Saturday, 22 December 2012

Monday, 17 December 2012

3º - Vocabulary Unit 5


Unit 5 - A globalized economy
ageing
“Asian Tigers”
BRIC
business concentration
capacity for innovation
capitalist market
communist bloc
customs duties
deregulation of financial markets
domestic demand
economic potential
economic power
emerging power
flow
foreign investment
foreign reserves
globalization
globalization of the economy
gross domestic product (GDP)
highly skilled
illegal drugs
income extremes
information society
international trade
liberalization policy
multinational (company)
outsourcing
produce
R&D&I
regional power
strong point
top manufacturer
trade deficit
trading power
traditional power
vast resources
weak point
widespread poverty
workforce
World Bank
World Trade Organization (WTO)

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

4º y 2º - Recordatorio CUADERNOS

Hola,
Solo recordaros que último día que recojo cuadernos para 2º es el jueves (también el trabajo sobre la catedral), y para 4º el viernes (conviene que incluya el vocabulario).

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

2º - Christian Tetramorph

In Christian art the tetramorph is the union of the symbols of thFour Evangelists, the four living Creatures derived from the Book of Ezekiel, into a single figure or, more commonly, a group of four figures. 
Each of the four Evangelists has a creature, usually shown with wings: St Matthew the man or angel, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox or bull, and John the eagle. 
In Christian art and iconographyEvangelist portraits are often accompanied by tetramorphs, or the symbols alone used to represent them. 
Evangelist portraits that depict them in their human forms are often accompanied by their symbolic creatures, and Christ in Majesty (Pantokrator) is often shown surrounded by the four symbols.

Here you have some examples:





Sunday, 25 November 2012

4º- Unit 5 - Section 8

Unit 5 Section 8: Cast-iron architecture and Realism

NOUNS
cast iron
field
laundry
library
reality
support

VERBS
allow
design
feature
idealise
pray
suffer

ADJECTIVES
artistic
frequent
individual
national

4º - Unit 5 - Section 7

Unit 5 - Section 7: Working-class political movements

NOUNS
Anarchism
commune
healthcare
ideology
illness
insurance
Marxism
oppressor
strike
struggle
trade union

VERBS
abandon
achieve
ban
dismiss
fight
fine
inspire
offer
oppose
pass
petition
propose
protest
redistribute
regulate
seize

ADJECTIVES
collective
Communist
dangerous
exhausting
harsh
hostile
oppressed
unhealthy
universal
unprotected
violent

4º - Unit 5, The Industrial Revolution


Thursday, 22 November 2012

3º - Fairtrade

Hi guys, this is what we propose to you for next Tuesday 27th November with Jon. 

Please, everyone should prepare their own work, you should have an idea of what fairtrade is (Comercio Justo), and be able to talk about it, so prepare vocabulary and material you think you will need, ok?

If you have any doubt, please let me know.

-What is Fairtrade?
-how fairtrade started. i.e when and where? 


-what are the aims of the organization?
-find examples of countries which are involved with fairtrade
-prepare a summary of all these things, including their own opinions on the fairtrade organization. 



You could use information from these websites:

Fairtrade International: http://www.fairtrade.net/
Fairtrade Foundation: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/
Fair Trade Federation (FTF): http://fairtradefederation.org/

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Unit 5 - Section 6 - vocabulary

Unit 5 - Section 6: A class-based society

NOUNS
income
infrastructure
neighbourhood
noise
outskirts
ownership
pollution
proletariat
rate
servant
tenant

VERBS
abolish
circulate
construct
demolish
double
earn
migrate
modernise
precipitate
replace

ADJECTIVES
comfortable
historic
marginal
narrow
residential
straight
substantial
uncomfortable
well-built
well-planned

