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Posted: March 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hello class! I hope you’re enjoying your Easter holidays and having loads of fun. You all deserve it!

Yesterday I found this video on youtube. It’s quite recent and it immediately made me think of what we discussed some time ago in our classes. Discrimination makes no sense ! Watch this ! (you might have to click on ” Watch on youtube” because since the video is recent, it’s still not available for publishing). I’d love to hear some of your comments to this video. (Click on the balloon)

:)

Posted: March 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

This is what I need.. and a ticket of course.

This is what I would ask for , if I had to make a wish at this exact moment.

Recent news

Posted: March 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hey there! We’ve recently finished the unit “The world of work”. We’ve analysed the most important changes that have taken place since the Industrial Revolution, we discussed the new patterns of today’s professional world and we finally looked at the gap year. We’ve asked our students to think about of how difficult it is to make the right choices and to build one’s path in life. We read some poems and also articles/diary pages of gap year students, we watched a BBC video and we even had a class debate. It was really interesting and our students, once again, didn’t let us down. Congratulations!!

Here’s some of the material we worked with in our lessons.

Enjoy 🙂

What do you think?

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

Diogo Domingues

Hi! I kind of agree and disagree with the statement because in my opinion imagination is more important than knowledge but a person with more knowledge could even imagine more stuff. I don’t know if u heard this famous expression that says: ”The more I learn/know, the less I know.”. This expression tells us that when you find an answer for something,a lot of new questions will appear from that answer. In the end my opinion is that knowledge expands our imagination and if imagination is unlimited, knowledge can also be. p.s.: Sorry for my english mistakes. 🙂

Dear Diogo,

It’s really nice to hear from you again. You show not only commitment and effort, but also, it’s clear to me that you love English (am I right?). Now, as regards your answer to the post, I have to agree with you when you say we’re constantly searching for answers and when we finally get them, new questions arise.That’s part of our nature as human beings, don’t you think? However, I do think imagination and knowledge are different assets and to be honest I’m not quite sure about whether they’re strictly connected or not. I can see your point when you say that those who possess more knowledge can imagine more (because their horizons are wider and that can be a big help, obviously) but still, some people are naturally very imaginative and creative and sometimes they don’t really know much about anything really, you see? I particularly enjoyed your last sentence “knowledge expands our imagination and if imagination is unlimited, knowledge can also be. ” It could be a slogan for an advertisement, uh?

Well done! And don’t apologize for mistakes because your writing is pretty good and it’s always a pleasure to read your texts.

Sunday gift (3)

Posted: February 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

Only because it’s Sunday and I thought the poem was really funny…

Today

Today I will not live up my potential.

Today I will not relate well to my peer group.

Today I will not contribute in class.

I will not volunteer one thing.

Today I will not strive to do better.

Today I will not achieve or adjust or grow enriched or get involved.

I will not put up my hand even if the teacher is wrong and I can prove it.

 

Today I might eat the eraser off my pencil.

I’ll look at the clouds.

I’ll be late.

I don’t think I’ll wash.

 

I need a rest.

Jean Little