"Tell me and I forget; show me and I may remember, involve me and I'll understand".
Confucio
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We are afraid that we will fall.
Go to the edge, he said.
They went. He pushed them……. and they flew.” G. Apollinari

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Saturday, 31 December 2011

We are moving

We have been in school the following email:

"Good morning
We are moving to the village of Tocon from the UK in April 2012 and my grand
children will be moving with us.

My grand daughter will be nearly 4 and my grand son will be 8 when we move. I
think your school is the main one in the area and would like to know if it is
possible for us to come and have a look around.

We will be in the area to visit at the end of January and was wondering if it
would be possible to have a look around on Monday 30th January 2012.

This would be a great opportunity for us to show the children what they might
expect when we move out.

Many thanks

Mr Nick Russell"

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Do the following until 9th of Jannuary:
  1. Read and translate the text into your notebook.
  2. Send an email to your teacher with the translation.
  3. Write an answer in English and copy it in comments.

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Friday, 23 December 2011

Top 10 Christmas Songs for ESL Classes


In the northern hemisphere, there are lots who dream of a white Christmas, whereas in the south of the world the holiday season is best enjoyed by the pool while sipping cool drinks. No matter where we are in the world for the holidays, two things remain the same: we all look forward to getting together with family and friends, and we sing Christmas songs.

Some Christmas carols have become so popular and so well-loved, they’ve been translated to several languages, and are sung in countries where snow and hot chocolate have nothing to do with Christmas. For students of English as a second language, there are songs that are timeless classics, which should definitely be taught as another way to make students more familiar with English-speaking cultures.

Here are the Top 10 Christmas songs for ESL classes.

Here you'll find some classic, traditional carols and some modern favorites. We’ve provided some background information on each song, which you may share with your students, together with lyrics and some suggestions for activities.

How To Proceed

  1. Jingle Bells
    This is probably the single, most popular Christmas song ever, although it was originally written for Thanksgiving. Bogglesworld offers a short version that is perfect for ESL classes.
  2. Silent Night
    This classic carol was actually originally written in German, but is now sung in over 44 languages. About.com offers the lyrics and a short list of vocabulary you might want to go over before listening to the song in class.
  3. Joy to the World
    And what a joy indeed it is to lead your class in this happy hymn! For lyrics and list of recommended vocabulary words, go to About.com.
  4. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
    This 16th century English carol has stood the test of time and remains a very popular Christmas song to this very day. Lyrics also available at Bogglesworld.
  5. O Christmas Tree
    This song was originally a traditional German carol called “O Tannenbaum” (fir tree in German). Although the best known version is from the 19th century, the original melody dates back to the 16th. Lyrics in both English and German are available at SongsforTeaching.com.
  6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    Who can name all of Santa's reindeer? Few probably can, but there’s one name that stands out among young and old: Rudolph, the reindeer that was at first ridiculed for his big, red nose, but later saves the day as he deftly leads Santa's sleigh through the fog. Lyrics are available at About.com, but don’t forget to try the activities recommended at ESLKidStuff; there's a pin the tail on the reindeer game that is sure to provide lots of holiday fun for the little ones.
  7. White Christmas
    When we think “White Christmas”, we think “Bing Crosby. The song written by Irving Berlin has actually made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the all time best-selling single. Here is a wonderful worksheet for beginners, guaranteed to put their listening comprehension to the test.
  8. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
    This fun song reached the number one position on the charts in 1952. The story is as endearing as any Christmas tale: an unsuspecting child endeavors to sneak up on Santa Claus and finds him (presumably his father) kissing his mother underneath the mistletoe. Here's a great worksheet based on the cover recorded by the Jackson 5.
  9. All I Want for Christmas Is You
    One of the most recent additions to the list of holiday classics, this song was released in 1994 in Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas album. Lyrics and activities are available in this worksheet.
  10. Do They Know It's Christmas
    This is the perfect song to raise awareness among your students of the hardships others may face in other parts of the world. In 1984, Bob Geldof wrote this song and put together a group of English and Irish artists, called Band Aid. All proceeds from this song went towards relief for the famine in Ethiopia. The video and lyrics are available at Engleo.com.
Some of these songs are great lead ins for discussion, others are simply fun to sing. Whether you make your own worksheets or use the ones we've provided, make sure you give your students plenty of new things to learn with these wonderful holiday classics!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Christmas is here!


Listen and sing these carols, the Christmas is here!



Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Advertising


Look at these ads and write in your notebook:
1. The slogan or tagline.
2. The advertised product.
3. Choose the one you like best and write why.

4. Then, as a team and collaboratively complete the following chart of data here>>>


Thursday, 1 December 2011

A country

Writes about a country you like.
You have to do until 9 December.

Monday, 21 November 2011

At the weekend



Describe your typical weekend.
You can do until 9 December.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Describe your family.

Describe your family or a member of your family.
Is time to learn all about family in English. Expand your English vocabulary with the family in English, with their respective pronunciation and right writing.

Write in Comments your description.

This activity must be completed until end of November.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Knoword: Expand your vocabulary.


Knoword es un juego muy bueno para la práctica del vocabulario, la ortografía y la rapidez de pensamiento, en el aprendizaje del inglés.

El juego comienza mostrando la primera letra de una palabra y su definición. Hay que adivinarla en el tiempo establecido, ganando puntos a medida que se acierta la respuesta correcta. Al final de cada juego se pueden ver los resultados.


Al crear una cuenta en el sitio se los puede guardar  y realizar un seguimiento del progreso individual en el historial de juegos, además de comparar los resultados con los de los compañeros.
 Una manera divertida de ejercitar y mejorar el vocabulario del inglés.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Monday, 28 March 2011

Our Work Projects

Clicking here>>> you can find the folder with all the Work Projects to be doing.

I hope that in this way are all on hand.

Work Projects Assessment here>>>.


Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The future is here.

The future is already here. 
Watch this video and write a text that expresses your opinion.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Hobbies.

Write a composition about your hobbies and the hobbies of your family and friends.


Remember. You must do this task until 18th February!
Required for 1st ESO.
Recommended for 2nd ESO.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Create your personal presentation.


Marisa

Teacher Luis

You can make your personal presentation only in English and you send me the code to add it to your personal space or in this EnglishBlog.
Do it at the following site http://www.voki.com/

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

The future, your future...

Write a text telling how do you think about your future and the future of the world.
Write your comment until 13 February.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

7 Billion!!!



Watch this video then write your opinion about the content in comments.

How to make a project work?

How to make a project work?
Steps

Our Work Project

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