Malala and the International Day of the Girl

Last Friday was the International Day of the Girl. On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Resolution to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

There are several things we can do to help spread the word and contribute to the fight for girls’ rights.

For example, we can support Malala! Do you remember her? She’s been in the news lately, because she has received a very important award, EU Human Rights Price. Her book, I am Malala, just came out and she’s just amazingly inspiring in general!  Tweet #IamMalala and make her famous!

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Listen to her speech at the UN. She’s my hero!!

 

 

Self-practice in Bachillerato

Hello there!

Here I bring you a very useful tool to practise your English (grammar, vocabulary and listening) on your own.

Please bear in mind that you’ll need as much practice as possible to be able to develop your English skills.

Click on the link below to install a programme on your computer to do exercises with self-correction:

1º Bachillerato Activities: Grammar, vocabulary and listening activities.

2º Bachillerato  Activities: Grammar, vocabulary and listening activities.
Note: The activities may take some time to download – please be patient!
Windows: After downloading, double-click the file and then click “Run”. A shortcut named “Bachillerato1” will appear on your desktop. Double-click it to open the activities.
Linux: After downloading, right-click the file and select “Open with ‘Wine Program Loader'”. Two icons will appear on your desktop. You can trash the “lnk” icon. Double-click the “desktop” icon and then click “Mark as Trusted”. The icon will change its name to “Bachillerato1”. Double-click it to open the activities.

Remember that you have also many great websites to practise here.

My holidays

Hi there! How are you doing? It’s been ages!

We’re finally back to school, full of energy to start a new course after a long summer. My summer has been great. I’ve had plenty of time to relax and travel a little bit. What about you?

I started my holidays with a relaxing trip to the beach of El Palmar, in Cádiz. Beautiful beaches there! I love the beach, but I don’t like it when it’s crowded, that’s why I try to go to places off the beaten track.

While there, I also visited some villages nearby, like the one in the picture, Vejer de la Frontera. It’s a very picturesque and hilly place, with a great atmosphere.

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Vejer de la Frontera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also visited some friends in Berlin and in London. Have you ever been to any of these places? I totally recommend them!

I went to Berlin in July. I spent some time strolling around the city and visiting museums, like the archeological museum, The Pergamon Museum, with great pieces from ancient Babilonia. I even had time to relax and swim with my friend’s dog, Maya, at Wannsee.

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The Ishtar Gate, at the Pergamon Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Fernseheturm (television tower) with impressive views from above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wannsee, a scenic lake to go for a swim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In August, I went to London to get to know the new baby of my dear friends. I love London! Here are some pictures of my trip.

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Tower Bridge, an impressive and monumental bridge on the Thames

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Eating delicious Dim Sum in China Town

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We even hired a boat to row along the peaceful waters on the Thames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beautiful baby Lola

The beautiful baby Lola

The London Eye, a wheel you can jump on to enjoy London scenery from above

The London Eye, a wheel you can jump on to enjoy London scenery from above

Holidays!

At last! Time for holidays!

I hope you have all enjoyed the English lessons this year and I wish you all have a good time over the holidays.

It’s time to relax, or to study, if you haven’t been lucky enough to pass all the subjects 😦

In any case, I encourage you to continue practising your English over the summer. Don’t forget to keep watching films in English and listening to music in English!

I leave you a couple of websites to practise your English in a more enjoyable way, with games.

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Have a great summer!!