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WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? – konkurs szkolny 4 October 2012

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Sprawdź swoją wiedzę!
Z okazji Dnia Języka Angielskiego
w ramach Tygodnia Języków Obcych
zapraszamy na konkurs


11 października 2012 r. (czwartek)
w sali kinowej

1.    W konkursie mogą brać udział uczniowie PIERWSZYCH klas ZS nr 2.
2.    Do konkursu przystępują zespoły 2-osobowe.
3.    Zestawy konkursowe będą sprawdzały wiedzę o kulturze krajów anglojęzycznych: Anglii, Szkocji, Irlandii i Walii.
4.    Aby pobrać zestaw adresów internetowych zawierających materiały do nauki: KLIKNIJ TUTAJ
5.    Informacji udzielają i przyjmują zgłoszenia nauczyciele j. angielskiego:

Ryszard Oślizło (106 B)
Katarzyna Śnieg (107 B)

również e-mailem: think.english[at]op.pl

6. Termin przyjmowania zgłoszeń upływa 10 października 2012 r.
7. Zwycięski zespół zostanie nagrodzony cząstkową oceną “bardzo dobry” i atrakcyjnymi nagrodami książkowymi ufundowanymi przez naszych sponsorów!!



Halloween Winners! 31 October 2010

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The proud winner of the Think Halloween contest is Ewa (IVb T). The second prize goes to Kasia (IIb LO) and the third prize is for Adrian (IIa LO) and Ania (IId LO). All four excellent Halloween wallpapers you can see and download from here, by clicking on the pictures:

Think Halloween Wallpapers:

by Ewa

by Kasia

by Adrian

by Ania

The winners were rewarded with scary DVD films and a book by Graham Masterton (Blind Panic a.k.a. Armageddon).


Happy Halloween! 19 October 2010

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Halloween is celebrated each year on October 31 and the day is full of scary and creepy Halloween characters: witches on brooms, swooping bats, skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, haunted houses and more.

The History
The history of Halloween is not clear, but it most probably dates back to 700 B.C. to the Celts from northern England, Ireland and Scotland. November 1 was the first day of their new year and the end of the harvest season. It was also thought to be a day of the dead.

The Colours
Orange and black are two Halloween colors because the former is associated with harvests and the latter with death.

The Costumes
To drive away the spirits and to tame the dead, on October 31 the Celts dressed in costumes, lit bonfires, and offered food and drink to masked celebrants.

The Name
Christians made November 1 All Saints’ Day (or All Hallow Day) and the night before was called “All Hallow Eve” which was later shortened to Halloween.

The Holiday
Halloween is a mix of ancient Celtic practices, Catholic and Roman religious rituals and European folk traditions. In the 19th century, Halloween gradually became less religious and more secular community-based children’s holiday.

The Traditions
The two best known Halloween traditions are trick-or-treating and jack-o-lanterns. They were brought to America in the 1840s by the Irish escaping the Great Potato Famine.

On Halloween, Irish peasants begged the rich for food and they were given cookies, candies, and fruit. Those who refused were “tricked” somehow by the poor peasants.

Jack-o-lanterns go back to an old Irish story about a man called Stingy Jack. He wasn’t allowed to enter Heaven so he wandered the world and lit his way with a burning coal in a hollowed out turnip. In fact, the first jack-o-lanterns were carved out of turnips but when the Irish came to America pumpkin carving became much more popular.

See how to make your own

Interested in more fascinating Halloween facts? Check out the History.com website:

HALLOWEEN at History.com


Your Turn!

1. Go to the History.com website where you will learn lots of facts about pumpkins. Then decide which of the following 7 statements are true and which are false and paste your answers here: CLICK AND PASTE YOUR ANSWERS! Don’t forget to correct the false answers! Only one person will get the points for the task!

1. Pumpkins originated in South America.
2. Pumpkin has no fat.
3. Each pumpkin has lots of protein.
4. In 19th century people believed that pumpkins could cure freckles.
5. There is the World “Punkin Chunkin” Championship every year in Delaware.
6. Connecticut field pumpkin can’t be used to make jack-o-lanterns.
7. Someone may steal your pumpkin from your porch on October 31.

