Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Blinklearning
Para los que tengan que hacer los Ejercicios de Refuerzo (1º ESO, 2º ESO, y 4º ESO) ya están abiertos y, recordad que podéis hacerlos cuantas veces queráis.

I wish you all nice holidays. Here is the only Christmas song that has managed to hit #1 on the pop charts (in 1958):  The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)

Para todos felices vacaciones. Os dejo con la única canción de Navidad que haya alcanzado el número uno en la lista de ventas (en 1958): "La canción de las Ardillas (No tardes Navidad)".


Lyrics


— All right you Chipmunks, ready to sing your song?
— I'll say we are, yeah Let's sing it now.
— Okay, Simon?
— Okay.
— Okay, Theodore?
— Okay.
— Okay, Alvin? Alvin? Alvin!
— Okay!


Christmas, Christmas time is near.
Time for toys and time for cheer.
We've been good but we can't last,
Hurry Christmas, hurry fast.
Want a plane that loops the loop,
Me, I want a hula hoop.
We can hardly stand the wait.
Please Christmas, don't be late.

— Okay fellas, get ready. That was very good, Simon.
— Naturally.
— Very good Theodore.
— Ah, Alvin, you were a little flat, watch it. Ah, Alvin, Alvin!
— Okay!

Want a plane that loops the loop.
I still want a hula hoop.
We can hardly stand the wait,
Please Christmas, don't be late.
We can hardly stand the wait,
Please Christmas, don't be late

Very good, boys
Let's sing it again, yeah, lets sing it again.
No, That's enough, lets not overdo it
What do you mean overdo it?
We want to sing it agai.
Now wait a minute, boys.
Why can't we sing it again?
Alvin, cut that ou. Theodore, just a minute. Simon will you cut that out, boys!

Merry Christmas Everybody!



Monday, 17 December 2012

Did you Know...?

Santa Down the chimney
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To start this week before Christmas, here are some facts I bet you didn't know -at least I didn't some of them.

Para empezar esta semana antes de Navidad, aquí van unos datos que, apuesto, no conocíais. Por lo menos yo algunos, no.


Enjoy.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Weekly Links 1º ESO —21

Blinklearning
Irregular verbs 1- 21
Unit 2: Exercise6_Present simple

Y unas cuantas canciones para practicar el present simple. Fijáos en las construcciones y la pronunciación.


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 2º ESO —21

Blinklearning
Irregular verbs 1- 21
Unit 2: Exercise5_Conditional type 1

To revise Conditional type 1, this song "Taxman" by the Beatles.


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 4º ESO —21

Blinklearning
Unit 2: Exercise5_Conditional

Here's a video to review the different types of conditional:


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 2º BACH —20


This week I'm starting a series of videos about writing an essay. This week: Essay writing - writing an introduction 


Enjoy.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Long Weekend

John Lennon
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There is a long weekend ahead. Exams are over and report cards have been given. So, we can have a little break. Enjoy it with the song we have been listening to this week: "So this is Christmas, War is over." A beautiful song of John Lennon performed by The Corrs.

Tenemos un largo fin de semana por delante. Hemos acabado los exámenes y entregado las notas. Así que podemos tomar un respiro. Disfrutadlo con la canción que hemos estado escuchando esta semana: "Entonces esto es la Navidad, la guerra ha terminado". Una preciosa canción de John Lennon cantada por The Corrs


Enjoy.
Pasadlo bien.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Thursday Story —15

The Monster Shopping Trip
Now that exams are over -at least for ESO-, let's read and listen to a kids story: The Monster Shopping Trip.

Ahora que los exámenes se han acabado -por lo menos para la ESO-, leamos y escuchemos un cuento para niños: El viaje de compras de Monstruo.



Enjoy

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thamksgiving
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Today is Thanksgiving Day in the US. We've been watching this video and talked about Thanksgiving celebration, so here it is to celebrate the day.

