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Halloween is here!

Halloween is here! As you can see in all supermarkets and shopping centers. Halloween has arrived at our school too.

Activity 1: Let’s learn Halloween vocabulary and the origin of this celebration with this interactive book.

Activity 2: Now learn more about this celebration. Practise the vocabulary.

Activity 3: Here are the Halloween poems that next Wednesday 31st October some first ESO students will present in a spoooky play. Match each poem with the correct image.

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Activity 4: Here is a video of the song “This is Halloween”, which appears in the film “Nightmare before Christmas”.

Activity 5: Finally, learn this wii choreography of the song “This is Halloween” . Enjoy it!

Send a comment! Give us some advice to celebrate  Halloween night, as for example: Beware of strangers! Enjoy your night without disturbing others!

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Form and uses of the Present Perfect

In this unit we will learn how to form and use the present perfect tense in English.

Activity 1: Listen to the explanation about the present perfect and write down the three different uses with an example.

Activity 2: Listen to this interactive explanation about the form of the present perfect and complete the tasks on-line.

Activity 3: Complete this activity about the difference between the simple past and the present perfect tenses.

Activity 4: Now match these sentences.

Activity 5: Now complete with the correct participle BEEN (you have already come back) or GONE (you have gone but have not come back yet).

Activity 6: Complete with HAS or HAVE.

Activity 7: Put the words in order.

Activiy 8: Now complete with the adverbs SINCE (a point in time) or FOR (a period of time).

Activity 9: Now complete with the correct adverbial: FOR, SINCE, ALREADY, YET, EVER, STILL, AGO.

Activity 10: Finally practise the past simple and past participles of irregular verbs with this interesting on-line application.

Don’t forget to send a comment telling us your opinion about these activities!

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Past Simple vs Past Continuous

In this new post we will learn how to use two past tenses: past simple and past continuous.

Activity 1: Read this interactive explanation about the use of pat simple and past continuous. In an openoffice document write a grammar summary with the different uses of both verb tenses and include examples. Then, complete the activity on-line.

Activity 2: If you still don’t know the uses of the past continuous, pay attention to this other grammar explanation in Spanish. Translate the sentences in the section Ejercicios into English.

Activity 3: Now complete the following dictation on-line. Translate the sentences into Spanish in an openoffice document.

Activity 4: Read this short story and answer the final question.

Send a comment! We are going to create a crazy story all together. Read the first sentence and follow up the story.

Yesterday, I was going to school when I …

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Our ideal house

In this new unit we will learn about the different rooms of the house, furniture and appliances.

Activity 1: Visit this haunted house and find the different rooms and objects. Write them in your notebook.

Activity 2: Visit this house and discover its rooms. Write the names of the rooms in your notebook.

Activity 3: Read the description of my ideal house. Copy the text in an openoffice document and underline the words that can be used to describe any house. Make a list with the words you don’t understand and translate them into Spanish.

My ideal house is located in a small village in the south of Italy. The house has four rooms with a well-furnished kitchen and modern bathroom facilities. The living-rooms are comfortable. The furniture has been chosen with great care. The walls have been painted with soft colours to match the curtains. Each room is fitted with a radio so that one can enjoy programs from the bed. The drawing room is elegantly furnished with sofas, chairs and a central table. The walls are lined with built-in cupboards, a library with a lot of books by master novelists. There is a niche for the television and the room can be used for viewing programs. All the rooms are airy and air-conditioned.

The kitchen is beautifully decotated. It is fitted with electric grills and things can be organised in specially designed cabinets. It is provided with modern gadgets for grinding, pulverizing or cutting.

In front of the house there is an artificial pool with a fountain spray. There are two fish tanks in the big porch to add the beauty of the place. There is a garage at the side of the house for my car. In the backyard there are a few fruit trees. In front of the house there is a garden with exotic plants. There is also a small playground for my children with a swing. I like this house because I am surrounded by beauty and peace.

Group Project: Every of us dreams of an ideal house waiting for him or her somewhere in the future. In groups you will describe the house of your dreams, showing pictures of the different bedrooms, interior decoration and exterior parts.

Leader’s tasks: Create a Googe Docs presentation and share it with all the members of the group and teacher. Write an introduction with a general description of the house, location (in a city or a village, seaside …), country, etc. Explain why you would like to live there. (80 words)

Our ideal house is located in …. The house has … bedrooms with … We love this house because we …, it is … , there is/ are … 

Individual tasks. Every member of the group, except the leader, will describe one or two rooms of your ideal house (80 words for only one room or 40 words for every room if you are going to describe two rooms). Use these expressions in activity 3.

