SHORT FILMS IN 4th of ESO

The 4th of ESO students wrote, filmed and edited their own Short Films. The “premiere” was last 25th of May! They could choose the topic they wanted to and their creations are really good quality. It was rewarding to see how they use the English they have learnt so far “almost” without reading. Besides, some of them have proven to be aces at performing. Thanks for all your effort and work! Hope you enjoy watching these tiny pieces of art!

The SHORT FILM

Defend your stand with your English

The 4th of ESO students have been debating about the Catalan educational system. Organisation:

1- They were randomly divided in 2 groups.

2- They were randomly given the position they would have to defend.

3- The positions regarding the issue were: FOR or AGAINST the Catalan educational system.

4- They had ro pick up a set of discussion link words or expressions. The more they use, the better.

5- They had to make a list of all the arguments and ideas that would support their position, so they would have to use them convincingly.

6- Each member of the team should talk for approximately the same amount of time.

7- They must use English at all times.

8- They must NOT interrupt their partners. Should they wish to do so, they can only interrupt them using the appropriate link word.

9- The team which accomplished to master 4 to 8 won the debate!

3rd ESO – BOOKTUBERS

Here you can upload your youtube presentation on the reader you have chosen. Remember to include the following information. The video should last a MINIMUM of 3 minutes.

You can see some examples here and here.

  1. Summarise the PLOT of the book:
  2. Describe your favourite CHARACTER (physical and psychological description):
  3. What’s the CLIMAX (the most important moment in the book)? Describe it:
  1. How does the story end? Explain:
  2. What GENRE is it? Give arguments to support your answer:
  1. Did you like it? Why or why not? Explain:
  2. Do you feel identified with any of the characters or with the story itself? How can you relate the content on the book with your life? What similarities can you find? Explain:
  3. Write a different ending to the one in the book:

STORY CUBES HIT THE ROAD AGAIN!

Queensley and Elna show the poster they have designed.

“Story Cubes” dice have already turned out to be quite a Montsuarian tradition. Writing stories can be an amusing way of improving their writing skills. That’s precisely what the 4th of ESO 2nd language students have done: they have written original and even outlandish stories with the help of “Story Cubes“. Some stories are funny and some others are simply… well, weird. If you happen to walk down the 4th of ESO corridors maybe you can have a good laugh.

Thanks for your work and enthusiasm!

2n batxillerat BOOKTUBERS

Here you can upload your youtube presentation on the reader you have chosen. Remember to include the following information. The video should last a MINIMUM of 3 minutes:

  1. Summarise the PLOT of the book:
  2. Describe your favourite CHARACTER (physical and psychological description):
  1. What’s the CLIMAX (the most important moment in the book)? Describe it:
  1. How does the story end? Explain:
  2. What GENRE is it? Give arguments to support your answer:
  1. Did you like it? Why or why not? Explain:
  2. Do you feel identified with any of the characters or with the story itself? How can you relate the content on the book with your life? What similarities can you find? Explain:
  1. Write a different ending to the one in the book:

“1st Foreign Languages Week” at INS Manuel de Montsuar

Hi there!

I guess it was about time we started to tell you about the latest news so far! We’ve been really busy at INS Manuel de Montsuar these last weeks… In fact, we’ve just made our debut with our “1st Foreign Languages Week” with loads of activities and workshops going on. It’s been a hectic week though very enriching and fun too and we’d love to let you know about it!

Prior to this hectic week, our Foreign Languages Department organised a logo contest so that our students showed their artistic and creative skills to helps us find the best logo that would introduce our “1st Foreign Languages Week”. This logo should highlight in its design the 3 foreign languages at our school: French, English and German as well as display any reference to the world of drama. We had one winner and also a runner-up. This is the poster we designed to invite the students to participate:

The 25th of October marked the launch of the “1st Foreign Languages Week” with 3 performances in English for all the students which took place in our “Saul Craviotto Pavillion”. The plays in English were organised by the English Theatre Company (ETC) and the plays were: “Monkey Business” for 1st and 2nd cycle students and “Stand Up 2” for the Batxillerat ones.

Then, from Tuesday 26th of October until the 2nd of November all our “ESO” students attended “Step On Stage” woskhops, which were theatre-related activities in English guided by instructors form “Aula de Teatre de Lleida”. All the students had the chance to actually “step on stage” and rehearse and perform small sketches and scenes using English. Finally, on Tuesday the 26th there was a closing showcase for each course introducing the best performances from each class. The students assessed the workshop positively and we are convinced they improved their English a little bit more.

There were also entertaining activities in the French and German classes also connected to the world of drama. The foreign languages teachers organised active learning activities that fostered the students’ communicative skills in English and also broadened their knowledge on the world of drama and theatre.

We consider that it’s been a really successful week for the students. We could organise all these workshops thanks to a funding received by the European Community. We do hope our students have the chance of experiencing different ways of learning foreign languages like these the next course!

1 BATXILLERAT & 4 ESO BOOKTUBERS

You can upload your youtube book reviews here. Remember that you will have to answer the following questions in detail.

Thanks for your hard work an cooperation!

Marta

You can get ideas here:

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Answer all the following questions in English. Write between a minimum of 50 words for each question:

  1. Summarise the PLOT of the book:
  2. Describe your favourite CHARACTER (physical and psychological description):
  1. What’s the CLIMAX (the most important moment in the book)? Describe it:
  1. How does the story end? Explain:
  2. What GENRE is it? Give arguments to support your answer:
  1. Did you like it? Why or why not? Explain:
  2. Do you feel identified with any of the characters or with the story itself? How can you relate the content on the book with your life? What similarities can you find? Explain:
  1. Write a different ending to the one in the book: