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City life explorers project (1): Old shops and business hunt

collage10On Friday you will go with Bernat for a short walk in the city to learn more about its history. In English we are going to investigate other aspects such as shops and small business.

Shops and small business  tell us a lot about city life and people’s habits. The Beatles are a good starting point to investigate our city, why not?Let’s start with barber shops, as the one that appears in Penny Lane. Look at the images of Penny Lane and  of the Barber cutting the little boy’s hair.

What do these images look like? Tick the appropiate adjective:

  • modern
  • busy
  • old fashioned
  • quiet
  • backward
  • fast
  • sophisticated
  • high-tech

In the next two weeks  you will be  city explorers and your task will be to discover old business and shops and to investigate if life and habits have changed a lot.

FIRST TASK:  explore hairdressers and barber shops:

Are there any old barber shops left in Palma?

What are their logos?

How are they called?

Do women go nowadays to barber shops to have their hair cut?

Do all men go to unisex hairdressers?

What about you? Where do you go to have your hair cut?

What about your parents?

Do you go to a modern hairdresser salon or to an old-fashioned  one?



SECOND TASK:
There are other shops and business other than barbers. Think and keep your eyes open wehen you walk in town.  You can ask your parents and grandparents for help, they might know what to look for. You have 2 weeks, until the 26th of October to search the town.

1. Take photos of your findings


2. Mark in a map the place where the business is situated

3. Write a fact file with information:

Type of business
Name
Age
What does it look like?
Why do people go there?
Interesting features

If possible, interview the owner or one of the people working  there. You can also look for information in the net or in the library.

4. Look for a modern version of the business and compare it to the old one

We’ll give you more instructions on how to present and organise your work, but you can start thinking about it and, above all, keep your eyes wide open when you walk around! Look at this picture. Anything can happen if you are on alert and look at things with different eyes.

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12 Octubre 2009 Posted by | projects, sortides, treballs | , , | Deixa un comentari

City music from Liverpool: road, street, avenue, boulevard, alley, lane, Penny Lane.

Welcome Paquita!

It’s great to have you with us, you bring music to our blog. You reminded us of  a another pedestrian crossing in Abbey Road;  The Beatles made it famous all overthe world. The Beatles were from Liverpool and they wrote many songs about their life as young people in their hometown. This term we are working with cities, that is one of the reasons why we know a lot about cycle lanes and pedestrian crossings.  Now we’ll follow the Beatles into a small street in Liverpool, a lane, a narrow passage between houses, called Penny LaneHere follows the lyrics, but some words are missing. Look at the images, they might help you find the correct words to fill the gaps. Some words are repeated:

ears, laugh, barber, fireman, poppies, hello, queen, pouring rain, skies, pies

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Enjoy the music!

In Penny Lane there is a ________ (1)showing photographs
Of every head he’s had the pleasure to know
And all the people that come and go
Stop and say____________ (2)

On the corner is a banker with a motorcar
The little children ______(3) at him behind his back
And the banker never wears a mack
In the_________ ­ ____(4), very strange

Penny Lane is in my___________(5) and in my ___________(6)
There beneath the blue suburban ___________(7)
I sit, and meanwhile back

In Penny Lane there is a ___________(8) with an hourglass
And in his pocket is a portrait of the ___________(9)
He likes to keep his fire engine clean
It’s a clean machine

Penny Lane is in my ___________(10)and in my ___________(11)
A four of fish and finger___________ (12)
In summer, meanwhile back

Behind the shelter in the middle of a roundabout
The pretty nurse is selling ___________(13)from a tray
And though she feels as if she’s in a play
She is anyway

In Penny Lane the ___________(14)shaves another customer
We see the banker sitting waiting for a trim
And then the fireman rushes in
From the  _________ ­ ____(15), very strange

Penny Lane is in my ___________(16)and in my ___________(17)
There beneath the blue suburban___________ (18)
I sit, and meanwhile back

Penny Lane is in my ___________(19)and in my ___________(20)
There beneath the blue suburban ___________(21)

Written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon


12 Octubre 2009 Posted by | exercicis, lenguas, música, vocabulari | , , , | 2 comentaris

AL-ZEBRA, NO ÀLGEBRA

tigrezebraEl nostre admirat senyor director, tÉ MIL I una maneres d’engrescar-nos en temes interessants de la llengua de Cervantes i domina a la perfecció totes les seccions del nostre bloc. Per altra banda, la vostra estimada tutora María és capaç de posar en el “Castígate” les idees més inversemblants i originals. Bé! Ja basta de fer la garangola als meus col•legues. Anem per feina.
M’ha cridat poderosament l’atenció el grafisme d’una zebra que vol creuar un carrer on en el pas de vianants hi ha dibuixats homes (veure “city life on-lineactivities”). El dijous dia 15 parlarem d’això, i heu de dur fetes al quadern una sèrie d’activitats.
1) Esciviu unes frases sobre aquest grafisme des de diferents punts de vista: estètic, com a element crític, la imaginació que ha demostrat el seu creador, la part humorística, i la vostra opinió personal (què en pensàreu la primera vegada que el vàreu veure, abans de que us plantejassin una feina de català).
2)Per què creis que es diu “pas zebra”? Tendria sentit que es digués “pas cavall”, o “pas ase”? És igual dir “pas de zebra”? Quina diferència té amb un “pas de vianants”?
3)El tigre també és un animal amb retxes a la pell, però, qui s’atreviria a creuar per un “pas trigre”? Tal vegada hauríem de travessar el carrer fent el famós “salt del tigre”, que no tothom és capaç de fer. En l’intent podríem quedar esgotats i suats, fent “olor de tigre”.
4)El gràfic que analitzam és molt interessant, però no és realista. És impossible, per diverses raons. En primer lloc no hi ha ciutats on circulin lliurement les zebres. Però, a més, si existissen, els passos per a vianants equins no tendrien persones dibuixades, ja que a nosaltres ens falten les retxes a la pell. Pots explicar aquestes o altres raons.
5)El codi de circulació de la DGT té una definició clara sobre el pas zebra, a veure quina de les següents creus que és la que més s’hi assembla:
– Petit parc zoològic enmig de la ciutat.
– Retxes per a vianants.
– Viaducte preferencial.
– Camí equí.
– Ratlles per anar a peu, superiors als semàfors.
– Pas a nivell animal.

– Codi de barres per al passeig.
– Catifa de la sabana africana entre gratacels.
– Connector de vorevies que permet trotar o galopar.

Dijous parlarem de tot això. Però no comenceu a aïnar, ni eguinar, ni renillar. Basta que, en arribar el professor, saludeu amb un cordial “Bon dia”.

12 Octubre 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 10 comentaris