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

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dawn in Lugnano III

This morning students of class III D in Lugnano welcomed Dawn, our American friend and teacher.
We talked about the advantages and disadvantages of living in a village and of living in a town. 
So the students thought a little bit about it in groups first and then they took turns to say their opinions while Dawn and I wrote all their ideas on the IWB.

After having written all the opinions we then had a discussion and some students thought it was better to live in a village and some others in a city. Some of them also highlighted both the advantages of living in a village and those of living in a city.
The time went by so quickly we had to say goodbye to Dawn to early!
All the students tried to interact with her, some of the them a little bit more and some others were still a little shy. However all of them really did a good job making an effort to communicate their own thoughts in English.

Before the lesson ended we decided the topics to talk about next time and here they are:
- life in the USA;
- my best trip;
- if I could go everywhere in the world where would I go and why?

So. dear students, get ready for the next time!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Daily Routine 13-14

This week students of class I A started studying daily routines and to do that, among other activities, they drew pictures and comics.

We also had fun playing some of the games you can find in this set of flashcards I made some time ago with the help of other students.

To play the games just click on the link below

Here are the students at work!

And here are the results!

 They really made great pictures!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Yesterday my cute students of class I A gave me a very nice card to celebrate Valentine's Day

Students of classes II G, III G, I D, II D, III D had some activities on Valentine's Day and with some og them we also listened to "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Dawn with us in Lugnano II

Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting Dawn in class 3 D in Lugnano for the second time and we all enjoyed her presence very much. She is very friendly, cheerful and help all of us, both students and teacher, to improve our English language skills and she also tells us about her culture.

Yesterday we talked about what the students would like to be when they grow up and why: their future jobs.
First the students worked in group and compared their ideas then they told Dawn who asked them some more questions to let them talk a bit more.

These are some of the jobs they would like to do:
office worker
tourist guide

Here is a mind map to review other jobs.

After that we had a debate on "going to school" and we discussed pros and cons. We will finish this discussion next Monday in class.

Next time with Dawn we will talk about these two topics:
- differences between living in a town or in village
- life in the USA.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Translation Competition 2013-2014 part VI

Chapter VI by February 24th

 Chapter XI by February 24th

Article by February 24th

Chapter VI by February 24th

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Questions race 1: family, dates

This post is for students of classes III A, III D and III G.

Today we will start a new activity, a questions race!

I bet you wonder: "What is this strange thing, our teacher invented now?"
Well it is very easy:
- I will write a post like this with one or more  topics;
- you send all the questions you can think of about the topics as a comment to the post;
- the students who sent the more correct questions will get a prize!

There will be a winner for each class.

Hope you are ready to start!

The topics are: family, dates.

Here is an example of the questions you can ask:
1. Have you got brothers or sisters?
2. When were you born?
3. How old is your father?

When you write the questions you can use all the tenses you know (present, past, future)