Let’s talk about…teenagers’ life

Read this article about teenagers:

TEEN SPIRIT: WHAT’S IT REALLY LIKE TO BE A TEENAGER?

15-year-old Ellie Wilson says “The problem with being a teenager is that one minute we’re up and then we’re down; one minute I want to shout the house down, the next I feel very happy.” The turbulent process of becoming an adult is one that for generations has baffled parents and scientists. When almost every other species manages the transition from infancy to adulthood with relative ease, why do we seem to find it so hard? First we blamed hormones. Then scientists found that the human mind undergoes a massive restructuring during the 12th to 25th years. Between childhood and adulthood, critical physical changes are taking place. These result in behaviours that parents might have thought were designed to cause them pain, but which are in fact vital processes in the brain’s development. The truth remains that science offers a rational explanation, but it doesn’t make everyday communication with teenagers any easier. Which is where Lovegrove and Bedwell step in. These friends published a book, Teenagers Explained, that was designed to help adults understand adolescence. Because “there are things we talk about that adults just don’t understand.” “Try to let us make our own mistakes,” pleads Lovegrove. “If we don’t get to make our own mistakes when we’re young then, at some point, as soon as you’re not around, we’re just going to explode. It’s OK to be concerned and to ask questions but please don’t question us on everything. Do try to talk to us and make an effort to get to know us, but also understand that there are some things we don’t want to talk to you about.”

Charlotte Philby, The Independent, 14 July 2012

Swing Kids

Swing Kids is an interesting movie about teenagers who were fond of swing music in nazi Germany.
In this scene, Peter and Thomas argue about Arbid’s death. Peter’s younger brother listens to their conversation.

Ka-Ching! Money and consumerism

The song deals with consumer culture in the United States.

What were you doing …?

The Past Continous

What were you doing yesterday at 2 a.m.?

https://www.teach-this.com/grammar-activities-worksheets/past-continuous

Molly Mallone

Strong enough

Pronunciation Practice

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04jxr84/player

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Telling stories

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/george-and-the-dragon

Halloween 2020

El departamento de Inglés ha organizado el tradicional concurso de Jack-o-Lanterns para la festividad anglosajona de Halloween. Ha sido un éxito de participación y ha sido muy difícil elegir a las calabazas ganadoras. Este año, como novedad, hemos contado con la colaboración de Nacho Compañy, profesor de dibujo, cuyos alumnos han realizado unos marcapáginas con motivos de Halloween y frases en inglés. El premio se lo ha llevado el marcapáginas de Arturo de 1º ESO.

Os mostramos las calabazas presentadas este año. Así podréis comprobar la creatividad de nuestros alumnos. Las 3 ganadoras son las número 13, 17 y 9.

Los ganadores:

1er Premio: Irati and Edith (1st PEV 1)

2º Premio:  Marina – 1 pev2

3er Premio – Noa -1 pev2

Los ganadores:

1er Premio: Irati and Edith (1st PEV 1)

2º Premio:  Marina – 1 pev2

3er Premio – Noa -1 pev2

Angy and Desi (2nd B)
– David G (2nd A)
– Germán and David M (2nd A)
– Irati and Edith (1st PEV 1)
– Irene and Aitana (1st PEV 1)
– Alejandra (2nd A)
– María, Ainhoa and Mireia (1st PEV 1)
– Marina and Alba (1st PEV 1)
– Jose, Ana and Inés (2nd C)
– Candela y Nailea 1 pev2
– Neus 1 pev2
-Alan 1 pip1
– Josep 1ºPev2
– Mara -1 pip1
– Claudia -1pip1
– Marina – 1 pev2
– Noa -1 pev2

-Aitana 1ESO PEV2