Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

It's Halloween

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True or False?

1. Halloween is traditionally celebrated on the night of 31st November, the night before All Saint’s Day.

2. In England Halloween was called ‘All Hallow’s Eve’.

3. On Halloween night all evil spirits stayed at home.

4. Halloween is based on an ancient Celtic holiday and the name‘Halloween’ means ‘Winter’s End’.

5. In past times people put lamps or lanterns outside their houses to keep away evil spirits.

6. People believed that witches, ghosts and goblins went around at night looking for a living body!

7. On Halloween people dressed up as ghosts and witches so that the spirits would not steal their body!

8. Nowadays people don't pumpkins with faces in their houses.

9. The pumpkin is sometimes called the ‘John-o-lantern’.

10. ‘Trick or treat’ is a game children play at Halloween to play jokes (treat) or get sweets (trick).


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Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


1. Put the words or phrases in the correct list:

Rachel  -  daughter  -  Chris -  Sam and you
mother -  my sister and I -  uncle - Sarah and Michael
brother -  a girl and a boy - aunt - the dog
Joey and I  -  a cat  -   father and you
grandmother and grandfather


2. Fill in the blank spaces with the right subject pronoun.

a. (Maria) Is she tall?
b. (Alex) Is ______ thin?
c. (Mr and Mrs Michael) Are ________ rich?
d. (The house) Is _______old?
e. (Vicky and Greg) Are _________clever?
f. (Angela) Is _________tall?
g. (The trees) Are ___________brown?
h. (Greg) Is _______ a good student?
i. (Vicky) Is ___________ten years old?

to Be

1. Complete the sentences. Use I’m, You’re, He’s, She’s, It’s, We’re or They’re.
a. My father is in bed. He’s tired.
b. Look at that dog. _______very old.
c. My sister and I are at home. ________alone.
d. My mother and father are not at work. _________at the gym.
e. How are you? ________fine, thank you.
f. _________lucky. You’ve got many friends.
g. My uncle is ill. _________ at the doctor.
h. My name is Mary. __________13 years old.

2. Complete George’s sentences. Use ’m not, isn’t, or aren’t.
a. Kate isn’t thirteen. She’s fourteen.
b. Kate _____ my sister. She’s my friend.
c. We __________Spanish. We’re French.
d. I _______ fourteen. I’m thirteen.
e. It __________Saturday. It’s Monday.
f. They _________on the beach. They are at home.
g. You _________the captain, I am!
h. They__________ in the photo, they are in Madrid

3. Fill in the blanks with am, is or are.

a. _______the tree tall?   Is the tree tall?
b. _______I famous?
c. Sue and Ellen ________sisters.
d. My bicycle ________blue.
e. ________there pictures in the classroom?
f. It _________Saturday. The teachers __________not at school today.
g. The parks in the city _________beautiful.
h. I __________not in Canada.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


How many colours can you see?
How many different green pencils are there?
How can you distinguish them?
And the British flag you can see on the right? What colour is it?

A voluntary activity: find the colours of the flag from Senegal and send a comment to this post. You must be the first to add your comment if you want to win.

Ready, steady, go!