Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Poetry


Your teacher hasn't taken much poetry to the classroom, but songs are poems, you know.
Talking with Pablo Garcia, another teacher,the idea came to me. In fact he showed me a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah. I looked for him in Google and found a treasure!!!

Enjoy this example and go for more poems by him on the title.

Who's Who

I used to think nurses Were women,
I used to think policeWere men,
I used to think poetsWere boring,
Until I became one of them.

Watch the use of capital letters.
On this site, you can also find hundred of poems by many fantastic authors. Just have fun.

Friday, December 07, 2007

MirArte


Dear kids:

On holidays at last !!!! I wanted to share with you some beautiful things to see.

I made this blog with an art show we held in Del Valle's school. It's a public one.

We worked hard in Culturas y Estéticas Contemporaneas preparing this exhibition or art and visual perception.

It's in Spanish, of course. Enjoy it. It's a party for your eyes. And if you are bored you can play games or make models.

You can leave comments here or there

Monday, November 26, 2007

Do you think you can't do it?

Sometimes you think there's a cloud over your head. Your exams are too difficult. Your life is full of problems.

Well ,think twice. Watch this fantastic video and tell us what you think

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Topics for discussion


It's for those of you that are preparing tests and are looking for topics. As usual click on the title. 
You can choose from a bunch of easy topics. 
Use it and tell me. You can prepare a conversation by pairs and act it out next class. Enjoy !!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Play with words and feed the world


You can practice your vocabulary and play.
Sometimes you want to say something and you can't find the words. There are several ways to feed your brain with new words. Why don't you try this site?
More words you've got right, more rice they donate.
Great idea.!!!!
You don't need registration, just PRACTICE. It's a multiple choice exercise.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pronunciation





When I asked some of you to leave a comment by recording on Voicethread...you were terrified.

The idea is to get confidence in oral production.

Write a short text, copy it and paste it here:

Natural Readers. and check how to say it.
Believe it or not, this software speaks your text

Mom's speech

A mom (Anita Renfroe) has condensed everything a mom might say to her kids in 24 hours into less than 3 minutes - to the tune of the William Tell Overture

It's got subtitles (I don't know what the other language is). It's really funny.
You have to choose one thing your Mum says and add it as a comment.
What don't you mind? What gets on your nerves?
By the way, the full transcription is on the first comment.
Have fun
Your teacher video

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Don't forget Tobas

As you know 9th course have got a project to help Tobas.
They need all our help.

You can bring some food or clothes. They have NOTHING so you can add plates or forks and knives or spoons , glasses and everything we use in our houses.

Don't forget. Bring your collaboration to school. Remember how lucky you are and share part of your "fortune".
Thanks.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

300

To 1st Polimodal.
We saw 300. What a film!!!
You had to identify the situation in each quote.
(Done in class)
Then choose the best phrase to share with your mates (mini-posters for the classroom).
Remember the blackboard with arrows blotting out the sun.

Finally,as you've got a looooong weekend, make a click on the picture. This way you're going to enter a page : http://www.rottentomatoes.com/ where you can find different comments about the film.
You have to find a positive and a negative one.

Your options are: you can leave it here as a comment. You can hand it to me in class or you can record a message here in the voicethread.

http://voicethread.com/share/11029/

I'm fascinated. You can add your favourite image and record a comment, you can draw and write. Maybe you need to register but it isn't a problem for you digital-natives!!!




Monday, September 03, 2007

Woman



I want to share with you this fantastic video. Listen to John Lennon and read the lyrics.
How would Yoko have felt ? I mean , being loved so much.
I want your opinions in class.

For the other half of the sky)

Woman I can hardly express
My mixed emotions at my thoughtlessness
After all I'm forever in your debt
And woman I will try to express
My inner feelings and thankfulness
For showing me the meaning of success

Ooh, well, well
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
Ooh, well, well
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo

Woman I know you understand
The little child inside of the man
Please remember my life is in your hands
And woman hold me close to your heart
However distant don't keep us apart
After all it is written in the stars

Woman please let me explain
I never meant to cause you sorrow or pain
So let me tell you again and again and again

I love you, yeah, yeah
Now and forever
I love you, yeah, yeah
Now and forever
I love you, yeah, yeah
Now and forever

Friday, August 31, 2007

Do or Make ????


To 2nd Polimodal.

Today we were working with this topic. Why don't you try this Quiz??

Very easy.

Your next test will include it.

