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14.12.16

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December 2016

Christmas
25 December
Christmas, also referred to as Christmas Day or Christmastide, is an annual holiday celebrated on December 25 that marks and honors the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. His birth, which is the basis for the anno Domini system of dating, has been determined by modern historians as having occurred between 7 and 2 BC. The date of celebration is not thought to be Jesus' actual date of birth. It may have been chosen to coincide with the winter solstice, which the ancient Romans celebrated on December 25.
Modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, church celebrations, and the display of various decorations—including the Christmas tree, lights, mistletoe, nativity scenes and holly. Santa Claus (also referred to as Father Christmas, although the two figures have different origins) is a popular mythological figure often associated with bringing gifts at Christmas. Santa is generally believed to be the result of a syncretization between St. Nicholas of Myra and elements from pagan Nordic and Christian mythology, and his modern appearance is believed to have originated in 19th century media. (Wikipedia)

Games
We wish you a Merry Christmas (song and activities)
A Christmas Carol by C. Dickens (AUDIO)
Nightmare Before Christmas -What's this? (VIDEO)
Links (Isabel Pérez)
- All I Want for Christmas is You!




Hanukkah
21-29 December

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, and may occur from late November to late December on the Gregorian calendar.
The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a special candelabrum, the Menorah or Hanukiah, one light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. An extra light called a shamash, is also lit each night, and is given a distinct location, usually higher or lower than the others. The purpose of the extra light is to adhere to the prohibition, specified in the Talmud (Tracate Shabbat 21b-23a), against using the Hanukkah lights for anything other than publicizing and meditating on the Hanukkah story. (Wikipedia)

Games



Boxing Day
26 December
Boxing Day is a public holiday in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, as well as many other members of the Commonwealth of Nations and Greece. It is based on the tradition of giving gifts to the less fortunate members of society. Contemporary Boxing Day in Canada is a "shopping holiday" associated with after Christmas sales.
It is usually celebrated on 26 December, the day after Christmas Day; however, its associated public holiday can be moved to the next weekday if 26 December is a Saturday or Sunday. The movement of Boxing Day varies between countries. (Wikipedia)

Quiz





New Year's Eve
31 December
New Year's Eve is on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Year's Day. New Year's Eve is a separate observance from the observance of New Year's Day. In modern Western practice, New Year's Eve is celebrated with parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight.
Many cultures use 
fireworks and other forms of noise making in part of the celebration. Some of the cities most well-known for their celebrations include EdinburghSydneyTorontoMoscowTokyoRomeHong KongLondonLos AngelesBerlinRio de JaneiroParis, and New York City. (Wikipedia)

Resolutions (advanced)
- Auld Lang Syne: LyricsVideo

12.12.16

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Present Simple

- Game: Basketball
- Game : monkey
- Game: Astro antics
- Activities

9.12.16

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Present Perfect

- grammar
- test
- test 2
-  Have you ever...? (pdf)
- TV shows
- game 
- wheel game

25.11.16

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Black Friday

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November). Since 1932, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the U.S., and most major retailers open very early (and more recently during overnight hours) and offer promotional sales. The earliest evidence of the phrase Black Friday applied to the day after Thanksgiving in a shopping context suggests that the term originated in Philadelphia, where it was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. This usage dates to at least 1961. More than twenty years later, as the phrase became more widespread, a popular explanation became that this day represented the point in the year when retailers begin to turn a profit, thus going from being "in the red" to being "in the black" (from Wikipedia)


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Violence against women

International Day for the 
Elimination of Violence 
Against Women

25 November

17.11.16

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The body





- game: parts od the body
- game: head
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24.10.16

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Halloween 2016

Halloweenor Hallowe’en, is an international holiday celebrated on October 31. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, visiting haunted attractions, carving Jack-o'-lanterns, reading scary stories and watching horror movies. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Halloween is celebrated in several countries of the Western world, most commonly in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom and occasionally in parts of Australia. (From Wikipedia)


21.10.16

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Describing places (unit 2)


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Past simple vs. past continuous



17.10.16

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Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize in Literature 2016

BOB DYLAN



- Wikipedia
- Songs
- "Like a Rolling Stone" worksheet
- Lesson plan

7.10.16

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Song: We don´t talk anymore

Lyrics
Spanish
Worksheet

29.9.16

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Alice In Wonderland (BBC DRAMA)

Alice in Wonderland

Part 1  (pdf)

The writer: wikipedia

16.9.16

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Welcome back! School year 2016-2017

Welcome back! Are you ready? We start a new school year and here you´ll find some useful information and tips to success in English.

Evaluation criteria:
- Linguistic aspects: exams, projects, presentations --> 60%
- Work in class, work at home, notebook, attitude --> 30%
- Oral tasks --> 10%

Resources:
- Burlington Interative
- Online Dictionary 

Tips:
- Do not write in the student´s book
- Write the date in English
- Speak in English
- Study at least once a week
- Pay attention
- When learning vocabulary, learn the pronunciation and the spelling
- Watch movies in English with subtitles
- Read any book

14.6.16

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The Importance of being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

1.6.16

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Passive Voice - 3º ESO

The Passive Voice (Present)


Activities
- Form
- Active to passive
- Descriptions
- Snap
- Processes
- Be (form)
- Complete (Oxford)
- Worksheet (MacMillan)
- Worksheet (Englishwsheets)

8.5.16

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BBC Drama- Gulliver's Travels part 10

part 10


3.5.16

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BBC Drama - Gulliver's Travels part 9

part 9


26.4.16

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Song: Get Lucky

1. Do you know Daft Punk? Do you know Pharrell Williams?


2. Synonym (s) or antonym (a)

a) Deal/pact: _______
b) Withhold/give: _______
c) Conscious/live: ______
d) Feel/sensation: ______
e) Leave/continue: ______
f) Beginning/conclusion: ______
g) Bill/coin: ______
h) Godsend/luck: ______
i) Spin/ steady: ______
j) Prevail/win: ______

3.  Idioms

1. To raise the bar
2. To go too far
3. To get funky
a) To do more than is acceptable.
b) To dance in a wild, crazy way.
c) To make a task a little more difficult.

