Hooray, ‘Conversational 2013’ has started

First Conversation of 2013

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If you never try, …

If you never try

This is such a powerful first conditional sentence!

2013 New Year Resolutions

2013

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.

Enjoy. 🙂

English Village Conversation Clubs

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 Bondhurricane 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.:-)

My Robotic Mission, by Jan, aged 12.

My robot’s name is Armageddon. In this mission he needs to go into the enemy’s base. He needs to take photos and videos, find the enemy’s weak points, and discover how to destroy him.

Armageddon has a missile, an ultrasonic sound ray, two front lasers, and very potent propellers to push away the enemy.

 Armageddon can fly, he can travel off-road, but he can’t go underwater.

He communicates with his base via a satellite connection and he can connect with any computer he finds on the enemy’s base.

Sounds good to me!

English at Pipolo Café

 

Thanks, Caterina. 🙂

Don’t Worry Be Happy

My son woke up this morning singing this, the obvious result of a great English lesson. I must use it in one of my own. 🙂

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Tea and Texting

On Saturday morning a delightful teenager and I were sitting in a café, laughing out loud, while keeping our  heads firmly buried in our smart phones.  The other customers may not have been very impressed, but unbeknownst to them we were in a middle of an English conversation.

With the aid of WhatsApp we had turned our phones into ‘mobile learning devices’, and it was great fun. 🙂

A Week of Numbers

Now that Halloween is over, I have decided to bring the children back to reality by looking at numbers. Numbers offer the possibility of dry and boring lessons, but I have attempted to avoid this, as much as possible. 🙂

So while we have been using explanatory worksheets in various forms depending on the class, I have also tried to inject a little active enjoyment with games of Bingo,with or without number restrictions, and by crafting and playing number wheel games and countdown rocketships.

Number learning can, and should, be fun. 🙂