viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2011

2ºA Unit 3 Key to workbook exercises

Hi kids!

Here's a a couple of link to the corrected workbook exercises. You can get them:

a) As five images compressed in a .rar file. Go HERE look for the link 2ESO Unit3 Workbook Key (Scroll page down because the link is at the bottom)

b) As a pdf file that you can read online or download HERE


Good luck with your test!!!

miércoles, 14 de diciembre de 2011

Acknowledgement

Hi students!! Sandy Millin acknowledges your contribution to her survey via Twitter. I'll take it into account as well.

Do not pay attention to misspelling: Twitter is fast and works like that.

4 ESO Revisions 1 & 2 Key

Hi guys. I'm sorry I couldn't upload this earlier today, but there it goes, anyway. Here's the key to Unit 3 workbook Revisions 1 and 2: just click HERE and look for the link 4ESO Unit 3 Key to download the image (the link is right at the bottom of the page)
Good luck with tomorow's exam!!!

lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2011

A survey

Dear students: Sandy Millin, an English teacher I met on Twitter, needs to collect some information about how students use (or don't use) ICT to learn English so as to use obtained data in a lecture she's giving in March. If you have some minutes to spare, please click on the link below to fill it in.



See you on Wednesday!

miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

Respuestas a las cartas de los compañeros suecos

Hola chicos y chicas. Abro este post para que enviéis a través del hilo de comentarios vuestras respuestas a los compañeros de Soderkoping. Dejad bien cla
ro a quien va dirigido vuestro mensaje, no os extendáis muchísimo (pero tampoco escribáis telegramas); pensad que ellos están aprendiendo español, por
lo que no deberíais usar un lenguaje demasiado complejo.
Estos van a ser los primeros y últimos mensajes para los que voy a hacer de mediador: a partir de aquí os podréis intercambiar emails y comunicaros por vuestra cuenta utilizando los idiomas que tenéis en común: español e inglés.


Como os he dicho hoy en clase, todos aquellos que a día de hoy hayáis recibido una carta, deberéis dejar vuestro mensaje antes del miércoles día 7 de diciembre. Entiendo que quien no lo haga así renunciará a participar en este hermanamiento.
Todos aquellos que lo deseéis podéis enviarme vuestra carta por correo electrónico a francisco.gascon@gmail.com en vez de dejarla en comentarios.
Gracias por vuestra colaboración y a ver si se os ve un poco más el pelo por el blog, que me tenéis abandonao ;)

lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2011

List 2

Here's the new list. Not as good as the last one but not too bad, either. Come on, kids, I'm sure you can do it much better! Watch out #21 and #26. Antonio, I hope you'll catch up soon :) Nerea and Jonathan... where were you?!

#

Mark

#

Mark

1

7,3

17

6,7

2

9,1

18

8,2

3

6,1

19

NP

4

5,2

20

6,3

5

9,2

21

3,2

6

9,3

22

8,9

7

8,8

23

7,1

8

9

24

7,7

9

5,9

25

9,5

10

9,8

26

4,3

11

6,9

27

8,7

12

6

28

8,2

13

5,5

29

7,7

14

9

30

7,5

15

8,75 (no listening)

31

6,9

16

7,2

32

3,2

miércoles, 9 de noviembre de 2011

Nos presentamos a los compañeros de Söderköping

¡¡Hola amigos de Söderköping!! Os hemos hecho una presentación y esperamos que os guste :)


lunes, 7 de noviembre de 2011

domingo, 6 de noviembre de 2011

El sol de media noche

¡Hola, chicos! He encontrado estas imágenes por internet a través de @dreig, me han parecido bellísimas y deseaba compartirlas con todos vosotros.


