WELCOME TO YOUR BLOG

Yeah!This is a blog for you to learn English in a funnier way!!Here you can listen to real English,practice your vocabulary and grammar and...who knows..maybe, you´ll meet new people. Hope you enjoy and learn a lot from it.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Cinderella Panto( Cenicienta)

A pantomime is a musical-comedy theatrical production mostly performed at Christmas. I think you won´t find both videos hard to understand. Enjoy!






If you like and understand them, I suggest watching the rest on Youtube.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Music to listen to, sing in company or alone while tidying your bedroom at Christmas!!

Hi there, here you have a collection of some songs we've been listening to this week...I remind you to prepare your speaking for next Monday and don't forget the project at home!

















I just love this one...

Fito, a poet or a musician?

We also have good rock singers in Spain!!!!Well a mixture of styles. I suggest that you go to a concert of his if you like the group. Awesome!

maybe the name of the group is familiar to you. You may know some songs...check the ones below...





I admire this guy, Fito Cabrales. Loak at how quick he can play the guitar!









One from the first album ( 1998)



Extremoduro + Platero y Tú + Manolo Chinato...Extrechinato y Tú.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Bento

I was reading the paper when I found this amazing piece of news. Bento is a type of Japanese food to take away, similar to a packed lunch. Have a look at the video if interested (here). It's hard to believe Japanese mums spend nearly 2 hours per day in creating these edible pieces of art. The harder thing is they attend lessons!!

Could you eat the poor goose so beautifully painted? I think I could, not so sure about the "blue" rice,though!






Thursday, 8 December 2011

A tribute to the best singer ever. My idol!

John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 ( during WWII).




Little John with his uncle George.
John with his auntie Mimi, who took care of him on his childhood.
John's father, Freddie Lennon, wasn't a very good dad. Their parents got divorced when he was 5. His dad didn't want to know anything about John till he became rich and famous. What a cheek!

You can see John and his mother Julia, who taught him how to play the banjo and ukelele. Unfortunately, she was killed by a car driven by a drunk off-duty policeman.
The Quarrymen, John's first band. He was aged 15 when he met Paul McCartney...and the story begins right here...
Gorgeous Cynthia Powell, John's first wife. At the beginning of their career, The Beatles didn't want people to know he was married. Young girls were crazy about them...



He married his second wife, Yoko Ono, on 19th, March, 1969, in Gibraltar. For some people she was responsible for The Beatles' break-up.Julian Lennon and Sean Lennon. You can tell which one is Yoko's and who's Cynthia's.

John having a lollipop while resting from shooting "How I Won the War", a film made in Almería.

He also wrote 2 books.
He was very creative, he tried drawing as well.


During the Vietnam War, they spent 2 weeks in bed asking for peace. One in Montreal and another one in Amsterdam.


Mark David Chapman assassinated John on December 8, 1980 outside The Dakota Building, where Lennon lived with his wife, Yoko Ono. Mad Mark asked him for an autograph and while taking a picture of them he said , " This picture will be historic!". Later that night, he went back to the building and waited for John to arrive. When he saw Lennon he asked: "Mr. Lennon?". Then, he aimed 5 shots at him and , unfortunately, 4 of them hit him in the back.


He claimed he had heard a voice encouraging him to kill this great singer..




R.I.P. Mr. Lennon!!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Continue the story...

Task: Continue the following story.

It is dark outside and you are alone in an old house. On the wall there is a picture of a strange man with eyes that are alive and watching you. There is a room in this old house which makes you cold when you enter it, cold all the way down your back. And this is the room where, long ago, somebody died- very suddenly.

I have typed here the best story two girls from 3º of ESO wrote.


I entered in a bedroom, but something strange happened. The door closed. It was dark, so I looked for my torch. I was scared and I tried to go out, but I couldn't. I heard a scary laugh. I started to shout and someone said, " Silence, please. I want to tell you something". I couldn't believe it, I was really surprised. I heard again the mystery voice. It wass a man and he wanted revenge, because he has been killed.

