“Any teacher that can be replaced with a computer, deserves to be.” – David Thornburg

19 December 2012

SEA: Stories of European Adults

Hi, everyone. Your lovely teacher, together with other EOI Alcalá teachers, takes part in a Grundtvig Project called SEA: Stories of European Adults. This project focuses on storytelling (I'll tell you all the particulars after Christmas) and it will enable you, my dear, dear students, to communicate with other students of English from Czech Republic, Denmark and Finland (our European associates).

Tomorrow, before our Christmas celebration party (so please, don't be late), I'll give you all the details about your username and password to enter WIGGIO (www.wiggio.com). Wiggio allows group members to share and edit files, manage a group calendar, poll your group, post links, set up conference calls, chat online and send mass text, voice and email messages. Each group member can define how they want to keep informed of group activity. Wiggio groups are private groups used solely for personal, academic, extracurricular, commercial, political, or charitable purposes.

If you are unable to come to class tomorrow, please contact your classmates so that you can get the password and use wiggio during the Christmas holidays.


18 December 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

Christmas traditions: Santa Claus, Christmas tree, Mistletoe, the Candy Cane, etc.
Christmas around the world (or here).

By the way, do you know that Santa Claus is known as Father Christmas in the UK? And have you ever heard of Christmas crackers?
If any of you is planning on talking about Christmas crackers on Thursday's speeches, you should know that I'll take one to the school so that you can show other students how it works.

For previous posts about Christmas, click here.

Now, check part of an episode about Christmas from Are you being served?, a 1970s British comedy. You'll find all the British Christmas traditions here.


 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!
 
Snow is falling
all around me
children playing
having fun
it's the season
love and understanding
merry christmas everyone

Time for parties and celebration
people dancing
all night long
time for presents and exchanging kisses
time for singing christmas songs

We're gonna have a party tonight
I'm gonna find that girl underneath the misteltoe,
we'll kissed by candlelight

Room is swaying,
records playing
all the songs,
we love to hear
All I wish that everyday was christmas
What a nice way to spend the year

We're gonna have a party tonight
I'm gonna find that girl Underneath the mistletoe,
we'll kiss by candle light

Snow is falling
all around me
Children playing,
having fun
It's the season,
love and understanding
Merry christmas everyone
Merry christmas everyone
Oah merry cristmas everyone

12 December 2012

NAMES OF PEOPLE, PLACES AND STUFF








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How do you pronounce words like NIKE, LEVI'S, IKEA, LEICESTER, NORWICH or VAUXHALL? What about MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY?

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