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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

VII CULTURAL WEEK POSTER & PROGRAMME [7th CW]

Already half way through our 7th Cultural Week devoted to HISTORICAL PIONEER CHARACTERS, we introduce you to the official poster for the week.

We also give you the link to the complete information about what's been going on this week at school. The whole view of activities of all the departments: exhibitions, workshops & parades.



Tuesday, 26 April 2016

OUR OWN 2016 SUFFRAGETTES & A BOBBY @ "RAFAEL DIESTE" [7th CW]



At our 7th Cultural Week, IES "Rafael Dieste" is proud to present our own 2016 version of the British Suffragettes. 
After having worked on the topic in the different classes, this movement is going to have its representation during one of the parades of pioneers characters due tomorrow. 

Today and tomorrow Wednesday there will be "Pioneer Parades", where different pioneer characters will be played by our school students:
- Today Tuesday is devoted to pioneer characters from VIII century B.C. to the XVIII century.
- Tomorrow Wednesday will be about pioneer characters from the XIX & XX centuries. In this parade, girl students from 2ºESO-C Irene BLANCO, Paula REY & Cielo MARÍÑEZ  (in the photo above) will play the role of the British Suffragettes (Emmerline Pankhurst, Emily Davison...) They will be accompanied by Carlos GALÁN (in the photo below) who'll be playing the role of a policeman (bobby).
(Update: At the end of this post below, you can watch the video of their performance).


They'll come rushing down the assembly hall, shouting out:
"VOTES FOR WOMEN!" 
and later pronounce some of their most famous quotes:
Paula: 
"We're in every home, we're half the human race, you can't stop us all. We will win"
Cielo: 
"We break windows, we burn things 'cause war is the only language men listen to".
Irene: 
"We do not want to be law-breakers. We want to be law-makers".
The three together: 
"...And never surrender. Never give up the fight. We will win".

Below you can watch their performance pronouncing these words:

UPDATE: THE VIDEO OF OUR SUFFRAGETTES & BOBBY'S PERFORMANCE LAST WEDNESDAY 27th APRIL AT SCHOOL.


See more about Wednesday's performance @ ArquivosDoTrasno.

Monday, 25 April 2016

THE PIONEERS CHALLENGE QUIZ [7th CW]

EXTENDED ONE MORE WEEK: UNTIL FRIDAY 6th MAY.
Here are 20 questions about the people in our Pioneer Files”. Find the correct answers and post your ballot-paper in the box at the exhibition. Try to be among the students who answer ALL 20 questions correctly in English.



1- Who refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955?
 2- How old is Valentina Tereshkova?
 3- Who fought with the Spanish Republicans?
 4- What was Darwin's wife's name?
 5- What is Nadia Comaneci a good example of?
 6- Whose nationality was Dutch?
 7- Which radioactive elements did Marie Curie discover?
 8- Who showed that the white light was formed by colours?
 9- Where did Kathryn Bigelow study?
10- Which of all these pioneers is a tennis-player?
11- How many of these pioneers are women?
12- When did Armstrong become interested in airplanes?
13- How many of these pioneers were French?
14-Who was the first woman candidate to the USA presidency?
15- Whose racing records haven't been broken yet?
16- Who were the Lumiere brothers?
17- Who founded an elevator company?
18- Why did Emily Davison put herself in the way of the king's horse at Epsom?
19- What happened to Elizabeth Blackwell in one of her eyes?
20- Did Michael Jackson have a happy childhood? Why?


How to take part in the challenge quiz:
On a sheet of paper:
1- Write your complete name, course & group.
2- Answer the 20 questions in English.
3- Post your paper into the box at the exhibition or hand it in to your English teacher, during the days of the cultural week. 

EXTENDED ONE MORE WEEK: UNTIL FRIDAY 6th MAY.
MORE TIME TO FIND THE CORRECT ANSWERS...



Based on questions prepared by students from 2ºESO-C. The questions chosen were some prepared by: Abel, Ana de Brito, Ana González, Carlos, Cielo, Christian, Emma, Irene, Isaac, Iván, Laura, Luka, Marta, Nicolás, Paula & Rebeca. Thanks to you all.


THE SUFFRAGETTES WORKSHOP: WHO WERE THEY? [7th CW]

Suffragettes: who were they?

As one of the activities of our 7th Cultural week, today there's a workshop devoted to the British Suffragettes. The activity will be in English at 11:20h at the school's library. Showing videos and photos, which have been previously posted on this blog during the preparations for this week,of the women who fought for equality at the beginning of the XXth century.
There's also the possibility of repeating the workshop on Thursday 28th at 10:30.
It's open to any group, except 2ºESO-C & 1ºBACs which have already seen it during their classes.

