Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

3º - Vocabulary Unit 4

Reminder: You should know translation and pronunciation of each word/ concept.
We will check them by the end of this Unit.

automated production
collective bargaining
communist (or centrally-planned)
confederation of employers
consumer rights
cyclical unemployment
direct tax
economic activity
economically active population
economically inactive population
financial capital
finished products
forms of payment
free competition
goods and services
indirect tax
labour union
law of supply and demand
limited company
manual production
mechanical production
private ownership
progressive tax
regressive tax
research and development (R&D)
seasonal employment
self-employed worker
sole proprietorships
state-owned company
structural employment
subsistence system
underground economy
work for an employer
workers’ representative
works council

1º - Unit 5 Climate graphs

Climate graphs
Climate graphs are a combination of a bar graph and a line graph.
Temperature is shown on a line graph, with the figures being shown on the right side of the graph.

Rainfall is shown by a bar graph, with the figures being shown down the left side of the graph.
Interpreting climate graphs
In the exam you may be asked to look at the information in a graph and describe the area's climate.
  1. Look for patterns in the temperature data:
    • Is the temperature the same all year round? If it is different, how many seasons does the location experience?
    • Which season is the warmest? Is it warm (10 - 20°C), hot (20 - 30°C) or very hot (above 30°C)?
    • Which season is the coolest? Is it mild (0 -10°C), cold (-10 - 0°C) or very cold (below -10°C)?
    • What is the range of temperature? (Subtract the minimum temperature from the maximum temperature).
  2. Look for patterns in the rainfall data
    • Does the rainfall occur all year round?
    • What is the pattern of the rainfall? Check which season(s) is/are drier or wetter than others.
    • What is the total annual rainfall? Add each month's total together to get the annual total.
    • Then put the rainfall and temperature information together - what does it tell you about this area?
3. Describe the patterns in temperature and rainfall, including how they relate to each other.
You now have a description of the climate.

Now look at the climate graph below. What can you deduce about the climate?

Saray, this is the link to join us on Edmodo, follow the intructions to register, it's easy.

Monday, 10 November 2014

3º - Vocabulary Unit 3 and copies

Here you have the links to the Unit 3 copies (summary and reinforcement):

Unit 3 Vocabulary - Political organization

common economic policies
community legislation
concept map
constitutional court
convergence objective
Council of the European Union
decision-making body
European Commission
European Economic Community (EEC)
European Parliament
European Union (EU)
ex-Soviet Europe
financial aid
free movement
GDP per capita
gross domestic product (GDP)
High Representative
legislative power
parliamentary monarchy
political integration
regional difference
rule of law
Statute of Autonomy
supreme court

Friday, 7 November 2014

1º - Web Task Unit 4


***Answer these questions in your notebook making a research in the websites below (you can use also any other resources you have like books, encyclopedia, etc.):

Try to make complete and long sentences explaining them properly!

1-What is global warming?
2-What is the greenhouse effect?
3 -Can we do anything to prevent them?


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

2º - Last videos about Feudalism

Keywords for understanding video 8: Religion in Medieval Europe

faith - fe                                                        towering - altísimo
to lock away - guardar bajo llave                  sin - pecado              
wages - salarios                                            stained glass windows - vidrieras
heaven - cielo                                               church goers - asistentes a misa/iglesia
mass - misa                                                  carving - escultura
hardship - apuro, dificultad                           glimpse - vislumbre
shrine - santuario, santo lugar                        doorway - entrada
soaring - desorbitado                                    hell - infierno
printing press - imprenta

Keywords for video 9: A review of the Medieval Era

treasure - tesoro
countless - incontables, innumerables

And the last video is a true or false video quiz about you have learnt realted to Medieval Europe and Feudalism:

2º - Feudalism Videos 6 and 7

Key words for understanding video 6: Design of a castle

outer - exterior                                      arrow slits - ballestera
to surround - rodear                              draw bridge - puente levadizo
moat - foso                                           grate - rejilla
deep - profundo                                    hidden - oculto
to fill - rellenar                                       to dump - tirar, verter
studded - salpicado                               enclosed - cercado
to survey - mirar, contemplar                 stable - establo
gun - pistola                                           stronghold - fortaleza
bow - arco                                            winding - serpenteante
arrow - flecha                                        staircase - escalera
notch - agujero                                       to gaze - mirar

Key words for video 7: A life of Treachery

to notice - notar, darse cuenta             path - camino
factory - fábrica                                   rarely - casi nunca
isolated - aislado                                 beyond - más allá
scattered - disperso                             robber - ladrón
rutted - con surcos                              to roam - deambular, vagar
muddy - embarrado                             treachery - traición

Saturday, 11 October 2014

4º - The Glorious Revolution

Hi you all!

