Friday, August 15, 2014

DESPICABLE ME 2: POST- VIEWING ACTIVITIES

Yes, we love Gru!

Activity 1: Complete this online quiz to check your understanding and memory. Leave a comment on the class blog with your score.

Activity 2: Here are two online dictionaries.

idioms.thefreedictionary.com and dictionary.reference.com

Use them to discover what the highlighted expressions mean. Can you imagine a situation in which they could be used? Write your own sentences with at least three of them.

Hold the horses!

This may take a while.

I am trying to drown my sorrows.

There's much more to us than meets the eye.

I had to borrow some of your minions, but it was for a worthy cause.

I just have a lot going on right now.

I just need to get some things off my plate.

Well, it's not definite yet. I'm still figuring it out.

I've already been working on my accent.

Hold tight!

Oh! Goodness! 

Are you out of your gourd?

Care to join me?

Sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite.

She is a nut job!

Go about your business.


Activity 3: Which was the funniest scene, in your opinion? Describe it in a small paragraph on the class blog. Don't forget to use the label 'Despicable Me 2'.

The students of the summer groups had great fun.

 Do you know what the word 'minion' means?

minion |ˈminyən| (noun) follower of a powerful person

Surprise: The lyrics of the song 'Happy' (part of the Despicable Me 2 Official Soundtrack) with our beloved Minions!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MORE BLOG WRITING or WHICH EXTREME SPORT TO CHOOSE

  • B2-level student shares a beautiful photo collage of his phrasebook notes! You can also read about interesting extreme sports suggested on the 'Crazy Students' blog. (The name is not a mere coincidence!) 
  • B1-level students deal with a range of topics and have recently started exchanging comments under their posts: HobbiesTravellingVideos

More e-learning: Projecting the students' notes
on the television screen through Apple TV.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

AMAZING STUDENT'S VIDEO OF LONDON PHOTOS




A video made by one of our most creative students, John, exhibiting some of the photographs he took during the school's educational trip to London in July. Enjoy famous London sights as well as the song 'Landing in London' by 3 Doors Down. For those students who are interested in the lyrics:


I woke up today in London
As the plane was touching down
And all I could think about was Monday
And maybe Id be back around

If this keeps me away much longer
I dont know what I would do
You've got to understand it's a hard life
That I'm going through

And when the night falls in around me
I dont think I'll make it through
I'll use your light to guide the way
'Cause all I think about is you

But L.A. is getting kind of crazy
And New York's getting kind of cold
I keep my head from getting lazy
I just cant wait to get back home

And all these days I spent away
I'll make up for this, I swear
I need your love to hold me up
When it's all too much to bear

And when the night falls in around me
And I don't think Ill make it through
I'll use your light to guide the way
'Cause all I think about is you

And all these days I spent away
But I'll make up for this, I swear
I need your love to hold me up
When it's all too much to bear

And when the night falls in around me
And I don't think I'll make it through
I'll use your light to guide the way
'Cause all I think about is you

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TALKING ABOUT MUSIC ON SKYPE

We loved discussing with Patricia Johnston about the music industry and her job as a musician, artist manager and company director. Teenage students of upper intermediate level were thrilled to ask her questions about her action worldwide and listen to all the exciting answers she gave us.

Links to help students blog about their impressions:

About the jazz guitarist, Gilad Hekselman: http://taklit.net/en/on_tour/

Here is the name of the famous West African musician Patricia mentioned: MORY KANTE http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mory_Kanté

Here is the violinist she mentioned: www.linekruse.com

Here is the web site about the children's songs she produces: www.kidsfactorymusic.com

Students' blog posts and comments:

bitsandpieces-english.blogspot.gr/search/label/Meeting%20Patricia

markaki-b2.blogspot.gr/2014/07/talking-about-music-on-skype.html#comment-form

Note: There has been no correction in the students' posts; their thoughts and preferred language have remained intact.

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