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Don't slap her - 25th November

HERE "Kids react to slap her"

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Too much grammar?

Here we have a funny advertisement for a company that teaches English grammar online. It is about the importance of using proper grammar when speaking English. This is a good video to show students the next time they complain about having to do  another grammar test in class, as I’m sure none of them want to trip themselves up as this young man did. 

Now YOU are the police interrogator correcting this young man... What should he have said instead of.....

- I didn’t do nothing!

- Maybe less (people) than you’d expect for a Friday...

- There were four very suspicious men there, two of who I seen go off....

- It must have been them what did it.

- Me and John were at an hotel, not doing nothing when we see four men, two of them whom done it.

- If I done it, how many year would I get?

 

KEY:

- I didn’t do ANYthing!

- Maybe FEWER (people) than you’d expect for a Friday...

- There were four very suspicious men there, two of whoM I SAW go off....

- It must have been THEY WHO did it.

- John AND I were at an hotel, not doing ANYthing// DOING NOTHING, when we SAW four men, two of them who dID it.

- If I DID it, how many yearS would I get?

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British accents and dialects

Click here to do a quiz

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Listening comprehension about British and American English

Click HERE, as well.

Watch the video above. What do these British and American slang words mean?

Flossing (American slang)=

Chin Wag (British slang) = 

Ba-Donka-Donk (American slang)=

Chuffed to bits (British slang)=

Shawty (American slang)=

Differences in pronunciation: Click HERE and HERE

NOW….. YOUR TURN!!!!!!

Pronounce  the  following  words, first with a British accent and then with an American accent:

ADULT – GARAGE – HOSPITABLE – MOBILE – CAN’T – CLASS – AFTER – EAR – CHAIR - MORE – CIVILIZATION – ORGANIZATION – GLOBALIZATION – BETTER – WATER – BOTTOM- NOTICE

Now read the following sentences with British and American accent:

1- Adults should drink more than a glass of water a day.

2- You can't use your mobile now. Only after the class has finished.

3- I've noticed she isn't a hospitable host.

4- Is globalization better for our civilization?

5- Where's your old chair? It's in the garage.

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The sounds of American English

How to pronounce a monophthong ( front, central, back)? a consonant (fricative, affricate, nasal.... manner of articulation //bilabial, labiodental....place of articulation // voiced, voiceless?)

The pictures and videos in this very useful page will surely help you!!!!

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BBC Learning English - Tim's pronunciation workshop

An excellent webpage if you want to improve your pronunciation in English!!!!!

Click HERE.

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Say "NO" to bullying

The first video above was recorded by bullying victim Jonah Mowry. Mowry uses nothing but flash-cards throughout the video, titled “What’s Goin’ On,” to express his unbearable pain and self-mutilation, not to mention the fact that he’s contemplated suicide more than once.

Nearly 3 million people have watched it , with messages of support pouring in from strangers and major celebrities(Lady Gaga tweeted  “Thank you Jonah for being brave enough to share your story + showing us strength. You matter to millions.”)

The video begins with Mowry holding up a hand-written card, “I look happy, right?” followed by, “Well, I’M NOT. What you all see is the fake me.” He uses cards throughout the video to tell his story, which includes a lifetime of bullying, of being called “Gay. Fag. Dick. Douche. Homo. Asshole.” (Mowry doesn’t specify his sexuality in the video but on Twitter he says he’s gay.)

“A lot of people hate me,” he writes, wiping away tears. “I don’t know why… But I guess I do. Cuz I kinda hate me too.”

And while he admits that suicide was something he considered “many times,” Mowry states in one of his final cards, “I’m not going anywhere. Because I’m STRONGER than that and…I have a million reasons to be here.”

RED, the second video: A bunch of bullies meet a red-haired boy on a playground. Would you have the courage to stand by one in need despite dangerous odds?

Third video: If you help (for example someone who is being bullied), you will probably be rewarded, even if your only reward is self-satisfaction

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Why Finland has the best education (by Michael Moore)

El exito educativo de Finlandia Michael Moore from ateo666666 on Vimeo.

Here’s a puzzle. Finnish children spend comparatively little time at school, don’t get homework and yet receive one of the best educations in the world. Curious? Watch how the Finns did it in this clip from Michael Moore’s compelling documentary film ’Where To Invade Next?’

 Click HEREHERE and HERE.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE VIDEO HERE

 

Now listen to I JUST SUED THE SCHOOL SYSTEM ( By Prince Ea):

Video in English: HERE

Video in English with subtitles in Spanish: HERE

Exercise about the opening statement (alegato inicial) in the rap (1:05 min) HERE

Click HERE to go to a post about the book The Element, by Sir Ken Robinson.


