Wednesday, 15 October 2014

A holiday experience

Think about your funniest, saddest or scariest experience on holiday. Write about it. These questions might help you:
  • Where did you go?
  • What was the weather like?
  • How did you get there?
  • Where did you stay?
  • What did you do?
  • What happened?
  • Who was with you?
  • How did you feel?
  • What happened in the end?
The morning of August 10th was warm and sunny in Japan. The sunshine was a welcome change from wet, rainy weather in Serbia.
After breakfast we went to the beach. we were swimming. Then, we made a break and went back to our room. We soon fell asleep.
Suddenly, the earth was shaking. I woke up. I tried to escape outside with my parents, but the earthquake was too strong. The hall was collapsing. Surprisingly a stone hit me in the head. 
That's when I woke up. I realised it was just a dream. It could never happen to me!

Marko Dejanović, VII4

Sunday, 12 October 2014

European Day of Languages 2014

We started this year's language journey with the 'Getting to know you' game. Volunteers tried to find their 'fellow countrymen' in sign language.

The 'Language Quiz' followed. Seven teams tried to answer some trivia questions about European countries and people.

Then, it was time for the listening game called 'Who's that singing?'. The teams were asked to watch the videos, listen to some folk songs and guess the language. 

In the association game 'European record breakers' the contestants found out more interesting things about European countries. 

In the 'ABC game' they were asked to order the given English words starting with A as they appear in the dictionary.

'Translation Workshop' was a sort of a challenge for everyone, because the task was to translate several messages using Braille Alphabet.

Our journey was ended in laughter, since the contestants and some teachers read tongue twisters in different languages.

By the way, the teams of seven schools took part in this programme, including the students from Grammar School.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Greetings from my hometown

Write an email to an English friend about your hometown. You might use the following plan:
  • Opening remarks (Hi! How's everything going?)
  • Location/Sights to see/Description
  • Entertainment
  • Closing remarks (Why don't you come and stay with me?)
Dear Lisa,
Hi! How is it in Leeds? You've asked me about Kikinda, so I'll write you a few things.
Kikinda is a small town in Serbia. It's in Vojvodina, in the north of Banat. It's very interesting that Kikinda is the biggest home of long-eared owls on the planet! Another amazing thing is that archaeologists found the skeleton of a mammoth in Toza Marković factory in 1996. People called it Kika and you can see it in the National Museum of Kikinda. You can also visit a dry mill, Suvača, one of two preserved in Europe. It's also pleasant to walk around Old Lake, the artificial lake in Kikinda.
Kikinda has got a theatre, a pool and lots of clubs. The people are helpful and friendly and they like the peace and quiet of Kikinda.
I hope you will come to Kikinda next year. Write me about your city!
Love,
Tijana

Tijana Varađanin, VII2

Dear Aleksandra,
Hi! How's everything going? Thanks for your email and the beautiful pictures of your place.
Kikinda is a lovely place in Serbia. There are many shops, boutiques, schools, cafes and clubs. Pumpkin Days is a local event held every year in October. People compete to see whose pumpkin is the largest and longest. The museum is also one of very interesting places for children and adults. Every year we celebrate Kika's birthday. Kika's skeleton was found in a tile factory called Toza Marković in 1996. We also have the National and the Children's Theatre called Lane. Every weekend we have a different performance. 
The people are very friendly and helpful. Kikinda is a peaceful and quiet town, but I don't mind. I don't love heavy traffic. 
There are a lot of things to do here. We often have birthdays and then go to a playground or cafe. 
Kikinda is a very interesting place where you can see all sorts of things. I hope you'll like it. 
Best wishes!
Write back soon!
Love, 
Ivana

Ivana Varađanin, VII2

Dear Isabel,
Hi! How are you? Thanks for your email. Your town sounds wonderful. It is so interesting!
My place is a little town in Serbia called Kikinda. It isn't as big as Madrid and it isn't so modern, but it is still a beautiful place to live. There are a lot of things to do here. You can visit a museum, go jogging in Big park or play tennis on one of the courts.
Lots of people visit Kikinda because of the owls. My town has the most owls in the world! 
Near the park, there is a little lake where you can walk your dog and breathe fresh air. 
There are a lot of festivals, like the Pumpkin Days.
Kikinda isn't noisy. It is a really quiet town.
I hope you will come soon.
Love, 
Anja

Anja Vučić, VII2

Dear Alexander,
Hello! How's everything going in Russia? Thanks for your e-mail and the lovely pictures of Peterhof and Hermitage.
Kikinda is a quiet place in a region called Vojvodina. There are a lot of lovely things here, like the Town Museum, Suvača or Terra. 
In the Town Museum you can see animals, antiquities and clothes from the Banat culture. The building was constructed in 1839. 
Suvača is a dry horse-powered mill where flour was made. The only two such mills that are left are the one in in Kikinda and one in Hungary.
There aren't many festivals here, except the Pumpkin Days. 
You can go to local restaurants and eat delicious food.
Hey, why don't you come to Serbia for a few days or more? 
Anyway, I'll finish now. Write back soon!
Love,
Marko

Marko Dejanović, VII4

Dear Milana,
Hi! How are you? Thanks for your e-mail! I really like the photos of your place.
Kikinda is a beautiful place in the north-east of Vojvodina. There are a lot of interesting sights to visit, such as the Old Pond, Town Park, Sports Centre, Terra Art Gallery or the Museum. The town centre is really beautiful. I love it! There are two beautiful old churches. There are also a lot of shops in the centre. I love going shopping!
The people I know are very friendly and helpful, so you can never get lost in Kikinda. That's what I really like about it. You can easily get around on your bicycle or in a car.
Kikinda is a quiet town. You can often hear birds singing. At night you can hear owls hooting. The owls that live on the town square are unique. Numerous tourists come to see them.
Of you get hungry, I will take you to a very good restaurant. It's called Bella Villa. the food is so delicious there!
Please, come to Kikinda! I will take you everywhere.
Write back soon!
Love,
Ema

Emilija Mijandžić, VII4

Hi, Jane,
How are you? Thanks for your e-mail and the beautiful pictures of your place. 
Kikinda is my birthplace. It is located in Vojvodina, actually in Banat. Kikinda is a small place, but very interesting. 
There are a lot of landmarks to see here, such as the National Museum, where the bones of a mammoth called Kika are kept. The museum also organises numerous exhibitions, which attract a lot of people.
In addition to the museum, there is an old dry mill called Suvača, worth exploring. Many years ago Suvača was useful to people and now it is the famous landmark of my town.
The Pumpkin Days are held annually in Kikinda. During these days, Kikinda is beautiful. Even the people from our neighbouring states come then. 
In the centre of my town there is a large Town Hall, churches and numerous  beautiful buildings that adorn the square.
The people are very friendly. 
There are other things that I could say about my hometown, but it would be better to visit it in person.
Kiss, kiss,
Jelena

Jelena Novaković, VII4

Friday, 3 October 2014

We are family!

This is one of those songs that you can never get fed up with, plus it's perfect for revising family members and opposites:
III5

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Bedum ... Bedoo

This song once again proved to be perfect for expressing likes and dislikes:
III3