viernes, 12 de julio de 2013


Ceuta is in the North of Africa, but it is a Spanish city.

  • Carnival is a famous holiday in Spain and in Ceuta it  has a long tradition. We celebrate it in February. People dress up with different fancy dress costumes.
  • Holy Week is also famous in Spain. It's a religious Holyday where we remember Jesus' death through processions with floats through the street>.

 The "Mochila" is only celebrated in Ceuta and families meet and spend the day in the
  country side and eat dry fruit.

  • The Fair is not only celebrated in Ceuta. It's a celebration where people go out at night until late and and there are also fair rides so it's so much fun. People dress up with regional costumes.

In ceuta we eat a lot of fresh fish and also Morrocan  style food. 

In Ceuta we use different ways of transport such as: Buses, Taxis, Boats and Helicopters. 

In Ceuta there are many shops where you can spend your time with friends shopping. 

There are places where to practice sports, have fun and keep cool  in  the summer.

 Here is where we live. We hope you liked it. :)

Our trip to the North

jueves, 11 de julio de 2013

The Beatles Biography - questions and answers


The Beatles are the greatest popular group of all-time. In July of 1957, in Liverpool, Paul McCartney met John Lennon and joined his group, The Quarrymen. George Harrison joined them in February of 1958. In 1959 they played regular gigs at a club called The Casbah. They were joined by vocalist Stuart Sutcliffe, and by drummer Peter Best, whose mother owned The Casbah club. John Lennon dreamed up the band's final name, The Beatles, a mix of beat with beetle made them wear suits and ties,classic shoes, and newer haircuts. They were advised In 1960 The Beatles toured in Hamburg, Germany. Brian Epstein, their manager, to update their manners on stage and quit eating and drinking in public. On June 6, 1962, being asked by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison, Epstein fired Pete Best. After a mutual decision the band was completed with the session drummer, named RingoStarr. In September of 1962 The Beatles recorded their first hit "Love Me Do", which charted in UK (United Kingdom), and reached the top of the US (United States) singles chart in 1964. Their creative search covered a range of styles from jazz and rock to a cosmopolitan cross-cultural and cross-genre compositions.

In the course of their career every member became a multi-instrumentalist. The Beatles were the first popular band that used a classical touch of strings and keyboard instruments. Their 1963 performance at the London Palladium made them famous in Great Britain and initiated the Beatlemania in the UK. After that The Beatles endured several years of extremely intensive recording, filming, and touring. They stopped public performances after 1966, but continued their recording contracts.On June 25, 1967, The Beatles made history becoming the first band globally transmitted on TV to an estimated 400 million people worldwide.

By 1985 The Beatles had sold over one billion records. Music became their ticket to ride around the world. The Beatles created over 240 songs, they recorded many singles and albums, made films and TV shows. "Yesterday" is considered the most-covered song in history with over three thousand versions of it recorded by various artists. Beatlemania never really ended since its initiation. It still lives as a movable feast in many hearts and minds, as a sweet memory of youth, when all you need is loves and a little help from a friend to be happy.


1 - Take a look at the text again. Look up at the dictionary all the words you couldn’t get the meaning. Write them and their meanings in the chart below.

1-      Who did choose the name of the band?
2-      When did Ringo Starr start playing with the Beatles?
3-      What was their first hit?
4-      What was the event that initiated the Beatlemania?

5-      Mark true (T) or false (F).
a)      (   ) They chose the name The Beatles because it’s a name of a club in London.
b)      (   ) Brian Epstein decided to fire Pete Best.
c)      (   ) They stopped doing concerts after 1966.
d)      (   ) The Beatles was the first band globally transmitted on TV.
e)      (   ) The Beatles didn’t do any movies together.

6-      What are the names of the four Beatles?
a)      Paul, John, George and Pete.
b)      Paul, John, Ringo and Stuart.
c)      Paul, John, George and Ringo.

The Beatles:
The Beatles were one of the most influential music groups of the rock era, and many consider them
 the best musical group on Earth. Initially they affected the post-war baby boom generation of Britain and the U.S. during the 1960s, and later the rest of the world. Certainly they were the most successful group, with global sales exceeding 1.1 billion records.While they were originally famous for light-weight pop music (and the extreme hysterical reaction they received from young women), their later works achieved a combination of popular and critical acclaim perhaps unequaled in the 20th century.Eventually, they became more than recording artists, branching out into film and — particularly in the case of John Lennon — political activism. They achieved an iconic status beyond mere celebrity, with far reaching effects difficult to exaggerate.The members of the group were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, all from Liverpool, England.Beatlemania began in the UK and exploded following the appearance of the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in the United States, on February 9, 1964. The pop-music band became a worldwide phenomenon with worshipful fans, hysterical adulation, and denunciations by culture commentators and others such as Frank Sinatra.Some of this was confusion over the sources of their music (a similar confusion was evinced in 1956 over Elvis Presley), and some of it was simplyan incredulous reaction to the length of their hair.

1. They were the best selling group in history.

 2. All the members were from Liverpool.

 3. They appeared on TV on February 9, 1964.

 4. There was some confusion about the sources of their music.

 5. Their music was copied by Elvis Presley.

 6. Frank Sinatra didn't like the Beatles too much.

Liverpool - Vocabulary

Liverpool  Word  Description

1. very well known
2. a large stream of water that flows into the sea
3. a competition between horses
4. a place where lots of buses stop
5. a place with very old objects on display
6. the most important part of the city
7. a place with lots of paintings and drawings
8. nice to look at

Match the words to the descriptions.
famous         bus station         river 
city centre    museum     horse race   
beautiful    art gallery

Food -- Quiz= fill in the gaps

Milk is more than just a pleasant drink. It is consumed in many   different ways, whether mixed  with breakfast  1) ...................... or taken   in drinks such as coffee, or simply as an ingredient in a cooked dish. Of course, milk is' a very  nutritious food. Because it is an  animal protein, it is an important body-building  food. Moreover, it contains fat and sugar, both of  which provide 2)................. as well as many of the   vitamins our bodies need. Milk is also very rich in  calcium which is a mineral necessary for healthy  teeth and 3)........................ All in all, milk is an excellent     food but because it comes from animals great care   must be taken to ensure that all harmful 4) ...................are removed before it arrives in our homes.

Some people decide at a very early age  that they do not like fish. This is agreat pity because fish is an excellent  food which is very 5).................. for us. There are many different types of fish, which in turn means many different flavours. Some fish, such as sardines and salmon are known as oily fish. Not surprisingly, they  provide us with useful 6)......................and fats. Other fish,  such as haddock and 7)............. are termed white fish. They contain less fat. but as with all fish, are high  in protein and can also give us some of the  vitamins we need. Finally, there are shellfish such  as crabs and 8).................  These are also rich in  protein.' Fish dishes are often very simple to cook  but care must be taken not to over- cook the fish as  this can quickly destroy the flavour.

It is possible to remain   healthy without ever eating  meat Indeed, many people  choose not to eat meat . They  are called 9) ...................., However, most people do  eat meat In Britain, most  meat comes from cows, 10)..............or pigs. Meat is a useful part of any diet because it is rich  in animal protein. It is therefore an excellent body-building  food. Of course, meat can be cooked in many different  ways and may be eaten hot or cold. Cooking helps to kill   the harmful bacteria in the meat and can also improve the 11).......................... Generally the quick methods of cooking such as  grilling and frying are suitable for good quality meat. while  the slower methods such as stewing are better for 12).............. cuts of meal.

Vegetables form a vital part of a properly  13)......................... diet because most contain important vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. People in  Britain are fortunate because our 14) ..............makes it easy to grow many high quality  vegetables at reasonably low prices. Despite this, many British people still eat far too few vegetables. This is one of the main  causes of poor 15) Britain. Some vegetables, such as potatoes,  grow underground. They are called root  vegetables. Others, such as peas and beans grow in pods. These are termed  pod or pulse vegetables.Another group are those whose green 16).............................. are   eaten. They are called green vegetables  and include lettuce and cabbage.

SHEEP          SOLE                CEREALS            OILS
BACTERIA   LEAVES            HEALTH              CHEAPER
CLIMATE      GOOD              VEGETARIANS   PRAWNS          
ENERGY       TASTE               BONES                BALANCED


1) List three different ways in which milk is often taken.

2) Why does milk help to provide energy?

3) Why might dentists remind parents to give their children milk to drink?

4) Why is it a great pity that some young people decide they do not like fish?

5) List the three main types of fish and give two examples of each.

6) List some of the good things which are provided by fish.

7) Give two reasons why meat should be properly cooked.

8) How do the methods of cooking differ for expensive and cheaper cuts of meat?

9) Why are vegetables a vital part of a properly balanced diet?

10) List the three main types of vegetables giving three examples of each. (Only some are in the article.)

11) Suggest reasons why some young people take a dislike to fish and/or vegetables at an early age,

miércoles, 10 de julio de 2013

21 Accents - video

Accents: Standard British, Cockney, British RP, Irish, Northern Irish, Scottish, Italian, German, Czech, Russian, French, Australian, New Zealand, Heavy Ocker Australian, Texan, Californian, Northwest, Toronto, Brooklyn, Deep Southern, and Trans-Atlantic.

Skakespeare - fill in the gaps

                                                              Introduction to Shakespeare

Shakespeare's life - a potted biography ".

Shakespeare was born in .....................The town was called............... He married ..................when she was 26 and pregnant.The Queen at the time was ........................Shakespeare was an actor, but he also
wrote poetry and .....................There were not many theatres apart from in
London. Groups of actors, called ...................put on plays in the other towns on  feast days or at festivals.
Shakespeare became a part owner of a theatre in London called ...............
The Queen liked to watch plays there.
 When she died, James I became king; luckily, he also liked Shakespeare's plays.
Shakespeare returned to Stratford when he retired. He died on .....................When he was alive, England went to war with Spain. At home, Catholics and Protestants plotted against each other.
 It was a time of secrecy and spying.
There were many outbreaks of ...................which he lived through. The Globe   burned down during a performance. Shakespeare lived to the age of 52 years old, which was an  achievement in those days.

THE GLOBE THEATRE                        APRIL 1564                    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
STROLLING PLAYERS                        ELIZABETH 1                   PLAYS
THE PLAGUE                                        ANNE HATHAWAY           23 APRIL 1616

How many plays did Skakespeare write ?

Which is his most famous ?

Learning English pronunciation - fun video

The Longest Words in the English Language - video

domingo, 7 de julio de 2013

Big Ben

·         Read the text  and complete the exercise with true or false

Walking around London
The Big Ben is the most famous clock in the world.
It is situated in London on the banks of the river Thames.
It is part of the Palace of Westminster.
Really Big Ben is  the name of the  huge bell inside clock tower which weighs more than 13 tons (13,760 kg)
Big Ben first rang across Westminster on 31st May 1859. 

Big Ben is a famous car.       
Big Ben is in Westminster.      
Big Ben is in Paris.     
Big Ben is a clock.