It’s Superman!

4 09 2014

1. Look at the picture and describe it in detail. Read the book back cover and sum up what you learn about Superman.  

supermanComing of age in rural 1930s America with X-ray vision, the power to stop bullets, and the ability to fly isn’t exactly every boy’s story. So just how did Clark Kent, a shy farmer’s son, grow up to be the Man of Steel? Follow young Clark’s whirlwind journey from Kansas to New York City’s Daily Planet. This ace reporter is not the only person leading a double life in a teeming metropolis, just the only one able to leap tall buildings in a single bound—a skill that comes in handy when battling powerful criminal masterminds like scheming Lex Luthor and fascist robots. But can Clark’s Midwestern charm save the day and win the heart of stunning, seen-it-all newspaperwoman Lois Lane? Or is that a job for Superman?

2. Click on the pic below to learn more about each of these characters.

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3. Click on the pic. Listen. What/ Who is it about? What else do you understand? 

ThiIsAmerica

4. Discuss. What makes a a good superhero? Which one do yo prefer? Find some help below.

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5. Listen to these two men explaining who their favourite superhero is. Find out the reasons for their choice.

6. Negatives in English are easy to pick out because they’re heavily stressed. Can you write down these 5 negative sentences?

7. Pair work: DC Comics has asked you to select the most poular superhero among teens. 

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Sport is Great!

3 09 2014

1. Click on the pic to access some activities about sport in the UK.
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2. Click on the cartoon to find out about “Title IX” and its effects in the US.   

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3.  Look carefully at the pic below and make a short presentation. Click on the cartoon to find some help.

'And the Oscar goes to........Jail.'

4. Learn more on Oscar Pistorius’ story.




Back to school

2 09 2014

1. Click on the pick to find links to information about your class this year.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Fast Times at Rdgemont High (1982). Stoned surfer Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) meets uptight History teacher Mr Hand: