viernes, 22 de marzo de 2013

Marzo 22 2013

Actividades de desarrollo de habilidades de lectura.
Segundo bloque Lengua Adicional al Español. IV. Present perfect tense

Usar material real: revistas, novelas, cuentos, ofrece muchas ventajas:
1._ El alumno lee,  entra en contacto con muchos significados, formas, estructuras gramaticales que en clase tal vez nunca se hubieran explicado.
2._ Se convierte en un proceso íntimo, como lo es el aprendizaje. Cada cerebro tiene múltiples Conexiones neuronales distintas estimuladas de manera diferente.
3._ Jamás sabremos si esa experiencia detona en el alumno curiosidades o caminos diferentes en su vida.
4._ En esta actividad, de manera simultánea entra en contacto con todo lo que ha aprendido, revalorando lo que sabe y evaluando lo que desconoce aún.

Actividad: Identificación de tiempo gramatical, conectores y vocabulario.

1._ Se le entrega a cada alumno, una revista o el material de lectura.
2._ Se escribe en el pizarron las actividades a realizarse:

1._ Find 10 connectors: however, furthermore, so, then, etc.

2.- Find 20 phrasal verbs: get over, get into, call over, turn on,  expressed  in any time.

3._ Find 20 sentences expressing  perfect present time.

4. Write down the three  lists  on your notebook. They will  be part of  your portfolio.

5.- In the meantime, write  down all the new words, They will integrate your second  glossary. (100 words that you dont understand o know).

miércoles, 20 de marzo de 2013

Phrasal verbs

Phrasal verbs are not easy to Master. Two words verbs, idioms are other names.If a student is able to integrate them in his o her vocabulary, then he or she is  fluent in English.
Today, most  of the group helped in a community labor, so the clase was very quiet.
Yesterday I asked them to bring magazines, scissors and glue.
We started with  a 16 pages list that alphabetically enlists and describe hundreds of Two words verbs.
They had to choose an image that represents one phrasal verb untill the had ten to 15. They chose the easiest ones.

Let go of your stiff death grip on the lectern and learn how to make your speeches interesting through body language.
The human body contains more than 700 muscles, but few of those are used by speakers – except when using their arms and fingers in a life-preserving clutch of lecterns and laser pointers or frenetically clicking on PowerPoint slides. Speakers tend to focus most of their efforts in search of the perfect word to illustrate their precious points, despite overwhelming evidence proving that, in fact, our bodies speak louder than words.
Your effectiveness as a speaker is directly related to your ability to invoke emotion and interest through the use of non-verbal communication. Your listeners judge you and your message based on what they see as well as what they hear. In public speaking, your body can be an effective tool for adding emphasis and clarity to your words. It’s also your most powerful instrument for convincing an audience of your sincerity, earnestness and enthusiasm. Whether your purpose is to inform, persuade, entertain, motivate or inspire, your body language and the personality you project must be appropriate to what you say. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What you are speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” So be sure your appearance, posture and attire is appropriate as well.
Here’s how you can incorporate appropriate body language into your speeches:
  • Start with eye contact. Being prepared – having control of your message – is a prerequisite for being able to project and establish a bond with the audience. Don’t just pass your gaze throughout the room; try to focus on individual listeners and create a bond with them by looking them directly in the eyes for five to 10 seconds.
  • Smile!
  • Express emotion with your facial muscles. For inspiration, take a look at the The Human Face, a BBC documentary narrated by John Cleese of Monty Python fame, now available on DVD.
  • Avoid distracting mannerisms – have a friend watch as you practice and look for nervous expressions such as fidgeting, twitching, lip biting, key jingling, hands in pockets or behind the back.
  • Telling a story? Highlight the action verbs and look for ways to act out one or more parts. Speaking about marathon running? Run a few steps.
  • Stay true to your personality. Don’t copy gestures from a book or other speaker, but respond naturally to what you feel and say.
  • Make gestures convincing. Every hand gesture should be total body movement that starts from the shoulder – never from the elbow. Half-hearted gestures look artificial.
  • Vary your speaking position by moving from one spot on the stage to another. For example, walk to the other side of the stage as you move to a new topic or move toward the audience as you ask a question.

Toastmasters International - Gestures: Get Moving!

