Tuesday, June 19, 2012

FESTIVAL FEVER

This chocolate festival was held in Perugia (Italy), the chocolate capital of the world. They say chocolate is the food of the Gods, you can feel like a God during chocolate festival. During the chocolate festival in Perugia you can eat all kinds of chocolate. There are chocolate samples, sculptures, chocolate spa. There is even chocolate themed nightlife. "Dolce al Cioccolato". It was invented 120 years ago. It is a mix of cocoa powder, 15 spices, almonds, flour and sugar. Everything tastes together without the use of fats. There is no butter, no milk, no eggs. You also get to see some very creative sculptures such as the Igloo. This Igloo is made of 3,600 kilos of chocolate. WOOOOOW!!! England's biggest music festival. It's been running for over thirty years and it's been getting bigger and more popular all the time. Every year, crowds of people are attracted by new bands, fantastic circus acts, plays, bodypainting, craft workshops and lots more. The atmosphere is friendly and everyone's in a good mood.
. Firework madness!The Night of Fire happens once a year in Mallorca. The people dressed as devils are called 'Demones'. Each year they get more and more strident. So far no spectators have been burned to death, but in case of any accidents the nearest fireman is only 20 minutes away.

The International Dance Festival in Ladek, Poland also attracts crowds of people every year. Click on the link and watch the incredible photo gallery!

LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!

Have you ever tried ORIGAMI ?


This traditional Japanese art of paper folding started at the end of the 17th century AD and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques so that the use of scissors or glue are not necessary at all.

The number of basic origami folds is small, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. The best known origami model is probably the Japanese paper crane (large bird with long legs and a long neck).
In general, these designs begin with a square sheet of paper whose sides may be different colours. The principles of origami are also being used in packaging and other engineering structures.

Aren't they cute?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

MADAME TUSSAUD'S MUSSEUM Video tour (London, UK)

Have you ever seen a wax figure? In this video you'll meet the most famous celebrities, sporting legends, politicians, royal families and historical icons of all times. Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussaud`s since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. Today’s visitors are sent on a unique, emotionally-charged journey through the world of the powerful and famous. LET'S WATCH IT!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

SONG by Jack Johnson

Let's watch and sing along!!!

         "Upside Down" (Lyrics)

 Who's to say 
What's impossible 
Well they forgot 
This world keeps spinning 
And with each new day 
I can feel a change in everything 
And as the surface breaks reflections fade 
But in some ways they remain the same 
And as my mind begins to spread its wings 
There's no stopping curiosity 


I want to turn the whole thing upside down 
I'll find the things they say just can't be found 
I'll share this love I find with everyone 
We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs 
I don't want this feeling to go away 


Who's to say 
I can't do everything 
Well I can try 
And as I roll along I begin to find 
Things aren't always just what they seem 
I want to turn the whole thing upside down 
I'll find the things they say just can't be found 
I'll share this love I find with everyone 
We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs 
This world keeps spinning and there's no time to waste
Well it all keeps spinning spinning round and round and 


Upside down 
Who's to say 
what's impossible and can't be found 
I don't want this feeling to go away 
 Please don't go away 
Please don't go away 
Please don't go away 


Is this how it's supposed to be 
Is this how it's supposed to be

MISCELLANY

  
IN THIS WEBSITE YOU'LL FIND A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING:

GRAMMAR EXERCISES,  READING, LISTENING,  
FLASHCARDS,  SONGS, VIDEOS & VOCABULARY.


Monday, May 21, 2012

LISTENING COMPREHENSION



Click on the links below and you'll find lots of attractive titles to practise your listening skills!  


Listening 1
Listening 2
Listening 3 (New)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

MANDALAS

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD ABOUT MANDALAS?


  • Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means 'circle' or 'completion'. They are used in various spiritual traditions as teaching tools, aids to meditation or to create sacred spaces.
  • In nature Mandalas are found in lots of places - the solar system, the shell of a snail, snowflakes, the petals of some flowers or the rings in a tree trunk.
  • Mandalas come in both simple and more complicated, intricate designs, so whatever your skill level you can be sure to find a coloring mandala to suit you. 
  • Mandala coloring is an extremely relaxing activity, and coloring a mandala can be very calming and healing. The special design of a mandala is great for relieving stress and tension, and for helping you to enter a meditative state.
  • Mandalas are not only beautiful to look at, they are powerful tools for inspiration, healing and self discovery. We hope you find these mandalas coloring pages enjoyable.

Friday, May 18, 2012

GRAMMAR EXERCISES

LET'S TRY THEM!

                          Click, print or practise online !!!

In the links suggested in this page you will find lots of printable grammar exercises with key. 


Exercise 1 - Mixed Verb Tenses 
Exercise 2 - Mixed Verb Tenses 
Exercise 3 - Modal Verbs
Exercise 4 - 
Modal Verbs
Exercise 5 - Relative Clauses
Exercise 6 - 
Relative Clauses
Exercise 7 
Relative Clauses
Exercise 8 
Relative Clauses
Exercise 9 
Relative Clauses
Exercise 10 - Question Words (How...?) 
Exercise 11 - Question Words (How...?) 

READING COMPREHENSION EXERCISES

Hi kids, 

Browse through the links below and you'll find lots of interesting passagesand captivating titles.

(Choose from the Intermediate level or from level 6 on) 

Now, click on the titles that draw your eye and get to work!


    GRAMMAR PRACTICE

     
     More useful websites for you!
    Hi kids, 

    • If you prefer practising mixed tenses, this will be a good resource.

    • If you click on the link below you will find a useful exercise to practise adjectives ending in ED/ING online.  Eg. I'm interested in this book / I find this book interesting.

    Thursday, May 17, 2012

    GIVE QUESTIONS



    Hi kids,
    Browse through the websites below and you will find lots of useful resources to practise 'give questions'.



    Exercise 3
    Exercise 4
    Exercise 5 (New) 


    Now , it's time to do the exercises!!!