Hello 2020!!

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I’m so looking forward to seeing you all again after the holidays, I doubt anyone needs a joker yet but if you want to flex your English brain a little you can do the following:

Write me a letter – tell me about your holidays and your resolutions for 2020, here’s mine:

Dear Students,

I spent the holidays with my family, we had visitors from England. We went to the Christmas market in Bastions, and we went skiing on Boxing day (26th December). For New Year’s eve friends came to our house for a delicious dinner – no, I didn’t cook! I spent the holidays working (planning lessons and writing chapters for a future textbook)  and reading, here I am:

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I went to the cinema three times, I saw Star Wars, Jumanji II and Little Women.

My Resolutions are to go swimming every week, run twice a week to train for a race in May, and finish writing a book for teachers that I’m working on.

Have a brilliant 2020,

Best Wishes from Mrs Harris!

Need a joker?

The end of term is arriving and many of you need a joker to make up for forgotten books or homework!

The objective of homework, and these jokers is for you to think in English for a little moment outside class, this greatly improves your English level IN class.

As you haven’t had time to do the English I asked you to do outside class, tell me instead when you did « meet » English this week;

Write a list of moments you spoke/heard/read or wrote English outside class this week and give it to Mrs Harris 🙂

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!