Suspensos para Septiembre

Todos aquell@s alumnos que hayan suspendido mi materia en Junio pueden ahora practicar los ejercicios que se se han realizado en clase durante el curso o incluso algunos más.

Encontraréis varios enlaces  más abajo. Están separados por cursos y si tenéis la materia pendientes de cursos anteriores, podéis pinchar en el enlace del curso anterior.

Por favor, mantened el ánimo y trabajad un poquito cada día. Ya veréis como os va a resultar fácil aprobar de este modo.

Actividades ESO 1
Actividades ESO 2
Actividades ESO 4
Actividades 1ºBachillerato

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Zombie Island

Level: A 2.2

Target Language: Review on a film of book essay.

The last book I have read is Zombie Island. If you are a zombie junkie and a real fan of terror stories and movies, this is going to be one of your favourite books.

Most of the story is set in New York. More particularly in Manhattan, where more than million hungry walking dead oppose a desperate band of survivors in is what is going to be their last quest for survival. The story goes that after a worldwide epidemy, only some African countries away from technology, survive to complete disaster.

Only by chance, one of NATO’s weapons expert is in Africa at that time. The survival of Nigeria depends entirely on their leader, who is actually infected with AIDS. Of course she will need some medicines and then they rely on the NATO guy to go and take them from the NATO building in NY.

On their way to find these medicines a group of teenage girl Nigerian soldiers and the guy himself get through an endless number of unpleasant encounters with zombies, mummies, intelligent monsters and hundreds of unbelievable risks.

I had a real good time reading the story, 316 pages full of risk and adventure within a fantastic location that makes you think what the world would be like without human beings around.

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The Book Thief

Level: A 2.2

Target Language: Review on a film of book essay.

I missed the film but I was looking for something good to read in English. I was doubtful but in the end I chose this little jewel. I’d simply discribe it as a fantastic novel: well written, entertaining, amusing, relaxing and thrilling at the same time. It is simply worth both your money and time.

The book is set in Nazi Germany during WWII and it tells the story of a girl who has to separate form her mother and live with strangers in another town in Germany. The whole story turns around her new family and neighbourhood; what the characters’ relationship with war and politics were,  and how everybody managed to survive in such complicated circumstances.

It is nice for people who want to have a History lesson and see as a priviledged witness what really happened with Jews in this particular period.

The downside of it is the large amount of new vocabulary I had to look up in my dictionary and the sadness of the ending. The characters become so overwhelming and appealing to the reader’s eyes, that when something bad happens to them,  it all becomes a personal tragedy.

I really, really recommend people to read this book. In my opinion, it’s going to become one of the very first XXI century classics.

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An interesting place

European Language Portofio level: A.2.2.

Target Language: Writing a postcard.

Self assessment description: I can write short, simple notes and
messages. I can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something.

Hi Marta,

Two weeks ago I was in Olvera. There is a beautiful green lane in town. They call it this way because it is in a natural evironment. You have plenty of animals and a beautiful forest. I was just walking along this lane, but you can also ride horses or bikes along the lane. The weather was fantastic for the whole weekend, the sun was shining and it Olveradidn’t rain at all.

My favourite place in Olvera is The Alameda Rock, which is a very high rock on top of a mountain. It’s not just that; from there you can see the whole town. There are also many different animals and plants living there.

Cintia and Dani always live there. They are my best friends in town. I recommend you to visit the chairs museum. The best thing about it is that you can enter for free. From time to time, they also exhibit local arts and crafts samples.

In Olvera you can eat many different types of typical pork meat products. I think they are delicious!

I promise to send you another one soon, or please, write to me yourself, I’m really wishing to have more news from you!

Alba.

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Monuments Men

Level: B1.1

Target Language: Review on a film of book essay. Linking words: contrast, addition, purpouse and reason. Words like: cast, perform, star, direct, rehearse, plot, setting.

The last film I watch on a movie theatre was Monuments Men. It is a nicely made film based on a real story. This time the film has been directed by a veteran and experienced actor George Clooney.

Apparently, when the Nazis were on their way towards the conquest of Europe, they were getting hold of as many works of art as they could. Worried as they were, the American army organized a rescue squad to try and find where they were taking or hiding all these paintings and sculptures.

Both George Clooney and Cate Blanchett play magnificent roles in this film and part of the film’s success lies in the strength of the supporting cast, which includes Bill Murray, Matt Damon and John Goodman among other well reputed actors and actresses.

Even though I confess I still did not read the book on which the whole story is based, I can assert that the weakest point in the film is how the plot is developed as, at some point I had the feeling I did not know where or when things were happening. On the other hand, it is doubtless that having the opportunity to watch a film with such an breathtaking cast is always worth your time and money.

In my opinion it is a very well made film, which will soon become a landmark in history of film making for several reasons: to start with, because it fetures the historial setting in a magnificent way and also because, in ispite of being an American film  it tends to be faithful to the real story without being too patriotic.

I do strongly recommend you to watch this film, it is definitely worth seeing.

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