Friday, December 3, 2010

You seem to like writing stories so here is another link to a write more stories. Click here.
And here to show you how to write real texts, poems etc...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Here are some great exercises and useful vocabulary for the classroom and school, click here.


Do the exercises it will be easier to learn the words. Do the quiz to check you have understood. I think they are all well done and classroom instructions are particularly interesting for my beginners.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

We will see tomorrow, if you are bored this afternoon try this little Game.
Freerice
You will find the link on our blog here.
You usually like it very much but we (you and me) always wonder if it really works and if it is really useful.
Good news, excellent news: it is.
Read this article from the BBC and play to your heart's content...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I love chocolate, do you?
Yes, you do... then you must read this:
from the Chocoholic club!
Still not on holiday...
Here is for the Toy Story fans.
Look at the video and do the exercises.
Have a nice time!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Hello again I think some of you will look at this, then here are some more exercises for you during the summer holidays:

Litterature
You can invent stories as you go and improve your English at the same time if you
click here.


Hot air ballons and roller coasters
Do you know everything about hot air ballons? You will if you do this puzzle exercise.
Click here
Do you like roller coasters? Yessssss, of course so design
one right here. You will use physics notions and English of course.

Marine life
If you wish to know "How stuff works" then go to this neat website and begin with the whales I particularly love the video about the Humpback whale.
Click here.

Want to know everything about fish how they swim and
Underwater Dynamics? Here is the place. Click.
Some cool games still on marine life from the American Museum of Natural History, here.
If you are fed up with marine life try this.
Click.
Now mosquitoes can be a nuisance, do you like insects? Do you want to learn more about them?
Click here for the link to the Franklin institute. There are more fascinating readings and activities here.

This paragraph cannot be closed without the beautiful photographs from this website.

To infinity ... and beyond!
Space is your dream. Do you look at stars in the summer so here are some websites for you.
If you wish to go to bed early or want to see the stars and planets movement until infinity then here is the website fr you.
Click here.
Not very romantic but simple and clear
this website shows you all the planets from our solar system.
If you wish to become an astronomy expert then this is
the website for you.
Everybody knows Google Earth but do you know Google sky it is fascinating.
Click.
In this game you can smash galaxies turn the solar system upside down
try it here.
Here you can calculate your weight on another planet.
Click
Last but not least NASA shows you everything about the solar system exploration.
Click here.
and their very last
GAME Moonbase Alpha. Try it here.

If you wish to explore the world and find fun games,
interesting facts and fascinating photos and videos.

Try the National geographic website here
You will find a wide area of games for science here.
A fantastic game to learn what you should and should not do on the net here.
Now cooking that is a very nice way of spending a wet afternoon here are a few recipes and videos if you feel like experimenting click here and here.
You prefer the pyramids then try escaping from the mummy's tumb: click here.
You love the Incollables well here are some English ones here you go!!

Well I think you may like to see for yourself so here are more things to watch, learn, and ENJOY.
That is what holidays are about aren't they?
See here and here.


Have great holidays and see you next year!!





Friday, July 2, 2010




If you wish to know more about the 4th of July, watch the video and then test yourself with the quiz!

Click here

Thursday, July 1, 2010

If you want to play and work at your English, here is the right place to do it:
You can draw, have competitions, write comics, discover now: just click!









Or this one too. Click.
You can also create cartoons here.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Why do graduating students wear academic robes?
Why indeed? American schools chose to perpetuate an English tradition. Read the article here
and watch the picture of American students:

and the Oxford original!

Which one do you like best?


Thursday, June 10, 2010

I believe this is what is happening:


Monday, May 17, 2010

GREAT news today.
There is a solution for the giant oil spill in the Gulf of mexico.
Here it is: click on the link.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Do you want to visit the Shangaï expo? Here is the link.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Heard about this volcano in Iceland Nasa took a picture of it earlier this month:


And a very impressive video from the BBC:




Today photo of the Islandic volcano. It does not look as if it is going to stop soon.
Are you taking a plane for the holidays?  :(

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Rain again!!
Rain rain go away, come again some other day!
Later much later
Next year?

Friday, April 9, 2010

Okay to day is Friday so here you are all Nasa's interactive

Thursday, April 8, 2010

From the BBC the biggest news today!
Can you believe an even greater news than the ipad...

Proper nouns come into play in Scrabble rule change

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I found the most beautiful website!
If you like nature and animals then you will love it too
The interface is very intuitive and easy to use.
It is the BBC Earth explorer.
Better than Google Earth? well let me know.

You canb explore the sea floor with the submersible ALVIN here

Why do I do all this? I think you can be interested and learn a lot
of new useful words without any effort.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

As we said tyo day is Saint Patrick day.
Here is what happens in Washington DC
Yes that's right the fountain in front of the White House goes green.

Pipes and drums in New York

A funny way to look and learn about it.

And the best website is definetely the one of History channel.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Yes a new series of games. Here they are.
I highly recomend the spelling ones for those of my students who do not want to type!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Hello boys and girls. This is it we will soon be back together. Great :)
Here are 10 new wonders of the World I particularly like the Méteora
and some pretty incredible bridges here and here.

Let me know what you prefer.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

UFO and friends

Are you fascinated or intrigued by UFO well here is an interesting
article from the BBC, it is matter for thought.
Let us know what you think.

