jueves, 8 de diciembre de 2016

MATERIAL FROM/ON THIS BLOG

Dear students,

feel free to download & put away material from this blog. I'LL LEAVE CONTENTS TILL THE BEGINNING OF 2017 ACADEMIC YEAR, so if you are planning to use this material to sit for your FINAL EXAM, you should keep it in a "safe place".

stella

sábado, 5 de noviembre de 2016

viernes, 14 de octubre de 2016

READING - FRIDAY 21

Resultado de imagen para readREMEMBER TO READ BOTH SHORT STORIES FOR NEXT CLASS:

  • "Forbidden Clothes"
  • "Momma, the Dentist and Me"
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Stories and Writers.

MAYA ANGELOU wrote the short story "Momma, the Dentist and Me", among many other literary pieces. Would you like to know something else from her? Visit her official site. (Click on the picture below) Listen to some music (see icon above )


Below you can find an award winning documentary on Dr Maya Angelou recently released. Pay attention to the different sides of her professional carrer.



BONUS: this is her poem "And still I Rise".

JAMILA GAVIN. Click on the picture to go to ther official web site.


I hope you can read more about the writers...and learn more!

stella :-)

domingo, 9 de octubre de 2016

GAME TIME: Against all Odds.



The UN (United Nations) has a department called UNHCR. It stands for the UN Refugee Agency and it gives assistance, assylum and protection to people who seek for refuge all over the world.




They have developed this game in order to raise awareness on the topic. Have a look at the GAME and play it!! Not only will you LEARN MANY THINGS related to the topic, but also you'll realize why Human Rights are so important.



Click on the picture and access to AGAINST ALL ODDS (= CONTRA A VIENTO Y MAREA)

ALTHOUGH you're asked to LOG IN, please remember NOT to write your complete name & surname OR play without registering!!!!

PLAY the game and WRITE YOUR IMPRESSIONS, FEELINGS, OPINIONS in the "comments" section. We're looking forward to reading your opinion!!

DUE DATEOctober 21.

stella

viernes, 7 de octubre de 2016

Rights vs Reality.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights


For a better picture go to the BRITISH LIBRARY SITE.

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The United Nations logo.



In spite of the Declaration, there is still inequity all over the world. I must tell you that this video shocked me!


NB: these actors, actresses, musicians, are SNAPPING THEIR FINGERS.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life. In 1959 the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

The rights were turned into cartoons AVAILABLE HERE. 

QUIZ: TWO were created by an Argentinian cartoonist. Who? Which ones? BE THE FIRST WHO DISCOVERS THESE CARTOONS & POST THEM BELOW.

PORTFOLIO: 
  • watch the cartoons and write down (in comments section) ONE right you KNEW and ONE right you DIDN'T KNOW.
  • go to your portfolio and draw a table of 2 columns. Write SEVERAL "old/known" rights and another of "new/unknown" rights.>>> choose some, you need not copy EVERY right!!

DEADLINE: October 14.

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jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2016

An angry 5-year old.

Brooke is a 5-year-old girl and she's angry with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May. Who can say WHY she´s so angry?? Post your answers below. (Funny girl!) stella

martes, 27 de septiembre de 2016

How Parliament works...

Let´s watch this short video to complete the contents of our notes on the British political system.


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jueves, 22 de septiembre de 2016

SEPTEMBER 23

For Friday class bring:
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  • CHART (Real World) >>> complete
  • article on Brexit >>> re read it
  • notes on Commonwealth video >>>watch the video again & complete your notes
  • copies on British Constitution >>> we'll read them in class
We'll be using ALL this material. So bring it, read it, complete it, ...

stella

lunes, 12 de septiembre de 2016

The Commonwealth (and Brexit)

If you check these videos (April), you'll see that the COMMONWEALTH of NATIONS is mentioned and explained


  • "British Colonies and the Commonwelath of Nations" 3:20 to the end approx.
  • "The Difference between the UK, Great Britain and England explained" >>> 2:25 to 3:30 min approximately. 


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  • Go through the videos (again), then visit the site YOUNG COMMONWEALTH. Although the Bristih Council describes it as a site for children, it can help us grasp the idea of what the Commonwealth is. Visit the different pages and take the quizzes

Resultado de imagen para commonwealth   PORTFOLIO: create your own study notes, include maps and information from the site.



  • Re-read information concerning Brexit if you don't remember!

Be ready to discuss these issues in class. (September 16)



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miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2016

sábado, 27 de agosto de 2016

READING, READING and MORE READING.

Please, pick up these two SHORT STORIES from the photocopying place and READ THEM thoroughly:

  • "My First Free Summer", by Julia Alvarez.
  • "My Mother, the Crazy African", by Chimamanda Adichie.
We'll discuss both stories in class. 
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Portfolio entry: 
  1. look up new words in an English/English dictionary and add this list to your portfolio.
  2. look up a BRIEF biography of the writers and paste it/them in your portfolio, too. Remember to acknlowledge the SOURCE.
  3. only if you consider it necessary or useful, include a short summary of each short story to enrich th portfolio entry.

