miércoles, 22 de diciembre de 2010

All I want for Christmas .... Have you seen the film Love Actually?

Click on the title of the entry, watch this trailer from Love Actually, enjoy the song and maybe if you haven't seen this film yet, it can be a good choice for holidays, but remember... watch it in ENGLISH.
 These are the lyrics just in case you want to sing along.
I don't want a lot for Christmas
There's just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true

All I want for Christmas is...
You

I don't want a lot for Christmas
There's just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I don't need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won't make me happy
With a toy on Christmas day
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know

Make my wish come true

All I want for Christmas is you
You baby

I won't ask for much this Christmas
I don't even wish for snow
I'm just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe
I won't make a list and send it
To the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won't even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeers click
'Cause I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do

Baby all I want for Christmas is you
Ooh baby

All the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children's
Laughter fills the air
And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won't you bring me the one I really need
Won't you please bring my baby to me...

Oh I don't want a lot for Christmas
This is all I'm asking for
I just want to see my baby
Standing right outside my door
Oh I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true

Baby all I want for Christmas is...
You
All I want for Christmas is you... baby (repeat and fade)



martes, 21 de diciembre de 2010

Have you sent your Christmas list to Santa yet?

Kylie has sent her Christmas list to Santa. Think about what you want for Christmas, watch this video and listen to the song, would you like to receive the same presents as her?

Santa baby, just slip a sable under the tree, for me
Been an awful good girl
Santa baby so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a ’54 convertible too, light blue,
I’ll wait up for you dear
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Think of all the fun I’ve missed,
Think of all the fellows that I haven’t kissed

Next year I could be just as good
If you check off my christmas list

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with a duplex and cheques,
Sign your x on the line
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Come and trim my christmas tree,
With some decorations bought at Tiffany’s
I really do believe in you,
Let’s see if you believe in me

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a ring,
I don’t mean on the phone,

Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry down the chimney tonight











martes, 14 de diciembre de 2010

Hamlet, do this activities while you are reading the book.

  Hamlet c Pearson Education Limited 2008
  Activity worksheets LEVEL 3 PENGUIN READERS


While reading

1 Look at the pictures in the book. On which pages can you see.

a a sword? ……………………………………..

b a ghost? ……………………………………..

c a curtain? ……………………………………

d a servant? ……………………………………

e a lord? ……………………………………….

f poison? ………………………………………

2 Read the Introduction on pages v–viii and choose the right answer.

a Hamlet wants to find / forget / punish his uncle.

b Hamlet is a story about love / mystery /revenge.

c Hamlet was written 200 / 300 / 400 years/ago.

d In the 1996 film, Hamlet is played by Robin Williams / Gerard Depardieu /Kenneth Branagh.

e Shakespeare was unknown / unpopular /successful in his lifetime.

Act I

3 Put these people in the order that Hamlet talks to them.

a Horatio 

b Claudius 

c Marcellus 

d the Ghost 

e Gertrude 

4 Who says these things? What do the underlined words refer to?

a ‘It is a crime against God.’

………………………………………………

b ‘That was the worst day of my life.’

………………………………………………

c ‘My Lord, I think I saw him last night.’

………………………………………………

d ‘I order you to stay away from him.’

………………………………………………

e ‘He’s listening too much to his imagination.’

………………………………………………

f ‘He won the heart of my queen.’

………………………………………………

5 Why …

a … does the ghost appear before Hamlet?

………………………………………………

b … is Hamlet furious?

………………………………………………

c … is Hamlet’s mother a weak woman?

………………………………………………

d … can’t Hamlet rest?

………………………………………………

6 Choose the right answer.

a Horatio and Marcellus have to promise they

have not seen the ghost …..

1) on Hamlet’s sword.

2) on Hamlet’s father’s grave.

b Hamlet tells Horatio and Marcellus that he

will look and sound crazy but it will be …..

1) reality.

2) an act.

c Hamlet says that the unhappiest time of all was …..

1) the day he was born.

2) the day he saw the ghost.

Act II

7 Choose the right answer.

a Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have come to help …..

1) Hamlet.

2) Claudius.

3) Ophelia.

b Polonius feels ….. Hamlet.

1) amused by

2) angry with

3) sorry for

c Hamlet tells Rosencrantz and Guildenstern that he …..

1) is bored with life.

2) loves Ophelia.

3) does not like plays.

8 Which of these words describe Hamlet, and why?

angry brave nervous pleased rude strange unsure wise

………………………………………………….

………………………………………………….

………………………………………………….

………………………………………………….

If you want to have some Christmas fun don't miss it.

It´s already December and the first term of the new school year is almost done. So here is a present for you. Click here and enjoy  http://www.funnygames.co.nz/play/santas-christmas-gifts.

lunes, 13 de diciembre de 2010

domingo, 12 de diciembre de 2010

What makes you see red?

