viernes, 11 de diciembre de 2015

Christmas quiz


How much do you know about Christmas in Britain?

Press on the baubles and answer the question proposed. Click on the question again and the answer will appear in the other bauble.


sábado, 5 de diciembre de 2015

BBC explains climate change and its implications for the world.

A  brief but clear explanation of what the climate change is and its disastrous implications  for the planet and how the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions implies deep changes in our lifestyle.

You can also see the evolution of global warming over the last century.



             
             

             

A message from outer space to climate conference

Astronauts from the International Space Sattion, suported by scientists and former astronauts,  have sent a message to prticipants joining the Paris Climate  Conference supporting the need to reach a global binding agreement to take brave measures to fight global warming and climate change, a serious threat for future generations.

          

lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2015

2015 Paris climate conference

What on Earth are we doing to the planet?

Paris is now hosting the 21st Conference on climate change, a real threat  affecting the present and  future of the planet . Search for information about it and answer the questions

What is the main topic of discussion?

Why is the conference held?

What are its main objectives ?

What is the position of  developed countries??  and the position of developing countries?




jueves, 26 de noviembre de 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Day, Guys!

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          LEE AQUÍ UN ARTÍCULO EN ESPAÑOL SOBRE EL ORIGEN Y
          LA TRADICIÓN  DE ESTA FIESTA AMERICANA: DÍA DE ACCIÓN DE GRACIAS

          


         

miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 2015

Día Internacional contra la Violencia de Género



Hoy, 25 de noviembre denunciamos esta lacra social que tanto daño hace a las mujeres , sus familias y a la sociedad en su conjunto. Los escolares de los institutos de Utebo ,4º B y 4 de diversificaciónn representando al I.E.S. Torre de los Espejos, también han querido aportar sus reflexiones al respecto.

                    
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martes, 24 de noviembre de 2015

Gender -based violence school campaign

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Our high school in deeply concerned with  gender violence or violence inflected by men on women. and girls.

STOP GENDER VIOLENCE!!!  LOVE DOES NOT HURT.


viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2015

De vuelta de Salduero

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“¿Cuántos años, meses, días?
Horas solo cumple El Duero
Cuando pasa por Salduero.”

Cancionerillo de Gerardo Diego

Veinticinco  alumnos  de 2 de la E.S.O. junto a dos profesoras de Inglés y Ciencias Naturales  -Isabel Mariñosa y Chelo Calavia respectivamente- del Instituto de Educación Secundaria “Torre de los Espejos” de  Utebo, Zaragoza, han disfrutado de una interesante experiencia educativa consistente en un programa de inmersión lingüística en lengua inglesa en la localidad  soriana de Salduero, bonita localidad cercana al parque natural de los Picos de Urbión.

Este programa de inmersión, organizado por el Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, plantea un triple objetivo: estimular la práctica del inglés mediante su uso en contextos comunicativos distintos al entorno escolar, promover la convivencia entre alumnos de distintas Comunidades Autónomas, y  además, aprender  sobre medio ambiente y disfrutar de la naturaleza.

El eje temático  central del programa gira en torno  a “The World around us Speaks English”, que se desarrolla , a su vez, en torno  a subtemas  relacionados con el medioambiente: desarrollo sostenible, las llamadas tres Rs, energías renovables, el entorno natural y la diversidad cultural.  El trabajo diario se desarrolla en lengua inglesa a través  de prácticas y actividades diarias sobre los temas estudiados, puestas en común, presentaciones orales, talleres y periodos de juegos , deportes , canciones  y  bailes. Asimismo, el programa incluye tres visitas a lugares de la zona de gran interés medioambiental y cultural como son Molinos de Duero, la subida al Pico del Águila y la visita al museo del bosque en Vinuesa.

