Saturday, November 30, 2019

Ahimsa, by U2 and A.R. Rahman


Ahimsa (in the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist tradition) means respect for all living things and avoidance of violence towards others.

[Intro: Khatija and Raheema]
பிறர்க்கின்னா முற்பகல் செய்யின் தமக்கின்னா
பிற்பகல் தாமே வரும்

[Verse 1: Bono]
I'll meet you where the sky is torn
I'll meet you in the air
I'll meet you before the world was born
When we had not a care

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Five W's Song, by Scratch Garden


The Five W's Song teaches the 5 W's of the English Language: Who, What, Where, When, and Why.

This video is great for reading comprehension and for teaching those all important wh- question words that are used everyday when speaking or writing English!

Whether you are learning storytelling, beginning story writing or doing ESL vocabulary, ESO learners of English of any age will love to learn with The 5 W's Song by Scratch Garden!

Five W's
Five W's
You can't tell a story
Without Five W's
Who Who Who
A story needs a Who,
Like a Grandma,
or a dog, or even you!
What What What
A story needs a What,
Like a birthday party,
Or the fish you caught!
Where Where Where
A story needs a Where,
Like your bedroom, at the beach,
Or over there!
When When When
A story needs a When,
Like this morning, or on Tuesday,
Or back then!
Why Why Why
A story needs a Why,
Like 'because you missed the bus',
Or 'because they wanted to fly...!'
Five W's
Five W's
You can't tell a story
Without Five W's

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Thursday, October 3, 2019


As we have learnt. there are so many ways to greet people around the world. Unfortunately, not every culture has a word for “Hello” or “Hi” or do they wave their hand to greet people.

Have a look at verbal and non-verbal greetings from different cultures or countries.

So wherever you travel, be advised to at least learn how to greet the locals, following their cultural protocol.

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Friday, September 20, 2019


In this section you will find very useful vocabulary to help you speak about your personality and appearance.

The video below gives you some useful tips on how to describe people's appearance.

And this other video below will help you have a conversation about other people's personality, appearance and the clothes they are wearing.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

2019/20 Exam Schedule for ESO 2, 3 & 4

Exam schedule for the 2019/20 schoolyear

ESO 2, 3 & 4 Students,
This is your exam schedule for the 2018/19 schoolyear (you can also find a calendar of exams, deadlines and other events at the bottom of this blog):
Please note that all exams and dates are subject to change. PBL's and other tests dates to be confirmed.

ESO 2 – Friday 20th September
ESO 3 – Wednesday 18th September
ESO 4 – Wednesday 18th September

1st Term
ESO 2 – Monday 14th October
ESO 3 – Tuesday 15th October
ESO 4 – Monday 14th October

ESO 2 – Friday 8th November
ESO 3 – Friday 8th November
ESO 4 – Wednesday 6th November

ESO 2 – Thursday 5th December
ESO 3 – Wednesday 4th December
ESO 4 – Wednesday 4th December

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The language sounds that could exist, but don't

The International Phonetic Alphabet: one sound for each symbol, and one symbol for each sound. Except for the sounds we can't make...

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Monday, September 2, 2019

The Graveyard Book: Chapter 1 | Read by Neil Gaiman

Watch and listen to Neil Gaiman read The Graveyard Book, a clever young adult novel that tells the story of Bod. Nobody (Bod) Owens is an orphan adopted by ghosts and raised in the graveyard. The dead and undead teach Bod the lessons of the living while he grows up.

If you need to, remember to turn English captions on (bottom bar) so that you can follow the transcription text as Gaiman reads along.

We are sure this mesmerising reading by the author himself will capture you and once you are done, you will eagerly start searching for the next chapters!

Chapter 1 – How Nobody Came to the Graveyard

In the dark and scary beginning, the man Jack kills a family with a sharp, long knife. The toddler tumbles from his crib and toddles out the open door and up the hill, escaping Jack.

At the top of the hill, in the graveyard, Mr and Mrs Owens find the baby. They wonder what to do with a live child in their dead world. When someone rattles the gate they think someone has come for the child. A startling flickering ghost of the baby’s dead mother appears pleading with them to keep her child safe. Her panic draws figures from all over the graveyard.

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