Tuesday, 18 December 2012

1st BATXILLERAT: The mistletoe

Read this article and answer these questions:

1. Which are the two sides of mistletoe?
2. According to the Australian study, in what sense is mistletoe important in forests?
3. Where has the experiment taken place?
4. What was the experiment about?
5. How is Dr Watson familiarly known?
6. What were his predictions? Which were the final results?
7. What happened when the mistletoe vanished?
8. Why is bird diversity important?
9. Why are scientists in America trying to protect the brooms?
10. What is the controversy of introducing misstletoe onto trees?

Now look for synonyms for the following words (take context into account):
1. evergreen:
2. excised:
3. surprising:
4. injured:
5. herculean:
6. sparse:
7. keystone:
8. suck:
9. parasite:

Monday, 17 December 2012

4t ESO COLLECT NEWS during Xmas

Bring 3 news that are about 3 different topics. You will have to speak for 2 minutes without reading
Possible topics:

Natural disasters
Unusual news
People (celebrities or influential people)
Art, cinema, music

The Huffington Post (UK edition)
The Guardian

1st BATXILLERAT: Christmas

Christmas in France: practice your listening skills by watching this video about how people celebrate Christmas. Then do the multiple choice listening comprehension.

German Christmas marketsreadinglisteningvocabulary

1st BATXILLERAT: The Future

Some grammar practice: 

Future Simple (Will): exercise 1exercise 2exercise 3

Be going to: exercise 1exercise 2exercise 3exercise 4

Future Progressive: exercise 1exercise 2 (there are two exercises here), exercise 3

Future Perfect Simple: exercise 1exercise 2

Will / Be going to: exercise 1exercise 2exercise 3

Future Progressives / Future Perfect: exercise 1exercise 2

1st BATXILLERAT: Christmas Lights

This is another version of the story, a modern version of Dicken's Christmas Carol spirit. This is not the typical Christmas story.

Read this article on the releasing of Coldplay's song on December 1, 2010 and decide if these statements are TRUE or FALSE (justify your decisions with examples from the text):

1. Their last song was in early 2009.
2. The video was filmed in Scotland.
3. They used new technologies to perform the song.
4. A lot of people participated in the video.
5. We know the name of this new album
6. It was a result of hard work
7. A non-violent, intellectual resistance group inspired it.
8. They prepared a huge performance to announce the release of their new song.
9. Chris Martin is married.
10. Gwyneth Paltrow participated in the video.

Now watch the video and listen to the song:

Now read the lyrics and translate them.

Coldplay – Christmas Lights Lyrics

Christmas night, another fight
Tears we cried, a flood
Got of all kinds of poison in, poison in my blood
Took my feet to Oxford Street, trying to right a wrong
Just walk away those windows sing
But I can’t believe she’s gone
When you’re still waiting for the snow to fall
It doesn’t really feel like Christmas at all
A group of candles on me are flickering
Oh they flicker and they flow
And I am up here holding on to all those chandeliers of hope
And like some drunken in this city
I go singing out of tune
Singing how I’ve always loved you, darling
And I always will
Oh when you’re still waiting for the snow to fall
It doesn’t really feel like Christmas at all
Still waiting for the snow to fall
It doesn’t really feel like Christmas at all
Those Christmas lights
Light up the streets
Down where the sea and city meet
May all your troubles soon be gone
Oh Christmas lights, keep shining on
[ Lyrics from http://www.songonlyrics.com/coldplay-christmas-lights-lyrics ]
Those Christmas lights
Light up the streets
Maybe they’ll bring her back to me
Then all my troubles will be gone
Oh Christmas lights, keep shining on
Oh Christmas lights
Light up the streets
Light up the fireworks in me
May all your troubles soon be gone
Those Christmas lights keep shining on
[ Lyrics from http://www.songonlyrics.com/coldplay-christmas-lights-lyrics ]

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

3 ESO: "Lifestyle" ( I)

Watch the video "healthy food" and answer the questions:
1. What´s the timetable at the market?
2. How many stores are there in the market?
3. What kind of products can you buy there? Name 4 or 5.
4. What does the sentence "five a day" mean?
5. Report the interviewed people´s words about their food habits.

Watch the video "Food at English schools" and tell what the students usually eat at luchtime.
Documentary: "Supersize me" ( 7 min. selected scenes )
Reading: Read this information about fast food .
Exercise: "healthy foods" (easy)
Exercise: "health problems and treatments" (standard)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

1st BATXILLERAT: Amazon Christmas presents

Watch this video on how Amazon works and answer these questions:

1. Which are the advantatges of buying in amazon.com?
2. Instead of wearing tiny hammers and saws, what do the "elves" in Amazon use?
3. How many places like this are there across the USA?
4. How do we call, in Amazon language, a warehouse?
5. What do the products in movement represent?
6. How large is this Amazon headquarters?
7. What can you find in Amazon?
8. What is the goal of Amazon?
9. What are people asking for these days?
10. How do the machines "know" where everything ends up?
11. Why do they take real human beings to wrap the Christmas gifts?

Sunday, 9 December 2012


Here you´ve got some tutorial and exercises about modals.
Do the exercise and copy it onto your notebook Exercise
4T C Exercise

1st BATXILLERAT: What is this made of? Materials

Vocabulary 1
Vocabulary 2
Vocabulary 3 (Do the activities you've got on the right under the title "Ejercicios para imprimir". Once they're done you can print them).
Vocabulary 4
How to write a description of an object (some tips for a good object description).

