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Monday, 23 October 2017

ADDICTED TO THE MOBILE?


[Based on info from "The Travelling Teachers" blog. "Are you a cell phone addict?"]

A new form of addiction has appeared in the last decade with the development of technologies and the great variety of mobile phones available: it's the mobile phone addiction. It's a widespread problem but especially among the younger generations.
Youngsters are using their mobile phones when they're bored, tired, lazy, angry or lonely...
Symptoms:
- Constant use of the mobile phone (even in situations which aren't considered acceptable).
- Loss of the sense of time while surfing online.
- Prefer spending time with the mobile phone than with family & friends.
- Feeling restless when the mobile phone can't be used.
- Wishing to have the latest model in the market or apps.
Physical side-effects:
- Finger, neck and back tension.
- Itchy eyes.
- Insomnia.
- Weight & diet changes.
- Fatigue.
- Distracted attention, difficulties to focus.
- Problem and study failures.
- Loss of interest in hobbies, sports and outdoor activities, which implies social loneliness, loss of friends and isolation.

Video "HOW IS YOUR PHONE CHANGING YOU?":


Rules for a better usage of the mobile phone:

+ info: Cell-phone etiquette

Saturday, 21 October 2017

MAKING AND REFUSING SUGGESTIONS


In these charts you can find different ways of expressing suggestions and refusing them.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

SUFFIX SUMMARY CHART


Here's a suffix summary chart. 
For complete information on suffixation, check previous post about SUFFIXES HERE.

Friday, 6 October 2017

TYPES OF HOUSES/BUILDINGS


A picture chart with the different vocabulary related to types of houses and buildings.

Monday, 18 September 2017

WELCOME RECEPTION TO FULBRIGHT CONVERSATION ASSISTANTS AT CIDADE DA CULTURA IN SANTIAGO, TODAY


Today classes will be starting at IES Plurilingüe "Rafael Dieste". Unfortunately, I won't be at school today, as the welcome reception to Fulbright Conversation Assistants will be held at Cidade da Cultura in Santiago de Compostela during the morning. That's where I'll be together with this year's conversation assistant, Ben Davidson, from New Jersey, the USA. 
This year's Conversation Assistant will be starting school from this week and continue all up to the end of the school year with more hours devoted to our timetable. We're very lucky!
So don't worry, because you'll soon be meeting him!

+ info in Galician.

 IES Plurilingües Eusebio da Guarda, Rafael Dieste, Elviña, Adormideras e o Rafael Puga Ramón na Coruña cidade.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

BACK TO SCHOOL 2017-18


It's September once again and so we're back at school starting our classes today.
Hope you're all back with your batteries charged ready to learn lots of things...
ClickOnEnglish is open for another school year, but here you'll still find lots of posts from previous courses. This will start the ninth school year together with our students.
So, ready... from ClickOnEnglish:

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

EIGHT YEARS OF 'CLICK ON ENGLISH'


Today, this blog becomes 8 years old. On September 13th 2009, we started with it. 
Eight years after,... 
- we've published 1032 posts, 
- we've collected 74 comments, 
- we've got 24 followers, 
- the counter says that more than 1.353.000 people have visited us, 
- the most visited post is still the same on prepositions (with more than 51.000 visits), 
- the top visiting countries are USA (259 thousand), Rusia (109 thousand) & Spain (101 thousand).
These are our updated statistics of these years. On Friday, we'll be presenting the new school year and on Monday, classes will begin. Here we'll continue...

Monday, 4 September 2017

WELCOME BACK! WHAT'S NEW FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR?


- We'll have a new conversation assistant. This year, it's a man.
- This year, there are also new English teachers in our school.
- Our school has got a new blog and Facebook page, apart from the official webpage to keep in touch with all members of the school's community.
                                                            
We'll be updating with more...

Friday, 30 June 2017

SURVIVING THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR...


... and so we're closing down this blog for the summer break. Hope to be back in September, meanwhile may you all have a great summer holiday!


Thursday, 29 June 2017

THANKS, PAUL!

Some of you will still remember an old friend of our school, Paul Behrend, who was conversation assistant at our school between 2011 and 2013. He has recently gone back to his country, the United States, after a 7-year stay in Spain,  but he got to send us a box full of material for our school with some games and books.
One of those books is very special because it comes with his own handwritten dedication as a donation to the Rafael Dieste School Library. 
So from here, we'd like to thank him for remembering us and pay a tribute to one of the most devoted conversation assistants we've ever had with the school, the students and the teachers and wish him the best for his new life back home.

You know where we are!
Good luck, Paul! Thanks!


