IES MEDINA ALBAIDA ENGLISH WEEK

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This next week 7th to 11th March a group of students of 3ºESO are taking an ‘Englñish Week’ we are travelling to Santa Susana, Barcelona, to experience a week in a camp with native teachers and monitors. There will be plenty of sport activities, English and fun! Are you ready to come? Remember to bring sport clothes, swimming suit, trainers, towels and sleeping bag.

Our English week is organized by Grupos Organizados. It is a stay centered on the practice of English of school students with  native English speakers via an intense coexistence with them while performing a multitude of activities in the natural environment.

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It is a stay where students practice “real English”, the everyday English they would use if they travelled to an English speaking country. We want our students to live firsthand what it would be like to be surrounded by the language. This is done in a real context of communication so in that way they feel that all of the English they study in school has meaning

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Our New Year’s Resolutions activity at school

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Last week we talked about New Year’s Resolutions in class. This is the activity done in 3º Eso.  We have elaborated a card with our resolutions for 2016 , we have collected them and they are shown in our classes, just in case you want to see them, you’re welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what we have written about, would you like to do your own?

  • 2 ⇒things we learnt last year        
  • 0⇒zero for a thing we will stop this year
  • 1⇒ one thing we would really want to do this year
  • 6⇒general resolutions we traditionally propose ourselves at the beginning of a new year

 

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3º ESO B. Ies Medina Albaida

 

 

XMAS HAS COME

SPEAKING WARM UP:

acartoon-christmas-dancing-santa-mzxrz1) What do you usually eat at Christmas?
b) Who do you normally spend Christmas with?
c) What is the best thing about Christmas in your opinion?
d) Which traditions do you follow at Christmas?
e) What is unique about Christmas in the place where you live?

f) What do you remember about last Christmas?
g) Where would you like to spend Christmas one year

XMAS CAROLS FOR THE CLASSROOM, BE READY TO SING ALONG IN OUR HIGH SCHOOL

  1. LAST CHRISTMAS,

    Listen to this popular Christmas song by Wham from 1984. . Watch the video and listen at to complete the lyrics:

    Chorus

    Last Christmas, I gave you (1) _____ But the very next day, you gave it away . This year, to save me from tears
    I’ll give it to someone special
    (2x)

    Once bitten and twice (2) ___
    I (3) ____________ my distance but tears still catch my eye

    Tell me, baby, do you recognize me?
    It’s been a year; it doesn’t (4) _____________ me

    Happy Christmas–I wrapped it up and (5) ______________ it
    With a note saying, “I love you”; I (6) _______________ it
    Now I know what a fool I’ve been
    But if you (7) ______________ me now, I know you’d fool me again

    Repeat chorus

    A crowded room, friends with tired eyes
    I’m (8) ______________ from you and your soul of  (9)___
    My God, I thought you were someone to (10) ______________ on Me, I guess I was a  (11)_____to (12) ______________ on

    A face on a (13) ____with a fire in his heart
    A man under cover, but you tore me apart Ooh, now I’ve found a real love
    You’ll never fool me again

    Repeat chorus

    A face on a (14) ___ with a fire in his heart
    A man under cover, but you tore him apart Maybe next year I’ll give it to someone
    I’ll give it to someone special, special Someone…someone
    I’ll give it to someone
    I’ll give it to someone special, special

     

    This is Taylor Swift version, maybe you’ve heard , with which you can correct your lyrics:

CAINE’S ARCADE: A NICE STORY

Caine Monroy is a 9-year old boy who spent his summer vacation building an elaborate DIY (DO IT YOURSELF) cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store.

Caine dreamed of the day he would have lots of customers visit his arcade, and he spent months preparing everything, perfecting the game design, making displays for the prizes, designing elaborate security systems, and hand labeling paper-lunch-gift-bags. However, his dad’s autoparts store (located in an industrial part of East LA) gets almost zero foot traffic, so Caine’s chances of getting a customer were very small, and the few walk in customers that came through were always in too much of a hurry to get their auto part to play Caine’s Arcade. But Caine never gave up.

One day, by chance, I walked into Smart Parts Auto looking for a used door handle for my ’96 Corolla. What I found was an elaborate handmade cardboard arcade manned by a young boy who asked if I would like to play. I asked Caine how it worked and he told me that for $1 I could get two turns, or for $2 I could get a Fun Pass with 500 turns. I got the Fun Pass.

This short film tells the story of Caine’s Arcade, and of our attempt to make Caine’s day.
DO IT YOURSELF= bricolage
ARCADE:salón de juego
auto parts store:

Present Perfect; elementary

PAST SIMPLE AND PRESENT PERFECT ; read about it, take your notes and do the exercises you will find at the bottom of the page.CLICK HERE
– EXERCISE 1, EXERCISE 2, EXERCISE 3
– ARE YOU READY TO DO A TEST: Test 1, Test 2, test 3

LOCH NESS READING – present perfect exercise

exercises: 1

MORE PRACTICE
http://www.learnenglish.britishcouncil.org
http://www.englishpage.com
http://www.agendaweb.net

PAST SIMPLE VS PAST CONTINUOUS

1.ACCIONES EN PASADO (todas en pasado simple, la descripción en pasado continuo)
Yesterday morning i got up at 6, i had a shower, I had breakfast and when I went out it was raining.
2.- ACCION LARGA (past continuous) INTERRUMPIDA POR UNA CORTA (past simple)
I was watching TV when she phoned.3.- ACCIONES SIMULTANEAS (las dos en past continuous)
My sister was reading and I was watching tv.

EXERCISES
PAST CONTINUOUS
http://www.english-grammar-lessons.com/pastcontinuous/exercise3.swf
http://www.english-grammar-lessons.com/pastcontinuous/exercise2.swf
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/pastcontinuous/exercise2.swf
PROGRESSIVE OR SIMPLE?
http://inglesnanet.com/grammar/pastscon.htm
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/pastprog.php
http://www.english-grammar-lessons.com/pastsimpleorcontinuous/exercise3.swf

many more exercises on http://www.agendaweb.org