пятница, 1 декабря 2017 г.

Hello winter!

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Today is the first of December! The first day of winter, an amazing and full of wonders, season of the year.
Though it's raining cats and dogs outside, I feel happy, because I really love winter. I'm pretty sure that soon winter will come into its power and there will be a lot of snow and happy moments in our lives, my dear friends.
The main change of the leaving year is a new date of Christmas celebration for our country. This year we've got an opportunity to celebrate Christmas twice: on December 25 (for the Catholics) and on January 7 (for the Orthodox people).
So start preparing for the Christmas celebration right now;)
At the beginning of winter days I offer you to watch a short movie about real friendship that  never ends:

четверг, 23 ноября 2017 г.

Thanksgiving Day - 2017

On November 23 we celebrated Thanksgiving Day. My fifth formers decided to create a special project in which they gave their gratitude to the year 2017 with all its presents it had brought to them.
Here are their projects:

My students and I are sending our best wishes to our American friends on this special day. 
Happy Thanksgiving Day!

вторник, 31 октября 2017 г.

Happy Halloween!

Hello my dear friends!
Halloween is on its way! Are you ready for it? 
Here are some cool ideas for your house decor:
 When your houses are ready, don't forget about treats for kids
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Now put on your costumes and everyone, let's party! 
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Or let's go trick or treating!
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суббота, 30 сентября 2017 г.

Happy International Translation Day

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Hello my dear friends! 
On September, 30 we celebrated the International Translation Day. 
We know that translators are very important because they help to keep on approaching different cultures through languages. But at the same time translators have to be very attentive to their work, because they are those people who enterprit the meaning of unknown words and phrases to other people. Sometimes because of the translators' unattentiveness we can get very funny meanings. 

Manicure — Гроші лікують (like money cure) (манікюр)
I have been there — У мене там квасоля (bean instead of been) ( я там був)
God only knows — Єдиний ніс бога  (nose instead of knows) (тільки Господь знає)
We are the champions — Ми шампіньйони (ми чемпіони)
Do You feel alright? — Ти праворуч все знаєш? ( ти добре почуваєшся?)
Bye bye baby, baby good bye — Купи, купи дитинку, дитинка - це гарна покупка (бувай, бувай, крихітко, крихітко, прощавай) 
To be or not to be? — Бджілка чи не бджілка? (бути чи не бути)
I fell in love — Я впав у кохання. ( я закохався)
Just in case — Тільки у портфелі ( тільки у випадку)
I will never give up — Мене ніколи не нудить ( я ніколи не здамся)
Oh dear — Ох олень. (от лихо)
I saw my Honey today — Я побачив мій мед сьогодні (я бачив свою кохану сьогодні)
Finnish people — Кінцеві люди (фіни)
Bad influence — Погана застуда (поганий вплив)
Phone seller — Подзвони продавцю (продавець телефонів)
Good products — Бог на стороне уток (товари)
Let’s have a party — Давайте організуємо партію ( давайте організуємо вечірку)
Watch out! — Поглянь ззовні! (стережися)
I know his story well — Я знаю твою історичну криницю ( я знаю добре цю історію)
Let it be! — Давайте їсти бджіл! (нехай буде так)
I’ll be back – Я буду спиною ( я повернуся)
Super trooper — Чудовий паталогоанатом (суперзірка)
Everybody has a skeleton in the closet — У кожного свій скелет в туалеті ( У кожного є скелет у шафі ідіома)
Copyright – Скопійовано вірно (авторське право)
All Rights Reserved – Усі права зайняті (Усі права захищені)
What’s up? – Хто верхи? (як справи?/ Що сталося?)
Sleep well – Сонна криниця (солодких снів)
By the way – Купи рельси (окрім цього)
Birds in the skies – Птахи на лижах (птахи на небі)
ladybird – пташка жіночого роду ( вірно сонечко)
Showtime – Покажи мені час (час розваг)
Come on, old boy! - Йди-но сюди, старий хлопчику! ( Йди но сюди, друже) 
The material was taken from http://www.dinternal.com.ua/humor/mistakes/
Improve your English every day! Be attentive and enrich your vocabulary with new words, phrases, idioms and slangs. Develop your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. 
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понедельник, 18 сентября 2017 г.

My students' projects

Hello my dear friends!
 It's already the third week of our study after our summer holidays and all my students have learnt a lot of new things. 
So I've decided to create a special post devoted to my students works which I've found to be special. 
Every time when my students do their homework, their tasks vary due to their creativeness. So it's high time to share them with the public.
During the topic "My family, friends and I" my seventh graders were asked to write a post about their family members, who influenced them. Here are two works which my students and I have found the most informative and emotional.
" My name is Kate. I am a seventh former. Let me tell you about my mother. She is very special for me, because she teaches me how to cook. We cook a lot of different dishes and always try to invent something new and special.
I'd like to be as positive as my mother are."
Kate Popsulis, form 7.
"My name is Lizy. 
My Granny is special for me, because she teaches me to be good, to bring all things to their end. She taught me to be cheerful. 
In my childhood, when my parents were at work, she was always with me. We have a lot of fun when we are together.
I'd like to be like my Granny, because she is a very supportive and positive person.
I love my Grandmother and thank her for everything."
Lizy Riznyk, form 7.
Great thanks to my students for their creative works.
To be continued... 

