Friday, 19 December 2014

Weekly Links 1º ESO —47

A wonderful Christmas story about Bear and his friend Hare, and a beautiful song, too.

Una preciosa historia de Navidad de Oso y su amigo Liebre, y una preciosa canción también.

Somewhere only we know by Lily Allen
(Algún sitio que sólo nosotros conocemos)

I walked across an empty land.
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand.
I felt the earth beneath my feet,
Sat by the river and it made me complete.

Oh simple thing, where have you gone?
I’m getting tired and I need something to rely on.

I came across a fallen tree,
I felt the branches of it looking at me.
Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I’ve been dreaming of?

Oh simple thing where have you gone?
I’m getting tired and I need something to rely on.

And if you have a minute, why don’t we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything.
So why don’t we go
Somewhere only we know?

Have a nice weekend.

Weekly Links 2º ESO —71

Let's see how our British friends celebrate Christmas (with subtitles).

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Weekly Links 4º ESO —72

This week we have been watching this video: "25 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know About Animals". You can read its transcript.


#25. Houseflies don't allow their short lifespans (14 days) to hinder their musical abilities. They always hum in the key of F.

#24. The ostrich: Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the male ostriches can roar like a lion.

#23. The bat. Bats are the only mammals that can fly.

#22. Kangaroo: Kangaros use their tails for balance, so if you lift a kangaroo's tail off the ground, it can't hop.

#21. Spider: On average, there are 50,000 spiders per acre in green areas.

#20. Tiger: Tigers not only have stripes on their fur, they also have them on their skin. No two tigers ever have the same stripes.

#19. Crocodile: Here’s a tidbit that might be useful if you plan on becoming the next Steve Irwin[]: To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw, push your thumb into its eyeball – It will let you go instantly.

#18. Flea: Fleas can jump up to 200 times their height. This is equivalent to a man jumping the Empire State Building in New York.

#17. Cat: A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

#16. Elephant: Elephants can smell water up to 3 miles away. They are also one of the three mammals that undergo menopause -- the other two being humpback whales and humans.

#15. Koalas: Koala bears almost exclusively eat only eucalyptus leaves and nothing else.

#14. Beaver: Because beavers' teeth never stop growing, they must constantly gnaw on objects to keep them at a manageable length. Their teeth would eventually grow into their brain if they didn't maintain them.

#13: Ant: There are one million ants for every human in the world. These resilient creatures also never sleep and do not have lungs.

#12. Oyster: Oysters can change gender depending on which is best for mating.

#11. Butterfly: Butterflies have two compound eyes consisting of thousands of lenses, yet they can only see the colors red, green and yellow.

#10. Snail: Don’t try this at home, but a snail can grow back a new eye if it loses one.

#9. Turtle: You can tell a turtle's gender by the noise it makes. Males grunt and females hiss.

#8. Giraffe: Giraffes have no vocal cords and their tongues are blue-black in color.

#7. Squirrel: You might want to thank a squirrel the next time you enjoy the shade of a tree. Millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels that bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.

#6. Humpback whale: Humpback whales create the loudest sound of any living creature.

#5 Dog: Dogs' nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints and can be used to identify them.

#4. Seahorse: The slowest fish is the seahorse, which moves along at about 0.01 mph.

#3. Pig: Pigs communicate constantly with one another; more than 20 vocalizations have been identified that pigs use in different situations, from wooing mates to saying, "I'm hungry!"

#2. Poodle: Contrary to popular belief, French poodles actually originated in Germany.

#1. Hummingbird: Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards and their wings can beat at up to 80 times per second.

Have a nice weekend.

Weekly Links 2º BACH —68

As we are At This time of the Year, here are  5 Incredible Christmas Traditions.

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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Weekly Links 1º ESO —46

video player subtitles

Next week we are going to start a new unit  and it is about animals facts, so here is a video about it. Click the subtitles rectangle on the video player to read what they say.

La semana que viene vamos a empezar una nueva unidad y trata de los animales, así que aquí tuneéis un vídeo relacionado con el tema. Para los subtítulos en inglés, haz clic en el rectángulo del reproductor de vídeo.

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Weekly Links 2º ESO —70

Let's review Past Simple and Past Continuous with this video.

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Weekly Links 4º ESO —71

We watched this video this week: "English is crazy". Have fun!

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Weekly Links 2º BACH —67

signle sex class

This week's topic: "Boys and girls should attend separate schools." So, let's watch this video for some points of view: "Single sex education study."

You can also read this article: Battle of the sexes: Single gender High Schools, and this one, too: Single Sex Classroom

Have a nice weekend.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Your game, students!

My students of 1st ESO Bilingual have been choosing questions and answers to make a game with what they have learnt in Natural Science. Here it is. Hope you enjoy it.

Mis estudiantes de 1º ESO Bilingüe han estado eligiendo preguntas y respuestas para hacer un juego con lo que han aprendido en Ciencias. Aquí está. Espero que os guste.

If you want to play, click here
si quieres jugar, haz clic aquí.

Have a nice weekend.