Superb Job

Labor Students,

We would like to post ESO 1 unit 3 outline by ESO 1 B student, Andrea Aguado. Andrea has done it voluntarily as a preparation for her unit 3 test. We thought it was not only a brilliant idea, but a superb job, and that is why we would like to share it with you all. We would also like to suggest to you to do similar lesson outlines and summaries for your exams. If you do this we are sure your test results will improve dramatically.

Congratulations, Andrea!!

UNIT 3 -24/7
VOCABULARYDAILY ROUTINES


  • Wake up
  • Get up
  • Have a shower
  • Go to school 
  • Have lunch
  • Do my homework
  • Brush my teeth
  • Have dinner
  • Go to bed
  • Meet my friends
  • Send a text message

ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY

·        Always
·        Usually
·        Often
·        Sometimes
·        Hardly ever
·        Never
Sujeto + adverbio de frecuencia+ verbo
Excepto to be (sujeto + to be + adverbio defrecuencia)
I alwaysgoto school by car
I’m alwaystired after school

VOCABULARYFREE TIME ACTIVITIES


·        I play basketball
·        I see my friends
·        I do exercise
·        I play computer games
·        I go shopping
·        I chat on the Internet
·        I listen to music
·        I read a book

GRAMMAR – PRESENT SIMPLE: QUESTIONS
Do          I/you/we/they/         read?   Yes, I do / No, I don’t
Does       he/she/it             read?    Yes, she does / No, he doesn’t
WH- QUESTIONS
What                     
When            do         I/you/we/they           study?
Where          does      he/she/it                  
LOVE–LIKE–DON’T/DOESN’TLIKE–HATE +  VERB ING
I hate playing computer games
He likes going swimming
Do you like doing exercise?
Does she hate playing football?
SAYTHE DATE
Months:
·        January
·        February
·        March
·        April
·        May
·        June
·        July
·        August
·        September
·        October
·        November
·        December
  
first 1st
eleventh 11th
twenty-first 21st
fortieth 40th
second 2nd
twelfth 12th
twenty-second 22nd
fiftieth 50th
third 3rd
thirteenth 13th
twenty-third 23rd
sixtieth 60th
fourth 4th
fourteenth 14th
twenty-fourth 24th
seventieth 70th
fifth 5th
fifteenth 15th
twenty-fifth 25th
eightieth 80th
sixth 6th
sixteenth 16th
twenty-sixth 26th
ninetieth 90th
seventh 7th
seventeenth 17th
twenty-seventh 27th
eighth 8th
eighteenth 18th
twenty-eighth 28th
ninth 9th
nineteenth 19th
twenty-ninth 29th
tenth 10th
twentieth 20th
thirtieth 30th
30th May – The thirtieth of May
1st September – The first of September
PREPOSITIONSOF TIME (ON, IN, AT)
IN  + months, years, parts of the day
            inMay, in 1999, inthe morning
ON  +             days, dates
            onSaturday, on 3rd April
AT  +              times,the weekend, night
            at 7o’clock, at the weekend, at night
SEQUENCERS
firstthennextafter thatfinally
On Sunday, I get up really late. First I have a shower. Then Ihave breakfast and watch TV. Next I have lunch in the garden. After thatI phone my friends and we meet in the park and talk. Finally we have a sandwich in a cafébefore we go home. 
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Labor English Zone 2nd Anniversary

Labor English Zone started on 6th December 2009. Since then we have published 500+ posts and have received over 17,500 visitors who have viewed more than 26,000 pages. Our busiest day was 11th May 2010, when our hits peaked at 122 visitors (we guess the following day there was a pbl deadline or some kind of exam!!).  And if you google us you will obtain 2,700,000+ results. Posted on February 27th 2010, this entry about school jokes, with over 580 visitors, has been the most popular one during first two years.

We want to thank you all for being there and for your visits. We would like to encourage you to send us comments and messages with your ideas and suggestions for new posts. We are interested in hearing what interests you.

To celebrate we are 2 years old, we publish again our first post, “The Italian Man Who Went to Malta”:
6th December 2009

Let’s begin with some humour. Italian and Spanish are arguably the hardest accents to get rid of. Practise pronunciation drills and try to polish your accent in case you go to Malta too!!

