25 d’abril – dia 7
- Estem preparats tots per l’excursió a Dublín? Doncs ens trobarem sobre les 9:00 a l’estació de tren Confey de Leixlip per marxar cap allà.
- Allà farem una visita guiada amb la Suzanne i el Maitiú. Ens explicaran tot allò què hàgim de saber sobre la capital. Ens deixaran una estoneta per menjar-nos el dinar que ens han preparat les nostres famílies, i, si acabem d’hora, tindrem també una estoneta de temps lliure per anar de shopping fins les 16:00. Llavors ens trobarem per agafar el tren altre cop per tornar a les nostres cases de Leixlip. Tant de bo el temps ens acompanyi! Ahir va acabar plovent (una mica al tard només) i avui el cel no promet massa. Ens endurem els paraigües per si de cas!
Day By Day By Us
1. The morning lesson – by Laia Solé & Laura Mases
Today we went to Dublin, to have a tour, to walk through the streets, and buy some stuff. We have gone to the city by train, then we have met Maitiú, our guide, and he showed us the city. We have seen the university, the hall, the castle, and churches. Then we have gone to a pub, where a boy called Kevin has played the guitar for us, and a man has played the elbow pipe [Uilleann Pipe or Irish Pipe]. It has been a rainy day, but we have enjoyed a lo tour last day in Ireland.
2. The afternoon activity – by Marina Cobo & Anna Vall
After the tour, we had four hours for having lunch and go shopping. First, we went to different shops and we bought some clothes. One hour later, when we were hungry, we had lunch. It was made by our family. When we finished, we came back to Leixlip by train and we had dinner.
3. Our own anecdotes – by Raquel Martín & Anna París
We arrived at home at five o’clock and we had the last dinner. Then we went to do the final shopping and we went to buy paper to wrap the presents for our family. After, we stayed with some friends and we did the suitcase because tomorrow at half past eleven we have to go to the Sports Center and then we will go to the airport.
24 d’abril – dia 6
- Bon dia! Estem a la recta final: les classes s’acabaran dintre d’una estona. Hem repassat tot allò que hem fet durant la setmana. Ens han fet preguntes i els millors han estat els primers en rebre uns “Haribitos”. Ningú s’ha quedat sense! Després de la pausa de mig matí, sobre les 11:00, ens hem ajuntat els dos grups amb els dos profes per jugar al joc d’Snakes and Ladders (una mena de Trivial) i per fer un Quiz (Preguntados).
- Avui ens hem aixecat amb el cel ennuvolat, però no fa fred ni amenaça de ploure.
- Avui hem tingut tarda d’Arts & Crafts (manualitats): hem pintat samarretes amb motius irlandesos (que ens endurem a casa) i hem fet els nostres propis dissenys de Leprechauns o follets típics de la cultura irlandesa. Ens ho hem passat pipa amb la Suzanne i el Maitiú! Però ja se’ns han acabat les classes Trobarem a faltar l’Austin i el Colm!
- Al final del dia ha sortit el sol un altre cop. Demà ens espera una visita guiada a Dublin!
Day By Day By Us
1. The morning lesson – by Anna Garrofé & Maria Molino
Today in the B class, when we arrived we played a game. It was based on a grid on the whiteboard. There were two groups. We had to say a number and the teacher asked us a question. If we answered correctly the question we had a point. Then we wrote on a paper our favourite songs and we had tos ay why do we like these songs. Before, we listened to the music we said it was our favourite.
Today in the A class we did activities about cinema, theatre and pubs. We also did another activity about famous actors in Ireland. It was really interesting. Then, after the break, we played all together a play that is called Snakes and Stairs. In each box of the game board we had a different assignment: explain or describe something in 20 seconds or one minute. We had a lot of fun.
2. The afternoon activity – by Gil Bonet & Eduard Pujol
Hello, yesterday we painted a T-shirt with all the things that we want. Me (Gil), for example, I wrote a phrase about the truth and other drawings, for example, I love Maitiú. Me (Edu), I wrote my name and my favourite number. Finally, we drew and painted the leprcount [^-^]. Also Suzanne gave us the opportunity to listen to music while we were painting. Once finished, Suzanne gave us the T-shirt.
3. Our own anecdotes – by Ariadna Poch & Marta Timoneda
Today, after having dinner, the sun started to shine so we decided to go for a walk and meet with Laia and Laura. We had to walk a lot because the live far away. When we were together, it suddenly started to rain and we didn’t have any umbrella so we had to run. We were obviously freezing –because we are in Ireland until we got home. We went as fast as we could and we arrived as wet as a fish. We think we won’t have a walk in Ireland without an umbrella.
23 d’abril – dia 5
- Bon dia de Sant Jordi!!! Assolellat també! Felicitats a tots els Jordis! Per cert, nosaltres no ens n’hem endut cap a Irlanda. Ja ens han preguntat com és que no en tenim cap entre nosaltres, perquè saben que és un nom típic català (La Suzanne, coordinadora, fa 10 anys que viu a Barcelona). Esperem que tingueu un bon dia replet d’activitats a l’institut o allà on sigueu! Nosaltres també ens hem proposat fer alguna activitat extra, com regalar-nos alguna rosa, … Ja veurem com evoluciona la idea al llarg del dia.
- A classe continuem parlant de tòpics molt interessants! També fem gramàtica i vocabulari nou a dojo!
- Avui per la tarda ens dividirem en dos grups i farem per torns un Quizz amb la Suzanne i un Treasure Hunt per Leixlip amb el nostre tour leader Maitiú. ¡A veure quines coses més descobrim de Leixlip i Irlanda!
Day By Day By Us
1. The morning Lesson – by Amèlia Govor & Marta Gonzàlez
Today when we went to Austin’s class, he gave us a sheet, for things that are banned or ilegal in some countries. After, when we finished, Austin gave us another language worksheet. We also played a game: Austin gave a paper to four boysof us, with a list of different products to prepare lunch. We had to ask the four boys if they had the products we needed to prepare our lunch, write them on a paper. The winner was the one who had the cheapest list.
In the other classroom, we begin top lay a game for 10 minutes and before we wrote questions. We should use them in a composition of a famous person. It was a competition and Miquel Garrofé, Ignasi and I (Amelia Govor) won it.
After the lunch we had a Quiz with Seán and a Treasure Hunt with Maitiú, in which we had to run around Leixlip asking questions. The one who ended first won.
2. The afternoon activity – by Carla Aymerich & Blanca Culleré
This afternoon was very funny because we did a Quiz and a Treasure Hunt. We started with the Treasure Hunt and that’s fantastic because we did a tour in Leixlip to search clues to find a treasure but there wasn’t any treasure. After we had a Quiz, which was divided in three rounds. The first one was about general questions, for example, what’s the patron of Ireland. The second round was about pictures. We ought to guess the person who was in the photo. The third round was about music, and we ought to guess who was the Singer and what was the title of the song. Our group won the third place and that was fantastic!
3. Our own anecdotes – by Anna Estévez & Marta Garcia
Today in the afternoon we did two games: a Quiz and a Treasure Hunt. It was vey funny. At 4:30 our family collected me. We went home and we had dinner. The dinner was pizza and chips. It was very tasty. Then we went to the swimming pool because the child swam. After we went shopping for Maynooth. It was a fantastic afternoon-evening.
22 d’abril – dia 4
- Bon dia! El temps se’ns porta molt bé! Torna a fer sol!
- A la classe hem estat treballant l’expressió oral amb fotografies que ens passa el Colm sobre ell mateix . Ens fa fer preguntes sobre allò que veiem. Hem vist també les províncies d’Irlanda i una introducció als esports típics d’aquí, com el hurling o el gaelic football. Ara ja estem preparats per la sessió d’esports de la tarda!
- Després de dinar a l’hotel, hem baixat al camp del GAA. Ens ha fet bon temps. Hem fet molt d’exercici i ens hem cansat molt! Cal molta destresa pel hurling: és un esport difícil. Ens ho hem passat molt bé!!
Day By Day By Us
1. The morning lesson – by Pol Castelló & David Rojas
Hello! We are Pol and David. On Wednesday we have been studying some national stereotypes like the spanish stereotypes that say that we are loudy and we are very selfish. The irish stereotypes say that they drink a lot. We were reading a text about the best tourists in the world. It said that the Brazilian are the best tourists in the world and the German the worst. After the break we did a worksheet about marriage for better and for worst. We also had another reading with two opinions. One said that getting divorced is better for the children and the other said that staying together is better for the children. And that’s all we did on Wednesday.
2. The afternoon activity – by Adrià Cusiné & Ignasi Delgado
Gaelic Football is a very popular sport in Ireland. Lots of Irish people played it and support their favourite teams. It consists in kicking the ball with the foot over the goal and between two posts to win one point, or to kick the ball into the goal to win three points. You can keep the ball in your hands and do three steps maximum. -After that three steps you have to bounce again the ball, at least once. [Teacher] Hurling is also very popular between the Irish athletes. It has the similar score rules as Gaelic Football but you have to kick the ball with a stick.
