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!


Conditionals grammar and song examples

What are conditionals in English grammar? Sometimes we call them ‘if clauses’. They describe the result of something that might happen (in the present or future) or might have happened but didn’t (in the past) . They are made using different English verb tenses.

There are four kinds:

  • The Zero Conditional:
    (if + present simple, … present simple)
    If you heat water to 100 degrees, it boils.
  • The First Conditional:
    (if + present simple, … will + infinitive)
    If it rains tomorrow, we’ll go to the cinema.
  • The Second Conditional:
    (if + past simple, … would + infinitive)
    If I had a lot of money, I would travel around the world.
  • The Third Conditional
    (if + past perfect, … would + have + past participle)
    If I had gone to bed early, I would have caught the train.

(Notice we can put ‘if’ at the beginning, or in the middle. It doesn’t matter at all.)