Are you ready for your exams?

Here are some tips to help you revise, and not just for your English exams! (and an extra joker!)

  1. Plan ahead and don’t just revise the night before, you learn something better 4 X 30 minutes than 2 hours just before the exam.

2. Reread & practice your old tests – LOTS OF TEACHERS USE THE SAME EXERCISES IN THE EXAMS!!

3. PRACTICE, don’t just read! Research says we should « learn » for 20% of the time and test ourselves for the other 80%, do exercises from the end of chapter & back of the book, use quizlet, do exercises online at anglaisfacile, ask people to test you.

4. MAKE NOTES of the important information, don’t just re-read it.

5. Highlighting in coloured pens is pretty but NOT efficient,  you learn much better by making notes and TESTING YOURSELF than by decorating your work!

6. For your English exams you must revise everything we’ve done since September – grammar, vocabulary and themes.

7. Bring me the notes you make to revise for English and you’ll get an extra joker!

8. Good Luck! – there’s no need to panic, revise a little and often, and remember eating well, a little exercise and plenty of sleep are the best ways to succeed!

This week’s joker – describe a photo

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This photo was taken this summer, I’m just finishing a race in Morzine with a couple of friends. The race was very hard and we are filthy (= very dirty) and exhausted ( = very tired). You can’t see but we are about to jump over some fire before the finish line. After this race I had the best shower of my life!

For this week’s joker bring a photo (on your phone for example) and describe it to me.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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Are you ready to start school again? Choose from the following resolutions or add your own, write them down and give them to Mrs Harris for a joker!

  1. I will reread my lessons every evening

2. I will watch netflix in English

3. I will revise my vocab every day

4. I will change my phone settings to English

5. I will write a diary in English

6. I will put my hand up at least 3 times in every lesson

7. I will reread all my work before giving it to the teacher

8. I will write a grammar checklist before my tests and then write it on the test at the beginning to remember the rules.

9. I wills to go to appui very week

10. I will ask the teacher to explain things I don’t understand

11. With my friends we will message each other in English

 

Holiday Joker!

Hi! I hope you enjoy the holidays. If, like me you use this time to organise and study here are some ideas:

  1. Check all your vocabulary tests are corrected 3 times
  2. Play quizlet to learn the vocabulary
  3. Reread the textbook and complete all the workbook exercises up to our current page.

FOR THE NEXT JOKER- Take four photos during your holiday, when you return to school come and see me in break and describe the photos to me.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

 

Almost the holidays! Joker from 14th October

To win an extra joker this week write a letter to you teacher about your progress in English this term.

5ème – tu peux écrire en français si tu veux, explique ce que tu as appris, ce qui était facile, difficile, etc, et tes objectifs jusqu’à Noel.

4ème – Same as 5ème but in English please!

3ème – Same as 4ème – and don’t forget to use the letter format you learnt in class!

The holidays don’t start until Friday afternoon, so if you work hard this week you can enjoy your time off next week 🙂