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2.en.14. Our work is never over. News from 1eso E bloggers from the gossip fairy

As you know, our work is never over, is not just a line from a song by Daft Punk, but something that is true; when learning a language, you never get to  know everything. I have visited your blogs over the weekend and I learnt a lot of things. So, here follows gossip about our bloggers and some questions for everyone. This is a gossip section in ENGLISH, so your answers must be in English.

  1. Aina is a GOB activist, she stands up for  environmental issues. What did they protest against?
  2. Sara loves dancing. I’ll ask her to do a demostration for us. What kind of dance did she post? Have you already voted in her survey section? I cannot do it, I’m a teacher.
  3. Gabriel makes a list of his favourite songs; amazingly some bands from the 70’s are among his favourites. I will follow his suggestions and use Daft Punk to teach you comparatives. What is the song in the first position of his ranking?
  4. Lukas is on his way to become our 1st ESO E “Gordie”, he announces he’ll write a story in his blog…  but has not started so far! What are the genres he suggests?
  5. Guillem, gives us instructions on how to become a Ninja! Nothing violent and rather humourous. Part of the training includes catching objects with chopsticks. Watch the video and let’s see if you can think of any other instructions?
  6. Claudia helps us to see a nice view of Palma without moving from home. Which part of Palma can you see?
  7. Xisco never forgets his training sessions. Which sport does he play?
  8. Judith is a technoaholic and keeps us informed of the latest gadgets. Which gadget is it?
  9. Tatiana is a bit behind on her  series “School Ties”. When was her last post?
  10. Jilin is interested in Astrology. What is the name of a huge planet with rings?
  11. Lovepreet and Miguel Angel know a lot about perfumes, can you guess why?
  12. Pep Toni’s blog is so full of interesting information that I do not know what to choose. Thanks to it, I learnt that there had been an earthquake in Palma. Did you notice it? I didn’t. I was fast asleep.

Here follows Gabriel’s suggestion. It’s great to learn how to compare things in English and to give orders too.

“Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”

Work It
Make It
Do It
Makes Us
Harder
Better
Faster
Stronger
More Than
Hour
Our
Never
Ever
After
Work is
Over [x2]

Work It Harder Make It Better
Do It Faster, Makes Us stronger
More Than Ever Hour After
Our Work Is Never Over

Homework: answer the 12 questions and post your answers to the blog.


Extra work on comparatives. If you are not sure about your ability to compare things, you can watch this video and do these on line exercises:

http://eolf.univ-fcomte.fr/uploads/ressources/grammar/02_comparatives_superlatives/02a_comparatives_mr_blue_mr_purple/01.htm

http://eolf.univ-fcomte.fr/uploads/ressources/grammar/02_comparatives_superlatives/02b_compartives_superlatives/07.htm

http://www.citycol.com/esol/saccess/lang_systems/grammar/gr-ele/g-el-it/comparatives.htm

http://www.citycol.com/esol/saccess/lang_systems/grammar/gr-ele/g-el-it/comparatives2.htm

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30 gener 2010 Posted by | blog quest, deures, on-line exercicis, video activity, vocabulari | , , | 17 comentaris

2.en.13. Describing people (2) Some adjectives to describe personality

On Friday, Molly answered your questions about the film “Stand by me” and she helped us describe the four boys.

Here you can find some adjectives to describe the main characters’ personality in “Stand by me”

Gordie Chris Teddy

Vern


Resourceful

Creative

Arty

Invisible

Smart

Intelligent

Loner

Observant

Tough (outside)

Sensitive

Independent

Brave

Courageous

Handsome

Resolute

Rebellious

Imaginative

Defensive(violent)

Dreamer

Crazy

Problematic

Fearless

Foolish

Naive

Whiner

Fat

Indecisive

Unambitious

Ingenuous

Plain

For Monday, as homework, you must choose 1 character and 3 adjectives. Then you must look for evidence in the film to support your choice. Use the dictionary and look at the example below to help you.

http://www.wordreference.com/

In this link you can also find a lot of words  to describe personality listed in alphabetical order. It is like a dictionary to talk about character. You do not have to learn them, but they come with audio, so if you want, you can check how the adjectives are pronounced.

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/omexpress/psicologia/personalidadycaracter.htm

Gordie is creative. You can see it when he invents a story by the campfire.

