Thursday, January 29, 2015

School Day of Non-violence and Peace

Today is January, 30th - School Day of Non-Violence and Peace
but, do you know why it takes place on this date?

WRITING TASKS (Choose one): 
1) Do you know any Peace Prize Laureates?
Go to this website, choose one and write his/ her biography
2) Choose one of these cartoons
Describe it, say why you've chosen it, what it tells you, ...
3) Are you good at poetry?
Can you write your "acrostic poem"?:
4ºESO's 1st results

Songs about Peace:
Do you know these ones? and any others?

What synonyms of "Peace" can you think of?
Write them down and create your "Word Cloud"
with one of these Generators
Here's a one for you:
Do you understand all the words?

Apart from Gandhi,

other great women and men
have contributed to Peace and a better world.
Learn about some of them:
Martin Luther King Jr.
Malala Yousafzai
Nelson Mandela (video task)

Diwali, Festival of Lights
The history of the Peace Corps

Can you tell about any ongoing conflicts round the world?
Learn about some of them here
Learn Peace

Are you an expert on Peace? Try this Quizzes: 1, 2

Advanced activities on war on Clicknlearn
(2º Bac > Issues > War - at the bottom):

Are you ready for the Peace Corps Challenge?:

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Want (someone) TO do something


2nd. Term Video Activity:

- Individual, pair or group Speaking
- Up to 12 Homework activities
- 1'30" per student (minimum)
- Hand in by March, 13th
- Topics:
3) Carnival in Galicia
4) Description of a Place

Thursday, January 22, 2015

American vs British English

Test your US and UK Spelling
Watch and, more importantly, listen: 1, 2 (cultural differences too), 3,

More about the topic on the "British vs American Lge." Label
Test your knowledge: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Household chores

What do you do at home? Do you help?
Which of these household chores do you do?
and... how often?
Revise and practise in these previous entries: 1, 2
Some new activities: 1, 2, 3
or try these 2 old ones:
What's the cat doing?
All about Chores

Monday, January 19, 2015

Future Tenses

Here is a chart summarizing the use of the "Basic" Future Tenses

Some new exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, or try these tests
By the way, do you know the song "Seasons" by Future Islands?
What tenses are there in the lyrics?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Two Present Tenses

Compare their FORM:
Their USE:
Revise: 1, 2, 3
Practise and Play: 1, 2, 3
More activities here

I'm looking for the...:
Finally, watch this video in the Present Continuous
and learn House-related words:

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Passive Voice - Beginners

 Despite the spelling error (receiver), 
I think this is a good video to see the difference
 between the Active and Passive voice:
How do you say these in the Passive? Flashcards
Exercises: 1, 2
What are things made of?
Revise and learn materials: 1, 2
Practise with the online games in this entry or try this board game:
(thanks to ISL Collective for it)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

New Year's Resolutions

How did you celebrate its arrival?
What do people do in Great Britain? The USA?...
What do you do?
Read: 1, 2
Do you know what New Year's Resolutions are?
Watch: 1, 2:

Ready to make your own New Year's Resolutions?
Talk about them in small groups,then share with the class
Use these pics to help you:
(Thanks to The English Student for this activity)
Resolutions from Busy : 1, 2, 3
More Speaking about New Year's Day/ Eve/ Resolutions: 1, 2, 3

 Other people's Resolutions:
Some people write their resolutions in a diary,
in their notebook or on a piece of paper.
Write some resolutions for the following people:
- You mother
- Your best friend
- Your boyfriend/ girlfriend
- Your teacher / language assistant
Can you think of funny or serious resolutions for the following people?:
- President Obama
- A famous pop star you like
- The Queen of England
- The richest person on the planet

Lots of previous years' resources on the "New Year's Day" Label

Friday, January 9, 2015

Dubai: Architectural wonderland?

Here are a couple of tours of Dubai, the city of records
and one of the fastest-growing cities on the planet:

 - How tall is the Burj Khalifa as compared to other landmarks?
- What sports can you practise in Dubai?
- What other leisure activities can you do there?
- How's the Burj Al Arab hotel shaped?

and a Timelapse 
The Rotating Tower

  Test your knowledge with these quizzes: 1, 2, and

Thursday, January 8, 2015

House and Furniture - 2015

Vocabulary and practice here or on the "House" Label
and some more pictures:
The house: 1, 2
What do you call these pieces of furniture? 1, 2, 3
and the home and kitchen appliances? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Play and practise Furniture and Kitchen:
Let's take a tour:


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