Ago 28, 2013

Subordinating Conjunctions

Make use of practice resources!

Subordinating conjunctions quiz

Ago 23, 2013

MOC home practice

And here we go! Time indications are on the papers. There is nothing to clarify if you read the instructions carefully! Use a watch! Be on the alert for more practice MOCs!



Paper 2. Reading passages. June 2013


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

Summary Writing 2.0


  1. How do you feel about robots? Do you think they should be made to look and behave as humanly as possible? What should they be used for? What are the advantages and disadvantages of their having been invented?
  2. Read Text10A and say in one sentence what it is about.
  3. Research: What features are characteristic of advertising style? Find examples of advertising style and vocabulary in the text and explain what effect they have in this context.
  4. Write a one-paragraph TV or magazine advertisement for Wakamaru.
  5. Complete Worksheet for text 10A.
  6. Read  Text10B and make a chart of two columns to state the similarities and differences between the two texts in content and style.
  7. Write one complex sentence in your own words describing how the humanoid robotic head is able to copy human facial expressions. (Be attentive to accuracy and concision)
  8. Write a brief (200-220 words) summary about the benefits and drawbacks of owning Wakamaru or Jules.









Jul 31, 2013

Summary Writing Process by Cambridge

S4! A basic skill that you must take good care to polish up! Summary Writing. This attachment is very useful, more so for having been drafted by Cambridge examiners, so if you want to make a good impression, you know… read it!


Remember that for Friday you must select and list the relevant information from the text we worked on in class, (Text9A) plus the vocabulary hunt. I want contextual synonyms for all words.


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


Jul 3, 2013

Reading material – Warm up for your Exams

Have a look at these interesting texts written by a travel writer and prepare for your upcoming test by sharpening your comprehension skills. In addition to the links which direct you to the texts, I recommend a vocabulary hunt related to adventure travel with attention to description of geography; the challenges and risks, and the rewards and advantages, of this kind of travel.

Here goes a site from the lonely planet.

Jun 9, 2013

MOC homework for 14/06

Welcome back, Senior 4! I hope you had a good weekend. I uploaded our first MOC exam here so that you do it at home. (Hopefully your copy of «My family and other animals» has been dusted off and reopened by this time, just as a warm up.This MOC is very much in consonance with it). This will be useful practice for our first in-class MOC at the end of the month.

Please print it and turn it in this Friday 14/06. No excuses. This term we need to tighten our step and acquire more speed. You will have more marks to work with, more work to do. Enjoy.


MOC test 1 (home-blog)

MOC test 1-Insert (home-blog)