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lunes, 25 de noviembre de 2013

International Day For Elimination of Violence Against Women

Stand up and take action. If that happens in your neighbourhood, or you have noticed around you, speak up and report the police about it. Don't cross your hands and do nothing.
As Antonio Banderas says, UNDP of goodwill, "they are our sisters, daughters, mothers.."
Real men don't hit women.





In class we are going to work on the unit of work by Amnesty  International on Rape as a weapon war.

Teaching English by Fran | International Women's Day
Teaching English by Fran | Human Rights

miércoles, 20 de noviembre de 2013

Children's Rights

First, I am going to check if the now the meaning of "right"; if they do it, I will join it with the meaning of the word kid and together, it will be the meaning of kids' rights.
We will think about their rights at school, revising the modals according to their level.

What we must do for them
What they shouldn't do
What they should receive
What they may become...

UNICEF summarises the basic rights of a child



Teaching English by Fran | Human Rights

domingo, 12 de mayo de 2013

Euphoria



Eurovision Song Contest is taken place in Mälmo, Sweeden this week. E.S.C. is basically a competition of songs, in which many countries choose English as lingua franca in order to be understood by the others. As political aspects are everywhere, every country votes their neighbours as in the example of the former Yugoslavia or the former U.R.S.S., Greece gives their 12 to Cyprus and viceversa, the same with Ireland and the UK, although I don't think Irish keep a good memory of the British stay in their country.
Giacomo d.P., who will be supporting Italy on that day, has chose last year winner, Loreen with her song Euphoria. Everybody must agree that the winner is liked by almost all the other countries. 



1- Spot the mistake in this song.

Why, why can’t this moment last forevermore?
Tonight, tonight eternity’s an open door…
No, don’t ever stop doing the things you do.
Don’t go, in every breath I take I’m breathing you…

Euphoria
Forever, till the end of time
From now on, only you and I
We’re going up,up,up,up,up,up,up
Euphoria
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We’re going up,up,up,up,up,up,up
(chorus)

We are here, we’re all alone in our own Universe,
We are free, where everything’s allowed and love comes first,
Forever and ever together, we sail into infinity,
We’re higher and higher and higher, we’re reaching for divinity.

(chorus)

Forever we sail into infinity,
We’re higher, we’re reaching for divinity…

Euphoria, euphoria
We’re going ap,ap,ap,ap,ap,ap,ap
Euphoria…
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We’re going up,up,up,up,up,up,up
Euphoria, euphoria
We’re going up,up,up,up,up,up,up.

  

2- Complete the sentences/phrases:

Forever we sail _______ infinity.
An everlasting _______ of art.
We’re _______ up,up,up,up,up,up,up.
No, don’t _______ stop doing the _______ you do.
We’re _______ , we’re reaching for divinity…


3-Write the meaning of that words:

·Forevermore:                           
·Breath:                                    
·Till:
·Everlasting:
·Beating:
·Sail:
·Own:
·Within:


4- Correct the spelling mistakes:
Wy, wy can’t this moment last forevermore?
A beating love within my hearth.
Tonight, tonight eterniti’s an open door…

Teaching English by Fran |Eurovision Song Contest
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sábado, 11 de mayo de 2013

Born This Way


Salva V. is one the more positive boys in class. He is always keen on participating and always has a smile on his face. This is what he has prepared with Born This Way by Lady Gaga.

Hey guys! here I leave this wonderful song for you, that you may seek the missing words and you make the exercises. Good Luck!

1.  Complete the song with the correct words.
 It doesn't matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M
Just put your paws up
'Cause you were ______this way, baby
My _____told me when young
We are all born superstars
She rolled my hair and put my _______ on
In the glass of her boudoir
"There's nothin' wrong with lovin' who you are"
She said, "'cause he made you ________, babe"
"So hold your head up, girl and you'll go far
Listen to me when I say"
I'm ________ in my way
'Cause God makes no mistakes
I'm on the right track, baby
I was ____  ____ _____
Don't hide yourself in regret
Just love yourself and you're set
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born this way
Ooo, there ain't no other way
Baby, I was born this way
Baby, I was born this way (x2)
Don't be a drag, just be a _______(x3)
Don't be!
Give yourself prudence
And love your _______
Subway kid, rejoice your truth
In the ________ of the insecure
I must be myself, respect my youth
A different lover is not a sin
Believe capital H-I-M (hey, hey, hey)
I love my life, I love this record and
Mi amore vole fe yah (love needs faith)
(chorus)
Don't be a drag, just be a queen
Whether you're broke or evergreen
You're _____, white, beige, chola descent
You're Lebanese, you're orient
Whether life's disabilities
Left you outcast, bullied or teased
Rejoice and love yourself today
'Cause baby, you were born this way
No matter gay, straight or bi
Lesbian, transgendered life
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born to ________
No matter black, white or beige
Chola or orient made
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born to be brave
(chorus)
Ooo, there ain't no other way
Baby, I was born this way
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born this way
I was born this way, hey!
I was born this way, hey!
I'm on the____ ____, baby
I was born this way, hey!
(x2)

