31 marzo 2005

La canción de la semana #3

Listen to Ventilaor R80 by Ojos de Brujo for a good mood.
A belembembé a belembembá
Tímbero suena la rumba
Tímbero suénala ya!!!
For lyrics, go here or to the nice official site.

Kirill

27 marzo 2005

A tapas evening on the 19 of April

¿Vamos de copas el 19 de abril?
During our half term week we could go to José el Gallego, the tapas restaurant in Brinkley, if you fancy the idea.
The restaurant's address is: The Red Lion, High Street, Brinkley, Cambridgeshire.
Let me know if you can make it that night and we will arrange with the restaurant time and the rest. How about we meet at 7.30pm, ready to order by 8pm?

José has set two "Tapas party menus" and here are the lists:

For a minimum party of 15 and £15 per person:

Boquerones fritos
Mejillones a la marinera
Calamares a la romana
Gambas al ajillo
Zorza de cerdo
Albóndigas a la provenzal
Chorizo Gallego
Pinchito de cerdo
Champiñones al ajillo
Papas arrugadas con salsa picante
Ensalada de pimientos
Ensaladilla rusa

There is another menu for £18.75:

Gambas al ajillo
Mejillones a la marinera
Langostinos a la sal
Boquerones en vinagre
Jamón serrano
Albóndigas a la provenzal
Estofado español
Pinchito de cerdo
Papas arrugadas con salsa picante
Ensalada de tomate y maíz dulce
Jalapeños con queso y nata
Ensalada de pimientos

Have a good time translating the names and anticipating "su sabor".
Hope you all can make it.

Feliz Domingo de Resurrección y Lunes de Pascua a todos.
Elena

22 marzo 2005

Chiapas

Tonight in our Spanish year 3 lesson we listened to the song "Arenita Azul" by Lila Downs and talked breifly about Chiapas, the Mexican region.
I have found this moving article by José Saramago, the Portugues writer, Nobel Price 1998, about Chiapas:
http://www.el-mundo.es/larevista/num129/textos/chiapa2.html

I hope Saramago's beautiful prose gives us an idea of what was the Chiapas situation he witnessed.
Elena

Sitios Web para aprender y divertirse

Just a note to remind you of the Web sites you can visit to revise and have fun with the language!
For all of you working the Access Spanish text book, remember to visit http://www.accesslanguages.com
and for everybody:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/
http://cvc.cervantes.es/aula/matdid/
http://cvc.cervantes.es/aula/mimundo/
And some news in Spanish:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/spanish/news/

¡Que os lo paséis bien!
Elena

21 marzo 2005

Revista Muy Interesante

Una de mis revistas españolas favoritas es Muy Interesante. Podéis leer algunos de sus artículos también en Internet.
La página es: http://www.muyinteresante.es/intro.htm
¡Que os divirtáis!
Elena

More about working on the computer suite

The Thursday evening class will move ONLY this week from Newport Grammar School to the North and West Essex Adult Community College computer suite facility in Thaxted.
Our next visit to the computer suite will be at the end of the summer term.
I hope you like the experience and that you can integrate it in your everyday learning and revisions.
Elena

19 marzo 2005

Remando al viento

Year 5 students and all of you interested on Spanish films:
¿Os acordáis de que hablamos hace dos semanas de la película española Remando al viento? Bien, aquí os anoto un vínculo para acceder a un sitio Web sobre la película. Espero que os guste.
Elena
http://www.basecine.net/peli.php?id=1162

Newport class to computer suite

The Thursday evening class will move this week and next week from Newport Grammar School to the North and West Essex Adult Community College computer suite facility in Thaxted. I hope you like the experience and that you can integrate it in your everyday learning and revisions.
Elena

18 marzo 2005

La canción de la semana

Hola a todos:

For the next week, I suggest Arenita Azul, the song performed by Lila Downs. To read the lyrics, go here.

Enjoy — and note the use of Preterito!

Have a good weekend,
Kirill

Trip to Barcelona

Yesterday we had a lovely learning trip to Barcelona with the Newport class studens. I want to thank you all for the effort, the enthusiasm and support.
Elena

16 marzo 2005

lessons

Acabo de crear este blog para todos mis alumnos de español de Saffron Walden.