Toastmasters International - Gestures: Get Moving!

domingo, 17 de marzo de 2013

Maya Angelou

    A Brave and Startling Truth    Maya Angelou American Poet, Author and Actress   We, this people, on a small and lonely planet  Traveling through casual space  Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns  To a destination where all signs tell us  It is possible and imperative that we learn  A brave and startling truth  And when we come to it  To the day of peacemaking  When we release our fingers  From fists of hostility  And allow the pure air to cool our palms  When we come to it  When the curtain falls on the minstrel show of hate  And faces sooted with scorn are scrubbed clean  When battlefields and coliseum  No longer rake our unique and particular sons and daughters  Up with the bruised and bloody grass  To lie in identical plots in foreign soil  When the rapacious storming of the churches  The screaming racket in the temples have ceased  When the pennants are waving gaily  When the banners of the world tremble  Stoutly in the good, clean breeze  When we come to it  When we let the rifles fall from our shoulders  And children dress their dolls in flags of truce  When land mines of death have been removed  And the aged can walk into evenings of peace  When religious ritual is not perfumed  By the incense of burning flesh  And childhood dreams are not kicked awake  By nightmares of abuse  When we come to it  Then we will confess that not the Pyramids  With their stones set in mysterious perfection  Nor the Gardens of Babylon  Hanging as eternal beauty  In our collective memory  Not the Grand Canyon  Kindled into delicious color  By Western sunsets  Nor the Danube, flowing its blue soul into Europe  Not the sacred peak of Mount Fuji  Stretching to the Rising Sun  Neither Father Amazon nor Mother Mississippi who, without favor,  Nurture all creatures in the depths and on the shores  These are not the only wonders of the world  When we come to it  We, this people, on this minuscule and kithless globe  Who reach daily for the bomb, the blade and the dagger  Yet who petition in the dark for tokens of peace  We, this people on this mote of matter  In whose mouths abide cankerous words  Which challenge our very existence  Yet out of those same mouths  Come songs of such exquisite sweetness  That the heart falters in its labor  And the body is quieted into awe  We, this people, on this small and drifting planet  Whose hands can strike with such abandon  That in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living  Yet those same hands can touch with such healing, irresistible tenderness  That the haughty neck is happy to bow  And the proud back is glad to bend  Out of such chaos, of such contradiction  We learn that we are neither devils nor divines  When we come to it  We, this people, on this wayward, floating body  Created on this earth, of this earth  Have the power to fashion for this earth  A climate where every man and every woman  Can live freely without sanctimonious piety  Without crippling fear  When we come to it  We must confess that we are the possible  We are the miraculous, the true wonder of this world  That is when, and only when  We come to it. This poem was written and delivered in honor of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. � Maya Angelou, from A Brave And Startling Truth

lunes, 4 de marzo de 2013

Modals, connectors and conditionals

Can't step in my way
head first in your love and dismay
It's like beating the dead
I can't stop going out of my head
whatever this could be I'd never know,
I never said it'd be the end all to be all
Provided that...
If happy ever after did exist
I would still be holding you like this
All those fairytales are full of shit
One more fucking love song I'll be sick
but also...
I want you to know with everything I won't let this go
These words are my heart and soul
I'd hold on to this moment you know
As I bleed my heart out to show and I won't let go
Even if...
there'll be no sunlight if I lose you, baby
There'll be no clear skies if I lose you, baby
Just like the clouds,my eyes will do the same if you walk away
Everyday, it will rain,rain, rain
provided that...
I would go through all this pain
Take a bullet straight through my brain
Yes, I would die for ya, baby
But you won't do the same
But also...
Everyday I Wake Up Next To A Angel
More Beautiful Than Words Could Say
They Said It Wouldn't Work But What Did They Know?
Cause Years Passed And We're Still Here Today
Never In My Dreams Did I Think That This Would Happen To me
When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me
But also...
Now possibilities I'd never considered
Are occurring the likes of which I'd never heard
Now an angry soul comes back from beyond the grave
To repossess a body with which I'd misbehaved
Martin R 407
Sum41, Evanescence, Bruno Mars, Avenged Sevenfold y Maroon 5

second conditional in songs

If you could read my mind I could show you that
There is a thin line between the dark side and the light side
but if you were with me, that wouldn't be necessary to classify.
If I had you, then money fame and fortune never could compete, according to my love you are all I want, all I need, if you were a house I would live in you all my days, if you were a preacher I’d begin to change my ways, as if you could read my mind, love, what a tale my thoughts would tell and as soon as the heartache comes the hero would be you, heroes often fail
Never thought I could feel this way
If only you could read my mind...


Whit just a look, they shook, And havens bowed before him
Simply a look can break …Your heart.
The stars that pierce the sky, He left them all behind,
We’re left to wonder why, He left us all … behind
(miss murder -AFI)
That’s why
I try to be someone else
But nothing seemed to change
I know, this is who I really am inside
(the kill-30 seconds to mars)
As a rapturous voice escapes, I will tremble a prayer
And I’ll beg for forgiveness
(Silver and cold-AFI)
It’s the moment of truth and the moment to lie,
And the moment to live and the moment to lie,
The moment to fight
(This is war-30 seconds to mars)
Sometimes I cry so hard from pleading
So sick and tired of all the needless beating
(I don’t love you-MCR)
I think I’m drowning, asphyxiated
I wanna break the spell that you‘ve
Created. You’re something beautiful, A contradiction
(Time is running out-muse)
Give me your heart and your soul, and I’m breaking out
I’m breaking out, last chance to lose control.
Sometimes, I feel I going down and so disconnected
Somehow I know that I am haunted to be the wanted
(In the shadows-the rasmus)


Second conditional in songs

Second conditional Song.

  • There’s a thin line ‘tween the dark side and the light side
    Baby tonight it’s a struggle gotta rumble trying to find it
    But if I had you, that would be the only thing I’d ever need
    Yeah if I had you, then money fame and fortune never could compete
    If I had you, life would be a party it’d be ecstasy
    Yeah, if I had you but.

  • If you were a cowboy I would trail you
    If you were a piece of wood I’d nail you to the floor
    If you were a sailboat I would sail you to the shore
    If you were a river I would swim you
    If you were a house I would live in you all my days
    If you were a preacher I’d begin to change my ways however

  • If you could read my mind love what a tale my thoughts would tell
    Just like an old time movie ’bout a ghost from a wishing well
    If you could read my mind love what a tale my thoughts would tell
    Just like a paperback novel the kind that drugstores sell
    And when you reach the part where the heartache comes
    The hero would be you, heroes often fail
    Never thought I could feel this way and I’ve got to say that I just don’t get it
    I don’t know where we went wrong but the feeling’s gone and I just can’t get it back
    If you could read my mind therefore

  • If I was the sun I would shine my light to light your world
    If I was the rain I would wash your tears away
    I’d keep your world right, be your light in the night
    If I was the sky I would rain down love into your life
    If I was a river you would be my ocean, every stream would lead me to your arms
    If I was a river I’d flow to you forever
    Love would run forever in this heart of mine if I was a river after

  • But if you asked me to I just might change my mind and let you in my life forever
    If you asked me to I just might give my heart and stay here in your arms forever
    If you asked me to because

  • If you were a woman and I was a man would it be so hard to understand
    That a heart’s a heart and we do what we can
    If you were a woman and I was a man both

  • If I could turn back time
    if I could find a way
    I'd take back those words that hurt you and you'd stay
    I don't know why i did the things i did
    I don't know why i said the things i said even though
    love's like a knife it can cut deep inside.
    words are like weapons, they wound sometimes
    I didn't really mean to hurt you
    I didn't wanna see you go
    I know I made you cry, but baby

  • If I had a boat I'd go out on the ocean
    and if i had a pony i'd ride him on my boat
    and we could all together go out on the ocean
    me upon my pony on my boat
    If i were roy rogers i'd sure enough be single.

                                Carlos M M M: 407

Second conditionals in songs


If he brings you happiness
Then i wish you all the best
It's your happiness that matters          most of all
But if he ever breaks your heart
If the teardrops ever start
I'll be there before the next teardrop falls

After love, love me do.
You know I love you,
I'll always be true,
So please, love me do.
Whoa, love me do.
Yeah, love me do.
Whoa, oh, love me do. 
whoa ,oh love me do 
why dont cha love me do
Whenever when I see your face 
there's not a thing 
that I would change 
Cause you're amazing 
Just the way you are 

And when you smile 
the whole world stops 
and stares for a while 
Cause girl you're amazing 
Just the way you are. 
 You’re so beautiful 
But that’s not why I love you 
I’m not sure you know 
That the reason I love you 
Is you being you 
Just you 
Yeah, the reason I love you 
Is all that we’ve been through 
And that’s why I love you 

But baby please
Let’s leave the past behind us
So that we can go where love will find us
Yeah will find us
I know once girls would leave me
But I know that you believe me

However If the sky that we              look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea

I won't cry, I won't cry
No I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me.

