My students from 2º ESO ( Bilingual group) made a project comparing their hometown to some famous cities around the world . They presented their projects as part of their speaking activities this year. Here are the results:
Today’s Book Day. We celebrate it today because it’s the day Miguel de Cervantes and Shakespeare died. Traditionally in some parts of Spain people give books and flowers as a present to their friends and beloved ones. What about you? Do you usually read? What kind of books do you read?
1.Take the survey below, you do not need to write your personal info just answer the questions.
- Search on the Internet for your favourite author’s or celebrity’s quotes and send a tweet with the hashtags : #Diadellibro #Bookday
- Open an account on Goodreads and start sharing the books you read!!
- Create a Facebook page of your favourite author or book character!!
Every year, on March 17th people in Ireland and around the world celebrate St Patrick’s Day ( Irish patron saint ). Although of religious origins, it has become popular worlwide with the New York parade, the green-coloured decorations in many cities ( like Madrid ) and different celebrations either local or national .
Here are two slideshows on St patrick’s Day.
TASK 1: Answer the following questions with the correct information. You can also try this Treasure Hunt . Write your answers on a comment on this same entry.
1. When is St Patrick’s day celebrated?
2. Where is it celebrated? Name five countries.
3. How many colours does the Irish flag have? What do they mean?
4. How can you celebrate St Patrick’s Day?
5. Name some traditional foods and drinks for this day.
6. Name at least three symbols related to St Patrick’s Day.
TASK 2: GROUP PROJECT: Search on the Internet for more information and make a slideshow on St Patrick’s Day ( you can either share it with me via google drive or share it on Slideshare ). ADD some information on this year’s celebration.
We can learn a language by different means: practicing with exercises ( vocabulary and grammar), reading ( a book, a short text, a comic, etc..), writing ( a poem, a short composition,…) , etc.
Listening to songs in English has always been my favourite. Not only can you practice vocabulary and grammar structures, but also listening and speaking ( singing)!
This is one of my favourite singers ever: David Bowie, who has recently released a new album after 10 years out of the music business.
Here’s one of his best song: Heroes.Enjoy it ! ( and learn some English at the same time !!!)
My students from 2nd year of ESO have recently made some oral presentations on the topic : British Myths and Legends.
They made them in groups, working in class for 2-3 sessions and then they had to present their projects orally in class.
Here are their projects:
From 25th to 27th February we’ll be celebrating our cultural week in our school ( as in previous years ).
This year the English department is running two workshops:
-Science bingo!!! ( learn Science vocabulary in a funny way)
- The Clone Wars ( get to know the worldwide famous TV series and learn how to draw the main characters )
- Watch an episode fron the original TV series
- Star Wars Printables
- Draw some of the following characters:
ahsoka_tano _watto darthmaul _rex
darthmaul _clone cadbane anakin_skywalker
_qui_gon r2d2 _queen_of_naboo maul_reveal
_obiwan_undercover generalgrievous _clone_captain_rex
_boba_fett jarjarbinks _krell savage_opress
Firstly, we’re going to watch and comment on this presentation
Then, answer the following questions about Valentine’s Day festivity:
Finally, let’s have some fun!:
- VALENTINE’S POEMS AND LIMERICKS
- create your Valentine’s day wordsearch
- 21 reasons I love you
- A love letter ( Present Perfect Revision)
- Send a Valentine card.
- Write your own Valentine Card: VALENTINECARD
Last week my 1º ESO students made a project about their town, both high level ( English workshop) and low level . They had to do an oral presentation in pairs and here is the result:
On January 30th we celebrate Peace Day. Here are two songs, Imagine, by John Lennon and Sunday Bloody Sunday, by U2.
Firstly, we will watch the videos and do the activities:
Imagine ESLVideo activity
Sunday Bloody Sunday ESLVideo activity
Then, leave a comment on this post saying what Peace means to you ( you can also use a famous quotation )