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A blog for Maribel's students at EOI and CEP Granada

Archive for February, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day

Posted by maribel on 14/02/2011

“Into My Arms”
 

I don’t believe in an interventionist God
But I know, darling, that you do
But if I did I would kneel down and ask Him
Not to intervene when it came to you
Not to touch a hair on your head
To leave you as you are
And if He felt He had to direct you
Then direct you into my arms

Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms

And I don’t believe in the existence of angels
But looking at you I wonder if that’s true
But if I did I would summon them together
And ask them to watch over you
To each burn a candle for you
To make bright and clear your path
And to walk, like Christ, in grace and love
And guide you into my arms

Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms

And I believe in Love
And I know that you do too
And I believe in some kind of path
That we can walk down, me and you
So keep your candlew burning
And make her journey bright and pure
That she will keep returning
Always and evermore

Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms

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B1 08.02.11

Posted by maribel on 10/02/2011

Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated on February 2 in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter-like weather will soon end. If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks.

Today we talked about the weather and we listened to this song:

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A2 08.02.11

Posted by maribel on 10/02/2011

Where are they? What do you think is happening?

This is the song we listened to today in class:

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Avanzado 1 09.02.11

Posted by maribel on 10/02/2011

Again, the song we listened to in class, and for which you had so many great stories:

This is the handout for the song.

HW:

Composition TB pg. 49

TB pg. 137 ex. 3C a & b

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Stereotypes, again.

Posted by maribel on 08/02/2011

What do you think of the stereotypes associated with the Spanish? We were reading about that in class yesterday. Write a comment.

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Avanzado 1 07.02.11

Posted by maribel on 07/02/2011

This is the song we did in class today:

HW:

Textbook pg. 44-45 Reading and exercises

Handout 3B on Future prefect and Future Continuous

Video presentation on annecdote during a trip (3rd composition) (by Monday 21st February)

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Avanzado 1 02.02.11

Posted by maribel on 06/02/2011

This is the song we did in class:

And this is Quentin Crisp commenting on American and British culture:

HW:

Textbook exercises pg. 37 3B a & b

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B1 01.02.11

Posted by maribel on 05/02/2011

This is a hilarious Monty Python sketch in a courtroom with John Cleese as the counsel for the defence and svery peculiar witnesses including a chatter-box, Cardinal Richelieu and a dead man in a coffin.

Here you have the script for the sketch.

In this post you have the videos that we watched in class.

This is Marian Keyes, tha author of the article we read in class about joining a gym, talking about plastic surgery. Notice the Irish accent.

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A2 01.02.11

Posted by maribel on 04/02/2011

This is the song we listened to in class:

Here you have a list of irregular verbs with pronunciation.

And this is the explanation of the past tense:

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Avanzado 1 31.01.11

Posted by maribel on 01/02/2011

The langauge in the text we read today about Janury and gyms was quite literary but the tone was playful. We came accross the words greed and sloth. In case you have not seen the film Seven

The seven Deadly Sins The seven Christian Virtues
Lust Chastity
Gluttony Temperance
Greed Charity
Sloth Diligence
Wrath Patience
Envy Kindness
Pride Humility

HW:

Reading handout: Spanish Stereotypes

Reading handout “Fun at the Dentist’s?” and Use of English handout “The Inferno ski Race”

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