Saturday, February 18, 2017

CARNIVAL VIDEO COMPREHENSION COMPETITION FOR ADVANCED LEARNERS





During the Carnival season in Greece, we do our best to come up with entertaining activities which are also informative and well-worthy of the classroom time spent on them. This year our advanced learners had a great time in the projection room, enjoying the following videos of Carnival traditions around the world they were very surprised to hear about.

⇢ Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans | National Geographic

⇢ Notting Hill Carnival gets under way

⇢ Carnival Venice Video: Luxury, History and Traditions of Venice Carnival

Before watching, all participants were divided into teams. Each team had a bell in front of them which would serve as a buzzer later on before providing an answer.

While watching, everyone kept notes or were allowed to ask various questions, also offering their opinion on each tradition by exchanging comments on the videos. They were glad to learn cultural information about America and England, which may as well be included in the listening or reading sections of the language exams they are all sitting at the end of the school year.

After watching, the teams were asked 12 comprehension questions, 4 for each video. The team which rang the bell first and answered the question correctly got one point. As usual, the team with the most points wins! In our game, one of the E' Class groups was the ultimate winner and happily got the eatable prize, as promised.






More classroom activities about the Notting Hill Carnival and Mardi Gras in New Orleans can be found on: www.esolcourses.com/topics/carnivals.html

Feel free to take a look at Carnival photos of the celebrations in our school.

CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG LEARNERS

Sunday, January 29, 2017

WHAT COMPUTER ROOM TIME MEANS IN OUR SCHOOL





During computer room time, students of all levels actually use English at their own pace, perceiving various electronic input and producing a response to it by either doing CD-Rom activities, completing  our online 'missions or writing on the class blogs.

For instance, we have recently done numerous reading activities on Learn English Teens by the British Council, watched selected videos on Learn English with TV series, used www.dictionary.com, played Cambridge English games and published interesting posts or conducted web searches based on teachers' posts on the following student blogs:

friends-eng.blogspot.gr

bitsandpieces-english.blogspot.gr

markaki-b2.blogspot.gr

markaki-literature.blogspot.gr

AMAZING STUDENTS' PROJECTS

New hobbies by E' Class

New hobbies by E' Class

After writing an essay about friendship, C' Class

Proficiency phrasebooks: Thoughts about crime

Word lists on proficiency phrasebooks

Favourite scene of a library book, B' Class

Copying words in a memorable way, C' Class

Mickey is everywhere!

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