blog del 1r ESO E de l'IES Ramon Llull

3.en.20 News from Menorca

Dear students,

As promised, I’ve sent you some pictures from Menorca. Now, two questions for you,  let’s see if you can guess where the photos  were taken . Would you say the pics are from  Maó or from  Ciutadella?  Is the beach in the northern coast of the island or in the southern part?

I’ll give you a hint, for those of you who never visited Menorca, the very beautiful house “Can Saura” appears in the photos. Another hint, the coming celebration of San Joan takes place in this city.

As far as the beach… one of your classmates, the one who sits next to  Lukas in the back row, shares the name with this beautiful, unspoiled beach…

Who will be the first one to post the answers to the blog?

I’ll try to send you more pictures tomorrow.

I will also contribute to the final party next Monday with some delicious Menorcan cheese. You are doing pretty well with the organisation arrangements.

Behave! Maybe next year we’ll be able to organize a trip to Menorca  with the whole class. What do you think?

8 Juny 2010 Posted by | anglès, materials | | 17 comentaris

3.en.18. Armin’s lesson

Yesterday, Armin, a second year Batxillerat student, visited our class and was your teacher for a day. He talked to you in English about his experience as a student at the Ramon Llull. He  talked about IT and Moodle, the Virtual Classroom you will be using next year. He also told you how school should be a bully free environment.  We would like to thank him for spending two hours with us and for being patient and putting up with some noise and lack of attention. However, most of you acted really well, payed attention and asked interesting questions.

  1. What  did you learn from his visit?
  2. What did you think of his English? Did you understand him?
  3. Can you remember any of the questions some students asked him?
  4. What about his answers?
  5. Was there anything that surprised you?
  6. Did you learn anything?
  7. Did you find it interesting?

Post your comments to the blog.

1 Juny 2010 Posted by | anglès, materials | , | 24 comentaris

3.en. 17. Take a stand against bullies, Take the pledge, Take action

Today we’ll have a very special guest in our class, Armin Quintana. He arrived at the Ramon Llull 6 years ago and was a student of 1st ESO of the European Section, just as you are now. This year he finished his senior year (2nd Batxillerat)with excellent grades  and he will leave our school to go to the university. He is a great student and a great person too. His English is excellent and he was classified in 3rd position in the Fonix competition. He will tell you about his experience at the Ramon Llull. You can ask him questions and he will also give you some advice on how to take a stand against bullies.

Today’s post is dedicated to bullying. Most of you have heard what bullying is, some of you might have been victims of bullies, but also might have been bullies some other times.  Let’s reflect on what a bully is and take action to make our school a……

bully free environment.

What is a bully?

How many forms of bullying can you think of?

Have you ever been bullied?

Have you ever been a bully yourself?

Watch these two videos and explain the kind of bullying that takes place.



Match the visuals with the different types of bullying

a) physical bullying: being hit, tripped, kicked, pinched etc

b) verbal bullying: being called names, teased, put down etc

c) psychological bullying: being threatened, stalked, gestures etc

d) social bullying: being ignored, having rumours spread about you, excluding someone etc

e) sexual bullying: unwanted touching or brushing against someone, picking on someone because of their sexual orientation etc

e) cyber bullying: insulting someone in chat rooms, sending cruel or threatening emails/text messages; using the web, chat rooms or mobile phones to spread rumours or information about someone etc

These are some of the ways people feel when they are bullied

scared asustado espantat 1
sad triste trist 2
helpless impotente impotent 3
unsafe en peligro en perill 4
ashamed, embarrassed avergonzado avergonyit 5
alone solo sol 6
angry enfadado enfadat 7
weak débil feble 8
nervous nervioso nerviós 9
sick enfermo malalt 10
not confident inseguro insegur 11
not wanting to go to school con rechazo a ir a clase amb rebuig a anar a classe 12
like I deserved it como si me lo mereciera com si m’ho mereixés 13
like no one cares como si a nadie le importara com si a ningú li importés 14

Have you ever felt like this?

When I was bullied I ( always, sometimes, never) felt………

Are there any other feelings you can think of?

There are many videos against bullying in You Tube because bullying is a world wide problem. I have chosen three that I liked, but I’m sure you can find others.

I like the slogan of this simple animation.

There are also excellent websites that try to develop awareness  and make students take as stand against bullying. I have chosen tow websites from Australia, they are great. Investigate a bit, let’s see what you find.

We got excellent tips on how to fight bullies in an Austalian website. Some of the visuals that illustrate this post are from this web page too.


Bullying has to do with not accepting that people are different.

What do you think?

30 Mai 2010 Posted by | anglès, debats, materials | , | 21 comentaris

3.en.16. Molly’s last week at the Ramon Llull.

Molly, our great assistant teacher is leaving  but we shall not forget her. Last week  students prepared great surprise parties for her. Here follow some samples of what happened inside the classes.

4th ESO B students brought excellent food, decorated the class, prepared a fill in the gaps exercise for her and recorded a video to wish her goodbye.

1st ESO E students decorated the class with balloons, made flags with Molly’s photo, put up a big poster on the wall and projected a great power point presentation telling her how much they had enjoyed her lessons and her company on Fridays.

Here follow some photos showing the class decoration and the power point the students prepared for her


Listen to the video recorded by 4th year ESO students. let’s see if you can understand what they say. Every student from 1st ESO E has to contribute. Do not repeat sentences. In order to post your comments you must read the  previous comments made by your classmates. Post  your answers to the blog.