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Half As Long

I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had time to make it shorter. 
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Labor Students,

If there is a piece of advice that we would like to give you when writing your compositions and essays  is to keep them SHORT and SIMPLE:

  • Shorter is better
  • Use short words: never use a long word where a short one will do.
  • If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
  • Try to make it half as long…
And now, please watch this clip from the beautiful 1992 film ‘A River Runs Through It’ (from minute 5.43 to 7.16; transcription to follow). You will find the secret: HALF AS LONG.

…So it was with my formal education as well. Each weekday, while my father worked on his Sunday sermon I attended the school of the Reverend Maclean. He taught nothing but reading and writing. And being a Scot…. believed that the art of writing lay in thrift.
–Half as long.
So while my friends spent their days at Missoula Elementary I stayed home and learnt to write the American language.
–Again. Half as long.
–Good. Now throw it away.


(You can find the full transcription of this videoclip and of the complete film here)

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Television is a Drug

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Thanksgiving – 4th Thursday of November


Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. While it may have been religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday. It is sometimes casually referred to as Turkey Day.
In Canada, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October, which is Columbus Day in the United States. In the United States, it falls on the fourth Thursday of November. Since being fixed at the fourth Thursday in November by law in 1941, the holiday in the United States can occur on any date from November 22 to November 28. When it falls on November 22 or 23, it is not the last Thursday, but the penultimate Thursday in November. As it is a Federal holiday, all United States government offices are closed and employees are paid for that day. It is also a holiday for the New York Stock Exchange and most other financial markets and financial services companies.
The precise historical origin of the holiday is disputed. Although Americans commonly believe that the first Thanksgiving happened in 1621 at Plymouth, Massachusetts, there is strong evidence for earlier celebrations in Canada (1578) and by Spanish explorers in Florida (1565).

Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has been an annual tradition in theUnited States since 1863, when during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.
The event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated to give thanks to God for helping the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony survive their first brutal winter in New England. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days, providing enough food for 53 pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. The feast consisted of fish (cod, eels, and bass) and shellfish (clams, lobster, and mussels), wild fowl (ducks, geese, swans, and turkey), venison, berries and fruit, vegetables (peas, pumpkin, beetroot and possibly, wild or cultivated onion), harvest grains (barley and wheat), and the Three Sisters: beans, dried Indian maize or corn, and squash. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “Thanksgivings” — days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.
Foods of the Season
In the United States, certain kinds of food are traditionally served at Thanksgiving meals. Firstly, baked or roasted turkey is usually the featured item on any Thanksgiving feast table (so much so that Thanksgiving is sometimes referred to as “Turkey Day”). Stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet corn, other fall vegetables, and pumpkin pie are commonly associated with Thanksgiving dinner. All of these are actually native to the Americas or were introduced as a new food source to the Europeans when they arrived.
Vacation and travel
During Thanksgiving Day families and friends usually gather for a large meal or dinner. Consequently the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travelperiods of the year. Thanksgiving is a four-day or five-day weekend vacation for schools and colleges. Most business and government workers (78% in 2007) are given Thanksgiving and the day after as paid holidays. Thanksgiving Eve, the night before Thanksgiving, is one of the busiest nights of the year for bars and clubs, as many college students and others return to their hometowns to reunite with friends and family.
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving
The day after Thanksgiving is a day off for some companies and many schools. It is popularly known as Black Friday, because of the heavy shopping that day helps retailers turn a profit or put books back into black. Black Friday has been considered by retailers to be the start of the Christmas shopping season since as early as the 1930s.
If you want to know more, visit Celebrating Thanksgiving.
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Are you Addicted to your Mobile Phone?

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4th 2011-12 Quiz

Labor Students,

Here is the 4th quiz for this schoolyear (by the way, as of today you have not solved this one yet… There is 10 points to give away too…)

So, 10 points, as usual, to the first student to email the correct, complete answer to this question:

What is this?
WARNING: THIS QUIZ IS INTENDED FOR OUR STUDENTS, NOT FOR THEIR PARENTS

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