Friday, 7 December 2012

Sweden


The day is finally here! In the early morning hours of December 9th we'll set off for Sweden. If you don't know yet, some students of 3rd ESO are travelling to Sweden as part of the exchange our school is doing with a Swedish high school. We'll be there until December 17th living as Swedes and making friends for life.
Follow our "adventures" on our blog: stenungsundvigo.blogspot.com

Monday, 3 December 2012

Answers to the exercises - 6th E.P.

EXTENSION WORKSHEET

EXERCISE 2
2. Cabo de Gata is the driest place in Spain.
3. The Teide is the highest mountain in Spain.
4. The Pacific Ocean is the deepest ocean in the world.
5. The Sahara Desert is the biggest desert in the world.
6. The Amazon river is the widest river in the world.

EXERCISE 3
1. The most amazing city in the world is ......... / ........ is the most amazing city in the world.
2. The most incredible sports star in the world is ......... / ........ is the most incredible sports star in the world.
3. The most famous singer in Spain is ......... / ........ is the most famous singer in Spain.

EXERCISE 4
2. a pyramid    3. a tunnel    4. a skyscraper    5. a bridge

EXERCISE 5
2. in    3. high    4. Ocean    5. than    6. is    7. island

EXERCISE 6
2. The pyramids are the most amazing constructions in Africa.
3. Tower Bridge is the most famous bridge in London.
4. Ernie is the most incredible encyclopaedia in the world.


GRAMMAR WORKSHEET

EXERCISE 1
2. It is the biggest mountain in the world.
3. Ernie is the most amazing encyclopaedia in the world.
4. He is the most incredible encyclopaedia in the world.

EXERCISE 2
the longest   /   wider - the widest     /     deep - deeper     /     dry - the driest
incredible - the most incredible     /     more amazing - the most amazing
famous - more famous

EXERCISE 3
2. Raul is the most incredible football player in the world.
3. Penelope Cruz is the most famous actress in Spain.

EXERCISE 6
1. What is THE most amazing city in the world?
2. What is THE BIGGEST river in the world?
3. What is THE DRIEST desert in the world?

Answers to the exercises - 5th E.P.

GRAMMAR WORKSHEET

EXERCISE 1
2. runs    3. doesn't eat    4. lives    5. doesn't swim    6. eats

EXERCISE 2
2. eats    3. live    4. swim    5. swims / runs    6. eat

EXERCISE 3
2. This frog eats insects.
3. This frog doesn't eat plants.
4. This frog climbs trees.
5. This frog swims.
6. This frog doesn't fly.
7. This frog doesn't run.

EXERCISE 4
2. Does it live in water? Yes, it does.
3. Does it live in trees? No, it doesn't.
4. Does it eat fish? Yes, it does.
5. Does it run? No, it doesn't.

EXERCISE 5
2. This seal lives in water.
3. This seal doesn't live in trees.
4. This seal eats fish.
5. This seal doesn't run.

EXERCISE 6
2. eat    3. climb    4. eat    5. live    6. swim

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Woodland Hills Update newspaper

Woodland Hills High School is a secondary school in Churchill, Pennsylvania. There is where Alex Carrera, one of our former students, is studying for the 2012-13 school year. 

Woodland Hills Update is the name of the school online newspaper, which was named best second online school newspaper in Pennsylvania, and they've interviewed Alex. Let's see what he has to say!


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Answers to the exercises - 3rd ESO

WORKBOOK page 103

EXERCISE 1
2. than    3. most    4. bigger    5. largest    6. more interesting    7. worse  
8. fattest

EXERCISE 2
2. This homework is easier than the last homework.
3. The English football team is better than the Spanish football team.
4. Parachuting is more dangerous than skiing.
5. Cheetahs are faster than leopards.
6. Oxford University is more famous than Luton University.

