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“Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.”

Welcome to the English Holly (el acebo), the English department blog in Siles, welcome to your blog.

miércoles, 23 de febrero de 2011

How much do you know about Andalusia?

This is a quiz for you to show how much you know about your homeland. You have to answer these questions. If you need help, you can use Google or Wikipedia.Good luck!
Write your group answers in a document and give or email it to your teacher.

1. Where can you visit the Beach of Genoveses?
2.Who wrote our anthem?
3.Which is the closest town to Portugal?
4.Which is the biggest Natural Park in Europe?
5. Which rivers cross the city of Granada?
6. When do Malagueños celebrate their fair?
7.Where did Columbus started his journey?
8.Which is the typical dish Seville?
9.Where was the painter Murillo born?
10. How many varieties of olives are produced in Andalusia?
11.Who were the Roman Emperors born in Andalusia?
12. When did Muslims lose their last battle in Granada?
13. Name three famous poets from Andalusia?
14. What is the origin of the expression"irse por los cerros de Úbeda"?
15. What was the Roman name of our community?

Thanks to Patricia from "Valle del Guadalimar" high school for this post

martes, 22 de febrero de 2011

Prove that you know your town

Complete the quiz about your town and click on enviar to send your answers

miércoles, 9 de febrero de 2011

The answer is...

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Write your questions in the "comentarios" section.

If you don't have a Google profile, enter as anonimous and write your name under your question.
We'll vote for the most original one in class

martes, 8 de febrero de 2011

Siles caves

A new book about Siles has just come out. It's a book about the caves in Siles and it has been published by the group of Speleology in Villacarrillo.
Book cover. From
It will be presented in the tourist information center "el Sequero" next Saturday, 12th of February, at 7 p.m. 
If you want to know more about the inner nature of Siles, don't hesitate to come by,  they'll be waiting for you!!.

miércoles, 2 de febrero de 2011

Learn words with Madame Doubtfire

Here you have a new Answer garden in which you can add the most interesting words you have found in the book you're reading.

interesting words from "Madame Doubtfire"... at

When the garden is full of words, every group has to create meaningful sentences with at least 4 of the words and write the sentences in the "comentarios" section.