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4 Mar 2021

2BAC. UNIT 5. TRAVEL 2021.

 

UNIT 5. TRAVEL

Dear students, this is definitely one of my favourite topics, I hope you enjoy it and travel as much as you can to discover new cultures and expland your horizons!

 

0. STUDENTS BOOK AND WORKBOOK. GRAMMAR + VOCABULARY. UNIT 5 vocabulary is about Travel, and the grammar is about Reported Speech. Have a look at the student's book and complete the exercises on your Workbook. You wil receive the answers soon. Deadline: alter Easter (11th April 2021).

 

1. VOCABULARY: https://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-holiday-vocabulary/  

Make sure you get the meaning of these expressions. E.g. off the beaten track, tourist trap... Choose 10 and write a paragraph using them in context.

Good luck. May the force be with you!

EXTRA: https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/topics/holidays/term

 

2. GRAMMAR:

FLIPPED CLASSROOM (online): Here you have the theory and some exercises to drill. Copy the table of reported speech on your notebooks.

Theory: https://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-lesson-reported-speech.php 

Exercises: https://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-exercise-reported-speech.php 

Exercises (different levels): https://agendaweb.org/verbs/reported_speech-exercises.html

 

3-LISTENING: https://www.examenglish.com/B1/b1_listening_transport.htm

Listen to these announcements and answer the questions. Ad the screenshot of your results on your Powerpoint.

 

4-SPEAKING. Listen to a travel podcast of your choice. Then, prepare and record an audio giving tips to young people about a destination of your choice. As you will see, a podcast must include some music, it might include sound effects and it is important to modulate the rhythm, pauses, and intonation. I will attach 2 examples from last year students to have an idea: Selena's did it individually, Dani and Luis did in couple. Duration: from 1 to 5 minutes. You can work in pairs (virtually though!... given our current situation).

https://www.wanderlust.co.uk/content/top-travel-podcasts-you-need-to-listen-to/

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Tool:  You can use: https://www.soundtrap.com/edu/?lang=es
Audio format: .mp3 if possible.  
Audacity is another one of the multiple tools you can use to edit your podcast (even with your phone!). To add music and FX have a look to step 9 here (the rest of steps can help you use this free software): https://podcasts.ceu.edu/how-edit-your-podcast-audacity-step-step-guide


5-WRITING. You have to write 2 compositions.

a) A travel experience. 120-150 words. 

Follow the tips. https://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/writing-personal-experience-essay.php

b) A formal hotel reservation. Follow the example.

https://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/writing-email-to-hotel-manager.php  

 

Have a look to these examples and feel free to participate in the forum:https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/magazine/life-around-world/why-it-important-travel

More: https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/topics/holidays/term

 

 

 

2BAC. Unit 4. Shopping and advertising.

11 Jan 2021

2BAC. Unit 3. Health-Prevention Campaign + Passive / w/ Reported verbs / Have soemthing done (2021)

 Dear students,

Happy new year! Are you ready to become health experts? In this Unit we are going to develop a Prevention Campaign in the field of Health. With the COVID Pandemics I am sure you already know a lot about prevention campaigns and vaccination, and the importance of a good communication strategy. Now, it's your turn. Team up, decide on a topic, analyze previous campaigns and get ready to create and promote your own!

Previous issues: Vocabulary (acronyms) and Passive Voice

https://zoomenglish.blogspot.com/2020/01/2bac-passive-with-reporting-verbs-have.html

This year's campaigns:

Groups and topics:
Lice
Tobacco
Blood donation
Obesity/
Overweight
Alcoholism
ISSUE
Nerea
Mariona
Carla
Bea
Gina 
Carlota
Aurora
Nico
Janire
Paulo
Javier
Oscar
Victor
Members
(2-3 members)

1-PROJECT. a) Individual task  b) Group project  

A) INDIVIDUAL TASK

Analyze a campaign that has already been published on your topic from the point of view of the communication process.

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx4bWN4eNM0


  • Context: 1990, high school changing rooms and gym. The headteacher finds a preservative and wants to know whose this is in an accusing mood. A student says it's his, followed by the rest of his classmates.
  • Sender: Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo de España (Spanish Ministry of Health and Consume)
  • Message: Text: Póntelo. Pónselo. Image: a condom.
  • Code (to encode and decode): Spanish.
  • Channel (medium): audiovisual (TV ad).
  • Receiver: young people.

