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3.en.21 End of the year party and summer

Dear Students,

You must be enjoying summer  but maybe some of you have a look at the blog from time to time. I’m still waiting for some photos from the last day outing… Anyway, here you can see some pics. I wish you the best time  during  your vacation and I hope we’ll have a great time together next year!

3 Juliol 2010 Posted by | anglès, sortides | | 3 comentaris

3.en.15 Students power point presentations on the Olivar Market outing

Here follow some samples of your work and  some reflections on your presentations

Good points

  1. Most of you have learnt  to use Google Docs, an excellent tool for collaborative work
  2. Most of you have  learnt how important it is to collaborate and help each other in order to get a good final product and to be efficient
  3. Most of you  have learnt  to present your work   in three languages
  4. Most of you have learnt how important it is to have visual support to present a project to an audience
  5. Most of you have learnt the cost of   feeding  a family of 4 members for a day
  6. Most of you have learnt to compare quality and prices  of  restaurant menus
  7. Most of you have learnt  what a great variety of food is offered in a very small area of your city
  8. Most of you have learnt about local products and shops
  9. Most of you have learnt how to describe an urban area, gathering information through observation and research
  10. Most of you have learnt to interview people
  11. Most of you are now much better at speaking in public
  12. Most of you are now better at presenting your works in an attractive way
  13. Most of you have learnt new vocabulary and expressions connected with food
  14. Most of you have learnt how to make a dish and the language of instructions to make a recipe
  15. Most of you have reflected on your work and have learnt how important  self assessment is

Things to improve

  1. Some of you did not meet the deadlines
  2. Some of you did not follow the instructions given by the teachers
  3. Some of you did not help each other sufficiently
  4. Some of you worked very little and left most responsibility to other members of the group
  5. Some of you did not use the spell checker
  6. Some of you did not follow the guidelines given in the dossier
  7. Some of you let the other members of the group down
  8. Some of you did not behave properly during the outing
  9. Some of you did not collect the necessary information
  10. Some of you did not rehearse the oral presentation
  11. Some of you did not include visual aids in the power point

Do you agree with your teacher’s comments?

Homework for Friday:

From the 15 good points your teacher has mentioned, choose 5 you fully agree with and post your comments to the blog.  Conversely, choose 3 aspects you feel can be improved in the future and post them to the blog too.  You can add aspects the teacher did not think of.

30 Mai 2010 Posted by | anglès, castellà, català, projects, sortides | , , | 29 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.5. actors and actresses, food and poems: Andrea, Jilin and Daryl

Dear Students,

Yesterday your class mates, Andrea, Xilin, and Daryl did a great job. They acted as real professional actors in the Poetry Celebration that took place at El Gran Hotel. You remember the poetry workshop, don’t you?

On Monday we’ll go on an outing to El Olivar. The outing is part of our class project this term. FOOD AND EATING HABITS.

We hope you’ll learn a lot of new things, and we expect you’ll  find out information about food, shopping habits, local traditions and shops.

We’ve chosen a poem by Enric Casasses to link poetry and food.

…. I el paradís, un bon plat

de verdura.

Enjoy!

al pot petit hi ha poca

confitura

i al cor trancat la veritat

més dura:

mal amagat és mal que

no té cura,

la llibertat, la llei qu és

més segura,

la veritat, bandera que

no es jura,

i el paradís, un bon plat

de verdura.

Enric Casasses

On behalf of the Ramon Llull and 1st Year ESO E, and part of the enthusiastic audience, Bernat, Claudia, Judit, Àngel, Sara , Pepe and María.

30 Abril 2010 Posted by | anglès, projects, sortides | , , , | 2 comentaris

2.en.35 Sóller outing: Some examples of your work

This is just an example of your power points of the outing to Sóller. It is a good job but it can be improved. There are some vocabulary mistakes that you could have checked before publishing.  Anyway, we learn through errors, don’t we?

Look at the power point of this group and post your comments. Include  any aspects that have to be corrected.

29 Març 2010 Posted by | anglès, deures, sortides | | 10 comentaris

2.en.34. 22nd March Outing to Sóller

Hello everyone!

We were lucky today, weren’t we?  Despite a weather forecast that announced rain, the day was nice. A bit misty in the early morning, low clouds in the mountains around Sóller, but as the morning advanced the sun found its way through the clouds.

