Monday, May 28, 2012

Visiting Cádiz

 4th year bilingual students visited Cádiz last Thursday. They became tourist guides and explained the main monuments and historical events in the city related to the Constitution of 1812.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Colonias de verano en inglés (Convocatoria 2012)

Recientemente se ha publicado la convocatoria de Ayudas para participar en el Programa de Inmersión lingüística en colonias de verano en inglés. Están destinadas a alumnado de 5º, 6º de Educación Primaria y 1º de ESO que cursa sus estudios en centros sostenidos con fondos públicos. El plazo de presentación de solicitudes estará abierto hasta el 25 de abril.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas

The English department wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Treasure Hunt: Three Constitutions


On 6 December Spanish people remember the day we ratified our constitution. A constitution is the set of rules that establish the structure and duties of a government. It also guarantees certain rights to the people.


In this activity we will review some important aspects of the Spanish Constitution and we will learn some facts about the Constitution of the United Kingdom and the Constitution of the United States of America. The three of them protect the Human Rights.

Read these questions carefully and think if you can answer them:

1. Which of the three constitutions is the oldest? When was it written?
2. When was the Spanish Constitution adopted?
3. What happened on 6 December 1978 in Spain?
4. What is the main difference between the Constitution of the United Kingdom and the other two constitutions?
5. Name three rights American, British and Spanish citizens have.
6. Complete these sentences with one of these words: Parliamentary monarchy, constitutional monarchy, federal constitutional republic.

a) Spain is a . . . . . . . . . .
b) The United States of America are a . . . . . . . . . .
c) The United Kingdom is a . . . . . . . . . .

These are the websites that you should visit to answer the questions:


Please send a comment with your answers and don't forget to include your name and group!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A GOOD BOOK, A GOOD FRIEND

Reading is a great way of having a good time or even more, Paul Sweeney said:
"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend." For this reason, the English Department would like to recommend you a list of graded readers in English.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Escuchar el MCERL


¡Hola! En el siguiente enlace (EOI de Málaga) podéis ver ejemplos de cómo se escuchan los diferentes niveles del Marco Común Europeo de Referencia para las Lenguas; hay ejemplos en varios idiomas, en inglés y francés desde A1 hasta B2, de hablantes españoles en cada uno de los niveles; también hay podcasts con grabaciones de hablantes nativos. Espero que os sea de utilidad.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sir John Cass Students visit El Fontanal

Last week 20 students from Sir John Cass School (London, UK) visited El Fontanal. Both schools have been involved in partnership programs for five years, including two intercambios escolares. Also, during this academic year, students from 2º ESO have been participating in a pen-pal project with students from this London school. The English students and their teachers also had the chance to visit and enjoy Lebrija for a day.
If you want to have a look at some pictures, check below:

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Our Language Assistants

As you know, today was Rosie and Nicola´s last day in our English class... and we are going to MISS them!!!! Well, the academic year went really fast and we are already in June; I have to say that it was a pleasure for all the teachers at the English Department to work with Nicola and Rosie and I think all the students with me... we learned SO MUCH and we had SO MUCH FUN! Hopefully everything will be OK and they will continue working at IES El Fontanal next year, but meanwhile we want to thank BOTH of you for your great work. Below you can see the presentations they prepared for our last class and some pics. Enjoy.



Thursday, May 26, 2011

Word Clouds

ABCya! Word Clouds for Kids!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Romeo & Juliet (1)

Last week students from class 3B were performing the classic play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. There were two performances and both of them were AWESOME! Congratulations to all the actors and actresses, and to Nicola and Irene for their wonderful job. If you want to watch the first minutes of the play, check below:

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Europe Day


Probably very few people in Europe know that on 9 May 1950 the first move was made towards the creation of the European Union. On that day, Robert Schuman, the French Foreign Minister, presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations. Today, the 9th of May has become a European symbol (Europe Day) which, along with the flag, the anthem, the motto and the single currency (the euro), identifies the political entity of the European Union.
Europe Day is the occasion for activities and festivities that bring Europe closer to its citizens and peoples of the Union closer to one another.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Earth Hour

On Saturday, March 26th at 8:30pm millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour, Earth Hour, to join the largest call to action on climate change in history. You can also contribute!



To see some ideas on how you can help your planet, have a look at this quiz

You can also participate in a great running event in Sevilla; to see more info, click HERE.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

St. Patrick´s Day


Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated each year on March 17th. In Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day is a national holiday. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.

Although it began in Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in countries around the world. People with Irish heritage remind themselves of the beautiful green countryside of Ireland by wearing green and taking part in the festivities.

