"Tell me and I forget; show me and I may remember, involve me and I'll understand".
Confucio
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We are afraid that we will fall.
Go to the edge, he said.
They went. He pushed them……. and they flew.” G. Apollinari

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Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Burlington Activity Reader ESO 1/2

Books to read in the second term:

ESO1:





ESO 2:

You must bring the book after Christmas, so you have to order it as a gift to Santa Claus.

More information in Burlington Books>>> 
More information in our English Wiki here>>>


What do you think about this task? Write a comment.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010


What do you think about the Christmas?
Write your Comment!!!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Christmas Carols

Learn and sing these Christmas Carols:








What do you think about Christmas? Post a comment about that topic.
  • More information and download "Jingle Bells" here>>>
  • More information and download "We wish you a Merry Christmas" here>>> 
  • More information and download another "Christmas Carol" here>>>

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

A healthy meal



Write about your meals and favorite foods.
Explains what a healthy diet and what is the Mediterranean diet.
Comment on fast food and slow food.


Required for 2nd ESO.
Recommended for 1st ESO.

Remember:
1. Think about the theme and title for your text.
2. Find the vocabulary in your dictionary, information in your book, library, Internet ...
3. Write it in your notebook as a draft Español. Read it several times and check it.
4. Finally, type it, with care, as a comment to this blog entry.

Good luck and good work.
You can see the assessment of this task in this link>>>
You have been given until 11 December.

Your house and your favourite room.



Write about your house and about your favorite room.

Describe everything in detail, colors, furniture, things, etc.  
Explain what you do in it and in each of the rooms you and your family.
    Required for 1st ESO.

    Recommended for 2nd ESO.


    Remember:
    1. Think about the theme and title for your text.
    2. Find the vocabulary in your dictionary, information in your book, library, Internet ...
    3. Write it in your English notebook as a draft. Read it several times and check it.
    4. Finally, type it, with care, as a comment to this blog entry.


    Good luck and good work.
    You can see the assessment of this task in this link>>>
    You have been given until 11 December. 

    Thursday, 5 November 2009

    Countries of the world


    Write about your prefer country.
    Research it on Wikipedia.
    Then write about the country you have chosen.
    Required for 2nd of ESO.
    Recommended for 1st ESO.
    • Write in your notebook a text about a country of your choice: name, location, flag, area, population, major cities, interesting places, language, occupation of its people, customs, monuments ...
    • Then pass it to a clean sheet, with a sign and an appropriate picture.
    • Finally enter the text as a comment to this blog entry in English.
    Good luck with your work.
    You can see the assessment of this task in this link>>>
    You have been given until 16 November.

    Write about your family.


    Write about your family.
    Required for 1st of ESO.
    Recommended for 2nd ESO.
    • Write in your notebook a text about your family: who they are, their names, ages, jobs, occupations, hobbies...
    • Then pass it to a clean sheet, with a title, text, sign and an appropriate picture.
    • Finally enter the text as a comment to this blog entry in English.
    Good luck with your work.
    You can see the assessment of this task in this link>>>
    You have been given until 16 November.

    Monday, 5 October 2009

    How are you?

    how are you Pictures, Images and Photos
    Well my friends, this is the first task of the course. You have to write a short comment to provide a presentation in this English blog entry.

    • First writes the text in your notebook,
    • then you correct it
    • and finally write it as comment in the English blog.
    The last day is Friday, 15th October. You can see the Assessment of this task 1 here>>>

    Good luck and get to work.


    Saturday, 12 September 2009

    Welcome back to school!

    Begin the 2009-2010 academic year and these are the first instructions and rules that we have present in the English subject.

    Our main long-term objective is to learn to communicate orally and in writing.
    For this we will use various resources and materials to achieve, for example:
    • the course-book,
    • the note-book, 
    • (pencils, pens, markers, colored, pencil sharpener, rubber, etc ...)
    • reading-books, 
    • the English dictionary, 
    • the school diary... 
    • and, of course, the ITCs (Information technologies and communication) and the English Blog, the School-Web and the EnglishWiki including among others, will be important instruments for your diary work. To work with the ITCs, you also need an email account in Gmail that you provided in the school and will be responsible for data access and maintenance.
    You can see our timetable in this link here>>> 
    It is also very important to respect the rules of behaviour of the school and the class that you can see here>>>

    What do you think about this? 

    Tuesday, 21 July 2009

    Your Summer

    Tasks for the summer:

    - Make the recommended activity book: "Summer Fun for ESO1 or ESO2 - Burlington Books." (You can find it at the bookshop)
    - Write three texts about the summer in this blog entry.

    Good luck.

    Friday, 17 April 2009

    Read: The Three Little Pigs




    three pigs

    There was once a family of pigs. The mother pig was very poor, and so she sent her three little pigs out to seek their fortunes. The first that went off met a man with a bundle of straw, and said to him:
    “Please, man, give me that straw to build me a house.”

    Which the man did, and the little pig built a house with it. Presently came along a wolf, and knocked at the door, and said:
    “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”

    To which the pig answered:
    “No, no, by the hair of my chiny chin chin.”

    The wolf then answered to that:
    “Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.”

    So he huffed, and he puffed, and he blew his house in, and ate up the little pig.

    The second little pig met a man with a bundle of furze, and said:
    “Please, man, give me that furze to build a house.”

    Which the man did, and the pig built his house. Then along came the wolf, and said:
    “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”
    “No, no, by the hair of my chiny chin chin.”
    “Then I’ll puff, and I’ll huff, and I’ll blow your house in.”

    So he huffed, and he puffed, and he puffed, and he huffed, and at last he blew the house down, and he ate up the little pig.

    The third little pig met a man with a load of bricks, and said:
    “Please, man, give me those bricks to build a house with.”

    So the man gave him the bricks, and he built his house with them. So the wolf came, as he did to the other little pigs, and said:
    “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”
    “No, no, by the hair of my chiny chin chin.”
    “Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.”

    Well, he huffed, and he puffed, and he huffed and he puffed, and he puffed and huffed; but he could not get the house down. When he found that he could not, with all his huffing and puffing, blow the house down, he said:
    “Little pig, I know where there is a nice field of turnips.”
    “Where?” said the little pig.
    “Oh, in Mr. Smith’s Home-field, and if you will be ready tomorrow morning I will call for you, and we will go together, and get some for dinner.”
    “Very well,” said the little pig, “I will be ready. What time do you mean to go?”
    “Oh, at six o’clock.”

    Well, the little pig got up at five, and got the turnips before the wolf came (which he did about six) and who said:
    “Little Pig, are you ready?”

    The little pig said:
    “Ready! I have been and come back again, and got a nice potful for dinner.”

    The wolf felt very angry at this, but thought that he would be up to the little pig somehow or other, so he said:
    “Little pig, I know where there is a nice apple-tree.”
    “Where?” said the pig.
    “Down at Merry-garden,” replied the wolf, “and if you will not deceive me I will come for you, at five o’clock tomorrow and get some apples.”

    Well, the little pig bustled up the next morning at four o’clock, and went off for the apples, hoping to get back before the wolf came; but he had further to go, and had to climb the tree, so that just as he was coming down from it, he saw the wolf coming, which, as you may suppose, frightened him very much. When the wolf came up he said:
    “Little pig, what! are you here before me? Are they nice apples?”
    “Yes, very,” said the little pig. “I will throw you down one.”

    And he threw it so far, that, while the wolf was gone to pick it up, the little pig jumped down and ran home. The next day the wolf came again, and said to the little pig:
    “Little pig, there is a fair at Shanklin this afternoon, will you go?”
    “Oh yes,” said the pig, “I will go; what time shall you be ready?”
    “At three,” said the wolf.

    So the little pig went off before the time as usual, and got to the fair, and bought a butter-churn, which he was going home with, when he saw the wolf coming. Then he could not tell what to do. So he got into the churn to hide, and by so doing turned it round, and it rolled down the hill with the pig in it, which frightened the wolf so much, that he ran home without going to the fair. He went to the little pig’s house, and told him how frightened he had been by a great round thing which came down the hill past him. Then the little pig said:
    “Hah, I frightened you, then. I had been to the fair and bought a butter-churn, and when I saw you, I got into it, and rolled down the hill.”