Hoy es Día de Acción de Gracias en Estados Unidos. Hemos estado viendo este vídeo y hablado de la celebración de Acción de Gracias, así que aquí está para celebrar este día.


An here are the lyrics: a good way to practise vocabulary.
Esta es la letra: una buena manera de practicar el vocabulario.

IT'S THANKSGIVING

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh yeah
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Alright
Come on
I’m wide awake
And I should take
A step and say thank you, thank you
For the things you’ve done, and what you did
Oh yeah, ooh yeah

December was Christmas
January was New Year’s
April was Easter
And the Fourth of July but now it’s Thanksgiving
Oh oh oh, it’s Thanksgiving
We we we, we’re gonna have a good time
Oh oh oh, it’s Thanksgiving
We we we are gonna have a good time
With the turkey (ey!)
And mashed potatoes (ey!)
We we we, are gonna have a good time
We need the turkey (ey!)
And mashed potatoes (ey!)
It’s Thanksgiving
It’s Thanksgiving

You know school is out
I can’t wait
I can shout thank you, thank you, thank you
No matter what you do, no matter what you say
This is my favorite day

December was Christmas
January was New Year’s
April was Easter
And the Fourth of July but now it’s Thanksgiving

Oh oh oh, it’s Thanksgiving
We we we, we’re gonna have a good time
Oh oh oh, it’s Thanksgiving
We we we, are gonna have a good time
With the turkey (ey!)
And mashed potatoes (ey!)
We we we, are gonna have a good time
With the turkey (ey!)
And mashed potatoes (ey!)
It’s Thanksgiving
It’s Thanksgiving

Yo, it’s Thanksgiving-givin’ and I’m tryin’ to be forgivin’
Nothing is forbidden, you know we gotta have it
I gotta give thanks to you, and you, and you
Can’t be hateful, gotta be grateful
Gotta be grateful, can’t be hateful
Mashed potatoes on my, on my table
I got ribs smelling’ up my neighbors’ cribs
Havin’ good times, we be laughin’ ’til we cry

It’s Thanks, Thanks, Thanksgiving
Come on It’s Thanks, Thanks, Thanksgiving
Give ‘em thanks, y’all

Oh oh oh, it’s Thanksgiving
We we we, we’re gonna have a good time
Oh oh oh, it’s Thanksgiving
We we we, are gonna have a good time
With the turkey (ey!)
And mashed potatoes (ey!)
We we we, are gonna have a good time
WIth the turkey (ey!)
And mashed potatoes (ey!)
It’s Thanksgiving It’s Thanksgiving

By the way, the Afro-American who appears in the video is the writer and producer of the song, Patrice Wilson, and Nicole Westbrook is 12 years old (if you were wondering.)

A propósito, el afroamericano que aparece es el escritor y productor de la canción, Patrice Wilson, y Nicole Westbrook tiene 12 años (para los que se lo pregunten).

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Weekly Links 1º ESO —20

Estos son los temas de los ejercicios del examen de evaluación: to Be (Present simple) - have got (Present Simple) - Articles: a/an/the/some/any - Plural of Nouns - there is/are y 20 primeros verbos irregulares.

En la página de ESO 1 de Bon's tips tenéis ejercicios para todos estos temas (unos 57 en total pero no creo que nadie tenga que hacerlos: coged alguno al azar y comprobad que sale bien. Como habéis estado trabajando a lo largo de esta evaluación, os va a resultar muy sencillo, ya veréis.)

Para relajaros ( y practicar), una canción de Barrio Sésamo (Sesame Street -pulsa el nombre para oirlo pronunciar): There's an app for that.


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 2º ESO —20

Estos son los ejercicios del examen de evaluación:
the date - Present simple and continuous - Past simple and continuous - Future with going to and will.

En ESO 2 en Bon's tips tenéis unos 25 ejercicios si queréis practicar aparte de en BlinkLearning.
Os dejo otro vídeo sobre el futuro: diferencia entre be going to y will.


