Friday, May 19, 2017

Cambridge Exams: Structure


TASK 1

Test your level. Try this questionnaire to have a general idea of your current level.

TASK 2

Learn about the different PAPERS and PARTS of the exam and what you need to practice for each one of these parts. As you read through the structure you must complete the study guide with the information on that page. Show to your teacher once the task is done, and then file in your binder or notebook for future reference.


FIRST CERTIFICATE

Click here to learn about your exam format

FCE study guide

ADVANCED

Click here to learn about your exam format

CAE study guide

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MODAL VERBS

English conjugation needs to use certain special verbs to express "modes" such as possibility, permission, ability etc. Read and complete the following task to learn about them.

TASK

Follow this process:


PRESENTATION:
1. Read the following examples (you don´t have to write):
  1. You must be more patient with your partners.
  2. You must keep my secret.
  3. He can make friends easily.
  4. She might get married with her boyfriend next year. 
  5. You should forgive your friend John.
  6. Could you remind me when is your date with Mary?
  7. He must be Ann's son, he looks like her.
  8. It can't be true that they are getting divorce; they seem the perfect couple!
  9. May I meet you tonight?
  10. You don't have to invite your acquaintances to your wedding, just your relatives and close friends
1. Based on the examples above, which modals are used to express the following? (copy and complete in your notebook)
ability, ____________                     advice,____________ 
obligation,____________               lack of obligation,____________     
possibility,____________               certainty that something is true, ____________  
certainty that something is impossible,____________  prohibition,____________ 
permission, ____________           polite request. ____________ 

2. Infer the rule from the examples and complete the following sentence: (copy and complete in your notebook)
We use the __________  of a verb after a modal.
a. "to" -    form     b. - "ing" form       c. basic form
PRACTICE

3. Chose the correct form (write complete sentences in your notebook):
  1. If you have not tried Internet dating, maybe you might/can/ought to give it a chance.
  2. What you are saying can't/mustn't shouldn't be true, you are a liar.
  3. It's very late. I could/can/have to leave now.
  4. Peter looks very happy. He can/should/must have a new girlfriend.
  5. I don't like Mary. You don't have to/may not/mustn't introduce her to me

  • Now, complete the following sentences using the modal verbs below: write full sentences in your notebook.

          may, must not, can, were able to, should, might not
  1. Sophie ________ get along with her mum.
  2. I ___________ trust my best friend. She always keep my secrets.
  3. Stephan _________ come to the party. He is very busy.
  4. ___________ I borrow your car. Mine does not work.
  5. When we were younger, we __________ to have more dates with girls than now.
  6. Parents ___________ leave small children at home alone.
4. PRODUCTION
Write a dialogue between a police officer and a citizen of your city/town.
The police officer must say to the citizen who does not comply with the law the things he/she has done badly and the things he/she should do using modals. The beginning of the conversation is given. Copy and complete in your notebook.
  • Example:
Police officer: Good morning.
Citizen: Hi! What's up?
Police officer: If you want to _________-- you car in this parking you have to pay.
Citizen: How much _______ I pay?
Police officer: You ________ pay 7 pounds. _______ I have a look to your driving license?
Citizen: Yes, of course! It _________ be in the boot. Would you wait for a moment?
Police officer: 
Citizen:
Police officer: 
Citizen: 
Police officer: 
Citizen: .
Police officer: 
Citizen: 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

William Shakespeare

April is Shakespeare´s month.

1. Watch the video  Use your earbuds to listen.
If you don´t have earphones, then click on the cc (closed caption) icon on the video screen to read the script.
2. After you have finished the video then play the 2 games underneath.

Have fun while you learn. if you have some time left, then  play any of the early finishers activities on the sidebar

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

2 ESO Tales of Childhood


Personal work  by 2 ESO English Language Arts students.based on Roald Dahl´s Boy;Tales of Childhood. Please be aware of errors. Students work appear as they are were turned in. No correction marks are shown. 


2 ESO A-B

2 ESO C-D
  1. Tales of Childhood Sarah
  2. Tales of Childhood  Óscar
  3. Tales of Childhood   Octavio
  4. Tales of Childhood   Mert
  5. Tales of Childhood   Marcos alejandro
  6. Tales of Childhood  Lijam
  7. Tales of Childhood  Hector
  8. Tales of Childhood   Guille
  9. Tales of Childhood   Claudia andres mariae eva mario
  10. Tales of Childhood   Avril celia luciag aliciotis سهام mariacs manuel
  11. Tales  of Childhood  mariacn
  12. Tales of Childhood  Eliza
  13. Tales of Childhood   Natalia
  14. Tales of Childhood  بلال
  15. Tales of Childhood   alba iñaky
  16. Tales of Childhood   africa
  17. Tales of Childhood  Lucygu

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Water Day

World Water Day is March 22. Check the official website and download the fact sheet.

PART 1 LEARN about water in the world

Read the factsheet and answer the questions in your notebook.


  1. What is the Theme of this year? what is the title of the campaign?
  2. How many people don't have access to clean water sources?
  3. What percentage of the world population live in cities today?  What will that percentage be in the year 2050?
  4. what diseases are caused by drinking water contaminated with faeces? 
  5. Look at the events map. How many events are being held in Spain? 

PART 2 CREATE a poster. 

Design 

your Water Day poster. Click here to enter the poster designer . Be sure to include your recommendations.

Share 

your poster after you finish. Please use your names as your poster title.
When you click the button Share you will be asked to provide the project name. Type the following project name:


WATER DAY 2017


We will vote for the best poster. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

St. Patrick's day

St. Patrick


This Friday Irish people all over the world celebrate their culture. Learn and complete the text. You must listen to the file below to have the text completely filled out.


Number your paper from 1-12 and write the missing words. Listen and check here.



Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, is an _(1)_________celebration of the patron saint of Ireland. It is a national holiday in Ireland, and millions of Irish people all over the _(2)_________ where there are Irish communities celebrate. Celebrations are __(3)________ on all things Irish and the colour green. City authorities in Chicago even __(4)________ the city’s river green for this day. Many people wear green clothes, eat Irish food and drink the Irish drink Guinness, which many bars also _(5)_________ and dye green. There are also traditional St Patrick’s Day parades. The one in Dublin is _(6)_________ over five days and attracts half a million people. The New York parade is the __(7)________, with two million spectators. Many people with no Irish connections celebrate and __(8)_____

Saint Patrick was a Christian missionary. Some _(9)_________ say he was born in England, while others _(10)_________ he was Italian. Most agree he lived in the fifth _(11)_________. When he was sixteen, he was captured and taken as a slave to Ireland. He lived as a slave for six years before __(12)________. He joined the church to __(13)________ as a priest and became a missionary in the north and west of Ireland. Legend has it that Patrick drove all the (14)__________ out of Ireland. There are many other legends about Patrick that have cemented him as a key part of Irish culture. March 17 is believed to be the _(15)_________ of his death. Unlike other saints, Patrick was never canonized by a Pope, although most Christian churches __(16)________ him as a “Saint in Heaven”.




ACTIVITIES (click on the links to do the tasks)

  1. Complete this quiz to check your knowledge
  2. Now, unscramble the words to write the sentences. 
  3. You can see some vocabulary here. then play the vocabulary game
  4. Complete this word search using Irish-related vocabulary. 

Note: List of words for the listening (not in order):   
spread based declare largest  annual  dye  try   world escaping  date   century    snakes   scholars
list   train   believe

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

WILL and First Conditional 3 ESO

Do these activities on Isabel Perez's site.

Then click here to learn the form and use of the first conditional. Do the following:
1.  Copy the chart and translate the sentences in your notebook.
2. Complete the four online exercises on the right of the page.  

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

3 ESO. Book Quiz. Tales of Mystery and imagination

This is an open book test on Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Your result will account for 20% of your book test grade.
Click here to start your quiz 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Create a Crossword Puzzle

Visit the following puzzle creator page to create your own crossword puzzle using the vocabulary from the book Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

All definitions must be entered in English using the glossary from the book.

Include a minimum of 15 words and a maximum of 30.

After you create your puzzle, have it saved as a PDF and then email to atijera@educa.madrid.org

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Create your comic story

Choose any of the stories we have read from the book Tales of Mystery and Imagination and create a comic strip based on the story. It can be a graphic version of the same story or you can imagine a different ending of the story. You can also create your own horror story inspired by Poe´s.


After you have decided which story to tell visit this page to create your comic.

Follow these instructions:

  • Select at least one 6 panel template for your story.
  • All panels must include captions and bubbles with correct language in them. 
  • choose appropriate backgrounds characters and props for your panels.
  • after you finish your story, click print and in the printer menu choose save as pdf. then email the pdf to your teacher. 

email to atijera@educa.madrid.org

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Canterbury Tales

Read the stories below and then complete the charts with the information you find for each story. There are three tales. You must complete one chart per tale.




Show your work to your teacher once you finish. 



The Nun’s Priest’s Tale
Relevant vocabulary (10 words you consider most important in the story)
Characters: What 3 animals have names in the Fable?
  • Chaunticleer: ______________
  • Pertelote: _________________
  • Russel: ___________________
Summary




Moral:


The Wife of Bath Tale
Relevant vocabulary (10 words you consider most important in the story)
Characters:



Summary




What do women desire?
Moral:




The pardoner’s Tale
Relevant vocabulary (10 words you consider most important in the story)
Characters:



Summary




What sins does the Pardoner mention?
Moral:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Edgar Allan Poe

Today we are visiting Poe's Museum in Richmond. The session will be divided into two parts:

Part ONE. Museum (25 minutes):
You must get familiar with the museum website. The more familiar you are with the website, the faster you will find your quiz answers later on. This is what you should do at the museum:

  • Explore the facilities (use the virtual tour option)
  • Read about Edgar Allan Poe's life
  • Skim through some of his selected works
  • learn about the different theories of his death


Click here to start your visit of the museum

Part TWO. Contest (20 minutes):
After your finish your exploration of the website you will be asked to report to this website. It is important that you have the tab of the museum website active because you will need to scan through it in order to answer most of the questions.

It is also recomended that you have a copy of "The black cat" for some of the vocabulary questions. Use your hard copy or a soft copy from here.

Click here to start your Quiz Contest. Wait for further instructions.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Gerund or Infinitive


Click here to learn the use of Gerunds and Infinitives as the object of a sentence.
After reading keep the page open for reference and click below to open a new tab and complete all the activities from # 1 to # 10.

ACTIVITIES 1-10

Keep a record of your score on the chart provided below. Copy the chart onto your notebook. Show to your teacher once you have finished. 


GERUND OR INFINITIVE
online activities
ACTIVITY #
SCORE

ACTIVITY #
SCORE
1


6

2


7

3


8

4


9

5


10

TOTAL

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Work Schedule 2-ESO

This is a tentative calendar which may vary depending on our class progress. It will be followed unless otherwise stated. Always check for confirmation. in the calendar tab of this blog.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Boy. 2nd term book. 2ESO

Boy, by Roald Dahl is the book students in 2-ESO Sección will be reading during the second term. Since there is no significant cost diference between the ebook and the paperback version we recommend that you obtain the paperback and bring it to class. Below are the details of the edition we found in Amazon. However any edition with the full original English text (not abridged or adapted for students) will do.

  • Title: Boy. Tales of Childhood.
  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • Paperback: 176 páginas
  • Editor: Penguin USA (22 de enero de 2009)
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • ISBN-10: 014241381X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142413814

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Santa's Greetings 2 ESO


Watch Santa's greetings for the class.

Happy Holiday Season and a successful 2017 to all the students in the class. 

liked it? you can send your own here.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Poetry by Heart. 2º ESO




You will be asked to recite during the week of Jan 16-20. Choose one the poems from the chart keeping in mind the minimum number of lines to learn by heart. Remember: this is the minimum. You are encouraged to learn as much as you like. Extra credit will be considered.




Some & any / much - & many E ESO


PART A
Watch the video and then complete the exercises at the bottom of the page. Check your grammar.

PART B
Play the games below.



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Emailing Moore Square 2-ESO


Email your US partners. After sharing our pictures it is time now to have direct contact.

First send a text to the person you are assigned to, then feel free to email other partner students starting by those you either drew or were drawn by.

