Friday, January 30, 2015

Groundhog Day 2015

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Groundhog Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 2nd in the United States and Canada. A groundhog (Marmota monax) is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels.

According to folklore, if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day fails to see its shadow, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If on the other hand, the groundhog sees its shadow, the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. 

The holiday, which began as a Pennsylvania German custom in southeastern and central Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries, has its origins in ancient European weather folklore, wherein a badger or sacred bearis the prognosticator as opposed to a groundhog.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Why Are Bad Words Bad?

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

ESO 4 2nd Term 2014-15 PBL Assignment

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ESO 4 Students,

This is your PBL assignment for this 2014-15 second term. Your task is to download the image at the end of this post  by the brilliant artist Gavin Aung Than and translate its text into the language of your choice, Spanish or Galician, using the same font as in the original picture (or one as similar as possible) by means of some photo editing software (such as Paint, Gimp, Photoshop, etc.).

You must create a .jpg.gif or .png file, identify it with your group name (for instance, BLUE_4A.jpg) and send it to our email. You must fill in the "subject" section of your mail messages with YOUR GROUP IDENTIFICATION and the word "PBL". You must also include the names of each and every group member and the percentage of work that every member has carried out (your marks will be in direct mathematical relation to that percentage). Your group identification must be as follows: GROUPCOLOUR_CLASS. Example: BLUE_4A.

Points will be deducted for every instruction you do not follow and each group will be deducted 1 point from their mark for every student who does not bring their copy (in English!!) of this document to class next Friday 6th February.

Every group must email their answers BEFORE Sunday 1st March at precisely 23:59:59. No mails will be admitted after the deadline, so please do not wait until the very last minute and get down to work as soon as possible.

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ESO 3 2014-15 2nd Term PBL Assignment

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ESO 3 Students,

This is your PBL assignment for this 2014-15 second term. Your task is to download this image above and translate its text into the language of your choice, Spanish or Galician, using the same font as in the original picture (or one as similar as possible, in order to fit it into the speech bubble) by means of some photo editing software (such as Paint, Gimp, Photoshop, etc.).

You must create a .jpg, .gif or .png file, identify it with your group name (for instance, BLUE_4A.jpg) and send it to our email. You must fill in the "subject" section of your mail messages with YOUR GROUP IDENTIFICATION and the word "PBL". You must also include the names of each and every group member and the percentage of work that every member has carried out (your marks will be in direct mathematical relation to that percentage). Your group identification must be as follows: GROUPCOLOUR_CLASS. Example: BLUE_4A.

Points will be deducted for every instruction you do not follow and each group will be deducted 1 point from their mark for every student who does not bring their copy (in English!!) of this document to class next Wednesday 11th February.

Every group must email their answers BEFORE Sunday 1st March at precisely 23:59:59. No mails will be admitted after the deadline, so please do not wait until the very last minute and get down to work as soon as possible.

No copyright infringement intended. For educational, non-commercial purposes only.

ESO 2 2nd Term 2014-15 PBL Assignment

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ESO 2 Students,

This is your PBL assignment for this 2014-15 second term. Your task is to download this image of a mind-map giving you some interesting advice on how to get ready for exams, and translate its texts into Spanish or Galician using the same font as in the original picture (or one as similar as possible) by means of some photo editing software (such as Paint, Gimp, Photoshop, etc.).

You must create a .jpg, .gif or .png file, identify it with your group name (for instance, BLUE_4A.jpg) and send it to our email. You must fill in the "subject" section of your mail messages with YOUR GROUP IDENTIFICATION and the word "PBL". You must also include the names of each and every group member and the percentage of work that every member has carried out (your marks will be in direct mathematical relation to that percentage). Your group identification must be as follows: GROUPCOLOUR_CLASS. Example: BLUE_4A.

Points will be deducted for every instruction you do not follow and each group will be deducted 1 point from their mark for every student who does not bring their copy (in English!!) of this document to class next Thursday 12th February.

Every group must email their answers BEFORE Sunday 1st March at precisely 23:59:59. No mails will be admitted after the deadline, so please do not wait until the very last minute and get down to work as soon as possible.

No copyright infringement intended. For educational, non-commercial purposes only.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Breaking The Rhyming Myth

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Blue Monday

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Hi there, Labor Students.

Today is Monday, but not just any Monday. Today is... Blue Monday!

Blue Monday is a name given to the Monday of the last full week of January, thought to be the most depressing day of the year as part of a 2005 publicity campaign by Sky Travel.

The concept is considered pseudoscience with its formula derided by scientists as nonsensical.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Dord

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Grawlixes

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A grawlix is a sequence of typographical symbols used to represent a non-specific, profane word or phrase. Here's an example of a typical grawlix:

#@$%*!

The term first appeared in a 1964 article called Let's get down to grawlixes by American cartoonist Mort Walker. Later, in a book called The Lexicon of Comicana, Walker created and named an international set of symbols used in comics around the world. Walker called his system Symbolia. Here are some examples of other terms in the list:
  • agitrons: wiggly lines indicating that something is shaking
  • briffits: clouds of dust indicating that a character left in a rush
  • emanata: straight lines rising from around a character's head indicating surprise
  • plewds: drops of sweat indicating that a character is hot or stressed
  • squeans: asterisks with an empty center indicating drunkenness or dizziness
  • waftaroms: wavy lines rising from something indicating a strong smell or heat.
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Friday, January 9, 2015

Is Cereal Soup?

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Who Brings Gifts to Europe? 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015

The 3 Wise Men Didn't Have a GPS 2015

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There is no historical evidence, but we can be quite sure that the 3 Magi did not use a GPS to find the stable in Bethlehem...
Life of Brian


Scene 2: Three Wise Men with Bad Senses of Direction

The sketch:

holy music

BABY BRIAN COHEN: crying
WISE MAN #1: Ahem.
MANDY COHEN: Ohhh!
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Who are you?
WISE MAN #1: We are three wise men.


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Three Wise Men 2015

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In Christian tradition the Magi (pronounced /ˈmeɪdʒaɪ/; from the Greek: μάγοι, magoi, usually translated as "wise men", although it probably meant "astronomer" or "astrologer"... that is why they were following a star), also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men, (Three) Kings, or Kings from the East, are said to have visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts.Traditions identify a variety of different names for the Magi. In the Western Christian church they have been commonly known since the 8th century as Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar. In the Gospel of Matthew, the only one to describe the visit of the Magi, it states that they came "from the east" to worship the Christ, "born King of the Jews". Although Matthew does not mention their number, because three gifts are recorded as having been given to the Christ Child, traditionally there are thought to have been three Magi. The Magi, as the "Three Kings" or "Three Wise Men" are regular figures in traditional accounts of the nativity and in celebrations of Christmas.

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year Resolutions 2015

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A New Year's resolution is a commitment an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The name comes from the fact that these commitments normally go into effect on New Year’s Day and remain until fulfilled or abandoned.

Labor students: Are you making any New Year's Resolutions for 2014? Maybe working harder at school? Spending less time on Tuenti? Leave your comments and tell everybody what your resolutions for the New Year are!


New Year's Day 2015

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"New Year's Day" is a song by rock band U2. It is on their 1983 album War and it was released as the album's lead single in January 1983. Written about the Polish Solidarity movement, "New Year's Day" is driven by Adam Clayton's distinctive bassline and The Edge's keyboard playing. It was the band's first UK hit single, peaking at #10 on the singles chart, #11 on the Dutch Top 40 and charting on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in their career. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine placed the single at #427 on their list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year Grammar Advice

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In 2015, may you never make the mistake of using “could of,” "would of,” or “should of” in your writing!

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