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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

SCHOOL EMERGENCY SIMULATION


Next Friday, our school will have its first school emergency simulation to be trained for any possible emergency situation that may happen.
Here are some of the basic rules we must take into account when the emergency signal goes and we're in a classroom.

1- STUDENTS EVACUATION:
- Teacher or person in charge of the group will count all the students in the classroom
- Close all windows and doors before leaving.
- Exit from the building towards the Meeting Point will be done in order and silence, so that the instructions from the evacuation staff can be heard clearly
- The teacher or person in charge will lead the group and the class delegate will close it. 
- A sheet of paper will be left between the door and its frame to show that this classroom has been completely evacuated. 
- You mustn't go back to collect any object during the evacuation, under any circumstance.

2- EVACUATE VIA THE SAFEST ROUTE, CALMLY AND QUIETLY.  
- Never turn back on your way. 
- Walk fast, without running. 
- Don't shout.
- Never use the lifts.

3- EVACUATE IN ORDER IN A SINGLE FILE NEXT TO THE WALLS. 
- Wait until the lower floor has been completely evacuated. 
- Each teacher must take their students silently and in order to the nearest exit following the evacuation signs

4- GO TO THE MEETING POINT. 
- Once outside the building, don't break up the file before you get to the meeting point. 
- The meeting point is at the sport ground. Students coming from Technology classes or the Gym will gather in the back garden next to the sport ground (near the UNED building).

5- ONCE AT THE MEETING POINT, STUDENTS MUST STAY IN SINGLE CLASS GROUP FILES.
- Each class-group will be counted again.
- Any absence must be notified immediately.

6- EVERYBODY MUST WAIT FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO GO BACK INTO THE BUILDING AGAIN.

Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

1ºESO-C: STUDENT'S MUSIC VIDEOS


Here are the artists and videos chosen by the students of 1ºESO-C to show the different musical styles in pop-music. And we have examples of: pop-funk, electro-pop, pop boy-bands, rock, pop, punk-rock & folk.
[Student/Artists/Nationality/Music Style/Year]

IVÁN chose  MICHAEL JACKSON, "SMOOTH CRIMINAL" / American / Pop-funk / 1980s

MARTA chose AVICII, "HEY, BROTHER" / Sweden / Electro-pop / 2013


CARMEN chose ONE DIRECTION, "ONE THING" / British-Irish / Pop boy-band / 2010


MAR chose QUEEN, "WE WILL ROCK YOU" / British / Rock / 1970s


LAURA chose ELTON JOHN, "CANDLE IN THE WIND" / British / Pop / 1970s-today


GUZMÁN chose JIMMY HENDRIX, "PURPLE HAZE" / American / Rock / 1960s
ANDREA chose TINA TURNER, "THE BEST" / American / Rock /1950s-80s


FANNY chose THE POLICE, "EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE" / British / Rock / 1980s


ARLINN chose LADY GAGA, "SPEECHLESS" / American / Pop / 2007


ALEJANDRO chose EVANESCENCE, "BRING ME TO LIFE" / American / Rock / 1990s


SANTIAGO chose "GREEN DAY", "21 GUNS" / American / Punk-rock / 1987

ALEJO chose U2, "VERTIGO" / Irish / Rock / 1980s


TANIA chose SABRINA, "BOYS, BOYS, BOYS" / Italian / Pop / 1988

RODRIGO chose LUAR NA LUBRE, "O SON DO AR" / Spanish-Galician / Folk / 1990s


JOAQUÍN chose BACKSTREET BOYS, "EVERYBODY" / American / Pop boy-band / 1990s


JUAN chose CHUCK BERRY, "JOHNNY BE GOODE" / American / Rock / 1950s

Friday, 21 March 2014

1ºESO-D: STUDENT'S MUSIC VIDEOS


Here are the artists and videos chosen by the students of 1ºESO-D to show the different musical styles in pop-music. And we have examples of: 60s songwriters, pop & rock.
[Student/Artists/Nationality/Music Style/Year]

YAGO  chose CAT STEVENS, "PEACE TRAIN" / American / Songwriter / 1970s.


LUCÍA  chose MADONNA, "LIKE A PRAYER" / American / Pop / 1980s+...


NICOLÁS chose QUEEN, "WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS" / British / Rock /1970s-80s



ISABEL chose QUEEN, "BOHEMIAN RAPSODY" / British / Rock / 1970s-80s



MIGUEL chose DIRE STRAITS, "MONEY FOR NOTHING" /British / Rock / 1980s



ANTÓN chose BEACH BOYS, "GOOD VIBRATIONS" / American / Pop / 1960s



JORDAN chose ROLLING STONES, "START ME UP" / British / Rock / 1960s+...

