Friday, 23 January 2015

Weekly Links 1º ESO —50

To practise the present simple and continuous in contrast, a song by Avril Lavigne: "Things I'll never say" with subtitles in English and Spanish.

Para practicar el presente continuo en contraste con el presente simple, una canción de Avril Lavigne, "Cosas que nunca diré" con subtítulos en inglés y en español.

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Weekly Links 2º ESO —74

To practise the future tense another song, this time by Muse, Resistance with subtitles in English and Spanish.
The lyrics of the song are related to the book 1984 by George Orwell (1949), a classic political fiction and dystopian science-fiction novel.

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Weekly Links 4º ESO —75


Another song to practise the conditional tense: composed in 1966 by Tim Hardin and performed by Bobby Darin at Woodstock in 1969.

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Weekly Links 2º BACH —71


"Have you ever seen or had an accident? Describe what happened." This is your essay this week, so here is a video with car accidents vocabulary which may be useful.

Structure of the composition:

I. Introduction
States why this experience was so important or memorable.

II. Body
—Details about the beginning of the event or experience.
—Details about what occurred during the event or experience: specific details and examples.

III. Conclusion
Review: Summarizes your main supporting ideas.

Written in first or third person, in the past.

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Friday, 16 January 2015

Weekly Links 1º ESO —49

present tense wordle
As we are studying how to use the present simple tense in contrast with the present progressive, let's watch this video to hint the differences: The Woolly Jumper

Puesto que estamos estudiando cómo utilizar el presente simple en contraste con el presente continuo, veamos este vídeo para fijarnos en las diferencias: "El jersey de lana".

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Weekly Links 2º ESO —73

An example of the future tense in English in this video with subtitles. Enjoy the song and pay attention to the lyrics.

Un ejemplo del futuro en inglés en este video con subtítulos: "Haré un hombre de ti". Disfrutad de la canción y fijaos en la letra.

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Weekly Links 4º ESO —74

fiddler on the roof

As we are working on Conditional sentences, here's a great song from a musical you may know: "The fiddler on the Roof", with subtitles.
Pay attention to the conditional sentences in the song while you enjoy it.

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Weekly Links 2º BACH —70


"Explain the factors that might influence your career choice": This is the topic of your essay this week, so this video may help you: What Career Should I Choose?
I think it can also help you make your own choice.
You can activate subtitles in English, if you want.

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Friday, 9 January 2015

New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year to all.
As it is tradition on New Year's eve, everybody makes promises of improving things in their lives  during the coming year. Here are Disney New Year's resolutions. Do you share them? What are yours?

Feliz año nuevo a todos.
Como es tradición en Nochevieja, todo el mundo hace propósito de mejorar las cosas en su vida durante el año entrante. Éstos son los propósitos de Disney. ¿Los compartís? ¿Cuáles son los vuestros?

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Weekly Links 4º ESO —73

Happy New Year to all.
This week we've been watching this video about "New Year's Resolutions Through the Ages."  Have a look and read the transcript.


"New Year's Resolutions - one of those ideas that seems to have existed forever. But it did have a beginning - a long time ago.

The New Year's holiday was first celebrated approximately 4,000 years ago in Babylon. However the Babylonians did not have an official written calendar, so they observed the holiday in March, during the early beginnings of Spring.

During this time, the Babylonians would make promises to their Gods, usually entailing paying their debts. Shedding a few pounds didn't seem to be on top of their minds.

Then in Roman times, as different emperors took the throne, the calendar began to change.

In 153 B.C., the Roman Senate ruled that the New Year would officially begin on January 1st. The Romans would make vows to their god Janus, after whom the month of January was named. They would commonly ask for forgiveness and exchange gifts.

In 46 B.C. Julius Caesar altered the months yet again and he made the year last for 445 days. It was during the reign of Caesar that resolutions became more recognized with people making promises such as showing kindness to others. Still no sign of weight watchers.

In medieval times, knights reaffirmed their commitment to chivalry as a yearly tradition.

To this day, the tradition of New Year's resolutions and getting rid of past bad luck continues.

Various countries have differing approaches. At the stroke of midnight in Wales, a back door is opened and then shut to release the luck of the past year.

Spain residents eat 12 grapes at midnight to bring good luck in the coming months."

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We're back. Weekly Links 2º BACH —69

Happy New year to all and welcome back to the grind.
As this week's topic for your essay is: "What would your friends and family think if you got a tattoo?", let's watch this video about "What Tattoos Really Say About You".

Have a nice weekend.