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On March 17th, the Irish, in Ireland and all over the world, celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, considered to be the person responsible for bringing Christianity to this country. The shamrock is the national flower, because St Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to his followers. He is believed to have been born in the fourth century, and when he arrived in Ireland, he encountered the Druids, who worshipped pagan gods. It is said that he converted the pagan chiefs and princes to Christianity, thereby abolishing their religion.

Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks, leprechauns and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.

It is, of course, best celebrated in Ireland, but there are Irish communities all over the world. In American cities, this day is a great festivity, and there are parades, music and songs, wearing of ’green’, and varied activities for children.

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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

 

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Welcome back to a new year full of promise and wonderful experiences! We are all waiting to see you and extend the opportunity of improving your knowledge even more. I’m sure your holidays must have been great, and I hope you have collected enough energy to get you all through 2012.

Miss Christine

FIRST CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH 2011

Best wishes and good luck to all my FCE pupils, who sit for the FCE 2011. I'm sure you'll all do great, and will obtain great results!

I'll be thinking of you all.

ABSCH ENGLISH DEBATING EVENT 2011

 

ABSCH ENGLISH DEBATE 2011

 

Last Friday 30th June, three St Paul’s pupils represented the school at the English Debating Event at The Antofagasta British School. Sofía Hayden, Lorena Pascual and Andrés Chamorro, accompanied by Miss Dimitra Halikia,  did really well in their respective debates. We are very grateful for the warm welcome, their very kind host families and for all the entertaining activities the Antofagasta British School put on for them. Congratulations!

  

MR MEN AND LITTLE MISS

You will really enjoy the following videos!

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HOMAGE TO ROGER HARGREAVES

I’m sure many of you, just like me, have spent many, many enjoyable moments with Mr Men and Little Misses! If Roger Hargreaves were alive today, we would be elebrating his 76th birthday. Below are a few of his endearing characters.    

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VIRTUAL CHOIR

This is fantastic!!!

READING EXPANDS YOUR WORLD!

The following link offers all sorts of reading material, for all ages and tastes. Have a look at it. I'm sure you'll find something to interest you. Remember that the more you read, the more you learn. A lot of the time you won't even realise how much you are learning!

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WELCOME BACK!

2011 school year is beginning! And what better attitude to have than LOTS of energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the work we are starting.

A lot of the results we obtain during our working year depend on our approach to what we have to do. If you feel that it is a drag, that it is boring, and you will never be able to complete the required work, it will most probably turn out to be so. But, if on the other hand, you look at it as an opportunity to learn, to obtain benefits and successes in your future life, your attitude is positive, and only good things will come of it.

So, face the future with a smile. If you do so, the future will most surely be yours!

READ, READ AND READ MORE!

Now that we Chileans are on holiday, this is the moment to invest time in reading. Reading gives you knowledge, culture, vocabulary, and makes you reflect!  The following link takes you to several levels of reading on different topics. I hope you find it useful!

http://www.saberingles.com.ar/reading/index.html

 

May 2011 be the year of your dreams, may all your wishes come true and happiness and personal fulfilment be with you!

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 MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND MAY 2011 BRING YOU PEACE AND LOVE!

SPEAK ENGLISH AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS WORLDWIDE

 

These sites offer a lot of practice which will be useful for your English studies.

http://www.speakenglish.co.uk/

http://www.learnenglish.de/englishchat.htm

http://www.eslgold.com/speaking/phrases.html

LANGUAGE GAMES

 

 

 

FIRST CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH

  

I’m sure all of you students would like to be awarded one of these with a beautiful A on it!  But as we all know, you must work hard to get it. Only practice, practice and more practice will help you (apart from your own intelligence, of course!) As the saying goes, "Practice makes perfect."

The time for the 2010 December FCE is drawing closer and closer. If you put in a little period of work and practice every day, your results could be MUCH better. Do it with time, and don’t let yourself wait until the last minute. Think how satisfied you’ll feel when your results come out, and you realise that the effort was worth it. Your summer will feel even better when you learn you have passed with a worthwhile mark.

Practice what is hardest for you, and you won’t regret it.

BRAIN TEASERS FROM YAHOO

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Have fun!

CHILEAN BICENTENNIAL

Above , the presidential palace in Santiago, named ’La Moneda’, with its giant flag, created specially for the Bicentennial. Below that, the ’Esmeralda’, the naval training ship which travels around the world every year. Below ,President Sebastián Piñera greeting the crowds at the annual parade in Santiago on the 18th of September, our national Independence Day, and further down a picture of the fireworks show on the 18th in the bay of Valparaíso, next to Viña del Mar, where I live.

 

 

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We have just finished celebrating our bicentennial, and the above link takes you to images of the sea and air parade which took place today. It was a wonderful experience and thousands of people turned out to watch the show! My country is the best there is. An awesome place to live and work! Come and visit us! We are friendly and welcoming, form the north to the south.

BUSINESS ENGLISH HELP

Here is a good site to brush up on your business English. You can enroll for free and you'll get help through your mail. It's an excellent resource site for many other areas as well!

http://grammar-teacher.com/free-business-english-lessons-by-mail/

ENGLISH LANGUAGE GAMES

English can be learned and practised in many ways. One fun way of doing it is through games and interactive activities. Here are a few links to interesting things. Remember that third Senior students will have to sit a SIMCE English exam this year, at the end of October. Start improving your skills from now, especially Listening and Reading Comprehension.

http://www.english-online.org.uk/games/gamezone2.htm

http://www.englishpage.com/games/games.html

http://www.world-english.org/games.htm

http://www.languagegames.org/la/english.asp

http://www.manythings.org/daily/

 

FLOTEL

This is a ’flotel’. In a news report on Yahoo I came across the word ’flotel’, which I had not heard of before but which makes sense! It is a floating hotel, actually a sort of barracks on a barge, destined to house the workers who are helping to lcean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This permits the workers to be near their working site, and saves their employers having to transport them long distances to and from their worksite.

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