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 .

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Be in contact with English this summer

Now our school year is over we have to start thinking of how to keep our English alive.
  1. If you have failed, you should follow the directions given in class and write to your teacher if you need.
  2. If you have passed English this year there are many ways of keeping it alive without having to study grammar or read thick books during the summer. These are some of the  things you can do:
  • Listen to songs in English, read the lyrics and maybe even sing along. There are many websites where you can find the lyrics of your favourite songs in English.
  • Watch our favourite TV programmes and films in English and even read the subtitles in English. this is a good option if we can't grasp much of what is being said.
  • Watch YouTube videos in English with subtitles also in English.
  • There is an interesting website where you can find short audio files to practise your English, audio-lingua.eu. Just choose levels A1 or A2.
  • Read the news in English. Many newspapers have an interesting and easy to read website if we are learning English: USA TodayBBC EnglishTimeNewsweekNew York Times, etc. or choose a specific newspaper for English language learners, such as News in Levels.
  • If you want to do some practice work without really studying you can go to the British Council website:
    • Listening audios about different topics. You can do the tasks after listening and you can also read the scripts.
    • Reading texts about a variety of topics. They are classified according to their level of difficulty: A2, B1, B2, etc. At the end of each story there are some tasks and you can also get a downloadable version.
    • Vocabulary, you can read about some topics and then do some vocabulary activities.
    • And there are also other sections you might have a look at: grammar, writing, videos...
  • Try Duolingo to learn English or any other language on your own.
  • And finally, just pay attention of whatever you see around. There are lots of notices, instruction booklets, etc. in English and you can certainly understand more than you problably think.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Our visit to the lakes of As Pontes

General view of the area
Yesterday morning we went on a school trip to As Pontes, where we saw a forest. It is a special place because many years ago it was a highly polluted area.

We saw a roe deer and a wild boar in the middle of the forest and nowadays there is a lake where there used to be an open-aire mine.

We took samples of water from two different lakes to analyse. We checked the pH of the samples. It was a basic pH in both samples.
The lagoon the samples were taken from

Adrián got into the lake to get some invertebrates and water.

Later we ate in a picnic area next to a beach by the biggest lake.

We met some Mexican University professors and Agustín, a USC professor who was in charge of the project.

Checking the pH of the water samples
The project is the restauration of the area. In the past the area was full of waste from the coal mine. Now it is covered with earth, grass, trees, and bushes.They want to have a real, natural ecosystem.

We saw many tress such as chestnut, oak and pine trees, cypresses, birches, willows, etc., bushes, ferns, ivy, etc. and animals such as a wild boar, a roe deer, ducks, frogs, butterflies, snails, flies, mosquitoes, etc.

We held a photography competition and the winner should have the highest score.

Finally, we went to an artificial beach by the lake to eat a sandwich and later we returned to Guntín, but before that we left Álex in Lugo because he wanted to go to his football training session.

by Silvia Méndez, Patricia García, Antía Vázquez  and Ana Arias


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Let's write an essay

Choose one of these topics:
  • My favourite invention
  • Internet: good and bad aspects
Write a three-part text:
  • Introdution: short, introduction to the topic. Just one or two sentences.
  • Body: Defend your ideas. Give arguments for and against. 
    • In my opinion, personally...
    • A variety of tenses and rich vocabulary
    • Connectors of additions and/or contrast: besides, moreover, however, although...
  • Conclusion: Summaries the ideas mentioned and back your opinion.



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

My favourite invention

Make a poster or document with the following information:

  • name of the inventor and brief biography (1-3 lines)
  • description of the invention
  • main uses and advantages
Programmes that you can use:
  • Canva.com
  • LibreOffice Writer
EXAMPLE:




ANDREEA DUMBRAVA





SAMUEL FERNÁNDEZ CASTRO


MARIO GAYOSO ÁLVAREZ


SHEILA LODEIRO VARELA





JENNIFER LÓPEZ RODRÍGUEZ



PABLO PAJÓN CARREIRA



SILVIA VÁZQUEZ PÉREZ















Future simple