Topic of the week: Disasters
English in mind-part II, slide 4 (page 54)
Discussion-“Positive influence of the quarantine”
The advantage is that we are starting our classes at 10 or 11:30 o’clock. The second advantage is that I spent most of my time with my sister or I watch a movies. The third advantage is that we are doing 2-3 classes mostly, because in school I do 6-8 classes and after that classes I became very tired. And the last advantage is that I learned to paint beautifully during quarantine.
Grammar Revision-Passive voice-
1. He has lent her the umbrella.
She has been lent the umbrella by him.
2. He gave me a good advice.
I was given good advice by him.
3. Dad promised us some money.
We were promised some money by dad.
4. They’ll give him a reward.
He will be given a reward by them.
5. He told me the whole story.
I was told the whole story by him.
6. They have sent her the bill.
She has been sent the bill by them.
7. She’ll show us the way.
We will be shown the way by her.
8. He has paid her a lot of money.
She has been paid a lot of money by him.
9. Peter wrote it down correctly.
It was written down correctly by Peter.
10. Noise kept him awake.
He was kept awake by noise.
11. Dad sometimes takes me to the station.
I am sometimes taken to the station by dad.
12. She’ll give me his address.
I will be given his address by her.
1. He usually buys the tickets.
The tickets are usually bought by him.
2. We booked the flights.
The flights were booked by us.
3. He opened the bottle easily.
The bottle was opened easily by him.
4. She cleans my shoes.
My shoes are cleaned by her.
5. They arrested the burglars.
The burglars were arrested by them.
6. He wrote the note.
The note was written by him.
7. They washed the car.
The car was washed by them.
8. She found the key.
The key was found by her.
9. He sold his coin collection.
His coin collection was sold by him.
10. We started a new system.
A new system was started by us.
11. Someone stole his car.
His car was stolen.
12. They used the towels.
The towels were used by them.
13. We turned on the TV.
The TV was turned on by us.
14. She served tea at 4.
Tea was served by her at 4.
15. The rain flooded the camp.
The camp was flooded by the rain.
1. They built these houses in 1902.
In 1902 these houses were built by them.
2. She bakes a cake every Sunday.
Every Sunday a cake is baked by her.
3. He broke the vase yesterday.
The vase was broken by him yesterday.
4. I clean the shoes every Friday.
Every Friday the shoes are cleaned by me.
5. We wrote the exercise an hour ago.
An hour ago the exercise was written by us.
6. They use this road very often.
This road is used by them very often.
7. Thieves stole his car.
His car was stolen by thieves.
8. They cancelled all the flights.
All the flights were cancelled by them.
9. Brian told the truth.
The truth was told by Brian.
10. She always loads the dishwasher.
The dishwasher is always loaded by her.
11. He sometimes does the shopping.
The shopping is sometimes done by him.
12. The ambulance took Peter to hospital.
Peter was taken to hospital by the ambulance.
Idiom: a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
Every language has its own collection of wise sayings. They offer advice about how to live and also transmit some underlying ideas, principles and values of a given culture / society. These sayings are called “idioms” – or proverbs if they are longer. These combinations of words have a “figurative” meaning – they basically work with “pictures”.
Idioms are used frequently in both written and spoken English. So let’s:
‘When pigs fly’ – something that will never happen.
“When pigs fly she’ll tidy up her room.”
A short situation in the library.
«Excuse me, can I sit here?»
«Oh, of course.»
«I am Mary.»
«Nice to meet you Mary, my name is Ann.»
«How are you?»
«Fine and how are you?»
«I’m not that good.»
«Because I’m going to take an exam tomorrow.»
«Oh, There is nothing sad about it, exams like a piece of cake.»
«Are you sure?»
- compare English idioms with Russian and Armenian and try to find some similarities in them.
Ни пуха ни пера
Good luck or Break a leg
- Try to find equivalents of English idioms in Russian and Armenian.
Deadline for the project: May 2
Investigate your home library!
- What children’s book do you have?
We have many children’s books at home. Hovhannes Tumanyan, Hans Christian Andersen, Gianni Rodari, etc. I also have my favorite book, Harry Potter․ We also have a Russian book, the book’s name is The Wizard of Oz.
- Make a catalog of children’s books, which are in your home library.
