Monthly Archives: March 2016

CLOCKS GO FORWARD TONIGHT!! (LOW B2)

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When do I change my clock?
This weekend!

SPAIN will soon have to face the miserable prospect of an hour LESS in bed as the clocks go forward this weekend…Spain swaps to  Summer Time on Sunday, March 27 at 2 am , which means you should put your clock forward an hour, when it will become 3 am..If you live in the Canary Islands, the switchover will be at 01.00hrs, when the time resets to 02.00hrs.

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Luckily, most mobiles phones and radio-controlled clocks will do this automatically, but you’d better check just to make sure.

 It might mark the beginning of spring, but it will also shave 60 minutes off your precious slumber time.

At least this year it falls on the Sunday before a bank holiday, thanks to Easter Monday , so hopefully you won’t need to be back to work the next day.

   
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HAPPY EASTER (2A2 + LOW B2)

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WE´RE GOING TO BREAK UP  FOR EASTER.

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ALL THE HOMEWORK CAN BE CHECKED  BY CLICKING ON CLASSWORK, DEPENDING ON THE LEVELS.

  • IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EASTER TRADITIONS IN SPAIN YOU CAN READ THE ARTICLES BELOW:

http://www.thelocal.es/galleries/culture/ten-fascinating-facts-about-holy-week-in-spain

http://www.thelocal.es/galleries/culture/ten-delicious-food-for-easter-in-spain

https://twitter.com/mcargobe/status/582876907093491713 https://twitter.com/mcargobe/status/582877456308256768

IF YOU´RE A B2 STUDENT AND WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR VOCABULARY ON HOLY WEEK, TRY THIS LINK http://www.isabelperez.com/holy1.htm enjoy_650x650

MONOLOGUE: FOOD & RESTAURANTS (A2)

PRACTISE THIS MONOLOGUE DURING YOUR EASTER HOLIDAY:

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WHAT´S COOKING? (A2)

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MASTERCHEF  4 IS BACK SOON….AS YOU KNOW COOKING IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE HOBBIES, THAT´S WHY I ENJOY THIS PROGRAMME .BUT WHAT´S ALL ABOUT?

AND NOW LET´S GET DOWN TO WORK…..

Write a recipe of your favourite dish or the dish you cook the best (i.e. “paella”) .

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List the ingredients, and make a small paragraph explaining all the steps to prepare the dish.Be careful! Think that you are writing for an audience that can’t cook so you must explain everything in detail.

After writing the recipe (about 80 – 100 words), go into the kitchen and cook it!!!!!

Record yourself while you are cooking and explain what you are doing, as on a TV cookery show.

When you feel ready, upload the video to Youtube and let me know its URL. Write it here, on the Comments textbox.

I will publish all your recipes on our classroom blog.

And remember: Enjoy!!!!

YOU CAN USE WEVIDEO TO RECORD IT.

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THIS IS AN EXAMPLE FOR INTERMEDIATE / HIGH INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS BUT YOU CAN MAKE IT SIMPLE.

 

 

 

HOW MUCH / HOW MANY? (A1)

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UNSOLVED MYSTERIES (LOW B2)

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  • Stonehenge is one of the most famous unsolved mysteries known to man that really defy rational explanation or are just outright strange.One of the major mysteries of Stonehenge was how it was built.The first stones, the bluestones were sourced from the only place in the UK where such stone exists. In Wales, nearly 200 hundred miles away….

UPDATESPIN6LISTEN TO THIS WEIRD SONG ABOUT STONEHENGE:

  • On March 8th 2014 we had the Malaysia jet mystery… How could a plane vanish?

    Intensive search efforts are under way to try and find flight MH370, which vanished from radar en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur over a year ago, with 239 people on board.

    None of the debris and oil slicks spotted in the water have so far been linked to the disappearance – but how could a plane vanish without a trace?Among the most pertinent unanswered questions: Why Flight MH370 flew so far off course without giving any indication of cause or purpose before it finally disappeared from radar scopes in the region. Some analysts looking at all the available information have concluded that it must have been deliberate. Conspiracy theories abound.

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Why don´t you tell us what mysteries you think are missing or worthy of a mention so we can include them in a future list?

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arrow4_e0 REMEMBER TO DO THE READING ON PAGE 77 (exercise 3 & 4a) FOR WEDNESDAY 23rd MARCH!!!

HOW MUCH SUGAR DO WE NEED? (A2)

 

SUGAR, SUGAR WAS A NUMBER 1 HIR SONG IN THE US AND UK FOR THE CARTOON GROUP “THE ARCHIES” IN 1969. IT WAS ALSO USED IN THE 1995 FILM “NOW AND THEN”.

  • WHICH VERSION OF THE SONG DO YOU PREFER?

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  • HOW MUCH SUGAR DO WE NEED?
  • HOW MUCH SALT?

HAVE A LOOK AT THESE 2 MIND MAPS:

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO PRACTISE WITH ONLINE GAMES?

THANKS TO Zdenek Rotrekl    http://www.engames.eu/much-many/(ORIGINAL IDEA)

In the following two games they are asked to choose the correct form: either HOW MUCH or HOW MANY. Both of the games are in Flash and therefore they will play only on some mobile devices. However, the games will work perfectly on all desktops.

CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO GO FULL SCREEN AND PLAY THE GAME!!

The first game is called Penalty ShootOut. If you choose the correct answer you are given a chance to kick a penalty. Good luck

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The second game is called En Garde and your task is to answer correctly and then inflict as much damage to your opponent as possible.

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Enjoy!!!!

 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES…? (LOW B2)

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I´M SURE YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES……BUT DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE EXPRESSION ABOVE? LISTEN TO THE SONG BELOW AND SEE IF YOU UNDERSTAND THE EXPRESSION “TAKE IT EASY”.

WHAT ABOUT THESE?

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HAVE A LOOK AT YOUR BOOK ON PAGE 71. DO YOU KNOW ALL THESE EXPRESSIONS WITH TAKE?

DO YOU KNOW ANY OTHER YOU´D RECOMMEND YOUR CLASSMATES TO LEARN?

 

WHAT WAS THERE IN THE FRIDGE? (A2)

AFTER STUDYING VOCABULARY FOR FOOD (page 163) LOOK AT THIS PICTURE CAREFULLY FOR 2 MINUTES.

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HOW MUCH CAN YOU REMEMBER? WHAT WAS THERE IN THE FRIDGE?

THERE WAS A / AN…….

THERE WASN´T  A / AN / ANY……..

THERE WERE SOME……..

THERE WEREN´T ANY…..

 

IF YOU NEED TO REVISE VOCABULARY FOR FOOD THE BANK IS ON PAGE 163

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A/ AN SOME / ANY (1A2) (2A2)

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TODAY SOME OF YOU DIDN´T HAVE A CLEAR IDEA ABOUT THE USE OF SOME & ANY WHEN WE WERE DOING THE CHART ON PAGE 69: THERE´S….THERE ARE…

LOOK AT THE BASIC CHART BELOW TO REVIEW THE USE OF SOME AND ANY.

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WHAT IS THERE IN THE FRIDGE?

DO THIS EXERCISE

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