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VERB PATTERNS

1-GERUND ( V+ing)

https://www.ef.com/ca/english-resources/english-grammar/gerund/

2-INFINITVE

https://www.ef.com/ca/english-resources/english-grammar/infinitive/

SOME PRACTICE:

https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/gerunds-and-infinitives-exercise-1.html

https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/gerunds-and-infinitives-exercise-2.html

https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/gerunds-and-infinitives-exercise-3.html

Christmas activities

JOHN LENNON’S HAPPY XMAS AND IMAGINE:

-Complete the song:

https://es.lyricstraining.com/play/peter-hollens-jackie-evancho/happy-xmas-war-is-over/HLkEvrcngL#a7w

Try to complete the white gaps from Imagine:

https://es.lyricstraining.com/play/john-lennon-the-plastic-ono-band/imagine/H7I4VxsmQ7#ibw

 

John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who achieved worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history. In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono. After the Beatles disbanded in 1970, Lennon continued a career as a solo artist and as Ono’s collaborator.

Lennon was characterised for the rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing, drawings, on film and in interviews and his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement and the larger counterculture. He was shot and killed in the archway of his Manhattan apartment building by a Beatles fan, Mark David Chapman.

From 1968 to 1972, Lennon produced more than a dozen records with Ono, including a trilogy of avant-garde albums, his first solo LP John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, and the international top 10 singles “Give Peace a Chance”, “Instant Karma!”, “Imagine” and “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”.

As a performer, writer or co-writer, Lennon had 25 number one singles in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Double Fantasy, his best-selling album, won the 1981 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 1982, Lennon was honoured with the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2002, Lennon was voted eighth in a BBC poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer and thirty-eighth greatest artist of all time. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (in 1997) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (twice, as a member of the Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1994).

-Christmas quiz

-Christmas Activities

 

 

 

Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Turkey, pumpkin pie, American football and giant balloons. It’s the fourth Thursday in November. It’s Thanksgiving. But what exactly is Thanksgiving Day?

Many years ago, in the 1600s, a group of people left England and sailed on a ship called the Mayflower on a pilgrimage to the New World. The Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, after a long six-week journey at sea. It was a cold winter and the Pilgrims found it difficult in their new home. Fortunately, the Native Americans gave them food and taught them how to plant seeds. With the Native Americans’ help, the Pilgrims planted lots of crops and that autumn’s harvest was a good one. They celebrated their good fortune by having a feast of thanksgiving.

Today, Thanksgiving has become a traditional time to get together with family or friends. Food, drink and giving thanks are still part of the festival. People also enjoy other activities, like watching American football or going to a parade. The biggest parade is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade that takes place in New York. The parade includes marching bands, floats, songs and performances from Broadway musicals, and giant helium-filled balloons. Another tradition is the Turkey Pardon. The President receives a gift of a live turkey. At a White House ceremony, the President pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey, allowing it to live for the rest of its life on a farm.

-Read the text and find words with the following meanings:

  •  a journey made for religious reasons
  •  plants that are grown in large quantities, especially as food
  •  a large or special meal, especially for a lot of people and to celebrate something
  •  a public celebration of a special day or event, usually with bands in the streets and decorated vehicles
  •  an area of land for growing food or keeping animals

Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. The day after Thanksgiving has been regarded as the beginning of the United States Christmas shopping season since 1952. The term “Black Friday” did not become widely used until more recent decades, during which time global retailers have adopted the term and date to market their own holiday sales.

Many stores offer highly promoted sales on Black Friday and open very early, such as at midnight, or may even start their sales at some time on Thanksgiving. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but California and some other states observe “The Day After Thanksgiving” as a holiday for state government employees.

The term Cyber Monday, a neologism invented in 2005 by the National Retail Federation’s division Shop.org, refers to the Monday immediately following Black Friday based on a trend that retailers began to recognize in 2003 and 2004. Retailers noticed that many consumers, who were too busy to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend or did not find what they were looking for, shopped for bargains online that Monday from home or work.

 

Now you can do these quizzes:

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/quizzes/quiz-whiz-thanksgiving/

https://www.amexessentials.com/thanksgiving-trivia-quiz/

 

I HAVE A SONG FOR YOU

After some days confined at home, I am sure you are missing your friends and classmates like crazy! What about sending and dedicating them a song?

