May 21, 2011

HEAD,SHOULDER, KNEES AND TOES


IF YOU ARE HAPPY



If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap clap)

If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet. (stomp stomp)

If you're happy and you know it, shout "Hurray!" (hoo-ray!)
If you're happy and you know it, shout "Hurray!" (hoo-ray!)
If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it, shout "Hurray!" (hoo-ray!)

If you're happy and you know it, do all three (clap-clap, stomp-stomp, hoo-ray!)
If you're happy and you know it, do all three (clap-clap, stomp-stomp, hoo-ray!)
If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it, do all three. (clap-clap, stomp-stomp, hoo-ray!)

PARTS OF THE HOUSE AND OBJECTS

CLASSROOM OBJECTS

CLASSROOM OBJECTS


MOTIVATION



If you need help pay attention to the tips I've already posted...
Be strong...You'll get it!

Taking Notes in Class

Taking Notes in Class

Taking Notes In Class, Boy

In classes, your teachers will talk about topics that you are studying. The information they provide will be important for you to know when you take tests. You must be able to take good written notes from what your teachers say.
Taking good notes is a three-stage process in which there are certain things you should do before class, during class, and after class. Here are the three stages of notetaking and what you should do during each stage.
1. Get Ready to Take Notes (Before Class)
  • Review your notes from the previous class session before you come to class. This will help you remember what was covered and get you ready to understand new information your teacher provides.
  • Complete all assigned readings before you come to class. Your teacher will expect that you have done this and will use and build upon this information.
  • Bring all notetaking materials with you to class. Have several pens and pencils as well as your notebook.
2. Take Notes (During Class)
Taking Notes In Class, Books

  • Keep your attention focused on what your teacher is saying. Listen for "signal statements" that tell you that what your teacher is about to say is important to write in your notes. Examples of signal statements are "The most important point..." and "Remember that..." Be sure to include in your notes information that your teacher repeats or writes on the chalkboard.
  • Write quickly so that you can include all the important information in your notes. Do this by writing abbreviated words such as med for medicine, using symbols such as % for percent, and writing short sentences.
  • Place a ? next to information you write in your notes, but about whose meaning you are not sure.
3. Rewrite Your Notes (After Class)
  • Rewrite your notes to make them more complete by changing abbreviated words into whole words, symbols into words, and shortened sentences into longer sentences.
  • Make your notes more accurate by answering any questions you had when writing your notes in class. Use your textbook and reference sources to obtain the information you need to answer your questions. If necessary, ask your teacher or other students for help.
  • Check with other students to be sure you did not leave out important information.
Having good class notes will help you to be better prepared for tests.

Good Listening in Class

Good Listening in Class

It is important for you to be a good listener in class. Much of what you will have to learn will be presented verbally by your teachers. Just hearing what your teachers say is not the same as listening to what they say. Listening is a cognitive act that requires you to pay attention and think about and mentally process what you hear.
Here are some things you should do to be a good listener in class.
  • Be Cognitively Ready to Listen When You Come to Class. Make sure you complete all assigned work and readings. Review your notes from previous class sessions. Think about what you know about the topic that will be covered in class that day.
  • Be Emotionally Ready to Listen When You Come to Class. Your attitude is important. Make a conscious choice to find the topic useful and interesting. Be committed to learning all that you can.
  • Listen with a Purpose. Identify what you expect and hope to learn from the class session. Listen for these things as your teacher talks.
  • Listen with an Open Mind. Be receptive to what your teacher says. It is good to question what is said as long as you remain open to points of view other than your own.
  • Be Attentive. Focus on what your teacher is saying. Try not to daydream and let your mind wander to other things. It helps to sit in the front and center of the class, and to maintain eye contact with your teacher.
    Good Listening In Class, Ear Listening
  • Be an Active Listener. You can think faster than your teacher can speak. Use this to your advantage by evaluating what is being said and trying to anticipate what will be said next. Take good written notes about what your teacher says. While you can think faster than your teacher can speak, you cannot write faster than your teacher can speak. Taking notes requires you to make decisions about what to write, and you have to be an active listener to do this.

Good Listening In Class, Teacher

Reading Tips

Reading Tips

  • Read the passage carefully before you read the questions.
  • Focus on the main ideas in the passage. Underline these. Don't get lost in the details.
  • Try to identify how ideas in the passage are connected.
  • Refer back to the passage as you answer each question.

