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

domingo, 31 de mayo de 2015

How do you like men? Shaved or bearded?




Listening exercise to do: Are beards back to stay?   

Go from Full Beard to Clean-Shaven
Article to read:  Go from full beard to clean-shaven 
Go from Full Beard to Clean-Shaven
Go from Full Beard to Clean-Shaven


jueves, 28 de mayo de 2015

Bizarre honeymoon & the Freedom Tower


Learn vocabulary about relationships in this funny article to read: An unusual honeymoon 


Here's an article about the Freedom Tower in New York. Do you remember anything about the Twin Peaks and what happened to them?


And now that we are probably going to the Republic of Ireland, have a look at this article about a most relevant matter for Irish people: Symbol of peace 


Write comments about any of the three proposed issues and send me any related articles you may find.
Thanks!!



miércoles, 20 de mayo de 2015

IMPORTANT MEETING >>> V Study trip to the British Isles: Dublin (Easter 2016)


Important meeting at the language department to talk about our V Study Trip to the British Isles to Dublin (Easter 2016). 

 



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.


Dublin is the option we have in mind and that most students voted for.


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.

Some videos to watch:

sábado, 16 de mayo de 2015

B.B. King & Lucille... Stand by me, please!



Some articles to read and videos to watch about this great musician that has just passed away:

CNN: Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89

The Wall Street Journal:  Documentary on the legend to watch 

And before going on, here's his song: 'Stand by me'



BBC News: watch and read 

Some of his songs:   Lucille, The Thrill is Gone, The best of BB King and some duets:  

But why did he really sing the Blues?????




jueves, 14 de mayo de 2015

Facing exams... Buckaroos!!!


What stressful situations our students have to go through during these exam days!!!!


Here are some articles to read and videos to watch about the topic:


What is a 'buckaroo'?

martes, 12 de mayo de 2015

V Study trip to the British Isles: DUBLIN 16 (meeting)


Next Wednesday, 20th May, we will be having a meeting to present our proposal for our V Study Trip to the British Isles. This time we are planning to go to Dublin.



Those students interested who would like to learn about our project are welcome!!!!

And there will be another meeting for the families on Monday, 25th May, in the afternoon.

miércoles, 6 de mayo de 2015

ATTENTION!!! Time to register for 2015-2016 in the Official Language Schools

MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF NEWS FOR OUR STUDENTS

TIME TO REGISTER FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 

(2015-2016) IN THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE SCHOOL 

IN MOTRIL

You have got until 20th May!!!!   For furhter information, some useful links :

lunes, 4 de mayo de 2015

BECAUSE WE CAN

Hard times are ahead of us as our school year is coming to an end an we are in our final rush, but don't worry because most of you are ready to solve any hurdles you may come across, so...




GOOD LUCK!!!! and here's an encouraging song for you to listen to


Send me your musical hints.

sábado, 2 de mayo de 2015

Liverpool: What good memories!!!

Watch this That's English programme, especially at the end where you can find a documentary about Liverpool. Pay attention to the singer because he was singing and playing his guitar when we visited the Cavern.