Posted in EDMODO, For teachers, General, Uncategorized

LIVEWORKSHEETS: Interactive worksheets


I would like to recommend this page https://www.liveworksheets.com/. Here you can find plenty of interactive worksheets to share with your students. Once they do the activities, they can send you their results, making it a very useful tool to check who and how well is doing the tasks.

You can also upload your own worksheets and make them interactive following some simple steps. There is a tutorial as well as a video tutorial:

Here are some worksheets I have created for my students.

https://www.liveworksheets.com/worksheets/en/English_as_a_Second_Language_(ESL)/Linking_words_-_Showing_agreement/So_and_Neither_ao31036nb

Posted in BEGINNERS, Food / Health, General, Videos

EASY RECIPES: BRITISH FOOD


Here you can find some very traditional and easy recipes.

1. Battered Fish Recipe
(from http://britishfood.about.com/od/adrecipes/r/batteredfish.htm)

Fish Recipes: Battered Fish Recipe

Fresh Cooked Battered Fish

Photo © Elaine Lemm

Fish and chips are one of Britain’s favourite foods, we eat them at the seaside, for dinner from the fish and chip shop. Making battered fish at home is simple, quick and easy as you can see in this battered fish recipe.

Choose the freshest fish you can find, frozen is also fine but make sure it is thoroughly defrosted first. Prepare the batter and only dip the fish at the last moment before plunging into hot oil to fry. This way you will always have a light and crisp snap to the batter.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Batter resting: 30 minutes

Total Time: 58 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz/55g all purpose – plain flour
  • 2 oz/55g corn starch / cornflour
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup/75ml dark beer
  • 1/3 cup/75ml sparkling water
  • 1 lb/450g white fish fillet preferably sustainable cod, pollock or haddock
  • ¼ gallon/1 litre vegetable oil or other frying oil

VIDEO

2. Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs Recipe

  • READY IN 30 mins

Recipe by UKLAINE

“Boiled eggs wrapped with a seasoned sausage meat. A meal that goes over great at a party or with a salad for a light dinner.”

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 Ingredients
Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • 1 pound pork sausage meat
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 quart oil for deep frying

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the pork sausage and Worcestershire sauce. Combine the flour, salt and pepper; mix into the sausage.
  2. Divide the sausage into four equal parts. Mold each part around one of the hard-cooked eggs, rolling between your hands to shape. Place the beaten egg and bread crumbs into separate dishes. Dip the balls into the egg, then roll in the bread crumbs until coated. Shake off any excess.
  3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan or deep fryer to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C), or until a cube of bread dropped into the oil turns brown in 1 minute. Lower the eggs carefully into the hot oil. Fry for 5 minutes, or until deep golden brown.

VIDEO: 

3. SCRAMBLED EGGS

One of the easiest recipes ever.

 

4. ROAST POTATOES

Posted in Bachillerato, Exchanges

DIGITAL EXCHANGE WITH USA


This year we are going to take part in a digital exchange with a school from the USA: Colorado Rocky Mountain School from Colorado. This project is addressed to my students of 1º Bach

A. Rules of the program and expectation

1. The participation in the exchange will be compulsory, it will be part of your evaluation and, therefore, it will have a percentage of your final mark (10% writing + 10% speaking)

2. Open an account in Edmodo and set up your profile (in Spanish)

3. Once you were assigned a penpal you must keep a regular correspondence, at least a message per week. (The guidelines for writing will be dealed in class)

4. Once a week you will have to write a report about your penpal relation, interesting information, your thoughts about culture and custom of your American mate, etc.

5. You will be sent also different group tasks like record audios and videos for sharing with the other class in USA

B. How to join to Edmodo

1. Go to http://www.edmodo.com/?language=&auto_selected_lang=true&logout=true

2. Click on estudiante (student)

3. Enter this code tibf6d in the código del grupo box (group code). Type your personal information and pick a password.

4. Once inside go to account > preferences, upload your picture clicking in examinar (browse)

5. Your first publication go to inicio and type in escribe tu mensaje aquí box a short presentation about you. You must talk about:

a. Name:
b. Place of birth and residence:
c. Age:
d. Hobbies:
e. Your favorites:Book, food, sport, film…

choose a user as destinatary and click on enviar (submit).

