onsdag 3 april 2019

Bra att kunna inför provet Save your energy

Till kaptiteltestet

E-D level:
Du ska kunna:
1.     orden som vi jobbat med I kapitlet (svensk översättning, matcha ord)
se länkar till ordlistor nedan och sidhänvisningar i textboken

2.     förklara vad Earth Hour är på engelska (när, varför och hur det firas?)

3.     How can you reduce your ecological footprint? Berätta hur du tänker att man själv kan minska sin miljöpåverkan och spara energi

4.     visa att du kan förstå en text om alternativ energi och svara på frågor

ORDKUNSKAP (länkar finns i blogg och via Vklass)
Five Smalls Steps for a Cleaner world (Tb p. 112-113)
1) Words (easy)
2) English/English wordlist
Moving Mindmills (Tb p. 114-115)
3) Words (easy)
Traffic Jam (Tb p. 116-118)
4) Words (easy)

A-C level:
Du ska kunna:
1.     orden som vi jobbat med I kapitlet svensk översättning, synonymer, förklara vad de innebär
se länkar till ordlistor nedan och sidhänvisningar i textboken

2.     förklara vad Earth Hour är (när, varför och hur det firas?)

3.     How can you reduce your ecological footprint? Berätta på engelska hur fem små steg kan göra en stor skillnad och spara energi
Tb p. 112-113 + Wb p. 87: A  – Give 5 examples how to save energy

4.     visa att du kan omsätta dina inlärda kunskaper i ett nytt sammanhang genom att läsa en oförberedd text alternativ energi och svara på frågor.

ORDKUNSKAP (länkar finns i blogg och via Vklass)
Five Smalls Steps for a Cleaner world (Tb p. 112-113)
1) Words (advanced)
2) English/English wordlist
Moving Mindmills (Tb p. 114-115)
4) Words (advanced)
Traffic Jam (Tb p. 116-118)
5) Words (advanced)
Earth Hour
6) Words

söndag 31 mars 2019

April Fool's Day

April Fool’s Day is a special day for jokes and tricks in many countries. Read this article to find out all about it. Before reading Do the preparation task first. Then read the article and do the exercises. 

Preparation task Match the definitions (a–h) with the vocabulary (1–8). 

Vocabulary                                     Definition 
1. …… a practical joke                   a. a trick to make people believe something that is not true 
2. …… to play a trick on someone b. to be tricked into believing something that is not true
3. …… to fall for something            c. amusing; not serious
4. …… hilarious/ silly                      d. a trick that surprises someone and makes them look  
5. …… an errand                            e. a short trip you take in order to do something
6. …… a hoax/ laugh                      f. to do something to somebody which makes people 
7. …… to fool someone                  g. very funny
8. …… light-hearted                        h. to trick someone        

April Fool’s Day April Fool’s Day is celebrated on 1 April in many countries around the world. On this day, people traditionally play practical jokes on each other and have fun trying to make other people believe things that are not true. 

April Fool’s traditions In the UK, jokes and tricks can be played up until noon on 1 April. After midday it’s considered bad luck to play a trick. Anyone who forgets this and tries a joke in the afternoon becomes an ‘April Fool’ themselves. 

So, what kind of jokes do people play? Well, a simple example would be telling your friend that their shoelaces are undone. Then, when they bend down to do them up, you shout, ‘April Fool!’, and they realise their shoelaces are fine. Maybe it’s not your kind of humour, but watch out, there’s always someone who will find it hilarious! In Ireland, a popular prank is to send someone on a ‘fool’s errand’. The victim is sent to deliver a letter, supposedly asking for help. When the person receives the letter, they open it, read it and tell the poor messenger that they will have to take the letter to another person. This continues and the victim ends up taking the message to several different people until someone feels sorry for them and shows them what the letter says: ‘Send the fool to someone else.’ 

