Friday, 31 October 2008

Halloween: trick or treat?

This site from the British Council challenges you to find all the items in a Haunted House. It has two different levels.
Have fun!

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Modern Foreign Languages

You will have to choose one of the following Modern Foreign Languages next year: (French, Portuguese, Mandarin). Remember the following:

As you progress through your education at school, a modern language will be of benefit to your personal and educational development in a variety of ways. It will allow you to establish contact with people of your own age who speak other languages and to access information from other cultures. It will help you to understand that experience of the world through another language can be just as 'real' and 'valid' as experience of the world through Spanish or English. It will offer you the positive experience of developing an entirely new mode of understanding and expression and an opportunity to acquire an explicit understanding of what the components of language are and how these may be manipulated for different purposes.

Keep in mind that you will have to show commitment at all times throughout the learning process. Good luck in your choice!

Wednesday, 29 October 2008


Kids are spending more and more time on computers and cell phones.

For most kids, these devices offer a fun and fast way to stay in touch with friends and family. Some, however, use e-mail and text messages to bully their peers.

This is the video we watched in class and we reflected upon it altogether.

Now I would like you to watch it with your parents and reflect with them on this issue which is affecting society more and more.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008


These cartoons are from the British Council site. Click on each cartoon to enlarge it, listen and have fun. Hope you enjoy them!

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Hard Spell

I challenge you to play this spelling game! It’s from the BBC. You are shown two words and have to identify which one is spelled incorrectly and you play against a timer. It's hard but you can do it! Have fun!

Friday, 24 October 2008

Persuasive Essay

For you to go over the concept of a persuasive essay and the different steps you need to follow when writing it, click on the link below and read this tutorial. I'm mainly interested in slides 8 to 17, so focus please! Hope you enjoy it and you find it useful!

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Reflection of the week!

I would like you to click on the link and read the poem which was written by a student in Africa.
What are your feelings when you finish reading it?
Include a reflection about how this boy feels.
I am looking forward to read all your comments!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Spooky Game

As you enjoyed practising your touch typing and spelling skills in the previous game, I'm posting this new one for you to keep on exercising them. Beware! It's very spooky! Enjoy it and have fun!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008


This is a game for you to practise your vocabulary skills on jobs.

Good luck, have fun and then let me know your result!

Friday, 17 October 2008

My Personal Hero

This week you have started writing or thinking about your own personal hero. This esssay will then be submitted to Keep on thinking or finding information, anecdotes or any other relevant information on your hero at home.

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Superheroes Game

After reflecting and working so hard this week, have fun trying to work out these 20 words related to Superheroes. Enjoy it!

Sunday, 12 October 2008


You have already been working on Coexistence in Art. How can you connect it to the heroes you have been researching?
What does this image suggest people could do differently to live in greater harmony and peace with one another?

Friday, 10 October 2008

Reflection of the week!

"Anything we do can affect the people around us"
What do you think about this quotation?
Remember the wh-question words (why? when? where? how?)
Reflect and leave your comment
Have a nice long weekend!

Wednesday, 8 October 2008


Once you consider that your biography is finished, please follow the following steps:

  • Re- read the WHOLE biography. Check that there is no repeated information .

  • Pass the spell check.

  • Organise your information.

  • Agree on type and size of font.

  • Don't forget to include the sources. If you have too many, include them at the end of the document under the title. "Sources".

  • Include images.

  • Don't forget to include your personal opinion about your hero/heroine justifying it. Due date is on Tuesday, October 14th.

Get ready to prepare your powerpoint presentation online.

Tense Practice

Practise Simple Past, Present Perfect and Past Perfect tenses. Read the sentences and decide which is the most suitable tense. Then click on the "Check" button to check your answers.

Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, 6 October 2008

Literary Elements Game

In this game I challenge you to exercise some of the terms learnt throughout the year in Language and Literature. Enjoy it and have fun!

Saturday, 4 October 2008


This week we started working on the new collaborative project on heroes.

Remember to follow the steps for a successful paraphrasing.

  • Apply the “double check rule.” Return to the original material to confirm you used your own words before submitting your work.

  • It is extremely important for you to do lots of research, that means, read, read and read all the necessary sources so that you find interesting information about your hero.

  • You are doing fine. Keep on working hard and enjoy it!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Plagiarism and Paraphrasing

We have been learning about plagiarism and the steps you need to follow for a successful paraphrase.

In order to paraphrase you also need to research efficiently and not only will you learn how to avoid plagiarism, but you’ll also pick up some good research tips too.

The following tutorial will help you get some useful tips for you to paraphrase successfully. Hope you enjoy it!