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23 Sept 2021

2BAC: FASHION + Royal Order of Adjectives


Met Gala 2021: Fashion Secrets From the Stars’ SHOW-STOPPING Looks


LISTEN: Have you watched the MET gala outfits this year? they are quite outstanding and outrageous!

READING:

 From: https://www.listenandlearnusa.com/blog/grammar-adjective-order-english/

English can prove to be one of the hardest languages to grasp for many reasons, and one of those reasons is the way that adjectives are used.

In this article, we take a look at the rules concerning adjectives in the English language, and why they are considered illogical for many non-English speaking cultures.

The order of adjectives is important in the English language. Not only are they always placed in front of nouns they modify, but there is also specific order to their placement. This order is known as the ‘Royal Order of Adjectives,’ according to The Editor’s Blog, and is as follows:

  • General opinion
  • Specific opinion
  • Size
  • Shape (square, round)
  • Age
  • Color (red, black, white)
  • Nationality
  • Material (wooden, brick)

So, for example, adjectives pertaining to size precede adjectives pertaining to age, which generally precede adjectives pertaining to color.

Based on these rules, in English you would say:
One (quantity), beautiful (opinion), small (size), round (shape), old (age), pink (colour), leather (material) bag.

WRITING:Describe your outfit in 3 paragraphs. Use: Present simple / present continuous ; on the one hand; on the other hand.

SPEAKING: It's shooow time! Fashion show: 


Get ready to walk like the model you are on the catwalk and describe your outfit to the rhythm of the music. Pose pose pose
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTrs4QNzGPc

20 Sept 2021

ALL: DIGITAL PORTFOLIO

WELCOME TO ZOOMENGLISH!

This year, you are going to keep a portfolio of your work to check your evolution in the process of learning English.

Your mission today:

1) Open your Drive in you educand account.
2) Shared folder:

  • 2a) Create a new folder named like this: NUMBER.SURNAME_NAME_GROUP_ENGLISH
    • Example: 0.Burcet_Humberto_2BB1_ENGLISH
  • 2b) Change the colour: which colour does ENGLISH inspire you?
  • 2c) IMPORTANT: Share the folder with your class email e.g. xxx.and21@gmail.com
3) Enter your folder + create a new powerpoint presentation (yellow icon) INSIDE your shared folder
  • Choose a Style
  • Create a cover
  • Select the following type of slide
Slide 1: COVER: 
  • Your name e.g. HUMBERTO BURCET'S PORTFOLIO 
  • Copy and paste the web of the blog zoomenglish.blogspot.com
  • Choose an image for your cover
Slide 2+: Include a picture of yourself and describe your origins, languages you speak and hobbies.





EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES:

QUIZZ:



2BAC. NATURE ALSO KNOWS ABOUT PACKAGING + Present and Past Tenses

 Let's watch this report. Make 6 questions to your classmates (6 Ws). E.g. Where does it take place?



Now have a look to these pictures.

Image result for climate protests
STAND FOR: refuse to endure or tolerate.
STAND ON: be scrupulous in the observance of.

Read the messages and identify the vocabulary, phrasal verbs and puns! Then start thinking your own to create them :)

Image result for climate protestsImage result for climate protestsImage result for climate protestsImage result for climate protests

Every Friday many students demonstrate against global warming and climate change in the world. The fact is that we have been polluting our planet for a long time and currently the Earth has reached one of the highest temperatures in a long time. What can we do to solve this problem? Look at this initiative!This week many schools are celebrating the Climate Week with several activities to be carried out every day. Have a look to the poster and comment on these ideas. Are you upo for the challenge?


  • Can you identify the four tenses in bold present in the text? 
  • When do we use them? 
  • What expressions can help us identify them?


TEACHERS & STUDENTS FOR CLIMATE!
Look at the poster: these are some ideas Spanish schools are going to develop for the week. Can youprovide more ideas? And adapt this poster into Englih in your notebook? We can also display a big one in class or at school!


Try this text about Global Warming using present tenses

https://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/t054-global-warming.htm



Drilling exercises:

Present simple or continuous?

https://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/present_simple_progressive1.htm
https://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/t127-present-tense.htm

Present perfect
https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/present_perfect_or_progressive.htm
https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/present_perfect_statements.htm
https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/present_perfect_negation.htm
https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/questions/present_perfect2.htm
https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/present_perfect_mix.htm

Create your posters!

Make groups and design your poster. You can take the ideas you worked out last year (deforestation, recycling, saving energy or water...). You can use the apps below. Try to combine powerful images and witty messages (rhyme and puns are a plus!). Then share them and explain them in class. We will hang them out at school this Friday.

https://piktochart.com/formats/posters/
https://www.canva.com/create/posters/

Which SDG are we working on?
*SDG: Sustainalble Development Goals /ODS: Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible


YOUR POSTERS: CONGRATULATIONS! GOOD JOB!!






2021-2022: Have a look to this initiative for ideas. 


Choose a fruit and create a campaign  in English with the same purpose.
include it in your powerpoint and make a presentation (you can use Present Simple adn Continuous)



2 Jun 2021

CINEMA/FILM VOCABULARY

LISTENING AND SPEAKING: Pretty much every movie, whether amazing or terrible, has mistakes. However, they tend to go more unnoticed in great movies, HAVE YOU SPOTTED THE MISTAKES?


