C.E.C.I.E N° 25
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LEE AQUI ABAJO NUESTRA COLUMNA DE ULTIMAS NOTICIAS SOBRE LA ACTIVIDAD DEL CENTRO:
Noticias relevantes del ciclo lectivo 2017
ACTIVIDADES DE FIN DE AÑO:
1-Ultimo día de dictado de clases de 1ro a 5to año el 18 de noviembre de 2016-
2-último día de dictado de clase para 6to año día 23/11//
3-Exámenes escritos de 1ro a 5to año 1ra parte día 21/11 y 2da parte día 23/11 Resultados: se exhiben día 25/11 desde las 18.00 horas en el hall de entradas del CECIE –
4-Exámenes escritos de 6to año: 1ra parte el 25/11 y 2da parte el 30/11 y Resultados de 6to año se exhiben el 2/12 –
5-EXAMEN ORAL DE 6to año el 7/12 Recuperatorios de escritos de 1ro a 6to año el 5/12 a las 18.00 hs para los tres turnos
6-Recuperatorio Oral de 1ro a 5to el 7/12 y
7-Recuperatorio Oral de 6to el 12/12 –
9-Acto de fin de curso entrega de diplomas y boletines día 14/12 a las 18.00 hs. LOS ESPERAMOS
CRONOGRAMA DE COMIENZOS DE AÑO LECTIVO 2017:
1- Examenes de Admision/Ingreso 2017 el dia 8 de MArzo de 2017 a las 17.30hs
2- Inicio de Clases: Para 2do a 6to año el Lunes 13 de Marzo
3- Inicio de Clases para el 1er año: Dia 15 de Marzo de 2017
DANIEL Y ADRIANA
Our Supervisor - Districts 21 and 19
Ms. Cristina Hazrum
BIENVENIDOS AL CICLO 2018!!!
Who we are:
HI!!... We are the crew of teachers of Cecie 25, a Centre of Languages working in Scholar District 21. Cristina Hazrum is our Suprvisor, Daniel Abbruzzese is our headmaster, Adriana Calabró our teacher-secretary and all our teachers: MARIAN MONTERO, JOHANNA VELEZ and MELINA PERRI
Meet Our Team:
Here we are at the school head's office:
Prof Cristina Hazrum ( Our Supervisor)
Daniel Abbruzzese ( Headmaster)
Adriana Calabró ( Our Secretary)
and Our Teachers...
JOHANNA VELEZ - MELINA PERRI- MARIAN MONTERO
WELCOME BACK TO CLASSES AT CECIE 25
Our new 2017's class period has began and we are glad to have you back for new learnings and enternainment, we hope you take profit of the moment we share togehter!!
WHAT ARE CECIES?
The "Centros Complementarios de Idioma Extranjeros " ( Shool of Languages as popularly known) were created in 1982 - Supervision of Foreign Languages of the Ministry of Education, Government of the City of Buenos Aires has a responsibility to find the means of achieving foreign language teaching quality in all schools of public administration at the primary level. Offered to all schoolchildren of all jurisdictions, they give students from 3rd form to 2nd Year the possibility of further studies of the same foreign language learning at school or starting their studies in another language after class schedules .Fifty-minutes -classes are held three times a week. The course duration takes six years of study. Supplemental Foreign Language Education Centers emerged as an expression of the maximum precepts of our Curriculum Desingn by offering:
• equality and equity of education opportunities for students in the system
• diversification of educational settings to include more areas
• constant work towards improving quality of service
• serve the community echoing their needs
The idea Supervisors of Foreign Languages, was to provide the same opportunities for foreign language skills to students of Elementary School who attended single shift schools and later day, they received no teaching of a second language. Under these premises, opens the first School of Languages was opened in 1983. As years went by the recognition of educational authorities and other educational communities that prompted the opening of five new schools in many other Districts. They were intended as Supplemental Educational Centers From 1983 to date they have varied educational standards in general and for the centers, too. But they never lowered their tuition and all its functional organic plant facilities have increased in the area of English and even more with the inclusion of other languages such as French, Italian and Portuguese. Other changes worth mentioning are: the extension of the timing of shifts to fifty minutes each and the constant renewal of their curricula in order to overcome achievements and goalsr to broaden current needs.
A nice Reward!!
Juan Cruz Hernandez one of our ex-students was rewarded with a certificate of attendance at the NBC in the United States of America. He was chosen to take part of practises and had the chance to interview many of the welknown best players of the American Leage of Basketball. He came proudly toghether with his mom to show us his merit and he had thankful words to us on our contribution to his English which was so useful to him to communicate in a real situation in a Native Speaker Country. He also remarked the importance of being fluent in the use of English around the world today. We Congratulate you a lot, Juan!! and we also feel proud of you!!!. CECIE 25
Centros de Idiomas próximos a esta zona:
CECIE por Distrito
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|17.00 a 19.40|
|3||L.Saenz Peña 1215||4305-0468||Constitución||
16.50 a 19.35
|4||Humberto 1º 343||4361-1431||San Telmo||inglés||16.50 a 19.35|
|5||Gral. Hornos 530||4307-7347||Barracas||inglés||16.50 a 19.35|
|6||24 de Noviembre 1536||4941-2966||San Cristóbal||inglés||16.50 a 19.35|
16.50 a 19.35
|8||Salas 565||4923-6454||Parque Chacabuco||francés
|16.50 a 19.35|
|16.50 a 19.35|
|16.50 a 19.35|
|11||Lafuente 559||4612-8948||Flores||inglés||16.50 a 19.35|
|Joaquín V Gonzalez 180||4671-0194||Floresta||inglés||16.50 a 19.35|
|13||Av. Bruix 4620||4683-6619||Parque Avellaneda||francés
|16.50 a 19.40|
|14||Espinosa 2547||4581-4209||Paternal||inglés||16.50 a 19.40|
|15||Manuela Pedraza 4548||4541-7546||Villa Urquiza||inglés
|16.50 a 19.35|
|16||San Martín 6387||4572-3491||Villa Devoto||francés
|16.50 a 19.35|
|17||Av. Salvador Maria del Carril 3650||4501-8689||Villa Devoto||
|16.50 a 19.35|
|17.20 a 20.10|
|19||Quilmes 473||4923-1183||Nueva Pompeya||inglés||16.50 a 19.35|
|20||Murgiondo 1347||4687-1783||Mataderos||inglés||16.50 a 19.40|
|21.||Av. Larrazabal 4520||4605-1524||Villa Lugano||inglés||16.50 a 19.35|
|22.||Hidalgo 635||4902-1431||Caballito||inglés||17.30 a 20.30|
|23.||Alejandro Magariños Cervantes 2865||4581-3836||Villa Santa Rita||inglés||17.20 a 20.15|
|24.||Combatientes de Malvinas 3234||4521-5876||Agronomía||inglés||17.20 a 20.20|
|25.||J I Rucci 3961
( Ex Pilar)
|4602-2123 villa lugano|
CRONOGRAMA DE MESAS DE EXAMEN DE FIN DE AÑO - 2016 - CECIE 25
16 alumnos de 2do A
12 Alumnos de 3ro A
16 Alumnos de 1ro A
12 Alumnos de 3ro A
Alumnos de 1roA
16 Alumnos de 2do A
12 Alumnos de 2do B
14 Alumnos de 3ro B
12 Alumnos de 1ro B
14 Alumnos de 3ro B
12 Alumnos de 1ro B
12 Alumnos de 2do B
10 Alumnos de 5to A
10 Alumnos de 4to A
8 Alumnos de 5to A
8 Alumnos de 4to A
6 Alumnos de 5to A
6 alumnos de 4to A
One of our students in 2nd year, Bárbara, is moving to Spain...she is leaving the course and we will all miss her but she'll have a new start and we wish her the best of good luck... and we hope she keeps on studying English in her new place... Have a nice trip!! and keep in contact with us!!
Why is it important to Study English, Micaela??
Why is it important for you to study Engish, Mayra...??
And what about you, Franco?
Meet Our Teachers...
GABRIELA TOLABA GUTIERREZ
EXAMENES CLE INFORMACION _ FECHAS DE INSCRIPCION:
Los interesados en rendir exámenes CLE podrán realizar una preinscripción on-line, desde el 14 de abril al 4 de mayo de 2014. La inscripción tendrá lugar desde el 5 de mayo al 15 de junio de 2016 y se realizará on-line.