The kitchen is fitted with … , there is / are …  

Final Presentation: Every member of the group will present his or her work, but you will not be allowed to read the information on your slide and you will have to know the meaning of every word you have used.

Send a comment! The leader of the send must send the link to your Google presentation in a comment with the general description of your ideal house. 

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The art of storytelling

Today we are starting a new interesting project. We are reading and creating short stories using illustrations by artists around the world. The web application we are going to use can be found on the website www.storybird.com

Activity 1: Read the following stories and learn about the typical expressions that are used in short stories.

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Activity 3: Create your own short story between five and ten pages. Select one artist, feel the inspiration, choose the pictures and enjoy the art of storytelling. First sign up, create the pages and save your project. Finally, publish your digital book and don’t forget to invite me to read your short story.

Send a comment! Write an interesting summary of your story and insert the link to your Storybird creation.

I hope you enjoy this project!

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In Quest of Famous Britons

In this new unit we will read information about famous people’s biographies. We will learn how to write about the life of someone and research about the life of celebrities around the English-speaking countries.

Activity 1: First you will complete this treasure hunt about famous Britons. Find out what Britain is famous for and what famous people were born in the British Isles. Write your answers in an Openoffice Writer document. Copy the definitions and paste them with the correct answers in your document. Don’t forget to answer the big question!

Send a comment! Do you know any other British celebrities? Send us information about them by a comment.

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We wish you a merry Christmas …

In our last post of the year we will celebrate Christmas time with two activities.

Activity 1: First, read this e-card about the true meaning of Christmas. What are the eight symbols used for this time of the year? What are their meaning?

Activity 2: Now we all will create an acrostic poem, a series of lines where the letters spell another word, about Christmas in a shared document. Choose your favourite Christmas-related word and start creating. You can use the symbols mentioned in the previous Christmas e-card. You must illustrate your poem with images. Here is the perfect example of an acrostic poem:

You will write your poem in a shared Google Docs presentation. Include your acrostic poem, an animated image related to your Christmas-related word and a greeting with your name in the speaker notes.

Activity 3: Finally, send your wish for Christmas and the New Year and an image or youtube Christmas carol in our Wallwisher.

 

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Our Interests and Hobbies 2 ESO

So we can get to know each other much more here are the digital books created in class using the website Bookr.

Activity 1: Read all the books and send a comment about one of them. Make sure you don’t write his or her name.

You can use these expressions:

  • He / She likes reading , …
  • He / She enjoys chatting on the Internet.
  • His /  Her favourite animal is the …
  • He / She fancies listening to music.
  • He / She loves playing the piano.
  • His / Her hobbies are listening to music and playing tennis.

In class we will try to guess your classmates’ names.

  1. About Inma by Inma
  2. The Famous by Carlota Nieto Zalba
  3. What I like by Patricia Ternero 
  4. ABOUT SERGIO by Sergio Gallego Barco
  5. My hobbies by Ana
  6. My hobbies by Lidia
  7. About my hobbies by Anderson Rubio
  8. About me… by Julian 
  9. About Mireya by Mireya
  10. I LIKE BETIS by LEO
  11. About Juan by Juan
  12. An animals by Tamara y Carlota
  13. My Hobbies by Sara
  14. The boy the Fantasy by Mikel
  15. About Alicia:)by Alicia Aguilares De La Torre,2ºA
  16. ME by ME
  17. Me, Myself & I by Angela Torrijos Espada
  18. My self by Paloma Ferrandez Fernandez

 Activity 2: Choose one bookr and recycle it, that is, correct the mistakes and send it back to me.

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Learning English with lyrics videos

Lyrics videos are great to practise your English having fun. Here are some of my favourite videos.

“Hollywood” by Michael Bublé

“I Haven’t Found You Yet” by Michael Bublé

“Who’s That Chick?” David Guetta feat Rihanna

“Price Tag” by Jessie J.

“On My Mind” by Cody Simpson

Send a comment! We am waiting for your comments about them. What is your favourite video? Do you know any other lyric videos? Send us the link.

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Going to the cinema on Saint Valentine’s Day

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In English-speaking countries Saint Valentine’s day is celebrated by millions of people that are or aren’t in love. This year, why don´t you celebrate this day going to the cinema?
Here is the latest film about this day. Valentine’s Day is a comedy about 10 people in Los Angeles whose lives intersect on the romantic holiday.

 

Here is a the trailer about the film. Would you like to see it?

After taking a look at the film poster and the trailer, now read the information on this website. Did your opinion change about the film?

Activity 1: Would you go to see this film after reading the reviews? Why? Which other films would you recommend for this special day? You can insert the link to the trailers. Send a comment to this post.

Activity 2:  Now complete this poll on-line. You can select more than one answer.

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