"Before The Next Teardrop Falls"

The Beatles - Love me Do

Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are

I Love You - Avril Lavigne 

John Lennon Stand by me


Bruno Mars - If I Knew


viernes, 1 de marzo de 2013




English poem with connectors and conditionals
Number: 5

GRUPO: 407               TURNO: MATUTINO


It is difficult to describe
What I felt in my soul for you
When I moved, however you stepped you

When I walked away, I wanted you
Just bowing to my hopes, and leave me
Maybe it was not love but.

Yesterday felt like the sky was you,
That my life just passing through,
Needed to kiss my lips, too,

That my eyes could only look at you,
That my smile was yours or,
That my heart could only fall in love with you and today.

I know it is difficult to come back and leave,
But I appreciate your betrayal,
Because it was your heart still
Keep beating without you, as yesterday

I know someday I'll laugh at the pain,
Not cry for you anymore. Because

We were two strangers,
That one day they met.
And then they liked,
But never loved.

Second Conditional Song
 If a picture paints a thousand words
Then why can't I paint you?
The words will never show, the you I've come to know, and.     (Bread- If)

'Cause you keep me coming back for more
And I feel a little better than I did before
If I never see your face again, I don't mind
'Cause we've gone much further than I thought we'd get tonight, but   (Maroon 5 Ft
                                                                                                 Rihanna – If I never
                                                                                                see your face again)   If I had a million dollars                                                                                                                                
Well, I’d buy you a K-Car
A nice reliant automobile
And if I had a million dollars, I’d buy your love, however.   (Barenaked ladies­- If I       
                                                                                             Had a million dollars)
What if I got it wrong
and no poet or song
could put right what i got wrong,
moreover.                         (Coldplay- What if)

 If I lose myself tonight
It’ll be by your side
If I lose myself tonight
Woooh, woooh, woooh,
so that.                                         (One republic- If I lose
If I get locked up tonight
Then I might not come home tonight, nonetheless.            (Eminem- If I get
                                                                                            Locked tonight)
If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had, if today was your last day?
What if, what if, if today was your last day? then.             (Nikelback- If today was
                                                                                          Your last day)
If I wasn't here tomorrow,
Would anybody care?
If my time was up, I'd wanna know,
You were happy I was there;
If I wasn't here tomorrow,
Would anyone lose sleep?
If I wasn't hard and hollow,
Then maybe you would miss me, in case.                      (Skilled- Would it matter)

If I die young, bury in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song.               (The band Perry- If I die                                                                



Tell me where our time went 
And if it was time well spent 
Just don't let me fall asleep 
Feeling empty again

Until I can see you there with the city lights, 
Fourteenth floor, pale blue eyes. 
I can breathe you in. 
Two shadows standing by the bedroom door, 
No, I could not want you more than I did right then, 
As our heads leaned in.

Even, every touch, it would bring me to life 
I can only imagine, only imagine what it’d be like 
Oh, everytime, it would bring me to life 
I can only imagine, only imagine what it’d be like 
What it’d be like, what it’d be like…

But I would need one more touch 
Another taste of heavenly rush 
And I believe, I believe it so oh oh oh 
And I would need one more touch 
Another taste of divine rush 
And I believe, I believe it so oh oh oh

And Now you’ve gone somewhere else 
Far away 
I don’t know if I will find you (find you, find you) 
But you feel my breath 
On your neck 
Can’t believe I’m right behind you (right behind you)

And I don't mind spending everyday 
Out on your corner in the pouring rain 
Look for the girl with the broken smile 
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile 
And she will be loved 
She will be loved

On condition If we ever meet again, 
I’ll have so much more to say. (if we ever meet again) 
If we ever meet again, 
I won’t let you go away. (if we ever meet again) 
If we ever, ever meet again, 
I’ll have so much more to say. (if we ever meet again) 
If we ever, ever meet again, I won’t let you go away
But If I die young bury me in satin 
Lay me down on a bed of roses 
Sink me in the river at dawn 
Send me away with the words of a love song 
oh oh oh oh

407- Gabriela Lopez #29