1.en.1 News from Rodrigo Deus. Will he become as famous as Rudy Fernández?

Dear 3rd ESO students, 

Castigate 2 is on stand by, but we still get some news from people who were with us. Today,  we all got a very nice message from Rodrigo Deus.  Most of you probably remember how, 3 years ago,  he introduced himself  in 1st ESO, don’t you? Just click here, 

I searched our old  blog and found a very young Rodrigo (he was already very tall) . That was 3 years ago!! follow the link and you will see how much he’s changed. However, he has never given up his hobby. He loved basket and was very good at it. That is the reason for leaving our school and not being with us this year.  The first time he appeared next to a basketball star was in our blog. Do you remember?

We wish him the very best and hope he drops in sometimes to tell us how he is doing. Rodrigo, Thanks for remembering us and good luck in your new school!

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3.en.100 End of the year outing

Looking back or looking forward?

Dear students,

About a year ago, we celebrated the end of school at Sa Riera. It was also a very warm day and you all ended up  totally wet and  playing in the fountain. Well, this year we were not so lucky and had to put up with the heat sitting under the shade of the olive trees. Fist year ESO students were also with us. In case you want to see how much you have changed, check Castígate.  So do not look back but look forward but don’t forget the times we spent together.

This year, some students from last year group, Carlos Garavi, Hao, Joana  and Laura  were also with us. In fact we all are from the same school, aren’t we? you should send these pics to Lucas and to Jose Luis Pelaez.Here are some pics from this year. I wish you the best and, even if I’m not with you next year, I hope to see you around at the Ramon Llull.  Keep up your English and enjoy summer.

First and second year ESO together

Click here to watch the video with some picsSome more pics. 

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3.en. 99 Miquel Àngel and Lovepreet presenting to 1st Year ESO students their work on sustainability and Green Cities

Thanks to Jaume Salvà, who recorded this video, you’ll be able to see  how much all of you have improved this year. This video has not been edited.  Jaume Salvà went to 1st ESO  class and recorded Lovepreet and Miquel Àngel , who talked to first year students aboout what they had been doing in their English lessons . Despite being recorded without interruptions and with no editing, this video shows how good and fluent their English is. They both  prepared it at very short notice, without any help, they were able to answer questions put to them and did a great job. So, this just an example of why they deserve a good  mark in English. All of you have passed, which means that though there are differences among the group, all of you have improved a lot. Keep it up and don’t let your English go rusty.

3.en.98 Sofía’s site to boost your English during summer

Hi everyone,

This will be my last post . It  aims at helping you fix what you have learnt throughout this year and help you find your way in the information maze.

Next year you will probably have no blog, or a new one altogether. It is also possible that you’ll be using a textbook. Everything has got advantages and disadvantages. A traditional book keeps a fixed and closed inventory of items. In most books, grammar topics are  presented separately in each unit. This year, we have covered all the grammar topics you are expected to know in 2nd ESO. Sofía, an English teacher from our school,has built an excellent site with on line materials to complement your blog materials. Here you will find what we did during our lessons this year  in a more structured way. I am sure you will have no problems doing the exercises and I recommend you to spend about one hour a week (it is not much, isn’t it?) revising 2nd Year ESO contents. Your English will improve and you will set off next year  in a better shape.

Click here to check it

This is the table of contents of Sofia’s site for 2nd ESO. If you download it and print it, you can use it to keep a record of the exercises you do. Put it in your notebook and use it to complete your weekly diary

She has also  prepared this template to keep track of your summer work. Start from the very beginning.DO NOT PROCRASTINATE

Download it and start writing your diary. There is a short space for you to write a few lines every week. Bring it next year, your new teacher will appreciate getting to know something about you.

In short, I will also publish a table of contents grouped by topics to help you find your way in this long, never ending and enless growing  blog “CASTIGATE 2”, so as to help you not to get lost in the maze.

ENJOY SUMMER !

it has been a pleasure being your teacher. (most of the times) 🙂 

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3.en.97 Tatiana, 2nd ESO E tireless correspondent reporting on class events

Tatiana surely has a hectic life. Last Friday she received a diploma and many books as a price for being  finalist in Fonix. Most probably she celebrated it during the weekend, but on Monday she was on the go again. Here is her excellent newspaper article. If she keeps on working with this energy she’ll get to be more famous than Arianna Huffington. By the way, run a search and find out who Arianna Huffington is. Will Tatiana Daily  take over the Huffington Post in the future? who knows…

Congratulations again, Tatiana!

Tatiana holding the Fonix diploma

3.en.97 More reporters joining in. Have a look at 2nd ESO IES S’Arenal dauntless correspondents reporting on natural disasters

In the previous post 3.en.96 you learnt how 2n year ESO students launched a digital newspaper in Àrta. They did so helped,  by Jose Mª, who used to teach English in our school. Raúl was also an English teacher at  Ramon Llull. Some of you might remember him making Paella with Molly and Belma in the playground.  He was in our blog several times last year.  How could we forget  his hilarious revision  of Pocahontas legend?(click here to see a clip).  Unfortunately, he could not stay with  us,  but the Internet helps people to keep in touch.   Now, Raúl  is teaching at S’Arenal and his 2nd year ESO students  have also made the headlines. He’s got a blog,  “The flying beetle,” which is fun. clik  here to visit it.  I recommend you to watch the news stories and videos  made by Raúl’s  students.  We might try to collaborate with them in the future. What do you think?

  • All correspondents did a great job but ,if you had to choose,  where would your vote go  to?
  • Which is your favourite news story?
  • Which reporters did the best job?
  • Post your comments to the blog 
  • Also, leave your feedback in “the flying beetle!” 2nd ESo students from S’Arenal will appreciate it. 

NEWS STORY #1 TSUNAMI DEVASTATES PACIFIC RIM

NEWS STORY #2 HURRICANE KATRINA REACHES THE US

NEWS STORY #3 EARTHQUAKE HITS HAITÍ

NEWS STORY #4 THE ERUPTION OF MOUNT PELÉE

3.en.95 Are newspapers on the wane? No way! Have a look at Àrta Herald, a newspaper created by a group of 2n ESO and their English teacher, Jose María Agustiño.

We have been working with newspapers for a while and some of you, (Guillem) have already published their first headline, here in our blog. Well, others have joined in,. Tatiana  decided to make a gossip paper and   this weekend she sent me her first article  for  Weekly Tati .

Though it needs some editing, I will upload it to the blog as a proof of her sudden interest in journalim. Can you suggest Tatiana some improvement for her headline.

  • What is the false friend that slipped in her article?
  • who will be the first one to discover it?

It seems there’s a journalism craze spreading among  2nd ESo students. The latest news come from Jose María Agustiño, an English teacher who was  at the Ramon Llull some years ago. Unfortunately, he had to leave us, but he left behing part of his work, which is extremely helpful and can still be used. You can visit  the web page he developed while he was with us, English Rules,  clicking here. In fact,  you can access English Rules directly from the Ramon Llull home page.  Sofía, an English teacher from our school, has added new links and sections to English Rules  for her Batxillerat students.

Jose María Agustiño is currently working in Àrta and sent me an online special edition of the Àrta Herald. I’m sure you’ll like it. I’ve told him we might decide to launch our own digital newspaper next year, what do you think? we could also collaborate with them. Well, let me know your opinion . I’ m sure they’ll love some feedback.  As usual, post your comments to the blog. Click here to go to Àrta Herald

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