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Friday, 20 December 2019

Thursday, 12 December 2019

TRINITY COLLEGE FREE ISE (B1/2 & C1) EXAMS FOR STUDENTS FROM PLURILINGUAL SCHOOLS


Reading & Writing

Place: IES Plurilingüe "Eusebio da Guarda", Pza Pontevedra, A Coruña
Date: Saturday 15th February 2020
Time: 8:30h 

Speaking & Listening

Place: IES Plurilingüe "Rafael Dieste" at the Philosophy Department on the 3rd floor opposite the Physics and Chemistry labs.
Date: between 10th and 12th February 2020
Time: Starting on Monday 10th at 8:30. Link to timetable confirmed for each student.

As students of a plurilingual school, our 4th ESO & BAC pupils have been given the opportunity to enter for an ISE (=Integrated Skills in English) exam of the Trinity College. The ISE I is the equivalent to B1, the ISE II to the B2  and the ISE III to the C1.


The Trinity ISE exams are a 4 skill integrated test in a two exam module. READING-WRITING and SPEAKING-LISTENING. You can pass each of the modules indipendently but to get an ISE qualification certificate you need to pass both. You can take both modules together or separately.

Above there's the front page of a Trinity ISE exam with the general instructions and the time distribution for the READING & WRITING module.

General previous information to know:
- You can use a BLACK or BLUE pen and a marker. No pencils, erasers, eraser-pens, Typex can be used.
- No mobile phones, smartphones or smartwatches can be used. 

- Watches must be worn on the wrist to control the time.

There are Guides for Students for each of the levels with specific information about what the exams are like, how to prepare them, what happens on the exam day and what is being assessed by the examiner on the following links:




- STUDENT GUIDE FOR ISE III

All the general information and sample exam papers on the Trinity exams can be found on these links to their webpages:



Exam structure:

READING-WRITING (2h)

1- LONG READING - (400 words ISE I / 500 words ISE II / 700 words ISE III) - 15 questions - 20 minutes
2- MULTI-TASK READING(400 words ISE I / 500 words ISE II / 700 words ISE III across 4 texts. One is an infographic) - 15 questions - 20 minutes
3- READING INTO WRITINGIdentify relevant information from the previous 4 texts in task 2, incorporate information in response to a prompt (in 100-130 words ISE I / 150-180 ISE II / 200-230 words). Don't use any ideas of your own. - 40 minutes
4- EXTENDED WRITING - Respond to a prompt (in 100-130 words ISE I / 150-180 ISE II / 200-230 words) - 40 minutes.

SPEAKING-LISTENING (ISE I 18 min / ISE II 20 min / ISE III 25 min)




1- TOPIC TASK - Choose ANY topic prepared in advance with 4 points. Be personal and original. Don't memorize. - 4 minutes. Example of topic form below only for ISE I candidates.

2'- COLLABORATIVE TASK* (only in *ISE II & III exams) - Integrated speaking and listening of a prompt presenting a dilemma or opinion - 4 minutes)
2- CONVERSATION TASK** - Integrated speaking & listening task about a topic. - 2 minutes. 
3- INDEPENDENT LISTENING TASKS:
a) 1 minute long audio recordings heard twice and to answer 6 questions in 1 or 2 words. - 4 minutes, 30 seconds.
b) 1 minute 15 seconds long audio heard twice. First time report what's it about. Second time report 6 important facts and answer 4 questions. The second time, students can write down notes on a piece of paper.

**Conversation topics for ISE II & III: 
Society and living standards / Personal values and ideals / The world of work / National environmental concerns / Public figures past and present

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

REMEMBERING MARIE FREDRIKSSON FROM ROXETTE



Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer & composer & half of the duo Roxette, has died at the age of 61. The group had great success in the late 80s and 90s all over the world selling more than 75 million records. Their career had a first stop when in 2002 Marie was diagnosed with brain cancer. She recovered after lots of treatments and even had to learn to talk and read again. But in 2005 she came back to music recording several solo albums and officially back to Roxette in 2011, recording albums and performing in concerts until in 2016 when she had to give it all up definitely.
Let's remember -or maybe discover her- with some of her songs.
RIP, Marie.

- "SPENDING MY TIME"


- "LISTEN TO YOUR HEART"



"IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE"



"THE LOOK"



- "JOYRIDE"



- "HOW DO YOU DO?"

Sunday, 1 December 2019

E.T. REVISTS ELLIOT 37 YEARS LATER FOR CHRISTMAS


An American TV advertisement has brought together E.T. and Elliot 37 years after the iconic film was a great success at the cinemas. The voyager from outer space revists Elliot's home and meets his family for Christmas.

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Friday, 29 November 2019

THE HISTORY OF 'BLACK FRIDAY'


Black Friday, USA's marketing invention after Thanksgiving, is now a common feature in other parts of the world, this video tells you the history of this event.

Video:



Previous posts about 'Black Friday' on this blog HERE.

Monday, 25 November 2019

25th NOV'19: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN @ RAFAEL DIESTE


25th November 2019, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

To commemorate this day, we had a protest gathering with students and teachers at 12:00 at the central hall to hear an announcement made by 1st Bac students.