Saint Patrick’s Day is usually celebrated with a parade. The one in Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is very famous. But the one in New York City is one of the biggest. In Chicago they even dye the river green every year.

If you want to catch some leprechauns, just click here! You can also read poems and listen to songs for this special day here.

Also, if you want to test your knowledge on Ireland, click HERE.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some countries like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, IWD is a national holiday. The first IWD event was in 1911 so 2011 sees the Global Centenary.

For decades, IWD has grown from strength to strength annually. For many years the United Nations has held an annual IWD conference to coordinate international
efforts for women's rights and participation in social, political and economic processes. 1975 was designated as International Women's Year' by the United Nations. Women's organisations and governments around the world have also observed IWD annually on 8 March by holding large-scale events that honour women's advancement and while diligently reminding of the continued vigilance and action required to ensure that women's equality is gained and maintained in all aspects of life.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Webquest



Introduction:
Christmas is one of the most exciting holidays of the year. We all have traditions and customs that help us to look forward to this time of the year. But do you know why we do the things we do at this festive time of year? During this webquest, you will learn about Christmas customs and traditions in England whilst having a little holiday fun.

The Task:
Using the information available on the Woodlands Junior School website you should be able to answer the questions in the bottom frame about traditional English customs.

The Process:
Simply click on the web links below each question and the page where the answer can be found will appear in this space. Find and type the answer to the question in the box provided.

Please click HERE to start.

At the end you can print your answers or write them in your notebook.

Good Luck & Merry Xmas!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Peace Caravan: Olive Oil, Rice & Sugar for the Sahara People


Hi everybody!
Every month of December we have participate in the Peace Caravan, a school campaign to get basic products for the Saharawi people that live in the desert of Tindouf. Tell your family about it and bring Olive Oil, Sugar or Rice to the school. If you want to get more information or see some pictures, check our music teacher (Pilar Narbona) blog.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Halloween Horror Tunnel

Last week we celebrated Halloween at IES El Fontanal; many students did activities in their classes, some brought pumpkin cakes (mmmm....delicious!) and the special education students and teachers created an incredible Tunnel of Horror (Congratulations!); if you want to have a look at some pictures, see below:


And if you want to see a really scary video, check below:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Enjoy your Summer Holidays!

Dear students,

The school year is almost finished. All the teachers in the English Department hope you have learned new things and wish you keep on learning. In the future you'll see how important it is to speak foreign languages. We'll think about new interesting things to do when we meet again in September.

Have a good summer!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

International Food Fair

As you know, one of the workshops we organised to celebrate our tenth anniversary was an International Food Fair with dishes from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, China, Spain, Belgium, Morocco, Australia and India. Here you can see a video with all the dishes and a slide presentation.
The students really did a great job both as chefs and presenters. Thank you so much for your contribution!
video

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tenth Anniversary

As you know, we will celebrate our tenth anniversary between May 19 and May 21. The English Department has organised lots of interesting activities and workshops for you to have a good time and enjoy learning inteseting cultural aspects. Some students will go trekking to Balsa de Melendo while others will enter a ballroom dance contest, join a Spelling Bee competetion or enjoy an international food fair. Thanks for you cooperation!

Ballroom Dance Contest
Spelling Bee
International Food Fair

Thursday, May 13, 2010

III Spelling Bee - EL Fontanal Tenth Anniversary


Hello everybody!

Next Thursday May 20th students and teachers at I.E.S. El Fontanal will be celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of our high school. There will be different activities, sports, shows at the theater... during t
hree days (19th, 20th and 21st of May).

The English Department will organise the III Spelling Bee, a funny and interesting way of proving you are good at spelling. There will be 2 different contests, one for Primer Ciclo (1º and 2º ESO) and another one for Segundo Ciclo (3º and 4º ESO). You can review the vocabulary lists for each level and you can also have a look at the rules and the recommendations here.

There will be great prizes for the winners!!!

To have a look at some advice:
Algunos Consejos Para El Concurso de Deletreo

To check the rules of the Spelling Bee:
Spelling Bee Rules


To review the Word List for primer Ciclo:
Listado Primer Ciclo

And to review the Word List for Segundo Ciclo:
listado segundo ciclo


Here you have got the chapter in which Lisa Simpsons participates in a spelling quiz. The video is in Mexican because I couldn't find it in English. I hope you like it. You can learn more about Spelling Bees.

Good Bye.



