6-7 Grades Drtinova

NOVEMBER

15/11/2021

Only two students were able to join this lesson, so we started with small talk about our weekends including Ben's birthday party playing laser tag, then watched an episode of "Old Prague Legends" about the Golem on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuhijaAG6dg). Ben and Ondrej took notes and answered questions about the story, and discussed the similarities and differences to the story they knew.

We practiced prepositions especially in relation to celebrations (St Martin's Day), gift giving ettiquite, and cooking/kitchen vocabulary. 

We also watched "The Devil's Stones episode of Old Prague Legends (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISKwyNU5o8w) which tells of a broken stone column in Vysehrad which was supposedly brought there by the Devil from a church in Rome, and the students retold the story in their own words.

08/11/2021

In this lesson, we discussed the events of the past week including Ben's birthday and belated celebrations for Hana's birthday. We also discussed other celebrations, particularly April Fools day and the jokes or pranks which students have participated in.

We listened to another student's favourite song - Riptide by Vance Joy - and discussed unusual words and phrases in the lyrics such as "turning green" (to become envious), come unstuck (both positive and negative connotations), "left hand man" as a play on words referencing the common English phrase "right hand man", "lump in my throat" meaning feeling strongly emotional, and the various uses of destined/destiny/destination.

We brainstormed ideas for scenarios and sabotages for our planned game of Among Us.

We reinforced the use of present perfect to talk about things which started in the past and are still true now.

01/11/2021

In this lesson, we discussed our activities over the past (holiday) week and weekend which included Halloween.

Students told supernatural stories from Prague, eg. the Devil and Charles Bridge.

We listened to another student's favourite song - The Nights by Avicii - and discussed interesting vocabuary and ideas from the lyrics, like venture and forsake.

We played an adjective game where students opened virtual boxes to receive a random adjective and had to make sentences.

OCTOBER

18/10/2021

We discussed our weekends to practice the past tense, then discussed the gameplay and rules of a popular board game which one student had played with their grandparents to practice using the present tense for facts and usual behaviour.

We also discussed the game ‘Among Us’ which can be played in English classes to generate natural language, comparing and contrasting the ways it can be played online versus in person.

We listened to one student’s favourite song - The Wall by Pink Floyd - and discussed unusual words like sarcasm, the purposeful use of incorrect English, and the meaning of the imagery in the song.

For homework, students must start thinking of rules, missions and scenarios for an in-class game of Among Us.

11/10/2021

In this conversation class, we discussed injuries and broken bones students have suffered in the class and how they happened. 

We began sharing favourite songs with "Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles, but unfortunately an internet connection problem prevented us from listening to and discussing any other songs. We noted down the student's choices for future classes.

We used the information gained in last week's conversation game to find shared experiences and compare them, eg two students who have both tried windsurfing or looked after small babies.

04/10/2021

In this conversation class, we discussed team sports that students participate in and learned some new vocabulary to talk about competitions.

We completed a conversation game using present perfect to find out more information about each other - asking questions about unusual experiences which we used to practice telling anecdones (stories) about past experiences, eg. Have you ever travelled in Asia?

Students were given the homework of preparing an English song to share with the class and discuss.

 

 

SEPTEMBER

27/09/2021

As we had another new student join the class, we all introduced ourselves again and asked questions.

Students described the goals we have for the class and how we will work together to achieve them.

Students described their favourite TV show - what it's about, the main characters, and why they like it.

We played a vocabulary game where students were given the infinitive, past simple or past participle of an irregular verb, and they had to throw a sticky ball at the whiteboard to indicate which one it was.

Homework was to prepare to play their favourite (English language) song for the class and describe why they like it.

20/09/2021

We welcomed a new student to the class, and used the opportunity to re-introduce ourselves and ask questions about eachother. 

We discussed the goals for the class and how we will achieve them.

We played a speaking game where students opened random boxes with irregular verbs and made present perfect sentences - positive/negative and questions.

We had a team game to reinforce key vocabulary - competing to see which team knew the most past simple/past participle forms of common irregular verbs.

Homework was to prepare to talk about a favourite TV show and convince the class to watch it.

13/09/2021

We started the class with the students briefly introducing themselves, then asking me questions to get to know me. We then discussed pets we had in the past, have now, and/or want for the future. Students made goals for the class including: improving speaking confidence and fluency, improving accuracy, reinforcing grammar and vocabulary from earlier courses, encouraging a relaxed atmosphere of free speaking, and having fun! Then we played the speaking game “Two Truths and a Lie” where students gave 3 “facts” about themselves with one of them being false, and the group guessed which one wasn’t true (getting a point for each correct guess).

 

 

 

 

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