1.en.34 3rd December: Outing to Caixa Forum. Photographs by Jacques Henry Lartigue.

Last Monday,  during our English session with first year students, you had the opportunity to see a beautiful stereoscope and a collection of photographs of majorca from the early 1900’s. A History teacher from the Ramon LLull, Gabriel Alomar, lent us a beautiful stereoscope and a collection of stereographs* from Mallorca and you could have a close look at this witty invention that is more than a hundred  years old.

Useful language to describe it:

  • It is a gadget/ device/invention/machine
  • It is called…
  • It is made of… Materials: wood, metal iron, glass
  • It is … size, shape, features…. portable/small/fragile/
  • It consists of a … handle, mask, sliding stand…
  • It is composed/ it is made of
  • It is used for… -ing

If you are interested in finding more information about the origins of stereoscopes and stereographs, check this site.

*Stereographs  consist of two photographs  positioned side by side about two and half inches apart, one for the left eye and one for the right. When a viewer uses astereoscope, a device for viewing stereographs, these two flat images are combined into a single image that gives the illusion of depth.

Homework: 8th December .

Think of another witty device and  define it. Use the description of stereoscope we did in class as as a model. Check the useful language  that appears  in this post  (in blue) and copy it in your notebook next to your definition.

Post your definition to the blog and copy it in your notebook. You can add a photo or a drawing of your device. There is no need to search a lot. There are plenty of witty inventions around us.


As a follow up of this activity, today we are going to see a col.ection of photographs by a famous French photographer, Jacques Henry Lartigue. He also experimented with stereographs and stereoscopes and some of the photographs exhibited in Caixa Forum are from the same period as the ones you saw in class. However, the topics, the environment and the society portrayed in Lartigue’s photos are  very different.

As usual, when we go on an outing, you will have to carry out a task during the outing and then, do some activity on line to complete and fix the information you gathered during the visit.


In the exhibition, you will be able to watch sterographs from the early 1900’s. Last Tuesday, you also had the opportunity to talk with the author of the Mallorca Daily Photoblog who gave you his opinion on photography. I hope you will enjoy this outing and I’m sure it will give you a new perspective to look at the world around you.

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48 Respostes to “1.en.34 3rd December: Outing to Caixa Forum. Photographs by Jacques Henry Lartigue.”

  1. aina tous Says:

    It is a gadget and it is called a vegetable puree device. It is made of inox metal material and is the size of a small saucepan. It is portable and has a handle to hold is still and another handle to rotate in circles and puree the vegetables which fall through small holes in the base and into the container below.

    • aina tous Says:

      It is a gadget and It’s called a vegetable puree device. It is made of inox metal material. It’s size of a small saucepan. It’s used to mix the vegetables and make puree.

  2. Love Says:

    The mouse is a pointing device used to facilitate the use of a graphical environment on a computer. It is usually made of plastic and is used with one hand.
    Usually consists of at least two buttons and other optional devices as a “wheel”.
    some are portable, cordless, but there are some who are connected to the computer via cable (wire).

  3. philline Says:

    It is a device called telephone, it is made of plastic and cables inside. Is not so big and not so small and it consists of bottons with numbers.
    And it is use to communicate with other persons in a long distance.

    • philline Says:

      Correction: It is a device called telephone, it is made of plastic and cables inside. Is not so big and not so small and it consists of bottons with numers.
      And it is used for communicating with other persons in long distances.
      I chose this device because is a very good invention, and if your family is very far you can contact with them by this invention.

  4. Peptoni Font Says:

    It is a gadget and it is called light bulb. It is used for illuminating. It is made of glass and inside of metal. It is small, fragile and has pear-shape. It is composed a thread to put the light bulbs. There are light bulbs of different colors: red, blue, green, white… and provides light with electricity.

