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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

BREXIT STARTS TODAY


The moment Theresa May's letter is handed in to Europe Council's president Donald Tusk by Tim Barrow.

Today, March 28th, is the day Brexit starts, and this is how the British newspaper THE GUARDIAN has shown its front page. Below the video of the Prime Minister Theresa May's statement on the Article 50.

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

STOCKHOLM: THE COOLEST TUBE STATIONS IN THE WORLD



"For true fans of metro art, Stockholm's stations are a must-see. There are works of art in almost every station, making it the longest art gallery in the world!"

This is an extract from one of the recent 1st BAC reading tests, and to show this is true here are some photos of some Stockholm underground stations. Really stunning!

Photos from "Escapism". Link here: 

 Stadion station on the red line.
Solna Centrum station on the blue line.
Tekniska Högskolan station on the red line.
Kungstädsgarden station on the blue line
Vreten station on the blue line.
Duvbo station on the blue line
T-Central station in the heart of Stockholm
Skarpnäck station on the green line
Akalla station on the blue line.








Saturday, 25 March 2017

ORIGIN OF THE MONTHS' NAMES


Another video to explain, this time, the origin of the names of the months of the year.

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Friday, 24 March 2017

IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE LONDON TERROR ATTACK.

Last Wednesday, as our student's were boarding on their plane to London at Alvedro, we learnt about the breaking news of the terror attack on one of London's most iconic tourist landmarks: Westminster Bridge and the Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament. 
Today in the aftermath of the attack, we're including an infographic photo of how the attacks happened and some videos which retrace it.
Our condolences to the victims, amongst who is a woman who has family roots in Betanzos.

Videos:
- Video with data:

- Retracing the attacker's route:

Thursday, 23 March 2017

THE UGLY TRUTH OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS


Here's a video which shows the ugly truth of children's books when it comes to display the relevant presence of determined female charcters in them. In the picture you can see shelves packed with books... there'll be just a fewin the video  at the end of the selection.
Equality doesn't exist here, though things are changing, as you will also see.

Video "THE IGLY TRUTH OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS":


Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

"RAFAEL DIESTE" 4ºESO STUDENTS' TRIP TO LONDON

We're glad to announce that this afternoon, a group of twelve 4ºESO students from our school will be boarding on a plane in Alvedro on a 5-day trip to London.
They'll be visiting important landmarks in the capital* and they'll also be visiting a school in the village of Waddesdon, 95kms away. There, they'll also go to visit Waddesdon Manor, which belonged to the Rothschild family.
Have a good trip! Enjoy!

+ info: Waddesdon Manor
* BREAKING NEWS: TERROR ATTACK @ WESTMINSTER.
Unfortunately, as they were boarding on the plane, we've learnt that there has been a terrorist attack on Westminter Bridge by the Big Ben & Houses of Parliament.
Link to LATEST UPDATES OF THE NEWS.
Info on the attack:

Saturday, 18 March 2017

ORIGIN OF THE DAYS OF THE WEEK'S NAMES


Another video to explain the origins of all the different names of the week days.

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Friday, 17 March 2017

HAPPY St PATRICK'S DAY 2017!


ONCE AGAIN, IT'S 17th MARCH, St. PATRICK DAY IN IRELAND & ALL AROUND THE WORLD WHERE IRISH PEOPLE ARE.
ALL ABOUT St. PATRICK'S DAY FROM PREVIOUS POSTS ON THIS BLOG HERE.

Video St.Patrick's Day 2017:

Video basics about St. Patrick:

Video of the history of St. Patrick:

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

CLASSROOM VOCABULARY PRACTICE


Practice: name the different numbers with the correct word.
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Saturday, 11 March 2017

THE REAL ORIGIN OF 'OK'

Posting today a video that explains, among many different possibilities, the real origin of the abbreviation O.K. and why it's still useful and so widely used nowadays. Take a look:









Video "THE REAL ORIGIN OF O.K.":


Friday, 10 March 2017

CONFUSING: 'FUN' vs 'FUNNY'


FUN is a noun or an adjective, = when you enjoy yourself or have a good time.
FUNNY is an adjective. = a situation, person or thing that makes you laugh.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

HOW PIXAR FILMS CHANGE FROM ONE COUNTRY TO ANOTHER


Pixar's computer animated films are successful worldwide. But do you know that their films actually change from one country to another? Watch this video to discover the changes Pixar introduces to its films to make international audiences understand well.

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

EQUALS. ON THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2017


Today's holiday in Coruña. This year we've changed our local festivity for the 8th of March, the day to commemorate the International Women's Day. The day to remember that women and men are equal. Here's the British ad that was made for this day. Watch and reflect about it.

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Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno.

Monday, 6 March 2017

THE CONDITIONAL GAME


Here's a game to practice conditional sentences. Have a try, click on the link below:

Sunday, 5 March 2017

COMMA RULES


Today's chart is about the rules for a correct use of commas when writing.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

LIFE STAGES


This post shows the vocabulary of the different stages of life any human being goes through, according to their age.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

1st MARCH: St. DAVID'S DAY, PATRON OF WALES

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus 

Today's is Saint David, patron of Wales and their National Day, too. It's celebrated on the day St. David or Dewi Sant died on 589 AD. To mark this day, Welsh people around the world usually wear their national symbols:


Other Welsh symbols are:


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