    Then the wolf was very angry indeed, and declared he would eat up the little pig, and that he would get down the chimney after him. When the little pig saw what he was about, he hung on the pot full of water, and made up a blazing fire, and, just as the wolf was coming down, took off the cover, and in fell the wolf; so the little pig put on the cover again in an instant, boiled him up, and ate him for supper, and lived happy ever afterwards.

    Once upon a time when pigs spoke rhyme
    And monkeys chewed tobacco,
    And hens took snuff to make them tough,
    And ducks went quack, quack, quack, O!


    Friday, 3 April 2009

    Write a story

    Do you like writing? You can create your own story here.

    WRITE A STORY!!

    Write a story in a piece of paper using these words below.
    First translate them into English.
    aves, avioneta, campo, casa, castillo, cueva, feliz, nieve, nubes, pastor, pastos, rey, rico, sol, vaca , viento, violin

    Title your story and draw a picture to illustrate it.
    Afterward, review your story and make sure all your sentences are complete sentences: Subjects, verbs and complemets.


    Finally, copy your own story in the Englishblog and give de paper to your teacher.

    Remember: Do a space next to a punctuation mark. Put capital letter then a point. Beware of copy and paste from a translator. Translations are nonsense! Beware of spelling or typing mistakes!
    You must do this task until April 30th.

    Wednesday, 1 April 2009

    Write a letter to the Mayor of the Villanueva Mesía

    Anyone can write a letter to the Mayor of the Villanueva Mesía. Perhaps you have a question, a suggestion, an opinion, a request, a concern, or a criticism for the Mayor. Or you may simply want to send your congratulations or well-wishes the Mayor. Use these hints to help you write a letter to the Mayor.

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    Today's Date (For example: Jan. 23, 2009)
    Dear Mayor __________ (Write the Mayor's name here),

    In the body of the letter, you should first briefly introduce yourself. Remember to include you name and address so that you can receive an answer to your letter.
    Explain why you are writing this letter to the Major. Perhaps you have a question, a suggestion, an opinion, a request, a concern, or a criticism for the Major. Or you may simply want to send your congratulations or well-wishes to the Major.

    Ask the Major specifically for a response that you would like (for example, you might request that the President visit yourschool, house, area... or support legislation helping students).

    Remember to thank the Major for reading your letter.

    Thank you, (or use another closing phrase)
    (Sign your name here)
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    • Remember: Do a space next to a punctuation mark. Put capital letter then a point. Beware of copy and paste from a translator. Translations are nonsense! Beware of spelling or typing mistakes!
    • You must do this task until March 31st.

    Write your own story here.

    Do you like writing? You can create your own story here.

    WRITE A STORY!!

    Write a story in a piece of paper using one of the story ideas below.
    • You become invisible for a day.
    • You can see things other children can´t.
    • You become famous around the world.
    Title your story and draw a picture to illustrate it.
    Afterward, review your story and make sure all your sentences are complete sentences: Subjects, verbs and complemets.
    Finally, copy your own story in the Englishblog and give de paper to your teacher.
    • Remember: Do a space next to a punctuation mark. Put capital letter then a point. Beware of copy and paste from a translator. Translations are nonsense! Beware of spelling or typing mistakes!
    • You must do this task until April 30th.

    Saturday, 7 March 2009

    Do you know Ireland?


    On 17 March, Ireland celebrates its national holiday, St. Patrick's Day. A good reason to take a virtual tour around the Emerald Isle and dig a little deeper into Irish history. And don't miss our Irish legends and lyrics of traditional songs. All topics are linked from the Ireland frontpage.



