OUR BILINGUAL BLOG

"Learn to imagine, imagine to learn" with the Bilingual Program at I.E.S. Albert Einstein"

Let’s celebrate Halloween week!

Halloween is next week and we are going to create our own spooky monster to decorate the classroom. Apart from that interesting project, we will complete these ten interactive activities in class. I hope you all learn a lot about Halloween and have fun!

Activity 1: First create your own monster on-line.

monsters

Activity 2: Find the following Halloween creatures.

haunted

Activity 3: Now make your own pumpkin.

pum

Activity 4: Play this word search game.

al

Activity 5: Now try this other word search.

word2

Activity 6: Listen to this story about a green monster.

monster2

Activity 7: It is time for another story. Listen carefully!

girlss

Activity 8: Now we are going to write a scary story.

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Activity 9: Listen to the following song about Halloween from the film “Nightmare Before Christmas”.

Activity 10: And finally, it is time to dance this song following this choreography!

Here is one more funny song to dance!

Send a comment! Did you like these Halloween activities? What was your favourite activities? Do you celebrate Halloween? How?

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Interesteen T.E.A.M.

Do you want to know more about the European schools and students collaborating with us in our eTwinning project this year?

This is the glog about the French school in Paris, France:

Michelet High School

This is a the glog created by the French students about their country.

Quizzes about France

This is the glog created about the Turkish school in Istambul, Turkey:

Bura Borak HIgh School

This is a presentation created by students at the school in Mytilene, Greece:

General Lyceum of Mytilene 

Don’t forget to enter the Twinspace and comment on these projects!!!!

Finally, here is the padlet created for the presentation of the national groups:

National groups’ presentations

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Michael Jackson’s Ghosts

This Halloween week we will work on long-form music video Ghosts, a 1996 short film starring Michael Jackson, co-written by horror novelist Stephen King and directed by film director Stan Winston.

Activity 1: First, watch the video.

Activity 2: Now let’s find out more about the making of this film.

Activity 3: Write a film review using the following structure. (200-250 words). Incllude your review in you Goggle Drive document. You can add some pictures of the film too. DEADLINE: next Friday 31st October.

Introduction:

  1. Make your general reaction to the film clear
  2. Identify the following information:
  • Title
  • Genre
  • Director
  • Lead actors
  • Year of release

Body:

  1. Summarise the plot in a few sentences.
  2. Mention the setting: the place and time of the plot.
  3. Say something about the main characters.
  4. Say something about the content.

Conclusion:

  1. Comment on the film.
  2. Let others know whether or not you liked the film.
  3. Why do you like it? Why don’t you like it?
  4. Is the film interesting or boring, etc.?
  5. Would you recommend the film?

You can use the following worksheet containing useful phrases to write a film review.

Activity 4: Now here is the classic “Thriller”.

Activity 5: Finally, let’s dance following the choreography of the song “Ghosts”. Let’s sing along too!

Activity 6: Why don’t we dance “Thriller” too?

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Creating a monster for Halloween

We are going to create and describe a monster for Halloween week.

We will decorate the classroom with all your monsters. Next Monday 27th you will give your teacher a description and a monster created using pencils, crayons, paper, cardboard or any other materials. Don’t write your name on the monster. Keep it secret! Be creative!

You will write sentences describing the physical characteristics of a monster.


Include all this information in this order: 

NAME: His/Her name is …

COUNTRY: He/She is from …

AGE: He/ She is ten years old.

COLOUR: He/ She is blue, grey, white, purple, etc.

PARTS OF THE BODY: He/ She has two big ears, four arms, six fingers in each hand, two small horns on his/her head, etc.

ADJECTIVES: He/She is funny, clean, scary, ugly, tall, short, big, huge, small, tiny, enormous, strange, unusual, similar to …, different from …, etc.

 

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Exploring our Solar System

This “Super Friday” we will learn about the outer space, our Solar System and its planets.

Activity 1: First, watch this video about the solar system!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsF_hdjWJjo

Activity 2: Now, watch this interesting video about the planets of in our Solar System. In your notebook write down interesting facts about each planet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEXWxNbpTzU

Activity 3: Now let’s learn more about these planets. Copy the mnemonic to remember the order of the planets in your notebook.

explore

Activity 4: Now complete this game about the order of the planets in the solar system.

planets

Activity 5: Now watch tabout  Bill Nye the Science Guy, a funny scientist who explains how far the sun is and other stars in space. Why do they say WHOA?

Activity 6: Now pay attention to this video about Bill Nye the Science Guy in ourter space to know how far apart the planets are in our solar system.

Activity 6: Now pay attention to this demonstration of the size and distance of the planets. Write down the name of the planets and the distance in scale.

Activity 7: Finally, watch this interesting video about the Sun.

Send a comment! Which is your favourite video or interactive activity? Can you find any other videos or interactive activities related to the planets on the Internet. Send the link in a comment.

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Unit 1: Interactive Revision

This “super” Friday we will revise all the contents for unit 1 in a really fun way playing interactive activities on the digital board. Practise at home too!

Activity 1: Play this game to learn about some countries and nationalities we have study in unit 1.

nationalities

Activity 2: Now let’s learn more with another interactive activity about the contents for unit 1.

names

Activity 3: Finally, let’s revise the use of CAPITAL letters in English with this interactive story.

capital

And that is all! I hope you all liked these activities. Enjoy the weekend!!!!!

 

 

 

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All about our new assistant

Our new assistant has just arrived. Today we will learn more about him. Pay attention to his presentation.

Pantallazo

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T-shirt Day

Last Monday 26th we celebrated the t-shirt Day with our Bachillerato students. This is the result of this collaborative project. Not only students appear in the video, can you guess who?

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European Day of Languages: Our T-shirt Day

Last “super” Friday we celebrated the “European Day of Languages” at our school. Our students were wearing t-shirts with messages in English and French. Here is the result of the videos your English teachers have created.

Did you like the songs included in these videos? Here are the lyrics videos:

“Hall of Fame” by the Script

“Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley

“Elle me dit” by Mika with English and French subtitles

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History of the English language

Today we will learn about where the English language comes from.

Activity 1: First, watch this video about the different periods in the formation of English. Write at least three words for the different chapters:

  1. Anglo-Saxons (410 AD)
  2. Norman Conquest (1066-1453)
  3.  Shakespeare (1564-1616)
  4. The King James Bible (1611)
  5. The English of Science (late 17th century. Age of Enlightment)
  6. English and Empire (16th century. British Empire and the Age of Discovery)
  7. The Age of the Dictionary (Dictionary of the English Language 1746-1755)
  8. American English (1607 Pilgrims to America)
  9. Internet English (1991)
  10. Global English

Activity 2: Now, let’s listen to another story of the English language with more details. Answer the quiz that appear on-line.

where

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