domingo, 31 de agosto de 2014



Chicos: En un principio un saludo grande a todos….el motivo de enviarles estas actividades es para que de alguna manera sigamos adelante con los aprendizajes…por eso … consulten diariamente el blog y a realizar la tarea!!!

   YOU CAN JOIN AT THE CECIE 21 WEBPAGE TOO AND CHECK FOR THE ACTIVITIES!!

TEACHER: SUSANA
 1ST LEVEL
ACTIVIDAD Nº 1
-BUSCAR UNA IMAGEN Y
-DESCRIBIR UN PERSONAJE FAMOSO -
 WRITE:  
NAME , AGE , NATIONALITY, APPEARANCE
- USE HAS GOT ( PAGE 37 STUDENT’S BOOK)



Example: This is Lionel Messi . He has got dark hair, etc 


sábado, 30 de agosto de 2014

1st LEVEL
TEACHER: EDUARDO




Student’s Book Up Beat Starter:
 
Page 29, Practice # 6 and 7.
Page 118,Unit 3 B  # 1 & 2

3RD LEVEL
TEACHER: EDUARDO

Language Builder Book Up Beat Elementary:

 
-Page 69, Roundup # 6
-Page 70. Phrases # 1.
And the activities including Present Perfect with just, already and yet.

viernes, 29 de agosto de 2014

PREPARATORY LEVEL
TEACHER: SUSANA / ROMAN

You have the unique opportunity to interview one of the greatest characters of all times in literature. She is Juliet Capulet,  from Shakespeare’s masterpiece Romeo and Juliet.
Use the prompts and make the questions to create the interview!
Include the following information:
Greetings
First name
Age
Last name
Nationality
Hobbies
Parents’  names
Boyfriend’s name
1ST LEVEL
TEACHER: GABRIELA

You have to go to LOSBELGRAPH bookshop, Guamini 4918 for a copy or download it in the following link .

 "Marcel and the Shakespeare's letters" 
Remember to do the post reading activities at the end of the book!
1ST LEVEL
TEACHERS: CECILIA  / PATRICIA

Shakespeare Project.
1-Test your knowledge about Shakespeare doing the quiz below:
What´s Shakespeare’s first name? 
Name Shakespeare’s place birth
What´s Shakespeare’s wife´s name?
What´s the name of the London Theatre?

 Can you complete the title of this play? Romeo and …
 2- Look at Shakespeare’s portrait.
Can you describe him?












  3- Complete the crossword with the name of different Shakespeare’s plays




4 ⦁ Complete Shakespeare’s family tree with the name of his wife and children and his parents, too!














5- Can you complete this extract from Hamlet?
To be or ____ to be, _____ is the question.
6⦁ Make a paper puppet to work with it orally
and have some fun


2ND LEVEL
TEACHER: ROMAN

Read the extract below taken from W. Shakespeare’s biography and write: TRUE OR FALSE:

William Shakespeare Biography  
Early Life
Though no birth records exist, church records indicate that a William Shakespeare was baptized at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. From this, it is believed he was born on or near April 23, 1564, and this is the date scholars acknowledge as William Shakespeare's birthday.
Located 103 miles west of London, during Shakespeare's time Stratford-upon-Avon was a market town bisected with a country road and the River Avon. William was the third child of John Shakespeare, a leather merchant, and Mary Arden, a local landed heiress. William had two older sisters, Joan and Judith, and three younger brothers, Gilbert, Richard and Edmund. Before William's birth, his father became a successful merchant and held official positions as alderman and bailiff, an office resembling a mayor. However, records indicate John's fortunes declined sometime in the late 1570s.
Married Life
William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582, in Worcester, in Canterbury Province. Hathaway was from Shottery, a small village a mile west of Stratford. William was 18 and Anne was 26, and, as it out, pregnant. Their first child, a daughter they named Susanna, was born on May 26, 1583. Two years later, on February 2, 1585, twins Hamnet and Judith were born. Hamnet later died of unknown causes at age 11.
After the birth of the twins, there are seven years of William Shakespeare's life where no records exist. Scholars call this period the "lost years," and there is wide speculation on what he was doing during this period. One theory is that he might have gone into hiding for poaching game from the local landlord, Sir Thomas Lucy. Another possibility is that he might have been working as an assistant schoolmaster in Lancashire. It is generally believed he arrived in London in the mid- to late 1580s and may have found work as a horse attendant at some of London's finer theaters, a scenario updated centuries later by the countless aspiring actors and playwrights in Hollywood and Broadway.

