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.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

SCHOOL YEAR 2013-14: TOUCHING VIDEOS AND PHOTOS



Some of the most interesting speaking activities we had in class during winter courses. (Watch the video on YouTube.)




Only a few photographs as a taste of the many happy moments experienced this year. (Watch the video on YouTube..)

Friday, July 11, 2014

LONDON EDUCATIONAL TRIP: STUDENTS' DIARY



London Educational Trip (3 - 8 July 2014): Students' Diary

3/7/2014

We went to Covent Garden and Leicester square.
We walked through China Town and then back to Wembley.

4/7/2014

Thames Cruise.
Greenwich – We visited the Royal observatory of Greenwich and St. Paul and Peter's cathedral, where lady Diana used to go and pray. 
We also saw the ship ‘Cutty Sark’. 
On the way back we visited the area of London, where the offices of the richest people in the world are. 
We also saw the building where Reuters offices are.
Then we went to Millennium Dome and, after that, we relaxed in Hyde Park near Agia Sophia’s church.

5/7/2014

Horse Guards and Buckingham Palace (we watched the changing of the guard) – St. Jame's Park.
We walked past the Prime Minister's House, at 10 Downing Street, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
Then, we visited the Natural History Museum and the British Museum.

6/7/2014

In the morning, we attended the service at St. Paul's cathedral.
Then, we visited Chelsea football field and, after that, we went shopping in Oxford street. We saw Marble Arch.
In the evening, we had a ride on the London Eye.
We also visited Piccadilly circus with the statue of Eros.

7/7/2014

We visited Madame Tussauds Museum and then we went to Harrods, one of the most expensive shops in the world, and saw Diana's memorial in the basement.
We went to Covent Garden and then back to the hotel where we had a farewell party at the hotel bar.

8/7/2014

We left England from Heathrow Airport and back to Greece.


(More photos and captions to be added soon.)



Friday, July 4, 2014

VARIOUS STUDENTS' WRITING

Some 'electronic' writing:

  • Upper-intermediate students' blog posts on superheroes; don’t miss the quiz about the hidden superhero in you! By clicking on the title of the blog, you will be led to its home page only to discover plenty more interesting texts, including one against the bullying of teachers! bitsandpieces-english.blogspot.gr/search/label/Superheroes 
  • Amazing updates on our C2-level blog concerning Vegetarianism and most sections of the CPE exams. 



And some 'traditional' writing:

Amazing Melpo describes the family in detail
and kindly includes her teacher in it!

Planning before writing a formal letter. 

Highlighting also helps remember the structure the text is intended to have.

More detailed planning of a letter to the editor. 
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