The comparative forms

20 01 2011

The friday task! Today we are going to work the comparative. Go to the next link and make the exercises in the digital book: The comparative forms.





FIRST TASK OF THE YEAR!

4 01 2011

To warm up for the next seasonal course, I leave you here a first compulsory activity. You must tell us about something you did with your family over vacation.
What did you do during the last Christmas? Did you travel anywhere? Did you stay at home? Did you read an interesting book? Did you go to a movie? Or maybe you went for skating o just played games at home?

Please share your special moment by writing all about it in the comments space! What did you do? Who did it with you? What made it special? πŸ™‚

Write at least five or six sentences –and as I know what are you thinking… of course, you must write it in english! πŸ™‚

See you in class!
Magda





Happy New Year!

4 01 2011

Hello dear students,
I wish you a happy 2011!
See you in class next tuesday, don’t be late!
magda





Happy Christmas (War is Over) by John Lennon

7 12 2010

The context

“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is a Christmas song by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band. It was recorded at Record Plant Studios in New York City in late October 1971, with the help of producer Phil Spector. It features heavily echoed vocals, and a sing-along chorus. The children singing in the background were from the Harlem Community Choir and are credited on the song’s single. The lyrics were written by Lennon and Ono, while the melody and chord structure were taken from the folk standard known as “Stewball”.[1]
Although the song is a protest song about the Vietnam War, it has become a Christmas standard and has appeared on several Christmas albums.

The lyric is based on a campaign in late 1969 by John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, who rented billboards and posters in eleven cities around the world that read: “WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It) Happy Christmas from John and Yoko”. The cities included New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Rome, Athens, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Helsinki. At the time of the song’s release, the US was deeply entrenched in the unpopular Vietnam War. The line “War is over, if you want it, war is over, now!”, as sung by the background vocals, was taken directly from the billboards.

The record starts with a barely-audible whisper of Christmas greetings to their children: Yoko whispers “Happy Christmas, Kyoko”, then John whispers “Happy Christmas, Julian”. The lyric sheet from the 1982 release The John Lennon Collection erroneously gives this introduction as “Happy Christmas, Yoko. Happy Christmas, John”.
The single was released in the US on 6 December 1971 but it did not chart; the UK release was delayed until the following November due to a publishing dispute. Upon release, it reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart. The song was re-released in the UK on 20 December 1980 shortly after John Lennon’s murder on 8 December 1980, peaking at Number 3.

[Text from Wikipedia].

If you want to know more go to: http://imaginepeace.com

The lyrics

Happy Xmas Kyoko
Happy Xmas Julian)

So this is Xmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Xmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Xmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Xmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let’s stop all the fight

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Xmas
And what have we done
Another year over
A new one just begun
And so happy Xmas
We hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now

Happy Xmas

The video





Lesson 3: Webquest on television habits

3 12 2010

As I informed you, in the next two weeks, you must do a project related with your television habits.
You should write about what kind of programs do you like more, which are the advantatges and disadvantatges of the television, how many hours do you watch tv…
You will have to write about your habits and make a presentation in class. In the WebQuest you will find all the instructions.
Be imaginative and creative! You can use any tool you like for your presentation: powerpoint, the vokie, a text document.

WebQuest on television habits





A present for you…

10 11 2010




Exercises

10 11 2010

Do click in this link and solve the exercises! Good luck!