jueves, 4 de diciembre de 2014


 Students from the First Year of the Bilingual  Baccalaureate have been working on Caparrós' biography. We have been looking up on the net. We have written several questions about Caparrós' life and their answers. All the class have participated.

This essay has helped the students to revise past tenses too.

jueves, 23 de octubre de 2014


Norfolk Police
Celebrating Halloween
TRICK OR TREAT/TRUCO O TRATO (una broma o un regalo)


To release: lanzar .                                          Distressing: angustiante.
To run a campaign: lanzar una campaña..          Scary: que da miedo, aterrador.
Peak time: momento álgido.                            Awful: horrible, terrible
Neighbourhood: vecindario.                            Safe and enjoyable: seguro y divertido.
Within the law: dentro de la ley.                     to ensure: asegurar.
Treater: los participantes en Halloween.          To urge: animar, promover.
Disturbing: perturbador.                                 Available: disponible
Annoying: molesto, irritante.                          To display: colocar

Let me show you this interesting information the Police have released about Halloween. Norfolk Police are running a hard campaign to keep security tight when celebrating Halloween by people in the county.  Every year during this peak time, many different accidents and awful events have taken place. Therefore the police have given people some advice so everyone can have a nice day. Now you can have a look at the police report:

13 October 2014

People celebrating Halloween across Norfolk this year must keep their tricks within the law and show respect to residents. The police increase patrols across the county.
Police officers will be working to make sure that celebrations are safe and enjoyable for everyone as this is one of the busiest periods in the policing calendar.
Inspector Paul Garrard explained that... “People must be respectful with others”. We want everyone to have a happy Halloween and understand that this celebration brings ‘trick or treaters’ out into our community. There are people who don’t want to celebrate and participate in this event and the community must show respect for them.
Halloween can be disturbing and annoying. Many people find this a distressing time and find people knocking on their door after dark a scary experience. We would ask everyone to respect the wishes of those who choose not to celebrate this occasion.
"The same applies for Bonfire Night – we urge everyone to have fun, stay safe and respect residents in their neighbourhood.”
Norfolk Police received around 55 calls related to Halloween in 2013. In 2009 there were 98 calls, 82 in 2010 and 2011, and 70 in 2012.
People have to take a responsible attitude to Halloween and Bonfire night.
This time of year is an opportunity for families to get together to enjoy the many events which are being held across the county.
The Fire and Rescue Service has once again been working closely with other partner agencies to ensure members of the public are informed of how to be safe.
If you are organising your own bonfire night event, or if you are taking part in trick or treating, I would urge you to be considerate of others as not everyone celebrates this time of year."

Norfolk Community Safety Partnership offers the following safety advices/tips to young people who intend to go trick or treating:
·                       Never go trick or treating alone or split up from your friends.
·                       Always check with your parents or carer first.
·                       Only go to houses where you or your friends know who lives there.
·                       Don’t go into any house - stay on the doorstep.
·                       Don’t talk to strangers on the street.
·                       Stay in well-lit areas and carry a torch.
·                       Take care when crossing roads - it may be hard to see so well in a costume.
·                       Although Halloween is about looking spooky, be careful not to frighten the elderly.
·                       Eggs & flour make a mess & most shops won’t sell them to people under 16s over Halloween.


EXERCISE 1# True or False? You must write T or F at the end of the phrase to say whether it is correct or not. If it is not correct, we will discuss why.

1.      In Norfolk, people do not need to obey the law during Halloween.
2.      Everyone is delighted to take part in Halloween.
3.      There are some people who find Halloween a distressing and disturbing time.
4.      However, on Bonfire Night it is different…you do not need to respect residents in the neighbourhood.
5.      It is not just the police who are working to ensure a safe celebration.

EXERCISE 2# Translate from English into Spanish:

1.       Tips: helpful information
2.       Split up: to separate out into parts; divide
3.       Check: to examine or test the correctness of, such as by comparison
4.       Stranger: any person whom one does not know
5.       Torch: a light, made of a stick of wood or some other substance, lighted at the upper end.
6.       To carry: to take or bear (something) from one place to another
7.       Costume: style of dress typical of a particular nation, group, or historical period.
8.       To make a mess: a dirty or disorderly state.

EXERCISE 3 # what kind of advice does the police give about having a safe Halloween? Class discussion.

EXERCISE 4# what other advice could you give to people who are celebrating Halloween?

domingo, 5 de octubre de 2014



PORTADA: Título de la canción y componentes del grupo/ Cover; Title of the song and the members of the team.


·         What do we have to do and
·         Why did we choose this specific song?
·         How did we decide to divide the subjects?

