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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving day 2014

Dear students. Here you have a couple of interesting sites that will help you enhance your knowledge on Thanksgiving:

You can also watch again the videos we already saw in class:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Guy Fawkes Day 2014

Guy Fawkes Day is also known as Bonfire night in the United Kingdom. On November 5th, 1605 some conspirators planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill the then king, JamesI.

Here you have the story of Guy Fawkes


You can also read about the 10 most amazing and interesting facts about this celebrati.

There are also some movies echoing such a day

"Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot..."

Thursday, September 25, 2014

European Day of the languages

Learning a language allows you to communicate with more people. It expands your culture and helps you get to know you better. Here you have an interesting video with some tips to improve your language learning:

You can also visit the webpage devoted to the European Day of the Languages.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Greetings for IES GENERALIFE

I'm a bit tired of always teaching the same question "How are you?" and also of teaching the same answer "I'm fine. Thank you" , so I suggest watching this video...

Have a look at it and let me know through your comments other ways, please!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

And we're back!!!!!!

Everything comes to an end and so my maternity leave did...

Friday, November 22, 2013

St. Cecilia the patroness of music

St. Cecilia is the patroness of musicians. Her feast is celebtrated on November 22, and that's why today we attended a concert at our school. The musician José Manuel Baena explained why St. Cecilia is considered the patron saint of music. However, if you search the web you will see different versions such as the following:

1. Cecilia's musical fame rests on a passing notice in her legend that she sang praises to God as she lay dying a martyr's death.

2. When Cecilia was married they played pagan Roman music but Cecilia said she was singing hymns of praise to God in her heart.


a) Can you share what the teacher of music told us? Please, leave a comment.

On the other hand, we were lucky to enjoy the music played by the four artists that performed: Isabel, Pablo, Diana and José Manuel. There were also a group of students who interpreted Carmina Burana with their flutes.


b) Find out which pieces of music they interpreted and which musical instrument they played. Please, leave a comment.


C) Did you enjoy the concert? What did you feel? Is silence important for you? Please, leave a comment.

Here you have some pictures.