Monday, 7 December 2009

And the winner is...Penélope Cruz

Dear students,
These are the results of the survey "Who speaks English better":
1. Penelópe Cruz : 40 votes (57%)
2. Antonio Banderas: 20 votes (28%)
3. Paz Vega: 5 votes (7%)
4. Pedro Almodóvar: 5 votes (7%)

* Votes: 70 (thanks a lot to the people who voted)

See you around.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Who speaks English better?

Dear students,
Our second survey has to do with some very famous Spanish film stars and their English. So, who do you think speaks English better? I know that maybe it's not fair because Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz live or have lived in the US for some time but... well, it's just a survey.
So, take a look at the videos and then vote for the film star who, in your opinion, speaks English better.
See you around

SURVEY RESULTS!!

Dear students,
These are the results of our 1st blog survey on your favourite music videos:
a) Outta my head - Lucas Grabeel: 3 votes (7%)
b) Automatic - Tokio Hotel: 11 votes (26%)
c) Wake me up when September ends - Green Day: 19 votes (46%)
d) None of them: 8 votes (19%)
And the winner of our 1st survey is...well, you know that already, don't you?
Thanks a lot to the 41 "brave" students who voted.
See you around
P.S. WATCH OUT for our next survey!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Engvid

Dear students,
Engvid is a useful website if you need help with some grammar or vocabulary topics by means of short and easy-to-understand video lessons, for example, on "much, many and a lot of" or "How to talk about the weather in English".


See you around

Thursday, 5 November 2009

SONGS

Dear students,
Here we are again with some more music. These are two nice songs that two 3r ESO students sent me. Thanks to Nikol and Adrià. Enjoy the videos!



See you around

Thursday, 8 October 2009

THE BEATLES

Dear students,
Have you ever heard of them? I hope so. They're one of the most famous bands in the history of music. I know maybe it's not the kind of music you like but I'm sure many of their songs will ring a bell with you.

Have a look at this amazing website and you'll get to know everything you need about John, Paul, George and Ringo.
See you around

Friday, 25 September 2009

Your Favourite Music (2n ESO)

Dear students,
This is the TOP 10 of your favourite bands and singers:
1.- Green Day : 8 points
2.- Eminem : 7
3. - Simple Plan: 7
4.- Linkin Park: 6
5.- Black Eyed Peas: 6
6.- Taylor Swift: 5
7.- Katy Perry: 4
8.- Coldplay: 4
9.- Lady Gaga: 4
10.- Jonas Brothers: 3
Keep sending your votes until Sunday. In the meantime, have a look at this nice video of one of your favourite bands:

video

Monday, 21 September 2009

A Survey: Your Favourite Music (2n ESO)

Dear students,
We've started a survey with 2n ESO students about music and their favourite bands, singers, etc.
We'll publish the results next week so post your comments or send me your TOP 3 via email. For the moment, we have votes for Green Day, Taylor Swift, Paramore, etc.
See you around


Friday, 11 September 2009

Pronunciation

Dear students,
As you all know some English sounds are a bit difficult because we don't have them in our language. Here you'll find an introduction to English sounds through nice pictures and related to some easy vocabulary. I think it's a very useful resource if you want to improve your pronunciation.
See you

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

IDIOMSITE

Dear students,
Here we are again. It's been a long, long summer-or maybe not so long- but everything comes to an end. And so today we're back to work.
I hope you've used your English a lot. If you haven't, this might be a good way to refresh it.
This is a nice site where you can find lots of idioms -what's an idiom, teacher?. Well it's sort of a fixed expression. Some idioms are similar to Spanish or Catalan ones and some others aren't.
Have a look and see how many you can understand: Idiomsite
For further information, have a look at the "Idioms" section on the labels cloud on the right part of the screen.
See you soon

Sunday, 14 June 2009

PLAY!!!

Dear ESO students,
Have you ever seen this programme on TV3 (or K3)? I guess so.
You know it's a good way to practice your English by listening to some songs and playing loads of funny games.
This is the link to one of the programmes.
See you soon.

10 things you need to know...

Dear ESO students,
It's good to have some information on some of the most important cities around the world and in English, of course.
To start with, have a look at these series of 10 things you need to know about...
CU around

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Sporcle

Dear ESO students,
This is a great site for those who love categories-and learning English, of course!!
Sporcle offers a lot of "mentally stimulating diversions", such as "The 100 most common words in English", "US English vs UK English", "Finish the Movie Quotes", etc. Why don't you try them?
See you soon

Hugosite

Dear ESO students,
I've just found this interesting site with lots of videos on what many people call "Survival English".
Have a look at Hugosite. I think it's quite easy to understand and useful.
See you soon

Monday, 8 June 2009

Subinglés

Dear ESO students,
Subinglés is a nice, useful webpage where you can find loads of songs with the words both in English and in Spanish. I think it's nice to know what your favourite songs say, so have a look!! The only thing is that most of the songs are a bit too old for you but maybe you'll discover some all-time classics.
See you soon

Thursday, 4 June 2009

More songs!!!

