sábado, 30 de noviembre de 2013

TEENAGE FASHION



Are you interested in fashion? Our teacher Manolo Vaquera sent this article on teenage fashion in UK. Click here to listen and read it. Hope you find it useful.


jueves, 28 de noviembre de 2013

THANKSGIVING DAY

Our teacher María Cortés wants to share this video about the history of Thanksgiving with all the students in the bilingual section.

domingo, 17 de noviembre de 2013

TWO SONGS FOR NOVEMBER

In November we celebrate the Day of Musicians in Spain. Our teacher María Cortés has sent these two songs. We hope you enjoy them. And don't forget to enter your comments and vote for the one you prefer.






 
 
 
 

martes, 5 de noviembre de 2013

DO YOU FANCY GOING TO THE CINEMA?


If you do, my friend Olga Martín Cobos, from the Adult School, has just sent this information about original versión films in Cáceres in November.

CICLO CINE EN VERSIÓN ORIGINAL EN MULTICINES CÁCERES
11 nov, lunes
El último concierto
VO inglés
12 nov, martes
Mi encuentro con Marilou
VO francés
13 nov, miércoles
Una cuestión de tiempo
VO inglés
14 nov, jueves
Bárbara
VO alemán
18 nov, lunes
Tú y yo
VO italiano
19 nov, martes
La mejor oferta
VO inglés
20 nov, miércoles
Renoir
VO francés
21 nov, jueves
Searching for Sugar Man
VO inglés
25 nov, lunes
Tabú
VO portugués
26 nov, martes
Ana Karenina
VO inglés
27 nov, miércoles
Hannah Arendt
VO inglés/alemán
28 nov, jueves
On the road
VO inglés
 
Horario: 17:30, 20:00, 22-30
Precio reducido: 5 €
Abono 3 películas, 10 € - Abono 5 películas, 15 € - Abono 8 películas, 20 €

domingo, 3 de noviembre de 2013

CORPSE BRIDE



To celebrate Halloween, 1st and 2nd year students are watching "Corpse Bride". María Cortés sent these "Trivia Questions" to help you with the film:





CORPSE BRIDE.-TRIVIA QUESTIONS

1.-Who does the voice of Victor?

a) Johny Depp

b) Orlando Bloom

c) Tim Burton

2.-What is the name of the girl Victor is engaged in the beginning?

a) Sally

b) Victoria

c) Lily

3.-What pet did Victor have?

a)he never had one

b)a cat

c)a dog

4.-Who is Emily?

a) A corpse bride

b) A friend of Victor

c) Nobody

5 What happens at the end?

a) Victoria dies

b) Emily turns in butterflies

c) Victor dies
 

6.-What color is Emily?

a) Blue

b) Green

c) Purple

 

7: What is the Corpse Bride's real name?

A. Emily

B. Victoria

C. Elizabeth

D. Emma

8: What's the Corpse Bride picture logo?

A. Rose

B. Full moon

C. Butterfly

D. Maggot

9 What are the names of Victoria's Parents?

A. William and Nell

B. Maudeline and Finis

C. Madeline and Phineas

D. Phineas and Ferb

10: What are the names of Victor's Parents?

A. Phineas and Isabella

B. William and Nell

C. Willy and Bell

D. Cinderella and Prince Charming

11: What is Victor's last name?

A. Van Dolt

B. Van Dot

C. Von Doom

D. Van Dort

12: Why does Victor go into the forest?

A. To marry the Corpse Bride

B. To kill the were-rabbit

C. To practice his vows

D. To learn his vowels

13: What is the name of Victor's dog?

A. Spike

B. Zero

C. Scraps

D. Philip

14 The bad guy's name is Lord __________.

A. Dooku

B. Barkis

C. Meowis

D. Arfis

 15 What is the brand of the Everglot's piano?

A. Harry Hausen

B. Everglot

C. Van Dork

D. Tim Burton

jueves, 17 de octubre de 2013

International Day for the Eradication 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.

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.




