domingo, 4 de noviembre de 2012

TUESDAY 5th, November

AS I TOLD SOME OF YOU LAST TUESDAY, I WON'T BE GOING TO COLLEGE THIS TUESDAY. I've been summoned by the Ministry of Education on Monday and Tuesday.

Next class>>> November 13.

  • Read: About a Boy
  • Study syntax for a term test>>>you can ask the students who came on the day of the strike for some extra sentences (I told you I was going to classes IN SPITE OF THE STRIKE, only a few told me you were not going>>>classes were delivered regularly)
THIS DATE/ACTIVITY CANNOT BE CHANGED>>the academic year is almost over.

take care 

stella :-)

viernes, 19 de octubre de 2012

PLS, SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!!!!!!!

I've made a mistake with the novel!!!!!!!!!!!!! The name is ABOUT A BOY, not the one I gave you.

  • If you have already started reading the other one, no problem.
  • If you haven't bought it, go to the photocopying place and get this one, pls.
  • PLS SPREAD THE WORD ASAP!!!!!!!!!!

Any queries, you post your questions below

stella

martes, 16 de octubre de 2012

The Machine that Won the War

Click on each set of names and check how much you know about Isaac Asimov's short story.

SABRINA, NOELIA, MARILINA





stella :-)

jueves, 4 de octubre de 2012

CAN YOU HELP ME, pls?


I need your cooperation. Could you CLICK HERE and take the survey, please?

I've got plenty of INFO.Thank you

stella :-)

jueves, 27 de septiembre de 2012

HUMAN IS rewritten by the whole group


This is the short story: HUMAN IS analyzed by the students.

Good job!

stella :-)

Another short story:

ss' task

domingo, 17 de junio de 2012

IMPORTANT

RE-READ A SHOCKING ACIDENT for next class (June 19)


stella :-)

lunes, 21 de mayo de 2012

Let's check some grammar

Pls, visit these links and complete your study notes.


Some GAMES to practise grammar:

stella :-)

viernes, 11 de mayo de 2012

The Legacy by Virginia Woolf


  • How would you connect these words to the story? (Click on the image to enlarge it)
Wordle: THE LEGACY-VIRGINIA WOOLF


  • Write Virginia Wolf's biography (a different one from our book) using these words. REMEMBER TO WRITE ONLY ONE OR TWO SENTENCE(S) EACH!








Adeline / 1882 / 1941 / London / educated or education/mother and sister died/  
nervous breakdowns / professional writings / love / modern  style /  works/








stella :-)

miércoles, 25 de abril de 2012

Roman Fever

Roman Fever was written by Edith Wharton.


Plot summary

The protagonists are Grace Ansley and Alida Slade, two middle -aged American women who are visiting Rome with their daughters, Barbara Ansley and Jenny Slade. The elder women grew up in New York, and were friends from childhood. A youthful romantic rivalry led Mrs. Slade to nurture feelings of jealousy and hatred against Mrs. Ansley.
In the opening pages of the story, the two women compare their daughters and reflect on each other's lives. Eventually, Mrs. Slade reveals a secret about a letter written to Mrs. Ansley on a visit to Rome many years ago. The letter was purportedly from Mrs. Slade's fiancé, Delphin, inviting Mrs. Ansley to a meeting at the Colosseum. In fact, Mrs. Slade herself had written the letter, in an attempt to get Mrs. Ansley out of the way of the engagement by disappointing her with Delphin's absence (and, it is implied, to get Mrs. Ansley sick with Roman Fever). Mrs. Ansley is upset at this revelation...
Adapted from: Wikipedia. Available at:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Fever

  1.  Practise listening and reading the text at the same time. Pay attention to pronunciation, intonation, vocabulary, etc.
stela :-)

The Garden Party

The Garden Party was weritten by Maeve Binchy (to be continued...)

How do I post Comments?

you are supposed to post your own comments after each post.
HOW DO I POST?
Read instructions below and just give it a try!