Slide:
VII CULTURAL WEEK WORKSHOPS: THE SUFFRAGETTES, WHO WERE THEY? on PhotoPeach


Sunday, 24 April 2016

"THE PIONEER FILES": A COLLECTION OF BIOGRAPHIES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THE FIRST AT SOMETHING [7th CW]

THE PIONEER FILES. on PhotoPeach


About to start tomorrow our 7th cultural week, here are the biographies handed in by the different students who have taken part in the making of our PIONEER FILES: a collection of biographies of people who have been the first at something, in alphabetical order below.
From tomorrow you'll have the 20 questions to answer in our challenge quiz.

1- Neil ARMSTRONG by Iulia Izabela Vaduva (1ºBAC-A)

2- Kathryn BIGELOW by Marta Souto (2ºESO-C)

3- Elizabeth BLACKWELL by Belén Blanco (1ºBAC-B)

4- Nadia COMANECI by Eva Menéndez (1ºBAC-C)

5- Johan CRUYFF by Rubén Sande (1ºBAC-A)

6- Marie CURIE by Laura Canosa, Fanny Gómez & Mauricio Rosa (2ºESO-C) & Paula Blanco & David Santiago (1ºBAC-A)



7- Charles DARWIN by Daniel Fdez Pavón (1ºBAC-B)

8- Emily DAVISON by Alba Diéguez (1ºBAC-C)

9- Michael JACKSON by Silvia Vijande (1ºBAC-B)

10- Billie Jean KING by Leticia Colina (1ºBAC-A)

11- Belva Ann LOCKWOOD by Lorena Martínez (1ºBAC-B)

12- The LUMIERE Brothers by Abel Pérez López (2ºESO-C)

13- Isaac NEWTON by Andrea Iglesias (1ºBAC-B)

14- Elisha OTIS by Rodrigo Folgueira (1ºBAC-A)

15- Rosa PARKS by Ana Amigo (1ºBAC-A)

16- Danica Sue PATRICK by Marta Mallo (1ºBAC-B)

17- Kathrine SWITZER by Noemi Zubieta (1ºBAC-B)

18- Valentina TERESHKOVA by Paula Rey (2ºESO-C) & Eva Vecilla (1ºBAC-B)
19- Simone WIEL by Alicia Maquieira (1ºBAC-C)

Saturday, 23 April 2016

"THE PIONEER FILES": THE END PRODUCT [7th CW]


At the final countdown to our 7th Cultural week on the topic of "PIONEER CHARACTERS", we want to show you how all your work has ended up into:

"THE PIONEER FILES".

These photos show you the final result of all your biographies. In the end 21 biographies have been selected from the corrected versions that were handed in at 2ºESO-C and 1ºBACs classes. Twenty one biographies of people who have been the first at something throughout time.
A second part of the project was preparing the 20 questions of the "PIONEERS CHALLENGE QUIZ", which are also included at the end of the files. The questions are based on the ones made by students from 2ºESO-C.


Both, all the 21 biographies together with a slide and the 20 questions will be appearing on following posts in this blog in the next days, so that you can search the answers carefully. And also from Monday, they'll be exhibited in front of the school's library. (Photos included below).

THE PIONEER FILES EXHIBITION:

Remember you can take part in the challenge quiz by posting your ballot-paper (with your name, course/group + the 20 answers) in the box at the exhibition or handing it in to your English teacher.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S BIOGRAPHY (400th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH)


On the day that commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's (and Cervantes') death, we're bringing to you two links with short biographies of his life and works.


Friday, 22 April 2016

PURPLE TEARS FOR PRINCE: NOTHING COMPARES TO HIM


Terrible 2016 takes away yet another important legendary music figure. Prince has died at 57. He died yesterday afternoon at his home in Minneapolis.

+ info @ BBC.
+ Prince's hits.

Video "PURPLE RAIN", Prince:



Many of Prince's songs were sung by other artists. One of his greatest hits was "NOTHING COMPARES TO YOU", by Sinead O'Connor. Here's her video of the song with English/Spanish subtitles:

Thursday, 21 April 2016

THE QUEEN IS 90



Above, the official 90th anniversary photograph, Queen Elizabeth and the three heirs to the British thrown: Prince Charles, Prince William & Prince George.

Today one of the symbols of what's British becomes 90 years old. Queen Elizabeth II's birthday is today and here's a link to her 90 years of life in pictures, a photo for each of her years. 90 years old and 64 of them as the Queen: living history of the XXth century.

In pictures: Queen Elizabeth II at 90 in 90 images [BBC]

Saturday, 16 April 2016

A TONGUE-TWISTER


Are you able to pronounce this English sentence correctly? Yes, it's an example of how chaotic and weird English pronunciation may be.

The last five words would sound approximately something like ths: /zru taf zorou zo:t, zou/

Sunday, 10 April 2016

EXTREME ADJECTIVES


A post devoted to EXTREME ADJECTIVES, that is adjectives that have an emphatic meaning.




Saturday, 9 April 2016

COLOUR IDIOMS


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