martes, 28 de octubre de 2014


Rellena el siguiente formulario sobre los Castillos Medievales con ayuda de la información que encontrarás en las páginas 26 y 27 de tu libro.

lunes, 27 de octubre de 2014


The exam will be about the following structure:

1.- Four definitions: (learn the following definitions. You´ll be asked for four of them)

  • Ancien Régime: 
It´s the social, political and economic system that existed in Europe before the French Revolution during the Early Modern Age (16th-18th centuries).
  • Enlightenment: 
It was an important intellectual movement that emerged in Europe during the 18th century. It criticised the traditional structures of the Ancien Régime and wanted to put an end to ignorance and promote social progress, using reason, science and education.
  • Popular sovereignty:
Political system in which citizens have ultimate power.
  • Enlightened despotism
A new form of government that developed in some European countries in the 18th century. Its objective was to modernise the country and improve subjects´quality of life by combining absolute moarchy with Enlightenment ideas.
  • Absolute monarchy: 
Form of government in which the monarch had unlimited authority which was believed to come from God.
  • Parliamentary monarchy: 
Form of government in which the monarch´s powers were limited by Parliament.
  • Rococo:
An artistic style which was popular in Europe between the 1730s and 1760s. It reflected the aesthetic tastes of the nobility, who wanted homes and decorations that represented the joys of life.
  • Neoclassicism
An artistic style that was popular in Europe between the 1760s and 1830s. it imitated classical art and reflected the aesthetic tastes of Enlightenment thinkers and the middle class. It reflected ideas of order and moral correctness.
  • Estates of the Realm: 
A hierarchical, closed society that was common in Europe during the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age. There were three social groups, known as estates: the First Estate (clergy), the Second Estate (nobility) and the Third Estate (middle class and peasantry).

2.- Long question (write a short essay about a topic of the unit)

3.- Short questions (and short answers)

4.- Objective exercises: match the words, fill in the gaps, true or false, put in chronological order, etc.

5.- Interpretation of pictures, maps, etc.

jueves, 16 de octubre de 2014


You must study the following points of UNIT 1:

  • The solar system
  • Movements of the Earth: Rotation and Revolution.
  • Definition of geographic network, parallels, meridians. Interprete illustrations about parallels and meridians.
  • To find places in a map using the geographic coordinates.
  • Calculate the time with the help of the map of time zones.
  • Characteristics of the layers of the Earth.
  • Interprete the map about main volcanoes, seismic zones and tectonic plates.
  • Identify the landforms of Continental and Oceanic Relief and know how to define them.
  • Definition of Rivers, deltas, estuaries, volume of a river, riverbed, drainage basin, total catchment area, lakes, groundwater, aquifers, glaciers, oceans, seas, u-shaped valleys.
  • A climate graph similar of one of those which we analised in class. (Try to study the graphs and their characteristics about temperatures, precipitations, dry seasons...)
  • Identify pictures of natural landscapes and explain its characteristics related to climate, vegetation, soil and fauna.

martes, 7 de octubre de 2014


Dear students,

Studying History is hard. Studying History in English is very hard. You must make a double effort in order to pass this subject. Please follow these tips to succeed:

  • Read the lesson and study EVERY DAY.
  • Make sure that you understand all the vocabulary in the text.
  • Make a list of the key words related to History.
  • When you study the lesson, try to write it down without looking at the book, so that you can learn how to write full sentences with connectors in English. Make sure you can build correct sentences and paragraphs.
  • Do your homework EVERY DAY. It helps you understand the text and learn the subject.
  • Use the Power Point in order to reinforce your knowledge: use the pictures, maps, diagrams, and so on, at the same time you are studying.
  • Make diagrams, summaries and so on in order to help you study.
  • Read the lesson for the following day and underline the words that you don´t understand. This will help you follow the lesson and the teacher in class.

jueves, 2 de octubre de 2014


Dear students,

you have to make some exercises from units 1 and 2 in order to remember some of the most important historical aspects that you studied in 1st and 2nd ESO.

The limit date to give me your exercises is 17th October 2014.

Here you are the exercises. Please, copy by hand all the exercises in a piece of paper.

Page 18: ex.1, 3, 4, 5
Page 19: ex. 7, 8, 9
Page 31: ex. 10, 12, 13, 14, 15
Page 32: ex. 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11
Page 39: ex. 1, 2, 4
Page 47: ex. 15, 16, 17, 18
Page 48: ex. 1, 2
Page 49: ex. 8, 9, 10

Charts on pages 20, 34 and 50.

miércoles, 1 de octubre de 2014



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  • Vocabulario
    • Candidato: persona que, en unas elecciones, se inscribe en las listas oficiales para solicitar a los ciudadanos que lo voten.
    • Heterónoma: dícese de la etapa de la vida en la que una persona va formando su conciencia de ciudadano a partir de las normas de conducta que recibe de los padres, hermanos mayores, profesores, etc. Esta etapa abarca la infancia y la adolescencia.