HOW TO POST COMMENTS:
• Click on "comments" (right below this thread) to type your message.
• In "seleccionar perfil," choose CUENTA GOOGLE.
• Type a set of letters and numbers as you're asked.
THEN, ONLY FOR THE FIRST TIME...
• Click on CREAR UNA CUENTA GOOGLE.
• Enter the details you're asked. You'll be asked to type details of your regular account. DON'T INVENT A NEW ONE. It says: "tiene que existir."
• Now click on CONTINUAR. You should be ready to post your message then.





stella :-)

Introduce yourself.

welcome Hello students.This is OUR place to share and go on learning. INTRODUCE YOURSELVES in the COMMENTS section. stella :-)

martes, 22 de noviembre de 2011

FINAL EXAMS

PLEASE, BEAR IN MIND THAT ANY OF THE LINGUSITIC CONTENT PRESENT IN THIS CLASS BLOG CAN BE EVALUATED, as well as those in your course-book.

stella :-)


domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2011


If you want to see HOW to write a well organized paragraph, click HERE

sábado, 5 de noviembre de 2011

sábado, 29 de octubre de 2011

ISFDyT 41




 YOUR PORTFOLIO SHOULD INCLUDE:

A COVER: with YOUR NAME, Year, Name of subject, Teacher Training College #...
AN INDEX: with the sections and pages where they can be found and the kind of excercises that you have chosen (e.g. Use of Simple Past to express past finished action>>>see titles on excercises or create new ones).
GRAMMAR /LANGUAGE IN USE
  • at least one excercise from the different entries posted below>>>AT LEAST 15 EXCERCISES, all in all..
  • at least two from the movies & grammar blog.
NARRATIVES
  1. Maria Flor
  2. Hamlet
  3. retelling of a fairy tale
  4. the table with the comparison between the versions of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
VOCABULARY
  1. the GLOSSARY: terminology with its corresponding pronunciation (looked up ina PRONUNCIATION DICTIONARY)


ISFDyT 41

ISFDyT 41

WRITING PRACTICE
Below you'll find two versions of  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Find similarities and differences between both versions. Be careful with tenses!. INCLUDE THE TABLE IN YOUR PORTFOLIO!

A MORE TRADITIONAL VERSION (though somewhat weird, it's pretty short)







A MODERN VERSION





  
Items to include in your table:

SETTING:
  • protagonist(s)
  • characters (relations between and among them)
  • place where they live
  • time
  • conflict (that gave rise to the story)
BODY
  • what happened to the protagonist (remember actions do not take place in isolation, but they are related: cause and effect, contrast, etc.)
  • climax
RESOLUTION
  • how the conflict is solved
  • what happened in the end.



NARRATIVE TENSES: Simple Past, Past Continuous and Past Perfect.


stella :-)

miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2011

LAST ASSIGNMENT

ISFDyT Nº 35
Your blog should have:

  1. A nice title
  2. narrative text (Your relative who is in... is explaining why he/she has decided to migrate)>>I've already corrected it.
  3. A slide show (Power point presentation) uploaded with slideshare. (or other web 2.0 tool). Embed it.
  4. A time line (using Time toaster). Embed it.
  5. A video downoloaded from Youtube (realted to your family background, typical food or clothes, the city wher they come from, etc) with a descriptive text below.
  6. Maps with their corresponding texts (descriptive and/or narrative) showing where your family comes from.
  7. Photographs from your family, old documents, etc>>>if you are lucky to have them!!!
  8. A letter: your relative has arrived in BA and writes a letter back home that includes: a description of the place/city, his experiences so far (Present Perfect???). the description of an important person (a friend, a former neighbour, a relative, a future boyfriend/girlfriend...).
  9. Last but not least: a photograph (or several photos) of your family (now) with a narrative/descriptive or informative text related to it/them


  • try to avoid LINKS, if you embed (with embed code) the video or the timeline for example, the result is much more attractive!
  • the texts below the video or the pics SHOULD be PARAGRAPHS (not sentenes). Pls, check paragraph organization.
  • Remember to look up HOW to write a letter in the entry below (FCE WRITING) if you do not remember.
  • pls, take into account that IMAGES are not simply decorative, but they provide lots of information, too. 
  • INCLUDE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS, PLACES OR SITUATIONS if you do not have enough information about your real family!



Enjoy writing. It's the last effort!!!!!!!!!!!!


DUE DATE (fecha de entrega): NOVEMBER 1, 2011.


stella :-)

More and more...

Some books have fantastic websites to practise more and more. Try this site by clicking HERE.

Remember: the more you study, the better results YOU will have!

stella :-)

lunes, 24 de octubre de 2011

FCE Writing mistakes explained.

First Certificate in English is an international exam. It consists of different exams. One of them is the WRITING EXAM. If you click HERE, you can find TEN MISTAKES STUDENTS MAKE AND THEIR EXPLANATIONS.

AWARENESS: How many of these mistakes can you find in your own writings?

stella :-)

More writing practice: CONNECTORS

When we write good pieces of writing (stories, biographies, letter, etc, etc) we need to JOIN OUR IDEAS. Otherwise they will be a set of sentences that are not cohesive (not bound to one another). If you click HERE you will find interesting excercise to prctise.