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 4º ESO —20

To practise a little your listening and, as you didn't know The Cranberries (the band, not Erin's favourite fruits), here they are so that you can relax a little before your exams.

Para practicar un poco y puesto que no conocíais a los Cranberries (el grupo, no la fruta preferida de Erin), aquí los tenéis para que os relajéis antes del examen:


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 2º BACH —19

Blink Homework
Exercise: Unit 1 - Mock PAU exam_8
Deadline: 24/11/2012

The exam this weeks is about "The king's Speech". Let's watch the trailer with English subtitles (if you want it with Spanish subtitles click here.)


Enjoy.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Thanksgiving

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcard
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Here is a video to know more about Thanksgiving which takes place next Thursday in the United States (in Canada they celebrate the festivity on the second Monday in October, this year October, 8): History of Thanksgiving Day.

 Un vídeo para saber más sobre la festividad de Acción de Gracias que se celebra el próximo jueves en Estados Unidos (en Canadá se celebra el segundo lunes de octubre, este año fue el día 8): Historia del Día de Acción de Gracias.


Enjoy.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Weekly Links 1º ESO —19

Blink Homework
Review: Unit 1 - Grammar_There + be (hay)
Exercises: Unit 1 - Exercise 5_Be/have got and Exercise 6_There+be

Para repasar rápido el verbo "hay"


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 2º ESO —19

Blink Homework
Review: Unit 1 - Grammar_Will or going to
Exercise: Unit 1 - Exercise4_Future

Pay attention how English use future tense: be going to or will


And a music video to practise this tense.


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 4º ESO —19

Blink Homework
Review: Unit 1 - Grammar_Relative Clauses
Exercise: Unit 1 - Exercise4_Relative Clauses

More about relative clauses with this short video.


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 2º BACH —18

Blink Homework
Exercise: Unit 1 - Mock PAU exam_7
Deadline: 17/11/2012

Spend a day with two mothers from different backgrounds as they navigate the delicate balance between work and family: A tale of two working moms .


Enjoy.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Thursday Story —13

This week, a classical fable by Aesop (c. 620–564 BC).
Moral: "Never underestimate anyone no matter how big or small they are;  they may sometimes be of some help to you!"

(Moraleja: "Nunca subestimes a nadie cualquiera que sea su tamaño, puede que alguna vez sean una ayuda para tí.")


Enjoy

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Weekly Links 1º ESO —18

Blink Homework 
Review: Unit 1 - Grammar_Determiners   and   Grammar_Plural of nouns
Exercises: Unit 1 - Exercise 3_articles   and   Exercise 4_Plural Nouns
Fecha límite: 10/11/2012

Y con esta canción repasa los plurales irregulares.


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 2º ESO —18

Blink Homework
Review: Unit 1 - Grammar_Past simple and Past continuous
Exercise: Unit 1 - Exercise2_Past simple and Past continuous
Fecha límite ("deadline"): 10/11/2012

Pay attention to how differently English and Spanish use Past Simple and Past Continuous tenses in this song of John Lennon, Jealous Guy.


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 4º ESO —18

Blink Homework
Review:  Unit 1 - Grammar_Relative Clauses
Exercise: Unit 1 - Exercise3_Relative Clauses
Deadline: 11/11/2012

Let's review the relative clauses with this song, The Logical Song by composer songwriter Roger Hodgson co-founder of Supertramp.


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 2º BACH —17

Blink Homework
Exercise: Unit 1 - Mock PAU exam_6
Deadline: 10/11/2012

A look on how you can impact people all over the world through your spending power: Fair Trade.

Enjoy.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Thursday Story —12


Back to our weekly children story to practise having fun: No Dogs!

De vuelta con nuestro cuento semanal para practicar pasándolo bien:
¡Prohibido los perros!


Enjoy

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The Visual History of Halloween

pumpkingsbyRandall Stone
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Here is an interesting history of Halloween infographic so that we can review the vocabulary and the facts we have been working with these days with Erin.

Aquí tenéis una interesante infografía de la historia de Halloween para repasar el vocabulario y los datos que hemos estado trabajndo estos días con Erin..
 

View Larger Image
(Agrandar imagen)

Enjoy.
Pasadlo bien.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Jack O' Lantern

StingyJack
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Every October 31 night, Halloween is celebrated all over the world. But, where does the custom of carving pumpkins come from? Let's find out the legend of Stingy Jack, Jack O' Lantern.

Cada 31 de octubre por la noche se celebra Halloween ("Víspera de Todos los Santos") en todo el mundo. Pero, ¿de dónde procede la costumbre de tallar calabazas? Descubramos la leyenda de Jack el tacaño, Jack el del farol.



Video Transcript
"Come, travel back in time with me as we explore the brief history of Halloween. One of the biggest symbols of Halloween, the jack-o-lantern, is associated with Irish tradition. This comes from the Irish belief, a long ago time, there was a rascal of a fellow named Jack who had the audacity to trick the very devil himself. It is said that Jack played a trick on the devil by enticing him up into a tree, then carving the sign of the cross in the tree so that the devil could not get down. In exchange for removing the sign the devil had to promise not to come after Jack's soul. Well, the devil kept his promise, but it did not prevent Jack from eventually dying. Because Jack had been a stingy miserly drunkard in his life he was not admitted into heaven. Desperate for a place to rest his soul, Jack appealed to the devil to let him reside in Hell. But, because Jack had tricked the devil, the devil would not let Jack into Hell. Instead, Jack was condemned to run the earth forever, searching for an eternal resting place. The devil gave Jack a candle, which Jack put into the turnip he was eating. From that day on he has roamed the earth, with his lantern, looking for that place to rest. And, that is how we got the modern day Jack-O-Lantern."

"Vamos, viaja en el tiempo hacia el pasado conmigo mientras exploramos la breve historia de Halloween. Uno de los mayores símbolos de Halloween, "Jack el del farol", se asocia con la tradición irlandesa. Hace mucho tiempo, hubo un pícaro llamado Jack, quien tuvo la osadía de engañar al mismísimo diablo. Se dice que Jack jugó una mala pasada al diablo engañándolo para que se se subiera a un árbol, para luego grabar la señal de la cruz en la corteza para que el diablo no pudiera bajar. A cambio de retirar la señal, el diablo tuvo que prometer que no vendría a buscar el alma de Jack. El diablo cumplió su promesa, pero eso no impidió que Jack finalmente muriera. Ya que Jack había sido un borracho mezquino y tacaño en su vida, no fue admitido en el Cielo. Desesperado por encontrar un lugar dónde su alma descansara, Jack le pidió al diablo que lo dejara vivir en el infierno. Pero, puesto que Jack había engañado al diablo, éste no le permitió a Jack quedarse en el infierno. En cambio, Jack fue condenado a recorrer la tierra para siempre, en busca de un lugar para su descanso eterno. El diablo le dio a Jack una vela, que Jack puso en el nabo que estaba comiendo. Desde ese día ha vagado por la tierra, con su farol, buscando ese lugar para descansar. Y así es como llegamos al "Jack el del farol" de hoy día."

 source

Friday, 26 October 2012

Halloween Game

As we have been working on Halloween vocabulary, here's a game to review it. To play the game you have to follow the directions that appear on top:"Turn the rabbit into a black cat"... and hit the space bar to cast your spell.

(Puesto que hemos estado viendo vocabulario de Halloween, aquí va un juego para repasar. Para jugar tienes que seguir las instrucciones que aparecen en la parte de arriba: "Convierte al conejo en un gato negro."... y pulsar la barra espaciadora para lanzar tu hechizo y transformarlo.)