2.     Translate these sentences:

- We are all born superstars
- I was born this way
- Just put your paws up

        3. Order the words to form correct sentences.

-/It/ matter/ love/ if/ you/ him/ doesn't/
-/ was/ I/ way/ this/ born/
-/right/ the/ baby/ I’m/ track/ on/


****I chose this song because I find it an anthem for everyone to be accepted as is.
This song blends past and present times, for example:'' my mamma told me (past time) "and" just love yoursef (present time). ****

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lunes, 6 de mayo de 2013

Don't Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger was published in 1957 by John Osborne, an British playwright who belonged to the Angry Young Men group generation. As Robert Stewart remarks "Look Back in Angen is seen as an expression of frustration with Britain's post war situation. Britain's economy was slow to recover from the war nand the inadequate response of an outdated elite that still clung to ideas of empire and privilege fueled dissesion that is given voice in Jimmy Porter, the protagonist of Osborne's play. In many ways he is a rebel with cause" 


Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis        by    Laura R.

Fill in the gaps with the words below. 

face - stand up - throw - slowly - outside -heart - mind - been



Unscramble the underlined words to form the right words.
Spot and correct the mistakes in chorus.

Slip inside the eye of your ____ 
Don't you know you might find 
A better place to play 
You said that you'd never_____ 
But all the things that you've seen 
_____ fade away 

So I start the revolution from my bed 
Cause you said the ibsanr I have went to my head 
Step outside the summertime's in bloom 
_____  __ besides the fireplace 
Take that look from off your face 
You ain't ever gonna burn my _____ out 

Chorus:
And so Sally can wait, she knows it’s too early

as we're walking on by 
His soul slides away, but don't look back in anger 
I know you say
 

Take me to the place where you go 
Where bnyodo knows if it's night or day 
Please don't put your life in the hands 
Of a Rock n Roll band 
Who'll _____ it all away 

Gonna start the toerunvoli from my bed 
Cause you said the brains I have went to my head 
Step ______ the summertime's in bloom 
Stand up besides the fireplace 
Take that look from off your ____ 
You ain't ever gonna burn my heart out 
Glossary:  bloom - fireplace - burn - anger



Being a teenager doesn't mean you have to look back in anger all the time; so don't look back in anger.

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domingo, 5 de mayo de 2013

Let It Be / Imagine

#Beatlesday in #TeachingEnglishbyFran

María S. has chosen Let it be and this is what she has proposed us to do with the song.


1.      Complete the blanks with the next words.

Myself – wisdom – whispers – answer - cloudy – words – tomorrow – speaking
When i find ________ in times of trouble,
mother Mary comes to me
speaking words of ________ , let it be
and in my hour of darkness
she is standing right in front of me
speaking words of wisdom, let it be
let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
________ words of wisdom, let it be

And when the broken hearted people
living in the world agree
there will be an _______ , let it be
for though they may be parted,
there is still a chance that they will see
there will be an answer, let it be
let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
there will be an answer, let it be
let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
whisper ________ of wisdom, let it be
let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
whisper words of wisdom, let it be ( x 2)


And when the night is ________ there is still a light
that  shines on me
shine until ____________ , let it be
I wake up to the sound of music,
mother Mary comforts me
__________ words of wisdom, let it be
let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
there will be an answer, let it be
let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
whisper words of wisdom, let it be

2.       Translate.
o   People living in the world agree.

o   When the night  is cloudy there is still a light that shines on me.

o   Speaking words of wisdom.

3.       Put these sentences in correct order.
o   Me/ mother/ comes/ to/ Mary

o   Be/ there/ an/ will/ answer


          GLOSSARY
o   Trouble: Problema
o   Chance: Casualidad
o   Cloudy: Niebla                                                                
o   Wisdom: Sabiduría
o   Night: Noche
o   Shine: Brillo


Miquel R. likes better Imagine .

