WORK AND PLAY




ACTIVITIES  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16


                                     
                                  Remember the Present Perfect with film clips





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SPRING EQUINOX - 20th MARCH

As the Earth travels around the Sun in its orbit, the north to south position of the Sun changes over the course of the year due to the changing orientation of the Earth's tilted rotation axes. The dates of zero tilt of the Earth's equator correspond to the Spring Equinox and Autumn Equinox.

What are Equinoxes?
Equinoxes occur when the axis of rotation of the earth (i.e. the line form the N to S poles) is exactly parallel to the direction of motion of the earth around the sun. This happens on just two days of the year, the spring and autumn equinoxes. This means that day length is exactly the same (12 hours) at all points on the earth's surface on these days (except right at each pole, where it will be about to change from permanent light to dark, or vice versa).


Where does the name Equinox come from?
The name is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because at the equinox the night and day are nearly equally long.

How many times a year does a Equinox occur?
Equinoxes occur twice a year.

The Spring Equinox
The Spring Equinox is the first day of spring season and occurs when the sun passes the equator moving from the southern to the northern hemisphere. The North Pole begins to lean toward the sun again.
Day and night have approximately the same length.
Spring Equinox is near 20 March.
The posh name for Spring Equinox is Vernal Equinox.

Did you know?
Equinoxes do not always occur on the same day each year, and generally will occur about 6 hours later each year, with a jump of a day (backwards) on leap years.

Why do the equinoxes not always occur on the same day each year?
The reason is due to the time the Earth takes to go around the Sun and our calendar.
The Earth takes approximately 365.25 days to go around the Sun, yet our year is 365 days. Every 4 years, we have a leap year where another day is added to our calendar to make up for the 4 missing quarters. It is important to do this so that there is not a gradual drift of date through the seasons.

For the same reason the precise time of the equinoxes are not the same each year.

ST PATRICK'S DAY -17th MARCH

HAPPY  ST PATRICKS DAY...









Find out more about St Patrick's and Ireland while doing activities:

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Vocabulary: 123456, 7, 8, 9, 10

Jumbled sentences: 1234 , 5


YOUNG AND OLD




COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES

https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar/beginner-grammar/comparative-superlative-adjectives

1, 2, 3, 4, 5


EXPRESSING OPINIONS

UNIT 5 - 1º ESO - PRESENT CONTINUOUS & MUSIC







Present Continuous: 1234567 (Listening)

Present Continuous (EASY!) games and exercises: 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Simple or Continuous Present?: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos/present-continuous

We are going to learn about music.
I can't think of a better place for us to start doing it!
Enjoy


Music: 12345678


How much do you know about music? Play this game to see how well the animal band plays.


WE ARE IN AN ORCHESTRA

An orchestra is a large grour of people who play music together. This is a song about an orchestra







SHROVE TUESDAY 2018 (PANCAKE DAY) 5th MARCH


In the UK, Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day (or Pancake Tuesday to some people) because it is the one day of the year when almost everyone eats a pancake.

What is Pancake Day?
Pancake Day ( also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes.

Why are Pancakes eaten on Shrove Tuesday?
Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren't allowed in Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.

When is Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)?
Shrove Tuesday is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday and is therefore the final day before the commencement of Lent, a Christian festival leading up to Easter Sunday (Easter Day).
Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between 3 February and 9 March.

Why do Christians call the day 'Shrove Tuesday'?
The name Shrove comes from the old word "shrive" which means to confess. On Shrove Tuesday, in the Middle Ages, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of Lent began.

What is Shrove Tuesday?
Shrove Tuesday is a day of celebration as well as penitence, because it's the last day before Lent. Throughout the United Kingdom, and in other countries too, people indulge themselves on foods that traditionally aren't allowed during Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.

What is an English Pancake?
A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a pan.


PRESENT CONTINUOUS - 2º ESO



Present Continuous:  games and exercises: 
1234567891011,

Present Continuous (or Progressive):
PPTS: 12

Videos: 1

Practice: 1234, ,5 ,6789 , 10

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The Present:

Present Continuous: 1234567 (Listening)

Present Simple or Continuous?: 123456, 7, 8 ,9




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DAY OF ANDALUSIA - 28th FEBRUARY


The Day of Andalucía (Día de Andalucía), also known as Andalucía Day, marks the anniversary of a referendum held on February 28, 1980. A large majority of voters supported this referendum for Andalucía to become an autonomous community in Spain. A public holiday is held to remember this event in the autonomous community Andalucía (also spelled as Andalusia), Spain, on February 28 each year.

Many people spend the day quietly with family or close friends. However, some people organize or attend private parties with traditional music, dancing, food and drink. Some municipalities hold communal meals with traditional foods, drinks and entertainment. Local politicians may present people with certificates or medals for service to the community.

The Day of Andalucía is a public holiday in the autonomous community of Andalucía on February 28. Public life is generally quiet and many businesses and other organizations are closed. Many stores are closed but some bakers and food stores may be open. Public transport services generally run to a reduced schedule but there may be no services in rural areas.
If February 28 falls on a Sunday, regional or local authorities may move the public holiday to a different date. If February 28 falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, many businesses and organizations are also closed on Monday, February 27, or Friday, February 29 or March 1. The Day of Andalucía is not a public holiday in the rest of Spain on February 28.


