Mis pasatiempos, by James K., Curso 2

When working with students on preparing pieces of work - written or oral - I try to bring students input from lots of sources and not just the textbook. However, I do believe there is a moment when, in order for them to be able to express their personalities, you have to let them ask the …

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Un día en la vida de Cristobal Colón, por Eve – Curso 2

What seems like way back in September, my students and I worked on the  really interesting competition organised by Léargas last year connecting language and history through a project on A Day in the Life of .... Students had to choose a historical figure and write a diary entry in the language the figure would have …

Yo mismo, escrito por James R. Curso 1

I'm delighted to share this student work as the first post on Pancomido in 2016. James R. (Form 1) prepared this piece as part of his Form 1 Assessment in November. Along with the whole class, he prepared a first draft, which I corrected, and then a second draft incorporating corrections. His work required very few corrections and …

Pepe perezoso, por Nessa B, Curso 5

Pepe se despierta a las once cada mañana. Apaga su despertador…y duerme hasta las once y media. Luego, desayuna tanto como posible. Sólo come cereales secos - es demasiado esfuerzo añadir la leche. Va a su trabajo sin prisa a las dos. Trabaja como crítico de peliculas nuevas para “Netflix”. Él tiene que ver cuatro …

Pepe Hortero, por Sally, Curso 5

This is one of my favourite activities with my senior level classes. On the surface it's just the retelling of a day-in-the-life story, but it makes students focus on verb clauses, use and agreement of adjectives, nouns and present tense verbs. It's based on an exercise created by a friend of mine for students of …

Blancanieves: a personal response by David, Curso 2

At the start of May, my colleague and I brought our Form 2 classes to the Irish Film Institute to watch Blancanieves. I have selected some of the most interesting and considered responses for sharing. The students wrote partly in Spanish and partly in English. The full responses will appear here on the site and selections will be …

Blancanieves: a personal response by Kiran, Curso 2

At the start of May, my colleague and I brought our Form 2 classes to the Irish Film Institute to watch Blancanieves. I have selected some of the most interesting and considered responses for sharing. The students wrote partly in Spanish and partly in English. The full responses will appear here on the site and selections …

Sample diary entry: Entrada de diario, por Sophie B., curso 6

This diary entry task is adapted from the 2009 diary entry task, about being given a dog for your birthday. My students had to include the following: -explain that you have been given a chihuahua for your birthday and say how you feel -describe how the chihuahua reacted when it saw you first -say what …