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!!
For those of you who want an extra joker this week (11th – 15th September):
Write down 6 resolutions for this school year, they can be about school or you hobbies, will you decide to revise regularly? Keep your room tidy? Stop eating sweets?
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Spring is in the air! Write as many words as you can related to Spring!
10 if you are in 6ème, 15 in 5ème, 20 for 4ème and 3ème
I hope you had a good holiday and are ready for this week! Don’t forget you have a test this week, and the exams are coming, it’s a good idea to start revising, especially the vocabulary (use quizlet!).
To win a joker this week: Saturday 1st April is our OPEN DAY, write a list of ideas of how to present your English class to new students and their parents.