He told me he was rich. He lived in a big house and he had all he always wished for but he didn't find love. One day, he met a pretty girl and they fell in love. Later, they got maried. He was reading in their bedroom, and his wife gave him some wine. When he was drinking the wine, his wife told him the drink was poisonous and told him she wanted him for his money. Then, he died while the murderer was laughing.

I listened to the story and I thought I should help him. I asked him, "How can I help you?", but nobody answered. I looked for him in the room, but he wasn't there any more. The door opened again and I went out. I returnedd to the hall, and I looked at the picture. The man had disappeared, but there was a dead woman instead. Behind her there was a man laughing because he finally revenged his death.

Almudena H. and Ana N.

Pretty good stuff, girls! Sorry for the delay.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Sunday, 13 November 2011

English Speaking Countries Webquest

You are going to do a webquest about an English speaking country. As I told you in class, you'll be divided in groups of 4 to work as a team all year around. To see what you have to do, click on the River Thames.


Saturday, 12 November 2011

Internet Project





Task: After watching both clips you have to prepare an oral explanation about the meaning of its lyrics and what you think the singer is trying to tell us. I'll let you know the date for this activity on Monday.

You can visit wikipedia if you need some help.

Remember to write down the new vocab.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Movember me!




Movember is a month-long event celebrated every year around the world. Instead of running or walking to raise some money, men grow

moustaches. Movember Foundation charity raise funds for men's health issues ( for example, prostate cancer or depression).

There is a kind of competition, I'll write some rules:

1) You must begin Nov 1st with a clean shaven face.
2) Your mo mustn´t join or touch your sideburns ( patillas) because it would be considered a beard.

Let me introduce you to a friend of mine who is growing his own mo. ( Some of you might have seen him in Broadstairs). We'll see at the end of the month how big it can get!


By the way, for those who love music, click on the picture below.


Friday, 28 October 2011

Please, contribute with your parents or friends!! See you there

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Halloween!!!

You have nearly a whole episode of this cartoon called Phineas and Ferb. Watch it and tell me if you prefer American to British English...

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Welcome students!

Hi there,

As I said in class, your homework was to write down the grammar. Here it is...
Present Simple vs Continuous

Haced "click" en la foto donde aparece el libro de este año ( margen derecho). Tenéis que descargar e instalar el programa ( downloadable activities) en vuestro ordenador. Hay muchas actividades para hacerlas online (autocorregibles) para que podáis practicar la gramática, el vocabulario y el listening de acuerdo a la unidad estudiada.

Have fun!!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

SEE YOU LATER, JAMES

I´ve been told today that you´re leaving us.That's sad news!

Well, I don't know if you'll read this, but anyway...I just wanted to tell you that we'll miss you,especially your friends.

Let me dedicate the last song to you. Can I?





Have a nice time there

Take care

XX


P.S Montse, you too.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

LONG TIME NO WRITE

In case you haven´t noticed...it´s September! In less than 2 weeks, you´ll be enjoying more lessons at school. Isn´t this nice? Hope all of you had had enough time to rest this summer and are ready to learn moreeeeeeee.



Tuesday, 21 June 2011

short Stories

Here you have a selection of very small stories to read when on holiday. They are quite easy, a good way to learn more vocabulary for next year...Some of them have audios so it's like killing two birds with one stone, isn't it?

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/copy_text.pdf

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/face_text_0.pdf

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/landlady_text.pdf

You can listen to the text above while reading it...click here

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/ex_poser_text.pdf

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/curse_text.pdf

The Archers

The best way to improve your listening skill is by listening...
Click on the link at the bottom and listen to a brand new chapter every day( well, on week days, I think ). You can download them onto your mp3, Ipod, mobile or computer...and listen to them while sunbathing.

