viernes, 30 de noviembre de 2012

2º BACH: TEMA MEDIO AMBIENTE


Para elaborar el comentario de texto sobre la desertización tenéis que consultar los apuntes del tema y la presentación que hemos visto en clase que encontraréis pinchando en:





jueves, 29 de noviembre de 2012

1º ESO BILINGUAL: GROUNDWATER AND GLACIERS

Answer the following questions:


  1. Where does groundwater run and where is it stored?
  2. Where does most of the water come from?
  3. When it rains, what happens with some of the water?
  4. What happens when this water reaches impermeable rocks?
  5. Define "aquifer"
  6. What does groundwater form when it finds a way to the surface?
  7. Make a diagram of the value of groudwater.
  8. What kind of water is there in a glacier?
  9. Define "glacier"
  10. Where are glaciers found?
  11. What happens when a glacier reaches the sea?
  12. Define "iceberg"
  13. Read the following definitions and look up the following words in the dictionary (www.wordreference.com):
    1. Bowl-shaped depressions excavated by the force of the ice at the top of the mountains.
    2. The part of the glacier that flows slowly downhill: 
    3. Fragments of rock deposited along the sides or at the end of the glacier:

lunes, 26 de noviembre de 2012

1ºESO BILINGUAL: LAKES

1.- Define:
  • lakes
  • lagoons
  • inland seas
2.- Make a diagram of the origin of the water in lakes.

3.- Look at the map on page 29 and answer the following questions:
  • Where are the Great Lakes? What is their origin?
  • What is the largest lake in the world? Where is it placed? What is its altitude?
  • What is the deepest lake in the world?
  • What are the two largest lakes in South America?
  • What lake has fot smaller because temperatures have risen and water has evaporated? Where is it placed?
  • What is the second largest freshwater lake in the world? Where is it placed?


2ºESO BILINGUAL: MEDIEVAL CITIES

ACTIVITY SHEET 10: MEDIEVAL TRADE AND CITIES


1.- Answer the following questions:

         a.- The Hanseatic League was a merchants´ assotiation that dominated the Atlantic and Baltic route.
         b.- Merchants met at the trade fairs.
         c.- Payment by credit and bills of exchange.
         d.- Europeans exported cloth, weapons, Spanish and English wool, French wines, English tin and      products from the Baltic, such as amber, furs, wood and wheat.

         e.- The biggest fairs were held in the Champagne region of France.

2.- Match the two halves of each sentence:

a-2
b-4
c-5
d-3
e-1


3.- Underline the correct answer:
a.- hand
b.- street
c.- guild
d.- did not get paid
e.- owned
f.- guild


4.- Explain how the following factors influenced the growth of cities:

a.- New farming techniques: the agricultural production increased, there was less hunger and the population increased. But many people didn´t have jobs in the countryside, so they had to migrate to the cities.

b.- The absence of feudal lords: The citizens were not controlled by lords and they were free, so they coudl have a better life.

c.- The growth of trade:  Many merchants went to live in the cities where the markets were. Peasants went to cities to buy and sell.


ACTIVITY SHEET 11: MEDIEVAL AGRICULTURE AND CRAFTSMEN

1.- Unscramble the words and complete the sentences:

a.- created
b.- established
c.- introduced
d.- used

2.- Find eleven words connected with medieval work:


  1. Journeyman
  2. ghetto
  3. fair
  4. mouldboard
  5. workshops
  6. guild
  7. plough
  8. trade
  9. migrate
  10. crafts
  11. apprentice


ACTIVITY SHEET 12: FEUDAL SOCIETY

1.- Classify these words and complete the table

Agriculture:  crop rotation , water and wind mills, mouldboard plough, irrigation, new crops
Trade: Hanseatic League, banking, bills of exchange, credit, trade fairs
Craftsmen: journeymen, guilds, workshops, apprentices

2.- Underline the correct word
a.- sea
b.- Byzantine Empire
c.- merchants´
d.- wool
e.- unnnecessary

3.- Put the sentences in order.

a.- next -3
b.- finally - 5
c.- first - 1
d.- later - 4
e - then - 2


jueves, 22 de noviembre de 2012

1ºESO BILINGUAL: CURRENTS, TIDES AND WAVES

1.- Define the following terms:
  • Ocean currents
  • Tides
  • Waves
2.- When do these phenomena happen?
  • Warm current:
  • Cold current:
  • High tide:
  • Low tide:
 3.- What are the two phases of the movement of waves?
  1. .
  2. .
4.- Do the exercise 4 on page 32: Interprete a map of ocean currents.

1º ESO BILINGÜE: CLIC2MAP ACTIVITY


TRABAJO SOBRE RÍOS, MARES, OCÉANOS Y LAGOS EN EL MUNDO.

- La información que metáis tendrá que ser en Inglés.

- El trabajo lo debéis entregar el día 11 de diciembre de 2012.






-Para realizar el trabajo debéis seguir las instrucciones de este tutorial (no hace falta que lo imprimáis).

Para ver el tutorial pinchad a continuación:


Usad las contraseñas que hemos dado en clase.

