Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Activity Share Competition

The Macmillan Team has chosen my favourite classroom activity as the winner of their Activity Share Competition. I'm sure my pupils will enjoy reading the books they've sent.

'The Fruit Party' is just perfect for the first day of school. At least I do this activity with my pupils then. First, I ask my pupils to write the numbers from 1 to 5, one below another, in their notebooks. Then, I ask them to think of a basket with all kinds of fruit and pick one. They should write the name of that fruit next to number 1. After that I ask them to think of their favourite childhood toy. They should write its colour next to number 2. Shortly, I ask them to guess how many pencils they've got in their pencil cases and write their answer next to number 3. Later, I ask them to write where something they're wearing was made next to number 4. Then, I ask them to think of a letter and write the job starting with that letter next to number 5. Finally, I reveal my pupils what each number stands for (1 = their name, 2 = their surname, 3 = the number of pets they've got, 4 = the country they come from, 5 = their job) and ask them to pretend that they're at the party and meet the others. The activity includes all four skills, plus a lot of fun and mingling.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

HIPPO 2015 Results

Here are the results of the 3rd HIPPO International Competition in English Language that took place on 14 March:

Kosana Jakonić VII4 (Reading: 40 + Listening: 18 = 67/70 points),
Petar Tesla VII3 (Reading: 40 + Listening: 18 = 67/70 points),
Lazar Turudija VII1 (Reading: 38 + Listening: 19 = 66.50/70 points).

By the way, the writing test questions were marked only for those who scored 100%.

All of my pupils competed in the HIPPO 3 (CEF A2) category this school year.

HIPPO International English Language Competition is organised by Global Input and Global Hippo Associations. The main sponsors are EDI Pearson and Swan Institute.