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EUROPA POLÍTICA

Repasa y estudia la geografía política de Europa a través de estos divertidos juegos interactivos. 

 

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EUROPEAN UNION - Questions

  1. What is the EU?
  2. When was it created?
  3. What is the main goal of the EU?
  4. When was the European Economic Community created?
  5. Which six countries founded the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1957?
  6. What treaty did the member states of the EEC sign in 1992?
  7. How many member states has the EU got at the moment?
  8. Why has the EU flag got twelve stars?
  9. Which European institution prepares new laws?
  10. When did Spain join the European Economic Community?
  11. Who can participate in the Erasmus programme?
  12. What is the European climate like?
  13. Why are Europeans living longer lives?
  14. What values is European society based on?
  15. Why do people immigrate to the EU?
  16. Which sector of the European economy employs the most people?
  17. Which sector employs the fewest people?
  18. Which country has got the highest percentage of electricity produce from renewable sources of energy?
  19. Which country has got the lowest percentage?
  20. What position does Spain occupy in this list?

 

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Writing Task 10

Friday, 11th January 2013

FACTUAL WRITING

An older relative recently bought a mobile phone but cannot use it very well. Write some simple instructions for your relative telling her how to send an SMS message.

                                  

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10 facts about potatoes!!!

Did you know...???

  • Potatoes were first eaten more than 6,000 years ago by indigenous people living in the Andes mountains of Peru.
  • The Incas measured time by how long it took for potatoes to cook.
  • Religious leaders denounced the potato because it wasn’t mentioned in the Bible.
  • Potatoes are the world’s fourth food staple - after wheat, corn and rice.
  • Potatoes are grown in more than 125 countries (even in space - in 1995).
  • Every year enough potatoes are grown worldwide to cover a four-lane motorway circling the world six times.
  • China is the world’s largest potatoe producer.
  • Namibians each eat an average of 110 kilograms of potatoes every year - not quite as much as the Germans consume.
  • In 1778 Prussia and Austria fought the Potatoe War in which each side tried to starve the other by consuming their potatoe crop.
  • During the Alaskan Klondike gold rush of the 1890’s, potatoes were so valued for their vitamin C content that miners traded them for gold.

 

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THE PASSIVE FORM

Sentences can be active or passive. Therefore, tenses also have "active forms" and "passive forms." You must learn to recognize the difference to successfully speak English.

Active Form

In active sentences, the thing doing the action is the subject of the sentence and the thing receiving the action is the object. Most sentences are active.

[Thing doing action] + [verb] + [thing receiving action]

Examples:

Passive Form

In passive sentences, the thing receiving the action is the subject of the sentence and the thing doing the action is optionally included near the end of the sentence. You can use the passive form if you think that the thing receiving the action is more important or should be emphasized. You can also use the passive form if you do not know who is doing the action or if you do not want to mention who is doing the action.

When rewriting active sentences in passive voice, note the following:

  • the object of the active sentence becomes the subject of the passive sentence
  • the finite form of the verb is changed (to be + past participle)
  • the subject of the active sentence becomes the object of the passive sentence (or is dropped)

[Thing receiving action] + [be] + [past participle of verb] + [by] + [thing doing action]

Examples:

