Saturday, November 30, 2013

Volcano eruption in Fitor

Dear citizens of Palafrugell, first of all I’d apologise for not had worn you about the catastrophe that was coming. We didn’t know that this thing could happen here, there was no notice that there was volcanic activity in all around the area of the Gavarres Mountains.
Now I’m going to explain you how everything happened:
It started in a place nearby Fitor. Suddenly, from the ground came out loads of lava. That was the beginning of the volcano. The lava started to fall down from Fitor to Mont-Ras and Palafrugell. While the lava was falling down then mountain, the animals came down to Palafrugell escaping from their death. When they arrived, they destroyed restaurants, shops and more things. Then the lava arrived to Palafrugell and destroyed a lot of houses while people were sleeping there. Finally the lava stopped in Llafranc with the help of the sea.

The consequences were terrible, more than 5000 people died. Palafrugell, Mont-Ras and Llafranc are completely destroyed. The military forces and the firefighters are cleaning the affected zone. We will propose a mourning week dedicated to all the victims.





Carles Alabert
Rúben Gutiérrez
Àlex Rocas
1r BATX A

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Story, we've all been there.

In a village of Australia, there was a young pregnant women who went to a restaurant to work as a waitress. She asked the boss if she could work more hours to earn money, but the boss didn't want because being pregnant is a thing that all the women can do and it isn't important.

Meanwhile, the old woman was in a desert on Australia. Her new Mercedes car had aa problem with one wheel. Next, a young man who was driving near there helped the old woman to change the wheel, but the old woman didn't pay him because he didn't want the money. Afterwards she stopped in a restaurant because se has hungry. The young womand waited her tablle and she told about her problems. Then the young woman left and when she came back she saw a big tip on the table that contained a lot of money. In the front of the letter said "We've all been there".

Finally, the young woman finished work and came to her house and his husband was the man who had repaired the wheel of the old woman.

JORDI COLL  I  JOËL MORELL
1r C-Batxillerat 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Giving is the best communication

Do you remember the short movie we watched, "We've all been there"?

Here's another movie on the theme of "What goes around comes around".




I bit sappy ... but nice, anyway! Definitely, I feelgood piece.

I'm looking forward to reading your comments below.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Making the most of our online resources


Here are some online resources that will help you to learn English. 
  • Start by going to Moodle, find the course English 1st Batx, log in and enter the password. Ask the teacher for the password for your group.   
Go to "News Forum" and open the first entry. You'll find the following instructions: 
  •  Go to www.burlingtonbooks.es / “Student’s zone”/ Click on Download digital books.
  •  Click on Contrast 1 Workbook Student Version – CatalanInstall it in your computer. Use the code that the teacher will give you to activate the book. 
  • Open the workbook and do pages 10-11, 20-21 i 30-31.
  •  Go to www.burlingtonbooks.es /Student’s Zone/Bachillerato/My coursebook
  •  Click on Advanced Contrast 1/ Bachillerato 1 Activities.
  •  Install and do at least 2 grammar, 1 reading and 1 listening activity
  •  Visit the following websites, that you will find in the post Practice your English in our blog.
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 Write a comment with your opinion on two of these websites, plus another one of the websites mentioned in the post. Your comment will be consider for one, two or three extra credits.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Preparing for the test - term 1

Next week you'll take the vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing tests corresponding to units 1 to 3. Here are three documents that can help you prepare for the grammar and vocabulary parts

This term we have studied verb tenses: past, present and future. Here are some simple explanations, in Spanish; with examples.

Follow the links if you want to practice the grammar or the vocabulary corresponding to these three units. If you do the exercises and want to check your answers, email me and I'll share them with you.

REMEMBER: On the day of the test, bring the book "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole".  

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A strange dream

It happened last Friday, at midnight. It was a beautyfull April night. I was alone in my home watching a horror film. I was scared.
Saddenly I heard a noise from the second floor. I decided to go up the stairs to see what was happening. When I was there I heard the noise again but louder. I asked if there was someone. No one answered but the lights turned off. I was very worried. Was there a strange in the house?
I heard some steps behind me. I started to run, someone caught me and stabled me. The murderer played with my death body.
I woke up in my bed, I was confused and I discovered that it was the 31th October, Hallowen's night.
And now I'm here in the psychologist talking to you.