EXERCISE 3
2. the tallest    3. the longest    4. most expensive    5. the hottest    6. the worst

EXERCISE 4
2. are too expensive / am not rich enough
3. is too cold / am not warm enough
4. am not strong enough / am too weak
5. wasn't difficult enough / were too easy
6. isn't old enough / is too young

EXERCISE 5
2. too many    3. too much    4. how many    5. how much    6. too many  
7. too much

EXERCISE 6
2. any    3. correct    4. much    5. correct    6. much    7. any


REVISION Standard

EXERCISE 1
b. sell    c. lend    d. cheap    e. waste

EXERCISE 2
b. won    c. sold    d. lost    e. spent    f. earnt    g. swapped

EXERCISE 3
b. swapped    c. earnt    d. sold    e. won    f. spent    g. lost

EXERCISE 4
b. exit    c. relatives    d. signature    e. card    f. success

EXERCISE 5
b. best    c. worst    d. more expensive    e. most expensive    f. funnier    g. bigger
h. biggest    i. most important    j. nicer    k. nicest

EXERCISE 6
b. worse    c. funnier    d. nicer    e. most important    f. the worst    g. best  
h. biggest

EXERCISE 7
b. My shoes aren't big enough.
c. This homework is too easy.
d. Sally isn't clever enough to pass the test.

EXERCISE 8
b. some    c. any


REVISION Extra

EXERCISE 1
b. sold    c. borrowed    d. lent    e. earnt    f. won    g. lost    h. saved    i. swapped  
j. wasted    k. spent

EXERCISE 2
2a   3f    4b    5c    6d    7g

EXERCISE 3
b. spent    c. lent    d. lost    e. bought    f. won

EXERCISE 4
b. relatives    c. letter    d. exit

EXERCISE 5
b. My shoes are more expensive than my socks.
c. Sheila is better at swimming than Ruth.
d. London is older than New York.
e. Rome is more interesting than Milan.
f. Dogs are usually bigger than cats.

EXERCISE 6
b. Dan is the tallest student in my class.
c. It is the most dangerous job in the world.
d. They are the busiest workers in the company.
e. I am the shiest person in my family.
f. You are the nicest teacher at my school.

EXERCISE 7
b. The shoes aren't cheap enough.
c. The suitcase isn't light enough.
d. Tim is too young to vote.
e. Jeans aren't smart enough to wear at work.
f. William isn't tall enough to play basketball.

EXERCISE 8
b. many    c. much    d. some    e. much    f. any/many    g. some



Answers to the exercises - 2nd ESO

WORKBOOK page 103

EXERCISE 1
2. a / a    3. an / a    4. a     5. a / a     6. an

EXERCISE 2
2d    3b    4f    5a     6c

EXERCISE 3
2. aren't any    3. isn't a/any    4. are some    5. is an    6. isn't any    7. is some  
8. isn't an / is a

EXERCISE 4
2. how many    3. how many    4. how much    5. how much    6. how many

EXERCISE 5
2. many    3. much    4. are a lot of    5. much    6. a lot of

EXERCISE 6
2. is much    3. aren't many    4. is a lot of    5. are a lot of    6. isn't much


REVISION Standard

EXERCISE 1
b. wardrobe    c. computer    d. cooker    e. bath    f. table    g. fridge    h. bed  
i. chair    j. desk    k. toilet    l. sofa

EXERCISE 2
b. bedroom    c. bathroom    d. kitchen    e. living room    f. study

EXERCISE 3
b. police officer    c. mechanic    d. nurse    e. hairdresser    f. fitness instructor

EXERCISE 4
b. is    c. isn't    d. is    e. are    f. aren't

EXERCISE 5
b. any    c. an    d. any    e. some    f. a    g. some    h. a

EXERCISE 6
b. much    c. many    d. much

EXERCISE 7
b. a lot of    c. many    d. a lot of    e. much

EXERCISE 8
You have to draw the furniture items in the correct place in the picture.


REVISION Extra

EXERCISE 1
b. desk    c. bath    d. lamp    e. bed    f. cooker

EXERCISE 2
a. wardrobe    b. toilet / shower    c. armchair / sofa    d. desk / computer  
e. table / chair    f. fridge / cooker

EXERCISE 3
b. A police officer works in a police station.
c. A hairdresser works in a  hair salon.
d. A mechanic works in a garage.
e. A shop assistant works in a shop.
f. A fitness instructor works in a leisure centre.

