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Prepositions. A tricky business

Using the right preposition is one of the most complicated things of the English language. As you already know, very often the preposition in English does not coincide with the one we would use in Spanish for the same context. The only way to get to know them well is by practicing a lot. That’s what we have done in class, but here you will find some of the exercises  in case you want to continue practicing. Enjoy!!


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2º ESO B – Where’s the Octopus?

Dear students,

Please watch this video and prepare these questions for our quiz on Monday, February 9th.

  1. What made a marine biologist scream?

  2. Mention some of the tricks the octopus has at its disposal to camouflage.

  1. What did the octopus pretend to be?

  1. What is the amazing thing about an octopus regarding his sight?

  1. What is the scientist studying in order to understand this phenomenon?

  1. How many colours does the squid skin contain? Which ones?

  1. What else happens with the colourful spots?

  2. How many basic patterns do they use to achieve their camouflage?

Good luck!


4º ESO – The Veldt – Extra credit

Hello students,

Here’s the extra credit assignment for the short story we’ve been reading and listening to in class. If you do a good job, you can raise your grade by 0,5.

Answer these questions about the text as completely and correctly as possible.

  1. What do you think author’s opinion of technology is? Is it a blessing or a curse? Why?
  2. How is “abandonment” a theme in this story? Who is abandoned? Is there more than one abandoned character?
  3. Which aspects of the story do you think seem far-fetched and which seem realistic? Explain your opinion.
  4. Have your parents ever taken something away from you as a punishment? How did it make you feel?
  5. What concerns do parents have today about their children and technology? Are these concerns legitimate?

The Veldt-Ray Bradbury 1950

Good luck!

Contact me at christianperez at colegioarturosoria dot org if you have any questions.