Students blog entry or comments

Friday 2nd June 2017

Antonio Marchal de la Torre

This is a sample blog post for my 3º ESO and 1º Bachillerato students. 3º ESO students should write a blog entry with resolutions for things they want to improve. They can use the model on page 96 as an example. Alternatively, they comment this entry to comply with the minimum requirement of “writing blog posts, comments or brief messages on social networks.”

1º Bachillerato students should write a blog entry about their favourite website. There are a couple of examples in their Student’s Book -page 102- and their Workbook. However, they may also just comment this entry to comply with the minimum requirement of “writing blog posts, comments or brief messages on social networks.”

I hope everybody contributes to make this a great activity!

Edit (12th June 2017). Here’s what will be assessed when you write your mock-post or comment.

10 7.5 5 2.5 0
Post Content: Tone
Is the content of the blog appropriate? Is the blog referring to the topic at issue? Do I provide information about what I was requested?
Excellent (Very) good Beginning Not good enough Disappointing
Comments & Social media
Did you use social media to share your comment-post?
Excellent (Very) good Beginning Not good enough Disappointing
ENGLISH-WRITING: Use appropriate vocabulary, grammar, spelling & format. Excellent (Very) good Beginning Not good enough Disappointing
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56 thoughts on “Students blog entry or comments

  1. I think this blog is very complete in every way because it has explanations of grammar, has vocabulary and many things more than the students worth studying. I like the design of the blog, it has simple and beautiful colors and how it is organized. I also like that you have links to access other pages, such as pinterest or twitter. What I like the blog is the explanations of grammar because although my grades are not very good, I usually review them and look at the examples.

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    • Thanks for your comment, Sandra. As usual, you are very kind and you try hard. Your comment shows the usual “silly” mistakes one makes when one’s writing hasn’t been revised thoroughly. My final piece of advice for this year is to try to stick to the right word order when writing in English. You still tend to translate directly from what you have thought or written in Spanish previously. Good try, though.

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  2. In my opinion, I really like this blog since I can look at anything and do grammar exercises on my own. I also find it very interesting that there is vocabulary, since in the book is not that everything comes very clear. Conclusion, I like the blog because people interested in studying can come and consult it. That’s good to learn English!

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    • Thank you for your comment, Virginia. It’s been a long school year and I still need to insist that writing in English is not writing Spanish with English words. You should use a good dictionary to look for the right words -“consult”, for instance- and you should also revise your writing before clicking on “post”, “send” or “reply”. See you in class!

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  3. Hi, Professor, I think the idea you proposed to us about the blog is great! I did not know this world completely before you discovered it with your idea.
    Now thanks to you, I will be able to share with the world my ideas, my opinions and my points of view.
    Thank you so much ! By Alicia Iniesta

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    • Thank you for your kind words, Alicia. I’m glad you liked this blog and I’m glad you wrote this comment. I’m not a professor, by the way. I don’t teach at college level. I’m a secondary school teacher. See you in class.

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  4. Hi Antonio, this blog has seemed educational, in every way, with examples to remember what we have already studied and worked and with a lot of vocabulary that is fundamental. But in this area the grammar that is what is the worst I have, with the idea that you have contributed with this blog seems simpler, thank you very much !!

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    • Hi Laura! I’m gland you found this blog useful. It’s been a long school year and it seems that you have finally learnt some things, with the “usual” word order, direct Spanish-English translation and the like mistakes. I hope you have a great summer.

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  5. In my blog, I´m going to write about my favourite website, Twitter.
    Personally, it´s the best application because you can express your opinion with total freedom and your followers can discuss with you. Also you can follow people, even famous people!, such as singers or actors and you can share photos too.
    One uncommon thing but so interesting is that you can meet and talk with international people, no matter the country, language or age.
    This is the new era of cybernetic communication.

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    • Hi Minerva. You really made it clear what your favourite website-App is and the reasons why you like it. I’m glad to have had you as a student and hope to meet you again in class next year!

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  6. In my opinion this blog is a great idea and a help to students to express themselves and to review what is given in class, is a great educational activity and can be a great help for the academic level of students.

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    • Thank your for your kind words Andrea. I really think you could have done better if you had tried, even despite your injury. See you around!

