lunes, 12 de diciembre de 2011

WRITING ASSESSMENT

WRITING ANALYSIS

A) APPROPRIACY OF STYLE, GENRE, TOPIC & LENGTH (1 mark)

• The student writes about the exact topic that has been proposed for the task and uses an appropriate style. (0,5)

• The length of the essay is correct. (0,5)

B) ORGANIZATION, COHESION & PUNCTUATION (2 marks)

• Use of linkers with different functions. (1)

• The ideas are organised into appropriate paragraphs. (0,5)

• Correct punctuation. (0,5)



C) ACCURACY & COMPLEXITY OF LANGUAGE (3 marks)

• Accurate use of language and spelling. (1)

• The language must be adequate to the task and varied. (1)

• ‘Useful expressions’ from the units must be used. (1)

D) GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES (3 marks)

• Grammatical structures must be adequate to their level and carefully used; for instance:
- Order of words in sentences or questions.
- Verbal tenses
- Articles and modifiers

E) ORIGINALITY (1 mark)

• Make your essay interesting and creative.

• Originality and new ideas will also be taken into account, e.g.:
- Stories or anecdotes in narratives
- New data in biographies or reports
- New vocabulary from the dictionary, etc.

domingo, 23 de enero de 2011

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

The Story of International Peace Day
Peace Day is Sept 21st Each Year, but in Spain we celebrate this day on Jan 30th
The International Day of Peace was first established in 1981 by a resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session every September.
In 2001 the resolution 55/282 was strengthened to make date September 21 the official date annually. It was voted unanimoiusly. International peace Day is meant to be a day of nonviolence and cease-fire.
Today, on International Peace Day there are many celebrations and peace marches to homor world peace in cities and countries worldwide.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan has asked all United Nations departments and agencies to expand their observance, extending a special invitation to civil society and highlighting the Minute of Silence at 12 noon.