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tecs youth development programme
TECS World magazine
Contents guide
Welcome to Trimester Two Magazine
1. Introduction and welcome to the magazine team
2. Getting to know some of the staff members at TECS-Central
3. Classwork and students:
a. TECS Babies (4 and 5 year olds)
b. TECS Kids (6 to 12 year olds)
4. A trip down memory lane for the teens
5. TECS Online Platform
a. What our students say about TOP
6. TECS Fair
7. Saturdays at TECS
8. Our Teenagers work:
a. Questionnaires and Invitations
b. Work from the winner of TOP magazine questionnaire
c. Story Cube stories
d. And many more….
9. Easter at TECS
10. Youth Development Programme
11. St Patrick’s Day
12. Advanced Teens work
13. Intercentre competition poster
14. The Gift box project
15. Fun in the summer with TECS
Thanks to:
We would like to give a special thank you to all the TECS Central teachers who have participated in
this Trimester Two Magazine.
Also a big thank you to the Teens Project Team who have contributed different work to the
magazine too
And at the end of the day without all the TECS-Central students, we would not have this wonderful
magazine, so THANK YOU for all being so special.
We hope that you enjoy our Trimester Two Magazine
Staff interviews
Last trimester the teenagers conducted some fantastic interviews with some of the staff at TECS. This
trimester we have for more fantastic interviews for you to enjoy.
Antony Herbert - teacher
Alice Williams - teacher
How long have you worked here in Spain?
Where are you from?
Since the start of the academic year. I stayed in
Barcelona and after I came to Cadiz.
I’m from Yorkshire, England.
How many hours a day do you work?
I’m 23
About 5 hours a day.
Have you got any brothers or sisters?
Who is your best friend in tecs?
No
Mary is my best friend in TECS.
Have you got a pet?
Is Alice your friend?
I have a rabbit
Yes, she is 
What do you usually do at the weekend?
Do you prefer adults or children?
I usually go to the beach in Cadiz where I live.
I prefer children because in the class there are
more games.
Do you practice any sport?
How many students do you have?
50
Do you like music, what type?
I love music, reggae!
Where are you from? How old are you?
I’m from England, I’m 27
What do you think about the magazine?
I think it is a very good idea.
What do you think about the gift box project?
The gift box was a very good idea too.
How old are you?
Dancing!
What is your favourite food?
I like seafood like mussels.
Do you like Spanish food, what?
Yes I love the seafood and the olives.
Do you read?
Yes and I would love to read more.
Have you travelled to the USA?
No, never.
More Fantastic Interviews
John - head teacher
Where are you from?
I’m from Chiclana but originally from London.
Gill – teacher and manager
Where are you from?
Do you like teaching?
I’m from Derby, close to Nottingham in the
UK.
Yes I love it!
Have you got any pets?
What sport do you like?
No but I used to have two dogs.
My favourite sport to play is cricket. I don’t like
football.
What type of food do you prefer?
What’s your favourite thing about TECS?
No comment, hahaha
What is your favourite animal?
I like Spanish food like seafood.
Where do you live?
I live close to Puerto Sherry.
Do you speak Spanish, how did you learn?
I like dogs and cats. I have one of each but the cat
is the boss.
Yes a little . By living here.
What films do you like?
Have you got a boyfriend?
I like science fiction films.
yes
Who is your best friend at TECS?
When did you start to teach?
Steve is my best friend at TECS. He is American
and great fun.
2002
Do you like TV?
Yes I love them
Yes and I watch too much. I watch in English and
Spanish.
What do you do in your free time?
Do you like winter or summer?
I prefer the summer because I have longer
holidays.
Do you like vegetables?
I like to swim, watch films and play padel.
Do you like horror movies?
No
Reaching for the stars
The Pre Starters have been learning
about space. Taking a ride as an
astronaut in a rocket past stars, planets
and moons.
Take a look at the fantastic pictures
they have created.