Well, now it is your turn to work, you have a lot to do to complete the power point slides. I will upload some photos to flicker and I will  also ask you a few questions about the day.

The train journey. (I)

  1. What were the seats like?
  2. What makes them unusual?
  3. What were the wagons made of?
  4. How many people can fit in a wagon? can you make an estimate?
  5. How many tunnels did we go through?
  6. What were the names of the villages where the train stopped?
  7. Was the train noisy?
  8. What was the countryside like?
  9. Were the almond trees in bloom?
  10. How far is Sóller from Palma?

Wen we got to Sóller, we went to the cemetery.

The Cemetery (II)

  1. What is the name of the cemetery of Sóller?
  2. What century is the cemetery from?
  3. Which part of the village is the cemetery situated in?
  4. Why were some of you a bit tired when we got there?
  5. What is the name of the trees that surround it?
  6. Look at the pictures I have included in the collage. Why did I include some French verses?
  7. Who was Josep Llimona? what is his relationship with the cemetery of Sóller?
  8. Now, I know some of you are very good detectives. Look at the poem in French that we discovered in one of the graves. Who wrote it? Where was the poet born? what is the relation between this writer and Can Prunera?
  9. Had you ever been in a cemetery before?
  10. Do Buddhists or Sikhs have the same rituals to bury their dead ? you’ll need to ask Lovepreet and Hao to find out.

You can check this excellent site to answer some of the questions. In this page you can also find a good collection of pictures of Sóller.

http://itinerarioshistoricos.diariodemallorca.es/fascgeneric.php?f=41&idioma=Esp

After the visit to the cemetery we split up into two groups. You will have to give me the pictures and the summary of the activities you did at the Botanic Garden because I stayed in Can Prunera.

You know that one of the aims of the visit was to compare Can Vivot and Can Prunera,

Can Prunera (III)

  1. which one is more modern Can Vivot or Can Prunera?
  2. How old is Can Prunera?
  3. Do people still live in both of them?
  4. If you think of the inside of the buildings, which one has darker rooms?
  5. Which one has got a courtyard?
  6. Which one has got a garden?
  7. Which one is more colorful?
  8. When was Can Prunera built?
  9. Why are there so many plants, and animals as part of the decoration of the house?
  10. Were the Magraner  family a noble family?
  11. What class did the Magraner belong to?
  12. Where and how did they make money?
  13. Is the furniture of Can Prunera the one that was in the house in the beginning of the 20th century?
  14. what are the floors like?
  15. what is the shape of the stairway? Compare it with the stairway of Can Vivot.
  16. What do the paintings in the ceilings tell us about the rooms?
  17. Where were the bedrooms?
  18. what is marquetry?
  19. where did the servants sleep?
  20. Are there bathrooms in the house?
  21. What did you see in the attic?
  22. What is the name of the American contemporary artist Antonia Maria talked to you about?

HOMEWORK: Post your answers to the blog. Do not repeat any questions that have already been answered unless you think the information is not correct. We’ll discuss the answers during English lesson. Some questions such as (II ) 9 need to be answered by everyone.

Copy the answers in your notebook.

See you tomorrow.

22 Març 2010 Posted by | anglès, deures, materials, sortides, vocabulari | , , | 39 comentaris

2.en.33 Groups and tasks

These are some of the words that you will find in your visit. I’m sure that after the outing to Sóller you will recognize most of them.

The teacher will give you a map, and the instructions. You must bring something to take notes ( a notebook is better to take notes than loose sheets of paper), and something to write. Remember that you will need a camera and something to eat during the morning.