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 9 th

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lunes, 27 de junio de 2016

NEW COPIES- BREXIT vs REMAIN

IMPORTANT:

  • Please, pick up a NEW ISSUE of NEWSADEMIC from the photocopying place: BREXIT vs REMAIN.
  • READ the copies for next class.



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EXCELLENT MEME !!


viernes, 24 de junio de 2016

BREXIT vs REMAIN

After the Referendum, the British have chosen to LEAVE the EU.

The eldest want to LEAVE the EU. However, the youngest want to stay in the EU.>>>interesting! (or obvious & predictable??)




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viernes, 3 de junio de 2016

Poem: 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!  


PORTFOLIO:
  • LOOK UP new words in your pronunciation dictionary, or our ON-LINE pronunciation dictionary (see right column).
  • Go to this LINK for more COOKING VERBS. Include them in your portfolio.

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This is the writer: 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!


stella :-)

domingo, 29 de mayo de 2016

Resultado de imagen para Peace Prize for Tunisian Quartet    PORTFOLIO

Pick up from the photocopying place:  "Peace Prize for Tunisian Quartet" (in Newsademic October 18, 2015)

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  • read the piece of news and look up words in a monolingual dictionary
  • answer questions
  • complete crossword puzzle
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NB: we won't analyse it in class, you have to read it on your own.


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EXAMS

DATES for


  • ORAL TERM TEST
  • WRITTEN TERM TEST
See LABEL above.

Study alone, with a group, in the morning,  in the afternoon, at the weekend,in the library, in a bar,  in silence, listening to music, with some coffee, having mate,  from your portfolio, from your class notes, from new sources ...

stella


miércoles, 25 de mayo de 2016

The centre of the kingdom...





Samuel and Audrey visited London and spotted the best 50 places in this capital city. Watch the whole video and share a London landmark with the rest of your mates. Do not forget to include a short description and the place in the video where it can be found.

COMPULSORY TASK.

DEADLINE: June 3rd

EXAMPLE:
My place in London:
PLACE: The British Museum
Brief description: this museum focuses on the art, history and culture of the world. There are more than 8 million objects shown here.
TIME: 17:31 min

REMEMBER TO SIGN YOUR POSTS!!!


PORTFOLIO: 
  • Choose 10 relevant places and include them in your own portfolio. Feel free to look up more information and add it to your own portfolio.


stella ;-)

viernes, 29 de abril de 2016

PANAMA PAPERS


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NEWSADEMIC (April 14, 2016) "Panama Papers."

PORTFOLIO

  • specific vocabulary (words you looked up in a MONOLINGUAL dictionary and examples)
  • questions (1 to 16)
  • crossword puzzle


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stella .:-)

sábado, 16 de abril de 2016

Climate and geography of the British Isles.

If you go to THIS LINK, you'll find interesting information related to CLIMATE AND GEOGRAPHY.

Britain's climate















PORTFOLIO:
  • go to TASK 1 & TASK 2 (under the video). Then copy them onto your portfolio.
  • take down notes.
  • write down SPECIFIC VOCABULARY.
  • look these words up in an English/English dictionary and a Pronunciation dictionary.
(YOU CAN USE THE ONLINE DICTIONARIES ON THE CLASS BLOG)

stella 

viernes, 15 de abril de 2016

WHAT IS WHAT?

Let's see...
  • England?
  • United Kingdom?
  • Great Britain?
  • Commonwealth Realm?
  • Crown Dependencies?
  • British Overseas Territories?
WHAT IS WHAT? WHICH IS WHICH?

Watch the video carefully. Don't worry if you cannot understand everything!

IMPORTANT: 
*CHOOSE ONLY ONE QUESTION AND POST THE ANSWER TO THE COMMENTS SECTION


ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS and post them below (ONE question per student):
  1. Is the UK a single country?
  2. Which is the biggest island?
  3. Is Ireland more populated than England?
  4. Which is the second biggest island?
  5. Which is the complete name of the UK?
  6. Is Great Britain a geographical or political term?
  7. Mention the islands that are NOT part of Great Britain.
  8. Is the Republic of Ireland an independent or a dependent country?
  9. What do the UK and the Republic of Ireland have in common?
  10. How many countries are there in Great Britain? And in Ireland?
  11. Mention at least 5 countries that were part of the Empire.
  12. Who did God give power to, according to British tradition?
  13. Which are the independent nations that , though independent, still recognize the Crown as their Head of State. Make a list of these nations mentioned.
  14. Name the Crown Dependencies.
  15. Are the British on good terms with the Spanish government concerning Gibraltar? (Are they friends? Is there any conflict between them?)
  16. Are the Malvinas Argentinian? IT'S AN EASY QUESTION!!!
  17. Draw a list with the British overseas Territories. Are they independent? What does he Crown give them?

PORTFOLIO
  • Include the questions & answers that are more interesting/important.(Do you want to include ALL of them? Go ahead!)
  • Draw the chart describing THE CROWN. What is it?
  • Paste a MAP of the World that includes the colonies mentioned in the video. MIND YOU: this Empire may change according to chronology.
  • Answer the questions ABOVE the video, too.

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I must admit that I slightly "disagree" with the video: "THE MALVINAS ISLANDS ARE ARGENTINIAN!!!!

MAPS

clil history culture and the arts

PORTFOLIO:

add your notes & maps to your portfolio.

stella

miércoles, 13 de abril de 2016

History of an Empire.

Watch this funny video that shows the History of the British Empire.


 
  Post to the comments section:
  • What did the British trade with their colonies?
  • Did they promote fair trade? What do you think? 
  • Which products were very valuable?
  • How is the video related to our study material?
  • How did you like this video?
  • WHAT NEW information have you learned?
 COMPLETE YOUR STUDY NOTES/PORTFOLIO & CREATE YOUR OWN MAP OF THE EMPIRE

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And...an Empire was born.

"At the beginning of the 20th century, the British Empire contained more than one quarter of the world’s population, and covered one quarter of the world’s land surface.

The Empire fell into two distinct parts: Britain and the dominions such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa; and those regions that were wholly or partly governed from London – Africa, India, the West Indies and the Far East. [...]" Read more from British Empire and Commonwealth Museum web page.

Watch this video.

  • The video is more or less objective and it justifies the birth of such an empire. (It's a pity it doesn't have any music!)

Pay attention to TERRITORIAL EXPANSION throughout history.





(COMPULSORY TASK) IN THE COMMENTS SECTION post QUESTIONS whose answers are on this video. Feel free to ANSWER any set of questions!
DEADLINE: APRIL 22nd

YOU MAY UPLOAD YOUR COMMENTS AFTER THIS DATE, BUT THEY WON'T BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

This entry is also part of your PORTFOLIO.

  • Choose YOUR OWN questions or your mates'
  • Answer them (you can copy your mates' answers or improve them)
  • paste 5/6 questions and answers to your portfolio.
OMG! 5/6 means 5 OR 6; not 56!!!!!

stella :-)

viernes, 8 de abril de 2016

GAME TIME!!!!!

Play with the INTERACTIVE GAME and learn more about MAPS.

Is there any WORD you don't know? Look it up and include it in your PORTFOLIO.
Add this game to your porfolio, too (maps, comments, vocabulary, your opinion, etc)






CLICK ON THE PICTURE to go to the game.



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MONEY & CURRENCY.

Portfolio:


Look up in a monolingual dictionary (AND pronunciation dictionary):

  • MONEY
  • CURRENCY
  • BILL
  • NOTE
  • COIN
Then include everything in your PORTFOLIO.

stella


miércoles, 6 de abril de 2016

Flags.

Do you know these flags?
CHOOSE ONE FLAG. Post a comment to the comments section and write:
  • name.
  • country.
  • when it was designed.
  • who uses it.


1

2

3

4

5

Remember to use sentences. If you hurry up, you'll have the chance of practising your English and to revise  some content discussed in class!!

BIG QUESTION: HOW DOES THE BRITISH FLAG REFLECT THE NATURE OF THIS COUNTRY??

PORTFOLIO: 
  • INCLUDE THIS ENTRY, SUMMARIES, FLAGS, EXTRA INFO.
  • LOOK UP PRONUNCIATION OF "NEW" WORDS


stella :-)

viernes, 1 de abril de 2016

Where did English come from?


  1. Watch this video:


2- Go to THIS LINK.

3- Go to THINK section (on the right) and answer the questions.

4- Check your answers.

5- Paste the above questions to your PORTFOLIO.

6- Add a brief OPINION on the video, questions, DIG DEEPER section, etc.







DUE DATE: Wednesay 6th.


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2nd class is over ...


1- Remember you have to 
  • post your introduction (MOST students have already done it)
  • choose a mate´s introduction
  • hit RESPONDER
  • write some kind of "reaction" to his/her intro: whether you agree with him/her, if you're at college for different reasons, if you also like English, etc.

2- PORTFOLIO

Definitions of CULTURE

  • paste the definitions, look up pronunciation and meaning of unknown words.
  • add comments, paraphrase them, etc
  • add ORIGINAL ACROSTIC
  • include an IMPROVED ACROSTIC (you may resort to NEW/SPECIFIC KEY LEXICAL ITEMS seen in this class)

Due date: WEDNESDAY 6th.


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sábado, 19 de marzo de 2016

Language and Culture.





Introduce yourselves HERE.

ImageChef.com - Obtener Código para Facebook, Hi5, Orkut, MySpace & más.      Take your L&C1 capuccino and 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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IMPORTANT:
You are supposed to post your own comments after each post.
HOW DO I POST?
Read instructions below and just give it a try!

HOW TO POST COMMENTS:
• 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.