Tania Castro
Diana Aguilera
Patrycja Baranowska
Alex Guitart

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Horror Story Writing Contest


In the days before Halloween our students of 1st Batxillerat have been writing short horror stories. They worked on groups of three or four people. They analyzed the elements, structure and language involved in writing a really spooky story. You'll find their stories in this blog, under the label "horror".

Click on the label writing contest. Read the stories.

Then go to the poll on the right column and vote for that excellent story that scared the heck out of you!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A TSUNAMI IN LLAFRANC

On 16th July there was a terrible tsunami in Llafranc, Costa Brava. The highest wave that we know was of twelve meters, more or less.
The tsunami started when all the people were in the beach. When they saw the big wave, they started to run away, some of them decided to go to Saint Sebastian's lighthouse. A lot of trees fell down and many houses were completely destroyed.

Nowadays, we know that there were one hundred fifty victims and two hundred sixty injured people.

THE SPEECH OF THE MAYOR

Yesterday, in Plaça Nova (Palafrugell) the mayor did a speech to the people from Palafrugell, where he told them that the houses and restaurants destroyed, will be built again in six or eight months.
The mayor explained that the sports centre is habilitated for all the injured people with medical and psychological attention.
Finally, tomorrow it's going to be a concentration of people in this place at 18.00 pm in memory of the victims.



Aida Blanco and Mar Moncosí

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A snow storm in Palafrugell


Last Wednesday at 8:36 pm, a terrible snow storm started in Palafrugell. At first it seemed that it was only a little snow storm but then, it started to become heavier and heavier. The conquences were awful.

As a result of the snow, the town is without light and gas, so nobody can cook, have a shower or other ordinary things. There isn't heating in the houses, so people can't heat and are very cold in their own houses. It is impossible to drive through the streets because the snow have been accumulate on the road and don't let cars pass. The fall of different trees has caused some accidents, three citizens have been hurt but without serious injuries.

We are trying to solve those problems that happened cause of this terrible snowstorm. We called many bulldozers from all of Spain and they are doing a great job. The electric team is also working hard to repair our electric towers. We hope that in two or three days we will can move out, we will have heating and also we will have gas in our houses. Everything is under control and everybody is working hard to solve those problems. Don't worry about anything















Belén Ruiz
Imane Sfanji
Maria Pérez
1r C

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

TSUNAMI IN LLAFRANC.



A lot of people died yesterday because of he Tsunami that hit Llafranc. The people drowned because the wave was 50 m high. The Tsunami had arrived 5 km in the city. 6 helicopters came to take the people who had died and they had to identifity who the people were, to be able to call their families. They found people alive but they were hit and they had to be taken to Trueta hospital. Today they have started to build the houses that were destroyed yesterday.

We called 6 helicopters and they took the people who died. Then we sent an expert group to identificy. Who the people who died were, in order to be able to call their families. Today we have started to built the houses that were destroyed. We have rebuilt the roads too. Some people from Palafrugell are helping us planting trees and plants in Llafranc.

Andreea Petronela Balasca
Carmen Rodríguez Toledo
1r C Batx

Where is Margaret’s mom?


One night of 2003, it was raining a little bit and in the sky there was full moon. Margaret, a child was nine years old. She was living with her mom in a big house. It was far from the town and near it there was a forest.

This night the girl was sleeping in her bed. Suddenly she heard a strong noise and the girl woke up. She was scared so she decided to go with her mom. A lightning illuminated her room, Margaret started to run until her mom’s bedroom. But when she opened the door she realise that her mom wasn't in the bed. Margaret was so frightened that she decided down the stairs to find her mom but any body was there. She heard another noise but in this case the noise was in the garage. She didn’t know what to do.

