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WE'RE NOT ON HOLIDAYS
IT'S SOCIAL DISTANCING, COOPERATE:
DON'T TRAVEL.
DON'T HAVE PARTIES OR MEETINGS.
PROTECT YOUR ELDERLY.

UPDATED LOCKDOWN INFO CUARENTENA ACTUALIZADO

Classes continue cancelled due to the State of Alarm introduced because of the Covid-19 outbreak this third term.

This is what you should work on during the lockdown:

Agrup 2ºESO A-B & C-D: Units 1 to 4.

4ºESO B & D: Units 1 to 5.

1ºBAC B & C: Units 1 to 6.

Apart from your textbook and workbooks,

ESO students can also use OXFORD ONLINE LEARNING ZONE

BAC students can use PERFORMANCE-1 ONLINE WORKBOOK if you're registered.

During the lockdown you can use Blinklearning.com using the licences given in your Google Classroom group to access your books online.

Keep in touch with your group on Google Classroom to follow all the information and assigned activities. You can contact me at the email below for any question or doubts. If we get to go back to classes, we'll see what possibilities we have of doing any exams.

Keep calm down during the lockdown. There's a lot of time to do lots of things.



As clases continúan canceladas debido ao Estado de Alarma imposto pola crise do Covid-19 na terceira avaliación.

Isto é no que podedes traballar durante o confinamento:

Repasar todo o vocabulario, gramática e exercicios das unidades que entran no exame. Practicar destrezas de reading, writing e listening (Unidades en azul arriba según os cursos).

Ademáis dos vosos libros de texto e workbooks,

alumnado de ESO pode tamén usar OXFORD ONLINE LEARNING ZONE

alumnado de BAC pode usar PERFORMANCE-1 ONLINE WORKBOOK se estades rexistrados.

Durante o confinamento podedes usar Blinklearning.com utilizando as licenzas que tedes no voso grupo de Google Classroom para accedes aos libros dixitais.

Mantede o contacto co voso grupo de Google Classroom para seguir toda a información e as actividades que se asignen. Podedes contactar conmigo no correo electrónico que aparece mais abaixo para calquer pregunta ou dúbida. Se chegamos a regresar ás clases, veremos que posibilidades temos de facer algúns exames.

Mantede a calma durante o confinamento. Hai un montón de tempo para facer moitas cousas.


Email:

ramoneirateaching@gmail.com

STOP THE SPREAD. SOCIAL DISTANCING WORKS

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

31st OCTOBER: SOME HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES



It's 31st October again, that means it's Halloween again!
In Halloween children and some adults usually disguise themselves in costumes.
Houses are decorated with Jack-O-Lanterns, lots of spiders, cobwebs, witches and ghosts.
On Halloween evening in the USA, groups of children are seen walking round the neighbourhood dressed up in costumes, visiting houses to get sweets.
Typical Halloween festive activities are:
- Trick or treat (going round houses to receive sweets).
- Going to costume parties.
- Decorating places. Carving pumpkins to make Jack-O-Lanterns.
- Lighting bonfires.
- Apple bobbingThe game is played by filling a tub or a large basin with water and putting apples in the water. Because apples are less dense than water, they will float at the surface. Players then try to catch one with their teeth. Use of arms is not allowed, and often are tied behind the back to prevent cheating.
- Visiting haunted houses.
- Telling scary stories.
- Watching terror films.

All the info about Halloween in ClickOnEnglish: HERE

Monday, 30 October 2017

HALLOWEEN 2017 @ "RAFAEL DIESTE"




It's Halloween once again, and as usual Bibliodieste, the library of our school, together with the English Department have organized some talks in English for 1st-ESO students to learn about the origins and traditions of the typical American Halloween celebrations.
This year's language asistant, Ben Davidson, from New Jersey, told our students how he has usually celebrated this American festivity, after checking on basic Halloween concepts and vocabulary.
Things we've learnt from his talk:
- It's celebrated on October 31st. It's not a holiday in the USA.
- Children disguise themselves, but not only with scary or terror features, some also disguise with pretty or funny costumes. There's no Carnival celebrations in the USA, so this is their way of celebrating something similar.
- In towns and villages, kids usually go round the neighbourhood homes with the "Trick or treat" game.
- When you get older and go to university, youngsters usually celebrate it in costume parties.


Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno.

And our school has been completely decorated for the occasion once again:



Saturday, 28 October 2017

ONLINE FALSE FRIENDS DICTIONARY


There's always a group of words you must be careful with at the time of working out meanings, they are FALSE FRIENDS. That is, word that look similar to other words in your own language, but don't mean what they seem to.
Here's a link to an ONLINE FALSE FRIENDS DICTIONARY
You can also find the same link at the ENGLISH DICTIONARIES & VOCABULARY HELP section on the right hand column of this blog.

Friday, 27 October 2017

LEARNING ENGLISH BY YOURSELF

You can't learn English with just the 3 weekly classes at school. Learning languages needs a lot of self motivation to improve. Here's a link where you can find 5 ways to learn a language by yourself. Take a look:

Five ways to improve your English by yourself

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

[9thCW] "GASTRONOMY", OUR 2018'S CULTURAL WEEK TOPIC





The topic of our 9th Cultural Week has already been officially decided and announced. This year it will be devoted to GASTRONOMY, which is the practice or art of choosing, cooking and eating good food.
So the English Department has to start brainstorming ideas of which aspect we'll be working on.
We're open to suggestions...
So you can propose... for example:
Recipes in English? 
British, American, Canadian, Australian... dishes?
Ways of cooking?
Best worldwide restaurant ranking?
You can already find lots of information in this blog under labels: COOKING, FOOD
So what do you fancy to eat?

Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno

Monday, 23 October 2017

ADDICTED TO THE MOBILE?


[Based on info from "The Travelling Teachers" blog. "Are you a cell phone addict?"]

A new form of addiction has appeared in the last decade with the development of technologies and the great variety of mobile phones available: it's the mobile phone addiction. It's a widespread problem but especially among the younger generations.
Youngsters are using their mobile phones when they're bored, tired, lazy, angry or lonely...
Symptoms:
- Constant use of the mobile phone (even in situations which aren't considered acceptable).
- Loss of the sense of time while surfing online.
- Prefer spending time with the mobile phone than with family & friends.
- Feeling restless when the mobile phone can't be used.
- Wishing to have the latest model in the market or apps.
Physical side-effects:
- Finger, neck and back tension.
- Itchy eyes.
- Insomnia.
- Weight & diet changes.
- Fatigue.
- Distracted attention, difficulties to focus.
- Problem and study failures.
- Loss of interest in hobbies, sports and outdoor activities, which implies social loneliness, loss of friends and isolation.

Video "HOW IS YOUR PHONE CHANGING YOU?":


Rules for a better usage of the mobile phone:

+ info: Cell-phone etiquette

Saturday, 21 October 2017

MAKING AND REFUSING SUGGESTIONS


In these charts you can find different ways of expressing suggestions and refusing them.

Friday, 20 October 2017

CONFUSING: LOSE vs MISS



Confusing verbs MISS & LOSE compared.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

SUFFIX SUMMARY CHART


Here's a suffix summary chart. 
For complete information on suffixation, check previous post about SUFFIXES HERE.

Friday, 6 October 2017

TYPES OF HOUSES/BUILDINGS


A picture chart with the different vocabulary related to types of houses and buildings.
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