martes, 13 de enero de 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Ya estamos de lleno en el 2º trimestre. Recordad que este trimestre es muy corto.  No perdáis el tiempo, las evaluaciones son  la primera semana de marzo.  La memoria tiene que estar bien perfilada antes de las evaluaciones que son del 10 al 12 de Marzo.

lunes, 15 de diciembre de 2014

Christmas Traditions in English Speaking Countries

Christmas Lights (Coldplay)


Christmas Lights Lyrics

Curiosities:

  • Where are "Coldplay" from?
  • Why is 26 December called Boxing Day? Do you have a similar celebration in your country?
  • Did you know that New Zealanders celebrate Christmas twice a year?
  • Do you now the pohutukawa tree? Where is it from?


At Christmas time all around the world adults and children prepare special recipes, sing Christmas carols, open up presents, decorate houses and trees and have fun together!

However each country has its own way of celebrating Christmas. What do you know about Christmas celebrations around the world?

Would you like to have a look?

Imagine this Christmas you are going to host a cyber friend from a foreign country and you want to surprise him by knowing everything about Christmas traditions in his/her country…


Working with your group,  collect as much information you can about traditions, recipes, decorations and carols at Christmas time in his/her country and then get everything ready to welcome him/her.

Search the given websites to find all about Christmas time in that country: decorations, recipes, carols, Christmas Eve and Day traditions... 
 organise the information you gathered and added to your blog.

ENGLISH

SPANISH
La Navidad en los países de habla inglesa
La Navidad en Australia   - Navidades en julio
La Navidad en Estados Unidos

lunes, 6 de octubre de 2014

Your TMI

PROCESS:

Firstly, you have to work in groups of three or four. Each group will find information about one of these countries:

  • Canada 
  • Australia 
  • New Zealand 
  • The USA 
  • The UK 
  • Ireland
Each member of the group will find different information:
  • Localization and key data: you will find a map of the country and find information about the capital city and other important cities, their localization, the distance from Spain, the country flag and symbols, the population and the currency. 
  • History: you will summarize the main events and key dates of the country. You can use some questions that your teacher will give you. 
  • Main attractions: you will find information about the most interesting places to visit in the country, the most popular sports and music, the typical food, etc. 
  • Cuisine: you will find information about the most typical dishes and restaurants in the area.
Then, you will design a PowerPoint presentation to show the information to your classmates. 

Finally, you will show the PowerPoint presentation in the class, and you will explain it to your classmates in English!

Be ready to create a Blog about your country to share the information with the rest of the world!

La importancia del inglés en el mundo

Datos interesantes sobre la importancia del inglés en el mundo y punto de partida de vuestro trabajo:

En primer lugar, se trata de la herramienta que permite la comunicación con personas de otros países, dentro del mundo globalizado en que vivimos. Es indiscutible: el inglés se ha convertido en el idioma global de comunicación por excelencia, uno de los de mayor uso en el mundo. Es idioma oficial, o tiene un status especial, en unos 75 territorios en todo el mundo.

Idioma a nivel de facto: Reino Unido y los Estados Unidos.

Idioma oficial en: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Fiji, Belice, Botswana, Dominica, Ghana, Gambia, Gibraltar (R. U.), Guam (EE. UU.), Guyana, Islas Caimán (R. U.), Bermudas (R. U.), Islas Malvinas (R. U.), Isla de Monserrat (R. U.), Islas Pitcairn (R. U.), Islas Santa Elena (R. U.), Tristan da Acuna (R. U.), Islas Vírgenes (EE. UU. y R. U.), Islas Salomón, Jamaica, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Marianas del Norte (EE. UU.), Malta, Mauricio, Nauru, Nigeria, Papúa Nueva Guinea, Samoa Americana, Santa Lucía, San Kitts y Nevis, Sierra Leona, Swazilandia, Trinidad y Tobago, Granada, San Vicente y las Granadinas, Trinidad y Tobago, Uganda, Zambia y Zimbabwe.

Idioma cooficial: Bangladesh, Brunei, Canadá, República Sudafricana, Irlanda, Israel, Kenia, Kiribati, Camerún, Egipto, Emiratos Árabes Unidos, Namibia, Nueva Zelanda, Chagos, Diego García, Islas Marshall (EE. UU.), India, Líbano, Malasia, Myanmar (Antes Birmania), Filipinas, Pakistán, Puerto Rico (EE. UU.), Seychelles, Sri Lanka (antes Ceilán), Singapur, Tanzania, Tokelau yTonga .

Minorías en: Antillas Neerlandesas, Costa Rica, Guinea Ecuatorial, Delta Amacuro y Bolívar (Venezuela), Honduras, Hong Kong (China), Malasia, México, Panamá (no tanto desde la devolución del Canal de Panamá), Pará (Brasil), Samoa, Surinam, Tuvalu etc.

Listen to 21 English accents.


English-speaking countries

Do you know that there are other countries besides the UK & USA whose official language is English?


Let's discover the English Speaking Countries around the world.