Thursday, October 23, 2008


Clown fish are yellow, orange, reddish and many have long ,white bars . They are mainly found in the warm waters of the Res Sea, the Great Barrier Reef and the Indian and Pacific oceans They have a symbiotic relationship anemones and the faecal matter from the clownfish provides nutrient to the sea anemone. The activity of the clownfish results in greater water circulation around the sea anemone providing food for both the clownfish and the anemone . The sea anemone also provides safety to the clown fish , which can avoid the poison of its host.
Clownfish live in small groups with a single anemone. The group consist of a pair, living with smaller male clownfish. When the female dies, the dominant male changes sex and becomes the female. Because clownfish are all born as males,in contrast with another form of hermaphroditism, in which all fish are born as females but can change to males later.
The characters Marlin and Nemo in the Disney 2003 animated film Finding Nemo are very popular The movie was correct in showing that Marlin was unharmed by the anemones sting. Also, the movie was correct in showing that Marlin could be stung by the jellyfish .Clownfish are not immune to the sting of a jellyfish.
However, the movie was not correct in one thing. After Nemo's mother was killed, Marlin did not turn into a female as clownfish do, but stayed male.


Health is not valued till sickness comes.
Dr. Thomas Fuller, British physician (1654 - 1734)

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.
Paul Dudley White


--Homework: compositions were collected in group A .

--Grammar: Student´s book, page10. Defining relative clauses with :who, which and where. On page 126 we saw the rules and did the exercises on page 127. In your grammars, chapter 101 with more explanations and two exercises. the other two exercises were left for homework.

--Listening: on page 11 about a TV programme called What´s the word? where a contestant has to get the right words for some definitions given.

--Vocabulary: Paraphrasing:a very useful technique when you don´t know a word. Expressions such as: it´s a place where, it´s similar to, it´s the opposite of... you had to complete some examples and then define some easy words .

--Speaking: an example of a crossword with two definitions I gave : television and engineer.. Group B had time to do a complete the crossword as a pair work activity on pages 108 and 112.

--Pronunciation: the first activity with dictionary entries, that is, the word in bals, it´s phonetic transcription, the part of the speech it belongs to (noun, verb, adjective..) and finally its meaning.
The second activity was the pronunciation of certain words such as laugh, kind, example...

--Homework for thursday: The exercises of unit 101 that haven´t been made in class, and workbook ,pages 10 and 11


--Homework: Grammar ,Unit 51 about the use of auxiliaries

--Speaking: Practice of statements agreeing and disagreeing with so and neither. Despite knowing the rules , it took time to put them into practice.

--Vocabulary .Student´s book, section 1C . An activity titled Funny ha-ha? on page 12. British humour and words related to the topic. e.g. funny, joke,cartoon,witty... and their definitions.

-- Listening: sometimes it´s difficult to get the punchline of a joke in a different language, so don´t get discouraged . This time you listened to three jokes you had to match to their pictures. The third time was with the script at sight.

--Speaking: A photocopy with jokes about doctors and waiters. The jokes were split in two and in pairs, you had to put them together.

--Homework: workbook, pages 9 and 10.

A couple of jokes

Why didn't the skeleton go to the party?
Because he had no-body to go with!

A man asked for a meal in a restaurant. The waiter brought the food and put it on the table. After a moment, the man called the waiter and said:
"Waiter! Waiter! There's a fly in my soup!"
"Please don't speak so loudly, sir," said the waiter, "or everyone will want one."