¡Congratulations you are part of the language exchange between CRMS-NSM-IESSG!

Posted in Bachillerato, General, Grammar

GRAMMAR FOR BACHILLERATO


DOWNLOADABLE ACTIVITIES WITH ANSWER KEY:

VERB TENSES:
1. past perfect vs past simple_AK

2. mixed tenses I_AK

3. mixed tenses II_AK

PASSIVE VOICE:
1. Passive voice_AK

2. passives II_AK

3. Impersonal passives_AK

CONDITIONAL SENTENCES:
1. wish_AK

REPORTED SPEECH:
1. REPORTED SPEECH_AK

2. reporting verbs_AK

RELATIVE CLAUSES:
1. Relative clauses
2. Online actities: http://www.ego4u.com

MODALS
(Deleted)

REVISION WORKSHEETS
1. Grammar revision I_AK

2. Grammar revision II_AK

3. correcting mistakes_AK

Posted in BEGINNERS, General, Songs

Saint Valentine’s Day



Well, tomorrow is a special day for lovers. Let’s share our favourite love songs! This is mine:

Your song (written by Elton John, but this is a brilliant version by Ewan McGegor in Moulin Rouge, a great film):

Well, I think I can’t choose one, so let me show you some of them:
Rod Steward: Have I Told You Lately (this song was written by Van Morrison, but I love this version)

Great singer, great song: You Are So Beautiful, Joe Cocker.

Mr Slowhand plays Wonderful Tonight:

Of course, a great ballad by Scorpions: Still Loving You:

The Police: Every Breath You Take

Queen: Somebody to Love (great concert, God Bless Him)

Van Morrison: Someone Like You.

John Lennon: Jealous Guy

The Beatles: Something

Charles Aznavour: She (Elvis Costello’s version is wonderful too)

Metallica: Nothing Else Matters

Aerosmith: I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing.

Phil Collins: Take A Look At Me Now

Dire Straits: Romeo and Juliet

Camel: Long Goodbyes

Frankie Goes to Holliwood: The Power of Love

Sinead O’Connor: Nothing Compares to You

U2: With or Without You

And last but not least: The Boss playing an original song by the king Elvis


Remember, you must tell me why you like it! See you tomorrow.

Posted in Bachillerato, General, LISTENING, Songs

Rudely Interrupted


STEP ONE:  “WHAT IS ASPERGER?”

Asperger syndrome or Asperger’s syndrome or Asperger disorder (play /ˈɑːspərɡərz/[1] or /ˈæspərɡərz/[2]) is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and atypical use of language are frequently reported.[3][4]

Asperger syndrome is named after the Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger who, in 1944, studied and described children in his practice who lacked nonverbal communication skills, demonstrated limited empathy with their peers, and were physically clumsy.[Extract from wikipedia]

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STEP 2:  “RUDELY INTERRUPTED: A SPECIAL BAND”

I can’t wait to show you this new group I have just come across: RUDELY INTERRUPTED. Watch the video and I will post another one in the following post. But first, just watch and try to answer the following questions:

 

1. What disabilities does Rory have? Mention at least two of them.

2. How many members in the group have got disabilities?

3. Rory says that he does not drink alcohol. What fizzy drink does he drink instead?

4.  What percentage of hearing disability does Marcus have?

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STEP 3: “CLOSE MY EYES”

Now, enjoy the video. This is a promotional video for an Australian not-for-profit organisation providing disability services throughout Victoria to thousands of children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities. It was one of the videos shown in the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity: “See the Person, not the Disabilty”.  I just love it, hope you enjoy it too.

 

Fill in the blanks to complete the song’s lyrics:

1-2-3-4-5 I’m …….. alive
6-7-8-9-10 here we go ……….
and I can’t believe how far we’ve come
I can’t believe what we’ve ………
I just can’t believe how far we’ve come
I close my eyes and open my ……….
A-B-C-D-E I’m feeling so ………
F-G-H-I-J-K It’s blowin me ………..
and I can’t believe how far we’ve come
I can’t believe what we’ve ……..
I just can’t believe how far we’ve come
I close my eyes and open my …………

 

credits

released 05 June 2010
Brooks/Burnside