Wednesday, 25 November 2020

BLACK FRIDAY EXPLANATION AND LISTENING

 

Hello dear Seniors!

I told you we would continue with November eventful days. In this case we are going to talk about the so well-known Black Friday💸. I know you know 😉; but how much do you really know about its origins ? Let's pay attention to this listening activity and find out about the coinage of the word and the origin of the custom.

Please watch the video and answer the following questions below.

SENIORS GROUP A.💰💰💰💰💰💰

Q1. What is the connection between Black Friday , Thanksgiving day and Christmas?

Q2. What day and what month did the first so-called Black Friday took place ? Was is related to Christmas shopping 🎄?

Q3. What is the earliest example of calling "Black Friday" to the day after Thanksgiving?

SENIORS GROUP B

Q1 Where in the US do they start calling  the day after Thanksgiving Black Friday? Who started to do that?

Q2 What two problems did the Police have after Thanksgiving?

Q3 What spin off have retailers made of Thanksgiving?

SENIORS GROUP C.

Q1. Has the term Black Friday always been used to refer about shopping? Explain very briefly, please.

Q2. How did retailers try to rebrand the term " Black Friday"? Why didn't it succeed?

Q3. What is the mythical explanation about the use of "black"in the expression  that has been going on since the 80s? Please be brief.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

THANKSGIVING INTRODUCTION - SENIOR STUDENTS ( A, B AND C)

 Hello my dear Seniors!

You may already know that in the USA🗽 they are already counting down the days to Thanksgiving 🦃. When do they celebrate it?  Did you know that Canada 🍁 has a similar celebration just a week earlier? Let's find out a little bit more about how it is celebrated through this video.


STEP 1. WATCH THE VIDEO 👀  👆Find the time to do it, use headphones if necessary, and try not to be interrupted.

While you watch the video you may want to write down the relevant vocabulary ✍. You can stop the recording and pay attention to the definitions of the different keywords offered on the screen.

STEP 2. QUESTIONS ❓

Answer the following questions about this important American celebration in the comment section below 👇. You need to watch the whole recording to be able to answer them.

Q1. Who founded Thanksgiving as a National Holiday?

Q2. Why is it the beginning of the busiest season for stores ?

Q3. What is the typical main course? What different side dishes and sauces round out the table?

Q4. How long did the very first Thanksgiving celebration take?

Q5. What is the connection between Football and Thanksgiving?

Q6. What new vocab have you learned from the video?

Leave your answers in the comment section. Do not forget to write your name and group.

DEADLINE  2A Wednesday 18th, 2B and 2C Friday 20th.

I hope you like it! 



Wednesday, 4 November 2020

REPORTED SPEECH PRACTICE SENIORS ( 2A, 2B AND 2C)

 

Hi everybody!

How is the Reported Speech working for you? In this video you can follow the basic changes that you'll have to take into account in any Direct Speech=> Reported Speech sentence transformation.


Please watch the video and take down the main information and examples, create your own notes on Tense Change and bring them to class. 
Use headphones if you might be distracted by surrounding noise. Concentrate and prepare your notes!

Friday, 30 October 2020

Halloween Micro Story Competition 2 B

 


Congratulations to all participants!! You really did a good job. We have  wonderful micro stories that move from horror stories to mystery tales. I hope you enjoyed them all

Please read the compositions from your class (2ºB) and you can start voting just answering these three easy questions In your opinion ...

These are the stories you need to read in order to vote

QUESTION 1: Which story did you enjoy the most?🎃🎃🎃
QUESTION 2 : Which story do you consider the most original?💀💀💀
QUESTION 3: Which story has got a better writing?👻👻👻
Please ,vote your favourite stories until Tuesday 3rd before 17.00 Post a comment answering the three questions

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

HALLOWEEN micro story CONTEST 2C

 

Congratulations to all participants!! You really did a good job. We have  wonderful micro stories that move from horror stories to mystery tales. I hope you enjoyed them all

Disappearance into the shadows by Ale Parada

Monotony by Gema Sánchez Garrido

Evil never looked so good by María Pedro

The Old Man by Ángela Llamas

The Hitch-hicker by Miriam Romero

Again by Pilar Martin

The Story by Leonardo Nedelea

In the Next Life by Alejandro Venegas

The Room by Antonio Sánchez

 The Door by Lucía Paisal 

Please read the compositions from your class (2ºC) and you can start voting just answering these three easy questions In your opinion ...

QUESTION 1: Which story did you enjoy the most?🎃🎃🎃
QUESTION 2 : Which story do you consider the most original?💀💀💀
QUESTION 3: Which story has got a better writing?👻👻👻
Please ,vote your favourite stories until Tuesday 3rd. Post a comment answering the three questions

HALLOWEEN MICRO STORY CONTEST 2A

 A key 🔑, candle light🕯 , a black cat, a shadow▒  and autumn leaves🍂... these were the common elements...


Congratulations to all participants!! You really did a good job. We have wonderful micro stories that move from horror stories to mystery tales. I hope you enjoyed them all
Please read the compositions from your class (2ºA) and you can start voting just answering these three easy questions In your opinion ...

These are the micro stories you need to read in order to vote.






