Lesson Five: stories and films

Let the cameras roll

Let the cameras roll

Stories and Films

This week’s lesson was about stories and films. We discussed the types of films we like and people in our countries like, and we had two exciting quizzes. The winners this week were:

Mona (also known as Enigma24 a mysterious nickname πŸ™‚ ) who got 5 points overall

Asmaa who got 3 points

Kevin with 2 point

And Piyush, who guessed the ‘mystery’ word

So, well done everyone

Lesson Six: next week

detailed flying carpetThe theme next week is travel and I hope we will fly away on a magic carpet into a discovery of English. Look at the page on this blog to prepare for the lesson in advance.

Unfortunately next week is our last lesson of this series but keep checking my website to see when the next series of lessons starts (end of September, beginning of October).

Hope to see you in class.

Today’s lesson

A jungle picnic in search of an ending

A jungle picnic in search of an ending

Today we worked on expressing our opinions about books and reading, as well as having an interesting discussion. We then began to tell a story together based on a sequence of sounds. Unfortunately we did not have time to finish the story and we need a good ending for next week, so if you have any good ideas, please add them in a comment to this post. I have made a little book with the story so far….

A Jungle Picnic

Music in our lives

This week we talked about music,instruments, what we like, the way music makes us feel and how important it is in our lives. We decided that we couldn’t imagine a world without it!

The winners of our quiz activities were Giulia and Halina… so well done to them πŸ™‚ but thank you to everyone who participated in this lesson, particularly those who spoke by microphone.

Next lesson the theme is : stories, books and films so look at the Lesson Four Page on this blog to prepare for it.

See you on Tuesday πŸ™‚

Today’s class: you, your country and your life

The statue of the Bremen musicians that we discussed in class today

The statue of the Bremen musicians that we discussed in class today

Today we talked about ourselves and where we are, what we do etc. Then we did two qizzes. The winners were:
Giulia: 4 points
Cristina: 3 points
Olga: 2 points
Imene: 3 points
Nadia: 1 points

Remember that you can get the Cambridge University Press Promo apps free today at this link:
http://www.cambridgemobileapps.com/promos.html
and you can go to our linoit notieboard to add your photos and texts at this link:
http://linoit.com/users/Hartle/canvases/Me%20my%20country%20and%20my%20life
I’m really looking forward to seeing your photos and reading your texts.

The theme of next week’s lesson is music and you can click on the page above called music to prepare for this:

See you next week,
Sharon

The statue of the Bremen musicians that we discussed in class today

The statue of the Bremen musicians that we discussed in class today

Follow up work from lesson 1

One of my favourite houses in Berlin

One of my favourite houses in Berlin

Today we discussed Street Art and I showed you a house in Berlin which I really like. If you follow this link you can see another example of street art in Berling that I like with my comment. This link takes you to http://linoit.com a site where you can stick your pictures and comments, like a virtual noticeboard. Your follow up exèrcise for this lesson is to put a photo of street art from your town or from a place you have visited, then comment on it telling us what you liked about it.
http://linoit.com/users/Hartle/canvases/Street%20Art

The subject for next week’s lesson is “You, your country and your life” look at the special page for Lesson 2 to see what you can do to prepare for class.
See you soon,
Sharon

Activate Your English

WELCOME TO ACTIVATE YOUR ENGLISH

Activate your English

Activate your English

Getting Started: Useful tutorials to help you on WizIQ

Watch these tutorials which will tell you how to join the WizIQ site and how to find a class, join it and then launch the class to go into it. Click on the link to view the video:

‍1. How to Join www.wiziq.com Follow this link to view the video Joining WizIQ

‍2. Joining a class on WizIQ: Follow this link to view the video:

http://screencast.com/t/IDvPag0HPXGr

‍How to use the Blog:

‍This is a space for those who are coming to lessons online. Here you can:

  1. 1) read the activities and the preparation work to do before coming to a class;
  2. 2) do follow up activities after your classes;
  3. 3) follow links to interesting resources and sites;
  4. 4) post your own ideas, media etc; (Always remember to save your work)
  5. 5) join in the discussions (click on the tab at the top of the page.)

SUMMER COURSE 2011: 6 WEEKLY LESSONS JUNE/JULY: all online

Lessons will be once a week on Tuesdays at 12.00 from June 21st to July 26th (all lessons are recorded so if you miss a lesson you can watch the video, although missing lessons should be avoided.)

‍Summer Course Lesson One 21st June 2011

‍Preparation Work:

Summer is coming and we all think about going out in the open air, and what do we see around us? What do we consider to be art, decoration or beauty? Stop a minute and think about these questions.

What do you consider to be beautiful?

How do you express yourself creatively?

Do you think there is a difference between graffiti and street art?

Now watch this video from the BBC:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8635639.stm

Does anything surprise you or make you stop and think?

WORKSHEETS downloaded from macmillanglobal

Here is a worksheet that you can do before you come to class

Students Global_elesson067_Street_Art

Here are the teacher’s notes for you to find the answers to the excercises (Check the wordstress exercise in your monolingual dictionary)

Teacher’s Global_elesson067_Street_Art_TN