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lunes, 30 de octubre de 2017

HALLOWEEN




HERE IS A VIDEO ON HALLOWEEN HISTORY.


miércoles, 20 de septiembre de 2017

Houdini




Here is a video where we can see
 a brief explanation 
of Houdini´s life 
from the point of view 
of a supposed little Houdini.


viernes, 15 de septiembre de 2017

New Academic Year 2017-2018


Welcome to Jaime Vera School again!
Have a happy and productive new academic year 2017-2018!
Good luck for everyone!


SUCCESS THROUGH EFFORT  is a video by John Legend who is talking about failure and success, and how you can learn and do anything. You can watch it here.

To know more about John Legend click here.

And remember: YOU CAN LEARN ANYTHING :-)

jueves, 14 de septiembre de 2017


FAMOUS FAILURES

"If you´ve never failed
you´ve never tried something new"

Watch the video.
Stop after each description and try to guess 
who they are talking about.

Surprising!



viernes, 3 de marzo de 2017

Hellen Keller





On this day in 1887, Anne Sullivan begins teaching six-year-old Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing after a severe illness at the age of 19 months. Under Sullivan’s tutelage, including her pioneering “touch teaching” techniques, the previously uncontrollable Keller flourished, eventually graduating from college and becoming an international lecturer and activist. Sullivan, later dubbed “the miracle worker,” remained Keller’s interpreter and constant companion until the older woman’s death in 1936.

(...)

Her parents eventually sought the advice of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone and an authority on the deaf. He suggested the Kellers contact the Perkins Institution, which in turn recommended Anne Sullivan as a teacher.



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Helen Keller became a public speaker and author; her first book, “The Story of My Life” was published in 1902. She was also a fundraiser for the American Foundation for the Blind and an advocate for racial and sexual equality, as well as socialism. From 1920 to 1924, Sullivan and Keller even formed a vaudeville act to educate the public and earn money. Helen Keller died on June 1, 1968, at her home in Westport, Connecticut, at age 87, leaving her mark on the world by helping to alter perceptions about the disabled.

(from History)

Alexander Graham Bell




A Scottish scientist and inventor who was one of the leading developers of the telephone.
He also invented teh metal detector.
(from the Burlington Culture Calendar)



More information:

Wikipedia: here you can have records of his voice.

Alexander Graham Bell refused to have a telephone in his study, fearing it would distract him from his scientific work.

(taken from History page)

Quotations:

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.


World Wildlife Day





miércoles, 1 de marzo de 2017

1st of March, Saint David´s Day, Patron of Wales



About Saint David, 1´ video (from The Telegraph)


About Wales National celebration (from Independent)

The symbol of Saint David and of Wales is a leek:


miércoles, 25 de enero de 2017

Next PAU tests



1st P / R
COURSES ONLINE 13 / 14 September B
CELL PHONE JAMMERS 13 / 14 June A
Due to: Wednesday 1st February
THE KEY TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAREER 13 / 14 June B
Due to: Thursday, 2nd February

1st Q

COURSES ONLINE 13 / 14 September B
CELL PHONE JAMMERS 13 / 14 June A
Due to: Wednesday 1st February
THE KEY TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAREER 13 / 14 June B
Due to: Friday, 3rd February

NOTE: the corresponding COMPOSITIONS will be collected on each date

PAU 13/14 September A THE DECLINE OF "ONCE UPON A TIME..."



4. a) used to tell / going
b) is considered / between / the better
c) than
d) they appreciated how important it was for parents...

PAU 14/15 Model B CUP OF TEA?




4) a) if / should
b) has become / for
c) making / so (... ) that
d) having some tea




viernes, 20 de enero de 2017

PAU 14/15 Modelo Apción A SOAP OPERAS



2. (examples)

a) It comes from the advertising of soap by companies which even sponsored the programmes, due to the fact of having housewives as the main watchers of them at the beginning.

b) Soap operas usually show events typical from real life but exaggerating everything, being more dramatic to be more entertaining.

3. a) depict b) at the same time c) go on d) take place

4. a) often (How often= ¿con qué frecuencia? / a (=cuatro veces a la semana)
b) who/without 
c) watching (love + gerund) /what

d) leaving (gerund after preposition)
 /had watched (past perfect)

FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY, 25TH JANUARY:
14/15 Modelo B A cup of tea?
13/14 Septiembre A The Decline of "Once Upon a Time..."

miércoles, 11 de enero de 2017

Genetic Fingerprinting PAU 2014 2015 June B



The text continues as follows:
As the technique becomes more sophisticated, all this information and more will be available.

4. a) was arrested
 (passive voice, past)/
 commiting (gerund after preposition)
b) had had / would have been ( 3rd conditional)
c)Although / to
d) better / must, should

Next test: Jan. 20th, Soap Operas,
Model 2014 2015



miércoles, 4 de enero de 2017

PAU 2015-2015 JUNE A DO ALIENS REALLY EXIST?

4. A) HADN´T BELIEVED / TO
CONDITIONAL SENTENCE TYPE 3 / 
VERB + PRESPOSITION
B) WHOSE / BY
RELATIVE PRONOUN (POSSESSION) / PASSIVE PREPOSITION BEFORE COMPLEMENT
C) MUCH / WAS GIVEN
UNCOUNTABLE HOW MUCH / PASSIVE VOICE, PAST SIMPLE
D) OF / THOUGHT

Next test: 2014-2015 B
Genetic Fingerprinting
Due to: January, 11th