William Shakespeare was baptized at Holy Trinity Church in 1564
He was a only child
He married Elizabeth Arden on November 2, 1582
His first child was named Susanna
Two years later he had twins
The twins died years later
He never visited London
He died in the mid 1580’s in Lancashire

2- Look on the internet for his work and find 2 of his comedies and tragedies.  
WRITE:  Names and brief summaries

2ND LEVEL
TEACHER: GABRIELA

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was the greatest writer in the English language. He was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of eighteen he married Anne Hathaway, who was eight years older than himself. A few years later he moved to London, where he worked as an actor and playwright.
Shakespeare wrote thirty-seven plays and 154 sonnets. His most famous plays are the four great tragedies- Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet and King Lear. He also wrote several historical plays. Eight of these plays were about English kings, including Richard II, Henry V and Richard III.  Others dealt with Roman history and included Julius Caesar and Anthony and Cleopatra. But not all of Shakespeare’s plays were serious. He also wrote comedies, such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Twelfth Night. 
Shakespeare died in Stratford-upon-Avon on 23 April 1616, but his plays are still very popular today. They have been translated into several different languages, and many of them have been made into films, both English and other languages. Shakespeare’s plays are about great issues:  love, life, jealousy, power, ambitions, death and so on. So, his plays are just as relevant today as they were in the sixteenth century. To show this, modern directors sometimes do the plays in modern dress, and one of Shakespeare’s plays has even been turned into a modern musical. His romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, was the basis for the musical.

Task I.  True or False?
William Shakespeare was born in 1954 in Stratford-upon-Avon.
At the age of 20 he married Anne Hathaway.
A few years later he moved to London.
Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets.
His most famous plays are the four great tragedies- Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear.
He also wrote comedies.
His plays have been translated into several different languages.
Modern directors always do the plays in modern dress.
Romeo and Juliet was the basis for the musical West Side Story.

Task II. Circle the correct answer.
Who was William Shakespeare?
a) Actor   b) writer   c) painter   d) poet
When and where was he born?
a)  In 1564 in London   b) in 1600 in Manchester   c) in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon    d) in 1598 in London

Task III. Answer the questions
    3. At what age did he married?
a) 20   b) 30   c) 18   d) 25
    4. Who was his wife?
a) Mary Brown   b) Helen White   c) Anne Hathaway   d) Linda Scott   
   5. Where did he move a few years later?
a) America   b) Scotland   c) London   d) Paris
  6. What was his job?
a) an actor   b) an actor and playwright   c) a poet   d) a director
 7. Did William Shakespeare write any comedies?
a) never   b) yes   c) only one   d) he wrote only comedies
 8. When and where did he die?
a) in 1616  in London   b) in 1616 in Stratford   c) in 1667 in Paris  d) in 1620 in Stratford
9. Are his plays just as relevant today as they were in the 16th century?
a) yes   b) no   c) some of them   d) only comedies
2ND LEVEL
TEACHER: MONICA

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was the greatest writer in the English language. He was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of eighteen he married Anne Hathaway, who was eight years older than himself. A few years later he moved to London, where he worked as an actor and playwright.
Shakespeare wrote thirty-seven plays and 154 sonnets. His most famous plays are the four great tragedies- Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet and King Lear. He also wrote several historical plays. Eight of these plays were about English kings, including Richard II, Henry V and Richard III.  Others dealt with Roman history and included Julius Caesar and Anthony and Cleopatra. But not all of Shakespeare’s plays were serious. He also wrote comedies, such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Twelfth Night. 
Shakespeare died in Stratford-upon-Avon on 23 April 1616, but his plays are still very popular today. They have been translated into several different languages, and many of them have been made into films, both English and other languages. Shakespeare’s plays are about great issues:  love, life, jealousy, power, ambitions, death and so on. So, his plays are just as relevant today as they were in the sixteenth century. To show this, modern directors sometimes do the plays in modern dress, and one of Shakespeare’s plays has even been turned into a modern musical. His romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, was the basis for the musical.

