Knowing Chile

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Watch this video about Chile and make a short review about the following topics.

  • Why do people come to Chile?
  • Favorite Places
  • Food
  • Abundances
  • Investments. Which ones? and Why?
  • People
  • What do people who lived in Chile feel about it?

3ero Medio: THE MAN FROM THE EARTH

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After watching the movie answer the following questions.


1. What are the names of the characters and what are their activities or prefessions?


2. What apisode during th emovie triggered the story told by John?


3. The other characters did believe John's story? If you think that write in what moment they started to believe.


4. What do you think about living eternally?



DEADLINE: SUNDAY, MAY 31st at 9.00 PM.

CUARTOS: READING ALOUD

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Goal Setting in SEVEN Easy Steps

(BY Jacqueline Stahl of Success Books Australia)

STEP 1. Develop a DESIRE to achieve the goal. The desire must be intense. How do you intensify desire? Sit down and write out all the benefits and advantages of achieving your goal. Once the list goes between 50 and 100 your goal becomes unstoppable.

STEP 2. WRITE your goal down. Once it goes into writing it becomes substantial and starts etching itself into your subconscious.

STEP 3. IDENTIFY
1) the obstacles you will need to overcome,
2) the help you will need to acquire, e.g. knowledge, people, organizations. In each case write them out in a clear list and analyze them.

STEP 4. DEADLINE your goal. Analyze where you are now in relation to the goal and then measure how long you will reasonably need to complete the goal. Then set the latest outside date.

STEP 5. Take all the details of steps 3 and 4 and make a PLAN. List all the activities and prioritize them. Rewrite the list, optimize it, perfect it.

STEP 6. Get a clear MENTAL PICTURE of the goal already accomplished. Make the mental image crystal clear, vivid in the mind's eye. Play that picture over and over in your mind.

STEP 7. Back your plan with PERSISTENCE and resolve. Never, never, never give up even when you hit setbacks.

Presentation: Thursday, April 16th.

WELCOME! 2009 is waiting for You!

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Dear students,
Welcome back to a new year of English.
I hope this year is better than the last one and work hard to get all the goals.
As always, this blog will be an important tool of communication and practice the language.
Ready... Steady... Go!!! Let's work!!!

Debate Team in Action

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http://video.google.es/videoplay?docid=-2797764621748822405&hl=es


Great memories from 2008. You did it awesome kids. I'm so proud of you. See ya next year for all that continues.

3º Medio: PAPER "Mr. Holland's Opus"

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1. According to you, give a reason that supports the artistic and musical education at school nowadays.

2. According to a former student (at the end of the movie), what is the real Mr Holland's OPUS? Why the word "opus" is used in the title of the movie?

3. What does the school principal -Mrs Jacobs- mean when she tells Mr Holland that a good teacher not only must teach knlowledge to the students, but also give them a compass?

4. Do you think that Mr Holand was a good father during the movie?

5. How does Cole's deafness interfere in his parents' marriage? ¿How did Mr Holland and his wife react to the stress?

6. According to you, what did it show the incident between Mr Holland and Rowena?

7. Did Mr Holland act properly saying Rowena that she had an outgoing talent and she had to go to New York and follow her dreams?

8. According to you, name the 5 most relevant moments of the film.Recomendation...Try not to write at the same time you are reading. I'd prefer you print or write the questions, answer them on a paper and then write them in the blog and upload them.

Debate in English: SECOND PLACE!!!!

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In an outstanding presentation the Team of Liceo Domingo Santa Maria obtained the Second place in the Debate in English Tournament.
Leyla Cortés, Ruben Castillo, Constanza Flores, Lorena Sanchez, Evelyn Robles y Carolina Muñoz put the Liceo in a High place, showing everyone that our Liceo is a winner.

Moreover, We had the honor of having in our team The Best Male Debater in English in the whole reagion: Ruben Castillo

Congratulations Everyone!! and Thank you

Preparating the Debate 2nd Strike

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Here you have the video of the Metropolitan final in 2007. Enjoy and take your conclusions.

DEBATES IN ENGLISH... First Strike

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On Friday 22nd, the Team that represented Liceo Domingo Santa María, participated in the first round of the Debates in English, activity organized by the program OPEN DOORS from the Ministry of Education.

The members of the Team are: Constanza Flores, Ruben Castillo, Evelyn Robles, Leyla Cortes, Lorena Sanchez and Carolina Muñoz.

It was amazing to see them in action. We went against Liceo A-1 Octavio Palma Pérez, and the position was being Against of the idea of Acquiring a Foreign Language to Apply for a Job.






Mas del English Winter Camp

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Estimado(a) estudiante:
Gracias a CORFO, tenemos el siguiente test para que puedas medir/practicar(a modo de ensayo) tu inglés.
Test de Inglés
No te preocupes si los resultados que obtienes no son los que esperabas, ESTO NO AFECTARÁ tu postulación y participación en el English Winter Camp.
BUENA SUERTE !!
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Recuerda:
• Miércoles 16 a las 16:00 hrsVence el plazo para inscribirse y también para rendir la prueba.
• Jueves 17Publicación de la lista final con los estudiantes aceptados,además de la lista de espera, e instrucciones para iniciar su participación en ENGLISH WINTER CAMP 2008.

Los que lean esto antes del 16 de Julio por favor postear y asi saber quienes están en carrera.

ATENCION!: ENGLISH WINTER CAMP

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English Winter Camp 2008

Con el propósito de continuar impulsando el aprendizaje del inglés, durante enero del año 2008, el Programa Inglés Abre Puertas del Ministerio de Educación en conjunto con el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo, implementó un sistema de becas para estudiantes de educación media denominado: “Campamentos de Inglés”.
En base a los resultados arrojados por la primera experiencia (English Summer Camp), la iniciativa se repetirá el mes de julio con cursos de semi inmersión los que se realizarán durante las vacaciones de invierno.La iniciativa comprende la realización de actividades que promuevan un contexto de inmersión parcial en inglés, dirigido a estudiantes secundarios en todo Chile.

¡¡ATENCIÓN!!• Debido a la gran demanda por esta actividad, se ha abierto un nuevo plazo de inscripción, que es el miércoles 16 de julio a las 16 horas.
• Todos los alumnos y alumnas preinscritos deberán igualmenteactualizar sus datos en el formulario de inscripción.
• Desde el día viernes 11, en este mismo sitio, estará disponible un test de inglés,el que deberá ser rendido por todos los interesados en participar. Recuerda:
• Miércoles 16 a las 16:00 hrsVence el plazo para inscribirse y también para rendir la prueba.
• Jueves 17Publicación de la lista final con los estudiantes aceptados,además de la lista de espera, e instrucciones para iniciar su participación en ENGLISH WINTER CAMP 2008.


Requisitos Estudiantes

Formulario de Inscripción
Plazo, miércoles 16 de julio - 16:00 hrs

Ver localidades en que se realizará el English Winter Camp 2008

DABATE: GOVERNMENT'S SECRETS vs PEOPLE INFORMED

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After watching the movie CONTACT. The class was separated in two groups that are going to debate about a topic:

"THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HIDE INFORMATION TO THE PEOPLE"


GROUP A is against the statement.
GROUP B is for the statement.

You should write your opinion according to the position - group - you are.

Your opinions will be evaluated and you will have to perform them in a real dabate returning from winter vacations.

DABATE: SCIENCE vs FAITH

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After watching the movie CONTACT. The class was separated in two groups that are going to debate about a topic:

"SCIENCE SHOULDN'T BE INVOLVED WITH FAITH MATTERS"

GROUP 1 is against the statement
GROUP 2 is for the statement
You should write your opinion according to the position - group - you are.

Your opinions will be evaluated and you will have to perform them in a real dabate returning from winter vacations.

Cooking.. now in video!

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This year the technology has come into the class. All the students decided to present their activity about Cooking using videos.

This are the links for the videos

Cooking Pizza by Constanza Flores, Carolina Muñoz, Evelyn Robles, Lorena Sanchez and Ornella Sepúlveda
A Delicious Barros Luco by Nicole Abarca and Stephanie Contreras
Cook Alive by Alfonso Pinto and MindFreak Productions
Cesar Salad by Ayleen Villca, Melba Challapa, Carolina Soza
Tacos Guey! by Wilson Lopez, Mauricio Ruy-Perez and Asmed Herrera

Write Comments about the other projects and comments about how you feel doing the activity.

ENGLISH WINTER CAMP 2008

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Boys and girls,
Con el propósito de continuar impulsando el aprendizaje del inglés, durante enero del año 2008, el Programa Inglés Abre Puertas del Ministerio de Educación en conjunto con el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo, implementó un sistema de becas para estudiantes de educación media denominado: “Campamentos de Inglés”. En base a los resultados arrojados por la primera experiencia (English Summer Camp), la iniciativa se repetirá el mes de julio con cursos de semi inmersión los que se realizarán durante las vacaciones de invierno.
La iniciativa comprende la realización de actividades que promuevan un contexto de inmersión parcial en inglés, dirigido a estudiantes secundarios en todo Chile.

pre-Inscrpiciones aqui

TASK 2: Cuartos: ADVICES

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The four groups created in class (Freaky, Lazy, Spooky and Stinky) must send their respective advices.

In both, you'll have to write first the problem and then the advice or suggestion.
The best, I mean, the most complete and interesting advice will get the 7,0.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 2nd, 2008.

SEE YA!!! BYE.

Practice your English

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This is just one of the best chat bots I've ever found. I want to share with you to practice especially you questions in English.

*Just speak to Mary and she will answer you when you press "ASK".
*To talk to Mary just click on the image and open a new window.

Cuarto Medio: PROBLEMS! PROBLEMS!

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Oh my Gosh! You are in troubles! They're deep problems!

You don't know how to solve them!
You need urgently an advice!!!
That person is your only hope!!

Write 2 situations that describe any kind of problem you have or any "friend of yours" have...

IF YOU DON'T DO IT.... YOU WILL HAVE A REAL REAL PROBLEM!!
HAHAHAHA!!!
BWAHAHAHAHA
BWHAHAHAHA!!!
(Sorry... that was a too overacting laugh)

TASK 1: Tercero Medio. Superman and the mechanical Monster

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Instructions:
1. Watch the video
2. Post answering the questions below.

Who is put into prison?
Who tries to kill Superman?
What are there in the laboratory?
Where does the robot put the money in?
What does the mechanical monster steals?
Who tells us the true identity of Superman?
Who was kidnapped by the monster?
Does Lois know who is Superman?




DEADLINE: MARCH 27, 2008

Welcome 2008

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Welcome everyone!

2008: A new year that brings new expectancies for you.

I want to introduce this blog, especially to the ones who don't know it.

This site was biult as a compliment of the sessions in the classroom. Here you'll find information, activities and news that help you to improve even more your English skills. There will be homeworks, tasks, projects and pictures of the activities you do in the class.

With this post I want to start with a little task. I want you post writing your expectancies about English and your future. I want to know in which part of your future targets the English language is installed.

You can send the posts up in the language that you feel comfortable...(I'd prefer English, but if for this time English is a barrier to express what you want to say, then say it in Spanish)


Well boys and girls from terceros and cuartos medios, I repeat my welcome and let's work hard this year!

See ya!

Latinoamerican Fair and English Electivers

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These are some of the students of the Elective Class who participated in the Latinoamerican Fair 2007 at Liceo Domingo Santa Maria. Their stands and the information of each country were worked, studied and shown with high quality.
Congratulations boys and girls... this was your last activity and you did great.

Visiting the English Corner at Universidad de Tarapaca

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Last Thursday, November 23, the twelveth graders from the Elective Class of English visited the American Corner at the Universidad de Tarapacá.
There the senior students could talk with 3 American students who belonged to teh Interchange Program of the University.
The boys and girls had fun talking, telling jokes and even playing cards en English.
We thanks to Larelai Parra to allow having these great experience.







SPEECHES: The most famous songs of all times

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Last Wednesday, November 21 the students from Elective Class of English (11th graders) started the sessions of speeches en English. This year the theme was The most famous songs of all times.
The activity consisted in choose one of these songs and read it like a speech, changing the rythm, entonation, stress and sometimes the pronounciation to become the song in a formal discourse.



The audience listening carefully all the speeches.

Lorena: Tramoya oficial del certamen