Wednesday, 15 January 2020

The place where I lived
In 1810 there was born a country in the southern part of America.
This counttry is full of kind people and unforgettable places and the name of this country is Colombia.The capital of Colombia is Bogota,this city has a total population of 7,181 milion people.

Some few years ago I wasn't living in Spain or to be Specific Badalona, I lived in Bogota specifically in north camelia,it's near "parque mundo aventura" and also "plaza simon bolivar".Bogota is visited in summer.Apart from these places we also have "iglesia de San Francisco","Guadalupe Hill","parque simon bolivar","parque de los novios",etc.On the other hand, in Bogota, we can find one of the best universities in "latinoamerica".

The least visited part of Bogota is "santa fe" which is neighbor to Bogota.Colombia, has a tropical climate as most of South American Countries.

Bogota is known and very famous for it's coffee, mountains like Monserrate, and especially for its food, for example,"Ajiaco,lechona,empanadas",etc.Other famous places that you can visit are,"tatacoa desert,Isla de San Andrés,Medellín" and so many more.

I recommend going to Colombia because it's a very beautiful place and interesting culture. 

Monday, 13 January 2020

Where I lived

                                             WHERE I LIVED 

        Some few years ago I used to live in Ghana. It’s neither a rich nor a big country but it’s yet one of the most friendly places I’ve had the opportunity to live in.
Most people know that I’m from Ghana but actually I was born in Badalona a town in Barcelona which is a city in Spain.
       The etymology of the word Ghana means “warrior king” and was the tittle agreed with kings of the medieval Ghana Empire in West Africa. The current capital of Ghana is Accra but most people don’t know that the capital was moved from Cape Coast to Accra by the British in 1877. In those times Ghana was called Gold Coast due to it’s abundance in Gold.
         In Ghana there are 16 regions and the due to that there are lots of languages.
Originally my family is from Kumasi at the Ashanti Region which is the second capital of Ghana and Koforidua is located in the Eastern Region from my grandfather’s family.
         But when I was in Ghana my family and I used to spend most part of the year in Asamankese which is also located in the western part of Ghana.
        I’m my opinion, if you really want to enjoy a beautiful nature kind people, nice places like the Elmina Castle, Cape Coast, Akosombo Dam, and my favourite part place of the whole till date, Kankum National Park, where you would totally enjoy your visit, learn our culture and so many more things.

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Xmas Homework



Happy Christmas and happy learning!

Monday, 16 December 2019

TEACHING CONVERSATION: The understatement of the year

Well, it wasn't exactly .....

Look at the pattern below:

A:   So, what did you think of Switzerland?
B:   Well, it wasn't exactly the friendliest place I've ever been to. 


Now respond to the following with an understatement. The words in brackets will help you.
  1. I hear it was pretty difficult.   (easy)
  2. Was it very expensive.    (cheap)
  3. I suppose he's quite old now.    (young)
  4. So, your car is pretty old.    (new)
  5. He's the most stupid person I've ever met.   (intelligent)
  6. Hasn't the weather been awful?    (fantastic)
  7. It's just so small.    (big)
  8. You must have been really angry about it.   (pleased)
  9. Isn't it a little cold in here.   (warm)
  10. This wine is much too sweet.    (dry)
  11. Parisian waiters are so rude.    (polite)
Now try adding some of the following endings to the responses above:

.... I have to admit.
.... that's for sure. 
.... it's true.


Wednesday, 11 December 2019

My Gap-year

1. 

If you could travel to 11 countries in 44 days, which countries would you visit?
What would you do in each country? 

In groups, talk about what your epic trip would involve.

2. 

You are going to watch a short one-minute video called MOVE which shows clips of 11 countries visited by Andrew Lees in 44 days.

Try to name as many of the countries as possible. The clips are very fast,  you can speculate about which countries are shown using modals verbs of speculation. 

The countries are Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Brazil, USA, Thailand and Birmania.

3. 

Have you been to these of these countries?
Would you like to go to any of these countries?
What are they famous for?

 

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.




 
EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.


If money was not an issue, and you could take a year off, .....

  • Where would you go?
  • What would you learn?
  • What would you eat?

Keep dreaming and practice English!

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Some useful language you might need:

2nd Conditional:
If I had a gap year and enough money, I would go to.....