This is also for you 4ºA  Watch this video, listen carefully. Now write five sentences using five different idioms to show you understand them 

What makes you see red?

This is for you 4ºA : Practise your idioms by clicking here, read the explanations and do the exercises and quizzes. Then post a comment and tell me if you liked the activity.Thank you.

domingo, 28 de noviembre de 2010

Click here to improve your pronuntiation

Use this tool to work on your pronuntiation, choose an avatar or create your own one and practice whenever you want.

viernes, 19 de noviembre de 2010

viernes, 12 de noviembre de 2010

ALCINE: Short films in Alcalá.



Did you like today's lesson? I hope so. This is your task:

Choose one of the titles and and post a short review on it .
"Washdays" / "After tomorrow"/ "Conversation Piece"/ "Transit"/ "I love Luci" / " A man of letters"

Remember to mention the type of film, the main charactetrs, the description of the plot, the good and bad points in the film and a general recommendation.

Don't worry about the mistakes...   "Just do it" 

lunes, 25 de octubre de 2010

Halloween

Read this information about Halloween

Origin

The answer to the question is two-folded. First of all Halloween derives from the New Year celebration of the Celts. They called that night Samhain, Winter´s Eve. The Celts thought that the spirits of people who had died the past year would search for new bodies this particular night, the 31st of October. In order not to be possessed, people would make their own homes as uncomfortable as possible, by turning off the heat. At night, the Celts went on a parade, dressed in weird clothes. The aim was to frighten the souls of the dead.

All Saints Day

The day after Halloween, the 1st of November is the All Saints Day, an important holiday in the Christian church. It is also called All Hallows, a definition turned into Halloween. The church has never been in favor of the Celtic tradition of Halloween, and has tried to stop the celebrations by claming the the parades and the costumes to be evil. But that has not been that successful. Today Halloween is a secular holiday.

Today

The Celtic traditions has persisted the catholic criticism. The habit of Halloween got to America in the 1840s by Irish immigrants. The tradition has since then grown into an international habit, and Halloween is today celebrated in all of the western countries. The costumes and the parading on the streets are still two of the main things about Halloween. The trick-or-treating is also a tradition that has become a part of the modern form of Halloween. That tradition comes from the Celtic habit of walking door-to-door in order to collect money and food for the parade.

Now answer the following questions:
 
Where does this tradition come from?
 
What did the Celts do to avoid to be possessed?
 
Has the church ever been in favour of the celebration of Halloween? Why not?
 
Why did the Celts walked door to door?
 
What do we celebrate on the first of November? What do people do?
 
 

martes, 28 de septiembre de 2010

Welcome back,dear students!

Hello, this is your first task for the new course 2010-11:  Bachillerato: Go to marisolsanz2001, look for curso 2010-11, download the pdf exercises, do them and see how much you remember, next Tuesday we'll have a pretest.

Music task for all of you: 2010 Word Cup Anthen By K'Nan Original Video


This year the Spanish football team won the World Cup. Do you remember the anthen? Now it's time to practise watch this video , listen carefully and fill in the blanks.

WAVE YOUR FLAG
Ooooohhhhhh, Oooooohhhhhh wooooooh, Ooooohhhhh wooooohhhhh

Give me .............., give me............, give me ......., take me .........
See the ..............., take the field now, you define us, make us ........ proud
In the ........ our heads are ...... as we ....... our inhibition,
Celebration, it's ........ us, every ........, all ........us
............... forever young, ................ songs .............. that sun
Let's rejoice in the ................... .........................,
And ................. at the end of the ...................
We all ................
When I get ............. I will be ................
They'll call me ............... just like a wavin' flag
And then it .............. .................., and then it ................. .................., and then it .............. ..............., and then it .......... (repeat chorus)
Ooooohhhhhh, Oooooohhhhhh wooooooh, Ooooohhhhh wooooohhhhh
Give you .............., give you............, give you ......., take you .........
See the ..............., take the field now, you define us, make us ........ proud
In the ........... our heads are ...... as we ....... our inhibition,
Celebration, it's ........ us, every ........, all ........us
............... forever young, ................ songs .............. that sun
Let's rejoice in the ................... .........................,
And ................. at the end of the ...................
We all ................
When I get ............. I will be ................
They'll call me ............... just like a wavin' flag
And then it .............. .................., and then it ................. .................., and then it .............. ................ (repeat chorus)
Ooooohhhhhh, Oooooohhhhhh wooooooh, Ooooohhhhh wooooohhhhh

These are the words you will need, they may appear more than once:

stronger / say / freedom / beautiful / together / older / goes / around / champions / fire / higher / lose / nation / back / game / lifting / feel / day / streets / reason / singing / underneath /

lunes, 10 de mayo de 2010

Watch this trailer One fine day



This is an oral activity for 1º bach.A and 4ºC, watch the video and answer these questions first:
How many people are there?
Where are these people?
Which city or country is it,why?
What are they doing?
Why and what for?

