INTERVIEW WITH MATTHEW
As a part of the bilingual project, our High
School has a new member: Matthew - Do you prefer America or Spain?
Hinton, our Language Assistant. On his -I prefer America because it is my home and
first weeks in Fiñana some of our students I’ve got there my family, my friends but I
interviewed him to know a bit more about love Spain!
-Why are you here in this High School? What
- How long have you been living here? is your job here?
- I have been living in Granada for two -Here I help the teachers, and I am a
months so far. “teacher of the teachers”. I know Spain and
have an experience in international works.
-Do you speak Spanish better after this
time? - What do you think about the teachers?
-Yes, I speak much better -I think the teaches are very dedicated
-Have you ever been to Spain before? -What did you study?
-Yes, I know Santander -Political Sciences
A DIFFERENT XMAS. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Matthew, our linguistic assistant, tells us about his experience travelling to
the north of Europe
During his Xmas trip, Matthew celebrated the New Year. He didn’t stay
stayed in The Netherlands, with other people from Spain, because his
France, Belgium and Germany. friends were from America.
On Christmas Eve he had He says that considering all the places he
dinner in a friend's house in has visited, he prefers The Netherlands
The Netherlands. The friend's because the life there is very calm and he
name was Alvaro and he was from Mexico. says it’s fantastic, although his favourite
They he had a big party! place will always be SPAIN!!!
On new Year's Eve, he stayed in Paris and
celebrated the New Year there. He visited
Notre Dame, Pompadour Centre. He said it
was fantastic, beautiful and different, Matthew
especially the Sacre Coeur, the church. He in
visited the Eiffel Tower where he Belgium
Susana & Moisés 2º Bach. A
TORTILLA DE PATATAS
A classic among the classics in Spanish tables, here is a way to
help “guiris” and locals enjoy a healthy and wonderful recipe.
The tortilla is a way of life in Spain. Here is a simple recipe to cook a
wonderful Spanish omelette.
For 4 to 6 persons: 1 cup of olive oil, 4 large potatoes (peel and cut in
circle about 2 mm thick) salt to taste, one large onion, thinly sliced,
four large eggs.
Some people add thin slices of red peper together with the onion.
Heat the oil in 9-inch skillet, add potatoes, one slice at a time so that they don't stick. Alternate
layers of potato and onion. Cook slowly, medium flame. Do not burn. Turn occasionally until potatoes
are tender, but not brown. They must be loose, not caked together. Beat eggs in a large bowl with a
fork, salt to taste. Drain potatoes. Add potatoes to beaten eggs, pressing them so that eggs cover
them completely. Let it sit for a few minutes. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in large skillet. Add
potatoes-eggs mixture, spreading quickly. Lower the heat to medium. Shake pan to prevet sticking.
When eggs start to brown, put a plate over the skillet, turn it over, adding another tablespoon of oil.
Brown on the other side. Can flip three or tour times for better cooking.
A bite of America in your breakfast! Do
you want to impress your parents and
friend with a something different? Our
favourite “guiri” gives us some hints for
an easy way to start any day. TORTITAS
Ingredients: sugar, milk, eggs, oil,
marmalade and flour.
Bacon, butter, eggs, oranges, sugar. Bread
1. Beat the eggs, and pour milk, the flour
and yeast. You make a very soft mass.
1. Fry the bacon in the frying pan. The
bacon has to be crunchy. 2. Put the fying pan on the fire, take the
2. Beat the eggs, with the sugar and the mixture, and make in the fying pan little flat
milk in a bowl, and put slices of bread cakes.
in the bowl, and put the bread in the
frying pan. That's an American toast.
3. Make an orange juice with fresh o
4. Eat the bacon, and put the marmalade
on the American toasts, and drink the
juice Susana & Moisés & Matthew .
5. You can also eat the bacon with fried English as 2nd Language 2º Bach &
or scrambled eggs. Matthew Hinton, Language Assistant .
IN THE RESTAURANT
DIALOGUES S: I would like, an asparagus soup, cannelloins
and stewed fruit.
Eating is a daily routine, and eating out is
something you will do for sure whenever we M: And for me, pea soup, noodles and rice
travel. Here you have a sample of a pudding.
conversation which may be of some help
anytime you are facing that experience. S: Sorry, waiter this soup is wrongly flavoured,
Important set phrases are in bold. is very tasteless and this spoon is dirty.
M: Hello, Have you got a table for two? C: Oh, sorry, excuse-me…
C: Yes, it is the table next to the window. M: You have forgotten to pour the wine.
