Tuesday, November 09, 2010



The Manatees are mammals with a long life and a low reproduction rate.In spite of their large size, the Manatees are shy and can disappear silently or move at high speed when frightened.There are currently three species of Manatees in the world: the Caribbean or West Indian Manatee which we find in Central America, the Amazonian Manatee and the African Manatee.Due to this last characteristic, thousand-year-old myths of the inhabitants of the region have related them to the sirens, reason why specialists place the manatees in the mammal group of sirenians.Nowadays, in almost all countries where they can be found, the Manatee is an endangered species.
From: www.linguee.com

The paper, plastic, glass and cans you put in the recycling bins is sorted before being sent for recycling or reuse. Paper that is contaminated with food or chemicals can not be recycled. It is sorted from the recyclable material and thrown away.


  • Empty glass bottles and jars can be recycled to make things like decorative paving and aggregate for asphalt or swimming pool filters, as well as new glass jars and bottles.
  • Some glass, such as mirror glass and crystal, cannot be recycled because of high lead content.


  • Corrugated paper and cardboard can be used to make new paperboard and corrugated boxes.
  • Newspapers can be recycled into paperboard, new newsprint, insulation and animal bedding products.
  • Office paper can be recycled into writing paper, tissue and towel products.
  • Telephone books can be recycled into egg cartons and wine boxes.

Food and drink cans

  • Empty aluminium drink cans are sent overseas for recycling and can be recycled again and again. Recycled aluminium cans are sorted, crushed and baled into "bricks" for transporting. These bricks are fed into a hot furnace where the aluminium melts and the melted aluminium is then cast into smaller ingots which are processed into new aluminium cans.
  • Steel cans that have contained anything from baked beans to fruit cocktail, pet food or soup can be recycled to make new cars and bridges.


  • 25 plastic soft drink bottles can be recycled to make an ecofleece top.
  • A styrofoam vending cup can be made into a pencil or a pen.
  • Plastic bags and containers can be recycled into garden furniture, decking and fencing.
  • Milk bottles can be recycled into buckets, composting bins or the recycling bins many councils use for kerbside recycling.
  • from:www.reducerubbish.govt.nz
  • Homework: Grammar unit 100, 101 about adverbs.
  • Grammar : frequency adverbs shown in a handout with a few examples and grammar chapter 110.
  • EO: How often do you? with a board, dice and counters. Talk as much as you can about the topic.
  • A joke of the kind "Waiter,waiter.." Read , match the punch line and explain why it is funny and the double meanings of words e.g. ground, funny .
  • CE: St.B.p.16. A brochure a bout a language school . True-false statements and your support for your answers , that is, say why you have chosen that answer, where in the passage you have found the key word or sentence.
  • Vocabulary: Based on the previuoas exercise. For given definitions, find the word.
  • CO: St.B.p.16. Meeting people with formal and informal registers. St.B.p. 17. A talk of the Director of Studies of the Language School: some information you have to relate and explain.. Ways of saying goodbye.
  • Vocabulary: St.B.p. 17. common expressions like cheers, bless you, help yourself..
  • Grammar: Adverbs of time. Grammar, unit 111 about yet, still and already. Two photocopies about this grammar item.
  • Homework: chapters 110, 111 ,for NI2A, and St.b.p.19, the exercises which are a review of the unit. The two photocopies about time adverbs for NI2C.
  • Homework: Two photocopies : a summary of unit 1 and a review of the verb to be.
  • Vocabulary: St.B.p. 142. Common object using the questions: what´s this?/what are these? . I asked you and then you asked your partner.
  • Phonetics: St.B.p. 10. Circle the word with a different sound.e.g.horse, wall,glasses, door. Listen and repeat.
  • Grammar: St.B.p. 11. a/an, the,this/that/these/those. complete the sentences. Grammar bank, St.B.p. 122 . We saw the rules and did the exercises to make sure you undrestood.
  • vocabulary: St.B.p. 11. Classroom language. Match the statements and the pictures. Stand, up, don´t talk...A photocopy to practise these, those, this,that.
  • CO:Listen and tick the sentences you hear.another Listening completing sentences like: I don´t understand, can you repeat it?,I don´t know.
  • EO: More classroom expressions with the projector on the whiteboard. Listen look, swap.
  • CO: a video in which people were interviewed about their names and origing. e.g. what´s your name?, how do you spell it?, where are you from?. you had to write the spelling and the town or country.
  • Homework : Photocopies with more practice of a/an, singular and plurals.