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SPIN THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE
On Friday 23rd April, World Book Day is celebrated all over the world, as on this date, in 1616, when both Don Quijote‘s author Miguel de Cervantes and British poet and playwright William Shakespeare died.
As you know Easter is the deadline for your book ( One unabridged reading book of your choice) and as we don’t have classes on Fridays I thought these could be the perfect dates for your book presentations 26th APRIL 2021 (MONDAY SUB-GROUPS)& 28th APRIL 2021 (WEDNESDAY SUB-GROUPS) (You can download the document below)
DO YOU KNOW THIS QUIZ SHOW? LET´S PLAY WITH VOCABULARY
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TWICE TO START THE GAME….
AS 2021 APPROACHES MANY PEOPLE LOOK BACK ON WHAT HAPPENED ALONG THE YEAR IN 2020. THE PANDEMIC CHANGED OUR LIVES DRASTICALLY IN EVERY RESPECT ; OUR TEACHING AND OUR CLASSROOMS ARE NO EXCEPTION. IT´S BEEN A REAL CHALLENGE. CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW AND LISTEN TO THESE TEACHERS.
OUR SCHOOL IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THIS YEAR, IN-PERSON TEACHING AND LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE ISN´T EASY; VIRTUAL LEARNING, SOCIAL DISTANCING, CLEANING, HAND SANITIZERS …. ARE PART OF OUR EVERYDAY ROUTINE…
SO, HOW DID THE PANDEMIC CHANGE YOUR ENGLISH CLASSROOM AND YOUR WAY TO LEARN?
2020 WILL BE A YEAR TO BE REMEMBERED…..
LIFE AS WE KNEW IT CAME TO A HALT IN MARCH SINCE THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC LEFT COUNTRIES FIGHTING AGAINST THE UNKNOWN AND STRUGGLING TO RESPOND TO THE RAPIDLY SPREADING VIRUS : SCHOOLS HAD TO SHUT DOWN, EMPLOYEES HAD TO WORK REMOTELY AND PEOPLE HAD TO REMAIN INSIDE THEIR HOMES IN AN ATTEMPT TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE…UNFORTUNATELY,WE ALL HAD TO ADJUST TO A NEW WAY OF LIFE UNDER THE LOCKDOWN
WE BOTH, TEACHERS & STUDENTS ALIKE, WERE CONFINED TO OUR HOUSES AS CLASSES WERE SUSPENDED. TEACHERS ALL OVER THE WORLD TRIED TO DO OUR BEST TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH OUR STUDENTS USING BLOGS, ONLINE PLATFORMS OR VIDEOCONFERENCE FOR MOST OF US THIS KIND OF TEACHING & LEARNING WAS SOMETHING NEW WE HAD TO GET USED TO. I DO UNDERSTAND THAT IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT FOR MOST OF YOU NOT TO FALL BEHIND
THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021 STARTED WITH NEW CHALLENGES: “BLENDED LEARNING”: JUST ATTENDING TWO-HOUR FACE-TO-FACE LESSONS ONCE A WEEK, GETTING ANOTHER TWO-HOUR ONLINE LESSON A WEEK WITH ACCESS TO AN ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM (AULES) TO FOLLOW THE COURSE. THE EXTRA WORK BURDEN IS BEING REALLY TOUGH FOR EVERYONE.. THAT´S THE WAY IT IS AND WE HAVE TO TAKE IT IN OUR STRIDE…
JUST LAST THURSDAY THE TOUGHEST RESTRICTIONS IN THE COUNTRY WERE INTRODUCED IN THE VALENCIA REGION, SEALING OFF ITS BORDERS COMPLETELY OVER THE XMAS HOLIDAYS. TO TOP IT ALL, A MAXIMUM OF 6 PEOPLE CAN GATHER ON XMAS EVE AND ON XMAS DAY, INSTEAD OF THE EARLIER LIMIT OF 10 AND THE CURFEW STARTING TIME HAS ALSO BEEN PUSHED….
