martes, 2 de diciembre de 2014

The secondary sector: FACTORIES

Hello everyone!

We have been talking about the Secondary Sector and how there are intermediate product industries (what they manufacture is then used by other factories) and consumer product industries (what they manufacture can be consumed directly by people)

In this video you can see how amazing the assembly of a car is. In a huge factory, they take intermediate products (like the aluminium rolls) and adapt them to fit in the car, to assemble everything together in the end.

As you will see, they use a lot of robots that are perfectly capable to do amazing things!

I hope you like it!


Past Simple Excercises


Hello everyone!

Here you have some links with games to practice the past simple tense. At the end you have some tests to check what you know!



Good luck!

Steal my girl- One Direction

Hello everyone!

Here is the song we listened to last week, sing along and enjoy!



miércoles, 12 de noviembre de 2014

Reptiles

Check out this video of baby sea turtles crawling to the sea after they've come out of the egg. It's amazing!



And here I upload the photos of the snake that Nico brought a couple of weeks ago, and its former skin...





Mammals

Hello!

Here I post an interesting video about mammals.

It talks mostly about mammals' body coverings and how these protect them from the temperatures of their natural habitats and help them camouflage in some cases. It also talks about how some mammals make tools.

Enjoy!

Check it out!




viernes, 24 de octubre de 2014

THIS IS HALLOWEEN

Here you have the song we are learning for next Thursday, "This is Halloween" from the film "Nightmare before Christmas".

The song is long and difficult in some parts, but you did a great job today in class! Practice singing it in your house so that you don't forget it by Monday!! If you click on LYRICS below the video, you can see them!

Enjoy!


PRESENT SIMPLE/CONTINUOUS GAMES!

Hello everyone!

Here you have a few links with games to practice the grammar of this unit. At the end there are three tests so that you can check if you know this very well.
(Where it says "Present Progressive", that means "Present Continuous")

I hope they're useful for you!

Game 1 (easy)

Game 2 (easy)

Game 3 (easy)

Game 4 (easy)

Game 5 (easy)

Game 6 (easy)

Game 7 (medium difficulty)

Game 8 (medium difficulty)

Game 9 (difficult)

Game 10 (difficult)

Game 11 (difficult)

Game 12 (difficult)

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3

viernes, 17 de octubre de 2014

Song of the week: Summer Paradise.

Hello everyone!

This is this week's song, Summer Paradise. I know most of us have already completely forgotten what summer is like, so I though this song might be appropriate.

What does the song talk about? Is it still summer in the song, or is the person singing remembering summer? What do you like to remember the most about summer?
I personally love watching sunsets on the beach!

Please underline the expressions in Present Continuous that you find in the song.

I hope you enjoy it! Sing along!


martes, 14 de octubre de 2014

Song of the week! Hey Soul Sister

Hello everyone!

Here you have the video of the song we listened to last Friday...

Take your lyrics and sing along!

Enjoy :)


jueves, 9 de octubre de 2014

Population

Hello everyone!Here I upload the interesting video we have watched in class about POPULATION.

It explains very well how we have grown so much, so fast!

Think about these questions:

- Why are there fewer deaths now?
- By how many people has the world population increased since the 1800s?
Comment with the answers below and you'll have a positive.

Enjoy!


viernes, 26 de septiembre de 2014

Parts of the cell rap

Hello everyone!

Today we have listened to this rap to practice the parts of the cell. It's very difficult because it's for 6th graders whose mother tongue is English!! But you did really well!

Please, complete the gaps you haven't had time to complete in class and try to learn some parts!!

Good luck, and have a wonderful weekend!


lunes, 22 de septiembre de 2014

Welcome, 5th graders!

Welcome to my blog, everybody!

Here, as I told you, I'm going to post things related to what we see in class. It's important that you check it from time to time, and sometimes I'll send you homework through here. Please, save this webpage as "favorites" so that it's easy for you to find it!
Be careful if you're using a tablet, because sometimes it doesn't work properly, so you might have to use a computer... I don't know why that happens, sorry!

Here I post the song we listened to last Friday, "Angels" by Robbie Williams.
Enjoy!!


lunes, 30 de junio de 2014

SUMMER'S HERE!

Hello, everyone!

Here I post two links with games and videos in English that you can check out in order not to forget your English too much during the holidays!

Click here for practicing English, Science and Maths.
Click here for playing games and watching videos of general interest.

But most important of all, READ, READ READ!!







