JOB SKILLS

In today's competitive job market, it is very important to have the skills employees are looking for. Read the following infographic and see which ones you need for your future job.

in demand jobs skill sets

Do you want to know the most asked job interview questions?

most asked job interview questions.

Watch the video now and try to answer the questions.


Finally let's do some real practice on the following link.
Job interview





COMPUTER ROOM

First things first, revise your notes from last week and continue your research on your gap year project. In case you don't remember the details, here you are the link.

Some more activities on the topic of unit 6.


COMPUTER ROOM LESSON

For Monday's computer room lesson, click on the links to do the activities.





And finally, ...





ENJOY THE WEEKEND!!!

As usual, let's begin with the weekly newspaper article for anyone interested in improving English.



Then you can watch this video about video games and becoming smarter. Remember to activate the subtitles in English.



And finally this is the song Marta has chosen for you. Lovely, by the way.

LISTENING PRACTICE : SHERLOCK HOLMES

Vertical Player:

PAST SIMPLE - PAST CONTINUOUS PRACTICE

If you still need practice on past simple, click on this previous entry and play the games.


Now, you can play the following games and  practice past continuous too.





ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES PROJECT


English is the most widespread language in the world: over 400 million people use it as a mother tongue and over 700 people speak it as a foreign language. But did you know that there are other countries besides the UK & USA whose official language is English?

Let's discover the English Speaking Countries around the world. 
For your second term project, in groups of two people , you are going to research about English-speaking countries around the world and present one of them to your classmates. You'll give an oral presentation together with a ppt including the information learnt about this country. (You can use any type of digital support: Powerpoint, Prezi, Slideshare, SimpleBooklet…)
You have to find information on the following:
·      - Description of the country's flag
·      - The national symbol of the country
·      - The capital of the country
·      - Interesting or important landmarks in your country
·      - Typical food for your country
·      - Typical music and sports for your country
The countries will be:
Australia –USA – Great Britain and Ireland- South Africa and New Zealand
Remember these tips:
Do your research. In order to give an engaging presentation, you need to know what you're talking about.
- Use key phrases and include only the most important information. Avoid using too much text in the slide, the slide show is meant to accompany your oral presentation.
- Make appropriate use of pictures. It's a good idea to break up text with illustrations and it is true that a picture is worth a thousand words.
- Please send them to my e-mail for correction before the 24th of February and be ready to present them in class on the 11th of March. (nferrism@gmail.com)

You can start working on it right now, make the most of your time in class.
And after some work, you can play the game.Double click on the image and wait for it to upload.




COMPUTER ROOM LESSON

Please, read the entry about A Gap Year on the label Opt 2 Bat. There are two links to articles and an interesting Infographic. Read them carefully.

Once you have finished, you have to write an essay using your computer with this title:
"Advantages and disadvantages of taking a gap year".

You have to email it to me before the end of the lesson. Thanks. 

You can also do the following listening exercise, either here or at home.

2nd TERM PROJECT


My favourite music
This is probably a daring project as it involves the use of a new tool and the use of computers. Anyway, I think it is well worth the effort and the most important is to learn English, so let's get started.
We are going to use a tool called Glogster, which creates multimedia posters that can include text, images and video. For your project this term, you will have to create a glog about your music preferences; you can either choose a singer, a group or a type of music. Look for information on the web and decide what information, pictures or videos you want to include before you start. Here you have some examples so you can get a better idea. Click on the links and wait, as they may take some time to upload.
I think you should also have a look at the following tutorial, please read it carefully and go back to it if you have any questions.
When you are ready, you can register on the following link. Remember your nickname and password, you will need them.
The deadline will be February, 28th, all the corrections have to be done before then. Be original and creative. Good luck!

TAKING A GAP YEAR PROJECT

 For this second term you are going to plan a gap year abroad. To get familiar with the topic, here you are a couple of newspaper articles for you to read.


Look at the infographic and check the most popular destinations for Brits.

gap year guide
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Task
We need a group of four people and the rest groups of three people. Please tell me the names of the people forming each group before the lesson finishes.
Do some research and prepare a powerpoint presentation which you will have to present to your classmates in the most attractive and clear way you are capable of.You can use any type of digital support for your presentation: Powerpoint, Prezi, SimpleBooklet, Slideshare .....
There is not a number of fixed slides, make it as along as you need, your oral presentation should last about 15 minutes (5 for each member).
As regards content, here you are some ideas:
- why a gap year?
- benefits?
- where to?
- how long?
- things to do
- money needed and how you are planning to get it
Resources
There are lots of webpages, these are just some of them:
Feel free to surf the net on your own.
Deadline: 17th February
Start working and don't leave it for next day !!!!!!!!

HAPPY WEEKEND!!!!

We have lots of things for you this weekend, please find some time to do them. 

Reading practice
THE SCIENCE BEHIND WHY WE TAKE SELFIES

Have you ever wondered what makes you happy? Watch the video and draw your own conclusions.



Now an infographic about how google affects our memory. 

Please include attribution to OnlineColleges.net with this graphic.

Google and Your Memory

And the song of the week .........

POLLUTION. LISTENING PRACTICE

Practice makes perfect, so if you want to improve your listening comprehension skills, you'd better start working. Watch the video and answer the questions. You can check your answers when you finish and watch it as many times as necessary.

COMPUTER ROOM

As you can guess, health is the topic of the next unit we are going to start. Let's hope the Internet is working today and you can do all the activities I have prepared. Otherwise you will have to do them at home.
For a start, you have to answer the following quiz to see how healthy you are.


The next activities all deal with vocabulary. Take your time and take any notes you may think relevant.(On one of the pages you can check also pronunciation)


Some listening comprehension with these two exercises.


Next step is doing some basic research on diseases, injuries or conditions. Click on the link, choose a disease, injury or condition and learn about it. Be prepared to explain what it consists of tomorrow in class. 


Finished? You can play then.





Thanks for you work!!




HAVE A NICE WEEKEND!!

Here you are a couple of newspaper articles to read at the weekend.
PAU GASOL SCORES WITH ROLES OFF THE COURT

DO TEENS WHO STAY IN BED LONGER LEARN BETTER?

Next video puts things into perspective, worthwhile watching!!



And this is the song of the week.

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

Holidays are over  and we are back to school. We have just entered a new year and many of us promise to do something new or better in the next 12 months. These promises are known as New Year's Resolutions. Read the following text and start thinking about yourself.

Then listen and try the different activities, do the vocabulary exercise before you listen.


Watch the video about the top 10 New Year's Resolutions and click on the link below to do some comprehension.





You probably have already come up with many goals, but the difficult part is to keep them.



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And this is our humble present to you all, click on the image and enjoy it.