Saturday, 31 October 2009

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Halloween or Something Similar

Try a Halloween Quiz; How much do you know about animal icons of Halloween?
Visit an Animal Parade and vote for the best costume.
Black cat puzzles: See how fast can you solve these creepy puzzles.
And much more in this Animal Planet page.

And if you are brave enough, discover our Trick or Treat test.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Sing like a Pirate

Born in 1530, the Pirate Queen Granuaile was raised in an Ireland where English law was usurping Gaelic sovereignty. She refused to submit to authority and raided merchant ships bound for Galway Bay. According to legend, she fought off English troops besieging her stronghold by melting the roof and pouring molten lead on her attackers. The stories of her resistance, spread by ballad singers for centuries, became a symbol for Irish nationalism. Irish-American folk singer Dan Milner adapted one such political broadside, "Granuaile," for Smithsonian Folkways' newly released "Irish Pirate Ballads and Other Songs of the Sea."

Hear the Granuaile and The Ballad of Ó Bruadair / Out on the Ocean

Music courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways, the non-profit record label of the Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Little Britain and Red Nose Day

Yesterday we were talking about Red Nose Day Celebration.
Have a look to the Little Britain's version and enjoy.
Then tell me:
What were the two girls playing to?
Why did the mother get angry about?

As we couldn't insert that video, watch this one instead. Little Britain and Mr T:

Monday, 19 October 2009

Family Words: The Simpsons

How many things you know about this family? Do you remember the vocabulary about family? Try this quiz and enjoy.

Friday, 16 October 2009

How to Wash a Cat

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"Basic Instructions" is a comic strip. Any advice contained herein is intended as humor, and should not be followed as actual instructions or advice.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Radio News

If you want to listen to real English Radio you can visit BBC Radio Podcast.
Here you'll have a piece of last 9th BBC radio news script:

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Hi there, I'm Hayley from Newsround. It's Friday the 9th of October.
First - a big church service was held today in London to remember all the servicemen and women that died in the Iraq war. Hundreds of soldiers who fought in the conflict, as well as the Queen and the Prime Minister gathered at St Paul's Cathedral to pay their respects....
Mimi's dad fought in Iraq in 2004. He's safely home now, but she still remembers what it was like when he was away...
Next - President Barack Obama has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The award is given to someone who is thought to have done the most for world peace in the past year. It was given to Obama because the judges thought the President was doing a very good job of building better relationships between countries. But this is not the only Nobel Prize - there are awards for Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Medicine and Psychology. But what if you're really good at something that isn't included in these categories? We've been asking school pupils at Longsands College in Cambridgeshire, what new Nobel category they would most like to see.......
And finally as part of the ongoing mission to find out whether there is enough water on the moon to allow people to live there - the US space agency NASA has deliberately crashed a rocket into the moon. The idea is that the crash will throw up loads of material - which a satellite will then study for traces of water. Nasa scientists say finding water would make the possibility of living on the moon much more likely.
OK, that's all from the Newsround team. We're back on Monday.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Geography Class: Countries, Flags....

Do you remember the names of the countries in the European Union? If not you can revise them in this exercises thanks to another teacher Isabel Pérez.
If you want to practise your knowledge about Geograpby in the English speaking world, try these:
Countries and Cities

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Special Students

This year we are going to work with a very, very special student called Brais. He can't use his pencils like the rest of us, so we are going to give him special pages to learn and enjoy.

Welcome Brais to our school!

Days of the week
Names and pronouns
To Be
Easy English

Monday, 5 October 2009

Teacher's Day

5 October is a day to celebrate teachers and the central role they play in guiding children, youths & adults through the life-long learning process. This year, World Teachers’ Day will focus on the role of teachers within the context of the global financial and economic crisis and the need to invest in teachers now as a means to secure post-crisis regeneration.

It is critical, during these difficult times, to seek mechanisms that protect the teaching profession. It is also crucial, despite the crisis, to ensure that investment in teachers is sufficient and proportionate to the demands made upon them. It is the teaching force with its knowledge, experience and foresight which can bring new insights to global solutions. Join us in celebrating this!

Learn about jokes ,quotes, songs, and many other things on this day.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Playing with... the Weather

What's the weather like in China? And what's the weather like in Egypt? Listen to the weather news and put the weather symbols in the right places.You only have to drag the symbols to the flags in British Council Kids

Some other practice:


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