ALL: Welcome! 2014-15

Hello! Get ready for an exciting academic year where we will test your erupting creativity and your English skills will improve! Why? Because we are visiting the volcanic area of Olot and the Jordan beech! This is our "Discover Catalonia" project but many ore surprises await for us. Moreover, get ready to travel all around the world in each unit throughout the course to discover amazing cultural facts of the English-speaking world!

If this is your first year in our school, WELCOME! This is your English blog for the year where notes, videos, games and extra activities will be uploaded every now and then to motivate you in your English learning whole experience.

This year you will be challenged by the Euroscola contest, where team work is essential and you can win a trip abroad. Furthermore, we will have the chance to develop our speaking skills through dramatization in our split group hours so don't be shy and be up for rehearsing!

This is your last year in our school (hopefully!) and the external exams are ahead... but we want it to be your best year ever so many projects are ahead and an end-of-year trip abroad, festival and much more. We will help you deciding about your future path and we will have time to develop these matters throughout the year, it is the time to do your best!

So have a look to this video from Kid President to start up! Get INSPIRED!

And for teachers... and students too, this video about experienced teachers on their first day at school... as teachers!


  • 30% Procedures: homework/dossier, compositions, reading
  • 40% Contents: tests (speaking and written: vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading, writing)
  • 30% Attitude: punctuality, participation, politeness

For speaking tests:
25% Accuracy
25% Fluency
25% Pronunciation
25% Acting/Originality

For compositions:          
20% Accuracy (Acc):  grammar, spelling, word order...
20% Fluency (Fl): punctuation, connectors...
20% Structure (Str): title, number of paragraphs, separations...
20% Presentation (Pr): neat and polished, extra requirements: image, map...
20% Originality (Or): you research and use your own ideas beyond the model

IMPORTANT!! Plagiarism (copying) and atomatic translation (e.g. Google translation) will result in an UNQUALIFIED composition (i.e. 0), check and other online or print dictionaries.

For reading papers:
Choose the book you like according to your level and complete the reading worksheet. Share your comments with your colleagues in the READING CLUB board and complete the activities in the book to male the best of your reading!

Remember you have graded books to enjoy reading in English at the Languages Department and you can ask for books as many times as you want as this will help you develop your vocabulary and your reading comprehension.


We will use a digital book, Switch (Oxford University Press) Students and Workbook, so you will need a laptop or netbook.

You will also have materials from other sources.
In the absence of your teacher check your email inbox for instructions and this blog. If there are problems with the Internet connection you wil have printed materials delivered by the cover teacher.


Diary (homework and exams)
White sheets (better recycled!)
Plastic pockets (to keep your dossiers)
Pens (blue/black for notes, green for self-marking, red for marking)
Coloured pencils, scissors, glue... (for different projects)
Earphones (some listening activities will be on your own)

Match! (Interactive board activity): write the name of the objects:

Proposed heading for CC English (Common Credit English):

CC English                      Tuesday, 16th September 2014
UNIT 1                                     Name Surname Surname

Activity 1:

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