Last week we have been making revision activities, one of which I'm sharing with you, we watched this documentary about the Glorious Revolution in England and the origin of its Parliamentary monarchy. Maybe you can watch it at home.

We also made some copies, I will upload them in Edmodo for you.

See you next week.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

3º - Vocabulary Unit 2 States of the world

Here you have the vocabulary from Unit 2. By the end of this Unit you should be able to pronounce and translate each of the words.
Remember to create your vocabulary at the end of your notebook.

Unit 2 - States of the world

armed conflict
armed forces
basic services
budget deficit
budget expenditures
citizen participation
city council
development aid
diplomatic corps
economic conflict
executive branch
flawed democracy
General Assembly
head of state
human rights
judicial branch
legislative branch
open and fair
opposition party
pass (laws)
proportional symbols
public official
rule by the people
Security Council
separation of powers
social spending
specialized agency
stand (as a candidate)
state intervention
supreme leader
territorial (waters)
welfare (or social) state

Monday, 6 October 2014

Ayudas para libros de texto.

Las solicitudes se formalizarán en la APLICACIÓN INFORMÁTICA disponible en cualquiera de estas dos páginas web:
(Hay que guardar las facturas)

Friday, 3 October 2014


Deadline is next Tuesday 14 October, and you'll show your presentatios or posters the next Tuesday 21 with Libbie.


Visigothic Iberia was conquered under the Umayyad Caliphate (661-750), a period of great conquests in the East and West. The Muslim conquerors spread their religion, Islam, in the conquered territories. Many of these are present-day Muslim countries, while Muslim influence lasted for centuries in other countries.

You are going to make a virtual visit to the mosques and other landmarks of three ancient Umayyad cities: Samarkand, Bukhara, and Córdoba.

Which present-day countries are they in?

In pairs or individually: Make a poster or a presentation of the three cities. (you can include information about these cities in the present, and in the Middle Ages, and their evolution, their language, religion, lifestyle, art, ecc.) Use your imagination.


(Click on the gallery and use the search engine to look for the other cities.)

(View the trailer of a film which was filmed on location in Samarkand and Bukhara.)

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

3º - Noticia de hoy que resume el tema del "Estado Islámico"

Por si os quedasteis con alguna duda...

3º - Web Task 1: Rights and duties in Spain (Exercise 3 page 11)


Web task 1: Rights and duties in Spain

The Spanish Constitution, approved by the Spanish people in a referendum on December 6th 1978, defines Spain in its Preliminary Title as a social and democratic State, subject to the rule of Law. Rights and duties are determined in Title I.

Use the links below to answer these questions:
• Make a list of rights and duties in Spain.
• In your opinion, are they always respected?

Fundamental rights and duties in the Spanish Constitution of 1978:

Spanish Fundamental Law:

Thursday, 25 September 2014

3º - Vocabulary Unit 1 - Geography tools

We will need to know some specific vocabulary in each Unit.
From Unit 1, you have these words.
You should have it at the end of your notebook (or papers/ block).

1 - Geography tools

aerial photograph
bar graph
black and white
coordinate axes
cultural geography
evolution of data
false colour
Geographic Information System (GIS)
human geography
line graph
map legend
orientation symbol
peaks and valleys (ups and downs)
pie chart
regional geography
sources of information
spatial perspective
true colour
urban geography

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

2º - Church of San Juan de Baños - Visigothic Art

Interior of San Juan de Baños
Plan of the Chuch of San Juan de Baños

Exterior of San Juan de Baños (Palencia)
This is the Visigothic Church we were talking about in last class, so for the exam, we have both, San Pedro de la Nave (in the book), and San Juan de Baños here in the blog.

