Archive for ‘Reading’

October 1, 2011

Things human beings do on Earth

by teachy

Human beings usually show their happiness by dancing. That is what NASA scientists explain in this post.

The guy dancing, Matt Harding, ran a project for a few years, Where the Hell is Matt, in which he travelled and danced around the world. You can read about his adventures and… dance!

Enjoy the weekend!

December 21, 2010

Christmas Homework

by teachy

Yes, you won’t run away without doing some homework during the holiday. Remember that we’ll have our mock exam in February and you should be ready.

Let me suggest you a few online activities to practise some of the things we’ve learnt during this first term:

– Reading & Listening –
This I Believe
Voice of America – Special English
BBC Words in the News
Dictations 1
Dictations 2

– Vocabulary –

– Grammar –
Overview of English tenses
Present Simple
Present Simple 2
Present Continuous
Present Continuous 2
Present Simple vs. Present Continuous
Irregular verbs
Past Simple
Past Continuous
Past Simple vs. Past Continuous
‘Going to’ Future
Future Simple – ‘will’
Present Perfect
Present Perfect Continuous

To practise your writing, you can send me your compositions, choose any of the following topics:

– Describe a member of your family, his/her personality, what he/she does, good and bad personality points, his/her hobbies, etc.

– Invent a fairy tale, “Once upon a time…”, or write about an old famous fairy tale (e.g. “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Cinderella”, “Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs”, etc).

– Write about your best or worst past memory, when did it happen?, what happened?, how did you feel?, etc.

Don’t forget to write coherent and cohesive paragraphs, check for grammar or spelling mistakes and show off, show how much you know by using as much new vocabulary and grammatical structures as possible.

And you know that you can try and meet foreigners with whom you can practise your speaking, or else, look for a virtual penpal in any of these websites:
Anglik Penpals
Students of the World
Language Penpals
More penpal links

Well, all I have to say now is that I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year full of love and nice things. I’ll see you this afternoon at the School’s Christmas Party.

Be good and happy.

November 11, 2010

Birth Order

by teachy

Are you a spoilt youngest child, or a responsible oldest? Are you right in the middle, or are you an only child?

Your position in the family may influence the rest of your life! Believe it or not, there is scientific evidence to prove it. You can read this interesting article entitled “How Your Birth Order Influences Your Life Adjustment”.

And you can also browse this website for more information on this subject.

See you around! Take care!