1esoE 19th April 2011
via The invisible friend.
1esoE 19th April 2011
via The invisible friend.
I promissed you not to make any new posts until May, but you gave me permission to upload this morning pics… so, here I am again.
The invisible friend finally materialized today! it was about time wasn’t it? it takes so much discussion and debate to reach an agreement. I’m proud of you. You followed the norms.
The result was great! nice wrapping papers, moving letters, surprises, some hand made stuff, smiles , funny tricks and a good time. The point of the whole thing is to get to know each other much better and to feel comfortable in the group.
There were some things that could be improved, a person forgot the present home, there was another student with 2 invisible friends and one without… but we could work it out together with no bad feelings.
We then listened to a Blackeyedpeas song about material things: Gone! and finally, Noé contributed with nice music to make it more enjoyable!
It’s been a pleasure being your teacher, but we all need a break, don’t we?
During Easter, you must do these on line exercises from a very good site, English grammar on line 4U, we used in the first term. Write in your notebook the ones you do. Post to the blog the day you sit down in the computer to do the exercises,;the time you spent doing t them ; and your opinion. (difficult, easy, you had to look up words in the dictionary, useful; useless)
During Easter, some of you will need to do some extra work. In this post you will find some images and tips to improve your writing. There are eight tasks that you should do in your notebook. I will explain how to do it in class. I’m sure that if you do them, your writing will be much better.
Anyway, the way you eat and your eating habits is really “FOOD FOR THOUGHT”
“FOOD FOR THOUGHT”, is an idiom that means that something is worth thinking about or considering seriously.
In English, there are many idiomatic expressions connected with food. The translation of many of these idiomatic expressions is not always easy.
Let’s see if we learn a few and have fun while using them. Check if you know the meaning of the following words:
NUTS, BANANAS, APPLES, BROTH, CHEESE, PEAS, RECIPE,POTATO, CUCUMBER, EGGS.
Most probably you know all of them, don’t you? But I bet you do not know the meaning of the following expressions:
What?s the difference between a couch potato and a hot potato?
Visit the following site and find out.http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/cat/1.html
Copy the expressions in your notebook and their corresponding meaning. Try to visualise the idiom as an image, it really helps.
|Idiomatic expressions with food||Meaning|
|6.Apples and oranges|
|7.One bad apple|
|8.Chalk and cheese|
|9.Alike as two peas|
|10.As cool as a cucumber|
|11.Too many cooks spoil the broth|
|12.Recipe for disaster|
|13.All your eggs in one basket|
|14.Spill the beans|
|15. An apple a day keeps the doctor away|
Homework: Monday 2d May . Copy the list of idioms and their meaning in your notebook. Post to the blog your favourite 5 idioms from this list and add one more.
The third term, we shall be working with food and eating habits, so in English, we’ll set off this new term with a few idiomatic expressions with food.
We are about to finish our second term, and Easter is approaching. I’m sure during Easter you’ll do lots of interesting things: go out on excursions ( the weather is so nice at this time of the year), meet friends, take some exercise, maybe study some English and, hopefully…
you will not lie in the sofa watching telly the whole day!
People who lie in the sofa in front of TV eating snacks and with the remote control handset (zapper) on their hands are called
A couch Potatoe is an English idiomatic expression. Its meaning is different from translating one word after the other.
In Spanish, if you say Patata Caliente= problema grave, incómodo, de solución difícil.
couch is pronounced /kaʊtʃ/
A couch that has become well known all over the world is the one at the Simpsons.
Read the following wiki how article on how to be a couch potato. Can you recognise yourself?
I’m sure many of you believe Barcelona coach, Guardiola, is among the best ones, don’t you?
On Tuesday April 12th you had the opportunity to visit a radio studio and see first hand the job of a broadcaster, and how the top 40 are made. Ritish’s birthday song was heard all over Majorca and some of you suddenly decided that in the future you’d like to work in the radio and become a broadcaster.
It was an exciting experience, wasn’t it?
Now you have to show that you can behave in music lessons as well as you did during the outing.
I’ve just got a video that I will upload here for you.
Thanks , again to Paquita and to the people from the top 40, who were so nice with you.
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