EXERCISE 4
b. is there    c. there is    d. there aren't    e. there isn't    f. are there

EXERCISE 5
b. a    c. some    d. any    e. a     f. an    g. some    h. any

EXERCISE 6
b. How many people are there in your village?
c. How many supermarkets are there in your town?
d. How much food is there in the fridge?

EXERCISE 7
b. There are a lot of people in my village.
c. There aren't many supermarkets in my city.
d. There isn't much food in the fridge.

EXERCISE 8
b. next to    c. right.    d. next to    e. between    f. left

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Macmillan Readers: 3rd cycle

Here are the links to the Macmillan ELT webpage where you can listen to and/or download the audios of your books: London - A Day in the City (5th primary) and The Planets - School Trip to the Moon (6th primary).




London - A Day in the City:    

        1st part        2nd part








The Planets - School Trip to the Moon:     
      
                  1st part        2nd part


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Answers to the exercises - 4th ESO

REVISION EXTRA
UNIT 2

EXERCISE 5
b. was walking    c. came    d. was doing    e. were talking    f. was shining

EXERCISE 6
b. were watching / got    c. was dancing / arrived    d. were playing / started    e. saw / was walking

EXERCISE 7
b. have learnt    c. have made    d. has said    e. have read    f. has seen

EXERCISE 8
b. Has your teacher given you a lot of homework?
c. Have you seen John today?
d. Has she finished her homework?
e. Have they answered all the questions?
f. Have you ever read The Lord of the Rings?

Answers to the exercises - 3rd ESO

REVISION EXTRA
UNIT 1

EXERCISE 1
b. goes    c. makes    d. passes    e. scores    f. does

EXERCISE 2
positive adjectives: confident, quiet, hard-working, caring, sociable.
negative adjectives: shy, mean, lazy, selfish, stressed.

EXERCISE 3
b. stressed    c. caring    d. sociable    e. lazy    f. shy

EXERCISE 4
b. don't play    c. do you get   d. tidies    e. does Fiona visit

EXERCISE 5
b. Susan often studies French at school.
c. Tina sometimes walks to school.
d. They always play football.
e. Rory is never lazy.
f. Where do you usually sleep?

EXERCISE 6
b. she is staying    c. are they talking    d. I'm sitting    e. do they ride

EXERCISE 7
b. were    c. was    d. was    e. were    f. wasn't    g. was    h. was    i. wasn't    j. was    k. were


REVISION EXTRA
UNIT 2

EXERCISE 1 
b. murderer    c. theft    d. shoplifter    e. hijack    f. hacker    g. vandalism

EXERCISE 2
b. shoplifter    c. vandalism    d. hijacker

EXERCISE 3
b. on    c. down    d. off    e. into    f. up    g. for    h. after    i. off    j. off    k. away

EXERCISE 4
b. jumped    c. had    d. drank    e. took    f. looked    g. was    h. didn't want    i. got  
j. met    k. weren't    l. were    m. didn't know    n. was    o. sat    p. looked    
q. didn't see     r. was    s. looked    t. was    u. thought

EXERCISE 5
b. What game were you playing at nine o'clock yesterday morning? We were playing tennis.
c. Why was she sitting in the bus station last night? She was waiting for her boyfriend.
d. Were you watching TV last night? No, I wasn't watching TV.

EXERCISE 6
a. phoned    b. woke / was staying    c. was cycling / broke  
d. was reading / started    e. entered / was sleeping

Answers to the exercises - 2nd ESO

REVISION EXTRA 
UNIT 1

EXERCISE 1
b. saxophonist    c. keyboard player    d. violinist    e. pianist    f. bass guitarist

EXERCISE 2
b. terrible    c. traditional    d. quiet    e. boring    f. lively

EXERCISE 4
b. think    c. is    d. isn't    e. lives    f. has    g. are

EXERCISE 5
b. where    c. how old    d. how many    e. what    f. why

EXERCISE 6
2d    3b    4c    5e    6a

EXERCISE 7
b. Anne hates playing football.
c. Alex and Anne love dancing.
d. Alex loves playing the guitar.
e. Helen and Anne like studying.
f. Helen likes swimming.