Active / Passive Overview

 ActivePassive
Simple Present
Once a week, Tom cleans the house.
Once a week, the house is cleaned by Tom.
Present Continuous
Right now, Sarah is writing the letter.
Right now, the letter is being written by Sarah.
Simple Past
Sam repaired the car.
The car was repaired by Sam.
Past Continuous
The salesman was helping the customer when the thief came into the store.
The customer was being helped by the salesman when the thief came into the store.
Present Perfect
Many tourists have visited that castle.
That castle has been visited by many tourists.
Present Perfect Continuous
Recently, John has been doing the work.
Recently, the work has been being done by John.
Past Perfect
George had repaired many cars before he received his mechanic’s license.
Many cars had been repaired by George before he received his mechanic’s license.
Past Perfect Continuous
Chef Jones had been preparing the restaurant’s fantastic dinners for two years before he moved to Paris.
The restaurant’s fantastic dinners had been being prepared by Chef Jones for two years before he moved to Paris.
Simple Future
will
Someone will finish the work by 5:00 PM.
The work will be finished by 5:00 PM.
Simple Future
be going to 
Sally is going to make a beautiful dinner tonight.
A beautiful dinner is going to be made by Sally tonight.
Future Continuous
will
At 8:00 PM tonight, John will be washing the dishes.
At 8:00 PM tonight, the dishes will be being washedby John.
Future Continuous
be going to
At 8:00 PM tonight, John is going to be washingthe dishes.
At 8:00 PM tonight, the dishes are going to be being washed by John.
Future Perfect
will
They will have completed the project before the deadline.
The project will have been completed before the deadline.
Future Perfect
be going to
They are going to have completed the project before the deadline.
The project is going to have been completed before the deadline.
Future Perfect Continuous
will
The famous artist will have been painting the mural for over six months by the time it is finished.
The mural will have been being painted by the famous artist for over six months by the time it is finished.
Future Perfect Continuous
be going to
The famous artist is going to have been painting the mural for over six months by the time it is finished.
The mural is going to have been being painted by the famous artist for over six months by the time it is finished.
Used to
Jerry used to pay the bills.
The bills used to be paid by Jerry.
Would Always
My mother would always make the pies.
The pies would always be made by my mother.
Future in the Past
Would
I knew John would finish the work by 5:00 PM.
I knew the work would be finished by 5:00 PM.
Future in the Past
Was Going to
I thought Sally was going to make a beautiful dinner tonight.
I thought a beautiful dinner was going to be madeby Sally tonight.

 

Exercises

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TEST YOUR ENGLISH

Test your English with this quick, free online test. It will give you an idea of your English level.

Click ’start’ and answer each of the questions.

  • There are 20 multiple-choice questions.
  • There is no time limit.
  • You will be able to see answers at the end of the test.

Please note: This is not a Cambridge ESOL exam and the test scores and levels are very approximate.

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What is a System?

Complexity of systems compared to cellsA system is a group of organs that work together and provide an organism with an advantage for survival. It is the most complex organization in your body and the final level of the progression from cells to tissues to organs and then systems. Systems work alone and with other systems to allow your body to maintain homeostasis. Homeostasis  is a stable internal environment that allows you (and your cells) to survive. 

While every one of your systems is needed to survive, your nervous system is the most important as you continue reading this page. Your eyes and brain are reading these words and remembering all of the information about systems. If you think about it, you are also using your muscular system to help move your eyes, pupils, and keep your head up. 

Organs Working Together

Organs are a part of every system. Your heart is classified as an organ and it is a part of the circulatory system. Organs can work within several systems of your body. Many organs also have specific cells or tissues that have different functionality. Your kidneys are not only a part of your excretory system; they also have specific parts that serve the endocrine system. 

You, and many advanced mammals, have similar organs and systems. However, there is a wide variety of organ types found throughout the animal kingdom. Some aquatic animals have organs that remove salts from salt water and an animal like a cow might have multiple stomachs in the digestive system. 

Systems Can’t Work Alone

Systems connect to other systemsWe just explained how organs could be a part of several systems. Similarly, systems rarely work alone. All of the systems in an organism are interconnected. A simple example is the connection between the circulatory and respiratory systems. As blood circulates through your body, it eventually needs fresh oxygen (O2) from the air. When the blood reaches the lungs, part of the respiratory system, the blood is re-oxygenated. Your stomach, part of the digestive system, constantly interacts with your endocrine system and spreads hormones throughout your body.

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Félix Rubén García Sarmiento, conocido como Rubén Darío (18 de enero de 1867 - 6 de febrero de 1916), fue un poeta nicaragüense, máximo representante del modernismo literario en lengua española. Es posiblemente el poeta que ha tenido una mayor y más duradera influencia en la poesía del siglo XX en el ámbito hispánico. Es llamado príncipe de las letras castellanasLee más...

 

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146º aniversario del nacimiento de Rubén Dario

SONATINA

La princesa está triste... ¿qué tendrá la princesa? 
Los suspiros se escapan de su boca de fresa,
que ha perdido la risa, que ha perdido el color.
La princesa está pálida en su silla de oro,
está mudo el teclado de su clave de oro;
y en un vaso olvidado se desmaya una flor.

El jardín puebla el triunfo de los pavos-reales.
Parlanchina, la dueña dice cosas banales,
y, vestido de rojo, piruetea el bufón.
La princesa no ríe, la princesa no siente;
la princesa persigue por el cielo de Oriente
la libélula vaga de una vaga ilusión.

¿Piensa acaso en el príncipe del Golconsa o de China,
o en el que ha detenido su carroza argentina
para ver de sus ojos la dulzura de luz?
¿O en el rey de las Islas de las Rosas fragantes,
o en el que es soberano de los claros diamantes,
]o en el dueño orgulloso de las perlas de Ormuz?

¡Ay! La pobre princesa de la boca de rosa
quiere ser golondrina, quiere ser mariposa,
tener alas ligeras, bajo el cielo volar,
ir al sol por la escala luminosa de un rayo,
saludar a los lirios con los versos de mayo,
o perderse en el viento sobre el trueno del mar.

Ya no quiere el palacio, ni la rueca de plata,
ni el halcón encantado, ni el bufón escarlata,
ni los cisnes unánimes en el lago de azur.
Y están tristes las flores por la flor de la corte;
los jazmines de Oriente, los nulumbos del Norte,
de Occidente las dalias y las rosas del Sur.

¡Pobrecita princesa de los ojos azules!
Está presa en sus oros, está presa en sus tules,
en la jaula de mármol del palacio real,
el palacio soberbio que vigilan los guardas,
que custodian cien negros con sus cien alabardas,
un lebrel que no duerme y un dragón colosal.

¡Oh quién fuera hipsipila que dejó la crisálida!
(La princesa está triste. La princesa está pálida)
¡Oh visión adorada de oro, rosa y marfil!
¡Quién volara a la tierra donde un príncipe existe
(La princesa está pálida. La princesa está triste)
más brillante que el alba, más hermoso que abril!

¡Calla, calla, princesa dice el hada madrina,
en caballo con alas, hacia acá se encamina,
en el cinto la espada y en la mano el azor,
el feliz caballero que te adora sin verte,
y que llega de lejos, vencedor de la Muerte ,
a encenderte los labios con su beso de amor!

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CANCIÓN DÍA DE LA PAZ

SEGUIREMOS (Macaco)

Di si (oh oh) seguiremos (oh oh) 
Si dicen perdido yo digo buscando, 
Si dicen no llegas de puntillas alcanzamos, 
Y sí (oh oh) seguiremoos (oh oh). 
Si dicen caíste yo digo me levanto 
Si dicen dormido es mejor soñando 

Entre unos y otros ahí estás tú 
Somos los mismos somos distintos 
Pero nos llaman multitud. 
Perdonen que no me levante 
Cuando digan de frente y al paso 
No somos tropas no somos soldados 
Mejor gotas sobre olas flotando. 

Y si (oh oh) seguiremos (oh oh) 
Si dicen perdido yo digo buscando, 
Si dicen no llegas de puntillas alcanzamos, 
Y sí (oh oh) seguiremoos (oh oh). 
Si dicen caíste yo digo me levanto 
Si dicen dormido es mejor soñando 

Perdonen que no me aclere 
En medio de este mar enturbiado 
Nos hicieron agua trasparente 
No me ensucien mas, 
Yo ya me he manchado. 
y es que hay una gran diferencia 
entre pensar y soñar 
yo soy de lo segundo 
En cada segundo vuelvo a empezar. 

