Wednesday, 30 December 2009

My Favourite Day (articles)

My favourite day is Saturday. It is a super cool day, because we can play all day long.
We usually play in my neighbourhood. I play with my friends. We go rollerblading, play soccer, or we trick the others, usually teenagers.
I sometimes take out my dog and everybody plays with him.
My friend Željko often wakes me up early and we play video games or watch comedy films. When I buy a paper called ‘Screen fan’, we dream about having those games. When he is with me we are best friends.

Stanislav Šegrt, VI1, December 2009

My favourite day is Saturday. I get up at ten o’clock, because I like sleeping in the morning. My dad makes me a big breakfast and he doesn’t go to work on Saturday.
I practise basketball for two hours and after that I get home.
In the afternoon I visit my grandma and we have a good time together.
In the evenings I sometimes play board games with my sister.
I always go to bed at around half past eleven.

Jovana Kojić, VI2, December 2009

Monday, 28 December 2009

A Film Review (articles)

Write a short article about your favourite film. Who are the main characters? What is it about? Why do you like it?

‘Twilight’ is a great film about a girl called Bella Swan and a vampire called Edward Cullen.

Bella loves Edward, but that becomes a problem for her. She is attacked by James, the evil vampire, and Edward saves her. Bella soon ends up in a hospital, in a coma.

The lead actors are Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan) and Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen).

‘Twilight’ is a great film for everyone.

Teodora Plavšić, VI1, December 2009

My favourite movie is ‘Alien4.’

This film is a fantasy. The main actor is Sigourney Weaver. In the film, her name is Ellen Ripley.

It all starts on a star ship where scientists create a clone – Ripley, because she is dead. Ellen is on that star ship with a small crew. They discover that the alien is in that star ship. The crew decide to kill him. During the mission the crew discover that Ripley is a clone. They get on the other star ship and go to the Earth, but they activate a bomb and blow up the star ship.

The running time is 1hour 48 minutes.

I think that this film is great for all ages.

Filip Smiljanić, VI2, December 2009

’Spider-Man’ is a great fantasy film about a teenager named Peter Parker.

Peter Parker lives in a small house in New York City with his Aunt May. His parents died and some thief killed his Uncle.

Peter hasn’t got many friends. His best friend is Mary Jane.

One day, a spider bites Peter in a science lab and he gains incredible powers! Now he is strong, fast, he can climb walls and throw webs, like a real spider.

People love Spider-Man, but he’s got enemies, like evil Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus or Venom. Will Spider-an stop them? Watch all three movies and find out!

Filip Ivetić, VI3, December 2009

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Help around the house (a survey)

We spent a few lessons in November talking about different chores and activities around the house. I asked my pupils to do a survey among their classmates to find out how much they help around the house. It was an interesting way for everyone to say something about him/herself, let alone practise the present simple tense and adverbs of frequency. 

We've also compared the lives of Serbian teenagers with those of British teens. Here is how a pupil of mine, Filip Ivetić from class VI3, sees the former:

Teenage Life in Serbia

Families in Serbia are usually big, but sometimes small. The parents are very busy, but most teenagers do not help around the house, so the parents have to do the chores. In the evenings, they often watch some films on TV.

Here in Serbia we go to school in shifts. In the morning, school starts at 8.00 and finishes at 13.10, and in the afternoon, it begins at 13.00 and ends at 18.10. The teenagers in Serbia do not really like going to school, and find it quite boring.

Like all teenagers, Serbian teens love watching TV, playing computer games and surfing the Net in their free time. Most teens have their Facebook accounts. In Serbia, it is the most popular messager programme on the Internet. On Saturdays, a lot of teens invite their friends to come over and they have lots of fun!