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30.4.09

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More irregular verbs

Read the question and move the frog UP and DOWN with the ARROW KEYS. Press SPACE to eat the fly with the correct word. If you like it, click here

22.4.09

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World Book and Copyright Day - 23rd April


23rd April

WORLD BOOK DAY

The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Catalonia, Spain as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes who died on that day. This became a part of the celebrations of the Saint George's Day (also 23 April) in the region, where it has been traditional since the medieval era for men to give roses to their lovers and since 1925 for the woman to give a book in exchange. Half the yearly sales of books in Catalonia are at this time with over 400,000 sold and exchanged for over 4 million roses.
In 1995, UNESCO decided that the World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on this date because of the Catalonian festival and because the date is also the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare, the death of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and Josep Pla, the birth of Maurice Druon, Vladimir Nabokov, Manuel Mejía Vallejo and Halldór Laxness.
Although 23 April is often stated as the anniversary of the deaths of both Shakespeare and Cervantes, this is not strictly correct. Cervantes died on 23 April according the Gregorian calendar; however, at this time England still used the Julian calendar. Whilst Shakespeare died on 23 April by the Julian calendar in use in his own country at the time, actually he died ten days after Cervantes, because of the discrepancy between the two date systems. (Source: Wikipedia)

Isabel's Links
Shakespeare's webquest
Playhouse- Home of the Shakespeare Games
The Playwright game
A Shakespeare Murder Mystery (BBC)
Interactive Globe Theater

21.4.09

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Comparison (1)


Comparative adjectives

RULES
1) One syllable--> +er-------------- tall - taller than
2) One syllable ending in consonant-vowel-consonant ---> double the consonant +er ------------ big - bigger than
3) Two syllables ending in -y, -le, -er, -ow ---> +er --------- happy - happier than
4) More than two syllables ---> more ------------beautiful - more beautiful than
5) Irregular adjectives: good-better than, bad-worse than, far-farther/further than

ACTIVITIES
- Comparatives 1
- Comparatives 2
- Explanation and activities (Open menu- Grammar1- Comparison)

18.4.09

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Britain's Got Talent


Susan Boyle (11 April 2009)

You'd be forgiven for judging the book by the cover when you meet 47-year-old Susan. Having never married, sharing a flat with her cat has given her a cheeky sense of humour, and even the judges were ready to write her off, until - that is - until she began peforming her rendition of 'I Dreamed a Dream' from Les Miserables... (Source: Britain's Got Talent)

and then listen to the complete song.


Song lyrics | I Dreamed A Dream lyrics

16.4.09

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Translation 4º ESO - Unit 6


Translation 4º ESO (UNIT 6)

1-Os dije que no me gustaba la música clásica, pero no me escuchasteis.
2-Andy me dijo que no podía quedarse porque tenía prisa.
3- “Te compraré una moto si sacas buenas notas”- me dijo mi padre mientras cenábamos.
4-Mary ordenó a su hijo que dejara al loro en la jaula.
5-Me preguntaron cuál era mi nombre y si vivía en Huelva .
6-Nos contaron que no habían ido a la fiesta la noche anterior porque tenían que levantarse muy temprano ese día.
7-Prometió que me llamaría otra vez al día siguiente si tenía tiempo.
8-El policía quería saber si estudiábamos en ese instituto y por qué no estábamos en clase.
9-Le dijo a su novia que no le besara en público.
10-El profesor nos ordenó que nos sentáramos y que no comiéramos chicle.

Pepa's contribution (For answers, see comments)

14.4.09

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WRITING TASK: Unit 6 (4º ESO)


Writing a comic
1) Create your own comic taking into accoun that you must use Present simple and Present continuous and that you must write a statement, a question, an order and a suggestion.

2) Report the sentences in the balloons.

- Resources:
* Comic Creator
* Garfield's Comic Creator
* Disney Comic Creator
* Strip Creator
* Strip generator


REMEMBER: Speaking task UPDATED!

13.4.09

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Past Simple of TO BE


Past Simple of TO BE



* Thanks to the Students of 6th 4 of ES/2,3 de Alvide in Portugal who gave us an award. Thanks for sharing.

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Reported Speech (2)

Reported Speech (review)

RULES TO REMEMBER
- No quotation marks ")
- Pronouns, time and place expressions often change
- THAT is often used after SAID
- The verb is changed to the past so remember the chart and the list of irregular verbs


- Review
- Study activities
- In Spanish
- Write your comic and bring it to class

12.4.09

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Macbeth


Macbeth

Remember we are going to the theatre on April 24th, so let's learn about this play by Shakespeare.

- Webquests: one, two
- Wikipedia (Spanish)

9.4.09

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Happy Easter!


Easter


- Easter on the Net

- Vocabulary games

- Games

1.4.09

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April Fools' Day


April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day, although not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbors, or sending them on fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, the jokes only last until noon: like UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool". Elsewhere, such as in Ireland, France, and the USA, the jokes last all day. (from Wikipedia)

- Isabel Pérez's links
- Reading



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