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martes, 23 de diciembre de 2014

A BOOK TO RECOMMEND........

One Book I like........

I have always thought: “Books are a gift”. I learnt to read when I was 4 years-old.  Since then, I have read many books and magazines. I love reading novels!

When you said to me the theme of this week’s homework, I did not know about what I could write. I have not “one” favourite book.  I have my own  little book’s collection at my parents’; and I cannot choose only one book to suggest to you. However, since I have read your e-mail I cannot stop to think about a book: One Hundred Years of Solitude, which was written by Gabriel García Marquéz, and it is a classic of latin-american literature. This book shows us how the rural lifestyle was.  It is an incredible book; I recommend it to you.  It has fun, romance and history.


Every book is a jewel to each reader. It depends on your style and your preferences. He who reads, enjoys…..!!

lunes, 22 de diciembre de 2014

LOVELY CHRISTMAS CAROLS IN CLASS

WE HAVE BEEN SINGING AND DEALING WITH LYRICS OF THE MOST FAMOUS CAROLS ALONG HISTORY. ...........

LAST CHRISTMAS - GEORGE MICHAEL

AND SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS - JOHN LENNON

HOME ALONE - JINGLE BELL ROCK

HEAL THE WORLD- MICHAEL JACKSON

WHITE CHRISTMAS- ROBBY WILLIAMS

** the class of 2nd Eso with the teacher Bertolin have invited Fran, another teacher who loves singing and playing the guitar... it was great !!!

TABLE TENNIS COMPETITION

Today, it took place the finals of the table tennis competition organized as every year by the Physical Education Department.

We will give you the winners:

3rd & 4th ESO

1- MERY HERNANDO
2- MARTA CASTILLO
3- ANGELA ALONSO
4- NOELIA FERNANDEZ

1- MARTIN RUIZ
2- RUBEN MORAL
3- DAVID MARIN
4- DAVID SANCHEZ

1ST & 2ND  ESO

1- JORGE RUIZ
2- ISAIAS SEMEDO
3- FRAN GRESA
4-ANTONIO SEDILES

1- CARMEN ARIAS
2-PILAR BAILO
3- MARTA FERNANDEZ
4-SENSI BECERRIL

** CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THEM !!! AND MERRY CHRISTMAS.


CELTIBERIAN WRITING AT THE LIBRARY

TODAY, WE COULD LEARN HOW TO WRITE OUR NAMES IN THE CELTIBERIAN LANGUAGE.

THERE WAS A VERY INTERINTING WORKSHOP AND EXHIBITION AT THE LIBRARY COORDINATED BY THE LANGUAGE TEACHERS.

viernes, 19 de diciembre de 2014

'ONE DAY AT THE CINEMA'

On Wednesday 10th Decembre, the pupils of 2nd ESO went to Joaquin Roncal – Zaragoza to attend the activity ‘One day at the cinema’. There, we could see the exhibition ‘The hazard ways’ based on the comic by Paco Roca. Then, We could watch the film ‘The last train by Diego Arsuaga, in which there was a story of some old men and a boy who were fighting for what they loved, in this case an old wagon that somebody wanted to take away in ordere to make a film.
Before and after watching the film, students could participate with the microphone in reflecting and commenting about the film directed by a monitor who suggested changing the title of the film or thinking about other films with trains.  You should all see this film.

Descripción: http://www.alohacriticon.com/images/elcriticonfotos/ultimotrencartel.jpg** El miércoles, 10 de diciembre, los alumnos de segundo de ESO del IES Pedro Cerrada nos trasladamos al Centro Joaquín Roncal de Zaragoza para asistir a la actividad Un día de Cine. Pudimos ver allí primero la magnífica exposición de “Los surcos del azar” basaba en el cómic del mismo título del Valenciano Paco Roca. Luego  asistimos a la proyección de la película El último tren de Diego Arsuaga, en ella se nos contaba una historia muy entrañable, cuyos protagonistas, unos “viejos “y un niño nos mostraban como luchar por lo que uno cree, a través de la defensa de una locomotora.

Antes y después de ver la película pudimos participar con micrófono en mano en las reflexiones y actividades propuestas por el monitor que dirigía la actividad. “Nos encantó cambiar el título a la película, conocer otras películas con trenes…” ¡Os animamos a verla!  (2º D- Sara Sin)

jueves, 18 de diciembre de 2014

POEMS IN THE LIBRARY

Today, we have a very int5eresting activity at the library as part of the project 'RECREARTE':

Poems and songs from Edgar Allan Poe, Whitman and Radio Futura

** Don't miss it!!!

miércoles, 17 de diciembre de 2014

BYE TO THE HISTORY TEACHER

The history teacher Javier Vicente is going to say Good bye to our school and to the task of teaching after more than 35 years doing this job. he will miss us..........