Photos of the protest gathering and the wall banner poster prepared by 'BiblioDieste' below.




Galician version @ ArquivosDoTrasno

Saturday, 16 November 2019

BACK FROM THE 'ENGLISH WEEK' AT OS PEARES



Today the 25 students from 'Rafael Dieste' have already come back from their lingustic immersion "English Week" at Os Peares.

During their last day yesterday, they presented the projects they had been working on throughout the week on the topic of the environment and the 3R (reduce, reuse & recycle).

The last thing we've got to say is congratulate all the students that have taken part in this activity for their good attitude and involvement during the whole week and our thanks to the attending teacher (Leticia Ogando) and the staff at the residence.






Galician version @ RafaelDiesteBlog

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

WHAT'S YOUR LOOK?


Teenagers like to express their identity they do this by choosing 'a look'
They are free to do this, they don't like to be the same as everyone else.
They often grow out of this phase and dress more conventional.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

25 'RAFAEL DIESTE' STUDENTS OFF TO AN 'ENGLISH WEEK' AT OS PEARES & ENJOYING IT



Our school has been selected to take part in the "ENGLISH WEEK", a language immersion activity for 3rd ESO students to practice and improve their oral skills in English with the help of native teachers.

The activity organized by the Consellería de Educación, takes place between the 10th and the 16th of November at the residential area in Os Peares (Ourense). 25 of our 3rd ESO students will be  off today, accompanied by one of our Physical Education teachers, Leticia Ogando.

Update Wednesday 13th: today we've received the photo above in which we can see our 25 students enjoying the "English Week" at Os Peares.


Galician version of this post @ RafaelDiesteBlog


Tuesday, 5 November 2019

A STORY WITH PHRASAL VERBS


Here's a narrative full with phrasal verbs. Can you explain the meanings of all of them in English?

-SET OFF
-BREAK DOWN
-END UP
-GET OFF
-BUMP INTO
-BRING UP
-FIND OUT
-COME INTO
-SET UP
-SORT OUT
-TAKE ON
-TURN DOWN
-CLOCK IN
-HAVE A GO AT
-TELL OFF
-GET OVER
-MAKE UP FOR
-TURN OUT
-BLOW UP
-FALL THROUGH
-PULL OUT OF
-GET AWAY WITH
-LET DOWN
-GO ON
-RUN OUT OF
-ANSWER BACK
-PUT UP WITH
-LAY OFF
-GO AHEAD
-STORM OUT
-PUT THROUGH
-TAKE UP
-WORK OUT

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019!

Photo: Torange.biz

Enjoy the long scary weekend of Halloween! 
Vocabulary & activities in English on Halloween on previous post in this blog CLICK HERE

Thursday, 24 October 2019

24th-OCT: LIBRARIES DAY


October 24th is Library Day in Spain. This year our school library has celebrated it with several exhibitions, which you can see on a post on our library blog clicking HERE.
- An exhibition of photos of the best world's libraries, and as you can see not of them are in  luxurious buildings. Some libraries are in the strangest places: a beach, a donkey's back... or, as in the UK, in old telephone boxes, which have been recycled into mini-libraries where bookcrossing is practiced. In this video you can see an example:

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Friday, 18 October 2019

SALMAN KHAN, THE 2019 PRINCESS OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION


Today October 18th 2019, Salman Khan receives in Oviedo the 2019 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. Salman Khan appears on our current 1ºBAC textbook  in an interview about his online education project The Khan Academy (page 89, unit on Education).

More info about him and the award in these links below:

Videos:
LET'S TEACH FOR MASTERY


KHAN ACADEMY: THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION?


Wednesday, 9 October 2019

ENGLISH QUESTION PATTERN

ENGLISH QUESTION PATTERN
(Qword) + AUX.VB + subject + MAIN VERB +... ...(prep)?
                                          DO (simple tenses) + infinitive
                                          BE (continuous tenses) + -ing form
                                          BE (passive tenses) + past participle
                                          HAVE (perfect tenses) + past participle
                                          HAVE (possession) + GOT
                                          MODAL verbs + infinitive
Only exception, when asking for a subject. No auxiliary verb is needed:
Who wrote “Hamlet”? Shakespeare did.
How many people came to the party? 20 people came.

- Check you know all the question words at this previous post on this blog HERE.

Monday, 30 September 2019

ENGLISH VERB TENSE PATTERNS


SIMPLE TENSES
Affirmative
Present
Verb from without any change.
Except 3rd person singular (HE/SHE/IT): verb form + -(E)S
Past
Regular verbs: verb form + -ED
Irregular verbs: second column of irregular verb list.
Negative
Present
We need auxiliary verb: DO+NOT (DON'T) + verb form
Except 3rd person singular (HE/SHE/IT): DOES+NOT (DOESN'T) + verb form
Past
We need auxiliary verb in the past: DID+NOT (DIDN'T) + verb form
Interrogative
We need auxiliary verb: DO + subject + verb form?
We need auxiliary verb in the past: DID + subject + verb form?