2. Go to the History.com website where you will listen about vampires. Then decide which of the following 6 statements are true and which are false and paste your answers here: CLICK AND PASTE YOUR ANSWERS! Don’t forget to correct the false answers! Only one person will get the points for the task!

1. Belief in vampires comes from bats.
2. Vampires were first linked to bats in 16th century.
3. The explorers in Central America said they had been bitten by vampires.
4. Europeans believed that some dead people could come back as vampires.
5. Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula” was first published in February 1896.
6. Dracula’s victims were innocent women.

A Killing Week with Agatha Christie! 10 October 2010

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The last week in September at W. Korfanty High School in Jastrzębie Zdrój proved to be absolutely killing. Following the example of the English Riviera, along with the rest of the world, the students took part in the exciting Agatha Christie theme week to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Queen of Crime’s birth year. The celebrations were arranged and prepared by English teachers, Ryszard Oślizło, Katarzyna Śnieg and Kinga Głowacka helped by the committed students: Magdalena Tęcza, Agnieszka Marszał, Sandra Pałka, Bartłomiej Brandys, Klaudia Reszka, Klaudia Fryzowicz, Krystian Nowak and Adam Piernikarczyk.

The Queen of Crime

Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist in the world and her books have been translated into nearly every foreign language. Only the Bible and Shakespeare’s works sell better than her 79 detective-stories which made her detectives, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, as famous as their creator.

The Events

During the Agatha Christie Week at W. Korfanty High School more than 40 students took part in various competitions, quizzes, special events and creative tasks. Moreover, after attending a series of lessons and watching a programme on the life of Dame Agatha, there was no one at the school who wouldn’t know who Agatha Christie was, what she wrote and why she is so famous.

Those who wanted to take part in the multi-part competition could choose to do the tasks they liked best: some designed Agatha Christie book covers or wrote reviews, others made theme projects, enjoyed the quizzes or the special edition of the Who wants to be a millionaire game show where all the questions concerned the life and works of Agatha Christie.

Become a Detective

Everyone could even try their hand at a little detective work! There were 4 clues hidden on the premises of the school (the victim, the method, the motive and the scene of crime) to be found and used to guess which book they came from. A similar game with different clues was prepared for the Think English website users from all over the world.

The Prizes

For each project, quiz or game the participants collected points and the winners who managed to collect the most of them were rewarded with excellent prizes, such as: a PC Game And Then There Were None, 2 DVD films (Death on the Nile and Sad Cypress), 7 different books by Agatha Christie and her autobiography.

The Winners

Out of up to 100 points to collect, the winners obtained as follows:

I. The Agatha Christie competition (projects, quizzes, clues games):
1. Bartłomiej Brandys (IV g T): 90 points,
2. Małgorzata Reguła (III b T): 70 points,
3. Patrycja Sikora (III b T): 50 points,

4. Ewa Lipok (kl. IV b T): 45 points,
5. Madgalena Dzierża (II a LO), Magdalena Tęcza (IV f T), Sandra Pałka (IV f T): 40 points,
6. Daniel Jasiński (III c T): 37 points,
7. Patrycja Krzemińska (III b T): 35 points,
8. Anna Juszczyk (II d LO): 25 points,
9. Szymon Kondratowicz (III c T): 20 points,
10. Agnieszka Wachholz (IV g T), Adrian Malinowski (II a LO): 10 points.

II. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Agatha Christie:
1. Bartłomiej Brandys, Martin Zieliński (IV g T),
2. Patrycja Sikora, Małgorzata Reguła (III b T),
Dominika Zając, Sylwia Mazurkiewicz (III d LO),
3. Szymon Kondratowicz Daniel Jasiński (III c T).

Congratulations to all the winners and a massive thank you to the committed participants and helpers. Agatha Christie made us do it but it was you, who did it!

