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Ce blog est à destination de tous les élèves qui souhaitent enrichir leur connaissance de la langue anglaise. Chaque jour, des cours nouveaux expliqués... (cliquez sur le drapeau de votre choix pour lire la suite dans la langue voulue)
June 25 2013 3 25 /06 /June /2013 17:09

Hi guys,


today we finished the activities about the past that we had started earlier this term.

Then we continued the lesson with a dictation in English about William Shakespeare.


Finally, we studied the song "Yesterday" by the Beatles very briefly. You can listen to it again below:





- well... there's no homework!!!! but...

- je vous conseille d'acheter un petit livre de vacances: "l'anglais de la 6ème à la 5ème" pour réviser un peu cet été. Certains en auront bien besoin pour réussir en 5ème et ce sont des activités qui peuvent être parfois sympa au bord d'une piscine, à la plage, dans un jardin, au parc, ... !

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June 24 2013 2 24 /06 /June /2013 15:57

Hi guys,


today we finished working on the Royal family (you had to correct some sentences to say if they were right or wrong).

Then we continued the lesson with some famous people throughout history with:

1- George Washington (he was the 1st president of the USA)

2- Diana Spencer (Prince William and Prince Harry's mother; she died in a car crash in France)

3- Napoleon (A French emperor: he created a very big empire)

4- Ramses II --- He had about 100 children! Good lord! = Oh my God!
cf. Wikipedia article here.

5- Marylin Monroe (a singer and actress - she sang for the president's birthday)

6- John Lennon (from the Beatles; he died when he was quite young)

7- Charlie Chaplin (he was a talented comedian, actor, and mime)

8- Prince Harry (He is Prince William's brother)






- être capable de redonner quelques informations en anglais concernant les personnalités étudiées en cours.

- Vous pouvez regarder le clip vidéo ci-dessus pour entendre et voir John Lennon que vous ne connaissiez pas avant aujourd'hui dans sa chanson la plus connue: "Imagine".

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June 21 2013 6 21 /06 /June /2013 11:29

Hi guys,


today you had two hours of English.

During the first hour, we went to the CDI and the 3° students read fairy tales out loud to you.

You filled in a worksheet about the activities and then we talked about it briefly at the beginning of the class.


During the 2nd hour, we worked again on the royal family. Here is what we said:

- Queen Elizabeth II (the second):

     She was born in 1926. She was only 13 when World War II happened. She was a very courageous child.

     She didn't go to school. She was educated at Buckingham Palace.

     When she was a teenager, she like horse-riding, art and music.

     She was crowned when she was 27.


- Prince William:

     When he was 13, he went to Eton (a very famous school). He likes sports (polo, football / soccer, swimming).

     He was courageous when his mother "Lady Diana" died in a car crash in Paris.

     I think he is good-looking / ugly.


NB: common points between the grandmother and the grandson



- apprendre la leçon par coeur = savoir parler de l'enfance de la reine Elizabeth et de celle du prince William + connaître les points communs entre "grandmother and grandson".

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June 20 2013 5 20 /06 /June /2013 17:42



today we worked on two documents about the royal family.


First: the family tree of the Royals.


Then, we studied a text about Queen Elizabeth and one of her two grandsons, William.

You had to comment on it and to remember the information about the two famous royals.

We'll write the lesson about them next time.

Here are some words to help you remember:

- courageous / brave -> war / car crash / lady diana died ... 

- go to school -> palace / Eton (13) -> uniform

- was crowned -> young

- liked... / likes ... sports (polo, football, swimming, horse-riding) and activities (art / music)

- good-looking ?



- vous pouvez relire le texte p. 92 de votre livre pour vous remémorer les informations essentielles et être parfaitement prêt demain pour la leçon.

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June 18 2013 3 18 /06 /June /2013 22:59

Hi guys,


today we worked on the past of the friends' parents and we wrote some sentences about where they were born and where they first met.


The club is quite international. For example, Aliette's father was born in Britanny (in Saint Malo) and her mother was born in London. They met in the air, on a plane to the USA!


Funny, isn't it?


Attention au verbe BE qui a DEUX formes au passé:

I was

You were

He / She / It was

We were

You were

They were


Then you had to make a personal sentence about your parents. We wrote information about Mylène's parents.



