Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thoughts for discussion

1. The law is made for the fools to follow, and for the smart ones to use.
2. The law is the basis for the society. Without it, no culture could exist as such.

Which one do you support and why?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Amish Way of Life

Different Lifestyles, different people.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mini Meteor by *ethe on deviantART

A possible warm-up (can be done in groups of 4, in pairs, or individually, if the group is sufficiently small):
Take a frame each, and try to think of 2-3 sentences that would make up a story.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Active Reading

Wolstencroft the Bear

Exercises will be added shortly.

Tag questions

Follow this link to see the tag questions rule

По ссылке вверху вы найдете правило для формирования tag questions.

Beginnings and Endings for a Letter of Support

How to begin and conclude the letter of support.
Follow the link

A Very Different Fairytale


It was raining heavily, and large drops of water were flowing down the window glass. Sometimes, a lightning could be seen, and after a while, thunder could be heard.

Cinderella was glumly watching the fire, and mumbling under her nose: “to the ball they went, huh? And they left me alone – what nonsense. Where’s that damn kettle, anyway?”

Suddenly, a bright light shone behind her, and a soft voice said: Read on...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cities, Towns, Places: Vocabulary (6th A)

The presentation - guessing game we played last week.

Follow the link

Yankee Doodle

So, as I promised, I am uploading the text for you. Apologies for doing it so late: I just came home from my main job.

Follow this link

Красным выделен припев, который необходимо выучить к концу этой недели.

Vancouver Aquarium

Watch the video and find out:
1. Who is speaking?
2. What animals are most commonly rescued?

Grammar: The Past Tense

The table I was displaying today. I will also upload another one for Present tenses.

Click here to see the table

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Grammar lessons for YouTubers

And for all those who have trouble differentiating between there and their, whose and who's.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Dodo Bird

The dodo was a large bird which used to live on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. It had a large beak, short, thick yellow legs and very small wings. Read on...

Monday, October 5, 2009


The next topic we are going to cover is Entertainment.
I have my own plans for it, but I would also like to propose you something... maybe connected to being a teacher, or playing a teacher.

At the end of the lessons (starting Friday) each desk will present their common favorite English or American singer, saying 1-2 sentences about their career and biography (e.g. where born, when began to sing, best known singles).
This will allow you both practice a bit of reading, speaking, and presenting, but will also bring a bit of entertainment into the classroom.

I would need to know what you think of it until the end of Wednesday (at least 6 positive comments = song at the end of the lesson).

Wildlife and Captivity

Zoos often upload videos to YouTube - some funny, some boring, some almost crazy.

This is a short (46 sec.) clip of an otter playing with pebbles (little stones). Watch it and think how it could be used in connection with the topic stated.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Grammar Explanations: PrP vs PrPC

A link to an easy and helpful explanation of the difference between the Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Continuous (Progressive)