Enjoy.
Pasadlo bien.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Weekly Links 1º ESO —17

Blink Homework
Review:             Unit 1 - Grammar_Have: Present Simple
Exercise:           Unit 1 - Exercise1_To Have: Present Simple
Fecha límite:     28/10/2012

He aquí un vídeo para practicar el 'listening' con el verbo "have got": "Tienes a un amigo en mí"


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 2º ESO —17

Blink Homework
Review:       Unit 1 - Grammar_Present Simple - Present Continuous
Exercise:     Unit 1 - Exercise2_Present simple/Present continuous
Dadline:      28/10/2012 

Let's keep on revising Present Simple or Present Continuous.

Enjoy.

Weekly Links 4º ESO —17

Blink Homework
Review:       Unit 1 - Grammar_Comparison
Exercise:     Unit 1 - Exercise2_Comparison 
Deadline:     28/10/2012

Let's review the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs.


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 2º BACH —16

Blink Homework
Review:       Unit 1 - Grammar_English Verbs Tenses
Exercise:     Unit 1 - Mock PAU exam_4    
Deadline:     2º BCH A: 25/10/2012  —  2º BCH B: 26/10/2012

Less Tobacco Smoke Means Fewer Heart Attacks
"Studies have shown that tobacco smoke is not just deadly for tobacco users. Those who breathe in smoke from other people's cigarettes also have an increased risk for heart attacks. A new study shows that smoking bans have significant health benefits for everyone."


I hope this will be of any help.

Monday, 22 October 2012

FreeRice.com

Online game to end hungerI have already talked a few times about this site (whose link, by the way, is on your right hand side), but as every school year I have new students, I don't mind repeating good things.
"Free rice is a non-profit website that donates rice to people all over the world. It is absolutely free, no money needed to donate. Just using your own knowledge."

(Ya he hablado alguna vez de este sitio (cuyo enlace tenéis ahí a la derecha), pero como cada año tengo estudiantes nuevos, no me importa repetirlo.
"FreeRice ("Arroz gratis") es un sitio web no lucrativo que dona arroz a personas de todo el mundo. Es totalmente gratis, no es necesario donar dinero. Usa sólo tus conocimientos.")


Enjoy... and play.
Disfrutad... y jugad.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Weekly Links 2º BACH —15

Blink Homework
Review: Unit 1 - Grammar_English Verbs Tenses
Exercise: Unit 1 - Mock PAU exam_3
Deadline: 21/10/2012

To help you in your composition, watch this video: "Stop Fighting Top Tips"
 "Arguing is a normal part of any relationship and even can make your relationship stronger - but constant bickering can wear you down. Relationship psychotherapist Paula Hall gives her top tips to help you stop fighting."


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 4º ESO —16


Blink Homework
Review: Unit 1 - Grammar_English Verbs Tenses
Exercise: Unit 1 - Exercise1_Tenses Mix
Deadline: (Fecha límite:) 21/10/2012

Have you ever wondered how the Internet works? Watch this video and get astounded. At least that's the way I felt when I first saw it.


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 2º ESO —16

Blink Homework
Review: Unit 1 - Grammar_The Date
Exercise: Unit 1 - Exercise1_The Date
Fecha límite del ejercicio: 21/10/2012

And to review a little, here's a video about the Present Simple and  Present Ccontinuous tenses: watch the difference of uses.


Enjoy.

Weekly Links 1º ESO —16

Blink Homework
Review: Unit 1 - Grammar_Be: Present Simple
Exercise: Unit 1 - Exercise1_To Be: Present Simple
Fecha límite para el ejercicio: 21/10/2012

He aquí un vídeo interactivo con el verbo "to be" para que practiquéis el verbo y el "listening".


Enjoy.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Fiestas del Pilar

cartel fiestas del pilar 2012
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"Fiestas del Pilar" are an annual festival we celebrate here in Zaragoza (Spain) in honour of the patron saint of the city, Our Lady of the Pilar. They take place the week of the 12th of October, although we will only enjoy a long weekend from today, Thursday, until next Sunday.
Tomorrow, the Offering of Flowers is the high point of the festival.

