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Videoconference

At last the videoconference was possible on Friday with 6A in Sabadell and 7y in Portsmouth and on Monday with 6B in Sabadell and 7x in Portsmouth.

We had some problems with the technology. The sound didn’t work well and we only could write (text) and watch (picture). The students chatted each other. One student wrote his name and asked for his friend in the other school. Then they wrote some questions and they tried to answer these questions. The Spanish students wrote in English and the English students wrote in Spanish.

Now they are writing some presentations e-mails each other, and some of them are comunicating by Messenger. We are waiting for some students to write their presentation e-mail. When are you going to write ? Don’t be lazy and shy, please. We would like to read your presentation.

You can read more in Catalan in the school website.

If you click the photo, you can see some photos about the videoconference.

Do you like it ? Can you write your opinion here, please.

Questions for our Crookhorn’s friends

Next week we are going to do the videoconference with the Crookhorn’s students, if Internet works, of course.

These are the questions that you have prepared for that day:

1.    What do you want to be?

2.    What is the place that you like more in your city?

3.    How many students are there in your school?

4.    Do you like your school?

5.    Is there any football team in your school?

6. How old is your school?

7.    Do you like your city?

8.    How many students are there in your class?

9.    What do you like more about your country?

10.  Do you like your teachers?

11.  What are the most important sights of your city?

12.  Do you like to visit Spain?

13.  Do you do Art in your school?

14.  Are there any football fields in your school?

15.  Is your school big or small?

16.  What subjects do you do?

17.  Do you learn any foreign language?

18.  What is your school timetable?

19.  What do you do in your free time?

20.  What is your favourite food?

21.  Is Spanish a compulsory subject?

22.  Would you like to visit Spain?

23.  Do you use uniform in your school?

24.  What is your favourite English unit?

25.  How many classrooms are there in your school?

26.  How many stairs and floors are there in your school?

27.  Do you like Maths?

28.  How old are you?

29.  What is your typical food?

30.  What’s your English’s teacher name?

Can you think in more questions ? Here you are some more examples if you need:

  • Have  you ever been to Spain ? Where ?
  • Do you like pets ? Do you have any pets ?
  • What computer games do you play ?
  • What do you prefer ? DS, Wii or PSP ?
  • What is your favourite football team ?
  • What is your favourite football player ?
  • What is your favourite actor/actress/music/TV programme/singer/song ?
  • Do you like studying Spanish ?

Crookhorn College of Technology

The Crookhorn College of Technology is the Brittish School with we are going to have a videocoference very soon. We are going to talk with the 11 year students. They are 13 years old. You need to have some information about this College and his city. You can read the links of this post. You much prepare one question each. You can write your question in the comments.

The Cookhorn College is in Portsmouth, a city in the south of England. Here you are more information about Portsmouth:

Portsmouth es una ciudad de unos 189.000 habitantes situada en el condado de Hampshire, en la costa sur de Inglaterra. La unidad administrativa forma parte de una conurbación más amplia de Portsmouth, que incluye Fareham, Portchester, Gosport, Havant (que incluye un gran suburbio de Leigh Park), Lee-on-the-Solent, Stubbington y Waterlooville, con una población estimada de 442.252 residentes, siendo la décimo primera mayor zona urbana de Inglaterra. Fue un notable puerto naval durante siglos, es hogar del muelle seco más viejo del mundo aún en uso y de muchos barcos famosos.

Portsmouth dejó de ser un puerto militar hace pocos años pero queda un astillero principal y base para la Marina Real Británica (Royal Navy). Hay un puerto comercial que conecta con el continente para transporte de personas y mercancías. La compañía P&O Ferries ofrece cada 3 días un servicio de Ferry entre la ciudad y el Puerto de Bilbao, en Santurce. El precio del billete, si vas con el coche, ronda los 340 €, y sin coche, los 180 €.

