The Cojuring

This video shows a movie trailer recorded by four students of 1º bachillerato (Alfonso, Yanira, Carla and Andrea). Good work!!
Hope you will enjoy it!!

The King’s Speech

king's speechThe King’s Speech is a British historical drama film. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to face a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist played by Geoffrey Rush. The men become friends as they work together, and after his brother abdicates the throne, the new King relies on Logue to help him make his first wartime radio broadcast on Britain’s declaration of war on Germany in 1939. Once you’ve watched the movie, could you write your review? (you may read some reviews here), what’s your opinion about it? What about the characters?, was it difficult to understand? Do you think original version films really help to learn a language? 

Read this file to know about the language we must use to write a film review, click here.

Forms of Communication

This is an excellent short film to work the issue of “Communication”. We can clearly see  different forms of communication.

  • Questions to work on the film: Download.

 

Once you’ve seen it, you may leave a comment on the following question:

  • Do you think you are good at communicating?

What’s globish?

“Communication” es un tema objeto de trabajo en 1º de bachillerato en el tercer trimestre.  Hace algunos años que surgió el “globish” como una variante “light” del inglés y que se ha ido extendiendo por el mundo (para saber más, pincha aquí) . Ahora dejamos un vídeo donde el creador del “globish explica en qué consiste. ¿piensas que el “globish” puede ser útil? ¿podría sustituir al inglés como forma de comunicación?

Saint Patrick’s Day

El 17 de marzo se celebra el día de San Patricio (“Saint Patrick’s Day”), aunque es el patrón de Irlanda, se celebra no sólo en este país sino en todo el mundo, principalmente por irlandeses que se encuentran en otros lugares. El color verde y todo un simbolismo  en torno a Irlanda forman parte de la celebración. El desfile mas importante  por este día se celebra en Nueva York. Haz clic aquí, para ver un vídeo con la información emitida en la cadena ITN. Ahora lee la siguiente información y contesta el siguiente cuestionario.

Carnival

Did you know  Carnival had its origin as a pagan festival in ancient Egypt, then this popular festival was adopted by the Roman Catholic Christian church in Europe as the festival of Carne Vale. The word Carnival is made up of two Latin words: carne, meaning flesh,  and vale, meaning farewell. The Carnival marks the beginning of Lent. Nowadays it’s celebrated in many countries around the world.
Here you have links to the 5 most popular Carnival in the world:

a) Carnival in Tenerife                  b) Carnival in Notting Hill (London)

c) Carnival in Venice     d) Carnival in Rio de Janeiro    e) Carnival in Cadiz

Safer Internet Day

On February 11th it’s Safer Internet Day in UK, Have a look at these two contents on the web of the British Council Learn English, some READING and a VIDEO, it’s about how to stay safe. You can read about online safety and watch a new video about cyberbullying. Once you’ve read the information and have watched the video, tell us what you think about this topic. We’re waiting for your comments!