Harry Potter- J. K. Rowling
Tales — Hovhannes Tumanyan
Tales — Gianni Rodari
Tales — Hans Christian Andersen
The alchemist — Paulo Coelho
- Ask your family members about their favorite books.
My sister’s favorite book is The Bremen Town Musicians.
My mother clearly doesn’t know the name of her favorite book, because she loves all the books she reads.
My dad doesn’t have a favorite book either.
- Reading challenge: read a passage from your favorite children’s book in English and offer someone (your friend, classmate, schoolmate or even a teacher) to read a passage from his/her favorite one). Make a video and share it with the challenger.
I send this challenge to Gayane.
Tasks for distance learning:
Story by Reem, Lorik, Nudem from Gelsenkirchen, Germany
So I get up normally and freshen up, then I get dressed and have breakfast first, then go to the stop and then go to school. In school I learn math, German,
English and all things. In the afternoon, I and my family go for a walk. After that I eat my dinner and I watch a movie and then go to sleep and dream I’ll be back on my cell phone because I like my cell phone.
Fact 30: Each year, there are organic garbage thrown out that could be composted and recycled to use for fertilizer for the ground rather than pollutants.
Fact 31: Glass is 100% recyclable and can be used again and again. Glass recycling is separated into colors because glass retains its color even after recycling.
Fact 32: The most thrown away products in American include diapers, pens, razor blades, tires and aluminium- all of which can be used to be recycled into other products.
Fact 33: Due to the fact that people aren’t recycling as much as they should, the rainforests are actually be cut down by about 100 acres a minute.
Fact 34: Most people produce 4.4 pounds of trash per day that results in about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year.
Fact 35: Plastic bags and garbage that are thrown into the ocean have devastating effect on sea animals.
Fact 36: Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown in US every year.
Fact 37: The amount of wood and paper that are thrown each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.
Fact 38: Recycling one ton of plastic can save up to 1,000–2,000 gallons of gasoline.
Fact 39: Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a 100-watt bulb for four hours.
Fact 40: One drip one second from a leaky faucet wastes 540 gallons of water a year.
Dear students, we have a great opportunity to realize our International project “A day without my mobile phone” during this week.
Task 1: “A day without your mobile phone”
- Fill in the padlet with the short information about yourselves: name, surname, age, grade, hobbies, interests, favourite activities, etc. Describe also what mobile phones you use and for what.
- Let’s collect advantages and disadvantages of mobile phones. Write your oppinion here.
- A day without my mobile phone – how would you feel?
- Write an interesting short story: “A day without mobile phone”. It can be both imaginary and real.
I can’t imagine my day without phone because use my phone this is a my hobby. I would start my day like this. I wake up in the morning and try to go to school without a phone. On the way to school I always hear a song, so I wouldn’t be used to without it. I don’t use the phone very much at school, so I won’t be so sad. After classes I go to dance and English classes and don’t use the phone during that time. After school, I go home and have dinner with my family and then I sit down to do a lesson. After my lessons, I usually go to the room to dance but since I do not have a phone today I will go to bed at once. Here’s how I managed to survive without the phone today.
- Don’t forget to send your essays on the following topic “Choose any historical event, in which mobile phones could change something”.
Task 2: “Climate Change and Environmental Challenges”.
This is a new project which deals wth the annual theme for this year in eTwinning.
Here, you can see a first article that was published in eTwinning! A part of our activities will concentrate on that topic in order to get ideas from each other that we can implement in our projects!
Climate is changing and we all noticed it somehow in our daily life. Facing already the effects of these Environmental Challenges we must understand the importance of joining hands to achieve common goals and spread our voice on promoting the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainability.
Answer these two queastions:
- What is Climate change for you?
For me the climate is this: Animation of seasonal changes throughout the year; In climate, we should not only understand the weather because there are places that are hotter and places that are colder. Climate and weather are closely related and characterize the state of the atmosphere. As the climate changes, so does our clothing, as the weather is cold, the more we dress warmly and vice versa.
- How do we know the Climate is changing?
We feel it. When we start to get cold, it means the weather is cold. We can also understand the weather. For example, the weather is not good but not bad in spring, hot in summer, in autumn climate is going to cold, and cold in winter. We can also use our phones, because in our phones have application which name is Weather, and we can know where is cold, and where is hot.