School Calendar


Hi there, and welcome to the English department's blog at La Merced.

This is where you'll find all kinds of things, from instructions for your homework , to news and gossip from school, photos, music...You'll even find a way to earn extra credit ; answer the questions that you find in the blog and see how your grades improve!

So add it to your favourites now!

We hope you'll take part in it too, sending us things you think are interesting or funny, and then we'll turn it into a really cool blog.

Hope you like it!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

School Trip Cancelled.

Sorry to say that because of severe weather warnings, tomorrow Monday 21st May, the school trip to Gorliz and Plenzia has been cancelled. We hope do the trip on another day soon. Tomorrow then will be a normal school day, so please take your books.
Also, please repeat this message to your friends on Tuenti etc.

Monday, 2 April 2012

More optical illusions?

Do you notice anything strange about this image?

Friday, 23 March 2012

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Drugs kill another who had everything

I've never been a fan of this kind of music, but this is a great song.
R.I.P. Witney Houston

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Sky diving from the edge of space.

This man is going to jump out of a baloon, and fall to earth faster than the speed of sound. The smallest problem in his special suit will be the death of him, but here he is, being interviewed with a big smile on his face. His name is Felix, and they say that cats have nine lives. Good luck Felix!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Dream sequences. Surfing. Can't swim? It doesn't matter. You will love this.

This is the best surfing video I've ever seen. It was made in Tahiti, in the South Pacific,where the grass is green and the surf terrific! Enjoy it you board freaks, and everyone else.Not long now until summer.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

By popular request!

Here's a little something for all you JB fans out there.

I've included something for everyone.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The Northern Lights (The Aurora Borealis)

Have a look at these amazing pictures of the Aurora, seen this week over Scotland and the North of England.
More photos at:
A friend of mine in Scotland tells me that over the last 2 days, he has seen the Aurora Borealis in the sky over where he lives.I'm green with envy because as well as Cape Horn, the Southern Cross, and the launch of the Space Shuttle, the Northern Lights are one of the things I'd most like to see in this life. I read that the lights are gases of the Solar wind blowing towards the earth, and burning up as they reach our atmosphere. One of the natural wonders of the world.

Monday, 23 January 2012

A warning to all teachers!

I don't want to give anyone ideas, but you have to recognise a good trick when you see one!
I wonder if he's chatting with his girlfriend or doing an exam?

Sunday, 22 January 2012

The age of exploration, and courage.

100 years ago, there were still parts of the world which were unexplored. The South Pole was one. Two groups of men, one British and one Norweigan set out to get there.Only one group came back. Check out this incredible story of sacrifice and bravery.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Amazing photos of the new Bilbao, courtesy of Andrea Z.

Have a look at this beautiful collection of images, sent to us from Andrea. As you can see, she has created some lovely images of the area around the Guggenheim museum.
She shows that photography is an art form open to everyone. We can all find a camera, and with a little observation not only create beautiful images, but also enjoy seeing the world around us in a new way. So grab your dad's/aunt's/friend's camera and start taking photos. Send them to the blog, and you won't only improve your grades, you might even win a prize!!
Thanks Andrea. You clearly have a future at the Magnum agency!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Bungee Jumping. Your worst nightmare!

And she survived!
Answer these questions for positive points!
What happened to cause the accident?
Where and when did it happen?
How does she describe her survival?

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Wednesday, 4 January 2012


This is how English people welcomed the new year in London! They don't eat 12 grapes for it,.If you have ever been there, you'll recognize the pictures. I wish you all a great 2012!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Let's start the year with hope. This is a piece from the Bible, the 40th psalm., beautifully poetic both in English and in Spanish

"I waited patiently for the Lord,
He inclined and heard my cry.
He lifted me up out of the pit,
Out of the miry clay.
He set my feet upon a rock,
He made my footsteps firm,
Many will see, Many will see and fear."
I will sing a new song"
Con paciencia esperé al Señor; *
se inclinó a mí, y oyó mi clamor.

2 Me sacó del pozo de la desolación, del lodo cenagoso; *
puso mis pies sobre peña, y enderezó mis pasos.

3 Puso luego en mi boca canción nueva,
un himno de alabanza a nuestro Dios. *
Muchos verán esto, y temerán,
y así confiarán en el Señor.

(40th Psalm).