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WORDS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE…

“Language is not a matter of information, 
but a matter of presentation.”
Edmund White
(American writer)

“Words, words, words.”
William Shakespeare
(English poet & writer)

This video you are about to watch is delivering a strong message. It illustrates “THE POWER OF WORDS” to change your message and your effect on people.

1. Guess what the video is about just by looking at the man sitting on the ground

2. Guess what the woman writes:
1.- When the woman sees the sign
(STOP THE VIDEO AT 0:55)
……………………………………………………………
2.- After people’s reaction
(STOP THE VIDEO AT 1:08)
………………………………………………………………

3. Compare the two sentences on the sign, the one written by the man and the other one written by the woman, and discover the power of words to radically effect change.

As the woman from the video says:
 
“I wrote the same… 
but in different words.”
In other words, …
“The important thing is not WHAT you say, 
but HOW you say it.”
Jesús Canca

(Activity partly inspired by English@Edrissis)

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THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ON THE CATALAN ELECTIONS

A man casts his ballot in Barcelona for the regional elections in Catalonia. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Spain regions: Catalonia votes in key elections (BBC News)

Catalonia election: Separatists win majority (BBC News)

Catalans start voting in election that could lead to independence (The Guardian)

Artur Mas’ nationalist gamble is risky business for Catalonia (The Independent)

Divisive Election in Spain’s Catalonia Gives Win to Separatist Parties (The New York Times)

Catalonia Goes Own Way From Its Leader (The New York Times)

Election in Catalan region tests Spain’s unity (USA Today)

Voters in Spain’s Catalan region punish leader who called for independence referendum (The Washington Post)

Catalonia poll: Spain’s unity put to the test as voters take step towards independence (The Telegraph)

There Was A Crucial Vote In Spain — And Spanish And English Media Saw It Very Differently (Business Insider)

Catalonia Votes: Why the Region’s New Proindependence Majority Won’t Guarantee Separation from Spain (Time)

Catalonia Tilts Towards Independence As Madrid Spins (The American Interest)

‘The New York Times’ destaca la victòria del sobiranisme (Ara)

Elecciones catalanas: La prensa internacional destaca el apoyo de las fuerzas partidarias de un referéndum por la independencia (La Vanguardia)

Els mitjans estrangers destaquen la reculada de Mas i l’augment de l’independentisme d’esquerres (VilaWeb)

Els mitjans audiovisuals internacionals parlen de victòria independentista (VilaWeb)

Catalan premier Mas falls short of absolute majority for sovereignty plan (El País in English)

Catalonia polls close amid independence calls (Aljazeera)

Vocabulary. Match 1-5 with a-f
1) Polls
2) Polling station
3) The turnout
4) To cast the vote
5) Ballot
a) The number of people who vote in an election
b) Place where people vote
d) A secret vote in which people mark a piece of paper to indicate the person they choose in an election
e) Political elections
f) To vote
(by Mireia Xortó and Mercedes Ariza)

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NORDIC WALKING FOR HEALTH 

Following the instructions of your PE teacher, create a glogster about the health benefits of Nordic Walking. You can find all information you need here.

Marina Hernán 4B

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Alba Cusó, Marta Miño, Samantha Soler 4A

MM

Marc Fernández, Júlia Garcia, Andrea Pérez, Pol Llorach 4A

MM

Jordi Cortés, Ivan Garcia, Sergi Lapuerta, Miloud Mokhtari 4A

MM

Paula López, Lídia Tàpia 4B

MM

Arnau Canalda 4B

MM

Sandra Baún, Emma Cano 4B

MM

Martí Alcaide, Víctor Serrano, Kevin Sillero 4B

MM

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS

THE STORY

Read the following text about The Story of Mrs Rosa Parks and answer the questions in it.

ROLE – PLAY

Role-Play: In groups of four act out the dialogue between Mrs Parks, the bus driver and the policeman.

ARTICLE 8th DECEMBER 1955

Finally, read the following Newspaper Article (8th December 1955) about Mrs Rosa Parks and Dr Martin Luther King.

TIMELINE

(by Mireia Xortó)

Now, you are going to work in groups to create a timeline about a civil rights defender. You are going to use Dipity.

Here you have an example of a timeline created with dipity:

First of all, find the dates to answer the following questions about your civil rights fighter. This way, you’ll have the sentences you need for your timeline. Then, surf the web to find photos or videos to illustrate your timeline.

Rosa Parks (born Rosa Louis McCauley):

1. When was she born and where?

2. When and to whom did she get married?

3. When did she become a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)?

4. When did she refuse to give her bus seat to a white man?

5. When did the Montgomery Bus Boycott begin?

6. When was the Segregation law ruled unconstitutional?

7. When did the Montgomery Bus Boycott finish?

8. When was the The Civil Rights Act passed?

9. When did she begin working for U.S. Representative John Conyers? And up to when?

10. When did she found the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development?

11. When was she awareded the Congressional Gold Medal?

12. When did the city of Montgomery open the Rosa Parks Library and Museum?

13. When did she die?

Find your information here:

Martin Luther King:

1. When was he born and where?

2. When did he graduate form Morehouse College?

3. When did he marry Coretta Scott?

4. When did he become a Baptist pastor of his own church in Montgomery, Alabama?

5. When did he lead the boycott of the buses in Montgomery?

6. When was his house bombed?

7. When did he lead a march on Washington?

8. When and where did he give his famous speech “I have a dream”?

9. When was he awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

10. When and by who was he assassinated?

11. When did the first national celebration of King’s birthday as a holiday take place?

Find your information here:

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IT’S THANKSGIVING –  Nicole Westbrook

Listen to this song and complete the lyrics Then watch the video with lyrics below and check your answers.

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DO RE MI  (The Sound of Music)

Listen to this song and complete the lyrics. Then watch this video and check your answers. When you finish, enjoy the flashmob below! 🙂

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The Crisis in Spain

SPANISH ECONOMIC CRISIS

A. The Crisis. Vocabulary

[Oxford University Press. Upper-Secondary Ready-to-go activities]

Getty Images

1. Complete the finance and economic words on this worksheet.

THE CRISIS VOCABULARY WORKSHEET A.

2. Check the meaning of the words and phrases at:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7642138.stm

3. Complete the table on this worksheet.

THE CRISIS VOCABULARY WORKSHEET B

B. The Crisis. Reading Activity

Cate Gillon / Getty Images

Do these reading activities and submit your answers to hrp@rocketmail.com.

THE CRISIS READING ACTIVITY

[Oxford University Press. Upper-Secondary Ready-to-go activities]

C. Spain’s Economic Crisis Timeline

Reuters / Sergio Pérez

Read this Reuters article to complete the following worksheet:

SPANISH CRISIS TIMELINE

This Wikipedia article may be useful to complete the timeline up to the present day.

Key to the activities.

[Oxford University Press. Upper-Secondary Ready-to-go activities]

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