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What will happen today as Mr Angry Potato Head and Mr Confused and Angry Wolfman have their duel in the boxing ring?

In BOUTS OF SHOUTING, the grammar point today is interjections and exclamations (no swearing obviously!)

If you’ve enjoyed the Angry Family Olympics, you can find more videos on their Youtube channel. You can also discover their relations who speak German, Chinese and French!

The question on everyone’s lips – ¿Quién encenderá la llama?

Before anyone panics, it’s not a question about burning llamas! Una llama in Spanish is a flame!

So – Who will light the (Olympic) flame? Could it be Beckham? Could it be our oldest surviving Olympian? Someone born on the day that the Olympics started in London in 1948? Sir Steve Redgrave as our ‘greatest Olympian’?

I don’t know! But who will light it in los Pocoyo Games 2012? You won’t have to wait until midnight to find out – watch and discover!

¡Empiezan ya!

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As the Olympic Opening ceremony begins at 9pm BST, here’s Pocoyo opening his own games for those of you who are might be a bit young to stay up for all the fun, and for those of you who just love Pocoyo.

I think our TeamGB 4x100m relay team need to watch this for a novel way of getting the baton around!

¿Apoyas a España?

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So the Olympics are finally here. The Opening Ceremony is tonight (although the action has already started with football!) so why not have a look at the Spanish page on London2012 and start identifying the Spanish participants in the Games.

Just for fun –

Who are these people?
In which sports do they compete?
And which one of them is carrying the Spanish flag in the opening ceremony?

 

 

 

 

 

You can also access information about the team on the Comite Olímpico Español (Spanish Olympic Committee) website.

And if you are (by any chance!) teaching Spanish at the moment, why not check out these resources to help you!

TES Olympics set scroll to Spanish

MFL Sunderland Olympic resources

Linked In project on using Olympics French and Spanish

MFLHampshire wiki has lots of ideas too!

And of course, let’s not forget that Spanish is spoken by many countries other than Spain! Check out Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Panama, Venezuela and many others!

¡Que comiencen los Juegos!

 

 

There’s been a lot of ‘kerfuffle’ in the Press about the Stella McCartney designed team GB kit (below)

However, as Spanish men’s football team are about to kick off at Hampden Park in the Olympic Games, I’ll be interested to see if they look comfortable and happy in what can only be described as the most hideous kit I have ever see. I know it was free but …

The bloke on the right Alex Fàbregas  described it on Twitter “Olympic equipment, there are no adjectives…” And frankly I’m pretty sure he’s right!

But whatever they’re wearing ¡Venga España!

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