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SAINT GEORGE’S DAY 2010 – Eva Boadas
Exercise 2: A worksheet for Saint George’s Day. <ul><li>Level:  upper-intermediate. </li></ul><ul><li>Contents:  vocabular...
Exercise 2: A worksheet for Saint George’s Day. <ul><li>(1) Reading comprehension created from a text in the website:  htt...
<ul><li>(1) READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS: </li></ul><ul><li>When is St George's Day?   </li></ul><ul><li>St. George's D...
Who was the real St George and what did he do to become England's patron saint? <ul><li>St George was a brave Roman soldie...
The Legend of Saint George and the Dragon   Use these prompts to explain the legend: (a) A town / terrorise / by /dragon. ...
How does England celebrate St George's Day?   <ul><li>For most people in England St George's Day is just another ordinary ...
<ul><li>How will you be celebrating St George's Day? </li></ul>
(2) Printable activity made with Puzzlemaker.
(4) BIBLIOGRAPHY &  LIST OF ONLINE EXERCISES AND GAMES <ul><li>Reading comprehension text taken from:  http: //www.woodlan...
Exercise 1: The most interesting websites <ul><li>Do you ever go to the internet to find teacher resources for your lesson...
Exercise 1: The most interesting websites <ul><li>b)  Find the 5 websites, from any of the modules in this course, that yo...
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  1. 1. SAINT GEORGE’S DAY 2010 – Eva Boadas
  2. 2. Exercise 2: A worksheet for Saint George’s Day. <ul><li>Level: upper-intermediate. </li></ul><ul><li>Contents: vocabulary related to festivities and intercultural awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology: Ss will learn about an international festivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Competencies: communicative competence, digital competence and learning to learn competence. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Exercise 2: A worksheet for Saint George’s Day. <ul><li>(1) Reading comprehension created from a text in the website: http: // www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk . </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Printable activity made with Puzzlemaker. </li></ul><ul><li>(3) Printable activity: http: // www.activityvillage.co.uk / st_georges_day_printables.htm </li></ul><ul><li>(4) List of online exercises and games. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>(1) READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS: </li></ul><ul><li>When is St George's Day? </li></ul><ul><li>St. George's Day is on 23 April. It is England's national day. </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s St George? </li></ul><ul><li>St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the British flag. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who was the real St George and what did he do to become England's patron saint? <ul><li>St George was a brave Roman soldier who protested against the Romans' torture of Christians and died for his beliefs. </li></ul><ul><li>The popularity of St George in England stems from the time of the Crusades when Normans saw him in a vision and were victorious. </li></ul><ul><li>St George is patron saint not only of England but also of... </li></ul><ul><li>Aragon, Catalonia, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, and Russia, as well as the cities of Amersfoort, Beirut, Bteghrine, Cáceres, Ferrara, Freiburg, Genoa, Ljubljana, Gozo, Pomorie, Qormi, Lod and Moscow! </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Legend of Saint George and the Dragon Use these prompts to explain the legend: (a) A town / terrorise / by /dragon. (b) A young princess / offer / dragon. (c) George / ride / village. (d) George / slay / dragon / rescue/ princess.
  7. 7. How does England celebrate St George's Day? <ul><li>For most people in England St George's Day is just another ordinary working day. </li></ul><ul><li>More than a quarter of people living in England do not even know who their patron saint is! </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>How will you be celebrating St George's Day? </li></ul>
  9. 9. (2) Printable activity made with Puzzlemaker.
  10. 10. (4) BIBLIOGRAPHY & LIST OF ONLINE EXERCISES AND GAMES <ul><li>Reading comprehension text taken from: http: //www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk </li></ul><ul><li>List of exercises and games related to Saint George’s Day: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. A listening comprehension on Dragons & Legends: http://www.history.com/videos/monsterquest-monsters-of-legend-dragons#monsterquest-monsters-of-legend-dragons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. BBC Listening & Reading: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/2009/04/090423_6min_st_george_page.shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Extra Reading: http: // www.eparenting.co.uk / celebrations / saintgeorge.shtml </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Exercise 1: The most interesting websites <ul><li>Do you ever go to the internet to find teacher resources for your lessons? If so, where do you get your materials? Do you print ready-made materials or do you prefer to create your own? Do you learn methodology from the internet, as well? </li></ul><ul><li>To begin with, I tend to go to the Internet to find resources, so that my students can work autonomously using Moodle. </li></ul><ul><li>Nevertheless, I hardly ever print ready-made materials to be used in class. I’d much rather create my own, since they adapt to the needs of my students better, and give me the opportunity to be creative! </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, if I want to learn methodology I turn to books/ online books. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Exercise 1: The most interesting websites <ul><li>b) Find the 5 websites, from any of the modules in this course, that you think will be more useful for your teaching practice. Justify your choice. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many websites which I find useful, but I’ve discarded the ones I was already familiar with. Therefore, my choice includes ‘new sites’ only, and has been made basing on students’ feedback, that is, the websites which they’ve ranked most popular/ useful to work autonomously/ in Moodle during the current academic year. I’ve included one site per skill: </li></ul><ul><li>USE OF LANGUAGE: Bob Wilson. AutoEnglish. http: // www.autoenglish.org / </li></ul><ul><li>READING: Learning Resources. http: // literacyworks.org / learningresources / index.html press extracts with audio and interactive exercises. </li></ul><ul><li>LISTENING: English trailers. A website for studying English using free movie commercials. http: // www.english-trailers.com / </li></ul><ul><li>SPEAKING:International House Bristol. http://www.ihbristol.com/learn-online/useful-expressions/advanced/ functional language. </li></ul><ul><li>WRITING: ReadWriteThink. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/ Interactive tools to help writing all kinds of texts. </li></ul>

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