1.en.27 Celsius or Fahrenheit? it really makes a difference

We shall use it in class to correct 1.en.24.


Hi everyone,

I see that some of you have got rather unusual dessert  likes. Jhazmin says she likes “meat pie”, Joan prefers “violet icecream” and Paula Socies “gums” ! Anyway, the important thing is that now all of you know the difference between desert and dessert, don’t you?

When it comes to deserts, many of you   write  about temperature in your posts but you forget to say if you  are using Celsius or Farenheit. Check your posts in 1.en.24,  and you’ll see that there’s a big difference.

Did you know that Celsius and Farenheit were people?

Who was Swedish and who was German? let’s see if you can find out.

Anyway, here is a link to a conversor, from Fahrenheit to Celsius and viceversa. Give it a try. Check the temperatures of your desert: use the conversor, you’ll be surprised.


1.en.24 stress and spelling make a difference!

In the few weeks we’ve been together you’ve learnt a lot about pronunciation, stress (nothing to do with the way you feel when you have lots of work), and phonemes.

Now all of you know what the acronym IPA stands for, don’t you?

Well, today we’ll use images to learn new words that can easily be confused.

I had not planned to make a post but Bernat’s mentioning the “rosaris ensucrats de llepolies i dolços” made me think of  yummy, yummy food.

Stress and spelling make a difference!

dessert /dɪ’zɜrt/ ( apple pie)

desert /’dɛzərt/ (Sahara)

Homework: for Thursday 4th November

1. What is your favourite dessert?

Run a search  for  deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file

2. Where is it?

3. How big is it?

4. What are the temperatures like?

5. Any relevant features

Copy the answers in your notebook and post your answers to the blog. You can repeat desserts, but not deserts. There are enough all over the world so, the faster you are, the easier it will be!

Here follow my answers as an example:

1. My favourite dessert is apple pie

Choose a world desert: The Gobi desert

2. Where is it?

The Gobi desert covers much of the southern part of Mongolia and northwestern China.

3. How big is it? is the fifth largest desert in the world.1,300,000 km²

4. What are the temperatures like?

Temperatures reach +40° C. in summer, and -40 in winter

5. Any relevant features?

Yes, there are few sand dunes in the Gobi;  you’ll find large barren plains of gravel and rocks.

Now, it  is your turn!

This is a link to Wekepidia’s list of world deserts greater than 50.000 km², but you might prefer to choose a smaller one. Up to you!

Remember that you must learn the information and be able to situate your desert in a world  map: Continent and country/ies. Do not  just copy information in the notebook, make the post and forget about it. Next Thursday you will not be you, your desert will take over your personality….  Remember how we played with the celestial bodies?