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.