Archive for January, 2012

FRENCH PHONICS!

Posted: January 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hi there,

These last weeks we studied phonetics with students of 1 º ESO  The website http://www.prononcer.net/progression

present pronunciation exercises for beginners using videos: first the alphabet, then vowels and finally consonants. These videos are recorded by French people.

For example, in the first video, the presentation of the alphabet is accompanied by their respective phonetic reading API (International Phonetic Alphabet) and an equivalent, as closely as possible, in English, for students who read English.

Hope you find it useful!

Ana

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REVISING GRAMMAR

Posted: January 30, 2012 in Uncategorized
Hi there,
In this website you will find different  exercises related to the past continuous form. It gives the explanation of different uses of this tense: interrupted action in the past, specific time as an interruption, paralell actions, repetion and irritation with always and use of while and when. It can be used to reinforce the contents that have been given in class. I hope you give it a good use!
 Xerach

Hi there,

This week, our 4th grade students are learning different facts about politicians and how they get elected.  For this reason, students imagined they were politicians and they had to give a speech trying to convince their partners to vote for them.  To do this activity, students have worked in groups and they have designed a campaign poster with their names as if they were candidates.

Finally, students have made their choices!!

Silvia

Teaching English through Films!

Posted: January 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hi there,

Don’t know how to introduce conditionals? Here you have a link to a website that introduces this topic based on the film The Curious case of Benjamin Button.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hmxOj0JZRY

Agata

PAPILLOTTE

Posted: January 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

All the French students tasted chocolates from Lyon which are very famous in Christmas.

The wax-paper-wrapped chocolates had little curly fringes and inside the wrappers are little riddles, quotes or cartoons. The legend says that they originated in a confectionery shop owned by a man named Papillot in Lyon and were invented by one of his workers who was trying to create something pretty to woo a co-worker.

“Dans les guides lyonnais, on raconte qu’après la révolution française, un chocolatier confiseur du nom de M. Papillot avait embauché un apprenti dans son magasin du quartier des Terreaux. L’histoire raconte que le jeune artisan était fou amoureux d’une jeune fille qui travaillait à l’étage et pour lui prouver chaque jour son amour, il avait pris l’habitude de lui offrir une confiserie ou un chocolat sorti des fourneaux de la boutique. Il entourait la friandise d’un papier brillant et inscrivait un petit  mot doux à l’intérieur. Malheureusement, il se fit prendre en train de voler les friandises par le patron de la boutique et il fut licencier.

Après réflexion, le patron trouvait que l’idée de son apprenti était excellente et que s´il la reprenait à son compte, cela relancerait surement ses affaires sur la région. Il entreprit donc de vendre un nouveau genre de confiseries, entourée d’un papier doré avec un proverbe ou une citation à l’intérieur. Il nomma cette friandise la papillote.”

Ana

 

Revising Spelling!

Posted: January 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hi there,

If you’re a primary teacher and you’re looking for resources to help your students with spelling and maths in a funny way, that’s your website!

Hope you enjoy it!

Yessica

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy.html

Last week, our 4th grade students worked different facts and tips people must consider in order to protect our environment.  So, there is a useful way to keep the planet healthier, have you ever heard about three ‘R’s’? They are related to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. Our students have learnt the meanings of these terms and the importance of reusing, reducing and recycling in our world.

For that purpose, they have read some information and they have also watched this video with a funny song:

I hope you enjoy!

Silvia

Interactive Whiteboard Resources

Posted: January 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hi there,

Looking for activities to your Interactive Whiteboard? Here you have a link to a website full of resources ready for you!

Have a look and enjoy it!

Yessica

http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2009/07/13-sites-for-mfl-teaching-with-your-interactive-whiteboard/

BUTTERFLIES!

Posted: January 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

Here is a lovely butterfly website that includes all the questions and answers you have ever wanted to ask about butterflies and moths. This website would be particularly interesting for 3ºEP because they are currently studying animals both in science and in English.

http://butterflywebsite.com/faq.cfm#q24

Hanna

Analyzing Advertising Techniques

Posted: January 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hey,

Here`s the link for a video Analyzing advertising techniques that I´ve used in the unit about Consumer society in 4ºESO.The aim is  to initiate discussion on advertising and prepare ss to create their own adverts that will later be presented as part of their speaking evaluation.

Hope you enjoy it!

Agata