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  7. Hi teacher, in my opinion this blog is an excellent idea to share information with anyone who is interested in reading it and expressing opinions about their ideas. I think it’s a good way to use a blog posting exercises and reviews so that students can study and understand English better. Besides being very well organized and the texts very clear.

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    • Hi Andrea. Thank you for expressing your opinion. I’ll try to keep this blog updated and a useful resource for all my students. See you around!

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  8. Hi teacher, on my blog I’m going to write about sports. Where to publish weekly results of the leagues and possible news about transfers and transfers. I would also like to have a section where people would say their opinion about some match and highlights. Thank you very much for sharing with us your teaching methods through this blog.

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    • Hi Jesús. Thank you for sharing your intended future blog. I’m looking forward to having a look at it, so don’t forget to send me a link to read it!

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  9. Hi teacher, I love this idea of being able to comment on a post, and that develops our abilities in technological areas that we use every day helping to improve expression. Actually, I really like this website, because it helps us to keep in touch with any doubts and also in it we can find information that maybe in the book we don´t have thanks to the works that you hang.
    Finally, I have to say that I would like to be able to use this website in future courses, since this course is ending.
    Signed Patricia.

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    • Hi Patricia. I loved to read your opinion about this blog. I think you really tried hard to continue learning English this year. However, I still think you need to believe me and start using the dictionary less -I usually upload content here, I don’t “hang” it- and trust English word order and syntax more the way it is explained and practised in class.
      Don’t worry about next year. I intend to keep the blog updated. Bookmark it and visit it frequently 😉

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  10. In my blog I’ll write about my favorite social network, Tumblr. This social network allows you to share texts, photos, videos, links to other pages and more. You can follow other people / blogs, among all the users in the social network, you can find celebrities posting their hobbies or interests. What I like most about Tumblr, is that it has a style of its own that has no other social network. For me it is unique and incomparable.
    However, not everything is good. But that doesn’t mean that it is a bad social network.

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    • Hi Andrea. Very good description of your favourite website/social network. I also liked the reasons why you like it. I think we can learn a lot from other’s people postings if we exercise caution and don’t become too obsessed! I’m glad you were my student and hope to meet you again in class next year!

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  11. Hi teacher, I really love this website. However I would like to talk about my favourite one which is Instagram. With this social network I can post photos and videos and my friends can see them. If I like one photo I can press the like button below it and he will recieve a notification. I have a lot of followers so I think that people like my publications. I love how easy it is to find friends because everybody have this social network nowadays, even celebrities! You have to be careful with your posts because somebody could use your photos to do something bad but if you are careful, Instagram is really nice!

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    • Hi Laura. Thank you for sharing your social networks preferences on this blog. I really think sharing what we like with other people is a fantastic way to discover new services, apps, websites, etc. Your post was very good, with only a couple of agreement -grammar- mistakes. See you in class!

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  12. From my point of view, this blog is very well done. Can help us to practice and thus to learn in an easier and fun all the grammar and vocabulary in English. We can also see the opinions of other students. I really liked this blog!

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  13. Hello teacher I find this blog interesting because it provides everything a little.
    In the future I would like to create one and be able to upload what I like for example a fashion blog and makeup celebrities or some social network.
    Thank you for sharing this great idea with us.

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    • Thanks for your encouragement, Jailin. I hope you continue using English in your future blog and, by practising it a lot, you can overcome any problems you have. See you in class!

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  14. Hi teacher, I think the blog is very interesting because here were can review your explanations and practice with exercises. Personally, I like the idea of creating a blog where you can share things and anyone is able to delete them.
    I would like to continue with this type of blog next year.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    • Hi María José. Thanks for your comment. Now, would you really like that anyone could delete a post in a blog? Maybe you wanted to use a different word like “comment” 😉 In any case, I’m happy you liked the idea. I’ll continue updating it regularly, so come and visit it often!

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  15. I think the blog is informative as there is a lot of interesting and useful information. Although, in my opinion, it is a little messy and you have trouble finding what you are looking for. But your blog is very good. Good work and thanks for everything.

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    • Hi Laura. Thanks a lot for your useful comments. Now that you mention it, it is true that my blog is somewhat messy… I suppose that is the nature of a blog, different opinions -in these case “topics”- in one place. I try to use descriptive titles and “tags” to categorize content so that students and readers in general can find what they are looking for. I hope to see you again before we say goodbye to this school year!

