"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality" (John Lennon)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

3rd Year Students Summer Homework

Cari alunni delle future terze, siete pronti per il rientro a scuola? Avete fatto tutti e dico TUTTI i compiti per le vacanze di inglese? Spero proprio di si! 

Vi metto qualche esercizio per ripassare il simple past

Vi ricordo inoltre che in questo blog ci sono altri post sempre sul simple past

And now get ready to tell a wonderful day or week of your holiday to the class. Here are some useful questions to organize your speech.

1. Did you enjoy your summer holiday? 
2. Where did you go?
3. What did you do?
4. What songs did you listen to?
5. What sport did you play?
6. Did you cook anything during summer holiday?
7. Who did you go with?
8. Where did you stay (hotel, bed and breakfast, camping site, etc)?
9. What time did you usually get up?
10. What did you do with your parents?
11. What did you do with your friends?
12. What TV programs did you watch?
13. What was the best thing that happened to you?
14. What food did you eat?
15. Did you write postcards to your friends?
16. Did you buy souvenirs?
17. Who did you buy souvenirs for?
18. Did you eat out (restaurant, pizzeria, fast food, etc.)?
19. What movies did you watch?
20. how much time did you spend chatting on facebook with your friends?
.......................... and anything else you can think of!

I'm really curious to hear about your "holidays"!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

2nd Year Students Summer Homework

Cari alunni delle prossime seconde, siete pronti per il rientro a scuola? Avete fatto tutti e dico TUTTI i compiti per le vacanze di inglese? Spero proprio di si! Sono molto curiosa di leggere le vostre storie e resoconti delle vacanze!
Vi metto qualche esercizio per ripassare alcuni argomenti che ancora non avevamo ripassato insieme.

Daily Routine exercises

Ed ora preparatevi a raccontare in classe cosa una giornata o settimana tipica delle vostre vacanze. Qui trovate alcune domande per organizzare il vostro racconto.

Here are some questions to help you tell your
"typical day/week on holiday"
1. What time do you usually get up?
2. What kind of food/drinks do you have?
3. What do you do in the morning/afternoon/evening/night?
4. Who do you meet?
5. What do you do together?
6. What kind of TV programs do you watch?
7. What kind of music do you listen?
8. Where do you go when you go out?
9. What clothes do you wear?
10. What are your favorite activities?
.............................. and anything else you can think of!

I'm really curious to hear about your "holidays"!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Comenius Friendship!

When we started the Comenius Project last September we had a lot of goals to be achieved in mind such as, for example, improving the learning of foreign languages and cultures, promoting a global European citizenship, improving the standard use of ICT, improving the competences in English, sharing good practices, involving the local community in the project, etc.

We certainly hoped our students to become friends with Spanish students and that they would continue being in touch with each other after the exchange, but something more has happened and a more important goal has been achieved: FRIENDSHIP!

In fact at the beginning of August Laurita's family came to Italy to visit Francesco's family. They spent a week together touring Umbria and other important towns and cities nearby and sharing normal life in the village where the Italian family lives. They also met other students who took part in the exchange, other young people and their families. 
I had the chance and the pleasure of spending an afternoon with them at Marmore Waterfalls 

and I was really happy of realizing our work within this project went far beyond our expectations!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Robert Redford!

Each year, at the beginning of the school my new students ask me: "Who is your favorite actor?"
And when I answer: "Robert Redford" they don't have any idea of whom I'm talking about! He is too old for them but I still like him a lot.
As today is his birthday I thought it was a good idea of writing a post about him.

Click here to find out info on his life:

And now a video from "Lions for lambs"

The following is a scene from the film "Out of Africa"

 Robert Redford!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I'm practically perfect!

Pamela Lyndon Travers was born  9th August 1899 in Australia then moved to England where she lived until her death in 1996.

Who was P. L. Travers? She was the one who invented Mary Poppins, the very famous magical nanny.
She had her first Mary Poppins  book published in 1934.

 In 1964 Walt Disney produced the musical film we all know.

In 2004 Cameron Mackintosh adapted the story into a stage musical. This musical is still on in Broadway in New York.

When I went to New York, two years ago, I saw it and it is really beautiful. The songs they sang were more or less the same as in the film but there were also others very nice too.
My favorite song is this one. I hope you like it too.

Listen, enjoy, sing and ...

 "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You'll find the fun, and...snap! 
The job's a game!"

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Flat Stanley

3rd year students

As I already told some of you, I have a lot of new ideas for next school year!
One is related to this character called Flat Stanley.

I'm not going to explain anything about him because I don't want to spoil the surprise you'll get in September when we come back to school.
In the meantime you can try to look for info about him.
So the question is:

who is Flat Stanley?

If you find interesting info, links, websites about him you can click on "comments" and write a comment on this post!