Finally she decided to catch the mobile phone. Margaret called her mother to tell her what had happened and the noise in the garage. But when she was calling her mother the sound of the mobile phone was coming from the garage. She thought that her mother was in the garage. When she was so quiet, Margaret went there. But when she opened the door, she saw the floor, there was her mother. But her mother didn’t say anything because she was dead. Margaret was more scared so she decided to go for help. Because she didn’t know who had done this. While she was running around the house, she saw a man on the stairs whit a knife in his hands.

The killer began to pursue her, luckily the girl escaped from the house and she went to the forest. When the sun came, Margaret was in the nearest town. There the girl went to the police and she explained everything. The police went to Margaret’s house, but when they arrived in the house there wasn't any trace about the killer. And Margaret’s mom wasn’t in the house.
Ester Ribera
Anna Pareras
Jad Ternes
Joel Morell

Monday, November 4, 2013

Zombie apocalypse in Palafrugell

Because of the plague the people of Palafrugell have started to convert into zombies. There is still some people who are not zombies and they are fighting to survive.
There's no electric power because the zombies have destructed the electric towers, and all of the buildings are burning.

The mayor has gone to a fort placed in Fitor. There he trying to survive and he has sent this message:
“ People of Palafrugell we are closed in a fort in Fitor. Here we have a lot of provisions and medicines to survive for a long time. The fort is opened to all types of survivors. The help of the other countries is coming, we can only survive a few more hours. If you want to come, try to bring some provisions. We can only survive if we work together."

Enric Artús
Marc Lozano

A WINTER GLOOMY NIGHT


Once upon a time it was a rainy and windy winter night. A man was sleeping in his house, at the top of a hill in front of a cemetery.
He woke up and went to inspect the house, because he heard a noise. It was very gloomy, so he was very scared. The atmosphere was full of joy. He went to the bathroom because the light was on. He came in and looked at the mirror. He was nervous and uneasy. He didn't understand anything.
While he was washing his face he saw a shadow, he started running and tried to scape, but the door was locked. He shouted:
-Help! Help! Help!
But anybody answered him.
In the middle of the darkness, a strange creature with large fingers and a slimy feel touched his shoulder. He turned around and immediately an ax cut his neck. The floor was full of blood an a laugh was heard in the night.
The criminal was not found and he is still out there.


Melanie Duran
Marc Collado
Sergi Casellas
Angela Díaz         1r Batxillerat B

Sunday, November 3, 2013

SO LONG GOODBYE LOVELY TEACHERS

It was a normal Thursday evening in IES Frederic Martí Carreras and it was a rainy and stormy day. All our teachers were in the high school correcting exams while they were waiting that the rain stopped. All of us were at home doing homework because outside it was really cold... It was a strange day.

When the clock struck eight, the art teacher saw a strange man entering the high school. He couldn't see his face but he saw that the man was wearing black clothes. The man started running to the teacher's room. The art teacher followed him and a few minutes later the biology teacher found the art teacher dead in the teacher's room.

Before the biology teacher could warn someone, the door closed and the man appeared next to her with the knife full of blood and he said to her: "it's your time" and he killed her with the knife. During this night the killer killed all the other teachers.

The next day all the students, including us, arrived to the school very excited because it was Friday. Our happiness didn't last long. When we saw all the teachers dead  we felt paralised and we didn't know what to do. The police arrived quickly and we went home. It had been the most impressive day of our lifes.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!


Júlia, Fernando, Salma and Rita
1B


Black Day

It happened last Sunday at 2 am. when I was walking in the hospital.I saw a girl without arms, walking across the corridor and  a doctor behind her with a chain saw.
I got shocked and I fell off my chair. I started to run the exit, but it was closed. I jumped through the window.
When I got outside, I realised nothing was normal. I saw a zombie's apocalypse. They were eating other people and I think that I had never heard so many screams.
I was horribly scared and suddenly I heard a voice saying: "The cut is good! See you tomorrow". It was a film.


Nora Escribano, Andreu Domínguez, Irene De Las Heras, Albert Ferrer (1rB)