martes, 30 de abril de 2013

Autonomous Communities of Spain

Hello, everyone!
Here I post a picture so that you can start studying the Autonomous Communities. Below the picture, there is a link to a page where you can play a game to practice what you know.
Have a nice holiday!

martes, 16 de abril de 2013

Trinity videos

Hello everyone!

Today I'm posting two videos of Trinity examinations, so that you can clearly see what the exam will be like. Notice the two parts (topic and conversation), how the students answer the questions and how they ask questions to the examiner. Remember it has to look like a normal conversation. Notice also how the students use the Present Perfect, Future with will, how they give reasons using "because", express preference using "I prefer/I'd rather" and how they express quantity using a lot/of, much/many, etc.
Don't be afraid if you think it's difficult, you are going to do it very well if you take it seriously enough and if you practice!
Good luck!

jueves, 11 de abril de 2013

Simple and Compex machines

Hello, everyone!

As you know, we're learning about simple and complex machines in Science. We know that machines are things that make our work easier and safer. Complex machines, like the bicycle, are made up of different simple machines working together.
Here's a song about simple machines:

In this video, you can see the importance of complex machines like robots. Robots are very useful in factories, where mass-produced products are made. If we didn't have robots, this work would be difficult, dangerous and it would take a long time.
It's very interesting to see how fast and efficiently these robots put the car pieces together as if it was a puzzle.
Check it out!

This last video shows the launching and landing of the robot "Curiosity" on Mars. This is a VERY complex machine. Imagine building a rocket with a robot inside that can get as far as Mars... And not only that, this robot can send us pictures from there and it can take samples, too!!
Watch the video carefully, let's see if you can answer these questions:
- How long did the robot take to get to Mars?
- Where does "Curiosity" get the energy from, to work?
- Why do you think the scientists at NASA were so happy?

I hope you enjoy this interesting video!


Here I post the video that Pedro showed us in his presentation. It's a complex machine made out of lego pieces. It's fascinating to see how all the simple machines work together!