terça-feira, 30 de novembro de 2010

A Christmas Carol (Chapter three)

The second ghost

Later, Scrooge woke up suddenly. He looked around his bedroom - there was nobody there. He went to the door of his living room.
'Come in, Ebenezer Scrooge,' said a voice.
He opened the door, and saw something very strange.The room looked so different! The walls of the room were covered with Christmas trees and there was a big fire burning.The floor and table were hidden by the most delicious kinds of Christmas foods you can imagine. There was holly all around the room and the green leaves were bright with the light from the fire.
Sitting on top of all the food was a happy young giant, holding a burning torch which lit the room. He was wearing a long, green dress with white fur at the bottom. He had curly brown hair and a hat made of holly.
'Come in, come in,' said the giant. I'm The Ghost of Christmas Present.'
'If you've something to teach me,' said Scrooge, 'take me anywhere you want. l learnt a lot from the first ghost.'
Touch my dress,' said the ghost.
Scrooge did, and soon the trees, the food and the room had disappeared.
Scrooge found they were walking in a London street on Christmas morning.The shops were full of lovely things to eat. Everyone there was happy.
The ghost took him to the Cratchit's house, where they were preparing their small Christmas dinner. Scrooge watched as the poor family ate one goose and some potatoes, and a very small Christmas pudding. They were still as happy as if they had eaten a king's dinner.
Scrooge looked at Tiny Tim, the youngest child, who was ill and could not walk.
'Will he be here next Christmas?' he asked.
'With help,' replied the ghost.
They left the Cratchit's poor but happy house, and walked through the snowy streets of London. Everyone was going out to evening parties with their friends and families. Suddenly they were in a cold, grey, empty place. Scrooge and the ghost looked through the window of a small house. Inside there was a big family in a small room. They were all singing Christmas songs together. They were very happy.
'Who are they?' asked Scrooge.
'They are poor miners,' said the ghost. 'People who work hard inside the Earth we live on.'
The ghost took Scrooge back to London, to Scrooge's nephew, Fred's house where there was a big party. Fred was telling everyone about his visit to his uncle.
'When l said "Merry Christmas" to him, he replied "Humbug!"' said Fred.
Everyone laughed.
'He's rich,' said Fred, 'but he doesn't do anything good with his money and he doesn't enjoy Christmas Day. Every year, l'll ask him to our party and wish him "Merry Christmas". Perhaps one day he'll understand, and give some money to poor Bob Cratchit too.'
Scrooge and the ghost watched Fred and his friends all evening.

quinta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2010

"A Christmas Carol" de Charles Dickens - Actividades para o capítulo 2

1. What’s the right name?

Scrooge Mr. Fezziwig The First Ghost

a) ….. spent Christmas without any friends.
b) ….. ‘s party made everybody very happy.
c) ….. wanted to help Scooge.
d) ….. was more interested in money than in other people.
e) ….. took Scrooge to his past Christmases.
f) ….. was the man Scrooge had worked for.

2. Choose the correct answers:

• In the story, Christmas time means:

a) working hard
b) being with your family
c) writing
d) eating and drinking
e) dancing
f) sleeping a lot
g) playing music

terça-feira, 23 de novembro de 2010

"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens (Chapter two)

The First Ghost
The first ghost appeared at one o'clock in the morning, and opened the curtains round Scrooge's bed. The ghost was an old man with long, white hair. He wore a short, brilliant white dress with a bright belt and (a strange thing at Christmas!) summer flowers along the bottom. His arms and legs were bare, and in his hand he held a bunch of green holly.
‘I’m The Ghost of Christmas Past,' he said.
'Whose past?' asked Scrooge.
'Your past,' answered the ghost.
'What do you want?' asked Scrooge.
'To help you,' answered the ghost. 'Come'.
Scrooge got up from his bed. Together they flew through the wall and London disappeared. Scrooge saw they were looking at the place in the country where he had lived as a boy.
They saw many boys going home across the fields, happily shouting 'Merry Christmas' to each other. Then they saw Scrooge as a boy, reading on his own in an empty classroom.
Seeing himself as he had once been, Scrooge sat down at a desk and started to cry.
'l wish l'd given some money to that poor boy who sang Christmas songs to me yesterday,' said Scrooge.
The ghost smiled. 'Let's see another Christmas,' he said.
This time Scrooge saw the office where he had first worked. He saw Mr Fezziwig, the man he had worked for, and his wife. Young Scrooge was helping them prepare the office for a Christmas party. Soon there were many young people there. They were enjoying the dancing, the music and the food. Even he, Scrooge, was dancing and enjoying himself!
At the end of the party, Mr and Mrs Fezziwig said 'Merry Christmas' to everybody.
'l wish l'd said something to Bob Cratchit yesterday said Scrooge.
The ghost smiled again. 'Another Christmas,' he said.
Scrooge saw a beautiful woman smiling with her children in a warm home.
The door opened and the father came in, his arms full of Christmas presents. Scrooge looked at the woman; she had been his girlfriend when he was a young man! She had left him because he had been more interested in money than in her. Looking at the happy family, Scrooge understood what he had lost.
'No more!' shouted Scrooge sadly. 'Leave me, ghost!'
The first ghost disappeared, leaving Scrooge back in bed where he slept deeply.