We hope life will smile to him and his family. ( 2nd D)

CHRISTMAS TIME !!!!!

Pupils in 2nd D have been designing Christmas cards in the English classroom.

I WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS 
&
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 

"THE LAST TRAIN...."

Last Wednesday, 10th ofr December, pupils from 2nd ESO went to see 'The last train' at the Joaquin Roncal in Zaragoza.

A rich man comes to a village to repair an old train wagon in order to make a film but........
Three men and  boy who had escaped steal the wagon steal it so that they do not take it away from the village as it is part of their history.

The boy goes back to his house and the old man too. Then, they can't go through the bridge because the police has built a stone wall, so they have to stop and then, the village people go there to support them and sit on the railway.

Finally, the police arrest them but they become heroes for everybody and the train stays where it belongs.

The film was entertaining and I think that it is an interesting activity because they gave us like a guide to understand the film. 

( by Cosmin from 2nd D)

miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014

PLASTIC SURGERY...PLASTIC PEOPLE?

Some famous people are changing so many parts or their faces ... that we cannot recognize them.

What do our students think about it??


** Many teenagers think that beauty is only skin-deep as they only pay attention to the external appearance of a person, but in my opinion, it is very important to have a good health.
Therefore, I think that plastic surgery should be allowed for those people who really need it because they had an illness or an accident or something like that.
In short, people who are only interested in their look, sometimes forget to feel happy about themselves.  As I see it, when you feel good, you look good too.

 


** Nowadays, people that use cosmetic surgery are rising because the appearance is a very important topic in our society.

There are a lot of people that do a liposuction and operations to look better, and have more self-confidence, however, the experts say that a long term cosmetic surgery might cause problems and deaths. As I see it, cosmetic surgery is a stupid way to waste money and if you want to spend money, do it in an important thing.

In short, don’t worry if your appearance isn’t good enough because the personality is what matters.

 

** In my opinion, I’d never consider plastic surgery because I think it is a very dangerous  waste of money, however, people don’t think so as they don’t see the consequences, just think that it may make them look better and feel better.

Nowadays, a lot of young people come for surgery although these operations are very expensive, which means that their parents let them do it. Whereas, before, a small proportion of population could afford it.
Summing up the people prefer to spend a lot of money on operations that could cost their lives to look like someone they are not. When you can be yourself and work hard to become the person you would like to be one day in the non-distant futur

ENGLISH SPEAKING AT 12.20 ON TUESDAYS

If you are interested in 'ENGLISH SPEAKING', come to room AD GS 1  at 12.20pm during the break time every Tuesday.

Communication is essential in all fields.

HORROR STORIES -HALLOWEEN


 

 
When I was a teenager, several older girls from my school went to an old deserted plantation house to hold an spiritual session
 
. They sat in a circle on the floor, placed a candle in the center and began trying to reach spirits of the dead. For whatever reason, they called upon the spirit of the Headless Horseman. As they held hands and murmured encouragement for the spirit to contact them, a sudden gusty draft blew through the enormous old room and the candle was extinguished. One of the girls began screaming and screaming in agony. In terror, the other girls grabbed her and they all ran out of the house. The screaming girl kept sobbing and sobbing, "My back! My back!". The other girls pulled her shirt up to see why she was in such agony and discovered a lash upon her back, as though someone with a horse whip had dealt her a cruel, warning blow. None of the girls believed that the Horseman ever actually existed, they were just playing around and trying to scare one another.
 
In short,  undeniably, something quite terrifying did actually exist and reached out from beyond to either inflict harm or a warning to a group of young girls dabbling in a realm they were obviously neither safe nor welcome.

miércoles, 5 de noviembre de 2014

EUREKA MOMENTS

Havew you ever had an 'Eureka moment' ??

The first thing I want to say is that those special moments happen to everyone in life, especially to me.

One of my best experiences happened when I was 14 years old. I was with me friends in a concert when suddenly on friend asked me about the name of one popular song that we were listening to and I couln't remembered it. It was very embarrassing, so 3 hours later, I was still trying to think about it. Then, it came to me and I was impressed. I felt like I had been born again, very released.

