sábado, 31 de diciembre de 2011

The Christmas Broadcast 2011




Her Majesty's broadcast to the Commonwealth:


Her Majesty (Queen Elizabeth II) speaks in this video about the past year events (2011), such as: crisis, her family's facts, the importance of family, friends and communities, etc. Here you are the video, and also you can visit the following link to read the script of her message.

I wish that all your wishes are fulfilled this year. Happy new year!!! Remember, English is fun!!!! 


Regards, Christopher.

jueves, 15 de diciembre de 2011

WONDERS OF THE WORLD

Students (6th level) have to create a brief description of several wonders of the world, such as: The Tower Eiffel in Paris (France) or The Opera House in Sidney (Australia)

Here they are some examples using London:
  • London is the largest city in Great Britain.
  • No other British city has as many inhabitants as London.
  • The London underground, the tube, is the oldest underground in the world.
  • The Tower of London is one of the most famous London sights.
  • Another sight is the London Eye. With its 135 metres, it is taller than any other big wheel in the world.

Here you are the pictures they will use. Good luck!!! Regards, Christopher.

CHRISTMAS CARDS

Our students (5th level) have sent their Christmas Cards to England, Poland, Romania and Hungary. It deals with our project "Our favourite festivals" (etwinning project). They had to create, decorate and complete their cards with senteces related to Christmas, such as: "Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year", "Holiday Greetings and Best Wishes for a New Year of Happiness in a world of peace" or "Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a happy new year".

Here you are our students cards:



And here, our Polish partners:


MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!! Regards, Christopher.

jueves, 8 de diciembre de 2011

PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE


Students at 5th level have learnt the prepositions of place, such as: in, on, between, next to, opposite, under and in front of. Here you are the worksheet they did for review the contents and a video related to them. I hope you can learn as well as they did. Just click the picture and download the worksheet. Good luck!

Regards, Christopher.

miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2011

THE WANTED - GLAD YOU COME

Students at 3rd Cycle (5th and 6th level of Primary Education) have learnt this song. If you want to do the same. Just click on the picture and download the worksheet and print it. You have to fill the gaps with the words in the square. Also, you can sing the song using the link below or playing the video.


As you know, I have been in Worcester and I have been disconnected from the blog. I am sorry, but I am here again. I am glad to come. 


Regards, Christopher.


miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2011

PROJECT BRITAIN - 5TH LEVEL B

Students (5th Level B) have done this wonderful project about Britain. As you know, you can look at the pictures, photos and videos on line. They are developing this project and other ("Our favourite festivals") in collaboration with other English speaking countries. All their works will be published in this wonderful blog. Please, send your comments!!! Remember, "ENGLISH IS FUN"
Regards, Christopher.


domingo, 25 de septiembre de 2011

PROJECT - A LETTER FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY - INTRODUCE YOURSELF


Project made by students at 4th Level A. They introduce themselves for the project “A letter from a foreign country” in collaboration with our Polish partners. Watch the video and get fun.

Regards, Christopher.


miércoles, 21 de septiembre de 2011

PROJECT BRITAIN - 6TH LEVEL

Students gave me their works this morning and I have created a video and a Picasa album. Only the best works are here, although the others gave me beautiful and wonderful works. Thanks for your interest. I hope you like them. 
Regards, Christopher.



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martes, 20 de septiembre de 2011

PROJECT - WWW - WORLD WEATHER WATCH


This project is going to be developed by students at 1st level (Bilingual Section). You can download the draft, objectives... in our blog: cbmceiplaslomasdeaguilas.blogspot.com and watch videos and photos (coming soon).

Regards, Christopher.

PROJECT - THE TRAVELLING BOX


Students at 6th level are going to develop this wonderful project.
Each partner has a box where children decide what is relevant about themselves, their hobbies and passions, their school, their city to put inside. The boxes travel among the partners and each time they arrive in a school, students add works and ideas. At the end of project each school will have a box with memories from different countries, included a guide book of the school town.

Aleksandra Rusak, Elwira Morawiec- Bartczak and Agata Łuszczyna, Emilia Nielepko, Magdalena Wójcicka (Poland), Cristina Noaghiu (Rumania), Michela Fontana (Italy), Minka Mincheva (Bulgary), Urška Glavan (Eslovenia), özlem korkut (Turkey), Αlexandra Μichalopoulou (Greece) and me are the partners. You can download the draft of the project clicking on the picture. 

