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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Haikus (2ºESO)


Paula and Marta 'reciting' their Haikus :D



MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving

Today people in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a holiday celebrated every year on the 4th Thursday of November. Do you want to know more about Thanksgiving Day? Here you have a couple of videos to find out more about this celebration.

A short history of Thanksgiving


Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade


President Obama pardons 2012 national turkey



Happy Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

And the winners are...

Judith Chicharro Sanz. 1º ESO A 
It was a cold Halloween night when I saw a haunted house .The house was very awful. In the house lived four ghosts and one witch. The witch told me: 'come here', and I came in. The witch put me in a jar and she put her black cat around me. The ghosts came to the jar and said to me: 'you can't escape', and I fainted. 
When I woke up I saw a little black cat in front of me. The witch put me in a very big candle and to turn me into a WAX STATUE. The people said if you come to the hunted house... YOU TURN INTO A WAX STATUE and you torment the rest of the people... HELP ME PLEASE !!! I'm a WAX STATUE ... 
THE END...I think so but...the history doesn't finish here... 

Beatriz Luis Magdaleno. 1º ESO B 
It was a cold Halloween night when I saw an old cemetery. There were many open tombs. I was scared because in the holes of the open tombs there were dead people. I walked around the cemetery to investigate this strange place but, suddenly, I heard a noise and I ran to it. I saw something that moved in the hole of one tomb and zombies began to go out of all the tombs. They were green frightening creatures, dressed with old clothes and full of blood. I ran to the forest next to the cemetery but the zombies ran behind me. I arrived at a mysterious mansion, I entered in it and I closed the door behind me. I was in an old room; there were a lot of pictures and strange statues. Then, I heard the zombies outside and when I thought that the zombies were going to kill me, I woke up. Everything had been a terrible dream of a scary Halloween’s night! 

Pablo Cardo Culebras. 1º ESO C 
It was a cold Halloween night when I saw a boy going to a party where he meet a lovely girl. He asked her to dance, the girl accepted, and they continued dancing and talking all night long. The party was almost over so they decided to go home. When they went outside they realized that it was really late, the girl dind`t have a jacket. So the boy lent her his jacket. The next the day the boy went to the girl's house. He rang at the door. The old man told that his daughter died one year ago. And the boy didn´t belive it. So he went to the tomb where he found his jacket... 

Juan Carlos Cano. 2º ESO A 
If I could be whatever I want I would like to be an invisible man. It would be great, because you could do anything you have ever imagined: you could have a really interesting job, a spy, because nobody could see you; you could slip in many places, like football stadiums... but the best part is that you could do as many jokes as you want. 

Marta Pérez Villarrubia. 2º ESO B 
I think I would be a terrifying and bloody clown, I guess like a clown and a zombie together because I like the mix, I would be a "clownbie", why not? I would scare a lot of people around the world. The first place that I would go would be my house to scare my sister because it would be very funny! That would be great! I think I would live on the moon and on every 31st of October I would scare thousands of people! 

Diana Briceño Montoya. 2º ESO C 
I would like to be Marilyn Monroe Zombie, because I want to teach how to act in the scene. I would be dead so a lot of people would be scared, but it's Halloween so some people would think that it's a costume. I would go to Madrid because is the capital of Spain and there I would go to Gran Vía because there are a lot of musicals and I would act in my last performance, which I couldn't do before because I was dead. 

Nerea Oñate García. 1º Bachillerato A 
Hi, today I'm here to write the best story of Halloween ever. 
On 31st of October 2010 I was thinking what I could wear to make the scariest costume. I thought about a skeleton, that's scary but not enough; or a zombie, but this is very common so I surfed on the internet and I found a really great idea... So I decided to make this but it was very complicated and I spent a lot of time... but the result was really awesome. My costume was an Old Woman Witch. Then, some friends went to Tato’s house and when we were watching a terror film, we started to hear strange noises. We thought that it was Tato’s dog but then Tato called her dog and it stayed with us watching the film but the strange noises continued louder and louder near the window. I looked at the window and I saw a strange figure that moved to the other side but I thought that it was just my imagination. But five minutes later, Maria said that she had seen something like that. We thought that it was only a shadow of the street. The strange noises continued and we decided to find what was making that. We came out to the terrace but there wasn’t anything so we continued searching for it and when we were going to the kitchen we saw it. It was a tall black figure like a man. We stayed in silence and when this thing was starting to say something I didn’t understand, Tato’s parents came and the strange figure vanished. We’ll never know what the strange figure was… 

