Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Frog and the Prince

Hello!
       Listen to the story THE FROG AND THE PRINCE - I love it!

The Frog and the Prince


More presentations from Chiara Mantegazza

If you want to make a little book of the story, click and print the pictures, cut them out and colour them, I'm giving you the text at school.





If you're a teacher, have a look at the page FOR EFL TEACHERS: MIX for ideas as how to use this story in class.


Bye!
Clare - the Witch

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Secret passwords...sssshhh! Nr. 2

Hello, here's a challenge for you: click and see if you remember all your passwords!!



Who is the winner???


Friday, March 17, 2017

Going shopping!

Ernest e Celestine: il nostro lavoro

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Happy St Patrick's Day!!






Clare - the Witch

Happy Saint Patrick's day!

Hello, everybody!

Il 17 marzo, in Irlanda si festeggia St. Patrick.
Al tempo di St. Patrick in Irlanda, la gente seguiva ancora la religione pagana dei druidi. Patrizio era nato in Gran Bretagna, ma venne venduto come schiavo in Irlanda, poi riuscì a fuggire e trascorse parecchi anni in un monastero. Quindi tornò in Irlanda per predicare il Cristianesimo.
La leggenda racconta che, con un discorso tenuto su una collina, St. Patrick scacciò i serpenti dall’Irlanda! (effettivamente non ce ne sono!). Diventò poi vescovo d’Irlanda e morì il 17 marzo 461.
Il simbolo ufficiale dell’Irlanda è l’arpa.
Il simbolo più noto è però lo SHAMROCK, che porta fortuna.
Si dice che St. Patrizio usasse le tre foglie dello shamrock per spiegare  cosa fosse la Trinità di Padre, Figlio e Spirito Santo.
L’Irlanda è nota come “The Emerald Isle”, l’isola di smeraldo: pare che nella campagna irlandese si possano contare 40 tonalità di verde!
Anche se il colore ufficiale dell’Irlanda è il blu (!), il giorno di St. Patrick la gente festeggia decorando con shamrocks e tanto tanto verde.
In Irlanda ci sono molte storie, come questa:
Il Leprechaun è un tipo misterioso, un folletto irlandese un po’ scontroso. Per guadagnarsi da vivere fa le scarpe, poi conserva tutti i suoi soldi in un pentolone, pieno di monete d’oro, nascosto alla fine dell’arcobaleno. Trovarlo sarebbe proprio una bella fortuna!!
Se senti il rumore del martello, potrebbe essere il folletto che fa le scarpe: trovalo e ti dirà il suo segreto, se riesci a non perderlo di vista nemmeno un secondo. E’ velocissimo e, se riesce a sfuggire il tuo sguardo per meno di un secondo, fuggirà via e tu avrai perso la tua occasione.

Let's sing the Leprechaun song:

and dance the Leprechaun dance:


Happy St Patrick Day!!
 Clare - the Witch






Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hello, everyone!

Un bel compito per il prossimo lunedì!

Cliccate sul padlet qui sotto, cliccate il + ed inserite il vostro contributo: una frase, una foto, un disegno, un filmato o un testo scritto in un file Word e poi caricato cliccando sulle icone di microfono, telecamera, macchina fotografica in basso al quadrato che si è aperto per il vostro contributo.

Il tema è: Tra Ernest e Celestine si stabilisce un rapporto molto forte: si vogliono bene, si accudiscono, si azzuffano, si consolano, si divertono... E tu, con chi hai un rapporto così? Cosa ti piace fare con questa persona? Scrivi il tuo pensiero, oppure inserisci una foto, un disegno, un testo.

Dovete farvi aiutare dai vostri genitori, se ancora avete qualche dubbio, scrivetemi una mail.

SIATE CREATIVI!!   


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Going shopping

Hi, everyone! 
          Do you like going shopping? I do: I bought a new broomstick today and now I can fly really fast!! That's why my hair is standing straight on my head!
          Try this useful listening game: help Ryan give the right money to the shop assistant (drag the money to the cash, then click on the round blue bubble) . it's really like being in a shop!
       The next game makes me nervous: you have to buy all the items in your shopping list... and be very quick! Try and let me know:


                Well, counting money makes me really sleepy.... Goodnight!
(If you are a teacher, you can go to my page at the top of the screen: FOR EFL TEACHERS: MIX)

Clare - the Witch

Pubblicità: Il Trattamento Ridarelli

NUMBERS

Hi, veryone! Let's play with numbers!
        
Click on the right numbers and find your way out of the maze: A, B or C? 

Now listen and match:


Can you spell numbers in English? Burst the right balloons when they go past:

Read the hints and find the numbers on the blackboard (yes:as you can see, after 167 seconds I have found only TWENTY...You know I'm not very good at Maths..., I'm hopeless!)

Listen to the story and be ready to answer the question: How many people were there on Hassan Street going to school?
YAWN! I'm really sleepy now! It's time to go to bed and... count sheep
                               

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

I Like Spaghetti

Hi, everyone!
            How are you? Click and listen to this very funny song by Linda Severt, I really hope you like it!


Do you like my new hat??? Thanks to Matteo's dad for giving me this very elegant hat!!
Bye bye,




Clare - the Witch








Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Three Little Pigs

Hello,

since we're reading fairy tales at school, watch this video of a very famous fairy tale:



Clare - the Witch

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Food

Hello, everyone!
                  Learn or review some food vocabulary: click LEARN AND REVIEW, then click CLICK 'N LEARN or PLAY VIDEO:

Listen and click the right food to get out of the maze:

Listen and click the right food: click the picture, click VOCABULARY GAMES, then SHOOT OUT, then click LISTEN AND SHOOT THE PICTURE
Click the picture, then QUESTIONS GAMES, then TREASURE CHEST, PLAY.
Listen to the question "What do you want?", move the cursor on the pink gems and listen to the possible answers, click the right one (the food in the picture)
Click the picture, then QUESTIONS GAMES, then ENGLISH CARNIVAL, then YES. Listen to the question, for example "Do you want soup?" If you think the hidden picture is soup, click YES, otherwise click NO.
The next game is really too fast for me!!!! See what you can do!
Click the picture, then QUESTIONS GAMES, then SLAP - read the instructions and click PLAY GAME.

Listen to this great song we sang in class:

Bye bye!!!

Clare - the Witch

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

More about Food

Hi, everybody!
      How are you? I'm fine, but I'm hungry! My favourite food is chocolate ice cream. And what about you?
What's your favourite food? Please, let me know! Start playing games about FOOD:

Find the picture and the corresponding word in this game of pelmanism:
Other games of pelmanism: choose the topic first, FOOD or FRUIT or VEGETABLES, then choose number of cards and START:

Can you spell the words for food in English? Shoot the right balloons:
Click the picture, then START, then click WHAT WE EAT, click a food and then the right letters to write it, then click SUBMIT:
Click the picture, then choose the topic FOOD, click the correct letters to guess the word and... beware of the cat!!

The next game is more difficult: read the clue and write the name of the fruit:
Play pelmanism with food: click the picture, click VOCABULARY GAMES, click MEMORY,  click MATCH PICTURE - WORD:
Now write the words: click the picture, click SPELLING GAMES, click COLLECT THE STARS:
Click GRAMMAR and play the three listed games:
Well, now I'll go and eat a very big chocolate ice cream... YUM YUM!!!
Bye bye,