In France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and French-speaking areas of Canada and Switzerland, the 1 April tradition is known as the ‘April Fish’. A common joke is to try to stick a paper fish onto a victim’s back without being noticed.

April Fool’s Day in the media Some newspapers, TV channels and well-known companies publish false news stories to fool people on 1 April. One of the earliest examples of this was in 1957, when a programme on the BBC, the UK’s national TV channel, broadcast a report on how spaghetti grew on trees. The film showed a family in Switzerland collecting spaghetti from trees and many people were fooled into believing it, as in the 1950s British people didn’t eat much pasta and many didn’t know how it was made! Most British people wouldn’t fall for the spaghetti trick today, but in 2008 the BBC managed to fool their audience again with their Miracles of Evolution trailer, which appeared to show some special penguins that had regained the ability to fly. Two major UK newspapers, The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mirror, published the ‘important story’ on their front pages.

On April Fool’s Day 1998, the American hamburger chain Burger King announced that it had created a left-handed hamburger. The advert for the ‘new product’ explained that all the ingredients had been rotated 180 degrees so that it was more comfortable for left-handed people to pick up and eat. The following day, Burger King admitted that this advertisement had been a hoax, but said that thousands of customers had gone to restaurants across the USA asking for a left-handed burger.

April Fool’s Day controversy April Fool’s Day fans say it encourages fun and laughter, and one study found that it reduces stress and therefore could be good for your heart. Other people point out that it can have negative consequences, like confusion, worry or wasting time and resources. For example, a spokesperson for Dublin Zoo said staff had ‘lost their sense of humour’ after they received more than 100,000 calls asking for invented names such as Mr C Lyons, Anna Conda and G Raffe! The callers were victims of a phone hoax, who contacted the zoo after receiving a text message encouraging them to make the call.

In the era of ‘fake news’ it’s often hard on a normal day of the year to work out when we’re being tricked into believing something that isn’t true, but on April Fool’s Day you need to be even more alert. No one knows exactly how the tradition started, but there are plenty of people who enjoy this light-hearted day and are happy to keep the tradition alive.

Task 1 
Are the sentences true or false?                                                                                                  Answer 
1. In the UK, you can play an April Fool’s Day trick all day on 1 April.                                True/False
2. In Ireland, the ‘fool’s errand’ joke usually involves only two people.                                 True/False
3. Very few people believed the 1957 April Fool’s story about spaghetti growing on trees.   True/False
4. In 1998, a lot of people in the United States wanted to try the left-handed hamburger.      True/False
5. Some people say that April Fool’s Day can have positive health effects.                           True/False
6. The spokesperson for Dublin Zoo was called Anna Conda.                                                True/False
7. On 1 April, you should watch out for fake news even more than usual.                             True/False
8. The origins of April Fool’s Day are clear.                                                                            True/False

Task 2 
Read the sentences and then write the correct form of the word in brackets in the gaps. 
1. April Fool’s Day is a ……………………………… where people play tricks on each other. (celebrate) 
2. The victim of the ‘fool’s errand’ joke is the ……………………………… . (message) 
3. In French-speaking areas of Canada, 1 April is ……………………………… known as the ‘April Fish’. (tradition) 
4. Thousands of customers went to Burger King after seeing an ……………………………… for a new burger. (advertise) 
5. Burger King said its new hamburger was more ……………………………… for left-handed people. (comfort) 
6. Fun and ……………………………… on April Fool’s Day can reduce stress levels. (laugh) 
7. Many people find April Fool’s Day very ……………………………… . (enjoy) 8. After receiving thousands of prank calls, a ……………………………… for Dublin Zoo said staff had ‘lost their sense of humour’. (speak)

Discussion: Write a short text about the question below. 
Have you ever been tricked or played a trick on anybody?

måndag 25 mars 2019

Hörförståelse strategier

För att bli en bra lyssnare behöver man automatisera sin förmåga, dvs bli van vid talad engelska, olika accenter och dialekter, men även struktur och grammatik. Det gäller att elever lär sig att lyssna efter betydelsebärande ord och sammanhang i det talade språket.