Mas informacion sobre los contenidos clickear la solapa "Here we are" en la parte superior de esta página...
La Dirección Operativa de Lenguas Extranjeras ofrece a todo alumno/alumna de instituciones educativas del Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (escuelas públicas y privadas) un conjunto de exámenes que responden a los criterios y contenidos del Diseño Curricular de Lenguas Extranjeras de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Esta certificación emitida por el Ministerio de Educación del GCBA acredita saberes y conocimientos en cinco lenguas y facilita la futura inserción del candidato en el mundo laboral y académico. Los exámenes CLE pueden rendirse sin ningún requisito previo y no son correlativos.
Los exámenes CLE constan de una prueba escrita que evalúa las capacidades de escucha, lectura y escritura en el idioma seleccionado y de una prueba oral que evalúa la expresión oral en lengua extranjera. Sólo los candidatos que se presentan a la prueba escrita pueden rendir el examen oral. El Certificado CLE CT (Comprensión de Textos) consta solamente de una prueba escrita.
- Exámenes CLE
- Contenidos de exámenes
- Ejemplos de tareas e ítems
- Ejemplos de tareas con audio
- Preguntas frecuentes
- Cronograma 2014
- Recomendaciones para docentes
Los alumnos/alumnas que estén cursando la escuela primaria en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires tienen la posibilidad de acreditar sus saberes y conocimientos en lenguas extranjeras mediante las siguientes certificaciones:
- CLE CIPI (Ciclo de Idiomas Primaria Inicial) para los alumnos que estén cursando 4º y/o 5º grado.
- CLE CIP (Ciclo de Idiomas Primaria) para los alumnos que estén cursando los últimos grados la escuela primaria.
Los alumnos/alumnas que estén cursando la escuela secundaria en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y han realizado distintos trayectos en su aprendizaje de lenguas extranjeras, pueden acreditar sus saberes y conocimientos en idiomas mediante las siguientes certificaciones:
- CLE CIC (Ciclo de Idiomas Corto) para alumnos/alumnas de escuela media que han estudiado el idioma seleccionado al menos 180 horas reloj o dos o tres años aproximadamente.
- CLE CIL (Ciclo de Idiomas Largo) para alumnos/alumnas de escuela media que han estudiado el idioma seleccionado al menos 300 horas reloj o cinco años aproximadamente.
Aquellos alumnos/alumnas que hayan estudiado lenguas extranjeras a lo largo de toda su escolaridad primaria y secundaria, tienen la posibilidad de acreditar sus saberes y conocimientos mediante dos certificaciones:
- CLE CIE (Ciclo de Idiomas Extendido) (corresponde al Nivel III del Diseño Curricular)
- CLE CIA (Ciclo de Idiomas Avanzado) (corresponde al Nivel IV del Diseño Curricular)
- CLE CT (Comprensión de Textos) para alumnos/alumnas que estén cursando la escuela secundaria y elijan acreditar solamente su capacidad lectora en lenguas extranjeras.
Esta certificación emitida por el Ministerio de Educación del GCBA acredita saberes y conocimientos en cinco lenguas y facilita la futura inserción del candidato en el mundo laboral y académico.
¿Cómo me inscribo para los exámenes CLE?
Los interesados en rendir exámenes CLE podrán realizar una preinscripción on-line,
LINK PARA ISCRIBIRSE: http://www.buenosaires.gov.ar/areas/educacion/programas/cle
● Recordar que los candidatos que dan el examen CIPI son los que han estudiado el idioma
durante el primer tramo de la escolaridad primaria, y tienen alrededor de 9 años, ya que la
prueba está diseñada para este grupo etario y para un nivel de complejidad equivalente a esa
duración de estudios.
● Destacar que es una experiencia que se espera tenga una repercusión positiva en el
aprendizaje de la lengua extranjera.
En relación con el examen:
● Trabajar la producción escrita contextualizada, teniendo en cuenta los contenidos del DCLE
para ese nivel.
● Al hacer trabajo oral en clase, practicar las "preguntas personales" para que los candidatos
estén preparados para dar información de sí mismos.
● Intensificar el trabajo de los candidatos en los aspectos fonológicos de la lengua.
● A los efectos de la práctica puede resultar útil consultar las actividades que se publican en la
página web del CLE.
● Evitar la presentación de candidatos que superen ampliamente el nivel previsto en el examen
CIC o que aún no lo hayan alcanzado. Unos y otros pueden frustrarse en la experiencia.
● Destacar que es una experiencia que se espera tenga una repercusión positiva en el
aprendizaje de la lengua extranjera.
En relación con el examen:
● Propiciar en el aula la práctica de escritos contextualizados y la lectura de textos de
diferentes temas, géneros y tipologías próximos al campo de interés y experiencia de los
● Trabajar con la mayor frecuencia posible la expresión oral, en particular la interacción entre
los alumnos, ya que a los candidatos, en general, les resulta dificultoso entablar diálogos en
lengua extranjera con otro par. Propiciar aquellas interacciones orales en las cuales los
alumnos tienen que resolver situaciones de la vida cotidiana.
● Intensificar el trabajo de los candidatos en los aspectos fonológicos de la lengua.
● Trabajar junto con los alumnos la producción escrita: El texto producido debe ser coherente
y reflejar cohesión, y no un texto fragmentado o de frases aisladas.
● A los efectos de la práctica de escritura puede resultar útil consultar las actividades que se
publican en la página web del CLE.
● Para desarrollar la comprensión lectora con alumnos CIC se remite al docente a los Aportes
Ejemplo CIPI: El candidato ingresa a las 8:30 acompañado de los examinadores quienes proceden a la acreditación (control de documento) El examen escrito comienza a las 9:00 y finaliza a las 9:30. De allí el candidato pasa a la entrevista oral; la misma puede ser inmediatamente después de finalizar el escrito o dentro de la hora de finalización. Durante el turno de oral el candidato permanece en el aula acompañado de un examinador.
* La espera para rendir el examen oral corresponde a la permanencia del candidato en la sede examinadora durante la espera y el examen propiamente dicho. Al finalizar el examen escrito, un candidato puede pasar inmediatamente a la mesa del examen oral o puede tener que esperar a ser llamado. Por esta razón la duración del turno de oral puede variar.
Some of our Projects this year:
1- Our 2016 School Project:
COMMUNICATION: READING AND WRITING -
We have decided to coontinue our work in the use of Audiovisual media this year as well as to emphasise oral compentence in our students ,,, for that purpose we will continue our work at our Digital Blog where differnt forms of productions and interlinks can be found and shared and our students will create presentations to share with his classmated in the classroom.
In accordance with the death anniversary of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra both in April 1616 this School of Languages proposed this year to work the following strategies and / or challenges that are presented below :
1. reading texts of different genres advertising, website, correspondence, etc., as well as authentic materials (newspaper or magazine articles in English) that will be socialized to the class .
2. The use of the school library will be enhanced by promoting the loan of books and reading for pleasure where students can choose different books that then discussed the group
3. extensive reading will focus on classic works of Shakespeare adapted to different levels depending on the courses and particularly for the higher grades and parallelism who will work with the contemporary to Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra that.
4. literary workshops will be organized and co-written production: work on oral production will be intensified on written from activities to gather information, survey data comparisons and contrasts of ideas and critical analysis; diversified tasks, working in teams on the same literary work: author biography, songs, topic and argument, dramatization, synthesis of the work, etc. with final conclusin to be exposed at the Multipurpose Room and incorporating the TICS, using computer and audiovisual tools.
5. reading and writing texts will be promoted from dialogues, paragraphs and applying the acquired vocabulary in each unit will view gradually increasing level of complexity to get in the middle and upper test courses varied genres as: advertisements, newspaper articles , narratives, descriptions, stories, songs, recognizing the importance of drafts before reaching the final product in single form with subsequent publication in the digital blog and our paper
6. writing a collaborative story will be proposed by Course. As a "traveling folder" a group of students will start writing a story that will be continued by his companions and passed from group to group until the end of the story with subsequent correction work, final editing and narration of it.
7.Oral presentations that will be promoted from topics that are of interesting to students which will allow them to a brief lecture or exposition on these subjects as well as dramatizations and interviews .
8. interviews , debates, role play will be organized in spaces for argumentation , suggestions and hypothesizing will be created
We will propose our students differnt everyday situations for the to work on casual dialogues, dramatise them and record them into videos that will be uploaded to our blog for sharing and interaction.
