domingo, 21 de mayo de 2017

History of London.

Listen and watch this video. More than 2,000 years in only 4 minutes!

 

(subtitles also available)

PORTFOLIO: 

  • share (in comments section) something that you DIDN'T KNOW about London (ANY aspect mentioned in the video). 
  • paste YOUR OWN comment and three more (that you ALSO founf interesting/ you didn't know.


Thanks Bárbara for finding the video 

DEADLINE:

 stella

Things Only British People Do

Listen to this young man describing WHAT British people do:



If you need to understand more, activate SUBTITLES. Be careful there are MISAKES!!! 

 Thanks Bárbara for FINDING this video! 

 Listen to the man and write down (in the comments section) ONE (AND ONLY ONE) EXAMPLE EACH. 

PORTFOLIO: 
Inlcude a BRIEF description of the videon(100 words), 
add a short list of things only British people do.

 DEADLINE: 

 stella ;-)

Tales from London.



The British Empire has a capital city: LONDON. Would you like to know something about this city? Go to: TALES FROM LONDON. It's a very interesting book related to 20 Century London. Within the framework of an interactive game, it gives us the chance of learning something else about this capital city and  their culture.


PORTFOLIO:
  • browse the whole book
  • go to the FUN STUFF section
  • try to answer as many questions as possible  and see  HOW MUCH you  know about the British culture.
  • choose 5 or 6 questions, choose the correct answer (and add the comments). Finally paste the items in your portfolio.
DEADLINE: 

stella :-)

London: the centre of the Empire.





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.


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.
DEADLINE:

stella ;-)

sábado, 13 de mayo de 2017

History of an Empire.

Watch this video on The British Empire:




QUESTIONS AND DEADLINE COMING SOON.

stella ;-)

CLIMATE & GEOGRAPHY of the British Isles.

If you go to THIS LINK, you'll find interesting information related to CLIMATE AND GEOGRAPHY. (Mind you: there's LOTS OF revision in this video)

Britain's climate















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

DEADLINE: MAY 30

stella 

viernes, 12 de mayo de 2017

THE ORIGIN OF ENGLISH


  1. GOo to TED -ED and LOG IN
  2. Watch this video:


2- Go to THIS LINK.

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

4- Check your answers.

PORTFOLIO:
  • Paste the above questions AND ANSWERS to your PORTFOLIO.
  • Add a brief OPINION on the video, .

DEADLINE: May 24


stella

domingo, 7 de mayo de 2017

SO... 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.
DEADLINE: MAY 24

stella :-)

I must admit that I slightly "disagree" with the video: "THE MALVINAS ISLANDS ARE ARGENTINIAN!!!!
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
DEADLINE: MAY 22

stella :-)

The UK, a brief description.


Isfd 41 lyc1-britain de stellams

PORTFOLIO:

  • take down study notes
  • complete them, if necessary (this is a BRIEF summary)
  • add maps, pictures, etc
DEADLINE: MAY 21

stella :-)

11 ICONS OF BRITISH CULTURE

Can you guess the names of these 11 icons of the British culture?




 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
 10
 11












Adapted from: Redaelli, A., Invernizzi, D. (2011). Eyewitness. Culture in a Changing World. Italy: Pearson/Longman.

PORTFOLIO:

  • look up these British icosn.
  • share them (in COMMENTS section)
  • DO NOT answer ALL the items, just share ONE!!!


DEADLINE: May 17

stella

miércoles, 3 de mayo de 2017

ABOUT DEADLINES AND PORTFOLIO.

Resultado de imagen para DEADLINES GIF Whenever there is a DEADLINE, take into consideration that it is for YOU, to avoid falling behind, to ORGANIZE your work. You need NOT HAND IN the portfolio on the day of the deadline, you simply have to make sure that you've MET THE DEADLINE!!!
Resultado de imagen para DEADLINESSo perhaps, the deadline falls on a Monday, or Sunday... NO PROBLEM, it's just a REMINDER for you to keep your PORTFOLIO UPDATED!!
We will ALWAYS ask you to HAND IN your PORTFOLIO after deadlines!






stella :-)

lunes, 1 de mayo de 2017

Poem: The British.


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!






  • 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.
PORTFOLIO

  • paste the poem "The British"
  • underline cooking verbs
  • take a world map and highlight the countries were conquerors/immigrants have come from (e.g. Rome, Chile , ...)
DEADLINE: MAY 12


stella :-)

COOKING VERBS.


Let´s look up cooking verbs. Create your own glossary









PORTFOLIO:

  • Make a list of cooking verbs (above)
  • look them up in a  monolingual dictionary
  • include them in your portfolio

DEADLINE: MAY 12


stella :-)

MATE: Interview and Summary.


Resultado de imagen para mate infusion en ingles

Mate is an example of our culture.

PORTFOLIO: 

  • Write an interview and record it.
    • paste it in your portfolio.
  • Summarize the article in 120 words
    • include it in your portfolio.



Resultado de imagen para mate infusion en inglesEverybody drinks mate! Resultado de imagen para mate infusion en ingles

DEADLINE: MAY 10



stella

jueves, 13 de abril de 2017

Let's get started...



Newsademic #1: "European Union at 60"
Newsademic #2: "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??)



PORTFOLIO:

  • complete the QUESTIONS
  • complete the CROSSWORD PUZZLE
  • Add a WORLD MAP
    • highlight the countries mentioned in the article
    • look up pronuciation of each country
DEADLINE: MAY 5


st :-)
  Yo amo a    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

stella :-)

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.

Welcome to our virtual space.



stella ;-)