Category Archives: General

EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI

A massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The extent of the devastation is still unclear but there are fears thousands of people may have died. If you want more information about this natural disaster you can have a look at the CNN or the BBC news.

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In STOP DISASTERS! you can play a disaster simulation game from the UN/ISDR and learn how you can help to prevent this. Click on PLAY GAME and start your plan to reconstruct a safer environment for your population. You must assess the disaster risk and try to limit the damage when natural hazzards strike.

BLUE MANGO THEATRE

bluemangoNext Friday, January 15th AT 10:00 (Sala d’actes), all 1 batxillerat students are going to participate in a theatrical performance about sex and relationships. The play is performed by the company Blue Mango and it is a Forum Theatre play.

Forum Theatre is a type of theatre developed in Brazil by Augusto Boal as part of his “Theatre of the Oppressed”. It is a style of theatre in which the spectators become actors, they are known as “spec-actors”. A short play is presented in which the protagonist is being oppressed on some way.

After watching the play once it will be repeated and the audience will be invited to stop the play when they see a moment they want to change. The members of the audience (the spec-actors) can then come on the stage and play the part of the protagonist and attempt to change their situation. There are no right answers; the spectators can try different methods to see if they can change the situation for the better.

If you have any comment about this performance, you can leave a message to this post. We hope you’ll have a good time!

CHRISTMAS

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Christmas are about to come and today we are going to do some activities to know more about this festivity. Here you have some activities you can do to wish Merry Christmas to anyone you want to. Choose one and send it to your teacher. You can also use it with your friends:

tree WRITE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS STORY: Fill in the blanks to help write your own Christmas story starring you!
santa MERRY CHRISTMAS IN 123 LANGUAGES: Like to wish your friend living in a non-English speaking country? You can copy the language you want, and then click here to send it with your greeting card to your teacher and friends
snow CHRISTMAS PARTY: Select your favourite animated Christmas party characters and decorations. Select a tab, like characters and click the decorations you want to add to your room. It’s a wonderful little Xmas games, to create your own scene to email to your teacher and friends or save to your computer.
santa2 ANIMATED CHRISTMAS STORY: Create your own animated story and share it with your teacher and friends. You can do it at goanimate. You can even participate in the Christmas contest and win a Nintendo DS and more!

And now it’s time to have some fun with these Christmas games. Try to play them all.

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25th NOVEMBER

25th NOVEMBER – INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

“How Come, How Long” by Kenneth Edmonds (Babyface) is a song about a woman killed by her lover. No one comes to her aid and turn a blind eye to the abuse. The song was meant to raise awareness about physical abuse.

Download the How Come, How Long exercises and do them while you’re listening to the song. Then send them to your teacher.

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I, ROBOT

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WEDNESDAY 18th NOVEMBER

(15:00h.) – sala d’actes

We are watching the film I, Robot in English with subtitles in Spanish. After the film we can talk about it and give you some clues to start reading the book (you can bring your books to ask questions or doubts about it). Remember the film is based on the book, but they are quite different.

If you want to do some more activities about I, Robot, you will find them at I, Robot – Activities. They will help you to understand the book and the film.

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BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY

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WEDNESDAY 4th NOVEMBER

(15:00h.) – sala d’actes

We are watching the film in English with subtitles in Spanish. After the film we can talk about it and give you some clues to start reading the book (you can bring your books to ask questions or doubts about it).

If you want to do some more activities about Bridget Jones’s Diary, you will find them at Bridget Jone’s Diary – Activities. They will help you to understand the book and the film.

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ESTUDIANTS I CINEMA

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On Friday 30th of October, all Bachillerato students from IES Ítaca are going to El Retiro Cinema in Sitges to watch the movie IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISS, one of the films Estudiants i Cinema offers this year. We are watching the film in English, with subtitles in Spanish.

We are leaving at 8 o’clock from Sant Boi’s train station, and we will be back at around 2 o’clock. If you need more information about this activity you can download it autoritzacio.

Before watching the film we are going to do some activities you can find in In Search of a Midnight Kiss – activities.

Once in Sitges you will also have to do some activities to practise your English.

In Search of a Midnight Kiss shows us Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve. Wilson, a twenty-nine-year old guy who has just had the worst year of his life, is new to Los Angeles, has no date, no concrete plans and every intention of locking the doors and forgetting the last year ever happened. That is until his best friend, Jacob, browbeats him into posting a personal ad on Craig’s List. When Vivian, a strong-willed woman hell bent on being with the right guy at the stroke of midnight responds, a chaotic, sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching journey through the black and white streets of L.A. begins. In the waning hours of the year, emotional vulnerability and bitterly honest humor seem to be waiting around every corner.