We will work on our traditional yearly paper magazine to be issued by the end of the year.
INTERACTIVE CORNER!!! - THIS BLOCK IS TIME FOR FUN!!!
DO YOU WANT TO PLAY GAMES????
LEARN WITH GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL
CLICK ON THIS LINK
Welcome to LearnEnglish Kids! Lots of games, songs, stories and activities are here - you can have fun and learn English too! You can search for your favourites, or have a look at the new Explore section and find out where everything is. Become a member and you can add comments to the site, and make your own cool character! Parents can sign up for our newsletter.
LINKS A OTROS CENTROS Y ESCUELAS
INTERACTIVE CORNER: SHARING LINKS
LINKS TO OTHER CECIES:
Blog CECIE 21 (please click on the link)
Blog CECIE 19
Blog CECIE 12
Blog CECIE 13
IMPROVING OUR ORAL COMPETENCE!!
DRAMA WORKSHOP AT CECIE 25
Some Snapshots while shooting our Drama Videos
Play 1 : "The wedding"
Play 2 : "Can you tell good stories?"
AROUND BUENOS AIRES
A tour around main points of downtown Buenos Aires...
Why do you study English, Jackeline?
THIS IS How WE WORK!!
Have a look!! Watch this video!!
ACTING OUT SITUATIONS:
We have preared some sketches to act them out with teachers Adriana and Gabriela, we had a lot of fun. Here is a video we want to share with you, Have fun you too!!
This is my house. It has got two floors. Upstairs there is a bedroom with a bed and a wardrobe. Next to it there is a hall and a bathroom.
Downstairs there is a nice diningroom with a table and chairs, we have dinner and lunch there. The diningroom is between the livingroom with a nice TV and the kitchen. It's a happy house. It has got a big garden too ...
TIME TO READ:
A BAD DAY!
It happened one Saturday evening when I was six years old. My family and I were going to go to my grandparents´ house by car. It was my grandmother’s birthday. It was a rainy and cold day. We were near my grandparents´ house. My father stopped at a red traffic light when we saw a strange group of people.
Then something passed through the closed window and broke it. It was a stone that one of that people had thrown through the window. To my amazement, my mother was bleeding in her face. A piece of glass had cut his face and another piece had cut her very near of her left eye. I was very afraid, so I started to cry.
When we got to my grandparents´ house, my grandma phoned immediately to a doctor. He arrived ten minutes later. Luckily it wasn’t an important hurt, but everybody were worried about that.
A Film Review: We have seen the film Coach Carter. It is a 2005 American film directed by Thomas Carter. It is based on a true story, in which Richmond High School basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his MVP and undefeated team due to poor academic results.
The screenplay was co-written by Mark Schwahn, who created the TV series One Tree Hill. The movie also recycles a handful of plot-lines from another TV series, The White Shadow, which director Thomas Carter co-starred in.
Marie Curie was born in 1867 in , poland .she married Professor pierre Curie, who was a Frenchman. So Marie Curie was Polish and French. She lived and worked in Paris. She was a grat scientist. She discovered the chemical elemnt radium and she helped to discovered x-ray she was a nobel Prize winer twice in 1903, for pysics and in 1911, for chemistry. She died in 1934
JOKE OF THE DAY!!!
*MULTIMEDIA ENGLISH CLASSROOM
1- LINK ONE
2- LINK TWO
3- LINK THREE
4- LINK FOUR
5-Phrasal verbs and Idioms
6- ENGLISH GRAMMAR
7- STORIES ON LINE
8- READ STORIES ON LINE:
10- MAGIC BOOKS
11- PICTURE DICTIONARY ACTIVITES
12- BBC STORIES
Exploring our website and working on a video on the smartboard at the Multiple Uses Room:
We organised a shared activity for all groups in each shift at the "SUM" where we explored our website with links and activities on the smartboard and netbooks and we also shared a video activity.. we had fun and learnt a lot!!
THE INTERACTIVE BOOK
Follow the instruction to complete the activites
Click on this link: -->
LINK TO CECIE 11
WRITING LETTERS AND E-MAILS
I will describe my best friend Sofia Vallone. She’s 15 years old. She goes to “Normal 8 School “ in the morning and she is my classmate my English School in the School of Languages. She has got green eyes and brown long hair. And she is short. She likes American Singers especially The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and Miley Circus. Her favourite Colour is green. She likes listening to Music using her computer and going out with friendsShe has got a dog, his name is Emily.
This Block is entertainment.. Think and solve...
Can you find 8 adjectives in this Word square?
KARAOKE!! Let´s sing
New York Features file:
Name Of the city: New York
Location: Eastern Coast of the USA
Population: 8.491.000 people
Important Buildings and Places to visit: The UN - The Statue of Liberty - Rockefeler Centre
Typical food: Pretzel Gigante y Corned Beef on Rye
Typical Music :rock&roll
Popular stars: Michael Jackson
DRAMA AND EDUCATIONAL VIDEO WORKSHOP
Connecting Schools: Watch what some other students in other schools have acted out, can you do the same?
The following situations have been roleplayed by students of School N12 DE 13 in 1992 and is one of the activites carried out in class today. All of the students in the motion picture are today over legal age.
Watch these students acting out situations, can you do the same??...
Educational Drama: A NEWS PROGRAMME
OUR STAFF IN 2011
SUPERVISOR: ALFREDO DANIEL NUÑEZ
TEACHERS: GABRIELA TOLABA, ADRIANA CALABRO AND LAURA AMARTINO
The Statue of Liberty:
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous monuments in the world, The statue is 93 metres tall and it is in front of the New York harbour. It is made of 32.5 tons of copper.:
The statue was built for the hundredth anniversary of the American independence by a French sculptor called Frederic Bartholdi . It took 15 years to build it. The money for the construction came from lotteries and dinner parties. It was made in different sections and put in 250 boxes and shipped to America The seven spikes of the statue represent the seven oceans. The statue’s face is the strong face of the sculptor’s mother. This statue was made with a lot of effort of the people and id a gift of France to the United States of America.
What to see:
Visitors can see the indifrr structure and take photos from the top it. They can buy souvenirs and visit the museum. On top there is a revolving cafeteria . You can see all the city from there.
Advice to the tourists:
If are tired to go upstairs you can take a lift to the top.
You can visit the statue from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
It’s a place to see!
A video About the Ancient Olympic games:
BIOGRAPHY OF RIGOBERTA MENCHU:
Rigoberta Menchu was born on 9th January, 1959 in Mexico. She and her family were very poor. In her early life she helped her family with farmwork. She soon took part in Social reform activities and fought for women’s rights.
She was born
She formed a commission for social rights
She wrote many books
She went to Guatemala and formed a political party
She participanted of demostraction
She recibed a Place Nobel Prize
This is my house. lot’s beautiful!
Lt has got a l-B_ _ _ _ _M to sleep.
And there is a 2-B_ _ _ _ _ _M to have
Shower. ln the 3 L_ _ _ _G-R_ _M we
Watch TV and in the 4-K_ _ _ C_ _ we
Cook our food. We play ln the 4-G_R_ _N
Are mobile phones are generally a good or a bad thing?
II'´I'm going to give my own opinion about this topic. I´m not a lover of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, MSN and cellphones are not an exception. I love technological devices like computers, Tablet PS and software too. I won´t lie to you but I like the physical parts of cellphones, I mean, I like those devices and the things they are able to do, but some people use them a lot, and that may damage their health and their lives. There are people, especially lots of teenagers, that spend at least 4 hours per day in front of the computer in social networks and that´s something I really hate because they really miss real life. They miss the opportunity of a healthy life playing sports and going outside. Another thing that bothers me is those people that while you are talking to them they are talking on the phone, or sending text messages and they don´t look at your eyes and it seems as if they aren´t listening to you! I know there are people who says it´s not necessary to look at you to hear you, but I think it´s more a reason of respect to look at the other person´s eye. They don´t pay attention! I believe it´s important to mention the relationship between 3g cellphones and social networks. They may improve our communication system, but there are some moments when people use them without being conscious of time and that may cause changes in their normal behaviour as bad mood, headaches… That´s the blind side nobody wants to see. People are happy because it´s a fact you can communicate from Argentina to China just using one piece of a technological device while our ancestors thought it was impossible! I agree with you if you think that cellphones improve our safety. My mum and dad always send me messages to see where I am. I feel it´s also necessary to let people know about the damage cellphones and social Networks may cause to our lives and to nature too.