The Pre Starters
dressed up for Carnival
and had lots of fun on
the patio
Starters 1: My teacher has no fashion sense….
Who is the
teacher?
It is cloudy. I´m wearing
a coat, a jumper, a hat,
gloves and a scarf
It is sunny. I´m wearing a
T-Shirt and shorts.
Hello from the south of Spain
Letters to England
The Post starters have written pen pal letters to a
primary school in the east of England. We hope the
children in England enjoy reading the letters and are
looking forward to hearing from them soon.
My City: By Movers
From Alvaro’s Land to Clash of Clans City our
Movers class invented their own cities.
In class we talked about what there is and
what you can do in our cities. Also we
confirmed the population of the city and which
famous people had visited our cities.
Well done amazing Movers!
The 4 seasons Masterpiece
Done by: Post Starters
on Friday
This island was designed
by Laura Arribas. “My
island is very big. It has a
big volcano, a very, very
big lake, a medium size
valet, a small cliff, small
bay, big mountains, a big
beach, a rainforest and a
plain. I like my island
because it is the best.
The mountains are big
but the volcano is bigger
than the mountains and
the lake is the biggest!
In Flyers we have been designing our own desert island! Each island has a
lot of features on it, what would yours look like? Some have BIG
mountains, some have a HOT volcano, some have a rainforest with
AMAZING animals in!
This island was designed by
Elena Alvarez. “On my
island there is a beautiful
waterfall, a rainforest, a
desert, a cliff, mountains, a
lake, a valley, a little beach,
volcanoes and an iceberg.
The volcanoes are high, the
cliff is higher but the
mountains are the highest.
The valley is small, the
rainforest is smaller, but the
beach is the smallest. The
waterfall is cold, the lake is
colder but the iceberg is the
coldest!”
On Fridays with the Flyers
we learnt about Ancient
Egypt and mummies!!
We also wrote comic stories about different jobs, here are some about fire fighters
and scientists!
A trip down memory lane…
Hey, teens! We found some pictures of your classmates from a very long
time ago. Do you recognize any of your friends on this page? (Bonus points if
you recognize the teachers!)
TOP (TECS Online Platform) is successfully up and running with many classes at TECS now confidently using the platform in
the classroom, to complete homework assignments, as a communication tool between students, parents and teachers
and as an exam revision resource.
WHAT DO STUDENTS THINK ABOUT TOP?
What do you use TOP for?
‘I do lessons at tecs on the computer to do writing. I write more when we do
computer lessons’ -TECS Teenager
Do you enjoy using TOP in class?
‘Yes because we don’t use books and can use the internet’ –TECS Teenager
How do you find doing homework assignments on TOP?
‘It is not boring like the homework in the books’ –TECS Teenager
STILL UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ACCESS AND USE TOP?
Don’t worry! TOP is new to everyone at TECS this year teachers parents and students
alike. Here is some information about how to use top and what it has to offer for
students.
What is TOP?
TOP is an online platform that allows the sharing of ideas, assignments, news and
resources for the students and parents at TECS. Each student has a password unique
to them and courses they can enrol on, created by their teacher. Once enrolled on
the course, students are able to access its contents anywhere using their log in
details. This allows students to not only view digital content in class but also
complete work, revise and share ideas from home.
What is a Top course?
Each teacher at TECS will have a unique take on how they use TOP in their classes.
However, in general classes will use TOP in the computer room at TECS and to access
homework. The course content will be made up of various digital content such as
assignments, quizzes, forums, videos, songs, games, and web site links to other
resources. Students can complete work directly onto TOP or upload saved files such
as word and power point documents. This work can then be viewed and graded by
the teacher.
Step by step guide to logging on and finding your course?
-find out your unique log in details, a username and password. We recommend
writing these inside your course book as you will need to use them on a regular basis.