Modal Verbs:
I think I should really learn to .....
Once I'm in the States, I must meet........... and tell him/her how much I admire ....
I might also enjoy a good ride on an elephant. 


Different verbal tenses:
I have always wanted to learn......


Some rethorical questions:
What could be better than this?
Can you imagine what it would be like to meet.....?
Wouldn't we all want to speak English more fluently?


Some nice expressions:
It's a must! 
It's worth going! It's worth it! It's worth trying! 
I don't want to regret anything I haven't done when I'm older. 
An unforgetable experience. 




Sunday, 8 December 2019

A Motivational Video

I would like to thank our classmate Mario Maldonado for sharing this video today in class.

It was really inspiring and definitely worth watching.

I will keep it here in our blog so that other students can watch it too.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

TV Mini-Debates

DEBATE PROCEDURE

In each group of four:
  • Two students have to work out and note down all possible arguments IN FAVOUR of each statement, including defences against points that might be brought up by the opposition.
  • The other two students have to work out and note down all possible arguments AGAINST of each statement, including defences against points that might be brought up by the opposition.
1-      Each student is allowed 1 minute to give his/her opinion and support his/her arguments.
2-      The procedure will be as follows:

student for (1 minute)    ->   student against  (1 minute)
student for (1 minute)    ->   student against  (1 minute)

3-      Then the chairperson invites the audience to ask questions or to make statements.

_____________________________________________________
You can volunteer as chairperson for a debate other than your own (personal objective)

The chairperson’s role:
1-    Control time
2-    Take the vote from the class to determine which team has presented the most convincing arguments.
_______________________________________________________

NOTE: Groups to do not need to be divided according to actual opinions. They are divided arbitrarily, so many will find themselves having to argue in favour of something they oppose, or vice-versa.  This is in fact a kind of role-play. 

Now clink on the link below and check where you are. Be prepared for the debate next class. 

TV Mini-Debates

Happy speaking!

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Live concerts are the best way to listen to music?

Your favourite singer with your favourite songs at the same place. All the people in the same place for the same reason. Can you imagine?

Personally, I think everyone has his or her own favourite singer depending on their likes.
First of all, there are a whole a lot of varieties of music and everyone has the opportunity to hear it live.
Secondly, being lucky to enjoy that excitement and unforgettable atmosphere is unique if you really like the singer you are listening to.

In conclusion, there is a lot of difference between listening to your favourite music in a concert that through headphones without any type of change.

A harmful social network?

Instagram is a social network and an application that has more than one billions users. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in October 2010. It is used to share mainly videos and imges with friends.
But many people think that when using this social network there is no harm, is it true?
Personally, I think it is not.
It is true yhat there are benefits, for instance: to communicate for free, to earn money as on influencer ... .
However, there are also risks, specifically addiction. Addiction to this kind of application can cause more than one thousand deaths a year, for example: traffic accidents. Hackers can even scam you or trick you by creating fake accounts. It can also affect the academic performance of those who use it (who are increasingly younger).
In conclusion, abusing this application can cause a lot of harm.
Which do you think is the best sport for a young person to take up?

Personally I think that doing sport is very important, because of the physical and psychological benefits. Especially young people, it's very important that they interact with other people. For this reason, I think that there is one sport better or worse than another. The most important thing is to interact with other people, meet friends, learn from them...
When I was 11 years old, I had played in a soccer team. I was playing in a team for two years. In all that time, I had fun and above all, I learned. One of the best things that I learned is that there aren't enemies in the field, there are rivals.
In conclusion, what I mean by this, is that with sport, you get respect.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Twitter

Within all the apps that have been created, we come upon Twitter, an app made to share all its users' opinions. As a person that uses Twitter almost all of my free time, I acknowledge it.
To begin with, it is, from my viewpoint, the best way to keep informed about the present. I got a better understanding of the world by reading others' Tweets than watching the news. Unlike others, people there do not lie.
To continue, you can find a lot of artists that make incredible pieces of art and contact them to have the drawing of your dreams. You can even contact business accounts and ask about doubts.
Whereas on the other hand, you can use twitter not in a professional way, but a personal one and have a fun day.
Is it true that sometimes you come across comments and images that you didn't plan to see. Maybe some people are too shameless.

All in all, If I had to recommend an app I would recommend Twitter without any doubts.