1.en.30 This is Jilin’s comparison of Anselm Turmeda with his former school

Good job, Jilin!

Jilin posted this comment to the blog as part of the task you had to do after our outing to the school orchard last Friday. It is a very good post and shows that he is improving his writing skills. However, Jilin’s post can also be improved. I have not edited it yet and expect you to do it for me. Magdalena gave you some hints on where  and when to place punctuation marks. In English lessons we have been talking  about how to organise paragraphs and singing along with punctuation marks. Now it is time to try to use them effectively.  Read Jilin’s post and try to make it even better with  just a few corrections.  You’ll be editors and post your suggestions to the blog.

Once we get a final version, we’ll upload it to the blog.

My former primary school was CP Genova. It’s a bit like Anselm Turmeda in size. Genova also has an orchard but is smaller than Anselm Turmeda’s orchard, we grew lettuces, cabbages, radishes,..
My former primary school’s playground is bigger than the playground of Anselm Turmeda. My primary school is a 2 storey building and Anselm Turmeda is a one storey building
Anselm Turmeda has one entrance, but my primary school has 2 entrances. My school’s walls are white and orange and in some ones, there are children paintings. ( In Anselm Turmeda, also, there are children paintings in the walls). My school also has many rectangular windows.
In Genova there are about 170 children and 9 classes, that means an average of 19 pupils per class. ( It’s quite similar than Anselm Turmeda )


1.en.26 12th November outing to Anselm Turmeda school orchard

Hello, everyone!

I hope you are having a nice weekend. Well, last Friday the confusion with the school name, Son Anglada turned out to be Anselm Turmeda, ended up well, didn’t it?

I was really impressed by the orchard and the school. What about you?

The English task can be carried out as planned. You only need to answer  the questions about the Anselm Turmeda.  The preparatory task, which was to visit Son Anglada web page and take notes, you must keep it in your notebook. It was homework you had to do before the visit, so we’ll look at it and compare the two schools. We saw Anselm Turmeda in real life, Son Anglada we passed by it and we visited its web page.

Andrea sent me very nice pics and a couple of videos from the outing. Here you can see a selection while we wait to make a slide show.

Josep Perelló, the teacher responsible for the orchard, gave us ribbon plants “cintes” as a present. I hope you’ll take care of them.

HOMEWORK: Tuesday 16th

  • Remember that apart form the questionnaire that you had to complete after the outing, I added a new task while we were at the Anselm Turmeda computer room.
  • You have to make a list of  the  gardening tools you think are essential to keep an orchard. Look them up in a dictionary, check the pronunciation and write the translation in Catalan and Spanish.

You are already familiar with these two dictionaries.

a bilingual one: http://www.wordreference.com/es/

a monolingual: http://dictionary.reference.com/

Now, in order to help you with your task, you can check Merriam Webster visual dictionary on line. This dictionary includes pictures and there is a section on gardening tools that might be very helpful. You can also listen to the way the words are pronounced.

I have chosen an example for you.

Finally, if you want to keep your plant healthy, you might want to check information about “cintes” in this site

Plant Type: Perennial
Description: Rosettes of long leaves, usually with white longitudinal stripes, produce hanging stems of small white flowers followed by plantlets that root even as they hang from the parent.
  • Where are ribbon plants originally from?
  • How much water do they need?
  • Can they be kept outside and inside?

All this information can be found in the site.

Post your comments on the outing to the blog before Tuesday.