- open up the website www.top.tecs.es
-the log in button can be found in the top right corner of the screen
-click on ‘central’ and then follow the links until you find your course
-if you have never accessed the course before you may need to enrol by pressing the
blue ‘enrol me’ button.
-explore the content of the course and/or access the content you need to complete.
What TECS students have to say about TOP…
(http://top.tecs.es)
 ¨I think TOP is really good to practice and remember
the vocabulary, the grammar, and the games are
very fun to review things. But TOP I think is not good
to do homework at home because the internet
sometimes has problems, for example some people
cannot enter in there.¨ Jose, Intermediate II
 ¨I like top very much, because is a new way of
learning.I also prefer using computers and might
be better for people because they can enjoy.¨
Marta, Upper Intermediate
 ¨I think that TOP is a good tool to practice
English and communicate with teachers
differently and fun TOP used to practice the
vocabulary and the grammar and this is
fantastic because you can review what you
learned in class.¨ Lucia, Intermediate II
 ¨TOP is fantastic because his
videos and images are very
educational and has many
games I used to study¨Naim,
Mover
 ¨I think TOP is very enjoyable. There are
lots of games and homework that helps
us to learn more English. We sometimes
use it in class to play games about the
things we studied so I think it's a great
help to us.Sometimes we do homework
in TOP and I prefer this than use the
book!I like to do homework on the
internet and TOP is a funny and
interesting platform to do extra
homework to practice the lessons,
because I think that when we studied
something and we did the homework,
then we forget everything.I love TOP and
I want to do more homework here to
practice more English!¨ Helena,
Intermediate II
 ¨I think is easier and faster to homework with
top, also if you don't finish in class you can
finish your task at home and you can upload it
into top.¨ Alberto, Upper Intermediate
Written work by:
Valencia
By Alvaro Perez
Here are four activities which I consider to be suitable for students coming to stay in my town, Valencia.
A. Learn fun
In Valencia we have an amazing place to learn a lot of things and have fun, the art and science city! Here you
can learn past and future things, history and technology as you have a lot of fun!
B. Relax time
If you need to disconnect or to relax, you should go to the park near the river. A big place to walk and relax,
see birds sing and the wind sounds.
C. The City Centre
In the city centre you´ll see a lot of shops and beautiful places as the church of Valencia or the gigantic art
gallery! If you like to buy clothes, your paradise is there!
D. The Tree Restaurant
In the city centre we have a special restaurant. This restaurant has a big tree whose trunk has been cut and
they put chairs and desks to have dinner in the tree.
A great experience to have!
The TECS FAIR
2015
The sports hall and the gardens
Friday the 24th April
All kids at tecs welcome
Come and get your own back on the teachers and staff at TECS!!!!
Lots of fun and games!!!
Win prizes and raise money for charity.
Superflyer Valentines
Spring 2015 Fashion
By: Angela, Carmen, Marina, Peter, Cristian and Luis
You are more beautiful than the flowers.
Your smile is the best in the world.
You are funnier than the furbies.
You are more intelligent than a scientist.
You are friendlier than a puppy.
You are braver than the person most brave in the world.
-Carmen Letran
You are more beautiful than a rose.
You are more intelligent than an animal.
Your smile is the biggest in the world.
You are funnier than a furby.
You are friendlier than food.
You are more clever than your brother.
-Marina
Cristian is the funniest person in the class.
Your hair is the most beautiful in the world.
Your eyes are bluer than my eyes.
Your clothes are very fasionable.
You are faster than Rafa Nadal.
You are stronger than a spider.
You are more purple than this pen.
You are very beautiful.
You family is very big.
-Manuel Lores
Manuel is more beautiful than a rose.
Manuel is faster than his mum.
Manuel is more clever than his brother Antonio.
Manuel is the kindest in the class.
Manuel is more stronger than a mouse.
Manuel is kind like my brother.
Manuel is funnier than Liz.
Manuel is thinner than me.
-Cristian Gordillo
You are more intelligent than Albert Einstein.
You are very thin and more brave than me.
You like doing the same things that I like doing.
I think you are very funny but quiet at the same time.
You are stronger than Superman.
-Luis A. Romero
The topics they have
focused on include:
- Food and Fruit
- The Beach
- Valentine’s day
- The family
- Carnival
- Chinese New Year
- Animals
TECS QUESTIONNAIRE
Done by the Tues. and Thurs. Pre-Intermediate teens
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What class do you go to?
by Pablo Pérez - Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 7:48 PM
I go to Mary´s class on Tuesdays and Thursdays and on Fridays with Jessica.
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Do you like TECS? What do you think about TECS?
by Dylan Garcia - Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 7:40 PM
Yes I like TECS because I learnt english very good and I note the progress here. TECS is a very good english
centre and a school.
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Why do you come to TECS?
by Jorge selma - Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 7:44 PM
Because I like learn English
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Do you like your classmates?
by Fran Martinez Guerrero - Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 7:38 PM
Yes I do, because we play game and we learn. And the two teacher that I have are very good. The
people of my class are very good. Sometimes the class is boring and other times are lively.
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Who is your favourite teacher?
by lucia martinez - Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 7:43 PM
My favourite teacher are Mary and Rosy. Mary because is my teacher and Rosy because are a good person
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What do you do on Friday?
by Fernando Flethes Diaz - Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 7:46 PM
I do a lots of games, activities,extra homework... the teachers are good and polite and the activities are
good, too.
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What do you prefer proyect class or conversation?
by Antonio Pineda Pino - Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 7:38 PM
I prefer proyect class because is funny.
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Do you think materials of tecs are good?
by Jose Miguel Sánchez López - Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 7:37 PM
I think the material of the tecs are good beacause the materials(books) have the necessary to learn English
DO YOU LIKE COMING TO TECS ?
by JOSE DANIEL LLINARES ALMAGRO - Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 7:44 PM
Sometimes yes sometimes no , because Sometimes is boring but other times is funny . THAT MY OPINION
The teenagers invite celebrities to their 16th birthday party
Dear Luke Hemmings,
I’m going to celebrate my Bday and I want you to come to the party. The party is going to be Fancy Dress, so you can be a
hero like in your video Don’t stop or maybe an animal or whatever you want. Maybe I will wear a princess dress or a
character of Disney I don’t really know, if you can help me I would appreciate it.
The party will be on the 20th of February (Friday) at 8.pm and we will stay all night. There will be a lot of food and drink. We
will have a DJ for the music and you can sing in the party if you want, that would be cool.
I hope you can make it. Paloma xx
Invitation
Dear Billie Joe,
I request the pleasure of your company at my 16th birthday on Sunday 23rd August. The ceremony will be at 6 o'clock at
Rock in Rio. You might go to my party because there will be a lot of fun, with music, food and dancing in one of the most
famous festivals on the world. At first we will take the flight to Rock in Rio. Don't worry, it is not very far. Then, as soon
as we arrived, we will go to see all the festivals and her attractions. After that you can go to dance with the rock music,
sing a lot, take pictures, drink or eat food, and much more. There will be a lot of activities that is why you should go.
Finally, we will eat a wonderful fondant cake and we will sleep here. You will not have to pay any money because all
costs are on me. Ana RSVP
Reply
Dear Ana,
Thank you very much for your kind invitation. It is a pleasure to say to you that I will go. In fact, I will be playing the
guitar in that festival, so, although I will be very busy playing, when my show finishes I will go to meet you and wish you
a very happy birthday. I am sure the cake will be delicious and you will have a great time. I hope you will like my songs, I
will dedicate you any of them. See you there.
Best wishes, Billie Joe
What Are Your Dream?
Winner of the TOP best magazine questionnaire competition by Mª Carmen Terrada Ruiz
In the future:
1. What do you want to have?
A. A lot of Money
B. A family and house
C. You don´t have that
2. What do you
want to be?
A. A famous person
B. A
C. Nobody
3. Where do you want to live?
A. In the big country
B. In a normal country
C. In the forest/mountain
4. What do you want to study?
A. Dramatic´s art
B. Letter´s or Science´s degree
C. I don´t want to study, so I want to work
5. How many years you want to become independent?
A. 18 years
B. 20-25 years
C. When I can
If your you choose more times the letter A, your dreams will be directed towards
the economic power and the social reputation, becoming free promptly to live to
your roll
If your you choose more times the letter B, your dreams will be directed towards
the formation of a family after studying the career that you wish and becoming free
as soon as already you could pay for alone you
If your you choose more times the letter C, your dreams will be directed towards a
life isolated from the company, where you do not need study, only your lands
worked to be able to eat every day
More fantastic invitations by the teenagers at TECS
Invitation
Dear Dylan
I'm going to celebrate my birthday and i think that you're the perfect person to invite.You should come because
it will be a big party and you will have fun.I´t's the 31st of March in a big house,i will say the address later.In the
party we will go to Miami because there i have a mansion,and you can sleep there,I pay the food,thedj and the
travel too.The party is going to be incredible because it´s going to have a dj and you can say that you want a
song and he will put it on.You won´t be hungry,i will go shopping with the persons that are going to come and
we will buy delicious food,you will like it.Hope you can make it! X Zunzu (Maria)
Reply
Dear Zunzu
Thanks for the invitation.Ofcourse,I will go.I'm so excited for it but i'm so sorry because i can´t buy any present
for you because now i'm on holidays in California and here i don't have any money but i promise you that i will
bought a wonderful present.I get there the 29th of march so don't worry i won't be late!
See you soon, Dylan
INVITATION FOR
MY 16TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
DEAR IVÁN
I´M HAVING A PARTY NEXT SATURDAY IN MY GARDEN BECAUSE IS MY BIRTHDAY!
THERE´S A LOT PEOPLE WHO YOU CAN MEET. YOU MUST TO WEAR SWIMSUIT
BECAUSE THE GARDEN HAS A POOL. WE´RE GOING TO DO A BBQ AT 14:00 WHERE YOU
CAN EAT A LOT OF MEAT AND DRINK FIZZY DRINKS. THE WANTED ARE GOING TO DO A
CONCERT AT 21:00 WHERE WE CAN DANCE. THE PARTY FINISH WHEN WE CAN´T DO
NOTHING.
HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT! SEE YOU SOON!
MOISÉS
Team bonding games with the TECS teens
Story Cube Stories
(Narrative tenses)
The Teenagers have created some brilliantly weird and wonderful stories using the story
cube dice for inspiration.
A long time ago, there was a father that had a son called Thomas. They were so poor and
didn’t have money. So he decided to steal all the gold of the white house. So he took his gun.
While he was walking he found bones and between them a map and next to them old stairs.
He went into the stairs and found the sea. He found a helmet and a light and took a canoe
across the sea. Later, in the middle of the sea he saw an old pirate boat in the deep of the sea.
He went to it and next to a lot of bones there was a treasure. When he came back to his
house, the son ask to him, where have you been?
THE END
By Juan and Joaquin (Intermediate teens)
In the morning I had decided to go to the circus. The sun was shining when suddenly I banged
into a cactus, then my bag opened and it fell down and eggs fell out and they broke so the
little chicken died. To go to the circus I needed pass mountains and started to rain. I was
angry so I drank a cup of beer and I ate a super big mushroom.
THE END
By Susana, Maria and Laura (Intermediate teens)
Word Search
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Easter at TECS
Friday 20th we had our
Extraordinary Easter Event. The
KIDS from 4 years to 12 years came
to join the fun
Art Attack
Paper Plane
Target
Egg and Spoon
Race
Circuit of fun Easter
Games
Balloon Race
Musical Easter
Chairs
Pin the Tail on
the Bunny
The winning team were
THE PANDAS
Congratulations!!!
