Developing key competencies in the classroom is essential if children are to be equipped with the skills and capabilities which will help them do well in life. In this unit plan students are asked to make a herbarium of pressed leaves. This is an interdisciplinary classroom activity which uses science, English, art and design and … Continue reading Herbarium
Arcimboldo, a naturalist or a joker?
Everyone knows the benefits that picture prompts bring to the learning process of a foreign language. So, why not use a masterpiece painting as a visual aid to revise lexis? We all know how difficult it can be to remove paint stains; very often, they are persistent, and no matter how much we try to … Continue reading Arcimboldo, a naturalist or a joker?
Skiing types by image
Match the skiing style to the photograph. Downhill/ AlpineCross-countryMogulFreestyleSnowboardingHalfpipeAerialSki racingBackcountryTelemark A B C D E F G H I L Answers:Downhill/Alpine D; Cross-country I; Mogul G; Freestyle F; Snowboarding B; Halfpipe A; Aerial E; Ski racing J; Backcountry H; Telemark C Download
Skiing: a brief history and its varieties
Skiing originated around 8000 years ago in northern Scandinavia and were used by a people known as the Sami. Most probably, skis were first used to get around on the snow and ice purely for practicality rather than for entertainment. It is not until much later that people thought about skiing for fun. Did you … Continue reading Skiing: a brief history and its varieties
Skiing types by definition
Match the skiing style to its definition on the right Downhill/ Alpine Cross-country/ Nordic Mogul Freestyle Snowboarding Halfpipe Aerial Ski racingBackcountryTelemark A) This style involves not using poles. The skier must go down a slope quickly and then jump as far as possible. An alternative to distance is style: somersaults and turns are given extra points. B) Basically this type of skiing … Continue reading Skiing types by definition