суббота, 2 сентября 2017 г.

Back to school!

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Hello September and welcome back to school!
On September 1 all Ukrainian schools opened their doors for their students.
The first of September or the Day of Knowledge (that's how we call this holiday) evokes very different emotions.
Most of the students feel like this

on that special day.
Even when some students finally find strength to enter their schools, they will have some problems with finding their classrooms ;)

Why is it so difficult to start a new day at school after summer holidays? Maybe, because we don't start this special day properly. 
I've prepared several tips how to avoid stress at the very beginning of a new school year( these tips will be useful both for students and teachers):
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  • Approximately 2 or 3 weeks before the beginning of your school year  go to bed and get up early, so  your body will be reconstructed to a new regime;
  • Try to remember pleasant and interesting moments to create a positive mood;
  • Buy new stuff for your new school year: pens, pencils, copy-books etc.;
  • Try to find strength to revise the information you have learnt before.
Remember that school is a place where you can meet your friends, learn new and interesting information, discuss exciting topics and make your dreams come true.
Wish you easy start and interesting discoveries!
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четверг, 31 августа 2017 г.

Goodbye to summer

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This is it - the last day of summer. 
Do you remember what kind of summer it was? Can you still feel its warmth? What does summer mean for you?
As for me, summer is the coolest time of the year! And it's not only because of the long holidays (Ukrainian teachers have got 56 days of rest every summer). Of course, during your summer holidays you can refresh your strength, wake up and go to bed whenever you want, travel wherever you want and spend your free time with your nearest and dearest. 
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For me summer is also a period of new starts. For example, last summer I learnt to weave paper baskets 
Every summer I make a list of  books by English and American authors which I want to read. I learn something new from these books and  enrich my vocabulary.
As you can see, summer is the time when you can easily connect rest with all the useful things. And what is your summer?
And while you think over your answer, let's say goodbye summer with Joanie Sommers:


Do you hear the swallow How sadly it sings Goodbye to summer And the beauty it brings Now my true love's kisses Belong to the past Goodbye to summer It was too good to last Warm and tender Were his lips in July Those same lips in September Whispered goodbye Gonna take a ribbon And tie it with tears Around all his pictures And sweet souvenirs Guess I'm someone Who's born just to lose Goodbye summer Hello blues Guess I'm someone Who's born just to lose Goodbye summer Hello blues

Translation into Ukrainian
Чи чуєш ти ластівку?
Як сумно вона співає.
Прощаючись з літом
І тією красою, що воно приносить.

Тепер поцілунки мого справжнього кохання
Належать минулому
Прощавай. літо,
Воно було надто гарним,щоб затриматися.

Теплими та ніжними
Були його вуста у липні
І ці ж самі вуста у вересні
Прошепотіли "Прощавай"

Ось візьму стрічку
Та й зав'яжу її зі сльозами
Навколо усіх його фото
Та солодких подарунків

Здається, я саме та, 
Що народилася, аби втрачати.
Прощавай, літо!
Привіт, журба. 

PS: It's always sad to say goodbye, especially to warm and sunny days. But don't forget how wonderful will be your next summer!;)

вторник, 4 июля 2017 г.

Happy fourth of July!

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Today is the fourth of July, and as we have already known, it's the Independence Day of the USA.
But it's always good to find out more interesting facts about the national holidays of the English -speaking world.
These facts and amazing activities you can find in the video created by Cool School
P.S. I want to congratulate all my American friends on this wonderful holiday! Wish you and your families a lovely fourth of July! Смайлы Праздники

пятница, 30 июня 2017 г.

From the diary of "Englishland" language summer camp

16 June 2017
It was the last day of our language summer camp. We summed up the results of our team work and sent our planes of dreams to a far away flight to say good bye to our summer language camp "Englishland" till the next summer.

All the campers shared their impressions, wrote good wishes to our camp and got awards for their good work.
Award nomination
Ruslana Lubyanko
Outstanding organizer
Lisy Mohylka and Oryna Galushko
Awesome dancers
Kate Julkova
Cheerful cheerleader
Daria Zagrebelna
The Best smile
Anastasiya Goroziy
The Most creative artist
Sergiy Koval and Max Kuznichenko
The Best quest players
Christy Vorobey
The Best teammate
Polly Kozodoy
The Most curious
Anastasiya Shevchenko
The Best actress
All the activities in our camp helped to develop campers' skills, creativity and critical thinking. They also taught us to work in a team and improved our English communicative skills.
I  want to share with you, my dear readers, all the amazing moments we have had in our language summer camp.

I am proud of all my campers and wish them a wonderful summer rest!
See you next year;)

четверг, 15 июня 2017 г.

