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To Portsmouth and back. Creativity in the classroom Nelly Velikova - Otets Paisii Primary School- Silistra. Activity 1 - Song. “What a wonderful world” Listen to the song and put the words in the order you hear them.
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To Portsmouth and back Creativity in the classroom Nelly Velikova- OtetsPaisii Primary School- Silistra
Activity 1 - Song • “What a wonderful world” • Listen to the song and put the words in the order you hear them. • The second time you hear the song check what you have done. Look at the lyrics in front of you.
I see trees of green........ red roses tooI see em bloom..... for me and for youAnd I think to myself.... what a wonderful world.I see skies of blue..... clouds of whiteBright blessed days....dark sacred nightsAnd I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.
What a wonderful world • The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the skyAre also on the faces.....of people ..going byI see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you doThey're really sayin......i love you.I hearbabies cry...... I watch them growThey'll learn much more.....than I'll never knowAnd I think to myself .....what a wonderful world
What a wonderful world • The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the skyAre there on the faces.....of people ..going byI see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you doThey're really sayin...*spoken*(I ....love....you).I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow*spoken*(you know their gonna learnA whole lot more than I'll never know)And I think to myself .....what a wonderful worldYes I think to myself .......what a wonderful world
Activity 2 – Chain game • In front of you there is a list of common English vocabulary of everyday speech. Let’s go through the words and check their meanings. You may take notes. • Choose a word. • Next person chooses another word and repeats the first one. If he/she can’t remember the word, the first person has to mime it. • e.g. brolly, brolly-daft, brolly-daft- chilly
Word list • CHILLY – cold • A BIKKIE-biscuit • LOUSY- very bad • WELLIES- rubber boots • A SWOT-a person, who studies hard • A BROLLY- umbrella • NAUGHTY- mischievous • BRAINY- smart • DAFT- silly • PREZZY- present • STUFFY –not fresh air • CIGGIES- cigarettes • TIDDLY- very small • TIPSY- a little bit drunk • A BARBIE- a barbecue • THINGUMMY- smth. unspecified, whose name is forgotten or not known • A MOZZIE- a mosquito • COMFY- comfortable • FILTHY - dirty • A CHICKEN- a coward
Activity 3- Phrasal expressions • Work in pairs. • Take out a blank sheet of paper where you’ll have to draw the words which are on the sheet in front of you. • Your partner has to do the same. • Take turns. • When you are ready, you have to fill these words in the gaps below to make phrasal expressions. Do it together with your partner.
Complete the sentences with an appropriate word • John Horlits. That name rings a bell. Now why do I know that name • A: What do you mean I should have known he was stealing from my shop? B: Well you work in the shop and it was happening under your nose. I don’t understand how you couldn’t have known.
Complete the sentences with an appropriate word • Football, football. It’s all he thinks about. He’s got football on the brain. • A:…and if your husband finds out? B: If my husband gets wind of this, I’ll be in real trouble.
Complete the sentences with an appropriate word • My exam was a piece of cake. It couldn’t have been easier. • A: So, you are having an affair. B: What? Who the devil told you that?
Complete the sentences with an appropriate word • Look at him! Strutting like a peacock. He thinks he’s God’s gift to women. • He’s lazy, he smokes in bed, he picks his feet and to cap it all, he’s been seeing other women.
Complete the sentences with an appropriate word • They argue all the time and I think he’s been seeing other people behind her back. Let’s face it, their marriage has been on the rocks for ages. • The minute I saw him I fell head over heels in love.
Complete the sentences with an appropriate word • A: I think Brad Pitt is really attractive. B: Lots of people do, but he’s not really my cup of tea. • Did we enjoy the party? We most certainly did. We had a whale of time. • Mum will hit the roof when she finds out that you’ve burnt a hole in her new sofa.
Activity 4- Dialogues • Make dialogues using 3 phrases from the list • You can be either friends, or husband and wife, or lovers. The purpose is to use at least 3 phrases from the list in your dialogue.
Conclusion • All these activities can be used in the classroom to make your lesson more interesting and attractive. The SONG activity is a listening comprehension task. • The Chain game is about learning new vocabulary. • The Phrases are helpful for learning idiomatic expressions. • The Dialogue is a speaking activity.