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  16. Hello, this blog is a perfect learning source contains sections with lots of information aside from its perfect explanation of grammar and vocabulary, it has clear and beautiful colors. In general is a complete blog perfect to learn and this made for educational purposes great teacher work

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    • Thanks for your kind words Islam. All in all, I think this is the best piece of writing you have composed this year. See you in class!

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  17. Hello teacher, this blog is a perfect learning source contains sections with lots of information aside from its perfect explanation of grammar and vocabulary, it has clear and beautiful colors. In general is a complete blog perfect to learn great teacher work

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  18. In my opinion, this blog is very interesting and good for students. If you have not heard the explanation in the class, you can consult the blog and study it at home. It’s really useful, I like the idea of ​​working with technology!

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    • Hi Alba! I’m glad you liked the idea of using IT for learning! I agree that it is really useful if you haven’t “heard” the explanation in class 😉
      I’m very pleased that you were my sudent this year, but you’ll have to try harder next year. You can do things much, much better…

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  19. Hello Professor, this blog I love, because you can see the explanations that you’ve taught in classes and so we can practice them at home.
    Unfortunately, there are people who can not use the internet and not can use this type of web pages.
    But you cannot use the computers at the Institute.
    I hope next year to be able to continue to use this website

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    • Hi Miguel Á. I’m glad you liked the blog. I know some people can’t use the Internet at home, but I try to offer different possibilities to different students. This blog is just one of them. Take into account word order and grammar structures and revise your posts before submitting them in the future. See you around!

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  20. Hi teacher, this blog is a perfect source of learning contains sections with lots of information aside from its perfect explanation of grammar and vocabulary, it has clear and beautiful colors and there are slides for reviewing great work teacher!!! Thanks for the blog

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  21. Hello teacher , I think your blog is fantastic but I also think It could improve for example It is very complicated to find you could change the name to something a little shorter and you can also upload vídeos or games but that’s only my opinion thanks

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    • Hi Mohamed. I liked your post. I’ll try to find more games and videos for the blog so that it isn’t so boring. With respect to not being able to find information, have you tried using the “tags” to filter what you are looking for? See you around!

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  22. Jo teacher, In my opinion the blog is good, makes the students learn more, using new technologies and English. Is a very good idea. And it is very easy to use

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    • Thank you for your words, Claudia. I’m sorry you didn’t do all the tasks like this one. The comment is a bit short and has some mistakes, but I’m sure you can progress very well if you keep on trying. See you around!

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  23. I think the blog is very good because so the students can communicate with the teacher and so can evaluate you on some subject as in this case

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  24. Hello teacher Marchal.
    In my blog, I will write about my favorite website, Animeflv. I like the manga but obviously Animeflv is better because you can see all the animes for instance one day, I see Dragon Ball Super, and another time Pokemon.

    Clearly, Google Earth is great entertainment, but it is also very useful to learn the Japanese culture. So, I asked my Facebook friends if they use a lot of Animeflv.

    Personally I think people really want this powerful gadget. We live on an amazing Psdt: Your blos is good.

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  25. Hi teacher Marchal.
    In my blog, I will write about my favorite website, Animeflv. I like the manga but obviously Animeflv is better because you can see all the animes for instance one day, I see Dragon Ball Super, and another time Pokemon.

    Clearly, Google Earth is great entertainment, but it is also very useful to learn the Japanese culture. So, I asked my Facebook friends if they use a lot of Animeflv.

    Personally I think people really want this powerful gadget. We live on an amazing
    Psdt: Your blos is good.

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  26. Hi Kevin. Thanks for sharing your favourite anime website with me-us. However, I don’t understand what Google Earth has to do with anime… Thank you for “liking” my blog, too. I think you could be a much better English language student if you paid more attention in class and stopped translating such a lot. See you!

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  27. Hello teacher , my opinion on the blog following.
    In find it a bit boring because it does not hace much animation and shows the same thing we give in class and we have in the textbook

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  28. Hi Patricia. I’m sorry you don’t like this blog. Yes, it’s quite similar to the stuff we do in class, but that’s actually it’s purpose, to complement and expand what we see at school. Take care!

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  29. Hi Antonio. In my opinion the blog helped me to study the tenses better with your power point. The blog is very complete and helps a lot. The blog helped me to solve doubts and guide me throughout the course. Tkanks you Antonio.

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