Irish Music

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What is a ‘session’?

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Irish bands

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Song for Ireland

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HUNGRY PLANET: what the world eats!

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Which family is which?

GUATEMALA-MENDOZA FAMILY- TODOS LOS SANTOS

JAPAN-UKITA FAMILY-KODAIRA

CHAD-ABDALLAH FAMILY- DAR ES SALAAM

EGYPT-AHMED FAMILY-CAIRO

GERMANY-MELANDER FAMILY-BARGTEHEIDE

BHUTAN-NAMGAY FAMILY-SHINGKHEY

ECUADOR-AYMÉ FAMILY-TINGO

How much do they spend on food per week?

WEEKLY  FOOD EXPENSES (in euros): 

59,00       3,95         14,40        246,90         53,45           390,45       24,65

                      visit   hungryplanet  and find it out!!!!!!

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And you,

how much do your family spend on food per week?

(find it out, ask your parents!!!)

write a comment about it!!!!!

unit 2: Remember when…

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The first is from last year (2007) and the second from 1984!!!!!

THOSE WERE REALLY GLORY DAYS!

and now two big questions:

1- What do you think you will be doing in 20 years’ time?

2- What do you think you will have already done in 20 years’ time?

Looking forward to your answers!!

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Mother and Child (Jeral & Steven)

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The Snapper and Angela’s Ashes, 2 films 2 see/watch!!!!!!

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The Snapper (1993)

The Snapper is Stephen Frears’ adaptation of the second book in Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown Trilogy. The Curley family is a poor but eccentric and loving Irish family. Oldest daughter Sharon (Tina Kellegher) announces she is pregnant, but refuses to reveal the identity of the father to anyone. Her father, Dessie (Colm Meaney), is supportive, but begins to chafe at the derisive gossip aimed at his family and his daughter. This leads to a confrontation between the two that is, like the rest of the movie, simultaneously funny and sad. The family waits in the hospital as Sharon gives birth to the snapper (Irish slang for an infant).

From: http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/131134/The-Snapper/overview

Ireland’s Great Famine 1845-1849 caused massive migrations. 70% went to USA.

Now find out what Angela’s Ashes film is about!

send me an e-mail or begin your blog with that information!

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Specific links 4U!!!!

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A question 4U: What is a Peat Bog?

general : have a look at the videos and enjoy the music!

4 Laura: food

4 Andrea : mythology

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source: http://www.wesleyjohnston.com/

Our students came from different countries!

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IRA documentary

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Before watching the documentary find out the following information:

Which countries have been part of the British Empire?

What is the Commonwealth?

Unit 1: The way we learn. Writing an e-mail!

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Dear Grace,

I’m happy to see that you’re great. I’m going to tell you about my family and school.

 

In my family we are four, my mother, my father and my sister-who is older than me- but she isn’t here now. She’s studying in Finland so I can’t see her in months. I’m so lonely now and I hate it, so I’m looking forward to Christmas, because she’s coming, and probably my grandmother too.

 

The school is boring, but now I can study what I want and it’s better than last year. My favorite subject is Physical Education, because I like doing exercise, but I hate Catalan, because it’s too boring and I am with all the class. But it doesn’t matter, because there are only two hours a week.

 

What’s about your family and your school? Write soon, please.

 

See you,

First Batx girl

 

 

Exercises on Ireland

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In this LINK there is a crossword and a matching exercise about Ireland,  find them, learn about Ireland and have fun.

clues: look for what and where Blarney stone and Wicklow Mountains National Park are before doing the crossword puzzle!

Copy the sentences from the matching exercise on your notebooks, look up the words you don’t understad and learn them by heart!

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