Test Taking Tips

Test Taking Tips
 
General Tips
 
Answer the questions you find easiest first. Come back to the others later.
Don't spend more than a minute or two on any question.
As you work on a section, keep track of how much time remains. (It's a good idea to bring a reliable watch.)
Answer every question. There is no penalty for guessing.
Be careful to mark only one answer choice per question.
Write in the test book in any way that will help you.
Consider all answer choices before you choose one. Use the process of elimination to narrow your choices.

SHOPPING

SHOPPING

May 20, 2011

HOW GOOD A TONGUE TWISTER ARE YOU?

Betty Botter
Betty Botter
bought some butter.
"But," she said,
"the butter's bitter.
If I put it
in my batter,
it will make
my batter bitter.
But a bit
of better butter--
that would make
my batter better."

So she bought
a bit of butter,
better than
her bitter butter.
And she put it
in her batter,
and the batter
was not bitter.
So 'twas better
Betty Botter
bought a bit
of better butter!

--By Anonymous

BE HAPPY AT SCHOOL

LOVE TEACHING

TEACHING RESOURCES

Warm-up Games and Activities
20 Questions
One person thinks of an object (person, place, or thing). Everyone takes turns asking yes/no questions until someone can guess correctly (or until 20 questions are asked). The difficult part is that you cannot ask "wh" questions!
Example: PINEAPPLE. Does it talk? No. Does it make life easier? No. Do you eat it? Yes. Is it something you would eat for dinner? No. Etc...
If someone makes a mistake in forming the question, other club members can help turn it into a proper question.

Can't Say Yes or No
In this game everyone is given a certain number of coins or squares of paper (about 10). Everyone moves around the room starting conversations and asking each other questions. The only rule is that you cannot say the words YES or NO. If you accidentally say one of these words, you have to give a coin or square to the person who you said it to. Try to trick each other by asking questions that you would almost always answer with a yes or no. Think of other ways to trick your friends. Sometimes asking two quick questions in a row works well. (Especially tag questions: Are you new here? This is your first time in America, isn't it?). This game is a great way to practise using small talk and to add variety to your vocabulary. It also makes everyone laugh.

Fact or Fiction
In this game, one person tells a short story about themselves or someone they know or heard about. Usually it is something funny or crazy. It can be a true story, or something made up.
Example: Josh tells a story about his Uncle Leo who sleeps in the nude. One day Uncle Leo was sleepwalking and he went outside and took his dog for a walk. The next door neighbour was coming home late from work and saw him! She called the police and he got arrested for being naked in public.
Everyone around the room has to say whether they think Josh's story is fact (true) or fiction (made up). Josh reveals the truth when everyone has guessed. Members can take turns telling a story.

Chain Fairytale
This is a fun writing warm-up. Everyone has a piece of paper and writes the first sentence or two to start a fairytale (not one that already exists).
Example: Once upon a time there was a frog that had no legs. He wanted to get married, but there were no female legless frogs in the land.
After one minute the leader will say "SWITCH". At this time the writers have to put down their pens and pass the papers. They cannot finish their sentences. Then, the next writers will continue the story. After about ten minutes you will have as many silly stories to read as you have club members. The leader should warn the writers that they will soon have to wrap-up the story during the last two minutes so that each story has a conclusion. Read all of the stories out loud for a good laugh. You can extend this activity by trying to edit each other's writing and spelling errors.

Draw the Picture
In this activity members split up into pairs or small groups. One person looks at a scene from a magazine or book (the leader should cut out enough pictures, or bring in enough magazines for the club). The other person has a pencil and a blank piece of paper. The person with the picture will try to describe everything he sees to the drawer. This is good practice for using prepositions of place. When the describer is finished, compare the drawings to the real thing! Whose is the closest to the original?

Categories
For this game, one person thinks of a category, such as MOVIES. In a circle, everyone must take a turn thinking of a Movie title (in English of course). If someone takes too long to give an answer (the leader should count to five) then that person is out and a new category begins. If someone gives an answer that doesn't make sense or is incorrect, he is also out of the game. For example, if the category is VEGETABLES and someone says "banana" that person is out. The game continues until only one person is left!

Who am I?
In this game, the leader prepares cards with famous people's names on them. The leader tapes one card on the back of each member. Then everyone pretends they are at a party and asks each other questions to find out their own identities. When someone guesses their own name correctly, the name-tag gets taped to their front and they continue to chat with the party guests until everyone is wearing the nametag on the front.