Here are photos of the book and his dedications:




Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

ANIMAL NAMES BY GENDER & AGE


This picture chart shows names of animals according to gender (male/female) and age.More on animal names depending on age on a previous post HERE: BABY ANIMALS.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Thursday, 15 June 2017

COLLOCATIONS WITH 'MONEY'


This chart shows common verb collocations with the word MONEY.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

PREPOSITIONS+PARTS OF THE DAY


Basic charts of the use of prepositions with the different parts of the day.
For deeper insight of the topic, check a previous post HERE.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

DIFFERENT TYPES OF DOCTORS


This charts shows the different names given to doctors according to their specialities.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES


This chart checks on the possessive adjectives.
More on possessive in this previous post on this blog HERE.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

CONFUSING FUTURE TENSES: "I WILL" vs "BE GOING TO+INF"


Watch an infographic to distinguish the always confusing use of WILL vs BE GOING TO to express future.

Monday, 5 June 2017

"ONE LOVE MANCHESTER" CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS


Last night a tribute concert was held in Manchester for the victims of Manchester Arena terror attack during Ariana Grande's concert. Ariana together with other artists raised funds with this concert. Here its highlights:

Video "DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER" Coldplay & Ariana:


Video "FIX YOU", Coldplay:


Video "ANGELS, Robbie Williams:



Video "HAPPY", Pharell Williams & Miley Cirus:



Video "DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER", Ariana Grande & Miley Cirus:

Sunday, 4 June 2017

BREAKING NEWS: SECOND TERRORIST ATTACK IN LONDON

Graphic photo by  Daily Mail

Today we've woken up with another sad story, the second terrorist attack in London in three months and third in the UK after the attack on Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester Arena. On the graphic above you can see the places attacked after leaving the van at the end of the London Bridge.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

BYE, BYE LAURA!

Today, we sadly say goodbye to Laura Oxenreiter, this year's conversation assistant.
Everybody, students and teachers, have been very happy to work with her. She has always been very effective in her work, open to extra activities, with good ideas for classes and very reliable.
Unfortunately, she's not repeating as an assistant next year as she wants to continue with her teaching studies back in her country, but, from everybody in "Rafael Dieste", we wish her all the best in the future and know that one day she'll become a great teacher.
See you, Laura!
[Photo: Laura telling 1st ESO students the story of "The Sleepy Hollow" during the Halloween activities in our school's library last November]

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

4thESO: TRIP TO LONDON MARCH 2017


As we already commented back in March, 12 of our 4th ESO students set on a 5 day trip to London between the 22nd and the 27th. Today we can show you a portrait of the photos of their stay and see what a great time they had!

Video:


The following places can be spotted in this photo-presentation in order of appearance:
- Kensington: Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Harrod's.- Piccadilly, Regent & Carnaby Street.
- Waddesdon Manor & Waddesdon Secondary School.
- Covent Garden.- St Paul's. The City. Tower Bridge & the Tower of London.- Tate Modern.- Buckingham Palace.- The Houses of Parliament & The Big Ben. London's Eye.- Trafalgar Square.- Leicester Square.- The British Museum. - Camden Town.

Monday, 29 May 2017

DIRECT vs INDIRECT QUESTIONS


Compare how direct and indirect questions change.

- THEY NO LONGER HAVE A QUESTION STRUCTURE.
- WH-QUESTIONS KEEP THE Q-WORD.
- YES/NO QUESTIONS, BEGIN WITH IF/WHETHER



Sunday, 28 May 2017

"RED NOSE DAY ACTUALLY" OR "LOVE ACTUALLY 2017"


Finally here's the sequel of "LOVE ACTUALLY" brought up to 2017 for charity purposes in Britain and the USA. So you can watch it here.

Video "RED NOSE DAY ACTUALLY":
Love Actually 2 for Red Nose Day from Maria Grazia on Vimeo.


Saturday, 27 May 2017

"RAFAEL DIESTE" 2nd BAC GRADUATION 2017


Yesterday evening the Graduation of the 2017 2nd BAC Student Promotion of Plurilingual IES "RAFAEL DIESTE" was celebrated. This year it was held at the "ANDRÉS GAOS" Auditorium of the neighbouring Superior Music Conservatory.
The event featured the speeches of the School's Headmaster and the tutors of the two 2nd BAC groups, and of two students on behalf of all their schoolmates. After the traditional photos, videos and performances.
Congratulations to all the students and good luck for their future!




Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno.

Friday, 26 May 2017

HARRY'S FINGER WAS BITTEN BY LITTLE CHARLIE A DECADE AGO!


Between these two photos above, 10 years have passed. A few weeks ago, our conversation assistant this course, Laura, showed in 1st BAC classes the video of little Charlie and his brother Harry as an activity to practice the passive: Harry's finger was bitten by his smaller brother Harry. 
This week we've learnt the story behind this viral video. You can get the complete story watching this video below, which was posted on YouTube in 2015, saying that the original one was 8 years old. That means that it's 10 years, now. In the video you'll hear why their parents posted it onto YouTube and how many viewers have watched it in all this time. You'll be surprised!

Video:


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