Las Fiestas del Pilar son las fiestas que celebramos aquí en Zaragoza en honor de nuestra patrona, Nuestra Señora del Pilar. Tienen lugar esta semana del 12 de octubre, aunque sólo disfrutaremos de un largo fin de semana a partir de hoy jueves hasta el domingo.
Mañana es la Ofrenda de Flores es el punto álgido de esta celebración.


This video is about last year Offering:
Este vídeo es de la Ofrenda del año pasado:


Have a great weekend.
Pasadlo en grande.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Columbus Day

Columbus-Day-Graphic
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Christopher Columbus discovered America on October 12th, 1492, but Columbus Day is celebrated in the United States on the Monday nearest to that day, usually the second Monday of October.

Cristóbal Colón descubrió América el 12 de octubre de 1492, pero el Día de Colón se celebra en los Estados Unidos el lunes más cercano a esta fecha, habitualmente el segundo lunes de octubre.

Here's a short video about this celebration.
He aquí un vídeo corto sobre esta festividad


Enjoy.
Pasadlo bien.

Biblioburro / Library on a Donkey

biblioburro

"A Child that we educate today is a child to whom we are teaching rights, duties and commitments. A child who knows his rights, his duties and commitments is a child informed to say "no" to war."  

"Un niño que educamos hoy es un niño al que se le enseñan sus derechos, deberes y compromisos. Un niño que conoce sus derechos, deberes y compromisos es un niño informado para decir "no" a la guerra." 

This is the amazing story of Luis Humberto Soriano Bohorquez, a teacher who created the " Biblioburro", or "Library Donkey", in an effort to bring books and the gift of education to the children in his community of La Gloria, Colombia.

Esta es la extraordinaria historia de Luis Humberto Soriano Bohórquez, un maestro que creó la "Biblioburro" para llevar los libros y el don de la educación a los niños de su comunidad de La Gloria en Colombia.


And this is the result of his effort with the help of people of goodwill:

Y este es el resultado de su esfuerzo con la ayuda de personas de buena voluntad:


I can't help thinking how lucky we are. Don't you think so?

No puedo evitar pensar en la suerte que tenemos. ¿No creéis?

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Martha's Vineyard

This year we have a new friend: Erin, our Auxiliary of Conversation. As she talked to us about her hometown, Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard island, I think it is a good idea to know a little more about this place. So,  if you go to this link you will be able to see the place on Google Earth and here is a video of  Oak Bluffs with the houses and the places she has shown us.

Este curso tenemos una nueva  amiga, Erin, nuestra Auxiliar de Conversación. Puesto que nos ha hablado de su ciudad natal, Oak Bluffs en la isla de Martha's Vineyard (literalmente "el escarpado de roble" en la isla del "viñedo de Marta"), creo que es una buena idea saber algo más de este lugar. Así que, si vais a este enlace podréis ver la isla en Google Earth y aquí tenéis un vídeo sobre Oak Bluffs con las casas y los lugares que nos ha mostrado.


By the way, did you know that Jaws was filmed on the Island? Here's a video with various locations used in the movie.

A propósito, ¿sabíais que la película Tiburón fue rodada en la isla? En este vídeo nos muestran varios lugares utilizados en ella.



Enjoy.
Pasadlo bien.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Crea tu avatar

Voki banner
Click here to go to the site
Haz clic  para ir al sitio



It's a video in English but it's very easy and so, you can practise vocabulary.

El vídeo está en inglés pero en fácil y así practicáis vocabulario. 


If you make your avatar, remember to copy the long code on the right ("embed code") and send it to me. I'll publish it in the "My students' Things" here on your right hand side column.

Si hacéis vuestro avatar, acordaos de copiar el código largo ("código de inserción") y mandadmelo a mi correo. Lo pondré en el apartado Cosas de mis estudiantes que tenéis aquí en la columna de la derecha.

