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.
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
This February we have an extra day, February 29th. This happens every 4 years as you may know.
Do you remember where did you do last 29th February?
What will you be doing in 4 years time, when next 29th February would appear again in our calendar?
Do you know any ‘leaper’ or ‘leapling’? How old is he/she supposed to be officially?
But do you know why this 2016 is 366 days long?
The Earth actually takes 365 day, 5hours 48 minutes and 46 seconds exactly, to make a complete circle around the sun. In order to account for these 6 extra hours, we have to add an extra day every few years to keep our calendar in sync.
There are 34 single men aged 65 or older for every 100 single women of the same age.
In the US, there are 2.2 million marriages every year, which is more than 600 a day.
More than 50% of all Valentine’s Day cards are bought in the six days before the celebration.
In 2004, there were 21,667 florists across the US and between all these businesses 109,915 people were employed.
70%: the percentage of men and women aged 30 to 34 who had been married at some point in their lives in 2006
Valentine’s Day is the most popular time to send greetings cards with 141 million cards sent every year.
In 2008, 112,185 marriages were performed in Nevada. So many couples ’tie the knot’ there that it is the fifth most popular US state in which to marry even though it only ranks 35th in terms of population.
904: the number of dating service companies in America in 2002
More than 50% of the US population celebrate Valentine’s Day by purchasing a greetings card.
There are 100 single women in their 20s for every 119 single men of the same age.
A New Year’s Resolution is a promise to yourself to improve your life in some way. You can improve your life by starting something new, by trying harder at something, by cutting down on something, or even quitting something. OR we can just keep doing what we are doing now.
a) 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
Listen to this popular Christmas song by Wham from 1984. . Watch the video and listen at to complete the lyrics:
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
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
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: