Sunday, 25 August 2013

Word day of Muslim Culture

Pupils from the 9th grade made some photos in Turkey about their living, their culture.

Barbora Hejtmankova, English Teacher of Základní škola Bělá pod Pradědem /Czech Republic

H.E.L.P. for English teachers in primary school

H.E.L.P for English teachers in primary school

H.E.L.P. for English teachers in primary school

Web-based story resources
A wide selection of stories you may use or adapt for your students. [NB iteslj]
An extremely wide selection of links that include story based and other games and activities to motivate your students
Some very interesting ideas and activities to motivate your students as storytellers
The original ELT inspirational story teller and writer. There are many story activities for you to try here.
You need to create an account, but it is free, and these are wonderful resources.
a digital magazine for teachers (its-teachers) of younger learners & teens that includes downloadable topical classroom activities, interviews, and articles, classroom activities, interactive theme-based activities (its-english) for all student levels

H.E.L.P. for English teachers in primary school

GAMES Level: starter/beginner, elementary
A selection of games and activities to use in your first few lesson with your young learners. These activities are intended to help students familiarize themselves with you, the classroom and each other.
Throw and Ask
• Description: This is a fun whole class game that is good for introducing new question language. As it involves very little organisation or explanation, it is good for starting new classes.
• Aim: Speaking- Practice of questions and answers.
• Possible language points: Name, age, colours, numbers, What’s this?, How many? etc.
• Energy level: 4/5
• Noise level: 3/5
• Ages: 3 to 12
• Organisation: Standing up or sitting down whole class game
• Time: 5 to 10 minutes
Useful incidental language: ‘Throw the ball’, ‘Catch’, ‘Nice/ throw catch’, ‘Ask the question’, ‘Who hasn’t been yet?’, ‘(Throw to) me please’, ‘Kneel (down)’/ ‘On your knees’, ‘One hand (behind your back)’, ‘Both hands’, ‘(You are) out!’
Materials and preparation: You will need something for the students to throw and catch. A beach ball is usually big and soft enough for most classes. If this is not available (or bursts) just screw up some paper into a ball, and maybe wrap it with sellotape.
• Right at the start of the class, throw the ball to one of the students in the class and ask them a simple question, e.g. “What’s your name?” After they answer, get them to ask the same question and throw the ball back. Drill the question and answer as a whole class.
• Throw the ball and ask the question a few more times until all the class know what they are doing. If you want to do this activity in another part of the classroom or with the class in a different shape (e.g. a circle), move the students now.
• Continue with the same game, but with the students throwing and asking the questions to each other. Change the questions as they become too easy. Make sure all the students get to catch the ball, that the students always speak when they catch and throw and that they don’t take too long deciding who to throw to.
• If you like, you can move onto a competitive version. If anyone makes a bad throw or catch or makes a mistake with the language they have to pay a penalty. For example, the first time they make a mistake they have to kneel down, the second time put one hand behind their back and the third time put the other hand behind their back and only use their heads. The fourth time a student makes a mistake that person is ‘out’ and the game restarts with everyone standing up and using both hands again.
• If you want to move onto Chain Questions Drills, move students onto passing the ball rather than throwing, and then put them into teams.
learners In a large class or where you want to add more excitement, have several balls being thrown and caught around the class at the same time.
Chain question drills
• Description: This is a fun team game that allows every student in the class to speak. It also tends to prompt peer correction.
• Aim: Speaking- Practice of questions and answers.
• Possible language points: name, age, colours, numbers, What’s this?, How many? etc.
• Energy level: 4/5
• Noise level: 4/5
• Ages: 5 to 12
• Organisation: Standing up and sitting down team game, with optional running around
• Time: 5 to 15 minutes
Useful incidental language: ‘Make a line’, ‘Ask me’, ‘Sit down (at the front)’, ‘Stand up (everyone)’, ‘(This is the) first/ second place (team)’
Materials and preparation: None necessary. If possible, find or make a clear space for the game, but it can also be played with students at their desks. It helps for the students to have some objects to pass as they ask the questions, e.g. some plastic fruit, erasers, flashcards or small balls.
• Divide the class in teams of between 4 and 8 people, making each team as similar in number as possible. Arrange the teams standing up in parallel lines from the front of the classroom to the back.
• With one team, demonstrate a question going from the front of the line to the back, e.g. you ask the first student ‘What’s your name?’, they answer, turn around and ask the next student the same question etc. When each student has finished speaking they should pass on the object (if you are any) and sit down. The last person in the line should run to the front of the class and ask the teacher the same question. If it is possible in your classroom, that last student should then sit at the front of the line and everyone else should shift back. Otherwise the student runs back to their original seat. When the whole team has finished speaking and is sitting down, congratulate them.
• Demonstrate with more teams until the class is clear what they have to do. Drill the questions you are going to use with the whole class. Almost any questions are possible. Good ones for a first class are names, ages, how are you, likes and dislikes, and then possibly birthdays, favourites, abilities, pets etc.
• Tell all the teams to stand up. Ask all the students at the front of the lines the question at (more or less) the same time, and have them race to be the first team to ask and answer the questions and be sitting down. Monitor for students who are not speaking properly.
• Congratulate the teams that finish first. If one team always loses, e.g. one that has one more member, ask them the questions before the other teams to give them a head start.
• Repeat with all the language you want to cover. If you want to move onto to introducing new vocabulary, make sure the last question is one that you will be using at the next stage, e.g. ‘What’s this?’
• If you want to put a bit more mental challenge into the task, rather than changing the questions and answers add one extra question each time the students play. For example, the first time the students ask ‘How old are you?’ and sit down, the second time they ask ‘How old are you?’ and then ‘How are you?’ , and the third time you play the game each student asks ‘How old are you?’, ‘How are you?’ and ‘What’s this?’ before play passes to the next player.
• Alternatively, you can make the game more physically challenging. As the students pass the objects make them do so in tricky ways, e.g. under their legs, with only their little fingers, with balls under their chins etc.

Touch the class
• Description: This is a fun, physical whole class or team game that is good for introducing classroom vocabulary and therefore perfect for first classes and beginners.
Aim: Listening and vocab.
• Possible language points: Imperatives, adjectives, classroom vocabulary, colours, shapes, phonics, spelling.
• Energy level: 5/5
• Noise level: 4/5
• Ages: 3 to 12
• Organisation: Standing up whole class or team game (sitting down also possible)
• Time: 5 to 10 minutes
Useful incidental language: ‘Touch a/ the (table)’, ‘Touch something (blue/ square/ big)’ ‘You are out’ ‘Sit down please’
Materials and preparation: None necessary, but you might want to make sure there are no objects in the way that can hurt the students as they are running about if they are doing the running version. You could also make sure all the classroom objects are in clear view.

• This is the simplest game in the world- you shout out names of classroom objects and the students run around and touch them.
• If you want to turn this into a competitive game, you can eliminate the last person to touch each object until there is only one person or people from one team left, who are the winners. Alternatively, if you don’t want everyone running round at once, just have one or two people from each team trying to touch the objects first for points.
• When the students can do the game easily with the names of the objects, you can make it more difficult by only giving them the first letter or sound of the object, or describing it slowly, e.g. “It’s brown. It’s square. It’s made of wood. It has four legs. There are 25 in the classroom.” You can also play the same game with flashcards spread around the classroom.
• If you want to move onto bookwork after this activity, make sure that the last object you mention is something that is in their textbooks but not in the classroom (e.g. ‘touch a UFO’). When they look confused, show them that it’s in the textbook and tell them that they should rush to get out their books and touch that page. You can then easily move onto a game like Book search or straight onto bookwork.
Variations- Shoot the class (NB this may not be appropriate?!)
If you have a class where the furniture or age and/ or naughtiness of the children means you don’t want them to be running around, get the students to pretend to shoot the objects you mention rather than touch them.

Book search
• Description: This is a quick, fun, competitive way of using textbooks in the class which is very useful for introducing the layout, characters etc. in the textbooks, for example the first time students use them.
• Aim: Familiarisation with textbooks. Listening and vocab.
• Possible language points: Any language that is in the books.
• Energy level: 3/5
• Noise level: 2/5
• Ages: 5 to 12
• Organisation: Sitting down whole class game
• Time: 5 to 10 minutes
Useful incidental language: ‘Open your books’ ‘Close your books’ ‘Look for/ find/ touch/ point at a (picture of a monster)’ ‘Look at the front/ back (of the book)’ ‘Put up/ raise your hands (when you’ve finished)’ ‘I’ve found it’ ‘Time up’
Materials and preparation: The students will need one textbook per one or two people. If you are not using textbooks, the game can also be played with any kind of book or magazine that has pictures.
• In this game, you name or describe something that is in their textbooks and they search for it as quickly as possible and put up their hands as they find it. See the instructions for Touch the Class for how you can warm students up with a more physical, running around game.
• Start off naming things that are in pictures in the book. When students have the hang of this you can move onto describing people and things (‘He’s a boy. He’s got orange hair. His name is Jonathon.’), reading out words and sentences, and naming sections of the book (tapescripts, contents, crossword, revision, test etc.).
• Especially if one student keeps on winning, students can take the teacher role and say what they want to class to look for.
• Make the last thing you name the thing you want to cover in the book in class or for homework, and move onto bookwork.

Active thumbs
• Description: This is an example of a simple game that can be played with the textbooks open, so that students don’t get the idea that getting books out means the end of the fun. It is also a simple way to introduce pairwork.
• Aim: Pairwork practice after bookwork.
• Possible language points: Any language that is in the book dialogues and pictures. Prepositions, colours, how many, what’s this? etc.
• Energy level: 2/5
• Noise level: 2/5
• Ages: 5 to 12
• Organisation: Sitting down pairwork or small group game
• Time: 5 to 10 minutes
Useful incidental language: ‘Close your books’, ‘It’s your turn’, ‘Hold up your thumbs’/ ‘Thumbs up’ ,‘Ask the question’, ‘Continue in pairs’, ‘Switch’, ‘Take turns’/ ‘One turn per person’, ‘That’s right’, ‘Try again’
Materials and preparation: The students will need one textbook per one or two people. If you are not using textbooks, the game can also be played with any kind of book or magazine that has pictures. In a large class, you might want to do a larger photocopy of the book page for the demonstration stage.
• After bookwork, ask students to close their books but keep them on the tables. Hold up a copy of the book opened to the page you have been using so that everyone can see it, swirl your hands in front of the page and slam a thumb down on a picture. Ask the students a question that you have been practising recently that you are hiding the information for, e.g. ‘What colour eyes does he have?’, ‘Is he happy?’, ‘How many apples are there?’, ‘What is the elephant holding?’ Take answers from the class, then let them open their books to check.
• Continue with students coming up to the front of the class and slamming their own thumb(s) on the pictures and asking the class questions. Drill the questions and answers as a class.
• Arrange the class into pairs or small groups and let them continue the game with one book open per group.
• Instead of covering pictures in the book, students can cover letters or words in the book, for example to help memorize a dialogue or test spelling.
• Instead of covering the page with thumbs, you can use other objects like strips of paper dropped from a height, Blutack etc- these can be a bit messy though!

Exit drill/ entrance drill
Description: This is a fun way of ending and/ or starting the class that gives you individual time with the students and also means the students won’t be wildly running in and out of class
• Aim: Revision of the language of the class. Giving personal attention to the students.
• Possible language points: Anything you have covered in this or the previous class(es), e.g. What’s your favourite? How old are you?
• Energy level: 2/5
• Noise level: 2/5
• Ages: 4 to 12
• Organisation: Standing up whole class game
• Time: 5 to 10 minutes
Useful incidental language: ‘Paper, scissor, stone, go!’ ‘Paper wraps stone’ ‘Scissors cut paper’ ‘Stone crushes scissors’ ‘Go to the back of the row’ ‘Come in please’ ‘Goodbye. See you next week.’
Materials and preparation: None
• Line the students up near the door. Ask the student at the front of the row a question. After they answer correctly, play Paper Scissors Stone with them. There are many slight variations on this simple game (it is also known as Janken and Rock Paper Scissors), but I find this works best for adding language: the people playing say ‘paper’ as they hold out their hand with their flat palm down, ‘scissors’ as they hold out two fingers, ‘stone’ as they hold out their fists, and then shout ‘Go!’ as they choose any of those three. Scissors beat paper, paper beats stone and stone beats scissors.
• If the student loses Paper Scissors Stone against you, they go to the back of the row and wait to try again. (If you want to be strict, you can also make them go to the back of the row if they answer the question you asked them wrongly.) If they win, they can leave after they have said goodbye. In a large class, to save time you can let several people or even the whole class leave every time someone wins against you, but make sure each person says goodbye to you individually. This could be people near the front of the line or people who would answer the question the same as the student at the front (e.g. other people with blond hair, who have birthdays in May, who have a cat etc.).
Instead of Paper Scissors Stone, you can ask students to guess which hand something is in (left or right, top or bottom), perform a physical trick (jump three times, touch my hand) etc.

H.E.L.P. for English teachers in primary school

Sites that Help Classroom Teachers

1. 101 + Teaching Tips (not much technology here, but some very interesting ideas)
2. 150 Teaching Methods - Different Methods that can be used in the classroom.
3. 4Teachers - the online space for teachers integrating technology into the curriculum
4. Aim High - Bloom's Taxonomy Breakdown
5. Annenberg Media - Video on Demand - registration required but it is free - Educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for K-12 teachers. Most are for teacher development rather than classroom instruction. You can search by discipline and grade.
6. Best Practices
1. Facilitating Cooperative Groups - Three key strategies in running successful cooperative learning groups:
2. Library: Best Practices - PDF files on many resources -
3. Redefining the Role of the Teacher - from Edutopia
4. Practices Evident in Good Models of Teaching with Technology (GMOTT) - Samples are provided to illustrate this concept.
5. The Pedagogical Practice Behind the Technology in a Primary Classroom - How first and second graders and using technology.
6. Effective Teaching - Harry and RoseMary Wong
7. Students at the Center - Intel
8. The Wired Classroom - From Now On Journal
7. Best Teacher Description - Do these attributes match you?
8. Best Teaching Practices - what to look for in a best practice teaching classroom
9. Bob Bowman's List of Educational OnLine Tutorials
10. Brainstorming - Learn how to brainstorm effectively using this online training.
11. Classroom Terminology - key terms from Teaching Children Science (close to 300 terms defined, most apply to all classrooms, not just science)
12. Counselor/Teacher Articles - Many suggestions for guidance counselors.
13. Creating Technology Enhanced Student-Centered Learning Environments - An in-depth article with many ideas and suggestions on how to turn a classroom into a student centered learning environment. Teacher roles are modeled and discussed, giving suggestions all along the way.
14. Critical Thinking Sites and Activities
1. Mission Critical: Critical Thinking activities from San Jose State University
2. A Field Guide to Critical Thinking from the Skeptical Inquirer magazine
3. Critical thinking exercises evaluating web sites on one of three topics; Mayan Calendar, The Sixties, and Eggs and Cholesterol
4. Critical thinking exercises in math from
5. Higher Order Thinking Skills Help Site - These are the skills that every educator needs to develop in his or her teaching every day! Click on each of the levels of Bloom's Taxonomy and get some ideas for asking better questions and preparing better lessons. Excellent site for beginners in the field of education!
6. Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric produced by Facione and Facione
15. Curriculum Standards for Subjects with End-of-Course Tests from the state of Tennessee
16. Discipline/Classroom Management
1. 11 Techniques for Better Classroom Discipline -
2. Anger Management - Articles and advise on how to deal with an angry child
3. As Tough as Necessary: Countering Violence, Aggression, and Hostility in Our Schools
4. Behavior Management Advise Site - This site offers thousands of tips on managing student behavior and step-by-step directions for implementing a great number of standard interventions. It also has a bulletin board on which you can post your disciplinary concerns and receive suggestions from teachers around the world.
5. Classroom Management - Articles and advise on how to manage your classroom
6. Classroom Management for new teachers - Many ideas in this article
7. Classroom management ideas
8. Behavior Problems & Discipline - If you have a child with behavior problems, the articles and resources on this page will help.
9. Developing a Discipline Plan for you - The Key Ideas of Seven Models of Discipline.
10. Discipline Help -A discipline model for handling over one hundred different misbehaviors.
11. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Numerous ideas on all subject areas.
12. Handling Difficult Situations - Six tips to help prevent aggressive incidents in your classroom
13. Managing your Classroom - Striking a balance between freedom and discipline is a skill that can make all the difference between a well-run classroom and classroom chaos. Here are some techniques educators are using to achieve such a balance.
14. A Primer on Behavior Management - Entertaining article on behavior management
15. Responsive Discipline - The Responsive Discipline on-line course will lead you through a series of lessons about discipline for your own personal study. All the information you need is contained in the linked pages to the course.
16. Rewards - Rewards that Motivate
17. Sponge Ideas - Fill in the spare 10 minutes with these game ideas.
18. Stages of Discipline - Set up a consistent system for classroom discipline that will be appropriate for students functioning at all stages
17. E-Letters - Keep current with educational news with these! Middle School e-newsletters -
18. Education News - a page of links to on-line journals, some dealing with instructional technology
19. Effective reading instruction in first grade .pdf version - Presented by Steve Stahl at the 2002 Michigan Reading Recovery Conference.
20. Fact Monster - Everything from Atlas, Almanacs, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, World News, Sports and other facts. Quizzes and games online.
21. Free Email Address Directory - a guide to choosing a free Email service
22. Free OpenCourse - a free and open educational resource (OER) for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.
* Is a publication of MIT course materials
* Does not require any registration
* Is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity
* Does not provide access to MIT faculty
23. Grants - where to find grant information
24. Grade book - Engrade - Online grade book that is a free resource. Engrade's online grade book suite includes custom grading scales, weighted assignments, attendance tracking, homework calendar, printable student reports, online student reports, and many more features.
25. Hyper Studio - take look at Roger Wagner's home page for HyperStudio
26. Icebreakers and Energizers - Activities that are just plain fun
27. Icebreakers, games and activities - This site features instructions to several playtested, high quality icebreakers, games, and team building activities
28. Innovation Odyssey – a world tour of innovative uses of technology in education
29. Instructor Idea Exchange - The August, 2000 topic was "What are your favorite ways to kick off the new school year?" You enter your response or read what others wrote. There is an archive of previous topics.
30. Layered Curriculum - Differentiate your classroom
31. Learn the Net - put a human face to cyberspace
32. Learning Differences - Library of PDF files that address NCLB
33. Learning Disability Web site - Many on-line inventories to give your students; Cognitive Processing Inventory, LD terms and Definitions, Parent Support and more.
34. The Lexile Framework for Reading - Download resource kit for free!
35. Lexile Framework - Understanding the Framework
36. Literacy, Information and Technology in Education
37. Memorization Help - Can you remember long lists? your students' names? Try this site for help!
38. Middle Grade Links and much more
39. Middle School Teacher Guide - many ideas
40. Motivating Moments - A wonderful site to peruse when you need a picker-upper.
41. NASA Educator Resource Center at Utah State University
42. Netfiles is an award-winning public television series designed to help teachers integrate the Internet into their classrooms. They are compiling a list of video links to their episodes. Go to this page to view an episode or simply just a segment from their show. You will need Real Player G2 to see these clips.
43. The New Teacher Page - links designed to assist new teachers.
44. On-Line Ordering System from the U. S. Department of Education - This new system is intended to help you identify and order U.S. Department of Education products.
45. Free On-Line Workshops
1. Concept to Classroom - a collaboration between Thirteen Ed Online (WNET New York) and Disney Learning Partnership.
1. Tapping Into multiple intelligences
2. Constructivism as a Paradigm for Teaching and Learning
3. Teaching to Academic Standards
4. Why the Net? An Interactive Tool for the Classroom
5. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning
6. Inquiry-based Learning
7. Assessment, Evaluation, and Curriculum Redesign
8. WebQuests
9. Making Family and Community Connections
10. Interdisciplinary Learning in Your Classroom
11. After-school Programs - From Vision to Reality
2. Other collaborations by Thirteen Ed Online (WNET New York)
1. Digital File Management in the Classroom
2. Managing Students With Computers
3. Annenberg/CPB List of Workshops and Courses - Too many to list individually, each requires access to a weekly broadcast. Graduate credit is available for a fee.
4. Learning Math - a series of five multimedia, college-level courses designed to teach mathematics content to elementary and middle school teachers
46. Powertolearn - Cablevision's nationally recognized education initiative, empowers K-12 learning in the tri-state area by making technology in the classroom useful and by facilitating the home-school connection
47. Professional Resources from Scholastic's Educator magazine - Find information on classroom management, assessment, grants and more.
48. Questioning ToolKit - Learn how to make the most of your questions while teaching!
49. Questions - Deep Questions - Questioning Strategies
50. Reading/Literacy Resources for Present and Future Teachers - From alphabetics to comprehension to reading models to professional resources and lesson plans, this site contains literacy links for present and future teachers.
51. Resources for Teachers - Assessment,Classroom Management , Lesson Plans, and Teacher Helps
52. RHL School Worksheets for the following subjects: Reading Comprehension, English Basics, Math Problem Solving, Research Skills, and Math Computation
53. Scholastic Teacher Resource Center
54. Special Education Page - This page contains special education-related links. General links are at the top of the list; specific category links are at the bottom.
55. Sponge Activities - 10 Games- Ideas for occupying students for ten minutes.
56. Standards and Benchmarks database from McREL
57. Standards, Reform and Professional Development
58. Study Skills Self-Help Information from Virginia Tech's Division of Student Affairs - suggestions on note taking study time, the SQ3R system and much more.
59. StudyStack - Using the StudyStack web site, you use your computer to display a stack of "virtual cards" which contain information about a certain subject. Just like flashcards, you can review the information at your own pace discarding the cards you've learned and keeping the ones you still need to review.
60. Study tips can be found at the Augustine Club of Columbia University.
61. SurWeb - Media Shows for content areas already created! Plus a cache of picture to use for all subject areas, vocational included! Great Site! Also a matrix that includes tests already created by standards.Plus learning segment media shows already created with tests that go along with them!
62. Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers
63. Teacher Resource Center from Scholastic - Get exactly what you need every day (pre-K to 8)
64. Teacher Resources from TeacherLINK
65. Teaching Methods - Multiple links on almost everything dealing with education from curriculum theory to classroom management to cooperative learning. Abundant sources of links.
66. Teaching Practices at Apple Learning Interchange - Here you will discover a window into an educator's classroom, through the extensive use of video to see and hear all facets of the Teaching Practice.
67. Teaching Tips - Great site from Hawaii with loads of info for teachers.
68. Teaching with the Web - Thematic units with resources, online activities, off-line activities and more! Activities categorized by grade level makes for simple navigation.
69. has a classroom resource finder which you can use to search for Internet resources or lesson plans. And if you can not find what you are looking for there, a keyword search is provided.
70. TEAMS Distance Learning for all K12 Educators (Caution! This site has been redesigned, and now requires many more clicks to find resources).
71. Technology Curriculum Integration Ideas - ideas for each of the disciplines on how to integrate technology into the classroom.
72. Technology Integration Made Easy - Education World offers 19 easy and painless ways to integrate technology into your daily routine
73. Technology Tips for Differentiated Instruction -Many ideas on how to use technology to enhance differentiated Instruction.
74. - Free Web sites& Email for Everyone in your School
75. Tips and Strategies for Co-Teaching at the Secondary Level - One tool being used by many special and general educators to meet the needs of secondary students is co-teaching.
76. TrackStar - An on-line interface that helps instructors organize and annotate Web sites (URL's) into lessons. The list of resources acts like a table of contents and remains visible throughout the lesson allowing the user/student to easily browse through the lesson and stay on track.
77. Tutor Training Activities from NWREL
78. Video Clips of Classroom Technology Use
1. Edutopia - What's working for K-12 schools
2. Just In Time Technology Integration In service
3. Learning Math - a series of five multimedia, college-level courses designed to teach mathematics content to elementary and middle school teachers (video clips included in each course)
79. Weaving The Internet Through Your Elementary Literacy Curriculum
80. U. S. Department of Education see also the Tennessee Department of Education