Si no os deja publicar el mapa en la web, pinchad en la opción que hay a la izquierda para descargarlo en vuestro ordenador. 
Tenéis que meter la siguiente clave: (copiadla y pegadla)

ABQIAAAAHshjA6JsifJqM1ILqfNnNBQrGKnx9K85mhVgCCzN5ZIV4q8OJBStqEcmL9TadZzrsV4cpkNKm2KHMw
 
y después dais a "download"
El archivo resultante me lo enviáis por correo electrónico. 


¡Suerte! 

miércoles, 21 de noviembre de 2012

3ºESO BILINGUAL: ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

1.- Copy the following questions in your notebook and answer them using the text on page 41:
  1. How do people participate in production?
  2. Do companies produce goods and services for free?
  3. What do companies need to produce goods and servicies? What do they give in exchange of their work?
  4. Name the kind of companies according to the ownership.
  5. Define the types of companies you named in exercise 4.
  6. How can we mesure the size of a company?
  7. What are the functions of the State in economy?
2.-  Do exercice 1a, 1b, 1c and 2c on page 41 in your notebook.

3.- You must do this exercise in a document Word and sent me by e-mail. 
Use the statistics of Doc.5 and draw a bar graph in Excell about the incomes, profit and number of employees of the world´s ten largest companies. Then, interprete the information and answer the following questions:
  1. Which company has got more incomes? Where is it placed?
  2. Which company has got more profit? Where is it placed?
  3. Which company has got more number of employees? Where is it placed?
  4. Which activity do most of these companies carry out?
  5. Does company "size" refer to "profit" or "number of employees"?



martes, 20 de noviembre de 2012

1ºESO BILINGÜE: OCEANS AND SEAS

3.- What are oceans and seas?

1.- Activity on-line: find a photo of people having a bath on the Dead Sea.

2.- Copy the following questions in your notebook and answer them using the text on page 27.
  1. Where is almost all the world´s liquid water found?
  2. Is the salinity of all oceans and seas similar?
  3. What factor affects to the salinity of oceans and seas?
  4. Why have warm seas got a higher salt content?
  5. Which sea has more salt, the Read Sea or the Baltic Sea? How many times?
  6. True or false. If they are wrong, correct them.
    1. Oceans provide us with food.
    2. Raw materials and energy are provided by the oceans.
    3. Large quantities of gas and petroleum are found in the continental shelves.
    4. Salt is obtained from rivers.
    5. Oceans attract tourism to the coasts.
    6. Tourism does not creat jobs in coastal areas.
    7. Oceans are used for transport.
    8. Oceans transport just people.

2ºBACH: CONCEPTOS CLIMA Y VEGETACIÓN

Acordáos de estudiar los conceptos de Clima y vegetación que ya os puse en otras entradas en el blog.

1ºESO BILINGÜE: RIVERS

UNIT 3: WATER


2.- What are rivers?

1.- Activity on-line: find a photo of a wadi and send it to my mail.

2.- Copy the following questions in your notebook and answer them using the text on page 26.
  1. What are rivers?
  2. Make a diagram (esquema) of the origin or the water of rivers.
  3. How is the place where a river starts called?
  4. Define "tributary"
  5. Define "basin"
  6. Define "flow"
  7. Complete the following sentences:
    1. If rivers are created from melting snow, ___________________
    2. If rivers are created from rainfall, ___________________________________
    3. The rivers which are dry most of the time and only have water when it rains are placed in ____________________________
  8. What can we transport by rivers?
  9. What are canals used for?
  10. What are reservoirs?
  11. Make a diagram (esquema) of the functions of reservoirs.
  12. What do we build on rivers to produce electricity

martes, 13 de noviembre de 2012

3ºESO A: INVESTIGATE ABOUT THE SPANISH POLITICAL SYSTEM


Copy the following exercises in a document Word and complete the exercices. Then, send them to your teacher by e-mail.
You must do this exercise before 20th of november.


 ________________________________________________________________________________



IES VALLE DE LACIANA                                                                       GEOGRAPHY
3º ESO A

NAME:

SPANISH POLITICAL SYSTEM

1.- Complete the table about the Spanish political system with the name and the photo of the following authorities. Search the information on the Internet using the following links:
 

Name
Photo
President of the Congress


President of the Senate


President of the Government


Vice-president


Minister of Presidency


Minister of Foreing affairs and Cooperation


Minister of Justice


Minister of Defense


Minister of Finance and Public Administration


Minister of Interior


Minister of Development


Minister of Education, Culture and Sports


Minister of Employment and Social Security


Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism


Minister of Agriculture, Food and Enviroment


Minister of Economy and Competitiveness


Minister for Health, Social Services and Equality


President of the Supreme Court


President of the Constitutional Court



2.- What are the branches represented in the table above ?

                                                      Branch
                                                      Branch
                                                      Branch


3.- Match the functions with the correct institution:


Parliament
Government
Courts
Direct foreign and domestic policy



Exercice judicial authority in all types of legal processes.