Lucas Chamorro – 6th year
Mahatma was born in 1869 in India. His nationality was Indian. He was a great political leader He believed in non-violence. He wanted his country, India, to be independent from the British govrment was succesful. His non violent campaign defeated the British. Ganhdi died in 1948.An assassin killed him. It was a tragic death for a very great man.
DRAMA AT CECIE 25
The three Musketeers was the play performed by the Stage Company at our School of Languages in September 2011. It was a fantastic experienc with a lot of fun!!!
It’s really nice to hear from you. You can’t imagine how excited I felt after reading your letter. The idea of going camping with you sounds fantastic!!! Thanks for inviting me!
To begin with, I have some questions to ask you as I have never been camping before. Apart from the tent can I alos bring a sleeping bagwith me or will I have to bring one?
A second Question, Will I be able to go fishing there?
Anyway, I ‘ve really missed you since your last letter, I ca’t wait to see you again. Don’t laugh but I have already got my bags packed. By the way, I am bringing my guitar so that we can sing some songs at night.
Well I’d better finish off here. Thanks for your invitation again. I’m looking forward for the trip. Bye, Love, Sabrina
VIDEOS FOR BIGINNERS
Let's learn with fun Watch these cartoons!!
GOGO LOVES ENGLISH
VIDEOS FOR YOUNG LEARNERS - Elementary
Let's have fun with activites:
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Time for Exercises!!
Level 1: Try These First.
- Choose a Word (Richard Graham) - Flash, [M] 10 Questions
Level 2: Easy
- Jobs / Occupations (Birol Sarigul) - Flash [M] 20 Questions
- Where Do I Wear It? (Manny Lefebvre) - [M] 11 Questions
- Things in the Kitchen
- How to Cook an Omellete (Choose the Correct Verb) (Sukma Erdawaty) - HTML-only
- Odd One Out 2 (Richard Graham) - Flash, [M] 10 Questions
- Analogies - Word Relationships (Charles Kelly) - HTML-only [F] 15 Questions
- Beverages (Charles Kelly) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only, 7 Questions
- Body Parts (Timothy Morrill) - Crossword Puzzle [E-13]
- Body Parts (Vera Mello) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Body (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Brand Names (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Christmas (Vera Mello) - Crossword Puzzle [E-7]
- Classroom Objects (Marilyn Gorenflo) - Crossword Puzzle [E-10]
- Clothes (Charles Kelly) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Clothes (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Colors (Charles Kelly) - HTML-only
- Colors (Vera Mello) - Crossword Puzzle [E-12]
- Colors (Vera Mello) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Colours 1 (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Colours 2 (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Common Words - 1 (Vera Mello) - Crossword Puzzle [E-11]
- Common Words - 2 (Vera Mello) - Crossword Puzzle [E-18]
- Common Words - 3 (Vera Mello) - Crossword Puzzle [E-16]
- Common Words - 4 (Vera Mello) - Crossword Puzzle [E-21]
- Common Words - 5 (Vera Mello) - Crossword Puzzle [E-24]
- Common Words - 6 (Vera Mello) - Crossword Puzzle [E-12]
- Common Words (Charles Kelly) - Crossword Puzzle [E-26]
- Comparatives (S. Rogers) - Crossword Puzzle [E-11]
- Conjunctions (Vera Mello) - Crossword Puzzle [E-9]
- Containers (Vera Mello) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Counting Non-Countables - Matching Quiz (Vera Mello) - HTML-only
- Countries Where English Is Spoken (Martin Holmes) - Crossword Puzzle [E-7]
- Countries (Charles Kelly) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Country - Nationality - Language (Carlos Gontow) - HTML-only
- Days of the Week (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Eating (Charles Kelly) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Family Members (Charles Kelly) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Family (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Farm Animals (Christina Rick) - Crossword Puzzle [E- 7]
- Food (Charles Kelly) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Food (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Food (Vera Mello) - Crossword Puzzle [E-10]
- Fruit (Charles Kelly) - Crossword Puzzle [E-9]
- Fruits (Vera Mello) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Group Nouns (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Guess the Word (Vera Mello) - HTML-only
- Guess the Word - Clothes (Vera Mello) - HTML-only
- They're, Their or There (Renee Swanson) Flash [M] 15 Questions
- Homonym/Homophone Quizzes (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only, [M]
- Homonyms (Lawrence Kelly) - HTML-only, [M]
- Hotel 2 (Michael A. Riccioli) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Hotel (Michael A. Riccioli) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- House 2 (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- House (Charles Kelly) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Household Appliances (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Jobs (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- L or R (Lawrence Kelly) - HTML-only
- Man or Woman? (Charles Kelly) - Flash, [M] 20 Questions
- Months 1 (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Months 2 (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Musical Instruments (Vera Mello) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Nationalities (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Non-Countable Nouns 1 (Charles Kelly) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Non-Countable Nouns 2 (Charles Kelly) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Occupations (Barbara Donnelly) - HTML-only
- Opposites (Mary Lou Turnbull) - Flash, [M] 10 Questions
- Opposites (David E. Shaffer) - Flash, [B] 15 Questions
- Opposites (Nizar Taha) - [M] 9 Questions
- Opposites (Adjectives 1) - Matching Quiz (Charles Kelly) - HTML-only
- Opposites (Adjectives 2) - Matching Quiz (Charles Kelly) - HTML-only
- Opposites (Adjectives 3) - Matching Quiz (Charles Kelly) - HTML-only
- Opposites (Nouns) - Matching Quiz (Charles Kelly) - HTML-only
- Opposites (Verbs 1) - Matching Quiz (Vera Mello) - HTML-only
- Opposites - Easy (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Opposites 1 (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Opposites 2 (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Parts of a Car (Vera Mello) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Parts of a House (Elek Mathe) - Crossword Puzzle [E-11]
- Past Tense 1 (Elek Mathe) - Crossword Puzzle [E-7]
- Past Tense 2 (Elek Mathe) - Crossword Puzzle [E-7]
- Past Tense 3 (Elek Mathe) - Crossword Puzzle [E-16]
- Past Tense 4 (Elek Mathe) - Crossword Puzzle [E-18]
- People Who Wear Uniforms (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Place Names (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Prepositions (Vera Mello) - Crossword Puzzle [E-14]
- Pronouns (Vera Mello) - Crossword Puzzle [E-15]
- Recreation (Charles Kelly) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Recreation (Vera Mello) - Crossword Puzzle [E-14]
- School Subjects (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Scrambled Words & Secret Word (Vera Mello) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Similar or Opposite - Easy (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Soccer Vocabulary (Vera Mello) - HTML-only
- States and Feelings (Vera Mello) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Thanksgiving Meal (Aviva Furman) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Thanksgiving (Aviva Furman) - Crossword Puzzle [E-10]
- Things We Carry (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Time Words (Nevitt Reagan) - HTML-only
- Transportation Verbs (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Transportation (Jacqueline Easley) - Crossword Puzzle [E-6] (Jacqueline Easley)
- Uncountable Nouns 1 (Elek Mathe) - Crossword Puzzle [E-11]
- Vegetables (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Vegetables (Vera Mello) - Crossword Puzzle [E-9]
- Vegetables (Vera Mello) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Vehicles (Vera Mello) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- Weather (Charles Kelly) - Scrambled Words, HTML-only
- What Colour Are They? (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- What's the Category (Larry Kelly) - HTML-only
- What's the Plural? (Charles Kelly) - Flash, [F] 26 Questions
- Which Word is Different? (Larry Kelly) - HTML-only
- Word Groups 1 (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Word Groups 2 (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Word Groups 3 (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Word Groups 4 (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
- Word Groups 5 (Letitia Bradley) - HTML-only
TIME TO READ:
A strange story:
Once upon at time there were three teenage friends: Brian, Paul and Tom. One day they went up a hill for a walk and they saw an abandoned house. The house was old and dark and something was strange with it. They could even hear some noises coming from it. So, that night they decided to investigate the old house. When Tom opened the door, they heard a woman’s shout. They started to look for the woman. They went upstairs…creak…!!! ; they heard the sound of the wooden floor as the stepped on it…They didn’t find the woman but they could still hear her.
Suddenly, they saw her, she was tall and slim, she had got a long white hair, big hands, big white eyes, a little nose and a long white dress. She looked like a ghost!! The three friends were scared…!!! The teenagers ran, Brian fell and she caught him, Tom and Paul ran very fast but she caught Paul too. Tom was on the edge off the cliff, the woman scared him and Tom jumped off the cliff.
A neighbour called the police…They arrived very soon. They found that the teenagers were all dead. “Oh, this is horrible, horrible” , said the neighbour and she heard a loud bang coming from behind her…not too far… a loud bang!! What was it…
Oh yes! I know what it was… It was my mother she was trying to open the window in my bedroom, it was 7.00 in the morning, time to go to school…I had had a dream…
THIS BLOCK IS TIME FOR READNG:
READ THE NEWS AT THIS LINK!!!
65 million years ago there were dinosaurs on the Earth.Now there are on the Earth. Diplodocus was one of the famous dinosaurs.
.It was a very big dinosaurs.it was 28 metres from its nose to the end of its tsi,and it was 14 metres long and its neck was eight metres long.
Diplodocus had a very small head,and inside its mouth it had small square teeth It had small eyes and it had small eyes and it didn ´t have any ears Diplodocus was a real Earth monster
EXCHANGING LETTERS WITH PERSONAL INFORMATION
Upper Idnermediate English - (American Accent)
DESCRIBING FAMOUS PEOPLE
Her name is Anna Kournikova. She’s twenty-two years old. She is from Russia but she lives in the United States.
She’s 1.68 metres tall. She has got blonde hair and brown eyes. Anna has got a small nose. She is a tennis player.
She likes watching TV and reading comics. She can play tennis but she can’t play chess.
She can read very well and she can ride bicycles.
His name is Carlos Teves. He is from Argentina. He can play football very well. He can’t speak Japanese. He can’t play basketball. He loves playing football. He Plays in Manchester.
He is Super Dog. He’s thin and short. He has got a big head, black eyes, long ears, a big nose and a small mouth. He hasn’t got earrings. He can fly and jump but he can’t swim.
He is Len Too. He’s from Japan. He has got short straight blue hair, small green eyes and a small nose. He can swim and fight but he can’t fly or jump 80 metres. He likes looking at the fighter, . He doesn’t like chocolate or bananas.
Bunny and the Robot
unny heard the truck pull up in front of the house with his extra-sensitive rabbit ears. When Bunny went to window, he could see a man in a brown uniform climb out of the truck, take a package wrapped in brown paper out of the back, and come up the walk.
"Ding dong!" the doorbell said.
"Delivery for Mr. Mugsy!" the man in the uniform shouted.
"Just leave it on the step. Thank you," Bunny heard Mugsy say.
This really surprised Bunny. The people who lived in the house often got packages or mail delivered, but they were not home. Mugsy was a big, brown stuffed dog. Bunny had never heard of a stuffed animal, puppet, or toy of any sort getting a package sent to them. Bunny decided to find out what was going on.
Bunny climbed down to the bottom of the steps near the front door and peeked around the corner. Mugsy was sitting behind the front door. When he heard the truck drive away, Mugsy opened the door just a crack, stuck his head out and looked around to make sure nobody could see him. Then he reached out with his paws to snatch the package off the step.
The package was rather big, even for Mugsy to carry. It blocked his vision causing him to walk right past Bunny without even noticing he was there. Mugsy then made a turn and went down the family room steps. Bunny followed. Mugsy then opened the door to the basement and carried his box down there. Again Bunny followed.
In the basement, Bunny found a comfortable place on top of a paint can from where he could watch what Mugsy was doing. The big brown dog placed the package up on a workbench at one end of the room and then opened it. Inside were wires, bolts, nuts, metal bars and plastic parts in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Out of the box Mugsy also pulled a thick book with many pages. The title was "HOW TO BUILD AND OPERATE YOUR ROBOT." Mugsy flipped open the book and started reading.
Bunny asked, "Mugsy, are you going to build a robot?"
Mugsy, startled, looked up. "Bunny, I didn't know you were down here. You surprised me."
"Sorry," said Bunny, "So are you building a robot?"
"Yes," replied Mugsy, "I ordered this kit to build a robot."
"Can I help?" asked Bunny, excitedly.
"I suppose so," said Mugsy, "but it will take a long time. First we have to read the assembly instructions, then we need to actually put it together, then we need to learn how to operate it properly."
"That's all right," said Bunny, still enthusiastic, "I'm very patient."
"Good," said Mugsy, "How about taking notes while I read. Now it says here 'Chapter One: Putting Together the Main Drive. You should have two main gear drives, parts 106 and 107. You also need two five-inch springs numbered 345 and 346. Slide the small end of one of the springs over the shaft B on the gear drive number 106. Then use a 30-millimeter wrench to-'"
"Tell you what, Mugsy" said Bunny, yawning, "I'm going to take a little nap, then I'll come down and help you finish the robot. Okay?"
Mugsy smiled. "Okay, Bunny." And with that Bunny went up to the family room and took a snooze on the sofa.
Bunny slept most of the day, but when he awakened he remembered about Mugsy and the robot and headed down to the basement to see what was going on.
Mugsy was sitting on the floor reading the instruction manual that had come with the robot kit. Bunny could tell that he was almost to the end of the book. In front of Mugsy stood a gleaming red, white and blue robot with a clear plastic bubble for a head and tank-like tracks for feet.
"So Mugsy," said Bunny, "How is it going? Is the robot done?"
"The robot's name is the FRED 2000. Fred stands for 'Fully Robotic Electronic Droid.' I just finished reading the instructions on how to operate the FRED," said Mugsy, "now I'm going to test him out."
Mugsy addressed the robot in a clear voice. "Well, my mechanical friend, let's try out your motor. Robot, please drive once around me in a circle."
FRED's eyes lit up a soft blue color and blinked. In the dome on his head wheels and gears started to turn. Then the machine's tire tracks moved, and the robot made a perfect circle around Mugsy and stopped where it had started.
"Very good, FRED," said Mugsy, "Thank you."
The robot answered with a beep. Then the lights in its eyes went out and it seemed to go back to sleep.
"Well, said Mugsy, "It seems to be okay. I'm tired after working all day to put that robot together. I think I'll go up to the bedroom and rest."
"Mugsy," said Bunny, excitedly, "Could I play with the robot while you're gone? Please! PLEASE!"
"Bunny," replied Mugsy, "Operating the robot is complicated. Tell you what we'll do. Go read the instruction manual. By the time you finish that I'll be done my nap and we'll play with the robot together."
"Okay," said Bunny. He was unhappy about having to wait.
Bunny started to read the manual, but before he finished the first page he was bored. "Why do I need to read the instructions before operating the robot?" Bunny said to himself. "It's easy. I saw Mugsy do it. I'll try just one simple command to see if it works."
Bunny stood next to the robot and said, "Okay my mechanical friend. Go forward ten feet."
The robot did nothing.
Bunny was puzzled. Maybe if he tried it louder. "ROBOT, GO FORWARD TEN FEET!" he shouted.
This time the robot replied, "That does not compute."
Bunny was getting very frustrated. "What is wrong with you, you bumbling bucket of bolts,? I said, GO FORWARD TEN FEET!"
Suddenly, the robot's eyes lit up a bright red and the gears in its dome started spinning. The robot shot forward across the floor and crashed into the side of a trash can sitting on the basement floor. The can went over and trash scattered all over the place. Papers, old cereal boxes and plastic wrappers covered the basement floor.
Bunny, ignoring the fact that he'd told the robot to go too far, yelled, "Now look what you've done! Now I'm going to have to clean up this mess."
The little rabbit had started to pick up some of the papers when suddenly and idea occurred to him. Addressing the robot he said, "Okay, since you made the mess, you can clean it up! Robot, clean up everything on the floor and put it in the trash can."
The robot replied, "That does not compute."
"You bubble-headed bum! I said pick up everything on the floor and put it in the trash can!" The eyes on the robot lit up bright red and again the gears whirred. The robot turned, picked up a paper and then rolled over to the trash can. It dropped the paper in, then went to fetch a box and did the same thing. In a couple of minutes the entire basement floor was clean. Bunny smiled to himself and said, "Who needs the instruction book? Operating the robot is easy. After only five minutes I've got this thing cleaning up for me!"
Suddenly Bunny felt a metal claw clamp around his waist and he was lifted in the air. The robot had come up from behind him and picked him up. "What are you doing, you metal monster?," yelled Bunny. "Stop! Let me go! Let me go! Let me go!" Then the robot let him go and Bunny fell straight into the trash can.
Bunny stood up, but couldn't see a thing. Then he realized there was an empty cereal box on his head. Shaking it off, Bunny climbed up the inside of the trash can. He reached the top and yelled at the robot, "Why, you transistorized tin can, you were supposed to throw trash in the can. Not me!"
The robot, ignoring Bunny, started climbing the stairs toward the family room.
"Come back here, robot! I command you to come back!"
Paying no attention to Bunny, the robot disappeared through the door at the top of the stairs.
Bunny, brushing some crumbs off his shoulders, leapt out of the trash can and followed the robot's trail. When he reached the doorway at the top ,Bunny saw the robot rolling towards him. Clutched in one claw was a small child's chair. In the other was an expensive vase.
"No! No! No!" shouted Bunny, "You were supposed to put the things you found on the basement floor into the trash, not things you find on the family room floor! Stop! Stop!"
"Warning! Warning! Danger! Danger! Obstruction in path!" announced the robot.
Bunny stretched out his paws to block the robot's progress. The robot did not stop. Instead it ran straight over Bunny.
When Bunny stood up he felt a little dizzy. He snapped out of his daze when he heard the crash of the vase as it broke when it hit the bottom of the trash can. Bunny realized if he didn't do something quick the robot would demolish the house. Bunny thought hard. He remembered a switch he'd seen on the back of the robot. He was certain it must be an off switch for FRED. If he could just throw that switch, the robot would probably stop dead in its tracks. If only he could just be certain that it really was an off switch.
While Bunny was thinking, the robot rolled past him headed into the family room again. Bunny tried to see the writing next to the switch as the robot went by, but the machine was moving too fast. Bunny thought about running upstairs to wake up Mugsy and getting him to stop the robot, but he remembered the big, brown dog's warning not to play with the robot without reading the instructions. Mugsy would be angry at him.
Bunny remembered the instruction manual was still in the basement. If he could look up the meaning of the switch in the book then he would know for sure...
Just then the robot rolled past him carrying a left sneaker and a remote control for the TV. As they crashed to the bottom of the trash can Bunny decided he didn't have time to look up the meaning of the switch in the manual. He hid behind the door and just as the robot came in, Bunny did a mighty rabbit jump after him, throwing the switch on the back of the robot.
The machine came to a sudden stop. Instead of sitting still, however, the robot began to shake harder and harder. Inside the machine there was a whirring sound that got louder and louder, like an engine revving up. Now that the robot wasn't moving ,Bunny could read the words next to the switch he had thrown. The label read "SPEED". With horror, Bunny realized that the switch had been set on "REGULAR" and he had turned it to "TURBO." With a screech of his tracks the robot took off.
Moving much faster than he had been before, the robot circled the family room, picking stuff off the floor and piling it underneath his other arm. A shoe, an umbrella, a magazine, and a chess board all disappeared into the trash before Bunny could even move.
The robot decided it was done in the family room and headed up the steps to the bedrooms. Bunny ran after it shouting, "No! No! Stop! Stop, you nuts and bolts ninny! Stop, I say."
The children must have not cleaned up their rooms before they left for school because the robot came back down the steps with its arms loaded with toys it had found on the floor. Books, tapes, cassette radios, clothes, even a toy rocket ship was in the robot's clutches as he headed for the trash can in the basement. Bunny had just enough time to dodge out of its way and avoid being run over again.
"Oh, no!" thought Bunny to himself as he heard the objects hit the bottom of the can. "What am I going to do?"
The robot shot past Bunny and headed upstairs. It was going so fast now that Bunny couldn't keep up. Bunny was halfway up the steps when the robot started down them again. Clutched in its right claw was Bunny's best friend, Blue Penguin.
"Help, Bunny, help," Blue Penguin called. "This thing has me and I don't know where it is taking me!"
Bunny stood in the robot's path and put up his paws. "Stop you-you supercilious, cybernetic short-circuit. Put my friend down!"
For a moment Bunny thought he was going to get run over again. But suddenly the robot's other claw reached out and Bunny was caught in its grip. The machine carried both of them down to the basement and dropped them with a thud into the very full trash can.
"Bunny," cried Blue Penguin as they climbed to the top of the can. "What is that thing and why did it throw us in the trash?"
"It's a robot," replied Bunny, "and it's-"
They had reached the top of the can and when they looked over the rim they saw the robot approaching. It must have believed it had finished its task because in its claw it held the tightly-fitting lid of the trash can.
"Bunny, if it puts the lid on the trash can we won't be able to get out. We'll go out with the trash," yelled the little penguin in a panic.
"Stop it! Stop it, you idiosyncratic, ill-bred, ignorant automaton," Bunny shouted in vain. The robot, ignoring Bunny's commands, raised the lid to slam it down on the can.
"Robot, PLEASE stop," a familar voice said.
The robot came to an immediate stop and the red lights in its eyes winked out.
The voice belonged to Mugsy. He had arrived at the top of the stairs just in the nick of time. Mugsy came down the stairs and helped Blue and Bunny out of the can.
"Mugsy, am I glad you showed up," said Bunny relieved. "I thought we were going for a ride in the garbage truck."
"Bunny," said Mugsy sternly, "did you start playing with the FRED-2000 without reading the instructions or waiting for me?"
"Well, just a little," admitted Bunny.
"A little?" said Mugsy. "Look at this mess. If you read the instructions you would have known that you are always supposed to say 'PLEASE' when you give the robot a command and never call it mean names. Otherwise it may not do what you want."
"You can say that again," commented Blue looking at the trash can that was now stuffed with valuable items from all over the house.
"Now you take all that stuff out of the trash can and put it back where it belongs," commanded Mugsy.
"Couldn't we get the robot to do it?" asked Bunny. "After all, it was really his-"
"You managed to run the robot's battery down to nothing, Bunny," said the big, brown dog. "It needs a rest. Besides, I think it would be a good lesson for you if you had to make things right."
"Come on," said Blue Penguin, "I'll help you put everything back."
"Great," replied Bunny walking to the trash can, "Let's start over here." After a couple of steps, Bunny turned around to look at the little blue penguin. Blue Penguin was just standing there and hadn't moved an inch.
"What's the matter, Blue?" asked Bunny.
"You forgot to say PLEASE."
EGRESADOS CECIE 2011 - 1ra promocion del CECIE 25 - DICIEMBRE 2011
It was with a great pealusure that we gave our certificates of completed courses to the first promotion of the newly created CECIE 25th. The celebration was pretty nice as we had a lot...!: nice words from our Teachers, Head and Supervisor... warm farawell words from the promoted 6th-year-students, songs played on guitar and keyboard and shared by the whole school.. and drama with great actors and actresses among the students from 1st to 4th forms.. "A clever painter" and the company of parents and relatives. It was fun!!! Here are some nice snapshots to keep in our minds and hearts!!!
HERE WE ARE!! Working in groups...
FOLLOW UP ACTIVITY: The three musketeers: My best part...
By Araceli Acapa - 2nd year - 1st shift - Teacher Laura
A Collage about clothes Working in groups. Materials: Pieces of cloth - Wool - Glue - Scisors - and...IMAGINATION!!
This is Sue. She's wearing a colourful t-shirt and Nice blue jeans. She is wearing yellow shoes. Sue has got beautiful blue hair. She's happy!!
Visitors from the USA at Cecie 25
On Monday, 24th October 2011 two young Univesity students from the USA, Russel and Mathew visited our school of languages and talked to our students in a sort of "press conference". Most of our students were very excited to have teh chance to talk to young native speakers and asked them lots of questions and told them about themselves and about Argentina, this is a special greeting of Russ and Matt for you all ...
VIDEO GREETINGS !!!
CHILDREN ON THE STAGE!!!: "The Clever Painter":
A Funny Play!! Imagine...
LET'S TALK ABOUT FAMILIES
WRITING LETTERS AND E-MAILS:
A description of my family By Araceli (2nd year - 1st shift)
LET'S SING IN ENGLISH!!!
1912-2012 . 100 years since the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean
RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during its first opening voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,514 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.
Let's sing the film song with Lyrics in English!!
