We appear in the news! Our Euroscola project with Senegal is on the news, have a look (headlines and from 11:40):
These are the winners of 2015: http://www.euro-scola.com/
Despite the fact we have not won this year I sincerely think you are real winners, you have done an OUTSTANDING job with your campaign SMILING STARS and I congratulate you for that.
Don't worry, there are more contests!:
You are still on time to upload your pic and vote for the most curious picture!
Prizes: trips to London and New York, professional cameras, mobile phones...
Deadline: 15 May 2015
TIME CAPSULE: http://www.oxfordculturemania.es/2015/03/05/a-personal-time-capsule/
Create a time capsule and make a video of the process: how do teenagers live in 2015? Let them know what's your lifestyle in 2015... for those who will open it in 2050!
Prize: a weekend in Oxford for your class!
Deadline: extended to 29th May (but voting starts on the 18th May!)
Registration and tips: http://online.oupe.es/ELT/OxfordCompetitions/secondary-competition/index.html?utm_source=Widget&utm_medium=CM&utm_campaign=OxfordCompetition
2015 Nepal earthquake
A strong (7.8) earthquake hit Nepal in the area near Barpak, a mountain village between capital Kathmandu and tourist town Pokhara. The earthquake was followed by many powerful aftershocks and a new earthquake (6.7) hit Nepal on Sunday April 26.
The earthquakes caused extensive damage to buildings and thousands of deaths and injuries and was even felt in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Many (historic) buildings collapsed, temples have been ruined, roads destroyed. Nearly 8000 deaths in Nepal and tens of deaths in India & Tibet.
Reading. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Nepal_earthquake
Speaking: what do they need and how can we help Nepal at the moment? Discuss
Writing: jot down your ideas.
Check this page:
- DO YOU NEED HELP? What are the things needed in Nepal after the earthquake?
- DO YOU WANT TO HELP? How can you help?
- GROUPS IN RELIEF ACTION: Choose a group and summarize who they are and what's their specific action
- Now design a poster and a leaflet explaining what happened in Nepal and how we can help.
In groups of 4 or 5, check the mass media (press, radio, TV, the Internet) and look for news dealing with global issues concerning the environment, poverty, arms trade, war, hunger or others. You will create an online piece of news including:
a) writing, (e.g. article, chronicle, editorial...)
b) image//infographic/animation (e.g. map, photography, survey graphic...)
c) radio/podcasting (e.g. interview, pop vox...)
d) a TV/video story (e.g. stand up)
e) Include also a forum/opinion poll involving social media
Use a blogging device to upload your content. We will discuss if it is better to upload all the groups' contents onto a single blog.
- Blogging: wix, blogger, wordpress...
- Audio: software > Adobe Audition, Audacity, Garageband... uploading > http://voicethread.com/...
- Video: software >Adobe Premiere, Movie Maker, ... uploading > YouTube, blogger...
- Free music, ingles and FX (no copyright infringement):
Then, you will move forward to your own community: look for a story in Badalona to be covered.
WARM UP: Watch this video... which extreme sports can you spot?
Classify these sports into the following categories: LAND WATER AIR
Have you ever practised any of them?
Would you like to practise any of them?
WRITING: WISH LIST- 10 things I want to do before I am 25.
1. I want to...
2. I would like to...
3. I'd love to...
Example: I want to do bungee jumping in New Zealand!
SPEAKING: Now comment your list with your colleagues. What sports would you do? Which ones you wouldn't do? Why?
LISTENING: Listen to this podcast. What ten extreme sports are mentioned?
1- What does the B in BASE mean? B________ Antennas Spans (Bridges) and Earth (cliffs)
2 - Kayaking is also known as: a) cliff diving b) caving c) canoeing
3 - You can explore caves if you practise this sport: c _ _ _ _ _
4 - Choose the correct option: white / blue / black water rafting
5 - A synonym for skydiving is p _ _ _ ch _ _ _ _ _
The origins of bungee jumping. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bungee_jumping
1. Where was the world's first permanent commercial bungee site opened? K_____ B____, in N__ Z_____.
2. When and where did they perform the world's highest jump at (233 metres)? At the M_____ T_____, in A____ 2____.
3. The main material of the elastc rope used in bungee juming is....? L______
4. In what famous French monument did they jump in the 1980s? The E_____ T ______
5. The land-diving ritual on Pentecost has been claimed as an inspiration by AJ Hackett. In what island country is it performed? V_____
EXTRA: Can you mention 5 variants of this sport?
More info @ http://www.ajhackett.com/
- Future (will and going to): http://www.agendaweb.org/verbs/future-exercises.html
- Conditionals: http://www.agendaweb.org/verbs/conditional-verbs-exercises.html (focus on First conditional)
- Present Perfect: http://www.agendaweb.org/verbs/present_perfect-exercises.html
Watch the video and ask quastions to your colleagues. Test your memory! What's for breakfast around the world?
-What's for breakfast in _____?
-In ____ they usually have __________ for breakfast.
e.g. -What's for breakfast in the USA?
-In the USA they usually have pancakes, bacon and eggs for breakfast.
Now, answer these questions:
What's a typical breakfast like where you live?
What did you have for breakfast this morning?
What do you usually have for breakfast on Sundays?
What are you having in the break today?
What will you prepare for your next birthday?
Song: YUMMY or YUCKY? Listen to this song and sing along! Stop at 1:50, look at the raining foods and guess whats the next weird combination! Then, in groups, invent another YUCKY combination out of two YUMMY ingredients and we will create our YUCKY menu!
HEALTHY BREAKFASTS PROJECT:Writing: Let's try to add a piece of fruit in our breakfasts, before coming to school or in the break... or both! During two weeks we are going to divide into groups of 3-5 students and record what we have for breakfast each day. We will classify our breakfasts into three colours, like in traffic lights: red (not healthy), orange (so-so), green (very healthy= this includes at least a piece of fruit!): you discuss and decide on how to apply the colours! The goal is to get as many green squares as possible... and incorporate fruit into our breakfasts! Remember to incude 5-a-day! This is, three portions of vegetables and two servings of fruit.
Milk chocolate and biscuits
Orange juice and fried eggs
Turkey sandwich and an apple
Listen to this text and comment on the 5 tips:
Reading: have a look to this leaflet.
1. What food is it promoting?
2. Where is it from?
3. What vegetables can you identify on the face (cover)?
4. And in the middle part of the second page? Mention vegetable and colour
5. Can you mention two dishes made with potatoes?
More on colours and vegs: http://www.vegetables.co.nz/resources/1files/pdf/leaflet_eatcolours.pdf
EXTRA!: This advertisement is mute. Shall we create a song to go with it? Pay attention to the vocabulary!
GRAMMAR REVISION (video explanations and exercises):
- SOME and ANY http://www.agendaweb.org/grammar/any_some-exercises.html
- SOMETHING/SOMEONE: http://www.agendaweb.org/grammar/anything-someone-exercises.html