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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!!



Scottish Day Report 10 December 2010

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During the last week in November the students in Wojciech Korfanty High School in Jastrzębie Zdrój, Poland, got an opportunity to learn what St. Andrew, Annie Lennox, red lion, thistle, bagpipes, golf, haggis and the monster of a certain lake have in common. The common denominator was Scotland whose national day is celebrated in November which was the reason why English teachers, Barbara Będkowska and Ryszard Oślizło, arranged a school “Scottish Day”, trying to show their students more about the country with the biggest number of famous inventors in history.

During English classes in the week preceding the “Scottish Day”, not only did the students learn lots of fascinating facts about the country, but they could also admire the beauty of Scottish landscapes scattered with magnificent lakes, moors and castles. Such a virtual trip around Scotland was made possible owing to an interactive whiteboard as well as an amazing PowerPoint presentation, “A Trip to Scotland”.

A great many students, enchanted by the Scottish culture and armed with knowledge about the country, enthusiastically took part in two contests, where, following heated competition among the contestants, the winners were finally appointed: Patrycja Sikora, Małgorzata Reguła and Ewelina Bek (in the individual contest) as well as Justyna Salamon/Emilia Kowalska and Martyna Kosmala/Natalia Kapała (in the group contest). The winners were rewarded with English dictionaries and books sponsored by Pearson Longman and Oxford University Press.

Also, some students had an opportunity to watch a documentary about the homeland of Macbeth and the Stuart dynasty. Impressed by the programme and the classes, students made interesting theme projects, such as posters or even a book on Scotland, written and illustrated by Magdalena Dzierża of IIa LO.

No doubt, it was a great day for both having fun and acquiring knowledge of the “land of tradition and legends” which many students will hopefully hold in memory for a long time.

Scottish Day 21 November 2010

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Czy wiesz, co łączy świętego Andrzeja, Annie Lennox, czerwonego lwa, oset, dudy, golfa, haggis oraz potwora z pewnego jeziora?

Dzień szkocki

w Zespole Szkół nr 2
29 listopada 2010

W ramach „Dnia szkockiego” w ZS nr 2 odbędą się specjalne lekcje poświęcone Szkocji, konkursy tematyczne oraz projekcja filmu dla wybranych klas.

1. Konkursy wiedzy o Szkocji:
– quiz zespołowy (aula, godz. 8.50)
– quiz indywidualny (aula, godz. 9.45)

2. Zgłoszenia udziału do 26.11.2010 przyjmują:

p. Barbara Będkowska (sala 9B)
p. Ryszard Oślizło (sala 106 B)

3. Materiały pomocnicze do quizu indywidualnego do odebrania u ww. nauczycieli.


Zobacz projekty nt. Szkocji
wykonane przez naszych uczniów!

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

Posted by Ryszard Oślizło in Great Britain, History, Holidays, UK, USA.
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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.

St. Andrew’s Day 28 November 2009

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St. Andrew’s Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew. It is celebrated on 30 November.

Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and St. Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day . In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St. Andrew’s Day as an official bank holiday. Although most commonly associated with Scotland, Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece, Romania, and Russia.
In parts of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Romania, superstitious belief exists that the night before St. Andrew’s Day is specially suitable for magic that reveals a young woman’s future husband or that binds a future husband to her. Many such customs exist, for example the pouring of hot lead into water (in Poland, one usually pours hot wax from a candle through a key hole into cold water), divining the future husband’s profession from the shape of the resulting piece

In Germany, the feast day is celebrated as Andreasnacht (“St. Andrew’s Night”), in Austria with the custom of Andreasgebet (“St. Andrew’s Prayer”), and in Poland as Andrzejki (“Andrews”).

From Wikipedia

One of the most popular Polish traditions performed by young girls during the St. Andrew’s Night is pouring hot melted wax through a key into a bowl of cold water. After the wax has hardened, it is held up to the light and its shadow cast on the wall must be observed to guess the future. Usually the only light comes from a candle, which not only helps to read from the shadow but also to keep a mysterious atmosphere of this evening. While guessing the girl’s future for the upcoming year, it’s best to observe the shape of the shadow from different angles.

Your Turn!

Here’s a special treat THINK ENGLISH has found on the Internet for you:
CLICK on the key
and find out about your future:

CLICK on me and find out about your future!

What shape did YOU get?
What does it say about YOUR future?

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