2° BAC

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2° BAC

2017-2018

 

2° B

2° E

 

 

Time lapse

Teachers. A touching commercial. Singapore

 

As far as your education is concerned, be bold, be demanding, be selfish, be a “white tiger.”

 

“… that’s the one good thing I’ll say for myself. I’ve always been a big believer in education – especially my own …”

 Aravind Adiga – The White Tiger (Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2008)

 

 

ABAU

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First Term

 

The Rainbow Troops

 

  • Chapters 1-8: Friday, 6 October.
  • Chapters 9-14: Friday, 20 October.
  • Chapters 15-19: Friday, 10 November.

 

Group Irregular verbs. 15′ Irregular verbs II
2º B  Wednesday, 4 October
2º E  Wednesday, 4 October

 

First Term exams – November / December, 2017

 

Group Reading / Writing / Use of English (ABAU) Use of English / Listening The Rainbow Troops
2º B Friday, 24 November  (60′) Wednesday, 29 November Friday, 17 November
2º E Friday, 24 November (60′) Tuesday, 21 November Friday, 17 November

 

 

Second Term

 

The Rainbow Troops

  • Chapters
  • Chapters
  • Chapters

Second Term Exams – February / March, 2018

 

Group Reading / Writing / Use of English Use of English / Listening The Rainbow Troops

 

Irregular verbs III / Reader II:

 

 

Third Term

 

The Rainbow Troops

  • Chapters
  • Chapters 43-47 (“Twelve years later”)

    Exam (15′):

Final exams – April-May, 2018

 

Group Selectividade (60′) Use of English / Listening Speaking

Irregular verbs IV / Readers (I, II):

 

 

Textbook

Williams, A. and M. Baines (2013) Advanced Contrast for Bachillerato 2. Limassol: Burlington.

WEB

 

Reader

First Term

Hirata, Andrea (2013) The Rainbow Troops. New York: Sarah Crichton Books. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chapters 1- 19

Published in Indonesia in 2005, The Rainbow Troops, Andrea Hirata’s closely autobiographical debut novel, sold more than five million copies, shattering records.

Ikal is a student at the poorest village school on the Indonesian island of Belitong, where graduating from sixth grade is considered a remarkable achievement. His school is under constant threat of closure. In fact, Ikal and his friends – a group nicknamed the Rainbow Troops – face threats from every angle: sceptical government officials, greedy corporations hardly distinguishable from the colonialism they’ve replaced, deepening poverty and crumbling infrastructure, and their own low self-confidence.

But the students also have hope, which comes in the form of two extraordinary teachers, and Ikal’s education in and out of the classroom is an uplifting one. We root for him and his friends as they defy the island’s powerful tin mine officials. We meet his first love, the unseen girl who sells chalk from behind a shop screen, whose pretty hands capture Ikal’s heart. We cheer for Lintang, the class’s barefoot math genius, as he bests the students of the mining corporation’s school in an academic challenge. Above all, we gain an intimate acquaintance with the customs and people of the world’s largest Muslim society.

Andrea Hirata is an Indonesian writer. He was a participant in the international Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 2010. His first novel, The Rainbow Troops (Laskar Pelangi), has been published or is forthcoming in twenty-three countries and counting. Hirata has written three sequels to The Rainbow TroopsSang Pemimpi (The Dreamer), Edensor, and Maryama Karpov. He lives in Indonesia.

Andrea Hirata Museum Kata Andrea Hirata

Second Term

Hirata, Andrea (2013) The Rainbow Troops. New York: Sarah Crichton Books. Farrar, Straus ans Giroux.

Chapters 20-37

 

 

Third Term

Hirata, Andrea (2013) The Rainbow Troops. New York: Sarah Crichton Books. Farrar, Straus ans Giroux.

Chapters 38-47

Bibliography

Grammar & exercises

** Murphy, R. (2015) English Grammar in Use with Answers. Book with Answers and Interactive eBook. 4th edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Murphy, R. and F. García Clemente (2016) Essential Grammar in Use with Answers and Interactive eBook. 4th edn. Cambridge: CUP

Grammar

**Swan, M. (2005) Practical English Usage. 3rd edn. Oxford: OUP

*Quirk, R. et al. (2011) A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. Reprint edn., paperback. London & New York: Longman

*Huddleston, R. (2002) The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Cambridge: CUP

Dictionaries

ENGLISH-SPANISH
(2016) Collins Spanish Dictionary: Complete & Unabridged. 10th edn. Glasgow: HarperCollins
(2009) Gran Diccionario Oxford: Español-Inglés, Inglés-Español. 9th edn. Oxford & New York: OUP. (!AmE)

ENGLISH
(2014) Longman Dictionary of Contemporay English. 6th edn. Harlow: Pearson Logman

PRONUNCIATION
Wells, J.C. (2008) Longman Pronunciation Dictionary. 3rd edn. Harlow: Pearson

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Laskar Pelangi (The Rainbow Troops). Part 1

Bahasa Indonesian

Laskar Pelangi (The Rainbow Troops).

Jakarta

Singapore

Kuala Lumpur

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2017-18 2º BAC Bibliography
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2016-17 2º BAC. Literature
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2015-16 2º BAC. PAU. Criterios de Avaliación e Corrección I
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2015-16 2º BAC. PAU. Criterios de Avaliación e Corrección II
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Describing a photo Spanish
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Por qué a los españoles se nos da mal el inglés
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