Pre Starters
enjoying the Easter
fun!
Easter Activities
Colour the Easter Egg red, blue and green.
Colour the chick and egg and show it to your teacher.
How many dots does the egg have? Colour
them blue
TECS YOUTH
DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAMME
For the first time ever TECS are offering their
Upper Intermediate Teenage students an
opportunity to work for TECS!
What is it?
The TECS Youth
Development Programme
(YDP) is an opportunity for
teenage students of TECS to
gain valuable work
experience, professional
development and use and
improve their knowledge of
English.
What is the position?
Students will achieve a Youth
Assistant (YA) role within the
company, this is a voluntary
position that benefits all
involved. They will assist in the
planning, delivery and success
of the Friday classes and TECS
Events
TECS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAMME
Dear Caroline,
I am writing this letter because I am interested for the work
experience opportunity to volunteer on Friday class.
I would like this position because I want to be a teacher in the
future and I think that this experience is useful for me. I want to
practice before I teach and I think that TECS is a good place to
practice while I improve my English. The most important thing is
that everybody goes to university and work experience is
necessary to be different to others and give me a better chance of
getting a job.
I think I will be a good volunteer teacher for the children who
come to TECS on Friday because I love children, I like English
and I really want this job.
I can promise to encourage good behavior in the class, with the
children and work well with the teacher I will be helping.
Yours faithfully
“I think it will be good for me to
learn how to behave like a
teacher because then when I am
in class I know how the teachers
feel like and I can put myself in
their place and think how I
would like myself to behave. “
Ana Domecq
“I think I would be good at the
job because I like children and
learning about teaching, and
there is no better way to help
than being a teacher.”
Isabel Martínez de Murga
Nogués
Maria Selma de Torres
“At the end of the year, I think I
will be more confident about
getting a job, in my case I want
to be a pediatrician. I think it
would be very beneficial to me
and I really want to work with
you”
Maria Matesanz
The students who wanted to be involved in the TECS Youth Development Programme had to complete a
formal application letter, reflective of the real working world. Students were asked to explain why they
wanted to be part of the programme, which of their qualities would be good for the position and what
they think they would learn during the programme. The students were fantastic in self assessing their
personalities and identifying their strengths which will help them when applying for jobs in the future.
Well done TECS Y.D.P Team!
St Patrick’s Day activities at TECS
On Friday 20th March we celebrated St Patricks Day, which was actually
on Tuesday 17th March.
Our Teens and Adults had lots of fun with a quiz, games and then the
teens made potato men afterwards
The nights – Avicii
I have chosen this song because I
like the videoclip very much and I
also like the rhythm. It reminds me
of a funny friend of mine who
showed it to me. I listen to it every
night before going to sleep and also
when I am with my friends
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v
=UtF6Jej8yb4
Paint it black – The Rolling
Stones
I will always remember this song
for being the one that took me
into rock music. My father
showed it to me a very long time
ago. He gave me a record of the
Stones for my 11th birthday. The
beginning of a long rockin’ way
with the Stones playing.
https://www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=u6d8eKvegLI
No. 1 party anthem – Arctic
Monkeys
Right from the start this song
makes me feel good. I’m used to
listening to it when I need a
moment of calm after a long
hard week. This band has also
other songs which are much
more rhythmic but I think this
one is perfect for a daydreaming
moment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=VFXov8VaTiI
The music we love
Dreamland – Bob Marley with Lee
Scratch Perry
Every night I feel so tired when I’m
going to get a shower I always take
my mobile phone with me to play
music on Spotify. I just let it play at
random. It is always being played
and I love to sing it. It makes me
feel much better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v
=4TB4iYlC7js
Love me like you do – Ellie
Goulding
I have chosen this song because I
heard it on the radio last week
and I thought the lyrics were
good. And last Wednesday I
went to the cinema and I
watched “50 shades of Grey” and
I heard the song in the film and I
also liked the film.