3. Our own anecdotes – by Miquel Garrofé & Xavier Puig
During this travel to Ireland –one of the best travels of our life, we are enjoying lots of things and learning a lot, too. On Monday we had a tour in Leixlip. Tuesday, we learned typical songs and dances. Wednesday, we played gaelic football and hurling. In the evening we also do things with our families. On Thursday, for example, we played bowling. We were sado on Wednesday, because we heard that the electric power station in Mollerussa got burned. Luckily there were no people injured and so we can continue enjoying our trip.
21 d’abril – dia 3
- Avui a la classe hem parlat en anglès d’estereotips i nacionalitats i hem fet molts exercicis per escrit i de conversa. Com són els irlandesos? Quins costums tenen? Quins són els seus balls tradicionals?
- Shillelagh és un estil de música tradicional irlandesa. Per ballar podem utilitzar sabates dures, com les de la profe de ball, o toves, més o menys com les nostres. Ceol agus craic o Ceilī en són d’altres, com se’ns mostra en el River Dance d’Eurovisió del 94.
- Si som més clàssics, podem anar-nos-en cap al Sean nōs o Old Style. Pels qui prefereixin cant, podran veure que hi ha diferents varietats. Com instruments típics tenim el bodhrán (una mena de timbala) o inclús les culleretes.
- Nosaltres hem cantat el da ma do da ma da i hem ballat molt! Però també hi ha hagut algun talent dels nostres que s’ha arrencat a cantar al pub irlandès, interpretació amb guitarra inclosa!!
- Per cert, avui també ens ha fet molt bon temps!
Day By Day By Us
1. The morning lesson – by Joan Gomà & Marc Molina
Today in class we learned about stereotypes. We spoke about countries and persons and things we associated with them. We spoke about the culture of Ireland and their music and typical dances. The teacher called Austin is very funny and explains all very well. It was funny so I’m excited about going to school. We do a lot of exercises, all about Ireland, so we work a lot! It’s all fantastic, I love Ireland!
2. The afternoon activity – by Marc Garcia & Pau Ibàñez
On Tuesday’s afternoon, after having lunch, we went into the hotel’s bar. There were two girls waiting for us, one of them showed us some traditional Irish songs and the other one showed u show to dance traditional Irish dances. In our opinión we enjoyed this new experience a lot and we laughed really much, but we found it quite difficult. When we finished dancing, the girl who owes the guitar let some of us play it, and we started to sing in English and Spanish.
3. Our own anecdotes – by Marina Cobo & Anna Vall
Yesterday, Marina and I went shopping with our host mother to Dublin. Laia and Laura came with us. We stayed in some boutiques durind two hours and at nine o’clock we returned to our house. We played football with Andrew, who is the son of the family and younger than us. After that, we put our pijamas on and went to relax in the room. We talked with our families of Spain and after we went to sleep.
20 d’abril – dia 2
- Good morning ! How did you sleep? Ens hem llevat i hem comentat com ha anat la tarda amb les nostres famílies. Hem esmorzat bé, hem recollit el packed-lunch i hem arribat a l’hotel Court Yard de Leixlip, on farem les classes. Tenim sort perquè avui fa molt bon temps un altre cop – gens ennuvolat!!!
- Un cop feta la prova (test escrit i oral), ens han avaluat i col·locat en dos grups, cadascun amb un profe i en una aula diferent de l’hotel, com podeu veure en les fotos.
- Després d’un break (una pausa) hem començat les classes, amb els dos teachers: en Colm i l’Austin. Les classes han estat molt divertides i dinàmiques: ens fan en anglès tota l’estona !! Prohibit parlar en la nostra llengua!
- Després de les classes ens hem menjat el packed-lunch (el dinar) al pati de l’hotel, molt maco, com veieu en les fotos. No ens hem quedat amb gana!
- Havent agafat energia, hem anat a fer el passeig per Leixlip – (Guided Tour) amb el Maitiú -típic irlandès i la Suzanne -la noia de l’abric blau. El Maitiú ens ha explicat la història d’Irlanda i del poble natal de la cervesa Guiness pas a pas. Tot això passejant-nos pels seus carrers i fent parades a l’església cristiana, protestant, etc. Hem vist inclús cavalls i hem tingut temps de fer els primers “toques” amb la pilota i l’stick de hurling!!!
- Hem anat a un Irish Pub autèntic i hem cantat cançons tradicionals irlandeses i també cançons llatines actuals !!
