Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2nd BATXILLERAT - Writing a narrative

Here's the topic for the first composition this year. The assignment is writing a narrative but, for the moment, I don't want you to invent your own story. Instead, watch the Time Machine: An Interactive Adventure which I got from Chad, Matt & Rob. Then, tell me the adventure you saw, the decissions you made and the effect they had.



Remember to use time expressions to introduce the action (one day, last week, etc.) and sequencing words to show order of events (first, then, next, afterwards, later on, etc.).

Remember as well that, since you are telling a story, you must use past verb tenses.

If you need help you can follow the pattern suggested in:
- Wheeldon and Campbell. Get It Right - Student's Book. Oxford University Press, pages.10-11.
- Thacker. Get It Right - WorkBook. Oxford University Press, page 118.

Well, I hope you enjoy the film and write a nice composition. By the way, I will collect your essays next Friday, Oct 8th, 2010.

Monday, September 20, 2010

2nd BATXILLERAT - Angst

Hey, I have just found this short film. Whatch it and enjoy yourself.



Once you have watched it, drop a comment. Say whether you like it or not and say which scene is the best. Of course, do not forget to say the reasons why.

Click here if you want to know what the meaning of ANGST is.

4th ESO - MSC computer assisted task: Unit 1

Go to the Macmillan Secondary Course web site, introduce your password and do these exercises:

GRAMMAR:
Present Simple
Present Simple + Present Continuous 1
Present Simple + Present Continuous 2
Subject-Object Questions 1
Subject-Object Questions 2

VOCABULARY:
Teen Topics
Helping Good Causes

LISTENING:
Mobile Conversation

Remember that you can use your book if you have any problems with the exercises. I'm sure you will find similar exercises there.

I will check your work on Wednesday, Oct 20th, 2010.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

2nd BATXILLERAT - Unspoken communication

See this comic stripe by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman. When you do so, write a comment with your opinion.




You must write a paragraph answering these questions:

Do you agree?
Do you think there is any difference between boys (men) and girls (women)?
Do you behave as the characters in the cartoon?
Say WHY in each case.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Get Back In Your Book

Hey, are you getting back in your book? Sure you are! I hope you have a nice school year and do not get "too much" in your book.

I took this picture of Alice at Lissy Elle's website. Click here to enjoy more of her pictures.