Una vez concluida la actividad llega la hora de la reflexión sobre la experiencia  vivida por los profesores y los alumnos.  Han sido días llenos de diversión, aprendizaje, juegos , canciones, excursiones, talleres, deportes, inglés, bailes, risas, despedidas y un montón de buenas experiencias que recordaremos durante mucho tiempo. Hemos aprendido mucho de Inglés , de Ciencias,  de trabajo en equipo, de naturaleza, de amistad y convivencia. Hemos tenido la suerte de compartir aventuras con nuevos compañeros  y amigos procedentes de un lugar tan lejano como Cortegana en Huelva, pero tan cercano en amistad, emociones  y vivencias.  No podemos tampoco olvidarnos de los monitores que han hecho posible que este campamento haya sido tan especial  y enriquecedor : Mark, Jeff, Ben,  Jesús, Nuria, Belén, Eugenia, Néstor.

“Thank you, Salduero, you will always be in our hearts”
                                      
Isabel Mariñosa y Chelo Calavia
Profesoras participantes en el Programa de Inmersión Lingüística Otoño 2015


lunes, 16 de noviembre de 2015

Salduero Experience Final Project

This is a presentation which we prepared with the participants in the camp which sums up our stay in the English immersion camp with our friends from Cortegana, Huelva, counselors and teachers from 8 to 14 November 2015.  Each group was in charge of describing one different experience that took place during the camp.


domingo, 15 de noviembre de 2015

Cortegana in Salduero


As part of The Salduero Experience, we were very lucky to make great friends from I.E.S. San José in Cortegana, a pretty town in the northern sierra of Huelva, in the south west of Spain.

On the first day they showed us the video they had prepared to introduce themselves and their home town, a lovely part of Spain we are looking forward to visiting in the future. There is also a worksheet with the written description of the town and vocabulary n English you may need for the understanding of the text.


            
            CORTEGANA_EN_SALDUERO from Isabel Mariñosa Vela on Vimeo.



jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2015

Outdoor activities: Pico del Águila & Molinos de Duero



Here you have a presentation of the trips we have made to two lovely places around Salduero: Molinos and Pico del Águila, a natural "watchtower" where one can enjoy a gorgeous view after a steep climb uphill. Up there we ate a tasty ham sandwich and  Aragonese fruits to give us energy after such hard physical exercise.
Molinos is a small town very close toSalduero where we  had a great time playing games

miércoles, 11 de noviembre de 2015

Salduero Experience Project




The two high schools involved in the Immersion camp are working on the same topic which deals with describing their daily experience based on a sustainable behaviour and habits.
For practical purposes we have divided them into six groups, each of them is in charge of a different theme:
1.       Description of journey and presentations of towns and high schools.
2.       Timetable, duties and rules.
3.        Outdoors and Fun  activities : sports, games , singing  & dancing.
4.       Description of daily workshops.
5.       Description of general guidelines of Ecoproject.
6.       Tourist promotion of Salduero and surroundings.



domingo, 8 de noviembre de 2015

Getting ready for Salduero.


 A FIELD NOTEBOOK

We just needed a naturalist's tool to  keep a daily record of our observations and impressions on the natural environment we are going to visit. A field notebook is a narrative diary of our daily observations, in which we can include information about the locality, the time, the weather, flora and wildlife.
This is the field notebook we have prepared in which you can read relevant information about Salduero as well as information and guidelines for a sustainable tourism. A useful and lovely reminder of your stay in Salduero.


viernes, 6 de noviembre de 2015

Autumn English Week in Salduero

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This Sunday twenty-five 2nd -year E.S.O. pupils and two teachers(Isabel Mariñosa & Chelo Calavia , English and Science teachers) are going on an English camp in Salduero , Soria, thanks to the scholarship given by the Spanish Minister of Education through a selection process. Our high school prepared a project based on the environment and sustainable development and was chosen thorough a selection process.

The main objectives we seek to attain during the English Week can be summarised in three:

  1. To improve and practise our English. Communication will be in English all the time. Native and bilingual teachers will be with us working on the topics of the project.
  2. To get in contact with nature, learn about the environment and develop environment-friendly attitudes. Salduero is a beautiful area surrounded by woods and The Duero River.
  3. To live together and have fun. This is an enjoyable experience which will give you the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy yourself.
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viernes, 30 de octubre de 2015

Halloween party snacks and readers

Here you have some "DIY ("Do-it-yourself) snacks to impress your friends for Halloween dinner.

Enjoy your "terrific" meal !!!!

 

As every Halloween , Jack O' Lantern has visited our high school' s library and canteen.

 

Horror & Ghosts stories available in the library for scary Halloween reading sessions

 

miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2015

The Rivers Natural Environment and The Ebro River

This is a unit related to the river as an element in a natural environment. The activities included in it are some of the warm-up activities before the Salduero Autumn English Week for 2 years E.S.O which will take place next november.

In it you will learn river features vocabulary as well as information about river landscape formation processes such as oxbow lakes
Next you can enjoy a school trip to the Juslibol Oxbow lake and follow the course of the Ebro River and the lands across which it flows.

Finally check out your knowledge by completing the crossword.






RIVER VOCABULARY

domingo, 18 de octubre de 2015

End of El Pilar Festival 2015

El Pilar Festival has come to an end. Eight days of tradition, culture, amusement and fun for all-kids, teens and grown-ups. Now it is time to go back to normal routine.
Our recycled Lady of El Pilar
Initial and Final Festival Fireworks

 

 

martes, 13 de octubre de 2015

" #More women" Elle campaign

Elle has launched a campaign to denounce the little presence of women in power positions.
What would happen if men disappeared in the world's most influential fields?




International Day of the girl: 11 October

"The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals rightly include key targets for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They offer an opportunity for a global commitment to breaking intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination – and realizing our vision of a life of dignity for all."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations declared 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and to raise people's consciousness about the terrible situations and conditions in which little girls and young women are forced to live in the world today, forced to arranged marriages, adolescent motherhood, violations or sexual slavery and deprived of basic human rights just for their genre condition.

     

Global Goals and Education

"World Leaders have committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people. If the Goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them. TELL EVERYONE."
 http://www.globalgoals.org/

           

On 5 October, World Teachers’ Day, Education International supporters and followers worldwide, got a compromise with the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, to take an active role in their implementation. The logo chosen for this overall teaching goal is " Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies"

World Teachers’ Day: Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies (02 October 2015)



                                                         www.teachersforefa.unesco.org


These are the global goals for a sustainable society established for the year 2030

No poverty
Zero hunger
Good Health and well-being
Quality Education
Genre Equality
Clean water and sanitation
Affordable and clean energy
Decent work and economic growth
Industry, Innovation and infrastructure
Reduced inequalities
Sustainable cities and communities
Responsible consumption and production
Climate action
Life below water
Life on Land
Peace and Justice strong institutions
Partnership for goals







lunes, 5 de octubre de 2015

La mejor profesión del mundo

                                                 Happy World Teachers' Day!!


          

          

viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2015

Reasons lo learn English

Listen to these top reasons why the learning of English is essential for a person's life .

What are yours?


           

Why is the world obsessed with learning English?? Listen to this interesting video on which Jay Walker tries to explain today's worldwide English mania


         

martes, 22 de septiembre de 2015

martes, 1 de septiembre de 2015

Welcome back to school



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September 1st , back-to-school day for teachers and pupils who have to resit September exams.

Good luck to all!!! As for the rest , you still have some days off. Enjoy them!

 I hope you have relaxed a lot and you are all full of beans to start the new school year . As every year, the English Department is already organising new surprising activities and projects . We can't wait to begin...!!!




jueves, 25 de junio de 2015

Best summer homework ever



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This is the end of the school year, and before we all start our deserved holidays, I would like you to read the original homework handed in to pupils by an Italian teacher.

It is the list of things his pupils must do for the summer.

1- In the morning, now and then, walk by yourself along the seashore.Look at how the sun reflects on the water, thinking of the things you like best in life and feel happy.

2- Try to use all the new words you have learnt this year. You will be able to say more things, you will think about more things, and the more you think, the freer you will feel.

3-Read as much as posible. No because you have to. Read because the summer inspires you adventures and dreams. By reading, you will feel as the birds flying. Read because it is the best form of rebellion.

4-Avoid all the things, situations and people that make you feel negative and empty.Look for stimulating situations and friends that appreciate and understand you for being who you are.

5- If you feel sad and scared, don't worry. The summer, as all the big things, disrupts your soul. Try to write a diary where you can write about your feelings ( and in September, if you like, we can read it together)

6- Dance, without feeling embarrassed.On the street, near your house or in your bedroom. Summer is a dance. It would be a pity not to take part of it.

7- At least once, you have to see the dawn. Stand there quiet and breathe. Close your eyes, grateful.
8-Do a lot of sport.

9-If you like a person a lot, tell him/ her with all the sincerity and grace you are able to. It doesn't matter whether he/she understands it or not. If it is not mutual, then it wasn't foreseen that he /she would be part of your destiny. On the contrary, the 2015 summer is a great oportunity to walk together ( if it does not work, go back to point 8)

10- Remember what you have learnt at high school and revise your notes

11-Be happy as the sun, untameable as the sea.

12-Don't use foul language. Be always extremely polite and kind.

13- Enjoy movies with emotive dialogues, above all in English. This will help you improve your linguistic skills and your chances to dream. Don't let a movie finish with the credits. Live the experience throughout the summer.

14- At daytime and at night, dream about what your life could be like.During the summer, gather strength not to give in and do your best to pursue that dream.

martes, 16 de junio de 2015

Microfiction contest winners



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We are delighted to announce the three pupils going for the final in the Microfiction Contest 2015 organised by the English Department for the high school's Book Day.

On the 24th of June we will reveal the name of the winner who will receive an award of an Fnac purchase card.

All the contestants will be given a little present as a reminder of their participation in the contest.







                   THEIR LIVES' BOOK

                     "They looked into their eyes, in their hands they had the book of their history, the
                    history of their lives. Both were afraid of what was written, but they should 
                    carry on. They thought it was time to open it and read it, but they did not
                    like the end, so they decided to rewrite it. "

                                                                              Guayén Guarido Sanagustín ( 3 ESO D)
                                                               

                                                                        THE BOOK

                  "There was a book.  The book lived in a library because he had a dream,
                 reading a book, but he couldn't do it because he was a book!. 
                 One day he decided to place opposite a mirror and read himself. 
                 At the end of the book he died. His dream had come true."

                                                                                         Jorge Pargada ( 2 ESO E )

                                                                      
THE SOCERER'S DREAM

                "Running under the rain, a boy was trying to hide an enormous codex, 
                 when suddenly it cover started shining in a blue energy. He felt something cold
                 at his nape, and heard the sound of a shot, which made him violently wake up,
                 inside a completely dark hole. The boy punched the ground angrily, and his fist
                 shined in the same blue energy."
                                                                Violeta Soler Ramos ( 4 ESO C)
              
 Congratulations ! It was a difficult decision because all the participants handed  in        splendid stories.

 Contestants receiving a high school's reminder for participation in this and other pole    activities:

              Marta Mº Peiró Sánchez, 1 A
              David Aller Moreno, 1 A
              Lucía Jimeno Gracia, 1 A
              Pablo Ortíz Cuartero , 1 D
              Adrián Hidalgo Apolo, 1 D
              Ioanna Duti, 1 D
              Nacho González Mimbiela, 1 E
              Tanatiuh Lorenzo Castillo, 1 E
              Miguel Gimeno, 1 C 
              María García de Vicente, 1 C
              Vera Cajal, 1 C
              Alba Peñas Giménez Ferreira, 2 A
              Catarina García Ferreira, 2 A 
              Diana Munteanu, 2 E
              Angel García de León, 2 E
              Paula Martín , 2 D
              María  Mei Martínez, 2 D
              Andrea P. García, 2 E
              Claudia Font, 2 C
              Pilar Baraza, 2 C
              Inés Alvarez, 2 C
              Matías Fernández, 2 C
             Julia Gracia, 3 D
              Irene Cobos, 4 B
              Nerea Royo, 4 diver
              Alejandro Riaño, 4 diver
              Manuel Carbó, 1 Bachillerato
              Noemí Berges, 2 Bachillerato


  

         The final decision was very difficult due to  the quality and imagination of the stories presented. Nevertheless, there was one story that really impressed us. 

     

        The first prize was for Jorge Pargada and we made bookmarkers for all the contestants and winners with the story printed on them. Well-done Jorge, Violeta and Guayén, second and third prizes! and congratulations to all the contestants and thank you for your participation !