  5. sarabouza12 Says:

    It is a gadget and it is called Steel Tape. It is made of metal and plastic. It is little, but with a long metal meter. Is portable, you can put it in your pocket. It is composed of a long metal meter and a cover of plastic.
    It is used for measure all types of objects, usually the furniture.
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    • sarabouza12 Says:

      It is a gadget and it is called Steel Tape or measure tape. It is made of metal and plastic. It is little, but with a long metal meter. Is portable, you can put it in your pocket. It is composed of a long metal meter and a cover of plastic.
      It is used for measuring all types of objects, usually the furniture.

  6. tatidt Says:

    For me, this is the best device ever done: A portable computer!
    It’s a little tiny box made up of plastic materials and metal materials.
    It is used for chatting, listening music, watching videos, working, etc.

    The best thing ever done!

  7. alemanymarta Says:

    Witty invention
    Maybe this gadget is not already invented. I’m going to call it “multisensorial helmet”. It is made of plastic, and synthetic materials.
    Its shape is bigger than a normal helmet. It also has wifi connection and it is portable.
    It consist of a device in which you can view, hear and smell the environment you desire. In some cases you have the ability to interact with the new reality.
    Beyond unlimited virtual tours (culture, travel, space, etc.) lived with great realism, can serve as a tool to treat phobias.
    In the future, all the people will have one of this devices at home.

  8. Zandalie Says:

    My witty invention
    A kaleidoscope is a gadget, it consist in a tube that has three mirrors, they form a triangle, in the end there are several objects of different shapes and colors, and it images are multiplied when we turn the tube in the opposite end.


  9. neusr Says:

    This is a device that is a keyboard to write in the computer.What contain letters and numbers.

  10. andrea199762 Says:

    It is a gadget called a car used to transport people and objects. Usually has two, four, five, seven or eight seats. It consists of matal and other elements. There are different types, has some bigger, some smaller, some convertible …

    gadget

    • andrea199762 Says:

      My gadget it is called car. It use for transporting people and other things. Usually has two, four, five, seven or eight seats. It’s consist of metal and other elements. There are different types: some are smaller, other bigers, convertible…

  11. idaira santana Says:

    It is a gadget and it is called stereoscope.It’s made of wood and leather.
    It’s shape is fragile, it’s consists of a handle and mask.
    It is used for looking the picture in 3D.

    • idaira santana Says:

      It’s a gadget and it is called laser printer it used to print documents, picture…
      It’s made of plastic and metal.It’s shape is big and heavy.
      It’s consists of a cable and rectangular structure.

      • idaira santana Says:

        It’s a gadget and it is called laser printer it used for printing documents, picture…
        It’s made of plastic and metal.It’s shape is big and heavy.
        It’s consists of a cable and rectangular structure.

      • idaira santana Says:

        Correction:
        It’s used for printing documents, pictures…
        Its shape is big and heavy.
        It’s consists of a cable and a rectangular structure.

  12. juditell Says:

    It is a gadget and is called calculator. A calculator is a device for performing numerical calculations. People use the calculators for problems where a computation is not complex.

    • juditell Says:

      CORRECTION:
      It is a gadget and it’s called calculator. It’s made of plastic and it contains numbers and things that we need to do matematical operation. It is use for calculating matematical operations.

  13. sarah789 Says:

    It is a gadget called microscope. Is an optical instrument for viewing very small objects, typically magnifying by several hundred times.

  14. miguelinramonllull Says:

    It is a gadget called TV. It is used for watch series and movie in a little screen. Is made up of plastic, normally, and is brighting.

  15. emil7234 Says:

    It`s a gadget called “Tablet PC” . It`s made of plastic , metal and his touchscreen , og a mix between plastic and glass.
    It consist in a mix of potable computer and a smartphone. It has a processor and ram memory that provide fast conection to the network and can used diversity apications while.
    His shape is rectangular whit screen around 7inchs and 10inchs.
    It is used to read books , comics , newspaper… , play games , watch moveis , videos , listen music and tha main function , is connected to the network.

  16. emil7234 Says:

    Correction
    It`s a gadget called “Tablet PC” . It`s made of plastic , metal and his touchscreen is made of a mix between plastic and glass.