You want more? 10 Movie Mistakes That Slipped Through Editing - Bing video

When we watch a film we can pay attention to a particular language and many factors influence our reaction: the music, the place where the camera is placed, the lightning... Here you have some activities to get to know better the language of films.

Activities:

Vocabulary: 

1) The first option might be wrong, you can try b) as well

2) https://www.liveworksheets.com/ok23399dt

3) https://www.liveworksheets.com/xj275799zm

Reading and writing: Read this recommendation and write one about a film you liked



20 May 2021

Farewell Thomas, our language assistant

Today we said good bye to Thomas, our language assistant. Students have given him a farewell postcard and many many reasons for him to stay with us next year, and he has brought some chocolate biscuits... so nice of you! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GOOD JOB, THOMAS, WE'LL MISS YOU!!



19 May 2021

QR game: Save the history!

  QR GAME: 

¡suoıʇɐlnʇɐɹƃuoɔ ˙noʎ sʞuɐɥʇ pǝʇɐʌıʇɔɐǝp ǝq llıʍ qɯoq ǝɯıʇ ǝɥʇ ¡ǝuo ʇsɹıɟ ǝɥʇ ǝɹɐ noʎ ɟı ʎluo ǝzoɹd ɐ ʇǝƃ llıʍ noʎ ˙ɯıɥ llǝʇ puɐ ıɥpuɐƃ ʎq uoıʇɐʇonb sıɥʇ ǝzıɹoɯǝɯ ,oʇɹǝqɯnɥ puıɟ


QR CODES- SAVE THE HISTORY!

HISTORY WILL NO LONGER

BE A MYSTERY!

Slogan winner: Álex Santiago Iglesias

QR GAME




A TIME WARP HAS AFFECTED THE COURSE OF HISTORY. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO PREVENT THE HISTORY TO BE CHANGED… IF YOU DON’T SUCCEED, OUR PRESENT CAN BE CHAOTIC… CAN YOU HELP US? YOU SHOULD! 

YOU MUST SCAN THIS QR CODE AND FOLLOW THE CLUES TO FIND THE FOLLOWING ONE, THERE IS A TOTAL OF 8 TIME BOMBS

Scanning them will deactivate each time bomb. If you get all bombs deactivated, you will save the world! Your help will be rewarded. Good luck in your mission. Our present is in your hands.



18 May 2021

4ESO SECOND WORLD WAR project with History and Formació Andorrana. An exhibition of War propaganda

WORLD WAR 2 PROPAGANDA:

AN EXHIBITION

English - Formació Andorrana - History

 

4th ESO

 

World War II, also called Second World War, conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during the years 1939–45. The principal belligerents were the Axis powers—Germany, Italy, and Japan—and the Allies—France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and, to a lesser extent, China.

 

The use of propaganda seeks people to adhere to an idea. Propaganda in wartime must seek to demoralize enemy morale. A primary objective of propaganda aimed at enemy nations is to break down their will to fight and their receivers to fight against a common enemy.

 

In this exhibition, 4th of ESO students have analysed the use of symbols, colours and caricatures in the propaganda posters used in the Second World War context. In Formació Andorrana and History they have compared their significance in the historical context and the use of propaganda nowadays. In English, they have analysed and compared the advertising codes and the creative use of language, images, colours and symbols.

 



COMMON FEATURES TO IDENTIFY THE HEROS/VILLAINS IN THE WAR PROPAGANDA NARRATIVE

 

IMAGES: The use of symbols, colours, caricatures, national characters, string soldiers, caring women, and children as the most vulnerable part of society who is to be protected as they symbolize the future

 

TEXTS: use of font sizes, bold typography for strength, shape of fonts resembling Hebrew with anti-Semitic messages, the use of colour (red for communism; combined with black and dark colours: danger, violence; use of basic colours.

 

SYMBOLS: swastikas and the double S for the Nazi apparatus, David stars for the Jews, the compass A for the freemasons: sickle and hammer, star and colour red for the communists, rising sun flag for the Japanese empire.

 





MUSEUMS DAY


Con motivo del Día Internacional de los Museos, 4º de la ESO expone esta muestra de carteles de propaganda de guerra, imaginando los museos del futuro y diseñando estrategias de inclusión creando una audioguía en varios idiomas, y un juego de pistas. +Info en los QR

Interactivity and accessibility.


https://es.qr-code-generator.com/


TIL Methodology: use of different languages for the explanation in the museums. Classify your poster according to the Allies/ Axis and these categories:

 

Llamada a la unión y a la fuerza contra el enemigo

Crida d’unió i força contra l’enemic

Call for union and strength against the enemy

Appel à l'union et à la force contre l'ennemi

  

Proteger a los más vulnerables de la población

Protegir els més dèbils de la población

Protect the most vulnerable ones of the population

Protéger les plus vulnérables de la population

  

Humor / Humour / Humour

 

El humor también forma parte del lenguaje de la propaganda: juegos de palabras, caricaturas del enemigo, uso de estereotipos o símbolos nacionales son usados para trasladar el mensaje

L'humor també forma part del llenguatge de la propaganda: jocs de paraules, caricatures de l'enemic, ús d'estereotips o símbols nacionals són usats per traslladar el missatge

Humor is also part of the language of propaganda: puns, caricatures of the enemy, use of stereotypes or national symbols are used to convey the message.

