Wednesday, October 21, 2009
1. Halloween is traditionally celebrated on the night of 31st
October, the night before All Saint’s Day. TRUE
2. In England Halloween was called ‘All Hallow’s Eve’.TRUE
3. On Halloween night all evil spirits stayed at home. FALSE. ALL THE EVIL SPIRITS WENT OUT TO HAUNT PEOPLE.
4. Halloween is based on an ancient Celtic holiday and the name
‘Halloween’ means ‘Winter’s End’. FLASE. IT MEANS "SUMMER`S END"
5. In past times people put lamps or lanterns outside their houses
to keep away evil spirits.FALSE. THEY WANTED TO BE FRIENDLY TO THE SPIRITS.
6. People believed that witches, ghosts and goblins went around
at night looking for a living body!TRUE.
7. On Halloween people dressed up as ghosts and witches so
that the spirits would not steal their body!TRUE.
8. Nowadays people put pumpkins with faces in their houses.FALSE. THEY PUT PUMPKINS OUTSIDE THEIR HOUSES.
9. The pumpkin is sometimes called the ‘Jack-o-lantern’.TRUE.
10. ‘Trick or treat’ is a game children play at Halloween to play
jokes (trick) or get sweets (treat).TRUE.
October 31 is Halloween. This festival celebrates the return of the souls of the dead who come back to visit places where they used to live. In America and Britain, people buy pumpkins. They decorate houses with pumpkins with candles put inside. In the evenings there are a lot of Halloween parties, or fancy dress parties. Children dress up as witches, ghosts, devils, cats, bats, or anything scary and go trick-or-treating. They go from house to house and ask „Trick or treat?“ People give them sweets and chocolate. If the children don`t get chocolate and sweets, they play a „trick“ – like squirting water in your face.
Do you know?
At Halloween, Americans buy $ 2 billion of sweets and chocolate for children.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The survey was carried out (läbi viima) among the students of Form 6. In Form 6 there are 10 students.
What did we find out?
5 of our students send emails every day, 2 of us never send emails and only 1 student sends an email once a week.
6 of the students send text messages every day, 1 student never sends text messages.
8 of us make phone calls every day, only 1 student makes a phone call once a week.
7 students last sent an email to their friend and 1 student to her aunt.
5 students last made a phone call to their mother, 3 to their friend and 1 to his father.
Our students last wrote a letter last week, a year ago, last year and a couple of weeks ago.
5 students last sent a postcard at Christmas and 1 student in summer.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Dear new friend,
I´m an Estonian boy. I`m 12 years old and I live in Annikoru. It is a small village in the South of Estonia. My name is Ranor.
My father works in a company and my mum is at home with my baby sister. I have many friends in Elva. My hobby is riding a BMX bike . I have a cat and some fish. I like my cat very much. Do you have a pet?
Please write soon and tell me about your life.
Dear new friend,
I am an Estonian boy. I am 12 years old and I live in Elva. It`s a small town not far from Tartu.
My name is Karl-Erik.
My father doesn`t work at the moment, my mother is a teacher. I have one sister, her name is Hanna-Liisa. My hobbies are computer games and all kind of outdoor activities. I don´t have a pet. But I like dogs and lions.
Please write soon and tell me about your life, your family , your pets and your hobbies.
Best wishes ,
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
SURVEY - uurimus
How often do you send emails?
How often do you send text messages?
How often do you make phone calls? Who did you last send an email? Who did you last make a phone call?
When did you last write a letter?
When did you last send a postcard?
To write letters you need .....
Someone to write to
Something to say
Something to write it on
Something to write it with
Something to put it in
Somewhere to send it
Would you like to have a penfriend?
What is a penfriend?
A penfriend is a person from another country or city. He or she wants to be friends with you. You write letters to him or her and he or she writes letters back to you. You tell each other about you lives and your hobbies.
How to write a friendly letter. Try it out!!