Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thanks a lot!, guys


Hi, there!,

First of all, "Nice to meet you all!",

Thanks a lot for your participation and effort to speak English,

Thank U 4 your spontaneous conversation in Spanglish,

Thank U 4 making me laugh all the time,

Thank U 4 meeting you and teaching you English,

Thank U 4 your cakes, milkshake, water, coffee, sweets, napkins...


I'm going to miss you, Guys!,
I hope I'll "see you later, alligator!"



HappY NeWYeaR, My BesT WisheS!!! ;)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Xtmas from the American President and the First Lady


Hi, there!,

The President Obama and his wife wish families "Merry Christmas" and encourage everyone to support the troops and their families, specially this holiday season.

But once again, I hope you'll improve your listening skill.

Queen Elizabeth II in her annual speech


Hi, there!,

Several days ago, the Queen Elizabeth II delivered her annual Christmas speech. Listening to her could be interesting, but above all, we could improve our languale skills.

Monday, December 27, 2010

My Best Wishes for All of You

Merry Christmas and I hope all your dreams come true!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Story of Santa Claus


Hi, there!,

Christmas is coming very soon! In these days, we can tell our students The Story of Santa Claus, we can read them his story or we can show them these fun videos to practise their listening and comprehension. Now, would you like to watch these? I hope you'll enjoy them! ;)








Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Carol of the Bells by Celtic Woman



Hi, Guys!,

This Christmas Carol is also known as the "Ukranian Bell Carol" since it was composed by the Ukranian composer Mykola Leontovych at the beginning of the 20th century. This carol became so famous that it was translated into English.

The music from Carol of the Bells was featured in the movies Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. So, next time when you watch these popular films, pay attention and listen to this Christmas song.

Now, would you like to listen to this "DING, DONG, DING; DONG, ... MERRY CHRISTMAS..."?
I love this version sung by Celtic Woman, I hope you'll like it!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

ChRiStMaS CrAfTs


Hi, Teachers!,

Are you too busy these days? I suppose so ...Well, I'm going to recommend you to do some Christmas Crafts in class. They are very entertaining and your students can follow your instructions in English.



Thanks to this page http://video.kaboose.com/crafts.html, you can do Jingle Bells bracelets, Mini Wreaths, Dangling Snowman, ... for example.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas for Kids


Hi, Guys!,

Would you like to sing Christmas carols with your students these days?

I recommend you to click on here: http://www.carols.org.uk/
You can find Christmas carols and their lyrics, origins, different versions, and you can download them free. Come on! It's very enthusiastic for your students!

Besides, I'd like to show all of you the following page where you primary students can play English games related to Christmas, and obviously, they can learn a lot of English playing. Let's have a look and click on here:
http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/christmas/games.htm

O Holy Night by Céline Dion

Hi, there!,

This is one of the most beautiful Christmas carols in the world.

Do you know the origin of this famous Christmas carol?

In 1847, a wine French merchant, Placide Cappeau, wrote a poem for the Christmas mass during a trip to Paris. Cappeau, who was also a major, imagined himself witnessing the birth of Jesus in Bethelem. When he arrived to Paris, he had already completed "O Hly Night" or "Cantique de Noel". Then, his friend Adolphe Adam composed the music for the poem.

Now, you can listen to Celine Dion singing "O Holy Ngiht", I hope you'll like it :) Thank U* JMsinger*

Saturday, December 4, 2010

FuN PrOjEcT for ChRiStMaS (post 2)


Hi, Teachers!,

Would you like to decorate your classroom for Christmas? Well, let me give you some interesting ideas.

1. CHRISTMAS TREE
Three years ago, my workmate Cris, who is the Art teacher, carried out a similar Christmas tree with her pupils, and it was brilliant!

You only need some pieces of multi-colored cardboard, especially green, red and yellow. To make the Christmas tree, you have to draw on the green cardboard the shape of the tree, then cut it out. After that, you have to do the same with the little stars and red balls, where students can wirte their wishes fot the coming year. If you do so with your older students, you can practise the grammar construction: "I wish". So, every pupil could take part, decorate and learn English. Speaking of younger students, they could feel more involved and enthusiastic with this learning activity.


2. CHRISTMAS VOCABULARY ON POSTERS
To learn and pracitse new vocabulary related to Christmas, you may need to spend some time showing your students some flashcards, posters, etc. but, why don't you ask your pupils to do these posters?

There are many possible ways to find out these Christmas words, for instance: INTERNET! Thus, your students, divided into small groups, have to look for as many Christmas words as they can, then they'll do their posters.

Afterwards, they can show the other children their posters and ask each other about the new words.

I hope you'll like these fun ideas! :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fun projects and Worksheets for Christmas (post 1)

Hi, Teachers!,

I'd like to share with all of you some ideas for Christmas! Your students will become more enthusiastic and involved; besides they'll learn vocabulary, traditions, and how is Christmas celebrated in other parts of the world.

Now, you can have a look at the following page from BRITISH COUNCIL:
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/category/topics/christmas
You'll find attractive worksheets, games, stories, ... about Christmas!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lightning


Hi, there!,

Last Tuesday, tens of thousand of people gathered in the Rockefeller Center in New York city to watch the lightning of the most famous tree in USA. This huge tree will remain lit until New Year's Eve, although it will be there until 2nd January. Since this ceremony is very wellknown, some celebrities are invited every year. So, last Tuesday, we could see: Susan Boyle, Sherly Crow, Jessica Simpson, Annie Lennox, Katherin Jenkins, Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, and so on.

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