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

INTERNATIONAL ROSALÍA


Galician`s most famous writer Rosalía de Castro continues gaining international status. A Galician teacher Xela Cuñarro, who is teaching in Ireland, wanted to show her students the legacy of this writer. Both Galicia and Ireland have the issue of emmigration in common, which Rosalía deals with in her works. So Xela chose "Adiós ríos, adiós fontes", one of the most universal poems of Galician literature. And here's the result, the students of St Mary's School of Mullaghbawn in Northern Ireland, recite her poem in Galician, English and Gaelic, as you can see in the video.




Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno.

Monday, 17 March 2014

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY 2014


Once again it's Saint Patrick's Day, the Patron Saint of Ireland and as Irish people are all over the world, this day is celebrated in many places... Here are links to more information about this day:


- Official St PATRICK'S DAY webpage.

Video "St PATRICK'S 2014":

St Patrick's Day 2014 #IrelandInspires highlighting the qualities that makes Ireland a special place will be played for audiences gathering for Irish Embassy events across the globe this St Patrick's Day.
Video "GO GREEN FOR St PATRICK'S DAY":


Video "CHICAGO: Greening the river on St Patrick's Day 2014":

Coruña goes green again in 2014 on St Patrick's Eve:
The Hercules Tower Lighthouse (above) & Cuatro Caminos Fountain (below)

Saturday, 15 March 2014

QUESTIONS WITH HOW... ? (HOW MUCH? vs HOW MANY?)


In this chart you can see the different possible combinations of HOW to ask questions:
HOW OFTEN...? = to ask about the frequency you do an activity
HOW FAR...? = to ask for distances
HOW MUCH...? = to ask for prices or uncountable quantities.
HOW MANY...? = to ask for countable quantities.
HOW FAST...? = to ask about speed
HOW OLD...? = to ask about ages.
HOW WELL...? = to ask about abilities.

To distinguish the confusing use of HOW MUCH vs HOW MANY, look at the chart below:


IRREGULAR VERBS PAST & PARTICIPLES ORGANIZED BY THEIR PRONUNCIATION


Including a chart that distributes irregular verbs past and participles organized by how they are pronounced. There are also videos with raps to practice their pronunciation through listening.

Video 1:

Video 2:


Video 3:

Friday, 14 March 2014

THE POP MUSIC QUIZ


This is a questionnaire to see how much you know about the history of pop music. 10 questions. How many do you know?
TASKS:
1) Search for the information to answer the quiz correctly. Leave your answers as a comment to this post below. Write your name and answers in English ordered by numbers 1 to 10.
2) In pairs make your own POP QUIZ for the next class: ten questions about artists, songs... (You MUST know the real answers).

THE CORRECT ANSWERS ARE:
- ABBA came from SWEDEN.
- Bob Marley made famous REGGAE MUSIC.
- Michael Jackson's album THRILLER sold 38m copies.
- The Irish group is U2.
- The Gallagher brothers belonged to the group OASIS.
- The 1960s group is the ROLLING STONES.
- Spice Girls' 1997 hit was "WANNABE".
- The Californian group was the BEACH BOYS.
- Los Del Rio's song was "MACARENA".
- Most of the lyrics of the Beatles' songs were written by
JOHN LENNON & PAUL McCARTNEY.

ANSWERS UPDATE (25th March):

- Guzmán Fernández  (10 correct)
- Miguel & Arón  (10 correct)
- Adrián Teijeiro (10 correct)
- Santiago Nogueira (10 correct)
- Andrea Froján (10 correct)
- Carlos Fernández  (9 correct)
- Sandra & Iria (9 correct)
- Iván Bermúdez (9 correct)
- Isabel (9 correct)
- Laura Fernández (9 correct)
- Carmen Cadahía (9 correct)
- Nuria Rodríguez (8 correct)
- Mar Chantre (8 correct)
- Antón Martínez  (7 correct)
- Yago Botella (7 correct)
- Fanny Gómez (5 correct)
- Tania Pena (5 correct)
- Jordan Rosales (4 correct)

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

COMPOUNDS WITH SOME-, ANY-, NO- & EVERY-


Here's a chart with the possible compounds of SOME-, ANY, NO- & EVERY- with -ONE/-BODY to refer to people, -THING to refer to things and -WHERE to refer to places.
These words are used as SOME, ANY are. NO in negative sentences with postive verbs.