4º - Unit 5 - Section 5 - Vocabulary

Unit 5 - Section 5: Economic liberalism and industrial capitalism

NOUNS
liberalism
market
owner
phenomenon
restriction
theory
unemployment

VERBS
export
import
interfere
intervene
reinvest
respond
serve
solve

ADJECTIVES
effective
free
modern
vital
wealthy


3º - List of European countries and their capital cities

3º - Vocabulary Unit 4 - The economy


Unit 4 – The economy
automated production
barter
capital
capitalism
capitalist
cheque
collective bargaining
communist (or centrally-planned)
confederation of employers
consumer rights
cooperative
cyclical unemployment
direct tax
distribution
economic activity
economically active population
economically inactive population
employed
employer
financial capital
finished products
forms of payment
free competition
goods and services
indirect tax
know-how
labour
labour union
law of supply and demand
limited company
management
manual production
mechanical production
monopoly
non-renewable
oligopoly
private ownership
production
productivity
profit
progressive tax
regressive tax
renewable
research and development (R&D)
seasonal employment
self-employed worker
sole proprietorships
state-owned company
structural employment
subsistence system
technological
unemployment
telework
underground economy
unemployed
wages
work for an employer
workers’ representative
works council

3º - Listado de accidentes geográficos para el mapa físico de España

3º - MAPS

Here you have some maps to help you studying next maps exam on the 28th November.


We will check the physical and potical map of Spain, and political Europe.

Capitales de provincia



CCAA y sus capitales

Provincias

España Físico


Saturday, 17 November 2012

2º - Bill of exchange in Medieval times

Here you have an example of bill of exchange and the explanation of its beginnings in the Early Middle Ages.

Check on thin link.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

4º - Unit 5 Section 4

Section 4 Industrialisation in Europe

NOUNS
coal
deposit
metal-working
network
reserve

VERBS
facilitate
happen

ADJECTIVES
abundant
advanced
poor

4º - Unit 5 Section 3 Vocabulary

Section 3 - Key elements of industrialisation

NOUNS
blast
coke
cotton
division
fabric
foundry
furnace
railway
steamship
steel

VERBS
heat
locate

ADJECTIVES
easy
lower
public
responsible
spinning
weaving

Monday, 12 November 2012

4º- Vocabulary - Unit 5 - Section 2

Section 2 - The causes of the Industrial Revolution

NOUNS
capital
consumer
enclosure
engine
factory
fertiliser
fuel
industry
investment
machinery
minig
steam
transport
wage
work-force

VERBS
allow
benefit
decrease
encourage
finance
invest
lead to
liberalise
originate
participate
require
revolutionise
stimulate
transform

ADJECTIVES
agricultural
domestic
essential
favourable
great
improved
internal
maritime
parliamentary
profitable
raw
reliable
transatlantic
unique

Saturday, 10 November 2012

4º - Unit 5 - Section 1 Vocabulary

Unit 5 - The Industrial Revolution

Section 1 - The economic and social transformation of Europe

NOUNS
combination
impact
industralisation
process
production
transformation

VERBS
bring about
create
emerge
follow
improve
involve
reflect
result
spread
take place

ADJECTIVES
accurate
dramatic
efficient
enormous
industrial
simultaneous
technological

Thursday, 8 November 2012

4º - How to interpret a work of art


How to interpret an object/ picture/ work of art...

1- What is it? It  is a triumphal arch in Paris, located in the Place du Carrousel.
2- Who did it? or Which civilization? It was designed by Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine, during the Empire Style in France,  commissioned by the Emperor Napoleon I.

3- Which is its approximate date?  It was built between 1806 and 1808 (or... in the beginning of the 19th century).

