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, 30 de marzo de 2015

STUDY TRIP 2016: Dublin or Edinburgh????


Discovering Dublin (Our Philosophy teacher's hint)

After our success with our IV Study trip to UK: Chester, we are already thinking about next year.

We've got two options in mind: Dublin and Edinburgh


Let's see the advantages and disadvantages:

>>> DUBLIN   (2014-2015 example of one group that went this year). 

If we do it, they will not increase the price of trip, that is, 530€. Therefore, this would be the fifth consecutive year that the total cost of the trip (school + flight + activities + coach to Málaga) is not more expensive than 800€!!!!

+ You pay in Euros, so we don't have to change.
+ The cost of the trip is fair enough.
+ Nice small city  (Tourist information about the city). I have been there several times and I can assure you it is a wonderful city.
+ Possibility to visit the harbour of Howth, the harbour of Dún Laoghaire, Galway or Cork.
+ We have never been there, so students who have participated in our previous experiences could still go.
+ Host families are usually concentrated in an area of the city.
+ The weather may be a bit better than in Edinburgh, but you still have got the four seasons in one day, that is, you can have sun, rain, wind, cold.... on the same day.
+ Its music (one example)

- The flight is around 230€ (that was the cost of the flight this year of the group that went)

TRAYECTO
FECHA
COMPAÑÍA
VUELO
SALIDA
LLEGADA
MALAGA-DUBLIN
6/4
RYANAIR
FR7045
11:00
13:10
DUBLIN-MALAGA
12/4
RYANAIR
FR7054
17:55
21:55

- We don't know about the school, but it is in the centre of Dublin.
- Possibility of visiting one of the most famous pubs in Dublin: Temple Bar.
- Unique opportunity: on 17th Marh they celebrate St Patrick's Day (the greatest Irish festivity)
- One-day guided trip to Galway for just 25€ per person.




>>> EDINBURGH (you've got loads of information in my site and in this blog in STUDY TRIP TO UK & VIAJE DE ESTUDIOS)

+ Quite useful for students in 4º ESO as we have the reader Braveheart.
+ We know the school and we've got a lot of information about everything we can do (visit to Stirling and its castle).
+ There are plenty of things to do in the city. It is full of history, literature and excitment.
+ You can read our diary and the school offers the possibility of different activities to do in the evening (disco, games room...)
+ You can have a look at all the photos we took during our stay.

- It could be more expensive as we pay in pounds.
- We have already been there, although it was 4 years ago.
- You pay in pounds, so we would have to change our euros into pounds.
- We had some problems with accomodation, but I believe it was due to external causes, so the Spanish agency working for us has promised us that we wouldn't have this problem this time.
- A much bigger city than Dublin so the students would perhaps be more scattered around than in Dublin, with regard to the host families.
- Four years ago we were extremely lucky with the weather, but it is usually colder and worse than in Dublin.


So you can make your comments, adding advantages and disadvantages and telling me which destination you would choose. 

IT IS UP TO YOU!!! 


domingo, 29 de marzo de 2015

Students from IES Mediterraneo to conquer the north of Wales!!


Today we are visiting the north of Wales: Conwy, Caernarfon, Snowdonia.

How lucky we have been with the weather!!!!  Early in the morning we woke up with a miserable day raining and with overcast skies, but a bit windy so I predicted that we were going to be lucky.

And so it was!!!! As we were driving to Conwy, the skies began to become clearer and clearer, and the rain stopped. By the time we got to Conwy, it was a sunny day.

It was only when we were finishing our visit to Caernarfon, where we visited the fabulous castle, that we had a scattered light shower. However, we were just ready to get on the coach and returned to our beloved Chester!!!! 


viernes, 27 de marzo de 2015

Students from IES Mediterraneo visiting Liverpool!!!


Today we are visiting Liverpool. What do you know about this wonderful city?


Have you ever heard of the Cavern, the Beatles, its beautiful cathedrals, the Albert Docks...? We'll tell you about all the places we are going to visit and show you some pictures.

