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miércoles, 22 de diciembre de 2010

NEW YEAR!!!!!!


The last day of the year,New Year' s Eve on 31 December. In America and Great Britain many people go to parties, restaurants or nightclubs. For some parties people wear costumes and masks. At midnight it is traditional to sing the old Scottish song "Auld Lang Syne". This song celebrates friendship. In London lots of people go to Trafalgar Square and wait for the famous bell Big Ben to strike midnight.Some people jump into the fountains! In New York City lots of people go to Times Square. At midnight the words Happy New Year appear on an electronic sign. People cheer and there is a lot of noise. In some American cities office workers throw their old calendars out of the windows on 31 December. They are throwing the old year away. By the evening there is lots of paper in the streets!!!
In Scotland New Year' s Eve is called Hogmanay. It is the most important celebration of the year for Scottish people. In Edinburgh and other cities people celebrate in the streets,and there are concerts and fireworks. This is the time when people make "New Yearś Resolutions". They are promises people make to change habits during the new year. Some typical ones are:"I am going to clean room regularly" or " I am going to do more sport". Most people don not keep their resolutions, but some do !!

FATHER CHRISTMAS OR SANTA CLAUS


Father Christmas or Santa Claus is based on St. Nicholas, who was a Christian bishop in the fourth century. He was famous because he was generous and kind. People started giving presents on his day in the Christian calendar,6 December. Gradually this custom of giving presents moved to Christmas. But in England it was Father Christmas. In the 18th century Dutch settlers took the tradition of Sinterlaaas ("saint Nicholas" in Dutch) to New York. The pronunciation of "Sinterlass" gradually became "Santa Claus", and Santa Claus and Father Christmas became the same person.
The American cartoonist Thomas Nast created the modern image of Santa Claus in 1863. He is a happy old man with a white beard, wearing a red suit. He drives a sleigh pulled by reindeer, and comes down the chimney with toys for children.Before American and British children go to bed on Christmas Eve, they leave mince pies,biscuits and something to drink for Father Christmas. They also leave a Christmas stocking, where Father Christmas puts their presents.

lunes, 29 de noviembre de 2010

CHRISTMAS


Christians in many parts of the world celebrate Christmas on 25 December. This festivity celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. When we think of Christmas we think of the Christmas tree. This tradition comes from Germany. Germans had a fir tree in their homes and they decorated it with biscuits and candles. Every year there is a very big Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square in London. It is a present from Norway.The Norwegians wanted to thank the British for their help during World War II. America's most famous tree is at Rockefeller Centre on Fifth Avenue in New York City. This tree has about five miles of lights!!!

Some Christians go to church at midnight on Christmas Eve, while others go on Christmas morning. Families try to be together and have dinner or lunch together with special foods. People usually send Christmas card to their friends or relatives: they usually buy boxes of Christmas cards, often from charity organizations. The families put them on the walls in their houses. Christmas carols are very popular too. Many of them are very old. A lot come from Europe but some are American, too. People sing carols in churches, in town centres and sometimes in front of their neighbours' houses.

I wish YOU ALL a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

viernes, 26 de noviembre de 2010

THANKSGIVING DAY AT IES LOS ALAMOS

Yesterday the High School I.E.S. Los Álamos celebrated The Thanksgiving's Day in the playground of our school. Students from 1º and 2 º ESO prepared delicious chocolate cakes and everybody enjoyed them .Our language assistant, Elizabeth, explained to us the traditions of North America and we had a very good time!!!!!!
Americans of all religions celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. Thanksgiving is a special day for families, and people travel great distances to be with their families for this occasion.
The tradition started when some pilgrims left England because of religious persecution. They wanted to start a new life in a new country, so they left England on a ship called The Mayflower. They landed on the north-east coast of North America. It was winter and there wasn't much food. They immediately built small houses, but with the help of the native Americans who taught them to grow corn and how to hunt and fish. Soon the pilgrims and the natives became friends. The Pilgrims grew crops and the summer harvest was excellent. By November 1621 everyone had food and a home. They decided to celebrate it with a dinner to thank God. This was the first Thanksgiving dinner, and it continued for three days.

miércoles, 27 de octubre de 2010

HARD TO PRONOUNCE

In this link you will find a site that can help a lot to pronounce sentences with the vocabulary of technology.