In short, I  believe you don't have to think, the answer will come up to your mind automatically.

(by Javier Biel - 2nd BCSS)


PHONETICS


THIS CAN BE OF SOME HELP WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO IMPROVE YOUR PRONUNCIATION.

miércoles, 29 de octubre de 2014

2 STUDENTS FROM PEDRO CERRADA IN HOLLAND

Patricia Luna and Carla Pérez from 2nd BCS have been to Holland with the teacher Jose Luis Pueyo for a few days.

They have participated in a concert for the conmemoration of the 1st World War with other European students. They enjoyed a lot. 

THE BEST INVENTION ALONG HISTORY

According to many people, the wheel is one of the best inventions in history, though it isn’t my favourite.

I agree that if the wheel hadn’t been invented, we couldn’t have had any machines, any means of transport, etc… Practically everything around us works with wheels, or have been manufactured with machines working with wheels. At this moment, without it, the world would seem not like a modern world. However, there are also negative things, as because of the wheels there are lots of accidents every day.


To sum up, there have lots of good inventions along history which have helped to our progress in order to get a good quality of life. 

(by Alba Franco - 2º BCS)

martes, 14 de octubre de 2014

CULTURAL VISIT TO DUBLIN

A GROUP OF TEACHERS HAVE BEEN TO DUBLIN - IRELAND FROM 10TH TO 13TH.

WE HAD A LOVELY WEATHER AND WE ENJOYED A LOT. WE VISITED A LOT OF THINGS SUCH US THE CEMETERY WHERE THE EXECUTED PEOPLE FROM THE INDEPENDENCE WAR WERE BURIED, THE TRINITY COLLEGE, ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL, THE BOTANIC GARDENS, OSCAR WILD STATUE, TEMPLE BAR STREET, ETC....

IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH

www.thebigchallenge.com/es

Try this link if you want to improve your level of English.

There are thousands of tests with solutions for you to revise basic concepts.

last year, we participated in the European competition test and this is the photo when we got the rewards.

miércoles, 1 de octubre de 2014

OCTOBER /CURIOSITIES....


CURIOSITIES:

If the world is round and it is called ‘palaneta, why isn’t it called ‘redondeta’?
Why is it that when people are driving and can’t see, they put the radio off?
If a lawyer goes mad, can he lose his judgement?
Why do we open our legs when we get to the top of the mountain in order to breathe?
Why do we open our mouth when we look at the ceiling?
What do sheep count in order to get asleep?
7Why black plums are red when they are green?
Where is the other part of the Middle East? Where has it gone?
Why do we shrug our shoulders when it rains?
Why do we have to go to the beginning when we get to the end on the computer?

martes, 30 de septiembre de 2014

NEW COURSE -SEPTEMBER 2014

HERE WE ARE AGAIN IN THE NEW COURSE GOING ON WITH OUR 'ENGLISH ADVENTURE'

*** WE HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY WITH THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FROM THE SOPHIANUM SCHOOL OF GULPEN (HOLLAND)

WE WENT SIGHTSEEING AROUND ZARAGOZA AND WE ORGANIZED AN EXCURSION TO TERUEL AND ALBARRACIN. THEY ALL  HAD A WONDERFUL TIME.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO STABLISH AN ERASMUS+ LINK WITH THAT
SCHOOL.


*** IN ORDER TO GET SOME MOTIVATION, WE ARE TRYING TO ORGANISE AN ACTIVITY IN DUBLIN CITY..... JUST TEACHERS.


lunes, 7 de abril de 2014

MARCH /MAKING UP STORIES

LOS ALUMNOS DE PROA – 2ND ESO
Han estado inventando historias a partir de un título:
 “LA RATA SABIA”

MAKING UP A STORY – “THE WISE RAT”
It was a dark night in the city of New York, where rats were wandering around in year 2.100 after the great tragedy in Planet Earth.

The rats had a lot of difficulties to survive as there was no food and not enough resources to feed themselves, we could say, they were almost starving. However, there was a wise rat who was very clever due to her experience in that kind of dire straits. She had lived in a UNICEF camp, where she had learnt that if you are resilient and patient, others may do your job. Soon she learnt that rats had divided in groups to check all the ruins left in the city and surroundings

SCHOOL EXCHANGE (THE NETHERLANDS)

On 19th-23rd of March, a group of students from 4th and 1st BTO (Pedro Cerrada) travelled to Gulpen in the Netherlands for a student exchange with the SOPHIANUM INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, as part of their project "ELVIS" ( Euro link virtual international school).