Y sí (oh oh) seguiremos (oh oh) 
Si dicen perdido yo digo buscando, 
Si dicen no llegas de puntillas alcanzamos, 
Y sí (oh oh) seguiremoos (oh oh). 
Si dicen caíste yo digo me levanto 
Si dicen dormido es mejor soñando 

Hoy sabemos que lo importante es soñar, liberar nuestro 
inconsciente, el filtro de censura del pensamiento, creemos 
que al soñar perdemos un 
tercio de nuestra vida, y nos equivocamos. (voz en off) 

Y si (oh oh) seguiremos (oh oh) 
Si dicen perdido yo digo buscando, 
Si dicen no llegas de puntillas alcanzamos, 
Y sí (oh oh) seguiremoos (oh oh). 
Si dicen caíste yo digo me levanto 
Si dicen dormido es mejor soñando 
Si dicen caíste yo digo me levanto 
Si dicen dormido es mejor soñando 

Hoy sabemos que lo importante es soñar (voz en off)

Build a Digestive System

The digestive systems of humans and bison are adapted to their diet.

Can you reassemble in the proper order the different components of their systems?

Gallery interactives

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DIGESTION and RESPIRATION - Questions

  1. What is a cell? What are the main functions it perform?
  2. What do groups of cell form? Name and explain what the functions of the different tissues?
  3. What do groups of tissues form? Name five of them.
  4. What do groups of organs form? Name a few of them.
  5. What are the basic life processes different organs perform? Classify the systems each basic life process belong to.
  6. Which are the parts of the digestive system? Name them in order.
  7. Where does digestion start? Explain it.
  8. How many parts has the small intestine got?
  9. Which part of the body produces saliva?
  10. Where does the body store bile?
  11. Define: bolus, chyme and chyle.
  12. What are the five most important nutrients for our body. Explain why each one is important.
  13. Which food contains fat? How many portions should we eat a day?
  14. What do pasta and bread contain? How many portions should we eat a day?
  15. Which foods have got lots of proteins in? How many portions should we eat a day?
  16. Which foods have got lots of vitamins in? How many portions should we eat a day?
  17. What does a healthy diet include?
  18. Which are the parts of the respiratory system? Name them in order.
  19. Which are the two actions breathing includes? Name and explain them.
  20. Name and explain the exchange of gases that occurs when breathing.

 

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Writing Task 11

Friday, 25th January 2013

CORRESPONDENCE

Last week you played a new sport for the first time. Write a letter to your English penfriend about the sport. Say what equipment is necessary and tell him what you like and dislike about the sport.

                                  

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30 de enero: DÍA MUNDIAL DE LA PAZ

Decálogo para hacer la PAZ
Uno
Eres alguien muy importante y único. Quiérete.
Dos
Anima y valora a tus amigos. Comprobarás que les gusta.
Tres
Descubre que ser todos distintos es muy bonito.
Cuatro
Da las gracias y pide las cosas por favor. ¡Es muy fácil!
Cinco
Aprende a escuchar, así comprenderás mejor a los que te rodean.
Seis
Haz tus trabajos lo mejor que puedas. Tu esfuerzo vale la pena.
Siete
Si cumples con tus tareas y encargos, todo funcionará mejor.
Ocho
Trabajando con otros en grupo, conseguirás más que tú solo.
Nueve
Te sentirás feliz si compartes con los demás.
Diez
Si pones PAZ dentro de tí, lo que te rodea tendrá PAZ.

Decálogo para hacer la PAZ
Uno
Eres alguien muy importante y único. Quiérete.
Dos
Anima y valora a tus amigos. Comprobarás que les gusta.
Tres
Descubre que ser todos distintos es muy bonito.
Cuatro
Da las gracias y pide las cosas por favor. ¡Es muy fácil!
Cinco
Aprende a escuchar, así comprenderás mejor a los que te rodean.
Seis
Haz tus trabajos lo mejor que puedas. Tu esfuerzo vale la pena.
Siete
Si cumples con tus tareas y encargos, todo funcionará mejor.
Ocho
Trabajando con otros en grupo, conseguirás más que tú solo.
Nueve
Te sentirás feliz si compartes con los demás.
Diez
Si pones PAZ dentro de tí, lo que te rodea tendrá PAZ.

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A LOVE MESSAGE ...

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