"An attempt to integrate the teaching of the English language & ICT, using MUSIC as a mere pretext."

Saturday, October 24, 2015


In Spain
We celebrate today ...

the Library Day

…to raise awareness among people 
on the importance of Libraries
in our society as a cultural meeting point 
for readers of all ages and backgrounds. 

"Books" (Department of Modern languages. CEPA Edrissis. Ceuta.)

By the way, 
Do you know the Spanish word for LIBRARY?

Which of the following translations is the correct one?

a) LIBRERÍA          b) LIBRETA         c) BIBLIOTECA


The word "LIBRARY" is an example of "False Friend" (or "falso amigo", in Spanish), 
because it is written in a similar way to a Spanish word, but the meaning is totally different.

(* You can have a look at more examples of  FALSE FRIENDS.)

What can you do in a LIBRARY?

Mark with a tick the correct answers:

Read books, comics, e-books, maps, ...

Visit expositions

Read newspapers, magazines, …

Use internet


Meet interesting people (writers, …)

Watch films, listen to audio-books, …

Make friends (who love reading)

Use encyclopaedias, dictionaries, …

Enlarge your culture
... among many other things 
(apart from studying -of course) 

According to the dictionary...
A Library is a place containing books, recordings, or other reading, viewing or listening materials arranged and cataloged in a fixed way.

Do you normally go to libraries? 
What for?

To commemorate that date, the Library Day, 
we have selected a video recorded in a Public Library (TOLEDO, 2013)

Before watching the video,
Imagine any Public Library...

Can you guess what it is going to happen?


That social phenomenon is called a flashmob.

A flashmob is a group of people who meet suddenly in a public place 
and perform an unusual act for a brief time before quickly dispersing. 

They are often organized via Internet / Social Media. 

Using Wikipedia in Spanish
You can learn more about this new term here.

Can you think about the Spanish equivalent of FLASHMOB? (in only one word)

Talking about MUSIC,..

Do you know the MUSIC that appear on the previous video? 
( Listen to MUSIC at 2'55'')

You can DISCOVER the MUSIC using...

Shazam is an app for smartphones that identifies MUSIC.

It is one of the world's most popular apps,
used by more than 100 million people each month 
to identify music, artists and get song lyrics.

The result is shown on the screen 
complete with different details.

And the best of all...
... It is FREE !! 

Music Video by L_ _ _ _
performing "P ---- R--- A-----" .


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