Monday, 28 March 2011

You teacher is back

Lesson go back to normal today, see you at 4 p.m. Rosa.

Thursday, 10 March 2011


•Can you give at least one example of the mantras suggested in the listening?
•How long should you hold your fist in order to relax muscle tension?
•What is the effect of tryptophan?
•How much soothing oil should you use according to the video?
•Can you identify the name given to the therapy consisting of confronting one's fear?
•When you suffer from coulrophobia, what are you terrified by?
If you want to check the transcript click here

Have a look at this video and identify these people's phobias:

•man on the brown suit:
•woman dressed in black:
•woman on the pink shirt:
•man on the the black suit:

Here is a similar version, this time with subtitles, enjoy it!!!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.Started as a political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries (primarily Russia and the countries of former Soviet bloc). In some celebrations, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love to the women around them in a way somewhat similar to Mother's Day and St Valentine's Day mixed together. In others, however, the political and human rights theme as designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner.
Please write on the comments section a woman you think was/is important in History and justify for answer. You can also add a quote, I will do the first one for you.
Hope you like the video I found on women throughout History.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Monday, 7 February 2011

St Valentine's Day

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

Don't know what to get your partner for Valentine's Day? Check this video and have a look at the worst 5 St Valentine's Day presents....and have a laugh

5 Worst Valentine's Day Gifts on Howcast

Do you want to practice some vocabulary related to love? Click here. If you want to write your own love poem try this drag and drop activity designed by Isabel Pérez clicking here.

Click here to read a poem by Susan Polis Schutz on what love is. Do you agree? Can you give a definition of what love is for you? Please do so and leave a comment.

I need love, love
ooh, ease my mind
And I need to find time
someone to call mine;

My mama said
You can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
But it's a game of give and take
You can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait
Just trust in a good time
No matter how long it takes

How many heartaches must I stand
Before I find the love to let me live again
Right now the only thing that keeps me hanging on
when I feel my strength, ooh, it's almost gone

I remember mama said
You can't hurry love
No you'll just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take
How long must I wait
How muck more must I take
Before loneliness
Will cause my heart, heart to break?

No, I cant bear to live my life alone
I grow impatient for a love to call my own
But when I feel that I, I can't go on
Well these precious words keep me hanging on

I remember mama said
You can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
Well, it's a game of give and take
You can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait
Just trust in a good time
No matter how long it takes, now break!

Now love, love don't come easy
But I keep on waiting
Anticipating for that soft voice
To talk to me at night
For some tender arms
hold me tight
I keep waiting
Ooh, till that day
But it ain't easy (Love don't come easy)
No, you know it ain't easy

My mama said
You can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take...

Sunday, 23 January 2011

School Day of Non-Violence and Peace

The “School Day of Non-violence and Peace” founded in 1964 and also known as World or International Day of Non-violence and Peace, is an initiative of Non-violent and Pacifying Education, which is now practised in schools all over the world and in which centres of education, teachers and students of all levels and from all countries are invited to take part.
It advocates a permanent education in and for harmony, tolerance, solidarity, respect for human rights, non-violence and peace. It is observed on January 30 or thereabouts every year, on the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi. Its basic message is: “Universal Love, Non-violence and Peace. Universal Love is better than egoism, Non-violence is better than violence, and Peace is better than war”.

The Official School of Languages has set some boards inside the school where you are welcome to post anything you consider relevant to Non Violence an Peace (photographs, poems, messages, names of people related to non violence, lyrics, etc) Thank you for your colaboration.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States holiday marking the birthdate of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King's birthday, January 15th. It is one of three United States federal holidays to commemorate an individual person.
King was the chief spokesman of the nonviolent civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. He was assassinated in 1968.
The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination. Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed in 1986. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.
If you are in a hurry this is a fragment of the speech and you can check the full text by clicking here.

If you have time, you can listen and read King's full speech:
(part 1)

(part 2)

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Positive Thinking

Today we started by correcting homework (grammar bank page 131,3B) and after practicing pronunciation and the difference between "want" and "won't" we did a listening on positive thinking. So are a pessimist or an optimist? As homework I asked you to visit the blog and leave on the comment section a tip for positive thinking. Here are some ideas:

So please share with the rest of the class your tips and we can make a group powerpoint with your suggestions.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010