martes, 7 de enero de 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! ANY RESOLUTIONS?

HAPPY 2020!!!
Have you heard about New Year's Resolutions?

A New Year's resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. People committing themselves to a New Year's resolution generally plan to do so for the whole following year. This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous.



Here you have some of the most common resolutions:

-Quit smoking
-Get in shape
-Save more, spend less
-Dedicate more time to family
-Read more
-Learn a musical instrument
-Get in to a relationship
-Learn a new language
-Control temper:
-Keep up with the resolutions



Other lists include:

■Keeping in touch with friends more
■Exercising more
■Eating a more healthy diet
■Relaxing more
■Helping family more
■Learning something new
■Saving more money
■Reducing loans and debts.
■Becoming a volunteer for a local organization or charity
■Making regular contributions to a world wide charity
■Being more environmentally aware
■Recycling more products
■Helping a neighbour or a friend in need


Add comments with your resolutions for 2020.

lunes, 16 de diciembre de 2019

PRACTISE SHADOWING TO IMPROVE YOUR PRONUNCIATION

FOLLOW THE LINK TO SHADOW A NATIVE SPEAKER. YOUR PRONUNCIATION WILL IMPROVE A LOT! CLICK HERE AND GET STARTED!

IF YOU FIND THIS TECHNIQUE USEFUL, JUST GO TO YOUTUBE. THERE ARE PLENTY OF VIDEOS TO PRACTISE.

jueves, 5 de diciembre de 2019

ACTUALLY IS NOT ACTUALMENTE

We have noticed some of our students use "actually" as "actualmente", which is ACTUALLY WRONG.

ACTUALMENTE is CURRENTLY, AT PRESENT, NOWADAYS
ACTUALLY is REALMENTE, DE VERDAD, EN REALIDAD, PARA SER EXACTOS, DE HECHO.

 Watch this video to learn how to use this tricky word.


miércoles, 6 de noviembre de 2019

RECYCLING WEEK AT NORBA SCHOOL



Recycling Facts

Why should we recycle?
Recycling conserves our valuable natural resources! Recycling helps to conserve our natural resources such as oil, metal and water. For example plastic bottles can be recycled into new plastic bottles and polyester fibres for use in fleece jumpers and car mats. By recycling we reduce the amount of natural resources needed to make products and packaging. Also less mining and extraction occurs, which is beneficial to the natural habitats of wild animals.

Recycling saves energy!
 Recycling aluminium saves 95% of the energy required to produce aluminium from raw materials. Recycling just one plastic bottle will save enough energy to power a 60 watt light bulb for 3 hours!

Recycling protects the environment!
Recycling helps to conserve energy, so less greenhouse gases are emitted. Recycling reduces our dependence on landfill. With less materials going to landfill, less harmful emissions like methane gas are released into the earth's atmosphere.

Recycling can save you money!
 By putting more recyclable materials into your recycling bin you reduce the amount of times you have to put your general refuse or black bin out for collection. It is usually more expensive to collect the black bin than the recycling bin, so recycling can save you money!

(Recycle facts adapted from www.recyclemore.ie )



   1.    What is recycling?



 
 
    2.    What materials do you recycle?       
     Plastic
Paper
Cardboard
Cans
Bottles
Other




3.    How long have you been recycling?


Days
Weeks
Months
Years


4.    Why do you recycle?


To help the environment
For fun
To save money
Other ________



5.    If you don’t recycle, why not? 

6.    If you don’t recycle, will you start?

7.    Do you know where your local recycling centre is?
Yes
No
If yes, where? ______________________________________________

8.    When you grow out of clothes do you:
Throw them out and buy something new
 Pass them on to a sibling of friend
 Donate them to a charity

9.    What do you do with paper that is printed on one side?
Use the other side
Throw it in the rubbish bin
Recycle it

10. Do you compost at home?
Yes
No

11. If not, why not?




all the time
sometimes
not at all
Do you take showers more than baths?



Do you leave the tap on while cleaning your teeth?



Do you have heating on in unused rooms?



Do you use rechargeable batteries?



Do you use long-life light bulbs?



Do you turn off lights when leaving a room?



Do you leave electrical items on stand by?



Do you reuse plastic shopping bags?



Do you recycle any of these?



clothes



food/drink cans



newspapers/magazines



envelopes



plastic bottles



glass



cardboard



Do you use a compost bin?










HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! ANY RESOLUTIONS?

HAPPY 2020!!! Have you heard about New Year's Resolutions? A New Year's resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one o...