    Useful Links

    History Channel
    Orígenes del Saint Patrick's Day y otras curiosidades:
    http://www.history.com/minisites/stpatricksday/

    The Holiday Zone
    Juegos y actividades relacionadas con Saint Patrick's Day
    http://www.theholidayzone.com/stpat/


    • Write about Ireland in the English Blog. Can you explain how is Ireland?, how do they celebrate St. Patrick`s Day?.
    • You can write about Irish traditions, festivities or any relevant aspects that you think are interesting in Ireland.
    • Remember: Do a space next to a punctuation mark. Put capital letter then a point. Beware of copy and paste from a translator. Translations are nonsense! Beware of spelling or typing mistakes!
    • You must do this task until March 31st.



    Saturday, 14 February 2009

    Some ideas for to work in the blog

    My dream date

    As it's Valentine's Day on Saturday, try this sample activity from the its-english web site with your students. All they have to do is answer a series of questions in order to create a short story in which they go on a date with the boy or girl of their dreams. They can then print their stories to display in the classroom.

    Follow this link to access the interactive exercise
    http://www.its-english.com/personal/love/ex4.asp

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    Topical classroom activities

    If you’re wondering how a monkey, nicknamed Troublemaker, ended up on the cover of a teachers’ magazine, then take a look at the topical classroom activities we’ve prepared for this issue. “Troublemaker” is one of the winning photos in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. You’ll find activities related to the competition as well as International Year of Astronomy, Barbie’s 50th birthday, Star Trek, jazz, April Fool’s Day, green day (not the rock group) and Kings of Leon (yes, the rock group). And continuing the red carpet theme, we have a fun classroom game in which students identify stars arriving at an awards ceremony and complete a picture puzzle to identify four mystery stars.

    Our free sample activity is a quiz to test your students' knowledge of Kings of Leon, currently one of the most popular rock bands in the world. This month the group's on tour in Spain, France, Holland and Germany.

    Follow this link to download the activity.
    http://www.its-teachers.com/activities/its111/02_kings_of_leon.asp

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    Sunday, 1 February 2009

    28th February: The Day of Andalusia.

    What do you know about Andalusia?

  • Look for information about our Autonomy Community of Andalusia in the Internet. It must be in English. You only have to copy the information and pictures in your English Notebook. This information must be related to Andalusia, it can be about a monument, city, place, etc. When you finish this work you should show it to your teacher.
  • Here you have an example.

    Andalusia (Spanish: Andalucía) is an autonomous community of Spain. It is the most populous and the second largest, in terms of land area, of the seventeen autonomous communities of the Kingdom of Spain. Its capital and largest city is Seville. The region is divided into eight provinces: Huelva, Seville, Cádiz, Córdoba, Málaga, Jaén, Granada and Almería.

    Andalusia is located south of the autonomous communities of Extremadura and Castile-La Mancha; west of the autonomous community of Murcia and the Mediterranean Sea; east of Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean; and north of the Mediterranean Sea, the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates Spain from Morocco, and the Atlantic Ocean. The small British overseas territory of Gibraltar shares a three-quarter-mile land border with the Andalusian province of Cádiz at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar.

    Andalusia and Villanueva Mesía

    • Write about Andalusia and your town in the English Blog. Can you explain how is your town?, how do you celebrate the Andalusia´s day?.
    • You can write about our traditions, festivities or any relevant aspects that you think are interesting.
    • Remember: Do a space next to a punctuation mark. Put capital letter then a point. Beware of copy and paste from a translator. Translations are nonsense! Beware of spelling or typing mistakes!
    • You must do this task until February 28th.

    Friday, 2 January 2009

    What is the Peace for you?

    The 30th of January we celebrate the international day of peace.
    This day is the day when Ghandi died. It's very important day in the world, and it's a very beautiful day in our school, we sing songs and dance in the playground. In this day everybody try to be nice with other people. The symbol of the day it's the "dove of peace". In our school we decorate the walls with big pictures with messages of peace. The big pictures are normally made by the youngest students. When we go out to the playground, we put the pictures on the sports centre windows and everybody see them.

    This year we have made another activity: at eleven o'clock we have gone to the preschool classes to help the children to inflate balloons, and we put into them messages of peace, later on we all meet at the playground, teachers, students and parents carry a balloon each, everybody sits on the balloon and brakes it, then people read the messages and everybody sing a song all together.