QUESTION 1: Which story did you enjoy the most?🎃🎃🎃
QUESTION 2 : Which story do you consider the most original?💀💀💀
QUESTION 3: Which story has got a better writing?👻👻👻
Please ,vote your favourite stories until Tuesday NOV 3rd at midnight. Post a comment answering the three questions

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

SENIOR STUDENTS LISTENING TASK : Let's talk about what's going on...

 Hello dear Seniors!

Here is your first task of the year. I would like you to pay attention to this video explaining the basic vocabulary to be able to talk about the pandemic situation we are in. So take 13 minutes of your time , grab your headphones and your notebook to take notes. Pay attention to important concepts like " contaminated surface" or "lockdown" or maybe you are going to need the name of basic objects such as " face mask" or measures such as "social distancing" to explain your current experience at school. There is a writing task coming up and you will be ask to use as much of this vocab as possible. The aim of the video is to give you the proper language to talk and write about this topic

This is what you have to do:


2ºA:  watch the video before Wednesday 23rd

2ºB and 2ºC: watch the video before Friday 25th 

All senior groups have to be ready  to answer the following questions about it by that date:

1) In which different contexts can we use the adjective "contagious"?

2) What is Cockney?How do they speak it?

3) In which contexts can the word " lockdown" be used?

4) What kind of word is " pandemic"? What does ir mean? What is the difference between "epidemic" and "pandemic"?

5) What does "work remotely" mean?

There will also be a writing task to be prepared over the weekend . Check your classroom space for that.

That's all for now. Enjoy your video!!

Monday, 21 September 2020

Welcome back!

 Hi Everyone! Welcome to the English blog. My name is Arantxa Sánchez and I will be your teacher throughout this year. To those of you who already started the journey with us, welcome back ;-), in case you are new at the school , make yourself at home.


ABOUT THE BLOG...

As many of you already know, this is a resource blog and a class blog altogether. You will have to check for homework or task instructions in it. It can also be used to review grammar in the grammar section, improve your listening skills, etcetera.
Make sure you also check your " Classroom space" in your Google account , so that you won't miss any work.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION...

The most important part in this blog project is YOU. Make comments, answer questions, comment on your classmates posts; your contribution is priceless.
Pay attention to the different tags in every entry, IF IT SAYS HOMEWORK, you'll probably have to post a comment or prepare a task, if it says " ASSESSABLE", it means that it will be specially taken into account  in the marking period. Feel free to contribute even if it is not compulsory any other time.


SUBSCRIBE FOR THIS BLOG...

An easy way to be updated is to submit your e-mail. pay attention to the section on the right , where it says "follow by e-mail". You'll receive an e-mail notifying a new entry on or any other update.

CLASSROOM SPACES

1A ( groups 1 and 2) classroom code: y77mfgm
1B ( groups 1 and 2) classroom code: 7ku6odz
2A  classroom code :l6fhb2y
2B  classroom code: 54ehawl
2C  classroom code: 54ehawl


What do you say? Are you ready to start?

😉

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

CUESTIONARIO DE VALORACIÓN / SURVEY ON THE SUBJECT (1A/1B)

Dear students,

How are you today? You know your final period assessment conference will be next Wednesday. As far as I am concerned I am not asking you to do any more tasks/ activities regarding this subject. You are done! It has been a hard term and an even harder situation for all of us. I must congratulate most of you on the good work you have made, on how honest you have been and how extremely disciplinate many of you have acted. These are demanding days, we need to show, make efforts and learn. Learning really is the key to success. I hope to have contributed to your learning of the language and I hope you feel that you really have learned with me.
It's a shame we have to finish your junior year without huggins, kisses and joyful gatherings at our school, as I said ,these are hard days. Good news is , summer is round the corner 😉. 

I have a last questionnaire for you to make. It's a little survey (in Spanish) so that I get a general perspective on your opinion about the subject. There are only 15 items and it has an estimated time of 10 minutes to complete it. It will be open for several days before the teacher's assessment conference takes place.

It's been my pleasure to teach you, I hope you all get  the best results !

Best wishes,

Arantxa

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

1B LISTENING COMPREHENSION - AMERICAN V. BRITISH

Hello everyone!

How are you today? This is the last activity on the blog. I selected a video explaining some differences Between American and British English. I know you already know some of them " elevator/ lift", "sideway/pavement", "highway/ motorway"... These here have more to do with cooking and ingredients. Watch the video  and find out.






CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

TODAY'S ASSIGNMENT.
Answer as many questions as you can. Watch the video with subtitles if you need. Pause and play it as you wish, and above all, learn and enjoy.  Post a comment on the blog by today. 

Q1. Why does the young woman " Grace" speak American English? Where is she from? Explain.
Q2. How many different food do they mention? Please explain the difference between 5 of them, write the american and the English term?
Q3. What explanation does she give about the term "eggplant"?
Q4. What words differ only in the pronunciation? Give two examples.
Q5. What is the Spanish translation for "herbs"?
Q6. Grace use the term "garnish", in the context of cooking? What herb is she mentioning to be used as garnish?
Q7. In which meal do they eat "porridge" or "oatmeal"?
Q8. Where do they use the expression " you are walking in treacle"? In which context do they use it.
Q9. Could you explain the difference among " Jam" / "Jelly" and " Jello"? In which situations would you eat each of them? Which one is American and which one is English?
Q10. What is the meaning of " mince" ? Why is it different in American and in British English?

I hope learn a lot today!