Andalucía's flag is widely displayed on the Day of Andalucía. It consists of three equal horizontal bars. The top and lower bars are dark green and the middle bar is white. Andalucía's coat of arms is at the center of the flag. Andalucía's coat of arms consists of an image of the mythical Greek hero Heracles between two columns. The columns represent the Pillars of Heracles. These are the rocks on either side of the Straits of Gibraltar.
You can listen and read in Spanish Andalusia hymn:


   

The Andalusian anthem


The Green and White Flag
returns after centuries of war
to tell of Peace and Hope
under our Land's sunshine.
— Chorus —
Andalusians, Stand up!
Demand Land and Freedom
for a free Andalusia,
Spain and Mankind.
We, Andalusians, want
to become once again
People of Light who to Mankind
gave a Human Soul.
— Chorus —
Andalusians, Stand up!
Demand Land and Freedom
for a free Andalusia,
Spain and Mankind.



INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY - 21st FEBRUARY

2019 International Mother Language Day: " “Indigenous languages matter for development, peace building and reconciliation”.


International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999 (30C/62).
On 16 May 2009 the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/61/266 called upon Member States "to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world". By the same resolution, the General Assembly proclaimed 2008 as the International Year of Languages, to promote unity in diversity and international understanding, through multilingualism and multiculturalism.

International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka, the capital of what is now Bangladesh.

Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.

PRESIDENTS' DAY - 18th FEBRUARY


Presidents' Day is celebrated in February to honor two of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The holiday is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday in February.
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12 in 1809. Things were different then. When Abe was a boy, he lived in a log cabin. A log cabin is a small house made out of logs cut from trees. His father cut down the trees and made the cabin.

There were no electric lights in the cabin. Young Abe read books by firelight and drew with charcoal on a shovel. Abe's family was poor. Often he went barefoot because he didn't have any shoes.

When Abraham Lincoln grew up, he studied hard and became a lawyer. Then he was elected to be a law-maker. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States.
Visit the White House - Information on Abraham Lincoln
Information about the 16th president of the United States directly from the White House.



George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. When he was born, America was not a nation yet. It belonged to England, a country across the ocean. People in America didn't want to belong to England so they fought a war to become a separate country. George Washington was an American general in the war. America won the war and picked a new name for itself: The United States of America. George Washington was elected to be its first President.

PRESIDENTS OF USA


ST. VALENTINE'S DAY - 14th FEBRUARY




February 14th is traditionally a celebration of love, so how do people in the UK mark the occasion?
http://www.theoworlds.com/valentine/

 Interactive Book

http://chagall-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr/IMG/didapages/valentine/index.html

 Send this an e-card to your  Valentine

http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=1767202831098&source=jl999



Love Quotes and Sentiments for Cards.

The Love Calculator

SONGS 1, 2

LISTEN

QUIZZES 1, 2


I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - WHITNEY HOUSTON




TOP 20 BEST ROMANTIC SONGS

CHINESE NEW YEAR - 5th FEBRUARY



Chinese New Year is celebrated in many countries around the world. Each new year is named after one of twelve animals. 2018 was the year of the Dog and 2019 is the year of the Pig


Dragon dances, acrobats, fireworks, a parade ... London is buzzing with excitement at Chinese New Year. Find out what you can do to join in the excitement!
People do lots of special things to celebrate Chinese New Year, this song is about some of them.
My Favourite Day - Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year - Game


HAPPY NEW YEAR SONG


   

SAFER INTERNET DAY - 5th FEBRUARY




Safer Internet Day 2019 will be the sixteenth edition of the event, and will take place on Tuesday 5 February 2019. The theme for the day is :

Together for a better internet


GAME




QUE SERA SERA SONG BY DORIS DAY



When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
Here's what she said to me.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

When I was young, I fell in love
I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
Will we have rainbows, day after day
Here's what my sweetheart said.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother, what will I be
Will I be handsome, will I be rich
I tell them tenderly.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

WILL vs GOINTG TO - FOOTBALL

If you like football, you will surely enjoy this game. Besides, it will help you practise grammar. In this game, you will find ten sentences and you will need to complete them with the right choice: future simple with will or future with going to. Read the sentences carefully and don't get confused with structures. If your answers are correct, you will have the chance to challenge the goalkeeper for a penalty shootout.
 PENALTY  SHOOTERS


UNIT 4 - 1º ESO



Comparative Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 , 7


And Practice:

New Comparative and Superlative exercises:
1, 2 (for tennis fans), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (on Harry Potter)


What about a basketball game?


Sophie is working in Rome this week. Oliver, Alfie and Daisy have decided to eat out tonight.

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos/comparative-and-superlative-adjectives

When we want to compare two or more things, we can change the form of adjectives by adding –er or –est. We can also use extra words like more or most and expressions like not as … as.






Songs using Comparison: 
What Comparatives can you hear? 
Listen carefully and check here


UNIT 4 - GOING TO & WILL


Let's practise the Future of Intention OR "Going to":
12,4, 5 , 6 ,7 , , 9 , 10, 11, 12 

Will or Going to?: 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9


WE'RE GOING TO THE ZOO - SONG




Finally, you may know Waldo (Wally in Spain).


Can you find him...?
At the beach or
under the sea:  



We are going to have a great time

I am sure we will win