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