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

Mmmhhh, ohh wie lecker!! Hast du Hunger?

Jetzt bekommst du sicher Hunger. Oder vielleicht Durst? Wir haben kürzlich über Lebensmittel gesprochen. Welche Lebensmittel kannst du auf dem Foto erkennen? Tschüüüs, bis morgen!

4 Mai 2010 Posted by | lenguas, vocabulari | 2 comentaris

3.en.7. It’s raining cats and dogs, so let’s do some on line pronunciation practice

Dear students.

This year we set off with heavy rain, do you remember the gurgling sound of the gutters back in September? Quite unusual in Palma!

Well, today the rain did not let us go to the Olivar and we had to postpone it until next Monday. Anyway, the rain will give us  some more  time to get extra practice. Our pronunciation will be almost P E R F E C T next Monday if we do this series of on line exercises. Since it is raining so much, it’s not a bad idea to do something useful, is it?

I do not want couch potatoes in my class. Leave TV for a while and get working!

Give it a try and surprise me. Each one should learn 10 new words, with a native like accent.  Words connected with food, of course!

Do the exercises and post the words you’ve learnt to the blog.

3 Mai 2010 Posted by | anglès, on-line exercicis, vocabulari | , | 13 comentaris

3.en.6. Idioms with food and posters

On Monday, for our project on the Olivar market we shall be working in groups of three. Each group has chosen an idiom connected with food. the posters will be displayed in our class. German, Spanish and Catalan will also contribute. There are idioms that have to do with food in every language.

Here  you can see a collage with your posters.  Remember that you must produce a digital version of the poster, as a cover for your power point presentation on the food project.

See you on Monday and Enjoy your weekend!

  1. As cool as a cucumber:Claudia, Pep Toni and Pepe
  2. Too many cooks spoil the broth: Àngel, Sara and Andrea
  3. Chalk and Cheese: Juan Miguel, Johana and Hao
  4. Alike as two peas: Tatiana, Miguel Angel and Marta
  5. All your eggs in one basket: Judit, Jilin and Guillem
  6. Spill the beans: Xisco, Carlos and Aina
  7. Go bananas: Gabriel, Laura and Jose Luis
  8. Recipe for Disaster: Llorenç, Philline and Alejandro
  9. An apple a day keeps the doctor away: Zandalie, Lovepreet and Daryl
  10. A couch potatoe: Rodrigo, Pilar and Lukas

Remember that before Sunday, I’ll upload the guidelines for the outing.

30 Abril 2010 Posted by | anglès, vocabulari | , | 2 comentaris Super size me (4 y 5)

Mira el vídeo 4/10 y después contesta en tu cuaderno las preguntas.

1. ¿Qué es la diabetes? ¿Qué es una biopsia?
2. La palabra microscopio contiene el sufijo griego micro. Cita otras tres palabras donde también aparezca.
3. ¿Cómo sufren las chicas obesas? ¿A qué se refiere la frase “No es realista” que cierra la intervención de una chica gorda (01:35 – 2:10)?
4. ¿Es fácil dejar de ser obeso?
5. Resume en dos líneas la historia del fabricante de helados, tal como la cuenta su hijo

Mira el vídeo 5/10 y después contesta en tu cuaderno las preguntas.

1. ¿Cuántos anuncios televisivos de comida ve un niño americano al cabo de un año? ¿Qué porcentaje contiene azúcar o es comida rápida?
2. ¿Cuánto gastó McDonald’s en publicidad aquel año? ¿Y Pepsi? ¿Y la campaña 5 frutas al día?
3. Según el documental, la información nutricional de McDonald’s no es fácilmente accesible. Según tu experiencia, ¿es así?

Este ejercicio debe presentarse el jueves día 29

27 Abril 2010 Posted by | castellà, materials, vocabulari | , , | 5 comentaris

3.en 2. Food for thought: we are what we eat.


Are you ready to talk about food?

Remember that we still have to do the group power point presentations about how much an average family spends a week in food. Only one group did it so far, but we’ll wait until the Danish and Icelanders come to visit us at the end of May. The volcano did not let them fly south. When they visit our class, we’ll ask them questions and show them the research we did. So while we wait for them, we’ll continue our hands on research on food and eating habits.