Plus do you have too many friends? or never enough?
Here is an other article from the BBC

For dolphin lovers


Here is for all dolphin lovers from the telegraph.
I think there are a lot around but with a special thought for Laure.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Catching up if you feel you did not do your best.

A new website to catch up if you did not learn regularly or fast enough.
It will help you select beginners and start working!

New dictionaries

It is a shame you are not English. You would probably love this website.
There are dictionaries for everything in which words are introduced in different ways.
There are articles too.
My favorite:
How climate change has influenced our vocabulary.
There are a lot of new snow play words. Why?
There has been snow in Florida this year and several severe snow storms in North America.
There is one dictionary specifically for you. If you wish to know more about English idioms and idiomatic expressions here it is: click.

Carnival

Your Carnival was great and you enjoyed it.

Here is what it was like in New Orleans from Time magazine: click
and in Rio de janeiro from the newspaper The Sacramento Bee : click

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Winter Olympics again

A real neat interactive guide to the Olympics by the Los Angeles Time
The daily newspaper of your epals!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Nasa again

Nasa is worth following on Twitter just for the beautiful pictures.
This is Rio dejaneiro:

here is San Francisco


Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco, CA. Beautiful shadow :-) on Twitpic

and London



London, England - first time that I saw the whole city withou... on Twitpic

Winter Olympics

The winter Olympic games are a great moment.

First, you have to know where Vancouver is you can see it better from here: click and here too.

if you wish to know more about each sport Click here
or here, and here.

The passing of the torch dating back to the tenth century BCE( Before the Common Era) is also very great and interesting.
if you want to see beautiful pictures of the event so far click here.
You can see all the torches on this New York Times website Click.

Now for a few exercises: click and here for a scientific outlook

An engaging game from the Canadian Olympic school that you should try: click.

A little history here and here to see who were the champions.

Have a great time watching, there is a problem though: there is no snow in Vancouver, the temperature is too high an average of 7.6 °C read here


epals

We have talked about Glogster in class today. Have a look and let me know what you think.

Here is the link, just click.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

10-02-09

Here is a new quiz on the last lesson for the 6° all of them!

A new word game to help you write and recite your vocabulary

I liked this neat word games. Some are easy and will help you build your vocabulary. Keep an all English dictionary open in another window to help.
Click here and try them

Monday, February 8, 2010

Very neat writing, spelling exercises

This website gives a series of really nice exercises to identify sounds and spelling and to help you write. Try the think and write label.

Another nice one is "Protagonize" you can write a story online and people may add to it help you write it and so on... Here it is,click

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Do you prefer cats or dogs?

I thought this was really funny. Feel free to comment and say if you think it is true or false.
I think it is just that cats are so wise, the way they love sleeping on your desk on the precise spot you have been reading tell the whole story, doesn't it?

Click here to view the article.

If you had a baby recently you know what you should do now to ensure successful studies to your children :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Weekly thought Fantastic LEGO

We all have some favorite childhood memories. Some are so dear to us we never grow out of them.
Here is for all LEGO fans. Listening Paul? Click here

Friday, January 29, 2010

J.D.Salinger died

J.D.Salinger died yesterday in his house in Cornish New Heaven where he retired in 1953. He was 91 years old and has never published a book since 1965.
He is still famous for the few books he published and in particular for his best seller Catcher in the Rye.
You may not have read Catcher in the Rye...well then you are lucky, you can read and enjoy it. A translation in French is bound to be published again soon. Buy it and read it. It is taught in schools in the U.S. and still is a teenager favorite.
The hero Holden Caulfield is 16 years old, he thinks people are either authentic or phony, no in between! You will either love him or hate him.
The book is about Holden's perils, travels and adventures in New York city after being expelled from his prep school. If you want to follow him through New York follow this link.

Monday, January 18, 2010

10-01-18

Monday, January 18th

News:
we have a test now!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Just beautiful

Here is a website you will like better than my lessons, click here.
Looking for inpiration this might help.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Weekly thought or rather afterthought

Putting it that way, our relationship to the web seems excessive.
The nice thing about emails is that I, for instance, get many more friendly
mails than by post. I do get some bills but if I make a ratio between friendly
mails and bills then the result is overwhelmingly in favor of my friends.
Thank you all, I do appreciate it.

A Day in the Internet
Created by Online Education

Friday, January 8, 2010

Weekly thought


Were you happy to have snow for Christmas? I was and then I expected the cold spell to end
soon. It just did not.
Is it here to stay? It looks like it. Here is a picture that really scared me I found it on the BBC website :




This is England, the British Isles.

Now for the worst part it seems the Gulf Stream is now connecting with the
west Greenland current and that would be the reason why we are getting
such cold weather. How long is it going to last?
You can read the story here.
What have we done?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

American flags

I did not know the American flag had changed so much.
Which one do you prefer?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday, January 5th

News:
Inés is absent today, maybe she has a headache.

Book p59 n°1,2
a. an b. a c. an d. .....e. a
n°2
a. the b. the c. a d. a e. the...the...

Book p58 n° 2 , 3 W. p48
short hair, a hair pin, tall, small, medium height, hamster cheeks, lazy,
bone lazy, It could be anybody.

English Lab book p.59 W. p. 48
curly, sir, nurse, bird, expert, her.

Book p.60 see p.26

Homework:
lesson
Ex. finish the description you began in class