4- How is it? (form, material, decoration, theme...) It is made of different stones. The monument is 19 m high,23 m wide, and 7.3 m deep. The 6.4 m high central arch is flanked by two smaller ones, 4.3 m high. Around its exterior are eight Corinthian columns of marble, topped by eight soldiers of the Empire. On the pediment, between the soldiers, bas-reliefs depict the Arms of the Kingdom of Italy with figures representing History and the Arts, the Arms of the French Empire with Victory, Fame, History, and Abundance, and Wisdom and Strength holding the arms of the Kingdom of Italy, accompanied by Prudence and Victory.
Napoleon's diplomatic and military victories are commemorated by bas-reliefs executed in rose marble in the rest of the monument.
There is a quadriga atop the arch.
5- What information from the past does it give us? (facts, government, population...) The arch is, of course, derivative of the triumphal arches of the Roman Empire; in particular that of Constantin in Rome (4th century). It gives us information about the victory of Napoleon’s troops in 1805 in Austerlitz, and the next surrender of Ulm in october 1805.

6- What was it used for? (function) It was built to commemorate that Napoleon's military victories.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

2º - Video 4 and 5 Feudalism

Video 4: Castles 

Keywords for video 4 are:

fear - miedo; temer
fortress - fortaleza
villagers - aldeanos, o vecinos del pueblo
to seek (pp sought) - buscar




Video 5: Feudalism

Keywords for video 5 are:

ownership - propiedad
royalty - realeza
earls - condes
duke - duque
lowly - humilde, modesto
to supply - suministrar, proporcionar

2º, 4º - ART, Arches

Here we have some examples of arches... we don't need all of them for now, but you can check what you need.




Monday, 5 November 2012

4º - Videos resumen sobre la Ilustración

Otro par de pequeños video-resumen (minuto y pico cada uno) que pensaba poneros sobre la Ilustración, os puede interesar:




4º - Video sobre el Antiguo Régimen

Hola,

como hoy no pudimos verlo en clase por problemillas técnicos... aquí os pongo un video resumen sobre el Antiguo Régimen, introducción al Tema 3 que nos ocupa...


Tuesday, 30 October 2012

3º- Web Task 2 and extra material for next week

Next Jon class will be about EU Parliament, he has prepare this for you:



So we are going to make a debate, but in a role playing way, so you have to act as if you were a politician working in the EU Parliament.
Half of you would represent the left european parties, and the other half, the right ones.
From María Barbero to Jose Ignacio -> left
From Héctor to Jose Javier -> right.

If you have some question, please use the comments below (and sign please!).

Sunday, 28 October 2012

2º & 4º - How to comment Works of Art

You can remember to follow these 6 easy steps (or questions) in order to make a complete commentary of each work of art. That's only a system to remember what you have to comment/interpret, not to follow literally in the exam, ok?
If you have any question, please use the comments below (and sign your comment) or ask me in class.

How to interpret an object/ picture/ work of art...

1- What is it?

2- Who did it? or Which civilization?

3- Which is its approximate date?

4- How is it? (form, material, decoration, theme...)

5- What information from the past does it give us? (facts, government, population...)

6- What was it used for? (function)

Friday, 26 October 2012

2º - Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca - Daily news

Algunos videos sobre las noticias de esta semana, relacionadas con nuestro tema del Islam, así podéis ver cómo se desarrollan las peregrinaciones a La Meca cada año.
Solo el primero está en inglés, así practicáis un poco, es el más completo.


Thursday, 25 October 2012

2º - Video 1 Welcome to Medieval Europe, and Video 2 Medieval Europe: Knights

Here you have the first video, so you can complete your copies at home.

VIDEO 2

4º - And last but not least... Vocabulary Unit 4 Section 8

NOUNS
brush-stroke
cartoon
clothing
criticism
deaf
engraving
etching
exile
factory
fresco
miracle
pose
propaganda
technique

VERBS
classify
depend
design
emerge
group
imitate
publicise
retire
serve

ADJECTIVES
aesthetic
commemorative
decoration
defining
horrorific
imperialist
less-defined
notable
pastel
psychological
similar

4º - Vocabulary Unit 4 Section 7

NOUNS
ambulance
battlefield
calendar
carriage
inheritance
reference
role
supply
tin

VERBS
aim
create
fear
legalise
participate
recognise
rescue
restore

ADJECTIVES
fresh
injured
medical
metal
meteorological
metric
rainy
snowy
technological
windy

4º - Unit 4 Summary presentation

Here you are the Summary for Unit 4. Don't forget to complete the activities from last slide to your notebook.


