Tuesday, January 12, 2016

1 BATX - THE TEN HARDEST JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

#4: Name as many uses as you can for a lemon.
Here's some brain squezzing. Read the article How to Answer the 10 Hardest Job Interview Questions that I found in THE INDEPENDENT. They describe the questions but, unfortunately they do not tell you how to answer them; so, what I want you to do is:

1. Read the article.
2. Choose two of the questions.
3. Say how you would answer them if you were asked.

Your comments are expected to be sent before February 28th, 2016.

Monday, January 11, 2016

1st BAT - GOING APE (i)

Hey, are you a liar? Have you got that instinct to deceive? Here's a new Going Ape video I took from the National Geographic Channel. Do you still think that humans are not so different from apes?


1. Look at these children, aren't they cute? What do they do? Do they help decorate the cake or not?
Tell me, what was your reaction when you saw the video?
2. Do you remember a lie that you told when you were a child?

Please, send your comments to post before February 28th, 2016.

1 BATX - PRACTISE MODAL AUXILIARIES

Image taken from TES.COM
Go to the OXFORD ONLINE LEARNING ZONE and do the exercises about modal auxiliaries. You will find them in the PRACTISE YOUR ENGLISH section. Then go to GRAMMAR LEVEL-1 and do the following exercises:

Modals: must, should, ought to, needn't (31 32)
Modals: can, could, be able to, need (33 34)
Modals: can, could, may, might, must, should (35 36)

I'll check your work on january 31st, 2016.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

1 BATXILLERAT - LET'S WRITE A POEM

Writing a poem from the scratch is a difficult task; only poets can do it and only great poets can do it well. However, some poet's works can be excellent sources of inspiration; so there we go: this time we are going to use some visual poems by the Catalan poet Joan Brossa (1919-1998).

I want to thank the Fundaci├│ Joan Brossa for letting me use them.



CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT TO READ THE BEAUTIFUL POEMS WRITTEN BY MY STUDENTS. One of them made this beautiful visual poem (click on it to see it full size):


Image by Neus Santiago - The Other One
CLICK HERE to get a full size copy

Visit the Fundaci├│ Brossa education service blog LABERINTS BROSSIANS.