S: Ok, but… Could you give us a table away
from the toilets. M: The bill please.
C: Yes, of course. C: Ok, Did you like it?
M: Ok thanks. S: No, the food was very bad.
At the table. C: I'm sorry. It is, 68 €.
M: Waiter! M: Sorry?
S: Could I have the menu? C: 68 €.
C: Yes, of course. S: But I thing there's a mistake.
M: Could I have the wine list, please? C: Why?
C: Yes, but I recommend the wine cellar M: We didn't have this.
M: Ok C: Oh, sorry, it is true, the bill is…. 40 €.
S: But I don't like this wine and I prefer a M: Ok you keep the change.
larger glass of wine please
S: No, actually don’t keep the change. Bye
C: Perfect, and what would you like?
Moisés & Susana
On the 31st of October, the students of the I.E.S. Sierra Nevada celebrated Halloween’s day. In
English class, we learned the origin of this party. It was a Celtic tradition. They celebrated New
Year’s party this day, and they made bonfires to banish the dead men.
We made a pumpkin lantern, too. It was very entertaining! First, we removed the pips and cleaned
the interior of the pumpkin. Later, we made the mouth, the eyes and the nose. Finally, we put a
candle in the interior. We liked it very much! Some students made pumpkin lanterns. Very nice!
WE LIKED THE ACTIVITY AND WE WANT TO DO IT AGAIN. WE LIKE
Juan David Clarés 2º ESO
IDIOMAS Y JUVENTUD 2007
Last summer the scholarship “IDIOMAS circle was extended and we formed a good
Y JUVENTUDquot; was given to me and I group.
went away to Glasgow, Scotland, which is
the place that was assigned to me.
I was alone because the scholarship
wasn’t given to many people of my High
School, but this wasn’t important. It’s
true that everybody who went to Glasgow
was from Germany and was already
friends because almost all of them were
from the same High School. Nonetheless,
I met two girls with whom I spoke by an
Internet forum. So I was with them from
the beginning, but soon the friends'
We went out of the airport of Malaga and
after three hours of travelling, we arrived
to Edinburgh and from there went to
Glasgow, to our residence.
Not only in Glasgow is it nice and charming, but
The routine there was always the same: in
in the whole of Scotland. Like I said before, we
the morning there were classes, in the
did some excursions, and in these we visited
afternoon we did different activities
Edinburgh and Stirling going to several castles,
(excursions, sport, swimming..) and at night,
because this zone is characterized by its
we sometimes went to disco (in our own
castles, which have interesting histories…
residence, ha ha) or played different
But, also, typical in Scotland are its lakes, and
though we wanted to visit Loch Ness and to see
his famous monster, we couldn’t. But we went
to another, the Loch Lomond, striking too.
Centring now on the place where I was,
Glasgow is a nice city, the biggest of
Scotland, placed in the valley of the river
Clyde (which happened to be next to our
residence). The city has many points of
tourist interest like museums, art galleries
and centres of art, some of which we It’s without question and to finish, it was two
visited. But also there is an infinite number intense weeks, the time happened very
of shops, restaurants, bars, etc. quickly and everybody finished the trip very
TRIP TO LA ALHAMBRA
On the 22nd of February we went on a
beautiful trip to La Alhambra.
There, we saw the buildings and we
knew her history thanks to our “guide”
We had a very good time and the
travel is unforgettable.
.....The fountain of lions.....
María Lázaro 4º ESO
TRIP TO LONDON 2007
Sebastián and Mª del Mar here, and we
are going to tell you our experience about
our London trip with “Idiomas y
We went to Málaga by bus with many
teenagers to take the plane.
We spent two weeks in a college residence
which was 20 minutes from the centre of Buckingham Palace...
the city. In this time we met many people In short, we had fun and we recommend it.
from different countries around the We suggest you bring an umbrella, a coat and
world, like Italians, Chinese and Turkish... some food in case you don’t like the food (But
We visited different places: museums, in my opinion it was good).
Brighton, Cambridge, the Camden Town, Change euros to pounds in Spain because it
Trafalgar square, the Royal Observatory, will be more comfortable. We recommend you
take around 250€ if you want to buy some
presents for your family or any friends.
Maria del Mar
Maria Del Mar Jurado y
Geographically, the Alhambra is set on the flat and heritage complement each other and
summit of a very pronounced hill with exquisite became a very distinctive hallmark.
vegetation which, although not native, enriches
the landscape. What different styles of gardens are there?
