Sunday, May 30, 2010

What did you do yesterday?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Are you a bookworm?

I have tried to work out a solution to Rafa's math problem about the worm that pierces books, and I must confess that I failed. Right, I'm not very good at maths, but I am good at languages so here is a bit of language comparison.

In English, we say that you are a "bookworm" if you like reading very much, you spend your time reading, you talk about books all the time, you are an avid reader, etc. However, in Spanish, we say that you are "un ratón de biblioteca". Why do you think the animal related to books is a worm in English-speaking countries (Anglo-Saxon countries) and a mouse or a rat in Mediterranean countries like Spain?

In other languages:
German: Bücherworm (like in English)
French: rat de bibliothèque
Italian: topo di biblioteca (topo is mouse in Italian)
Portuguese: rato de biblioteca

In any case, are you a bookworm?

Brittany's farewell party

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A hungry worm

There is a really nice math encycolpedia in the library with only 4 volumes and 400 pages each. A hungry worm makes a tiny tunnel from the first page of the first volume to the last page of the last volume. The librarian says to the math teacher:
  • A worm has pierced 1.600 pages!
  • Oh! No friend! Not that many! -answers the teacher calculating the result-
  • Really? so how many pages has the worm pierced?
Can you help the librarian to get the answer?

Translated and adapted from the book "El País de las mates 1" by Miquel Capó

EDITADO: Here is an image that can help you to solve this question:

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fact or Fiction?

Find 9 people in this list and then decide if they are fact (real people) or fiction (imaginary people).
It's not too difficult.

Wordle: fact or fiction?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Europe Day

What is Europe Day?

On 9 May 1950 the first move was made towards the creation of what is now known as the European Union. That's why we celebrate Europe Day on that day. At the moment there are 27 countries in the European Union. If you want to know about them, click here.

Which country would you like to visit? Explain why. The most original answer gets a prize
I would like to visit the United Kingdom, because I want to improve my English and know British way of life personally.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Big Challenge

Well, after some months of training, you finally had The Big Challenge quiz. Was it more difficult than you expected? What part of the text did you find the most difficult? Culture, pronunciation, grammar...? Who do you think may win? Would you like to take part again next year? Leave your comments here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

my camp rock 2

A girl of our class is going to take part in my camp rock 2.
My camp rock is a contest of singing of Disney channel, set in the movie Camp rock. The song is Here I am a song that Margaret Dupry sings in the above mentioned movie.
This one is the video that is going to send.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

School trip to the river


Now that you have finished the "Eating Habits Survey" it is time to analyse the activity. Click here to answer some questions about it. It's a very easy questionnaire.

Falconis - Your Mascot

Here is Falconis, the mascot of the Bilingual Section, designed by Alberto, Javi, Pepe and Juan Pedro. Do you like it? Leave your comments here.