Monday, November 19, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

TV Shows

Most popular TV shows HERE

Welcome Steven!

Today, October 23rd I have met our new assistant teacher. His name is Steven and he has just arrived to Seville. He flew from California to Seville one day ago!. I don't know many things about him yet but he told me that he is from San Diego in Califonia, the west coast of USA. He wants to learn Spanish and he is going to help you with your English. This first week you can ask him more things about his life back in his country.
WELCOME STEVEN!!! TO SEVILLE AND TO OUR SCHOOL!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Valerie by AMY WINEHOUSE

Listen to the song and complete the lyrics HERE  http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

GOAL!!!!!!!


If you are fond of soccer you can learn English reading this comic and doing the activities HERE

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The 2012 Olympic Games in London

We all could watch yesterday the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, it was very different from the one celebrated four years ago at Beijing but I think this at London was ..... very interesting!!! Sometimes it was like a History & Geography class or a literature one. We also could listen to some of the great English songs from the last century. I enjoyed it though I think it was a little bit long!! One of the moments at the Opening Ceremony was this extract from The Tempest by Shakespeare which inspired all the ceremony according to the artistic director Danny Boyle.
   The director also gave us a chance to celebrate historic moments of protest. For example the nod to the early-20th-century suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and the Jarrow Marchers, who in 1936 walked more than 300 miles from County Durham to London to protest hunger and joblessness.
   There was British sense of humour with Mr Bean and James Bond arriving at Buckingham Palace to accompany the Queen to the Stadium!!!
   I cannot deny that one of the most unforgettable things United Kingdom has given to the world is its music: from Sex Pistols to the Beatles! A special one for me and for many more people around the world was Hey Jude played by Sir Paul McCartney!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Deadline for your VOICETHREAD PROJECT: Monday, 28th!!!!!

You can send me your Voicethread Projects to my e-mail!!! I am looking forward to listening and watching all of them!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

T-shirt Day is coming!!!!

As you already know, you have to wear a T-shirt, you will probably have at home, with a sentence or some words in English. We will comment them in class and decide which one we like best!!! I hope you enjoy this activity as we did last year. 
GET YOUR T-SHIRTS READY FOR NEXT FRIDAY!

Monday, May 14, 2012

OUR LIP DUB!!!!!!

Do you remember when we did our lip dub last year? You kept asking me when we could watch the video...At last, it is ready!!!! I love it!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Closed temporarily due to illness!!!


As you know by now I have a very sore throat and I have to be at home without speaking (which is very hard for me as you may know!!!),
I hope I will be back next Monday.  Meanwhile I leave you a lively song by Jamie McDell, a singer from New Zealand,  to sing this weekend. See you soon!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

VOICETHREAD PROJECT


As I told you today we are going to get into a new project using a new wonderful web tool called: VOICETHREAD. Your homework today was to register and try this tool and see how it works. I hope you did it and  enjoyed it.

 Let's go with the details of: our INTERNATIONAL PROJECT.

Some useful tools to edit your photos:
PHOTOVISI ( photo collage maker)
PICASA (a Google app to organise, edit and share your photos)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

And the OSCAR goes to......

I have chosen the winners to our contest about reading. You had to write a sentences saying what Reading is for you. All your sentences are great, it has been very difficult to chose one so I just chose a number and the winners are...... 
For 1st year students: ANDREA NIETO PÉREZ



Reading is a world of endless dreams!!!!


For 2nd year students: the winner is  BEATRIZ LORENTE
Reading is travelling to a lot of places and countries, having a lot of adventures and lovers. Reading is  feeling that your imgination can fly!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A new teacher from USA

Yesterday April 25th, Shannon's mum came to visit us. As she is a teacher of Spanish back there in New Hampshire, she was our teacher yesterday and she told us about her life, her job, her students and she answered all our questions very kindly. There are many differences between her school and ours but she said she liked Seville very much. THANKS MAUREEN, COME BACK AGAIN!!!! We wanted a photo with Shannon and her mother!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

WORLD BOOK DAY



As you may know World Book Day is celebrated today. One of the reasons to celebrate it on April 23rd is because Cervantes and Shakespeare died on this same date and also because Catalonia and England celebrate St George's day. In Catalonia people give a rose and a book as a present this day.
You can find more information in another blog HERE
We can listen to some Shakespeare's animated tales HERE


THE JOY OF BOOKS

Friday, March 30, 2012

April Fools' Day



As we celebrate something similar on December, 28th, in most English speaking countries people celebrate April Fools' Day on the 1st of April.
You have more information in this pot in another blog HERE

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

World Poetry Day 2012

Today March, 21st is the first day of a new season: Spring, but it is also the World Poetry Day. The idea is to promote the reading, teaching, publishing and writing of poems.
Poems are like music because of the rhythm and the rhyme. Look and listen this example:
IF (a popular poem in English) by Rudyard Kipling.


You can listen to more poems HERE. It is an interesting project called FAVOURITE POEM PROJECT where people record videos talking about their lives and read his/her favourite poem. (I recommend you "I'm nobody! Who are you?" by Emily Dickinson)

Some old popular short poems in English are called LIMERICKS. They were often used in Nursery Rhymes. Can you tell me how to write a limerick?



Are you ready to write a poem, maybe a limerick? Come on!!! I will put them in the blog and there is a prize waiting for the best one!!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Storytelling: STORYBIRD

We are going to use a wonderful tool for storytelling. It is called STORYBIRD.

Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share and read.

You can choose beautiful pictures to write a short story. Watch and read an example here:

The Gift ofStorytelling on Storybird

You have to sign up the first time.

Step 1: Read other stories and choose your favourite ones. Write at least one comment telling why you like it.

Step 2: Write your own story. It has to be between 7 to 10 pages. First, select an artist, then feel the inspiration and choose the pictures. I hope you enjoy it.

Don't forget to save your project and send it to me. I will publish the best ones in the blog!!!



Monday, March 12, 2012

Pet Peeve

I learnt this colloquial expression yesterday from Shannon. Do you want to know the meaning? Click HERE

You can find a list of Pet Peeves HERE. You have to find at least two Pet Peeves from the list you agree with.

And now you are ready to watch this video.



Whose is the cat?
Why do they want to get rid of the pets?
According to her, is Tom useful or useless?
What is the deal? Which one can stay?

Monday, March 5, 2012

A JOURNEY TO ANCIENT GREECE


As you already know, we have prepared this webquest for you. It is a journey to Ancient Greece. We will think about all the Greek things which have influenced our world: in Sport, Art, language, Maths, Music and more. I hope you learn a lot and enjoy this trip!!!

This is the link to our WEBQUEST.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by Shakespeare

Next Thursday, March 1st we are going to the theatre to see a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's best loved comedy, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
To understand it better we will watch this video explaining the plot of the original play.

Strange things happen one night in a wood outside Athens. Lovers Hermia and LYsander are there, planning o marry secretly. Hemia's friend, Helena, is also there, following Demetrius, who she loves but who loves Hermia. While the lovers are sleeping, a mischievous fairy puts magic juice on their eyelids. When they wake, each human loves the wrong person. How will the confusion end?






These are the characters in the comedy:

THE ATHENIAN COURT AND THE LOVERS

THESEUS (Duke of Athens), is King of the Athenian court, who at the start of the play is preparing for his wedding to Hippolyta.
HYPPOLYTA- Queen of the Amazons, she is about to wed Theseus.
EGEUS- Hermia's father, who insists that Hermia should marry Demetrius.
HERMIA- a young woman in love with Lysander against her father's wishes.
LYSANDER- a young man in love with Hermia.
HELENA- Hermia's friend who is desperately in love with Demetrius.
DEMETRIUS- a young man in love with Hermia.

THE FAIRIES


OBERON- King of the Fairies.
TITANIA- Queen of the Fairies.
PUCK- messenger and Oberon's sprite.
Changling Boy- Titania's page-boy.
Titania's Fairy Band- (Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Mustarseed. Moth)

THE MECHANICALS (THE WORKMEN)


MICK BOTTOM- the weaver
PETER QUINCE- the carpenter
FRANCIS FLUTE- the bellows mender
ROBIN STAVELLING- the tailor
TOM SNOUT- the tinker
SNUG - the joiner

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Adele

Adele won six Grammy awards some days ago. She is a wonderful singer who has recovered her voice. This is the song some of my students chose as their favourite one. I hope you like it.



You cand find the official GRAMMY AWARDS WEBPAGE here

Monday, February 6, 2012

CHARLES DICKENS' ANNIVERSARY


Charles Dickens is one of the most famous English writers all over the world.
Today is February, 7th, the day when he was born. That is why today we celebrate his 200th birthday.
I am sure you know something about him or his famous novels. If not, your are going to learn more about him this week.


You can listen to more things about Charles Dickens' biography in this video:



You can find all his works HERE And this following video is about the films based on his novels. Do you know any of them?




Now it is time to surf the net and GET TO KNOW DICKENS and answer these questions about him.




If you want to listen to some of Dickens' books, you can click HERE