lunes, 23 de junio de 2014

Remedial Work July'14

Hi everyone!

Here you are the instructions for the remedial work. First of all, you have to print the document below (remedial dossier). There you are the explanation of the basic contents of this year and activities to practice them. You have to read carefully all the explanations and do the activities.

Then, revise the vocabulary from the units we've worked in class (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7).

Bring the dossier to the exam. It will consist of a reading with comprehension activities and exercises of vocabulary and grammar.

If you have any questions, send me an e-mail.

May the force be with you!!

miércoles, 9 de abril de 2014

Easter Homework

Hello everyone!

To finish with our art unit, we're going to read a text about Andy Warhol, one of the most representative figures of the Pop Art.

  • Download and print these pages and read them during your Easter holidays. We'll do the activities in class when you're back. 
  • You have to read the 4 chapters and look up in the dictionary the words or expressions you don't understand. Write the translations in the text so you don't forget them.
  • Bring the photocopies to class the first day after Easter holidays.

Attention!! We'll do an exam about the text along with the unit 5 exam, so pay attention to the reading, please!!

martes, 8 de abril de 2014

Remedial work 4th ESO

Hi people!
To get over the "F" in your 2nd term, you'll have to do the following activities:
  1. Download the documents in the "box" folder below.
  2. Do the revision activities for units 3 and 4 (4 documents in total)
  3. Download the model for the "opinion writing" and write about an important invention. You have to do the "writing plan" and then the "final version" (writing). Attention to grammar and vocabulary, this activity is the most important for your final mark.

After Easter holidays we'll have an exam about that. If you do a good work, you won't have problems to pass it.

If you have to pass the first term as well, you have to do these activities:

  1. Download the documents in the "box" folder below. (Remedial work -1st term-)
  2. Do the revision activities for units 1 and 2 (4 documents in total)
  3. Download the model for the "narrative writing" and  tell a story. It needs a beginning, a body and an end.  You have to do the "writing plan" and then the "final version" (writing).

Deadline: Wednesday 30th April.
If you have any questions, send me an e-mail (

viernes, 21 de marzo de 2014

The Art in the XXth Century

In the next weeks, you're going to investigate about the art in the XXth Century. The avant-garde movements represented a break up with the previous vision of the art, and you're going to take a walk around them. Follow the instructions and enjoy the visit!!
  • Work in groups of 3 people
  • Follow the instructions in the "Thinglink" image below.
                Session 1 (investigation in groups): select your artist from the list and divide your tasks: 
  • Student 1 will write about the biography
  • Student 2 will identify the principal features of the movement.
  • Student 3 will select the 3 representative works and create the reinterpretation of one of them.
                Session 2 (individual investigation): each student completes their task (biography, movement                                    features and works selection + reinterpretation)        

                Session 3 (writing): all the students write their descriptions of the work following the model.
                                  Send it to

                Session 4-5 (work in groups): all the group collaborates to create the thinglink image.
                                 When you finish, send your thinglink image as a comment in this post.
  • Download your rubric and complete it every day.
  • Take care of the grammar and vocabulary. Always use short, simple sentences. Use the passive as much as possible.
  • Enjoy your work!!!

Here you are the model for the writing and the rubric. Download them and read them carefully!!!

domingo, 15 de diciembre de 2013

Youth Crime

In this unit, we are going to learn, among other things, vocabulary related to crime. Today, it is time to practice a bit around the topic. You can work in pairs. Follow the instructions:

        1. Read this article about Youth Crime. If you don't know a word, just "double click" on it.

        2.  Do the comprehension questions. Check them. Open a word document and copy the questions and answers.

        3.  Make a list of the words you needed to look up in a dictionary (with their translations).

        4.  Write a small summary of the reading (about 60 words).

        5.  Write an opinion text (min 90 words) where you talk about Youth Crime. This must be the text distribution:

  • paragraph 1: introduce the topic and state your opinion.
  • paragraph 2: give reasons and examples to justify your opinion.
  • paragraph 3: write a small conclusion where you summarize your opinion and the reasons to support it.

This activity will be checked after Christmas holidays and it will represent 1.5 of your exam mark. Please, be careful when you follow the instructions. Use vocabulary you learnt with the reading and simple expressions. Don't use translators. Read the rubric to know what you have to do:


  • You followed all the steps (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5): 1p.
  • Comprehension questions 1p
  • Vocabulary list: 0.5p.
  • Summary: 1.5p.
  • Opinion text: 
  • Structure 1.5p.
  • Grammar and vocabulary: 3p.
  • Opinion, reasons and examples: 1.5p.

Deadline: 6th January 2014 (mail to

lunes, 2 de diciembre de 2013

Dangerous Liaisons: Dress for Success

Here you are some tips to complete the English section of the questionnaire in a simple (but effective) way. We've already talked about that in class, but here you can revise it carefully.

General tips:

Write short, concrete sentences. Avoid complex structures or impersonal (passive) expressions. Remember the basic structure and use it:

   Affirmative:   SUBJECT + VERB + COMPLEMENTS
   Negative:      SUBJECT + AUXILIARY (do/does/did/have...) + NOT + COMPLEMENTS

Use simple vocabulary to introduce the topic. Look up specific vocabulary in dictionaries. DON'T use translators, they will eliminate all your personal contributions to the texts.

Concrete tips:

Question 1: Use dictionaries to look up cinema vocabulary. Make sure that the word you use is referred to films (

Questions 2-3: use simple structures and focus on the vocabulary you already know. Separate physical and psychological descriptions (don't mix both aspects). Regarding locations, remember the film and try to get a general idea of them.

Question 4: think of the clothes and garments the protagonists wear in the film. Revise the concept of "genuine people". Connect both aspects.

Question 5: remember the conventions and traditions of the XVIIIth Century. Think of the objectives which the protagonists want to get. Connect both aspects and get a conclusion: are they happy?

With these tips and a little patience, your dossier will be nearly perfect.

Go for it!!!

lunes, 11 de noviembre de 2013

Dare to Think: Romantic Streets

In Spanish literature, you've been looking for streets which are dedicated to some relevant figures of the Romanticism and Neoclassicism in the XVIIIth Century.

Now, in English subject and for 4 lessons, each group is going to choose one of these streets and create an interactive picture about their featured figure.

With the help of the online software, you will create your own picture. Follow these steps:

Use the picture you took in the street as the background (upload it in "my images")

Start tagging the picture with the information you need to include:
  • Biography of the figure: link to a webpage with the information + tags with the most relevant information (at least 4)
  • List of main works (with the link to the webpage where you found the information). Don't include all the works, only the most important ones.
  • Picture(s) to illustrate his/her biography and the topic.
  • A song which illustrates the topic.
  • A link to your blog and the general project blog.
  • Video or videos where all the members in the group talk about the figure.
  • Any links that you find interesting for the topic.

Embed your interactive pictures in your project blogs and leave here a comment with the link.

Deadline: 4th December.

Here you've got an image I've created to give you detailed instructions:

Print out the  rubric and give it to your teacher when the interactive picture is finished: