BEING A TEACHER....

BEING A TEACHER IS A DIFFICULT TASK NOWADAYS, SO I DECIDED TO FOLLOW THIS PIECE OF ADVICE BY BRUCE LEE:

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

miércoles, 3 de junio de 2020

Reduce and reuse is better than recycling (QUARANTINE: DAY 80)

A lesson to learn during this quarantine. We have learned certain things during all this time locked down. We don't have to buy so many things and we can reuse lots of things we would throw away so easily before.


We have to be eco-smart!!!



A listening exercise for you to do - Is the recycling system broken?  (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English) 


Yes, you recycle. But until you start reducing, you're still killing the planet (The Guardian)




Quarantine Scoreboard

Posts uploaded:  50


Students participating:  about 85 out of 110 (77%) at least once during the quarantine, but only 40% of them are really working!!!!


Comments written and corrected:    more than 900


Emails exchanged: more than 4100


PASEN announcements & messages:   about 3000


Things handed in and corrected: more than 2300

 

Visits to blog and site during quarantine: almost 25,000 (Average of 250 visits per day)

Video lectures (ONLINE CLASSES):    24  (+ 6 Dictations on line, 4 verb exams and 7 online exams) and several individual online tutorials

 










Important piece of news for everybody   >>>>  As you already know your final mark, in case you are not 100% satisfied with the mark, please contact me and we will try to arrange an individual oral interview/exam.








 Wednesday, 3rd June




1º ESO

Tasks for today:

Unit 7 (page 152-153) >> Revising for the exam.







4º ESO


Smart Planet Digital books


Homework:

Revise for the final exams with the workbook (unit 9) pages 74-83

 




mmmEnglish!   >>>  Third Conditional Sentences + Examples | English Grammar Lesson




 

  HOMEWORK FOR TODAY:

  • Keep finishing all the things you still have to hand in and revising for the final exams.








FULL VERSION 1976 - Connors vs Borg - US Open

 

 

Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video) - version with lyrics   

 

 



martes, 2 de junio de 2020

Hurray, summer is here! (QUARANTINE: DAY 79)


 

 



 Although officially it is not summer yet, it is true that we begin to see some signs: the days are longer and longer, it is getting warmer and warmer, the beaches are getting more and more crowded (even if this summer is going to be different and we won't be allowed to be too many on the beach)...


 


English in a Minute:  'Peer' vs 'Peep' vs 'Glimpse'   (BBC Learning English)





Our students still at work...

Here are some projects done by our students:  Lucía Espinosa (4º ESO A) has done an interesting inphographic this time about "Describing a local dish":

 


and here's Leo Maldonado (4º ESO A) describing an experience/experiment about ROBOTICS at our Science Week 

 

 








Quarantine Scoreboard

Posts uploaded:  49


Students participating:  about 85 out of 110 (77%) at least once during the quarantine, but only 40% of them are really working!!!!


Comments written and corrected:    nearly 900


Emails exchanged: more than 4000


PASEN announcements & messages:   about 3000


Things handed in and corrected: more than 2200

 

Visits to blog and site during quarantine: almost 24,000 (Average of 250 visits per day)

Video lectures (ONLINE CLASSES):    24  (+ 6 Dictations on line, 4 verb exams and 7 online exams) and several individual online tutorials

 











Important piece of news for everybody   >>>>  As you already know your final mark, in case you are not 100% satisfied with the mark, please contact me and we will try to arrange an individual oral interview/exam.






RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE QUARANTINE


 Tuesday, 2nd June





1º ESO     CLASS    (<<<Click here)



Very good morning, ladies and gentlemen!!

 

I hope you are all well, safe and sound. Here's again the link to the session, just in case: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/379e7c0b009640fea3b23156deeba859






4º ESO


Smart Planet Digital books


Homework:

Revise for the final exams with the workbook (unit 9) pages 74-83

 



A quizz for you to revise... Adverb position  (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English) 




 

  HOMEWORK FOR TODAY:

  • Keep finishing all the things you still have to hand in and revising for the final exams.




 

mmmEnglish  >>>>  English Articles - 3 Simple Rules To Fix Common Grammar Mistakes & Errors


 



 

The Legend Of John McEnroe - The Best Bits





 

 

lunes, 1 de junio de 2020

Our IES Mediterraneo students at work!! (QUARANTINE: DAY 78)

Some of our students are working really hard during this quarantine. Here are some examples of the projects they are handing in. Well done!!

