Saturday, September 20, 2014

LISTENING PRACTICE AT HOME WITH NPR

What is NPR?

NPR, formerly National Public Radio, is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States. (Read more about it.)


How can I find it online?

The main site is www.npr.org. This is where you can choose the topic and program you wish to listen to.


Are there any related mobile applications?

Yes, plenty! Have a look at www.npr.org/services/mobile 

A VIDEO ABOUT (IN)TOLERANCE




ANTI-RACIST SHORT FILM "JAFAR" (by Nancy Spetsioti) with English subtitles

Tolerance has been one of our ECPE DISCUSSION TOPICS.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEOS TO PRACTISE LISTENING

The Greek secret: A video about the Greek 'filotimo'

Big Ben gets a polish from acrobatic cleaners: The clockface of Big Ben in Westminster, London will shine brighter after receiving a specialist polish from a team of abseilers.

Mind control (with Greek subtitles): Ways of brain control and hypnosis

15 most advanced robots ever invented: From bionic men made of synthetic parts to a metal band entirely composed of robots, we count 15 quirky, complex robots from all over the world.

AMAZING EFL APPS

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

'DESPICABLE ME' ON OUR CLASS BLOGS!

Most students have now completed the activities they had to do concerning the film 'Despicable Me 2'.  Here are the answers they gave to our questions, including descriptions of hilarious scenes and sentence formation with new vocabulary. If interested to see more e-writing samples, simply click on the title of each blog and you will be automatically led to the home page, where numerous intriguing posts have been published.

'Despicable Me' posts on The Crazy Students and Bits and Pieces 

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!

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