Task I.  True or False?
William Shakespeare was born in 1954 in Stratford-upon-Avon.
At the age of 20 he married Anne Hathaway.
A few years later he moved to London.
Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets.
His most famous plays are the four great tragedies- Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear.
He also wrote comedies.
His plays have been translated into several different languages.
Modern directors always do the plays in modern dress.
Romeo and Juliet was the basis for the musical West Side Story.

Task II. Circle the correct answer.
Who was William Shakespeare?
a) Actor   b) writer   c) painter   d) poet
When and where was he born?
a)  In 1564 in London   b) in 1600 in Manchester   c) in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon    d) in 1598 in London

Task III. Answer the questions
    3. At what age did he married?
a) 20   b) 30   c) 18   d) 25
    4. Who was his wife?
a) Mary Brown   b) Helen White   c) Anne Hathaway   d) Linda Scott   
   5. Where did he move a few years later?
a) America   b) Scotland   c) London   d) Paris
  6. What was his job?
a) an actor   b) an actor and playwright   c) a poet   d) a director
 7. Did William Shakespeare write any comedies?
a) never   b) yes   c) only one   d) he wrote only comedies
 8. When and where did he die?
a) in 1616  in London   b) in 1616 in Stratford   c) in 1667 in Paris  d) in 1620 in Stratford
9. Are his plays just as relevant today as they were in the 16th century?
a) yes   b) no   c) some of them   d) only comedies
3RD LEVEL
TEACHER: ADRIANA

Debido a circunstancias que están fuera de nuestro alcance, decidimos con las profesoras y directora, comunicarnos de esta manera para que puedan seguir estudiando y practicando el idioma desde sus casas. Cualquier duda o consulta, nos mantenemos en contacto desde aca! Besos a cada uno!!

En nuestro próximo encuentro en el aula…evaluaré el cuento “Lady Portia’s Revenge” .... So...Read the story again, please
Preparen 10 preguntas que le harian a SOFIA, una americana que nos viene a visitar desde New Yersey! Anoten todo lo que les gustaria preguntarles (In English!!!!!)
Then, we are going to work on Shakespeare’s life. So, do the following activities to hand in.

Shakespeare’s biography

A)    Complete with the correct tense:

He _____________ (born) in Stratfrod-upn-Avon, England. He ____________ (be) the third child out of eight. People  _______________ (say)  that  1623 is the year when Shakespeare ____________ (start) grammar school in Stratfrod. He _______ (be) 7 years old.  In 1582 Shakespeare _____________ (marry) Anne Hathaway, a farmer’s daughter who was 26 years old (8 years older than him)  In 1585 he _________________ (leave) Stratford for London to start his career in the theatre. In 1593 he _____________ (start) writing The Sonnets.
In 1594 he _______________ (found) the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, an acting company.
In 1595 he ________________ (write) both Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. During 1598 and 1599 The Globe Theatre was built and he _________ (be) a part owner of the new theatre. In 1613 The Globe Theatre was burnt  to the ground. In 1616 he was __________________ (bury) in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

B)    Now, read again and ask 5 questions about Shakespeare’s biography and answer them. Use Who /  What / Why / When / How / Did…or some others…
1)     ____________________________________________________
2)     ___________________________________________________
3)     ___________________________________________________
4)     ____________________________________________________
5)     ____________________________________________________

