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I hope you learn and get the most out of it!! Inma Melgar

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Webquest: A weekend in London

Discover London through this webquest!


A weekend in London


Introduction: 
 Have you ever been to London? This time you are going to visit London through the internet. In pairs you are going to book the flight and the hotel, find out where you can eat or what you can do in London. With the information you find, you will have to make an ORAL PRESENTATION using a GLOGSTER, explaining your trip from the very beginning!

Your budget is 1200 euros (remember they have pounds), so don't waste it!!
Have fun!!!
Task: 
 You will have to make a GLOGSTER (http://edu.glogster.com/) and an oral presentation describing all the information there. In that glogster, you will post the whole planning of your trip (screenshots of your flight, the hotel chosen, the restaurants or takeaway wher eyou will eat, places to visit, ticket prices, itinerary...).

Remember that you work and travel in pairs, so you will have to find everything for two people.
Process: 
 Follow the steps below:

1. Find a partner you get on well with. Remember you have to spend two days with him/her.
2. Plan the dates for the flight and the hotel, the type of accomodation you would like, the budget you have (do you prefer to spend the money on the room, museums or food?), the places you would like to visit ....
3. Go to "Resources" in order to find useful links. You are also allowed to use a search machine, but you will only use English!!
4. Gather the information and pictures/videos... given on the websites and save them. You have to use your own words for the descriptions. So, do not copy every word from the internet!
5. Make the glogster.
6. Present it in front of the class.
Resources: 
 - http://www.capital-calling.com/index.htm
- http://www.londonpass.com/london-attractions/
- https://www.edreams.co.uk
- www.visitacity.com
- https://www.tripadvisor.com
- https://www.booking.com
- https://www.airbnb.com
- https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=1&From=EUR&To=GBP
Evaluation: 
 You will be graded on the following:

Working in pairs 15%

Glogster 25%

Oral presentation 25%

English 35%
Conclusion: 
 You have learnt that you can become your own travel agency, and that there are a lot of different things to do and see in London.

Perhaps you can do your training course in some place in the UK, and it has shown you how easy it is to plan everything before you go!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

And the winner is...

 WOW!! They are the best cooks ever! And they are in 1ยบ ESO C!! Congrats!! Well done!!



Classmates' prizes:

The best recipe is: Gerardo
The best video is: Nuria and Alba

Teacher's prizes:

The best recipe is: Gerardo
 

The best video is: Nuria and Alba





Sunday, November 5, 2017

I have been teaching it for one week


Notice the difference between the PPS and the PPC:

I have been studying this grammar point for two weeks! And I have not understood it yet.
I have studied this grammar point. So easy!

 And... a song where you can find these tenses. Notice them and enjoy!

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Personal qualities

Watch the video and enjoy and understand this song by the English rock band Radiohead:


Creep by Radiohead
When you were here before
Couldn't look you in the eye
You're just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
And I wish I was special
You're so fuckin' special
But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo.
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here.
I don't care if it hurts
I want to have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul
I want you to notice
When I'm not around
You're so fuckin' special
I wish I was special
But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo.
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here.
She's running out again,
She's running out
She's run run run run
Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You're so fuckin' special
I wish I was special
But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo,
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here.
I don't belong here.
 
 
In this film (And They Lived Happily Ever After), the song is used in this scene:
 
 
Think of these questions...
- What is the relationship between the lyrics and the movie scene?
- And between the song and the topic "Personal qualities"?
 
 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Maybe they are artists!

Some months ago we could see this romantic short movie: MAYBE.


And now my fantastic students prepared a funny second part... Congrats! You are great!


Saturday, February 6, 2016

You're alive!

Back in the 90's I confess I was a big fan of Pearl Jam's ALIVE...


But maybe this style sounds a bit old for you, and you prefer listening to the fantastic song ALIVE by SIA (Thanks, Carmen for talking to me about her!). Its lyrics are full of energy:


I knew what I wanted; I went in and got it
Did all the things that you said that I wouldn't
I told you that I would never be forgotten
And all in spite of you
I'm still breathing
i'm alive






Monday, January 18, 2016

A funny video on a Blue Monday


Today is supposed to be the saddest day of the year... So if this is true for you, watch funny videos like this!

Questions:
Where is the man?
at the park
at the zoo
at home

Why is the man walking away?
He feels sick.
He is going to eat lunch.
He's angry at the elephant.

What does the elephant pick up?
something to eat
a piece of paper
the man's credit card

Where is the elephant going?
downtown
to the man's home
to the zoo

What does the man buy at the pharmacy?
coffee and a sandwich
soup, medicine, and a blanket
some candy and some fruit

How does the elephant pay for the things?
with cash
with a credit card
with a check

Where does the elephant go when he leaves the pharmacy?
back to the zoo
to another store
to the man's house

How does the man feel when he sees the elephant?
surprised
disappointed
worried