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STARTERS

1Just a quick post to share two starter activities I have used recently. Both relate to false friends and are aimed at GCSE groups. The second PowerPoint has a video embedded into it which plays on a loop for students to note down the answers.

POWERPOINTS: starter-false-friends    starter-false-friends2

El medio ambiente

original_171217_8p0NibTi0EthiJkAPzbEaeMzUThis is just a quick post of some resources I put together for a lower ability Year 11 group on the topic of the environment. I have posted some of these resources before, but I have updated quite a few things. Although the presentation is for a lower ability set, some of the resources below are differentiated for more able students.

POWERPOINT: L6 Los problemas del medio ambiente PRESENTATION OF VOCAB foundation version NEW WORKSHEETS: L6 CARD ACTIVITY IN PAIRS Creo que puedo reciclar mucho más FOUNDATION L6 El medio ambiente en España CRISSCROSS L6 problemas FOUNDATION L6 Qué opinas FOUNDATION L6 Qué opinas HIGHER L6 STARTER spiral L6 THINKING SKILLS ACTIVITY card activity L6 TRANSCRIPT to hay etc listening L6 VERBOS El medio ambiente en España CRISSCROSS L6 Who is more environmentally friendly FOUNDATION L6 Who is more environmentally friendly HIGHER

La vuelta al cole

la-vuelta-al-coleBack to school and I’m back to teaching Year 7. I’m attaching to this post resources linked to “materiales escolares” + I want to draw attention to the fact that in Spain and many other countries stationery is not provided by the school. In slide 2 of the PowerPoint I show a “Back to school” advert from El Corte Inglés which is followed by extracts from the Back to School catalogue from Hipercor. If you click on the picture of stationery in slide 3 you will be taken to the online version which you can flick through to demonstrate the type of things Spanish students need to provide for themselves. As a result there is a lot to carry and slide 5 shows a video which illustrates this beautifully. After all of this cultural context you can then get into the job of presenting the necessary language etc.

POWERPOINTLa vuelta al cole     WORKSHEET: En mi mochila CROSSWORD

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 52 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 63 posts. There were 469 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3gb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was December 6th with 208 views. The most popular post that day was A bit of culture in the present tense.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were tes.co.uk, mail.yahoo.com, mail.live.com, en.wordpress.com, and elmundodebirch.wikispaces.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for fisica o quimica, sexismo, mfljones, el internado, and the animaniacs.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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A bit of culture in the present tense December 2010
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The World Cup 2010 March 2010
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Física o Química – Personal ID for KS4 December 2009

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About me December 2009

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El pelo y los ojos – Fernando Torres March 2010
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