CONTINUOUS TENSES
Affirmative
BE (in any tense) + -ING form of verb
Negative
BE NOT (in any tense) + -ING form of verb
Interrogative
BE (in any tense) + subject + -ING form of verb

PERFECT TENSES
Affirmative
HAVE (in any tense) + PAST PARTICIPLE (reg: -ED / irreg: 3rd column verb list)
Negative
HAVE NOT (in any tense) + PAST PARTICIPLE (reg: -ED / irreg: 3rd column verb list)
Interrogative
HAVE (in any tense) + subject + PAST PARTICIPLE (reg: -ED / irreg: 3rd column verb list)

MODAL VERBS
Affirmative
MODAL VERB + verb form in infinitive (without to)*
Negative
MODAL VERB+NOT + verb form in infinitive (without to)*
Interrogative
MODAL VERB + subject + verb form in infinitive (without to)*
* except OUGHT TO and some semimodals: HAVE TO / BE ABLE TO

PASSIVE TENSES
Affirmative
BE (in any tense) + PAST PARTICIPLE (reg: -ED / irreg: 3rd column verb list)
Negative
BE NOT (in any tense) + PAST PARTICIPLE (reg: -ED / irreg: 3rd column verb list)
Interrogative
BE (in any tense) + subject + PAST PARTICIPLE (reg: -ED / irreg: 3rd column verb list)

Friday, 27 September 2019

#FRIDAYSFORFUTURE @ 'RAFAEL DIESTE'


As it had been announced, today Friday September 27th, our school gathered for @FRIDAYSFORFUTURE, together with others, following the call for a four-minute-fifteen- second protest demonstration, to show our awareness towards climate change and global warming.

Galician version of this post @ RafaelDiesteBlog & ArquivosDoTrasno.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

WHO'S GRETA THUNBERG?

Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old Swedish student who one day school striked for a week to protest against the Swedish government and its inactivity against global warming.
But how did all this start? Before August 20th last year, Thunberg went to school like most Stockholm teenagers. Some things had happened in Sweden during that summer that woke something up in her and she thought she had to do something about it. Sweden had been affected by a heat wave which had brought 50 forest fires burning 20.000 hectares.
So on August 20th, instead of going to school she stood in front of the Swedish Parliament and said she wouldn't go back until she was heard. Since then she has become known worldwide. Last Tuesday she gave a speech at the Climate Awareness Summit in the United Nations in New York.
Video: Greta Thunberg @ UN New York 23/Sept/19:


Link to more on Greta Thunberg & Climate Change @ ArquivosDoTrasno.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

WELCOME BACK! SCHOOL YEAR 2019-20


Another school year of classes kicks off today... Day to meet old friends, new class mates, some known and some unknown teachers... New books, new timetable... New possibilities...
Good luck to you all!

Friday, 13 September 2019

CELEBRATING CLICKONENGLISH's 10th ANNIVERSARY!



On another September 13th, we're celebrating another anniversary of this blog, but this year it's a special one: it's the tenth anniversary of 'ClickOnEnglish'. 
Ten years posting information on English learning, English-speaking countries, English related culture together with our school activities: projects, works and exchange trips.
Hope we can keep on with the job and that you'll follow.
This is how it all started, the first post:


STARTING OFF A NEW COURSE: 2009-2010


We're about to start a new course. This course 2009-2010, we want to make this blog be a relevant teaching tool. A place where you will be able to find help, practice, and an opportunity to use, see, read, listen to English in context in a meaningful way. It starts as an experiment... let's see where we get to. Good luck to all!

Friday, 28 June 2019

50 YEARS OF PRIDE


On June 28, LGBTIQA Pride Day is commemorated worldwide. The march known as "Pride" is an exhibition of colours. However its origin is born among riots. The march seeks to claim their rights and celebrate diversity,
This year sees the 50th anniversary of the riots that happened on June 28 at the Stonewall Inn in New York. In 1969 the different sexual orientations were considered as a mental illness. In addition, in many cases people were arrested for "public indecency".

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019

REMEMBERING OUR CONVERSATION ASSISTANTS



On the day we say goodbye to this year's conversation assistant, we also want to remember the previous who have been teaching our students ever since we started our Bilingual & Plurilingual Programmes. Thanks to all of them wherever they are now.

Joshua DeYoung (USA)
 (school year 2018-19 & 2019-20. Fulbright programme)

Ben Davidson (USA)
 (school year 2017-18. Fulbright programme)

Laura Oxenreiter (USA)
(school year 2016-17)

Byron Santi (USA)
(school year 2015-16)

Tom Pazo (USA)
(school years 2013-14 & 2014-15)

Paul Behrend (USA)
 (school years 2011-12 & 2012-13)


Sarah Needham (UK)
(third term in school year 2010-11) 
(school year 2010-11) + another Canadian girl called Nicole

 
Kasia (UK)
(school year 2008-09 & 2009-10)


Rose (from UK)
(school year 2007-2008)


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