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It’s time for…

Posted by evaperez on 2014/01/17 in Curiosities of the English Language, English |

It’s time to have breakfast, to get dressed and to go to school… Our 3rd graders are practising the numbers and their daily routines through the use of games such as pretending to be clocks, or bingo games.

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Are you ready to start the Spelling Contest?

Posted by evaperez on 2013/11/29 in Curiosities of the English Language, English, English in Levante, Primary |

Last year, the students from 3rd year Primary enjoyed all the Spelling Contests and became subject-matter experts. This school year, our new 3rd graders are very excited about facing the challenge of spelling words aloud in front of their friends. It will be great!!

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Film scenes to practise specific contents

Posted by evaperez on 2013/11/20 in Curiosities of the English Language, English, Primary |

On the following website you learn real English from famous films of different genres. The different film scenes deal with English structures used frequently. Don’t hesitate, visit www.speechyard.com. Enjoy yourselves, relax, and learn in a different way. Elena Álvarez

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English in five minutes

Posted by evaperez on 2013/11/15 in Curiosities of the English Language, English, Primary |

In fifth Primary we are going a step further. During some of our lessons, we spend the last five minutes learning English with a special digital booklet called “English in 5 min”. In it we find different sections with a great variety of contents not related to our textbook. We like it, because in each […]

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Spelling bees

Posted by annabellereece on 2013/05/31 in Curiosities of the English Language, English, Primary |

In America spelling bees are a huge phenomenon. These two films are very interesting, showing the incredibly tense style of the competition, where one wrong letter means elimination. The huge effort, not only of the children competing, but of their families, and in some cases tutors, is eye-opening.

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This week the winners of Spelling contest are…

Posted by evaperez on 2013/05/27 in Curiosities of the English Language, English, Primary |

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Word challenge

Posted by annabellereece on 2013/05/23 in Curiosities of the English Language, English, Primary |

The lollies are over, instead you get two sweets; I promise, they’re just as good. Who can think of the longest word with the letters b, r and i in it.  The letters do not have to positioned next to each other, but they do have to be in order.  See what you can do! The longest […]

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A riddle from The Hobbit – solve it for a lolly

Posted by annabellereece on 2013/05/13 in Curiosities of the English Language, English, Primary |

In the Hobbit, Gollum asks Bilbo Basggins riddles. What is the answer to this one? It cannot be seen, and cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, and cannot be smelt. It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills. It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter.      

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WORLD BOOK DAY

Posted by evafurio on 2013/04/25 in Curiosities of the English Language, English, Primary |

Our pupils have been searching in computing class and they have learned that the idea of the day was taken from a Spanish tradition. April 23rd has always been celebrated as “The Rose Day” in Spain. On this day, people exchanged roses to show their love and support. However, in 1926, when Miguel de Cervantes died […]

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Tongue-twisters

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream.   A slimy snake slithered down the sandy Sahara. Our 4th Year secondary students have worked on the pronunciation of different consonant-clusters, and this is why we have practised some funny tongue-twisters in class. Do you know other tongue-twisters in English? Would you like to share them […]

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