The students were staying at students' families and the teacher Marga H. at the teacher's home: Hans Vanderbos.

They will travel to Utebo in September 2014.

We attended some lessons, learning survival Dutch. We visited Maastrich and the Open University in a guided tour (anyone can apply to enter). We travelled to Amsterdam to see hte Rjiks Museum (Rembrandt, Van Gogh....) And on the last day some of us had the opporutnity to visit Achen (Germany) and the Palace of Carlo Magno, which was very interesting together with the Palace Chapel, one of the only things that was not destroyed in that town during the II World War.

Ah, one curiosity, they have the 3 countries point, where you can step your feet on the land of three countries at the same time: Germany, Holland and Belgium.

People were very friendly, they speak very good English and they are already eager to come to Spain in September 2014

martes, 1 de abril de 2014

MARCH -Theatre in English


LAST 5TH OF MARCH, WE WERE PLAYING THIS FABULOUS NOVEL BY OSCAR WILDE IN ENGLISH, AT MYTHOS PUB.

MANY FRIENDS AND OTHER FANS CAME TO THE EVENT AND THEY ENJOYED A LOT. WE WERE INVITED TO DO ANOTHER PERFORMANCE AT THE THEATRE OF THE CORNERS IN ZARAGOZA AND AT THE THEATRE OF UTEBO NEXT YEAR. DON'T MISS IT.

jueves, 27 de febrero de 2014

FEBRUARY

** We performed 'the Canterville Ghost' in English at Mythos.
If you missed it ... you can see it again on the 5th of March at 7pm.

** We are already checking contents in global exams.

** Are you into Carnival? What is your costume this year??

** We are travelling to Holland 19-23 / March / 2014 with 10 students for an exchange with pupils from SOPHIANUM SCHOOL (GULPEN)

miércoles, 19 de febrero de 2014

JANUARY

-- BACK FROM HOLIDAYS:  Too many parties....

-- Bto students will have to do a test about the book 'Alex's game' written by an ex pupil: David García Molina.

DECEMBER

-- Going to London motivation trip with a group of students from 1st Bachillerato from the 8th to 11th December 2014. We will be staying at a hostel and will visit the most important sights, like Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly, British Museum, Natural History Museum, Camden Town street market, Trafalgar Square, St' James Park, Buckingham Palace, St. Martin in the fields crypt, etc....  We will also attend a guided tour to the Globe (Shakespeare's theatre).

Two teachers are travelling with them: me (Marga Herrero) and Margarita Mateos. 

-- My pupils have participated in the table tennis competition and some of them reached the finals. Congratulations from here. 

-- Christmas holidays are near and we all have family celebrations and great meals. 

NOVEMBER

-- The business students are very happy working on the web 'VOICES' ( Macmillan Publishing house). They have access at school and at home with their own passwords.

-- Unfortunately we have no English assistant this year and we miss the conversation sessions but in Administration, they have to talk in order to be communicative in case they have to do an interview.

- Students have written about 'Plastic surgery' a very polemical issue nowadays.

-- There is a possibility to get dancing lessons in teh Polifunctional with the association 'La octava Milla' so if you are keen on dancing you can learn a lot for a cheap price.

OCTOBER

-- The Pilar Festival is always interesting for pupils and teachers.

-- Hans Vondervos from Sophianum school in Gulpen - Holland arrived to our school after the festival. We showed him around and we had a wonderful time. We are going to set up an exchange with 10 pupils from Bachillerato. We will travel in March and they will come to Utebo in September 2014.

-- We registered  in 'Juvenes translatores', organized in Europe, however we were not chosen as possible participants in the draw.

-- We were invited to participate in 'Model of a European Parliament' but I have no 4th pupils this year so I had to say 'no'.

SEPTEMBER

I am going to organise some Extra curricular activities:

-  a Trip to London in December for BTO students
- One day at the theatre to see 'The Canterville ghost'
- English adventure XVI ( with interesting articles)

miércoles, 22 de enero de 2014

WELCOMING TO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Hello... my name is Marga Herrero and I have been dealing with our English Adventure for 16 years, here in Utebo,  at IES PEDRO CERRADA High School.

What we try to do is showing some of the most outstanding activities we do in our daily life at school and also student /teachers writings about some of the most interesting issues we come across with, along the year.

Unfortunately, our website has recently been changed so we are a bit delayed.

If anybody wants to write, I will be delighted to accept your collaborations. (Only English).