Sunday, 12 June 2016

Weekly Links 3º ESO #20

This Third quarter research project consisted of talking about Spain, as we did with The USA and Great Britain in the previous quarters.
As usual there were four topics:
        1. Spanish National Life
        2. Spanish Daily Life
        3. Spanish Celebrations
        4. Spanish Food

You could choose one of them, investigate and make a short videos with your information.

Here are the results:

Spanish Daily Life

Spanish Celebrations 

Spanish Food is clearly your favourite topic:

Congratulations to all.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Weekly Links 1º ESO #74

In this clip of the movie "My Fair Lady"  Professor Higgins is teaching Eliza how to pronounce English properly (she has a strong Cockney accent): vowels, /s/ sound and /h/ sound. Funny and educational.

By the way, the sentence: "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain" should be translated by "La lluvia en España se queda principalmente en la llanura", although here they use the translation of the original Spanish soundtrack: "La lluvia en Sevilla es una pura maravilla."

En este video de la película "My Fair Lady" el profesor Higgins enseña a Eliza a pronunciar correctamente (ella tiene un terrible acento barriobajero): las vocales, el sonido /s/ y el sonido /h/. Divertido y educativo.

Por cierto,  la frase "La lluvia en Sevilla es una pura maravilla" es la traducción que se hizo para los diálogos originales del doblaje al español; en realidad lo que dice es "La lluvia en España se queda principalmente en la llanura".

Happy Book Day.

Weekly Links 2ºESO #99

Feeding two birds with a scone (I prefer this expression to "killing two birds with one stone"): to help you practise listening and present perfect and to pay tribute to Prince  who died last Thursday, here is Sinéad O'Connor singing "Nothing Compares 2 U (to you)", a song written by the late Prince.
The clip has English and Spanish subtitles.

Happy Book Day.

Weekly Links 3º ESO #19

As you have to make a short movie for your project this term, here is an overview on how to use Windows Live Movie Maker -the editing program you have on your computer by default, otherwise you can download it for free from Windows Movie Maker official site.

You also have a very interesting summing up of all the resources you can use to make short movies here at Digital Storytelling (both for Windows and Mac users).

This is just one of the thousands of tutorials you can find on YouTube in any language, so you won't have any trouble to solve any issue you can come across when doing your project.

Happy Book Day.

Weekly Links 4º ESO #98

We started to work with modals, so here is a song with Perfect Modals in its lyrics: The Day Before You Came by Abba.
The video is a mix of the official video (1982) and a performance nowadays. Furthermore, the lyrics appear on screen so that you can practise, not only listening but reading too.

Happy Book Day.

Weekly Links 2º BACH #96

Weekly essay: "How has your life changed with the use of mobile phones. "

Remember, this is an opinion essay.

To help you with some ideas, in this video, they asked the people of Redwood City, California, how the cell phone has changed their lives.

Happy Book Day. Enjoy.

Friday, 8 April 2016