martes, 17 de mayo de 2016

CONCURSO SHAKESPEARE

Aquí os dejamos el link del video que han realizado los alumnos de 1ºESO A. Por favor votadlo y compartidlo ya que nuestros alumnos entran en una competición en la que pueden ganar un viaje a Londres.
Os agradecemos vuestra colaboración y esperemos que os guste.

http://wshe.es/VIFUFxdo

*Pasos para votar: (IMPRESCINDIBLE DIRECCIÓN DE CORREO ELECTRÓNICO)
1. Click en VOTE
2. Confirmación de I'M NOT A ROBOT (no soy un robot)
3. Debajo aparece SEND CONFIRMATION TO EMAIL - Hacer click
4. Revisar vuestro correo electrónico, cuando os llegue la confirmación pinchar en el primer link: PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CONFIRM YOUR VOTE.

miércoles, 16 de marzo de 2016

EASTER (1ºESO)

Webquest: Easter

This webquest by Luke Vyner includes activities on the history of Easter, Easter symbols, celebrations around the world and little-known facts about the spring festival. It is free to all onestopenglish users.
Spring resources

Warmer

What do you know about Easter and the history of Easter? Discuss your ideas with a partner.

Activity 1: The history of Easter

Read through the questions below and see if you know any of the answers. Then, visit www.history.com/topics/history-of-easter to find out if you were right. Compare your answers with your partner.
  1. Where does the name ‘Easter’ originate from?
  2. How did the word finally become ‘Easter’ in English?
  3. What is Lent and how long does it last?
  4. What does this number of days represent?
  5. What is the week before Easter known as?
  6. What is celebrated on these days?
    - Maundy Thursday
    - Good Friday
    - Holy Saturday

Activity 2: The Easter bunny and other Easter symbols

a. Read the introductory paragraph from www.history.com/topics/easter-symbols about Easter traditions in the US. Do you know of, or practise, any similar traditions in your country?

b. Work in pairs to find out more about these Easter traditions. Student 1 reads section 1: Easter bunny and section 2: Easter eggs. Student 2 reads section 3: Easter candy and section 4: Easter parade. Before you read the weblink, decide whether you think the statements related to your sections are true (T) or false (F). Then, check your answers.

Section 1: Easter bunny

  1. The Easter bunny traditions are actually referred to in the Bible.
  2. The Easter bunny symbolizes fertility and new life.
  3. It is derived from an old Danish tradition.
  4. Children would leave snacks out for the bunny.

Section 2: Easter eggs

  1. Easter eggs are most probably related to old pagan traditions.
  2. It is believed that Easter eggs represent the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  3. According to some reports, the tradition of decorating Easter eggs has been around for a hundred years.
  4. Every year, the White House holds an Easter egg rolling event on Easter Sunday.

Section 3: Easter candy

  1. More sweets are sold in America at Easter time than during any other holiday.
  2. Chocolate eggs have been a tradition in America for two centuries.
  3. Today, the most popular non-chocolate Easter sweet in America is the jelly bean.
  4. Marshmallow Peeps come in a variety of flavours.

Section 4: Easter parade

  1. The Easter parade tradition in New York began in the mid-19th century.
  2. The tradition is as popular today as it’s ever been.
  3. Although the Easter parade tradition still lives on in Manhattan, its roads are no longer closed to traffic.
  4. There are Easter parades in other cities in America nowadays.

Activity 3: Easter around the world

a. You will be given either a country or a group of countries to research. Consider the questions below and write a summary in your own words of what you have read.
  1. What unique traditions does the country have?
  2. What religious traditions do the people of the country practise?
  3. What do people wear?
  4. What do people eat?
  5. Are there any special days that are celebrated?
b. Share your findings with your classmates. What were the most interesting traditions? Which were the strangest?

Activity 4: Things you didn’t know about Easter!

a. How much more do you know about Easter? Complete the sentences below if you know the answers.

b. Visit the weblink: www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1889922_1890008_1889927,00.html and read the ten sections of the article to complete the sentences. You will have to click on the arrow to move to the next section.
  1. ____________________________ appears in several ancient traditions as a symbol for ____________________________.
  2. The traditional pastries eaten on Good Friday in the UK are known as ____________________________.
  3. In Ethiopia, Easter is known as ____________________________ and people fast from meat and dairy for ____________________________ before celebrating.
  4. In Sweden and areas of Finland, ____________________________ wear shawls and old skirts that are too big for them, and visit people’s houses to ask for ____________________________.
  5. Beginning in the mid-1800s, ____________________________ New Yorkers would parade their riches after leaving church.
  6. The first Sunrise Service in America was arranged by ____________________________. The purpose of the Mass is to remember ____________________________ that Mary found on Easter morning.
Check your answers with your partner.

