miércoles, 20 de septiembre de 2017

Children's rights

in progress

BONUS: songs for PEACE.

Leon Gieco: "SOLO LE PIDO A DIOS" by Outlandish.

  

Or do you prefer Bruce Springsteen's version?





Listen to the songs and enjoy them!

PORTFOLIO:

  • Write a SHORT REFLECTION on your portfolio connected to the CONTENTS of the song. NOT only an opinion ("I liked it because...I didn't like it ...) but a REFLECTION, your own analysis.
  • Look up the LYRICS of the song and add it to this portfolio entry.


DEADLINE: September 29th

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HUMAN RIGHTS & MUSIC.

Watch and listen to these two songs. Answer in the COMMENTS section: What is the connection that you can find between these two songs and Human Rights?

"Get up, Stand up", by Bob Marley.



"Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2



If you want to learn more about this song, go to WIKIPEDIA. Would you like to listen to the song and read the lyrics? Click HERE.

Songfacts
There are two Bloody Sundays in Irish history. The first was in 1920 when British troops fired into the crowd at a football match in Dublin in retaliation for the killing of British undercover agents. The second was on January 30, 1972, when British paratroopers killed 13 Irish citizens at a civil rights protest in Derry, Northern Ireland. The song is more about the second Bloody Sunday. (thanks, Céire - Dublin, Ireland)

The lyrics are a nonpartisan condemnation of the historic bloodshed in Ireland - politics is not something you want to discuss in Ireland. Bono's lyrics in the song are more about interpersonal struggles than about the actual Bloody Sunday events.

Bono used to introduce this at concerts by saying: "This is not a rebel song."

U2 performed this in Croke Park, the site of the 1972 Bloody Sunday in Dublin.

Bono started writing this with political lyrics condemning the Irish Republican Army (the IRA), a militant group dedicated to getting British troops out of Northern Ireland. He changed them to point out the atrocities of war without taking sides.

While performing this, Bono would wave a white flag as a call for peace.

Bono was trying to contrast the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre with Easter Sunday, a peaceful day Protestants and Catholics both celebrate.

Source:http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=890

PORTFOLIO:
Choose the BEST answers (at least 6!!) & paste them onto your portfolio.

DEADLINE: September 26th

This task is COMPULSORY, so your participation (in due time) will be assessed.

stella :-)

sábado, 9 de septiembre de 2017

POEM: "Harlem Hopscotch" by Maya Angelou




One foot down, then hop! It's hot.
Good things for the ones that's got.
Another jump, now to the left.
Everybody for hisself.

In the air, now both feet down.
Since you black, don't stick around.
Food is gone, the rent is due,
Curse and cry and then jump two.

All the people out of work,
Hold for three, then twist and jerk.
Cross the line, they count you out.
That's what hopping's all about.

Both feet flat, the game is done.
They think I lost, I think I won.

COPY THE POEM ABOVE and bring it to next class.

You can read more about her, and watch her videos and photographs if you go to her OFFICIAL SITE

A present!!



stella :-)

miércoles, 23 de agosto de 2017

Forbidden Clothes.

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Reread the short story and answer 
  •  Page 63 >>> ACTIVITY 1: 2,3 & 4
  • Page 69 >>> ACTIVITY 2: 1, 2 & 3. ACTIVITY 4:  1 &2 
  • Page 72 >>> ACTIVITY 1: 1 & 2 (NOT discussed in class!!)
  • ADD the NEW ENDING & the MORAL.



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Jamila Gavin


PORTFOLIO:
Paste the questions and answer them.

DEADLINE: August.

stella

domingo, 16 de julio de 2017

GROUPS FOR SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

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You're going to MAKE/WRITE/CREATE books, books and more books...

GROUPS can be found above, in the corresponding label.


DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE!!!



stella :-)

viernes, 30 de junio de 2017

"Hullabaloo in the Tree."

Read the short story and answer these questions,  We' re going to discuss them in class next Wednesday.


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The first part of the story:
 1) Who uses the words "disrespect" and "indiscipline"? Do you think the words match the impression you get of the children?
2) Do you agree that children talking like this are typical "Western"?
3) When the kid replies: "The problem is…he's a brown face", what do you think the father has said about his friend?

The last part of the story:
1) Look at the lines of the characters, e.g "I'm coming to get you ball…just you wait…ball".  How does the language differ from the language of the third person narrator?
2) Why are the descriptions of the tree so detailed, and what does the tree symbolize?
3) When you look at the father's memory of his papa, what is your impression of the papa as a character? Give examples from the text.
4) What is your impression of the other men in the street?
5) Why is it stressed that "Papa had never thought of children as an obstacle, or nuisance. They were everywhere, part of life"?
6) What do you think Papa would have thought of his grandchildren?
7) What is your impression of the man who gets the ball out of the tree?
8) When they leave the park, why are they described as "the family caravan"?
9) Look at the sentence "If children, like desire, broke up that which seemed settled, it was a virtue." What does it mean?
10) Do you only get the father's point of view in the story, or can you find examples of anyone else's opinions? Explain.

For a thematic reading of the whole story:
1) How does the father resemble his papa?
2) How do you think the father feels about his cultural background?
3) What does the father learn from the experience with the tree?


source: http://eudengelsk.munksgaard.dk/pau-d-1/multiculturalism/hullabaloo-in-the-tree/kapitler/task-1.aspx?bust=636327491555504990

PORTFOLIO:
Paste these questions and answers on your portfolio.

DEADLINE: JULY 5.

stella

EXTRA PRACTICE FOR THE EXAM!

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Since we still have to practise a lot, to improve our language, I'm uploading EXTRA EXAM PRACTICE. Click on each title. (Answers can be found on the same site.)

  1. Use of English 1: A first time for everybody.
  2. Use of English 2: The Goulburn Valley.
  3. Use of English 3: Agriculture in Australia.
  4. Use of English 4: extra practice.


Adapted from: http://www.examenglish.com/
Portfolio:

  • These exams should be included in your portfolio, too.


DEADLINE: July 14.

stella

sábado, 17 de junio de 2017

UK POLITICAL SYSTEM

Let´s watch these short videos What is the UK political system like?

THE UK ELECTION EXPLAINED:




GENERAL ELECTIONS- THE GUARDIAN




UK ELECTION: A GUIDE FOR NON-BRITS




HOW PARLIAMENT WORKS




AN INTRODUCTION TO PARLIAMENT



PORTFOLIO:
  • WATCH the 5 videos.
  • Take down study notes (some videos have subtitles in English)
  • BRING YOUR STUDY NOTES TO CLASS next Wednesday, we'll be using them!!!!
(Since these are SEVERAL VIDEOS and we need ALL the information from them, you can work in groups. You can make groups, divide the material, and SHARE your study notes in class.)

DEADLINE: June 21


stella

domingo, 11 de junio de 2017

sábado, 10 de junio de 2017

CONGRATS!

Both, Barbara and I, want to CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR EFFORT in this first term!


Your oral term tests were good, and some of them very good.

Most portfolios show
  • hours of reading,
  • hours of writing,
  • hours studying, 
  • a lot of creativity,
  • responsibility,
  • & a great effort.
(ONLY A FEW portfolios are poor, incomplete or don't exist at all!)

We're only half way. Let's go on learning and working towards our professionalism.

stella :-)