It’s with great pride that I show you the work of two of my students;they are twelve and thirteen-year-old students who, with a lot of effort on their part, have managed to overcome the difficulties of speaking and pronouncing a different language. My Congratulations and Thanks to Patricia Alonso and Juan Fernández for their effort and contribution to this blog. Keep up the good work!
Patricia has written and recorded Marco Polo’s Biography and Juan has done the same with Fernando Alonso.Ladies first!
I know the school year is almost over -hooray!!! , but it is never too late to let students have a look at some of the things they will be learning the coming year. Present Perfect is not an easy tense to use, especially for people from Asturias (we never use this tense if you are wondering why) but after doing these exercises you’ll soon get the knack of it.I swear!
Done! I have finished marking exams , and now what is left is something I really hate, red tape . Writing , sometimes, useless reports nobody will ever see but which are, nevertheless, part of the time-consuming red tape a teacher has to necessarily fill in at the end of the course.
So finals are over and I’m glad to say I haven’t caught any students red-handed. Come to think of it, if any of my students is reading it , he might be laughing his head off thinking how naive we, teachers, sometimes are. Anyway, I’m happy in my blissful ignorance!
♥ To Cheat on Someone: to be sexually unfaithful.
They got divorced because he was cheating on her
♥ To cheat in an exam/ to cheat on an exam
None of my students have cheated on their final tests.
I have been meaning to give MentorMob a try for some time and I never got around to doing it but when my studets asked me where to revise for finals , MentorMob flashed in my mind and I saw the light. ;).
This little tool allows you to organise your favourite posts or websites into a playlist in a very easy way and then you can always share it and embed it in a blog or website . In this way you can easily organise videos,pdfs, documents,websites, articles….. into playlists and then assign them to your students in the computer room, as homework or in a flipped classroom setting .
……(fanfare of trumpets) María López ,Montse López and Claudia Seivane in no special order. It has been a tough decision to make and though my original intention was to give just one prize , I’ve been totally unable to make a fair decision. For this reason, I asked some of my colleagues to help me decide and they faced the same dilemmas as me as the three of them deserved to win for different reasons . María and Claudia are hard-working thirteen-year-old students with a promising future in languages and Montse , though older, was up to her eyes with exams and still found the time to write a long short story. My thanks to the three of them for trying so hard and to the rest of my students who have also participated with more or less fortune. Many thanks to them all.You all deserve your prize!
Here are the winners and their stories:
Claudia Seivane Otero : Falling in Love in 1955
María López Valdés: Surfer’s Paradise
Montse López Fernández: The yellow Flower
Below these lines are the rest of the participants with their short stories. They all deserve to be published !
Click on the icons to listen to their short stories and to see their names
It’s six o’clock in the morning and already awake. Bugger! Today is the day I don’t have to teach first period but my mind doesn’t seem to know and has already decided it’s time I get down to some serious work so I’ve decided to turn on my computer and listen to the amazing voice of this guy ,James Arthur , apparently the winner of the XFaxtor. I am not a follower of this programme but the truth be told I think he’s got that kind of voice I could fall in love with and, to top it all, I have just heard his version of the song “I’m sexy and I Know it” originally sung by Lmfao and I can’t hardly believe it’s the same song. Well, I just wanted you to know.
Anyway, I wanted to share with you this tool that can come quite handy when working with phonetics .You can find it in a blog called Random Idea English, which is worth a visit. Here’s what it looks like ; you just need to type and copy/paste. Here’s the link.Easy peasy!
Here’s the song and the guy I was telling you about. By the way, he is also the one singing the latest hit “Impossible”
_____ on the wall, here we are again
Through my rise and fall
You’ve been my only _____
You told me that they can ______ the man I am
So _____ are we here talkin’ to each other again
Oh, I see the truth in your _____
I see _______ by your side
but I’m with you when you ‘re all alone
And you ______ me when I’m lookin wrong
I see that guilt beneath the shame
I see your soul through your ______ pain
I see the scars that remain
I see you Wayne, Im lookin at the..
“When I grow up I’m going to be a flight attendant” I used to tell my parents when I was in primary school. That was really my dream! I used to dream of going to far away countries , meeting amazing people and learning to speak different languages . I dreamed of holidaying in Indonesia and swimming in the Pacific Ocean … but my parents never liked it and very soon tried to put me off the idea by telling me flight attendants were just waitresses in a plane , but still… I dreamed!
Even now, if someone should ask me if I ever wanted to be a teacher , my brain automatically associates ” wanting to be” with “being a flight attendant”. For better or for worse , I’ve got a friend who is a flight attendant and when she tells us about her travels I always turn green with envy. I cannot help it but that’s called rubbing salt into wounds, isn’t it?
Anyway, this is the question I asked my students and these were their answers. I thought it could be fun to take their picture now so that, in the future ,they can look back and see if their dreams came true.I hope so!