Sunday, 22 November 2015
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
My ideal room is not very big but it is comfortable. The walls are light blue with a modern picture. The bed is really nice. There are some soft cushions on it. There is a bright blue sofa opposite to the bed where I have got my toys. There is a big window with a beautiful curtain, so I have got good natural light in my room. There are two lamps: a white lamp on the wall and a blue ceiling lamp. The bookshelves are on the wall and they have got a lot of books. Under the window there is a desk with the Eiffel tower. I love Paris! Next to the desk I have got my chair. My football medals are on the wall. There is a big colourful rug on the floor. Finally, there is an enourmous wardrobe only for me! What a fantastic room!
This is my ideal room! Now it's your turn! Prepare a project to hand in in a plastic file. Your work must include:
- an image/collage/photo of your ideal room;
- a description including: there is/are; verb to be; have/has got; adjectives; and; but; colours.
In the evaluation of the project I wil take into account:
- presentation of the project (tideness, creativity, illustrations, etc.)
- text production (content clearly expressed, verbs correctly used, order of adjectives, words compulsory to include, etc.)
Use My Ideal Room as a guide to write yours.
Thursday, 22 October 2015
By Bram Stoker
We've read together and discussed a lot about this marvellous horror masterpiece. Now it's your turn to work with it in pairs.
Click HERE and get the WebQuest prepared for it. Print the WebQuest and put it in a plastic file to hand in.
Monday, 21 September 2015
The brain is a complex and amazing organ. So, it is only natural that the word "brain" is used in many expressions in English. Listen and learn some new words with "brain"!!
Click HERE to listen Let's Play the Brain Game. You can click on any word you need to get the meaning.
Now: let's work with the new vocabulary:
Get the meaning of the following words or expressions from the text. Provide one example of each one in a complete sentence.
- to be the brains:
- to be the brains behind something:
- brain trust:
- brain drain:
- to rack your brains:
- to pick someone's brain:
- to be brainwashed:
- to brainwashe:
- to have something on the brain:
This lesson has been designed around a short film called iDiots by special effects company BLR_VFX and the theme of technology, mass consumption and instant gratification.
Let's get ready to work with it!
- Do you have a mobile phone? Why? Is it one of the latest smart phones?
- What do you use your mobile phone for?
- What is our school policy concerning mobile phones?
- How many students in our class have mobile phones and bring them to school?
- Has the idea of having a mobile phone changed lately? Account on your answer.
- Why do robots queue to reach to the shop?
- Do robots hold a conversation between them? What do they do instead?
- What uses do they find for their mobile phones?
- What happens when the grey robot comes out?
- What do the red robots do when the mobile shop opens? Why?
- Express your final opinion about the short film. Write two lines at least.
- What would iDiots do to keep pleasing its consumers?
- Can you say there is something vaguely familiar about the video? Why?
- Is the brand of mobile important to people? Account on your answer.
- Do you think people can be addicted to new technology and gadgets? What about you?
- Do you know anyone who is addicted to technology? Why do you think that?
- Do you think we rely too much on technology in our everyday lives now? Why?
- Is the video a representation of today culture? Account on your answer.
- In your opinion, which is the topic -or topics- of this short film? Why?
Saturday, 19 September 2015
The Calidornian's Tale is a beautiful short story by Mark Twain. In the story a travelling propector is wandering around California, when something happened to him.
Click HERE to read and listen the story. Enjoy it!
If you need to get the meaning of any word you don't understand click on the work and it'll display a window with the definition of it.
- Was the storyteller rich? Account on you answer.
- What was The Stanislau like? Describe.
- What had other men done in The Stanislau before his arrival?
- What happened with gold a few years later?
- Was the storyteller alone in The Stanislau? Account on your answer.
- Was the man inhospitable to the storyteller? Account on your answer.
- What was the man's name?
- What did the storyteller see when he entered the house?
- What did the man want him to discover?
- Where was the woman at that moment?
- Why did the man change his mood with the storyteller?
- Who was Tom? Describe him.
- What happened to Tom everytime the man read one of his woman's letters? Why?
- What happened the following day?
- Did the woman come back on Saturday? Why?
- What happened to her after they had got married?
- Why was that Saturday special for the man?
- How long had the men been doing the same thing on that day?
- What is the story about?
- Try to assign the story a time when it probably took place.
- What are the main events in the story?
- How are they related to each other?
- Are the events of the story arranged chronologically? Explain.
- Who tells us the story?
- How is the story narrated? Are there any flashbacks, summaries of events or other stories within the story used?
- Which is the conflic of the plot?
- Which is the climax of the story?
- Does the story end happy, unhappy or undeterminate? Account on your answer.
- Offer your final opinion about the story. Write two lines at least.
- Write a very brief biography about the author.
On the right of the page you'll find an interactive quiz about the story. Take it and see how well you've understood this classic American story. Write your final result here.
Hand in your work a plastic fine. Include a cover page to your work.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habilts, music and arts.
Substantial differencias among societies arise from cultural differences.
Culture changes over the time influenced by economic advancement, technological change, globalization, among others.
Differences in National Culture influence the people's behaviours.
Nation is a useful way to define the boundaries of a society. Scientifically, technologically, medically, etc. the world is moving at amazing speeds.
In terms of culture, countries are far less isolated from each other than they were in the past, so it is not like one country can thrive without influecing other countries.
Some may regard the worldwide popularity of Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond as a sort of British cultures. These are identified with the British people.
Watch the following Power Point Presentation and work with it. Solve the activities and hand in your final work in a plastic file.