4TH LEVEL
TEACHERS: CECILIA  / PATRICIA

Project William Shakespeare. 
Biography- 
Follow this link, read all about William Shakespeare, then, complete the exercises: 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/william_shakespeare/ or
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare
Complete the sentences about Shakespeare using one word
William Shakespeare was _________ in the sixteenth century
He studied at ________ but not at a university
Susanna was Shakespeare´s first __________
Hammet and Judith were the name of Shakespeare´s ___________.
In London, he wrote a lot of _________ and worked as an actor.
In his history plays, William Shakespeare wrote about real people such as Julius Caesar or the English ________ Henry V and Richard III.
He returned to Stratford three years before he ___________.
Answer the following questions: 
Who was William Shakespeare?
When and where was he born?
Who were his parents? What was his father’s job?
When did he get married? Who was his wife? Did they have any children?
Why did he move to London?
What did he write? Mention some famous titles.
“To be or not to be, that is the question is an extract from which one of Shakespeare´s plays?
What terrible thing happened in 1592 in London?
What was the “Lord Chamberlaine´s men”?
Can you mention something relevant about the “The Globe”? 
Were there women actors in Shakespeares´s times? Explain
What happened in 1613?
When and where did he die?
Where was he buried?
Write TRUE or FALSE. Correct the false statements.
He grew up in Tudor, England in the time of Queen Elizabeth I.
 He made up words and expressions.
In his will Shakespeare left his wife the 'second-best bed'.
At the Globe people could buy apples to munch while they watched the play.
Midsummer Night´s Dream is a tragedy.
The famous film “The Lion King” by Walt Disney, is based on Othello.
A modern reconstruction of the Globe, named "Shakespeare's Globe", opened in 1997.
Some of his love poems are addressed to his wife and some of them to a young man.
Write the most important events in William Shakespeare s life in a timeline (like the one we did about Edgar Allan Poe)
Birthplace 
Visit this webpage: http://www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk/ or http://www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk/
 Use the information in the pages to make a “rough guide” of the things to do in Shakespeare´s birthplace. Include photographs and the information you consider relevant to write. Suggested items to add: where to stay, eating out, shopping, attractions, and interesting places to visit. (use the picture on the right as a guide) or these links: http://www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk/documents/visitormapandguide.pdf
http://www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk/documents/walksleaflet.pdf
5TH LEVEL
TEACHER: MONICA 

Hello kids! Due to the situation we are facing at CECIE, which DO NOT DEPEND on us, we have decided no to be sitting, wasting so much time and classes -which, on the other hand, we won't be able to make up later! And instead....we have decided to keep on moving and doing!!! So......... this is the plan:

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER      by EDGAR ALLAN POE

* You can read it ONLINE:  http://www.gutenberg.org/files/932/932-h/932-h.htm
* Or you can get it  in LOSBELGRAF (Guaminí 4918. Teléfono: 4601-9120)

b) Complete Edgar Allan Poe's biography:

*You can check these two different links:

                                               Edgar Allan Poe
American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor. Edgar Allan Poe's tales of mystery and horror initiated the modern detective story, and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivalled in American fiction. His 'The Raven'(______) numbers among the best-known poems in national literature.
Early life
Edgar Allan Poe was born in ____________, Massachusetts, United States, in January 19th in 18___ to actor parents who very soon died. They were David and Elizabeth Poe. They had three children, ________, Edgar, and _________.
Elizabeth Poe separated from her husband and took her three kids with her, so when she died Edgar's brother went to live with his grandparents while his sister was taken in by another family. Edgar was adopted by Mr_________ __________ , who was a successful merchant, so he grew up in good surroundings and went to good schools. He was just 2 or 3 years old.

Career beginnings
When Poe was 6, he went to school in ___________ for 5 years. He learned Latin and French, as well as Maths and History. He later returned to school in America and continued his studies. Edgar Allan went to the University of ___________ in 1826. He was 17. Even though John Allan had plenty of money, he only gave Edgar about a third of what he needed. Although Edgar had done well in Latin and French, he started to drink heavily and turned to gambling and became in debt. He had to quit school less than a year later.
Edgar went to Boston and joined the ___________ in 1827. He was 18. He did reasonably well in there and attained the rank of sergeant major. In 1829, Mrs. Allan died and John Allan tried to be friendly towards Edgar and signed Edgar's application to West Point.