Learn with Cartoons
WRITING LETTERS AND E-MAILS
C.E.C.I.E N° 25
OUR DIGITAL PAGE 2017
Esta es nuestra página-blog digital. Armá tus presentaciones y trabajos y envíalos a nuestra casilla de correo : firstname.lastname@example.org que lo leeremos y publicaremos en este sitio. Animate y envianos. Podés encontrarnos en FACEBOOK tambien en Cecie Veiticinco - www.facebook.com/cecie.veinticinco. Partiticipá y hace esta página INTERACTIVA!!
OUR STUDENTS HAVE PULBISHED LOTS OF WORKS AND ACTIVITES AT OUR SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES. SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE AND HAVE FUN!! YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR COMMENT TOO IF YOU LIKE THE ACTIVITES. EXPLORE IT!!
INTER LINKS TO ACTIVITIES: Si querés oir historias, jugar o cantar entrá en estos links haciendo click sobre los títulos!!
Click on these colourful words words if you want to go to...
FINALIZA EL CICLO 2017!!! BUENAS VACACIONES LOS ESPERAMOS EN MARZO 2018!!
PROJECTS, WORK AND FUN ALONG 2017: Watch!!
Les deseamos a todos unas hermosas vacaciones!!!
HAVE A NICE TIME!!! YOUR TEACHERS :
MARIAN MONTERO, MELINA PERRI AND JOHANNA VELEZ!!!
Children of 1st year in charge of Teacher Johanna look for information, make posters and talk about celebrities...
NOTEBOKES AND VIDEO PROJECTORS IN OUR CLASSES,,, we have incorporated the use of a video projector to show video recordings and the use of internet in our classrooms. Thus, audiovisual tools become a part of our teaching resources...
STUDENTS AT WORK:
Our students and their parents working together in a new shared class to show enthusiasm and compromise in our daly work!!
4th INTerCecies Meeting about Reading and ExperIences - 2016
Supervisors Marcela Tomé ( Sup. Coordinator) And A. Daniel Nuñez visited us
Students from 4th - 5th and 6th years of Cecies 21 and 25 shared their experiences using modern technological rersourses, (Powerpoint presentations . Stop Motion Movie - Book Trailers -and more!!... And at the end of the presentation, 5th-form Students from CECIE 25 dramatised a scene from Shakespare's Romeo and Juliet...
"Team work, Love and Cooperation"... Three words Supervisor Marcela Tome used to define a nice evening we shared together..Watch our video:
Working Together makes us learn and have fun!!
OUR NEW STAFF in 2016
. Teachers Patricia Merayo, Mariel Peveri and Gabriela Alurralde...
This is My City. There is a coffe shop next to the clothes shop and opposite the supermarket. The toy shop is on the fight of the Coffee shop and the coffee shop is btween the Clothes shop and the Toy shop. There is a bank at the corner. The zoo is in front of the garden. My shcool is next to the Supermaket.
Sintesis de los proyectos y Muestras del Centro de Idiomas en el ciclo 2015
ACTO DE FIN DE CURSO CECIE 25 - 2015
END OF THE YEAR- SNAPSHOTS!!
OUR STAFF 2015
Midsummer night's dream a wonderful drama experienc at Cecie 25
Students of CECIES 21 and 25 shared a new Drama Experience by the Stage Company a group of welknown successful young actors who caught the attenion of our students with enthusiasm with their new performanc of the Classic by Shakespeare's Midsummer night's Dream adapted for students of all ages.. there was musc and comedy and interactivity in this fantastic show... here are some snapshots...
JORNADAS METROPOLITANAS DE IDIOMA EXTRAJERO EN EL COLEGIO BERNASCONI 2015
Muestra sobre el Proyecto Tricecie (19-21-25) sobre lectura y produccion escrita siguiendo a un autor: William Shakespeare durante el ciclo lectivo 2014 a cargode las profesoras Adriana Giaquinto y Carlos Coronel...
First Meeeting Inter-Cecie with the Language Assistant Brianna Wallling . 10-07-2015
Es un honor para mi contar con estos equipos de trabajo que incentivan la comunicación en la segunda lengua .
Gracias Elvira Barrios, Miriam Scaiola,Rodrigo Chavero, Laura Amartino, Daniel Abruzzesse, Adriana Calabro, Ana Mabel Cuesta, Maria Amelia Giles, Andrea Garcia, Mrs Poponio y Brianna Walling por generar estos momentos de intercambio que nos llena de orgullo.
Esto se realiza en la Escuela Pública, en Centros de Estudios Complementarios de Idioma Extranjero, en este ca...so en la zona Sur de CABA,.
Excelentes profesionales de la Educación generan en niños y adolescentes el interés por aprender día a día, interactuar, comunicarse, investigar y tomar herramientas para su futuro desarrollo personal y profesional .
Como Supervisor siento un orgullo tan grande que nadie podrá vencer.
Cada día nos fortalecemos mas con la tarea comprometida.
El trabajo colaborativo genera un aprendizaje del mismo tenor.
Lo mas importante de esto es que los protagonistas son los estudiantes!!!
Reitero mis felicitaciones!!!
First Meeting of Coopertative Inteer Cecie Work With Brianna Walling Some Snapshots !!!
Talking about Festivals with Brianna Wallings. By students of 5th and 6th form.
AROUND THE WORLD
Let's learn English through sketches:
DAILY ROUTINES: "A Day in the life of Denis Cook"
LEt's leran with sketches!!!
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LET'S WORK TOGETHER...!!!
FIN DE CURSO EN CECIE 25 - End of the year celebration 2014:
The three CECIEs 19-21 and 25th celebrated the end of the school year, the closing of a process of shared experiences and the graduation of 6th year students...!!!
OUR PAPER MAGAZINE.
As we yearly do, this is our new issue of our institutional magazine!! You can also be a journalist to our magazine... write an article, or a quiz and share it with your friends!!! ....
3d Meeting about Shakespeare, this time in CECIE 25
With a lot of enthusiasnm once again and this time to close a series of three different workshops about the life of William Shakespeare and his work, students of CECIE's 19, 21 and 25 have met again on November 21st to share fun and learning about this famous English Writer one of the most important founders of English Literature of all times... here are some shots and a video of what we have shared that day...
Second Meeting about SHAKESPEARE's life and work, this time at CECIE 21. The worksop took place on Friday 10th of Cotober and this time Students of 6th year at that Centre showed and shared their productions and activities with students of CECIE's 19th and 25th. We had fun at working with quizzes, games, songs and drama... it was a lovely evening and we learned a lot participating with enthusiasm!!!
Fun, excitement and emotion at the new Stage's Company's presentation this year: "ROBIN HOOD!!"
The story takes place in the medieval England, about the years 1000 and 1500, mainly in the forest of Nottingham and its town.He's an outlaw and becomes the people's hero. He fights for the poor yeoman and women.
Robin Hood and his men steal from the rich and give the money to the poor people.
Robin and his friends live in the forest of Nottingham. He is against some churchmen and the tax collector who take the money from the poor people, and above all the Sheriff of Nottingham....According to legend, was also a highly skilled archer and swordsman. Traditionally depicted as being dressed in green he is often portrayed as "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor" alongside his band of "Merry Men". Robin Hood became a popular folk figure in the medieval period, and continues to be widely represented in modern literature, films and television.
Watch part of the video here.. click on the image below...
PRIMERAS JORNADAS METROPOLITANAS DE INTERCAMBIO DE EXPERIENCIAS PEDAGOGIAS DE LA CIDUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES:
Leer mas en el Blog de Políticas Linguisticas :
FELICITACION AL QEUIPO DE CONDUCCION Y DOCENTES PARTICIPANTES
REPORTS AND BIOGRAPHIES
AN INTERESTING QUIZZ
An interview to an Argentine Sportstar!! :
DRAMA AT CECIE 25 - VIDEO WORKSHOP
This is our first Movie: "THE WEDDING"
done at the Drama workshop by students of 2nd and 3rd levels -
A new Production by students of 1st year -
"CAN YOU TELL GOOD STORIES?"