Por cierto, ¿alguien sabe qué es esto del "sol de medianoche"? ¿En qué consiste y por qué se produce este fenómeno? Espero que me lo aclaréis ;)

domingo, 30 de octubre de 2011

Actividades Halloween

Para todos aquellos que se aburran en el puente aquí tenéis una actividad extra relacionada con la festividad del Día de los Santos/Halloween. Se trata de ver un vídeo de poco más de tres minutos sobre los orígenes de Halloween y responder un cuestionario de siete preguntas. Dejad vuestras respuestas en comentarios o enviádmelas por correo electrónico; el orden aparición de las preguntas es aleatorio, así que deberéis escribir la respuesta entera, es decir, por ejemplo, "A"- Mexican, y no solamente "A". Os aviso: la audición no es sencilla, pero las preguntas sí, por lo que creo podréis hacerlas. La actividad es voluntaria pero, ya sabéis, quien la haga tendrá una nota extra. ¡¡A ello!! Actividad Halloween

jueves, 27 de octubre de 2011

160 characters story contest awards

Thank you all for taking part in this contest. All the tales were fabulous, but here are the best ones, according to the English teachers at Fernando III School. Congratulations, kids!

miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2011

QR

Premio para quien consiga averiguar qué mensaje se esconde tras este código:

Sólo dos pistas:
a) El título de este post.
b) Necesitarás un smartphone.

Feliz búsqueda :)

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween, kids!
I you want to get yourself grossed out try at http://www.getgrossedout.com/

lunes, 24 de octubre de 2011

La lista que esperabais...

¡¡¡Enhorabuenaaaa!!! Nadie se ha quedado por debajo del 5. ¡Sois unos cracks! Seguid así :)

Número
Nota
Número
Nota
1
8,4
17
8
2
8,3
18
8
3
6,2
19
7,4
4
7,4
20
5,3
5
9,8
21
7
6
8,9
22
9
7
9,5
23
6,7
8
7,8
24
7,8
9
5,2
25
10
10
9,1
26
5,5
11
9,3
27
9,1
12
7,4
28
7,5
13
5,2
29
7’2
14
9,8
30
8,5
15
7,4
31
9,2
16
9,2




martes, 18 de octubre de 2011

Horario curso 2011-2012

Aquí dejo el horario de este curso para uso y disfrute de todos: alumnos, padres y profesores.


Lunes
Martes
Miércoles
Jueves
Viernes
8:15-9:15
CCNN
LENG
CCSS
TECN
ING
9:15-10:15
CCSS
CCNN
ING
RefMat/FR
CCSS
10:15-10:30
Recreo
10:30-11:30
MAT
Ref Leng /FR
MÚS
EF
LENG
11:30-12:30
LENG
MÚS
EP
EF
MAT
12:30-12:45
Recreo
12:45-13:45
PDM / PDL
TECN
TECN
EP
REL
13:45-14:45
TUT
ING
MAT
LENG
CCNN

martes, 11 de octubre de 2011

Brain teaser (this is a game)

Did you finish your homework? OK, so, sit back, relax and try this mind challenging puzzle game: you have to drive the ball to the hole using the pieces provided. Good luck! (Sorry about the ads, I could not delete them, no way)

domingo, 9 de octubre de 2011

Blog Challenge. What's your story?

Here's another post in English in response to the blog challenge proposed by super tweep + elt teacher + blogger Vicky Loras. The point is writing about some kind of turning point in our life and/or career, so, I'm going to tell you about how I had to decide - in a matter of hours - whether to take up (again) a career as a secondary education teacher or to stick to a juicy full time contract at a graphic design studio. You know the end of the story, so here's a flashback to the beginning.
Right after getting my BA degree in Linguistics I moved to London so as to brush up my English and to earn some cash by joining the bar staff of a busy pub in Fulham. My parents weren't very pleased and, as soon as the oposiciones exams (in Spain, if you want to get a public-sector job you have to sit a highly competitive exam) were announced, they suggested I should go back to Spain and try my luck. I hadn't planned to become a teacher and, surprisingly enough, I was quite happy taking food orders and serving draught lager in the UK; nevertheless, I took notice of my parents' advice, did the exam and... passed it! As I had no previous teaching experience, I could not obtain a life-long position (that's the way it works in Spain), but I was soon hired for a whole school year. At first, the situation was kind of hard to handle: early evening shift,  teaching Spanish, English and some Geography, too, and most students older than me. However, I started to feel really at ease with my new job: I enjoyed being with students in class, chatting with colleagues in the staff room, lesson planning... Time flew by, school year ended and I had to take that hideous exam again if I wanted to remain a candidate; but, on that second occasion, I wasn't lucky and I did terribly bad at it. So, no contract signing for me :( and, as I had to make a living, I decided to move on. After working as a shop assistant in a toy shop and some English grinds, I was offered a job as layout artist in a graphic design studio; I really enjoy photography, graphic design and art, so I was really happy working in front of a computer resizing pictures, working on animations or doing some package design. And even happier as the number of customers grew and money started to flow in $_$.
Sometimes, the right decision is not the most obvious.

