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, 15 de diciembre de 2018

Dickens & Christmas




In the level of 4th of ESO we have got the compulsory reader: 'A Christmas Carol' written by Charles Dickens. How much do you know about him? 

Here's a QUIZZ for you.

 

(Book online  for you to read)


Let's begin with a couple of videos about the writer:

 

 

and The Life of Charles Dickens (BBC)   

 

You can now write about the writer and your opinion about the novel.




Films to watch about A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens:

  • "SCROOGE" | A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens | Full Length Drama Movie | Classics | English" en YouTube


 

 

And for further information about Charles Dickens you can watch this That's English episode:  Unit 4B 

Here's a listening exercise to do: Why does 'x' mean 'kiss'? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)


 

English in a Minute  >>>>   while vs during (BBC Learning English)



Shakespeare speaks  >>>>   "Wild Goose chase - Love is in the air!"     



 

And in the level of 3th of ESO we have got the compulsory reader: 'England' 

What about watching some videos?

 

 

 

A Walk Through York, England

 


LINGOHACK  >>>

  • Episode 181128 / 28 November 2018    >>>  Moving London's dead -  Language related to 'burial'.  Need-to-know language: cemeteries,  final resting place, interred, morgue  & consecrated ground.


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  1. the film is a little boring It don't se good It can improve a lot which the new effects of postproduction and the history of film is nice

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  2. I have done a job about the book
    https://prezi.com/1mo6yhnc6r4m/a-christmas-carol/

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  7. Charles Dickens was born on 7th of February 1812. He was the second child of 8. His family moved to London in 1822 and at the age of 12, Charles had to start to work on a Blacking Factory labelling bottles 11 hours a day. His father was sent to prison and he visited him every Sunday. In 1827 he began to work as a solicitor´s clerk. Later, in 1831, he began a journalistic career; writing became his passion. In 1835 he meets Catherine, they fell in love and got married. In 1842, they travelled to America. When he was 44, he bought a very big house and got divorced because he had an affair with an actress called Helen . In 1865, he had a train crash while he was returning from Paris. He continued writing and later in 1870, his health began to fail and he died at home on 9th June at the age of 58. He´s buried in Westminster Abbey.

    About the Christmas Carol novel, I really enjoyed reading it because the story was very interesting and entertaining. The story is about a mean old man, called Scrooge, who only cared about making money. He didn´t like Christmas and his life changed when he recieved the visit of three ghosts, on Christmas Eve. The ghosts showed him his past, his present and his future . He didn´t like his future so he decided to become a better person helping poor people and spending Christmas with his nephew.

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  8. Charles Dickens was born in Porstmouth , England . He was an English writer and novelist and one of the best known . He became a newspaper reporter ,and wrote his first novel , which was very popular . Then he wrote three more novels . His novels were very popular during his life .

    His family was very poor . The father´s Dickens went to prison when he was only 12 because the father couldn´t pay the money that he had borrowed , so Dickens went to work in a factory.

    He spent a lot of hours writing but he also has time for his family and for helping people .

    Opinion : I like the book because it is entertaining and shows that Christmas doesn´t like all people and money is not the most important thing and can´t buy a happy life .

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  9. Charles Dickens
    Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-70) was born in Portsmouth, in England. He was a writer and English novelist, the most recognized of universal literature. His works include descriptions of people and places, both real and imaginary. His works and stories were very popular during his life and he wrote serial novels.

    His life was very hard. His family was very poor and his life changed when his father went to prison because he could not pay his bills. After that, Dickens was sent to work in a factory and he only got six shillings a week. He wrote about his terrible moments in his novel David Copperfield. Then he wrote three more novels: Oliver Twist,Nicholas Nickleby and The Old Curiosity Shop, which were very successful.

    My opinion about the novel: in my opinion the novel is entertaining and I think the main message is that you can make mistakes in your life but you have the opportunity to change.

    Lucía Guirado Ruiz 4ºA

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  10. Charles Dickens was born on 7th February, 1812 in Porstmouth, England. He was an English writer and novelist, the most recognized of universal literature.
    He became a journalist and wrote his first novel, which was very popular. Then he wrote three more novels: Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby and The Old Curiosity Shop.
    He wrote his terrible moments in his novel David Copperfield.

    His life was difficult because his family was very poor. His family moved to London in 1822. And when he was only 12 years old his father went to jail because his father could not pay the money he had borrowed. Then, Dickens went to lock a factory.

    In 1870, his health began to fail and he died on June 9 at home at the age of 58. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.



    My personal opinion about the book: I think it is an entertaining book and that it gives you very good messages. I think the most important messages are that money does not give happiness and that we can always change and be better people.



    Desirée Rodríguez Arias 4ºA

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  11. Charles Dickens was born on 7th February, 1812 in Porstmouth, England. He was an English writer and novelist, the most recognized of universal literature.
    He became a journalist and wrote his first novel, which was very popular. Then he wrote three more novels: Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby and The Old Curiosity Shop.
    He wrote his terrible moments in his novel David Copperfield.

