lunes, 12 de mayo de 2014

MUSIC

We're learning different types of music and musical instruments this week. Do you know the different sounds of each intrument? Watch the following video:





Now click on this link: Classification of Musical Instruments to find out the answers to these questions:

1. Is the piano a percussion, wind or string instrument?
2. Write three brass instruments
3. What are cymbals?


Different Music Videos 

The Difference Between Music Genres:





domingo, 20 de abril de 2014

London Transport

Watch this video about London Transport and answer these questions:

1. How many means of transport are mentioned?

2. What colour do taxis have in London? How do people call London taxis?

3. What is the quickest way to travel in London?

4. What is the most dangerous way to travel in London? Why?

5. What is a double-decker bus?





More information about Transport in London


An introduction to Britain

 


QUESTIONS:

1. What do you know about Britain?
2. What is the capital city?
3. How many people live in England?
4. Who lives at Downing Street?
5. Who is the Head of State? Where does this person live?
6. How many cities are mentioned in the video? What do you know about them?
7. What language do people speak in Wales?
8. How can you travel to Paris and Brussels?


QUIZ 1 

QUIZ 2


sábado, 19 de abril de 2014

Little Miss Sunshine

 Tells the story of the Hoovers, one of the most endearingly fractured families ever seen on motion picture screens. Together, the motley six-member family treks from Albuquerque to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, to fulfill the deepest wish of 7-year-old Olive, an ordinary little girl with big dreams.


  • On Tuesday, April 22nd, we are going to watch this film and work on different topics:

Activities  Before watching this film:

_ Prepare your family tree

- Importance of grandparentes in your family

- The role of old people in our society


Little Miss Sunshine





Some topics for Class Discussion:

There is a saying in English that “Beauty is only skin deep.” How does this expression apply to Little Miss Sunshine? 

- How do the relationships among members of the Hoover family change from the beginning to the end of the film? 

Are people divided into winners and losers in Spain? If so, how? 

- In America, older people like grandpa in the movie often go into retirement homes where they live with other retired people and apart from their families. How does this compare with the way older people are treated in Spain? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of putting elderly people in retirement homes? 

Dwayne says that life is just one beauty contest after another, “you know, school, then college, then work”, they are all just kinds of beauty contests. What do you think? 

Frank quotes Proust when he said that the best years of his life were the years he suffered because they made him who he was. What do you think? Can suffering be a good thing? 

- What is your opinion of beauty contests?

- Is it ok for your children to take part in beauty contests?



jueves, 17 de abril de 2014

Billy Elliot (10/12) Movie CLIP - What Dancing Feels Like (2000) HD




“Inside every one of us is a special talent waiting to come out. The trick is finding it.” 

Billy Elliot is a story about a young boy trying to express himself in difficult circumstances. There is a scene in the film where he tries to dance through a wall…and that’s what it is like for him. He wants to get out of his narrow world and fly 


Discussion Topics:

- Family relationships

- Identity / Self-identity


- How does Billy's struggle parallel, or contrast with, the struggle of the striking miners? 


What does the film suggest about the relative loyalties towards one's community, family and self? 



How do you think this film portrays working-class communities? What does the film suggest the only way of escape is? 


Does our culture encourage us to be ourselves?



Historical Backgrounds








Plot Summary