Tuesday, 16 February 2010

II El Fontanal Spelling Bee

As you know, next Wednesday February 25th students and teachers at I.E.S. El Fontanal will be celebrating Andalusia Day. We will listen to the Andalusia Anthem, we will eat molletes with chocolate and we will do different activities in the classrooms.

The English Department will organise the II Spelling Bee, a funny and interesting way of proving you are good at spelling. You will be able to take part in the contest for Segundo Ciclo (3º and 4º ESO). You can review the vocabulary lists for your level and you can also have a look at the rules and the recommendations here.

There will be great prizes for the winners!!!

Below you have some pieces of advice for the contest, the rules of the Spelling Bee and the wordlist for your cycle. Have a look at them.

Good luck to everybody!

Algunos Consejos Para El Concurso de Deletreo
Spelling Bee Rules
listado segundo ciclo

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Andalusia Day

As you know, Andalusia Day is coming and I'm sure you are already working on your presentations. Here you are the instructions, in case you need them.

Presentations on Andalusia

The First Cell Phone Ad

These days we have been reading about the mobile revolution and we have talked about how mobile phones have changed since they were invented in 1973. Do you know when the first mobile phone was advertised on TV? It was in 1989 (you were not even born!). Would you like to see the advertisement? Here it is!

Past Continuous

Here you can go to another explanation of the form and use of Past Continuous. In that site there are also activities to put into practice what you have learned.

You can also do this activity on Past Continuous. Do you think you need something more challenging? Click here for an activity to choose between Past Simple and Past Continuous.

Good luck!

-ed Pronunciation (Past Simple)

Do you find it difficult to pronounce regular verbs in past form? Do you think it's time to review? If you didn't have enough with the activities we did in class, click here and get further practice.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14, St. Valentine's Day, is said to be a day for people who are in love. No matter whether you have a boyfriend or girlfriend or whether you like someone in particular or not, there must be lots of people you love: your parents, your brothers and sisters, your relatives, your friends . . . In fact, there are many people that make our lives nicer, aren't there?

Here you are some interesting links you should visit. The idea is for you to skim them and choose the ones you want to work on. But bear in mind that you should send comments showing what you have done or learnt.

There are many reasons why we love people. Click here to read 21.
You can also write a short love poem. Here you just have to drag and drop while in this site you can use a magnetic board.
There are funny love limericks here and famous quotations on love in this website.
If you really like a person you can use this calculator to see how happy you will be together but if you think you need something more exciting you can always read this kissing advice.
Apart from that, you can read about the origins of the day here .
But if you still don't like this topic, then perhaps you should do these activities and learn how to say something interesting.
Are you a language lover? Have you got foreign friends? Then click here and learn how to say "I love you".
If you like it so much you have done everything, go to this site and choose other activities, there are hundreds!

And remember, I wish you a happy Valentine's Day!