Friday, May 31, 2013

World No Tobacco Day

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Dear students, 

Every 31st May we celebrate the World No Tobacco Day, which encourages a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of this drug.
Although tobacco selling or consumption is illegal for people under 18, unfortunately some teenagers start smoking in order to stay cool, be part of the group or even get a sexier look… 


According to the Spanish law, smoking is prohibited in indoor public places and workplaces and on public transportation. Nevertheless, it appears people still smoke on train station platforms, football stadiums or bus shelters, which although being outdoor, crowd together quite a lot of people who become passive smokers.

If you want to get to the core or what a passive smoker is, have a look at this brilliant add:


(Over 80% or cigarettes’ smoke is invisible, so no matter how careful you are, they still breathe in the harmful poisons. If you could see what’s really there, you wouldn’t smoke.)

In any case, it appears useless to give smokers a list of the dangers they are exposed to since “they know it already". Therefore, as a picture is worth a thousand words, we’ll show only very few of the many consequences cigarettes have on your health:


(Lung cancer)

(Stains and amputations)

(Teeth decay)

(Premature skin ageing)

(Impotence)

(Fertility problems)


So why is tobacco so harmful? I you have a closer look at the substances a cigarette contains and their use in various industrial products you will get your answers:



Don’t hide behind excuses such as “we’re all going to die anyways” or “my grandfather used to smoke two packets of cigarettes a day and died at age 90”. Smoking can cause a slow and painful death:



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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ESO 3 - 3rd Term PBL Grades

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ESO 3 Students,

These are your grades for your 3rd term PBL task (An Astronaut's Advice comic strip translation):

GROUP_1_3A - (Lara Álvarez, Víctor Pérez, Fabio Moura, Adrián López) - 0 points - You did not send any work at all... :'(
GROUP_2_3A - (Meres Gómez, Jennifer Alonso, Iria Domínguez, Antía Junqueira) - 8 points
GROUP_3_3A - (Adrián García, Zaida Domínguez, Rosmery Camacho, Génesis Espinal) 0 points - You did not send any work at all... :'(
GROUP_4_3A - (Alexis Antón, Gabriel Cherubim, Lara Collazo, Paula Suárez, Diego Anido) - 9 points


GROUP_5_3B - (Pagán, Santiago Pascual, Jessica Vilaboa, Brayan Mesa, Noelia Soto) - 7 points
GROUP_6_3B - (Ainhoa Albolea, Magnolia Córdova, Pablo Cámara, Alicia Val) - 7 points
GROUP_7_3B - (Diego Pérez, Rubén Roo, Adrián Sánchez, Mireia Martí) - 9 points
GROUP_8_3B - (Mario Quinteiro, Pedro Palmás, Samuel Torres, Iago Pernas) 8 points
And this is the brilliant translation by GROUP_4_3A (Alexis Antón, Gabriel Cherubim, Lara Collazo, Paula Suárez, Diego Anido):


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Labor Open-Doors Day 2013 - The Cinema School!

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Labor's Living a Celebration!!

We are celebrating at Labor School. On Friday 31st we are holding our traditional open-doors day and theme celebration: Movies this year!

Everybody is welcome. Have fun!



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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

For Whom the Bell Tolls - John Donne

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ESO Students,

We are sure some of you have heard of this famous, inspirational poem by John Donne, For Whom the Bell Tolls... Donne wrote this poem while recovering from a serious illness and this particular quote is taken from Meditation XVII in his book Devotions of Emergent Occasions.This passage was made famous after Ernest Hemingway used ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ as the title for one of his most acclaimed novels.

Today we would like to offer you the version by brilliant artist Gavin Aung Than, who has used the poem as a tribute to the late Jeff Hanneman (1964-2013), a guitarist and one of the founding members of the metal band Slayer. He recently passed away due to cirrhosis of the liver.

Click here to enlarge the image.


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Sunday, May 26, 2013

British Isles City Names

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Message to a Graduate, by Grant Snider

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(Reblogged from Incidental Comics)

Although this comic by Grand Snider was originally intended for graduates, as its heading states, at LEZ we find it so truly inspirational that we believe that every student at every level can benefit from it. Enjoy!


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Monday, May 20, 2013

Don't Text and Drive

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We never used to write messages at the wheel. There must have been a good reason.