Think of a song in English you like. Prepare an audio explaining what you know about the song and why you have decided to send it to the people in the class.

Step 1. What can you tell about the song?

ABOUT THE SONG ITSELF:

1) What is the song called? What is the meaning of this title?

2) Who is the singer/band? Who is the composer?

3) What are the lyrics about?

4) What type of music is it?

5) Is it or has it been popular lately?

YOU AND THE SONG:

1) Why is it important to you? Why do you like it?

2) When did you hear it for the first time?

3) Is the song related to any personal experience? Which one?

4) How do the lyrics affect you?

5) What is your favorite part?

6) Where and when do you like listening to it?

Step 2. Why do you think it can make your friends happy?

1) What is the song’s mood? Sad? Energetic? Calm?

2) What is the message in the song?

Step 3.

Write down everything you want to tell your friend and get ready to record the message. Send it to the shared forlder in Educamos, together with the song video.

Here you can hear an example from one teacher:

https://voca.ro/b6mFqMK2Gr5

Song video:

 

Step 4.

Send it to your teacher. A tech guy in the class is going to create a Spotify list with all the songs you have chosen, it is going to be your confinement soundtrack! Enjoy!

 

Proposta de l’àmbit lingüístic anglès:

https://edumet.cat/areatac/p_coronavirus/fitxers/1OAT_-sDFTu24OEB8qBDdpmIU9mveWUCC6OF46uMpVUQ/documents/ambit_linguistic_an_4t_eso_a_song_for_you.pdf

EL CORATGE DE MALALA

A Malala, símbol mundial de la lluita per l’educació de les noies, li van concedir, el 2014, el premi Nobel de la Pau. Amb aquest motiu, 30 Minuts remet la seva increïble història. La jove estudiant pakistanesa Malala Yousafzai va ser tirotejada al cap pels talibans. El seu pecat? Anar a l’escola.

Malala i la seva família s’havien declarat en rebel·lia a la muntanyosa Vall de Swat, al nord del Pakistan, fins fa poc sota control dels talibans, contra la prohibició d’escolaritzar les noies. Ella i les seves companyes continuaven anant a l’escola en un clar desafiament a la nova norma discriminatòria. La seva protesta la va fer popular al país i això no ho van tolerar els intransigents.

Després de ser ferida gravíssimament, la van traslladar al Regne Unit, on li van poder salvar la vida. Ja recuperada, ha esdevingut el símbol mundial de la lluita en favor de l’educació de les noies en aquelles àrees del planeta on l’integrisme islamista o els costums ancestrals no ho permeten. Guardonada amb el Premi Sakhàrov 2013, ha rebut, abans de ser-li concedit el Nobel de la Pau 2014, molts més reconeixements en honor a la seva lluita i sacrifici, entre els quals el Premi Internacional Catalunya, l’abril de l’any passat.

El reportatge “El coratge de Malala”, produït per la BBC, inclou l’entrevista en exclusiva que li ha fet la periodista Mishal Husain a la ciutat britànica de Birmingham, on ara resideix Malala amb la seva família. No poden tornar al seu país per por de represàlies. Els autors del reportatge viatgen fins a la Vall de Swat, on parlen amb les antigues companyes de Malala i amb les quals reconstrueixen el dramàtic atemptat de l’octubre del 2012 a l’autobús escolar. Som testimonis també de diversos documents sobre Malala d’abans de l’atac talibà, amb el relat del context polític i social d’aquella explosiva regió del nord del Pakistan. La jove ens explica la seva batalla clínica per sobreviure i la nova vida a Birmingham, que ha de combinar amb una intensa agenda de reconeixement mundial.

 

http://www.ccma.cat/tv3/alacarta/programa/el-coratge-de-malala/video/5322971/

 

1.Què li va passar a la Malala? Escriu breument la seva història.

2. On vivia quan va sofrir l’atemptat? Digues el poble, el pais i el continent.

3. A la Malala li va canviar la vida en un segon, va haver de canviar de país i va començar una nova vida. Com creus que es sentia?

