Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bits and Pieces

3º ESO:
Your Magostos activities

Homework for all!
(Just a little):

Short Videos for all tastes:
For FUN:
That moment every teacher dreads before the holidays...;)
The Digital Story of the Nativity (one of my favourites)
Star Wars Episodes I-III, explained in 3 minutes
The Year 20125 on Twitter
Mog's Christmas Calamity
To get us thinking and talking:
Speed Dating
Are you human?
True Love
Idiots (again!)
I am the choices I make
The trial of Barnaby Finch
After discussing Human Rights,
 there was some good news for refugees and for the whole world
Watch how these Canadian children welcome Syrian kids
 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
What's your favourite Christmas festivity?
Perhaps New Year's Eve?

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Passive Voice - They are expected to arrive tonight

How to transform the Verb from Active to Passive Voice:


Some Games: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and Links to many Exercises: 1, 2
LOTS of Revision on the "Passive Voice label"

Passive Voice Clips in TV series: 1, 2, 3
Christmas Homework sample:
"Nothing you can sing that can't be sung
from All you need is Love - The Beatles:

Sunday, December 6, 2015

December 10 - World Human Rights Day

What are Human Rights?
Do you think there should be any? Which? Why on December, 10th?
Read them here or simplified for children: Human Rights
Find out more about them:
United for Human Rights
Human Rights in short videos: 1, 2 (Subtitles available)

Lesson Plan and Resources by Clark Hoefnagels

Explore and learn about Human Rights: 
What do YOU think?
Critical Questions (by Clark H.)
  • Do countries need to give their citizens human rights?
  • What human right do you enjoy that someone in another part of the world may not have?
  • Is the UN the best method of deciding what counts as a human right? Is there a better way?
  • Is digital privacy a human right?
  • What is the most important Human Right? What Human Right would you add if you could?


Follow up:
Tweet your thoughts about Human Rights (use the ideas above or your own)
or comment a colleague's
Remember these Hashtags: #humanrights and #oteroenglish 
Answer this question on paper (60 - 100 words)
(Give reasons to support your answer):
"Are human rights respected in our country?"

Do you...? Are you...? Have you got...?

Grammar Practice before your exam:
Question Words:1, 2
Vocabulary Practice:
Body Parts: 1, 2, 3
SPORTS and other Vocabulary Games:

This school year's previous posts for you:

For LOTS of previous years activities:
Click on the Label that you want to practise

Here's a song with many Present Tenses on Lyrics Training:

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Compound Adjectives

How do you form them?: 1, 2
Practise: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Do you remember that brown-eyed girl?:

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Have you ever...?

How to form the Present Perfect Tense?:
Read the Infographic (via Talk2meEnglish) and this
Practise with this Interactive book
or do this interesting BBC Quiz
Use it in conversation:
Been there/ Done that - Present Perfect / Past Simple Contrast 
by David Mainwood
Listen to adventures round the globe and write a Summary:
Practise: 1, 2, 34, 5 , 6, 7 vs Simple Past: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:
How long?: For / Since
Other Particles: Yet, Still, Already
and Revise

Past Continuous Form:
  At the museum
The newspaper

Do or Make: in Pictures:1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7 and a Game

Some songs with Present Perfect Tenses:
I still haven't found... - U2 (activity)
Have you ever? - Brandy
My way - Frank Sinatra

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

How to write a Summary

How to write a good Summary: 1, 2

We are going to watch a famous 2006 TED lecture by Sir Ken Robinson
"Do schools kill creativity?"
Before we watch it, discuss this Question in pairs or small groups
As you watch:
 Learn 2 or 3 words or phrases you didn't know
Think of the MAIN ideas for a Summary
What did you find most interesting?

The video on TED website

After watching it,
Comment the ideas above and:
Do you agree with Ken Robinson? Why? / Why not?
What do you think of your School System?
Would you change it? 
If so, what changes would you make in it?


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