Now that you are all working on your Michael Rosen rap version, we’ll move to something else. It will take us longer to write a sonnet, but you never know… there might be some hidden poets in our group.
Next week we shall practice writing in class different kinds of poems. In the meantime, this poetry on line engine will help you get started. Check this site. It will help you create your own haikus, cinquains and limeriks.
If you end up with one you like, copy it in your notebook . Later, you can share it with your classmates.
This term we shall read some poetry in class. Let’s start with a couple of acrostics on friends and a word cloud to inspire you
An acrostic (Greek: ákros “top”; stíchos “verse”) is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.
You can also include an illustration to make it nicer
Here are some more examples written by very young kids:
We are going to ask you to write two acrostics. now, but first we’ll give you some help. Go to this site and follow the instructions. Let’s see what you come up with. Copy the result in a nice D4 sheet of paper. You can use coloured ones, but keep the same format, D4. You can also print it. At the bottom of the paper, write your name and your group. It will be useful to identify the writer when we display your work. For the first acrostic you can choose the topic. The second one has to be on your name. If you are inspired, you can include your family name too!
Christmas is approaching. Some of you will need to do some work to fix what you have learnt or to catch up.
Practise vocabulary connected with families. This site provides audio.
In Agenda Web you will find exercises to describe people’s appearance and personality
For grammar and syntax, you can do exercises from this website. They cover 1st ESO contents.
In order to practise vocabulary and functions, you can check this web site. This second term we shall work describing people and families. We recommend you to look at unit 5: lessons 24 and 25 . Also unit 6: lessons 26 and 27.
Pedestrian Crossing or Zebra Crossing? Both are correct
This year, we’ll walk around the city together In some of the outings, Bernat, your Catalan teacher, will be our guide. He will tell us some interesting stories about Palma. During our walks, we shall check traffic signs .
During English lessons we are going to
- zoom in and out city life.
- use compass points to locate landmarks on a map
- learn more vocabulary to talk about the things we find when we walk around the town
- describe buildings, streets and city life
- give and ask directions
- find our way using a street plan
- compare different cities, streets and neighbourhoods
- identify landmarks and most popular citysights
1. Practice pronunciation of some basic city words
2. Listening: town directions
3. Find your way in an American town and check the prepositions of place.
4. Read this text about Springfield, Bart’s hometown and do the fill in the gaps exercise
5. From an American city, to a typical English High Street. There are six different exercises in this address (reading, writing, and listening) with plenty of vocabulary.
6. Listen to a person giving directions in Barcelona and do the exercises.
This is the first set of on-line activities we posted in the blog. After doing the activities, we need your feed back. Post your comments to these questions
- Did you learn new words?
- Is it helpful to have audio to learn pronunciation?
- Did you find them difficult or easy?
- Which ones did you prefer?
- How long did it take you to do all of them?
- Would you like to have more on-line activities grouped by topic on the blog?
- Thank you for your feedback!