All the groups must:

  1. Take a photo  of the Botanic Garden house and write a description. (25 words) This must be done in a Google doc power point slide .
  2. Take a photo of a plant or tree that is endemic of the Balearic islands and write a description. Habitat, size, aspect.(25 words )This must be done in a Google doc power point slide.
  3. Mark on the map the places of interest you pass by.
  4. Write a Summary of the things you learnt at Can Prunera. (100 words) This must be done in a Google doc power point slide.
  5. Write a paragraph comparing Sóller and Palma. (25 words) This must be done in a Google doc.
  6. Assess the activity and write what you enjoyed most.Post a comment.
  7. Do the tasks Virtudes prepared for you. answer the questions in the photocopy.
  8. Watch the videos and read carefully the aim of this outing in post 2.en.32. Post a comment identifying yourself as a group, commenting on the train journey and adding some more information about Art Nouveau.
  9. Post a comment with the result of your group task.
  10. Take 3 pictures of typical features of Art Nouveau and  write down the name of the building and the street where you found it. This must be included in your Google doc power point slide.
  11. Each group will include a description of 50 words of their task. This must be done in a Google doc power point slide.
  12. Each group must present a power point slide set. The name of the group members and the task must be clear in the 1st slide.

Dead line: the last day of class before Easter vacation.

Group 1. Group leader: Miquel Àngel;Task: the cemetery

Members: Jilin, Zandalie, Lovepreet, Miquel Àngel and Daryl.

Group 2 . Group leader: Aina; Task: the school

Members: Pep Toni, Àngel, Judit, Xisco and Aina.

Group 3 . Group leader: Sara;Task:  The market.

Members: Claudia, Andrea, Pepe, Pilar and Sara.

Group 4. Group leader: Gabriel; Task: the Grand Hotel.

Members: Hao, Llorenç, Juan Miguel and Gabriel.

Group 5 .Group leader Carlos. Task: the church and the Bank.

Members: Marta, Laura, Jose luis, Johana and Carlos.

Group 6 Group leader Lukas; Task: The train Station and the tram.

Members: Guillem, Rodrigo, Alejandro, Tatiana and Lukas.

19 Març 2010 Posted by | anglès, deures, materials, sortides, treballs | , , | 18 comentaris

2.en.32. Sóller outing. Objectives

On Monday the 22nd we’ll go on an outing to Soller. This term we went on a stroll in the Tramuntana montain range, this time we’ll literally cross through it in order to vist Sóller. The aim of this activity is to learn about the flora of the Balearic islands, in the Botanic garden and to visit the village of Sóller, comparing what we see -architecture, size, location- with our outings in the city of Palma.

This is the map that each group will get to find your way around the village. The places of interest are numbered, this way it will be easy for you to do the tasks.


This is the list of the places of interest:


You will also have a list of the places of interest, some of which we are going to visit.

We’ll set off our visit in Number 1, The train station.

Then, we’ll split into two groups, half of the class will visit the Botanic Garden and the other half we’ll visit Can Prunera. At 12’00 groups will change. Diana, will stay all the time at the Botanic garden. Bernat and Maria will guide the group around Sóller and in the visit to Can Prunera.

Aims of the outing:

1. Comparing Can Prunera, a fine example of Art Nouveau bourgeois house , with Can Vivot (Can Sureda) ,the beautiful noble house we were lucky to visit thanks to Maria Vallespir, who took us on a guided tour of the old city and the cathedral.


2. Learning  the most outstanding features of Modernism. In the first term, Bernat has already explained to you some of the features of this artistic movement and we have been to the Gran Hotel several times, which is a fine example of Catalan modernism:  In Sóller, we’ll see other examples of modernism: different houses (Ca la Nena, Ca Sa Bleda, Can Penya),  the Bank of Sóller ,  St Bartolomé  parish church and  the cemetery.

3. Comparing the size, situation, markets, and atmosphere  of  Sóller with the city of Palma

4. Learning about how emigration, and the return of  emigrants that had moved to France and America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries  inluenced the village of Sóller. its wealth and its architecture.

5. Learning about transport and communications.

6. Learning  how the same artistic and architectural style is found in different countries and how it is called in different languages: German, English, Catalan, French and Spanish, as well as some of its most outstanding artists (Gaudi, Mucha, Klimt, Lievemont)


19 Març 2010 Posted by | anglès, sortides | , , , | 6 comentaris

Ausflug nach Soller

Viel Spaβ in Soller ! Beantwortet so viele Fragen wie möglich und fragt auch deutsche Touristen. So könnt ihr ein bisschen üben. Hier habt ihr den Fragebogen. Wie findet ihr die Fotos? Schön, nicht wahr? Bis Mittwoch!