REVISION EXTRA 
UNIT 2

EXERCISE 1
b. watch    c. send    d. decorate    e. wear    f. go

EXERCISE 2
b. Valentine's day    c. 31st October    d. 31st December    e. Bonfire Night    f. Christmas Day

EXERCISE 3
2e    3b    4a    5d    6c

EXERCISE 4
b. is working    c. am decorating    d. is making    e, is writing    f. are coming

EXERCISE 5
b. do    c. are    d. does    e. is    f. do

EXERCISE 6
2c    3f    4e    5a    6b

EXERCISE 7
b. phones    c. isn't reading    d. reads    e. are watching    f. aren't staying

EXERCISE 8
b. Is she playing tennis on Tuesday?
c. I'm going to the cinema at eight o'clock.
d. He isn't meeting his friends tomorrow.
e. We're taking an exam next week.
f. Are you having a party this Friday?

Answers to the exercises - 1st ESO

REVISION EXTRA
GRAMMAR

EXERCISE 5 (there are many possible answers)
b. Paul and Liz have got three children.
c. Tessa has got a daughter.
d. Tim has got four grandchildren.
e. Rob hasn't got a sister.
f. Mike hasn't got two uncles.
g. Liz hasn't got a nephew.

EXERCISE 6
a. Have you got any brothers and sisters? Yes, I have / No, I haven't.
b. Has your mum got brown hair? Yes, she has / No, she hasn't.
c. Has your dad got blue eyes? Yes, he has / No, he hasn't.
d. Have you got any cousins? Yes, I have / No, I haven't.
e. Have your parents got glasses? Yes, they have / No, they haven't.
f. Have you got any aunts or uncles? Yes, I have / No, I haven't.

EXERCISE 7
b. How many nieces have Paul and Liz got? 1
c. How many brothers and sisters has Sam got? 2
d. How many cousins has Holly got? 3

Answers to the exercises - 6th EP

GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 1

EXERCISE 1
2. any    3. some    4. some    5. any     6. some

EXERCISE 2
2. You have got (you've got) some custard.
3. We have got (we've got) some jelly.
4. I haven't got any eggs.
5. You have got (you've got) some strawberries.

EXERCISE 3
haven't

GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 2

EXERCISE 4
2. Have you got any cake? Yes, I have.
3. Have we got any strawberries? No, we haven't.

EXERCISE 5
2. haven't    3. any    4. any    5. some    6. some    7. have you    8. haven't

EXERCISE 6
2. You've got some jam.
3. We haven't got any cake.
4. We've got some eggs.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Friday, 26 October 2012

ICT Activity - 5th primary

If you finish Unit 1 (Find Out! 5 Student's CDROM) you can continue with these Halloween games and activities:

Exercise 1: match the pairs
Exercise 2: Haunted House - level 1
Exercise 3: Haunted House - level 2
Exercise 4: pumpkin carving

Friday, 19 October 2012

ICT activity - October

Let's visit some of the tallest buildings in the world: The Shard and the Burj Khalifa.

The Shard is a skyscraper in London. It is the tallest completed building in Europe and is also the second tallest free-standing structure in Europe. The Shard was designed with an irregular pyramidal shape from the base to the top, and is clad entirely in glass.


The Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai. It is the tallest manmade structure in the world. This building iss the tallest free-standing structure to the Middle East. Its design was inspired by a flower, hymmenocalis.




For further info visit the following sites:

And now enjoy this video of the inauguration of The Shard:

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

ICT Activity - October

Let's get sporty! This month we're going to know further about the NBA and FIFA associations.



The National Basketball association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America. With thirty franchised member clubs (29 in the USA and 1 in Canada), the NBA is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.



The International Federation of Association Football, commonly known by the acronym FIFA, is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer. Its membership comprises 209 national associations. Its headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland, and its presidents is Sepp Blatter. FIFA is responsible for the organisation of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.



For further info visit the following websites:

Thursday, 27 September 2012

ICT Activity - 5th primary

Today's exercises are based on clothes vocabulary:

Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Exercise 5
Exercise 6
Exercise 7

You must write the name of three clothes items appearing in each game, and show them to me at the end of the class.

And for fast finishers, Trolley Dash.



ICT Activity - September



Some of us are visiting Sweden this year (visit our blog stenungsundvigo.blogspot.com/) so our first task will be to find further information about the country.

