2ºBach – Extra Credit (Ampliación)

Write about a (real) restaurant you either like or dislike very much, including the name and location. In order to write a good review, you should try to cover the following points:

  • Food: Name the dishes you tried. Comment on the flavor, the presentation, freshness, spicing. Did the food arrive hot? Were the portions big enough?
  • Service: Was the waiter helpful and well-informed? Was the table cleared quickly? Did your drinks arrive when needed? Was your waiter’s attention easy to get when you needed something? Did you get your bill quickly when you were ready to leave?
  • Ambiance: Was the restaurant clean? Was it well decorated and comfortable? How were the other customers? Was there music? Was it too loud?
  • Other: Was the restaurant better or worse than others like it? Was it a good deal? Should you make a reservation? Is it a good place for a large group? What are the strong points? What needs improving?
  • Length: 250 words, typed, 12 point font, 1.5 line spacing (Word doc or pdf)
  • Due date: February 2, 2015

You will be evaluated on:

  • Content
    How well you have fulfilled the task? In other words, have you done what you were asked to do?
  • Communicative Achievement
    How appropriate is the writing for the task? Have you used the appropriate register, for example formal or informal
  • Organization
    How effectively did you structure your piece of writing? In other words, is it logical and ordered?
  • Language
    How well did you use vocabulary and grammar? This includes the range and variety of language as well as how accurate it is.

Send it to me at christianperez at colegioarturosoria dot org

Contact me if you have any questions.

Good luck!


1ºBach – Extra Credit (Ampliación)

Write a letter to a politician (you decide which one) about an issue that is very important to you.

Your letter should be clear, well-organized, and persuasive. Make an effective argument with personal opinions and ample evidence to back them up. Your letter should make a convincing case for your cause.

Pay close attention to grammar and spelling.

Length: 250-300 words.

Format: Microsoft Word doc, sent to me via email at christianperez at colegioarturosoria dot org

Due date: February 2, 2015

Write me an email if you have any questions.

Good luck!


Twin-Tuition (video)

Dear students,

this is the link to the video about Telepathy between twins, which you might find useful in order to study for your next exam. Don’t forget to revise the new vocabulary as well since you will need it to be able to write about the topic.

Wish you luck,




What is «Sweding?» How to Make Sweded films

Sweded video requirements

  1. Must be based on an already produced film
  2. Range 2-8 minutes in length
  3. Must not contain computer generated graphics
  4. Based on films less than 35 years old
  5. Special effects must be limited to camera tricks
    and arts ‘n crafts
  6. Sound effects created by human means
  7. Hilarious.


Information on Michel Gondry, Director of «Be Kind, Rewind»




Sources for original scripts