Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Digestive Siystem

For the next class please print the digestive system document, BUT only the first 12 pages.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Coloring your diet


For this session we are going to look at nutition. 
Your first assignment, before class is to find the names of all the vegetables in the picture both in English and Spanish. You need to do this before class.


You need go to Fitness Magazine to read the article THEN you have to print this PDF, to bring to class. This documment will be used during class.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

How can you convince a person like you to visit museums?


As you get ready to present your projects, it is important that you get more experience in the world of museums. These are some links to some museums which I love. Also some explinations on how culture is accessed and used in Mexico. Visit every link, take a tour, watch videos, look at pictures, read the posts... and do some serious research.
  1. http://sic.conaculta.gob.mx/estadistica.php
  2. http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx/index.html
  3. http://www.smb.museum/smb/standorte/index.php?lang=en&objID=27
  4. http://www.guggenheim.org/
  5. http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/
  6. http://www.moma.org/
  7. http://americanart.si.edu/
  8. http://www.londonart.co.uk/website/dictionary.asp
  9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU9oaD0e7uU
  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvT9gl5Gh_Y
  11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUnNJY7GEag
As you take tours of the museum sites: 

  1. Take notes.
  2. Come to your own conclusions. 
  3. Remember that the objective of your visits and these links is to inspire you to understand the importance of art and museums, so you to find a way to motivate young people like you to visit museums. 
  4. The objective of the presentations is not to describe museums. 

Projects will be presented on October 28th, under these rules: 

  • 3 members per team.
  • You may present with any means you want.
  • You will turn in the evidence of your visit to the museums, and w ritten presentation. 
  • You can not read your presentation.
  • Executive uniforms must be worn when you present.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What kind of doctor do you want to be?

This is your assignment for the next class, and it is very simple. 

  1. You are going to make a list of 5 specialties that you are interested in. 
  2. You will describe, in no more than 50 words, what that specialty is, 
  3. and why you want to study it. This has to be in YOUR WORDS, 50 to 100 aadditional words. 
  4. You will make and PRINT a word document and bring it to class. 
  5. You will give a mini presentation, individually, on ONE of the five specialties, but the trick is that I will tell you which one to talk about.
  6. You can NOT read your presentation.
  7. Take this quiz . It is fun.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Know what you're talking about; talk about yourself!


What we're trying to do here is get you to be an amazing public speaker. So, how do we go about doing that? We do it by getting you to do presentations, and then a few more presentations... and a some more presentations after that. You get the idea.
Let's look at some tips from the Toastmasters website.

  1. I will make sure you that master these tips not by memory, but by constant work; http://www.toastmasters.org/tips.asp 
  2. Make the right moves. Don't hold up the wall, it won't fall.. http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/TipsTechniques/GesturesGetMoving.aspx 
  3. Your visual support is vital to your presentation;  http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/TipsTechniques/VisualAidsPowerPoint.aspx
  4. Let's avoid this;  http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/TipsTechniques/10BiggestPublicSpeakingMistakes.aspx 
  5. If you lose it and things go wrong, this link will help you;  http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/TipsTechniques/WhenThingsGoWrong.aspx 

And now the rules:

  • Presentation will be about YOU!
  • Tell us five things we do not know about you... GET creative talk about something which most people don't talk about.
  • You have to talk about your past, present and future.
  • You can bring any visual support you need, except PowerPoint or any computer based projection.
  • You will leave a comment, mentioning the tip you think is most helpful, and why.
  • You have to talk for a minimum of two minutes and a maximum of three.
  • YOU CAN NOT READ YOUR PRESENTATION.
  • Presentations will be on Monday September 15th, and it is part of your grade.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

THE SKELETON

For this activity, I have borrowed from my fellow teacher Ariel.

The first thing you need to do is print this document, because we will use it in class. You must have YOUR OWN COPY in class in order to work. You can print on recycled paper.

Next you will test your knowledge at this link for practice. This link is for practice at home. 

In class, you will do an activity withis information. If you can bring a laptop or a table.

You will need to work in teams, but you will have individual work by the end of the class.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Countries, Cities, Nationalities and Dishes

Welcome to English 3. Vocabulary is very important. In this activity we are going to learn vocabulary for counties and languages IN ENGLISH. 
How many countries in Europe can you name? What is the capital of Denmark? What is the official currency in Turkey? What is the official language of Finland? You may, or may not agree with me, but there things you (we) have to know. I know some people feel that learning a lot of information might actually be useless. Knowledge can never be useless.


  • You will first test your memory by taking a quiz on Europe and its geography, just for fun.
  • After that, complete this chart in English. 
  • When you finish, email the document to ralfortiz@gmail.com; The subject and the name of the attachment should be YOUR_NAME_Europe.
  • All the information you gather you will use in another project. You may work in pairs, as long as you only speak English and produce two different documents
  • After you read this post, write a comment with you opinion of this assignment. Don't forget to write your name.
  • In addition, you will go to this link after class and study the parts of speech. This information is VERY important for you to understand how English works; http://www.english-grammar-revolution.com/parts-of-speech.html


Have fun!