...and Good Luck to everybody!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Superlosers: A Play

Last Wednesday May 5th, all the students in 1º & 3º ESO went to Juan Bernabé Theater to watch the play Superlosers. It was really interesting and everybody had lots of fun. The actors were terrific and we even had some of our students on the stage: maybe they will become great actors in the future. We also want to congratulate all the students from El Fontanal for their excellent behavior. Have a look at some pics:

You can also watch this video where Superloser and Wolfman do a great job...

Friday, April 30, 2010

Superlosers



As you know, next Wednesday, May 5th we are going to Juan Bernabé Theatre to watch the play Superlosers; we will do some activities in the classroom before that date, but if you want to read more about the play so that you can really enjoy it, have a look at the material below.
Super Losers. Material Didactico

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easter

Next week we'll be enjoying our Holy Week vacation, which finishes with Easter. What do you know about Easter? If you want to learn about its origins (both religious and pagan) and about the way in which it is celebarted in different parts of the world, read the following text and do the activities proposed in the worksheet.
Moreover, you can do many other types of interesting activities, both on paper and on line, if you click here.
Have a happy holiday!

Easter

Monday, March 8, 2010

Matrícula EOI Lebrija


Hi there!

Please, for those of you interested (students in 4º ESO)in applying for the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas for the next academic year, keep in mind that during the month of March you need to send a pre-application. Check the EOI Website or have a look at the dates and requirements:

E.O.I. LEBRIJA
PERIODOS DE MATRICULACIÓN


ALUMNOS OFICIALES

-PREINSCRIPCIÓN PARA EL CURSO 2010/11
- Todos los alumnos de nuevo ingreso o que hayan dejado los estudios durante un año académico y quieran continuarlos deben realizar una preinscripción durante el mes de marzo. Estos alumnos realizarán la matrícula entre el 1 y el 10 de julio, si han obtenido plaza después del proceso de baremación.

-REQUISITOS.

1 Cumplir los 16 años antes de finalizar el año natural. Esto es hasta el 31/12/2010.
2 Los candidatos que cumplan 14 años antes de finalizar el año natural, se podrán matricular en un idioma distinto al que estén cursando en el nstituto.

Documentación:

Fotocopia del DNI del solicitante y del padre madre o tutor legal si el solicitante es menor de edad (anverso y reverso por la misma cara).
Documento de preinscripción cumplimentado por duplicado.
Los alumnos menores de 16 años, certificado del instituto del idioma que estén cursando como primera opción.

- Los alumnos que ya estén matriculados realizarán su matriculación en las siguientes fechas:
· Del 1 al 10 de julio si aprueban en la convocatoria ordinaria de junio
· Del 1 al 8 de septiembre si aprueban en la convocatoria extraordinaria de septiembre


ALUMNOS LIBRES

-Los alumnos libres deben matricularse entre el 15 y el 30 de abril en la EOI más cercana a su domicilio.

Monday, March 1, 2010

The II Spelling Bee was a Success

Last Wednesday 24 February the English Department celebrated Andalusia Day by organising the II Spelling Bee at our school. The contest was a complete success, mainly due to the effort and colaboration of all the contestants. The final was really exciting and these are the names of the best spellers:


Winner: Ana Muñoz Sánchez (1º A)


First finalist: Sergio Antonio Sánchez Arriaza (2º C)

Second finalist: Daniel González Gómez (1º A)


The Department would like to thank all contestants and encourage them to continue taking part in the activities we prepare.

You can have a look at the atmosphere of the contest in this slide show:



Thursday, February 25, 2010

Programa de Inmersión Lingüística - 1º ESO


Hola,

Se convocan, en régimen de concurrencia competitiva, 1.600 ayudas para la participación en una de las colonias de dos semanas de duración, organizadas por el Ministerio de Educación durante el mes de agosto de 2010.

Estas ayudas se distribuyen a su vez en dos grupos: Primero y segundo, de acuerdo con los requisitos que para cada uno de ellos se establecen en el apartado siguiente:

1.200 ayudas de hasta 456 euros para el grupo primero.
400 ayudas de hasta 156 euros para el grupo segundo

Para alumnado que esté en:

Quinto curso de Enseñanza Primaria
Sexto curso de Enseñanza Primaria
Primer curso de Enseñanza Secundaria Obligatoria

y que:

no podrá superar los 13 años a fecha 5 de septiembre de 2010.

El plazo de presentación de solicitudes finalizará el día 18 de marzo de 2010.

Para conocer todos los detalles y presentar tu solicitud:

www.educacion.es a través de los siguientes enlaces: «Educacion/Becas y Ayudas/Becas y ayudas para estudiar/Para estudiar Idiomas/Colonias de verano en inglés».

