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Score for the carol

Paquita will help you with the music. Here follows the score. Click here if you want to listen to the music and to download it in PDF.

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11 Desembre 2009 Posted by | música | , | 5 comentaris

Molly’s version of the twelve days of Christmas: carols, villancicos, nadales . Cardinal and ordinal numbers

Today, Molly will say goodbye to us until next year. This is the reason for anticipating Christmas celebration a bit. Se has written, as a  farewell  present, a very nice version of a traditional Christmas carol. Next week, while she’ll be knitting her magenta scarf with Kitty Jo,  her grandmother, we’ll be trying to make our own versions of the twelve days of Christmas too and we’ll publish them in the blog. Molly will  be able to see what we are doing. Listen to Molly explaining and sing along, you will have to look for images to illustrate your carol too. Let’s see what comes out of it.

This is the traditional carol.

As you might have noticed, the song follows a repetitive pattern, and it is not very difficult to make up a similar one. You just need to make  a list of 12 things. Molly made her version with 12 knitting  and needle work items. First she thought of a person, and her grandmother, Kitty Jo, came to her mind. Then, she thought of things her grandmother would give to her. She is very good at knitting, so all kind of equipment entered the song. Finally, she thought of her sewing experience at Modanostra, and that was the end of the list.

Look at the images and try to identify what they are.

Now read Molly’s version

On the first day of Christmas, my Grandma gave to me: a sewing machine.

On the second day of Christmas, my Grandma gave to me: two pairs of scissors, and a sewing machine.

On the third day of Christmas, my Grandma gave to me: three tape measures, two pairs of scissors, and a sewing machine.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my Grandma gave to me: four cable makers….

On the fifth day of Christmas, my Grandma gave to me: five row counters….

On the sixth day of Christmas, my Grandma gave to me: six safety pins….

On the seventh day of Christmas, my Grandma gave to me: seven pairs of needles….

One the eighth day of Christmas, my Grandma gave to me: eight thread bobbins….

On the ninth day of Christmas, my Grandma gave to me: nine balls of yarn….

On the tenth day of Christmas, my Grandma gave to me: ten different fabrics….

One the eleventh day of Christmas, my Grandma gave to me: eleven stitch markers….

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my Grandma gave to me: twelve clothes patterns………………and a sewing machine!

In Science lessons, we have been using numbers a lot, here follow two pages where you can go if you are not sure how to write or use  numbers.

Cardinal numbers: http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/numbers/cardinal

Ordinal numbershttp://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/numbers/ordinal

Finally,  to help your inspiration, you can have a look at another version of the carol, this time instead of  sewing machines or  partridges on a pear trees, you can enjoy Shreck’s version  full of fire breathing dragons, exploding birds, mirrors cracking, onion rings and …

This screen capture of a karaoke video might help you with the lyrics:



Now, it is your turn to produce yours. Good luck! and remember to sing. You might want to use this rhyming dictionary to help you: http://www.poetry4kids.com/rhymes


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HOMEWORK: Use the models in this post to produce your own version of the traditional carol. Look for illustrations or make your own drawings. You must finish it for next Friday. Present your work in an A4 sheet. Do it neatly. Your work will be displayed for everyone to see it. The 3 best ones will get a prize.

11 Desembre 2009 Posted by | deures, música, on-line exercicis, video activity, vocabulari | , , , , | 6 comentaris

Music to go with Bernat’s broken glasses: Break, broke, broken

Bernat really knows how to make your imagination take off!

Well here comes some music that fits with the topic of your Catalan assignment, I could have chosen others but I decided to pick this one “walking on broken glass” because,  as in Bernat’s composition, in this song there are windows, and broken glasses, and broken hearts too.

The chorus of this song by Annie Lennox is quite catchy and easy to sing. It was a hit in the 90’s and, I’m sure it will help you remember the past participle of the verb  to break. BREAK, BROKE, BROKEN

Music helps, doesn’t it? Everyone  in 1st ESO E knows “gone” is the past particple of the verb go, thanks to Black Eyed Peas. Go, went, gone

Annie Lennox, received in 2009 the “ WOMEN OF THE YEAR PEACE AWARD” for raising awareness of the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and children, especially in South Africa. She was very popular in the 80’s and 90’s. Now she keeps on singing and supporting humanitarian actions with her songs.  You can visit her “sing” campaing site here: http://www.annielennoxsing.com/

Listen to the music and fill in the gaps in the son to get the lyrics.  This you tube video uses some clips from a film version  of Romeo and Juliet.

sun,    sky,     rain,     sugar,      crashed     , wind, cut, windows, hurt (x2),blast, broken(X13)

Walking on, walking on (1) _______ glass
Walking on, walking on (2)______ glass

 

You were the sweetest thing that I ever knew
But I don’t care for (3)____, honey, if I can’t have you
Since you’ve abandoned me
My whole life has (4)________
Won’t you pick the pieces up
‘Cause it feels just like I’m walking on (5)_______ glassWalking on, walking on (6)_______glass
Walking on, walking on (7)_______glass

The sun’s still shining in the deep blue
(8)_______ but it don’t mean nothing to me
Oh, let the(9)_______ come down
Let the (10)_______ blow through me
I’m living in an empty room
With all the (11)_______smashed
And I’ve got so little left to lose
That it feels just like I’m walking on (12)_______ glass

Walking on, walking on (13)_______glass
And if you’re trying to (14)_______  me down
You know that I might bleed
‘Cause if you’re trying to (15)_______ me down
I know that you’ll succeed
And if you want to(16) _______ me
There’s nothing left to fear
Cause if you want to ( 17)_______ me
You’re doing really well my dear

Now everyone of us is made to suffer
Everyone of us is made to weep
But we’ve been hurting one another
And now the pain has too deep . . .
So take me from the wreckage
Save me from the (18)_______
Lift me up and take me back
Don’t let me keep on walking . . .
I can’t keep on walking on, I can’t keep on walking on (19)_______ glass

Walking on, walking on(20)_______ glass
Walking on, walking on(21) _______ glass
Walking on, walking on (22)_______ glass … walking on glass, walking on glass
Walking on, walking on (23)_______ glass … walking on glass, walking on glass
Walking on, walking on (24)_______ glass … walking on glass . . .