Song

Can you think of a better way to start the new school year? Let's sing along!

1st, 2nd, 3rd ESO

Marry You by Bruno Mars


4th ESO

Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Subtitling videos - 4th ESO

Here you are the results of the hard work the students in 4th ESO have done.

Alex Carrera & Javier Blanco:



Gabriel Pardo & Gabriel Vilaboa:

ICT Activity - May

Summer's approaching, so, this month we're travelling to some of the best amusement parks in Europe. Have fun!

Thorpe Park - www.thorpepark.com
Alton Towers - www.altontowers.com
Europa park - www.europa-park.com
Port Aventura - www.portaventura.co.uk
Futuroscope - en.futuroscope.com

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Easy introduction to passive voice

Have a look at this video and learn how to use the passive voice properly.

Say & Tell

He said me, he told me, or both? Find out the answer in this grammar lesson on how to use say and tell in reported speech, and avoid this very common mistake in English.

Friday, 11 May 2012

ICT activity - 5th primary

Today's exercises are:

- exercise 1
- exercise 2
- exercise 3
- exercise 4
- exercise 5
- exercise 6

In exercises 3, 4, 5 & 6 you have to write the words you hear.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Answers to the exercises - 5th primary

PAGE 32


EXERCISE 1
2. are / 3. is / 4. is / 5. is ... is / 6. are
EXERCISE 2
2. There's a park in my city.
3. There are two cinemas in my city.
4. There's a big sports centre in my city.
5. There are lots of shops in my city.
6. There are lots of people in my street.
EXERCISE 3
2. There's an internet café.
3. There are lots of shops.
4. There's a library.
5. There's a bus in the street.
6. There isn't a museum.

PAGE 33

EXERCISE 4
2. Are there lots of parks? Yes, there are.
3. Is there a sports centre? Yes, there is.
4. Are there lots of museums? No, there aren't.
EXERCISE 5
2. Is there a museum? Yes, there is.
3. Are there lots of cars? Yes, there are.
4. Are there lots of shops? Yes, there are.
5. Is there a library? No, there isn't.
EXERCISE 6
capital / lots / too / by / there's / there / place / animals

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Answers to the exercises - 6th primary

PAGE 33

EXERCISE 1
2. I'm going to watch TV.
3. I'm going to learn some irregular verbs.
4. I'm going to do my French homework.
EXERCISE 2
2. I'm not going to watch TV.
3. I'm not going to learn any irregular verbs.
4. I'm not going to do my French homework.
EXERCISE 3
Your own answers.

PAGE 34

EXERCISE 4
2. Are you going to watch TV tonight?
3. Are you going to do your English homework?
4. Are you going to study Drama at secondary school?
5. Are you going to make new friends at secondary school?

EXERCISE 5
2. Yes, I am / No, I'm not.
3. Yes, I am.
4. No, I'm not.
5. Yes, I am.

EXERCISE 6
2. Are you going to listen to CDs?
3. Are you going to play computer games?
4. Are you going to send an email?

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

ICT Activity - April: 4th ESO

SUBTITLING A VIDEO

1.- Choose a video in English (at least 5 minutes long). 
2.- Save the video to your hard disk (use aTube catcher, for example, to download videos from YouTube). 
3.- Prepare the transcription of the video. 
4.- Go to dotsub.com and register. 
5.- Once you’ve registered and signed in, you’re ready to begin. 
6.- Upload your video and subtitle it (be careful with synchronization!). 
7.- Make your video public. 
8.- Send the link to the web page and the embed code to my email.
9.- Your videos will be published here.

You'll have three classes to complete this task: April 26th, May 10th & May 24th.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Sunday, 15 April 2012

ICT Activity - April: Word Clouds 6th primary

Have a look at these word clouds by the students of 6th primary. They're great, aren't they?
ÁNGELA & ANTÍA

AIXA & NATALIA
MANUEL & DIEGO M.

MARÍA & MARTA
IAGO & ANDRÉS

SABELA & SILVIA

SARA I., ANDREA & REBECA
AINHOA & LUCÍA

Friday, 13 April 2012

ICT Activity - April: WORD CLOUDS - 1st ESO

Here you are some of the word clouds the 1st students have made.
HUGO & XIANA

IVÁN F. & ÓSCAR

LAURA & RAQUEL

ZULEMA & MALENA
CLAUDIA & ALBA

GABRIEL & MARCOS

MARIANA & PAULA

JAVIER & YAGO V.


