(Hope this make you want to come on the next school trip; we had a FABULOUS time!)
Hi! I haven’t seen many of you for a week as I was in Dublin, come and ask about the rip if you didn’t go!
The school year is not finished yet and it’s time to get to work to improve your marks and revise for the end-of-year exams.
Many of you have used your jokers and it is better to spend Friday in appui, not in detention! So here is this weeks joker:
WRITE A PHRASE (or more!) USING THE GRAMMAR FROM EACH ICD
– ex for 5ème ICD 1 – I am 15, I can play the piano, English is great – I love it
Saturday 28th April is Open Day at Lycée Topffer, do come along and say hello, whether you are already a student, an old student our anyone in the Geneva region who would like to come by and say hi!
You can see all the wonderful work and projects our students have done this year – and here in Room 8 (The English classroom) we have cookies and cakes prepared by Mrs Gauderlot and her 6ème!
For an extra joker write about 5 activities you enjoy in Spring!
I hope you’re enjoying your holidays – but don’t forget the exams are coming up, so here’s some tips to help you revise, and not just for your English exams!
- 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 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!
If you want a joker between 29th January and 2nd February then write a text about last weekend, using verbs that start with every letter of the alphabet…
On Saturday I ATE some pancakes, then I BUILT a house from lego…
What will you do in the holidays???
Write your holiday verbs – 10 for the 5ème, 15 for the 4ème and 20 for the 3ème!
And… happy holidays!
Find five new words for each letter of your name (and give the translations!):
barn, bursary, bishop, bachelor, bale.
eggplant, exceptional, easter, eel, eventually.
numpty, naughty, nasty, ne’er-do-good, noon.
Don’t use the words in the examples!!