BEING A TEACHER....

BEING A TEACHER IS A DIFFICULT TASK NOWADAYS, SO I DECIDED TO FOLLOW THIS PIECE OF ADVICE BY BRUCE LEE:

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

lunes, 26 de mayo de 2014

PHOTO CONTEST WINNER (IES MEDITERRANEO, SALOBREÑA)



In the PHOTO CONTEST organized by ACTIVE ENGLISH HOUSE after III Study trip to UK: Bath (IES Mediterraneo, Salobreña), the winner has been:

 Mª José García Gutiérrez (2º ESO A).

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

These are her photos:



and this is the winner receiving the prize this morning :


By the way, the school we will probably be going to is: ENGLISH IN CHESTER and some initial information about the possible IV STUDY TRIP TO UK: CHESTER 2015.        

domingo, 25 de mayo de 2014

A unique final and a great success for Spain & Madrid!!!


No matter who has won. The most unique thing has been that two Spanish teams and two teams from Madrid have played an incredible match.


CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH TEAMS!!!!



 

Madrid united and divided by Real v Atlético Champions League final

and..


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tenth or the first???



And here's the result.

viernes, 23 de mayo de 2014

A GLOBAL SELFIE



What is a 'selfie'?

Nasa asked us for a GLOBAL SELFIE on the Earth Day.  Article in The Guardian.


Where 'ON EARTH' are you? What does this expression mean?

jueves, 22 de mayo de 2014

INDEPENDENT or living with your parents????


Due to the financial crisis (CROSSWORD TO DO), many single young individuals are forced to live with their parents. Is the situation similar in Spain?

Article to read:   More than 25% of young people share parents' homes



Listening exercise:  Grown up and living at home 


Quiznet: AROUND THE HOUSE 

Coffee, please!



Article to read:   Coffee addiction: Do people consume too much caffeine? 

Idiom to learn: 'To wake up and smell the coffee'  means 'to realise (or admit to yourself) the true nature of a situation'.

Listening exercise to do: COFFEE ADDICTION  


What is it a 'suspended coffee'?


And now watch this related video:





What do you think of the idea? What is its origin?

COFFEE:   crossword  +  quiznet  

And how do you prepare an IRISH COFFEE?  Have you ever tried it? I hope not. You're still too young!!!

sábado, 17 de mayo de 2014

L'imperatore di Roma

He may or he may lose, but be sure that he is the player that has never chickened out and never will!!!!!

Yes, he is l'imperatore di Roma, il gladiatore:  RAFA NADAL


He did it against Gilles Simon, later against Youzhny and today against Scottish Andy Murray.

Andy Murray relishing first match in THREE years against Rafael Nadal



miércoles, 14 de mayo de 2014

Some advice for your fellow students.



Some advice for your fellow students??

The school year is coming to an end and I would like you to read old students' advice and then give some advice to the students that will follow your steps while you are listening to Rocky theme tune. Try to be sincere and, using appropriate advice structures, tell them what they should do. Include the level you are referring to at the beginning of your comment.
Here's an example. Pay attention to the structures used and also have a look at this (and then listen to the episode):

For example:
I'm a student of 2º ESO and I would like to give you some advice if you are in 2º ESO next year with Albert:
  • I think you should....
  • You must....
  • You have to.....
  • Study everyday...
  • Don't  keep your things untidy....
  • If I were you, I would....
  • You'd better.... 
  • And remember TO ADVISE, SPELT WITH AN S, IS THE VERB (I'd advise you to do sth) and ADVICE, SPELT WITH A C, IS AN UNCOUNTABLE NOUN (My piece of advice for you is...  OR I will give you some advice about...)
 And now watch this video:

and this video about giving some advice to a foreign football player going to UK.



 Write a comment giving your advice and tell me if you find any other useful structure or vocabulary connected with the issue.

martes, 13 de mayo de 2014

Another kind of tourism

Here is a bizarre kind of tourism: DARK TOURISM

   Article to read and listening exercise to do 

COLD FEET   >>> What does it really mean in English?




And another interesting article to read about another different issue:

Middle East virus possibly spread by camels



sábado, 10 de mayo de 2014

BATH 2014: III STUDY TRIP TO THE UK






III STUDY TRIP TO UK   (2014) : 

BACK HOME FROM BATH!!!!   >>>>   COMPLETE SUCCESS!!!!

And here's our experience in images:


video

 


What did Albert Einstein really mean when he said this??

Write your opinion about this experiences either if you have participated in one of them or not.

Crossword on THE UNITED KINGDOM   & quizz on TRAVELLING BY TRAIN  

What would you recommend someone visiting the UK?   Here's an article to read. 

One phrase to learn: BUSY BEE