 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

4º - Vocabulary Unit 4, Section 6

NOUNS
authority
council
occupation
press
privacy
prohibition
regency
torture
troops

VERBS
carry out
coexist
coincide
coordinate
occupy
renounce
replace
resist
rise up

ADJECTIVES
absent
central
complete
elected
executive
guerrilla
local
Napoleonic
provincial

4º - Vocabulary Unit 4, Section 5

NOUNS
consequence
disintegration
emergence
expense
merchant
property

VERBS
cease
characterise
contribute
guarantee
lose

ADJECTIVES
constitutional
main
private
ultimate


3º - Web Task 1 and 2 - Unit 3 POLITICAL ORGANIZATION

Here you have Web Task 1, we are going to work on it next Tuesday 30th October with Jon, ok?
So please prepare your tasks and ideas or vocabulary you think that will be necessary for talking about Erasmus Porgramme.


Web task 1: the Erasmus programme

Introduction
Erasmus is the European Union exchange programme for students in higher education.
This programme is named after the Dutch philosopher Erasmus of Rotterdam and it is also an acronym that stands for European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students.

Task
Use the links below to answer these questions:
• What are some benefits of the Erasmus experience?
• Would you like to participate in the programme? Why?

Links


And we have to prepare Web task 2 as well, probably for next week (Jon will give you more information tomorrow).


Web task 2: Political groups

Introduction
The European Parliament members are directly elected by the citizens of the EU. Elections are held every five years. The latest elections were in June 2009. The present parliament has 736 members, from all 27 EU countries, who do not sit in national blocks, but in seven Europe-wide political groups.

Task
Use the links below to answer these questions:
• What political groups are there in the European Parliament?
• What political groups do the Spanish political parties belong to?

Links

The European Parliament political groups:

The Spanish members of the European Parliament:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members/expert/groupAndCountry.do Click on the numbers of each political group to get a file for each member of the European Parliament

4º - Vocabulary Unit 4, Section 4

NOUNS 
achievement
adoption
battle
code
concept
force
victory

VERBS
apply
conquer
decline
defeat
divide
last
name
re-establish

ADJECTIVES
allied
civil
distant
domestic
international
numerous

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

3º - Maps

Here you have the link to the web of the teacher Enrique Alonso, where you can practise the different maps we are going to study this year.

Next week I'll ask you about Spanish political map, and that's the one we're going to use:


Thursday, 18 October 2012

4º - Vocabulary UNIT 4 - Section 3

UNIT 4 - Section 3

NOUNS
assembly
coalition
Consulate
Convention
counter-revolutionary
coup
Directory
execution
freedom
guillotine
member
prison
protester
right
terror
treason
trial
violence

VERBS
abolish
accuse
adopt
attack
break out
call
consist
coordinate
deal with
declare
dominate
elect
escape
execute
favour
harm
imprison
persecute
prevent
riot
spread
state

ADJECTIVES
conservative
constituent
dictatorial
equal
European
feudal
gradual
increasing
individual
legal
legislative
liberal
moderate
Parisian
radical
repressive
worried

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

4º - Vocabulary UNIT 4 - Section 2

NOUNS
abolition
cause
competition
contrast
court
crisis
demand
finance
increase
issue
palace
participation
party
practise
vote

VERBS
advise
allow
anger
demand
enjoy
govern
improve
increase
limit
object
oppose
present
protect
refuse
spend
suffer
suggest
support

ADJECTIVES
absolute
bankrupt
discontented
equal
extravagant
important
increased
luxurious
military
poor
privileged
royal
traditional

4º - Unit 4 - Section 1 Vocabulary

NOUNS
custom
death
fraternity
habit
liberty
outbreak
principle
reform
revolutionary
slogan
step

VERBS
establish
fail
impose
influence
inspire
mark
propose
reflect
symbolise
transform

ADJECTIVES
enlightened
everyday
famous
influential
modern
new
prepared
subsequent
violent

2º - And the winner is...