Regards, Christopher.

PROJECT - OUR FAVOURITE FESTIVALS

Students at 5th level are going to develop this wonderful project. 

The project is going to present the most popular festivals that are celebrated in partner countries. Every partner school is going to work on one festival per month. They are going to share information about the festival, prepare decorations etc and celebrate the days. We will create our collaborative calendar. The aim of the project is to make students learn about festivals celebrated in their countries. To learn the dates... más informaciónThe aim of the project is to make students learn what other festivals are celebrated in other European countries. 

Anca Ioana Pop (Rumania), Ilona Papp (Hungary), Magdalena Madej (Poland) and me are the partners. You can download the draft of the project clicking on the picture. 

Regards, Christopher.

PROJECT - A LETTER FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY


Here we are again! 

Students at 4th level are going to develop this wonderful project. They will have to write and exchange real letters with students from Poland. They will write about their family, city, school... The main aim is to show the simple beauty of paper-written letters and to experience the joy of getting one. 

Izabela Bujak from Poland and me (Spain) are the partners. You can download the draft of the project clicking on the picture. 

Regards, Christopher.

lunes, 12 de septiembre de 2011

PROJECT BRITAIN

Students (3rd Cycle) will have to develop the Project “Let’s know United Kingdom” about several facts such as flags, symbols, Kings and Queens, etc. We will upload students’ works. Click on the image in order to download the contents of this project. Remember, deadline 23rd September.

 Regards, Christopher.

OUR SCHOOL

Nice video about our school. There are more than 34 teachers and over 300 students from 3 to 12 years old. This year we start the Bilingual Project. Students (1st level of Primary Education) will learn Science, Art and Crafts and English through English Language. We hope you like it. Just click on the video and watch it.
Regards, Christopher.

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sábado, 10 de septiembre de 2011

Welcome back!!!!!

Hello again dear children!!!

Welcome back to school. During this year (Academic Year 2011-2012), we will study the Prehistory and a lot of funny things we hope you like a lot. In order to get fun I upload this video. Selena Gomez (Justin Bieber's girlfriend) sings this song and it is about love. Get fun and learn as much as you can.

Regards, Christopher.

jueves, 9 de junio de 2011

JENNIFER LOPEZ - ON THE FLOOR - LYRICS AND READING COMPREHENSION


     Hello again dear friends! Summer is here and Jennifer’s song “On the floor” invites us to dance and enjoy this wonderful season. Here you are a video with lyrics in order to sing with Jennifer and Pitbull. Read the text and answer the following questions. It is very easy and you can practice your reading comprehension. I hope you enjoy it and please, send a comment. Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso. Regards

Jennifer Lynn López (born July 24, 1969), also known by her nickname J.Lo, is an American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality, fashion designer and television producer. Lopez began her career as a dancer on the television comedy program In Living Color. Subsequently venturing into acting, she gained recognition in the 1995 action-thriller Money Train. "On the Floor" is a song by American recording artist and actress Jennifer Lopez, featuring fellow Latin-American rapper, Pitbull. It was released by Island Records, on February 11, 2011, as the lead single from Lopez’s seventh studio album Love?.

Where is J.LO. from?
A) America B) Spain C) Australia
What is Jennifer’s surname?
A) Simpson B) Thomas C) López
When is her birthday?
A) November 26 B) October 12 C) July 24
What is her nickname?
A) Jenni B) J.Lo C) J.Ly.Lo
Where did she begin her carrer?
A)In The Simpsons B) In Shin Chan C) In Living Color
Who is Pitbull?
A) An actor B) A rapper C) A famous painter
What is the title of their song?
A) On the flower B) On the floor C) Fairytale
What is Lopez’s seventh studio album?
A)Love B)Rebirth C)On the 6

martes, 7 de junio de 2011

MINI READING COMPREHENSION TEXT - THE GINGERBREAD MAN

Read the text and answer the following questions.

The gingerbreadman runs away as fast as he can.  The cat wants to catch him.  The dog want to catch him.
 
  1. Who runs away as fast as he can?
  2. What does the cat want to do?
  3. What does the dog want to do?
  4. Why do you think they want to catch him?
Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso

Remember, your comments are important and  
ENGLISH IS FUN!!!! 

THIS IS BRITAIN - SCHOOL

While I was surfing the Net, I found this wonderful video about daily life in Britain. It contains a lot of useful structures and vocabulary used daily, such as:
  • What's the time?
  • Thank you / Goodbye / See you later / See you tomorrow
  • Subjects
  • Can you pass me the ___, please?
 

In this video you can compare British and Spanish school systems. I hope you like it.

Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso

domingo, 29 de mayo de 2011

NUMBERS FROM 1 TO 12



One, two, three… learn the numbers with these wonderful worksheets. Just click on them and download. You can also watch the video in order to improve your pronunciation and remember them (from 1 to 10). I hope you like them.

Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso

See you tomorrow!!!

jueves, 26 de mayo de 2011

TELLING THE TIME - WHAT TIME IS IT?

What time is it?

My dear students at 3rd level are studying the hours. They know how to ask for the time. They say: “Excuse me, what time is it, please?”

This online tale helps them to review the hours and daily activities. You can read and listen to the text if you choose “page by page” or without text “movie”. I hope it helps you. Just click on http://www.angles365.com/classroom/stories2/time.swf


You can use this clock too. It is the Primary Clock by Cambridge University Press. You can review the time: o'clock, a quarter past, half past, quarter to... It's nice and useful:
http://www.cambridge.org/elt/resources/young/interactive/clock/index.htm

Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso

See you!

HELPING STUDENTS WITH PAST SIMPLE - REGULAR VERBS

My students at 5th level have begun this week the grammar related to past simple of regular verbs. What do we use the past simple for?

  • We use simple past to talk about actions or situations that happened in a defined time in the past.
  • To talk about regular actions/situations in the past.
  • We use it along certain adverbs or adverbial phrases in relation to past time.
Forms:

Affirmative: 
 Subject+ verb + - ed + objects.

Negative:
Subject+ aux. verb to do in the past (did) +not+ main verb (infinitive) + objects

Interrogative:
Aux. verb to do in the past (did) + subject+ main verb (infinitive) + objects

Useful adverbs for past simple:

YESTERDAY, THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, LAST DAY, LAST WEEK, LAST SATURDAY, FEW DAYS AGO, TWO DAYS AGO, AT 9 O’CLOCK…

Here are two presentations in order to help you. Click on this page (http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/past-simple-exercise-3.html) for further practice on the simple past in English.

Good luck. Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso

Regards


viernes, 20 de mayo de 2011

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2011 - RUNNING SCARED WITH LYRICS

The Eurovision Song Contest 2011 was the 56th annual Eurovision Song Contest and was won by the Azerbaijani entry "Running Scared" performed by Eldar & Nigar. The event took place in the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany, following Germany's win in the previous year. The two semi-finals took place on 10 May and 12 May 2011, while the final took place on the evening of 14 May 2011.

My students know my favourite song is “Fairytale” by Alexander Ribak (Norway, 2009), but “Running Scared” by Eldar & Nigar sounds good. I think using music and songs when teaching English can be beneficial for non-native English speaking students as well as fluent speakers. This article deals with our project “Junior Eurovision Song Contest”, where my students and students from different countries (Turkey, Romania, Italy…) developed their imagination and creativity through shows.

What is your favourite song? Please, comment this article. Remember, “ENGLISH IS FUN!!!!” and “Save this blog, your comments are important”


Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso

COUNTRIES AND NATIONALITIES

Hello again!

Where are you from? Are you from Italy? Are you Spanish? In this presentation you can practice the topic "Countries and Nationalities" Remeber the structures:

Where are you from?
Are you from ...? (Country)
Are you  ...? (Nationality)
I am from... (Country)
I am not from ... (Country)
I am ... (Nationality)
I am not ... (Nationality)
I want to travel to (Country)
And finally, remember "ENGLISH IS FUN!!!!" 

