1.en.25 Mills will soon come to our class: from Es Molins al carrer Indùstria to a wind mill in Malawi

Next Friday, 4th November , well go on an a new outing to explore newcorners  and neighborhoods of our town.

In  one of our stops , Bernat will tell you interesting stories aobut the mills in Industria Street.

Can you situate them in your map?

Later, we’ll stop next to the mills that can be seen from the seafront, in Es Jonquet.

You will have to take good notes in your dossier and listen carefully to Bernat’s explanations.  Then, you’ll be able to explain what wind mills in Majorca were used for.

 

  1. What is the difference between the mills you can see in Es Pla and the mills of Industria street? 
  2. Can you name the main parts of a mill?
  3. One of the parts of a mill is called the sails, can you guess why? 
  4. Can you find big wind farms such as the ones below in Majorca?  

In this post,  following the wind mill thread,  we shall move from Majorca to a tiny village in Malawi, Africa, and we shall listen to an inspiring story of a boy, William, who built a wind mill to produce electricity. He got inspiration from a book he had got from a library. In his village there was not electricity, but nothing stopped him… I hope you shall get inspiration from his story. The story of William, the boy who harnessed the wind, started in a library. He got inspiration from a book.

Do you know where Malawi is?

In a remote village of Malawi lived a boy named William Kamkwamba. He got to be known as the boy who harnessed the wind.

Look at the meaning of the word harness in the dictionary and find out about William’s story.

Watch this you tube video and answer the questions:  Homework for Friday  11th November

INSTRUCTIONS:

As usual, copy the questions and answers in your notebook and post answers to the blog. In the blog, remember not to repeat a question that has already been answered, unless it is to correct it.

Everyone must post a comment on the video too. Did you find William’s story inspiring? Did you learn anything? What were the new words you learnt?

1) How old is Willian  in the video?

2) How many families live in his village?

3) Why did he have to drop school?

4) How many dollars a year do you have to pay to go to school?

5) When did he build his windmill? which year was that?

6) How long did it take him to build his first windmill?

7) How old was him when he built it? How old is he now?

8) Did he build only one mill?

9) What did he use the electricity produced by the wind mill for?

10) In the book he read about wind mills, were there written instructions or only pictures?

11) Why did he go to the USA in 2007?

12) Which town did he visit?

13) Where is the wind farm he went to?

14) What is his dream?

15) What has changed in William’s house? Tick the correct answers . Now there are:

  1. solar pannels
  2. a water well
  3. another wind mill
  4. a car
  5. running water

If you want to know more details, you can visit William’s sitehttp://williamkamkwamba.typepad.com/and find out what the school he could not afford to go to was like and also some of his projects.

16) What did Willian do this summer?


You can  also watch this other video, and see how intelligent and witty William’s light switch is. He made it from discarded flip flop sandals, among other things.

19 Respostes to “1.en.25 Mills will soon come to our class: from Es Molins al carrer Indùstria to a wind mill in Malawi”

  1. júlia t Says:

    1)In the video he has 20 years old.
    2)In his village there live 60 families.
    Did you find William’s story inspiring?Yes.
    Did you learn anything?Yes
    What were the new words you learnt?I learned the words windmill and harnessed.

  2. júlia t Says:

    1)He is 20 years old.

  3. Joana cb Says:

    3. Why did he have to drop school?
    He have to drop school becaouse his family can’t pay the school.
    4. How many dollars a year do you have to pay to go to school?
    About 80 dollars.
    5 .When he build his windmill?Which year was that?
    He build the first windmill when he has forteen years old in 2007.
    6. How long did it take him to build the first windmill?
    It take him two months.

  4. marpina Says:

    3) He was dropped out of school because his parents had no money to pay the fees.
    4) You have to pay 80 dollars.
    6) It took him about 2 months.
    8) No, he built 2 mills.
    9) He used the electricity produced for powering a radio and other things.
    12) He visited New York City.
    13) The wind farm was in Palm Springs, California.
    14) His dream is to finish his eduation and in the future to start his own company about the windmills.

    Yes, I find William’s story inspired.
    I’ve learnt that if you wish something and you work hard, you can get it.
    I learnt the word windmill.

  5. mariadelmar99 Says:

    2) How many families live in his village?
    In the village live about 60 families

  6. Julia Riudala Says:

    1. In the video was 20 years old.
    2. In his village live 60 famillies.
    3. Because their parents no had money.
    4. The school drop 80.
    5. In yar 2006.
    6. It took abaut two weeks.
    7. 14 years old. Now, he have 20 years.
    8. No, two windmills.
    9. Por power a radio
    12. New York.
    13. The wind farm is in California.
    15. Finish their educacion and in the future, start one compain abaut windmills.

