9/17/14

Be polite!

“Good manners cost nothing. Bad manners can cost you your reputation”
― B.D.Hawkey

Click on the above image to follow the link

Being polite means being aware of and respecting the feelings of other people. It is usually difficult to be polite in a language different from your own, and that is because when you speak a foreign language you are stepping in another culture, with a different way to behave in society. If you do not want to be rude in English, and (I am sure you don't)just follow the above link and learn how to be polite.
or watch the video:


Engvid has posted a test about the video if you want to try.

9/16/14

Scotland referendum


Scotland has been in the UK for more than three hundred years by now but next Thursday 18 of September a referendum will take place there.
The single question in this referendum will be :"Should Scotland be an independent country?" voters can only answer "yes" or "no".
 But what do the opinion polls suggest? if you want to know just check this link.
 Learn how to vote in a polling station. (switch the sound on).
 Some fun facts about Scotland.
 A Wordsearch on Scotland

and a video:

Did you know that the UK is one of the three countries in the world that do not have a written constitution? Can you guess which are the other two?
they are New Zealand and Israel.
Enjoy!

9/14/14

See you in the classroom!

Hello, here we are again!
Ready to meet  your old and new schoolmates?  this brand new course is going to be a great adventure: new teachers and subjects, lots of summer stories to share with friends, I am sure that you are looking forward to start school!
 Let me give you a a tip: don't skip tour breakfast, because...
- You need food to burn calories.
- You need breakfast to meet you daily nutritional needs.
- It will help you to keep fit and healty.
 Click if you want to know more about breakfast.
Click here if you want to try a quiz.



Learn about the 50 best breakfast in the world.


Or watch the video:




Smile your breakfast:



Have a great breakfast!

6/30/14

Holidays

Wordle: Untitled

If you look up holiday, in the Oxford learners dictionary you will see the following definition: Holiday,  (also plural): a period of time when you are not at work or school.
So school has finished and you do not need to get up  early. That's great!
I am sure that you will have a lot of time to do all things you can see in the wordle above (and more!).
I have been surfing the web and found some webs for your summer-lazy afternoons:

Music games, get fun with music.

FC songs: Football clubs from around the world songs.

National Geographic kids: a web to explore if you love animals and nature.

17 Bookstores you need to see (if you enjoy reading).

Audibooks for free, just in caase you prefer listening than reading.

Science for kids.

Wildside: It is a popular BBC show in which animals are dubbed with human voices (really funny!).

It is in YouTube too.


Have a great summer.
See you in September.

3/28/14

Daylight saving time is coming

Daylight saving time is here again. Do you know why we do that? the semi-annual time shift goes into effect on Sunday our country and in 70 more countries around the world."



So, don't forget to move forward the time in your watch!
Image source

Poster announcing the restoration of the Greenwich time.
Daylight saving time in the Merrian Webster dictionary.

3/16/14

Bright student spots wrong label

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Tesco is a big chain of supermarkets in the UK and Albert Guildford is the name of the 15 years old boy who spotted a grammar mistake in his package of orange juice.

"I was eating my breakfast and noticed it said ‘most tastiest’ and I don’t like bad grammar so decided to write to Tesco".Albert said.

Image source

'Most tastiest'? Surely not? It could be 'most tasty' or simply 'tastiest', but never 'most tastiest'," the schoolboy said.
So the package with the grammar mistake will be changed, as Tesco has apologized:
"I've told our team about this and they will correct the error when the packaging is reprinted."
Review the superlative adjectives, if you feel like:
Superlative adjectives: explanation.
Exercises.
More easy exercises.
Compare
A quiz.
And a video:

3/13/14

Fashion

"Clothes worn inside out will bring good luck" Do you agree with the superstition?





Fashion, clothes, going shopping and talking about new trends on clothing is great fun. Around the Internet, you can find a lot of resources to talk about this matter.
Here you have some of them:
Listening and exercises (clothes vocabulary).
Karaoke: Listen to the song and read the lyrics.
Dress up the teenager and learn the vocabulary: Game.
Remember that they may use different words in the UK and the US:

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The warning label from the English blog