- connaître la leçon = savoir donner quelques informations sur son passé et celui de ses parents.

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June 17 2013 2 17 /06 /June /2013 15:48

Hi guys,


today we continued talking about past events and you had to tell me where your parents had met and to talk about your childhood. Here is what you said:


My parents met in highschool / at a concert / on holidays / at work / ...

When I was a child, I was bald. I didn't have hair.

I had blue eyes but when I grew up the colour changed. Now, they are green.

When I was a baby, I didn't like spinach or having baths but now I do. I liked chocolate and mashed potatoes and I still do.


Irregular verbs:

     meet -> met

     be -> was / were

     grow up -> grew up

     have -> had

Regular verbs:

     change -> changed [d]

     like -> liked [t]

Negation in the preterite:

     have -> didn't have

     like -> didn't like




Then we continued the class with the "tree" of the British Royal family to see when they got married and had babies.

You noticed at the end of the class that on the emblem of the queen is written something in French. What good eyes you have!



- savoir parler sans hésiter de son enfance et de la rencontre de ses parents.

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June 14 2013 6 14 /06 /June /2013 11:09



today we spoke about Mark's childhood again and we did a recap.

I selected Kenza's reading of the lesson for today. Good pronunciation on the whole!



Then we had a debate over whether the baby in the picture was a boy or a girl... but we couldn't decide for sure.


Later, we continued the lesson with trying to guess some things about your teacher's childhood (me ) and you guessed that I was 32 years old.

Finally, you practised talking about your childhood.



- écrire un paragraphe parlant de votre enfance en s'inspirant et en complétant les informations de la p. 91 de votre livre.

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June 13 2013 5 13 /06 /June /2013 15:50



today we first made a recap of what we had said before and then you practised talking with a pair work. 

Here are some examples of questions:

- Did you ... go to the swimming-pool last week?

- Did you ... watch TV last week end?

- Did you ... play video games last Saturday?


Then we listened to the grammar genie who said something like:

- Le preterite c'est le temps de ce que l'on a dépassé, en le laissant derrière nous, et la trace que l'on entend sur le verbe aujourd'hui, c'est [t] ou [d] ou [id].


Then we listened to Mark talking about his childhood in Manchester and London.

Here is important things that he said:

"I was born in 1982 in Manchester".

"When I was a little boy, I lived in Manchester."

"I always played with my teddy bear."

"I liked chocolate but I hated fish."

"I moved to London when I was 9."



- revoir et anticiper la prochaine (savoir parler de ce que vous aimiez faire quand vous étiez petits, où vous avez vécu, quand vous êtes nés, ...).

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June 11 2013 3 11 /06 /June /2013 11:39



today we first did a recap of what we had said yesterday and then you had to finish finding what you had missed about Rob's week end.


He didn't go to a match and he didn't do sports. 


Here is Nolann's voice, the best one out of 3 candidates today:


Then here is what we wrote on the board (not in the notebooks yet):

-> Last week end, I went to the swimming-pool and I watched TV.

-> Last Sunday, I ate out. I had a picnic with my family.

-> Last Saturday, I did shopping, I played on the computer, I did my homework, and I slept.



- être capable de faire 3 phrases pour expliquer ce que vous avez fait le week end dernier.

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June 10 2013 2 10 /06 /June /2013 14:52

Hey guys,


today we worked on a new subject = talking about the past. We started the lesson with studying Rob's week end.

Here is what we said (audio version):


Here is what you wrote in your copybooks:


go to the cinema

watch television

play on the computer

go to the countryside

go to the seaside

a piggy bank

1 pound = 1.49 euros -> £35 = €50



Rob didn't play last week end but he had a great week.

He didn't go to the cinema or watch TV. He visited his uncle's restaurant and worked:

he helped in the kitchen, he served food and he cleaned up.

He is happy because now he's got £35 (pounds) in his piggy bank.


Grammar: exprimer l'idée de passé

-> /ed/ -> [t] .... [d] .... [id]

-> didn't


Attention à la prononciation du /ed/:

-> [t] = help / work

-> [d] = serve / clean

-> [id] = visit


Utilisation de "last...":

-> Last week end, last week, last Friday, last month, last year, ...




- apprendre la leçon par coeur et savoir bien prononcer le /-ed/ final, marqueur du temps sur un verbe au prétérit (passé).

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