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

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

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

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?


Saturday, 11 February 2012

Answers to the exercises - 2nd ESO

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
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
1.- b. happy / c. lonely / d. sad / e. frightened / f. angry / g. worried / h. relaxed
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)

Song - 4th ESO

Last Tuesday we brought music into the classroom. We listened to 21 Guns by Green Day and we almost finished it in one class. Great work, kids!