miércoles, 30 de diciembre de 2009

Victorian Britain

This is a map of London at Dickens' times. To know more about the Victorian times and the poor conditions in which children live, click here.

Then, you can play the time capsules's game. You can listen and read the information about how to play and later enjoy learning more about the life of children at that time.

Oliver Twist

Hello my students. Are you enjoying your holidays? I'm sure you are. As the weather is not fine these days to be out the whole day I remind you to go on reading Oliver Twist. Here you can see the men's clothing and also the women's clothing of the Victorian age. How different they are from the present-day clothes, aren't day?
Click here to see photos from the characters in the movie by Roman Polanski (2005). Do you dare to wear those costumes and perform some scenes? The actors and actresses can get extra marks.

sábado, 26 de diciembre de 2009


Here you con find information about the elements in the Periodic Table.Antonia Montes.

miércoles, 23 de diciembre de 2009


I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2010.Antonia Montes.

domingo, 6 de diciembre de 2009


Hello,today we are going to start with the atom.Open this page and read it carefully,because we are going to ask you some questions.

When you finish ,you can relax with this foolish VIDEO

Antonia Montes

sábado, 5 de diciembre de 2009

Jingle Bells. Sing along

Practice at home with this illustrative christmas carol. We can sing along in class before going on holiday.

Christmas in Britain: history and tradition

Read the text about Christmas and do the exercises below:
Christmas is Britain's most popular holiday. Its traditions and early ceremonies were rooted in pagan beliefs and date back hundreds of years. They are still part of contemporary Christmas celebrations.

The custom of sending Christmas cards to friends and family originated in Britain, too. In 1843 John Calcott Horsley designed the first one for Sir Henry Cole. Thus began a real spread of sending Christmas cards and this practice soon became an established traditon. Favoured designs were Christmas feasts, church bells, plum and turkey as well as religious themes. Every year more than a billion Christmas cards are now sent in the United Kingdom. Many of them are sold in aid for charities.
The decorated and illuminated Christmas tree gained popularity in England when Prince Albert brought this rite over from Germany. In 1848 the Illustrated London News published a picture of the Royal Family around one.
On Christmas Eve carols are often sung by groups of singers walking from house to house, and children hang a stocking on the fireplace or at the foot of their bed for Father Christmas to fill. This tradition comes from the Middle Ages when beggars were seeking for money, food or drink wandering the streets singing holiday songs.
On Christmas Day gifts are opened in the morning. Later the family will gather for the traditional Christmas dinner consisting of Brussels sprouts, fried potatoes with roast turkey, roast beef or goose. Sweet mince pie or Christmas pudding is served for dessert.
Boxing Day is on December 26th. This day takes its name from a former custom giving a Christmas box to delivery men and trades people called regularly through the year. Nowadays dustmen, milkmen, or postmen get a tip for a good service at Christmas time.
Now you can practise the new words by doing exercise 1 and exercise 2.

Oral Presentations

I remind you that next 9th Wednesday and 10th Thursday we will go on with the oral presentations of your projects on Pop Music. Here in the blog I have added a gadget where you can listen to some of the musicians and songs you have worked on: Alan Parsons Project, ABBA, Stevie Wonder... together with some present day singers and groups.