Thursday, December 10, 2009

Del Valle Film Festival 2009



Today our Del Valle Film Festival 09 was held at EAS school.
Now is your turn to vote.
If you want to enjoy the videos again, go to YouTube and look for: delvallefilmfestival.
Some videos couldn't be uploaded because of copyright laws.

Congratulations to all the students who worked hard to be part of the project. 2nd and 3rd Polimodal solved all the technical problems we had. Thanks.
You rock !!! Enjoy and happy holidays

Monday, November 23, 2009

Read the words

Click on the title and you will go to a page where you can write a text, or copy and paste, choose a robot to read, click read and you can listen to it !!!

You can save it in your PC or send it by e-mail as an MP3 file. Just great !!!

Wooden Horse

A great story to read and listen to !!! The famous Trojan Horse is retold by Starfall.
Enjoy and practice

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Going to the cinema


Listen to these two young guys making arrangements to go to the cinema and practice the dialogue to act it out in class.

First date

A listening comprehension exercise and a great topic to talk about.
Did your Dad react that way ??
What about brothers looking after sisters ??
When you date, remember: the girl you're going out with, is somebody's daughter or sister

Click on the title to enter

Wolves

Another short story. Click on the title to start
If you click on a word, you can listen to the sound of a very young child reading it.

My shadow

Hello !!!
This is for my younger students. A short poem about your shadow. Listen to it and try to learn it. It's easy and funny.
Click on the title, then on the ear that appears in each page.

Enjoy

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The fun theory



Volkswagen has started a campaign under the idea of FUN. They say people can change to better behavior if it's funny.

Watch the video and tell us what people don't usually do, what they're trying to do now
Have you got any other idea?

Visit The Fun Theory page, here and explore more videos. If you dare, take part in the contest and win 2,500 euros. I know you're creative enough.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Another robot to chat


Click here to start chatting with LaurenBot.
Add in comments the interesting things she says.
People in Polimodal you have to use reported speech here

Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Universal Record Database



Explore this site and choose a record.
You can choose it because you like it, because you think it's interesting, original, or funny.
Bring it to our classroom to share it.
Get extra points by publishing your own record.

What can you do better?



Listen to the song and tell me.
What can she do better than him?
What can he do better than her?
What can't they do?? Are they in love ?
What do YOU think? What can girls do better than boys and what can boys do better than girls?

If you want to sing it a long, click here and have fun

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Breaking the news




You've got a sound routine for your Spanish classes. Your teacher asked you to bring some news and comment them everyweek. It takes a few minutes and you have to read something in context everyday. We 're going to do the same in our English classes.
Your have to visit this page with  news in English, try to read IN ENGLISH, don't cheat, please. Bring the news to the classroom and share with your mates. Three lines, once a week...it isn't soooo much. You can choose by levels. It's easy, challenge yourself


Friday, October 02, 2009

Talking calculator

Have fun, practice Math and English altogether !!!! Click here
Challenge a mate, a friend , a brother.
Use it instead of a common calculator.

Tell me how it worked

Friday, September 04, 2009

Funny David after Dentist

Watch the video and answer the questions I added in comments.

Write anything you can undertand.
Then look for information about anesthesia. Write about its effects and results.
The video is really funny, enjoy it !!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Man in the mirror




"If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place

Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change "



As our Alejandro Lerner says : "para cambiar el mundo, empieza por tí "
Michael Jackson said the same in 1988, in his song : Man in the mirror.

Listen to Sarah, a beautiful teacher from New Zealand, explaining the song's meaning and then write a short report about it (60 words). What things you think must be changed, what we can do from our place, what things we complain about, what things are improving and what are getting worse.
Use clauses and linkers of contrast : although, however, in spite of/despite + gerund.(-ing).
You can use the Writing skills 5 : discursive compositions, on page 69 in your student's book.

Leave your writing in comments.

Listen to the song and watch the video.

Sarah goes on with another topics to complete her class. So, give more examples using "PRETEND".

Read the joke and enjoy her class.
Thanks Sarah !!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Past continuous and simple past


A lot of exercises to practice both tenses. It's for my students in 3rd secondary and 1st polimodal


I will use similar texts to our next test.

Good luck


Animals



To 3rd secondary. You have to click on the title.
Then choose a habitat.
You can register or choose MAYBE LATER (on your right)
Drag the animals into the scene , when you finish you get a card. If you click on it , you get complete information about that animal. You have to print it , make a small poster and bring it to class to explain it to your mates.

To avoid repetitions, make a comment giving your name -habitat and animal.

Good luck


Treasure hunt


3rd secondary and 1st Polimodal...a new and funny way to practice verbs.

Click on the title as usual. Let me tell you about my experience. When I tried to write the sentences changing the tense, it was always wrong...My fault: I forgot the full stop !!!! (the point).




Friday, July 10, 2009

The Cell


To 2nd secondary EAS. You can study Biology and learn English !!!
That is killing two birds with one shot .

1-Click on the title and play the game.
You can name the parts on three different cells and then check it. It's a DRAG and DROP game, you choose one name on your right and then drag it to the right place on the picture.

2- Click HERE to find out what a cell is . And look for three parts of the cell and explain what they are.

3- Print one of the cells with the right names.
Add the definition of a cell
Write a glossary of about 12 words
Draw and explain the three parts of the cell you chose.

Very simple. Plain English. Bring your project to our next class on August.