  7. miguelangelvives Says:

    1.It is 20 years old
    2.Sixty families
    3.Because Willian was poor
    4.80 dollars
    5.In the 2006 at 14 years old
    6.Two months
    7.18 years and now 20
    8.No,two mills
    9.For listen the radio
    10.The two thinks
    11.Of the result of the efforts
    12.United States
    13.Chris Copeland, wintec energy
    14.Finish her education and in the future start his own company about the windmills
    15.
    1.No
    2.Yes
    3.Yes
    4.No
    5.Yes

  8. luciilopez Says:

    The Williams video is a inspiration for a all people. I learn that even the most poor can get its dreams.
    I learn the new words. For example: wind mill, pay, wind farm, school fees….

  9. toniparedes Says:

    I liked Williams story because it was interesting.
    I learnt the words wind mill, wind farm pay.

  10. nereapar13 Says:

    12) Which town did he visit?
    He visited New York.
    13) Where is the wind farm he went to?
    He went to the Wind farm. Palm Springs, California.
    14) What is his dream?
    His dream is to have his own windmill company.
    16) What did Willian do this summer?
    this summer he built a ney classroom for his primary school in Wimbe. Also he taught children about wind powers.
    ___________________________________________________________

    Yes, I found the story very inspiring.
    I learnt how a person can build something from looking at pictures and have very little material.
    I learnt: windmill, a water well and running water.

  11. mariafont99 Says:

    Yes, I found the story very interesting and make a windmill is more complicated than I thought.
    The work is very well done!
    I learnt: a water wall, solar pannels and running water.

  12. magdalena99 Says:

    Maria, I have done the questions in the notebook.

  13. toniparedes Says:

    1) How old is William in the video? He’s 20 years old.
    2) How many families live in his village? In his village there are 60 families.
    3) Why did he have to drop school? Because it’s very expensive.
    4) How many dollars a year do you have to pay to go to school? It costs 80$ a year.
    5) When did he build his windmill? Which year was that? When he was 14 Years old. In 2006.
    6) How long did it take him to build his first windmill?It takes him a month.
    7) How old was him when he built it?He was 14 years old.How old is he now? Now he is 20 years old.
    8)Did he build only one mill? He built two windmills.
    9) What did he use the electricity produced by the windmill for? It was used for light and radio.
    10) In the book he read about wind mills, were there written instructions or only pictures? There were only pictures.
    11) Why did he go to the USA in 2007? Because of his efforts.
    12) Which town did he visit?He visited New York
    13) Where is the wind farm he went to?He visited Palm Springs, California.
    14) What is his dream? It’s to finish his education and in the future start his own company about the windmills.
    15) What has changed in William’s house? Tick the correct answers . Now there are:
    1.solar pannels
    2.a water well
    3.another wind mill X
    4.a car
    5.running water X
    16) What did William do this summer?He made a windmill with a book with only pictures.

  14. dajozume99 Says:

    1.He is 20 years old.
    2.60 families.
    3.Because Willian was poor.
    4.80 dollars.
    5.In the 2006 at 14 years old.
    6.Two months.
    7.18 years and now 20.
    8.No,he building two mills.
    9.For listen the radio and the light.
    10.The two thinks.
    11.Of the result of the efforts.
    12.United States.
    13.Chris Copeland wintec energy.
    14.Finish her education and in the future start his own company about the windmills.
    15.
    1)solar pannels (Yes)
    2)a water well (Yes)
    3)another wind mill (No)
    4)a car (Yes)
    5)running water (No)

  15. francomotta Says:

    I really liked the story because it shows that william when you want to achieve something you can get.

  16. gaspar99 Says:

    I liked the story because teaches you that if you want somenthing you can get. And if you have a dream you can achieve.

  17. francomotta Says:

    1) How old is William in the video? He’s 20 years old.
    2) How many families live in his village? In his village there are 60 families.
    3) Why did he have to drop school? Because it’s very expensive.
    4) How many dollars a year do you have to pay to go to school? It costs 80$ a year.
    5) When did he build his windmill? Which year was that? When he was 14 Years old. In 2006.
    6) How long did it take him to build his first windmill?It takes him a month.
    7) How old was him when he built it?He was 14 years old.How old is he now? Now he is 20 years old.

  18. miquelsegui Says:

    1. 20 years old.
    2. 60 families.
    3. Because his family had no money.
    4. Eighty dollars.
    5. When there is 14 years old. 2006
    6. Two months.
    7. 14 years old. 20 years old.
    8. No.
    9. To listen music.
    10. Only pictures.
    11. To see a wind farm and the city life.
    12. New york city.
    13. In california.


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