3.en.59 Working on Idioms 23/01/2013

Hello students, if you can remember the last two classes, we have seen examples of idioms, such as “to pull someone’s leg”, which means “tomar el pelo a alguien” or “to roll up your sleeves” which means “ponerse manos a la obra”.

It’s time for you to add one you like 🙂 Remember to have a look at your mates’ ones so as not to repeat any.


07/11/2012 Students on the spot

Hello students. I am sure that you can remember the activity we worked with some time ago, the one that dealt with interviews to famous sportspeople. Here you have the link: https://1esoe1011.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/interviewing-sportspeople/

Part of that activity involved yourselves emulating those people in the videos and creating your own recorded interviews. We finally have them all together on the same post (except for Toni and Andreu’s, still waiting…).

Enjoy them!

1.en.16 Feedback on Gervasio Sánchez talk

This morning we went to la Caixa to listen to Gervasio Sánchez. I include here some parts of your compositions. So far, only 10 people have sent them to the Google doc I opened. Congratulations to all the students who finished their work and have done such a good job! We’ll comment them in class together.  From what I have read, I think you found it very interesting and learnt a lot.

“If you meet Gervasio in the street, you will never imagine he’s a war correspondent; I think he doesn’t have the look of them. His clothes are correct, he has grey hair, he doesn’t have beard… Gervasio is a nice person very concerned about injustice and the consequences of armed conflicts in poor countries.” Clara

“One hundred years ago the 90% of dead were militars, now the 90% of dead are civilian. One of five dead were children in Sarajevo.
Gervasio explained us the people who are our age have to kill other people to defend themselves.

Men can be criminals but at the same time can be heroes too. He has seen people who were murdered  because they didn’t want to kill anybody.” Paula Gomila

“He told us three stories. The first was about a boy of Sarajevo that was 13 years old. One day, he went to play football with his friends. He saw a mine and he took the mine, but it exploded and he lost one arm and parts of his face. The second story was about a girl called Sophia that lost her two legs. And the third story was about a boy that was with his friend. They found a mine, and his friend took it, but the mine slipped and the boy lost one leg” Vladis

“All of these stories are very sad and I can’t imagine how much they suffered but in one video that Gervasio showed us, these three people now, have family and the best thing: they smile.” Maria

“Three weeks ago he returned from Afghanistan. He has seen many people die in three weeks. He said that there they attack  the girls because they want to go to the school, and he said also that the things that we do here  every day in Afghanistan is a heroic act.” Silvia

“He doesn’t like answering personal questions.
Today Gervasio talked about Afghanistan, He visited Afghanistan 3 weeks ago approximately and he saw many people that died. He explained that the girls go with burka to school. “ Marga 

“Gervasio is a journalist and photographer who lives in Zaragoza with his wife and his son. He is very funny and I think very clever.  In 1995, started his photographic project Mined Lives on the impact of landmines on the population. I liked very much the conference of Gervasio Sanchez. I love one sentence that said the journalist: “life and death are found together.” Marina 

“Gervasio gave us  a talk on his work on the wars, mines, battered women… He
told us he likes to interact with others. 90% of war victims are civilians.” Sergio

“During the conference he highlighted three stories about three different persons: the first is a boy in Sarajevo, when he tried to remove a mine and it exploded and his arm was amputated  and was half blind” Ariadna

“The talk was very interesting for me, specially the photo series “Mined lives”. I liked the video of the end dedicated to people victim of mines, ten years later, and how they rebuilt their life.” Julia

1.en.2 Some more samples of summer work: two islands, two trips

I am very happy with your comments to Marina and Andreu’s summer work. You see, even if the school is not in a very good shape ( works, and so on) we manage to communicate and be in touch.

Ok, two more samples of summer work. Vladis and Silvia travelled to different islands,  both of them in the Mediterranean. Read what they say about their trip. As I did with Marina and Andreu, I have marked some errors in red. We’ll look at them in class.

A new power point from Izabela with nice pics. There are some errors too which I have not edited. I really like Izabela’s pics and comments. Let’s see what you think.