3.en.81 Taylor, acrostics, saving water, rain barrels, sprinklers and much more

Most probably you have forgotten than on the 30th of September 2010 (click here to go to that post), suspense was building up. We were expecting Taylor, our language assistant, and we did not know what she was going to be like. Before meeting her, we wondered what her personality and looks would be. these were the acrostics we used:

Tall

American

Young

Lively

Organized

Relaxed

 

Tough

Adventurous

Yankee

Leader

Optimistic

Rebel

 

Teaser

Artsy

Yuppy

Loving

Outspoken

Romantic

Taylor has been with us for 6 months, so now you can surely make a better acrostic with her name; an acrostic that really fits her. Choose from the purple, green or blue version the adjectives you think suit her best. You can use new ones too, or even better, write full sentences as the acrostic on water we read this morning.

Today we watched a video about water day, which was celebrated last Tuesday 22nd of March. We also read an acrostic with the word water that contained hints on how to save water.  Taylor also explained to us why the water acrostic was tipically American. Now you also know that it was not a poem written by British kids.

WHY?

WHAT WORDS WOULD A BRITISH STUDENT HAVE USED?

We have discovered that Taylor keeps two rain barrels in her backyard. I have found this video for you. We have to ask Taylor whether her rain barrels are like this one. Listen to it and check if you hear the words we learnt this morning:

safe water, resources, supply, reuse, gallon, fill up, backyard, spout, lid, drain, hose

Would a Majorcan “aljub” be the equivalent to Taylor’s backyard rain barrel?

 

Ritish, in his house in India, keeps a rain barrel in the roof to store and collect water.

We also learnt that Taylor washes the car in the front yard, using a pail and a sponge. She is not the only one to do so, Joan Sebastià uses a sponge and a bucket too. However, Pau Segui uses a hose  to wash the tyres, which means that he spends more water than Joan Sebastià.

Alvaro uses a very sophisticated machine. He might need to  bring a pic to show us what it is like.

Finally, people in our group use different systems to water the lawn, and different frequency too. Taylor waters the lawn every two days. Her mother usually takes care of that and she uses a hose.  Pau Campomar uses a sprinkler, he imitates very well the sound the sprinkler makes.  Well, we’ve learnt a lot about different ways to use water and to save it, haven’t we?


 

I expect your answers, acrostics and comments for Monday.


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1.en.9 What’s in a name? What is Taylor going to be like? Acrostics for Taylor

Hello everyone!

I am learning a lot about you and your names thanks to your presentations in your Spanish lessons.

Today we tried to imagine what our new assistant teacher, Taylor, will be like. We only know his name, TAYLOR, the rest we’ll have to wait to find out.

  • Do you know what an acrostic is?

Acrostic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An acrostic (Greekákros “top”; stíchos “verse”) is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.

Homework for Monday 3rd

Using Taylor’s name I have made 3 acrostics. Look up the adjectives you do not know in the dictionary and post them to the blog. When we’ll meet Taylor next week we’ll ask him  which adjectives fit him best.

Tall

American

Young

Lively

Organized

Relaxed

Tough

Adventurous

Yankee

Leader

Optimistic

Rebel

Teaser

Artsy

Yuppy

Loving

Outspoken

Romantic

Next week, during English lessons we’ll try to make some acrostics with our names.

Enjoy the weekend!