Have fun and enjoy your 



miércoles, 30 de abril de 2014

We are the champions!!!

Congratulations for your effort in PET/KET.
You are the champions!
Enjoy!



European Countries and their Capitals

Hello, everyone!

If you want to review member countries and their capitals as well as learning the other European countries before the CDIs, here you have a map with all of them and two web pages where you can play games to practice what you know.

Have a good weekend!

 
(click here to see it larger)





lunes, 7 de abril de 2014

Video about Refraction

Here I post a video that explains how refraction works really well.
Pepe suggested it to us, thank you, Pepe! :)
Enjoy!


domingo, 30 de marzo de 2014

School Olympics Las Rozas






Here you have a webpage where you can check the weather forecast for tomorrow and Tuesday: (let's cross our fingers so that it doesn't rain!)


And this is another webpage from where you can hopefully see your performance at the Olympics, as cameras have been installed to record your efforts! Cool, huh?


Good luck for everyone! and remember: the most important thing is to have a good time practicing your favourite sport!  


"Mens sana in corpore sano"

More PRACTICE for KET

Hello, everybody!

Laura Bisca has suggested this webpage to practice for PET/KET and I've decided to post the links here so that it's easier for you to find.
Please, use them to practice little by little if you've already finished doing the other ones!
Thanks again Laura! :)




More PRACTICE for PET

Hello, everybody!

Laura Bisca has given us some very useful links to practice PET that I'm going to post here so that it's easier for everybody to find.
Please, use them to practice little by little if you've already done all the other ones!
Thanks again, Laura! :)





jueves, 27 de marzo de 2014

Star size comparison


As the other day we went to NASA and we learned about planets and stars, I wanted to upload this video that compares the sizes of planets in our solar system and some stars. It's amazing to think of how little we actually are compared to what is out there!

Enjoy it!


Videos for KET speaking test

Here you can watch two videos of KET speaking tests. The first one only shows part 2 of the test. You've already seen the second one in class, but it's useful to watch them again and try to think of things they've done right and things they could improve.



The most important thing is that you are relaxed and confident! We have been practising a lot and you are going to do great! :)

Videos of PET speaking tests

Here you can watch two videos of PET speaking tests. You've already seen the second one in class, but it's useful to watch them again and try to think of things they've done right and things they could improve.

And here you have some photographs that you could use to practice describing this weekend if you want:






And the most important thing... relax and be confident! You are going to do great! :)

"have something done" practice exercises

Hello! Here are some online excercises for you to practice the structure "to have something done".
I hope they're useful!

link 1
link 2
link 3
link 4
link 5
link 6
link 7
link 8

sábado, 22 de marzo de 2014

What defines you?

Hello, everyone!

Yesterday we watched this talk by Lizzie Velasques, a girl who has overcome a very difficult life and who gives an incredible motivational speech. We will continue to work on this next Friday, but I wanted to upload the video here so that you can watch it again if you want.
While you watch it again, think:
- What would you do if you were in her shoes?
- What would you do if a girl like her were in your class?
- She's had a really hard life, but do you think she's happy?
- Do you think people who know her see her for what she is inside or for her outer appearance?


I hope you learn a lot from her.
Have a nice weekend!

viernes, 14 de marzo de 2014

RATHER BE----> CLEAN BANDIT

Here you have our song of the week, "Rather be", and another song by Beyonce, "If I were a boy". In both of these songs they use one type of conditional, especially in Beyonce's, because she describes all the things she would do if she were a boy.
What type of conditional is used in both songs? can you put an example of each? Comment below for a positive in English.

Enjoy!




Practice- REPORTED SPEECH

Here you have online practice for reported speech:

link 1
link 2
link 3
link 4
link 5

Practice- COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES

Here you have practice of comparative and superlative adverbs:
link 1
link 2

And comparative and superlative adjectives:
link 1
link 2
link 3
link 4

Practice- CONDITIONALS

Hi, everyone!

Here you have some online exercises to practice conditionals:

link 1
link 2
link 3
link 4
link 5
link 6
link 7
link 8
link 9
link 10

martes, 11 de marzo de 2014

Key for KET practice

Hello! You can find the key for the homework I sent last Friday 7 March (2 KET readings) if you click below:

Key for PET practice

You can find the key for the homework I sent on Friday 7 March (2 readings and page 4 of the Writing PART 1 document in the blog) if you click below:

viernes, 7 de marzo de 2014

Counting stars

Here you have the lyrics video for the song of this week, Counting Stars, by One Republic.

