Friday, 17 February 2017

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                                  School Year 2020-2021




Wednesday, 2 September 2015

William Shakespeare


William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. From roughly 1594 onward he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players. Written records give little indication of the way in which Shakespeare’s professional life molded his artistry. All that can be deduced is that over the course of 20 years, Shakespeare wrote plays that capture the complete range of human emotion and conflict.

Though no birth records exist, church records indicate that a William Shakespeare was baptized at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. From this, it is believed he was born on or near April 23, 1564, and this is the date scholars acknowledge as William Shakespeare's birthday.
Located 103 miles west of London, during Shakespeare's time Stratford-upon-Avon was a market town bisected with a country road and the River Avon. William was the third child of John Shakespeare, a leather merchant, and Mary Arden, a local landed heiress. William had two older sisters, Joan and Judith, and three younger brothers, Gilbert, Richard and Edmund. Before William's birth, his father became a successful merchant and held official positions as alderman and bailiff, an office resembling a mayor. However, records indicate John's fortunes declined sometime in the late 1570s.
Source and more info: http://www.biography.com/people/william-shakespeare-9480323

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Reading comprehension level A "Bullied"

Go to this link.
http://www.englishforeveryone.org/PDFs/Bullied.pdf

Read the text about a "bullied" boy and do the comprehension exercises.
Send me the composition to the class mail.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Learning to write.

We are trying to improve our writing skills so here are some interesting links you can visit.

                                                                                        Learning to write.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

It's Halloween Time!

Let's celebrate Halloween one more year. Have your pumkins ready and costumes,too.
Beware of bats and spiders, have a bag for sweets and  tricks!


The History and Origin of Halloween

Back in the old days, or once upon a time, in the tradition of fairy tales, there were the Celtic people and their Druid priests. The Druids were believed to have the ability, among other skills, to commune with the dead. Their powers, it was rumored, were much more powerful on the day of Samhain (pronounced sow-en), which was the last day of the year in the Celtic calendar. But, before believing that the Halloween celebration came directly from Samhain, a day mistakenly attributed directly to the Wiccans rather than to the Celts, you must understand that it is a blend of Hallowmas, a celebration of Catholic origins, as well as the Roman festival called Feralia.
On the day of Samhain, the Celtic people would all extinguish their home’s hearth fire. They would gather in front of a blessed bonfire and would sing, dance and listen to the stories that were told during the celebration. At the end of the evening, each person would take some of the bonfire home to relight their heart fire in hopes of ensuring good fortune to their home and family for the coming year. It is said that if your hearth fire would not light from the sacred bonfire, misfortune, even death, would befall someone in the house that very year.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is 200 years old this year. This novel was first published on 28th February 1813. Go to the new page in this  blog and do the exercises about her.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sherlock Holmes

About the author: Reading. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a referent in the field of crime fiction. He was a creative writer whose other works include science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Charles Dickens



This year is the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth (Portsmouth, February 7, 1812) .
The books of Charles Dickens have sold in the millions, and have also been adapted into countless theatre and cinematic productions.

Did you Know?


Charles Dickens had a pet raven named Grip. When the bird died in 1841 he had it stuffed and it is now in the Free Library of Philadelphia.
As a young man Charles Dickens worked for nearly four years as a newspaper reporter working on court cases and legal proceedings. This experience found its way into many of his books.

Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine had ten children. Many of them were named after famous writers.
Many of Charles Dickens' books were printed in magazines in serial form before being published in book format. Unlike other authors who finished their stories before the magazines printed them, Dickens often wrote each episode as they were being serialized. This meant that his stories had a rhythm which kept the reader looking forward to the next episode, just like a modern day TV series.
One of Charles Dickens' daughters was named Dora after the character in his book David Copperfield. The real Dora died tragically of an illness just like the Dora in the book.


Your Task : I'd like to know more about this writer. Can you help me?

Monday, 5 March 2012

Picture description

Describe the room. Use the form there is / there are and the prepositions of place.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Monday, 21 March 2011

Reading Comprehension. One hundred dollars

Let's check our reading habilities!
Go to this link . Read the text, do the comprehension exercises and send the writing part to the class mail.
Good luck!
http://www.englishforeveryone.org/PDFs/One_Hundred_Dollars.pdf

Monday, 21 February 2011

Monday, 11 October 2010

Frozen Grand Central

Watch the video and write at least 7 sentences in present continuous. Describe what actions are "the frozen people" doing.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

It's play time!

Entra a "manythings" i fes els "hangman"

www.manythings.org

exercicis smile

1. Listen to the first part of the song and fill in the gaps with the words in the box:

clouds, face, fear, heart, life, sorrow, tomorrow, worthwhile,

Smile, though your _______is aching
Smile, even though it's breaking
When there are ______in the sky
You'll get by...

If you smile
With your ________and ________
Smile and maybe ___________
You'll find that _________is still ____________
If you just...

2. Listen to the 2nd part and choose the right word.


Light up your face/trace with sadness/gladness
Hide every face/trace of sadness/gladness
Although a near/tear may be ever so near/tear
That's the time you must keep on crying/trying
Smile, what's the use of crying/trying
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just...

3. Find all the words you can relate to good or bad feelings. Write them in separate columns. Use the dictionary when necessary.

smile