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Ago 21, 2013

Environmental issues 2.0 – Activity


Report number 2. Topic: Food waste. PINK TEAM: Listen and follow the tapescript below. Pay attention to the words in bold and provide the complete glossary on a comment below.

Food waste tapescript



Ago 15, 2013

Environmental issues – Activity

Here´s a news report delivered by a journalist with an unusual accent. Follow the report on the tapescript below and see the vocabulary on the second page.

china green industries text tapescript

Fill out the vocabulary chart. It is glossary related to environmental issues. This time around, the ORANGE team must upload the complete glossary for this particular text as a comment below, for WEDNESDAY 21/08.  Next report´s glossary will be in charge of a different team. Let´s begin!



Ago 14, 2013

Debate on Nuclear energy

You saw the video and then you read the tapescript. Now that some days have gone by, go back to this topic and consider your own opinion.

Take another look at the Pros & Cons Chart you filled out (Pre debate planning Step 1) Add anything new you may have come up with. Remember to categorize by «viewpoints» (see the discussion clock).

Then, have a look at the following Chart and try to expand your arguments as suggested.

Pre Debate Planning Step 2

Bring both charts on Friday 16th and we will divide the class for debate according to your standpoints. THE CHARTS MUST BE HANDED IN AT THE END OF THE CLASS.

Here’s the TED Talk link:

Does the world need Nuclear Energy?

Jul 31, 2013

Please read! Instructions for Prezi or PPT presentation for review and study.


Remember to register your names in the presentation, otherwise you will not be given a mark for your work!

Instructions for your Prezi or PPT


May 3, 2013

Instructions for 03/05 Classwork

Group work: Get together in groups of 3.

Go to one of the following links and choose an article which you find interesting.

What you have to do is read the article carefully and work on the vocabulary:

Mark what you consider to be the key words in the article and look up any new words in the Merriam Webster dictionary online (

Make a google doc entitled: Vocabulary Classwork: Articles in the news and your names. In this document you will record the progress of your work. That is, if you look for the word «blunder», your document should contain an entry such as this:

Blunder: vb to make a mistake through stupidity, ignorance, or carelessness.

example: The government blundered by not acting sooner.

In the same document, after your vocabulary list, write an imaginary article using the words which you recorded in your list. Don’t forget about the heading and any pictures which you think would enhance the article. The article should be between 200-250 words.

Once you have finished, share the Google doc with me on my email address: and I will upload your work on the blog.


Good luck, everyone!



Abr 26, 2013

Steps for writing a good Letter to the editor


Abr 10, 2013

Writing a summary – Things to bear in mind

In the following file, you will find some basic concepts to bear in mind when writing a summary.

Writing a Summary

Abr 3, 2013

Connectives or linking words

Look at this video on connectives. It is very clear and useful! Can you think of 3 examples with each different type of connective?


Abr 2, 2013

The Dos and Don’ts of letter writing – Letters of complaint

Here is what we talked about last class regarding letters of complaint. It is very important to write clearly and keep a balanced structure in your letters! Follow the link!


Mar 26, 2013

First things first

Hello, Senior 2 and Senior 4 students!

As you know, I am new at the school. As you may suspect I am also new at blogging. Still, I will do my best and hope you will help me with your know-how.