lördag 8 december 2018

Reading comprehension

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intermediate level



Christmas around the world

                                                Christmas around the World 

You are going to learn about how people celebrate Christmas in different parts of the world. You will use the internet to find information about Christmas in one country where people speak English. You will work in a small group. It’s important to work together and help each other. 

Du ska få lära dig om hur människor firar jul i olika delar av världen. Du kommer använda internet för att hitta information om jul i ett land där människor pratar engelska. Du kommer arbeta i en liten grupp. Det är viktigt att arbeta tillsammans och hjälpas åt. 

Vi kommer fokusera på följande delar av kursplanens centrala innehåll: 
● Vardagsliv, levnadssätt och sociala relationer i olika sammanhang och områden där engelska används. 
● Tydliga texter från olika medier. 
● Olika sätt att söka och välja texter och talat språk på engelska från internet och andra medier. 

Kunskapskraven säger att du ska kunna söka information och sedan återanvända det du hittar när du själv talar och skriver. Det är därför viktigt att du använder sidor på engelska och sedan skriver dina svar på engelska. Ta till alla strategier du kan!

Words that might be good to know Christmas - jul (OBS! Högtider skrivs alltid med stor bokstav!) Christmas eve - julafton (24/12) 
Christmas day - juldagen (25/12) 
Boxing day - annandag jul (26/12) 
celebrate - fira 
gifts - presenter 
Santa Claus - jultomten 

Countries to choose from: Great Britain, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa 

Before you start: read though all the questions in this booklet. Sometimes you can answer several questions as you work. Innan ni börjar: läs igenom alla frågor i häftet. Ibland kan det vara bra att svara på flera frågor under tiden.

Group members: ______________________________________________________

1. Choose a country where English is spoken. ________________________________

2. Search on the web: the name of the country + the word Christmas 

3. Look at three different English websites. Choose one of them and read to find information about the person. Answer the questions. We chose this website: www.___________________________.____ 

4. On what days do people in your country celebrate Christmas? ___________________________________________________________________ 

5. Who brings the Christmas gifts in this country? _________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

6. What do people in this country eat for Christmas? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

7. Other interesting information about Christmas in this country: 

7. Now stop searching and write a short text in your own words about Christmas in this country. Use the information you have found. Try to write one text each. When you are done, hand this text in to your teacher.

To think about: 

8. Which website did you use to find information about Christmas in this country? www.__________________________________________.________ 

9. What was good about this site? Compare with the two sites you didn’t choose. ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ 

10. Do you understand everything you have written in your text? If not, what can you 

11. What did you do on the computer when you worked with this task? 
❏ Wrote a web address 
❏ Used a search engine. Which one? _________________________________ 
❏ Wrote a keyword. What word? _____________________________________ 
❏ Clicked on links 
❏ Scrolled to look at everything on a page 
❏ Read texts 
❏ Other: ________________________________________________________ 

12. Which different types of formats and media modes could you choose from on the
web pages? 
❏ Texts, articles etc. 
❏ Fact files, lists, columns 
❏ Diagrams, charts, maps 
❏ Pictures, photos, images 
❏ Video sources (films) 
❏ Audio sources (sound) 
❏ Other formats, such as… ________________________________________

söndag 18 november 2018

idiom of the week

Bilden kan innehålla: text


Activity https://www.bitgab.com/exercise/why-don-t-country-flags-use-the-color-purple
Watch the video and answer the questions

Formulärets överkant
1.    Why didn't countries use purple in their flags?
a) Because it represented weakness
b) Because Queen Elizabeth forbade it
c) Because it was too expensive

2.    Where did the dye to make the original color purple come from?
a) A snail
b) Gold
c) The water in the Tyre region of the Mediterranean

3.    Besides royalty and wealth, what else did purple represent?
a) Greek gods
b) The Romans
c) Holiness

4.    When was synthetic purple discovered?
a) About 150 years ago
b) When the elite stopped liking it
c) When it was no longer popular

5.    Who discovered today's color purple?
a) An American painter
b) A scientist
c) The video doesn't say

Formulärets nederkant
Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

1.    What is your favorite color? Why?
*  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2.    What are the colors of your country's flag? Do you know what they represent?


Elite Dye Forbid Weakness Holiness Snail Synthetic Expensive God Scientist

a substance used for changing the color of something (such as hair or cloth)

the most wealthy and powerful people in a society

high-priced, costly
ban, prohibit

a spirit or being that has great power, strength, knowledge, etc.
religiousness, spirituality
a person who works doing scientific research or solving scientific problems
a small animal that lives in a shell that it carries on its back and that moves very slowly

aritificial, fabricated

fragility, vulnerability

Reading comprehension

intermediate level https://www.bitgab.com/exercise/the-sinking-of-the-titanic