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Monday, 30 April 2012

What Makes a Good Teacher? - Student Q&A


Secondary students talk about what characteristics of a teacher have the most positive effect on their learning.

The responses are a valuable insight into your students' thoughts.

Body - vocabulary (English and Portuguese)



Sunday, 29 April 2012

29-04-2012: Smile National Day in Portugal





William And Kate - A First Anniversary Celebration

Prince William marks his first wedding anniversary




(click on the picture above) 



TRANSCRIPT

REPORTER: It's a year since the wedding of the decade and London toy store Hamleys is celebrating. It's taken delivery of a set of William & Kate dolls. They're made by Mattel - the world's biggest toy maker - and have already sold out in America and on some online websites. Head buyer at Hamleys, Laura Olver, says they're expecting a lot of interest. 

LAURA OLVER, HEAD BUYER, HAMLEYS: "Straight after the engagement another manufacturer bought out a Catherine doll in the blue engagement dress which took us by surprise. We sold about 30 times more than we originally forecast we would sell of that doll. And that was no question it was Hamleys' customers who are both tourists and obviously toy shop customers and that combination of the doll and the tourist element meant that we saw fantastic sales of that doll so we're really excited about the potential of this one." 

REPORTER: British retailer Tesco was quick to copy Kate's designer engagement dress. Other high street shops favoured by the Duchess of Cambridge have also seen sales soar. And retail analyst Isabel Cavell says she sees no sign of her popularity waning. 

ISABEL CAVELL, RETAIL ANALYST: "We're seeing the likes of Reiss perform very well over the year, we're seeing LK Bennet and we're seeing new fashion designers really spring up which she semi endorses like Issa, which are now big names in fashion, so she really does have a major impact. She looks good in what she wears and shoppers want to buy in to that." 

REPORTER: At £99 the dolls don't come cheap. But Mattel says they're more of a collector's item than a toy. 

RACHEL, TOURIST FROM PERTH: "They're just beautiful, they're a young couple and I think they represent like a modern marriage today and I just love the both of them, they're gorgeous." 

BRITISH SHOPPER 1: "It should have been out last year it wouldn't been great but now it's Jubilee and Olympics, it's not them two any more is it." 

BRITISH SHOPPER 2: "They're ghastly an absolute travesty no." 

REPORTER: So not everyone likes the dolls but one year after their wedding the royal couple are still hugely popular around the globe. And that can only be good news for Britain and the brands they favour. Hayley Platt, Reuters.


He's "Mi" and I'm "Yu"

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

25th April 1974 - Carnation Revolution

A peaceful revolution overthrew dictatorship...

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Sports - vocabulary

 

Aerobics
Badminton
Baseball
Basquetball
Cricket
Cycling
Football
Golf
Handball
Hockey
Horse riding
Ice skating
Judo
Karate
Pool
Rollerblading
Rugby
Running
Skateboarding
Skating
Swimming
Table tennis
Tennis
Volleyball



Clubs - vocabulary



Chess club: clube de xadrez
Computer club: clube de computadores / informática
Drama club: clube de teatro
Environmental club: clube do ambiente
Languages club: clube de línguas
Mathematics club: clube de matemática
Music club: clube de música
Photography club: clube de fotografia
Poetry club: clube de poesia
Science club: clube de ciências
Sports club: clube de desporto

I'm a huge metal fan...


Sunday, 22 April 2012

Earth Day 2012














Google has replaced its logo with a time-lapse animation of blooming flowers to mark Earth Day, a worldwide series of events held annually to raise ecological awareness.
The latest in the search engine's so-called doodles sees purple, red and yellow flowers sprout from a series of shrubs laid out to spell Google.
Earth Day was first held on 1970 after Gaylord Nelson, a US senator, conceived it as a tool to promote an environmental agenda after witnessing a huge oil spill off the coast of California a year earlier.
Organisers claim the 1970 event rallied millions across the country as it tapped in to the rise of hippie culture and anti-Vietnam war protest movements. "Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realised they shared common values," the official Earth Day websitesays.
Major Earth Day events have been held in subsequent years, always on 22 April – the same date as the original event. In 1990 the event went global for the first time with activities involving an estimated 200 million people in 141 countries. The day's 30th anniversary in 2000 was used to promote a global call for cleaner energy while 2010 saw the launch an initiative to plant 1m trees.
This year's Earth Day is centred around a scheme called "one billion acts of green", which encourages individuals to make simple environmentally conscious pledges, such as switching off lightbulbs or reducing car journeys. Organisers say the day is now observed in 192 countries.



Write the correct question-tag.

Body: listen and click on the correct option




Saturday, 21 April 2012

London is my destiny - London 2012 Olympic games




This is your destiny 
This is the place to be 
London is liberty 

You have too much to see 
You have too much to win 
Crossing the magic bridge 
London is liberty 

Come on be brave
Believe in the power
Of yourself
Feel the charm, the light
The passion around
The Olympic flame

Be champ today

the challenge is now
don't run away
Nobody body
will try to stop
you in the way

WANT TO FULFIL YOUR DREAMS 
COME TO LONDON
THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE

OLYMPIC STADIUM
AQUATICS CENTRE
EARLS COURT
WIMBLEDON
HYDE PARK
SERPENTINE
EXCEL
WEMBLEY ARENA
GREENWICH
THE MALL




Body - memory game



Write the correct question-tag.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

The body - label the picture


Type the correct word in the boxes. Use am, is, are, do, does.


Birdy - "People help the People"


God knows what is hiding
In those weak and drunken hearts
I guess you kissed the girls and made them cry
Those hardfaced queens of misadventure
God knows what is hiding
In those weak and sunken eyes
A fiery throng of muted angels
Giving love and getting nothing back
Oh, people help the people
And if you're homesick,
Give me your hand and I'll hold it.
People help the people
Nothing will drag you down
Oh, and if I had a brain,
Oh, and if I had a brain,
I'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned all those good hearts away.
God knows what is hiding
In this world of little consequence
Behind the tears, inside the lies
A thousand slowly dying sunsets.
God knows what is hiding
In those weak and drunken hearts
I guess that loneliness came knocking
No one needs to be alone, oh, singing:
People help the people
And if you're homesick,
Give me your hand and I'll hold it.
People help the people
Nothing will drag you down
Oh, and if I had a brain,
Oh, and if I had a brain,
I'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned all those good hearts away
People help the people
And if you're homesick,
Give me your hand and I'll hold it.
People help the people
Nothing will drag you down
Oh, and if I had a brain,
Oh, and if I had a brain,
I'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned all those good hearts away.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Song: "My Valentine" - by Paul McCartney with Natalie Portman & Johnny Depp

video


what if it rained?
we didn’t care
she said that someday soon
the sun was gonna shine.
and she was right,
this love of mine,
my valentine
as days and nights,
would pass me by
I tell myself that i was waiting for a sign
then she appeared,
a love so fine,
my valentine







and I will love her for life
and I will never let a day go by
without remembering the reasons why
she makes me certain
that I can fly
and so I do,
without a care
I know that someday soon the sun is gonna shine
and she’ll be there
this love of mine
my valentine





what if it rained?
we didn’t care.
she said that someday soon
the sun was gonna shine
and she was right
this love of mine,
my valentine




Sports - vocabulary