You can comment on the tone of the ad (informative, funny, serious, sarcastic, ironic, dramatic...) and the purpose (connecting with the audience...). Also the noise (the quality of the image in the link is not very high).
Furthermore, you have to include a personal report INDIVIDUALLY explaining, as a personal diary/log:
  • the communication circuit of your campaign;
  • what you have done in the campaign;
  • how you have worked in the team;
  • and what you have learnt about the experience.

B) GROUP TASK

Finish your health campaign (teamwork). As the final product must be a video/audio/poster/infographic, feel free to send it to this email. For large documents, you can use WeTransfer. Just a reminder, your mission is to design a PREVENTION campaign.

You can change your topic as long as you all agree on a new topic.
Steps:
1.       Explain the problem, causes-consequences, solutions.
2.       Design your campaign: target audience (kids, teachers, ESO students?), message (visual and textual) and channel (video, audio, PowerPoint, poster...)
3.       Oral presentation (when we come back)

Have a look for ideas on advertising: http://zoomenglish.blogspot.com/2020/02/2bac-subliminal-ads.html

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THE PASSIVE





EXERCISES:

7 Jan 2021

3ESO. UNIT 3. IS THIS ART?

1) CONNECTING KNOWLEDGE:  Warm-up activity. Can you spot the 4 differences?


How much do you know about art? Test yourself!

Art concepts:


2) VOCABULARY: Previous knowledge:






New vocabulary:




3) Video: ART HISTORY MOVEMENTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyabu9mU1bk


FLIPPED CLASSROOM: watch the video and notice the evolution of the visual art movements.

  • Which work of art is revisited in the future?
  • What 4 Spanish painters can you identify?
  • What is one of the author's favourite movements?
  • What is the first movement of this timeline and in which century does it begin?
  • Which movement depicts popular objects in the 1960s?
Have a look to this timeline: what are the 3 big periods previous to the Renaissance? 

EXTRA (advanced) To learn more, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkWHrWw5yTg

4) COMPARE:

http://monalisa.org/2012/08/16/compare-side-by-side/

The ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ and the Louvre ‘Mona Lisa’ situated side-by-side and to scale

Move the slider with your mouse to examine the paintings further. Notice the differences, but be sure to identify the striking similarities. Look carefully at the position of the hands, the fabric of the garment, the embroidery near the bust, and the age of the subject. The portraits are approximately eleven years apart, and interestingly, the woman in the Louvre ‘Mona Lisa’ appears to be about a decade older.

5) READING: https://daily.jstor.org/mona-lisa-mystery/

6) LISTENING: https://www.cristinacabal.com/?p=4448

7) SKILLS (describe a picture: Sp/L/R/Wr): https://www.dailystep.com/en/blog/how-to-compare-and-contrast-pictures

8) MINDFULNESS: Colour Breathing Relaxation

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBNsPwtGD0I

9) PROJECT: An interactive museum in class. 

  • You will have a number that corresponds with the painting in this ranking. https://listovative.com/top-25-most-famous-paintings-in-the-world/
  • Describe it according to the model: figurative/abstract? Elements + colour, shape, space, texture, line.
  • Look for the author/painter and a brief biography. try to look for a self-portrait of the painter too.
  • Provide a QR code with a babblerize in which the author (or the portrait!) says a message to the audience

The Dogs Playing Poker series refers to the collective group of Coolidge's dog paintings, including his original 1894 painting

Powerpoint:

MODEL:


10) VIDEO: El Prado Museum (over 200 years old!) What masterpieces can you recognize?


WEB + VIDEO: 3 IMPORTANT MUSEUMS IN MADRID: https://bit.ly/3hOIUCT**


The Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, three of the world's leading museums, are all on a great boulevard with gardens and fountains created in the 18th century and intended as a place of recreation and enjoyment for the people of Madrid. Popularly known as the Art Walk, it’s home to more than 4,000 exhibited works by universal great masters, from Velázquez, Goya, Picasso and Dalí to Van Gogh, Hopper and Joan Miró.

The Essential Art Walk App will help you discover 24 great masterpieces, eight in each museum, in a simple and entertaining way. A complete tour of the History of Western Art in the heart of Madrid.