FORTUNATELY, TWO WEEKS AGO A UK GRANDMOTHER BECAME THE FIRST PERSON TO BE GIVEN THE PFIZER COVID-19 JAB AS PART OF A MASS VACCINATION PROGRAMME. THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT ARE TALKING ABOUT THE START OF PHASE ONE ON 27th DECEMBER…SO WE STILL DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE WILL BRING AND WHEN EVERYTHING WILL GET BACK TO NORMAL NOW THAT A NEW VARIANT OF THE VIRUS HAS JUST APPEARED IN THE UK, WHICH IS SAID TO BE FAR MORE CONTAGIOUS…
SO WE ALL NEED A BREAK FROM BAD NEWS, TO RECHARGE OUR BATTERIES AND ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SEASON….DON´T WE? WE DESERVE IT!!
SO, I WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
MY BEST WISHES FOR THE COMING YEAR…..
TODAY (NOV. 27th) IS BLACK FRIDAY, AND I´M REALLY FED UP WITH THE CONSUMER FRENZY, DEALS AND OFFERS IN MY INBOX, ON TV, EVERYWHERE ……WHY DON´T WE MAKE IT GREEN?
What does Black Friday mean originally??
Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the USA, often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. In recent years, most major retailers have opened extremely early and offered promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season…
The use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. An explanation for the name was made: that retailers traditionally operated at a financial loss (“in the red”) from January through November, and “Black Friday” indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or “in the black”.
Will Black Friday 2020 be Different?
The answer to this question will be yes. Yes, it will be different from previous years. Coronavirus pandemic shopping trends force retailers to rethink holiday shopping. Black Friday 2020 should still bring with it plenty of discounts and offers, but we do expect there to be a few changes in a shopping behaviour thanks to the pandemic. Due to this, we may see many stores are pressurized to avoid in-store traffic and this will make a way for many deals to be available online. In fact we may see many pre Black Friday sales to start in October. Retailers are keen to make a splash this holiday period, to make up for lost revenue over the pandemic. Stores are lengthening the shopping season, extending Black Friday offers to online shoppers.
WATCH THESE 2 VIDEOS
What about “CYBER MONDAY”? What is it?
- WHY DO YOU THINK SPANIARDS HAVE ENTHUSIASTICALLY EMBRACED BLACK FRIDAY, A CONCEPT WITH NO TRADITION IN THE COUNTRY AND OF WHICH FEW SPANISH PEOPLE WERE AWARE OF UNTIL RECENTLY?
- HOW CAN WE MAKE IT GREEN AGAIN, ESPECIALLY NOW THAT EVERYBODY´S TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE EMERGENCY?
WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD “HOLIDAY”, WHAT ENGLISH WORDS CROSS YOUR MIND?
HELP ME MAKE A LIST. (GO OVER HOLIDAY VOCABULARY ON PAGE 238)
NOW HAVE A LOOK AT THE PHOTO BELOW TAKEN ON MY LAST SUMMER HOLIDAY
I´D LIKE YOU TO FIND OUT AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE ABOUT THIS MEMORABLE HOLIDAY, SO POST YOUR QUESTION
REMEMBER YOU CAN USE SOUNDCLOUD FOR THIS
- YOU JUST HAVE TO GRAB YOUR PHONE
- GO TO mentimeter.com
- ENTER THE CODE TO VOTE (your teacher will give you the code number)
- WRITE A QUESTION TO GET TO KNOW YOUR CLASSMATES
- IT WILL BE DISPLAYED ON THE BOARD IN A MATTER OF SECONDS
LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS FROM ENGLISH CHIT CHAT….
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO DESCRIBE PEOPLE
While the worldwide ongoing pandemic has led to many event cancellations, DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, MUCH OF SPAIN HAS CLOSED REGIONAL BORDERS OR IMPOSED PERIMETER LOCKDOWNS TO STOP THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE TO CURB THE SPREAD OF INFECTION. NOBODY CAN DENY THAT the spirit of the season is a bit different this year…HOWEVER, people are still finding ways to celebrate and reimagine Halloween in 2020.
JUST IF YOU FEEL IN THE MOOD…. I DON´T….
WHATEVER YOU DO, HAVE FUN BUT KEEP SAFE!!