https://www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=AJtDXIazrMo
In the summertime – Mungo Jerry
I have chosen this marvellous song
because of the rhythm, the lyrics
talking about the summer, and I
heard it in a film that I like
because my favorite actress
appears in it. I like old songs and
everything related with the ages
of my parents when they were
young.
https://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=wvUQcnfwUUM
Crazy in love – Beyoncé
Wonderwall – Oasis
Dancing Fool – Frank Zappa
I love this remix that Beyoncé
wrote for the film “50 shades of
Grey”. I just like the lyrics and
also I prefer the rhythm of this
version than the old one.
This song reminds me of years ago
when I was younger and I used to
travel a lot with my parents,
which doesn’t happen nowadays.
I really love this song because
when I was a teenager we used
to do “Idiot Dancing” where you
all just threw yourselves about
to the music.
The song is talking about love and
I love the scene of the film that
features this song.
My father really likes Oasis so
while we were travelling and he
was driving, he played his CD and
this was one of those songs.
https://www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=bR8KaqteDms
https://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=6hzrDeceEKc
Maroon 5 – Maps
Now I think I’m a fantastic
dancer but nobody I know
agrees with me. I guess I will
always be a “Dancing Fool”
https://www.youtube.com/wat
ch?v=PSdkPMc7aEo
I chose this songbecause it’s one of my favourites of this group.
This song talks about the things that the singer missed when he broke up with his
girlfriend and every time I hear it, I remember when I broke up with my boyfriend and I
cried a lot.
But it’s a very beautiful song and I invite you to hear it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj6fHiF8Osg
Top tips for using songs to help your English:
 If you like a song, you will listen to it again and again.
 You can get the lyrics from the Internet.
 You can translate the lyrics.
 You will learn new vocabulary.
 It will help your listening.
 It will help your pronunciation.
 You can share your songs with your friendc.
We are very happy that some of our students choose to continue their studies after
they have already achieved a high level of English by passing a C1 exam. I asked
them why. Here are some of their thoughts on the subject.
“Many people ask themselves this question when they finally get
their C1 certificate, and the answer is “Yes, of course!”
The race for the level of English that you want does not end
after taking a C1 exam. You can go ahead and prepare yourself for a C2 exam.
But, you might ask, why if it’s not really necessary?
And yes, that’s right.
But why stop there and be like everyone else? Having a C2 level
would make you stand out in this very, very competitive world of ours.”
Is there life after C1?
“There’s one thing no one will ever be able to take away from you,
and that is knowledge. Knowledge is power and it is freedom.
Then why close the book on your knowledge of English after CAE?
Loving something always comes down to never getting tired of doing it.
Loving English, or any other language for that matter, means moving further than
textbooks and grammar, and into the real world. Who knows
where it will take you? As far as the timeless works of
Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and James Joyce?”
Life after C1?
Intercentre Competition
Saturday 23rd May
TECS-Central = Pandas and Sharks
TECS-Spark = Tigers
TECS-Jerez and Cadiz = Unicorns
Which team are going to
win????
Last year it was TECS-Spark,
and this year….?
By Rosie Bradley
Random Acts of Kindness - The Gift Box Project
Following the success
of the Gift Box Project
last year the teens
projects class have once
again done a fantastic
job advertising this
fantastic charity project
at TECS.
A very big thank you to all of the
students and parents at TECS who
have helped collect toys, clothes,
books and games for such a fantastic
cause.
On the 6th of February Madre Coraje visited TECS to talk to the teenagers about the
people the Gift Box Project will be helping.
FRIDAY TEENS PROJECTS CLASS
Random Acts of Kindness Charity events
Similar to last year the teens have chosen to support the local charity Madre Coraje. The
projects class have and will continue to plan, organise and hold various charity events through
the year to raise money for the charity.
Fun in the Summer with TECS
7 Summer Camps
3 by the beach
4 in the mountains
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