2.en.51. Leaf through “boy” in English on line

Many on line shops such as Amazon, give you the option to leaf through a book before you actually get it, as if you were in a bookshop: you can see the cover, read some excerpts and have a look at the illustrations.

You have already read “boy” with Magdalena in Catalan and we did a dictation of the homesickness chapter.  Now, you can flick through on line and find out what the book in English is like.

Homework: (Tuesday, 2nd March )

Read the first 3 pages of the book,when Dahl introduces his father and  tells us the way he lost his arm.

You will be able to check  the way the table of contents was translated into Catalan.

  1. Have you ever bought a book on line?
  2. Do you think is a good way to leaf through books?
  3. Buying on line or in a bookshop? What do you prefer? Why?
  4. Had you ever checked the contents of a book on line before?

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Google has also a tool that lets you flick through the pages of classics and even download them. However, remember you can only download books that are out of copyright. “Boy” is not out of copyright.

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1.en.4. ozone layer, forest layers and deforestation

This year we set off with a visit to  an exhibition on the importance of  forests and by the end of this term we shall go on a school outing to the Bellver forest  to investigate IRL= in real life what we have been working on during lessons. You have already started working on this topic and prepared a power point presentation, answering the questions of your dossier.

Emily has made a post on the Ozone layer. Forests and deforestation are also connected with this topic.

1) Do you know why?

2) Can you think of any reasons?

In the exhibition at La Caixa you saw a display of the different layers the soil forest is made of, now we’ll have a look a at the different layers of the tropical rain forest.

You can visit this site and find out how to say these terms in Spanish.

Watch  this Greenpeace video on the Amazon rain forest and find out some of the threats that the Amazon rain forest is facing. You will also learn about the relationship between deforestation and greenhouse gases

Some words you will hear in the video:

drought= sequía, sequera

1.a period of dry weather, esp. a long one that is injurious to crops.

1) What has happened to rivers

a) they carry more water

b) they carry less water

2)Deforestation is responsible for

a) 1/2  (half) of global greenhouse gases

b) 1/3 ( a third) of global greenhouse gases

c) 1/4 ( a quater  ) of global greenhouse gases

3) What is the percentage of Brazilian emissions that comes from burning and cutting down forest ?

a) 25%

b) 50%

c) 75%

4) What is the relation between CO2 emissions and deforestation?

5) Fewer trees means

a)  less moisture rises into the air, less clouds, less rain back into the forest

b) more moisture rises into the air, more clouds, more rain back into the forest.

6) How can climate change be slowed down? Tick the advice given by the Greenpeace activist

a) developed nations must reduce greenhouse emissions

b) Brazil must stop deforestation in the Amazon

c) developed nations must invest money in Brazil

Homework for Friday 1st October

Copy the questionnaire  about the video of Green Peace in your notebook and answer the questions.

Post to the blog a comment to the video, not the answers.

Post to the blog the answers to questions 1 and 2 that appear at the beginning of this post.

Emily has made a post on the Ozone layer. Forests and deforestation are also connected with this topic.

1) Do you know why?

2) Can you think of any reasons?