And also you have here the capital of Daniel in the Lion's Den, from San Pedro de la Nave.

Visigothic architecture 

The art produced during this period is largely the result of local Roman traditions combined with Byzantine influences. 

Some of the characteristics of their architecture are:
  1. Generally basilican in layout, sometimes a Greek cross plan or, more rarely, a combination of the 2. 
  2. The spaces are highly compartmentalised. 
  3. Usually short and wide in elevation. 
  4. Horseshoe arches. 
  5. A rectangular, exterior apse. 
  6. Use of columns and pillars with Corinthian capitals of unique design. 
  7. The architecture was small in scale, but its masonry work was excellent. 
  8. Decoration commonly of animal or plant motifs. Ornamental sculpture was a distinctive feature of these churches. 
  9. Little and small windows that makes the interior dark.

3º - Edmodo group

Hi there!

This is your link to join our virtual class on Edmodo.

Please click on the link and follow the instructions, it is very easy.

4º - The Enlightenment and Old Regime Presentation


And do not forget to join us on Edmodo!

Friday, 19 September 2014

2º - Edmodo

Hello guys!

This is your link to join edmodo... it is a different link/code per each group, so please make sure to join yours!

4º - Edmodo

Hi guys!

Here you have the link to join the group on Edmodo.

If you have any question, please let me know!

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

1º - Remember! Roman numerals and cardinal directions

Hi there!

Here you have the link to join our EDMODO group, click here and follow the instructions.

Then, you can check this website to revise the roman numerals... it's very important!

And remember also to use these words!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Despedida y cierre

Hi there!

Este curso me han dado otro destino, no repetiré en La Virgen... os libráis de mi!

De todas formas estoy por el Instituto miércoles y jueves creo... si alguien necesita algo de mi!

Os deseo mucha suerte a todos, portaros bien y aprovechad vuestro tiempo! que vuela!

Nos veremos... Nice to have met you! a pleasure :)

Monday, 25 August 2014

September EXAM

Hi there!

What about your summer?? too short??!
Ok, in just in one week some of you will have the recovery exam... I hope you have studied enough... I give you the recommendations in case you have lost them... (and I'll reduce something for you...)

See you soon!

Teoría: habrá un tema a redactar de entre los siguientes:
            -Water (summary of unit 3)
            -Weather and climate (summary of Unit 4)
            -Prehistory (summary of all the Unit 8)
            -First civilizations (summary of all Unit 9, including river civilizations, Mesopotamia and Egypt).
            -Ancient Greece (summary of Unit 10).
            -Ancient Rome (summary of Unit 11).

(Consejo: durante el verano deberíais preparar un resumen de no más de un folio con las principales ideas de cada uno de los posibles temas).

Prácticas: debéis saber hacer o comentar las siguientes prácticas:

            -Números romanos.
            -Localizaciones geográficas (mapas físicos y políticos: SPAIN AND EUROPE!).  (Unit 6 + class maps)
            -Situar puntos en el mapa a través de las coordinadas geográficas. (Unit 1)
            -Crear e interpretar climogramas (Unit 5).
            -Comentario de imágenes de arte (estilo artístico, época, características). Los tipos de arte que tenéis que estudiar son: Grecia y Roma.

(No habrá términos)

***Cualquier duda podéis seguir contactándome por el blog o por Edmodo:

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Bye bye...

Hi! I share with you my farewell presentation... is my present for you! ;)

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Recuperación Jueves 19/6/2014

Hola a todos,

Así quedan las cosas para la recuperación de junio:

ÁNGEL – 2ª y 3ª
SARA – 3ª
DIEGO – 3ª
BORJA – 2ª y 3ª
LUISA – Todo
ZAIRA – 3ª
IRENE - 2ª y 3ª
ALEXANDRA – 3ª Suspensa (el resto de curso lo vemos esa semana)

Al resto, enhorabuena!

Os recuerdo qué entra en cada evaluación:

1ª-> Temas 1 a 4
2ª-> Temas 5 a 7
3ª-> Temas 8 a 11

El último reto está disponible hasta el miércoles o jueves... participad please!

Have a good weekend!