Exercice the legislative authority of the state



Manage civil administration and the military



Oversee the actions of the government



Prepare legistlation for approval by Parliament



Approve the yearly budget



Exercice executive and statutory authority



Interprete and apply the law over the entire country





4.- Search on the Internet what charges compose the government of Castilla y León. (Just the name of the charges, not the name of the people who represent these charges). Use the following link: 
http://www.jcyl.es/web/jcyl/Gobierno/es/Plantilla66y33/1246464876027/_/_/_





jueves, 8 de noviembre de 2012

2ºBACH: CONCEPTOS TEMA VEGETACIÓN

FORMACIÓN VEGETAL, MATORRAL, VEGETACIÓN XERÓFILA, SUELO, BOSQUE CADUCIFOLIO, CLISERIE, REPOBLACIÓN FORESTAL, BOSQUE MEDITERRÁNEO.

Busca la definición de cada uno de estos conceptos en el siguiente enlace:

http://webs.ono.com/2geografia/conceptos.htm

miércoles, 7 de noviembre de 2012

2º ESO A: CHECK UNIT 2

UNIT 2
FEUDAL SOCIETY

Check your answers

1.- The origin of feudalism.
1       Europe was divided into numerous kingdoms.
2       They were very weak. They had no armies and could not protect their lands.
3       They turned to the nobles for help.
4       The nobles had their own armies and castles.
5       The peasants had to work for the nobles, and submit to their authority.
6       The peasants became nobles´ serfs.

2.- Feudalism: a new social system.
1       They had complete control over their lands.
2       The king´s power was limited to the lands he controlled directly.
3       The barons became the king´s vassals.
4       The king gave the barons a fief or manor.
5       It was a ceremony where the nobles paid homage to the king and swore allegiance to him.
6       Barons could have vassals, who were usually nobles of a lower rank. They swore allegiance to their lord and received a smaller fief.
7       The nobles and the kings.

3.- The powers of the king and his court.
1       The king´s power was very limited.
2       The court was formed by a group of lawyers, clergy and soldiers.
3       They helped the king to govern.
4       The king´s army was small.
5       Defence depended on his vassals´ private armies.
6       The king called on the nobles for help.
7       The king´s main income came from his fiefs and from some towns.
8       The king couldn´t charge taxes in his vassal´s lands.
9       The Chuch and important nobles helped the king in wars or marriage agreements.
10   A cognoment is a nickname. It refers to a particular feature or event related to them. For example, William the conqueror.

4.- What was a fief?
1       It is a piece of land that nobles received in exchange for swearing allegiance to the king.
2       There are a castle, villages, agricultural land and pasture, forests, a demesne, plots of land for the peasants, a mill, etc.
3       A demesne is the part of land on the manor used by the lord himself.
4       The lord rented plots of land to the peasants, so that they could grow their own food. The peasants paid their rent in money, products or work on the lord´s land.
5       The peasants couldn´t use the forests whenever they liked to because the forests belonged to the lord and he decided when the peasants could hunt there or collect firewood.
6       The lords administered justice and collected taxes.
7       The lords also took a toll or tax from the merchants.
8       A toll was a tax that paid the merchants who crossed the lord´s bridges and land.

5.-Who were the nobles? True or false.
1       False. Some nobles...
2       True
3       False. At the age of eight.
4       True
5       True
6       False. Just in wars.
7       True
8       False. Marriages were arranged by parents.
9       True
10    True
11    
6.- Questions about the nobles
1       They fought on horseback, and their weapons were the lance, the shield and the mace.
2       They served as pages to an important noble and learned to tight.
3       The nobles were made knights when they proved their worth, at the age of twenty.
4       The noblewomen organised the servants, educated the children and did sewing and weaving.

7.- Who were the clergy? Questions about religious orders.
1       The most important religious order was the Order of Saint Benedict.
2       The rule explained the monk´s duties in a monastery.
3       It means that their members could not leave their monastery.
4       Some rules required that members beg to collect money for the poor. Others imposed absolute poverty.
5       They were a habit because it distinguished them from other orders.

8.- How did peasants live? True or false.
1       True
2       True
3       False. They had to obey the lord.
4       False. They couldn´t
5       False. The lord treated them badly.
6       True
7       False. They could.
8       True
9       True
10   False. It is a percentage of the harvest.

9.- Questions about the peasants´ everyday life and work.
1       They lived in small villages.
2       Their houses were made of mud and wood, and had one room.
3       The father was the head of the family. The rest of the family had to obey him.
4       It means that the peasants grew food, made clothes and furniture, and built their houses.
5       Because they rarely ate meat or fish. Illness was often fatal and few peoples reached the age of forty. Disasters, such as drought, floods and plague caused many deaths.
6       The whole family, including children, worked from sunrise to sunset.
7       They used sickles, scythes, hoes and Roman ploughs.
8       They were cereals for making bread and beer. They also grew vegetables, grapes and other fruits.
9       Some families had one or two animals.

10.- Label the pictures
            sickles - Roman ploughs - scythes - hoes

11.- What they did as they had no fertilisers?

Every year they left half of their land fallow so that it could recover and become fertile again. As a result, agricultural production was very low.