Deadline, next Friday4th June

30 Mai 2010 Posted by | anglès, materials, video activity | | 29 comentaris

3.en.14. Zucchini bread and Molly’s second life as Pocahontas

Today Molly joined us during our visit at the Olivar Market. Did you check whether she bought zucchini? Last Friday she made a delicious zucchini bread and brought it to our class for you to taste.

Thank You Molly!

We already knew she was great at acting. Remember her presentation of BOOK.

Now, latest news……

Our Molly is a reincarnation of Pocahontas, no kidding! Have a look at the video. Do you recognize anyone?

11 Mai 2010 Posted by | anglès, materials, teatre | , | 3 comentaris

3.en.13. Paella is famous all over the world, but so is 1st ESO E from the Ramon Llull

Dear students,

in one on the last posts (3.en.9), you could see a representation of the English department, Molly, Belma and Raúl, hands on preparing a delicious paella.

This delicious dish is famous all over the world, as fas north as Stockholm, but you are almost as famous. Check the video and tell me if you are able to hear the name of your class.

  1. Where is Stockholm?
  2. Can you think of any famous Swedish dish?
  3. Look at the queues, waiting to taste paella and check the spelling of this tricky word. Is QUEUE the only spelling admitted? Use the dictionary to find out the answer.
  4. What does the logo on the bags remind you of?

Post your comments to the video and to the questions to the blog.

10 Mai 2010 Posted by | anglès, materials, projects, sortides | , | 17 comentaris

3.en.12. Molly is certainly great, isn’t she?

Dear Students,

I told you there were many artists hidden in our group. We have just discovered the English department cooking skills. Now just have a look at Molly presenting “BOOK”. what do you think? isn’t she great?

Post a comment to the blog.

Take note of Molly’s pronunciation: portable, affordable, durable...

Can you think of any other adjectives with that ending?

Have you learnt any new words?

3 Mai 2010 Posted by | anglès, materials | , | 29 comentaris

3.en.11. Fun Food poems

Here follow some fun poems on food. Let’s see if you like them.

I Eat

I eat apples-
crunch, crunch, crunch
I eat sandwiches-
munch, munch, munch
I eat lollipops-


I do not like the way you slide,
I do not like your soft inside,
I do not like you many ways,
And I could do for many days,
Without a soft-boiled egg.
lick, lick, lick
But I eat ice cream
quick, quick, quick!

3 Mai 2010 Posted by | anglès, materials, poesia | | 4 comentaris Frases hechas y refranes

La comida ha inspirado la sabiduría popular, sobre todo en tiempos no tan antiguos en los que se pasaba hambre y había poco más que pan.

    A cada puerco le llega su San Martín.
    A buen hambre, no hay pan duro, ni falta salsa a ninguno.
    A falta de pan, buenas son tortas.
    Amigo y vino, el más antiguo.
    Comer hasta enfermar y ayunar hasta sanar.
    Comida hecha, compañia deshecha.
    Con su pan se lo coma.
    Dame pan y dime tonto.
    En casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo.
    En esta vida caduca el que no trabaja no manduca.
    Mucho ruido y pocas nueces.
    No hay miel sin hiel.
    No se hizo la miel para la boca del asno.
    No sólo de pan vive el hombre.
    A nadie le amarga un dulce.
    Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr.
    Ahogarse en un vaso de agua.
    Ajo y agua y resina.
    Andar pisando huevos.
    Coger a alguien con las manos en la masa.
    Comer como una lima.
    Comer de gorra.
    Comer y callar.
    Comerse un marrón.
    Contigo, pan y cebolla.
    Cortar el bacalao.
    Dar calabazas a alguien.
    Échale guindas al pavo.
    Echar toda la carne al asador.
    Estar a partir un piñón con alguien.
    Estar en el ajo.
    Marear la perdiz.
    Matar dos pájaros de un tiro.
    Ni chicha ni limoná.
    No estar el horno para bollos.
    Como Juan Palomo: yo me lo guiso, yo me lo como.

3 Mai 2010 Posted by | castellà, materials | , , , | 2 comentaris

3.en.8. Dossier for the outing. Interviewing. A famous food market in Barcelona

This morning everyone got a dossier as a guide line for the tasks you will have to do during the outing to el Olivar.

In Catalan and in Spanish you will have to interview shop owners and customers. The dossier includes the necessary language to do the interviews in English too.

Could you interview  an English speaking person?

Interview a shop/ stall owner/ worker

Type of stall:                                                                        Name of the person:

  1. How long have you been at this market?
  2. Have you ever had a famous customer?
  3. What type of people are your regular customers?
  4. Have you noticed the crisis?
  5. What would you tell people to make them come here to do their shopping instead of going to big malls?

Interview a customer

1)     Profile: age, nationality, family, job,

2)     Frequency: (How often does he/she shop at the Olivar)

3)     Money spent on shopping:

4)     transport(car, walking, bus, other)

5)     Opinion ( prices, variety, quality)

6)     Recommendations (favourite products and stalls)

7)     Other questions:

Now, have a look at this video of a famous food market in Barcelona. Let’s see how  much you understand

  1. What is the name of the market?
  2. howmany neighborhood markets are there in Barcelona?
  3. How old is the market?
  4. What’s the origin of the name?
  5. How many stalls are there?
  6. What are the displays like?
  7. what are Spanish onions like?
  8. what is the closest to Spanish ham?
  9. Spain is the largest producer of…?
  10. what are the ingredients of chorizo?
  11. which food is hotter Mexican or Spanish?
  12. What do they drink at the end of their visit to the market?

Post your answers to the blog.

3 Mai 2010 Posted by | anglès, materials | , | 10 comentaris