Now,describe the scene by reporting your answers to your classmates,as if it was a story.(Use modal verbs of deduction, It/they must be..., it/they might/could be... it/they can't be...)
Example :
There are ... people in ...
They must/might/could/can't be ... because...

Visit it if you like music and you want to practise your English!


Watch the famous soliloquy from Hamlet

What do you know about Shakespeare?

Look out 4ºA Visit these site and find out about Shakespeare and his works, you can have a look at Hamlet.  Answer these questions: 1. When was Shakespeare born? 2. Where was he born? 3. What did he do? 4. How many plays did he write? 5. Where is Hamlet located? 6. When was it written? 7. What kind of play is it?

lunes, 3 de mayo de 2010

Practise your comparatives

gamesCheck your comparatives and have a good time playing these games comparatives

sábado, 17 de abril de 2010

Do you like music? Click here

If you like music this is the site to go Lyrics Training.
What is Lyrics Training?
Lyrics Training is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills like English through the music and lyrics of the songs.

domingo, 11 de abril de 2010

Don't know a word?

Use this link to look for any word you want to know. I hope it helps you.

sábado, 10 de abril de 2010

Slight problem with odiogo

Hello dear students, as you can see there is a new link that allows you to hear what you have to do, but there is a sligth problem with it. In some entries what you hear corresponds to the following entry in the blog, I'll try to mend it as soon as possible, while I do it,look for the title of the activity, listen to it and then do it.
Sorry about that, I hope you like the new link.

martes, 30 de marzo de 2010

sábado, 20 de marzo de 2010

zSHARE video - Alice in Wonderland.flv

Listening
Click here zSHARE video - alice.flv watch up to minute 4 of the video and answer these questions.

Who is the girl in white?
Why isn't she sleeping?
What does she see in her dreams?
How do you call a bad dream in English?
How many years after does Alice appear again?

domingo, 14 de marzo de 2010

Old pictures

Check out this SlideShare Presentation:
Choose a  photo ( the name of the place is on the right side at bottom of the photo), print it to show it to your mates and prepare a two minute talk on it.
Why did you choose it?
What can you see in the photo?
Describe the feelings of the people you see.
Describe the landscape.
Describe the scene.

martes, 9 de marzo de 2010

My first blog

This is the first time I do this, a blog. It is aimed at anyone who likes English as much as I do.
 I'll use it as a tool for my students to improve their English and anyone who likes it, will be welcome too.
 I'd like it to be participative, to do so I'll prepare a variety of activities, grammar, speaking, songs, games, jokes ...
Well, let's see how it works and enjoy it.

lunes, 8 de marzo de 2010

Typically Irish

This is your second task 4ºC. Click on  St. Patrick's Day. Read the article called St. Patrick's Day Symbols and Traditions  and find this information.

Name two symbols which are tipycally Irish.

Find the name of an animal.

Families gather with their loved ones to share a "traditional" meal of .....................................

Name some traditional Irish bands.

St. Patrick's Day.

This is the first task for 4º C, click here St. Patrick's Day — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts  read the first article about St. Patrick's day and answer these questions:

When is St. Patrick's day celebrated?


When did he die?


What would Irish families do on St. Patrick's Day?

domingo, 7 de marzo de 2010

This is your homework for next friday, march 12th, 1ºA/B and 1ºC/D

Listen and sing the song, click here The boy does nothing.

Then answer the folowing questions:
  • Does the boy help at home?  Why?

  • List all the household activities you know.

  • Do you help at home?  If so, what do you do?


This is the first task for my 1º Bachillerato students.


Go to unit 6, page 67 in your student's book and do the reading comprehesion task, click here to use this tool  Catch Me If You Can ,write your anwers on the link, enter your text , listen for pronuntiation and repeat.

Thanks a lot.

Last year Gema and I went to Dublin for a week with a group of 1º bachillerato students. I had so much fun during that week, that I want to thank them all for their excellent behaviour and willingness to participate in all the activities.

I hope they keep good, long lasting memories of that week we spent together.
So, in the very first entry of my blog I want to thank you:  Adrián, Alejandro, José Mª, Víctor, Laura, Mar, Noelia, Patricia, Raquel, Sheila and last but not least Gema,who is the other teacher who shared that wonderful experience.

This songs is for you, I hope you like it.

Click here, You've got a friend in me, enjoy and do some listening.