La mayoría de las atracciones turísticas de Portsmouth están relacionadas con su historia naval, entre ellas: el museo del Día D y el astillero donde se encuentran los barcos HMS Victory, los restos del Mary Rose, HMS Warrior y el Museo de la Marina Real Royal Naval Museum.

En 2005 se completó la construcción de una torre de 165 metros de alto llamada Spinnaker Tower, que permite vistas desde 100, 105, y 110 metros sobre el nivel del mar.

Otra atracción turística incluye el lugar de nacimiento de Charles Dickens, Blue Reef Centre un zoo marino, Cumberland House un museo de historia natural, y el castillo Southsea.

Es de las pocas ciudades británicas que posee dos catedrales: la catedral anglicana de San Tomás en Old Portsmouth, y la católica romana de San Juan Evangelista, en Edinburgh Road. Esto es debido a que cuando se volvió a permitir a los católicos establecer catedrales en el Reino Unido en el siglo XIX, solo se les permitió hacerlo en lugares donde no existiera una catedral de la Iglesia de Inglaterra, como en Birmingham, Arundel, Southwark, Westminster y Salford. Esta restricción fue luego abolida como en Liverpool y Bristol. La catedral católica romana fue consagrada en 1882, años más tarde, en 1926, cuando Portsmouth alcanzó el estatus de ciudad, la iglesia anglicana de San Tomás obtuvo también el estatus de catedral en detrimento de otras iglesias importantes de la ciudad, por su estatus histórico.

Esta ciudad es muy conocida por su equipo de fútbol Portsmouth Football Club, denominado popularmente Pompey. Es un equipo que juega en la famosa premier league inglesa.

Información extraída de la Wikipedia

 

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The Youngcast Project Comments

Una de les essències dels blocs són els comentaris que hi escriu la gent. Aquesta també hauria de ser l’essència del Youngcast Project, un treball col·laboratiu amb altres centres tan d’Espanya i Catalunya com del Regne Unit.

Però com hem pogut comprovar al llarg del temps que portem dins d’aquest projecte, pocs són els comentaris que hem pogut llegir al bloc del projecte. Per tal d’animar una mica el bloc farem el següent:

Us convido a escoltar els diferents reports que hi ha penjats al bloc i a fer un comentari en aquest post del nostre bloc. Cal que en el comentari especifiqueu a quin post (títol) del bloc del youngcast project us referiu i també deixeu el vostre comentari escric en castellà i anglès. Si el comentari és adient jo mateix el posaré al bloc del yougcast project.

Com no amb aquesta participació obtindreu punts que afegiré als vostres punts del who is who score. Màxim 3 punts per comentari: 1 punt per participar, 1 punt més si el comentari està ben escrit en castellà i en anglès i 1 punt més si el comentari és adient per ser publicat en el bloc del youngcast project.

Aquest procés s’acabarà el 22 de gener.

Barcelona and more

Last thursday I uploaded our two last podcast for the youngcast project, one about Barcelona and the other about different places from Spain (Picos de Europa, La Manga del Mar Menor and Benidorm). You can see, read and listen if you click the two next pictures.

The Youngcast Project

What is the Youngcast Project ?

The Youngcast Project is an English Project with 5 Spanish schools and 5 English schools.

It is an audio project divide in 4 parts:

1st part: we record and audio with our presentation (name, school name, students, timetable, subjects, likes and dislikes …)

2nd part: we record and audio report

3rd part: we participate in a videoconference with an English school

4th part: a summary ending

You can listen the audios from the others schools in the youncast blog

And here you have your teachers presentation:

These are the schools:

Bishop Challoner London 13 years
Chipping Campden Chipping Campden 13 years
Crookborn College Porstmouth 11 years
Crookborn College Portsmouth 13 years
Howell’s School Cardiff 11 years
Montserrat Barcelona
Sant Andreu Badalona 2n. ESO
 Nazaret Tenerife 1r. ESO
Escola Pia Moià

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