Suggested holiday Reading LLCE

If you are starting the spé anglais LLCE in September then I highly recommend you take some time this summer to check out the following books and films:

It is obligatory to study at least two of these works during the year, we will start by reading « The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time » but I recommend that you read/watch the others as well.

– Haddon Mark, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 2003 ;

– Lee Harper, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960 ;

– Orwell George, Animal Farm, 1945 ;

– Poe Edgar Allan, The Fall of the House of Usher, 1839 – The Tell-Tale Heart, 1843 (les deux nouvelles comptent pour une œuvre) ;

– Steinbeck John, Of Mice and Men, 1937 ;

– Wilde Oscar, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895.

Œuvres filmiques :

– Nolan Christopher, Interstellar, 2014 ;

– Wise Robert, West Side Story, 1961.

How are the holidays going? -Keep in touch :)

Basically I’ve spent my holiday so far doing this:

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  • I’ve watched Cloud Atlas, Interstellar, the Green Book and I went to the cinema this week to see Yesterday – I definitely recommend it, in fact I recommend them all. Cloud Atlas blew my mind and I need to watch it again, Interstellar made me cry, and so did the Green Book– which is a lovely story about unlikely friendship.

and this:

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I’ve read a load of books including A Wrinkle in Time, a children’s book that talks about Einstein’s theory of relativity!

These activities are great ways to keep in touch with English during the holidays, so tell me what you’ve doing to keep up your English, hanging out with English-speaking people? Travelling? Netflix? Let me know here or tag me on instagram @fabenglishteach

A weekend in Paris!

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Mr Dumoulin is joining Mr and Mrs Gabioud in Paris this weekend, representing the lycée at a salon at Porte de Versailles – pop along if you are in the vicinity!

If you are not in Paris, but you want a little holiday fun and an extra joker then tell me five things you think they should visit while they are in Paris – and explain why!

Extra joker if you put your answer in the comments box below!

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!