"You talk as if a god had made the Machine.. Men made it, do not forget that. Great men, but men. The Machine is much, but it is not everything. I see something like you in this plate, but I do not see you. I hear something like you through this telephone, but I do not hear you. That is why I want you to come. Pay me a visit, so that we can meet face to face, and talk about the hopes that are in my mind."The machine stops - 1909 - Forster

Friday, February 26, 2010


This week we're speaking about school. You love school, don't you?
Well, click on the links below to learn more about School in England.
What does a school look like in England? Take a virtual tour!

And what about a typical school day? Do English students wear a uniform?

Read about school life for a 13-year-old British boy.

Ok, you've been reading a lot of things about English school and students. Now, choose 10 new words and/or interesting facts you've learnt and write them on this wallwisher!!! Click on the wall "post a sticky" , the wall will open ...then you can click anywhere and write on a sort of post-it note. Have fun!!!

I've taken the words you've written on Wallwisher and I've made a "cloud"
( actually, it should be heart-shaped ) using Tagul. If you click on the words you'll be directed to the site of the English school. Have a try....

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Inspired by "Love is" - Adrian Henri, students from III A wrote their poems.

Friday, February 19, 2010


For Noemi III B
Answer F: last sentence, change into "It is the best of all"

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I took one of your comments and I checked it. You can see the video and "watch" and "hear" the correction.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Shopping time!!!

Watch this video and answer the following question: what's the meaning of "shopaholic"?

Then do some exercises on line:
1) listen to this conversation in a shop and do the quiz
2) listen to the conversation again but this time also read the dialogue
3) listen again and try the completion text

Next, there's a vocabulary exercise, to help you learn the words for shops.

Finally, answer the following questions ( RULE : 1 for 3 that is to say: at least 3 sentences for each question )
a) When do you usually go shopping?
b) Where do you usually go shopping?
c) What's your favourite shop?
d) What did you last buy?
e) Do you usually get pocket money?
f) Is there anything special you can buy in your town?
g) Who do you usually go shopping with?
h) Are there any malls in the place where you live?
i) Can you make a comparison between small shops and malls?
l) What are your favourite presents to buy?