Thursday, December 2, 2010
It's called Lyricstraining.com and it's simply superb. Check it out!
PS. Thanks to Dolors Permanyer for pointing it to us.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
PS. The image used here was taken from this web. All rights belong to the authors.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
They have too much text, too many images, or too many colours. Or they have a messy look. Or they are too "full".
Here you can download a very clear example of the basic things to remember to write a good presentation. It belongs to the web of Save the children, a non-profit organization.
1. Slide 1: introduction
2. Just a few clear & simple slides
3. Final slide: conclusion
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Here you have several links to help you.
1. A list of all irregular verbs grouped in a way that makes it easier to learn them.
2. A flash card solution with most of the verbs you need to know. Here there are 10 verbs to learn. You can find the rest here. You need to scroll down. It's after exercise 37.
3. A game of Snakes & Ladders to practice the verbs you learn.
Monday, October 25, 2010
B: Com estàs?
→ How are you?
A: Estic bé, i tú?
→ I'm OK, and you?
B: Estic bé. A on vas?
→ Fine. Where are you going?
A: Vaig al gimnàs. Vols venir?
→ To the gym. Do you want to come?
→ Come on / Let's go.
A: Bon dia.
→ Good morning.
B: Bon dia. Qué vols?
→ Good morning. What do you want? / What would you like?
A: Vull una coca-cola i una pizza gran.
→ I want / I'd like a coke and a large pizza
B: Vols la pizza de carn o de formatge?
→ Do you want / Would you like your pizza with meat or with cheese.
A: La vull de formatge.
→ I want / I'd like it with cheese.
B: Vols alguna cosa per postres?
→ Do you want anything / Would you like something for dessert?
A: Sí. Què teniu?
→ Yes. What do you have?
B: Mira. Són a dins de la nevera.
→ Have a look. They are in the fridge.
A: Ah, d'acord. Vull un gelat de maduixa.
→ Ah, OK. I want / I'd like a strawberry ice-cream.
B: Aquí tens.
→ Here you are.
→ Thank you.
B: De res.
→ You're welcome.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Today, we are looking at reggae music with our 4th ESO B students.
It was a bit of a short session, and that shows in the different degrees of concision we can see on the different slides.
Take a look and feel free to add your comments.
To see the presentation, please click here.
Friday, October 15, 2010
It is a useful way to understand how a presentation needs to be made:
- Easy to read
Please understand that the majority of the text is NOT on the presentation, but on the notes and words expressed by the person presenting the topic.
A presentation is not a text, it is a SUMMARY which can complement the basic information with images, videos, audio, graphs, etc.
We will be making some more. For now, this is the work we did today.
Enjoy and learn the origin of this love of the dark...
Click here to go to a Presentations server and watch the presentation.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Here you have some useful links, read and learn some more about this contemporary TV hit.
1. Wikipedia entry for Heroes
Here you have some useful links, read and learn some more about this TV classic.
1. Wikipedia entry for Fame
It belongs to the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and it is called: "Subtitles and language learning" and you can see its home page here: http://sublanglearn.utu.fi/
Our way to participate consists of watching a series throughout the year at a rate of one chapter (45 minutes) every two weeks. We watch it in the original language (English) and use subtitles in Spanish.
The core idea is this: watching videos in the original version with the help of subtitles we can understand easily is a good help to our learning of the English language.
Simple, and true. And fun.
In order to install Audacity, you need to download the program and some extra files.
1. Go to Audacity's web page (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/) and click on the "Windows" link.
2. Click on "Descargar" (download).
3. Click on the "Instalador" file corresponding to your Operating System.
4. Select "Guardar archivo" (Save file).
5. When the download operation is complete, double-click the downloaded file (audacity-win-unicode-1.3.12.exe, remember the numbers may change if the file has a newer version) and follow the normal install steps.
6. Your Audacity is correctly installed. Now we need to add one little file that is really useful.
7 . Go back to the "Descarga" (Download) page on step 3 and click on "Codificador LAME MP3", and follow the instructions until you find this file: audacity-win-unicode-1.3.12.exe (remember the numbers may change if the file has a newer version). Download this file.
8. Double-click the file and install it.
9. Now you have Audacity AND you can export Audacity files as MP3.
10. Start Audacity and record a sample of your voice. Click on the Record button and start your sound. When you finish, you can click on the Stop button.
11. Now you have a sound track. You can listen to it by clicking Play. The other buttons (Pause, Home and End) allow you to "navigate" your recorded track.
12. To save a track, click Archivo (File) and Exportar (Export). Save your file with the MP3 type.
You can now record sound as many times as you want.
1. We hear the audio version of our text, so we listen and read. We pay attention to difficult words.
- We use Windows Media Player (or other player you have)
- We use Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/).
This is a freeware program for sound recording.
- Once again, we use Windows Media Player (or other player you have)
After several attempts, our reading performance improves and we can move on to a different section of the text.
- Murder at Coyote Canyon
- Black Cat page for this reader
- California entry at the Wikipedia
- The Chumash people
- Chumash people page at the Wikipedia
Below you can find links to pages about:
- Jack London
- Jack London web page
- Jack London's entry at the Wikipedia
- White Fang:
- White Fang. MacMillan page for the version you are reading.
- White Fang's entry at the Wikipedia
Monday, July 12, 2010
Today we are making our official debut.
This is a blog for everyone at the Institut de Vacarisses.
It's in English. Yes, in English. You know, THAT language.
It's all for posting materials we may find useful or interesting (or both).
So if you want to, please subscribe to this blog. We need to fine tune it to make it a useful and entertaining tool. You can help. Please do.
See you for now.