This blog has been designed to provide information about the activities held at the social studies bilingual sections in CPI Tino Grandío (Guntín,Spain). The English language and Social Studies teachers have elaborated most of the resources you can see but our "auxiliares de conversa" also have their own page and posts. Therefore everyone is invited to have a look .

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Winds of change

Listen and read the lyrics. What is the song about?

I follow the Moskva
And down to Gorky Park
Listening to the wind of change
An August summer night
Soldiers passing by
Listening to the wind of change
The world is closing in
And did you ever think
That we could be so close, like brothers
The future's in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change
Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
In the wind of change
Walking down the street
And distant memories
Are buried in the past forever
I follow the Moskva
And down to Gorky Park
Listening to the wind of change
Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams
With you and me
Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
In the wind of change
The wind of change blows straight
Into the face of time
Like a storm wind that will ring
The freedom bell for peace of mind
Let your balalaika sing
What my guitar wants to say
Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams
With you and me
Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
In the wind of change


Friday, November 8, 2019

Past simple tense

When is the past simple tense used?

  • For completed action in the past (We saw your sister yesterday.)
  • For a series of completed actions (I woke up, had a shower, had breakfast and went to school.)
  • For longer actions that start and stop in the past; time expressions usually go with it (My sister lived in London for years.)
  • For talking about habits which stopped in the past (She studied Japanese when she was in high school.)
  • For past facts or generalizations (Old people never played football.)
How is it made?
  • Positive sentence → Subject + verb+ ed or irregular form (played with her.- She came with us.)
  • Questions  Auxiliary verb + subject +verb (Did they read the story?)
  • Negative sentence → Subject + auxiliary verb + verb ( didn’t like it.) 



More practice

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Happy Days for Boys and Girls

In today's class we have two tasks:
  1. Design a logo for our project. Bear in mind that this is the summary of your project: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights says, on its first article, that “all human beings are born equal in dignity and rights”. However, even in the 21st century, the opportunities are not always the same for men and for women. Sometimes, in some small details, the society tends to divide the world of boys and the world of girls, keeping barriers between them.
    With this project, we want to work with our students that girls and boys should have the same rights in this open and free world that we live.
    You can use a white sheet and a pen or any photo editing program.
  2. The other option is to choose one or two slides and work on this presentation about Guntín and our school. We want to show our school and school life to the other members of the project.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Present simple and present continuous



PRESENT SIMPLE

GRAMMAR:

EXERCISES
READING COMPREHENSION EXERCISES

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRESENT SIMPLE AND CONTINUOUS







Thursday, October 17, 2019

Present simple tense



PRESENT SIMPLE
form
  • affirmative: subject + infinitive (+3rd p –(e)s)
  • negative: subject + don’t/doesn’t + infinitive
  • question: do/does + subject + infinitive
Remember that we only add the –(e)s in the 3rd person affirmative form and that be is an exception: am / is / are

use
  • facts and permanent states.
  • habits and routines
  • 1st type conditional sentences
  • stative verbs that are not used in the pres. cont. (see, hear, believe, want, know, understand, think, like, love...)
Key words: how often / always / sometimes / often / never / usually / every day / once a week / twice a month... / if (in conditional sentences)

examples

  • Snow melts at 0ºC.
  • Harry lives in Liverpool.
  • My dog plays football with us.
  • Daniel washes his jacket every week.
  • Wdon’t like football.
  • She doesn’t understand baseball.
  • Do you enjoy dining out?
  • Does Rafael Nadal train in the morning?
  • If you drink too much you’ll have to go to the toilet.