While waiting to enter West Point, Edgar lived with his grandmother and his aunt, Mrs. ________ and her daughter, ____________ -his cousin.  She would be his literary inspiration as well as his love interest. In 1830, Edgar Allan entered West Point as a cadet. He didn't stay long because John Allan refused to send him any money. It is thought that Edgar purposely broke the rules and ignored his duties so he would be dismissed.

Major Works
In 1831, Edgar Allan Poe went to New York City where he had some of his poetry published. He submitted stories to a number of magazines and they were all rejected. Poe had no friends, no job, and was in financial trouble. He sent a letter to John Allan begging for help but none came. John Allan died in 1834 and did not mention Edgar in his _________.

In 1835, Edgar finally got a job as an editor of a newspaper because of a contest he won with his story, "
The Manuscript Found in a ______". Edgar missed Mrs. _________ and _________ and brought them to Richmond to live with him. In 1836, Edgar married his cousin, ____________. He was 27 and she was only _____ years old.

In 1837, Edgar went to New York. He wrote "The Narrative of ______________" but he could not find any financial success. He moved to Philadelphia in 1838 where he wrote "
Ligeia" and "The __________ Palace". His first volume of short stories, "Tales of the ______________ and _____________" was published in 1839.It contained several of his most spine-tingling tales, including "The Fall ____________________" "Ligeia" and "William _________”. Poe received the copyright and 20 copies of the book, but no money.

In 1840, Edgar Poe joined George R. Graham as an editor for Graham's Magazine. Poe launched the new genre of detective fiction with first detective story, "___________________
 ___________" and challenged readers to send in cryptograms, which he always solved. Poe left Graham's in 1842 because he wanted to start his own magazine.

He tried to start a magazine called The Stylus and failed. In 1843, he published some booklets containing a few of his short stories but they didn't sell well enough. He won a hundred dollars and a literary prize for his story, "________________
Bug" -a suspenseful tale of secret codes and hunting treasure. He also sold a few other stories to magazines but he barely had enough money to support his family. Often, Mrs. Clemm had to contribute financially. 

In 1845, Edgar Poe became an editor at The _____________Journal. He also became a literary sensation this year with the publication of the poem "_____________" -which is considered a great American literary work and one of the best of Poe's career. In the work, he explored some of his common themes—death and loss.
A year later, the Journal ran out of money and Poe was out of a job again. He and his family moved to a small cottage near what is now East 192nd Street.
Virginia's health was fading away and finally died in ________,  10 days after Edgar's birthday. After losing his wife, Poe collapsed from stress but gradually returned to health later that year.

Continuing work in different forms, Poe also wrote several essays, including "The Philosophy of Composition," "The Poetic Principle" and "The Rationale of Verse." He also produced another thrilling tale, "The Cask of Amontillado," and poems such as "Ulalume" and "The Bells."
Final Days - Mysterious Death
In June of 1849, Poe left New York and went to Philadelphia, where he visited his friend John Sartain. Poe left Philadelphia in July and came to Richmond. He stayed at the Swan Tavern Hotel but joined "The Sons of Temperance" in an effort to stop drinking. He renewed a boyhood romance with Sarah Royster Shelton and planned to marry her in October.

On September 27, Poe left Richmond for New York. He went to Philadelphia and stayed with a friend named James P. Moss. On September 30, he meant to go to New York but supposedly took the wrong train to Baltimore. On October 3, Poe was found at Gunner's Hall, a public house at 44 East Lombard Street, and was taken to the hospital. He lapsed in and out of consciousness but was never able to explain exactly what happened to him. Edgar Allan Poe died in the hospital on Sunday, ________ __th , 18___.His last words were "Lord, help my poor soul."
At the time, it was said that Poe died of "congestion of the brain." But his actual cause of death has been the subject of endless speculation. Some experts believe that alcoholism led to his demise while others offer up alternative theories. Rabies, epilepsy, carbon monoxide poisoning are just some of the conditions thought to have led to the great writer's death.

