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TECHNICAL VOCABULARY IN BIOLOGY LESSONS

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UNIT 1

ENGLISH                                                    SPANISH

Earth                                                                          Tierra (planeta)

Greenhouse effect                                                     Efecto invernadero

Atmosphere                                                               Atmósfera

Atoms                                                                        Átomos

Organic biomolecules                                               Biomoléculas orgánicas

Glucides                                                                    Glúcidos

Proteins                                                                     Proteínas

Lipids                                                                        Lípidos

Inorganic biomolecules                                            Biomoléculas inorgánicas

Cell                                                                            Célula

Vital functions                                                          Funciones vitales

Plasma membrane                                                     Membrana plasmática

Citoplasm                                                                  Citoplasma

Genetic material                                                        Material genético

Prokaryotic cell                                                         Célula procariota

Eukaryotic cell                                                          Célula eucariota

Ribosome                                                                  Ribosoma

Lysosome                                                                  Lisosoma

Mitochondrion                                                          Mitocondria

Chloroplast                                                                Cloroplasto

Vacuole                                                                     Vacuola

UNIT 2       Kingdoms Monera, Protoctista and Fungi

ENGLISH                                                    SPANISH

Bacteria                                                                     Bacteria

Autotrophic                                                               Autótrofo

Heterotrophic                                                            Heterótrofo

Protozoa                                                                    Protozoo

Cilia                                                                           Cilios

Pseudopodia                                                              Pseudópodos

Flagellum                                                                  Flagelo

Algae                                                                         Alga

Fungi                                                                         Hongos

Saprophytic                                                               Saprófito

Symbiotic                                                                  Simbiótico

Parasitic                                                                    Parasito

Illness                                                                        Enfermedad

Antibiotic                                                                  Antibiótico

Mould                                                                        Moho

Yeast                                                                         Levadura

Lichen                                                                       Líquen

Pollution                                                                    Polución

UNIT 3       Plants

ENGLISH                                                    SPANISH

Root                                                                           Raíz

Stem                                                                          Tallo

Flower                                                                     Flor

Pistil                                                                          Pistilo

Seed                                                                           Semilla

Waste                                                                       Productos de deshecho

Photosynthesis                                                          Fotosíntesis

Tropism                                                                     Tropismo

Phototropism                                                             Fototropismo

Gravitropism                                                             Gravitropismo

Hydrotropism                                                            Hidrotropismo

Nastic movements                                                     Nastias

Tuber                                                                         Tubérculo

Stolon                                                                        Estolón

Bulb                                                                           Bulbo

Spore                                                                         Espora

Calyx                                                                         Cáliz

Sepal                                                                          Sépalo

Corolla                                                                      Corola

Petal                                                                          Pétalo

Stamen                                                                      Estambre

Pistil                                                                          Pistilo

Pollination                                                                 Polinización

Fertilisation                                                               Fertilización

Fruit                                                                           Fruto

Germination                                                              Germinación

Leaf                                                                           Hoja

Petiole                                                                       Peciolo

Mosses                                                                      Musgos

Ferns                                                                          Helechos

Gymnosperm                                                             Gimnosperma

Angiosperm                                                               Angiosperma

Conifer                                                                      Conífera

Task carried out by the students of the bilingual section of the 1st Year of ESO with their biology teacher Guadalupe Montes.
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MY NEW ENGLISH TEACHER

My new English teacher is Umayrah and she is 21 years old. She was born on 26th of July and she lives in Glasgow, Scotland. In her country it rains very often and they only have one week of Summer.Resultado de imagen de glasgow

In Summer the maximum temperatures are 25 degrees. The food isn´t healthy and they fry everything even pizza and sausages! The traditional dishes are haggis (it is a kind of “morcilla”), shortbread (biscuits with sugar and butter) and fish and chips.Resultado de imagen de traditional scottish food

The traditional costume is the kilt: its pattern has a lot of squares and each family has their own exclusive design. Resultado de imagen de traditional kilt

 

 

She has told us that she is studying journalism and she could see the “World War Z” filmset from her university. She lives in a very quiet town called East Kilbride. Her family is from Pakistan but all of her family is in the UK. She has two little sisters and her boyfriend is of Indian origen. She has two rabbits and three chickens as well. She has never visited Pakistan, although she can understand Urdu, the language of Pakistan.Resultado de imagen de traditional shortbread dog

She has come to Spain to learn Spanish but she says that it is really difficult to speak it. Her favourite Spanish food is “Patatas Bravas”. Now, she is living alone in Cáceres and at the moment she has a few friends here. She loves the city and its weather. She has already visited some Spanish cities such as Seville, Madrid and Zafra. She prefers Seville becasue the beach is very near. During Zafra´s fair, she visited the town with her friends. She was sight-seeing and then they went to have dinner.

In the afternoons she usually goes for a walk, though she doesn´t like sports. Her hobbies are cooking and driving her car anywhere.Resultado de imagen de glasgow central mosque

She can´t eat ham because she is Muslim. She prefers fish rather than meat. When she finsihes this job in Spain she is going to end her degree in Scotland because she is in her last year.

She is lovely and I hope to learn a lot of English and about British culture with her.

 

Written by Sofía Ferrero Guzmán. 2º Bach. C

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Umayrah Ali

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Today, some 1st Bachillerato students have made an interview to Umayrah Ali, our English conversation assistant this year. In this interview they have asked her about her life, her likings and her opinion about Spain:

● Where are you from?
I’m from Glasgow, in Scotland.

What are you doing in Spain this year?
I’m here to learn Spanish because I’m studying it at university.

Why did you decide to study Spanish?
At first I wanted to study French and Italian, but I found them hard and I decided to
learn Spanish. It was easier than the others.

What do you like about Spain?
I like the food and the people, and I like the fact that Spanish culture is based on
family. I’m a family person, and that’s one of the reasons why I like this country.

What’s your favourite place in Spain?
I really like Andalucía, specially Marbella because it is near the beach, and I love the sea.

How many countries have you visited?
I have visited Turkey, Hungary, Holland, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

● For you, what’s the best place in the world?
My favourite country is Hungary because Budapest is very pretty.

What do you like doing in your free time?
I really like to cook and in Scotland I​ ​like driving my car and going out​ with my friends.

Do you like animals?
Yes, my favourite animals are cats.

What do you prefer, teaching in primary school or in secondary school?
Both are very different. In primary school children want to speak English all the time, but in secondary school it is sometimes difficult because teenagers don’t want to speak English so much.

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2019-2020 Welcome back

Hi again . We are starting  a new academic year full of ideas, plans, new students and teachers. Our bilingual section has grown. It reaches up to 3º ESO, so more than 56 pupils will have more lessons in English. Ana Lancho teaches Biology in 1º ESO and Physics and Chemistry in 2nd and 3rd ESO together with Agapito teaching geography and history . Both of them are in charge of the aicle subjects. The English department is composed by 4 members: Pepa, Juan Pedro, M. Ángeles and Yolanda. This year a conversation assistant is joining us. Her name is Umayrah and she comes from Scotland. As part of our yearly plan each month is going to be devoted to some special event, celebration or date . To start with, October will be the month of The Discovery of America. Agapito and his 2nd ESO students will work about this significant event in our History.

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HALLOWEEN 2018

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This year Halloween  has been equally terrifying, or even more so, than previous courses. Our school has been fantastically decorated with the work done by the students  of first and second cycle of ESO and of the first year of bachillerato. Besides, students of PMAR and basic vocational training have also contributed their bit.

We are going to tell you about the spooky jobs that students have done for Halloween and we will also show you some pictures to share with you.

First Cycle of ESO

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ESO’s first cycle works have focused on the figure and legend of Count Dracula. Students have researched the origins of the most famous vampire in history and have learned a lot about this evil character.

Students have shown great interest and have demonstrated outstanding imagination in the crafts they have made: coffins, vampires and figures of varied shapes and materials have filled the exhibition.

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The students of First Cycle also made some yummy and frightening  Dracula Cakes that they shared with the rest of their classmates. Delicious!!!

 

Thanks to  Marta Jordán Ordiales , the First Cycle teacher , for  her collaboration to these amazing works.

