2010 IS ALREADY HERE!

 Happy New Year! May all your dreams come true...(Click on the image)


WELCOME 2010!!! ( How do yo say?: Twenty-ten?, two thousand and ten?, two-o-one-o?)

Coming off of “two thousand nine,” you’ll probably say “two thousand ten.” In fact, 4 out of 5 YouTube videos  have people pronouncing it that way. 

But you would be wrong, so wrong, according to the National Association of Good Grammar.

“NAGG has decided to step in and decree that (2010) should officially be pronounced ‘twenty ten,’ and all subsequent years should be pronounced as ‘twenty eleven,’ ‘twenty twelve,’ etc.,” proclaims the association’s news release.
 Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/01/MN621BB41U.DTL



Have a look at the following video to see how the New Year is celebrated around the world:



And now the fireworks display celebrating 2010, from the heart of London:  Big Ben, the London Eye, Somerset House and Embankment.

GOODBYE 2009!

2009 is coming to an end and it is time to have a look back at the photograps of the year.
You have to scroll down and simply enjoy  photo by photo



PERSONAL VIDEO CARDS

Bubble Joy is a way of sending short (60 seconds) fun video messages to people:

They have a selection of message cards and you just record your video message to go in the middle using a webcam and microphone. It is very quick and easy to do and it is fun...!



QUEEN´S SPEECH

A British tradition on Christmas afternoon is the Queen's Christmas Message. At three o'clock in the afternoon, the Queen gives her Christmas Message to the nation which is broadcast on radio and television.
The first televised broadcast of the Queen's Christmas message was in 1957, but it is a tradition begun on the radio in 1932 by George V.
In 2007, The Queen launched her own channel on  YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/theroyalchannel

JINGLE BELLS

Hi children! Let´s sing Jingle Bells (the carol we have been practicing these days):



And this is the easiest version I have found:


 And this is my favourite:

More CHRISTMAS VIDEOS:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=638CBDA798703D82
I hope you like them, children!

A CHRISTMAS DISPLAY

This house in Frisco, Texas – home of one of the original and largest residential computerized Christmas light displays in North Texas.
Our 2009 Christmas display consists of roughly 75,000 lights which are computer controlled and synchronized to music.  The lights are synchronized to several songs which are broadcast to passing vehicles over a low-power FM transmitter (99.9 FM).

GREETINGS

 Click on the boxes to open your presents:








I wish you all a Happy Christmas!
Teacher



Sometimes it’s hard to come up with the just the right phrase for your Christmas cards and letters. If you need some help getting started, here’s a list of Christmas card greetings you can use for your greeting cards or annual holiday letters.

May your Christmas be as peaceful as new fallen snow.
May the joy and peace of the holiday season be with you now and throughout the new year.
The gift of love. The gift of peace. The gift of happiness. May all these be yours at Christmas.
May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year.
May peace, love and prosperity follow you at Christmas and always.
May the holiday season bring much happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.

PLURAL

Do you remember how to form the plural in English?:
http://www.cristinacabal.com/children/plurals.html
 
Fancy a quiz?


GAMES:

http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/project3rdedition/level1/unit1/games/game1

http://www.softschools.com/language_arts/grammar/noun/balloon_game/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/plurals/pluralrules/flash0.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/plurals/pluralrules/quiz.shtml

http://roythezebra.com/reading-games/singular-or-plural-1.html

FUN

I watched this video on T.V. It is a piano on the stairs in Stockholm to make people use the stairs.People play the piano and climb the stairs instead of using the electrical stairs and I thought that if you make something fun, more people will do it.
So we should do things more fun: THE FUN THEORY

This video is part of a a series of clips sponsored by Volkswagen. To watch more videos click here

HALLOWEEN IS COMING

Are you afraid of Halloween? Ghosts, withes, spiders, ...
No? Are you sure? Watch this nice video first:


Halloween falls on October 31st each year. It is celebrated the day before All Saints Day.

Year
Halloween
2005
Monday, October 31
2006
Tuesday, October 31
2007
Wednesday, October 31
2009
Saturday, October 31
2010
Sunday, October 31
2011
Tuesday, October 31
2012
Wednesday, October 31
2013
Thursday, October 31
2014
Friday, October 31

On Halloween, children wear fancy dress costumes and they knock on doors and say "Trick or treat." People open the doors and give the children lots of sweets. Orange and black are the Halloween colours. Orange is the colour of pumpkins and black is the colour of darkness. Halloween is a fun holiday!!!

