Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Tuesday 30 November is the 175th anniversary of the birth of Mark Twain, one of the most important writers in American history. He tried unsuccessfully to write his autobiography on many occasions. Eventually, he dictated it.
Follow the link below to download his life story in the correct order http://www.thisismarktwain.com/)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


■The First Thanksgiving was celebrated to give thanks to God for helping the pilgrims survive the brutal winter. That feast lasted three days providing enough food for 53 pilgrims and 90 Indians and the  menu featured turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie.
■U.S. President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving Day a national holiday in 1863. However in 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt established the current date for observance, the fourth Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day.

2.  Crossword
3.  Turkey Hands craft :
 Trace and  cut out the shape of your hand. Then  draw a turkey face on the thumb and add some feathers or colours on the rest of the fingers (the waddle is optional ! :-)).

Finally find  things that you are grateful for and write them  down in this way:

"I am thankful for my wonderful and intelligent daughter"   :-)
 4º ESO students showing their "turkeys" to Ryan

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Listen to this Karaoke song and write a list with regular and irregular verbs, after that you can play a funny game to help you revise the past simple tense .

( Don´t forget you must study irregular verbs too !)

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I see no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot.
Go to these sites to find the answers to the questions below; HISTORY, GUY FAWKES' LIFE, and BONFIRE NIGHT IN ENGLAND,  when you finish try this  QUIZZ to check your knowledge.
  • What do they celebrate on this night?
  • Who did they want to kill this night?
  • How many barrels of gunpowder did they have?
  • What is a "guy"? What do they do with the "guy"?
  • How is the "guy" made? How much money do they ask for the "guy"?
  • When and where was Guy Fawkes born?
  • Did Guy Fawkes have any children?
  • Who were the other plotters that went with Guy Fawkes?
  • What was the colour of his hair?
  • What type of food do they eat?
  • Why do they have fireworks this day?
When you finish try this GAME, where you have to answer to difficult questions before they blow up the Parliament.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Last Saturday I was delighted by listening  to  Sting in Madrid  ending his symphonic tour throughout Spain . Having stopped in Bilbao and  Barcelona too. Sting was accompanied by the London Philarmonic Orchestra to perform symphonic covers of his hits with Police and alone.

 I must confess I was robbed of breath with some of the songs,  however  An Englishman in New York  was one of the best hits I have ever heard by him in a long time!!!  That ´s why  I must thank  both the singer and the orchestra  because they gave us  the most memorable moment  in Madrid . Simply beautiful !