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
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

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?


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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

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

Friday, 7 November 2014

1º - Web Task Unit 4

WEB TASK - UNIT 4: WEATHER AND CLIMATE

***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?
  

***DEADLINE: 12th NOVEMBER!!!!


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