Tuesday, 28 January 2014

LONDON - Here we come!

So, what do you know about London?

Let's watch a short film to see how this amazing city  has changed over the years

Discuss with a partner ways in which
London has stayed the same and
ways in which it has changed

How has your home town changed from 1927 to
the present day?
• What has changed for the better?
• What has changed for the worse?
• What would you change about your home town to
make it a better place to live in?

Try and find old video footage / photos
of your home town on YouTube. 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Music to my Ears

How many adjectives to describe emotions can you come up in two minutes? Write them down
We are going to watch a video in which you will see some emotions expressed. As you watch you should note down the emotions you think are being expressed.

Barbican - Classical Music Season from Art&Graft on Vimeo. without sound and pause at 01:15.

  • Work in pairs students and compare the adjectives you noted down.
  • What  emotions do you think the people were feeling? ( board)
  • What was happening when the people were feeling these emotions?
  • Now let's watch the video with sound to answer the question:
  • Why do you think are they feeling these emotions?

The video is an advertisement for the classical music season at theBarbican arts centre in London.
What different types of music do YOU know?
Write the followingquestions and ask them to your partner 
  • kind / music you/ like/ listen to?
  • Where / you/ listen /music?
  • What emotions /you /feel /when / listen / your favourite music?
  • there /is /any type / music/ you /listen to when/ you /feel blue/happy/anxious?
Now look at these quotations about music, discuss them and choose your favourite quotation to put up on the walls of our classroom

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Cooling down

1. What is stress?
2. Name some of the things that might make people feel “stressed out.”
3. How does your body react to stress?
4. Can stress be good for you?
5.. If you’re feeling stressed out, how can you feel better? How can you avoid
getting stressed out in the first place?

How well do you know to fight stress?
Take this quiz to find out!

Read this article on how to fight stress (page 3)
Do the breathing activity.
Write a comment on the 3 ways you use to bust stress
Create a SELF poster to share with the class.