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.

1.en.23 School outing Anselm Turmeda school orchard

Here you have the questionnaire to prepare Friday outing.


Friday 12th November.

Outing to Anselm Turmeda school orchard.

There are some schools orchards in Palma, we are going to visit Anselm Turmeda school orchard, but there are others such as Son Anglada, that also have one. Son Anglada has as nice web site you can surf before going.Visit Son Anglada school website  and try to answer the following questions. Then , after the visit  we will be able to contrast the information you found in the web site with your real life experience.

This is a link to a beautiful slideshow from the orchard’s blog.

Check the photos before the visit, you might need to look up some words in the dictionary before going. Do you know how to say bledas in English?  Were these pics taken in September? What will the orchard look like now? We’ll have to wait to find out. Remember to take a camera with you.



Questionnaire on the outing to Anselm Turmeda school orchard.

  1. Where is the school?
  2. What is the school like?
  3. How many pupils are there?
  4. Describe the building
  5. Compare the school with your former primary school
  6. How long have they had  the orchard for?
  7. Who takes care of the orchard?
  8. Are all the students involved?
  9. What kind of crops do they grow?
  10. What do they do with the fruit and vegetables they grow?
  11. What happens during vacation time? Who takes care of the orchard?
  12. What  did you like best about this experience?
  13. Would you like to have a school orchard at the Ramon Llull?
  14. Would that be possible?
  15. Vocabulary: These are the new words I’ve learnt
  16. These  are  the questions I asked :