CHRISTMAS

Now, everybody has got their marks and the first term is nearly over. Some of you haven't done very well, but there is still a lot of time to improve!! Work hard and practise as much as you can.
Christmas holidays will be a good time for both, enjoy and study. And to start preparing for Christmas, here is a video to learn a Christmas carol.

"Twas the Night Before Christmas"

This is one of the most traditional Christmas readings in English speaking countries and was written in 1882 by Clement C. Moore. It tells the story of Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve at a typical American house.

White is in the winter by Enya

Practice some listening and pronunciation with this song. We hope you like it!

Enjoy Christmas with Santa Claus!!!

Click on the image below and you will be directed to a nice webpage where you can play games, read stories, personalise stories, write a letter to Santa, look for recipes and much more. Have fun!

Book Report

Here is the worksheet for the book My family and other animals, which you have to print and then complete the questions. Give it to the teacher in the first English lesson after the Christmas holidays. Happy Christmas!!!
Book Report 4 ESO                                                            

Book Report

Here is the worksheet for the book Kilmarny Island, which you have to print and then complete the questions. Give it to the teacher in the first English lesson after the Christmas holidays. Happy Christmas!!!
Book Report 3 ESO                                                                   

Christmas is coming !!!

Christmas is getting nearer. We can see Christmas decorations everywhere, in the streets, in our houses....; everything changes for some days. To start living the spirit of Christmas, watch this video. Remember that one of the best ways to improve your pronunciation is through practise, so here are the lyrics of the video for you to sing:



Once upon a time in a town like this,
a little girl made a great big wish.
Shake it up, shake up the happiness!
Wake it up, wake up the happiness!
C'mon ya'll, it's Christmas time!
I know you're out there,
I hear your reindeer
I see the snow where your boots have been.
HO-HO-HO
Shake it up, shake up the happiness!
Wake it up, wake up the happiness!
C'mon ya'll, it's Christmas time!

Vocabulary.

This time there are no excuses to write your essays about eating habits. Print the vocabulary sheet, keep it for future reference and start writing!
Vocabulary: Food and Healthy Eating

HAVE A NICE LONG WEEKEND !!!!

Most of you have already finished exams and are exhausted after so much hard work. Enjoy the long weekend and take it easy.Remember to bring the reading book to class (2 ESO, 3 ESO and 4 ESO). See you next week!



TYPICAL WEEK ?

Although there are still a lot of exams coming, we hope this week doesn't look like this to you !!


Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a very important American festivity and it is celebrated on the last Thursday of November ( 25th of November, this year ).
Thanksgiving is a special day for families to be together and to thank God for all they have. Why is Thanksgiving such an important day? Watch this video and have a look at the presentation.




Task: Look for the recipe of a traditional Thanksgiving dish and hand it in to us in class next week.

EXAM REVISION

For those of you who want to revise for next week's exam, here you have some links.


Quantifiers 1.                                             Quantifiers 2.

Making questions.                    Present simple/ Present continuous.

Past simple/ Past continuous.


Don't forget you can also do all the exercises we have done in class again. Study hard and good luck!!!

Congratulations!!!!!!

We wish to congratulate our student Lidia Pérez (1 Batxillerat A) on being awarded with "Premi extraordinari al rendiment acadèmic d'ESO" (2010/2011). WELL DONE!!!!

At the hospital!

Do you hate going to hospital? Are you a hypochondriac? Watch this Mr Bean video and have some fun. Then, write a short story telling what happens and hand it to me in class.

Listening comprehension: Gap Year.

Taking a "Gap Year" is a tradition in many European countries and it is gaining ground in the United States. It is not common here in Spain, though. You have already passed through nursery school, pre-school, elementary school, middle school and now HIGH SCHOOL. You are worn out, would you like to take a gap year? Do you know what a gap year is? If you want to find out, watch the video.


Guy Fawkes' Night or Bonfire Night

Guy Fawkes' Night or Bonfire Night is celebrated on the 5th of November. This is a British festivity.
In November 1605, the Gunpowder plot took place. In it, some catholics plotted to blow up the English Parliament and King James I on the day set for the king to open Parliament. The men were angry because the king had treated them very badly and they didn't like it.
Ever since that day, the British have celebrated Guy Fawkes' Night. Today, young people in Britain make a Guy with old clothes and fill him with newspaper. Then they go round the streets with the Guy and ask for "a penny for the Guy". With this money they buy fireworks and make bonfires to burn the Guy.
Here is a very famous rhyme about Guy Fawkes:
"Remember, remember
The fifth of November.
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason
Why gunpowder and treason
Should ever be forgot"

Happy Halloween!!!

Halloween is traditionally celebrated on the night of 31st of October, the night before All Saint's Days. It is an exciting event in the United States and in Great Britain. Children and young people have fun wearing costumes and they go "Trick-or-Treating" on Halloween evening.

Halloween listening

Click on the link below and listen to Adrienne and Mike talking about Halloween. Listen first without looking at the transcript and then do the Quiz: Comprehension Q's, which you will see on the right hand side of the web page. Finally listen again, this time looking at the transcript and check your answers.

We hope you like it!

Click here: Halloween listening.

Simple Past

Hello students! I think we are ready to start Unit 2. It is time to revise the Simple Past tense. First, you can have a look at the presentation about this tense.
English PPT - The Simple Past Tense

Simple Past

Now, start practising irregular verbs with a game.
Ready to play?

Click here.

Irregular Verbs

Next week, you are taking an irregular verb test. Watch the video below and try to say the second and third form of the verb before she says them. Don't forget to study for the test.

Love, dating and relationships

Watch the following video and get familiar with the vocabulary we are going to start using in class in Unit 2.

World news

Read the following article on Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo and China. What's your opinion on the matter? Write a short composition.

In China, News About Nobel Winner Liu Xiaobo Is Scarce

Writing Tips

In order to improve your writing skills, have a look at this powerpoint presentation and try to put them into practise in future essays.

Irregular verbs

There is no excuse if you do not learn English irregular verbs! Use the following web page to learn and practise them. An exam is on the way!!!

Click here

Phonetics

Learning to pronounce English is very important. Go to this link and when it opens first click on the phonemic chart tag ( on your left-hand side ). Go through the different sounds on it and try any of the games on the main page. There are a lot of activities and speaking good English needs lots of practice!


Click here.

Phonetics

As promised, here is the link to review English pronuntiation. There is one video for each of the different vowel and consonant sounds. Then, you can try the exercises and quizzes. It is worth going through!


Click here.