miércoles, 7 de septiembre de 2011

The Rock of PREPOSITIONS

Watch the THE GRAMMAR ROCK PREPOSITION and take down notes of the PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES you hear. Then write examples in your portfolio. Be as creative as possible.

Then:
  • Write a paragraph with at least four prepositional phrases from the song.
  • Re-write a fairy tale using the prepositional phrases from the lyrics.
EXTRA CREDITS if you...
  • ...go to FLICKR and choose pictures, write a caption for each using the prepositional phrases you have chosen


enjoy learning prepositions!




stella

martes, 6 de septiembre de 2011

A poem

 

Edwin Morgan is a Scottish poet who was born in 1920 and died in 2010. Here you can visit his official website. Enjoy A LIFE/ LIFETIME here

The First Men on Mercury

– We come in peace from the third planet.
Would you take us to your leader?

– Bawr stretter! Bawr. Bawr. Stretterhawl?

– This is a little plastic model
of the solar system, with working parts.
You are here and we are there and we
are now here with you, is this clear?

– Gawl horrop. Bawr Abawrhannahanna!

– Where we come from is blue and white
with brown, you see we call the brown
here 'land', the blue is 'sea', and the white
is 'clouds' over land and sea, we live
on the surface of the brown land,
all round is sea and clouds. We are 'men'.
Men come –

– Glawp men! Gawrbenner menko. Menhawl?

– Men come in peace from the third planet
which we call 'earth'. We are earthmen.
Take us earthmen to your leader.

– Thmen? Thmen? Bawr. Bawrhossop.
Yuleeda tan hanna. Harrabost yuleeda.

– I am the yuleeda. You see my hands,
we carry no benner, we come in peace.
The spaceways are all stretterhawn.

– Glawn peacemen all horrabhanna tantko!
Tan come at'mstrossop. Glawp yuleeda!

– Atoms are peacegawl in our harraban.
Menbat worrabost from tan hannahanna.

– You men we know bawrhossoptant. Bawr.
We know yuleeda. Go strawg backspetter quick.

– We cantantabawr, tantingko backspetter now!

– Banghapper now! Yes, third planet back.
Yuleeda will go back blue, white, brown
nowhanna! There is no more talk.

– Gawl han fasthapper?

– No. You must go back to your planet.
Go back in peace, take what you have gained
but quickly.

– Stretterworra gawl, gawl…

– Of course, but nothing is ever the same,
now is it? You'll remember Mercury.
Edwin Morgan

Would you like to read a COMIC ADAPTATION of the poem?


stella :-)

lunes, 5 de septiembre de 2011

Some extra practice

Let's revise:
enjoy yourself while learning English!

Would you like to test your English? Go here for: Vocabulary, Listening , Reading and Grammar quizzes.

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stella :-)