COLUMBUS DAY


In October people celebrate Columbus Day in the USA. See how much you know about Columbus solving this Columbus Quiz.

domingo, 13 de octubre de 2013

INTERVIEW WITH MALALA

Our English teacher María Cortés sent this interview with Malala. Listen to her talking about the importance of education.

miércoles, 9 de octubre de 2013

UNESCO WORLD TEACHERS' DAY





In October UNESCO celebrates World Teachers' Day. This year we want to say THANK YOU to those teachers who helped us bloom, or inspired us, or even changed our lives.
Leave your comment and share your experience.  



World Teachers' Day 2013: A Call for teachers!
“A Call for Teachers!” is the slogan of World Teachers’ Day 2013 (5 October), which UNESCO is celebrating along with its partners, the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNDP, UNICEF and Education International (EI).  
Since teachers are the most powerful force for equity, access and quality education, a call for teachers means calling for quality education for all.  
 Quality education offers hope and the promise of a better standard of living. There is no stronger foundation for lasting peace and sustainable development than a quality education provided by well trained, valued, supported and motivated teachers.
 
 
Teachers’ professional knowledge and skills are the most important factor for quality education. This World Teachers’ Day, we call for teachers to receive stronger training upfront and continual professional development and support..  

       Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General

Why a call for teachers?

Because there is a huge shortage of professional, well-trained and well-supported teachers to achieve better quality education. The challenge of recruiting teachers does not lie just in the numbers, but in the provision of quality teachers. Far too often teachers remain under-qualified, poorly paid and with low status.
At UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, the focus of the 2013 World Teachers’ Day celebration on 4 October will be on tackling the teacher gap, barriers to better quality education and teachers’ role in developing globally-minded citizens.

martes, 17 de septiembre de 2013

ONE MINUTE TALK


Are you able to talk about these topics for one minute?
Our teacher Emilia sent this useful speaking activity. Have a go!


WHAT YOU DID THIS WEEK
WHAT YOU DID IN YOUR LAST SUMMER HOLIDAYS
WHAT YOU DID IN YOUR LAST WINTER HOLIDAYS
WHAT YOU DID LAST WEEKEND
WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO THESE SUMMER HOLIDAYS
WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO THESE WINTER HOLIDAYS
WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO NEXT WEEK
WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO NEXT WEEKEND
THE LAST TIME YOU WENT SHOPPING
THE NEXT TIME YOU ARE GOING TO GO SHOPPING
WHAT WAS GOOD ABOUT SCHOOL THIS YEAR
WHAT WAS BAD ABOUT SCHOOL THIS YEAR
WHAT IS GOING TO BE GOOD ABOUT SCHOOL NEXT YEAR
WHAT IS GOING TO BE BAD ABOUT SCHOOL NEXT YEAR
WHAT SPORTS YOU PRACTICED THIS YEAR
WHAT HOBBIES YOU HAD THIS YEAR
WHAT SPORTS YOU ARE GOING TO PRACTICE NEXT YEAR
WHAT HOBBIES YOU ARE GOING TO TAKE UP NEXT YEAR
LAST TIME YOU COOKED
NEXT TIME YOU ARE GOING TO COOK
YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD AND THE LAST TIME YOU ATE IT.
FOOD YOU HATE AND THE LAST TIME YOU ATE IT.
YOUR FAVOURITE SUBJECT AND WHY
A SUBJECT YOU DON’T LIKE AND WHY

WHY YOU ARE LEARNING ENGLISH

WHAT YOU LIKE AND DON’T LIKE ABOUT LEARNING ENGLISH
WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP
SOMETHING FUNNY THAT HAPPENED TO YOU WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER
YOUR PET
YOUR FAVOURITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY
YOUR FAVOURITE SINGER/ACTOR/ACTRESS
YOUR FAVOURITE SPORTS PLAYER




NICE TO MEET YOU!



Let's break the ice playing some games.

 Have a go...


QUESTIONS, PLEASE




These words and numbers are pieces of information about me. Find out asking questions: 


                2                    ironing                   purple                     swimming
       García Márquez                 cherries                             London


Now play the game with your partner. Write 8-10 words and numbers about you on your notebook. 



FIND SOMEONE WHO...

