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3.en.26 Try the poem machine: haikus, cinquains and limeriks

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.

2.en.22 Acrostics and friends

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

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Acrostic

From Wikipedia

An acrostic (Greekákros “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

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Here are some more examples written by very young kids: 

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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!

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2.en.16 self-study sites to learn and revise vocabulary and grammar

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.

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In Agenda Web you will find exercises to describe people’s appearance and personality

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For grammar and syntax, you can do exercises from this website. They cover 1st ESO contents.

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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.

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1.en.2. Walking around Palma: some interesting sites to get started

Pedestrian Crossing or Zebra Crossing? Both are correct

Images help us remember words. Do you like this one?zebra

This  year, we’ll walk around the city together PedestrianCrossing 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 .Street Signs on Cones

We shall observe traffic in Palma . We will discuss the pros and cons of  bicycle lanes bicyleht

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

To help you talk and write about your city we looked for  funny and varied on-line activities. images (3)

homework-704470-704529You must do all of them and write down in your notebook the new words you learn.

1.  Practice pronunciation of some basic city words

http://www.languageguide.org/im/city/eng/

2.  Listening:  town directions

http://www.elllo.org/yeartwo/feb7th/directions.htm

3.  Find your way in an American town and check the prepositions of place.

http://home.nordnet.fr/~rmaufroid/pupitre/townandplaces/intownmap.htm

4.  Read this text about Springfield, Bart’s hometown and do the fill in the gaps exercise

http://home.nordnet.fr/~rmaufroid/pupitre/townandplaces/thesimpsons.htm

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.

http://www.quia.com/cz/228104.html

6.  Listen to a person giving directions in Barcelona and do the exercises.

http://www.angles365.com/classroom/extra/3co04.swf

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!