Enjoy! :)


jueves, 6 de marzo de 2014

Reported Speech!

Hello, everyone!

Today in class we've been learning about Reported Speech.


Remember that most of the times, when we report speech to another person, we need to change the verb tense and the time marker, according to these tables: 



You can see the full explanation that you have on paper here.



*Now, try to report these quotes by famous people (on your notebooks):


“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
Groucho Marx

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you don't deserve me at my best.”
― 
Marilyn Monroe

“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.” 



“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” 





lunes, 3 de marzo de 2014

Hey, brother.

Here you have last week's song, with the lyrics.

Try to find at least two full condicional sentences and tell me if they are zero, first or second conditional to gain a positive in English!!

Enjoy!

lunes, 24 de febrero de 2014

Spain in 1492

Hello, everyone!

You already know that the year 1492 was a very important one. It is the year that marks the transition from the Middle Ages (Renaissance) to the Modern Age, an age of discovery and expansion.
Three important things happened in Spain that year, under the reign of los Reyes Católicos, Isabel de Castilla and Fernando de Aragón:

- The last muslim kingdom of Granada (Reino Nazarí de Granada) was finally conquered and the king Boabdil surrendered, giving the keys of the city to los Reyes Católicos. Watch this  here.
Watch Boabdil's retreat and his mother's famous words here.

- The Jews were expelled from Spain. Isabel and Fernando wanted to have a unified Christian kingdom, so the Jews could either convert to Christianity (and be under the constant supervision of the Inquisition) or leave the country. Watch it here.

- Christopher Columbus discovered America. At the beginning, everyone thought he had reached the Indies. Some parts of the Indies were still unexplored by Europeans, and los Reyes Católicos hoped to find new territories there to expand. Little did they know that Columbus' discovery would change history forever.
Las Capitulaciones de Santa Fe was the name of the document that was signed by los Reyes Católicos and Christopher Columbus where they agreed to give him nobility titles and 10% of the riches found in the new territories, if his voyage succeeded.
Watch Isabel's trust in Columbus here.
Watch Las Capitulaciones de Santa Fe here.

*I add another video with Columbus' conditions explained by historians here.
 
I hope this helps you to better understand the important events that took place in Spain in 1492.
How do you think Jewish and Muslim people felt when they had to leave what had been their home for hundreds of years? Do you think the king and queen were fair with them?



domingo, 23 de febrero de 2014

I am- Hillary Duff

Hi, everyone!

Here is the song we learnt last Friday, which is very useful for learning new personality adjectives. Remember you have to write a short text describing someone you love.
I'm looking forward to hearing your descriptions!


martes, 18 de febrero de 2014

Practice for KET

Hello!
Here I post online exercises for you to practice for KET. Please, use them!



Practice exercises- units 9 and 10

Hi, everyone!
Here I post some online exercises for you to review these units' grammar.
Remember to put a full stop at the end of your sentences, otherwise they'll be considered wrong.
Good luck!




Saint Valentine's Day Songs

Here you have the songs we listened to the other day, so that you can listen to them and sing at the same time.
Enjoy!




viernes, 7 de febrero de 2014

Heal the World

These are the lyrics video and the official music video for this week's song: Heal the World, by Michael Jackson.
If you didn't have time to complete the gaps on your photocopy, please do it at home.
Read the lyrics carefully, they have a beautiful message. If you don't understand any of the words, use a dictionary (you've got links to online dictionaries on the right column of this blog)
Enjoy!



viernes, 31 de enero de 2014

I HAVE A DREAM.

Hello everyone!
For Peace Day, we have learned about the history of racist segregation and discrimination in the USA, and we have seen the inspiring speech given by Martin Luther King Jr., "I have a dream".
Here you can watch the video again, and I have also uploaded the document I gave you, with part of the speech's transcription, adapted for you.
It is worth watching the whole video, but it may be too long and difficult to understand, so if you prefer, you can only watch the parts we have been working on:
- From the beginning to minute 3:10
- From minute 11:50 to the end

As we already said in class, Martin Luther King was a very good public speaker. He knew when to lower or raise his voice, make pauses, or say sentences quickly, to get people's attention and provoke emotion.
His speech is also full of literary devices, like metaphors or repetition.

  • Can you identify some of the metaphors that Martin Luther King used in his speech? What do you think they mean?
  • Can you pick up examples of repetition in his speech? What effect do they make on the audience? 



Have a wonderful weekend!