 

Homework: for Thursday. Look up the words you do not understand in a dictionary and post your findings to the blog.

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29 Novembre 2009 Posted by | música, video activity | , | 24 comentaris

Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day. Handel music and English words to celebrate the patron saint of musicians

The Cantata was composed by Handel in 1739 and the words are form the English poet John Dryden.

Can you follow the words… it is not very difficult.

There are two instruments mentioned in this part of the cantata.

  • Which instruments are they?
  • What are the adjectives the poet uses to describe them?
  • The trumpet‘s loud clangour

    Excites us to arms,

    With shrill notes of anger,

    And mortal alarms.

    The double double double beat

    Of the thundering drum

    Cries Hark! the foes come;

    Charge, charge, ’tis too late to retreat!

    Notice the pronunciation of this sound:

    charge /tʃ/

    /tʃɑrdʒ/

  • Do you like this kind of music?
  • Can you think of a building in Palma built at the time this cantata was composed?
  • Ask your History teacher.

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    18 Novembre 2009 Posted by | lenguas, música, Uncategorized, video activity | , , , | 10 comentaris

    Santa Cecilia

    En el año 1594 santa Cecilia fue nombrada patrona de la música por el Papa Gregorio XIII y, a través de los siglos, su figura ha permanecido venerada por la cristiandad, con ese padrinazgo. Su fiesta es el 22 de noviembre, fecha que corresponde con su nacimiento y que ha sido adoptada mundialmente como el Día de la Música. El padrinazgo de la música le fue otorgado por haber demostrado una atracción irresistible hacia los acordes melodiosos de los instrumentos. Su espíritu sensible y apasionado por este arte convirtió así su nombre en símbolo de la música.

    18 Novembre 2009 Posted by | música | 5 comentaris

    Castrati

    La soprano italiana Cecilia Bartoli ha grabat un disc amb àries (cançons) que cantavan els castrati.

    Escoltau i explicau que heu entés d’aquesta entrevista.

    Heu de descriure la portada del disc. Què té d’especial?

    13 Novembre 2009 Posted by | música | 11 comentaris

    Caresse sur l’océan

    Caresse sur l’océan
    Porte l’oiseau si léger
    Revenant des terres enneigées
    Air éphémère de l’hiver
    Au loin ton écho s’éloigne
    Châteaux en Espagne
    Vire au vent tournoie déploie tes ailes
    Dans l’aube grise du levant
    Trouve un chemin vers l’arc-en-ciel
    Se découvrira le printemps

    Caresse sur l’océan
    Pose l’oiseau si léger
    Sur la pierre d’une île immergée
    Air éphémère de l’hiver
    Enfin ton souffle s’éloigne
    Loin dans les montagnes
    Vire au vent tournoie déploie tes ailes
    Dans l’aube grise du levant
    Trouve un chemin vers l’arc-en-ciel
    Se découvrira le printemps
    Calme sur l’océan.

    13 Novembre 2009 Posted by | lenguas, música | 15 comentaris

    Make interesting, brainy comments on the blog: unpack your adjectives

    All the language teachers in the blog want to help you ….

    make clever comments. No more dull, childish comments, Please!

    In order to make smashing comments, you need to put more adjectives in your bag and unpack them .

    Watch this video and choose 5 new adjectives. Then, try to use them. Some will be very helpful when you need to describe our walk next Monday. Remember, if you sing along, you’ll memorize words  easily. Give it a try,  start in the shower if you are too shy, Pep Toni is looking for volunteers for a class choir.

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    10 Novembre 2009 Posted by | lenguas, música, normes i acords, video activity, vocabulari | , , | 13 comentaris

    Our blog is growing, Ivan, your new Science teacher has joined in.

    Today,  in the blog, Emili showed you how to use Google to get a street view of the streets of Palma. In the meantime,  in Science lessons you are investigating the world you live in  from a different perspective, studying the  layers of the Earth. Imagine you are travelling to the very centre of the earth, what would you find? How do we know what the earth is made of?

    On Thursday we’ll work with these two pages. They are materials published by Oxford University Press to introduce science concepts in English . Next year you will study Science in English, so it is about time to start. Have a look at these two pages before Thursday.

    We want to be environmental friendly and reduce the amount of paper we use, so we are not going to give you photocopies of this unit. We’ll be working in the computer room, so you will have the screen in front of you. You will also be able to use on line dictionaries. Remember to bring a set of headphones to listen to audio materials.

    Can you think of any famous volcano?

    When was the last earthquake you heard of?

    In this excellent website from a British school, Woodlands Junior High School, you will find information about volcanos.

    Explore the site: http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/mountains/volcanoes.htm

    Your English teachers are  not  experts on volcano eruptions but they like very much to sing along, so we have looked for a nice song for you.

    Good pronunciation practice!

    For those of you who want to do a bit of extra work let’s see if you can copy the lyrics… it’s optional.. but if you do it post it to the blog.

    Ingles Tierra1

    Ingles Tierra2

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    10 Novembre 2009 Posted by | música, Science, video activity | , , | 28 comentaris

    The crotchet song

    30 Octubre 2009 Posted by | música | 9 comentaris