 

lunes, 23 de marzo de 2015

On board!!!! We are leaving!!!! IV STUDY TRIP TO UK: CHESTER (Easter 2015)


Farewell, warriors!!!!


on Sunday, 22nd March, 2015 at 20:25-22:30 from Malaga Airport to Manchester (Flight ZB 661)

on Sunday, 29th March, 2015 at 15:25- 19:25 from Manchester to Malaga (Flight ZB 660)

Some links to follow our adventures in Chester:   1   2    3   4  

Some videos to watch>>>>


City of Liverpool


Beautiful Caernafon castle



Conwy castle





Unravel Caernafon castle



Caernafon castle





SO FAR WE ARE 20!!!

Margarita. José Manuel Ortiz, Alberto Romero, Guillermo, Claudio, Inés, Alberto Pineda, Alejandro, Paola, Mª José, Rosa, Joaquín, Francisco, Elías, Julia, Beatriz, Fausto, Francisco López, Lucía & Ana.

 COME ON! DON'T MISS THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!

And remember: YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE!!! because Albert and J. Luis will always be there.

Remember that you should have your identity card (DNI) and passport ready.


NEXT MISSION: CHESTER 15

First meeting on Wednesday, 24th September in the Language Department 

Have a look at the information about CHESTER 2015 in the link below and if you are interested, fill in this form as soon as you can because we need to do everything very quickly to buy our flights cheaper. By the way, those of you who are interested to go on your own, let me know. I have been told that you will have to pay 30€ extra.

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.






sábado, 21 de marzo de 2015

Touching stories

  Another incredible story:

This hero has been dressing up as Spider-Man to feed the homeless (Washington Post)

 

Have a look at this touching story in Elena's blog and tell me what you think. You are free to make your comments here and once I have sent you the corrections, you can insert your corrected comment in Elena's blog. 

Don't be reluctant to write a comment!!!!   (What does 'to be reluctant' mean?)

miércoles, 18 de marzo de 2015

domingo, 15 de marzo de 2015

Winston Churchill: the two-sided personality


WINSTON CHURCHILL

Article to read: 50th anniversary of his death (The Guardian)

One of his famous quotes: "I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly"

Listening exercise to do: 'The two sides of Churchill' (6 minute English)

And here's another listening exercise to do: Dads attending births 


sábado, 14 de marzo de 2015

Home schooling


STOP BULLYING!!!


Once we talked about taking exams at home. Now it is home schooling? Read about it and tell me if you prefer it to the other formal educational settings of state or public schools.

But do you really know what home schooling, state schools or public schools are?

And what is it a boarding school?

Crossword on SCHOOL
Is there any difference in the United States?

PUBLIC SCHOOLS VS STATE SCHOOLS IN THE UK

PRIVATE SCHOOLS VS PUBLIC SCHOOLS


Crossword on SCHOOL  and quiznet on MODALS OF OBLIGATION 

miércoles, 4 de marzo de 2015

Tsunami in Japan and four years later... debris found in US coasts, JUST AMAZING!!!

 AMAZING PIECE OF NEWS four years after the tsunami in Japan: Japan Tsunami Debris (some articles to read)



Creepy ghost boat ashore in Washington (Daily mail)


Watch this interesting video about what a tsunami is:



and remember what happened in Japan a few years ago in 2011 >>>>

Earthquake and tsunami in Japan & Lorca (Spain)

 

AWESOME NATURE  playlist  >>>  interesting videos to watch 

 

lunes, 2 de marzo de 2015

Sci-fi and vaccines


Two interesting listening exercises to do and articles to read:





Write comments about science fiction films that have found solutions to problems we have had later or about your opinion of vaccines and their prices. Is it all a masquerade? (By the way, what does 'masquerade' mean? Try to explain it in English).

And finally, here's a good way to practise INDIRECT QUESTIONS:

Alice in Wonderland: Part 1 - Down the rabbit hole






Building England


Building England: 


And now that we are going to Chester and the North Wales, here's a funny song about the differences between England and Wales: