A New Year’s resolution is a commitment to improve yourself in the coming year. Have you thought about your new year’s resolutions yet? It isn’t too late, here is a quick worksheet that will get you practicing your English and get you thinking.
The beautifully animated film ‘The Snowman‘ formed the basis of several groups’ final Christmas and Winter themed lessons. We firstly learnt some warm winter clothing nouns, then we had fun either trying them on or winter dressing a live ‘snowman’.
We then watched the film, in full or in part, naming things and animals as we went along. Our next step was to create snowmen for ourselves, so out came our scissors, glue and colours. 🙂
However, what is a winter without Christmas? So, over the final lessons we played with Christmas words, outlined Santa’s tasks, and sang Christmas songs. And to top it off we created funny old Father Christmases of our very own.
I haven’t posted about any of my adult groups for so long, but I am glad to say that they are still very much active. 🙂
The intimate conversation clubs in Barcola, Prebeneg and in Trieste city centre are going beautifully, our recent conversation topics include James Bond, hurricane Sandy, house chores, newly coined words, the Euro crisis, and even adult only airplanes.
With the festive season upon us, you can imagine what the next topics will be about.:-)
We started the journey by looking at the story’s incredibly intelligent heroic mouse and watching a part of the beautiful animated adventure.
I am really looking forward to our next meeting. 🙂
Here is a wonder rocket which recently blasted off at Sveti Ivan primary school. Well done, Jil. 🙂
Here is the template which started the creative juices flowing.
Barcola primary school was the lesson’s ‘advanced guard’, but my other English groups will not be too far behind. 🙂
We began the session with some youtube enhanced discussions concerning real and make-believe robots. Firstly we looked at a Wall-e short, which the children correctly identified as make-believe.
Then we watched a Honda commercial featuring Asimo.
I explained to them that Asimo was indeed a real robot, but that he needed a squad of technicians on hand to program him even for ‘simple’ tasks. Some of the children seemed relieved to hear this!
After a simple worksheet linking us back to the Wallace and Gromit adventure, we got down to some real fun. So, out came the cardboard boxes, balloons, and Lego for some grand low-tech robotic creations. (more…)
We started out by watching the film, which all of the children seemed to love, and then we went on to a comprehension exercise. With the youngest classes we completed simple comprehension sentences, while with the slightly older classes answered some comprehension questions.