Friday, 23 May 2014


Next Monday you will have done:

-Summary or diagram about this video (lo reviso cuaderno por cuaderno y cuenta como trabajo presentado o no presentado):

-Exercises 3 and 4 on pages 122-23.

-All the terms done!

Next Tuesday:

-Last maps chance for those who have failed.

And finally, the video (en español) to review the Greek lesson: (voluntario, pero merece la pena!)

Monday, 19 May 2014

World Project

Hi guys,

Next Challenge will be published tomorrow... and REMINDER: Do not forget to get your last exam mark signed by your parents!

We have all of them, so tomorrow TUESDAY 20th May we will vote the 3 best projects!

Each student has 3 votes. Votes will be secret. Think about your favourites... and try to be fair!

PROCESO: Cada uno pone en trozo de papel sus 3 proyectos favoritos (con el número solamente), y lo dobla (voto secreto y anónimo), Lori y yo recogeremos todos los votos y los contaremos.
Los que incluyan nombres o alguno de los proyectos excluidos serán considerados papeletas nulas, no cuentan.


1 - Name:Longins. Capital: Sweceline. 
Geohrafical features: a volcano (active), a beach, 
an island, and ocean and a maeitime cave
People and animals: like us.

2 - Name - faceland. Capital-noseeye. Animals -like ours. It has 2 
mountain ranges, one lake, two rivers, one beach, one plain and four oceans.

3 - My continent is called New Future , its capitol is Amazing.
It has got five countries Fishland, which has five rivers, Limba which has got one mountain range, the highest mount in the continent and one river, Lightland which has got one desert, one river and one mountain range, Microsland which has got one small desert, two rivers, one mountain range and an archipelago, and Amazing which has got one river and the second highest mount in the continent. There are one sea that separates Limba and Lightland, and an ocean that surrounds all the continent. 

4 - In my world there are gegraphical features such as the
sea, caves, volcano, mountains, island and beach. The
capital is City Sea. The climate is hot all year round.


5 - My world is called Sogima. There are eight geographical features:
the Frog mountains, the Ekal lake, Recoleto beach, a forest, a river,
the Corky mountain range (with a ski station), a cave and an active
volcano. People have just one leg, one eye and anthens.


7 - My world is called Ananás, and the people are the
Ananienses. The continent is called Yako, and the
ocean Sol Ocean. There is a mountain range called
Kassy Mountain Range, an island called Chica Island,
a lake called Collado lake, a river called Eppy river,
and a volcano called Danko. Animals are like in the Earth
and people do the same as in the Earth too.


8 - My world is called Rimax, it has five geographical features:
an active volcano, a beautiful beach, a mountain, a river and
the city.

9 - History: In this island animals, plants and small creatures that are called The Hula -Hula live together. But there is a big problem because all animals are white and the flora is colourful. For example the mountains are purple, red or yellow. The animals have envy towards flora so they started to eat the plants in order to obtain colour in their bodies. The island is darker. The Hula-Hula don't want a dark island so they travel to The Great Desert and they found The Forget flower (a flower that if you smell you forget the past competitions). They get that all animals smell the flower and animals stop to eat the flora. The island is colourful another time.
Name of my Island: Conogu. Capital: It doesn't hava because Hula-Hula don't want a capital.
Main characteristics: The colour and a lot of geographical features: Archipelago-Island-Paeninsula-Ocean-Sea-Desert-Plateau-Geyser-Clifts-Beaches- Hills-Mountains-Mountain Range-Volcano-River-Gulf-Cape-Delta-Waterfall. Climate: Varied

10 - Name: Limax. Capital: World of San Aarón. Geographical features: mountain range (Acapulco), island, river, and caves where the fishes live. Climate: cold in winter and hot in summer. People are like us and live in a town behind the mountains surrounded by a forest.
11 - GORIA (NERLINE) My country is called Goria. It’s a peninsula. It’s surrounded by the South Sea. Its capital is in the Northeast and its name is Nerline. There is an archipelago called Quintillo and it’s formed by 5 small islands. It has got also a Cape called Bick, a Gulf called Gury and a lot of big and large beaches.
There is a big Mountain Range in the North, called Nender Mountain Range, a plateau in the West that goes from North to South. In the middle of the peninsula there is a big depression, a large river called Sunny River and in the Northeast there is a small river called Fast River. Also, in the NE there is a big lake called Kimbal Lake.