SANTIAGO & ANTONIO

ICT Activity - 5th primary

Today's exercises:
- Exercise 1
- Exercise 2
- Exercise 3
- Exercise 4
- Exercise 5
- Exercise 6
- Exercise 7
- Exercise 8
- Exercise 9
If you have time go to Fowl Words.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Song - 1st & 2nd ESO

What would I do without you? Sing along with this song by David Guetta featuring Usher. Have fun!

ICT Activity - April

This month we begin the new term with a trip to the far East: Yokoso! Japan (Welcome to Japan!). Have a look at this wonderful video and search the official webpage of the country for further info: www.jnto.go.jp/eng/

Sunday, 18 March 2012

ICT Activity - March

MICHAEL CRICHTON (Chicago, 1942 - Los Angeles, 2008) was an American best-selling author, producer, director and screenwriter, best known for his works in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at number one in television, film and book sales (with ER, Jurassic Park and Disclosure, respectively).

His literary works are usually based on the action genre and heavily future technology. He was the author of, among others, Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Stain, Congo, Travels, Sphere, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, Airframe, Timeline, Prey, State of Fear, Next (the final book published before his death), Pirate Latitudes and a final unfinished techno-thriller, Micro, which was published in November 2011.

For further info on Michael Crichton visit his website www.michaelcrichton.com

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Spelling Bee contest 2012 (part 3)

Hi again! Here you are the video of the contest and a couple of pics of the finalists. Enjoy them!



3rd ESO finalists

5th primary finalists


Sunday, 11 March 2012

Spelling Bee contest 2012

Congratulations to our contestants: Matías, Yago (4th position), Raquel and Andrea. I'm very proud of you!

Raquel & Andrea - 3rd ESO

Raquel & Andrea - 3rd ESO



Matías - 5th primary

Yago - 5th primary

Raquel - 3rd ESO

Andrea - 3rd ESO

Yago - 5th primary
Matías - 5th primary

Friday, 9 March 2012

Spelling Bee contest

Today's the day!! This afternoon (Cine Salesianos - 17.30 h.) our students are taking part in the 6th Spelling Bee contest organized by Schoolhouse. Good luck to our contestants.

5th primary
- Matías Cabaleiro Lago
- Yago Méndez Domínguez

3rd ESO
- Raquel Alonso Pintos
- Andrea Álvarez Mariño

See you this afternoon!! Come and cheer your classmates!!

Friday, 2 March 2012

ICT Activity - 6th primary

Today we've visited the London Dungeon and the wax museum of Madame Tussauds, also in London.

The London Dungeon is a very popular tourist attraction which recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a grimly comedic "gallows humour" style. attempting yo make them appealing to younger audiences, It uses a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides.
Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London with branches in a number of major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. Madame Tussaud is also a major tourist attraction in London, displaying waxworks of historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and famous murderers.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

ICT Activity - 5th primary

Do these online exercises and don't forget to check if they're correct:
1.- Zoo animals.
2.- English speaking countries.
3.- Sea animals 1.
4.- Sea animals 2.
5.- Sea animals 3.
6.- Sea animals 4.
7.- Monsters.

And now a game:
8.- Fowl words.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

It's Pancake Day!!

Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Shrove Tuesday is observed mainly in English speaking countries, especially Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, but it's also observed in other countries (Germany, Sweden, the Philippines, etc.). Shrove Tuesday is linked to Easter, so its date changes on an annual basis.

In most traditions the day is known for the eating of pancakes before the start of Lent. Pancakes are eaten as they are made out of the main foods available: sugar, fat, flour and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting associated with Lent.

RECIPE (for 8 pancakes)

- 1 large egg or 1 egg and one yolk.
- 280 ml of milk
- 110 gr of plain flour (4 heaped dessertspoons)
- 1 tablespoon of melted butter
- a pinch of salt

Sift the flour into a bowl and make a well in the middle. Break in the egg (and yolk, if using) and add a pinch of salt and a splash of the milk. Whisk the egg, gradually incorporating the flour, to make a smooth cream. Whisk in the rest of the milk and the melted butter.

