Tuesday, December 22, 2009

For those who love watching the news

You can see what people around the world find interesting and read the connected articles too on this BBC website

Monday, December 21, 2009


Ever wondered what Santa was about when he wasn't delivering your presents?
Here he is in his free time!
Taken from Time photo gallery Santa Gone Wild

Friday, December 18, 2009


I liked this dictionary it is easy to use and accurate. Try it here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Here you are a new BBc website it looks childish but...the English just isn't .
Try the brain teasers.
Click here

Friday, December 4, 2009


Here is a great mind mapping dictionary: click and try it

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Wednesday,December 2nd

today we had a maths test it was not good it was a little
difficult .
Thibault is absent today.

book page 48 n°3,4
A detached house has: no house attached to it.
You rent a holiday ...
You buy...
France is a country . Ile de France is a region. A view of
For rent = a louer .
For sale = a vendre
By the sea = au bord de la mer

Ex: Chercher le vocabulaire du texte book p. 50 (voir
lexique p. 163)


Here is a new online game you can play on NASA's website . Try it you will help NASA explore Mars!
Great, let me know if you like it.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


It can be difficult to find what you are looking for in this website maybe because there are a lot of things you can do.
Try it and let me know if you like it.
Click here.


Since you have already done a lot of the grammar exercises on the blog here is a new website.
I think the colours are terrible but the grammar and the exercises are O.K. Try it,
click here.

Friday, November 13, 2009

A few tips to use voicethread

To be an active Voicethreader, start by carefully working your way through a presentation. While viewing pictures and listening to the comments that have been added by other users, you should:

Gather Facts: Jot down things that are interesting and new to you
Make Connections: Relate and compare things you are viewing and hearing to things that you already know.
Ask Questions: What about the comments and presentation is confusing to you? What don’t you understand? How will you find the answer? Remember that there will ALWAYS be questions in an active thinker’s mind!
Give Opinions: Make judgments about what you are viewing and hearing. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Like? Dislike? Do you support or oppose anything that you have heard or seen? Why?
Use the following sentence starters to shape your thoughts and comments while viewing or participating in Voicethread presentations. Comments based on these kinds of statements make Voicethreads interactive and engaging.

This reminds me of…
This is similar to…
I wonder…
I realized…
I noticed…
You can relate this to…
I’d like to know…
I’m surprised that…
If I were ________, I would ______________
If __________ then ___________
Although it seems…
I’m not sure that…

If you have aproblem email me or look up on this pdf document.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Want to make music with shapes: here you are. I did not like it much. Do you?

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Add on
Really creepy hallow'een videos from the British Museum here!


Hello everybody,
feeling better I hope.
You are probably on holliday wondering how best to capture a lovely landscape, a nice face or flower, your favorite comic strip character...
Here is a website that will certainly help you.

Can't go to Sydney?
It does not matter you can see The Sculpture by the Sea exhibition all the same just click here.
See you soon!

Friday, October 23, 2009

09-10-23 HOMEWORK

Chers parents, chers élèves,
une veille de vacances bien atypique aujourd'hui. De nombreux élèves étaient absents et nous n’avons pas eu le joyeux enthousiasme habituel.

Vous comprendrez sans doute que ce blog ne peut rendre compte que de mes cours en ce qui concerne notre travail de classe en anglais.

Pour l'instant, nous devons nous replier sur la solution la plus simple:

- Vous pouvez venir consulter les cahiers de texte au collège. Le Collège sera ouvert cet aprés-midi bien sur de même que lundi 26 et mardi 27 octobre. Le collège sera fermé ensuite jusqu'à la rentrée du 05/11/2009.

Je souhaite aux élèves malades et bien portants de bonnes vacances.


You like Halloween, so here are the few web addresses I used for my lesson today:

To cook and bake click here

For everything: history, costumes, cookies etc... click

For the video we saw in class and more very interesting games and topics click

For a green Halloween

Enjoy your holiday

Thursday, October 22, 2009

so you are ill...

So you are ill....
I hope it is not too bad and that the blog can help you. Let us know how you feel (in English of course) and if you need anything. Click on comment then everybody can read it. Or send me a direct email: dominique.paci@ac-paris.fr All the best!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

How to give rice to hungry people

We all know that some people die of hunger everyday, if you want to help them play on this website .

Click on the subjects link near the top right of the page to see a list of all subjects available at FreeRice.

There is vocabulary, math, science, geography, art history, other languages and more.

The rice is paid for by the sponsors whose names you see on the bottom of your screen when you enter a correct answer. These sponsors support both learning (free education for everyone) and reducing hunger (free rice for the hungry).

The United Nations World Food Programme distributes all of the rice that you donate to help fight hunger.

THANK YOU for your help.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


These views of glaciers have been taken from above they are just wonderful.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

09-10-04 about our classrooms

We really have to do something about our classes. They look so drab and sad.
I told you you could do beautiful posters and I would print them in as many A4 papers as needed to make a big glorious poster. It could be really nice.
Come on try these websites they are easy and funny to use. Your creations would be hung up in class and it would be so much nicer.
For a Picasso like poster.
A creative image made with coloured sand it is great fun to make.
Very clever, you just find a nice image and reproduce it, it can look lovely.
Bomomo is certainly the funniest but it does look good. It is difficult to use, at least I found it difficult to use. Well I am sure you can do better!
This is just like painting with real brushes only you don't get dirty.
And then there is piclits of course
Let us see what you can do now!
Send it to me as attached file or even files.
Remember my e-mail address: dominique.paci@ac-paris.fr

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Easier news!

Here is easy to understand news, they are authentic and interesting too.
Try the website: Click here for news. Dove is the easiest, Owl is less easy, Eagle is more difficult, Albatros is the most difficult.
The only problem is they are not updated very often. Ask for more...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Weekly thought

A colleague sent me this, it has been made by a presumably well-meaning young seventeen year old boy. I think it is well done but is it an excellent idea or just publicity? I wonder . Watch it and tell me:
Where the boy lives, what he wants his teachers to do, where the ipods come from, what the gains will be. Can you imagine any drawbacks? Just let me know what you think.


What is your ecological footprint? We are going to talk about trying to do something about it in class:

Test yours first.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Try and play with the moon and the sun here

The British Council for 6° and 5°

Here is a great website from Britain to improve your English try it 5° and 6°. Click here.

The British council

Click here for a bridge to the British council.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Weekly not daily

I realised I just did not have time to give any daily thought about anything so I renamed my post to weekly hoping to keep the appointment!

I see many fascinating things everyday but this one is special and very unlike anything I have seen as yet.

You have to download the little software and it is educational but it is worth while, try it and let us know what you think, it is called Celestia:


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Managing Children's Use of The Internet and Technology

The Internet can be such a good thing. If only it could be the best for all of us, children included.
It generally is but when there is a problem we feel so desperate and we wish we had done more to protect our children. Here is some expert advice on how to use the Internet for the best. It explains how technology can help our children be autonomous and how it can lend a helping hand to children with Dys problems.
Good read! do not hesitate to comment; you are very welcome. Click on the link

Friday, September 11, 2009


A special day today. Remember we all thought New York would never be the same again. We were wrong of course. That is what new yorkers think Click
And here is what your teachers worked on. Click

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

NASA new Hubble photos

Just click on the link and you will see the new photos released by Nasa just beautiful

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Nice vocabulary exercises for the 6°

Here you go.

Visual dictionary

Here is the new Visual Dictionary it is available on-line and is entirely free for you.

New vocabulary exercises

You will like the exercises on this website they are easy to make and will teach vocabulary to the 6° right up to the 3°!

Friday, July 24, 2009

William Shakespeare

Here are a few websites to read and listen to William Shakespeare's Sonnets. Click on the links sit back and enjoy them!
Sonnets and some of his plays.
You can read and listen to the sonnets here too.
Here is a link for more sonnets read from "a guy in New York" he sings rap too so Shakespeare is just for everybody and that means you too.

Poems from the BBC

Poems by readers of the BBC just beautiful.

More poems to listen to

Here are more poems for you all.

Classic poetry

When you feel like listening to classic poetry go to this website.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The New York Times

News on the New York Times


News on the BBC website

Another look at things

English people do not teach grammar as we do here it is in alphabetical order. Try it.

Words from the BBC news are pronounced for you

To polish that British accent try listening to the bold part of the texts click here.

Very difficult

Very difficult exercises but you have a right to them too. It is meant to be a challenge isn't it?
Here they are.

Keep your English up to date

I particularly like this website I think your parents might be interested too.

Pronunciation tips from the BBC

If you wish to speak true British English go to the BBC website.

Nasa exercises to infinity and beyond!

A favourite or favorite? Here it is the Nasa website for you

Interactive exercises

New interactive exercises if you click here.

Simple and easy

You may like this website for more grammar exercises, I do!

Exercises for beginners

Here you will find the right exercise if you are a beginner or if you just want to revise that lesson you have forgotten about

Grammar galore

You will find great grammar lessons and exercises on this website from the Académie de Paris.
Be sure to click on the type of exercise you want on the scroll bar at the top of the list

Pronunciation exercises

If you wish to have more pronunciation exercises this website classify them with great care...

To get more words

You will find more words here

English Club grammar lessons

There are 8 types of words in English read everything about them on this website

Learning English online

You will find good easy to understand grammar lessons and exercises on this German website


You will have to get ready to pass your B2i in English too.
You will find some exercises on this website.
I will ask you to do some of these exercises and when you are ready you will email them to me and I will mark your work.