12 - My country is called Sweetland. His capital is the Cupcake and the capital of Cupcake is sweet cup. Their climate is desert,alpine,polar,mediterranean and and equatorial so their climates are very hot or very cold. Their history is that one day an astronaut had some sweet in his spaceship but one day the spaceship exploded but whit the sweets, the planet Sweetland was created. People are the gumi bears that became alive and inhabit the planet .

13 - My archipelago is located in Indonesia and it is called Olbap. 
There are 3islands, the largest has a town called Nanref the capital. 
On this island there is a great mountain peak: The Lukano, surrounded by Gurupa river,
which flows into the Sea of Pennyroyal. 
A good place to rest is also Ulaula beach
not far from the village, and from there Ancut volcano eruptions are contemplated. 

Finally LACUFA the great lake, surrounded by a large green area. 

14 - NAME: Irebi and the Itug capital. It has 3 different types of climate: in the Northern Alpine, in the southwestern part of Tropical and desert southeastern part. You have: 1 (the highest peak in the world) "ONELET" - 1 "ARUAL" Lake -  1 small forest "LAGENTO" - 1 range (the only one in the world) "SEREJAP" 
1 River (just drag water when it snows at the peak) "ROLAS" - 1 (not the active) volcano "RIVEN". The person living in three different families the main in the House more gandre and the other two in the middle. They are very affectionate and noble among if. THIS IS MY WORLD!!!!

15 - In Suyama there are only one Oceans which are quite similar to each other,
and climate in this area is quite warm. The capital Mossley is between the two rivers and near to the mountains, where it rains in abundance. In the center of Suyama is located an enormous desert of white stones, where it never rains. People of Suyama are very small and similar to us, they are mostly dedicated to maintain a clean planet , and for that reason it is good to live there. There is a lake called Lonely Lake and it is located in the western part of the desert.

16- My world is called Circot there are 5 continents 
and one of them with a small archipelago. In each 
continent there are different climates. The people and 
the animals are like in the Earth.

17 - Name: Dalilu. Capital: Liluca. Geographical features: peninsula, archipelago, mountains, oceans, beach, river, and volcano. Climate: in the beach it's very hot but in the mountains it is cold. The only animals are fishes, the rest became extinct. People live in other island and are similar to us.

19 - Name: Biticy. Geographical features: 2 rivers, 1 lake, 1 ocean, 1 beach, 1 mountain peak,
2 mountain ranges. Climate: in winter it always rains, and in summer it is very hot and sometimes it rains.

20 - Name: Robledo. Geographical features: rivers, mountains, lakes,
archipelagos, islands, peaks and a gulf. Climate: hot and dry in the north, and
tropical and equatorial in the south. It is inhabited only by animals, and
they are like ours.


21 - the name is clytosy , the capital is izanite , it has 13 geographical 
features , it has 13 provinces , the people are tortles which are made of looms

22 - My world: His name is NatParadise, that means Nature Paradise
Its capital is New Tropolis
It has 4 dfferent climates
People is more responsable with their arounds
And it has more than 6 geografical features


23 - Name: Hopeland. Geographical features: 3 mountains
ranges, 1 peak, 1 lake, 1 cape, 1 bay, 1 sea, 1 river, 1 desert
and 1 valley. People are like us, but don't fight between them,
there are no wars, people are friendly, and respect the law.

24 - My archipelago is called Orolo Colon. They have 4 islands and the capital that is the biggest island.The capital is called Molono. It is situated in the centre of the archipelago. My world only has three rivers but has a desert with a small oasis, it has many forests, three mountains ranges with sky station and a volcano too.

25 - My world is called Tunau and his capital is Yakun. Their people can walk on four feet and their work consists of doing that all of the world are good and without pollution. The animals are in the world without rules because there aren't dangerous. In my world there are seven geographical features: 1.- A cliff that is called Rosbake. 2.- Three mountains that are called Ludum, Mudul and Dumul. 3.- A volcano that is called Stem. 4.- A river that is called Cevaneum. 5.- A island that is called Tamorz. 6.- A lake that is called Crerao. 7.- A beach that is called Satama. There are a forest that is called Iraut.