 Hope you find them useful and you can improve your assignments!

stella :-)

WRITING PRACTICE


  • How do I DESCRIBE PEOPLE?
  1. Visit THIS SITE and find good examples
  2. People have qualities and flaws. Click HERE to find some more practice.
  3. Examples of Harry Potter's characters can be found HERE
  • .And if you DESCRIBE their PERSONALITIES? 

Use a dictionary to complete your notes on ADJECTIVES to describe people.

TIP: 
What is the difference between:
What is he like?
What does he look like?

stella :-)

sábado, 22 de octubre de 2011

TO START STUDYING HARDER



I came across this FANTASTIC BLOG: MOVIE SEGMENTS TO ASSESS GRAMMAR GOALS. It's from a colleague of mine from Brazil. Its main objective is TO STUDY GRAMMAR THROUGH MOVIES. I hope you can profit from it.

  • select your level of  English
  • OR
  • select the GRAMMAR ITEM you want to practise
REMEMBER: you are responsible for your learning and the more you practice, the more confident you'll become. Check the writings I handed out. What is your weak point(s)>>>tenses? vocabulary? conditional sentences?

I hope you like working this way!

Enjoy


stella :-)

miércoles, 7 de septiembre de 2011

The Rock of PREPOSITIONS

Watch the THE GRAMMAR ROCK PREPOSITION and take down notes of the PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES you hear. Then write examples in your portfolio. Be as creative as possible.

Then:
  • Write a paragraph with at least four prepositional phrases from the song.
  • Re-write a fairy tale using the prepositional phrases from the lyrics.
EXTRA CREDITS if you...
  • ...go to FLICKR and choose pictures, write a caption for each using the prepositional phrases you have chosen


enjoy learning prepositions!




stella

martes, 6 de septiembre de 2011

A poem

 

Edwin Morgan is a Scottish poet who was born in 1920 and died in 2010. Here you can visit his official website. Enjoy A LIFE/ LIFETIME here

The First Men on Mercury

– We come in peace from the third planet.
Would you take us to your leader?

– Bawr stretter! Bawr. Bawr. Stretterhawl?

– This is a little plastic model
of the solar system, with working parts.
You are here and we are there and we
are now here with you, is this clear?

– Gawl horrop. Bawr Abawrhannahanna!

– Where we come from is blue and white
with brown, you see we call the brown
here 'land', the blue is 'sea', and the white
is 'clouds' over land and sea, we live
on the surface of the brown land,
all round is sea and clouds. We are 'men'.
Men come –

– Glawp men! Gawrbenner menko. Menhawl?

– Men come in peace from the third planet
which we call 'earth'. We are earthmen.
Take us earthmen to your leader.

– Thmen? Thmen? Bawr. Bawrhossop.
Yuleeda tan hanna. Harrabost yuleeda.

– I am the yuleeda. You see my hands,
we carry no benner, we come in peace.
The spaceways are all stretterhawn.

– Glawn peacemen all horrabhanna tantko!
Tan come at'mstrossop. Glawp yuleeda!

– Atoms are peacegawl in our harraban.
Menbat worrabost from tan hannahanna.

– You men we know bawrhossoptant. Bawr.
We know yuleeda. Go strawg backspetter quick.

– We cantantabawr, tantingko backspetter now!

– Banghapper now! Yes, third planet back.
Yuleeda will go back blue, white, brown
nowhanna! There is no more talk.

– Gawl han fasthapper?

– No. You must go back to your planet.
Go back in peace, take what you have gained
but quickly.

– Stretterworra gawl, gawl…

– Of course, but nothing is ever the same,
now is it? You'll remember Mercury.
Edwin Morgan

Would you like to read a COMIC ADAPTATION of the poem?


stella :-)

lunes, 5 de septiembre de 2011

Some extra practice

Let's revise:
enjoy yourself while learning English!

Would you like to test your English? Go here for: Vocabulary, Listening , Reading and Grammar quizzes.

Let's work with CONJUNCTIONS (be careful because not all links are FOR FREE. Pay attention and click do not commercials!)
stella :-)

lunes, 4 de julio de 2011

Write a story

Write a narrative, between 150 and 180 words, based on the following video.


AVAILABLE AT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeZybCmLggA&feature=player_embedded
stella :-)

martes, 31 de mayo de 2011

Write a narrative

What is an INTERACTIVE STORY?
Click on this link and follow any of the divergent paths. Are you going up the stairs? Will you follow the dog?
Find your own story and then WRITE ONE OR TWO PARAGRAPHS to retell it.