Para ver/descargar la orden completa:

programa inmersión linguística 1º ESO

Thursday, February 11, 2010

II El Fontanal Spelling Bee


Hello everybody!

Next Wednesday February 25th students and teachers at I.E.S. El Fontanal will be celebrating the Día de Andalucía. We will listen to the Andalucía Anthem, we will eat molletes with chocolate and we will do different activities in the classrooms.

The English Department will organise the II Spelling Bee, a funny and interesting way of proving you are good at spelling. There will be 2 different contests, one for Primer Ciclo (1º and 2º ESO) and another one for Segundo Ciclo (3º and 4º ESO). You can review the vocabulary lists for each level and you can also have a look at the rules and the recommendations here.

There will be great prizes for the winners!!!

To have a look at some advice:
Algunos Consejos Para El Concurso de Deletreo

To check the rules of the Spelling Bee:
Spelling Bee Rules


To review the Word List for primer Ciclo:
Listado Primer Ciclo

And to review the Word List for Segundo Ciclo:
listado segundo ciclo


Here you have got the chapter in which Lisa Simpsons participates in a spelling quiz. The video is in Mexican because I couldn't find it in English. I hope you like it. You can learn more about Spelling Bees.

Good Bye.



...and Good Luck to everybody!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Andalusia Day

As you already know, there are some assignments for Andalusia Day. According to your course and level you will be supposed to create either a tourist brochure or a slide presentation (in case of doubt, ask your English teacher). Here you can read the instructions for both.

Slide presentation:

Presentations on Andalusia
Tourist brochure:

Tourist Brochure

Friday, January 29, 2010

Origami Crane: Symbol of Peace


With a piece of paper and your own hands, you can create an Origami Peace Crane.

Try following the instructions on this animation.

CLICK HERE

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Imagine

Hi guys!

January 30th we celebrate Peace Day at IES El Fontanal, and we think it´s a great opportunity to remember how important it is to live in a more peaceful world. Some of John Lennon´s songs are among the most famous " Peace Anthems", and Imagine was named the most relevant song in the XX Century; it is really a universal song. Have a look at the
following presentation and listen to the song. Enjoy!
And after that you are surely ready to sing the karaoke version, aren't you?

Monday, January 25, 2010

I Have a Dream

Last 19 January American people celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Do you know who he is? He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. You can learn more things about his life and work here.
On 30 January we celebrate Peace Day at schools. You will do different activities in your English classes to commemorate this day. Apart from that you can also enjoy these subtitled videos of the famous speech I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King. Take your time to think about his words:



I'm sure you also have a dream about how people's lives could improve. You can send a comment telling all the school.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Our Best Wishes for New Year!

The English Department wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas in Britain Webquest



Introduction:
Christmas is one of the most exciting holidays of the year. We all have traditions and customs that help us to look forward to this time of the year. But do you know why we do the things we do at this festive time of year? During this webquest, you will learn about Christmas customs and traditions in England whilst having a little holiday fun.

The Task:
Using the information available on the Woodlands Junior School website you should be able to answer the questions in the bottom frame about traditional English customs.

The Process:
Simply click on the web links below each question and the page where the answer can be found will appear in this space. Find and type the answer to the question in the box provided.

Please click HERE to start.

At the end you can print your answers or write them in your notebook.

Good Luck & Merry Xmas!

The English Department at IES El Fontanal

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Treasure Hunt: Three Constitutions

On 6 December Spanish people remember the day we ratified our constitution. A constitution is the set of rules that establish the structure and duties of a government. It also guarantees certain rights to the people.

In this activity we will review some important aspects of the Spanish Constitution and we will learn some facts about the Constitution of the United Kingdom and the Constitution of the United States of America. The three of them protect the Human Rights.

Read these questions carefully and think if you can answer them:

1. Which of the three constitutions is the oldest? When was it written?
2. When was the Spanish Constitution adopted?
3. What happened on 6 December 1978 in Spain?
4. What is the main difference between the Constitution of the United Kingdom and the other two constitutions?
5. Name three rights American, British and Spanish citizens have.
6. Complete these sentences with one of these words: Parliamentary monarchy, constitutional monarchy, federal constitutional republic.

a) Spain is a . . . . . . . . . .
b) The United States of America are a . . . . . . . . . .
c) The United Kingdom is a . . . . . . . . . .

These are the websites that you should visit to answer the questions:


Please send a comment with your answers and don't forget to include your name and group!