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

sábado, 21 de diciembre de 2013

30 YEARS AGO SOMETHING INCREDIBLE HAPPENED IN SPAIN!!!!

 

30 YEARS AGO SOMETHING INCREDIBLE HAPPENED IN SPAIN!!!!



That monumental night against Malta

Spain's top newspaper recalls 12-1 victory over Malta 30 years ago today

 

And now some activities for fun:
   CROSSWORD    &    QUIZ  (The Olympic Torch Relay)  


Festive feelings

Read these articles about Christmas' time:  End of year blog   &     Christmas Special 2011   and pay attention to the many useful links you've got there.

What is the Christmas holly? Here is more information about it. What is the Spanish word for it?


And now let's do a listening exercise:

Festive feelings

You can also do these two activities for fun:    CROSSWORD   &    CHRISTMAS QUIZ         


High speed train

What is the name given to the High Speed Train in Spain? and in France?


Are you for or against them? Read this article and tell me.

HS2: 12 arguments for and against

and now you can also do this    LISTENING EXERCISE   

What is exactly a 'high-speed rail'?


 

 

Barcelona and Paris finally get their high-speed rail link

And now some activities for fun:   CROSSWORD    &    TRANSPORT QUIZ    +  TRAVELLING BY TRAIN   

sábado, 14 de diciembre de 2013

Christmas carols and songs














Here are some Χmas carols and songs:


And do you know what happened during the First World War at Christmas Eve?  >>>  Christmas truce 

Finally here's another one a friend of mine (he was teaching at our school for a couple of years some time ago) has just sent me. It may be a little bit weird, but I'm sure you'll like it:

badly drawn boy- year of the rat


Which one do you like the most?
Can you send me any other Christmas carols or songs?


By the way, what do you do at Christmas?  and what do you usually have for Christmas dinner?




Christmas cards


     

Have you ever written a Christmas card? Write your Christmas card here as a comment.






Christmas is here!


What do you like most of Christmas?  
 





What presents would you like to receive?   When do you usually get them?

What presents have you bought for your family?

And what presents would you buy for your English teacher?


viernes, 6 de diciembre de 2013

Nelson Mandela has died!!!





A great man is dead, the one who fought against the Apartheid in South Africa. Some articles to read:

and some of his most meaningful QUOTES. Which one do you like the most?

What is the significance of the number 46664?

And now listen to "Ordinary Love", song by U2 dedicated to Nelson Mandela.



domingo, 24 de noviembre de 2013

HORROR STORIES!!!!



Horror stories!!!!

 here you can read some examples:  short horror stories

We have just read The Evil Painting. Did you like this horror story? Now can you write a horror story for us?

Scary ,   FrighteningAfraidTerrifying ... Give other words connected with the topic.

and to finish watch this video:

viernes, 22 de noviembre de 2013

JFK50

Fifty years ago, in Dallas (Texas, United States) something terrible happened:

US PRESIDENT JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY LEE HARVEY OSWALD


Read some articles about it:

- JFK Assassination  (CBS News)

- Assassination of John F. Kennedy

and now watch these videos:

 

 



What do you about the issue? about President Kennedy?

lunes, 11 de noviembre de 2013

Amazing experiences by a blind man

Elena Pérez (2º ESO A) has just sent these five short videos about a blind man and some amazing experiences he has had in life.


VIDEO 1    VIDEO 2        VIDEO 3        VIDEO 4       VIDEO 5

What do you reckon?  Have you got any other incredible story to tell me about a handicapped person?

Who was William Shakespeare?

Tell me how much you know about William Shapespeare without using any books or internet. Later I will give you some interesting links to read about this famous English writer.




sábado, 9 de noviembre de 2013

viernes, 8 de noviembre de 2013

South Korea, an example to follow?

Read this article about the "Selectivity" they have to pass and give me your opinion about its prons and cons. You can also watch this video

S.Korea put to the test for high-pressure exam

 

lunes, 4 de noviembre de 2013

TWO VIDEOS TO THINK ABOUT

Here are two videos to think about. Write any comments you wish and send me any related articles connected with issues.
The first one was sent to me by Mireia:


and the second one by Elena:



miércoles, 30 de octubre de 2013

miércoles, 23 de octubre de 2013

Another super story by Elena (2º ESO A)

Elena has just sent me this video to post it here in my blog for all of you to watch. It is really worthwhile watching it. Write any comments you like or send me anything connected to this issue.



Have a look at this Quite Interesting Talk Forum and see the different opinions given by people.



domingo, 20 de octubre de 2013

French megastructures

Watch this documentary about how civil engineers work in France and the incredible megastructures they build.





What's the connection of this bridge with cheese?

And here is another incredible megastructure:



Learn REAL ENGLISH from movies


NEW LINK IN MY SITE.    Here is a new way to learn English  >>>>

Learn REAL ENGLISH from movies



Did you like it?  Did you understand much? Can you tell me anything about the film and its plot?

jueves, 3 de octubre de 2013

REPLYING JACK

WRITE A LETTER REPLYING JACK (for my 2º ESO & 3º ESO students) and get your corrections.




Dear friend,
My name is Jack and I am from Manchester in England. I was born on 14th September 1989. I have got 1 sister. Her name is Frances. We live with our parents in a house with a garden but we have not got a car. Last year I went on holiday to Salobreña in Spain. It was great and I met a nice Spanish girl called Leticia. We write e-mails. She writes in Spanish and I write in English. I must go. I have some homework to do.
Please write soon
Jack.