And now, let´s make a test about holidays. Click here
Do you remember how to carve a pumpkin? Click here

FEELINGS

I love this song. It cheers you up(It makes you happy). What do you think?
The song is by the American group the Black Eyed Peas and the video is performed by students in Canada.
This week we´ll learn it and play Lastonstanding with these words:
PARTY I GOTTA

FEELING, TONIGHT'S, DO IT,

GOOD NIGHT, LIVE IT,

UP, LET'S, WOOHOO

You can see the lyrics of this song here

THE ALPHABET

The alphabet is our bread and butter, so let´s review it with some videos and links. I hope you like it:
A SONG:

EVERYDAY ENGLISH:
How do you spell your name?
C-A-R-M-E-N


USEFUL LINKS:
-More practice:
http://www.starfall.com/n/level-k/index/load.htm?f
-Can you click on the letters os the alphabet in the right order? Can you click on all of the letters from A to Z in 30 seconds? Click on 'start' to begin the game. When you click on the letter 'A' the countdown will begin. Good luck!
http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-games-alphabet-countdown.htm
-Practise the alphabet with Alphabet Antics. Choose a level. Listen to the sounds. What letter of the alphabet is it? Click on the right letter. And watch the snake!
http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/kids/antics/index_obtree.html
-Reading:
Here is a story with lots of different animals. A new animal has arrived at the ABC Zoo. It's a zorilla. The zorilla is a small animal from Africa. Where will the zookeeper put the zorilla?
http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-stories-abc-zoo-popup.htm
-A dictionary:
http://www.poissonrouge.com/abc/index.htm
-A special dictionary:
http://ivyjoy.com/abc/abc.shtml
-Spelling ship:
http://www.ictgames.com/plankgame.html
-Space hangman:
http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacyresources/files/alpha/alpha.htm?s=44244157da7db97e428926bb9be49365

ARE YOU AN ARTIST?

We have already started school. We have worked a lot, so I think it´s time for fun. Click on the following links:
  • Graffiti:

http://kids.tate.org.uk/games/street-art/
  • Kaleidoscope Painter:
http://www.permadi.com/java/spaint/spaint.html
  • Create a kaleidoscope:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/moc_kaleidoscope/
  • Create your own designs:
http://www.myoats.com/create.aspx
  • A blackboard:
http://www.sesamo.com/blackboard/index.html

What is your favourite?

SUBINGLES

English is fun and easy. Songs can help you to improve your English a lot. Click on the following address:
http://www.subingles.com/
I´m sure that you´d like Hannah Montana´s Hoedown Throwdown (Zig-Zag):

If you want to dance like her, watch the following video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTOFYlfFYeI

WELCOME BACK! School year 2009-2010


Hi children! Here we are again. Let´s start a new school year!!! Are you ready?
Please, click on the image if you want to have fun...
Watch this funny video to see the importance of learning English:



By the way, do you remember this song? It´s just perfect to review the school subjects...




ON THE STREET


Welcome to Smiling Town. It is a beautiful town. It has got a library, a supermarket, a hotel, a cinema, a park,...
What buildings and places do you recognize?



HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BIG BEN!




London's Big Ben will be celebrating its 150th birthday on May 31st.

It is at the north-eastern end of the Palace of Westminster in London, the Clock Tower is also referred to as Big Ben.

Big Ben is the world's largest four-faced clock and stands 314-feet high.

There is no elevator so for the few that is granted admission, they must climb 334 stairs.

The old Palace of Westminster was destroyed by fire on October 22, 1834 therefore Charles Barry designed the present tower as a part of the new palace.

May 31, 1859 the clock officially started keeping time


Note: 1 foot =.30480 of a meter

Click on the image below to enter:


ARE YOU A FOOTBALL FAN?

The Liverpool anthem has had an extra verse added to mark the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Remembering the horrendous tragedy of Apr 15 1989, where a football match crowd by police resulted in the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters. They were there to watch an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.
Red legends take to the recording studio Liverpool legends Kenny Dalglish, John Aldridge, Phil Thompson, Bruce Grobbelaar and Alan Kennedy have joined forces with Scouse musicians John Power (of The La’s and Cast) and Peter Hooton (of The Farm) to record a charity version of The Fields of Anfield Road.
THESE ARE MY FAVOURITE ANTHEMS:



YOU CAN NEVER TELL

This lady surprised the judges of this famous programme. Why?
(I strongly recommend watching it all through)




- What is her name?
- Has she got a pet?
- What is her pet´s name?
- How old is she?
- Where is she from?
- What is her dream?
- How many Yes´s has she win?


I dreamed a dream (Les Miserables)



I dreamed a dream in days gone by
When hope was high and life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
As they turn your dream to shame

He/She slept a summer by my side
He/She filled my days with endless wonder
He/She took my childhood in (his/her) stride
But (he/she) was gone when autumn came

And still I dreamed (he'd/she'd) come to me
That we would live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed

----------------------------------------------------------

Sueño ya hace tiempo
Cuando había esperanza y vivir valía la pena
Soñé que el amor no moriría nunca
Soñé que Dios perdonaría

Entonces era joven y valiente
Y se hacían, se usaban y se desperdiciaban sueños
No había rescates que pagar
Ni canciones sin cantar, ni vino sin probar

Pero los tigres vienen de noche
Con sus voces estruendosas
Al igual que te arrancan la ilusión
Vuelven tu sueño en vergüenza

Él/ella durmió un verano a mi lado
Con él/ella pasé unos días maravillosos
Él/ella se llevó mi infancia
Pero se marchó cuando el otoño llegó

Y yo aún soñaba que él/ella regresaría a mí
Que pasaríamos la vida juntos
Pero hay sueños que no pueden ser
Y hay temporales que no podemos capear

Soñé que mi vida sería
Tan diferente de este infierno en el que vivo
Tan diferente ahora de lo que parecía
Ahora la vida ha matado el sueño que soñé

HAVE A LOOK AT MY FAVOURITE ARTISTS IN THIS CONTEST:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gHvATmUsSg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GrOMLylvhQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjm2i37xSM8&feature=related

http://talent.itv.com/videos/video/item_200101.htm

LET´S HAVE FUN AT EASTER


Children this is a present for you, after having worked so hard. With this game you can make up stories or a film,... (click on the image, please):

EASTER QUIZZ

What do you know about Easter?

APRIL FOOL´S DAY


Get a Voki now!

THIS YEAR... Happy April Fools days from the set of House!

EASTER





Easter is the time for holidays, festivals and a time for giving chocolate Easter eggs. But Easter means much more....
Let´s have a look at this vocabulary:


There is a legend that says that ”An Easter Rabbit” or “Easter Bunny” brings baskets filled with colored eggs, candy and toys to the homes of children on the night before EASTER.
In England there is this tradition of Easter Bunnies and chocolate eggs.

COLOUR AN EGG ON LINE:(Click on the image)
MORE TO COLOUR:
And now, can you find the eggs and put them in the basket? There are 12.

(Click on the image)


After the work we have done in class about Easter, how many questions can you answer?
1. Where does the name “ Easter” come from?
2. When is Easter celebrated this year?
3. What is given to childen at Easter?
4. What is the legend?
5. What foods are traditionally eaten at Easter?
6. What animal is called Easter bunny?
7. What will the Easter bunny leave children if they are good?
8. What competition involves “hard-boiled eggs”?

SAINT PATRICK´S DAY


Alineación a la izquierdaMARCH 17th
Saint Patrick is celebrated on March 17th. He is the patron saint of Ireland.

You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! So come join our school as we share this holiday with you. We have games, songs, Shamrocks, Lucky Leprechauns, coloring and an eGreeting card (click on the image):

.

Fancy a jigsaw:
http://www.youthonline.ca/jigsaw/stpats1.shtml

http://www.youthonline.ca/jigsaw/stpats2.shtml


A puzzle?
http://www.youthonline.ca/games/slidingpuzzle/stp
atricksday.shtml

Games:
http://funschool.kaboose.com/fun-blaster/st-patricks-day/games/game_wallop.html

Dress a Leprechaun:
http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/stpatty/dressem/up.htm

Can you catch the Leprechaun:
http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/stpatty/catchme/mlink.htm

Colour the Leprechaun:
http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/stpatty/colorme/pretty.html


SAINT PATRICK´S FESTIVAL 2009:


IRISH DANCING:



AND IRISH SONGS:

DESCRIBING

CHILDREN, YOU KNOW TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF. NOW YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR PERSONALITY AND GET A WILD SELF...



This is Olayin. He has Siberian tiger legs, antennae and a tortoise shell..
Would you like to have your own one? Click on the image...
SARA, level 3:

She is Carla, mu wild self. She has got butterfly wings, long brown hair and antennae.
PABLO MÉNDEZ, Level 3:

My wild self is called NFuego.. He has got elephant ears, spider eyes and legs and a tortoise sheell. do you like it?



HOW DIFFERENT CAN ENGLISH SOUND?

Listen to this great actress. If you like English, you´ll love it:

Amy Walker speaks in 21 different accents . From the UK and Ireland to Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, France, Australia, New Zealand, and around North America.
  • What´s her name?
  • How old is she?
  • How many countries can you hear?

EVERYDAY ACTIONS


Short Stories is an application that allows each student to create a written short story out of a given set of images. In order to create the story, the user will be able to choose blocks of three, six or nine images. The length of the story will depend on the student's imagination as well as his/her level of English. This is why Short Stories fits into all CEF levels.

