Thursday, October 22, 2009


Task 1

Download this paper and do the exercises. Then, upload it to you WePapers account and embed it in your blog.


Task 2

Let`s  go shopping! Visit The Home Depot

Copy and paste the task on your blog. Put the correct answers in bold type.

a. To buy the stuff to make mortar you must go to :
  •   Flooring
  •   Building materials
  •   Tools and hardware
  •   Bath
b. After that, which section should you visit?
  •   Builders' hardware
  •   Moulding and Millwork
  •   Ladders
  •   Concrete, cement and masonry
  •   Ceilings and attics
c. Click on the "Buying guide" and read. What's the difference between concrete and cement?

  • You add concrete to other components to make cement.
  • Cement is a dry powder that is used to make concrete.
  • There's no difference. They are the same thing.
d. To make concrete you need:

  • One part of water, one part of sand, five parts of cement and one and half parts of gravel.
  • one part of sand, one of cement, five parts of Portland cement and one an a half parts of water.
  • one part of Portland cement, one of sand, one and a half of gravel and five parts of water.
Task 3

Copy and paste the following paragraph on you post. Translate it into Spanish.

Making your own concrete requires time and effort, but it can save you money. To make standard concrete, mix 1 part Portland cement, 1.5 parts gravel, 1 part sand with .5 parts water. Use water that is clean and free from acid, alkaline, sulfate and oil. Test consistency by using the back of a shovel to create a smooth surface. Then, use the side of the shovel to create a groove. If the surface remains smooth and the sides of the groove hold their shape, your concrete is ready.
If you cannot create a distinct groove, add more water. If the groove caves in, mix in more dry ingredients. Mixing concrete in a wheelbarrow provides an easy way to move it around the jobsite.


Friday, October 2, 2009


Task 1
First, copy and paste the tasks on your blog.
Then, download and do this exercise. Save it and upload it to your We Papers account. Then you can link or embed it to your post.

Task 2

Follow this link . Download the task. Read the text and choose the correct answer. Upload it to WePapers and then to your blog.

Task 3

Translate the text into Spanish and post it in your e-portfolio. 




Wednesday, September 30, 2009


To begin working you'll first have to create your own blogs. You'll use them as your e-portfolios.

Step 1

* Create a blog using blogger.

(Have a look at this tutorial in Spanish).

* E-mail your teacher your blog's URL to
* Write a short biography in My Profile.
* Upload a picture or avatar. If you want to upload an avatar, try voki or yahoo avatares.
* Post on your blog after you finish a blog-based lesson.
* Follow the class schedule to know what to post in each entry.

Step 2

Create a wePapers account. It'll be useful to upload Word documents to your blog.


I've creted a group at where you can do exercises on line. (I will give you your users' names and passwords later). I chose some past simple and past continuous exercises to begin with.
The results will be saved on your personal pages, so I will see them. (This means it is homework!).
You can access the page from My Links on the left column.


Hi, everybody!!! I hope you like and enjoy this new way of learning! This is the class blog were you'll find your assignments, online exercises, interesting links to web pages and videos which will help you improve your English.
I also expect that we can learn from one another and share our experience with technology and the web 2.0.
 Do you know what the web 2.0 is? Let's watch this video.... yep, it is in English!

Quite thought-provoking, isn't it?
Now, can you please answer the following survey? (You'll have to download it, complete it and send it to: