jueves, 20 de octubre de 2016

viernes, 14 de octubre de 2016

Bob Dylan, Nobel Prize for Literature 2016

The Nobel Prize for Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan  "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition"

Here are some other quotes from the Nobel Prize Organization:

Dylan has recorded a large number of albums revolving around topics such as: the social conditions of man, religion, politics and love.

His influence on contemporary music is profound, and he is the object of a steady stream of secondary literature.

Dylan has the status of an icon


jueves, 13 de octubre de 2016

Informal (Email) Writing

Do a quiz to check your understanding of the video; click here

martes, 11 de octubre de 2016

Adverbs of Frequency

Revise the adverbs of frequency (their meaning, their word order in the sentence, how to form questions and negatives...) in the video below (Simple English Videos).

Click on the subtitles (choose the ones in English!) to fully understand the lesson 


domingo, 9 de octubre de 2016

The Nobel Peace Prize 2016

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end, a war that has cost the lives of at least 220 000 Colombians and displaced close to six million people.

This is a TED Ed Lesson so you can use the video below to do a listening comprehension exercise ( or a reading one, if you click on the subtitles to follow it)

viernes, 7 de octubre de 2016

Education in the 21st Century

Thanks to `Think And dream In English´ for the video

miércoles, 5 de octubre de 2016

Presidential Debate:US Elections

The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took place last week. Some children share their reactions to the debate in the video below - click to get the subtitles in case the children speak too fast for you.

This is an easy way to listen to and learn a lot of vocabulary that is in the news these days.


Here are some quotations from the video: 

“Donald Trump has been raging a lot,” says one boy.
“He’s just saying the same thing. He’s saying he’s rich. And he goes bankrupt a lot,” adds one girl.
Another girl comments, “I don’t think Hillary interrupted him once, even though she should’ve because he was saying terrible things. And Donald Trump interrupted her so many times, and it was very rude.”
One kid sums it up: “If you’re gonna be the president, you gotta help your society more by paying your taxes. Pay your taxes, dude.”

martes, 4 de octubre de 2016

Philosophical Issues And Advertising

Dear 2nd Bac students,

This is a TED_ED Lesson. You will see some relation between the video and the topic we are working on these days, advertising, at the end of the video.

This is the introduction to the lesson:

How do you get what you want, using just your words? Aristotle set out to answer exactly that question over two thousand years ago with a treatise on rhetoric. Camille A. Langston describes the fundamentals of deliberative rhetoric and shares some tips for appealing to an audience’s ethos, logos, and pathos in your next speech. 

Watch the video ( choose the subtitles in English, if you need them) and do the activity below, a multiple choice question exercise to check your comprehension of the audio / video


The most persuasive, but often least ethical, rhetorical appeal is....

a) Ethos
b) Kairos
c) Pathos
d) Logic

To focus on change, you should use future-focused rhetoric. This is called: 

a) Epideictic

b) Forensic
c) Judicial
d) Deliberative

According to Aristotle, to build your credibility (or ethos) you should focus on your 

a) Practical wisdom, virtue and disinterest

b) Education, trust, and good looks
c) Book smarts, ethics and popularity
d) Skills, deception, and political backing

Logos focuses on the use of.

a) Probable knowledge

b) Reason and logic
c) Poetic language
d) Fiction

An advertisement that focuses on statistics to sell a product uses

a) Ethos

b) Pathos 
c) Logos
d) Kairos

Optional homework assignment: Write about 120 words about this topic:

How do you persuade others and to what end(s)?

miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2016

American Elections

As the elections in the US are approaching, learn something about  the colors associated with the main political parties and about the origin of the terms `red state´and `blue state´. 

Click on CC to get the subtitles in English

lunes, 26 de septiembre de 2016

Song,The Black Eyed Peas´ "Where Is The Love?"

A different version of a song most of you know, The Black Eyed Peas´"Where Is The Love?": the same questions in the song illustrated by photos of conflicts of  this crazy world we live in.... sad...

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