L'humour fait également partie du langage de la propagande: des jeux de mots, des caricatures de l'ennemi, l'utilisation de stéréotypes ou de symboles nationaux sont utilisés pour véhiculer le message.

  

Propaganda soviética/soviètica. Soviet propaganda / propagande soviétique

 

Predomina el color rojo, símbolo del comunismo, y las demostraciones de fuerza de la nación contra el enemigo y el fascismo

Hi predomina el color Vermell, símbol del comunisme, i les demostracions de força de la nació contra l’enemic i el fascisme.
 
The color red predominates, as a symbol of communism, and the nation's demonstrations of force against the enemy and fascism.
 
La couleur rouge prédomine, symbole du communisme et des manifestations de force de la nation contre l'ennemi et le fascisme.

 

Antisemitismo / antisemitisme / antisemitism / antisémitisme

 

El uso de tipografías que asemejan la escritura hebrea y todo un conjunto de estereotipos son usados para representar de forma peyorativa al pueblo judío.

L'ús de tipografies que s’assemblen a l'escriptura hebrea i tot un conjunt d'estereotips són usats per a representar de forma pejorativa al poble jueu.
 
The use of fonts that resemble the Hebrew script and a whole set of stereotypes are used to represent the Jewish people in a pejorative way.
 
L'utilisation des typographies qui ressemblent à l'écriture hébraïque et tout un ensemble de stéréotypes sont utilisés pour représenter le peuple juif de manière péjorative.

 

 

 

Analyst: Example of an analysis

·       Sender: Americans (Allies)

·       Receiver (to whom): Americans

·       Against whom: the Axis

·       Message (code): The Real V for Victory. (English)

·       Symbols: V of victory, Hitler and Japanese being squashed by the working force of America

·       Purpose: joined hands will crack these nuts; nuts is a pun for crazy people (pun) and employers and employees working together with their machines (symbolized as a nutcracker) can win the war.

 

17 May 2021

3ESO. UNITS 8 & 9: RELATIVE PRONOUNS AND GLOBAL ISSUES

 

Do you know the Global Goals for Sustainable Development? What do you do at school and in your life to accomplish them? Copy this picture in your Powerpoint and comment on your experience!

UNIT 8: 

a) VOCABULARY: https://es.liveworksheets.com/iz1824517fl

b) READING: https://es.liveworksheets.com/nu875902nf

c) GRAMMAR: https://es.liveworksheets.com/rs343464nr

d) WRITING:

*Formal note to the Headtecaher: as your class representative/delegate, propose 5 measures to improve the school

*Informal note to Thomas: 5 reasons for him to stay with us next year as a language assistant!

*Consell de la Infància sends you to the European Comission and the United Nations as the Andorran representative of people your age to provide 5 ideas to improve the future world (and the present one) in a speech. get inspiration from Greta!

e) LISTENING-Greta Thunberg: https://es.liveworksheets.com/rm1504687ry

f) READING: https://footprint.wwf.org.uk/#/





21 Apr 2021

1BAC. Revision 4-5-6 and material for your Powerpoint presentation

 These materials will help us revise for the exam on Units 4-5-6.


UNIT 4. MUSIC. SLIDE 1: Write a note to your favourite musician/group: background, lyrics, why you like them, how did you know them...

Example. Choose the correct answer (copy and paste in your Powerpoint):

I love Rosalía. She's my favourite singer/group/producer. The song I like the most is Malamente, one of her first CDs / LPs  / singles: it was really a bestseller/ hit / gig! Her songs are very catchy / boring / traditional and I admire the way she plays / performs / compose on stage. I wish I could go to one of her gigs / plays / lectures.



UNIT 5. PLACES / DISASTERS


SLIDE 2: compare two pictures of places using the right adjectives and describing the elements with the corresponding words.

Andorra, plaça del Poble

Ramblas of Barcelona in Sant Jordi

Examples:   

In the first picture there is a CASTLE/CHURCH/HOUSE... ON THE LEFT / ON THE RIGHT / IN THE MIDDLE.It looks...

In the second picture there are many PEOPLE/PERSON/PERSONS walking on the ROAD/MOUNTAIN/AVENUE called Ramblas. It looks...

 quiet / peaceful / calm / rural  VERUS  busy / happening / crowded / polluted / urban



UNIT 6. SCIENCE. Conditionals.

SLIDE 3: Continue the sentences and look for an image. Use the 2nd conditional structure: ... I would + infinitive
wouldn't + infinitive

  1. If I had a time machine...
  2. If I were rich...
  3. If I won a round-the-world ticket...
  4. If I could have a superpower...
  5. If I saw a ghost...
Example. If I had a time machine I would go to the past/future... to see the dinosaurs / to admire the Renaissance... I wouldn't go back to any war time