Sunday, October 27, 2013

Revising phonetics

Today I've found this great interactive chart to help you with your pronunciation. If you are interested in improving it, just click here.
This reminds me of Pygmalion's myth to read.
Below, George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion (1913). His play was successfully filmed in 1964 by George Cukor. This new version turned into the famous musical My Fair Lady. If you want to watch it, just play the following video. (Moisés Antón's courtesy on YouTube for pedagogical purposes).


Prepare the best Halloween outfit

Monday, October 21, 2013

Reading-3rd ESO. Group D.

This is my present for my students in the third year of CSE. Continue the story. Deadline:24th October
Picture on the left. Fishermen at sea (1796) by William Turner.

My first most vivid and broad impression of the identity of things, seems to me to have been gained on a memorable raw afternoon towards evening.(...)
"Hold your noise!" cried a terrible voice, as a man started up from among the graves at the side of the church porch. "Keep still, you little devil, or I'll cut your throat!"
A fearful man, all in coarse grey, with a great iron on his leg. A man with no hat, and with broken shoes, and with an old rag tied round his head. A man who had been soaked in water, and smothered in mud, and lamed by stones, and cut by flints, and stung by nettles, and torn by briars; who limped, and shivered, and glared and growled; and whose teeth chattered in his head as he seized me by the chin.
"O! Don't cut my throat, sir," I pleaded in terror. "Pray don't do it, sir."
"Tell me your name!" said the man. "Quick!"
"Pip, sir."
"Show me where you live," said the man. "Point out the place!"
"Once more," said the man, staring at me.(...)
"Now look here!" said the man. "Where's your mother?"
"There, sir!" said I. (He did so, pointing out to his mother's tombstone).
"Ha!" he muttered then, considering. "Who do you live with ?"
"My sister, sir - Mrs. Joe Gargery - Joe Gargery's wife, the blacksmith, sir."
"Blacksmith, eh?" said he. And looked down at his leg.
"Now look here," he said, "the question being whether you're to be let to live. Do you know what a file is?"(...)
"Get me a file." He tilted me again." "Bring it to me." "Or I'll have your heart and liver out." (...)
"Yes, sir."
Adapted text taken from one of Charles Dickens'  most famous novels. Do you know its title?

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Reading-2nd ESO. Group B

Hi to everyone! As I promised I've found the perfect activity for your "break" time. It's an optional activity, but it always scores =)
I'm sure you'll love it. Choose only ONE of them. Have fun and remember...

1-Abbey's daily routine is very busy, but she hasn't got too healthy habits. Continue her story, suggesting new ones.

Abbey gets up at 7:00 am, feeds the dog, and

has cereal and a glass of juice for breakfast.
She walks to school with her friend, Julia.
She has a package of chips for a morning
snack. She drinks some water from the water fountain,
and she has a chicken and lettuce sandwich with
a banana for lunch. She likes playing soccer
with her friends at lunch and morning break
time. She walks home with Julia and there she has some
crackers with cheese and fruit juice for
afternoon snack and she plays with the dog for a
while. She plays computer games for an hour
or two before dinner. Later, she has a shower and she
does her homework. She watches her favourite
television show for an hour; then she usually goes
to bed at about 9:30 pm.

2-Create your own comic strip and share it with all of us. The topic is "daily routine".This is an optional activity. Do you accept the challenge? If so, please click on this link and follow the steps. Then, print it and hand it in.  The deadline will be due 24th October.