Wednesday, 7 April 2021

VOCABULARY ON ENTERTAINMENT

 


What of the following words are related to films and how many of them are related to cinema? Just pay attention to the vocab on this design and try to complete the sentences below.

1 The series is currently being _________on BBC2 on Fridays.
2 They have produced a _________to The Hunger Games
3 Avatar was __________in 2009.
Chaplin’s films captivated __________ throughout the world.
5 I always thought that " There is something about Mary" was a great _______. It was hilarious!
6. The TV show was first ______ in 2001
7 What's your favourite _________ of all time? For me it's FRIENDS
The BBC will be ___________ the match live from Paris.
9 All Harry Potter´s productions have been  __________________. They are really a success!
10 Do you want to _______ that movie at the cinema or do you prefer to _________at home?





Tuesday, 26 January 2021

"ORWELLIAN" :What does this adjective really mean?

 Dear Seniors,

How are things going? How much reading have you been doing? I hope you are enjoying the adaptation of 1984 and learning a lot from it. As I told you in class, you have the opportunity to discover the term "Orwellian" and use it correctly.

Please watch the following video using subtitles to understand the origin of the word and its correct use. You can also learn about other important information about the novel. Then, answer three of the questions below in a comment.

 You can watch the video as many times as you need, stop and replay if necessary. Please do not forget to write your name in your comment. Have fun and learn a lot!

Remember BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING👀... nah, just kidding!


SENIORS 2A

Q1: What does the expression " chances are " mean? Can you think of an equivalent in Spanish?

Q2: What was George Orwell real name? 

Q3: According to the video, what is the wrong use of the word "orwellian"?

SENIORS 2B

Q1: What does the term "pen name " mean?

Q2: Apart from writing, in what activity did Orwell spend most of his life?

Q3: Could you explain what a " barrage of propaganda " mean? Does " propaganda" means the same as in Spanish?

SENIORS 2C

Q1: What's the name of the fictional country where 1984 is set it?

Q2: How does the regime in 1984 control language , according to the video?

Q3: How could someone commit "Thoughtcrime"?

Monday, 7 December 2020

FINAL TASK - AMERICAN DREAM PROJECT

 ROLES DISTRIBUTION


Hi all!

Let me clarify how you need to distribute roles before starting the Project. Even though you are just a binome this is how you are going to distribute responsibilities.

SPOKESPERSON:  The student in charge of communicating with the teacher ( mail, classroom, face-to-face) in case they need to report. In case you need to open a Drive File to share documents / pictures. This person will also be the Google administrator.

RESEARCHER: Person in charge of finding valuable information to share with his/her partner. This student needs to differentiate between valid material and non-solid information. He / she also needs to select video clips, images of the film, citations ...

WRITER/REVIEWER: This role will create the content to be spoken in class. It must be brief, concise interesting and dynamic. In case both students want to write their own lines , one of them will review grammar and spelling  and style, in order to create an engaging message. He /she will also review the webography and the outline to be uploaded to the classroom space.

EDITOR: In case you are presenting video/ visual support to your talk, the editor will use the best format and will modify ( size, extension...) , he/she will include in a presentation (optional). 

Students  may have more than one role. The idea of distributing the task according to the students's own personal competence  is based on cooperative learning methodology. The aim is to create a working environment (using online tools ) in which we learn from each other and take responsibility in your personal work.

Please , let me know if this is clear enough for you. I'll be happy to answer any question.

Go teams!

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!!