The Archers is a long-running British soap opera, which began in the 1950s. I like it a lot because it´s so well produced, every little sound is recorded...the birds, cars, every noise to make it, if possible, more real! Besides the English spoken is fairly understandable.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/the-archers/

Friday, 17 June 2011

Vocabulary ( Ocean's Eleven)

Parole: libertad condicional
Heist: atraco
Penitentiary: jail, prison
Vault: cámara acorazada
Owner: dueño
Pickpocket: carterista
Bet: apuesta
Con man: estafador
To pose as: hacerse pasar por...
Liar: mentiroso
Thief: ladrón
Theft: robo
Gambling: jugar a juegos de azar

Thursday, 16 June 2011

HUCKLEBERRY FINN



If you liked what you´ve seen so far...go to youtube and continue watching...

To know more about this incredible adventurous novel written by Mark Twain...search on "wikipedia".

One of the main characters in "The Lord of the Rings" is also one of the main ones here.

Let me give you a piece of advice...
1) Go to the kitchen, make yourself some nice pop-corn
2) Go to your lounge and sit on a comfy sofa,dim light...
3) Put all your senses while watching because there are no subtitles. SORRY!
4) Last but not least...ENJOY!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

FINAL GRAMMAR EXAM

I´ve uploaded the activities I prepared for you in case you´ve lost them.

The second part is for those you have "inglés pendiente". The first one is for the rest. Enjoy!

Revision Units 0-7

REPASO UNITS 0-7 básico

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Bullying



Have a look at her amazingly interesting glogs on eduglogster!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

LO MÁS MARAVILLOSO DE APRENDER ALGO, ES QUE NADIE PUEDE ARREBATÁRNOSLO

We are not aware of the important role that education plays in our lives. It´s everything...
Enjoy the video based on a true story!

Remember...don´t throw away your opportunities!


Thursday, 12 May 2011

Royal Wedding by Disney?



I couldn´t help uploading this picture...

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Instrucciones para el "glog"



Debéis hacer un par de glogs de temática libre. Se tendrá en cuenta lo siguiente:

1. Debe haber texto en inglés ( NO COPIÉIS NI PEGUÉIS). Leed la información y poned pequeños bocadillos con información simple.
2. Debe contener imágenes
3. Debe aparecer en vuestro glog algún video
4. Se tendrá muy en cuenta también vuestra creatividad e imaginación

Echad in vistazo al que yo he hecho. He hablado un poco del club y he dado algunos datos usando un inglés básico.

La fecha límite para hacerlos será el domingo 12 de junio. Cuanto antes lo hagáis, mejor.

Os recuerdo que estos trabajos tendrán la puntuación que tenían los writings.

Good luck!!

Watch the video if you need some help...

Obama´s speech



Listen to American President, Barack Obama. There are plenty of things you can recognise easily: different tenses, conditionals, the passive voice.

Learn new vocabulary and pay attention to the pronunciation of known and unknown words, as well as the intonation.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Some English Pronouns

While I was marking your exams,I realised you still have some problems with the English pronouns. You use "your" for every person...I´m afraid that is not correct. Have a look at the table and study it if you don´t remember the correct ones.



More practice...

Thursday, 21 April 2011

The How to be British Collection

I have just found a very interesting site where you can see funny cards about the British culture. It is known as The How to be British Collection. I´m not sure but I think there are 3 books. I bought two of them while living in England.

The strange thing is that when you are living there and find these hilarious books you realise that every word that is written there is true. I mean it, everything! From the foreigners who go to a pub in a snow-covered British town with their heavy, warm coats ( while the native females are wearing a tiny skirt, a top, high heels...without a coat or tights...remember it´s December...!) to the poor foreign student who is attached to a cloth drying the dishes...every day...Enjoy!

Monday, 18 April 2011

How much do yo know about Easter?

Let´s learn something about it, shall we? Click on the following pics to learn new vocab related to this great festivity...

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Oxford

Check the new Oxford spot for you.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Funny Videos



Sorry for the swearing...

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL



We´ll listen to this song in class today...

Sunday, 10 April 2011

MY FIRST QUICK GLOG



I promise I WILL teach YOU how you use them and YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY to go to the IT ROOM...It will depend on you to go more times...depending on your behaviour...I mean, no "tuenti".