Alberto Campos Santamaría. 1º Bachillerato B 
My best Halloween dates from 1823. I remember it very well, because it happened something really horrific. 
I was in London, it was cold and foggy, I was going to a party, a costume party, but this party turned into a nightmare party. When I arrived everything was going very good, the people were very happy, dancing and joking, but a strange noise came from the street and we went out to see what happened. In the street there was a man on the floor, without his head, full of blood and the innards out of his body. We were shocked and we tried to call the police, but the police was in another town, because some people were fighting, and they had to go there. We were alone. Sam, who was very brave went next to the man, took him and threw him into the river Thames, it was the worst mistake in his life. We tried to continue with the party, but it was impossible, of course. Sam was very strange, he was cold, and with high fever. Tim, his best friend, went near him, but Sam attacked Tim one time, and other time, and another, and another until Sam killed Tim. And then he attacked all the people, and they became like Sam. It was because the strange dead man was a zombie, and he infected Sam, and Sam infected all the people. I was in danger and I ran all I could, but it wasn't enough. They caught me, but a man frightened them away. He was a zombie-haunter, and my salvation. He took me away, to a safe place, and he gave me a shotgun, he told me that the zombies will be there in a few minutes, and we had to fight. The zombies arrived and we started to shot them and kill them, until the man without head arrived. He was a superzombie, and we couldn't kill him because he was immortal. First he killed the zombie-haunter and then............. 
BOOOM!!! I woke up and went to school. It was only a dream. A bad dream.



Monday, November 5, 2012

Remember, remember the 5th of November

On the 5th of November people in England, South Africa, Australia and some parts of Canada celebrate Guy Fawkes Day, also known as The Bonfire Night. Watch the video to find out why and how they celebrate it.



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

European Day of Languages

In how many languages do you know the word 'hello'? Go to the following link and listen to it to find out: http://edl.ecml.at/Portals/33/sound/hello.mp3

26 September is the European Day of Languages. This year, 2012, it is the 11th time it is celebrated since it first started in 2001. It is an initiative organised by the Council of Europe and it involves 47 countries. 

© Council of Europe, Strasbourg www.coe.int/EDL

In order to celebrate this special day on our blog, here you have some links from the official European Day of Languages website where you can find out about this day and how people around Europe celebrate it, some sites where you can have fun playing games related to languages, quizzes to test how much you know about languages around Europe or even a test where you can find out your knowledge about European languages!

  • Languages facts: learn some important thins about European languages 
  • Once you've read the language facts, are you ready to take a quiz?
  •  How about some memory games?
  • In how many languages do you dare to self-evaluate your language skills?


Enjoy!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to work

We're back! I hope you all had a great summer, but now it's time to get back to work. You still have a few more days before you start school and I'm really looking forward having you there again.

Here you have a video with some of the work that the students in 2ºESO made last year. I don't have them in my class this year and I will miss them. That's why I want to share this video with you, to remember them and all the great work they did.

Hope you enjoy... and... WELCOME BACK!!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Improve your grammar skills

Hi! I hope you had a wonderful Easter break but now it's over and we have to get back to work. I promised you I'd post some web links with grammar activities for you to review and improve your grammar skills. Here you have some of them to dig up your abilities after the time off.



Enjoy! :D

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Infinitive or -ing form?

Here you have the document with all the information on infinitives and -ing forms. I hope from now on you have less trouble remembering when to use one or another.







Monday, February 20, 2012

Dreams

Last week, in our 1ºBach. classes, we studied past tenses and we ended up writing about our dreams: the strangest, the scariest, the funniest... dream that we've ever had.

I always forget my dreams, but it seems that my students are really good at remembering theirs and they came up with great stories that they'd like to share with you.

Feel free to comment on their stories :)


Friday, February 17, 2012

VI Edición del Premio Espiral de Edublogs 2012

Our blog is participating in the 6th Edition of the Espiral Edublogs Awards for the first time. It's been such a pleasure that they accepted us and it will be a great way to get people outside the school to know our blog.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Do you like music?

It's been a long time since I wrote the last entry, but here we are again to keep on learning English.

This time it's all about music! In the following website you will find tons of songs to listen to and, at the same time, to practice your listening skills while you complete the lyrics of your favourite songs. You will find different levels of difficulty so you can improve your English depending on your needs. Enjoy!!



Lyrics training