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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Isn't Sport Crazy!!

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Crazy reactions from Sky Sports commentator Johnny Phillips after unbelievablye action:

Leicester's Anthony Knockaert missed a last minute penalty to send his club through to the Championship play-off final, Troy Deeney then scored for Watford seconds later to send them to the Wembley promotion to Premiership play-off match.


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Saturday, May 18, 2013

What Your Body Does in 30 Seconds

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Divorced, Beheaded, Died; Divorced, Beheaded, Survived

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You have probably been told the story of King Henry VIII a hundred times and also know how he got rid of five of his six wives. There is a popular saying stating “divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived” which describes the fate each of them suffered.

We would like to revive the luck this women run by making a brief comment on them and posting six short clips from the show “The Tudors”, illustrating their final moments.

As it is said in each chapter on the show, aired from 2007 to 2010, “you think you know a story, but you only know how it ends. To get to the heart of the story, you have to go back to the beginning…”

Monday, May 6, 2013

Kids Don't Learn from People They Don't Like

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Today we'd like you to have a look at one of those TED conferences we've already talked to you about on a previous post at LEZ.
The speaker this time is Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, who issues a call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.


Let's have a look at some of the points she discusses:

  • All learning is understanding relationships.
  • [To a colleague]: "you know, kids don't learn from people they don't like.  
  • Tell a kid you're sorry, they're in shock.
  • I wondered, how am I going to take this group in nine months from where they are to where they need to be?
  • I gave a quiz, 20 questions. A student missed 18. I put a "+2" on his paper and a big smiley face. […] You see, "-18" sucks all the life out of you. "+2" , he said, "I ain't all bad."
  • [A student to a former teacher]: “you made me feel like I was somebody, when I knew, at the bottom, I wasn't."
  • Will you like all your children? Of course not. […]  the key is, they can never, ever know it. So teachers become great actors and great actresses.
  • Teaching and learning should bring joy.
  • Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.
  • We can do this. We're educators. We're born to make a difference.

You can watch this clip without subtitles to improve your listening skills or make use of the transcript available below. We personally love this woman's energy and are sure it'd be a pleasure to have her in class.



Saturday, May 4, 2013

Telephone Phrasal Verbs

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

ESO 2 - 3rd Term PBL: Ideal Virtual Home

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ESO 2 Students,

This is your PBL task for the 3rd term, a joint Technology + English project:

You have to design your ideal virtual home, bedroom or business...

Groups:
Groups of 2 students (or you can fly solo). You can work with a classmate or choose a partner from another classroom.

Description & Language: 
You must write your ideal home, bedroom or business description/interpretation in English - 150 words minimum. Of course, every text you include must be in English.

Format and size:
JPG file, generated from a Powerpoint slide, page size: 630x297 (3 DIN A4 sheets put together)

Minimum software you must use:
Powerpoint (text, design and lay out), A9 CAD (blueprints) y Google Sketchup (3D graphics)

Typography:
Font: Century Gothic, Arial, Avantgarde…
Size: For normal text at least 12pt size

You have to send your jpg files by e-mail to BOTH the Technology teacher, Leo Areal, and to our mail. The deadline is Sunday 2nd June at precisely 23.59.59. No files will be admitted after the deadline ends... so please do not wait until the very last minute and get down to work as soon as possible. Both Leo and myself are sure you are going to enjoy this project and benefit a lot from it. Good luck! :)

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ESO 3 - 3rd Term PBL Task

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ESO 3 Students,

This is your 3rd Term PBL task. You have to translate this inspirational comic strip by artist Gavin Aung Than into the language of your choice: Galician or Spanish.

You should translate EVERY WORD YOU SEE IN THE COMIC and create a new jpg of png file and send it to our mail. Keep the comic as it is: don't change the images. Just substitute the English words with the Spanish version. The deadline is Friday 24th May at precisely 23.59.59. No files will be admitted after the deadline ends.

The fonts you must use are Creative Block and Red State Blue State.

Your file identification must be as follows: GROUP_NUMBER_CLASS.JPG or GROUP_NUMBER_CLASS.PNG. Example: GROUP_1_3A.PNG.

You must fill in the "subject" section of your mail messages with YOUR GROUP IDENTIFICATION and the word "PBL".

And these are the groups:

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