Ok, I upload the best presentation (in my opinion... you know why), so you can check the information.

Congratulations to Noelia and Estela, good job!


So here you are:

2º - Vikings

Hello guys!

About the vikings assigment... we will do it next week, right? probably on wednesday.

You have to talk about their life, beliefs and economy, or whatever you are interested in about them...

So you could use only a paper with some ideas, but then you have to speak, to make a speech, not reading, reading is not allow! ok?

If you have some question, write me here in the blog, and do not forget to sign your comments :-)

The web that is proposed in your books is this.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

2º - Kaaba, para quien tenga más curiosidad


1. La Piedra Negra en la esquina sureste. En 684 la piedra estalló a causa del calor provocado por un incendio. En 930 la tomó como botín el movimiento de los Cármatas. Fue restituida en 950.
2. Puerta de la Kaaba (muro este).
3. Canalón de oro.
4. El šādarwān, o refuerzo para facilitar la evacuación del agua de lluvia, se añadió al mismo tiempo que el canalón.
5. La zona llamada hatīm o hiyr está delimitada por la pared llamada Piedra de Ismael, parte de la Kaaba original.
6. Al-Multazam es la parte del muro que une la puerta y la Piedra Negra.
7. La Etapa o Estación de Abraham (مقام إبراهيم , Maqām Ibrāhīm), donde según la tradición Abraham dejó las huellas de sus pies.
8. Esquina de la Piedra Negra (sureste).
9. Esquina del Yemen (suroeste). Una gran piedra vertical forma esta esquina de la construcción. Es costumbre que los peregrinos pasen la mano sobre la piedra.
10. Esquina de Siria (Sham) (noroeste).
11. Esquina de Irak (noreste).
12. La Kiswa o tela que recubre la Kaaba.
13. Banda de mármol que marca el inicio y el final de las circunvalaciones.
14. A este lugar se le llama a veces Estación de Gabriel (مقام جبريل, Maqām Yibrīl).


This link is about the story of the sacred black Stone located in the Kaaba, if you are interested in knowing something more about that, you can read a little about it... The Black Stone mystery




Monday, 8 October 2012

4º - Homework 8 Oct


 Next Thursday ***Activities 24 and 25 on page 69 – Homework.


 Next Thursday ***Activities for HOMEWORK: 27, 28 on page 69

Next Thursday ***Activities to make now, in class: 5 (CD), 6, 7, & 8 page 70, and 12 on page 71.

Next Monday: Exercise 11 on page 71 to hand in (please do not copy and paste…), and complete the summary on page 72 on your notebook.


Sunday, 7 October 2012

4º - Vocabulary Unit 3 Section 6

Nouns
arch
boulevard
column
curve
decoration
dome
fountain
joy
marble
mayor
motif
museum
Neoclassicism
Rococo
sewage
statue
style
taste

Verbs
beautiful
depict
design
feature
imitate
install
remodel
represent

Adjectives
aesthetic
decorative
distinctive
elaborate
excessive
famous
floral
historical
idealised
joyful
leisurely
luxurious
moral
pastel
religious
rounded
well-proportioned

4º - Vocabulary Unit 3 Section 5

Nouns
cape
childcare
chore
custom
dishonour
epidemic
household
hygiene
labour
lifestyle
marriage
nutrition
regulation
relationship
riot
tradition
value

Verbs
accept
adopt
affect
attempt
care for
confiscate
divide
earn
eliminate
enable
expel
grow
prohibit
protest
reduce
relate
resist
supervise

Adjectives
additional
arranged
close
correct
daily
dependent
everyday
extra
female
homeless
illiterate
marginalised
moral
scientific
steady
wide-brimmed


3º - Web Task 2 - Declaration of Human Rights


Web task 2: Declaration of Human Rights

Introduction
In 1948, after the horrors and atrocities of the Second World War, the new United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that defines the rights to secure the dignity and worth of each human being.