4. Lluitaries tu per poder anar a l’escola? Per què?

5. Quin dret dels infants (dels que hem estudiat) defensa la Malala? _

Competències bàsiques de les llengües estrangeres

Competències bàsiques de llengües estrangeres

Dimensió comunicació oral

Competència 1. Obtenir informació bàsica i comprendre textos orals, senzills o adaptats,de la vida quotidiana, dels mitjans de comunicació i de l’àmbit escolar

Competència 2. Planificar i produir textos orals breus i senzills adequats a la situació comunicativa

Competència 3. Emprar estratègies d’interacció oral d’acord amb la situació comunicativa per iniciar, mantenir i acabar el discurs

Dimensió comprensió lectora

Competència 4. Aplicar estratègies per obtenir informació bàsica i comprendre textos escrits senzills o adaptats de la vida quotidiana, dels mitjans de comunicació i de l’àmbit escolar

Competència 5. Interpretar els trets visuals, discursius i lingüístics bàsics d’un text d’estructura clara per comprendre’l

Competència 6. Utilitzar eines de consulta per accedir a la comprensió de textos

Dimensió expressió escrita

Competència 7. Planificar textos senzills a partir de la identificació dels elements més rellevants de la situació comunicativa

Competència 8. Produir textos senzills amb adequació a la situació comunicativa i amb l’ajut de suports

Competència 9. Revisar el text per millorar-lo en funció de la situació comunicativa amb l’ajut de suports específics

Dimensió literària

Competència 10. Comprendre i valorar textos literaris senzills, adaptats o autèntics, adequats a l’edat

Competència 11. Reproduir oralment i reescriure textos literaris senzills per gaudir-ne i fomentar el gaudi dels altres

Dimensió plurilingüe i intercultural

Competència 12. Utilitzar estratègies plurilingües per a la comunicació

 

The solar system

[youtube]https://youtu.be/Qd6nLM2QlWw[/youtube]

 

We call it the solar system because everything in it is centered around _______1________.

The sun is almost ______2_________miles away from us.

The sun makes up more than________3_______ % of the mass in the solar system. It is more than_______4________ times wider than the Earth. Without the sun, there would be no ________5_______, no _________6______.

Mercury has no ____7__________ of its own and no ______8_________ to breath.

Venus is the _______9________ planet in the solar system.

As far as we know, the Earth is the only planet to have______10_________.

Mars is known as the ______11_________ planet. It is ______12_________ and _______13________.

Jupiter is the _______14________ planet. It has at least _______15________ moons that circle around. It is covered by terrible _______16_________ which can be seen from the ________17_______.

Saturn is famous for its beautiful _____18__________. It is the _______19________planet that can be seen without a telescope.

Uranus is another _____20__________ gas. It is covered in ______21_________ clouds.

Neptune has _______22________ moons and it has the longest _______23________ in the solar system.

In ______24_________ Pluto was declared a ______25_________ planet.

PLANET CHART:          

Planet’s name Position

(1st, 2nd from the Sun)

Distance from the Sun Size :

*giant/small

Length of the “day”

Earth days

Length of the “year”

Earth years

Temperature

average

hot/cold

Atmosphere

Thick or thin

Surface :

rocky/gas

Satellites or

Rings

URANUS
VENUS
SATURN
NEPTUNE
MERCURY
MARS
JUPITER
EARTH

    *GIANT diameter greater than EARTH 12,700 Kms – SMALLdiameter smaller than EARTH

ELTON JOHN’S YOUR SONG

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNbSgMEZ_Tw[/youtube]

“Your Song”

(“Elton John” Version)

 

It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside

I’m not one of those who can easily hide

I don’t have much money but boy if I did

I’d buy a big house where we both could live

 

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no

Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show

I know it’s not much but it’s the best I can do

My gift is my song and this one’s for you

 

And you can tell everybody this is your song

It may be quite simple but now that it’s done

I hope you don’t mind

I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

 

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss

Well a few of the verses well they’ve got me quite cross

But the sun’s been quite kind while I wrote this song

It’s for people like you that keep it turned on

 

So excuse me forgetting but these things I do

You see I’ve forgotten if they’re green or they’re blue

Anyway the thing is what I really mean

Yours are the sweetest eyes I’ve ever seen

 

And you can tell everybody this is your song

It may be quite simple but now that it’s done

I hope you don’t mind

I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world