Possible talking points include (you are welcome to include a few sentences / short paragraphs in simple Spanish):

  • thank your partner for his/her picture
  • mention what the weather is like today 
  • Tell you hope they had a nice Thanksgiving weekend. 
  • Ask questions about their school, classes, hobbies, 
  • tell about your plans for the coming holidays 
  • music, sport, clothes, 


Here is the document with your assigned partner. Also, remember that you can email other American students.

Here is the document with all the email addresses of participating students. Please use the scroll buttons on your browser to find your partners´ email addresses.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

M2M2 & 2 ESO Twin project: email info form

All students participating in the Twinning project between Moore Square (North Carolina) and Carmen Martin Gaite (Madrid) must provide their email address through the following form. Please click here to proceed.

Where I am From Poems. 2 ESO.

Thank you all for your work on the WIF project. These poems bring us the opportunity to learn about one another using a  more personal and creative approach.



Selection of Poems 2 ESO A/B


Selection of Poems 2 ESO C/D




Monday, November 14, 2016

Design your Tech Gadget


  • Use  internet resources to theck out new gadgets out there. Discuss with your partner and design your own robot or technological gadget. You must create a slide presentation in google slides and eventually present to the class.

  • Your presentation must include between 6-10 words from the pink boxes on page 22, (make sure these words are highlighted in your presentation).


Number of slides: 5

1. Name of the Gadget
2. picture (or scanned drawing) labeling different parts
3. Explain why it is a useful device and who it is for.
4. Explain how to operate it
5. Extra-credit will be given if you demonstrate with a real model during your presentation.

Presentation days: Thursday and Friday Nov 24-25.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Guy Fawkes

REMEMBER REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER
GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT
I SEE NO REASON WHY GUNPOWDER, TREASON
SHOULD EVER BE FORGOT

One of the most typical English celebrations takes place on November 5th. It is known as Guy Fawkes Day, or more correctly: Bonfire Night.

Today's task is

  1. to answer the 8 questions below using the links provided. You must copy the questions in your notebook and show to your teacher after you have completed the activity. 
  2.  To complete the quiz game

QUESTIONS

1. Why is this date celebrated throughout Britain?
2. Why did the plotters want to kill King James the I
3. Who was the leader of the Gunpowder plot?
4. Why was Guy Fawkes captured and what happened to him?
5. What is burned on the Bonfires?
6. How can you make a "Guy"?
7. What is the typical cuisine of Bonfire night?
8. What are some the safety precautions that should be implemented on Bonfire Night?


WEBSITES



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Plan your Adventure trip. 3 ESO

Choose an adventure sport. You can pick one out of those in unit 2 of the book. You can also choose an additional one.

Your task will be to create a trip in the form of Power Point or a prezzi presentation. You will need to use online resources to obtain the information.

You will eventually present this to the class, so make sure you save your presentation. In your presentation you must include the following information:
  1. Name of your extreme activity (include picture)
  2. Explain what it consists on 
  3. Explain what skills you need to do this activity 
  4. Create a list of equipment that you will need to take with you (include pictures. you may need more than one slide for this point)
  5. choose a date and location for your trip (include map)
  6. Explain why you have specifically chosen that location and that date
  7. Create an itinerary for your trip including:
    • Departure and destination. How will your travel?
    • Number days.
  8. Create a budget for your trip including travel, hotel, meals, and equipment expenses. 
RUBRIC
Your work will be evaluated according to the following requirements:
  • Number of slides: 8 - 12. All 8 points must be covered.
  • All information must be realistic
  • Vocabulary & Grammar must be appropriate
  • No spelling  mistakes
  • Presentation must be visually attractive 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Spooky Snacks

  Prepare a Halloween party


Part 1
Click here to watch a clip on halloween snacks.

1. Watch the video
2. Do the online comprehension activities (remember: you can read the transcripts at any time)


Part 2
Create your own halloween party. Make a plan including:
  1. A recipe for a halloween party snack. Get some inspiration here.
  2. Design your halloween costume.
  3. Design an invitation. Make sure you include
      • date, time, address
      • how to get there
      • things to bring 
      • list of activities
    • get some inspiration here 
Part 3
Play the game.Cook zombie burgers. Play here.