HALLOWEEN ACROSTIC POEMS

SECOND CYCLE OF ESO AND PMAR

To celebrate this festival of terror, monsters and darkness, my 4º ESO B students have been working on writing acrostics. An acrostic is a poem (or other form of writing) in which the first letter of each line spells out a word or a message. In this case, Halloween terms should be the spine of these poetic compositions. Playing with words is another way of discovering all the possibilities that a language offers.

At first sight ,the task seemed hard , even imposible for students . Step by step they left fear out and found the work fun and joyful.

We will show you some results:

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My students of PMAR have been working very hard on the decorations of their classroom doors, showing a lot of imagination.

Thanks to my students for their collaboration.

By Yolanda Clemente Sánchez

FIRST YEAR OF BACHILLERATO

Bachillerato students have also participated in this celebration with varied projects made on posters. In them, it is shown all the information they have found on the Internet related to some of the most famous monsters and legends of all times.They have discovered  terrifying creatures and spooky legends like  The Mummy, Sleepy Hollow, The Werewolf , Jack’O’Lantern or The Errant Dutch ..

Frankestein has been the topic of other Bachillerato projects: its author (Mary Shelley), characters, main topics and historical background.

How  Halloween  is celebrated around the world is another topic  that has motivated the students to search on the Internet and find, learn and share interesting information .

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It has been an interesting and funny Halloween celebration. We wait for all of you the next year!!!

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ACRONYMS AND SMS ABBREVIATIONS

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We are surrounded by acronyms, that is, letters that mean something, that hide the name of companies,brands, sport clubs, or just expressions that we use in our everyday language.
CNN, UK, USA, NASA, NGO, VIP or FAQ constantly appear in the news we read or hear in the media or the internet.
The acronyms are quite useful and suppose a fundamental tool in what is known as economy of language. Human language tends to say the most things using the least number of words, but choosing those that best promote communication between people. This is what prevents our interlocutor from getting bored when we tell a story or stay asleep at a conference or during a lesson.
In this sense, acronyms represent a shortcut to express ideas or name things more quickly and accurately.
Another example of this economy in the language is the use of abbreviations in informal English, on the Internet or on mobile phones. Technology is a world where speed is essential, so the use of these abbreviations is common.

This can be dangerous among students and young people in general, who are more interested in getting their messages across and less concerned about correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. Since texting has become a way of life of many students, it is feared that the SMS language can affect students’ written performance. 

It is the teachers’ job to correct and make  students  distinguish between the language of text messages and the  language that should be used in an academic context.

Do you know some of these SMS abbreviations? Can you create  your own TNGAs (The New Great Abbreviations) ?
@ – at
2 – to, too
2L8 – Too Late
2nite – tonight
2U2 – To you too
4 – for
ASL? – Age, Sex, Location?
AYT? – Are You There?
B4 – BeforeB / C – Because                                           
BF – Boyfriend
GF – Girlfriend
BTW – By The Way
C – see
CIO – Check It Out
CU – See You
Cud – could
CYA – See You
DIY – Do It Yourself
DL or D / L – Download
Dnr – dinner
F2F – Face to Face
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
GGL – Giggle
H & K – Hugs and Kisses
HAND – Have A Nice Day
IC – I See
J / K, JK – Just Kidding
KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid
L8 – late
L8R – Later
LOL – Laughing Out Loud
M8 – Mate
N2M – Not too Much
OMG – Oh My God
PLZ – Please
ROFL – Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROTFL – Rolling On The Floor Laughing
TGIF – Thank God It’s Friday
TX, TNX – Thanks
TYVM – Thank You Very Much
Tom – tomorrow
U – you
UL or U / L – Upload
UR – You are, your
W8 – Wait
W8AM – Wait A Minute
W / O – Without
YW – You’re Welcome

TYVM, CU ASAP (ThanK You Very Much. I See You As Soon As Possible)

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Reading books.

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, by Washington Irving. Burlington books.

This year, our students of the first level of ESO, are going to read a classical and mysterious story situated in the old American colonies. It is the story of “The headless horse rider” Sleepy Hollow.

