Sunday, 26 February 2006

Municipal Foreign Languages Competition 2006

Municipal Foreign Languages Competition took place on 26 February 2006. Five of my oldest students (Jovana Milešević VIII1, Damjan Fijat VIII2, Aleksandar Mihaljev VIII3, Tijana Velemirov VIII3 and Dragoljub Grujin VIII4) did their best to complete the grammar test, but it turned out to be rather difficult.

The competitors were asked to do a lot of filling in for 60 minutes:
- fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the given verbs,
- find and correct the mistakes in sentences,
- fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the given words,
- fill in the blanks with the appropriate pronoun,
- fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verbs and make questions for the underlined words,
- write a dialogue and
- fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the given words.

Thursday, 9 February 2006

I only want to be with you (song)

This is what it looks like when my oldest students are learning a new song from our coursebooks:
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The song was originally sung by Dusty Springfield in 1963, and here are the lyrics:

I don’t know what it is that makes me love you so.
I only know I never wanna let you go,
‘Cos you started something.
Oh, can’t you see
That ever since we met you’ve had a hold on me?
It happens to be true. I only want to be with you.

It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do.
I wanna spend each moment of the day with you.
Look what has happened with just one kiss.
I never knew that I could be in love like this.
It’s crazy but it’s true.
I only want to be with you.

You stopped and smiled at me,
Asked me if I’d care to dance.
I fell into your open arms
And I didn’t stand a chance.
Now, listen, honey.

I just wanna be beside you everywhere.
As long as we’re together, honey, I don’t care ‘
Cos you started something.
Oh, can’t you see
That ever since we met you’ve had a hold on me?
No matter what you do
I only want to be with you.

Wednesday, 8 February 2006

Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen (song)

This is how my oldest (some might even find them very shy) students sang a cute song from our coursebooks in February 2006.
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The song was originally sung by Neil Sedaka in 1961, 30 years before this generation of students was born, and here are the lyrics:

Tra la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Happy birthday sweet sixteen.
Tra la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Happy birthday sweet sixteen.

Today’s the day I’ve waited for
Because you’re not a baby any more.
You’ve turned into the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen.
Happy birthday sweet sixteen.

What happened to that funny face?
My little tomboy now wears satin and lace.
I can’t believe my eyes. You’re just a teenage dream.
Happy birthday sweet sixteen.

When you were only six, I was your big brother.
Then when you were ten, we didn’t like each other.
When you were thirteen, you were my funny Valentine.
But since you’ve grown up,
Your future is sewn up.
From now on you’re gonna be mine.

So, if I should smile with sweet surprise
It’s just that you’ve grown up before my very eyes.
You’ve turned into the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen.
Happy birthday sweet sixteen.

Tuesday, 7 February 2006

I hear you knocking (song)

This is how my oldest students sang a song called 'I hear you knocking' from our coursebooks at the beginning of February 2006.

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The song was originally sung by Dave Edmunds in 1970, and here are the lyrics:

You went away and left me long time ago
And now you’re knocking on my door.
 


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I hear you knocking,
But you can’t come in.
I hear you knocking.
Go back where you’ve been.
 


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I begged you not to go but you said goodbye,
And now you’re telling me all your lies.
 


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You’d better get back to where you used to be,
‘Cos your kind of love ain’t good for me.
 


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I told you way back in fifty-two
That I would never go with you.