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28.3.09

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Remember: Change your clock!


Clocks will move forward one hour on Sunday 29 March 01:00 GMT in UK (at 02:00 in Spain)

We can remember which way the clocks are set by the help of this phrase:

Spring Forward; Fall Back (Fall = Autumn)


Resources: Changing clocks in UK, The time (interactive), Telling Time

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Earth Hour



Earth Hour
28th March
20:30-21:30
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VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.
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26.3.09

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Going to the Middle Ages



Medieval Day (Thursday, 2 April)


Did you know that we are going to travel to the Middle Ages next week? Yes, it's true!! Click on the pictures and let's get ready for the trip.
To see the rest of chapters, click here
(Contenidos Educativos Digitales de la Junta de Extremadura)

24.3.09

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Sylvia Plath


Nicholas Hughes, Sylvia Plath’s son commits suicide

The son of the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath has taken his own life, 46 years after his mother gassed herself while he slept. He was only a baby when his mother died but she had already sketched out what he meant to her in one of her late poems. (In Nick and the Candlestick, published in her posthumous collection Ariel)

For further information: Times Online

Nick And The Candlestick
I am a miner. The light burns blue.
Waxy stalactites
Drip and thicken, tears

The earthen womb

Exudes from its dead boredom.
Black bat airs

Wrap me, raggy shawls,
Cold homicides.
They weld to me like plums.

Old cave of calcium
Icicles, old echoer.
Even the newts are white,

Those holy Joes.
And the fish, the fish----
Christ! They are panes of ice,

A vice of knives,
A piranha
Religion, drinking

Its first communion out of my live toes.
The candle
Gulps and recovers its small altitude,

Its yellows hearten.
O love, how did you get here?
O embryo

Remembering, even in sleep,
Your crossed position.
The blood blooms clean

In you, ruby.
The pain
You wake to is not yours.

Love, love,
I have hung our cave with roses.
With soft rugs----

The last of Victoriana.
Let the stars
Plummet to their dark address,

Let the mercuric
Atoms that cripple drip
Into the terrible well,

You are the one
Solid the spaces lean on, envious.
You are the baby in the barn.

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Feelings

23.3.09

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Speaking task 1 (4º E.S.O.)---Updated!

Speaking task 1 (4ºESO)

Date: 29th-30th April
Place: English Department
Task time: 8-10 minutes

1. Introduction: greet your teacher(s) and introduce yourself (name, age,nationality, pets, likes and preferences, hobbies and free time, food...)

2. Talking about your house (type, rooms, favourite place, chores) and your family (name, age, job, likes, free time)

3. Make 6 questions: 3 yes-no questions and 3 wh-questions.
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DIVERSIFICACIÓN
1.- Introduction : greet your teacher(s) and introduce yourself ( name, age, nationality, pets, likes and preferences, hobbies and free time, favourite food and drink, your school, favourite subject and teachers giving reasons...)

2.- Talking about your family ( name, age, job, likes, free time...)

3.- Ask 5 questions to the teacher
YOU CAN TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR FAMILY !!!!!

Tips: Remember : speak in English all the time,don’t be nervous, try to use connectors and adverbs of frequency. While your partners are making the test, the rest of you will stay in the classroom working on the test as well. Speaking task for 4º A, 4ºB and 4ºC (The English Department)

17.3.09

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St. Patrick's Day


Saint Patrick - 17th March

10.3.09

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Reported Speech

Reported Speech



- Grammar and activities (ego4u)
- Englisch hilfen
- Absolutenglish
- Activities: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

- Game

9.3.09

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Titanic soundtrack (Cristina's request)

8.3.09

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International Women's Day

7.3.09

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A bit of humour

If you want to have a look to more funny comic strips, click here.

2.3.09

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Special dates in March

8 March - International Women's Rights Day
- Women in History (wordsearch)
- Women's Rights (BBC game)


17 March - St. Patrick's Day
- Webquests: beginner, intermediate



22 March - World Water Day
- Story: Not a Drop to Drink (PDF-MP3)
- Water cycle (wrong order)

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