First Workshop about Shakespeare'S life and work by Students of CECIE's 19, 21 and 25 at CECIE 19th's On June 19th 201
With good deal of enthusiasm students of 6ths years of Cecies N° 19, 21 and 25 met at Cecie's 19th to take part of quite creative and original activities held by professor Carlos about William Shakespeare's life and work. They first shared srips of information to unjumble pieces of Shakespeare's biography . Then we shared a funny cartoon-video about Romeo and Juliet, then they played Jeopardy game answering interesting questions and ended the session sharing a lovely song by the Beatles... "We had fun and enjoyed the meeting as well as the chance to meet and shared expereince with students of the other School of Languages.. we'll met again at Cecie 21 after the winter holidays..." said most of them as they left the multiple uses room of Cecie 19th on July 4th at 19.30 hours...
Sofía Leblanc from New Jersey visited our Cecie 25 and talked to our students.
As it has been happening in the last few years we are frequently pleased with visit of native speakers who come to know our Centre and have a talk with our studnets. This idea carried out by Politicas Linguisticas has been very welcomed once again. And this time it was the turn of Sophia Leblanc, Student of psychogy and Spanish Culture to share her experiences and motivate our students to a very intersting talk. Students from all different levels got together in one of our big classrooms and asked lot of intersting questions which Sofia so cordially answered and were eager to hear more and more about her and her home place. As she left the Centre she promise to come backa again by the scond part of the year and start a series or wrokships together with our teachers and students of different levels to work on different litearture works and induce our students into the habit and pleasure of reading...here are some snapshots taken on her visit.
READING AND VIDEO PROJECT 2014
This particular year which is the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth we aim at surfing into the bibliography of this important author, father or English Literature and many other authors as an important project to work out in our classrooms. As an apporach to this task some of our students have searched information about William's Shakespeare's life and these are some of their products:
An interview to MESSI by M Victoria Hermida 3rd year:
23rd April. ANNIVERSARY OF SHAKESPEARE's BIRTH:
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire and was baptised a few days later on 26 April 1564. His father, John Shakespeare, was a glove maker and wool merchant and his mother, Mary Arden, was the daughter of a well-to-do landowner from Wilmcote, South Warwickshire. It is likely Shakespeare was educated at the local King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford. He married at the age of 18 to Anne Hathaway, the daughter of a local farmer, on November 28, 1582. She was eight years older than him and their first child, Susanna, was born six months after their wedding. Two years later, the couple had twins, Hamnet and Judith, but their son died when he was 11 years old. Shakespeare was prolific, with records of his first plays beginning to appear in 1594, from which time he produced roughly two a year until around 1611. His hard work quickly paid off, with signs that he was beginning to prosper emerging soon after the publication of his first plays. By 1596 Shakespeare’s father, John had been granted a coat of arms and it’s probable that Shakespeare had commissioned them, paying the fees himself. A year later he bought New Place, a large house in Stratford.Shakespeare spent the last five years of his life in New Place in Stratford. He died on 23 April 1616 at the age of 52 and was buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. He left his property to the male heirs of his eldest daughter, Susanna. He also bequeathed his 'second-best bed' to his wife. It is not known what significance this gesture had, although the couple had lived primarily apart for 20 years of their marriage.
Celebrating a new anniverary of William's shakespeare's birth, let's share an illustrated summary of his most famous play, a true love story and a tragedy at the same time: ROMEO AND JULIET.
Watch the play on these cartoons and make a little summery oft he story and write some lines about the story:
1-Mention the names of the Protagonists
2-Mention some of the other characters in the story.
3-Is this a happy or a sad story? Why?
4-What would you change of the story to make a different ending?
Luca de Vito's Answer:
VIDEO WATCHING: STORIES : "Winnie the witch" Students from First, Second and Third Year have experienced watching the funny story of a Witch and her pet Wilbur a colour changing cat!!
Watch this video about Winnie, the Wtitch...
Biographies: Our students talk about History makers... watch them!!
Our Productions: An essay about books (opinion)
My favourite book is " El Eternauta" It's written by Solano Lopez and Hector Ostelherd. They are Argentineans and they wrote thsi comic in 1957. It is a fiction book and a thireller at the same time. It is set in B.A. in 1963. The main character is Juan Salvo. He is the only man who can save teh planet from an Alient invasion. It is a very itnereting story. Please, read it!! By Santiago Boquete. 3rd year. Teacher Laura.
DRAMA AT CECIE 25
Billy the kid is one of the series of plays which yearly performes the Stage Company. A Drama group which has been visitng and shwing their talents in the last five years. Last year they performed at CECIE 21 and here are some of the children's productions after they saw the play...
Our congratulations to the graduated students of the 2013 term.
ORAL COMPREHENTION, An important tool in the learning process..
Another drama experience this year. A comedy to enjoy and in ENGLISH!! by the Stage Company. On Friday 27th September 2013 Students of Cecie's 21 and 25 had the chance to see another brilliant play by this company. "Billy the Kid" this year at the site of Cecie 21 Larrazabal 4520
THE STAGE COMPANY
Professor Lucy Green- An interview to a Native Speaker
A Nice Visit From London To Argentina : LUCY GREEN
Popular musicians acquire some or all of their skills and knowledge informally, outside school or university, and with little help from trained instrumental teachers. How do they go about this process? Despite the fact that popular music has recently entered formal music education, we have as yet a limited understanding of the learning practices adopted by its musicians. Nor do we know why so many popular musicians in the past turned away from music education, or how young popular musicians today are responding to it. Drawing on a series of interviews with musicians aged between fifteen and fifty, Lucy Green explores the nature of pop musicians' informal learning practices, attitudes and values, the extent to which these altered over the last forty years, and the experiences of the musicians in formal music education. Through a comparison of the characteristics of informal pop music learning with those of more formal music education, the book offers insights into how we might re-invigorate the musical involvement of the population. Could the creation of a teaching culture that recognizes and rewards aural imitation, improvisation and experimentation, as well as commitment and passion, encourage more people to make music?
Since the hardback publication of this book in 2001, the author has explored many of its themes through practical work in school classrooms. Her follow-up book, Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy (2008) appears in the same Ashgate series.
UP TO YOU...
Watch the video about the interview to Lidna Green, Can you answer these questions?
1- Where is Linda Green from?
2- What is exactly her job?
3- Where did she live as a child and where did he move afterwards?
4- Is she married?
5- Has she got any children?
6- Kas she enjoyed her visit to Argentina?
7- Has she made any friends here these days?
BOOKS, BOOKS; BOOKS!!!
OUR PAPER MAGAZINE: These are our last issues...
We are working on the new edition 2014...
SPECIAL DAYS!! By 2nd form
CHARLIE SHOWS YOU AROND LONDON!!
A teenager's look on it!!
THE CITY OF LONDON, Capital of English Language!!!
London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. With an estimated 8,308,369 residents in 2012, London is the most populous region, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom.] Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium.
London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) mediaeval boundaries. With its population of 7,375 in 2011, it is the smallest city in England. Since at least the 19th century, the term London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region] and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly
London is a leading global city with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is one of the world's leading financial centres and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world depending on measurement London is a world cultural capital . It is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world's largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic.
]London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.London has a diverse range of peoples and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. London had an official population of 8,174,100, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union, and accounting for 12.5% of the UK population. The Greater London Urban Area is the second-largest in the EU with a population of 9,787,426 according to the 2011 census, while the London metropolitan area is the largest in the EU with a total population of 13,614,409, the Greater London Authority puts the population of London metropolitan region at 21 million London had the largest population of any city in the world from around 1831 to 1925
London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory, Greenwich marks the Prime Meridian, 0° longitude, and GMT) Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres.]The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world A few Snapshots from London
A VISIT TO OUR CECIE FROM LONDON ENGLAND in 2013
Elizabeth Yentin, student from South London comes for an exchange experience sponsoerd by Politicas Linguisticas and she visted our CECIE a few weeks ago. Here are some snapshots of ther visit to our courses and a video of her talk and interaction with our students.
VIDEO: ELIZABETH TALKS TO OUR STUDENTS:
A CORNER FOR YOUTUBBERS!!!
ARE YOU AN INTREOVERTED OR EXTROVERTED PERSON??
Our Media Project
CINEMA: working on storylines and drama.
A video Session at our Multiple Uses Room: We have had a video session at our Multiple Uses Room; our groups worked on an animated movie by "Garfield" and the film "Coach Carter"
OUR STUDENTS AT WORK!!!
LETTERS AND E-MAILS:
A LETTER TO A FRIEND
THE OLYMPIC GAMES
LAST YEAR GRADUATION PARTY - END OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION 2012
Teeacher Adriana and her 1st year group are working on "Families" These are some snapshots of our class and some of our productions: