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Tongue Twisters

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 5 Agosto 2020 @ 10:38 am

Read the tongue twisters below, Then choose the easiest and the most difficult.

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Summer hols

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 1 Julio 2020 @ 11:09 am

Officially I am on holidays. Summer has a good effect on everyone, so I leave this pic below to make it crystal clear.

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Source: English is Fun

Behind our names

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 29 Junio 2020 @ 10:52 am

Have you ever wondered about the origin and meaning of your own names or those of your family members? You can start by clicking on the links below to complete your own family tree and learn more about them. It can be revealing and fun!

https://www.myheritage.com/family-tree

https://www.behindthename.com/

http://www.meaning-of-names.com/

A nice reflection for a loving expression

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 26 Junio 2020 @ 10:28 am

Watch and read with attention the pic below. Who knows, when the (right) time comes, you could also say it to someone special.

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Source: English is Fun

On the 24th June 1995…

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE, 2º Ciclo/2nd Cycle, BACHILLERATO/PSE, ESO/CSE — 24 Junio 2020 @ 10:04 am

A rugby game in South Africa for the World Cup. Two teams: Springboks and All Blacks. One black man people called “Madiba”. The end of the apartheid. A film directed by Clint Eastwood released in 2009. Click on the link below if you want to learn more. Then complete the activities.

https://youtu.be/o2isdUuHmFY

Activities.-

- Write the name of the newly elected president:

- Write the name of the captain of the Springbok’s rugby team:

- Write the name of two actors in this film:

- Write what a springbok is like:

- Write the country the All Blacks play for:

- Write what the “apartheid” was:

- Write which language “Invictus” comes from and its meaning in English:

- Write two things the word “Invictus” may refer to:

American slang

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 4 Junio 2020 @ 10:58 am

If you are interested in American slang, take a look at the picture below.

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Source: English is Fun

Intertextuality, reference, allusion, adaptation

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE, BACHILLERATO/PSE — 28 Mayo 2020 @ 10:05 am

Click on the link below and learn about these concepts. Then complete the tasks.

 https://licor.hivolda.no/?page_id=1230

Activities.-

Look at these images with attention. The leftmost image inspired the other two.

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Source: http://adamhigha2media.blogspot.com/2012/11/intertextuality-in-music-videos.html

Find out:

- The year, song title and artist of each of the four images.

- Watch (or listen to) the four videos and lyrics of the songs.

- Which concepts above mentioned are implicated in these images.

- How the ideology in the four videos has changed.


Two important concepts

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 20 Mayo 2020 @ 10:37 am

 Watch the picture and read carefully the words below. Then answer  the questions.

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Source: English is Fun

Questions:

- Which of the two terms do you prefer?

- What is the difference?

Spot the difference daily

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE, 1º Ciclo/1st Cycle — 15 Mayo 2020 @ 10:44 am

Hi there kids! If you click on this link you can play this type game, practise English and check your memory for thing.

https://m.coolmathgames.com/sites/default/files/public_games/25180/?date=200512

The activity  I propose is this:

1. Choose a day for a spot the differences game.

2. Play that game and remember the time you spent to solve it, and as many details in the images as you can.

3.  Practise writing 10 sentences with “there is not/there are not… in picture A or B”.

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4. Write a description (50-80 words) of the people, animal, objects or places in the image that you selected.

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This is the year

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE, BACHILLERATO/PSE — 8 Mayo 2020 @ 10:41 am

Read the statements below. Then answer two questions. Be careful, you may reveal yourself an outright optimistic or a downright pessimistic.

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Source: English is Fun

Questions.-

- Do they refer to rats or to human beings?

- Do you agree with them? Give reasons