Saturday, December 20, 2014

2014 - Year in review


 Christmas is coming
Test your knowledge with some quizzes: 1, 2 or
This great Christmas jeopardy game by our English assistant -Lilidh :)
(Thanks so much - It was great fun!)
 Christmas GAMES

A little present:


My Holiday to do list
Brit Christmas Humour

Now that 2014 is nearly over,
let's remember some of its highlights:


Merry Christmas to all 
and,
of course,

Monday, December 15, 2014

And so this is Christmas

Previous games, videos, etc. on the Christmas label

First of all,
Write a homemade card and send it to Addie:
Addie Lynn and Sisters
 P.O. Box 162
Fountain Green, UT 84632
The U.S.A.
This is Addie:
 http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/family-asks-christmas-cards-dying-daughter-article-1.2034893

Christmas words
Learn: 1, 2, 3, 4, Christmas collocations

Practise: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
8 (Presents), 9 (Hangman), 10 (crosswords), 11 (Listening), 12 (Hangman)

Can you name the different  Winter holidays?

Great Christmas videos
Christmas with Charlie Brown

Explore the awesome Xmas Fun! (includes great games!)
http://www.xmasfun.com/Games.aspx


Sing the most popular Christmas Carols
More carols and songs: 1, 2
and lots of songs with activities:
http://www.esolcourses.com/topics/christmas-songs.html

 Other Christmas Resources by ESOL courses
(Reading, listening, vocabulary, etc)

Create your Christmas ecards
and your Christmas story

Test your Christmas knowledge

There's no Hogmanay without Auld Lang Syne

Monday, December 8, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Bob's your uncle!

After learning some great idioms thanks to Lilidh,
let's have a look at some more:

A list of Idioms in alphabetical order
More pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
and videos:  6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (List by BBC Learning English)

Exercises to practise these and more:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
and quizzes: 6 ,7 ,8 , 9, 10
http://www.englishexercises.org/spacetrip/game.asp?id=10051


Revising for the 1st. Term

http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp
Good morning and welcome, 4º ESO A
Read the news at the top for your 1st. activity
 If you don't have any ideas, you can tell this burglar's story:
 It doesn't pay to be a burglar, does it?

Before next Wednesday's Term exam, here's some Revision:
1) Previous entries:
2) Revise and practise the different Grammar topics here
Vocabulary:
1) Have a look at these pictures of Crimes: 1, 2 
Have you ever been involved in one?
2) Play -You can choose different topics and games:
http://gamestolearnenglish.com/

Read this California Travel guide
and do the activities to check your understanding

After the topic of Crime, here's some advice:
Would you care for a London virtual tour?:
http://www.visitlondon.com/discover-london/london-virtual-tour

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Welcome to the zoo

Some pictures for you to learn 
- animals: 1, 2, 3, 4
- body parts: 1, 2, 3
Lots of previous Unit 3 practice on the label "animals"
and Your Unit 3 blog task (a classic which never fails...):
You have to create your amazing animals, then capture the images
and publish them on your blog.
The animals come from 
1) Switch Zoo:
http://switchzoo.com/zoo.htm
 2) Build your wild self:
http://www.buildyourwildself.com/
Do you like mine?

What's your favorite animal movie?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The language of texting

http://burlaki.com/blog/2011/12/18/liberty-science-center/
Read about mobile texting
Can you understand these chats?: 1, 2, 3
 Your turn!
Create an interesting chat in pairs:
If you can't beat them, join them ;-)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Passive Voice

Revise how to form the Passive voice and the different structures here
Previous entries on the "Passive Voice" Label, 
for instance "Are we being googled?" (Contains songs)

The Passive in pictures: 1, 2, chart:

LearnEnglishTeens has several lessons about it:
and, of course, it's available on Grammar snacks:
http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos/passive-forms
Has it been understood?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

You can learn a lot about this holiday on these previous entries
What is Thanksgiving?:
Listen and fill in the blanks or try the quiz
Thanksgiving vocabulary: Listen and guess the answer
November words
What words do you recognise in the song "It's Thanksgiving"?
Lyrics here
Interactive Practice:
http://gmenglish.pagesperso-orange.fr/5emes/Thanksgiving/index.html
Thanksgiving on BrainPOP Jr.:
http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/holidays/thanksgiving/
or follow the Pilgrims' adventure
Classic Thanksgiving Games:
Turkey Escape
 Thanksgiving Room Escape

To Watch:
The Chemistry of Thanksgiving
"Mayflower story" by The History Channel
"History of Thanksgiving" by Studies Weekly:
Answer these questions (Thanks to Dogonews):
  1. What was the name of the ship that sailed to America? 
  2. Who were the Pilgrims? Why did they leave England? 
  3.  What year did they arrive in America? Where?
  4. Who was the 1st. President to celebrate Thanksgiving?
  5. What is Sarah Josefa Hale best known for? 
  6. Who was the President that listened to her pleas? 
  7. What began in 1924? 
  8. What sport competition is held on this day?

Many movies, TV series, etc. deal with this date
Can you rememeber any that you particularly enjoyed?
Here's just one little scene Thanksgiving at TBBT

  What is "Turkey Day"? "Black Friday" (video)?
...and "Cyber Monday"? (this never stops!)
Listen and find out

So, what are you most thankful for this year? 

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