miércoles, 19 de diciembre de 2012

domingo, 16 de diciembre de 2012

Fancy watching a film?


Do you fancy watching Million Dollar Baby or Brothers Grimm? Our English teacher María Cortés has prepared a questionnaire to help you understand these two films. Click on the titles to see them.                                                                Million Dollar Baby      Brothers Grimm

sábado, 17 de noviembre de 2012

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW CÁCERES?




Before visiting the old town in Cáceres, enjoy this vitual visit and try to do the activity we propose.

Cáceres video

How well do you know Cáceres?

RAPPING TO CELEBRATE THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC DAY


1st and 2nd year students are writing raps in the Music lesson to commemorate the International Music Day.

Read the comments and see how well they did.

PHOTO EXHIBITION


Don't miss our 4th year students' photo exhibition. Leave your comments telling us which photo is, in your opinion, the best.

miércoles, 10 de octubre de 2012

WORKING TOGETHER OUT OF POVERTY


Every October, 17th since 1993 the United Nations observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This day tries to promote people's awareness of the need to eradicate poverty worldwide, also in the place we live. 2012 theme is "Working together out of poverty".

What can we do to fight against poverty and combat hunger?

This year Norba Bilingual Section students want to take real action. Every student is invited to donate food for the Food Bank in Cáceres. Agapito Antana and Montaña Regueiro, two volunteers at the Food Bank, told us they are really in need of MILK and OIL, so let concentrate on that!





lunes, 1 de octubre de 2012

THE IDEAL TEACHER








Does the perfect teacher exist or is it science fiction?
On October, 5th we celebrate the World Teachers' Day.
What do you think makes a good teacher?
Do you have good memories of your teachers? Share them with us. Leave your comments.
“Take a stand for teachers!” is the slogan of World Teachers’ Day 2012 (5 October) 
Taking a stand for the teaching profession means providing adequate training, ongoing professional development, and protection for teachers’ rights.
All over the world, a quality education offers hope and the promise of a better standard of living. However, there can be no quality education without competent and motivated teachers.
On this day, we call for teachers to receive supportive environments, adequate quality training as well as ‘safeguards’ for teachers’ rights and responsibilities...We expect a lot from teachers – they, in turn, are right to expect as much from us. This World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity for all to take a stand   
       Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General
Teachers are among the many factors that keep children in school and influence learning. They help students think critically, process information from several sources, work cooperatively, tackle problems and make informed choices.
Why take a stand for teachers? Because the profession is losing status in many parts of the world.. World Teachers’ Day calls attention the need to raise the status of the profession - not only for the benefit of teachers and students, but for society as a whole, to acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in building the future.

domingo, 30 de septiembre de 2012

NICE TO MEET YOU!



We are back after summer holidays. September is a time to meet people and to catch up with friends. Read what 2nd year students found out about their classmates. They wrote more than 50 comments!!! Good work!!! Go to 2º ESO BLOG 



jueves, 29 de marzo de 2012

NORBA SCHOOL WEEK




March has been a pretty busy month, with the second term exams and with our School Week, full of activities coordinated by María Cortés, one of our English Department teachers. Congratulations, María!

In this link you can see some of the games played by the first year students (A+B and C+D). We played "Egg and Spoon Races", "Three legged races" and "Hanging apples". We went out of the classroom, it was sunny and it was great fun!

BILINGUAL STUDENTS ARE DOING INTERVIEWS


First, second and third year students are doing interviews in English. The aim is to improve our speaking skills. Students come to the English Department in pairs. First they have to do an individual speaking task and then they interact with his or her partner. Don't worry, don't panic. We all can speak!!!

sábado, 25 de febrero de 2012

MATCHMAKERS


Finding the perfect match can be a really difficult task. 3rd years students did a reseach to find out the best qualities of their classmates. Click here to read their comments.

domingo, 19 de febrero de 2012

Norba was in love for a whole week


We have just celebrated a week of love at Norba school. Students have read poems, sung love songs, written love letters and shared love quotations. Thanks to Mª Jesús, the language and literature teacher who is in charge of the library for all her effort and enthusiasm.



jueves, 2 de febrero de 2012

NORBA IN LOVE: in February, all you need is LOVE!

In February our school library has organized a love letters competition with great prizes. Students are also writing love letter in English and they have left their favourite love quotations in this blog. Don't miss them! Here you have one of the most famous love poems ever written. The author is William Shakespeare. You can also read the Spanish translation. If you like The Beatles, listen to "All you need is love".


And don't forget to leave your comments with your favourite love quotes!




Sonnet 18
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

Soneto XVIII
¿A un día de verano compararte?
Más hermosura y suavidad posees.
Tiembla el brote de mayo bajo el viento
y el estío no dura casi nada.
A veces demasiado brilla el ojo solar,
y otras su tez de oro se apaga;
toda belleza alguna vez declina,
ajada por la suerte o por el tiempo.
Pero eterno será el verano tuyo.
No perderás la gracia, ni la Muerte
se jactará de ensombrecer tus pasos
cuando crezcas en versos inmortales.
Vivirás mientras alguien vea y sienta
y esto pueda vivir y te dé vida.

Listen to "All you need is love" by The Beatles.

miércoles, 1 de febrero de 2012

domingo, 15 de enero de 2012

ACHES AND PAINS



3rd year students are practising vocabulary about aches and pains in P.E. First, they have to listen to a podcast. Then they have to write sentences using the new vocabulary. Go to Antonio Salas' blog to see the results.

sábado, 7 de enero de 2012

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS











HAPPY 2012!!!







Have you heard about New Year's Resolutions?

A New Year's resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. People committing themselves to a New Year's resolution generally plan to do so for the whole following year. This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous.



Here you have some of the most common resolutions:

-Quit smoking
-Get in shape
-Save more, spend less
-Dedicate more time to family
-Read more
-Learn a musical instrument
-Get in to a relationship
-Learn a new language
-Control temper:
-Keep up with the resolutions



Other lists include:

■Keeping in touch with friends more
■Exercising more
■Eating a more healthy diet
■Relaxing more
■Helping family more
■Learning something new
■Saving more money
■Reducing loans and debts.
■Becoming a volunteer for a local organization or charity
■Making regular contributions to a world wide charity
■Being more environmentally aware
■Recycling more products
■Helping a neighbour or a friend in need



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year's_resolution
http://www.wishafriend.com/newyear/new-year-resolutions.php
http://www.rachaelwestdesigns.com/new-years-resolution-ideas-for-2011