martes, 14 de mayo de 2019

END-OF-YEAR REVISION

It seems to me it was only yesterday that I saw you for the first time, sitting in front of me, making me feel embarrassed because I found it difficult to remember your names. And here we are... saying goodbye again. This year I've decided to do an activity to revise the topics we saw in class. Work in groups, have a look at the picture and see if you remember what we said in the lessons about the topic. Once you've done this, click on the 'click to flip' below the picture to see what I actually want you to talk about. Once you've finished, click on the arrow on the right to get a new topic. 

 Since this is my last post this year, I would like to thank you for making my job so easy and enjoyable. Hopefully we'll meet again next year. 

Enjoy the holidays and don't forget to watch some series or read the press... in English, of course. 


lunes, 25 de marzo de 2019

HOMEWORK FOR THE 26TH AND 27TH MARCH

Yes, I know. Graphs and charts are tough and boring, but we've already dealt with the worst part of it all. All you have to do know is revise what we've done and do some practice.
I leave a video here which I think you might find useful, followed by a listening exercise. And finally the writing exercise I've copied from your textbook.

Video on how to write about graphs



Listening exercise about misleading graphs 

 

 

Transcript


Writing/Written mediation 

  And finally you have to analyse the line graph below and do ONE of these tasks:

  • writing: write a survey report (around 200 words)   
                                               OR 
  • written mediation: include the analysis in an email to a friend in Nepal so that he can use it in his research for his PhD (no more than 110 words)   

DEADLINE: Monday 1st/Tuesday 2nd April

 

domingo, 17 de marzo de 2019

THE WORLD BECOMES GREEN ON SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

St Patrick's day was originally celebrated in Ireland every year on the 17th March but soon started to be celebrated all over the world.

I think it is worth having a look at the history and elements involved in the celebration. First you have exercises in the green book below.

http://chagall-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr/IMG/didapages/patrick/index.html


Once you have done that you can do this crossword.

And finally you can listen to a podcast to learn about St. Patrick.


http://irishhistorypodcast.ie/special-a-history-of-st-patrick-and-irelands-conversion-to-christianity/

martes, 19 de febrero de 2019

domingo, 20 de enero de 2019

STEREOTYPES

In January 2012 the Guardian newspaper published an article about European stereotypes. In the article, writers from five leading European newspapers in France (Le Monde), Germany (Süddeutsche Zeitung), Italy (La Stampa), Spain (El País), Poland (Gazeta Wyborzca) and the UK (The Guardian) responded to their respective national stereotype. Click on the picture to read the article and consider whether the stereotypes have changed much since then.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2012/jan/26/european-stereotypes-europa

sábado, 22 de diciembre de 2018

STUFF FOR CHRISTMAS

Some weeks ago I promised I would post what we did about the environment last year. I never seemed to find the time to do it, but I finally did. So here it is. I hope you like it.

And you also have the exercises I told you we were going to do in January, when you get back after the holidays. I leave them here in case you have time to have a look. Remember it's not Christmas homework, it's what we 're going to do when we meet again.  Meanwhile, enjoy your free time.


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