From the diary of "Englishland" language summer camp

15 June 2017
The last step of our project work" A holiday around Ukraine" was creating  interactive maps of sights in Kharkiv and Vovchansk district.
So my campers gathered  all the necessary information about the most interesting places in our hometown, took photos and created amazing interactive maps for tourists.Then all the participants took part in a role game "Tourist guide" and presented interesting facts about all the sights mentioned in their project.
That was the last day of our project work. Tomorrow we'll say good bye to our language summer camp. But it will be tomorrow.
And now see you!;) 

From the diary of "Englishland" language summer camp

14 June 2017
"Ukraine has a talent"  - that was a motto of our camp meeting. 
My campers showed the best sides of their personalities. And it was a real parade of talents.
We sang songs, recited poems, painted pictures, made funny gummy bears and even danced. 

Performance of a funny song "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen"
 Dance show "Gummy Bear" from my amazing campers
Great work, my little artists!
See you tomorrow! ;)

вторник, 13 июня 2017 г.

From the diary of "Englishland" language summer camp

13 June 2017
Today our friendly team have worked on a special project "We are Ukrainians".
The first step of our work was to identify the Ukrainian pecularities through our customs and traditions. We talked about our national holidays and watched an interactive presentation about Ukrainian Art and Handicrafts
The second step of our project work was to create a friendly poster of our native country. Our cooperative work was under the guidance of our volunteer Inna Illivna.
And the culmination of our work was a video "We are Ukrainians" in which we talked about our likes. This video shows that we are different, but there is one thing which unites all of us. It's our national identity. We are Ukrainians and we are proud of it!

See you tomorrow!;)

From the diary of "Englishland" language summer camp

12 June 2017
The slogan of our meeting was "Be creative!"
Our volunteer and Art teacher Inna Illivna prepared a special task for our campers on that day. We had to create a so-called friendly house. Every window of this house was designed and painted by an every member of the team. To my mind, it's a great example of team building, isn't it?
Everyone had a great fun while doing this lovely project. And everyone was really creative on that day!
See you;)

понедельник, 12 июня 2017 г.

From the diary of "Englishland" language summer camp

9 June 2017
Hello everyone! On that day we had a special contest for cooking experts.
At the beginning of our contest we revised the rules of healthy meal doing "Our Plate Colours".
Then we played Eaten/Uneaten game
We also revised the vocabulary of the topic "Food" with the help of "Memory game"
 and checked our memory matching the pairs of words and pictures

Then we sang a funny song "Hot potato"
After that the campers watched the video about cooking Ukrainian borsch

And they tried to find all the ingredients for this dish
Then the campers had an oral practise making a real interview about their likes and dislikes in food

At the end of the contest we played "Glorious Food" table game
As you can see our day was full of different activities which helped to develop students memory, critical thinking, speaking and listening skills and ability to cooperate. And by the way the day was a great fun for everyone!
See you!;)

From the diary of "Englishland" language summer camp

8 June 2017
Today we have started our project work "A holiday around Ukraine".
We are going to enlarge our vocabulary on the topic "Travelling" and to learn describing our homeland.
So, first of all we played the memory game an revised the words of the topic "Transport". After that we learnt new words on the topic "Travelling".

After learning the new words we watched the video "Experience Ukraine! We are open for tourism", presented by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and discussed the sights of our homeland.
(The video ""Experience Ukraine! We are open for tourism" was taken from  Міністерство економічного розвитку і торгівлі України Youtube Channel)

Then we decided to check our new knowledge with the help of "Bingo" game, presented by the Dinternal-books.

Today's our activity was a little step towards the realisation of our main project "A holiday around Ukraine". But we'll talk about it later.
So, to be continued...;)

среда, 7 июня 2017 г.

From the diary of "Englishland" language summer camp

7 June 2017
Today my campers and I have had a virtual excursion around London.
We stated our trip with a lovely song "Do you live in London?". It helped us not only to revise the interrogative form of Present Simple but to learn more interesting facts about London.
Then we went on our virtual trip with the help of my presentation and visited the must-sees of London and my students took part in a role game.

At the end of our meeting we had a little quiz and could find out what we learnt about London.The London expert became Max Kuznichenko. 
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See you tomorrow!;)

From the diary of "Englishland" language summer camp

6 June 2017
The topic of  our meeting was "Sport Day" and my students were divided into two teams ready for the competition.
We started our competition with a little warm up. It' s a game "Red, blue, yellow, green". My students revised the colours and had some fun.
The first competition was "The Code". My students had to run to their finish and decode a letter. At the end of the competition all the participants could read the hidden phrase "We like English" 
All the tasks were designed to help students in revision of the vocabulary, learnt before. These tasks are: "The words", "Odd word", "Find your place", "A little trip", "A hungry crocodile", " Swamp".
 All the competitors had a great fun trying to get to their destination. 

At the end of our competition we found out that the winner became friendship. And it's really good!
See you tomorrow!;)