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1.en.16 Verb tenses: Past simple


In the last exam, many of you had  problems using basic verb tenses  accurately. Before and during Christmas, you will have to revise grammar contents. Lets start with past tenses. (més…)

1.en.14 Objects that tell stories about your roots

This is a flash animation about the Khan family. You should access the web page and investigate about them.  You have to find out:

What is the Ferham  Families project about?

Where is Ferham?

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Enter the kids’ rooms and click on the objects they have. Select one object in each room and listen what they have to tell you about them.

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Could you tell us  something similar of an object you have in your room?

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Bring the object or a pic of it to class and be ready to tell us the story.

. This will be the final activity of the immigration project.



1.en.13 Freedom of movement in a walled world

All of you must have seen on TV or read in the news about last Sunday, November 9th, celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Captura de pantalla 2014-11-10 a la(s) 4.34.59 AMUnfortunately, the world is still a walled place indeed. According to the Guardian, 6000 miles of walls have been built in the last decade. Spain is also among the countries that have built up walls.  Many of those walls are built to prevent people from leaving or entering a country. We are about to start the new topic of this term, migration.  Finding out where and  why new walls are being built will help us understand why people want to move.

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1.en.9 Writing a postcard

Though e mails, Snapshot and Instagram have certainly taken over the old habit of postcard writing,  many people still love getting a paper postcard delivered the traditional way to their mail box.  Nowadays there are new applications for your phone like Postcard on the Run, that transform your pics into a postcard and deliver it to the post of the recipient you choose.

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1.en.8 setting sail with the BBC: listening and vocabulary activities connected with travelling

to set sail means to start a sea voyage.  You currently working on your travel project. Are you ready to set sail or  maybe to take off?

Thanks to this excellent BBC pageCaptura de pantalla 2014-10-12 a la(s) 10.04.11 AM you will be able to find out what Phil, an unexperienced traveller wants to take on his round the world journey.

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1.en.4 Let’s take and orbital tour of cities at night

Last week many of you asked us to project a world map on the board. You were getting ready to set off on a journey with your group and wanted to discuss possible destinations. Thanks to technological advances, you can now have an unusual vantage point and orbit the earth on a satellite. Enjoy! (més…)

English summer work

Summer work 2014 1st ESO  European Sections


  • On line exercises

During summer you should  do the following tasks. All of them have been taken from a British Council website called learnenglishteens. Here is the link


The tasks are compulsory for the students that did not pass in June and optional for those who passed.

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Most exercises can be downloaded in PDF format, in case you do not have internet access during summer. The exercises cover the topics dealt with in lessons. They are organized by skills. Writing, Listening, Reading. There are also vocabulary exercises. The level corresponds to a A1/A2.

Here follows the list of exercises you must do. Keep track of the work you do by  ticking the activities as  you do them.

Those of you who failed English in June  will have to hand in a paper copy of the activities the day of the exam in  September.

Copy in your notebook the task list. Organise your work in different sections: Vocabulary/Writing/Listening/Reading


  1. A restaurant menu
  2. Films and entertainment
  3. My city
  4. My town


  1. Introducing yourself in a blog
  2. A postcard from Scotland
  3. A recipe
  4. Film review


  1. Understanding numbers
  2. Spelling colours
  3. Spelling names
  4. Introducing a friend
  5. Describing people
  6. Interview with a swimmer
  7. Giving directions


  1. Daily routines
  2. Money
  3. Around town
  4. Shopping
  5. A room
  6. Restaurants
  7. School
  8. Appearance
  9. Meat and fish
  10. Kitchen
  11. Home
  12. Places in town
  13. Vegetables
  14. Meals and cooking
  15. Fruit
  16. Weather

Book : Prisoner in the Jungle, by Tim Vicary

Your tutors, Núria or Bernat , will give the students who did not pass English in June a book to read during summer. You must return it in September, together with the exercises and a reading file. Remember not to  write in the book. Keep a list of new words and do the activities on a different  paper.

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Enjoy Summer!!! See you in September