The Alhambra, like a few other places in 1. Nasrid gardens:
Andalusia, offers a unique opportunity to A) Patio de los Arrayanes, (the present day
contemplate medieval Islamic gardens. myrtles which give their name to the
courtyard). Arrayán is an Arabic word which is
These gardens, which still preserve some of equivalent to English word myrtle, which is a
the original designs, have witnessed many sweet-smelling hedge or bush.
historical events. These moments from the
past come alive when we consider that the B) Patio de los Leones. The courtyard is
gardens are living, forever changing, and what symbolic of the Islamic Paradise: a spring in
we see today is a result of what has been done the centre from which four channels depart.
through the centuries.
C) Patio de la Acequia. Herbs and fruit trees
However, we can still get an idea of how the share the freshness of the water from the
Arabs combined architecture with landscaped channels with cypress trees, rose bushes and
gardens as a means of seducing the senses other plants.
with courtyards and exquisite archways, water
feature, flower beds, little orchards of fruit 2. Renaissance gardens:
trees and dense, shady groves. This is the A) Jardín de los Adarves: This 17th century
Muslim concept of garden, which is essentially garden was created under the southern wall of
an illusion outside of the world, nature in a the Alcazaba.
dreamlike state, and above all, the desire to
reproduce Paradise on Earth. B) Patio de Lindaraja: This old Nasrid garden
was converted into a courtyard and features a
This concept of the garden, reflected in the classical Italian fountain in the centre.
Koran, is also expressed in one of the verses
carved into the frieze around the archway 3. Romantic garden:
that leads into the north pavilion of the Water A) Paseo de los Cipreses: This walk was
Channel Courtyard (Patio de la Acequia) in the created during the second half of the 19th
Generalife: century, when the cypress became a symbol of
Believers shall enter into gardens through 4. Modern garden:
which clear streams flow (los creyentes serán A) Jardines del Partal. Garden from the first
introducidos en jardines por los cuales corren third of the 20th century designed by the
claros arroyos) architect Torras Balbás.
B) Gardens in the lower part of the
In the Alhambra there are 300 species of Generalife. This 20th century garden is
plants distributed among its gardens. Nature composed of symmetrical areas of vegetation.
⇒ Arrayán o mirto ( Myrtus communis) ⇒ Myrtle
⇒ Naranjo amargo (Citrus aurantium) ⇒ Orange tree
⇒ Boj (Buxus sempervirens) ⇒ Box
⇒ Laurel (Laurus nóbilis) ⇒ Laurel. Culin.bayleaf
⇒ Pitosporo (Pitosporum tobira) ⇒ Pitosporo tree
⇒ Castaño de Indias ( Aesculus hippocastanum) ⇒ Chesnut tree
⇒ Tilo (Tilia cordata) ⇒ Lime tree
⇒ Adelfa (Nerium oleander) ⇒ Rosebay, oleander
⇒ Arbol del amor (Cercis siliquastrum) ⇒ love tree
⇒ Glicinia ( Wisteria sinensis) ⇒ Wisteria
⇒ Celindo (Philadelphus virginalis) ⇒ Philadelpho
⇒ Alhelí (Matthiola incana) ⇒ Wallflower, stock
⇒ Pensamiento (Viola tricolor) ⇒ Pansy
⇒ Romero (Rosmarinus officinalis) ⇒ Rosemary
⇒ Ebónimo (Evonymus japonicum) ⇒ Evónymo
⇒ Ciprés (Cupresus sempervirens) ⇒ Cypress tree
Summit: cima, cumbre Groves: arboleda
Landscape: paisaje Frieze: friso, cenefa
Courtyard. pátio Carved: tallado, esculpido
Orchad: huerto Pavilion: pabellón
Archway: arcada Shady: sombreado
Hallmark: sello de identidad Hedge: seto
By Victoria Moreno Garbayo
Margarita Sánchez Cabezas Mariano Zoyo Vargas
Carolina Román Oana Madalina Bulín
José Antonio Martínez Eugenia Mª López
José Antonio Moreno Juana Mª García
Sebastián Rodríguez Raquel Salvador
Juan Antonio López Francisco López
Victoria Moreno Carmen García
Mª Del Mar Jurado Miriam Jurado
Francisco J. García Moisés Torres
María J. Cañizares María Lázaro
José María Torres Miriam Ortiz
Manuel J. Villegas Mariano Zoyo
Antonio Del Rosal Rocío Vargas
Nazaret Villegas Juan David Clarés
Lucía Hernández Laura García
Matthew Hinton Mélody Plaza
Alejandro Ortiz María Milán
Carolina Román Oana Bulín
Mª José Sierra Susana Hernández
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