FAMILY

THE MOST FAMOUS FAMILY IN THE WORLD IS... (Click on the book to know them)


NOW MEET THE FRUIT FAMILY:
(Click on the image)


MORE PRACTICE: (CLICK ON THE IMAGE):


THE WICKED FILM

SHREK? THE INCREDIBLES? BATMAN? GREASE?
“PLAY”, the new TV3 programme has got a new website with a lot of games to practise. Click on the image to play


In every film, there is an odd word out... Can you guess it?
You can also play:

Karaokes with English songs

- Choose the correct answer

- Numbers (1,2,3…) and Spelling (ABC…)

- Fill in the blanks

- The Hangman

PRESENT CONTINUOUS

\PRESENT CONTINUOUS\

Click on the image to learn the present continuous in a funny and easy way...
Do you need the lyrics? Try this exercise:
http://ficus.pntic.mec.es/fbra0005/SONGS/LEMON%20TREE-FOOL%27S%20GARDEN.htm

REVIEW: (click on the image):




EXERCISES:
http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/present_cont.htm
WHAT ABOUT A GAME OR TWO?

FAST FRIXUELOS



Last February 18th classes 5A and 5B celebrated Pancake Day, an old tradition in England but a new one at Santa Olaya School.

In United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India and Canada, Shrove Tuesday is known colloquially as Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday.
On Pancake Day, pancake races are held in villages and towns across the United Kingdom.
And we have celebrated it on our way (Santa Olaya style).
We had a great time running and tossing the pancakes. And we are planning to cook our own pancakes at school next year ...


QUEEN ELIZABETH II



She is her Majesty the Queen.
She has a new webpage. Do you want to have a look at it? Click on her photo.
250,000 people visit this webpage ervery week.
She even has a channel on You Tube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRoyalChannel




ENGLISH AT CADIZ CARNIVAL

Chirigota Air con el Carair.

KARAOKE TIME


I have found this excellent karaoke site . It is called Karaoke Party.

Task
  • Go to the website: http://www.karaokeparty.com/en
    (You don't have to register or have a microphone, but if you do it will be more fun. If you register you can actually get a score for your singing when you hit the right notes.
  • Find a song which you like.
  • Click on the Preview button to listen to the song, or watch the video
  • Look at the lyrics (words of the song) at the bottom of each page.


VALENTINE´S DAY AROUND THE WORLD

Glitter Words
[Glitterfy.com - *Glitter Words*]

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE HOW THIS DAY IS CELEBRATED:

  • NAME THE COUNTRIES THAT APPEAR IN THE PHOTOS.
  • HOW DO THEY CELEBRATE THIS DAY?
  • WHAT ABOUT YOU?


In the UK, a massive amount of money is spent on what some say is the most romantic day of the year:

* £22 million spent on flowers
* Seven million red roses are sent
* 12 million cards are sent
  • HOW MANY FLOWERS ARE SENT?
  • HOW MANY RED ROSES?
  • AND HOW MANY CARDS?

VALENTINE´S DAY

Valentine's Day is celebrated every year on 14 February.

It's the day when people show their affection for another person. People send anonymous cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love.

Are you ready?




LOVE SMS?

roses r red, poppys r 2, but ill do anything 2 b with you

Roses r red Voilets r blue 2 hell wiv da colors I really luvs u

Roses r red, sky lights r blue! Love is a drug and i'm addicted 2 u

roses are red voilet are blue, someone like you, belongs in a zoo, dont be
mad
dont be blue, frankenstein was ugly to

If Roses were Black and violets were brown, my love for you would never b found
but roses r red and violets are blue, all i want to say is I LOVE U!

Roses r red, Violets r blue, God made me pretty, but wat happend 2 u!

roses are red, violets are blue, most poems rhyme, but this one
doesnt!!!
YOU CAN SEND AN E-CARD AT:
http://www.e-cards.com/catalog/cat-selection.pl?cat=Valentines

A DIFFERENT KIND OF BEAUTY:

ONLY A COMMENT: WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PEACE

THIS IS MY PUPILS´ PEACE PROJECT: (Click on Julián´s hand)

JULIÁN, level 5:
Glitter Photos

AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME WITH THIS SONG. LISTEN PLEASE:





GUERNICA BY PICASSO:




The following clever film simply shows that whether we are Black, White, woman, man or child, we are all HUMAN BEINGS. Canadian Former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau even makes a cameo appearance!


MUSIC IDOL

ONE REASON TO LEARN ENGLISH WELL. Watch the video and answer:
The singer is from Bulgary and she has some problems with her English. Why?

PEACE DAY


Imagine there’s no heaven

It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…



Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…



You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one



Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…



You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one .

WHAT´S YOUR FAVOURITE WORD?

A video showing students using vocabulary and learning vocabulary in a unique way. It also has a beautiful message.
This is an invitation to make one world.

Join in!


THESE ARE MY PUPIL´S FAVOURITE WORDS: