domingo, 28 de octubre de 2018

3º British: What is a megacity?

Most part of the world’s population live in urban areas. We have studied their characteris but, what happened when the city is constantly increasing its size and population? Find it out!

This is a double-task activity. Firstly, you will have to do an online research for answering the questions below, in the visual format you prefer: infography, Prezi, power point, etc. When finish, send it as attached file to

Secondly, oral presentation at class! In case you have done the activity in groups, all members of the team HAVE TO speak.

This work is mandatory and you will receive a mark. If you fail to do it, do it out of time or just copy&paste from a website, the mark will be 0.

  1. What is a Megacity?
  2. Name, at least, 3 characteristics of a megacity.
  3. What are the main challenges of living in megacities?
  4. How can be those challenges solved or, at least, reduced?
  5. Where are most megacities located? Why?
  6. What cities around the world are considered nowadays megacities? List AND place them on a map.
  7. Investigate ONE of them and prepare a complete and detailed research about it. You should include photos and official data.
  8. Which other cities around the world are growing the fastest and would probably become megacities? Why?
  9. Other cities are experimenting problems linked to the urban sprawl… What is urban sprawl? Why does it happen?
  10. What do you think it would be the future of urban settlement in Europe? Give rational arguments to support your point of view (about 15-20 lines). 

Useful links for starting:

Are you ready? 3, 2,1... Go!

1º British: Who was Fu Hao?

Find out more about this fascinating woman of the Shang Dinasty in Ancient China, via BBC-Bitesize and enjoy! 

lunes, 8 de octubre de 2018

4º British: The Umbrella’s Revolution at Hong Kong, 2014

As I usually tell you in class, History is always repeated. This is the reason why is so important to have a good knowledge about our past. As an example, you will start a comparaison between the French Revolution (1789) and the so-called "Umbrella’s revolution" (2014). I am sure you will find this up-to-date activity quite different and interesnting.

It is a triple-task activity. Read carefully the instructions and answer the questions as completely as possible. It can be done individually or in pairs. When finish (last day, 25 October!), send your answers as attached file to This activity is mandatory and you will receive a mark for it.

Task 1. Research. Use information from the BBC article “Hong Kong’s Democracy Debate” to answer the following questions:

1.1. In what year did China take control of Hong Kong?

1.2. How was the leader of Hong Kong elected before the Revolt?

1.3. What change to Hong Kong’s election process did the Chinese government announce in August 2014?

1.4. Why did this upset democracy activists in Hong Kong?

1.5. How has China responded to the protests?

Task 2. Photo analysis. From this collection of photos, choose 2 of them and explain their meaning. Maybe you need also to read this BBC explanation of symbols.  

Add the chosen photo in your document with each comment. Did you find something specially interesting or surprising in the photos? (What? Why?). Keep in mind that a photograph cannot give you a complete picture of the protests, and you should be careful about drawing conclusions from the photographs.

Task 3. Comparaison with the French Revolution. Use your own knowledge to answer the following questions:

3.1. What were the similarities and differences between both Revolutions? Name, at least, 3 similarities and 3 differences.

3.2. Did the Umbrella’s Revolt get through the same steps that the French revolution? Why?

3.3. Do you think that they (both) were a success or not? Why?

3.4. Why do YOU think people is still revolting in different parts of the world?

Ready? 3, 2, 1...

3º British: The EU and the refugee crisis

This is a short and mandatory activity for homework. As we are studying migration at class, it seems to be a good moment for debating about the so-called "Syrian refugee crisis"... and it is a doble task:

1. Read the following 4-pages document from the European Commission official website and then write an abstract about it (15-20 lines).
2. Write your opinion about the topic, giving always reasons for supporting your point of view. Do you agree or desagree with the EU policy on this topic? Why? (other 15-20 lines).

Send the document as attached file to (last day: 25 October). 

4º British: Enlightment songs 2018

As promised, here you have the links to the different songs you have chosen for illustrating the Enlightment ideas (freedom of speech, natural equality, civil rights, education, female vindications, etc.). Quite diverse and interesting elections. Some of them are in English, some others in Spanish, some were isolated elections, some have several votes... in any case, just enjoy! 

Oingo Boingo_ Capitalism
Wilfredo Yac_ Tolerancia
Korsakov_ Boikot
Aretha franklin_ Respect
Andy Williams_ Born free
John Lennon_ Imagine
Stand on the shoulders (Women's rights suffrage song)
En Vogue_ Free Your Mind
Lesley Gore_ You don't own me
Tim Hawkins - The Government Can
Maroon 5_ Girls like you
Lanny Sherwin_ Everyone Is Different
Antonio Flores_ No dudaría
Michael Jackson_ Black or White
M.I.A._ Borders & Bad Girls

jueves, 4 de octubre de 2018

2º British: Photos from your medieval performance

This week we have learnt at class what was a homage ceremony during the Medieval Age. Despite the lack of costumes, you did quite good performances :) Here you have the zip file with your photos. As usual, you can download it but it will required a password for opening it.