Character’s description Evidence /scene


Gordie is creative During the night, at the campfire, he invents a story

30 gener 2010 Posted by | vocabulari | , , | 3 comentaris

2.ca.2 AJUDES MÀGIQUES

AJUDES MÀGIQUES

Llegiu els següents fragments de redaccions que han fet companys vostres sobre les ajudes que us proporcionen les Reines Màgiques per poder millorar l’accentuació. Hi podeu trobar bones idees, però també algunes equivocacions o frases millorables.

1) Un dia, dormint, vaig somiar que demanava un desig: que tres reines màgiques m’ajudassin a accentuar […] A la classe de català varen tocar a la porta i varen entrar tres reines d’un país extraterrestre i ens varen donar uns trucs per saber accentuar molt bé.
2) Els alumnes varen acabar anant a IB3, al concurs d’accentuació ràpida. Les reines màgiques estaven orgulloses de poder fer això sense màgia, i varen quedar a viure al Ramon Llull, a la biblioteca de dalt de tot.
3) Un dia va passar una cosa molt màgica: mentre feia els meus deures de català, varen aparèixer a un racó tres reines que varen revisar els meus treballs i em van dir que havia de corregir les meves faltes
4) Hi havia una vegada tres reines màgiques : una era la reina de les paraules agudes, una altra de les planes i l’altra de les esdrúixoles. M’ajudaren a accentuar i així vaig aprovar.
5) Vaig tenir un somni extraordinari: venien tres reines màgiques que em donaren un suc de raïm, barrejat amb vainilla, i quan em vaig beure el suc, ja sabia les regles d’accentuació.
6) A mi em va molt bé l’accentuació perquè m’ajuden tres reines màgiques. No són reines de veritat, sinó que són fictícies, inventades per jo. Estan en el meu pensament, i sempre que tinc un problema amb l’accentuació, m’ajuden.
7) Un nin es va passar tres mesos estudiant, però per desgràcia no va aprovar l’examen. I les reines li varen dir: “Són 150 euros per haver-te ajudat”. El nin demanà “Per què?” “Per la factura”, contestaren.
8) Va desitjar saber les normes d’accentuació. De sobte, tres fades varen aparèixer. La nina es va posar molt contenta perquè les fades li digueren que en un segon podria aprendre super-bé les normes d’accentuació. “Estudia” varen dir les fades. I la nina es posà a estudiar.
9) Una vegada una classe es presentà a un concurs d’IB3 que consistia en l’accentuació. Hi havia diferents instituts, però només varen arribar dos la final: el Ramon Llull i Son Pisà.
10) Això eren moltes reines molt estrictes […] que varen estar un gran temps sense fer res.
11)Un dia va trobar una capsa en el seu armari. En obrir-la, van aparèixer tres persones i va escoltar: “Pensa un desig i nosaltres el farem realitat”. El nin no ho va pensar dues vegades, i desitjà: “Vull saber accentuar”.
12) Un dia vaig dubtar sobre una paraula: “pèsol”. N’havia trobat un a la cuina i vaig obrir la seva tavella i de dintre en van sortir tres reines que es presentaren amb el seu nom: n’Aguda, na Plana i n’Esdrúixola.
13) Les reines màgiques no saben accentuar molt bé, així que el dia que el meu professor de català va explicar les regles ortogràfiques vaig portar-les-hi perquè n`’aprenguessin.
14) Fa dos anys vaig conèixer les tres reines, que eren les més sàvies, guapes i altes, però antipàtiques. Eren germanes i vivien juntes, però no es duien bé.
15) A IB3 començaren a donar un programa de TV: “Les tres reines màgiques màjuden a accentuar”. Era un programa horrible però el que passava era que estava obligat a veure’l.
16) Això era i no era un dia tres reines màgiques de les Illes Balears, que em volien ajudar a accentuar. La de Menorca volia la lletra A, la de Mallorca, la O i E, i les Pitiüses volien la I i la U, una cada illa. Volien anar a Polònia perquè els havien dit que hi havia una paraula màgica, i la volien agafar per repartir-se-la. Era. “supercalifragilisticespialidós”.
17) Va tenir un accident de cotxe. La seva mare va morir i ella quedà mal ferida del cervell. Ja no recordava com accentuar. Ella plorava i plorava perquè volia que la seva mare tornés i ella poder accentuar.
18) A ca seva es va ficar en el web oficial de la classe anomenada “cantam”, i es fa ficar en el xat “toulkinoitor” i va demanar ajuda, però no hi havia ningú connectat i va pensar “Millor, esperaré demà que és sant Sebastià i trucaré a algú”.