4. Listen to the song:




5. Lyrics in Spanish

6. Play Kahoot!


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BBC Drama- Gulliver's Travels part 8

part 8


19.4.16

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BBC Drama- Gulliver's Travels part 7

part 7


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Future and First Conditional



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- First conditional activities
- Future will activities
- Translation



17.4.16

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BBC Drama- Gulliver's Travels Part 6

Part 6



13.4.16

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Giving directions

Vocabulary: shops
- Board Games
- Exercises: British Council (pdf)
- Reading game: directions
- Game (swf)
- Final Task: choose a place in your town and write the directions to get there. Then write some information about that place.



11.4.16

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BBC Drama - Gulliver's Travels part 5

part 5


4.4.16

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BBC Drama- Gulliver's travels part 4

part 4


1.4.16

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April Fools´ Day

28.3.16

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BBC DRAMA- Gulliver's Travels- part 3

PART 3


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Present Perfect

Present Perfect

1) USES:
- Past actions at an unspecified time---> Peter has gone to the cinema

- Past actions with present result---> Susan has caught a cold so she is in bed.

- Duration from past until now ---> We have been friends for years

- Actions just finished --->  Paul has just finished the exam


2) FORM:
- Affirmative: have/has + past participle*
- Negative: haven't/hasn't + past participle
- Interrogative: have/has + subject + past participle

* Past Participle formation: Regular verbs add -ed to form the past participle and irregular verbs have different forms so you must study your list of irregular verbs.
Examples: 
regular verb: I work - have worked ;
irregular verb: I go - have gone

3) TIME EXPRESSIONS:
- Already: Peter has already finished the exam
- Ever: Have you ever been to London?
- Never: I have never been to Italy.
- Just: They have just made the cake.
- Yet: I haven't finished the exam yet.
- For: I have studied for 2 hours.
- Since: I have studied here since 2004.
- How long...?: How long have you studied here?

4) ACTIVITIES:
Grammar and exercises (ego4u)
- Games: The EuroUses, Past Simple or Present Perfect
StatementsNegationQuestionsSince or ForReviewTest (englishhilfen)
Video
Karaoke (We are the Champions by Queen)

17.3.16

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St. Patrick's Day


 - Games
- Resources


14.3.16

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Phonemic chart

phonemic chart


8.3.16

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Equals

4.3.16

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U2

- U2, Wikipedia

- Sunday Bloody Sunday  worksheet   video

- Beautiful Day worksheet   video





24.2.16

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Food

FOOD

RESOURCES

Trolley dash game

Tongue twisters

Food unit

Hot dogs quiz

VIDEOS


23.2.16

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Extreme sports (unit 6)

EXTREME SPORTS VOCABULARY -------------------------
  EXTREME SPORTS LESSON ---------------------------

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Pronunciation - Introduction

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Gulliver's travels - BBC Drama

Part 1   pdf     podcast  

Part 2  pdf   podcast

Part 1 Quiz

 1. Which Lilliputian objects caused Gulliver pain? (Hint: They were tiny versions of the real things.)
 a) Arrows b) Swords c) Needles

2. Why did Gulliver fall asleep? (Hint: There was something in the wine.)
a) He drank too much wine. b) The wine was drugged. c) The arrows were poisoned.

3. Who wants to kill Gulliver? (Hint: Listen to the conversation between these three characters.)
a) Flimnap b) Skyresh c) The King of Lilliput

Part 2 Quiz

1. Why are Lilliput and Blefuscu at war? (Hint: It is a very strange reason.)
 a) They have different religions. b) They crack their eggs differently. c) Skyresh insulted the Blefuscan king.

2. How does Gulliver stop the Blefuscan invasion? (Hint: The answer is connected to the sea)
a) He frightens the Blefuscan sailors and takes their ships. b) He attacks the Blefuscan navy with iron hooks. c) He made the Blefuscans slaves.

3. What does 'in return for' mean? (Hint: The phrase is used when Skyresh reads the conditions for Gulliver's freedom.)
 a) In exchange for. b) On the way back. c) To promise.


22.2.16

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Personality and appearance: Inspiring words by Kate Winslet

11.2.16

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St. Valentine

9.2.16

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Personality - UNIT 5 - 3º ESO


8.2.16

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Comparatives and superlatives - too/enough



RESOURCES
Game: ESL Games
Songs: video
Explanation: video
Activities: agendaweb


27.1.16

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School Day of Non-Violence and Peace -- 30 January

School Day of Non-Violence and Peace
(30th January)


* Peace symbols:
 game
listening (mp3)

* Fun things:
Coloring pages: Dove
Educational games (via Begoña)

9.1.16

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Much, many,some, any

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January calendar

7.1.16

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Household chores

- Listening
- Vocabulary
- Reading
-  Talking (youtube)


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Happy New Year 2016


Listening: The Flatmates BBC
Worksheet: My resolutions
Reading:  A healthy lifestyle

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