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!

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!!