Dear students,
It's been a long time I know but I've been so busy...Sorry about that.
It's never too late anyway. Before the school year ends we still have time to listen to some music in class so have a look at these great videos:
Alesha Dixon- The boy does nothing
Amy Macdonald - This is the life
Hoobastank-The reason
See you around

Sunday, 22 March 2009

The English Language Week (3)

Dear students,
Some more resources that we'll use in some of our classes related to British food.
For example, what do you know about the typical Full English Breakfast? Do you want to know how to prepare Baked Beans on Toast? And what about Yorkshire Pudding?
I hope you like them.
See you.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

The English Language Week 2

Dear ESO students,
Some more activities and resources that we're going to use in our English Language Week:
Treasure Hunts (Source: www.isabelperez.com)
And that's all for now.
See you soon.

The English Language Week

Dear students,
As you all know, from the 23rd to the 27th of March we are holding the "English Language Week". It's a special week since we'll use English in many different subjects and ways and not only during English lessons. This year's topic deals with health and nutrition.
With your help, our blog will try to collect everything we've used in class as well as interesting web pages that you can use at home too.
To start with:
I hope you enjoy them.
See you.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Shopping in London

Dear students,
Have a look at this great video about some of the best areas for shopping in London. I think it's really interesting.

See you around

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

SONGS!!!

Dear students,
Well, so we love music, don't we? I think music is so important and we can learn so much English from songs. Júlia (3r A) has also prepared some activities on this great song. We'll use them in class of course.  Just take a look!!
Shayne Ward - No promises
See you around

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Saint Patrick's Day (March 17th)

Dear students,
Saint Patrick's day is just around the corner. It's a very important day for Ireland and Irish people all over the world. Take a look at these videos about St Patrick's day. 
St Patrick's day:
History of St Patrick's day:
Did you know that the shamrock is one of the symbols of Ireland? 
Do you know other Irish symbols?
If you want to know more about Ireland, Nikol (2nB) found this great web page with everything you need to know about "Fantasy Ireland"
(Take a look at the section of "Symbols")
Thanks Nikol.
See you soon

The latest craze (3r ESO)

Hello everyone,
Our 3r ESO students have been working on "Crazes" and some of them have created some amazing websites or blogs on what they're crazy about (music, sport, even Converse shoes!!.). 
Paula  (3r B): www.Paulaff.piczo.com
Francesca (3r B): www.everyoneweb.es/misskaulitz 
Well done -we still have to improve our English, though.
See you around.

 

Monday, 23 February 2009

DirectGov Kids


Dear ESO students, 
This is a very interesting and useful website on many different topics related to education, health, citizenship, etc. It's highly visual and it's full of games, animations, activities, etc. It's for children from 5 to 11 but I think it's great so why don't have a look.
See you around.

Monday, 16 February 2009

More songs!!!

Dear ESO students,
You keep on sending me nice songs to use in class so here you can have a look at these nice videos.
Thanks a lot for your contributions.
Sum 41 - Pieces (Andrea 3r A)
Coldplay - Viva la Vida (Eva 2n B)
Linkin Park - Points of authority (Alex 3r A)
Rihanna - Please don't stop the music
See you around

Past simple or past continuous

Dear ESO students,
Once more I have to thank another student, Núria (2n A), for her contribution to the blog with some useful activities on past simple and past continuous - specially recommended for 2n ESO students. Have a look!
See you soon

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Visual Dictionary Online


Dear ESO students,
This is a very good website to improve your vocabulary about different topics.  Have a look! I think it's really useful.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Adjectives and adverbs

Dear ESO students,
2n ESO students are dealing with adjectives and adverbs in English. Adriana, Jordi and Núria (2n A) sent me links to some nice websites where you can test your knowledge of this topic. Have a look!
Thanks to Adriana, Jordi, and Núria
See you soon

Thursday, 29 January 2009

I have a dream


Dear ESO students,
On January 30th, we celebrate el "Dia Escolar de la Noviolència i la Pau" (DENIP). I think it's a good chance to watch some videos related to peace. Have a look!!!
Martin Luther King - I have a dream
Short films about peace
John Lennon-Give peace a chance

See you soon

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Irregular verbs

Dear ESO students,
This is a nice list with categories of irregular verbs. Have a look because I think it's quite useful, especially for 2n ESO students. Thanks Judit L. (2n B)
See you soon

Sunday, 11 January 2009

SONGS!!!

Dear ESO students,
Here you can find some more songs we've been using in class. Thanks Judit L., Nikol, Ares and Arnau (2n B)
Fall Out Boy - Thanks for the Memories
Hillary Duff - Come clean
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger (1. Official videoclip) Eye of the Tiger (2. "Lord of the Rings" video)
Daniel Powter-Bad Day

Thanks a lot. See you soon

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Yappr


Dear ESO students,
I found this website where you can watch videos in English with subtitles in different languages. Isn't it great? Have a look!!!
http://en.yappr.com/welcome/VideoList.action?videos_pageIndex=0
See you soon

Jennifer ESL

Dear ESO students,
Just another resource if you want to improve your skills with this great channel on YouTube where you can watch videos about different topics.
http://es.youtube.com/user/JenniferESL
I think it's great and really useful.
See you soon

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Karaoke party

Dear ESO students,
First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!!!
Back to school and back to the blog. After Xmas, I think this can be a good way to start again with your English lessons with this great website. If you like singing, KARAOKE PARTY is 4 U!!!! Have fun!!!
http://www.karaokeparty.com/
See you soon