAGE: A song to meditate on our world
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Found and Sent by:
Ruth Arranz

jueves, 8 de abril de 2010

Tears Are Over (Se acabaron las lágrimas)

Leyre Ortega (4º B) has sent this video of the Spanish song
"Se acabaron las lágrimas", sang by Huecco.
It talks about the bad treatment of women and it includes Spanish male and female celebrities showing the message:
"All of Us Are Hurt"
***
Thank you, Leyre.
***
When dealing with songs, these questions are proposed:
Why have you chosen this song?
What do you like most?
How do you feel?
Is it a sad or a happy song?
What is the main message?
Who is the song addressed to?
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miércoles, 7 de abril de 2010

Gift of a Friend

Demi Lovato, Gift of a Friend
(Selected by Sandra Caso and Raquel Mendoza)
U.S.A., September 9, 2009
Spain, November 21, 2009
Created to promote the film Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure,
the song was Demi Lovato´s second single from her second album called Here We Go Again.
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This song talks about friendship.
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At this site you´ve got the lyrics.
There are some spelling mistakes.
Can you find them?
Here you´ve got a video translated into Spanish. It´s interesting that you follow it once you are familiar with the lyrics, in order to recall the English version by heart.
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sábado, 27 de febrero de 2010

Friends Are Quiet Angels

is the title of a song about friendship.
In the link there´s a video with the lyrics in English.
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Do you like this song?
Why? / Why not?
Would you like to listen to other songs about friendship?
Which song on this topic do you like best?

jueves, 18 de febrero de 2010

Right Here Waiting

Last week, before Valentine´s Day we listened to this song in class. Now you can listen to it again and do a further practice. First, read de lyrics. Then, play the video to complete the gaps. The full lyrics is in the previous post. Enjoy the song, the lyrics, the music. Isn´t it beautiful?

To watch the video while following the lyrics, link on the red arrow on the right top of it.

Good luck!


Oceans apart


day after _____
And I slowly ___ insane


I hear your ____
on the line


But it doesn't stop the ____
If I see you next to ____
How can we say ____
Wherever you ___
Whatever you ___
I will be right here waiting for ___
Whatever it takes


Or how my heart ____
I will be right here waiting for you


I took for granted, all the times


That I thought would last somehow


I ____ the laughter,


I taste the ____
But I can't get near you ____
Oh, can't you see it baby


You've got me goin' ____


Wherever you ___
Whatever you ___
I will be right ___
waiting for you


Whatever it takes


Or how my heart ____
I will be right here waiting for you


I wonder how we can ____


This romance


But in the end if I'm with you


I'll take the chance


Oh, can't you see it ___
You've got me goin' ____
Wherever you ___
Whatever you ___
I will be right here waiting for you


Whatever it takes


Or how my heart ____


I will be right here waiting for you

Right Here Waiting: Lyrics

Here you have the lyrics, with the following coloured key for you to practise:

In this colour you´ve got the verbs.
You´ll find verbs in the PRESENT TENSE, in the PAST TENSE and in the FUTURE TENSE.
Can you identify them?
See key in comment 1.
In this colour you´ve got adverbs.
Do you know their meaning in Spanish?
See key in comment 2.
In this colour you´ve got compounds with -ever.
Do you know their meaning in Spanish?
See key in coment 3.

Oceans apart
day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice
on the line
But it doesn't stop the pain
If I see you next to never
How can we say forever?
Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you
I took for granted,
all the times
That I thought would last somehow
I hear the laughter,
I taste the tears
But I can't get near you now
Oh, can't you see it, baby?
You've got me goin' crazy
Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you
I wonder how we can survive
This romance
But in the end if I'm with you
I' ll take the chance
Oh, can't you see it, baby?
You've got me goin' crazy
Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

miércoles, 10 de febrero de 2010

Human Rights: first steps

Now we are working on Human Rights.
If you want to join us, start having a look at this page, which provides interesting links, contents and bibliography.
Which topic would you like to work on?
Mail your ideas to englishwithterry@hotmail.com or leave a comment here.
Thank you for your participation!

lunes, 18 de enero de 2010

The Story of Tracy Beaker (IV)

The following are quotations from the book. Interesting vocabulary is printed in orange colour.



I hate waiting. It really gets on my nerves.

I can´t concentrate on anything.

Not even my writing.

(page 100)


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I wish I hadn´t had that dream.

Dreams can come true.

(page 106)


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Elaine is a pain but she´s also quite quick at putting two and two together.

(page 107)


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The Story of Tracy Beaker (III)

QUESTION 1
COMPLETE WITH THE CORRESPONDING WORDS:





DIDN´T LOOK A BIT LIKE / DIDN´T KNOW / FEEL SORRY / LEAVE ME ALONE /


LOOK / LOOK LIKE / LOOKING WORRIED / SHY / SEEM




And it ___(1)___ all that effort was for nothing, because she didn´t ___(2)___ to have the woman writer person with her after all (page 56)


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I wanted to meet this Cam (what sort of a silly name is that?) even though she ___(3)___ a proper writer (...). I´m usually the last person to feel ___(4)___ but somehow


I suddenly ___(5)___what to say or what to do (page 57).


(...)


"I ___(6)___a mess on purpose", I said fiercely. "So you needn´t ___(7)___ for me, Peter Ingham. You just clear off and ___(8)___, right?". Peter fidgeted from one foot to the other ___(9)___ (page 57)


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QUESTION 2
AMONG THE 9 WORDS FROM THE PREVIOUS EXERCISE THERE´S ONE WHICH IS NOT A VERB.
WHICH ONE?
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The Story of Tracy Beaker (II)


COMPLETE THIS PARAGRAPH FROM THE BOOK WITH THE CORRESPONDING EXPRESSION:


AS THICK AS BRICKS / EASY-PEASY / TELL-TALE / TOOTH AND NAIL /

QUICK AS A WINK


Intelligence tests. They´re all ever so ___(1)____

I can do them ___(2)___.

They always expect kids in care to be ___(3)___, but I get a hundred out of a hundred nearly every time (page 25) (...)

"Oh don´t tell Tracy, please", Peter begged.

"What do you take me for? I´m no ___(4)___, I said" (page 44).

(...)

I was always sure I was going to be on telly with my own chat show (...) all these really famous celebrities would fight ___(5)___ to get on my show to speak to me (page 48)


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The Story of Tracy Beaker (I)

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Title: The Story of Tracy Beaker
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Transworld Publishers Ltd.
London, 1991
(Also published in Australia, New Zealand and Canada)
126 pages.
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This is the story of Tracy Beaker, a ten year old girl who lives in a Children´s Home and longs to be fostered.
I´ve found this book in a library, in the "Junior Section"; that is to say, "Literature for young people", but I´ve found this story worth reading at any age.
This is the symmary which can be read in the cover of the book:
I´m Tracy Beaker. This is a book all about me. I´d read it if I were you. It´s the most incredible dynamic heart-rending story. Honest. And I bet some great movie magnate spots it and turns it into a film and I´ll get to be a star. (Just like my mum). I suppose I´d better let Peter have a small part in my film. But not Louise or Justine. No way! Cam can write the script if she likes. Cam is... But if you want to know who she is you´d better read this book. There´s some funny bits and some rude bits and some sad bits and I think it´s the best book ever. But then I would do, seeing as I helped write it.

About the author:

Jacqueline Wilson was born in Somerset. She began her working life at a publishing company, then spent two years working as a magazine jurnalist before turning her hand very successfully to a career as a full-time author. She has written a number of books for children, as well as a series of crime novels and several plays which have been broadcast on Radio 4; she has also run classes for children in creative writing. An avid reader herself, Jacqueline has a personal collection of more than 10,000 books!

Married to a Chief Superintendet in the Metropolitan Police, she lives in Surrey and has one grown-up daughter.