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Friday, 24 April 2015

Extreme Sports

                         Avojaloin Regular


  • What extreme sports do you know?
  • Can anyone practise them?
  • Are they dangerous?
Click HERE and be ready to dive into this exciting world!


                            Universedge Regular

Read carefully each step before solving the activities. Pay special attention to the What is a WebQuest? label and ask me if you need any help. 


Hand in your WebQuest project on time!



Sunday, 19 April 2015

Tongue Twisters

                                        Laclede CAT Regular

Tongue Twisters are sequences of words difficult to pronounce, especially rapidly, because of alliteration (repetition of sounds) or a slight variation of consonant sounds, as "She sells seashells by the seashore."

They are a great wat to practise and improve pronunciation, fluency and accents. They are not just for kids but also for teenagers or adults who want to sound clear when speaking. Watch and read carefully the slides of the Power Point Presentation below which includes some of the most popular English tongue twisters. Say them as quickly as you can. If you can master them, you will be a much more confident speaker!







                                Laclede CAT Regular

TV or Not TV?

                                                 KG Blank Space Sketch



  • What type of program is a sit-com? 
  • Have you ever attended live gigs?
  • Can we become addicted to TV?
Click HERE and be ready to solve this new challenging activity: a KG Blank Space Sketch.



Read carefully each step before solving the activities. Pay special attention to the What is a WebQuest? label and ask me if you need any help.


Hand in your WebQuest project on time!


Tuesday, 14 April 2015

HOMOPHONES

                           CHASE ZEN PUNJABI Regular

HOMOPHONES are words that have exactly the same sound (pronunciation) but different meanings and (usually) spelling.

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For example, the following two words have the same sound, but different meanings and spelling. Click and listen:





Usually homophones are in groups of two (e.g. our, hour) but very occacionally they can be in groups of three (to, too, two).

BARE (naked)
BEAR (the animal)
BEAR (to tolerate)


Here you have some of the most common ones:

Now, it's your turn!

Click HERE to practise homophones and get fun!

Hidden Zebra Regular


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Caption Contest

     CHASE ZEN PUNJABI Regular


This is a TV Caption Contest! Do you remember Maxwell Smart and the Cone of Silence? Here he is talking to his boss. Write a caption and the funniest and wittiest gets a 10!!


Example: 
Chief: Not bad for a rookie.
Maxwell: Not bad for an old guy like you...
Chief: What?!?
Maxwell: Not bad for a notable man like you...



Leto One Defect Regular

Thursday, 9 April 2015

English Language: Origin

                             Great Victorian Standard


Libby Nelson offers us a great work about the origin and evolution of the English language from the Vikings to the 21st century explained in 25 maps published by Vox. It´s a clear and easy way to understand the evolution of the language from the Indo European languages to modern dialects spoken all over the world.



Click HERE and discover the 25 maps to know the origin of English language.


CAPTION COMPETITON

CHASE ZEN PUNJABI Regular

Remember that the funniest and wittiest wins a 10!


I can't understand...Why do humans harvest our poo poo? 




Swish Regular

AMAZING FACTS


Did you know that English is mainly a mix of Old High German, Old Norse, and Anglo-Norman? We only started speaking recognisable Modern English in the 14th Century.


Amazing, isn't it!


AMAZING FACTS

                       Dyer Arts and Crafts Normal


Looking for some information for my class I found this really weird sentence: it contains seven identical words in a row and still makes sense!

Let's see!

"It is true for all that that that that that that that refers to is not the same that that that that refers to."

I'll try to clarify it for you:

"It is true for all that, that that 'that' which that 'that' refers to is not the same 'that' which that 'that' refers to."

Let's analize it:




It is true for allthatthatthatthatthatthatthat
pro-
noun
con-
junction
determinernounrelative pronoundeterminernoun
(adjective)"that"which(adjective)"that"

refers to is not the samethatthatthatthatrefers to.
nounrelative pronoundeterminernoun
"that"which(adjective)"that"

Clearer? I hope so!!




                  Green Eggs and Spam Regular

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

TOY SOLDIERS

                                   
                                       Tango Psychedelia Regular



This is one of the songs that I love. It´s from the late 80s and it is related to the problems a teenager has by entering the world of the drugs and her struggle to get out of there before it is too late. The lyrics are prepared to work with vocabulary in different ways. A nice song to revise elemental vocabulary learnt and to discuss in class about a problem that many teenagers have to face nowadays. I hoje you enjoy it!

Click HERE to start the activity!!


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Friday, 3 April 2015

LOUGHING OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!!!

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EXTRA! EXTRA! New Caption Contest! Remember that the funniest & wittiest wins a 10!!


E.G.: Uppsss!! So many plums made my guts failed me again!!

NOW CREATE YOU OWN CAPTION


d La Cruz Regular

LOUGHING OUT LOUD!!

Sweet Smile Regular

A New Caption Contest!! The funniest and wittiest wins a 10!!


Hey, you! How dare you to be taller than me? I'M THE KING!!

CREATE YOUR OWN CAPTION ON THIS FUNNY IMAGE!




Wake Up Honey Regular