Jessica, an Elementary student in 1ºB (2015-16), brought to class a brochure about La Feria de los Pueblos, which started at the end of this week and will finish at the beginning of next week. At the Fair Grounds, people can visit stands where different countries offer information about their culture and lifestyles.
The brochure is in Spanish and English, which is awesome/lovely! Thanks, Jessica! Now Básicos have an example of how to design a brochure!
Mari Carmen, a Básico 1 student (NB1, 2015-16), wrote this wonderful article about Fuengirola to include an example of an informative article in her Writing File(April 2016). She also took Useful Language from a textbook article on Dublin we read in class and from her course monologues.
Fuengirola, by Mari Carmen (NB1 C, April 2016)
Fuengirola is a town in the south of Spain. The weather in Fuengirola is really good. It’s nice and sunny most of the year. It’s doesn’t rain much. The air is a little wet. This is good for you skin.
In the summer, there are a lot of people, because of the sea and the weather. The sea is amazing! You can sunbathe, go for a swim and go for a walk on the beach. You can have a drink in a beach bar. If you are here in this season, you must have an ice cream in Tita Fina. They’re delicious.
If you come here with children, you must visit Fantasia Park and Poniente Park. You can also visit Bioparc. It’s Fuengirola’s zoo. You can also go to Fuengirola’s castle. From the top of the tower of the castle you can see all the coast. The views are fantastic!
If you like shopping in street markets, here, there are a lot. On Tuesdays and Saturdays there are street markets in the Recinto Ferial (Fair Grounds). Every second Sunday there is an ecology street market in front of Carrefour (Las Lagunas).
There are a lot of things to enjoy in Fuengirola.
How can you not be happy and friendly with all that?
Victoria, a Básico 1 (Elementary) student, learned/learnt about eponyms this year, while reading her Course Audiobook(two pages, don’t be chickens!), and decided to find eponyms in Spanish. Here is the work she sent for publication! Thanks, Victoria! Hope you all enjoy it!
Eponyms in Spanish, by Victoria (NB1 B, 2015-16)
I’m going to tell you about four eponyms in Spanish.
AGOSTO (August): AUGUSTUS was the nickname of Emperor Octavian. “Octavo” means ‘8th’, so the month August was given his name because it was the eighth month of the year, AGOSTO.
JUDAS (JUDAS ISCARIOTE): JUDAS was one of the 12 apostles. Judas betrayed Jesus. And now his name is used with the meaning of “Man traitor”. Don’t be a “Judas”!
CÓRDOBA (moneda = currency): Francisco Hernández de CORDOBA was the founder of Nicaragua and now the Nicaraguan currency, córdoba, is named in his memory.
MACEDONIA: MACEDONIA was a historical region in Greece, where there were mixtures of cultures, religions, people… And now it means a mixture, in this case, fruit salad!!, MACEDONIA DE FRUTAS.
Cristina, a Básico 1 student (NB1, 2015-16), wrote this wonderful article about Fuengirola to include an example of an informative article in her Writing File(April 2016). She also took Useful Language from a textbook article on Dublin we read in class.
Fuengirola, the Sunny City, by Cristina (NB1 C, 2015-16)
Fuengirola is a city where you can see the sun most of the year. Because of the sun and the weather there are a lot of tourists.
If you want to visit Fuengirola, you have to know these things:
The train drivers on the sightseeing tour train tell very interesting stories about all the buildings and monuments they go past.
The best tourist attraction is the Biopark, Fuengirola`s zoo, where you can see a thousand animals!!
When you want something to eat, the Plaza Picasso area is the place to go. In general, the food is geat and very good value for money. You can have “tapas”. A “tapa” is a little typical meal you have with your drink, here, on the coast.
You can also go to “chiringuitos”. A “chiringuito” is a beach bar where you can eat fresh fish. (You must try “espetos” – that’s grilled fresh fish!)
If you want to buy fruits or clothes, you can go to the street market in the Fair Grounds (Recinto Ferial).