29 gener 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comentaris

2.en.12. More great books, films and music coming to our blog! “Where the Wild things are” music: The Arcade Fire

“Where the Wild things are” is a children’s book with illustrations by Maurice Sendak. Did you read the book when you were a child? Now, the film version is on with great music by  Arcade Fire, an  indie rock Canadian band.

I loved the book and I like the band very much but I haven’t seen the movie yet. What about you?

Do you like the music? Have you seen the film?

Somethin’ filled up
my heart with nothin’,
someone told me not to cry.

But now that I’m older,
my heart’s colder,
and I can see that it’s a lie.

Children wake up,
hold your mistake up,
before they turn the summer into dust.

If the children don’t grow up,
our bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn up.
We’re just a million little gods causin’ rain storms turnin’ every good thing to
rust.

I guess we’ll just have to adjust.

With my lightnin’ bolts a glowin’
I can see where I am goin’ to be
when the reaper he reaches and touches my hand.

With my lightnin’ bolts a glowin’
I can see where I am goin’
With my lightnin’ bolts a glowin’
I can see where I am, go-go, where I am

You’d better look out below

Post your comments to the blog.

24 gener 2010 Posted by | música | , | 10 comentaris

2.en.11 Describing people (1). Looks: useful language and structures to talk about people’s appearance

This morning Molly did a review of a new film and next week we’ll continue talking about “Stand by me”. Now you all know some basic language to talk about films: genre, setting, casting, plot. But now we must learn how to talk about the characters that appear in the film.

First, we’ll learn to describe their looks: Age, hair face, appearance.

Then, we’ll learn to talk about their personality.

In this power point you will find everything  you need to talk about people’s looks

Do you like it?

Do you find it useful?

We’ll look at it together next week.

Enjoy your weekend!

22 gener 2010 Posted by | materials, vocabulari | , | 15 comentaris

2.en.11. Here you can find some parts of “Stand by me ” in English

We shall see it together in class, but you might want to watch it at home in its original language.

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-pcwt6XpDM
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emU083jDVlk
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdxGAb2x_n4
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8JpBltAmKk
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXUZA3libIc
  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO38-OU2lnk
  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jobYfqEjyM
  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GTFGqUGs_g

19 gener 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 comentari

2.en.10 Are you ready to talk about the film you saw during Christmas? films (2)

This morning we did a vocabulary exercise with plenty of words to talk about films. Do you remember what a “cameo” is, or “setting”?

In this new worksheet by boggle world, you will find the aspects that you must include when you talk about a film.

18 gener 2010 Posted by | vocabulari | , | 1 comentari

2.en.9. Two versions of the song that gives the movie its name “stand by me”

The theme song of the film “Stand by me” was performed by Ben E. King and written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. In the 60’s. According to Wikipedia, “Stand by Me” was ranked number 121 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 1999, BMI named it as the fourth most-performed song of the 20th century, with about 7 million performances.

Here follow 3 versions of the song. One is a cartoon animation, the other one is the result of an initiative to use music to connect people from all over the world, called “playing for a change”

Finally you might choose to sing along the original Ben E. King version as you read the lyrics



Timon and Pumba (animation)

“Playing For Change: Peace Through Music” street musicians from all over the world singing together

Stand By Me (lyrics) – Ben E. King



  1. What do you think about them?
  2. Which one do you like best?
  3. Do you understand the lyrics?
  4. What are the words you did not understand and had to look up in the dictionary?

Post your answers to the blog for Friday 22nd

18 gener 2010 Posted by | música | | 22 comentaris

2.en.8. Stand, stood, stood and some idiomatic expressions with the verb to stand


Stand, stood, stood; Stand by; Stand for; Stand out; I can’t stand.

You all know what the verb to stand means, don’t you?  But I bet you do not know many of the idiomatic expressions with stand. Today we’ll learn a few. To begin with , let’s start with the title of the film.” Stand by me”

Stand by = apoyar, respaldar

“Stand by me” has been translated as “Cuenta conmigo”, but it also could have been translated as “Apóyame”, “Respáldame”

The opposite Let someone downdejar en la estacada, fallar, no apoyar y dejar tirado a alguien.