Greetings

domingo, 24 de octubre de 2010

MATERIALS IN BUILDINS - I

Basic vocabulary of the subject "Materials in Buildings" (Theme 2 Technology 3 º ESO). You must associate with arrows to find the meaning of these words

Spanish




English

Abastecimiento


Aggregates

Al aire libre


Bed

Antes de


Carelessly

Conglomerados


Certain

Artículos del hogar


Conglomerates

Cantera


Crust

Cantero


Deposit

Yacimiento


Household good

Ciertos


infrastructure

Conglomerados


Outdoor

Corteza


Prior

Yacimiento


Profitability

Infraestructura


Quarry

La explotación de canteras


Quarrying

Lámina


Quarrymen

Que se refiere


Referred

Rentabilidad


Sack

Saco


Sheet

Sin cuidado


Sourcing

Someterse a


Task

Tarea


Undergo

miércoles, 22 de septiembre de 2010

THE AUTUMN IS HERE

You know, it is an equinox, Why does it happen? How does it happen? These videoes can help you, are in English, practise!, But also they can be understood only by the images




MIDNIGHT SUN WHY? HOW? WATCH IT!

martes, 21 de septiembre de 2010

HI AGAIN! WELCOME!


Welcome to this page that some teachers from IES Los Álamos created last academic year. It has become a useful instrument for teaching and learning the English language, whether you are in the Bilingual Teaching Program or not,
The Billingual Project is being taught in 3º E.S.O. with new subjects.
We hope you have a nice beginning of the term and that´s all!!!!

viernes, 25 de junio de 2010

miércoles, 23 de junio de 2010

miércoles, 2 de junio de 2010

EDUCATIVE WEBSITES ONLINE

The best collection of free online educational videos, lessons, quizzes, games and puzzles.

lunes, 10 de mayo de 2010

sábado, 8 de mayo de 2010

PROTOZOOS. LA MALARIA

Plasmodium is a protozoa that causes malaria, a disease that affects over 400 million people annually, of which around two million, many of them children, die. Therefore it is the disease causes more deaths worldwide, mostly in underdeveloped countries.
Here is a video of how mosquitoes transmit and as parasites develop in our body, but do not worry, it is subtitled in Spanish

domingo, 2 de mayo de 2010

sábado, 24 de abril de 2010

martes, 20 de abril de 2010

HELPING PLANTS GROW

¿Puedes ayudar a una planta a crecer? Here you are a simple game. Try it!
And would you be able to answer these questions? Puedes repasar y buscar las respuestas en esa misma página




domingo, 18 de abril de 2010

viernes, 9 de abril de 2010

BEWARE OF PLANTS


Bueno, no es para tanto, no hay ninguna planta carnívora que nos pueda atacar. Otra cosa son la gran cantidad de sustancias que producen y que pueden provocar diferentes efectos, como, por ejemplo, confusión.


¿Y a que viene esto? Pues hace unos días os recomendé una pagina bilingüe sobre plantas, pero a veces, el vocabulario que utiliza me atrevo a decir que no es correcto, por ejemplo, los nudos del tallo los traduce como nudos de cuerda (knots)o los nervios de las hojas como nervios (nerves). Es algo parecido a los falsos amigos, false friends, una acepción en castellano de una palabra no tiene exactamente su traducción literal en la acepción inglesa, por ejemplo a los nervios de las hojas, en inglés se les denomina veins (venas).

Para intentar solucionar esta posible confusión ahí tenéis una laminas con el vocabulario usual, a veces incluye demasiados, más de los que hemos visto en clase, pero no era sencillo modificar las laminas.