Activity 5: Optional fun task

Now that you know so much about Easter, you could organize your own Easter party. Here are some ideas for things you could do. Visit www.ehow.com/list_6465113_fun-easter-games-kids-adults.html.

sábado, 13 de febrero de 2016

Movers preparation (4th grade)

Listening practice:

Speaking:

Comic creation (5th and 6th grade)



Bitstrips for Schools Student Login Instructions

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Step 2

Under Student Login on the left, enter the following classroom code: cie2016 and click on the Go button

Step 3

Select your name from the name box. If this is the first time you are logging in, create your password and click Set Password.
If you have logged in before, enter the password you made on your first login and click Login

FOOD! (1st year Secondary school)




Visit the link below and listen to it. Then copy the exercises in a word document and complete then, so we can share them.

http://www.listenaminute.com/f/food.html


Isn’t food ____________________ greatest pleasures? Do you know anyone who doesn’t like food? I don’t. There ____________________ delicious food in the world. You ____________________ whole lifetime eating a different dish every day. What’s the tastiest food in the world? This ____________________ difficult question to answer. My taste in food keeps changing. Sometimes my favourite is a dessert, but then I ____________________ and go for a spicy curry. It’s great that countries have so many different dishes. Do ____________________ national dish is best? Nowadays we have to be careful ____________________ eat. Fast food is not good for us. We need ____________________ on healthy food. Maybe we have to ____________________ in the future. ____________________ food you eat is good for you.


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domingo, 15 de noviembre de 2015

Thanksgiving

Warmer

Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated in the USA and Canada. How much do you already know about it? Answer these questions in pairs or small groups:
1. When is Thanksgiving?
2. Why do you think people celebrate Thanksgiving?
3. What foods are associated with Thanksgiving?

Activity 1: The history of the Thanksgiving celebration

Visit http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving and read the first section entitled ‘Thanksgiving at Plymouth.’ In pairs or small groups, look for the answers to these questions.
1. Who travelled on board the Mayflower and why?
2. Was their journey comfortable?
3. What route did their journey take?
4. What problems did the Pilgrims experience during their initial few months in New England?
5. Why was Squanto, a Native American, able to communicate in English with the Pilgrims?
6. What did the Pilgrims learn from Squanto?
7. Who were the Wampanoag and what is there connection to Thanksgiving
8. Why did William Bradford organize a celebration?
9. What kind of food was probably eaten at the first Thanksgiving meal? today?
10. What differences are there between the Thanksgiving meal eaten by the Pilgrims and the
one people eat today?

Discussion

Is harvest celebrated in your country? If so, how is it celebrated?

Activity 2: A traditional Thanksgiving meal

Visit http://www.organicauthority.com/sanctuary/history-of-thanksgiving-table.html Read the descriptions of typical Thanksgiving dishes and find the answers to these questions. Discuss the answers with your partner.
1. Which dish with an exotic background got a sweet addition in the 20th century?
2. Which sweet dish has ancient origins?
3. Which food helped make a brand of soup more popular?
4. Which food is made from different ingredients, depending on the origins of the people
cooking it?
5. Which food is very good for you and can be stored for a long period?
6. Which food made one woman very rich?
7. Which food got its name by mistake?
8. Which food probably wasn’t eaten at the first Thanksgiving meal because of lack of
technology?

Discussion

Which dishes have you already tried? Which would you like to try? Are there any which you wouldn’t like to try? Why not?

Activity 3: Thanksgiving traditions

You are going to read about some typical traditions in North America at Thanksgiving. Before you read the information on the website, decide whether you think the statements below are true (T) or false (F).
1. Many people watch tennis at Thanksgiving every year.
2. Shops often sponsor Thanksgiving parades.
3. Washing neighbours’ cars is the most popular way to help others in the community at
Thanksgiving.
4. The White House is given three turkeys each Thanksgiving - two are killed and one is
pardoned and isn’t cooked.
5. The turkey which is kept is given a name chosen by the president’s family.
6. The president announces the official date of Thanksgiving every year.

Discussion

Are any of these traditions similar in your country?

Activity 4: Thanksgiving in other cultures

Your teacher will assign you a student number. Read your section and make notes using information from the website.
Student 1
Go to www.holidays.net/thanksgiving/story.htm and read the sections on the Ancient Greeks and the Romans. Make notes in the table on how they celebrated harvest time.
Student 2
Go to www.holidays.net/thanksgiving/story.htm and read the sections on the Ancient Chinese and the Hebrews. Make notes in the table on how they celebrate(d) harvest time.
When you’ve finished, explain the traditions you looked at. Discuss any similarities and differences with your partner.

lunes, 19 de octubre de 2015

Halloween

Activity 1: Halloween’s history

Visit http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween and read the first section entitled Ancient origins of Halloween. Look for the answers to these 13 (unlucky for some) questions. 
  1. Where is the celebration of Halloween thought to have come from?
  2. The Celts occupied an area of land covering six modern-day countries. Name at least three of them.
  3. Why did the Celts celebrate ’Samhain’ on the night of 31st October?
  4. What did the Celts believe the ghosts of the dead would cause damage and trouble to?
  5. To commemorate the event, what did the Druids build?
  6. What costumes did they wear?
  7. What did they re-light to help protect them from the coming winter?
  8. By 43 AD, who had conquered the Celts?
  9. What two other festivals were combined with ’Samhain’?
  10. After many changes due to the spread of Christianity, what new celebration was created in 1000 AD?
  11. What were the similarities between this day and ’Samhain’?
  12. What was another name given to this celebration?
  13. What was the night before called and what did this finally become?

