Thursday, October 3, 2019

GREETINGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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As we have learnt. there are so many ways to greet people around the world. Unfortunately, not every culture has a word for “Hello” or “Hi” or do they wave their hand to greet people.

Have a look at verbal and non-verbal greetings from different cultures or countries.


So wherever you travel, be advised to at least learn how to greet the locals, following their cultural protocol.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

DESCRIBING YOUR PERSONALITY AND APPEARANCE

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In this section you will find very useful vocabulary to help you speak about your personality and appearance.

The video below gives you some useful tips on how to describe people's appearance.


And this other video below will help you have a conversation about other people's personality, appearance and the clothes they are wearing.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

2019/20 Exam Schedule for ESO 2, 3 & 4

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Exam schedule for the 2019/20 schoolyear

ESO 2, 3 & 4 Students,
This is your exam schedule for the 2018/19 schoolyear (you can also find a calendar of exams, deadlines and other events at the bottom of this blog):
Please note that all exams and dates are subject to change. PBL's and other tests dates to be confirmed.



DIAGNOSTIC TEST
ESO 2 – Friday 20th September
ESO 3 – Wednesday 18th September
ESO 4 – Wednesday 18th September

1st Term
UNIT 1
ESO 2 – Monday 14th October
ESO 3 – Tuesday 15th October
ESO 4 – Monday 14th October

UNIT 2
ESO 2 – Friday 8th November
ESO 3 – Friday 8th November
ESO 4 – Wednesday 6th November


UNIT 3
ESO 2 – Thursday 5th December
ESO 3 – Wednesday 4th December
ESO 4 – Wednesday 4th December

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The language sounds that could exist, but don't

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The International Phonetic Alphabet: one sound for each symbol, and one symbol for each sound. Except for the sounds we can't make...


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Monday, September 2, 2019

The Graveyard Book: Chapter 1 | Read by Neil Gaiman

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Watch and listen to Neil Gaiman read The Graveyard Book, a clever young adult novel that tells the story of Bod. Nobody (Bod) Owens is an orphan adopted by ghosts and raised in the graveyard. The dead and undead teach Bod the lessons of the living while he grows up.


If you need to, remember to turn English captions on (bottom bar) so that you can follow the transcription text as Gaiman reads along.

We are sure this mesmerising reading by the author himself will capture you and once you are done, you will eagerly start searching for the next chapters!



Chapter 1 – How Nobody Came to the Graveyard

In the dark and scary beginning, the man Jack kills a family with a sharp, long knife. The toddler tumbles from his crib and toddles out the open door and up the hill, escaping Jack.

At the top of the hill, in the graveyard, Mr and Mrs Owens find the baby. They wonder what to do with a live child in their dead world. When someone rattles the gate they think someone has come for the child. A startling flickering ghost of the baby’s dead mother appears pleading with them to keep her child safe. Her panic draws figures from all over the graveyard.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

St James's Day 2019

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From the lost Paradise to Judgement Day. Pórtico de la Gloria in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the first great movie of mankind, filmed in stone.



Perhaps the chief beauty of the cathedral, however, is the 12th century Portico da Gloria, behind the western facade. This Portico da Gloria in the narthex of the west portal is a remains from the Romanesque period. It is a masterwork of Romanesque sculpture built between 1168 and 1188 by Master Mateo at the request of king Ferdinand II of Leon. The vigorous naturalism of the figures in this triple portal is an expression of an art form, varied in its details, workmanship and polychromy (of which faint traces of colour remain). The shafts, tympana and archivolts of the three doorways which open onto the nave and the two aisles are a mass of strong and nervous sculpture representing the Last Judgment.


Monday, July 8, 2019

Joab Pelling - Amazing Artist

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Joab is autistic and hearing impaired, but he is still determined to pursue his passion for playing the drums.


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