2.en 33 Disappointing results. The way we study: fables

Yesterday the 14th of December you had 20 minutes to write a fable and show if you had studied them.  The results are extremely disappointing.When I asked you in class, only 3 people said they had studied. Toni Salom had not done the agenda correctly and had not  uploaded the English homework. The rest of the class did not bother to ask or to remind him. We spend the last 5 mintes of every lesson revising what we did and checking the homework assignments. Two people did not even write the name on the exam.  Here follow the facts.

  • You could choose any of the 6 fables that were in the power point. 
  • The power point 1.en.31 had been uploaded to the blog 3 weeks ago, on the 22nd of November.https://1esoe1112.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/1-en-31-fables/
  • You could choose the fable we had revised together on Monday: “the ox and the frog”.
  •  You were allowed to check your notebook, so those of you who had done the homework could look at the spelling of difficult vocabulary. 
  • We spent 3 lessons rehearsing, learning by heart and representing “the sun and the wind”
  • You could use the language of “the sun and the wind” to write another fable, for instance, “The tortoise and the hare”
  • You had to answer the questions about the power point in the blog and in the notebook.  The slides you had to study were numbered
  • You had examples of how to study the most important words.
  • We spent two lessons revising the power point together, matching morals and fables
  • On Monday, we spent the whole class reading the fable of “the frog and the ox”. I asked you to revise the rest of the power point for Wednesday. 
  • We have been using past tenses to do summaries the whole term. “said” “woke” “ran” and so on. 
  • You have read Aesop Fables with Bernat, in your Catalan lessons, so you are familiar with terms such as “moral” and with other fables that were not in the power point but follow the same structure. 
  • On Monday we revised animal names and personality adjectives: honest, proud, shy, arrogant, gentle.
I will give you the exam you did and ask your parents to sign it. It is your responsibility to explain to them why you did it so badly. There are no excuses. 
Here follow the fables, The only thing I did was to cut and paste the content of the power point. This is what you had to study. You had three weeks to do it.





1.en.31 Fables

In our last class, we talked about the Prince of Mist, the book you are reading with  Emili in your Spanish lessons . We also talked about the Aesop Fables you are reading in Catalan with Bernat.  Here you have a Power Point presentation. It will help you unerstand the elements of a fable. After watching it, you’ll see how easy it is to talk about fables in English. Remember we are going to dramatise one!

HOMEWORK: Answer the following questions in your notebook. Monday 27th. Post the answers to 1,2 and 3 to the blog. 

Read the fable of the Lion and the Mouse (slides 16-18)

Yo’ull need to know the following words: roar, nibble, wake, beg, laugh, trap, net, hear, realize. When you look up the words in the dictionary, remember to check the past tense, if they are verbs.

What is the moral?

the second in the Power Point, is the Tortoise and the Hare (slides 19-22) . Now, it is your turn to make a list with the words you did not know.

What is the moral? 

We have just learnt some adjectives to describe people’s personalities. What about animals? Finish reading the poewr point  and try to answer these questions. 

  1. Which animal could be describe as sly?
  2. Which animal could be described as wise?
  3. Do you think it is the same in every culture? why? why not?.  Think of a few examples. 
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