Monthly Archives: July 2009

What’s his/her job? Play a board game!

Teacher, policeman, secretary, pilot, fireman, actress, reporter, pop star… do you know all the jobs in English?

😎 Try it! Click on the matching game and review some of them. Then, you can print the board game, practise and play with your classmates. You need a dice and some markers to play this game. When finishing you can play a miming game in groups.

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Life without Internet… do you imagine?

Are you an internet addict? How your life would be without internet? High school students from southern California and New York visited Mission Local and asked residents what life would be like without the internet.

😎 Try it! Watch the video and use it to start a class discussion about advantages and disadvantages about using internet at class, at home, at work… You can divide the class into several groups, each group can create a presentation about the item and what they think about it, and then show it to the class. Try to create a good atmosphere and respect and listen other classmates’ opinion.

Is Sudoku an American game?

Milions of people are hooked on sudokus. In a sudoku you have to complete a puzzle of numbers from 1 to 9.


😎 Try it! It is believed that Sudoku was originally an American game, not Japanese. If you want to know more about sudokus, listen and read this abstract. After listening and reading, try to answer the questions you’ll find in the comment attached. If you want to play a sudoku you only have to click on the picture above.

The idiom jungle I

Do you like getting up early in the morning or staying up at night? In other words, are you an ‘early bird’ or a ‘night owl’?  In English there are some expressions we can use to refer to a figurative meaning. We know them as idioms. Sometimes they are very funny… Let’s discover them!

8-) Try it! Click on the idiom jungle and test yourself in this online exercise. It’s a multiple choice activity about friends and lovers. Learn about idioms and good luck!

Calvin’s funny faces

Calvin & Hobbes are the two main characters of the comic strip written and illustrated by Bill Watterson. Calvin is an imaginative six-year old boy and Hobbes, his energetic stuffed tiger. If you don’t know them, don’t miss the link in this post they’re really good!

😎 Try it! Look at Calvin’s funny faces and try to match them with their definitions. If you need any help click on the definitions. Once solved, you can check your answers in the comment attached. Good luck!!


To be angry / To mock / To make a smile To be sadTo be surprisedTo give someone a wink  To scream To make slanting eyesTo pull a face To be tired To pick your nose To be scared

Describing a place

Writing a description is providing a picture of the scene so real and vivid that the reader feels like he has been placed in the place, observing and feeling everything.

 😎 Try it! Click on the album, you’ll see that it’s about landscapes and animals. Choose a picture, print it and try to write a description about it. If you want you can play a little game. Read your description to the rest of the class and they’ll have to guess which picture are you talking about. If you want to know how to write a description you can click on here or here.


A ‘real’ Martion invasion in 1938

The War of the Worlds was an episode of the American radio drama. It was performed as a Halloween episode on October 30, 1938 and directed and narrated by Orson Welles. The episode was an adaptation of H.G.Wells’ novel The war of the worlds. Although was a performance of the book, many listeners thought that an actual Martian invasion was in progress!!

😎 Try it! Read more about The war of the worlds by clicking on the link above, listen to the original radio broadcasting and then imagine you are a radio newsreader and try to do your own version of this broadcast. What are  you going to talk about? How? How will you impress your listeners? Write and perform a dialog with your classmates.


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