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Numbers and Colours (ACI)

A few activities for my "ACI" students to learn numbers and colours..... and more basic vocabulary:

NUMBERS:

Click HERE, HERE, HERE or HERE. You can also visit the page clicknlearn.net (1 ESO - Lexicon - Numbers)

COLOURS:

Click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE or HERE. You can also visit the page clicknlearn.net (1 ESO - Lexicon - Colours)

BODY PARTS:

Click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. You can also visit the page clicknlearn.net (1 ESO - Lexicon - My body)

CLOTHES:

Click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. You can also visit the page clicknlearn.net (1 ESO - Lexicon - My clothes)

FAMILY:

Click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. You can also visit the page clicknlearn.net (1 ESO - Lexicon - My family)

SEASONS, DAYS AND MONTHS:

Click HERE and HERE

FOOD:

Click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. You can also visit the webpage clicklearn.net (1 ESO - Lexicon - Food)

JOBS:

Click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. You can also visit the webpage clicknlearn.net (1 ESO - Lexicon - Professions)

SCHOOL OBJECTS:

Click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. You can also visit the webpage clicknlearn.net ( 1 ESO - Lexicon - My things)

THE HOUSE:

Click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. You can also visit the webpage clicknlearn.net ( 1 ESO - Intermediate - My house)

GREETINGS:

Click HERE,HEREHERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. You can also visit the webpage clicknlearn.net (1 ESO - Easy - Hello)

ANIMALS /PETS:

Click HEREHERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. You can also visit the webpage clicknlearn.net (1 ESO -Lexicon - My pets)

MEANS OF TRANSPORT:

Click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. You can also visit the webpage clicknlearn.net (1 ESO - Lexicon - Transport)

 COUNTRIES AND NATIONALITIES:

Click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. You can also visit the webpage clicknlearn.net (1 ESO - Lexicon - My country)

"ACI" tests HERE.

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GENKI ENGLISH

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British Council press release:

"The Genki approach to learning English works by engaging all of the learners’ senses and appealing to a wide range of learning styles. Children are engaged visually through the simple but striking graphics, aurally/orally through the simple chants and songs and limited amounts of graded vocabulary input and kinaesthetically through the actions and games. Because all of the learning tasks are organised as game-like activities, children are immediately motivated to take part.”

Click HERE to go to GENKI ENGLISH, an excellent webpage.

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Subject/Object Personal Pronouns - Possessives

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My 2nd Bac students have asked me to revise with them the following gammar points:

- Subject / Object Personal Pronouns: Click HERE

- Possessive adjectives and pronouns: Click HERE

Exercises HERE

You can also go to the following webpage:

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos/personal-pronouns-and-possessives

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ESL GAMES PLUS

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ESL Games Plus offers interactive online games for learning and teaching English as a Second Language. Their learning games are mostly suitable for teaching ESL Kids and Teenagers. There are activities for teaching and practising English grammar, vocabulary, sentences, listening and pronunciation skills. 

Click HERE to go to their webpage.

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"Where's the Love?" - The Black Eyed Peas

  • You will hear a song by the famous group “The Black Eyed Peas”. Read the title. What do you think it’s going to be about?

  • Now, you’re going to have to complete the song in different ways. Take a minute to see if you understand what you are asked to do in each part of the song.

Where’s the Love?

Complete with the missing words

What's................ with the world, mama
People livin' like they .........................

I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that'll bring you .........................
 
Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got........................
here livin'
In the USA, the big CIA
The............................. 
and The Crips and the KKK
But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to ....................................

And to discriminate only generates ...........................

And when you hate then you're bound to get .............................
yeah
......................................is what you demonstrate
And that's exactly how ...................................
works and operates
Nigga, you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and ........................................

Let your soul................................... 
to the love, y'all, y'all

Rearrange the lines and put them in the correct order
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
People killin', people dyin'
Father, Father, Father help us
And would you turn the other cheek
Can you practice what you preach
Send us some guidance from above
Where is the love (Love)
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (The love)

Put these words in the blank spaces

unchanged sufferin’ insane lovin’ strong dividends bombs undercover chemical gasses


It just ain't the same, always .............................

New days are strange, is the world .............................

If love and peace is so .............................

Why are there pieces of love that don't belong
Nations droppin' .................................

..................................fillin' lungs of little ones
With the ongoin'............................... 
as the youth die young
So ask yourself is the .....................................
really gone
So I could ask myself really what is goin' wrong
In this world that we livin' in people keep on givin' in
Makin' wrong decisions, only visions of them.................................

Not respectin' each other, deny thy brother
A war is goin' on but the reason's .........................................