**LISTENING COMPREHENSION: True or False. Correct the False ones.

  1. The 3 museum are at walking distance 
  2. In Reina Sofía Museum you can find masterpieces from the Middle Ages to contemporary art
  3. Picasso's Guernika can be seen in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  4. The audio and texts of the app are available in 5 languages
  5. You can buy 1 entry for the 3 museums




*ANSWER: https://www.jesusdaily.com/can-you-spot-the-difference-in-these-two-mona-lisa-pictures-there-are-4-total/

FINAL PROJECT: Let's create an app to promote Andorran art and heritage sites. Examples:

https://zoomenglish.blogspot.com/2020/05/visitapp-1-margineda-bridge.html

https://zoomenglish.blogspot.com/2020/05/visitapp-2.html

https://zoomenglish.blogspot.com/2020/05/visitapp-3-caldea-spa.html



1BAC. UNIT 4: Music!



January 7th + 8th

SLIDE 1: COVER. MUSIC! + Image

SLIDE 2: Answer to these questions and add some images!

  • Which musical instruments can you play?
  • What type of music do you love and hate?
  • Who is your favourite singer/group?
  • When do you listen to music?
  • Have you ever been to a live concert?

SLIDE 3: READING

There are six primary parts to a song (find the definitions in the article below):

  • Intro. Like the beginning of a film or novel, a song introduction should catch the listener's attention. ...
  • Verse. The verse of a song is a chance to tell a story. ...
  • Pre-chorus. Although optional, a pre-chorus helps to heighten the impact of the chorus. ...
  • Chorus. ...
  • Bridge. ...
  • Outro.
    • Look for a song and:
      • a) Copy and paste the link on your slide so that you can watch it (Menu: Add Video).
      • b) Then Copy an paste the lyrics and highlight the rhyme (use different colours).
      • c) Identify the different parts: intro, verse, bridge, chorus, coda/outro (look up the definition of these words in music)
    • Find a brief biography of the artist/band and a picture. You can include some LPs covers.

Example. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson


Videos (official + lyrics)

14th January

SLIDE 4: MODALS

Activities: (copy and paste your results on a slide; reflect on your errors and make sure you understand)

21st January

SLIDE 5: VOCABULARY

Match: 1-a
  1. to be in tune                               a. sound well (=estar afinado)
  2. baton                                          b. used to play the violin
  3. bow                                            c. a guitar has got 6 and a viola 4 of them
  4. strings                                        d. examples are the bassoon or the oboe (=viento madera)
  5. brass                                          e. a conductor uses it to keep musicians in time and in tune
  6. woodwind                                 f. examples are the trumpet and the tuba (=viento metal)

Activity: https://www.liveworksheets.com/ub1021793mc



Extension (esp. TEACHERS): https://tomi.digital/es/25522/music-vocabulary

SLIDE 6: LISTENING. An orchestra.

Activity: https://www.liveworksheets.com/dn1414060pv

28th January


Source and tips: https://www.cristinacabal.com/?p=4448

SLIDE 7: SPEAKING. Describing photos (1). With Thomas. Get ready to describe photos!

SLIDE 8: WRITING. Description of a person. Choose a singer and describe him/her as in the example (Chris Martin on your books). Adele below:

a) Adele: https://www.liveworksheets.com/fd1414885gq

b) Picture description: https://www.liveworksheets.com/zo857885xy












21 Dec 2020

ALL: MERRY CHRISTMAS/SEASON'S GREETINGS!

Let's celebrate with music! Sure, you can identify this song but... Can you identify the different genres and artists?

Vocabulary, reading and culture:

ESO:

Levels A1/A2:

https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/vocabulary/beginner-vocabulary/christmas

Bachillerato:

B1: 

https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/uk-now/read-uk/christmas

C1: 

https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/magazine/life-around-world/christmas-colombia

DIY hands on!

Cards + ecards:

https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/study-break/video-zone/how-make-your-own-christmas-card

Crackers: 

History: https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Christmas-Crackers/

DIY arts and crafts:


Songs:
All I want for Christmas is you (by M. Carey). Present simple.

Last Christmas (by Wham!): irregular verbs. Past tense.

LISTENING/SPEAKING. Films and videos:
  • 3rd/4th ESO: Christmas Chronicles 1-2
  • Nailed it Xmas edition (cooking programme)
  • 1st Bach. Rent (musical)
  • 2nd Bach. After the Dark (philosophical film)
WRITING: after commenting on the films/clips, write a review on your powerpoints.