Now watch the video:

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Answers to the exercises - 4th ESO

1.- 2. for / 3. since / 4. since / 5. for
2.- 2. How long have you lived in your flat?
     3. How long has he been here?
     4. How long has Luisa worked at the school?
     5. How long have the students known each other?
3.- 2. I've already seen that DVD.
     3. I've just finished my homework.
     4. We've already visited London, Oxford and Bath.
     5. We haven't arrived at our station yet.
4. 2. Correct
    3. Kate didn't come to see the film with us yesterday.
    4. I've never had so much food in my life.
    5. I have lived in the same street all my life.
    6. Correct
    7. I learnt to ski when I was six.
5. 2. have just done / 3. hasn't done / 4. met / 5. failed / 6. hasn't eaten / 7. left 

Monday, 13 February 2012

Answers to the exercises - 6th primary

PAGE 31
1.- 2. a musician / 3. a doctor / 4. a sailor / 5. a painter / 6. an inventor
2.- 2c / 3f / 4b / 5d / 6a
3.- painted - paint / looked - look / travelled - travel / played - play / invented - invent

PAGE 32
4.- 2. looked / 3. wasn't / 4. played / 5. didn't work
5.- 2. He's a doctor / 3. She's a vet / 4. He's an optician / 5. She's a computer technician / 6. He's a builder
6.- 2. painted / 3. Spain / 4. lived / 5. doctor /  6. sick

PAGE 36
5.- 2. Did Louis Armstrong play the violin?
     3. Did James Cook work in a hospital?
     4. Did Galileo paint pictures?
     5. Did Frida Kahlo study medicine?
     6. Did Elizabeth Blackwell travel to Australia?

PLEASE, STUDY FOR THE EXAM!!!!!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Answers to the exercises - 2nd ESO

PAGE 21
1.- angry, tired, worried, relaxed, happy, lonely, frightened.
2.- relaxed, frightened, lonely, happy, angry, worried, sad.
4.- b. true / c. true / d. false / e. false / f. true / g. false / h. false
PAGE 22
5.- There was a girl taking a photo. / There was a girl drinking cola. / There was a man reading the newspaper.
6.- b. was / c. were / d. were / e. was / f. were / g. was / h. were
7.- 2g / 3f / 4a / 5b / 6d / 7e / 8h
PAGE 23
1.- b. happy / c. lonely / d. sad / e. frightened / f. angry / g. worried / h. relaxed
PAGE 24
3.- b. was/were playing / c. were windsurfing / d. was someone reading / e. was/were listening / f. was a man drinking / g. were swimming / h. was the boy in the water doing
4.- b. Two boys were playing beach volleyball. / c. Two people were windsurfing. / d. Yes, there was. / e.  A girl was listening to music. / f. No, he wasn't. / g. There was a boy swimming. / h. He was relaxing in the water.
6.- b. stopped / c. were chatting / d. was dancing / e. arrived / f. was living / g. had
7.- b. saw / c. was fishing / d. was holding / e. was / f. was / g. went / h. was happening / i. jumped / j. saw / k. was / l. smiled / m. waved / n. swam

Friday, 10 February 2012

ICT Activity - 5th primary

Practise the verb TO BE for the exam. After each exercise click "check".
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4

And to have some fun...
Exercise 5
Exercise 6

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Guess the lyrics - 4th ESO

Yesterday we tried to guess the lyrics of the song I still haven't found what I'm looking for by U2 and, at the same time, we practiced the present perfect. There were some very interesting options... But here you are the real lyrics and a live performance by the band.


Sunday, 5 February 2012

ICT Activity - February

Do you want to know more about ice sports? Do you want to know about the rules and the history of curling, bobsleigh or skeleton? Well, have a look at this post.

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area.







Skeleton is a fast winter sliding sport in which an individual person rides a small sled down a frozen track while lying face down.





Bobsleigh is a winter sport in which teams of two or four make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled.






For more info go to www.worldcurling.org (curling)  www.fibt.com (bobsleigh & skeleton)