Good luck

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

THE COMPUTER SWALLOWED GRANDMA


The computer swallowed grandma.
Yes, honestly its true!
She pressed 'control' and 'enter'
And disappeared from view.
It devoured her completely,
The thought just makes me squirm.
She must have caught a virus
Or been eaten by a worm.
I've searched through the recycle bin
And files of every kind;
I've even used the Internet,
But nothing did I find.
In desperation, I then asked Jeeves My searches to refine.
The reply from him was negative,
Not a thing was found 'online.'
So, if inside your 'Inbox,'
My Grandma you should see,
Please 'Copy,''Scan' and 'Paste' her
And send her back to me.

This is a tribute to all the Grandmas who have been fearless and learned to use the Computer........ They are the greatest!!!
We do not stop playing because we grow old;
We grow old because we stop playing .
NEVER Be The First To Get Old!

There's a fantastic old lady from Spain who started blogging when she was 95 !!! Yes, 95 years old. Visit her blog and read some of her comments. Give us your opinion.
http://amis95.blogspot.com

Could you share this with your Grandmas and bring it their comments to our class?
What do you think ? Is your Grandmother modern?
Have you ever invited her to surf the net with you?

Simple present or present continuous?



Hi:

I want you to try this activity about simple present or continuous. Remember, we use simple present for: routines, timetables, permanent activities or truths , to give your opinion (like, hate,think ).

On the other hand we use present continuous for actions taking place in the moment we're speaking or the current time especially if you're talking about temporary actions and future with arrangements.

Try these exercises and tell me. By the way, the picture is a Kandinsky's painting (my favourite painter). It's just food for your eyes.

Click on the title and start it

Monday, July 23, 2007

New words

Renée Maufroid teaches English in France and he made this minibook with new words. You know some of them and other ones are new for you. Read all of them, there aren't so many .
Then you can play a Hangman

Sunday, July 15, 2007

My week




To 1st and 2nd ESB . Read and listen about a boy's week










The Body


To my students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd ESB . Here is a vocabulary in a different way.

Click on the title.

Click on the blue arrow to get sound and then, just move the mouse !!!

Great and funny !!!

True Colors



This is a fantastic ad for Dove campaign all over the world.You can find it in Youtube in several languages.
The aim is to get a new generation free from present beauty stereotypes.

Step one: watch the video and read the captions on the images.
Step two: listen again and read the lyrics below.
Step three: think about you,what don't you like about your look? what do you like about you? what are you good at? what makes you laugh? what makes you happy?

Collect a list of positive adjectives to speak about one's look . Bring it and your answers to share in class.

Lyrics: TRUE COLORS (part sung here)

Show me a smile then,
Don't be unhappy,
can't remember
When I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there
And I'll see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
You are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Gladiator



Hey, 2nd Polimodal !!!

We saw a scene of Gladiator and worked in class with it.

Now at weekend, it's time for fun.

Click on the title and have a good time with a BBC game. Dress your gladiator and send him to the battle. Good luck.

Tell me how you did it.

Apartheid



To my 1st polimodal students.We were talking about apartheid and as I explained, a friend of mine,Dennis Newson from Germany had told us that it's a difficult issue in South Africa.

Maybe I can copy and add his note here.

But Then I asked in Yahoo answers, and here are the results.


Your task:

Read the answers and choose one. Perhaps you can sumarize several of them and add your own comments.You can work by pairs.


Good luck.

Your teacher

Friday, July 06, 2007

Jennifer Lopez




Do you like Jennifer Lopez?

Sing along with her.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Movie trailers dictation





Hello, you're going to work with listening comprehension.
Click on the title. You'll find a lot of listening exercises, but this time you'll go untill the bottom of the page. There you'll find the movie trailers 
Listen carefully and write the full words .
You've got some help on your right.
The words have a few letters to mare it easier.
Listen to it several times until you complete all the gasps.
Print the final version and bring it to our class.


Good luck. I'm here to help you.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Reporting questions






Reporting questions is easy but I want you to be sure. To my 2nd Polimodal students


Giving directions






Hello to my students of 3rd secondary. Here's a game to practice directions. It's great.
Do it and challenge yourself.

Your teacher.


Copy five directions and bring them to our class

Sunday, June 10, 2007

With a little help of my friends






This is for my students of 3rd secondary and 1st Polimodal. Just for fun. Listen to the song and complete the spaces.

This activity was prepared by a teacher from Brazil I just took it and added to my blog.

Enjoy it.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Mobile Madness





You love texting...As a matter of fact you can do it better than me.
You can use a lot of abbreviations in Spanish. Let's do it in English !!!
Click on the title and start playing .
Leave me a comment with two phrases you could discover.