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

11th MARCH, 10th ANNIVERSARY


10 YEARS AGO, 
192 PEOPLE DIED IN MADRID
IN THE MOST DEVASTATING TERRORIST ATTACK EVER COMMITED IN EUROPE.

The 2004 Madrid train bombings (also known in Spain as 11-M) were nearly simultaneous, coordinated bombings against the Cercanías commuter train system of Madrid, Spain, on the morning of 11 March 2004 – three days before Spain's general elections and two and a half years after the September 11 attacks in the United States. The explosions killed 192 people and wounded more than 1,800. The official investigation by the Spanish judiciary found that the attacks were directed by an al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist cell, although no direct al-Qaeda participation has been established. Though they had no role in the planning or implementation, the Spanish miners who sold the explosives to the terrorists were also arrested.


TODAY WE PAY TRIBUTE
TO THE MEMORY OF THAT DAY.



Monday, 10 March 2014

COUNTABLES & UNCOUNTABLES



The concept of COUNTABLE & UNCOUNTABLE is very important in English. Above you have a chart that distinguishes countable and uncountable food. Uncountable food can become countable by using a container or division that makes them individual, as you can see in the chart below.




The difference between SOME & ANY:



Links to exercise-practice of SOME & ANY:
- Exercise 1
- Exercise 2
- Exercise 3
- Exercise 4

Friday, 7 March 2014

4 DECADES OF "POP" MUSIC


Here's an article about 4 decades in the history of pop music: the famous classic artists from: 
- the 50s (Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard...)

- the 60s (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Diana Ross...)

- 70s (Abba, Queen, Elton John, Bowie...) 

and the 80s (Sting, The Police, U2, Sade...) 

Two more decades have passed by since then, with more artists to be considered classics.
Pop music include different music styles: 
- rock and roll

- pop

- Motown

- punk

- disco-funk

- rap

- reggae

- folk... 

TASKS: 
- Can you think of artists that have become classics from the 90s and the 2000s? Why do you consider them classics?
- Can you search and bring to class other videos and/or examples of different kinds of music? 
Write a short introduction to them: Type of music, artists, release year...

DIFFERENT MUSIC GENRES


There are many different kinds of music. Above you have the name to many of them. Do you know an example of all of them? They are the different music genres.
Here's a basic chart which summarises the important ones:
(Taken from "A Sound of Sounds" Music)
- VOCAL MUSIC: music created for the human voice without any musical instrument.
- INSTRUMENTAL: music played only with instruments.
- VOCAL-INSTRUMENTAL COMBINED: human voices and musical instruments together.
- RELIGIOUS: music composed and played in religious context. 
a) LITURGICAL for religious ceremonies (mass, liturgy...)
b) NON-LITURGICAL for religious purposes, but not ceremonies (Christmas Carols)
- PROFANE: music without any religious purpose, but for entertainment. In this group there are all the different kinds of POPULAR "POP" MUSIC.
- FUNCTIONAL: music for ceremonies, shows: hymns
- CINEMATOGRAPHIC: music in films
- THEATRE: music for stage plays used in operas, zarzuelas, musicals, ballet...
- PUBLICITY: music for radio and TV ads to promote products.

Here's another chart with a wider view of different musical genres:


Thursday, 6 March 2014

FOOD & DRINK


Here's a post devoted to vocabulary of food and drink, with different charts organized by categories. Link to post on vocabulary of the ways of cooking. And practice vocabulary exercises on food at food and diet.

1- FAST FOOD.


2- BREAKFAST

3- DINNER
4- DRINKS

5- VEGETABLES

- GREEN FRUIT & VEGETABLES
6- FRUITS

7- NUTS
8- CAKES & DESSERTS

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PERFORMANCE-1

PERFORMANCE-1
Link to website

FIND OUT YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL

FIND OUT YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL
Click on image to do the test

WRITING PRACTICE

PHONEMIC CHART

PHONEMIC CHART
Practice pronunciation

AUTHENTIC SPEAKING PRACTICE

AUTHENTIC SPEAKING PRACTICE
WeSpeke

English Irregular Verbs Check

English Irregular Verbs Check
MacMillan Irregular Verbs Wheel

English pronunciation

English pronunciation
Voice me: give voice to a text you write

INCREDIBLE ENGLISH

Play the English Wizz

Play the English Wizz
Click on the photo, choose your level and have a go.

Play Face Match

Play the Quiz Show

Play SPIN & SPELL

Play SPIN & SPELL
Play spellings words

PLAY VERB MACHINE

CLICK TO MANY TV CHANNELS

CLICK TO MANY TV CHANNELS
Watch BBC, ITV & many more...

LEARN ENGLISH FROM FILMS

LEARN ENGLISH FROM FILMS
Speechyard

Penpals.

TODAY I FOUND OUT

LONDON NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDES

LONDON NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDES
Notting Hill, Bayswater, Marylebone / West End / The City / Mayfair & Westminster / South Kensington, Belgravia, Victoria / Southbank & Southwark

SCHOOL EMERGENCY RULES