1.en.21 Some classmates are leaving us and new ones are coming. With a little help from their friends they will be all right!

Dear students,

this post is kind of sad as Raúl, Shaony and Juan Carlos will move to a different group. We are sure they will be very comfortable in their new groups  and they will find new friends there too. Moving to a different group is not the same as moving to a different school, so we hope to keep seeing them around, during breaks and in our blog.  We believe they will benefit from this change and catch up in some subjects they had some difficulties with. However, WE SHALL MISS THEM and we shall do our best to keep in touch and not lose contact with them.

Some new students, Ritish, Joan and Pau, will come to our class. We have to try hard to make them feel comfortable and welcomed. as we expect the students  in the other groups wil welcome and help Raúl, Shaony and Juan Carlos.

We have been listening to a couple of songs from the Beatles, so today we decided to upload a new one to wish the best to all of them and as a symbol of our friendship. We are sure that, as the song says, with a little help from their friends, they’ll get by !

 

Shaony taking notes last Friday during the outing

 

 

Raúl holding the dossier under the pine tree last Friday during the outing to Santa Catalina

 

 

Juan Carlos, listening to Bernat's explanations during the outing to Santa Catalina

 

 

What would you think if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me.
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song,
And I’ll try not to sing out of key.
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm,I get high with a little help from my friends,
Mmm, I’m gonna try with a little help from my friends.

Do you need anybody?
I need somebody to love.
Could it be anybody?
I want somebody to love.

What do I do when my love is away.
(Does it worry you to be alone)
How do I feel by the end of the day
(Are you sad because you’re on your own)
No, I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm, get high with a little help from my friends,
Mmm, gonna to try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody?
I need somebody to love.
Could it be anybody?
I want somebody to love.

Would you believe in a love at first sight?
Yes I’m certain that it happens all the time.
What do you see when you turn out the light?
I can’t tell you, but I know it’s mine.
Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm I get high with a little help from my friends,
Oh, I’m gonna try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody?
I just need someone to love.
Could it be anybody?
I want somebody to love

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm, gonna try with a little help from my friends
Ooh, I get high with a little help from my friends
Yes I get by with a little help from my friends,
with a little help from my friends

A pic of the whole group


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1.en.14. From Liverpool to Palma: exploring cities

Welcome Paquita!

It is good to make a post after a musical one, even if it is about wolves! It’s great to have you with us, you bring music to our blog. You have already brought “Imagine” to our class, now that  we are exploring our city, Palma,  you reminded us of  a famous  pedestrian crossing in Abbey Road;  The Beatles made it famous all over the world. The Beatles were from Liverpool and they wrote many songs about their life as young people in their hometown. This term we are working with cities, that is one of the reasons why we know a lot about cycle lanes and pedestrian crossings.  Now we’ll follow the Beatles into a small street in Liverpool, a lane, a narrow passage between houses, called Penny Lane. Here follows the lyrics, but some words are missing. Look at the images, they might help you find the correct words to fill the gaps. Some words are repeated:

ears, laugh, barber, fireman, poppies, hello, queen, pouring rain, skies, pies

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Enjoy the music!

In Penny Lane there is a ________ (1)showing photographs
Of every head he’s had the pleasure to know
And all the people that come and go
Stop and say____________ (2)

On the corner is a banker with a motorcar
The little children ______(3) at him behind his back
And the banker never wears a mack
In the_________ ­ ____(4), very strange

Penny Lane is in my___________(5) and in my ___________(6)
There beneath the blue suburban ___________(7)
I sit, and meanwhile back

In Penny Lane there is a ___________(8) with an hourglass
And in his pocket is a portrait of the ___________(9)
He likes to keep his fire engine clean
It’s a clean machine

Penny Lane is in my ___________(10)and in my ___________(11)
A four of fish and finger___________ (12)
In summer, meanwhile back

Behind the shelter in the middle of a roundabout
The pretty nurse is selling ___________(13)from a tray
And though she feels as if she’s in a play
She is anyway

In Penny Lane the ___________(14)shaves another customer
We see the banker sitting waiting for a trim
And then the fireman rushes in
From the  _________ ­ ____(15), very strange

Penny Lane is in my ___________(16)and in my ___________(17)
There beneath the blue suburban___________ (18)
I sit, and meanwhile back

Penny Lane is in my ___________(19)and in my ___________(20)
There beneath the blue suburban ___________(21)

Written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon

Homework: We shall do this song together with Taylor on Thursday the 21st of October but, as I know there are excellent musicians in our group, you might try to volunteer to be the first ones to sing, then we’ll follow you.

Do you like this song?

Are there any other songs from the Beatles you like?

Can you think of any other songs from other bands where “the city” is the main character?

Post your comments on the song and to the questions before Thursday.