The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug
If you never know truth then you never know love
Where's the love, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the truth, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the love, y'all

Put the lines in order
killin' people dyin' people
hurt and children hear you cryin’ them
preach you can what practice you
cheek would and you turn other the
Father help Father us Father

above send from guidance us some
questionin’ 'cause got people me got me q
love (love) is the where

Choose the right option
I feel the weight of the
world / work on my shoulder
As I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets
colder / cooler
Most of us only care about money
breakin’ / makin'
Selfishness got us followin' our own
direction / director
Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative
images / imagine is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds
faster / quicker than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema
Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness in
equality / equanimity
Instead in spreading love we spreading animosity
Lack of
understanding / comprehending , leading lives away from unity
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' under
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' down
There's no
wonder / wander why sometimes I'm feelin' under
Gotta keep my
faith / fate alive till love is found

Now sing along!
People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek
Father, Father, Father help us
Send us some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love)
Where is the love (The love)

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FIFTY ENGLISH-SPANISH FALSE FRIEND WORDS

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Learning English for Spanish speakers can seem quite simple at first because as much as 40% of English words have cognates in Spanish. Cognates are words that sound similar, have similar spelling and have the same meaning in the two languages. Examples of cognates are: teléfono-telephone; persona- person; invitar-invite.  However, there are many words called FALSE COGNATES or FALSE FRIENDS. In the case of False Friends, the English word sounds like a word in Spanish but the two words do NOT have the same meaning

English word Spanish Translation Spanish word English Translation
Actually En realidad Actualmente Currently
to Advertise Anunciar Advertir Warn/Caution
Advice Consejo Aviso Warning
Argument Discusión Argumento (film) Plot
to Assist Ayudar Asistir Go to, Attend
Billion Mil millones Billón Trillion
Cap Gorra Capa Layer
Career Carrera professional Carrera (universitaria) Degree
Carpet Alfombra Carpeta Folder
Cartoon Dibujos animados Cartón Cardboard
Casualty Víctima o herido Casualidad Coincidence
Collar Cuello (prendas de vestir) Collar Necklace
College Universidad, facultad Colegio School
Complexion Tono de piel Complejo Complex
Conductor Director de orquesta Conductor Driver
to be Constipated estar Estreñido estar Constipado to have a Cold
Contest Concurso Contestar Answer
Deception Engaño Decepción Disappointment
Dessert Postre Desierto Desert
Embarrassed Avergonzado Embarazada Pregnant
Exit Salida Éxito Success
Fabric Tela Fábrica Factory
Idiom Modismo Idioma Language
Intoxicated Ebrio Intoxicado Food poisoning
Jam Mermelada Jamón Ham
Large Grande Largo Long
Lentil Lenteja Lentilla Contact lens
Letter Carta, letra de abecedario Letra Lyrics
Library Biblioteca Librería Book shop
Mayor Alcalde Mayor Older
Notice Notar, aununcio Noticia piece of News
Office Oficina Oficio Job or trade
Pan Cazuela Pan Bread
Pie Tarta Pie Foot
Place Lugar Plaza Square
Prize Premio Precio Price
to Quit Abandonar Quitar Remove, take away
Quote Cita/presupuesto Cuota Fee
to Realize Darse cuenta Realizar to Do/Make
to Record Grabar Recordar Remember
Relative Pariente Relativo (adj) Relative
Remove Quitar Remover Stir
Rope Cuerda Ropa Clothes
Sane Cuerdo Sano Healthy
Sensible Sensato Sensible Sensitive
Soap Jabón Sopa Soup
Spade Pala Espada Sword
Stranger Desconocido Extranjero Foreigner
to Stretch Estirar Estrechar to become narrow
Suburb Barrio rico periférico ciudad Suburbio de casas pobres Slum
to Support Apoyar Soportar to Handle/ Put up with
Sympathetic Comprensivo Simpático Nice
Target Objetivo Tarjeta Card
Terrific Fenomenal Terrorífico Terrifying
to Translate Traducir Trasladarse to Move (house)
Vacuum Vacío Vacuna Vaccine
 
From: http://www.curso-ingles.com/blog/false-friends/
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THAT'S ENGLISH!

Click HERE.

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GREASE!!!!!

The next musical to be performed at IES Xesús Taboada Chivite will be Grease (in Galician language).

We are going to listen to two famous songs from the film and do some exercises:

- SUMMER NIGHTS

- YOU ARE THE ONE THAT I WANT

Translation of those songs (and other songs from the musical) into Galician HERE.

Other musicals performed at IES Taboada Chivite:

Los Miserables ( 2012-2013)

Moulin Rouge (2013-2014)

Mamma Mia (2014-2015)

Hoy no me puedo levantar (2015-2016)

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Revision activities for 1 ESO and 2 ESO

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Revision activities for our 1 ESO and 2 ESO students to do during the summer. From the web of IES P. Sarasate:

HERE - 1 ESO

HERE - 2 ESO

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