Thursday, January 26, 2017

Project Work - 4ºESO

To continue with your Projects, please, click HERE 

Top Photo:
Operation Mare Nostrum by Italian photographer Massimo Sestini
Taking second prize in the General News category 
is this image depicting a boatload of refugees
rescued 20 miles north of Libya by the Italian Navy. 
Following the deaths of scores of asylum seekers in 2013, 
the Italian Government set its forces on saving anyone shipwrecked at sea

Read more here

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Formal vs Informal Writing

Besides all the information available in your Textbook,
check these pictures:
Formal vs Informal (Some words)

2 interesting Presentations for you to dig deeper:

Your turn to practise!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Keep calm and do these activities

Today's menu ;):
1) Create your own KEEP CALM Poster here
Then download it and send it to your class account
(Don't forget to tell your name!) OR
Publish it on your blog 

Then you are ready to revise Unit 4 on these previous Entries:

Sunday, January 22, 2017

What are you like? - 2017

Some of the Revision on this Blog: 1, 2
Practise: 1, 2, harder: 3, 4
Match the Opposites: 1, 2
Play Personality Traits Hangman
Read and find the adjectives in these cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, MORE
Watch and do:

Keep Calm and create a mesaage on Keep Calm-o-Matic

What do you like and dislike in
- a friend?
- a teacher?
- your parents?
-  a sportsperson?
- a politician?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Job Interview

How to ace (or at least, just have) a Job Interview 
Watch English for Job interviews

The Interview
Job Hunting
Job Interview

Work-Related Vocabulary: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Voc & Activities)
Practise your Work-related Vocabulary:
Job Vocabulary
Job Interviews: 1, 2, 3

Meet The Extreme Job-Hunter:

Do you know the great Monty Python?
They also conducted their own, peculiar Job Interview...
Be ready for weird, unexpected questions like these: 1, 2

Minimum Wages compared
Something you may have heard about these days in Spain,
there's a debate going on about the convenience of people getting a:
Basic Income

Should there be any of them?
In pairs, think of reasons FOR and AGAINST having
a) Minimum Wage
b) A Basic Income for everyone
Write down your ideas and we'll compare with your classmates'

Monday, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day in 2017 is on Monday, the 16th of January.
In the United States, Martin Luther King Day is always observed 
on the third Monday of January.

What do you know about this man?
and about The Civil Rights Movement in the USA?

Read: 1, 2, 3, 4 (Take the Quiz at the end):

Learn about his life in videos: 1, 2

Celebrating MLK's Legacy

I have a dream*

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation 
where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, 1963
What does this quote mean to you?
Choose one of his Quotes and explain what it means to you
Here's  a short excerpt from this, his most famous speech.  
Watch the beginning
I have a dream - Rap

What is your dream for the future?
Watch his speeches

Your turn to think and talk*
How do you think segregation affected people of color?
Why do you think the people involved in the Civil Rights Movement had to work so long for equality?
Do you agree that non-violent resistance is the best way to challenge injustice?
Do you see racial discrimination still happening in the U.S.? In your lives? In your home countries?In what ways?
How can we keep Dr. King’s dream alive?

*Thanks to Sarah Nelson, ESL instructor, for sharing this lesson 
and to Mn Literacy for publishing it

Sunday, January 15, 2017

What's going on? The Present Continuous (or Progressive)

Look at the Chart above and Practise the Present Continuous
What's going on in the pictures? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6:

Learn when to use each with these Presentations:1, 2 (clothes too!), MINE
and this long, comprehensive Blog Entry
Remember Time Expressions that go with each:

Lots of Previous Practice on my blog:
Do you remember Monsters Inc.?
What are they wearing?
Listen to some Clothing words on language Guide: 1, 2, 3, 4
Play Clothing Hangman
Revise all about Clothes
What are these posh ;) people wearing?

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Have you had it done?

Have you had anything done for you recently? What?
What would you like to get done soon?

Learn this structure, also called "Causative"
with these Presentations: 1, 2, 3 and / or this video:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What are you wearing today? - 2017

Revision from this blog
Do you know your basic stuff?
Do you want to get trendy? ;) 

Some videos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Please, when you go shopping, remember to...:
 the 3 R's: 1, 2, 3 (ESL Chesnut Resources) and the U... Upcycling:

Be creative,

Monday, January 9, 2017

My New Year's Resolutions

What are New Year's Resolutions?

1) One Word Assignment:
Think about One Word to live by for the rest of the year:
to represent your goals and how you want to live your life. 
and explain why you choose it
2) Write a few Resolutions or Complete one of these Charts:
 123 (Generator), 4:

New Year's Resolutions "Mad Libs": 1, 2:
Make Resolutions for friends and classmates:


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