Tuesday, 2 February 2016

The Internet and Me

Have you ever thought about how you relate to the Internet? How do you use the Internet? Entertainment? Homework? Contact people? Do you think you spend too much time on the Internet? Have you ever had any problem? What was it? What problems may people have on the Internet? Are there more positive or negative sides to the Internet? Do you think it's OK for parents or schools to block some Internet content?

What do you think? Have your say!!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Dear Marc

Dear Marc,

I hope you are fine and doing really well with your students. I'm very sorry about "losing" the blog you created last year. We tried to get it back, but, apparently, once you delete an e-mail account, everything else connected to it is lost too.

This year we are all working very hard. We are focusing especially on writing skills. We have a portfolio with all the unit writing tasks and we work the structure of different text types and the different stages of the writing process. I think it's a positive experience, and really useful for the students. I think they are learning a lot and their texts are getting better.

Now it's end of term and we are all very busy, the students preparing for exams and the teachers with a huge pile of files, portfolios and exams to correct. Life's hard!! ;)

Well, I have to leave you now. Do tell us how you're doing.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,


Thursday, 5 February 2015

Mississippi Burning

"Mr Bird: Why did he do it? He wasn't even in on it. Wasn't even Klan.

Mr Ward: Mr Bird, he was guilty. Anyone's guilty who watches this happen and pretends it isn't. No, he was guilty all right. Just as guilty as the fanatics who pulled the trigger. Maybe we all are."

Scene 15

What do you think? Have your say!!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas time

Christmas time has always been special to me. When I was a little girl, it meant being on holiday, having time to play and thinking hard about what to say and what to ask for in my letter to the Three Wise Men (or the Magi) and waiting with expectation for January, 6th.

Today, "some years" later, it means family and friends, getting together around a table full of delicious dishes, going to the cinema, shopping for presents ... It also means rushing around to get things done, because there are so many things to be done at Christmas!

However, everything I do, I do it with pleasure and, although I might feel stressed now and then, there's always affection and dedicated thinking to all people involved. From the moment I buy Christmas cards and send them, to the moment I go for a last minute shopping afternoon, there's always this warm feeling inside.

Something that has remained the same throughout the years is the feeling of expectation for the Magi's presents on January 6th. I might sound silly, but when everything is ready for the children and I finally go to bed, I always spend some time wondering about what I'll find on my shoes when I wake up in the morning ...

What's Christmas for you? Have your say!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Halloween is approaching ... or is it Castanyada for you?

Halloween has become a traditional celebration here in our country, too. People wear costumes and have fancy dress parties or they have a horror film marathon, children go trick or treating to their neighbours' house, some families have pumpkin cake, there are popular parties in different cities, towns and villages... Even Port Aventura organizes a Halloween weekend!!

Is this "Americanization" good or bad? Are we betraying our own culture or are we just making it more diverse, and so, richer? Which of the two celebrations do you prefer at heart? Can you share with us why?

Monday, 12 May 2014

Are you a bookworm or a movie-lover?

Hello everybody!

It's really hard for me to decide what I prefer, a good book or a good movie, because to me both are equally pleasurable; both are means for an author to tell a story or for you as a reader/viewer to imagine worlds different to your own (sometimes, though, they are not so different!).

Just as I like reading books and I treasure them in my little library, I also love films and I have all of them stored in albums to re-watch on occassion. Just as I re-read some of my books. There are books, as there are films, that will never disappoint you because they hold within a new detail that you hadn't noticed before. I even treat myself with little marathons, sometimes!!

My favourites? Well, I'm a sort of 'all-terrain' reader/viewer as I like different genres. Perhaps my favourites are thrillers, but I also like comedies, historical films or books, fantasy and science fiction. Lately I don't have much time to watch films, but I can't go to sleep if I don't read a few pages at least, no matter how tired I feel.

What about you? Are you a bookworm or a movie-lover?

Have your say!!

Sunday, 11 May 2014

School Life Revisited

Hi everyone!

I'm just posting the link to the blog you contributed to with Marc so that you can access to all your posts from the same place.


Thanks for your contributions!