Τρίτη, 20 Ιουνίου 2017

A trip in time and space!

If you had a time machine where in the past would you wish to travel?
Museums are just that, time machines that transport us to the past....but also help us discover the present and sometimes get a glimpse of the future of our world...

DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that you can visit museums hundreds of kilometeres away from home?
Today we'll visit one of the most famous museums in the world.



RESEARCH
What does NMNH stand for?
Where is it?
What kinds of exhibits can you expect to see there?



Tomorrow, we go on our first field trip to Athens Natural History Museum.
RESEARCH
Why is it called the Gaia Museum?
Where is it?
What kinds of exhibits can you expect to see there?

Revision Time
We've already revisited quite a few parts of Grammar.
On Monday, it's revision time.
We're testing what we know in real life!
Study well, ask your mentor for advice, GET READY!

Δευτέρα, 19 Ιουνίου 2017

Travel Broadens the Mind


So, guys and gals. As you've already realised, there are quite a few surprises in this class: 
Our course has a unique NOVELTY: no books! Just the net, this blog and specially designed material by our teacher, Mrs Effie Kyriklakis.

Travelling is a passion for veryone in our team, so
today we'll talk about travelling and getting to know the world.
Let's look at different kinds of exploration one can do here.

Language points
Talking about travelling, we get to use a gerund.
How much do you remember about Gerunds and Infinitives?
Well, here's a YouTube tutorial to watch.
After that do activities 3,4, 13,15 here.

Activities
 ...and the change goes on!
Even assignments are completely different: 
First, look at the holiday pictures/videos and read about them on Pinterest.
Then, find photos (on Pinterest or Google) of  YOUR favourite way to explore the world and chose   
- create a board on Pinterest
- create a photopeach presentation and be prepared to present a 5min talk about where you would like to travel and why USING the VOCABULARY we've seen in class AND gerund and infinitive forms. The more forms you have the better!
AND
-Write a comment of 120 words in this post about your favourite holiday destination USING the VOCABULARY we've seen in class.
Fun, eh? Can't wait to see your posts, everyone!!!

Your presentations will be published here!



Earth, the Cradle of Life

We are so lucky to live on one of the most beautiful spots in Universe.
This film is a wonderful testimony to this fact!


So what do we do with our Home?
How much do we look after it?




...and how about our co-habitants on this jewel of the universe?


How willing are YOU to act and reduce your ecological footprint?
First, let's found out how significant it is by doing this quiz 
What's your role in this? What do you, your family, your school and your country already do to save our planet? What commitments are you willing to make?
1. Write an article for your school's magazine urging your classmates to action

REVISION TIME
Last day of revision today in view of our final test. 
Revise  
1.  Reported Speech, Used To, Modal Verbs, Modals of Deduction
2. Unreal Past
3. Passive Voice   and here and here (1st eexercise written in notebook)
4. Revise vocabulary from Handouts and notes.

Have you ever thought that Revision can be easy AND fun?
Well, don't laugh... here's some advice you're sure to find helpful...

Freshman, sophomore, what more?

Today we go on talking about education. How different are educational systems around the world and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each way of learning?
Let's take a look at an Infografic of the Finn Educational System first:

Please Include Attribution to OnlineClasses.org With This Graphic Finnish Education Infographic

1.Every one will look up for information about a different country and fill in the form here
so that we can then discuss the pros and cons of each system. 

2. Hmmm, Passive Voice, eh? What do you want to revise?
You can find a tutorial here and practice here and here (ex 21, 23, 26, 28, 30 are a must!)

3. When will you have your hair cut? Study and practise this form here and do this activity at the end.

4. So, the Finish system has been designed around the students' own needs. How can Greece be advised by having its system compared to that of Finland? You have the magic wand. What do you suggest?
Write 10 sentences with your suggestions in the Passive Voice and Causative form in your canvas

5. Of course, we never stop having fun! Watch this video and guess what happened.
You can share with us by posting a comment in our blog!

Making the mark

Imagine a school...

Where kids have freedom to be themselves...Where success is not defined by academic achievement but by the child's own definition of success...Where the whole school deals democratically with issues, with each individual having an equal right to be heard...Where you can play all day if you want to...And there is time and space to sit and dream......could there be such a school?YES, and it's called SummerhillHere's a video of the students talking about their school. 



You can watch a really touching movie on Summerhill here

Be creative:
Now, let's use our imagination a little more...Imagine you've just finished Summerhill and your friend is about to start. He's asked you for some information on what to expect at  school and advice on classes, school rules and so on. Respond to him through an email that you will post as a comment here,. 
The email needs to include: 
- the new vocabulary
- an overview of what we have learnt on Summerhill
-your personal recommendations 

LANGUAGE POINTS
So, how long have you been studying English?
How would you assess your performance with tenses?
Check yourself here

You can review the TENSES by looking at this page
First study the tutorials and the do the activities for the tenses you feel you need to revise
so that you're ready for the class review in our next lesson.

Now let's sing!




Τετάρτη, 20 Ιουλίου 2016

Our Blue Planet-the Cradle of Life

We are so lucky to live on one of the most beautiful spots in Universe.
This film is a wonderful testimony to this fact!


So what do we do with our Home?
How much do we look after it?




...and how about our co-habitants on this jewel of the universe?


How willing are YOU to act and reduce your ecological footprint?
First, let's found out how significant it is by doing this quiz 
What's your role in this? What do you, your family, your school and your country already do to save our planet? What commitments are you willing to make?
1. Write an article for your school's magazine urging your classmates to action

REVISION TIME
Last day of revision today in view of our final test. 
Revise  
1.  Reported Speech, Used To, Modal Verbs, Modals of Deduction
2. Unreal Past
3. Passive Voice   and here and here (1st eexercise written in notebook)
4. Revise vocabulary from Handouts and notes.

Have you ever thought that Revision can be easy AND fun?
Well, don't laugh... here's some advice you're sure to find helpful...

Keep Calm and...Revise!!!




Language Review
In 5 weeks we have revised all the important points of English Grammar. 
We have refined our skills and learned how to answer exam questions!
Isn't it amazing? 

Now it's time for a revision
Today we practice:
1. Contrast sentences (handout p. 106/ex1)
2. Vocabulary of Crime (study  vocabulary from the handout and do exercises ABC
3. Reading (handout)
4. Conditionals, Tenses, Causative, Comparatives/Superlatives, 
Quantifiers, Articles, Despite/Although, Relative Pronouns, Gerund or Infinitive
Tommorrow's another day...
Enjoy!!!