After his death
Shortly after his passing, Poe's reputation was badly damaged by his literary adversary Rufus ____________. This writer, who had been sharply criticized by Poe, took his revenge in his obituary of Poe, portraying the gifted yet troubled writer as a mentally deranged drunkard and womanizer. He also penned the first biography of Poe, which helped cement some of these misconceptions in the public's minds.
While he never had financial success in his lifetime, Poe has become one of America's most enduring writers. His works are as compelling today as there were more than a century ago. A bright, imaginative thinker, Poe crafted stories and poems that still shock, surprise and move modern readers.
b) On your own: Read Edgar Allan Poe's short story

c) Do the following activities:

While reading activities:

1     Underline the wrong word and put the right one.

             a The Ushers were a poor family. ……………
             b The rooms in the House of Usher were very light. …............
             c When Roderick was a boy he was very ugly.……………
             d Roderick believed that the school was the reason for his illness. …
             e They put Madeline’s body in a tomb behind the house. ……………
             f Ethelred tries to get into the house of a crazy young man. ……………
             g Ethelred saw a pile of silver next to the strange animal. ……………
             h Madeline was dead when they put her in the tomb. ……………

2       Are these sentences right (a) or wrong ()?
             a Roderick’s friend was very sad when he first saw the House of Usher. _____
             b Roderick went out a lot. ____
             c Roderick and Madeline were alone in the house when Roderick’s friend arrived. ____
             d Roderick and his friend painted, read and listened to music together. ____
             e Madeline’s face had more color when they put her in the tomb. _____
             f The story of Ethelred was Roderick’s favorite book. _____
             g Ethelred killed the strange animal in the story. _____
             h There was blood on Madeline’s clothes when she appeared in the door. ______

 After reading activities

Complete the sentences with the right name.

A fisherman    Madeline Usher          Roderick Usher
             a         ………………................................... was afraid he was going to die from an illness.
             B        ……………….......................... came back from the tomb with blood on her clothes.
             C        ………………................................................ lost two of his brothers during a storm.

1          Tick (a) the right ending to finish the sentences.
a          Roderick’s friend visited him because …..
             1)        he heard he was sick.                        c
             2)        he got a letter from him.          c
             3)        the doctor asked him to visit.      c

b          Madeline …..
             1)        became ill when she was young.   c
             2)        made Roderick’s friend afraid.     c
             3)        loved painting like her brother.     c

c          Roderick …..
             1)        didn’t want to talk about his sister.  c
             2)        thought his sister was strange.          c
             3)        painted strange pictures.          c

d          When the two men put Madeline in the tomb …..
             1)        her face had more colour.            c       
             2)        there was blood on her face.       c
             3)        her face was very pale.           c

e          Ethelred …..
             1)        was a very old story.             c
             2)        was the story of a brave man.     c
             3)        was the only story in the room.     c

f          The strange noises the two men heard were …..
             1)        the wind and rain on the windows.  c
             2)        not real, just in their minds.        c
             3)        Madeline coming out of the tomb.  c

g          When Madeline entered the room …..
             1)        she looked better than before.      c
             2)        she was terribly thin.                         c
             3)        she killed her brother.                       c
6th LEVEL
TEACHER: ADRIANA

Debido a circunstancias que están fuera de nuestro alcance, decidimos con las profesoras y directora, comunicarnos de esta manera para que puedan seguir estudiando y practicando el idioma desde sus casas. Cualquier duda o consulta, nos mantenemos en contacto desde aca! Besos a cada uno!!

En nuestro próximo encuentro en el aula…evaluaré el cuento “The Way Up to Heaven”.... So please read the story again.

Preparen y anoten 10 preguntas que les harían  a Sofia en nuestro futuro encuentro! Lo que les gustaria saber de ella!!

Then we are going to work on Romeo and Juliet’s play. Please read it through the following link: http://www.ibiblio.org/eldritch/cml/tfsromeo.html

After reading the story,

         A) Write 5 main questions about the story,    1)      ___________________________________________ ?2)      ___________________________________________ ?3)      ___________________________________________?4)      ____________________________________________?
 5)  ____________________________________________?
     
             B) Make a summary of the story to hand in.