 



Project on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Lucía Espinosa (4º ESO A)





 

Project on Christmas Carol by Nuria Díaz (4º ESO A)





Describing an experience/experiment at our Science Week by José Corzo (4º ESO A)



and here's another one about Robotics at our Science Week by David Bacas (4º ESO A)






Quarantine Scoreboard

Posts uploaded:  48


Students participating:  about 85 out of 110 (77%) at least once during the quarantine, but only 40% of them are really working!!!!


Comments written and corrected:    more than 850


Emails exchanged: more than 4000


PASEN announcements & messages:   almost 3000


Things handed in and corrected: more than 2200

 

Visits to blog and site during quarantine: almost 24,000 (Average of 250 visits per day)

Video lectures (ONLINE CLASSES):    23  (+ 6 Dictations on line, 4 verb exams and 7 online exams) and several individual online tutorials

 












RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE QUARANTINE


 Monday, 1st June




1º ESO

Tasks for today:

  • Unit 7 (page 98) >> Do exercises 1 & 2.

    Remember to do if you want.....

    Unit 7   >>>>    VOLUNTARY

    Wr13: Ejercicio de producción escrita sobre el tema:  A description of an event, teniendo en cuenta el PASADO DEL VERBO TO BE, ADVERBS OF DEGREE (very, really, quite & not at all) y todo lo visto en la pagina 96. Se estructurará en 2 párrafos: 1º sería hasta donde llega el modelo ".....and there was a piece for everyone."; y 2º hasta el final.








 

4º ESO    CLASS    (<<<Click here)

Very good morning, ladies and gentlemen!!

 

I hope you are all well, safe and sound. Today we will be correcting the exams in our session: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/55c766d756b946bd8cf62f7443269e0b

  


Smart Planet Digital books


 

Fake News: Fact and Fiction - The danger of fake news: 'Misinformation' vs 'Disinformation'  (BBC Learning English)  

 

 

 

1º Bach     CLASS      (<<<Click here)



Very good morning, ladies and gentlemen!!

 

I hope you are all well, safe and sound.

 

Today we will start revising from 11 a.m. to 13 a.m. RELATIVE CLAUSES & REPORTED SPEECH, apart from finishing the PASSIVE VOICE & CONDITIONAL SENTENCES in our session, whose link is, just in case: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/c32436f87fda4ceea41aa7897f70a93b

 






mmmEnglish  >>>  Common Mistakes with English ADJECTIVES 👉🏼 -ed and -ing endings









jueves, 28 de mayo de 2020

The gentle breeze from the sea is already coming! (QUARANTINE: DAY 74)


 

You can already feel the gentle breeze coming from the sea!!  You can already smell and taste its saltiness. This bizarre school year is coming to an end. 



Eric Clapton & Friends - Call Me The Breeze (Official Lyric Video)

 




Quarantine Scoreboard

Posts uploaded:  47


Students participating:  about 85 out of 110 (77%) at least once during the quarantine, but only 40% of them are really working!!!!


Comments written and corrected:    almost 800


Emails exchanged: nearly 4000


PASEN announcements & messages:   more than 2600


Things handed in and corrected: more than 2100

 

Visits to blog and site during quarantine: almost 22,000 (Average of 250 visits per day)

Video lectures (ONLINE CLASSES):    21  (+ 6 Dictations on line, 4 verb exams and 7 online exams) and several individual online tutorials

 







RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE QUARANTINE



Thursday, 28th May



  Homework for today:

  • Let's watch some videos to revise the comparatives, clothes and appearance in general: 

    MODULE 2    (NotesUnit 7   >>   Programmes    1 041   2  042   3  043  

     

  • Then do the exercises 1 & 3 on page 96 (Unit 7) and try to do the writing exercise in two paragraphs. This writing exercise is VOLUNTARY, it is NOT COMPULSORY!!!     

   

El ejercicio de producción escrita es voluntario, no es obligatorio. Lo hacen en 2 párrafos. En el modelo yo pondría el primer párrafo hasta  "... a piece for everyone."


 

 

Smart Planet Digital books

 

HOMEWORK for tomorrow and the weekend  >>>


  • Do exercises on pages 101-102 (Unit 9).

 

REMEMBER THERE WILL BE NO POST IN THIS BLOG FOR YOU TOMORROW.  


 




 

  HOMEWORK FOR TODAY:

  • Keep finishing all the things you still have to hand in.

  • Keep revising for the final exams   >>>>








Solutions to exercises in previous post  >>>>

 

Answers provided by Anabel Prados 1ºA Bach
158. COMPARATIVES. Fill in the gaps with the comparatives of superiority and the     superlatives of the adjectives you are given in brackets:

1. For (far) _________further_____ information on the passive you should revise the grammar revision.
2. Mick Malone's (old) ___elder_____ brother came from Ireland to visit him.
3. This is (bad) ___the worst__ football match I've ever watched.