Thanks María Rosa. Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso

 

FAMILY MEMBERS - THE SIMPSONS FAMILY

The-family-members simpsonsMy students (and I) like "The simpsons": Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie... and we are studying the vocabulary related to family in class. I think the best way of learning a language is using material near them. In this way they reach, learn and practice the main goal. There is a family tree, grammar and there are several activities you can practice. Just click on play. I hope you like it.Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso  

lunes, 9 de mayo de 2011

VOCABULARY REVIEW

Here you are a game with vocabulary related to fruits, colours, shapes and body. Just click on the link and choose a category. I hope you like it, because it is really funny! Thanks Ángeles for your contribution. Thanks for all your support. Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso!!! Regards http://www.vedoque.com/juegos/vocabulary.swf

sábado, 16 de abril de 2011

CAPITAL CITIES IN EUROPE (ITALY)

VIDEO AND READING COMPREHENSION TEXT ABOUT ITALY

Italy is a country located south-central Europe and shares borders with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia.  Rome, the capital of Italy, was for numerous centuries the centre of Western Civilisation as capital of the Roman Empire.  Modern Italy is a democratic republic.  Interesting fact, Italy became the birthplace of the Renaissance, an intellectual movement that moulded European thought between the 13th and 16th centuries. 

Italy's most popular tourist attractions are the Coliseum and the Pompeii ruins.  Italy is widely known for being the birthplace of opera and for having produced scientists and artists such as Galileo Galilei and Leonardo DaVinci.  Italy is the second most successful football team in the world after Brazil with four FIFA World Cup wins.



Are these statements true or false?

Italy is in north-central Europe
Italy is south of France.
Rome is the capital.
Italy is a Democratic Republic.
It is the birthplace of Renaissance.
Italy has won five FIFA cups

ENGLISH IS FUN!!!!!

Your teacher, Mr. Alonso

domingo, 27 de marzo de 2011

Welcome to London!!!

Hello again dear friends!

Here you are a video about the capital of England: LONDON.

London is the capital of England and of the United Kingdom. It was founded by the Romans in 43 A.D. Its name derives from Londinium.

Today it represents a very important centre for culture, business and tourism. There you can find many shops, banks, insurance companies and some of the best theatres and museums in the world.

It is a cosmopolitan city, many people from different nationalities live and work there. London has got a population of 6.5 million inhabitants and is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe.

I hope you like it, because it is very interesting. Maybe, in a future, you travel to London and you can visit: The Tower Bridge, St. Paul Cathedral,
Trafalgar Square

Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Spring!

Hello again dear friends!

Here you are the letters for the project “Welcome to my world” (4th level). I hope you like it, because it is very interesting when we write or talk about the weather, activities and food. Spring is coming soon!!!

Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso

Describing "The Gingerbread Man"

My students have written about the main character of the tale “The Gingerbread Man”. They write about his colour, preferences, what he can or he can’t do, his favourite food… What about you? Can you describe your ideal “Gingerbread Man”?

miércoles, 16 de febrero de 2011

Halloween - 5th Level


          My students at 5th Level have created this summary about Halloween with some interesting information about how it is celebrated all around the world, some traditional costumes and colours related to this festivity. I hope you like it!!!

          Regards, Mr. Alonso

A day in the life of - 3rd Level - Letters



        Hello again dear friends!

        Here you are the letters my students at 3rd level have written for the project “A day in the life of”. They wrote about them: their descriptions, favourite teacher, favourite colour… They did them last October, but it is now when I have learnt how to upload in Picasa (Thanks Bartolomé). Just click on the image and you can show them. I hope you like them.      

        Your teacher and friend, Christopher Angel
        Regards!!!

jueves, 10 de febrero de 2011

The Gingerbread Man

Reading book: The Gingerbread Man

          Dear students, families, teachers and friends:

          Our dear students at 3rd level are going to read “The Gingerbread Man”. In the 1875 St. Nicholas tale, a childless old woman bakes a gingerbread boy who leaps from her oven and runs away. The woman and her husband give chase but fail to catch him. The gingerbread boy then out runs several farm workers and farm animals. The tale ends with a fox catching and eating the gingerbread boy who cries as he's devoured.

          My students love when the gingerbread says: “Run, run. You can run. Yes you can! But you can’t catch me. I’M THE GINGERBREAD MAN!!!!

          I will upload their worksheets. I hope you like them.
          
          Your teacher and friend, Christopher Angel

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