Friday, 17 April 2009

Exam: graded readers.

Remember that on Wednesday we have the test for the graded readers:

- John Doe.

_ Help.

There are copies of both books at the library.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Pronunciation of irregular past tense forms

Click here and practise the pronunciation of irregular past tense and past participle forms.

Pronunciation of regular past tense forms -ed

Click here and practise the pronunciation of regular past tense forms

Test your knowledge of past simple irregular verbs

Click here to start this online activity about irregular verbs


At Easter, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Holy Week, as the week before Easter Sunday is called, starts on Palm Sunday. That day marks the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by a large crowd who spread branches of palm trees on his path and greeted him:

"Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" (Matthew 21:7-9)

Holy Thursday remembers the Last Supper at which Jesus blessed bread and wine and gave it to his disciples telling them that it was his body and his blood. Jesus also told his disciples that one of them would betray him, and later that night Jesus was betrayed by Judas.

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion. First Jesus was taken to Pontius Pilate to be sentenced to death. Pilate did not want Jesus to be crucified, but he had no other chance. In order to demonstrate, however, that he was not to blame for Jesus' death, Pilate washed his hands in front of the people, which was the origin of the famous saying »I wash my hands of it«:

When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "It is your responsibility!" (Matthew 27:24)

Easter Monday honours the resurrection. It is said that three days after being crucified, Jesus rose from the dead.

Whilst Easter is a major holiday of the Christian church, nonbelievers have something to celebrate as well: the return of spring. The name Easter actually derives from the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre in whose honour a spring festival was held in ancient times. Back then, hares and eggs were seen as symbols of new life–this is why today eggs and bunnies are popular Easter decorations. By the way, the European custom of egg rolling has made its way across the ocean and is now quite common in the USA, too. It has even become an Easter Monday tradition to do "egg rolling" on the lawn of the White House.

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Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a monumental granite sculpture created by Gutzon Borglum. It is located near Keystone, South Dakota. This monument represents the first 150 years of the history of the United States. Before the carving of this sculpture, the area was known by the Sioux as "Six Grandfathers". It is estimated that about 2 million people visit the memorial annually. The sculpture shows the faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Linlcon. These presidents were elected by the sculptor because all of them wanted to preserve the Republic and at the same time expand its territory. This monument was started in 1927 and ended in 1941.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Were you good at school?


Was and Were

In the following link you'll find some activities to practise was/were in the affirmative and negative forms, question formation and short answers. Click here to do the activities.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Listening: "What's the time?" or "What time is it?"

Listen to different people asking for the time. Click here to start the activity.

Listening: Understanding numbers

Listen to these people talking about numbers. Choose the number you hear. Click here to start the activity.

Listening prices and numbers

Listen to these people speaking about objects and write the prices you hear. Click here to start the activity.

Listening activity

Listen to a woman answering questions for a survey. Click here to start the activity


Next week you have the exams for the second term and I know you feel very nervous and stressed. Don't worry, just relax and do it as in class!!! You'll be fine!

Cheer up!

Your teacher,