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.


3.en.52 Ready for some training?

This time we are going to have a closer look at some sportspeople and their lifestyle. All of them have participated in London’s olympics or paralympics. Have you ever wondered what their daily routine is, how many hours a day they train or what diet they follow? These are the kind of aspects you are going to learn about while performing this activity.

The activity can be found in the “Oh My God” blog that María is using with the 1st ESO students this year. You only have to follow this link: http://1esoe1112.wordpress.com/2012/09/17/1-en-1-de-some-training-before-setting-off-on-our-journey/

In order to assign a sportsperson to each of you, you will be following this list’s order:



Here you’ve got the text version of the sportspeople so that you can know which one you will be:



You will have to research about your character in order to complete the information you have in the activity chart.

As María explains, you will have to print it and bring it to the classroom on Monday. You will exchange information with your classmates.

IMPORTANT: Deadline for the activity is not the same as for the 1st ESO group. You must have it prepared for Monday, no excuses will be accepted for not bringing everything ready, so  be careful.


I hope you enjoy it. Have a nice weekend 🙂



3.en.51 Getting started!

Hello students!

After a couple of months of well deserved holidays, we return to our classes again. I am sure you will miss María so much this year, but let’s hope our classes are almost as good and fun as hers.

Let’s have a start by taking a look at our stuff. As I’ve told you in class today, I’m sure that not many Spanish kids would post an entry on their videoblog about their school material, but that’s something usual in the US, for instance.

Let’s have a look at this girl talking about her supplies for the school year.

Now answer these questions about the video:

1. What kind of stores are “Target” and “Staples“? Google them, visit their websites and explain briefly.

2. What type of notebooks does the girl in the video like? Do you agree with her?

3. Which notebook has she chosen for her French class? Why?

4. What sort of staples did she buy? How much did she pay for them?

5. The girl in the video bought both notebooks and binders. Are you a binder user, a notebook user or both? Why?

6. Do you go shopping with your family at the beginning of the school year for school supplies? Do you know how much your family have spent on school material this year?

7. What things that are not in the girl’s  haul would you include in yours?

8. If you had to write a videoblog entry today, what would it be about?