- A l’acabar hem tingut 15 minuts lliures per anar a comprar llaminadures i ens hem trobat altre cop amb les famílies al pati de l’hotel, on ens han passat a recollir a les 4:30 de la tarda. Anem cap a casa, a descansar una miqueta, agafar forces, i sopar amb la nostra família. Demà serà un altre dia!! Bona nit!
Day By Day By Us
1. The morning lesson – by Raquel Martín & Anna París
This morning we got up and we had breakfast, then the families took us to the school. This school is inside a hotel and we do class in two different romos. First we did a test to knew what is our level, then we did a break and we separated into two classes. In the classes we did a lot of speaking and we talk a lot. We did a presentation of us and we watched a video about ambitions. Later we took our packed lunch with a sandwitch, chips, chocolate amd fruits. Then we had some free time.
2. The afternoon activity – by David Cusiné & Sergi Ricart
Today, Monday, we did a test. Depending on the results of this test, we were divided into two groups. After the test we did a break for 20 minutes. In the break we ate a bit. Then we started the lesson and the class was nice. We watched a video of Lionel Messy. When the class finished we ha done hour to lunch. -This we already knew!! [Teacher]. Then went to a tour around Leixlip. We learnt a lot of things about Leixlip thanks to our tour leader.
3. Our own anecdotes – by Judith Farràs & Laura Ortiz
Today we went to visit Maynooth, and with Helena and Carla, they live near to our house so we went to their house to meet them there. First we went to a shopping centre. So many shops were closed, because some shops close at 6 PM and already was 8 PM. Next we went to a university, a very big university and also very nice. We took some potos there. At 9 PM we had to be at home, so we started walking in our way home.
19 d’abril – dia 1
- Avui no ha calgut despertar ningú.
- Un cop a l’aeroport tots han pogut passar els tràmits i facturar l’equipatge. Tots els papers en ordre.
- Si voleu consultar l’estat del vol: recordeu que arriba a les 14:20 hora d’Irlanda i les 15:20 hora de Mollerussa. http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/infovuelos/ca/ cal posar-hi:VY 8720
- Informació del vol VY 8720 en temps real: es.flightaware.com/live/flight/VLG8720/history/20150419/1045ZZ/LEBL/EIDW
- Ja hem aterrat a Dublín sense cap novetat a les 14:13 Hora Irlandesa.
- La Zusanne ens ha rebut a l’aeroport i hem pujat a l’autocar que ens conduiria a Leixlip. A partir d’aquest punt ja només hem parlat en anglès
- Hem fet cap al centre GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) de Leixlip, un centre de lleure i esportiu on es juga en dimecres al hurling i al gaelic football, una mescla curiosa de rugby, futbol, bàsquet i vòlei. Allí hem fet el repartiment de famílies. Ningú s’ha quedat sense! Ens hem presentat i se’ns han endut cap a les respectives cases.
- La resta del dia ja ens l’hem passat a la nostra casa d’acollida, on hem donat els obsequis (petits detallets), hem sopat ben d’hora , i hem anat a passejar el sopar fins l’hora de dormir…
- Demà ben de matí ens espera l’examen de nivell i comencem els cursos amb molt d’entusiasme
- Ah!!! per cert, avui ha fet molt bon dia! No ens ha plogut i ha fet sol.
Day By Day By Us
1. From Mollerussa to the airport – by Marta Timoneda & Ariadna Poch
Today we had to get up very early because at eight o’clock our bus was leaving from our high-school in Mollerussa. We stayed by one our and a half at the bus and finally we arrived to the airport. At the airport we did the check in and all the papers. Everything was in each place. So, at 12:45 PM we catch our plane to Dublin. We were very nervous but nothing really happened.
2. From the plane to our families’ homes – by Laura Mases & Laia Solé
When we went to the plane, we were very nervous, and quite frightened, because some of we had never travelled by plane. In the plane there were three workers who sold some food (pizza, pasta, sugars, potatoes, …) and drinks. When we were at the middle of the journey, there were some turbulences – I didn’t feel any [Teacher]. Finally we arrived in Ireland at 14:20, we took our luggage, and we went to Leixlip, we waited in a type of bar our families, while a girl who is a guide explained us everything about the trip. Now, we are in our houses, and tomorrow we will go to our school.
3. Our own anecdotes – by Carla Aymerich & Helena Molina
The first day, when we arrived, we met the family and went to the street with the two Little boys. We learnt top lay a new game, the courp. You have to hit the courp from the other side of the street. If you hit it you win a step. You win the game we you do 10 steps. After playing the courp, we went inside the house and watched TV until we had dinner. The dinner was delicious. We ate ham, potatoes in a sauce, and cupcakes as dessert. At 10:00 PM we went to bed. We slept like angels.