sábado, 29 de julio de 2017


"Guns, dames and hats: you can't have a film noir without them, can you? Take a look at the Guardian and Observer critics list of the best 10 noirs and you'll realise things aren't that simple …" Would you like  to go on reading? CLICK HERE

Film # 6. 
A sample: Watch this trailer for "The Third Man", based on the book written by Graham Green (ˈgreɪəm griːn ). Can you find any similarity with the analysis?

So... let's watch this video to DEFINE Film Noir...

 Now, watch something else,  related to the ORIGINS of Film Noir as a genre.

Resultado de imagen para PORTFOLIOENTRY # 6: Film Noir.


  • Read the article on The Guardian.
  • Watch both videos ("Defining Film Noir" and "The Origins of Film Noir").
  • Take down study notes.
    • LANGUAGE in use:
      • write down at least 10 KEY WORDS related to the film genre.
      • take 10 chunks (MAINLY noun phrases) which include NEW vocabulary for you (adjectives or nouns). Write them down and look up the meaning of new vocabulary items.

DEADLINE: August 21


Are you ready to watch a modern example of Film Noir? Watch the short film below and get ready to write.


SEMANTICS: An Introduction

Resultado de imagen para PORTFOLIOENTRY # 5: Chapters 1 & 2 (book Semantics)

DEADLINE: August 16

I've created a brief summary for you to understand Chapters 1 & 2 better.



miércoles, 26 de julio de 2017


 Dear @ll,

ONLY these students HANDED IN/ SENT the assignment ON TIME

  1. Paula Salomon, Melisa Panzardo and Florencia Graña: OK
  2. Laniewski, Elisabet and Pineda Gómez, Melisa Rocío: OK
  3. Diana Rodriguez: send me the YOUTUBE VIDEO, please.
  1. Cataldo, Daer, Aboglio: OK

Remember that you have to upload THE VIDEO to a YOUTUBE platform.


viernes, 14 de abril de 2017

Powtoon Tutorials

How to create a video with Powtoon

  1. Go to POWTOON site and log in. 
  2. Then watch these tutorials (or others).
  3. Create a STORYBOARD. Pay attention to the information you're going to select, use appropriate language, use quotation marks (when citing the original material), evaluate the pictures available on the templates and...CREATE!!!



There are MANY tutorials, I liked these ones because they're very clear. Go to Powtoon site and you'll find more!

stella :-)

The Study of Language. George Yule

Here you have Chapter 1 turned into a video. The web2.0 tool used is Powtoon, available HERE

Watch it and compare it to the chapter discussed in class. There are some mistakes in the video, e.g. no quotation marks to QUOTE or show you are using the writer's words, no aknowledgment or bibliography, spelling mistakes, to mention a few. Anyhow, it is very creative.

Resultado de imagen para PORTFOLIO ENTRY # 4:

  • divide yourselves into groups.
  • choose one chapter for The Study of Language.
  • create a video, similar to this one, with the chapter chosen. Include:
    •  a cover
    • names of students
    • name of teacher & subject
    • name of college
    • bibliography 
  • send me the YOUTUBE URL, and I'll upload it to this virtual space.

DEADLINE: July (BEFORE Winter Holidays)

Bibliography: Yule, G. (2016). The Study of Language. Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 16 & 17. U.K.:CUP.

stella :-)

N.B.: every tool suggested is for free!

The Origins of English.

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We're going to watch some videos form Ted-ed. 

  1. Watch them carefully
  2. summarize their content ( 3 videos>>>3 summaries)
  3. answer the questions and learn a lot from them.
  4. add any extra comment, conclusion, etc

  • "Where did English come from?" by Claire Bowern
"When we talk about ‘English’, we often think of it as a single language. But what do the dialects spoken in dozens of countries around the world have in common with each other, or with the writings of Chaucer? Claire Bowern traces the language from the present day back to its ancient roots, showing how English has evolved through generations of speakers."

Go to THIS LINK and log in. Then go to the THINK section and fulfil those tasks

  • "How languages evolve". by Alex Gendler.
"What is the difference between "a hearty welcome" and "a cordial reception"? In a brief, action-packed history of the English language, Kate Gardoqui explains why these semantically equal phrases evoke such different images.."

Go to THIS LINK and log in. Then go to the THINK section and fulfil those tasks 

  • "How did English evolve?" by Kate Gardoqui.
"Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past."

    Go to THIS LINK and log in. Then go to the THINK section and fulfil those tasks

    Deadline: April 26

    Material adapted from Ted-ed site.

    stella :-)

    jueves, 13 de abril de 2017


    Here you have an excellent grammar book, a classic!

    Resultado de imagen para THOMSON AND MARTINET A PRACTICAL ENGLISH GRAMMARThompson, A. & Martinet, A (1986). A Practical English Grammar. UK: OUP

    (click on the PICTURE to go to the book)


    stella :-)

    LANGUAGE: Study notes.

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    Start with the 2nd entry: STUDY NOTES. Itll take some time:

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    • go through the ten "language modules"
    • draw a chart, mind map, table for EACH module. You can combine more than one module in each chart.
    • complete the excercises.
    • GO BACK to the theory to support your answers.
    Deadline: when we finish analysing the material in class (end of April?)
    stella :-)

    Writing means many things: planning, creating, using good language, being original, rewriting, editing, among many others. EVERYTHING oll be part of your: 



    Resultado de imagen para PORTFOLIOENTRY #1

    Let's begin by creating our PORTFOLIO. It'll be the physical (or
    virtual) place where you are going to add your drafts, written productions, extra material, etc. Start by adding a COVER, introducing yourself, objectives (personal or group) for the subject,  etc.
    Deadline: April 19.

    stella ;-)
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    stella ;-)