    His life was difficult because his family was very poor. His family moved to London in 1822. And when he was only 12 years old his father went to jail because his father could not pay the money he had borrowed. Then, Dickens went to lock a factory.

    In 1870, his health began to fail and he died on June 9 at home at the age of 58. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.


    My personal opinion about the book: I think it is an entertaining book and that it gives you very good messages. I think the most important messages are that money does not give happiness and that we can always change and be better people.


    Desirée Rodríguez Arias 4ºA

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  12. The story of Chirstmas Carol is about an old man, bad, miserable and growling called scrooge. He worked in his business and he only cared about making money and he was always thinking how to get more money. Besides, he did not like Christmas and thought it was a humbug.
    In Christmas Eve, his life changed when he was visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley to tell him that three more spirits would visit him on Christmas Eve: the ghost of the past, present and future to help him change his life.

    The ghost of the past when it visited him, it teach him his lonely childhood, Bella who was his girlfriend when he was young and the death of his sister.

    The second ghost that visited him was the ghost of the present, he taught his nephew having dinner with his family at Christmas, which was poor but very happy.

    Finally, the ghost of the future taught him to explore his future. Scrooge saw himself alone in a room and saw his own grave and that he was alone because nobody wanted it.

    Scrooge did not like his future because he did not want to die alone and changed his way of being with others.

    So when Christmas finally arrives, scrooge was a very different person, kind, good person and who liked Christmas.



    Desirée Rodríguez Arias 4ºA

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  13. This story tells us about the life of an elderly and stingy man who lives alone. I worked at a lawyer's buffet with another partner, but he died, and I just worked alone with his assistant.
    one day of Christmas his nephew decides to invite him to a dinner with the whole family and he rejects it.
    One Christmas day when he arrives, he sees a ghost and warns him of a series of things that will happen, but his phantom of the ghost. After spending a few days, three ghosts go with Scrooge and he shows the past the present and the future. after these events the older man changes with the people.
    in min opion is a book that I would recommend since I liked the story and shows the values ​​of life

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  15. In my opinion the book of Christmas Carol is an interesting and an amaizing book, because it tells us a beautiful story about a mean old man.
    In this story you can see a progress in this mean old man from the start of the story until the finish of the story, and you can see that some people change quickly when they see the consequence of his actions and he feels sorry for all the actions he did in the past. As he realises the consequence of his actions he can make a change in his life and he begins to behave well with everybody.

    The writer of the book of Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens he was an English writer and he created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, critics and scholars have recognised him as a literary genius.
    In my opinion I don´t like the first films of Christmas Carol, but the newest films are in my opinion more interesting and better made than the others. But I prefer, in this case, the book because I think that it tells the story in a more simple and better way than the films.
    Francisco González López 4ºA

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  16. Charles Dickens was an English writer and novelist, the best known of universal literature, wrote many novels. A Christmas Carol is a short novel written by Charles Dickens.

     The book by Christmas Carol presents the story of old Scrooge, a stingy and lonely man without friends and who is not kind to anyone. One night, his former partner appears, died seven years ago and offers him something that a first sight does not catch his attention and is blamed for being crazy and seeing ghosts but later ends up saving his life. Three spirits appear to Scrooge three nights in a row: that of the past, the present and the future and they show him different scenes in different situations and with different companies that happened, are happening and will happen if Scrooge does not change the way he acts in front of the world.

    Dickens uses the three Christmas spirits and the old and sarcastic Scrooge to show the reader how important it is to be a good person with others.

     It is not a very famous work, nor is it the best known of Dickens.

    The story is also presented in several movies, but I like it more as it comes in the book told the story.

    My opinion: Ami seemed like an entertaining and interesting book.
    I did not expect the older man to change.

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  17. Charles Dickens was a very important novel writer and he lived in London for many years. He worked as a journalist, but at the end he worked as a novel writer. A Christmas Carol is one of his most famous novels.

    This last mentioned novel tells us the story of a very angry and avaricious man who was lonely and without friends. One night, his dead work mate died time ago appeared in ghost. He told him that three ghost were going to visit him to change his life. Each one of this ghosts carried Scrooge to the past, the present and the future. When Scrooge visits the future with the last ghost, he sees his grave and he thought that if he doesn't change, he'll die lonely and without friends. So he changed and he wasn't angry with people and avaricious any longer.

    Charles Dickens tries to show the reader that if you are a bad and lonely person, you'll be alone in your life, so that's why being a good person is so important.

    I think Dickens is a very good writer because I loved this novel and it showed me a lot of things I didn't know. In my opinion it's a very good novel and a lot of more people should read it.

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  18. A Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens. He was born on 7th February 1812 and died on 9 June 1870 by a stroke. When he was little, his father went to prison, and the law permitted that the family could live with him. But he went with another family, and every Sunday he went to prison to see his family. At the age of 12, he started to work in a factory. And this will mark him for life. In his works, highlight people and place descriptions. Sometimes, he used the pseudonym, Boz. Dickens wrote his books in installments so that everyone could buy them. Today, his books are so popular that is still adapting to films or series.

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