Summary:

Sleepy Hollow is a quiet, peaceful place near the Hudson River in the USA, but it is alive with stories about ghosts and witches. One night, the teacher in Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane, has a terrifying adventure with Sleepy Hollow’s most famous ghost, the Headless Horseman, with unexpected results. Everyone will enjoy this exciting story.

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We hope you enjoy this scary story and we are waiting for your comments…

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READING BOOKS FOR OUR STUDENTS

If we make a survey among our students, we will verify that their favourite stories are terror, adventure and love stories, in this order.
 The books that we have chosen as readings for our students of ESO and Bachillerato this year belong to the genre of terror.
Here you have a brief review of them. Enjoy a lot with their readings and their scary places and mysterious characteres.

51fx0q-nmcl-_sx359_bo1204203200_Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

Oxford Bookworms Library. Oxford Bookworms .OUP. By Edgar Allan Poe (Autor),‎ Margaret Naudi  (Autor)        
This book consists of five stories by Edgar Allan Poe, one of the best writers of English language horror literature of all time. Here we can find five of his most popular tales:
  • The Fall Of The House Of U Tales of Mystery and Imagination.sher.
  • The Black Cat.
  •  The Masque Of The Red Death.
  •  William Wilson.
  •  The Tell- Tale Herat.

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Room 13

By Robert Swindells. Oxford University Press.

There is no Room 13 in the creepy Crow’s Nest Hotel, where Fliss and her friends are staying on a school trip. Or is there? For at the stroke of midnight, something peculiar happens to the door of the linen cupboard next to Room 12. And something is happening to Ellie-May Sunderland, too – something very sinister …

Don’t read this alone at home!!!

Imagen relacionadaA ghost collection 

By Anne Stanmore. Burlington Books.

The book contains three frightening stories:

  • The Ghosts of Dodson Hall. Who are the young boy and girl that appear in Miss Dodson’s house and what are they looking for?
  • The Priest Hole .Why do the boys at Harry’s boarding school think he’s crazy and why does a mysterious priest come to visit him?
  • Sarah’s New House .Who is the girl who haunts Sarah’s new house and want to take control of her?

Read these three sories and you will find the answers.

Enjoy all of them!

 

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The IES Luis de Morales bilingual section

Reasons why the center wants to implement the program and justification of the same:

The main reason to develop the Bilingual English Section has been answering the wishes of most of the parents of our students, expressed to through collection of signatures, and after hearing their suggestions in the meetings of the School Board. Both the center and the departments directly involved in the program face two major challenge: on the one hand the development of the Integrated Curriculum in the stage of Compulsory Secondary and on the other hand to achieve a coherent and positive transition from Primary to Secondary that allows the students to adapt to the new educational stage.

Linguistic and cultural objectives of the bilingual project:

The overall objective of the project is to provide students with bilingual education and training in both cultures through an integrated curriculum based on the Spanish teaching curriculum and basic aspects of the curriculum of teaching English as a first foreign language:

To provide our students with continuity in bilingual studies in English in Secondary and High School, and prepare them for their incorporation in the university or in the working life with a training in accordance with the demands of the current world in the knowledge and use of the English language. The increase in international relations for various reasons – work, education, culture or tourism – has been favored by the improvement of the media and the rapid evolution and diffusion of information and communication technologies, in which Extremadura is a pioneer. In this context, the knowledge of a language – in our case, English – in addition to our own language, becomes a growing need in our society.

Areas to be taught in the section:

Taking into account the teachers with a definite place with which we have in the center and that have the necessary qualification to teach classes in the bilingual section, non-linguistic areas that can be taken in this modality will be those of Biology and Social Sciences of the first cycle of compulsory secondary education (1º ESO). This year we count on the collaboration of Agapito Gómez González (Social Sciencies teacher) and Ana Mª Lancho Mogollón (Biology teachers) both with the required level (B2 in English) to give these subjects.

Both the Natural Sciences and the Social Sciences are, without a doubt, areas with a great load of contents. This great wealth of vocabulary makes possible a bilingual learning of many words of the immediate environment. In addition, much of this vocabulary has a visible referent, either in a real way, or through images or flashcards that will reinforce the association of meaning with its pronunciation and/or spelling.

This project will be subject to permanent revision and modifications taking into account that each course incorporates new elements and aspects to consider and to reflect on.