Archive for November, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Posted: November 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Hi there,

This week our students learnt about one of the most important festivals in the British/American culture, THANKSGIVING. Our students learnt about the traditions, games and origins of this festival and they also compared how people celebrated this festival in other countries. Moreover, they had the opportunity to share a traditional breakfast to emulate the First Thanksgiving Dinner!

They had a great time!

Laly Ramírez

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Problems with listening?

Posted: November 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

This website is very useful if you want to do some listening exercises and check them with the class! Moreover, you can see a list of grammatical points related to the exercises!

Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-9451.php

Xerach Rodríguez

German Perfekt

Posted: November 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Hi fellows,

Teaching the “perfekt ” in German? Here you have a nice game in a Who wants to be a millionaire format to revise the rules! You must answer the 12 questions in order to get the prize! Will you be able to answer all of them?

Have a go!

http://www.quia.com/rr/847642.html

EXAM DAY TIPS!

Posted: November 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Here are some tips so you know what to expect on the exam day!. Good luck with your Cambridge exam!

Before the exam

1. Check the date, time and address of your exam. Your centre will send you this information. If you have any questions, contact your centre before the exam day.

2. Remember to check how long it will take you to travel to the exam, especially if your exam is at a weekend or on a holiday.

3. Get to the exam early! Follow the direction signs to find the exam room or report to the reception of the building and ask for directions.

 

Things to bring to the exam

1. Bring your identification, for example a passport. It must be an original (not a copy) and must have a photo of you.

2. Bring pens and pencils. Your centre will also give you pens and pencils if you need them.

3. Do not bring food or drink to your desk in the exam room (apart from water if allowed).

4. You cannot bring your phone or any other electronic devices to your desk in the exam. Your centre will tell you where to put these during the exam.

 

During the exam

  1. Do not bring bags, phones, etc. to your desk.
  2. Listen carefully to the instructions which the invigilator will read out.
  3. Do not talk to other people, or try to see what they are writing or typing.
  4. Make sure you read the instructions carefully.
  5. If you have any questions, need help or want to leave the room, raise your hand to ask for help.
  6. If you are doing a Listening test, check that you can hear the test properly. Raise your hand immediately if you cannot hear the recording.

At the end of each paper

  • Always stay in your seat until the invigilator gives you permission to leave the room.
  • If you have any queries about the exam, or think that your performance may have been affected in any way, tell the invigilator immediately.

 

Yessica González

W- Fragen…

Posted: November 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

2nd ESO students are learning how to make questions with the WH- particles

Wer = who

Wie = how
Was = what
Wo = where
Wie viel / -e = How many/much
Welch- (er, e, es)

Wohin

Woher

In the following link, you will find an online activity that will help students to revise the contents seen in the lessons! You have to fill in the blanks with the right particles. Once you have finished, check your answers!

Have a go!

http://www.quia.com/pop/214326.html

Iván Valerón

MOI, C’EST MADAME OU MADAME

Posted: November 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Asociaciones feministas francesas han lanzado una campaña para suprimir el tratamiento de “señorita” en los formularios administrativos y privados. El objetivo es conseguir la igualdad de género puesto que al hombre se le trata de señor sea casado o soltero.

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Moi, c’est Madame ou Madame

Par ANNE-CLAIRE GENTHIALON  – Libération.fr 27-09-11

Parité. Des associations féministes lancent aujourd’hui une campagne pour la suppression de la case «Mademoiselle» dans les formulaires administratifs et privés.

 Et pour vous ? C’est monsieur ou damoiseau ? Et au fait, vous êtes marié ou pas ? Ces questions-là, jamais l’administration ne les pose aux hommes. Tant mieux. Mais pour la moitié des autres, à savoir toutes les femmes, impossible d’échapper à ces distinguos : madame ou mademoiselle ? Célibataire ou mariée ? D’où le lancement, aujourd’hui, par des associations d’une campagne très clairement intitulée : «Mademoiselle, la case en trop». Objectif ? La suppression pure et simple de cette civilité, ainsi que des termes «nom de jeune fille» et «nom marital» dans l’ensemble des formulaires administratifs.

 

 

Becoming a Flexible Reader

Posted: November 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

To become a flexible reader, you need to know how to select and use a reading style that is consistent with your purpose for reading. There are three important reading styles you should learn to use. Each has its own purpose. Knowing when and how to use these three reading styles will make you a flexible reader. Read to learn about the three reading styles used by flexible readers.

Study Reading is the reading style used by flexible readers when their purpose is to read difficult material at a high level of comprehension. When using the Study Reading style, you should read at a rate that is slower than your normal reading rate. Further, as you read you must challenge yourself to understand the material. Study Reading will often require you to read material more than once to achieve a high level of comprehension. Sometimes, reading the material aloud will also help you improve your comprehension.

Skimming is the reading style used by flexible readers when their purpose is to quickly obtain a general idea about the reading material. The Skimming style is most useful when you have to read a large amount of material in a short amount of time. When using the Skimming style, you should identify the main ideas in each paragraph and ignore the details in supportive sentences. Because you are looking only for the main idea in each paragraph you read, a lower level of comprehension is to be expected than when using the Study Reading style.

Scanning is the reading style used by flexible readers when their purpose is to quickly locate a specific piece of information within reading material. The piece of information to be located may be contained in a list of names, words, numbers, short statements, and sometimes even in a paragraph. Since you know exactly what you are looking for, move your eyes quickly over the reading material until you locate the specific piece of information you need to find.

Before you begin your next reading assignment, identify your purpose for reading. Decide if you are reading for a high level of comprehension, trying to get a general idea about what you are reading, or looking for specific information. Then use the reading style that is appropriate for your reading purpose.

Now that you have the keys! Enjoy yourself!

Agata Rogowska

Daly routine in German!

Posted: November 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

Hi eveyone,

Last week, our 5th grade Students created a poster where they had to explain their daily routine and include the time they do the different activities in German. Then, they presented their project to the rest of the class.  It was a very interesting activity to practice the time and the vocabulary seen in class!

As you can see in the pictures, they worked really hard!

Jana

Thinking in green!

Posted: November 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

Hi world,

The main objective of the following worksheet is to respect environment and to make our students aware of the importance of having natural resources such as forests, rivers or lakes. This worksheet has also been very useful to learn about the location and situation of many forests in the world and the reasons of deforestation and its negative effects on the environment.

We had a great time talking about how to protect our forests!

Silvia

Rainforest_Fact_Sheet 1

Revising Jobs vocabulary?

Posted: November 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

Hi everyone!

Through this exciting and motivating activity, our students revised vocabulary related to jobs in the format of “Who wants to be a millionaire?”. It works as the original TV format

Have a go!

Conchi

jobs-millionaire