You’ve already watched Superzize Me, with Emili and you’ve also learnt how important it is  having a good breakfast every morning.

Bernat made things easier for you, didn’t he?

Did you enjoy your breakfast at the school cafeteria on St Jordi’s day?

Anyway,  the way you eat and your eating habits is really “FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

FOOD FOR THOUGHT”, is an idiom that means that something  is worth thinking about or considering seriously. WE ARE WHAT WE EAT, is an idiomatic expression too.

In English, there are many idiomatic expressions connected with food. The translation of many of these idiomatic expressions is not always easy.

Let’s see if we learn a few and have fun while using them. Check if you know the meaning of the following words:


Most probably you know all of them, don’t you? But I bet you do not know the meaning of the following expressions:

What?s the difference between a couch potatoe and a hot potatoe?

Visit the following site and find out.

Copy the expressions in your notebook and their corresponding meaning. Try to visualise the idiom as an image, it really helps.

Idiomatic expressions with food Meaning
1.Go nuts
2.Go bananas
3.Hot potato
4.Couch potato
5.Big Apple
6.Apples and oranges
7.One bad apple
8.Chalk and cheese
9.Alike as two peas
10.As cool as a cucumber
11.Too many cooks spoil the broth
12.Recipe for disaster
13.All your eggs in one basket
14.Spill the beans
15. An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Post to the blog your favourite 5 idioms from this list and add one more.

23 Abril 2010 Posted by | anglès, materials, vocabulari | , | 19 comentaris

Bahnhof, Kirche, Tram…..

Was kann man alles in einer Stadt sehen? Was habt ihr in Soller gesehen? Was seht ihr in diesem Collage? Bis morgen, Kinder!

23 Març 2010 Posted by | lenguas, vocabulari | 4 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.

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.30 Banyalbufar, malmsey and Shakespeare

What is the thread that holds  these pictures together? Shakespeare, wine and Banyalbufar? Here follow some hints.

Do you know what “malmsey” is?  A dessert wine from Banyalbufar.

“Bany el buhar” means “vineyard by the sea”, It was the Moors who gave its name to this beautiful  village. Wine was made in Banyalbufar from Moorish times.

Malmsey was a very popular wine in banquets all over Europe since  Shakespeare’s times.

One of the characters in Shakespeare’s play Richard the Third, the Duke of Clarence, died in  a butt of Malmsey.

1478 In the Tower of London, according to tradition,George, Duke of Clarence (b. 1449), convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, was drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine by Richard III (b. 1449).

Can you read the name written on the barrels ? It is not malmsey, isn’t it? what is the translation in Spanish?

23 febrer 2010 Posted by | anglès, materials, vocabulari | , , | 4 comentaris

2.en.25. Poetry for the weekend: Ogden Nash “Ode to the Llama”

Ogden Nash

was an American poet who liked playing with words, his poetry was humorous and not very difficult to understand. Now that you can recognize homophones and homographs, you might enjoy this little poem. It is called “Ode to the Llama”.

“Ode to the Llama”

The one-L lama,
He’s a priest.
The two-L llama,
He’s a beast.
And I would bet
A silk pajama
There isn’t any
Three-L lllama.
You did very well putting on stage Tomás de Iriarte Fable, but diction can still be improved. Practice learning by heart this little poem with good intonation. Let’s see who surprises me tomorrow during the  English lesson.
See you

14 febrer 2010 Posted by | anglès, materials, poesia, vocabulari | , | 1 comentari

2.en.24. Pronunciation: Homophones and jokes

In post 2.en.22 we looked at HOMOGRAPHS, now it is time to look at HOMOPHONES.

Words that are pronounced the same but are written differently . They are fun to learn and a good way to start playing  with words. Let’s see if you can make a good joke with some of the following.

maize /maze

mail/ male

beach /beech

none /nun


pea/ pee


Look for the words you do not know and use images to help you remember them. It’s good to memorize words in pairs. Strange associations make it easier too.

I found this one for you it plays with two words Peace and Peas

Do you like playing with words?

Can you think of any other?

Can you make up a joke playing with words?

As usual, post your answers to the blog.

Deadline to post comments : Friday the 19th

14 febrer 2010 Posted by | anglès, materials, vocabulari | , | 29 comentaris