1 Complete the text with the words in the box.


Someday - imagine – dreamer – people - religion – brotherhood - hope.
Imagine there's no heaven 
It's easy if you try 
No hell below us 
Above us only sky 
______ all the people 
Living for today... 
Imagine there's no countries 
It isn't hard to do 
Nothing to kill or die for 
And no _______ too 
Imagine all the _______ 
Living life in peace... 

You may say I'm a dreamer 
But I'm not the only one 
I hope _________ you'll join us 
And the world will be as one 

Imagine no possessions 
I wonder if you can 
No need for greed or hunger 
A __________ of man 
Imagine all the people 
Sharing all the world... 

You may say I'm a _______ 
But I'm not the only one 
I ____ someday you'll join us 
And the world will live as one.

2 Translate the sentences.

Imagine there’s no heaven.
You may say I’m a dreamer.
I hope someday you’ll join us.
I wonder if you can.
3 Correct the mistakes.
Imagine theres no heaven.
But I're not the only one.
Nothing to kill or dei four.
Living live on peace.


Both of the songs are suitable to be used on a School Day of Peace.

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domingo, 28 de abril de 2013

Fall For You

Aina M. has chosen this beautiful song, Fall for You by Secondhand Serenade.



"Fall For You – Secondhand Serenade”

The best thing about tonight's that we're not fighting
Could it be that we have been this way  _______
I know you don't think that I am trying
I know you're wearing thin down to the core

But hold your breath
Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don't make me change my mind
Or I wont live to see another day
I swear it's true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
You're ___________ to find

This is not what I intended
I always swore to you I'd never fall apart
You always thought that I was stronger
I may have failed
But I have loved you from the start
Oh

But hold your _______
Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don't make me change my mind
Or I wont live to see another day
I swear it's true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
It's impossible

So breathe in so deep
Breathe me in
I'm yours to keep
And hold onto your words
Cause talk is cheap
And remember me tonight
When your asleep

________ tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don't make me change my mind
Or I wont live to see another day
I swear it's true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
Tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don't make me change my mind
Or I wont live to see another day
I swear it's true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
You're impossible to find.



1.    Complete the missing words.

2.    Order the words to make correct sentences.
-     The/about/we’re/best/fighting/that/tonight’s/thing/not.
-     Make/my/me/change/mind/don’t.
-       Like/is/you/find/girl/because/impossible/a/to.


3.    Correct the mistakes.
·         But hold your breaht.
·         Tonight will be the night that I will falling for you.
·         I swer it’s true.


Glossary:
Fighting = Pelear
Before = antes
Hold = mantén
Breath = respiración/aliento
Change = cambiar
Mind = opinión
Cheap = barato


Grammatical explanation of “Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you”:
You have to write “will be” because it’s the verb “to be” in future, therefore it’s necessary to write “will”.


I have chosen this song because I really like the lyrics and It brings me nice memories.

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jueves, 25 de abril de 2013

Walk of Life


To be in dire straits is being in a state of completely distress, in a bad or difficult situation. Miquel R. has chose Walk of Life for us to work on it.



1. Complete the song with these words
Say/make/play/walking/talking/devotion
Walk of live
Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What I (1)_____
Here comes Johnny singing I Gotta Woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to (2)_____ it pay
He got the action, he got the motion
Oh Yeah the boy can (3)_____
Dedication devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

He do the song about the sweet lovin' woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life, yeah he do the walk of life

Here comes Johnny and he'll tell you the story
Hand me down my (4)_____ shoes
Here comes Johnny with the power and the glory
Backbeat the (5)_____ blues
He got the action, he got the motion
Oh Yeah the boy can play
Dedication devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

He do the song about the sweet lovin' woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life, yeah he do the walk of life

Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What I Say
Here comes Johnny singing I Gotta Woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
He got the action, he got the motion
Oh Yeah the boy can play
Dedication(6) _____
Turning all the night time into the day

And after all the violence and double talk
There's just a song in all the trouble and the strife
You do the walk, you do the walk of life, yeah he do the walk of life
  

Answer: 1 = say    2 = make   3 = play   4 = walking   5 = talking   6 = devotion


2. Correct this sentences


He do the song about they knife

He comes johnny with the power and the glori

He do the walk of live

  

Answers :
 He do the song about the knife
He comes johnny with the power and the glory
He do the walk of life


3: Order the words to make sentences
Do/he/about/woman/the song/loving/the sweet/

The day/all/the night time/Turning/into

Got/the/he/action 



Answers:
He do the song about the sweet lovin' woman
Turning all the night time into the day
He got the action


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