Sunday, 2 December 2012

ALTERNATIVA 3ESO: London & the cinema

Watch these movie trailers and answer the questionnarie :

The 39 steps
V for Vendetta
European vacation
Sherlock Holmes
James Bond´s The world is not enough
Notting Hill
28 days later
Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince
My fair Lady
Harry Potter & the order of Phoenix
Match point
American werewolf in London (massacre)
American werewolf in London (tube scene)
Frenzy (Hitchcock)

·         What time does the Big Ben clock show?
·         Why do you think he wants to stop the clock?
·         Which famous building is blown up during the scene?
·         The mask people are wearing looks like Guy Fawkes. Who was this character? What was he famous for?
·         What are the famous buildings shown in the scene?
·         Why can´t they get out of the roundabout?

·         What´s the name of the famous bridge where the last fight takes place?
·         Do you think the villain dies at the end of the scene?

·         Name all the famous buildings & landmarks you can see during the boat chase scene.
·         How much do the peaches cost at the market?
·         What colour are most of the umbrellas you can see on the rainy scene?
·         What are the most of people carrying in the winter scene?
·         What does Hugh take off while the spring scene?
·         Do you think the scene was shot in the morning or at dusk?
  • Are there any living creatures in the scene, apart from the man walking the empty streets?
·         Can you indentify any famous London landmark?
·         Can you recognize the souvenirs on the ground?
·         Why do you think the boy is wearing green shirt & trousers?
  • What’s the name of the column we see at the beginning?
  • When the bridge crashes, what is the white building we see in the background?
  • Can you identify/read the name of the tube station and the line?
  • How many passengers does the victim see in the escalator?
  • Where can we see the first dead body?
  • What fruit and vegetable market can we see?


Do you believe in ghosts?

Listen to 6 people answering the same question and do the exercises

Saturday, 1 December 2012

"Food experiment for kids failure"

From the show "Jaime Oliver food revolution", Oliver´s trying to convince a group of American kids that consuming processed chicken nuggets are bad. Watch the video and find out what finally happens...


2 ESO: Unit 3. "Success" ( II )

Past Simple ( regular and irregular verbs exercises )

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2550 (easy!)
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=7804 (easy!)
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2325 (cartoon crossword)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxuYOR4MWGI (video tutorial)
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-1/exercise-english-989.php (irreg. list)
http://www.bradleys-english-school.com/online/matchingpairs/mpiregpast1.html (game)
http://www.bradleys-english-school.com/online/matchingpairs/mpiregpast4.html (game)
http://www2.arnes.si/~oskplucija4/ces/verbs3.htm (matching)
http://personales.ya.com/mjandres/archivos/pastsimple1.htm (crosswsord)
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/irregular_verbs/crossword_simple_past2.htm (crossword)

2 ESO : Unit 3. "Success" ( I )

Watch the video "Jobs in Britain" and answer the questions.

1_ What´s the name of the British newspaper?
2_ Name the tasks the journalists do before they write an article.
3_ Who is the chief editor in a newspaper? What does he/she decide together
      with the journalists?
4_ What do you need to become a journalist?
5_ How many national newspapers are there in the UK? Which one is the most
6_ What´s a charity shop?
7_ What´s the timetable for a shop assistant? Do they work at weekends?
8_ Name 3 tasks the shop assistant usually does.
9_ What do you need to study to become a shop assistant?
10_ Name 2 special skills you need to be a good shop assistant.
11_ What´s the common salary for a shop assistant? And in charity shops?

12_ What does a builder usually do?
13_ What kind of studies do you need to become a builder?
14_ Why can it be a difficult job?
15_ Have they got a good pay or salary?

3 ESO- unit 3- At the restaurant (video)


Mr. Bean doesn’t speak French but he’s going to eat at a French restaurant. Study the following vocabulary and watch the video so that you can explain what is happening in the scene.

                  POSH             NAPKIN          LAP           KING PRAWNS        

                 SHIVER(V)/ SHAKE (V)          DISGUSTING              PRETEND(V)          

                 DROP(V)                    WHAT A RELIEF!             SCREAM            OYSTER

3ESO- unit 3- Recipe video (Jamie Oliver)

Jamie Oliver makes the perfecte omelette

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1.    <!--[endif]-->Watch the video and say if the following statements are True or False:

a.Jamie likes omelettes but they are limited in terms of ingredients. …..
b. Eggs are one of the best forms of proteins. ……
c. He uses 4 eggs for this recipe. …..
d. He uses milk and cream for his omelettes. …..
e. While he starts whisking the eggs, he heats the oil and melts some butter in the pan. …..
f. It is better to use medium heat. …..
g. He waits 20 seconds for the cheese and eggs to get cooked. …..
h. He uses a fork to flap the omelette. …..

<!--[if !supportLists]-->2.    <!--[endif]--> When Jamie puts the omelette on the plate, he talks about the qualities of this dish. From the following list, select the adjectives that you can hear in this last section of the video:

         hard           soft            melted                great          grated                 hot                 lovel           simple             brilliant                        silky                    beautiful


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