En forskare på hörförståelse, Larry Vandergrift, har utarbetat en effektiv modell för att arbeta med hörförståelse i klassrummet.
  1. Eleverna använder sin förkunskap och förutspår vad de tror inslaget handlar om, vilka ord de tror kommer förekomma osv.
  2. Sedan får de lyssna och verifiera sina hypoteser från punkt ett och eventuelt lägga till ny information.
  3. Eleverna jämför sedan i grupper eller par sina resultat och enas om vad de fortfarande inte förstår.
  4. Sedan får eleverna lyssna en andra gång och jämför sedan igen.
  5. Efter andra lyssningen följer en diskussion med alla eleverna och man går igenom vad de inte förstod (lämpligen på tavlan) och fyller på med detaljer och försöker lista ut vad som gjorde att de inte förstod – kan vara textdelar eller ord.
  6. Vid en tredje lyssning lyssnar eleverna efter om det är något ytterligare som de efter diskussionen kan hitta. Om de vill får de gärna ha tillgång till en skriven text vid denna lyssning.
  7. Slutligen ska eleverna reflektera över vad som hjälpte dem att förstå och föreslå individuell eller gemensam plan för hörförståelseaktiviteter.
  8. Modellen ovan inbegriper sk bottom-up och top-down lyssnade och resultatet påverkas av att man inte som lärare ger texten allt för tidigt. Om eleverna istället för använda sig av sina kognitiva färdigheter för att lyssna utvecklas strategin för att lyssna bättre. Så tänk på det när ni lyssna på kapitel i boken, gör det gärna utan att ha tillgång till texten först.
    Om interaktivt lyssnade

tisdag 12 mars 2019

Dice games

Dice Games Roll and Retell Apple for the Teacher

1. Use to check reading comprehensione and summarization skills. Use to discuss a story/ book you've just read.

2. So often when you ask kids to write a story, they say, “I don’t know what to write about!” Writing dice games like this one solve that problem in a totally cool way. Print and laminate this free printable from Where the Wild Things Learn and set it up at your writing station with some dice. There are so many possible combinations here that kids will be churning out novels in no time!

 Roll a Word

Dice Games Vocab Southern Fried Teaching
Dice games help spice up vocabulary practice, something many kids find dull. Set a list of words, then give each kid a die to roll. Based on the number, they do one of the following for each word:
1: Give a definition
2: Give a synonym & antonym
3: Write a sentence
4: Draw a picture
5: Make a connection
6: Your choice

lördag 2 mars 2019




Prepositions of time

Fotobeskrivning saknas.

feng 9 week 9-16

 Playing games
Grammar Possessive adjectives
 Holly's heroes episode 6
Listening exercise: bitgab.The story of our planet
 Holly's heroes 
NP prep: Reading comprehension
Listening comprehension:
(Different levels)
Vikarie idag:
1. se etikett Too late for love.
2. be att få en kopia i pappersformat.
3. lyssna med lurar på eller gör det tillsammans.
John Lundvik
4. fill in the gap
5. words
6. verbs
7. make vs do
 Holly's heroes
Reading: Native Languages

Listening: What's it all about?

Listening: Parenting
 Holly's heroes
Reading Comprehension:
Odd News
Worksheet Quiz about Question words
 Holly's heroes
Good Morning! I'm home vabbandes today.
Do the April Fool's Day task, (se inlägg i blogger)
We'll go over the answers once I'm back!
Stay alert today!!  
student's choice
 Holly's heroes
1. Conjuntions a quiz
2. https://agendaweb.org/vocabulary-exercises
3. your choice
play games 
 Holly's heroes

Bra att kunna inför provet Save your energy

Till kaptiteltestet E-D level: Du ska kunna: 1.      orden som vi jobbat med I kapitlet (svensk översättning, matcha ord) se lä...