Jeopardy
In this game, which is based on the famous gameshow Jeopardy, everyone writes down ten answers to questions about themselves. After writing down the answers, people have to form pairs or small groups and try to find out what the questions are.
Example: (answer = purple) "What is your favorite colour?" "Blue." "What colour do you hate?" "Green." "What colour is your underwear?" "Purple!" You can stop at three guesses if you want, or keep going until someone in the club can guess the question.

Hot Seat
In this game, the club is split up into two teams. One member from each team sits facing the group. The leader holds up a word (or writes it on the board if you are in a classroom) for all of the team members to see except for the two players in the hot seats. The teams must try to get the person in the hot seat to guess the word or phrase. The first person to guess correctly gets to stand up and a new member from their team takes the hot seat. The person on the other team has to remain in the hot seat until she gets an answer first. You can keep score or just play for fun. This game can also be played in pairs. One pair member closes their eyes while the leader shows the word to the other pair members. The first pair to get the word right gets a point. Warning! This is a loud game because people tend to get excited and yell!

Broken Telephone
This is a listening and pronunciation activity that always gets people laughing. The leader first must think of a sentence or phrase and whisper it to the person beside her. That person will then whisper what she heard to the next person. Each person can only say, "Can you please repeat that?" one time. When the message reaches the end of the chain that person must speak out loud. Oftentimes the message will be completely different when it reaches the end. Try to find out where the chain broke! In a big group you can send the message two ways and find out which team comes closest to the real message. (A famous example is the army message that started as "Send reinforcements, we're going to advance" and ended as "Send three and fourpence, we're going to a dance.")

May 19, 2011

PRESENT PERFECT


CONDITIONAL SENTENCES


MY WAY

WE ARE THE WORLD

WHAT A WONDEFUL WORLD Lyrics

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

SPORTS

ENVIRONMENT


ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT

Since April I've been teaching my 7th grade students the theme ENVIRONMENT. In order to consolidate some vocabulary they were asked to prepare a project work related to the topic. From now on I'm going  to post some of them.



May 18, 2011

ENGLISH STICKERS

A funny and interesting way to motive students to learn English.

PAST TENSE SONG - "YOU NEEDED ME"

PAST TENSE SONG



"You Needed Me"
by Anne Murray

THE SIMPSONS - PRESENT CONTINUOUS

U.S.A States and Capitals

WHATCOLOUR IS IT?

BODY PARTS

TELLING THE TIME


What Time is it?


TELLING THE TIME PPT

Clocks PPT

TELLING THE TIME

http://www.mediafire.com/?7sm173v4zn955do


PRESENT PERFECT

PRESENT PERFECT

Revision Exercises on the Present Perfect

SIMPLE PRESENT

SIMPLE PRESENT

Revision Exercises on the Simple Present

SIMPLE PRESENT

http://www.mediafire.com/?ql84ey3v9fxhtto

May 17, 2011

My First Flight

Reading time...

MY PERSONALPAGE

My personal Page

Students write about themselves...

DAILY ROUTINE

MY DAILY ROUTINE

MY HOUSE

My House

PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION

I AM...

HOBBIES

Hobbies

MY DREAM STREET

SPELLING BEE CERTIFICATE

Thks to Teresa...

CEF IOSI - MY SCHOOL

CEF IOSI - MY SCHOOL

CEF - IOSI - My school

SCHOOL

SPELLING BEE

Speeling Bee

SPELLING BEE WINNERS

The "Spelling Bee - 2011" at EB 2,3 Rosa Ramalho

May 15, 2011

DICTIONARY

free dictionary

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HAVING FUN WITH NUMBERS


Using the Present Continuous

What is____ doing?

A very nice presentation about the PRESENT CONTINUOUS. Students will love it!!!

SHOPPING PPT

SHOPPING

Project developded by Cristiana!
Good Work!!

SHOPPING PPT

SHOPPING

Good project by Diana!!! Congratulations!!!

ST VALENTINE'S BOOKMARKS - 7º4


ST VALENTINE´S BOOKMARKS by 7º4students..
Well Done!!
BOOKMARKS

ST. VALENTINE'S DAY

St Valentine's Bookmarks Contest (February 2011)
by the 7th grade students.
Good Work!!!

ST. VALENTINE'S DAY


ST Valentine's Day by students of CEF Electr. de Instalações
Well Done!!!

ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

ENVIRONMENT

FAMILY / FREQUENCY ADVERBS

FAMILY

A TRUE FRIEND

A TRUE FRIEND

Students in contact with poetry...They loved it!!!

BRAZIL PPT

This project was asked when the students were studying "Countries and Nationalities".http://www.mediafire.com/?151fhhxe5qhuf92