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!!!

Δευτέρα, 18 Ιουλίου 2016

You are what you eat...


What do these two young people have in common?
What, in your opinion causes eating disorders?
1. Let's take a look at a very interesting article to get an expert opinion.






Food for thought!
Can you guess a reason behind the difference in these two reports?
Would you ever imagine that eating habits are behind them?
2. Read this article and comment on how our food intake affects our school performance 

3. Explore the food pyramid and take  this interactive quiz!
4. Then write a food quiz for your class.

Language Point
The girl whose father is a doctor loves ice cream.
My friend Anna, whose father is a doctor, loves ice cream.
What's the difference between these two sentences?

5. Study advanced Reative Clauses here.
6. Practice here and here.
7. Then take Tests 1, 2 and 3 here

Τετάρτη, 13 Ιουλίου 2016

Bullying the bullies

What's the definition of bulling for you?

What do bullies at your school target?
What is some good advice for young people who are victms of bullying?
Let's watch this ad to find out



Here's a quiz  to see if you know what to do when in the face of bullying.
There's also the chance that one is a bully without realising it. Here's another quiz to find out!

Our favourite page on teen issues TeenHealth has some tips on how you can stand up to bullies.

1. Read the tips and write an essay in your canvas on reasons you think bullying exists at schools in the recent years and suggstions to face the problem which of them you find most useful and why.

Language Point
2. What would you do if you were in a bullied person shoes?
What do you wish school did to help victims and bullies?
Here's a tutorial to help you learn to use wishes and unreal past.


..and here's some practice 

Τρίτη, 12 Ιουλίου 2016

The most successful...luger!




This is luge, an Olympic sport..


...and here's an even more extreme version....



So, what do you consider to be an adventure?
Why do people seek adventure in extreme sports?
Would you take an adventure trip in the wilderness?
1. Here's the account of people who did! Read and write a comment in the blog

2. Now write a story - real or imaginary- of an adventure or unusual experience you have had.
Remember: A successful story needs:
Past tenses (check this link for consistency)
Action- Reaction
adjectives
adverbs and expressions of time
some Direct Speech
action verbs

3. Take this survey to see how adventurous you are
and post the result as a comment! 

4. Record yourself talking about what you think of adventures

5. Let's work on our word order skills with a game!

Language Point
6. What could your life be like if you had taken a bungee-jump?
Here's to (mixed) conditionals!
Tutorial and practice here

Πέμπτη, 7 Ιουλίου 2016

The Future is Now!!!



What does the future hold for young people who are now students and preparing for the world of work? Watch this video with amazing facts about the future and comment on what you find to be the most impressive information. What do YOU think will be a job that doesn't exist now and you'd like to do in the future? Write a comment about it to share with your group.

It is said that the jobs of the future will be quite unusual for current standards. Young people are said to need to learn how to be flexible and constantly adapt to new roles. What do you think?

How can you make Passive sentences with Reporting Verbs? Find out here. 

...and then practice here
You will learn it once and for all when you do ALL the activities.

SELF-EVALUATION TIME:
We're already halfway in our course. What have you learnt so far?
What more would you like to learn/discuss/ revise?
Take this short survey to take control of your learning!

Τρίτη, 5 Ιουλίου 2016

The Social Media and You




So, what do you think the people "devined" by the magician should have done to protect their privacy?

 




The new generation is called the Millennials and are digital natives. Children today seem to be born with a remote planted in their heads and a keyboard installed as an extension to their fingers!

Watch this video and read this text about social media.
Then do the quiz to see how much you've understood.
You can read the text as many times as you want to get all answers right!


Language Point You may say you didn't need to see the video to realise the problem. Do you need to revise Modal Verbs, though? Well, here's a tutorial and practice activities for you. ...

Then write an argumentative essay in the canvas on  social media. What are  some positive and negative aspects of using social edia for young people?  How do you think they can affect the lives of people who are involved? Use your own experiences as exmples.

Δευτέρα, 4 Ιουλίου 2016

Feelings

How long does it take to form an impression on a person we meet for the first time?
How important or long-lasting is this impression? What can you do to make a positive first impression on people?
 Read this article to find out!

So, how good are you at making out what the people around you are feeling? Why is it important?
What emotions can you recognise in these people's faces?




 














How many synonyms can we find for these feelings?
Let's write them in this form.

Our feelings can be hard to recognise and ever more of a challenge to face.
Here's a great article with  5 ways to overcome shyness.

Let's remember everything e know about Reported Spech looking here.
Now, some practice...

...and a great song talking about feelings...




You have been asked to write an article of 180 words for a young people's 
magazine about first  how much you trust your own first impressions. Also explain which of the tips provided in the article you find the most essential and explain why.
Write in your canvas