Contest: Desserts from the World

CONTEST: Desserts from the World
We are reading some recipes in English, Spanish and French. Next week, we will have a dessert tasting morning.
Date: 21 December
Place: School Lab
Groups: 1º ESO, 2º ESO



Advent Calendar

Click to countdown the festive season with Macmillan's fun facts and classroom activities.

An Advent calendar is a special calendar which is used to count or celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. Many take the form of a large rectangular card with "windows" of which there are often 24; one for each day of December leading up to Christmas Day. One is opened every day during Advent. In many of these calendars, each window opens to reveal an image, a poem, or a portion of a story such as the story of the Nativity of Jesus. More elaborate Advent calendars have a small gift concealed in each window, such as a toy or a chocolate item. (from Wikipedia)



Telling the time

Let's practice telling the time with this wonderful interactive book (from Collège Marc Chagall):



November Special Dates

All Saints' Day (1st November)

Bonfire Night (5th November)   click here

Thanksgiving Day (24th November)   click here

- Mark Twain (28th November)
- Mickey Mouse (18th November)
- Prince of Wales (14th November)



Halloween 2011!

- Halloween links @ isabelperez
- Halloween Safety Game
- Halloween Webquest (PDF)
- Halloween Games
- Halloween @ Englishmania




- Activities: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- The Plural Girls Game
- Noun Plurals Billionaire Game



Bye-bye...Steve Jobs

Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)  was an American computer entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer.
In the late 1970s, Jobs — along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula and others — designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC's mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Macintosh. After losing a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets. Apple's subsequent 1996 buyout of NeXT brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he served as its CEO from 1997 until August 2011.
In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfim Ltd which was spun off as Pixar Animation Studios. He remained CEO and majority shareholder at 50.1 percent until its acquisition by The Walt Disney Company in 2006. Consequently Jobs became Disney's largest individual shareholder at 7 percent and a member of Disney's Board of Directors. On August 24, 2011, Jobs announced his resignation from his role as Apple's CEO.
On October 5, 2011, Jobs died in California at age 56 after struggling with pancreatic cancer for several years.     (from Wikipedia)



Tune in 2 Resources for 2º Bachillerato

Here you have the downloadable course material:

Tune in 2

Language reference
Exam tips for PAU



European Day of Languages

26 September
European Day of Languages

"© Council of Europe, Strasbourg".

26 September 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the European Day of Languages (EDL)
 celebrated at the Council of Europe and throughout its 47 member states.



Let's sing!

Wake Me Up When September Ends
by Green Day

Click on the image to go to Lyricsgaps, listen to the song and fill in the gaps (beginner for 1ºESO, 2ºESO, intermediate for 3ºESO and 4ºESO)

Image from Lyricsgaps



How to expand your vocabulary


You can download the following worksheets to keep a vocabulary notebook. It's a good idea to get an organised record of the new words you come across.



School subjects

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First day of classes

Welcome back!
This year we are going to start lessons with a time capsule.

Time capsule: noun - a container holding historical records or objects representative of current culture that is deposited for preservation until discovery by some future age. (definition by Merrian-Webster)

Fill out the sheet and decorate it with your own design. Then, put the page in the Time Capsule Box. I will store it until the last day of school. Download the worksheet



A lullaby

Brahms' Lullaby
noun \ˈlə-lə-ˌbī\   a soothing refrain; specifically: a song to quiet children or lull them to sleep (definition by Merrian-Webster)
Spanish  canción de cuna, nana

Johannes Brahms
German composer and pianist, and one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period.

Remember: double-click any word (lullaby, Brahms...) for more information.

---> Let's practice English and French with this song I dedicate to Ethan, my precious little boy.



September exams


Back to work!



PAU 2011 Junio (Andalucía)



Summer is coming!

Let's start with some summer topics. Review the following vocabulary:

- Vocabulary (video lesson)
- Beach cloze (doc)



Coming soon...

Summer is close and the end of school is very near too. New topics will be available very soon! Check Englishmania in the next few days!

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