Leave a comment


Thursday, July 09, 2009

Pizza is my favourite food



This is for 2nd secondary A EAS
Click on the title or on the image.
Listen to a Canadian man speaking about his favourite dish , click on the `picture on your right to get the new words.
Then scroll down and do the comprehension exercise. And practice the dialogue at the end.
It's just great !!!

Tell me how you did it. You can prepare an acting out for our next class. Have fun


Snapshot Starter Unit 7





Hi !!! This activity is to practice your wordlist from Snapshot Starter Unit 7.
Click on the title and have fun. If you make many mistakes your duck will die !!!

Tell me how you did it.
The game has disappeared , but I kept it to save your priceless comments.

The time


It's for my students of 1st secondary and 2nd secondary B , from the EAS .

Click on the title or on the picture and play the Time game. By the way...do you know this famous Dali's painting? . Look for it and tell me

Most of you know the Time, it's an excellent way to practice it.


Here is a song about time. Very funny !!!
Listen and learn. The translation is in the comment, as you're working on your own.


Good luck and Enjoy !!!
Any questions ?? write a comment, you can use Spanish.

Monday, June 29, 2009

"You're great" campaign




We saw this great video in class. We started thinking about the power of our words. Why don't we give a compliment instead of waiting for one??

In several situations we are aware of the possitive qualities of people around us, but we don't usually say it.

Making compliments is going to be our aim !!!

1- Enter this page to know why it is so important

2- You've got a mate drawing to make him/her a compliment

3- Read the instructions and choose the words and phrases you need .
Decide what you like about the mate you're going to compliment. Check the list for ideas.

4-Prepare a draft to check

5- Enter to this Voicethread , register and leave your COMPLIMENT !!!





Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dictation


Click on the title

Choose your English dictation . You'll hear it read four times :

  • first, the whole passage is read at normal speed for you to listen for gist;
  • second, each phrase is read slowly twice, with punctuation, as you write;
  • then the whole passage is read again for you to check your work;
  • finally, the written text is shown - count your mistakes.
In comments , leave your name and the title of the dictation you practiced and get extra points !!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

2nd Poli WIKI


This is the wiki made by my students in 2nd Polimodal EAS.



They're uploading interesting stuff , they find in the web connected with our English classes. This is a more challenging way of learning !!!!
Dont' you think??

Click on the title, to see it

Leave comments of any ideas encouraging them ,'cause they're working hard.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hangman : The family



For my students of 1st secondary.
Click on the title.
Practice Family vocabulary and have fun. If you like it, you can play with more vocabulary.
Leave me a comment

Monday, June 22, 2009

1st Polimodal Wiki


If you click on the title or on the image, you'll be in our wiki. You're going to take the adventure to learn in a collaborative environment.
You can have fun and get an intensive practice. I think this experience will be great for another subjects or activities of your interests.
Internet is much more than Facebook.
Lol, your teacher


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What nationality are you ?

Argentinian people love football as much as dulce de leche...What do you think? 
To my students from 2nd secondary A EAS. Write a comment about the things we do and make us different from people living in another countries.
Tell us what an Argentinian does...

You've worked a lot in class so you can enjoy a game at home. Let's play. If you click on the title you can take a test to "know" what nationality you are .
It's just a game. Don't take it seriously but print or copy your result to share in class.
A hug.
Your teacher, Susana
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Friday, April 24, 2009

People's appearance

"Don't judge a book by its cover", somebody said. Click on the title or on the picture to see Susan singing.This is the most seen video in the whole history of YouTube.

Listen carefully her introduction before singing. Watch people's faces while she's speaking.
What was she asked? What did the judges say at the end?
Leave a comment with your opinion about what you saw or heard, something you want to share.
You can also read the comments on YouTube. There are a lot of different opinions, awful expressions and wonderful ones. If you take some from there use inverted commas , because it isn't YOUR opinion, and name the author or source.

See you in class.
Susana

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thomas visits Del Valle



Thomas Stacey (sent by British Council and Dirección de Capacitación de la Provincia de BA)visited our classrooms. He was at Escuela de Educación Media Nº3 and at EAS (Escuela Agrotécnica Salesiana) in Del Valle. All of us enjoyed listening to a native speaker of English. He made us feel comfortable. My students could use "their" English to communicate with him !!!. One of them even showed him how a flogger dances and some of them showed him the school around. He was always very polite, encouraging students to speak, making his best to understand and he kept a charming smile all the time. Tom used plain English and exchanged funny expressions . He taught : "y'alright " and learnt : " juega un montón"...
Thanks Thomas !!!!!

Now to my students, you have to leave a comment here: maybe the question he answered to you or your mates, something interesting you heard, anything you want to share with other students from another classrooms.

This blog is for you to communicate, remember that.
Click on the title or on the picture to see more photos.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Earth hour

Just remember to turn the lights off.
We made a lot of activities in class. Enjoy the video.
If you click on the title you can explore a fantastic page full of games.
Back to school on Monday you have to tell me what you did to save the planet. If you want to leave a comment, do it.



Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rhymes



To my students in 1st and 2nd secondary. You have to choose a rhyme and learn it by heart. If you like, write the first words of the rhyme you chose , so our class show is original.

Friday, January 02, 2009

And the winner is...



The best video is : On my shoulders by Lea Malfiatre from France.

The second one was : Dear Mr President by Nazareno Montes.

But the results show us a clear winner. Lea did it FANTASTIC !!! She didn't only make our festival international, she gave us the BEST VIDEO !!!

To read the results of votes, click on the title.

If you want to download the videos or watch them more easily, go to :
http://www.youtube.com/delvallefilmfestival

Enjoy them.

Have a great 2009.
See you.
Susana