The Game of the Week: Fast English

This is a game that is to easy  to learn English because it is simply that they give you time to choose a thing, animal, person or job that one can choose. It helps a lot because as it is with time, one is memorizing and it is recorded and you will never forget what you chose. For example the categories that one can choose are food, animals, clothes, body, sports, jobs, computer, colors, nature, garden, letters, numbers, hospital, kitchen, transport, city. When you choose one of these categories in the game they give you a word and they give you options in images and you have to choose the corresponding image.

To play the game, click here.

Older Students Teaching the Younger Ones

To start the year, a couple of our classes had special projects to reinforce basic vocabulary and also give instructions and use English in an authentic way during special activities with their younger peers. 9th graders prepared paper dolls and “Guess Who” games to help teach first graders clothing vocabulary, and 12th grade students prepared children’s poetry to share with some 3rd and 4th grade classes. Enjoy the pictures and resource links below!

To learn more about poetry for Children, we used some wonderful resources from the website of acclaimed North American children’s poet Shel Silverstein, check it out!

Mystery Animal Speaking Game

Are you sad you won’t have anyone to speak English with during the summer?

Well, artificial intelligence programmers working with Google have one activity you might enjoy! This game invites you to play 20 questions with a computer, where the computer pretends to be an animal, and you ask it yes or no questions until you discover its identity. Just click the purple microphone at the bottom to ask the questions. Can you win?

English Day 2017

Congratulations to Canada for winning the third English Day! We had an amazing day with songs, food, games, presentations, trivia, and various all-new activities for students in every grade. Thanks to all our English Teachers, special guests, and volunteers from 11th and 12th grade.

On Thursday, we had a parties during recess to recognize the winners of the many contests, like best stand, best poster, and best food from each country. Congratulations to those students!


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Throughout the cinema history, there were some movies considered nowadays as great classic movies of all time, that´s because this films were a great success in many medias and the critics beloved these revolutionary projects since the beginning of the 20th century, here come classic as The Wizard of Oz, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Casablanca and many others. but today the movie to talk is the 1977 space classic STAR WARS, directed by George Lucas and music composed by John Williams.

The plot is the following: in an age of civil war in space between the rebel alliance and the galactic empire, a young senator of the planet Alderaan named Princess Leia Organa is captured by the evil Darth Vader, but before Leia put and important transmission in the droid R2-D2, the plans of the Death Star which is a destructive space station. R2-D2 is ordered to find the old jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi and give him the message of Leia. However the droid with C-3PO is bought by the young farmer Luke Skywalker who wants to know his father and exit from the farm in Tatouine, after some situations Luke decide to bring the plans to Obi Wan and go to Alderaan to save the Reble alliance, also he wants to learn about the Force, to go to save the rebels they use the help of Han Solo and Chewbacca, but the problem is that they need to be quick to avoid the end of the alliance and the Princess Leia.

This movie was a great success in critics as in box office winning many awards in the Oscars such as Best Art Director, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects. Besides this movie became a great franchise in media like books, toys, tv series, comics, including seven sequels and spin off in the nexts years, this movie is considered from 8 age onwards because tell a story of magnificent and don´t show bloody scenes. So what are you waiting for, let´s go to join the rebel alliance and fight the evil galactic empire along with Luke Skywalker and company, and always need to remember this thing


Special Edition: Facts About Christmas

This is my last work and  know Christmas is not that soon, but i will not have another chance to do it and it´s my favorite holiday and time of the year. so here you have a few fun facts about it, i hope you enjoy them!

  1. Christmas supposedly marks the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. But there is no mention of December 25 in the Bible
  2. US scientists calculated that Santa would have to visit 822 homes a second to deliver all the world’s presents on Christmas Eve, travelling at 650 miles a second.
  3. THE tradition of putting tangerines in stockings comes from 12th-century French nuns who left socks full of fruit, nuts and tangerines at the houses of the poor.
  4. CAROLS weren’t sung in churches until they were introduced by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century.
  5. NEARLY 60 million Christmas trees are grown each year in Europe.
  6. In 1999, residents of the state of Maine in America built the world’s biggest ever snowman. He stood at 113ft tall.
  7. BOXING Day gets its name from all the money collected in church alms-boxes for the poor.
  8. Robins on cards started as a joke 150 years ago when postmen wore red tunics and were named after them.
  9. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was invented for a US firm’s Christmas promotion in 1938.
  10. 6.8 million – The number of iOS and Android devices that will be activated on Christmas day.
  11. In Home Alone, the ugly photo of Buzz’s girlfriend is actually a boy because director Chris Columbus thought it would be too cruel to make fun of a real girl. The boy used in the picture is the art director’s son.
  12. During the Christmas period, nearly 28 Lego sets are sold EVERY SECOND.
  13. Japanese people traditionally eat at KFC for Christmas dinner, thanks to a successful marketing campaign 40 years ago. KFC is so popular that customers must place their Christmas orders 2 months in advance.
  14. 957 – The typical number of calories in your average Christmas dinner.
  15.  Santa Claus wasn´t created by Coca Cola.