2.- Ficha Técnica de la Canción/Technical card
·         Cantante/Grupo// Band/Group/Singer
·         Autor/Author
·         Duración/Time
·         Compañía discográfica/ Record company
·         Año de lanzamiento/ Year of release
·         País de lanzamiento/ Country of release
·         Video de Lanzamiento (dirección http)/ Video

3.- El Texto de la canción/ Lyrics
·         Traducción al castellano/al inglés/ Translation into English
·         Análisis gramatical: tiempos verbales y demás estructuras gramaticales que aparezcan en el Curriculum del AL: L2 (Inglés)/Grammar content
·         Comentario del texto: tema, protagonistas si los hay, mensaje principal, etc. /Text analysis
4.- Acontecimientos políticos relevantes de ese año/década. ¿Posible conexión con la canción? /Relevant political events in that year or decade.
5.- Acontecimientos sociales/culturales relevantes del momento (año o década)/ Relevant Social and cultural Events in that year or decade.
6.- Acontecimientos económicos ocurridos ese año o década /Important Economic Issues during that year or decade.
7.- Celebraciones deportivas destacables del año o década. / outstanding sports competitions during that year or decade
 8.- ¿Qué obras literarias  se publicaron durante esa época? / What were the literary works published during that time?
·         Personal opinion about all/some of the events you have outlined?
·          How did we plan the Project?
·         Did we find any problems?
10. Webography/Bibliography:

jueves, 25 de septiembre de 2014

EVALUACIÓN INICIAL: Proyecto Integrado 14-15


Name and Surname:
Family Phone ___________________________ your phone: __________________________
Family e-mail
Your e-mail

1# What would you like to study after finishing these two courses of Baccalaureate?

2# What  would you like to be ?

3#Translate the sentence that illustrates the picture.

4#Check carefully the following questions and answers.  They have important grammar mistakes that you will have to find:

o   Answer the followings questions:
o   What are the name of the dog:  Laika or Troika? The neim is Laika.
o   Where did she came from?  She came from Rusia. She were an abandoned. She was the first doj that went to the space.
o    Does you believe Yuri Gagarin feel as a dog? No he don’t.  In fact he sayd so because he wanted to pay tribute to her.

5#Listen to the following audio. Then try to fill the gaps with the exact word:

“I  believe you and __________ are going to start a very interesting project, ­­­_______ Laika did. A project that is full of emotions, expectations and, why not, __________ . You don’t need to be afraid of anything.
The world is for _________ and courage people. And I am sure you are _______ of them.  Be patient and take it _________ because at the end you will find that, of course, ______    _________   ________.”

6#Introduce yourself. Write down your name and age. Tell me what you studied the last course and where. Tell me what you would like to do once you finish your studies at La Rosaleda.

7# The reason why I chose a picture of Y. Gararing and Laika:

First of all, I must confess I have been trying to put it on a paper in many occasions. The first time I heard of Laika I imagined a brave, intelligent and quiet dog flying in the space. I didn’t think of the tests, checks and exams that she did have to pass through. I never wondered if she suffered, felt pain, sorrow or loneliness. How could I ever imagine that? Never ever. Nevertheless, let me tell you the sad story that has been hidden and that has been treated as a top secret for many years.

You know? Her first name was Kudryavka (rizadita); then she was named Zhuchka (bichito), then Limonchik (limoncito) and finally Laika (ladradora).  Laika was chosen between more than one hundred street dogs. It had to be a 6 kilogram dog and it couldn’t be higher than 40 cm. 
The dog had to pass tests about gravity, vibrations, noises and small places. She had to stay in an 80 cm airplane with a small fan for her. It was planned she had to be in the air for 7 days.

During the fly, Laika would wear a special dress and would have special jelly food. The dress could control the dog’s vital signs. However the reality was going to be another. The food for the seventh day was already poisoned because she wasn’t going to be able to survive to the high temperatures at the time to pass the atmosphere.

On November 3rd 1957 at 22:28 (Moscow local time), the Sputnik-2 was launched to the space. It was the first time an animal was in the space; but things didn’t occur as it was expected. After launching the rocket, Control could hear laika barking. They saw that her heart bits were absolutely high (three times higher than normal). After 5 hours, she would die.
The temperature of the cabin went very, very high due to an error in one of the motors that could not be removed. Laika had a terrible death, alone, in a very little space and within a terrible hot.

I believe we ought to act as Gagarin did. We are people who always have a project and dreams in our minds and we aren’t usually alone. We are surrounded by many other people that give us help and support.

 We will always find others in our lives that will show us different ways to go through or will offer their shoulder to put our heads on.