lunes, 3 de diciembre de 2007

Merry Christmas!!!

Well, the end of the year is coming. I guess you are very happy to finish this period but at the same time, sad and , why not , a bit nervous. A new school is ahead of you, with new friends, teachers and of course, new challenges. I wish you all the best. It's been nice being your teacher and sharing this last year with you!!

this is something that students from Boston did for you:

I hope you like it!!!


miércoles, 28 de noviembre de 2007



Do you remember you recorded something on sports. It was the first time we recorded and it didn't turn out very well, but the last ones are worth listening.

here is the link:

miércoles, 14 de noviembre de 2007

domingo, 11 de noviembre de 2007


Hi kids,

As you know , on Wednesday 14th, there is no school, so I want to remind you of the homework.

1- 7c-d: Study for the test on Wednesday 21st. It is about Unit 6. going to , want to and simple past.
2-7a-b-c-d: post comments on Environment. Use must and mustn't. try to remember some of the advices they give( consejos)
3-7a-b-c-d: study che guevara, German Reunification, halloween and I will be asking you about environment too. I am going to ask you about all the videos that I posted , they are for you and they are fun, some are funnier than others but it is important that you work on them.
4- 7a-b-c-d: Epals: Remember to answer all the emails and write on a world map where your epals are. Choose two children and ask them them the questions that are on this blog under the heading EPALS. You must hand in this the first week of December.
5- visit the blog:

That's all kids,

have a nice week and we will meet on Friday,


sábado, 10 de noviembre de 2007

Regions of Argentina

In our first post, I said you had to work on different regions of Argentina and make powerpoint presentations on them. You worked quite hard, with many technical and organizational problems, but it's all within the process of learning . I hope you like them and leave comments. Some foreigners students will be invited to see them and of course, they are most welcome to post comments and of course to come to Argentina!! These are the first ppts, some others have still to be uploaded

Iguazú Falls:
El calafate and Ushuaia:

now some more posts:

domingo, 28 de octubre de 2007


The origins of the nameThe festival of Hallowe'en has its roots in Celtic and Roman traditions. Over 2,000 years ago the Celts in Britain, Ireland and parts of France celebrated Samhain to mark the beginning of winter. When the Romans invaded, they merged this with Feralia, their celebration of the passing of the dead. As Christianity spread, the Church tried to replace these pagan feasts with official Church holy days. One of these was November 1. It was called All Saints Day, or "All Hallows", and October 31 was known as "All Hallows' Eve", and then Hallowe'en.
Hallowe'en traditionsIn the past there was a tradition called "souling". Poor people went around houses asking for food. In exchange, they promised to say prayers for the dead. People no longer go souling, but the habit has been transformed into a modern Hallowe'en game for children in America, who dress up as ghosts, witches and monsters and go around people's houses, asking for sweets. This game is called “Trick or Treat’.
WitchesHallowe'en wouldn't be fun without witches. Witches have always been part of popular folklore. Shakespeare's play "Macbeth" opens with three witches. A witch was someone - usually a woman - who had special powers and had dealings with the devil. The American town, Salem, in the state of Massachusetts, is famous for the "witchcraft trials", which took place there in 1692.
PumpkinsThe pumpkin has become a symbol of Hallowe'en. People empty a pumpkin, cut a face into the side, and put a candle inside to make a lamp. It's known as a Jack O' Lantern, from an Irish legend about a man called Jack, who made a deal with the devil.
AnimalsBlack cats, frogs, mice and spiders are just some of the animals associated with Hallowe'en. Generally, the more unpleasant the animal, the stronger the Hallowe'en connection. Nocturnal animals like bats are particular favourites, and if, as is the case with vampire bats, they like drinking blood, they are high on the Hallowe'en list.

Answer these questions:

Where can you find the roots of Halloween?
What celebration is November 1st?
What do children do today on October 31st?
What is a Jack o'Lantern?
Which animals are associated with Halloween?

Now watch this webcast done by an American teacher, a friend of mine, for you. You will learn about candies for Halloween.
and answer:
how many candies does she mention?
which do you like best?
Are any of them sold in Argentina?

and some games for Halloween:, click on word games and spelloween.

and Lastly a song:
with a quiz:

I hope you enjoy it!!

jueves, 25 de octubre de 2007

Real English lesson 40 - introduction to

what's Michael going to do?
what's the first question the presenter asks?
what's the second he asks?