    Pictures of Peace

    School Friends, Quinton White, Atlanta, GA, USA Family, Inka Jankovicova, Bratisolva, Slovak Republic Tank of Peace, Paula Soares da Silva, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The Bridge in Suzdal, Valentina Strelkova, Surgut, Russia People, Shinida Butler, Atlanta, GA, USA Friends, Shinida Butler, Atlanta, GA, USA Farmlife, Relka Von Schalkayk, Windhooek, Namibia Av. Atlantica, Anderson Tavares de Silva, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Village Woman, Tulika Gupta, Jamshedpur, India People Around the World, Sidik Abuba Kari, Atlanta, GA, USA My City, Tanja Voskoboinikova, St. Petersburg, Russia Two Ladies & a Flute Player, Shruti Mishra, Jamshedpur, India Welcome to Hungary, Timea Karman, Budapest, Hungary Jumping Rope, Prince Phala, Johannesburg, South Africa Leopard, Olivia Walton, Windhock, Namibia Drowsy, Nay Alar, Johannesburg, South
    Africa Inspirace, Midrot Jaceloder, Krakow, Poland Nane Annan, United Nations

    Just click on the thumbnail and you will get a high-resolution image. Be aware that these images may take some time to download.

    • Translate the text in your English notebook.
    • Write a text in the English blog about the Peace and the No-Violence.
    • Draw a picture about the Peace in your English notebook.
    • Choose a sentence of Gandhi here>>>, translate and explain what it means in your English notebook.
    • Remember. You must do this task until 31st January 2009.
    For more information about "the Peace" do click here http://anacleta.homestead.com/peace.html and visit these site to learn more:
    http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/peace/index.asp

    Thursday, 1 January 2009

    Pipes of peace - Paul McCartney

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    I LIGHT A CANDLE TO OUR LOVE,
    IN LOVE OUR PROBLEMS DISAPPEAR.
    BUT ALL IN ALL WE SOON DISCOVER
    THAT ONE AND ONE IS ALL WE LONG TO HEAR.

    ALL 'ROUND THE WORLD,
    LITTLE CHILDREN BEING BORN TO THE WORLD.
    GOT TO GIVE THEM ALL WE CAN 'TIL THE WAR IS WON,
    THEN WILL THE WORK BE DONE.

    HELP THEM TO LEARN (help them to learn)
    SONGS OF JOY INSTEAD OF BURN, BABY, BURN. (burn, baby, burn)
    LET US SHOW THEM HOW TO PLAY
    THE PIPES OF PEACE,
    PLAY THE PIPES OF PEACE.

    OOH-OOH-OOH-OOH,
    OOH-OOH-OOH.

    HELP ME TO LEARN
    SONGS OF JOY INSTEAD OF BURN, BABY, BURN,
    WON'T YOU SHOW ME TO PLAY (how to play)
    THE PIPES OF PEACE, (pipes of peace)
    PLAY THE PIPES OF PEACE

    OOH-OOH-OOH-OOH.

    WHAT DO YOU SAY? (what do you say?)
    WILL THE HUMAN RACE BE RUN IN A DAY? (in a day?)
    OR WILL SOMEONE SAVE THIS PLANET WE'RE PLAYING ON?
    IS IT THE ONLY ONE?

    WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?

    HELP THEM TO SEE (help them to see)
    THAT THE PEOPLE HERE ARE LIKE YOU AND ME. (like you and me)
    LET US SHOW THEM HOW TO PLAY (how to play)
    THE PIPES OF PEACE, (pipes of peace)
    PLAY THE PIPES OF PEACE.

    OOH-OOH-OOH-OOH.

    I LIGHT A CANDLE TO OUR LOVE,
    IN LOVE OUR PROBLEMS DISAPPEAR.
    BUT ALL IN ALL WE SOON DISCOVER
    THAT ONE AND ONE IS ALL WE LONG TO HEAR.

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    • Translate to Spanish this song in your English notebook. Check your work here>>>
    • Then, learn and sing it.

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