Saturday, 5 December 2009
Hello, readers of the Nesbit's famous book.
I hope that you've all read at least the first chapter. (Remember you have to read the first four chapters till next Wednesday!) In it the life of the three children changes for good. They move to a country cottage and they don’t know what really happened to their father. How do the children cope with the great change? How do they feel about the absence of their father? What do you think – why doesn’t mother tell them much about where the father is?
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
What's the meaning of the word Halloween? What do you know about Halloween traditions? Different countries have different traditions. What do people in Mexico do? Check this website if you want to learn more. Here's a Halloween question: What would you do if a witch, an alien, Count Dracula and Frankenstein were at your door?
Monday, 12 October 2009
Today is Columbus day. Do you remember why this day is celebrated in the USA and many other countries and who was Christopher Columbus?
But some people believe there is no reason to celebrate and so this day is also met with great protest throughout the Americas. Why?
Monday, 31 August 2009
Monday, 15 June 2009
Well, you (we) have almost finished another school year and the best is yet to come - summer holidays! What are you going to do? Where are you going to spend your holidays? What's the best about holidays? What words come to your mind when you hear the word "holidays"? And your ideal holiday - what is it like? Where would you go if you had a lot of money? And who would you go with?
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Today is the Earth Day. Anybody knows what it is about? Why do we have the Earth Day? What do people round the world do on this day? What about you? Have you done anything special today? What? You may find some interesting facts here.
You can watch the movie trailer of the film An inconvenient truth. Have you seen this film?
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Mark Twain once said: "The first of April's the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year." Do you agree?
What do you know about this day? Click here, listen and learn about how it all started.
Watch this video - it is one of the best hoaxes of all time. Can you imagine that many people really believed what they saw in the "documentary"? What was the hoax about?
What about you? Are you going to play any tricks on anyone?
Friday, 27 March 2009
Here you can find some exercises to revise for the test: - few/little - some/any - irregular verbs - present perfect 1 - present perfect 2 - present perfect 3 - questions 1 - questions 2 Do you find practising grammar online useful? Which is better: learning from the computer or from the books?
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Today we have seen some amazing photographs of the so called Waste Art at our English (8th) class. Some of you wanted to get the photos, so you may look at them once again here. The photographer, Chris Jordan, has an interesting web site, click here if you want to see it. Have you ever asked yourself how many cans, plastic bottles and plastic bags you use every week? Do you think it is possible to reduce this number?
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Monday, 16 March 2009
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
What's the other name for Shrove Tuesday?
What do people in Great Britain do on Shrove Tuesday? (A picture might help you remember.)
If you want to know more about pancakes, click here. Why did people in past make pancakes on this day? How is Wednesday that follows Shrove Tuesday called?
Click here if you want to learn more about Shrove Tuesday.
Saturday, 7 February 2009
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
The 44the American president Barack Obama is the first African-American president in the US history. Does this fact make a difference?
Do you believe that America (and the world) can change for the better under his presidency? Why?
What do you think about the new American president?
Share your opinion with us.
Sunday, 4 January 2009
Have you made any New Year resolutions (i.g. This year I'm going to study English harder.)? What resolutions have you made? What do you think of New Year resolutions? Do people stick to them all the year around? Or just for a few days or a month?