Discussion

  • Are you surprised by the history of Halloween?
  • Do you know any other stories about its origins?
  • Are there any celebrations in your country that have a strange and uncertain history?
  • Do you agree with this type of celebration?
  • Do you believe in ghosts and the supernatural?

Activity 2: Popular Halloween traditions

Jack-o’-lantern

Read the introductory paragraph at http://www.history.com/topics/jack-olantern-history and describe the Jack-o’-lantern tradition to your partner. Then, read the full article entitled The Legend of “Stingy Jack”. Look for the answers to the following questions. Share your answers with your classmates.
  1. The Jack-o’-lantern tradition originated from which Irish myth?
  2. What did Jack do with the coin instead? Why?
  3. Under what condition did Jack free the devil?
  4. What trick did Jack play the following year and how did he prevent the devil coming down from the tree?
  5. What happened soon after?
  6. What problem did Jack then face?
  7. What did the Irish call Jack’s ghost?
  8. What did the Irish then begin to make and place in their windows and doorways and why?
  9. What did the vegetable become in America?

Apple-bobbing

Read the first paragraph of this website link about the rules of apple-bobbing:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_bobbing. Answer the following questions and share your answers with a partner.
  1. How do you play the game?
  2. Why are apples used?
  3. What do players use to catch the apples?
  4. Which part of their body are they prevented from using?

Trick-or-treating

Read the first two paragraphs of this website link about the tradition of ’trick-or-treating’: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trick-or-treating and answer the following questions, sharing your answers with a partner.
  1. What do children ask for when they travel from house to house? 
  2. What do children say when they arrive at a house?
  3. What is usually the ’trick’?
  4. Since when has this tradition been practised in North America?
  5. What do homeowners who wish to participate usually do to their houses?
  6. In what countries did two traditions similar to trick-or-treating already exist and what were they called?
  7. What did these two traditions involve?
  8. Trick-or-treating has become prevalent in countries outside of America - what do the children ask for in Mexico?

Discussion

  • Have you ever practised any of these traditions? If so, which is your favourite? If not, what do you think would be your favourite?
  • Have you ever seen a real carved-out jack-o’-lantern? Have you ever designed one yourself? Would you like to make one with your classmates?
  • Do you think you would be good at apple-bobbing? Would you like to have an apple-bobbing competition with your classmates? Who do you think would win?
  • Would you be interested in going trick-or-treating? If yes, what would be your costume of choice? What trick would you play?
  • If you had some children knocking on your door, would you opt for giving them a treat or accept the trick?
  • How do you think people from your country would respond to trick-or-treaters?

Activity 3: Halloween around the world

Although Halloween is often seen as a predominantly American celebration, you’ll be surprised to know that many countries around the world also celebrate Halloween. Many have their own unique traditions.
a. Tell your classmates if and how your country celebrates Halloween.
b. Your teacher will give you a country to research from this website link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween_around_the_world. Before you begin your research, consider the following questions:
  1. How long has your chosen country been celebrating Halloween?
  2. What unique traditions does it have?
  3. What costumes do people dress up in?
  4. Why has Halloween become popular there?
Note: You may not find information on all these questions, but as you read, write down any other interesting facts you discover about your chosen country to share with your classmates. Write your answers in note form and share them with your classmates.

Activity 4: Terrifying tales

Go to the following website and find a list of titles to scary ghost stories: http://www.americanfolklore.net/spooky-stories.html. Scroll down and click on ’Hairy Toe’ and ready the story. Answer the following 13 (unlucky for some) questions below.
  1. What was the woman digging up to cook for dinner?
  2. What did she uncover?
  3. Why did she put ’the hairy toe’ in her basket?
  4. What did she cook with ’the hairy toe’?
  5. Later that night, what did the voice coming from the woods say?
  6. Was the voice heard in the same place or was it getting closer?
  7. Where was the voice coming from when the old lady woke up?
  8. What did she do when she jumped out of bed?
  9. Where was the old lady when she saw the massive figure in her doorway?
  10. How did the old lady respond to the figure?
  11. What finally happened to the old lady?
  12. What was the only clue to her disappearance?
  13. What was distinct about the footprint?
Go back to the list of stories and choose one that interests you. Read it and make notes in your own language. You may need to use a dictionary or ask your teacher for help with the vocabulary. Once you’ve completed your notes, share the story with your classmates. Did you manage to scare them with your tale?