- There are 8 weeks ahead. You have plenty of time to catch up and improve your English level. Devote an average of 3 or 4 hours a week to study. One hour for the British Council tasks, two for the Marc Chagal interactive books and one to blog related activities.
- Keep track of the exercises you do by taking notes and writing the required answers in a notebook. You must give it to your teacher the day of the exam in September.
- Distribute work throughout the summer; from two to four hours a week should be enough.
- Those of you who passed with a low mark (5/6), should also revise during summer.
- Finally, relax and enjoy summer! See you in September.
The first set of 8 activities are from a British Council page. We have chosen activities that are appropriate for your level, that are connected with the work we have done during the year (sanitation, travel) or that might be of your interest (films, bullying, school discipline) .
All the activities form the British Council site can also be done on line or in paper as they are also available in the site in pdf format. You can save them in a folder in your computer and/or print them. This way you’ll be able to work without internet access.
|1. School Discipline||Reading and writing.||
compare your school discipline with a British one.
|2. Money||Reading and writing||
Do you get pocket money from your parents or do you work to earn money? What do you spend your money on? –
|3. Trains and travel||
Do you use trains? What means of transport do you use in your city?
|4. Adventure travel||Reading and writing||
What is the best holiday you have ever had? If you could choose, what travel adventure would go to?
|Travel, sports, exotic places|
|5. Films and entertainment||Reading and writingListening Going to the cinema.||
What is your favourite film star? What kind of roles has he/she played? In which film do you feel he/she did his /her best job.
|Films, genres, cast,|
|6. World water day||Reading and writing||
What do you think are the most important things we use water for? Did anything in the article surprise you? What can you do to save water?
|Water, sanitation, resources, development|
|7. An Interview: LA skaters||Reading And wiriting||
||Questions and question words.Sports, hobbies|
|8. Bullying||Reading and writing||
||Cyber bullying, messages, bullying|
Second set of activities.
Read the article from the BBC that narrates the journey of 4 different migrants. Listen to the videos. Post 3.en.23. Choose the story that interested you most. Imagine you are a journalist. What questions would you like to ask him/her? After reading the article, can you guess what their answers would be? Write about 75 words.
Read the article from the BBC about India. Summarise the 10 aspects that are addressed in the article. Choose one among the ten aspects reflected in the article ( languages, roads, megacities) and investigate further. Write about 75 words.
Include in your notebook a piece of news about an ongoing conflict. You must identify the source.Include the date. It must be from July or August.. Summarise the piece of news. Remember to choose something you understand.
The third set of activities are devoted to work on morphological , vocabulary and grammar aspects.
In this excellent site from the Marc Chagal School, you will find a set of interactive books. They cover most of the syllabus of 1st ESO. Do the activities on line. At the end of each book there is always an activity to print/copy in your notebook. You should try to do two interactive books per week.
You must build up your vocabulary.
- Do 8 Interactive vocabulary exercises from Marc Chagal School too. They are easy, come with sound and are fun to do. Here is a sample with vocabulary on clothes. Write down in your notebook the vocabulary areas you have covered and the new words you have learnt in each of them