1. likes English             (Do you like English?)
2. went to the beach last summer (Did you go to the beach last summer?)
3. can tell a good joke
4. has more than one brother or sister
5. has visited a museum recently
6. has a pet
7. walks to school
8. celebrates his or her birthday the same month you do
9. went to the cinema last weekend
10. is reading a book at the moment
11. is good at Maths
12. can sing very well
13. can play a musical instrument
14. is great at painting
15. is allergic
16. practises a sport
17. hates football
18. comes from a different town
19. loves dancing
20. gets up early at weekends


What did you find out about your classmates and your teacher? Add your comments. 

"I found out ..."
"I didn't know..."
"Now I know" 




lunes, 17 de junio de 2013

3rd year students stayed in Bath for a week. Here you can see some photos taken by Manolo Vaquera, head of the English Department. During the week, we also visited Stonehenge and Salisbury.
We learned a lot and had a great time.















viernes, 31 de mayo de 2013

NAOMI IS LEAVING



 
 



Naomi, our assistant teacher, is leaving. She has worked really hard and we have all benefited from her lessons.
We said good-bye with music and games.

Thank you, Naomi, and good luck.

jueves, 30 de mayo de 2013

GYMKANA IN THE OLD TOWN OF CÁCERES


 



On May, 22nd our 4th year students paticipated in a Gymkana in the old part. They had to accomplish some tasks related to English, History, P.E., Music and Maths in order to get their clues to finish the game.

Some people got lost, of course, but we all had fun along the way and it was a real pleasure to spend some hours of a wonderful sunny day in our medieval town.

Thank you very much to the Bilingual Section teachers and to our assistant teacher. Naomi, Alicia, Lázaro, Antonio and Irene were in the old part. Thank you to our history teacher, Jesús, who prepared the History task.









After the gymkana we relaxed having a drink in the school canteen. We had a great time!!!


jueves, 11 de abril de 2013

TRANSLATION IS COMMUNICATION



To celebrate the World Book Day, our Bilingual Section students have brought famous literary texts, both in English and Spanish. Have a look at the comments and enjoy them.







jueves, 14 de febrero de 2013

NORBA ROMANCE FILMS WEEK

 Mamma mia! (2008)


Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya.





Grease (1978)


A musical about teens in love in the 50's! It's California, 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love. They spend time at the beach, but when they go back to school, what either of them don't know is that they both now attend Rydell High. Danny's the leader of the T-Birds, a group of black-jacket greasers while Sandy hangs with the Pink Ladies, a group of pink-wearing girls led by Rizzo. When they clash at Rydell's first pep rally, Danny isn't the same Danny at the beach. They try to be like each other so they can be together.



My big fat Greek wedding (2002)

Toula Portokalos is 30, Greek, and works in her family's restaurant, Dancing Zorba's, in Chicago.      All her father Gus wants is for her to get married to a nice Greek boy. But Toula is looking for more in life. Her mother convinces Gus to let her take some computer classes at college (making him think it's his idea). With those classes under her belt, she then takes over her aunt's travel agency (again making her father think it's his idea). She meets Ian Miller, a high school English teacher, WASP (white anglo-saxon protestant), and dreamboat she had made a fool of herself over at the restaurant; they date secretly for a while before her family finds out. Her father is livid over her dating a non-Greek. He has to learn to accept Ian; Ian has to learn to accept Toula's huge family, and Toula has to learn to accept herself.


French Kiss (1995)

Kate and Charlie have a perfect life planned out before them: buying a house, marriage, kids, the whole works. Kate's fear of flying keeps her in Canada while Charlie goes to Paris for a medical convention. While there Charlie is smitten by the lovely Juliette. He calls off the wedding with Kate and she nervously boards a plane to get him back. She ends up sitting next to the petty French thief Luc Teyssier. He hides a stolen necklace and smuggled grape vine in her bag to get it through customs. Her bag is stolen, the necklace apparently lost, and Kate and Luc head to Cannes -- Luc to find the necklace and Kate get Charlie back. Along the way, Kate and Luc begin having feelings for each other -- which change the course of their lives.