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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

3.en.26 Try the poem machine: haikus, cinquains and limeriks

Now that you are all working on  your Michael Rosen rap version, we’ll move to something else. It will take us longer to write a sonnet, but  you never know… there might be some hidden poets in our group.

Next week we shall practice writing in class  different kinds of poems. In the meantime, this poetry on line engine will help you get started. Check this site. It will help you create your own haikus, cinquains and limeriks.

If you end up with one you like, copy it in your notebook . Later, you can share it with your classmates.

2.en.22 Acrostics and friends

This term we shall read some poetry in class. Let’s start with a couple of acrostics on friends and a word cloud to inspire you

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From Wikipedia

An acrostic (Greekákros “top”; stíchos “verse”) is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.

You can also include an illustration to make it nicer

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Here are some more examples written by very young kids: 

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We are going to ask you to write two acrostics.  now, but first we’ll give you some help. Go to this site and follow the instructions. Let’s see what you come up with. Copy the result in a nice D4 sheet of paper. You can use coloured ones, but keep the same format, D4. You can also print it.  At the bottom of the paper, write your name and your group. It will be useful to identify the writer when we display your work. For the first acrostic you can choose the topic. The second one has to be on your name. If you are inspired, you can include your family name too!

Captura de pantalla 2014-01-27 a la(s) 1.51.54 AMDeadline: Monday 3rd of February for 1st ESO D and Wednesday 5th of February for 1st ESO E

2.en.16 self-study sites to learn and revise vocabulary and grammar

Christmas is approaching. Some of you will  need to do some work to fix what you have learnt or to catch up.

Practise vocabulary connected with families. This site provides audio.

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In Agenda Web you will find exercises to describe people’s appearance and personality

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For grammar and syntax, you can do exercises from this website. They cover 1st ESO contents.

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In order to practise vocabulary and functions, you can check  this web site.  This second term we shall work describing people and families. We recommend you to look at unit 5: lessons 24 and 25 . Also unit 6: lessons 26 and 27.

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