All About the USA by 2º ESO E

Students from 2º ESO E have been working on a project about the USA for the last two weeks.

They were asked to read “All About the USA” by Editorial Burlington and as a way to evaluate them they had to prepare a small presentation about one of the aspects dealt with in the novel for the rest of the class. They were asked to use smore, prezi or popplet. These are the students doing their oral presentations:

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Miriam and Aroa



Adrián, Alejandro and José Antonio








Jaqueline, Tatiana and Desireé




Yeray, Hatim, Pablo Ortiz and Pedro

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V Semana Cultural IES Vicente Medina

La Semana Cultural del IES Vicente Medina nace hace ya 5 años como un proyecto educativo en el que los protagonistas son TODOS los alumnos del centro y cuya finalidad es crear un espacio que permita el intercambio y la divulgación de conocimientos más allá de las puertas de un aula.

Este curso se ha celebrado del 16 al 20 de abril y el tema elegido ha sido “La Música”.

Los alumnos de ESO y Bachillerato han trabajado proyectos en los que el eje principal ha sido la música. Estos proyectos se han trabajado durante todo el curso y en esta Semana Cultural se han expuesto a todo el centro y a las familias por medio de exposiciones de murales, conciertos, pequeñas obras de teatro, entre otras.

Os dejamos algunas muestras de los trabajos realizados por los distintos departamentos con sus alumnos:

CONCIERTOS DE MÚSICA (Todos los alumnos)





La radio allumée

Si hacéis click en la imagen, podéis acceder a fotos de las distintas actividades y exposiciones:

V Semana Cultural IES Vicente Medina


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The Spanish lot land in Uddevalla (March 2018)

All good things come to those who wait and on March the 10th the Spanish group landed in Gothenburg (Sweden) ready to enjoy an unforgettable week.

Among the activities planned, we visited Uddevalla, Gothenburg or Oslo. The students also took part in other activities organised by their families and attended some lessons with their Swedish mates.

We would like to thank all the teachers and families involved for their effort and commitment.

All in all, the exchange has AGAIN been a very enriching experience for all the people who took part in it, especially the students.

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Don’t stop the beat y que viva la música!!

For the 2nd term students from 2º Bach were asked to work on a mini project called “Don’t stop the beat”. Click on the photo to check the different steps students had to follow:

Instructions for the project

They could either choose to talk about music in TV series and films or music from New York. Most of them chose to talk about music in TV series and films. Only two groups chose to talk about music from New York. All of the groups did an outstanding job. They learned about music bands like Velvet Underground, The Who, The Ramones, The Clash, Joy Division, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, among others.  Some of the students even dared to get dressed up and do some performances as you can see in some of the videos uploaded in this post. We all had a really good time. Click on the photo to watch the opening video and enjoy 🙂

Grease Lightning: Cristina, Mª José and Lorena

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Melissa, Silvia, Miriam, Mª Laura and Cecilia

Cristina, Lorena and Mª José

Celia P, Celia C, Mª José, María and Yaiza

Ricardo L, Ricardo A, José Manuel, José Ramón and Antonio


Ricardo L, Ricardo A, José Manuel, José Ramón and Antonio

I can’t think of a better way to finish with their excellent work than this:

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Food in English speaking countries

As part of the project “Amazing Britain 1º ESO” that students have been working on this term, they were asked to investigate about typical food and different meals in a country where English is spoken as a first language. Most of them chose either Britain or USA, but the most adventurous ones decided to prepare their work about Australia or Scotland.

They had to create a digital leaflet using smore with the different meals in the country they chose and the typical food eaten in each of these meals. Once they had done this, they presented their work orally to the rest of their classmates.

Bearing in mind most of them had never done an oral English presentation before and were really nervous, they all did an excellent job. Some of them even wanted to be recorded as you can see in the following videos:

British food from Inmaculada López on Vimeo.

You can also check all of their works clicking on these photos:

Sergio and Alba Macías

Rubén and Juan Alberto

Pablo Motellón and Gema

Juan Carmelo and Clemente

Alberto and Juan Antonio

Ángela and Marina

Felipe and Álvaro

Pablo Guillamón and Edu

Patricia and Jordi

Michelle and Alba Gómez

Adrián and Pedro



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Ellis Island. Immigration. What’s a refugee? (2º Bach)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 14)
“Everyone has the right to seek and enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution”

After reading about New York and Ellis Island, students from 2º Bachillerato were asked to reflect on how people might feel when they have to leave their countries, families and friends behind in search of a better future. First, they were asked to discuss the following questions in pairs:

  • What is a refugee?
  • What reasons might people have to become refugees?
  • What is the right to asylum?
  • What difficulties might refugees encounter? Think about children, women and old people.
  • How would you feel if you were forced to abandon your country?
  • How do you think stereotypes and prejudices can have a negative effect on refugees?

We talked about Syria, a nation devastated by war where more than half of the country’s population has been forced to leave their homes since the conflict began. After that, we concentrated on immigration in the USA in the 19th and 20th centuries. They learnt about Ellis Island and how New York became the gateway to a new life, although this wasn’t always an easy decision to make.

Students were asked to put themselves in the shoes of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island and to write a comment with their first impressions on arriving in New York in a collaborative virtual wall. Click on the photo to see the result:

First impressions on arriving at Ellis Island



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Off to New York with 2º Bachillerato!

Once again, students from 2º Bachillerato prepared an imaginary trip to New York designing the route of their dreams for when they visit this amazing city.

I know that in 2º Bachillerato we should be employing our time preparing for the EBAU exam …ermmmm…or not. It’s clear that this EBAU exam is probably one of the most important exams they are going to take in their lives and blablabla, but come on!!!! English is so much more than that!!! I’m not a robot, my students are not robots. I have been teaching this lot since they were in 1º ESO and, honestly, I know very well they’re not the kind of students I can spend a whole year practising one single exam with … and thank God for that 🙂

Anyhow, during this term they have been reading “A foreigner in New York” and the best way to show what they have learnt from this story was to design their ideal trip to New York. Before they started this task, we watched some videos, listened to some music from New York, learnt about Ellis island, talked about immigrants looking for a better future and tried to link that to the present day. All in all, students have done a great job and if you have never been to NY, you will surely want to go after you check their work 😉

Mª José Bermúdez, Cristina and Lorena

Vero, Ángela M., Ángela S., Berta and María

Mª José Buendía, Celia Campuzano, Yaiza, Celia Pérez and María Molina



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Raquel, Nerea and Celia Martínez


Marta, Tamara and Antonia

Click on the photo to check out the whole process:

Amazing NYC 2º Bach


And here the stars of the show presenting their fantastic work 😉

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