Enjoy.
Pasadlo bien.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Thursday Story —11

the wind and the sun folktale
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Back to our weekly children story. Today we have a Santali folktale ("Santali" is a language spoken by around 6.2 million people in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan) : The Wind and the Sun.

De vuelta con nuestro cuento semanal. Hoy, un cuento popular santali (una lengua hablada por cerca de seis millones de personas en la India, Bangladesh, Nepal y Bután): El viento y el sol


Enjoy.
Pasadlo bien.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Numbers

numbers
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Bueno, henos aquí de vuelta, así que empecemos con la diversión. Para todos —no sólo para los más jóvenes—, creo que no viene mal repasar los números, cardinales,   ordinales,   así como la hora  y la fecha.

Well, here we are, back again, so let the fun begin! For everybody —not only beginners—, I think it is a good idea to start revising numbers, not only cardinal numbers and ordinal numbers, but the time and the date as well.

Pásalo bien.
Enjoy

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

New school year 2012-2013: Welcome Back!

baby english bulldog
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What better way to start this new school year than congratulating our students who have all passed their Selectivity Exams? Both in June AND now, in September. I must say that this news cheers you up at the start of the school year when you think that our goal is to achieve these very same results. So here we are back, because as Queen sings: "We Are the Champions".

¿Qué mejor forma de empezar el curso felicitando a nuestros estudiantes que han aprobado todos la selectividad? Tanto en junio como ahora, en septiembre. Hay que reconocer que anima empezar de nuevo pensando en volver a conseguir estos resultados. Así que aquí estamos de vuelta. Porque como canta Queen "Somos los campeones."


Enjoy.
Pasadlo bien.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Fin de Curso. ¡Felices Vacaciones!

Pasa el ratón por la imagen. (Hover over the picture.)
Bueno, ha llegado el final del curso. Tanto si las cosas han ido bien como si no, nos merecemos todos una vacaciones. Algunos tendréis que repasar un poco para los exámenes de septiembre -¿quién no ha tenido alguna vez que retroceder para tomar carrerilla y saltar un obstáculo que otros parecían saltar sin esfuerzo?

Well, school year is over now. Whether we have done well or not, we all deserve these holidays. Some of you will have to do a little reviewing for September exams: don't worry. Who has never had to step back to take a run up and jump an obstacle that others seemed to jump effortlessly?

Así es que, descansad, leed, jugad y disfrutad de vuestros amigos para volver con ganas. Durante este tiempo este blog estará también de vacaciones aunque, lo que lo necesitéis podéis volver a ella para practicar o repasar.

So, rest, read, play, have fun with your friends so as to come back ready for a new school year. Meanwhile this blog will be on vacation too, although you can browse these pages if you need to refresh some topics.

Felices vacaciones a todos y... nos vemos aquí en septiembre.
Have nice holidays and... see you here in September.


Monday, 11 June 2012

¿En qué escalón te sitúas?

This week Finals keep on pouring on us, the University Access tests start tomorrow... Well, which step are you on?

Los exámenes finales siguen esta semana, la Selectividad empieza mañana... Bueno, ¿en que escalón te sitúas?

Pasa el ratón por la imagen.
(Hover over the picture.)

Best luck.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Weekly Links 1º ESO —15

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Let's review for your Finals:
  • WRITE NUMBERS
Exercise 1    Exercise 2
  • DATE
Exercise 1    Exercise 2    Exercise 3
  • PRONOUNS: SUBJECT
Exercise 1    Exercise 2
  • PRONOUNS: OBJECT
Exercise 1    Exercise 2
  • POSSESSIVES
Exercise 1    Exercise 2
  • PRESENT SIMPLE OR PRESENT CONTINUOUS
Exercise 1    Exercise 2
  • COMPARISON
Exercise 1    Exercise 2    Exercise 3    Exercise 4

An now a short episode to practice listening the dates: they say the date in the American way. For example 'June 24th', they say 'June twenty-fourth' instead of 'June THE twenty-fourth (the British way).


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