More Fun for Think English users

The Think English website have some special treats for its users: you can all still enjoy some of the games and quizzes, see some photos and as a reminder of the Agatha Christie Week you can download a Think Christie wallpaper:

1. A Think Christie wallpaper (CLICK to download!),
2. Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Agatha Christie (to be found in the FOR TEACHERS BOX soon),
3. Photos (CLICK to see the slideshow!),
4. Two Agatha Christie Quizzes (Click to download: QUIZ 1, QUIZ 2),
5. Become a Detective online game (CLICK to find out more),
6. Theme-projects made by the students (CLICK to see – soon).


VALENTINE’S DAY – konkurs szkolny 3 February 2010

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walentynkowe filmy!

Konkurs „Valentine’s Day”

Co wiesz o Walentynkach?

Przygotuj prezentację PowerPoint, zawierającą:

* krótką historię Walentynek *
* opis obchodów związanych z tym świętem *
* przykładowe pocztówki walentynkowe *
* twoją „walentynkę” dla kogoś wyjątkowego *


  • prezentację przygotuj w języku angielskim
  • tekst prezentacji napisz samodzielnie
  • prezentację prześlij na adres think.english[at]op.pl wraz z imieniem, nazwiskiem i klasą (uwaga: tylko z rozszerzeniem .ppt lub .pptx)
  • termin przyjmowania prezentacji upływa 11 lutego 2010r. (czwartek)
  • wygraj film walentynkowy, który obejrzysz z kimś wyjątkowym!

THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII – konkurs szkolny 12 January 2010

Posted by Ryszard Oślizło in Contests, Great Britain, History, UK.
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Czy znasz historię Anglii?
Kliknij w portret Henryka VIII i jego 6 żon
lub w ten link The Six Wives of Henry VIII at tudorhistory.org

Zapoznaj się także z 7 ciekawymi prezentacjami
przygotowanymi przez uczniów klasy Ia LO
Możesz je pobrać z działu PROJECT <= Kliknij!

Poćwicz już teraz, rozwiązując quizy:
zestaw 24 quizów (KLIKNIJ)

Możesz też sprawdzić,
Którą z żon Henryka VIII jesteś (KLIKNIJ)

Henry VIII and his 6 wives


1 lutego 2010 r.
o godz. 11.35 (piąta lekcja)
w auli

odbędzie się szkolny konkurs
poświęcony losom sześciu kobiet,
które Henryk VIII wybrał
na swoje żony

Konkurs przeprowadzony zostanie
w dwóch kategoriach:

  • GRUPOWEJ (zespoły dwuosobowe)

Chętni proszeni są o zgłaszanie się
do mgr R. Oślizło (106 B) lub mgr B. Będkowskiej (9 B)

ewentualnie e-mailem: think.english[at]op.pl

Czekają atrakcyjne nagrody filmowe i książkowe!

Help your students prepare for the contest!
Download teaching materials from the black widget
FOR TEACHERS BOX to the right of the website
(file name: SixWivesOfHenryVIII.rar)

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT LONDON? – konkurs szkolny 29 November 2009

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What do you know about

POĆWICZ JUŻ TERAZ – Kliknij w zdjęcie Tower Bridge
lub w ten link: London Sights

Zapraszamy wszystkich pierwszoklasistów ZS nr 2
do sprawdzenia swojej wiedzy o stolicy Anglii

Konkurs odbędzie się
9 grudnia 2009r. (środa)
w godz. 13.35 – 14.20 (7. lekcja)
w auli

w dwóch kategoriach:

  • GRUPOWEJ (zespoły dwuosobowe – wskazane jest zapoznanie się z mapą Londynu)
  • INDYWIDUALNEJ (materiały ksero pomocne w przygotowaniu się do konkursu do pobrania u organizatorów)

Chętni proszeni są o zgłaszanie się
do mgr B. Będkowskiej (9 B) lub mgr R. Oślizło (106 B)

Gwarantujemy dobrą zabawę i ciekawe nagrody!


W konkursie zwyciężyły:

    w części zespołowej:

  • Monika Skalińska i Agata Dziurosz (kl. I a LO)

    w części indywidualnej:

  • Justyna Salamon (kl. I a LO)


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