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понедельник, 26 января 2015 г.

Dinosaurs: Poems and Songs for Children

Hello dear friends!
The topic of the day is dinosaurs!
Brachiosaurus
I don't know why kids like these prehistoric creatures , but they do love stories, poems and songs about them. So, here you'll find two funny poems and an  amusing song devoted to dinosaurs! 
        
         Brachiosaurus

    by Jack Prelutsky

Brachiosaurus had little to do
    but stand with its head in the treetops and chew,

    it nibbled the leaves that were tender and green,
    it was a perpetual eating machine.

Brachiosaurus was truly immense,

    its vacuous mind was uncluttered by sense,

    it hadn't the need to be clever and wise,

    no beast dared to bother a being its size.

среда, 21 января 2015 г.

English with Peppa Pig

Hello dear parents and teachers!

This is one more episode from Peppa Pig cartoon series to teach English to elementary level students.
Kids like Peppa and they are always happy to meet her and her friends .






The theme is "In the  playground"
 Vocabulary:
Swings/ a climbing frame/ a slide
To play on the swings/on the climbing frame/on the slide
Push me/Push gently
High –higher/ too high
to be a bit scared of heights
To  stick/ stuck in the tyre
Pull out
Push down
Bounce off
 Grammar
I’m flying
Can’t get out
 Useful phrases 
Hold tight!
It’s not funny! It does look a bit funny.
Look at me!
 

понедельник, 19 января 2015 г.

Nice for Reading: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou

a-free-birdHello,dear learners!
Today we'll read an amazing poem which I was greatly impressed with . So I decided to post it to enjoy the poem together. The short lines of it are full of unbelievable strength and deep thoughts about life.
Are you ready to answer the question if  you are a free bird or a caged one ?



I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

By Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

воскресенье, 11 января 2015 г.

Pronunciation : Jazz Chants.Rain

Hello dear learners!
I'd like to recommend you one more jazz chant. Jazz chants are the special exercises for improving students' pronunciation . These exercises clearly demonstrate the natural rhythm of English language and help learners  to speak English correctly.
 
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пятница, 9 января 2015 г.

Let It Go: Songs for Studying English


Hello, dear learners!
Winter is a beautiful season, but one should be careful: the Snow Queen sometimes turns the hearts into ice and the people become frozen. No feelings, no emotions, nothing... To prevent this, you shouldn't forget to say the words of love to your nearest and dearest, laugh  with your friends and  sing songs .
So, let's sing and study English.
This song is the official sound track to the animated film "Frozen" and it won the Oscar Award for the Best Song in 2014.

Vocabulary:
let go -  to stop thinking about or being angry about the past or something that happened in the past:
swirling - to  move quickly with a twisting, circular movement

среда, 7 января 2015 г.

Wintry Poems for Children :Jack Frost by Gabriel Setoun (Thomas Nicoll Hepburn)

Hello,dear readers!
 Glad to see you in 2015! Hope, this year will be peaceful and fruitful for us!
   It's very cold outside and windows are frozen.I  decided to post this wonderful poem when had seen the unbelievable paintings over my windows. It seems to me, the youngest learners , as well as their teachers and parents will like this poem. 
So,let's read and enjoy it!

 Jack Frost
by Gabriel Setoun (Thomas Nicoll Hepburn)

The door was shut, as doors should be,
Before you went to bed last night;
Yet Jack Frost has got in, you see,
And left your window silver white.

вторник, 6 января 2015 г.

Adverbs : -ly ending

Hello,dear learners!
Today we'll study adverbs again. (Part 1 is here.) Hope, you  will find some useful tips in this post.

The most common way to form adverbs is to add -ly to adjectives:
gentle-gently, wonderful - wonderfully, sad - sadly, etc.

But there are some words with  ending  -ly   which are not adverbs. They are adjectives :
elderly,cowardly,friendly,likely,deadly,lively,lonely,silly,ugly,lovely, etc.
John is a kind and friendly person.
It was an ugly creature.
One should use the words way/manner to form their adverbs:
They talked in a friendly way/manner.

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