segunda-feira, 22 de novembro de 2010

"A Christmas Carol" de Charles Dickens - Actividades para o capítulo 1

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Chapter 1

1. What happened first? Put these sentences in the right order. Number them 1–10.

a) Scrooge hears the noise of a chain down below.
b) Bob Cratchit goes home.
c) Scrooge gives them nothing.
d) After Fred leaves, two men come into Scrooge's office.
e) Fred comes to visit him.
f) Scrooge doesn't give anything to the boy either.
g) The two men leave the room.
h) They ask him money for the poor.
i) He invites Scrooge to dinner.
j) Scrooge is in his office.

2. Who says what? Match the sentences with the characters.


The two men
Bob Cratchit


a) "You don't mean it."
b) "Why are you merry?"
c) "They always need a little more."
d) "Christmas is only one day a year."
e) "I'm unhappy."

quinta-feira, 18 de novembro de 2010

Charles Dickens's London

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens, the most popular writer of the Victorian age, was born near Portsmouth, England, in 1812 and died in Kent in 1870.

When his father was thrown into debtors’ prison, young Charles was taken out of school and forced to work in a shoe-polish factory, which may help explain the presence of so many abandoned and victimized children in his novels.

As a young man he worked as a reporter before starting his career as a fiction writer in 1833. In his novels, short stories and essays, Dickens combined hilarious comedy with a scathing criticism of the inhuman features of Victorian industrial society.

Nineteenth century London

In 1837 Queen Victoria came to the throne, aged 18. By the time of her death in 1901 London was a very different city. It had grown enormously due to industrial progress, population growth and the network of railways which had brought many parts of England within easy reach of the capital. In the Victorian era London was the centre of world trade and a powerful British empire. Better street lighting, sanitation, roads and transport gradually developed.
In Victorian London the poor were crowded into rotting houses, where they often starved or died of disease. Some of the worst-off were poor children. They were sent out from the age of four or five to make a few pennies by doing things like begging, pickpocketing and chimney sweeping.
Charles Dickens, and other campaigners, shocked the public by writing about these things, and in 1870 a new law was passed which meant that all children between the ages of 5 and 12 had to go to school.

Autoras do Mês

Ana Maria Magalhães nasceu em Lisboa no dia 14 de Abril de 1946. Licenciada em Filosofia pela Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa. É professora de Português e História no Ensino Preparatório desde 1969. Técnica de Gabinete do FAOJ durante dois anos. Professora destacada no Serviço de Ensino Básico e Secundário de Português no estrangeiro durante dois anos. Formadora de professores de História. Professora destacada no Instituto de Educação Educacional para realizar um estudo sobre os hábitos de leitura das crianças e jovens portugueses. É co-autora de várias colecções e livros didácticos.

Isabel Alçada nasceu em Lisboa no dia 29 de Maio de 1950. Licenciada em Filosofia pela Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa. Fez o Mestrado em Ciências da Educação pela Universidade de Boston. Professora destacada no Gabinete de Estudos e Planeamento do Ministério da Educação. Orientadora de História durante três anos. Técnica do Ministério da Educação para a Reforma do Ensino Secundário. Professora convidada pelo Instituto de Inovação Educacional para realizar um estudo sobre os hábitos de leitura para crianças e jovens portugueses. Foi professora do Ensino Preparatório e, actualmente, é docente na Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa. É co-autora de várias colecções e livros didácticos. Foi empossada como ministra da Educação do XVIII Governo Constitucional, chefiado por José Sócrates.

As duas professoras conheceram-se 1976, na Escola Fernando Pessoa. Em 1982 editaram o primeiro livro: Uma Aventura na Cidade, com ilustrações de Arlindo Fagundes. Iniciaram a colecção "Uma Aventura" com o objectivo de proporcionar aos jovens livros para ler com prazer. Esta colecção constitui um êxito sem precedentes entre os jovens portugueses e dispõe já de cerca de três dezenas e meia de livros.

domingo, 14 de novembro de 2010

" A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens (chapter one)

Christmas Eve

It was Christmas Eve. London was very cold and foggy. Ebenezer Scrooge was working in his office. His secretary, Bob Cratchit, was writing letters in the next room, with a very small fire. Bob was very cold. Scrooge did not give Bob much wood for his fire because he did not like to spend money.
Scrooge did not like anything. He did not like the people in the streets or the people he worked with. He did not like eating good food or drinking nice drinks.
He especially hated Christmas.
Scrooge was an old man. He was very thin, with thin, white hair on his head and face. His lips were blue and his eyes were red.
He had worked in the same dark office for very many years. Once it had been the office of SCROOGE AND MARLEY, and those names were still on the door. But Jacob Marley had died seven years before and Scrooge worked on without him. Work was important. Work brought money, and Scrooge always wanted more money. So Scrooge worked hard, and made Bob Cratchit work hard, too.
Work, work, work!
'A Merry Christmas, uncle,' said Scrooge's nephew, Fred, coming into the cold, dark office.
'Bah!' replied Scrooge.'Humbug!' He really hated Christmas.
'Oh, come on, uncle,' said Fred. I'm sure you don't mean it.'
'l do,' answered Scrooge. 'Why are you merry? You're a poor man.'
'And why aren't you merry?' asked Fred. 'You're a very rich man. And it's Christmas!'
'Bah!' said Scrooge again. 'Humbug!'
'Please come to dinner with us tomorrow, uncle,' said Fred.
'Goodbye,' answered Scrooge.
'l don't want to be angry with you, uncle,' said Fred, 'só Merry Christmas.'
'Goodbye,' said Scrooge again.
Later two men came into Scrooge's office.
'Mr Scrooge? Mr Marley?' asked the first man, who had seen the names on the door.
'Mr Marley died seven years ago,' answered Scrooge.
'Mr Scrooge, then,' said the man. 'At Christmas, it's nice for everyone to give something to people who have nothing - no homes, no clothes, no food.'
'But there are hospitals and other places to help them,' said Scrooge.
There are,' replied the second man. 'But they always need a little more.'
'lt's not my problem,' said Scrooge. I've my work to worry about.'
The two men left.
Later a boy carne to sing Christmas songs, but Scrooge sent him away.
When it was time to close the office, Bob Cratchit was excited about the holiday next day.
'l imagine you don't want to come to work tomorrow?' said Scrooge to Bob.
'No, sir, l don't,' he answered nervously.
'And you want me to give you money for the whole week?' asked Scrooge.
'Well, Christmas is only one day a year, sir,' replied Bob.
'You'e still taking my money for nothing!' said Scrooge. 'Well, if you must, you must. But come to work earlier the morning after.'
That night when Scrooge was at home, he heard a surprise visit. He had the sound of chains coming upstairs, and then Jacob Marley walked through his door.
“Marley” said Scrooge. “You´re dead! What do you want from me?”
“I´m a ghost” said Marley. “I´ve been travelling since I died.”
“Why?” asked Scrooge.
“Because I´m unhappy”, said Marley´s ghost. “I was very bad to people when I was alive, and I want to help you not to be unhappy like me when you die.”
“How?” asked Scrooge.
“You´ll be visited by three more ghosts”, answered Marley´s ghost.

quinta-feira, 11 de novembro de 2010

"A Christmas Carol" de Charles Dickens

As professoras de Inglês, em articulação com as Bibliotecas Escolares, vão dinamizar uma actividade que consiste na divulgação semanal de um capítulo de uma adaptação do conto de Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol", acompanhada sempre por uma pequena tarefa que terás de realizar.
Se nunca ouviste falar de Charles Dickens ou do seu conto de Natal podes ver esta breve apresentação do filme com o mesmo nome. Diverte-te!

sábado, 6 de novembro de 2010

História Colectiva Itinerante

Após "viajar" pelas escolas com 3ºciclo do nosso concelho, a história colectiva chega ao final.

Mas agora coloca-se o seguinte desafio: torna-se imperioso dar um título à mesma.
Deixa aqui a tua sugestão. Podes também deixar um comentário.


Concurso Nacional de Leitura

O Agrupamento de Escolas de Carregal do Sal decidiu aderir ao Concurso Nacional de Leitura, uma iniciativa do Plano Nacional de Leitura em articulação com a RTP, Direcção-Geral do Livro e das Bibliotecas e Rede de Bibliotecas Escolares. Pretende-se com esta iniciativa, promover a leitura e desenvolver o gosto pela mesma entre os alunos do 3.ºCiclo e do Ensino Secundário.

Aqui fica o Regulamento:

Concurso Nacional de Leitura 2010-2011- Regulamento

quinta-feira, 4 de novembro de 2010

Anúncios disparatados

Exercício de escrita criativa dinamizado nas aulas de Oficina da Escrita:

Sinal de mais procura sinal de menos para fazerem mais ou menos a mesma conta.
Daniel Pedroso, 8ºE

Lobo mau procura 3 porquinhos para vingança.
Alexandre Fortunato, 8ºE

Sol procura a luz da sua vida.
Micaela, 8ºE

Sapatilha procura ataca para dar o nó.
Maria Inês Ferreira, 8ºE

Galo procura galinha para constituir um galinheiro.
Daniela Marques, 8ºE

Alface procura cebola para fazerem uma salada.
Maria Inês Figueiredo, 8ºE

Lobo procura cabritinhos para viagem grátis e exclusiva à sua barriga.
Mariana Serrazes, 8ºE

Toshiba com qualidades, triste e só procura Magalhães para amizade e companhia.
Sónia Oliveira, 8º F

Procuro coelha engenheira com planta de toca, para fazermos uma toca juntos.
Vítor Peixeira, 8ºF