Fun Facts About Halloween

Halloween is coming in one more month so i wanted to give you a few fun facts about it.

  1. Originally, you had to dance for your “treat.”

2. Halloween is more Irish than St. Patrick’s Day.

3. In a few American towns, Halloween was originally referred to as “Cabbage Night.”

4. Studies have shown that Halloween actually makes kids act more evil.

5. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.

6. The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.” In fact, wiccanwere highly respected people at one time.

7. According to popular belief, witches held one of their two main meetings, or sabbats, on Halloween night.

8. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

9. According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight.

10. It’s believed that Halloween has been around for 6000 years.

11. The word Halloween is an abbreviated version of the phrases All Hallows’ Eve or All Hallows’ Evening.

12. Trick-or-treating began in areas of the United Kingdom and Ireland. People went house-to-house “souling” – asking for small breads called “soul cakes” in exchange for prayer. 

13. The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips.


This game is very entertaining to be able to play it with friends, it is that each has 2 opportunities to be able to throw 10 pines, in the game you have 5 turns to achieve the maximum score, in real life you have 10 turns. This game to improve your motor skills because here you have to occupy strength, agility and coordination.

In United states this game is found in many cities and where they play they do it with a league, then each team that wants to play and gets into the league and plays against the others and the one who wins the league wins a cup.

If you make the best score of the week you can earn some points for your country.



During the story of children animation movies, there were many companies which creates this kind of films and make great box office expenses, one of the most important is Walt Disney Company, a company who released many famous kids movies, especially in the called renaissance age between THE LITTLE MERMAID and TARZAN, here enter the successful movie of Disney BEAUTY and the Beast, which was released in 1991 and count with the musical collaboration of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

The plot of this movie is the following: in a french village a girl named Belle live happy as the cutest girl in the village, until one day his beloved father Maurice is capture by a Beast in a mysterious castle, so Belle take his father place and stay with this monsters, in this castle she discover that the enchanted personnel inside are real people and the Beast has a great heart and inside beauty, so Belle must turn this beast into a good person as well as his father from the hands of the hunter Gaston who wants to marry her somehow, but she don´t like him.

This movie was a great success in critics as in bow office and won many Oscars like Best original song and best original Score, beign nominated even in Best Picture and Best Sound. However this movie have a great legacy releasing sequels, a live action remake in 2017 and many other media related to Disney, including the theme parks. This movie is recommended to all ages as well as a familiar movie, that cause it have an important lesson to live: the real beauty in the inside one. So what are you waiting for, let´s go to the Beast castle and enjoy with this personnel and


Facts About Chile

18 of September is coming  and we are going to celebrate it as we should, here you have a few facts about our country:

1.- We have the world’s biggest swimming pool, located in Algarrobo.

2.- In Chile, you can find the driest place on earth, the atacama desert.

3.- Chile is a World Class Wine Destination, and the Ninth Largest Producer of Wine.

4.- Chile Has One of the Longest Coastlines in the World.

5.- The origin of the name Chile  may come from the indigenous Mapuche word “chili,” meaning “where the land ends.” It could also be based on the Mapuche imitation of a bird call which sounds like “cheele cheele.”

6.- Chileans are thesecond biggest consumers of bread in the world.  

7.- The largest earthquake ever recorded – a 9.5 on the Richter scale, was in Chile.

8.-  The colors and symbols on the Chilean flag stand for: White – the snow of the Andes Mountains; Blue – the sky and the Pacific Ocean; the star – guidance and progress; Red – the blood spilled in the fight for independence.

9.- Chileans are very warm people, so don’t be surprised if they give each other (and you) a peck on the cheek in greeting. It’s the Chilean way!

10.- Chile is the world’s longest country from north to south measuring at 4,620km

11.- There are approximately 90 active volcanoes in Chile.

12.- Pisco is Chile´s national drink.

13.- Outside of Spain, Chile has the largest library,  containing 1.8-million volumes.

14.- In Chile, the act of not wearing underwear  has been called “to go gringo-style”

15.- Chilean Patagonia is one of the cleanest places on the planet.

16.- The cueca, which resembles the mating ritual of hens and roosters, is the national dance of Chile.

17.- Chile is the best country in the world!!!

Have fun at the National Holidays!


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