    It consist in a mix of portable computer and a smartphone. It has a processor and ram memory , that provide fast conection to the network and can used diversity apications while.

    His shape is rectangular whit screen around 7inchs and 10inchs.

    It is used to read books , comics , newspaper… , play games , watch moveis , videos , listen music and tha main function is :connected to the network.

  17. Pilar Says:

    It is a invention called wheel. It is made of rubber. It consists of a consistent circle. It is used for helping the movement of other objects.

    (rubber – caucho)

  18. xiskete Says:

    It’s a lamp of ceiling with the shape of a flower. The function is: when you are sleeping the flower are close and with the light off and when you wake up the flower open and the light too. You have to have the lamp of ceiling above yours.

    • xiskete Says:

      My invention is called lamp flower. Consists in illuminating you room. When you are sleeping the flower are close and the light off and when you stand up the flower open and the light too.

  19. claudiapg Says:

    This gadget is called plate. It is made of porcelain or ceramic but some of them are made of plastic for the kids.
    It is used for support the food.
    It is used in a normal house.
    His shape is round, but some moderns plates have a rectangular shape or another shapes, like hearts…

    • claudiapg Says:

      My correction

      This gadget is called plate. It is made of porcelain or ceramic but some of them are made of plastic for the kids.
      It is used for supporting the food.
      It is used in a normal house.
      Its shape is round, but some moderns plates have a rectangular shape or another shapes.

  20. angelblanchvallespir Says:

    It is a gadget callet: elevator, or in american english: lift. It is made of metal and some cables.

    It is used for go up stairs with out stairs, to be not tired and to transport or elevate objects thet at stairs are very hard to bring it.

    It haves a rectangular shape or the modern ones have a lot of forms.

    It is used in high buildings that have a lot of stairs.

  21. jlny7288 Says:

    My device is the camera. This device is usually rectangular and it is made of metal iron and plastic. It is a machine used for taking photos and catching images.

    • jlny7288 Says:

      I chose the camera because is a very useful machine because you can preserve happy moments or memories and freeze images of the reality.

  22. pepe1997 Says:

    The computer is of plastic is rectangular and have screen keyboard and mouse.

    The computer is very important for the all the peoples and his funncions are very much:play,to sail for internet…

    The all the persons of the world have a computer.

  23. Rodrigo Deus Says:

    My device is the glass, This device usually have a circular shape and can be made with a lot of materials. Is used to drink and transport water or a other liquid.

  24. Rodrigo Deus Says:

    My device is the glass. The glass usually have a circular shape and can be made in a lot of materials, it’s used for transporting and drinking water or other liquids.

  25. pepe1997 Says:

    1-My invention is a computer.
    2-My invention is uded for lisening to music, going for internet, doing works, dowlanding: videos, music films visiting blogs.
    3-My invention is made of plastic matirials.
    4-My inventionis used with a screen, keyboard, mouse,loudspeaker and monitor.
    This invention is very interesting and is very important for the world, It is very good invention.

  26. angelblanchvallespir Says:

    It is a gadget called: elevator, or in american english: lift. It is made of metal and some cables.

    It is used for going up stairs with out stairs, to be not tired and to transporting or elevating objects that at stairs are very hard to bring it.

    It has a rectangular shape, the modern ones have a lot of forms.

    It is used in high buildings that have a lot of stairs.

  27. neusr Says:

    It is a device called keyboard.It is use for writing in the computer.It has numbers and letters.It is made of plastic and it has a rectangular shape.

  28. Daryl Jade Says:

    The gadget that I have chosen is called microwave which it is used for heating food or drinks. Its shape is rectangular that is made of plastic and iron. It is used in kitchens.

  29. Zandalie Says:

    It is a invention called kaleidoscope. It is made of metal or plastic. It consists of three mirrors and a tub. It is used for seeing the images in different shapes and colors.

  30. alemanymarta Says:

    My divece is the fan.
    The fan is a device used for blow cool air in hot weather.
    The material is composed of plastic, iron, and is an electrical gadget.


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