Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Hi, there!,

Happy Thanksgiving Day!!! 

As you may know the fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day to commemorate the arrival of the first pilgrims to the new world
This fact took place in 1620, after a long trip by a ship called Mayflower, a group of religious people arrived to the new lands. Therefore every year, they have a special dinner with some relatives and friends to remember that important event, and also, to feel grateful. 
 
If you are more interested in an accurate description of the origin of Thanksgiving Day, you can watch this interesting video.


Now, would you like to watch the famous Macy's parade in New York city? Since 1924, Macy's, this wellknown department store, organised this colourful parade, there are many important characters transformed into huge balloons. I hope you'll like it!

(Enjoy your meal, enjoy your grilled turkey!)


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

BYE, BYE, GUYS!

Hi, Guys!,

(From letf to right: Encarni, José Luis, Paco, Mª José, Marisa, Gema, Carmen, Antonio Lorenzo, José, Elena, Toñi; at the bottom: Valme, Enrique, Antonio and Ana)

Nice to meet you all!!! I was so pleased to be your English teacher these months! Thanks a lot for your enthusiasm, support, effort, ... I'll never forget your funny role-plays, spontaneous conversations, dictations, ... you've been very good students, and NICE PEOPLE. I think Antonio, the other teacher completely agrees with me!, haha ;)

(José Luis, the best student in outer space)
(Mª José, good at listening ;P)
(Ana, the most original student






 (Ready for the party?)

Now, look at the pictures we took yesterday. Did you have fun? 

I hope I'll see you again ;) My best wishes ;P

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pink Glove Dance!

Hi, Guys!,


Pink Glove Dance for Cancer Awareness 


That funny video was recorded in Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (Portland, Oregon). 
These employees put together this video to make people aware of breast cancer. As they said they had a ton of fun putting that together and hoped it inspires others to join in the cause. 
Let's support everybody who are suffering from this disease. Shall we dance? HOPE and FAITH


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Reported Speech (post 8)

Hi, Guys!, 

If you need to practise the REPORTED SPEECH, you can rewrite the following sentences. Then, you can check your anwers!

Reported Speech Answers)

Have a Nice Day

Monday, November 14, 2011

Acacia.pntic -- Digital Resources (post 2)

HI, Guys and Teachers!,


Today, I'd like to recommend you this http://acacia.pntic.mec.es/agip0002/auro/inicio.html. Don't waste time and click!!! Thanks to some great teachers' effort and work (Aurora Gil and Helen Massingham), you'll discover a fantastic INTERACTIVE web ready for being used at school, at home, ... 

There are different levels (secondary and upper-secondary), you can find printable sheets, student's guide, games, lexicon, exercises to practise and improve your English pronunciation, ... and so on. It's truly helpful!!!


Learning English is always FUN! ;P

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Free Books online, just register

Hi, Guys!

Would you rather read a real book or a virtual book? Well, some of you prefer reading a book using your Ipad, laptop, ...so, here you are!!! It's a great web, you can read novels, plays, poetry, essays, etc. if you register here: http://www.readprint.com/. You'll find many amazing books. 

Now, I hope you'll improve your reading skill in English ;p there are no excuses at all! :)

 At last, do you think that real books will disappear? Do you prefer buying books or reading them online?

(Well, in my humble opinion, I think virtual books may never quite substitute for real ones).

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Art of Croche and Knit

HI, There!,

London
Have you ever heard about YARN BOMBING


Well, this is a new fashionable form of Street Art! Many people who love croching and knitting decorate public places with their colourful works, as you can see in these pictures. What do you think? Do you like this work of Art? 
 

New York city

This recent street art is said to have begun in 2005, when the artist Magda Sayed knitted a cozy for the door handle of her Houston boutique, it has been spread around the world since then. So, many ephemeral works of art decorate and cover subways, metro seats, lamposts, sidewalk cracks, bikes, cars, statues, etc.  However, the yarn bombers usually do this at night, becuase it is illegal. 
 

One of the most famous yarn bombers is an American woman. She worked as a professional textile artist and she is graduated from California College of the Arts. The first time she saw yarn bombing, she was delighted, she thought it was beautiful, funny, surprising ... she loved this anonymous art and she decided to call herself "Streetcolor", then she started decorating her home ....

 By the way, last 4th November, many knitters and crocheters were invited by the mentioned artist Streetcolor to gather on Oak Plaza to mark the occasion of a museum yarn bombing.

I hope you'll find this post interesting and entertaining! I love creativity and art!
To my grandma and my aunt who love croching and knitting, they've made me lots of wonderful works of art!!!;)


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