Class Activity: CHILDREN'S SONGS

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The last activity of the first semester was to perform Songs for children, but... in English (duuh!)

The groups that showed their performances did it excellent. Great creativity and much more enthusiasm. It's a shame that the other groups didn't participate because of many reasons... espacially beacuse of the end of the semester.

Thanks boys and girls.

The Performers


Row Row Row Your Boat


If You're Happy And You Know It

The Audience




The Dolls




The Typical Pictures

Class Activity: COOKING

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The student from Cuarto Medio, made an excellent demonstration of cooking abilities.

They chose the dish they wanted to prepared, Then they organized their speech and materials, and finally they prepared their dishes for the camera.

A great moment and an excellent work. Congratulations.



The Final Results



Recipe Igredients


The Lost Video


If you thought I had forgotten the funny and embarasing pictures... well, I didn't!!

Flatulence??


Inside the TV studio.


The last details.


Humm... It seems to be that Marion was very hungry.


Ready to start boys!


Well, who goes first?




Ups... you see? Healthy food is much better!

THOUGHTS: "Loosing someone who close to you" (terceros y cuartos medios)

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To think of loosing someone close to us is something that we tries to avoid. Sometimes we cheat ourselves thinking that those people who we loved will be close to us forever. But one and the last step of every human being is to die.

This exercise want to take you out all those feelings about the death, about loosing someone close to us.

In few words explain your ideas about how you'd react, how you'd feel, what you'd do if we lose someone close. Try to be sincere and honest in your answers.

As an example you have a song below about this topic. It's a Eric Clapton's sad song about loosing a very close person to him. I invite you to research about this song, about the motivations that Eric had to write it and about who is dedicated this song to and why. The results of your research will be shared in classes.

Ok. Bye

Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven



DEADLINE: August 18th, 2007

DEBATE 2 "Uniforms at school" (Terceros y Cuartos Medios)

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The question of whether children should wear a uniform to school always makes for a lively debate, and not only among students! In some countries school uniform is normal and most schools make their students wear one.

Britain is the most obvious example of this, but in many other countries with strong links to Britain uniform often has to be worn to school - examples include Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and many other African countries. Uniform is also required at almost all schools in Japan.

In other countries, particularly in continental Europe, the USA and Canada, uniform is very rare in state-funded schools, although private schools may have one.

Debates about school uniform have been going on for decades in different countries and districts, but during the 1990s state schools in the USA began to adopt uniforms.

At first uniform rules were seen as a way of stopping children dressing in gang colours in troubled urban areas. Later, claims that introducing uniform leads to better discipline and educational results encouraged other school districts and schools to make a change. Both the Clinton and Bush administrations have been in favour of school uniforms. Other countries have picked up on this trend - for example, there has been talk of making German children wear uniforms.

This topic looks at a very large number of arguments about uniforms. Not all of these will apply in every country or school, so take care only to select the ones that are relevant to debate. The proposition (affirmative or government) side here is arguing for uniforms to be scrapped, but the case could easily be reversed if your debate is about introducing uniforms instead.

What do you think about the obligation of wearing uniform at the most of schools in Chile? Do you have an opinion about that? Agree or disagree?




This is an example of how, in other countries, sees and feel the issue of wearing uniforms at school. (note: this is just an example, a point of view, anything else)

After reading the text post an specific opinion based only in one point of agreement or disagreement.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 8th, 2007.

FIRST ENGLISH DEBATE: Tercero Medio versus Cuarto Medio

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Toronto Police and Chilean Soccer Players Brawl

TORONTO (Reuters) - World soccer body FIFA said on Friday it was launching an investigation into a clash between Chile's Under-20 soccer team and Canadian police, while Chile's president called the police action "unjustified aggression."

The brawl took place Thursday night, shortly after Chile suffered a bitter 3-0 defeat to Argentina in a semifinal game at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Toronto, in which two Chilean players were ejected.

"This incident is definitely regrettable and I can only apologize in the name of FIFA," organization president, Sepp Blatter told reporters at a press conference in Toronto on Friday.

"We have given the responsibility ... to the Canadian Soccer Association to deal with this matter with the relevant authorities and then to report in detail to FIFA," he said.

Toronto police briefly detained all 21 Chilean players after an altercation with the athletes as they headed toward their bus amid a throng of fans.

Witnesses reported police used electric-shock guns and pepper spray against the athletes, prompting Santiago to file a formal complaint through diplomatic channels.

"The incident is especially serious because, in our opinion, the Chilean delegation suffered unjustified aggression," President Michelle Bachelet said.

The incident came just two days after Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper met in Santiago with Bachelet to bolster political and economic ties.

"These international matches are hotly contested and often become very emotional," Harper told CTV News on Friday during a visit to Haiti.

"There are provisions in Canada (under) which the authorities review these kinds of things and I don't intend to comment any further."

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair defended his officers, who he said stepped in when a Chilean team member began to argue with a rival fan. He said the Chileans then turned their aggression toward police.

Tensions were running high at the end of the game when several Chilean players angrily confronted the referee over his officiating. Police escorted the officials off the field.

(Additional reporting by Rodrigo Martinez in Santiago)





SOURCE: http://www.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idUSN2030958920070720?sp=true

DEBATE: Read the first post and then follow the instructions.

Waking up of a long long nap

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Hello dear boys and girls.

During the first semester I decided not to work with the blog focusing in other stuff inside the classroom. But it was just enough. It's time to read and to learn how to give opinions.

Just imagine, you are the top students, relating to English, from the whole school (I mean, more than 3.000 students). You need to show that.

I have already chosen some texts and articles that you'll have to read and then give some comments.

For 2007 I was asigned to give lessons to the Elective Classes of Terceros and Cuartos Medios. For that reason I'll separate the texts and articles in these two levels. In the titles will appear if that will belong to 3º or 4º Medio.

Well boys, Welcome to the net.

May the force be with you... always.. (or at least for this year)

See ya.