Translate the following sentences into English:

4. Ella no llegó tan tarde como de costumbre.  She didn't come as late as usual.
5. Cuanto más estudio, menos problemas tengo con el inglés. The more I study, the fewer problems I have with English.
6. Los exámenes se van complicando cada vez más. The exams are getting more and more complicated.
 
159. Insert the second sentences into the first ones by means of RELATIVE CLAUSES:

1. That is the boy. I borrowed his motorbike last Saturday.// That is the boy whose motorbike I borrowed last Saturday.
2. Southampton is a busy sea port. It is on the south coast of England.//Southampton is a busy sea port which is on the south coast of England.
3. Jimmy Connors was once married to Chris Evert.He was a very famous American tennis player.//  Jimmy Connors, who was a very famous American tennis player, was once married to Chris Evert
4. Apolo XI was the spaceship. It took Armstrong and Aldrin to the moon.// Apolo XI was the spaceship that took Armstrong and Aldrin to the moon.
5. Last year I had to read the book. You are looking at it now.// Last year I had to read the book that you're looking at now

160. CONDITIONALS. Put the vers in brackets into their correct tense and fill in the gaps (...) with     these words:  IF  /  WHEN  /  PROVIDED THAT  /  UNLESS /  AS LONG AS         

1. I am going to Rome next week. ......when...... I (BE) _am____ there, I (SEE)__will see________    the Colisseum.
2. ..........unless....... we (GO) __go____ now, we (MISS) ____will miss____ the train
3. I (HELP) _will help ______ ........as long as........ I (FINISH) ____finish___ first.
4. ......if........ she (HAVE) ___had______ a ticket she (GO) ______would go______ to the concert.
5. Albert sr.(PLAY) ___would play_____________  with you tomorrow morning ...if...........  Albert jr. (NOT EAT) _____didn’t eat_________ every three hours.

 

 


English with Lucy >>>>  6 everyday habits to improve your English - do THIS daily!


 

Final musical hint:

Top 100 Oldies Songs Of All Time Greatest Hits Oldies But Goodies Collection






miércoles, 27 de mayo de 2020

Covid-19 stories to tell (QUARANTINE: DAY 73)


Can you tell a story that has happened to you during this quarantine? 

 

I can tell you mine. Right at the beginning of the quarantine when you could not use your car to move around, I had to drive to Malaga airport to pick up my younger son, who was coming from Cardiff (Wales). I was not able to get any permission from the authorities and there was no taxi available for the time when he was going to land in Malaga, so I had to take the risks.

 

Fortunately, nobody was on the roads as it was raining cats and dogs, and we were able to get back home safe and sound. What a challenging adventure!!!  What about you?


News Review - Onion for $25? An ‘eye-watering’ story  (BBC Learning English)  


What does a toddler mean? and 'eye-watering'?





Here are some articles for you to read about the issue:




Do We Really Have Freedom Of Choice? (Conspiracy Documentary) | Real Stories

 

 



Quarantine Scoreboard

Posts uploaded:  46


Students participating:  about 85 out of 110 (77%) at least once during the quarantine, but only 40% of them are really working!!!!


Comments written and corrected:    more than 750


Emails exchanged: nearly 4000


PASEN announcements & messages:   more than 2600


Things handed in and corrected: more than 2000

 

Visits to blog and site during quarantine: almost 21,000 (Average of 250 visits per day)

Video lectures (ONLINE CLASSES):    21  (+ 6 Dictations on line, 4 verb exams and 7 online exams) and several individual online tutorials

 







RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE QUARANTINE



 Wednesday, 27th May



Homework for today:

 

  • Do exercise 5 on page 95 (Unit 7) and write sentences using these phrases (= sintagmas, expresiones):  last Sunday, a week ago, on Tuesday, yesterday, in January, in 2010.

  • Read and translate the model on page 96: My sister's Wedding   










 

Smart Planet Digital books

 

Today's homework:

  • Unit 9 (Smart Planet 4), page 100   

  • Keep handing in writing exercises, readers' activities and so on because in June I don't assure you I will correct it.

  • Keep studying and revising as there may be a possibility of having an on-site final exam at school when we enter PHASE 2.







Here are other songs connected with FREEDOM:

Robbie Williams - Freedom    

Oh Freedom! - The Golden Gospel Singers (Lyrics in Description)

Aretha Franklin - Think (Freedom) - official music version.mp4  

 Which one is your favourite? Do you know any other song connected with the issue?