Thursday, December 25, 2014

Dear students and families!

I thought of all of you when I saw this video and I want to share it.

I wish you the best Christmas and New Year so far.



10 Questions to ask around the table

Please answer these questions for next Friday the 9th of January:

What are you grateful for?
What are you proudest of?
What’s been the happiest moment of your life so far?
What’s been the hardest moment of your life, and how did you get through it?
What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
How would you describe yourself as a child? Were you happy?
Who has been kindest to you?
How do you want to be remembered?
If your great great grandchildren could listen to this years from now: is there any wisdom you’d want to pass on to them? What would you want them to know?
If you could honor one person in your life — living or dead — by listening to their story, who would that be, what would you ask them and why?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A few ways to translate the Catalan word “Cop”

Blow – generic
Hit, knock – impacte
Smack – bufetada
Bump – contra una altra persona
Beat – cor
Tick – rellotge
Punch – boxe
Kick – futbol
Hit, shot – baseball, tennis
Uppercut – de dalt a baix (boxe)
Penalty – penalti
Smash – tennis
Misfortune – mala sort
Surprise – sorpresa
Job – a bank job (robatori)
Stroke of luck – cop de sort
Gust of wind – cop de vent

Idioms – without any risk – sense conseqüències
                Suddenly – de sobte
               In one go – de cop
               At a stretch – de una estribada
               Slam the door - un cop de porta

Can you find others?

Friday, December 12, 2014

What are those floaty things in your eye?

Sometimes, against a uniform, bright background such as a clear sky or a blank computer screen, you might see things floating across your field of vision. What are these moving objects, and how are you seeing them? Your eyes can play tricks on you from time to time!

This video will cast some light on that that you always wanted to know but never knew how. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The law of Attraction

Be ready to discuss it class next Thursday 18th. Enjoy!

Peculiar Jobs

The students of 1st of ESO have been looking for peculiar jobs all around the net.
The strangest ones were:
- Special staff to shove people onto trains in Japan till they are 200% full. (Martina Ruiz).
- Chicken sexer, people who determine the sex of baby chickens (Amanda Larruy).
- Water slide tester, a person who travels to international water parks to rate the experience (Pau Manzano).
- Divers golf balls, a person who dies into the lakes of golf courses (India Nicolás).
- Crime scene cleaner, a person who has the task to clear up the mess after a crime has been commited (Núria Oliver).
- Odor taster, a person who sniffs around sixty armpits an hour (Ariel Kremen & Adriana Morano).
- Dog food taster, a person who tastes food for pets (Iker Landarech).

To be continued...

Past Perfect

Check how the Smurfs hang out! Then, transform each sentence from past perfect to past perfect continuous.