But there was something missing and, more often than not, I found myself thinking about my school days (as a teacher). Then, one day my boss told me they'd been thinking about broadening my contract, which meant better work conditions and higher wages. Great news! I could see myself as some sort of white collar worker, attending meetings and wearing ties. But there was still that little bit missing... Next morning - and that was a most amazing coincidence - I received a phone call from some school based about 500 kilometres north from where I was living then, offering a six-month substitution. I told them I had a job at the moment and needed some time to think about it and they replied they could not wait, so I was compelled to make a decision that very morning and call them back within three hours, otherwise they'd pass the offer on to someone else. I hanged up the phone, started sweating, went out of the office, kept on sweating, went for a coffee, ordered a beer and, after about an hour of thinking (not too carefully, to be true) over it, I made up my mind.
This blog is called Alumnos IES Fernando III (which means Fernando III School Students), so I think I can skip the rest.
Note to students: Read the text carefully: some comprehension follow up activities due in class soon :)

viernes, 7 de octubre de 2011

¿Por qué participar en el blog?

Dadle a la flechita de "play" para que cargue completamente la presentación; después click "more" y activad opciones "autoplay" y "full screen" para verlo mejor :)

miércoles, 5 de octubre de 2011

160 characters story contest

Here's the post for the SMS contest. You know: you have to write a (very) short story using no more than 160 characters - including blank spaces; abbreviations, such as CU (for see you) or emoticons :)  if they are easy to interpret. You can post your mini-tales to the comments row - remember: anonymous messages will be discarded. The deadline will be set Friday 14th October at midnight. A group of teachers will vote for the best stories.


So, on your marks..., get set..., ready... Go!!!

Drag'n'drop

Hice este ejercicio en flash hace años y se ha quedado un poco anticuado, pero quería compartirlo. Forma parte de un todo que no he publicado aquí, así que hay botones que no llevan a ninguna parte (los dos que hay en la parte inferior de la pantalla y el verde con el texto "go" que aparecerá si resuelves correctamente la actividad). Ahora os doy en inglés las instrucciones para hacer la actividad, que, básicamente, consiste en escuchar la grabación en la que el personaje cuenta qué ropa ha perdido y arrastrar la prenda del color adecuado al sitio que corresponda.
Jim's lost his colthes and he wants you to help him find them. So, turn up the volume, click the "play" button and listen to Jim. Then drag the correct items and drop them on the right place. There's no way to pause the recording, so hold on until it's finished if you want to play it again. Either if you're right or wrong, Jim will tell you. I'll be waiting for your feedback :)

lunes, 3 de octubre de 2011

Tutorial audioboo

Hola de nuevo. Algunos habéis comentado en clase que no os enterabais muy bien de cómo podíais grabar y compartir un mensaje de voz utilizando Audioboo. Pues bien, aquí os dejo un videotutorial que acabo de hacer, a ver si os sirve de ayuda. Creo que está todo bastante claro, así que subid el volumen del equipo y dadle a "play". La dirección de la web de esta aplicación es audioboo.fm, por si no se ve bien en el vídeo. Después de esto ya no tenéis excusa, chicos... ;)



Os aconsejo que veáis el vídeo en modo pantalla completa.

jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2011

Compare and contrast

Hi guys! I'm writing this post in English because it is part of an initiative by Brad Patterson inspired by Anne Hodgson - they are both English teachers and bloggers I've met/read on Twitter. The idea is posting one (or more) pair(s) of similar photographs so that you can spot the differences and write comments comparing the pictures in each pair. If you're brave enough, try recording a message on Audioboo and pasting a link instead of writing a comment.
Another teacher who's taken part in this challenge - Tara Benwell - has included useful language to express contrast and make comaparisons. It is really useful, so here's a link to her post in case you want to check it out.
I'm including two sets of photos; you can write about either one or both of them, as you like it :), and feel free to comment on any aspect of the pics that comes to your mind, including people, setting, time, details, gestures... whatever.

Set 1
Set 2 

Go ahead and start comparing, but... mind your tongue, guys: that bloke showing up in all the pictures is still your teacher :)