Ausflug nach Soller

18 Març 2010 Posted by | lenguas, sortides | 3 comentaris

2.en.31 “English tea”, “Moroccan mint tea”, outing, homework and music for the weekend

Hello everyone, after a long, long, long  break,  here I am again! back to my post writing habits and catching up with outings.


This year we set off with an outing to La Caixa and we keep on going back again and again. In fact, what we are trying to do is to open our eyes and our minds and look attentively around us. I’m sure that whenever you think of British people the word “tea” comes to your mind, doesn’t it?

In fact, it is true that  a cup of tea is a British tradition, and many people cannot think of Britain without thinking of tea but it is also true that,  as we  learnt yesterday at La Caixa,  tea drinking is also a ritual associated with cultures other than English.

First we’ll listen and watch a song by Paul McCartney which describes the perfect scenario for a British tea.

HOMEWORK . Task 1: Check the following words in the dictionary before watching the video and then fill in the gaps (there are ten words missing and some are repeated). I have made a collage with the key images to help you learn the words.

me willow tea be chime hollyhocks roses garden cakes croquet time

Copy the lyrics in your notebook and the new words you learnt.

Would you care to sit with _____ (1)
For a cup of English _____(2)
Very twee, very me
Any sunny morning

What a pleasure it would _____(3)
Chatting so delightfully
Nanny bakes fairy _____(4)
Every Sunday morning

Miles and miles of English garden, stretching past the _____(5) tree
Lines of _____(6)and _____(7), listen most attentively

Do you know the game _____(8)
Peradventure we might play
Very gay, hip hooray
Any sunny morning

Miles and miles of English garden, stretching past the _____ (5) tree
Lines of _____(6) and _____(7), listen most attentively

As a rule the church bells _____(9)
When it’s almost supper _____ (10)
Nanny bakes fairy _____(4)
On a Sunday morning

Now is time to change scenario. Let’s move south…

Let’s move to   THE MAGHREB.  First Read this text about  the Maghreb and   locate  the countries  on the map

The Maghreb or Maghrib is the name given on geography and history to the northern part of Africa. The Arabic word maghreb means “place where the sun sets”, i.e. The west, in opposition to mashriq “place where the sun rises”, i.e. The east. The Maghreb comprises the political units of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania. To the north, the region is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, running from the Straits of Gibraltar southwestwards to the deserts of Mauritania. The eastern most accepted boundary is  Egypt.

The concert we went to yesterday aimed at  showing some examples of music from this part of the world. It also tried to emphasize how  people from different cultures use music and traditions, such as tea drinking,  to establish links and to communicate with others.

In this video, Alia, will show you how to make a delicious Moroccan mint tea.

HOMEWORK. task 2:  watch  the video and summarize the steps and the necessary ingredients and equipment to make a good tea.Write the results in your notebook.

HOMEWORK . task 3: Now watch another video with subtitles in French, Arabic and English also showing how to make a mint tea.

Are there any differences compared with the tea prepared by Alia.

Here follows a collage with some images from yesterday’s outing. You will also find some of the instruments the musicians used during the concert.

Can you match them with their names?

Which instrument is missing in the small photos that was played by the director of the group?

You might need to do some internet research in order to answer this question.

These were the musicians we saw. This way you might find it easier to match the instruments with their names:

Hamed Soulimane, violin, karkabas  and vocals

Mohamed Ayoub:  vocals and  ud

Aziz Khodari: darbuka, daf, riq and  bendir

Said Elhrizi:  drum, karkabas and guembri

Joan Rectoret: electric bass

Lluís Pinyot: banjo

Did you like the concert?

Did you have a good time?

Who will be responsible for watering the plant we were given as a present?

HOMEWORK . task 4: Finally check this on line exercise to see if you know how to make a mint tea ?

There are 10 steps, and you only need to decide what the correct order is

http://ro.zrsss.si/~viljenka/maketea.htm

Some music for the weekend: a Tarara version by Camarón and a performance of the musicians you saw at La Caixa in Barcelona, Orquestra Arab  de Barcelona with Omar Sosa.  Enjoy!

Homework deadline  Tuesday 9th March

Post answers to task 3 to the blog. You can also comment on any other aspects of the outing you like. The rest of the tasks must be done in your notebook.

5 Març 2010 Posted by | anglès, deures, materials, sortides | , , , , | 29 comentaris