Task
Use the links below to answer these questions:
• What are human rights? How many are there? List them.
• Name an organization or a person who has supported human rights. Explain briefly what they have done.

Links
Universal declaration of Human Rights of 1948:

Human rights:

(Click on the link for an explanation of all the human rights in short videos. Click on the screens on the right to watch each one)


Human rights organizations:

Amnesty International: http://amnesty.org/en

Human rights watch: http://www.hrw.org/

3º - DEBATE next Tuesday 16th October


DEBATE: ARE WARS LEGITIMATE?

To prepare a debate:
.Learn about the topic. This helps you form your own opinions.
.Write a brief summary of the main arguments you want to use. The moderator will provide the questions in advance.
.Write one or two ideas to summarize your points of view for the conclusion.

During the debate:
.Speak only when it is your turn.
.Answer the questions you are asked.
.Use appropiate language.
.Be clear and concise. Time is limited!
.Listen carefully to other speakers. Don't repeat their arguments. Take notes for your rebuttal arguments.
Respect everyone's opinions.

IDEAS / QUESTIONS:
1- KIND OF WARS, AND CAUSES
2- YOUR OPINION ABOUT CIVIL WARS
3- CONSEQUENCES OF WARS
4- ARE WARS LEGITIMATE? FOR ONE OR BOTH BANDS?
5- HOW TO PROVIDE PEACE (OPINION, ARGUMENTS)
6- PARTICIPATION OF CHILDREN IN WARS

These questions will be the ones we'll talk about in the debate next Tuesday, so you have to prepare your arguments in regard these points.

This website has updated information about current wars: http://www.icrc.org/eng/

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

4º - Vocabulary - Unit 3 Section 4

ECONOMIC CHANGES

NOUNS
consumer
crystal
demand
duty
exchange
factory
machinery
manufacturer
monopoly
phase
productivity
repopulation

VERBS
adorn
bring
build
carry out
connect
eliminate
experience
facilitate
intensify
protect

ADJECTIVES
domestic
foreign
inadequate
increased
internal
luxury
overall
skilled
technical
trasatlantic
triangular
uninhabited


4º - Vocabulary UNIT 3 Section 3

Unit 3 - Section 3: Enlightenment politics in Europe, America and Spain

NOUNS
challenge
colony
conflict
constitution
declaration
despot
election
heir
independence
intendant
minister
representation
republic
succession
suffrage
triumph

VERBS
appoint
avoid
break out
combine
consolidate
designate
guarantee
impose
inspire
maintain
modernise
proclaim
receive
refuse
respond
result
succeed
vote

ADJECTIVES
administrative
American
armed
Bourbon
British
central
centralised
colonial
federal
great
ideological
local
official
peaceful
prosperous
regional
socio-economic

Saturday, 22 September 2012

4º - Vocabulary Unit 3 - Section 2

**Vocabulary must be updated in your notebooks, including translations and phonetic transcriptions.

NOUNS

academy
branch
criticism
dogma
dynasty
grammar
inequality
intellectual
knowledge
liberty
philosophy
physiocrat
principle
privilege
right
source
sovereignty
state
thinker

VERBS

argue
believe
criticise
decline
discuss
encounter
enjoy
enlughten
establish
interfere
publish
promote
reject
spread
suggest
summarise
support

ADJECTIVES

cultural
essential
executive
extensive
judicial
key
last
legal
legislative
lesser
literary
necessary
popular
public
rational
real
royal
scientific
separate
special
substantial