domingo, 19 de abril de 2015


WHEN? :April 24th
WHAT? : reading, vocabulary, content of "The British"
WHO?: everyone

A group of people and the poet reading "The British".

You can find Zephaniah's poem THE BRITISH (here).

  • Listen to the video and read the poem at the same time.
  • Pay special attention to PRONUNCIATION AND RHYTHM! 
  • LOOK UP new words in your pronunciation dictionary, or our ON-LINE pronunciation dictionary (see right column)
  • Get ready to READ IT ALOUD on April 24th.
  • Go to this LINK and complete the list of COOKING VERBS

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Meet the poet.

 This is the writer whose poem was read last class: Benjamin Zephaniah.

Meet him and enjoy his productions.

Would you like to read his biography? CLICK HERE

The poem we read belongs to this book Wicked World.

If you click HERE, you can find his own website. Enjoy it!

Tell, me. Have you visited Benjamin Zephaniah's site? How did you like it? Did anything  catch your attention?
Post your COMMENTS below.

stella :-)

miércoles, 8 de abril de 2015

We wish we were on the beach...but, we're back in class. BRIEFLY introduce yourself.

State your expectations: what you would like to learn, why you are at college, your first impressions...SOMETHING THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH THE GROUP 

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You are supposed to post your own comments after each post.

Read instructions below and just give it a try!


  • Click on "comments" (right below this thread) to type your message.
  • In "seleccionar perfil," choose CUENTA GOOGLE. 
  • Type a set of letters and numbers as you're asked. THEN, ONLY FOR THE FIRST TIME... • Click on CREAR UNA CUENTA GOOGLE.
  • Enter the details you're asked. You'll be asked to type details of your regular account. DON'T INVENT A NEW ONE. It says: "tiene que existir."
  • Now click on CONTINUAR. You should be ready to post your message then.

WELCOME 2015 students!

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This is our class blog. You will be able to get extra practice, find more material, contact your mates or me, among many other !!!

I hope you enjoy it and profit from it.

stella :-)

jueves, 10 de abril de 2014

This is Benjamin Zephaniah

The British
Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
Then overrun them with Roman conquerors.

Remove the Romans after approximately 400 years
Add lots of Norman French to some
Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings, then stir vigorously.

Mix some hot Chileans, cool Jamaicans, Dominicans,
Trinidadians and Bajans with some Ethiopians, Chinese,
Vietnamese and Sudanese.

Then take a blend of Somalians, Sri Lankans, Nigerians
And Pakistanis,
Combine with some Guyanese
And turn up the heat.

Sprinkle some fresh Indians, Malaysians, Bosnians,
Iraqis and Bangladeshis together with some
Afghans, Spanish, Turkish, Kurdish, Japanese
And Palestinians
Then add to the melting pot.

Leave the ingredients to simmer.

As they mix and blend allow their languages to flourish
Binding them together with English.

Allow time to be cool.

Add some unity, understanding, and respect for the future,
Serve with justice
And enjoy.

Note: All the ingredients are equally important. Treating one ingredient better than another will leave a bitter unpleasant taste.

Warning: An unequal spread of justice will damage the people and cause pain. Give justice and equality to all. 
(The highlighted words do NOT belong to the original version)

The poem we read in class belongs to the book: Wicked World

Listen to the poem (and practise reading it!)

Would you like to know more about the poet? Visit his OFFICIAL SITE (click here). Would you like to read MORE POEMS?


stella :-)