Stand out = destacar, sobresalir

Stand for= defender, abogar

Stand for= significar, representar

  • Basketball players stand out in the crowd, they are usually so tall!
  • Stand for your rights, don’t let bullies frighten you.
  • What does UFO stand for?

There’s a very common expression with stand, “I can’t stand”= I strongly dislike, I hate

I’ll give you three examples of somethings I cannot stand:

I can’t stand bullies and violent people

I can’t stand people who are whining all the time

I can’t stand lying on the beach for hours

I can’t stand Reggaeton

I can’t stand crazy driving and the sound of motorbikes speeding up in the city

What about you?

Homework : Write 5 things you can’t stand and post them to the blog.

18 gener 2010 Posted by | vocabulari | , | 19 comentaris

2.en.7. From books to Films: “Island for sale” and “Stand by me”. Some useful language to talk about films. Films (1)Homework for Tuesday the 19th January

Hi, everyone.

This is my first post this year after a long break during Christmas holidays. This term we set off reading a book about an island, a Scottish island, and we learnt some important aspects that we must include in a book review:

Author, publisher, genre, setting, narrator, characters, plot.

From books, we’ll move to films. We have already talked about movies, haven’t we? Molly told you the other day about a stop-motion film she saw during Christmas, do you remember? could you tell me what a stop-motion movie is? Give some examples. What is the difference with a cartoon? you also prepared some questions to ask Molly about her favourite films.

Emili has already uploaded   a film “Stand By Me” that has to do with the topic of this term: family and relationships. In the first term we looked at the physical environment around us: our city and our school. This second term we shall concentrate on the relations we establish with our family, with our friends and with the people around. In English we’ll learn to talk about people and their personality, we’ll also learn to talk about and to describe feelings, we’ll use films to illustrate conflicts and different attitudes towards family life and friendship. We hope you’ll enjoy the film and learn a lot doing all the activities.

In English you have to prepare a short summary of a film for Tuesday, and we’ll also look at some parts of “stand  by me” in its English original version,   once you’ve seen it in Spanish. In this post you will learn some vocabulary that will help you analyse and talk about films as real professional reviewers.


Here follow some useful words to talk about films. Check the ones you know and copy them in your notebook. then try to fill the gaps of the texts using the words in the box. This activity must be done for Tuesday. You do not need to copy the text in your notebook. Just  the vocabulary and the answers next to the numbers. Remember to write the summary of the film of your  choice. We’ll do “Stand by me” together.

1 action

2.actors

3.animation

4.blockbusters

5.cameo

6.camera

7.character

8.comedy

9.critic

10.documentary

11. extra

12.genre

13.horror

14. plot

15. projector

16.scenes

17.sci-fi

18.screen

19.sequel

20. setting

21.star

22.theater

23.ticket

24.usher

Parts of the Movie:

The place or time a movie takes place is called the (1)_________________. What happens in a movie is called the (2)_____________. A movie is usually broken up into many(3) _________________.  The movie is filmed with a(4)________________.

People in Movies:

The people who act in the movie are (5)_________________. A (6)_______________ is a part that an actor plays. The main actor is sometimes called the (7)____________________. When a famous person has a short appearance in a film it is called a (8)___________________. An (9)______________ is an unimportant person who acts in the background. A(10) ________________ is a person who watches movies and writes reviews about them.

Movie Genres:

The type of movie is the movie (11)_________________. A movie that makes you laugh is a (12)___________________. A movie that makes you scream is a (13)___________________. A movie that is exciting with lots of guns and explosions is an(14) ______________ movie. Movies about the future or space are known as (15)__________________ films. And a movie about real life is a (16)_______________________. An(17) __________________ film has cartoon characters.

Blockbusters

Movies with big budgets that sell a lot of tickets are called (18)______________________. Many of these movies do so well that movie producers make a (19)_______________, or part II.

At the Theater:

The place where you watch a movie is called a (20)_________________. To see a movie, usually, you have to buy a (21)__________________. The movie is projected onto a large (22)_______________ using a movie (23)_________________. An (24)__________________ is a person who shows you to your seat and makes sure everybody is quiet during the movie

This activity is from an excellent site

© 2005 www.bogglesworldesl.com

if you want to download the document to do the activity on a word document a keep it you can visit the site


17 gener 2010 Posted by | video activity, vocabulari | , | 6 comentaris