Si os interesa estos diccionarios visuales aquí tenéis sus enlaces, este tiene su versión en español
podéis cambiar de idioma sobre la marcha, y este otro tiene la posibilidad de escuchar el sonido de las palabras y es la versión online del diccionario que tenemos en la biblioteca

miércoles, 7 de abril de 2010

INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS

With that kind of thinking the only one who's doomed is yourself, robotics will eventually set us free from boring repetitious jobs.

EUROPEAN WEEK OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY


The EU Sustainable Energy Week is the reference event for sustainable issues in Europe. It forms part of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign which is an initiative of the European Commission launched in 2005.

martes, 6 de abril de 2010

Toads can 'predict earthquakes' and seismic activity


Common toads appear to be able to sense an impending earthquake and will flee their colony days before the seismic activity strikes

sábado, 3 de abril de 2010

ROCK CYCLE




Do you want to know about rock cycle? Click here.
Explicación del ciclo de las rocas con tres niveles de dificultad (beginner, intermediate and advanced). En inglés y español.

sábado, 27 de marzo de 2010

SOLAR-SYSTEM

Animación estupenda del sistema solar para entender el movimiento retrogrado de los planetas

viernes, 12 de marzo de 2010

PLANTS EVERYWHERE


Well yes, there are plants everywhere and many flowers too (although not as big as that of picture, a rafflesia, the biggest flower in the world, but it stinks of rotting flesh!) And that, as you must know, is not the same: there are plants without flowers, such as mosses and ferns, and on the other hand, the flowers are a part, not the whole plant, only the reproductive organs of gymnosperms and angiosperms.
Happy Easter and happy spring for all!
A traves del titulo del articulo podeis acceder a una pagina bilingüe "made in Andalusian" acerca del mundo de las plantas.

lunes, 22 de febrero de 2010

INVERTEBRATES AS PETS?

A spider, a scorpion or a stick insect are often seen in pet shop or even at home of a classmate. Sometimes with questionable taste and little information because they can be dangerous.
If you click HERE you will enter in an interestig page about INVERTEBRATES
This page will help you to perform the task which I indicated in class:
You must to write for each invertebrate group 3 sentences in English about their characteristics. These may be ... "Sponges have ..." or "Sponges are ..." or "Sponges can ..." or " Sponges live..." or "Most have ..." or "Some ... have ... but others ....."

martes, 2 de febrero de 2010

CLIMATE INTERNET ACTIVITIES

Web muy interesante para trabajar los Climas del mundo y la geografía descriptiva.
Entra

Cinemática - Básica

Este es un power-point para iniciaros en el apasionante mundo de la cinemática.

Vertebrate pets

A dog, a cat, a budgie, a goldfish, even a rat!, if you have a pet it will surely be a vertebrate, es decir que si tienes una mascota seguramente sea un vertebrado.
Aquí tenéis una simpática página de la bbc sobre mascotas y como veréis, sobre mucho más.

La actividad que tenéis que hacer es sencilla:Choose two pets of 2 classes of diferents vertebrates, click on the interactive guide and make a short essay about what most caught your attention. In English of course.

Si no os interesan las mascotas puedes pinchar sobre "amazing animals" o "extreme... " o donde prefiráis.



lunes, 1 de febrero de 2010

Volcanes y terremotos

Aquí teneis un enlace al museo de historia natural de Londres, donde se os explican las ideas básicas sobre los volcanes, terremotos, tsunamis, etc, y lo que se puede hacer hoy en día para evitarlos ó atenuar sus efectos. El tema lo vereis pronto en clase.

TRY YOUR PRONUNCIATION WITH A VIRTUAL TEACHER!!!

DO NOT MISS THIS LINK!!

lunes, 25 de enero de 2010

THE TUDORS

Conoce la vida en la época de los Tudor en Inglaterra. ENTRA

FAMOUS PEOPLE

Una fantástica página de la BBC para niños donde podemos conocer a personajes como Cristobal Colón o Enrique VIII. ENTRA

jueves, 7 de enero de 2010

THE MEDIEVAL GAME OF LIFE

Un juego interesantísimo para que los alumnos comprendan el modo de vida en la Edad Media.
No os lo perdais: PLAY