Hobbies in Lithuania

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Song contest

Children from the first grade and their mums are singing in the stronghold.

Barbora Hejtmankova, English Teacher of Základní škola Bělá pod Pradědem /Czech Republic

Stribor Forest

There is the winner ending of the story from the 7th class:

Rory's mum said to Stribor, she couldn't do it. She loved her son more than her youth. Suddenly Stribor disappeared and mum was standing outside, in the forest. And what she could see?

Samantha was on the ground as a big ugly snake. Rory sat next to her and cried: I love you very much!! And then he was struck by the lightning and now two snakes were lying on the ground.

Mother took two snakes in her house and there they are still living together :-)

Barbora Hejtmankova, English Teacher of Základní škola Bělá pod Pradědem /Czech Republic

National Cuisine

Barbora Hejtmankova, English Teacher of Základní škola Bělá pod Pradědem /Czech Republic

Top destinations

Barbora Hejtmankova, English Teacher of Základní škola Bělá pod Pradědem /Czech Republic

National parks

Barbora Hejtmankova, English Teacher of Základní škola Bělá pod Pradědem /Czech Republic

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Arts and Crafts

Barbora Hejtmankova, English Teacher of Základní škola Bělá pod Pradědem /Czech Republic

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

  1. Quiz about the Czech Republic

    1. What's the capital of the Czech Republic?
      a) Brno
      b) Olomouc
      c) Praha
    2. What are the neighbouring countries in the CZ?
      a) Russia, Germany, Poland, Spain
      b) Germany, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine
      c) Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Austria
    3. What is the currency in the Czech Republic?
      a) Czech koruna
      b) Czech dollar
      c) Czech pound
    4. What was the name of the 1st president of the Czech Republic?
      a) J. A. Komenský
      b) Václav Havel
      c) Václav Klaus
    5. What's the name of the three parts of the CZ?
      a) Bavaria, Moravia, Silesia
      b) Bohemia, Moravia, Slovenia
      c) Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia
    6. In what year was the Czechoslovakia divided into Slovakia and the Czech Republic?
      a) 1993
      b) 1918
      c) 1989
    7. What is the highest point of the Czech Republic?
      a) Praděd
      b) Sněžka
      c) Lysá hora
    8. How many inhabitants live in the CZ?
      a) 28 500 000
      b) 10 500 000
      c) 3 500 000
    9. Who was “Iron and Golden King”?
      a) King Václav
      b) Karel IV.
      c) Přemysl Otakar II.
    1. What's the area of the Czech Republic?
      a) 512 000 km2
      b) 79 000 km2
      c) 350 000 km2
    2. Who was the most famous and the most important king?
      a) Charles IV.
      b) Jan Hus
      c) Rudolph II.
    1. Which type of cars are made in the Czech Republic
      a) Škoda
      b) Lada
      c) Citroen
    13. Who is this famous sportsman?
    a) Pavel Nedvěd

    b) Jaromír Jágr

    c) Petra Kvitová

    1. What is the biggest river in the Czech Republic?
      a) Rýn
      b) Labe
      c) Dunaj
    1. Name the three colours of the Czech flag:
      a) blue, white, red
      b) white, red, green
      c) red, blue, green
    2. Do you know any Czech singer?
       17. What is the best known Czech traditional meal?
    a) Hamburger and chips

    b) Chicken and rice

    c) dumplings, pork, cabbage

    1. What is motto of the Czech Republic?
      a) Better late then never
      b) Truth prevails
      c) Don't worry, be happy
      19. What are three biggest cities in the Czech Republic?
    a) Ostrava, Praha, Olomouc

    b) Ostrava, Brno, Praha 
    c) Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc

    1. The first use of the word ROBOT was in play R.U.R. Who is the writer?

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

We learn Italian

We learn Italian

Stribor forest

Rory‘s mum became very happy. She went straight to the silver gate. Stribor was looking at her walking away and smiling.
She almost touched the gate and then....she remembered her son. She turned back and told Stribor:
I‘m sorry. I can‘t leave my son.
And the Stribor has disappeared. Samantha has turned into a snake and Rory finally understood that his mum was right.
-Forgive me, mother. I was wrong. Let‘s go home.
So they went home and lived happily ever after.

National parks in Lithuania

Top destinations

Sightseeing in Vilkaviskis

My dictionary

The last task for the Lithuanian team-the top destination in Croatia-Dubrovnik

Recipes-video tutorials


A quiz about Poland
1. The capital of Poland -
2. Poland in Polish –
3. The total area of Poland:
a) 312,679 square kilometres
b) 812,679 square kilometres
c) 112,679 square kilometres
4. Poland is a country in Central Europe bordered by:
a) Germany, Russia, Australia, Austria, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania
b) Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia
c) Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia
5. Poland is the largest country in Europe.
6. Poland borders the .........................Sea to the North.
7. Poland has a population of over .............. million people.
8. Poland is a unitary state made up of ................... voivodeships.
9. Is Poland a member of NATO?
10. The current president of Poland:
a) Donald Tusk
b) Bronislaw Komorowski
c) Valdas Adamkus
11. What side of the road do the Polish drive?
a) Right
b) Left
12. The main religion in Poland:
a) Islam
b) Buddhism
c) Catholicism
13. Are the Polish Slavic nation?
14. What Union established the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in The 1569?
a) Ladlow
b) Lublin
c) London

15. Tadeusz Kosciuszko was a popular and distinguished:
a) General
b) Priest
c) President
16. Poland became the member of the European Union on 1 May:
a) 2011
b) 2005
c) 2004
17. Bialystok is the largest city in:
a) Northern Poland
b) Northeastern Poland
c) Northwestern Poland
18. What mountains are situated along Poland's southern border?
a) Swietokrzyskie Mountains
b) Tatra Mountains
c) Himalayas
19. The longest river in Poland is.................
20. Who was Fryderyk Chopin?

A Quiz About Italy

1.What is the capital city of Italy?
2.What Italian food do you know?
3.Can you write the names of Italian food you like most?
4.What cities in Italy do you know? 5.Do you know any famous Italian artists?
6.What is the main religion in Italy ?
7.What Italian town is our Project partner‘s school in?
8 What is Pisa famous for?
9. What is the Vatican city famous for?
10. Do you know any Italian words?
11. Do you know any famous volcanoes in Italy?
12. Do you know any famous Italian singers?
13. Do you know any famous Italian composers?
14. Do you know any big Italian islands?
15. Do you know any seas Italy is situated by?
16. Do you know the biggest Italian seaport?
17. How many million people live in Italy?
18. What are the three colours of the Italian flag?
19. What is the official language in Italy?
20. What is the currency in Italy?


1. What is the area of Lithuania?
2. What is the population of Lithuania?
3. What is the longest river in Lithuania?
4. When was the name of Lithuania mentioned for the first time?
5. In which century was Lithuania the biggest country in Europe?
6. What was the name of the only king of Lithuania?
7. What is the capital of Lithuania?
8. What are the neighbouring countries of Lithuania?
9. Who is considered to be the founder of Vilnius?
10. What are the three biggest cities of Lithuania?
11. What sea washes the coastline of Lithuania?
12. What is the political system of Lithuania?
13. Who is the president of Lithuania?
14. What kind of sport is Lithuania most famous for?
15. Name the three colours of the Lithuanian flag.
16. What is the currency of Lithuania?
17. What important sport event took place in Lithuania in 2011?
18. Give the names of three biggest ethnic minorities living in Lithuania?
19. What is the best known Lithuanian traditional dish?
20. Which Lithuanian basketball player is in the FIBA Hall of Fame?